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La Serenissima with Venice Simplon Orient Express (Summer 2018)

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Starting: Aug 23, 2018
Through: Sep 17, 2018
Book By: Aug 19 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 24
Supplier:  Insight Vacations
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5135368
from $14,132.50  (USD)
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Must book by Jan 11 2018 to receive $1552.50 early booking discount included in displayed price. Airfare not included
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1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Welcome To Milan     
3 Highlights Of Milan.     
4 Verona, The City Of Romeo And Juliet, And On To     
5 Venice.     
6 Chioggia     
7 Polesella: Bologna Or Ferrara.     
8 Taglio Di Po And Chioggia     
9 Venice Islands: Torcello, Burano And Mazzorbo.     
10 Theatrical Venice     
11 To Rome By Rail     
12 Rome And The Vatican In Vip Style     
13 Pompeii And The Isle Of Capri.     
14 Explore The Isle Of Dreams.     
15 Lush Umbria And On To Assisi And Perugia.     
16 San Gimignano And Tuscany     
17 Renaissance Florence.     
18 Tuscan Cooking Class And Pisa.     
19 Exploring The Cinque Terre And The Italian     
20 Theatrical Venice And The Doge's Palace.     
21 Venice And The Magic Of La Serenissima.     
22-23 Venice At Leisure.     
24 Venice To Paris By Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.     
25 Paris, The City Of Light.     
26 Depart Paris.     
Number of Nights: 24
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La Serenissima With Venice Simplon Orient Express (Summer 2018)
This magnificent itinerary is a showcase of Italy's grand past, romantic cities and exquisite natural wonders. Discover the gems of Venice and Northern Italy on your all-inclusive, luxury river cruise, before continuing in elegance by rail and road across the Italian peninsula. Personalize your trip with a selection of included experiences. Whether you prefer to admire the art scene in Ferrara, or try your hand at making pasta in Bologna, this journey brings la dolce vita to life for the ultimate Italian vacation. Your luxurious travels continue as you step aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for your overnight journey to Paris. See how you travel like a VIP with Luxury Gold
  • Additional Included Highlights
    Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Pont du Gard: See the Roman aqueduct. Avignon: See the battlements, famous bridge and walk through the old town. Arles: Enjoy an orientation of the city. Aix-en-Provence: See the elegant mansions and cafes of the Cours Mirabeau. Monaco: Drive along part of the Grand Prix circuitSee the Grimaldi Royal Palace and the tomb of Princess Grace. Monte Carlo: Perhaps try your luck at one of the casinos. Scenic Drives: French Riviera and Camargue.

  • Exceptional Dining
    Burano: Cruise to this charming fisherman's island to enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine and newfound friends.Isle of Capri: A bustling Italian experience, the Michelin-starred Ristorante L'Olivo is the fourth successful restaurant owned by husband-and-wife team, Sergio and Jo Perano. Their regional dishes are presented with contemporary flair and have earned them two Michelin stars, a rare and impressive feat.Isle of Capri: A refreshing lemon granita is the perfect way to cool down in the Mediterranean.Tuscany: Enjoy a tasting of rare Super Tuscan wines in the underground cellar of Machiavelli's home before enjoying a light Farm-to-Tabel lunch. While here you will visit the Italian gardens and be privy to a private opening of the of?ce where he wrote 'The Prince.'San Gimignano: Ascend serpentine alleyways to the artisan ice-cream parlour of World Champion gelato Maestro, Sergio Dondoli, for a taste of his creamiest treats.Florence: Dine out in delightful Barberino di Mugello, at a family-run restaurant where Nonna makes delicious desserts! Enjoy a four-course menu with wine that pays homage to Tuscany's most famous flavours.Tuscany: Join a qualified chef to experience authentic Italian cooking at a hands-on culinary masterclass, followed by lunch.Chioggia: Perhaps choose to join a guided stroll through the town's bustling fish market or head to a casoni, which is a traditional fisherman's hut, to learn the art of mussel harvesting from local fishermen, should weather and maritime conditions permit.Dining Summary: 11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 3 Lunches with Wine (LW) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.Isle of Capri: Savour a delicious lunch at Ristorante L'Olivo, a Michelin-starred restaurant, known for its regional dishes and contemporary flair.Mazzorbo: Learn about the Dorona grape and taste its luscious golden wine.Valpolicella: Enjoy a multi-course lunch complete paired with Valpolicella wines at the Serego Alighieri estate, which belongs to descendants of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy's most famous poets.

  • Journey Highlights
    Venice: Guided by your Local Expert, view the sights of Venice including St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs.Venice: Take your seat in a traditional gondola for a serenade through the romantic Venetian canals.Rome: With your Local Expert, see Rome's most revered treasures, including St. Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's ‘Piet', the Roman Forum and visit the iconic Colosseum.Isle of Capri: Travel in style to the glistening Isle of Capri by open-top taxi and enjoy a private cruise around the island to see its hidden coves and grottos. Back on land; admire the famous Faraglioni Rocks from the gardens of Caesar Augustus.Pompeii: Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.Assisi: Join your Local Expert and find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe.Perugia: Join your Local Expert for a guided exploration through history, as you walk along Perugia's Corso Vannucci to the main square where you'll see the Great Fountain, Collegio del Cambio and the splendid Prior's Palace.Perugia: Meet Marta, recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant, and discover how she and her weavers are preserving the medieval tradition of loom weaving at their artisanal workshop.Florence: Join a local art historian for an insightful walk, as you admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, the marble statue of David, in the Accademia Museum.Pisa: Accompanied by your Local expert, marvel at the gravity-defying Leaning Tower of Pisa, alongside a Local Expert, and see the Duomo and baptistery.Cinque Terre: Cruise along the rugged coast of the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Sit. Explore Monterosso's medieval quarter and popular sandy beach and visit Manarola with your Local Expert.Ferrara: For lovers of art, spend a half day in Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a hidden Renaissance treasure, with a long history of art founded on the sponsorship of the noble Renaissance family of d'Este.Manarola: Experience some of the most awe-inspiring coastal scenery on earth at the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre. Join your Local Expert and discover charming Manarola, a picturesque ?shing village.Milan: Experience the Gothic cathedral and see Da Vinci's astounding 'The Last Supper'.Venice: Choose from a 'Do as the Locals Do' exploration of the city or visit the Accademia with an Art Historian.Venice Islands: Discover the Byzantine mosaics of Torcello, learn about lace-making...
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Apr 26, 2018 - May 21, 2018 $15,910.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 23, 2018 - Sep 17, 2018 $14,132.50   Must book by Jan 11 ...   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.