Day 1 Rome

Meet at Rome airport or train station and transfer to your hotel.

Check in and freshen-up! In the afternoon, meet your local guide for an introductory bus tour of Rome. Learn about local culture, history and shopping areas, comfortably sitting in your bus. In the evening, meet your fellow travellers at our welcome dinner. 

Meals today: D

 

Day 2 Rome

After breakfast your tour leader will direct you to the meeting points for your chosen tours. Explore, learn and be amazed by this city and what it has to offer. So grandiose, so inimitable!

The tours all ends at lunch time, so you can enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
Meals today: B

 

Day 3 Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento

We check out from our hotel after breakfast and head south to the region of Campania with our private coach (about 4-hour drive). Stop for lunch in a typical Napoli pizzeria and savour the best pizza ever! On our way to the coast, we visit the archeological site of Pompei with our local expert guide. 2 hour walking tour.

Transfer to your hotel and check in. Evening at leisure. Enjoy the variety of café, restaurants and gelato shops.

Meals today: B, L

 

Day 4 Explore the Amalfi coast

From the comfort of our mini-coach enjoy the ride in one of the most beautiful coasts of Europe. Stop and visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, the famous terrace on the coast.

Meals today: B

 

Day 5 From Amalfi to Umbria to Florence

We check out from our hotel after breakfast and head north to Florence with our private coach. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant in the green lungs of Italy: the region of Umbria, known for their fruity extra virgin olive oil. In the afternoon move on to Tuscany. While on the way, learn from our local tour director about the secrets behind these incredible regions so popular today all over the world! You will be amazed by the quantity of olive trees and vineyards covering the hills. Arrive at your hotel and check in. Evening at your leisure.

Meals today: B, L

 

Day 6 Florence

After breakfast meet your guide for a guided walk of the historical centre of Florence. The downtown core is quite small and you will be able to orientate yourself pretty well with the help of our expert guide. The rest of the day is at your leisure. In the evening we get together for a group dinner

Meals today: B, D

 

Day 7 Florence

After breakfast your tour leader will direct you to the meeting points for your chosen tours. Whether you’ve chosen to see the marvels of Michelangelo, the Uffizi gallery, explore the Duomo or wander through Ponte Vecchio and the Arno river, you are in for a treat! Afternoon at leisure 

Meals today: B

Day 5

We check out from our hotel after breakfast and drive north towards the region of Veneto with our private coach. Enjoy the drive through the Appennini mountains and the region of Emilia Romagna to the flat land of Pianura Padana shaped by the Po river. Stop for lunch in a typical trattoria Padana. You will arrive in Venice late in the morning and remain breathless by the sight of the laguna and this unique water city’s skyline.

Transfer to your hotel and check in.

In the afternoon meet our local guide for a two-hour introductory walking tour of Venice. You will browse through canals and pedestrian narrow bridges, learn about history and art, hear stories from the past and modern culture of a city so loved, yet so in danger because of its own success.

Meals today: B, L

Day 6

After breakfast your tour leader will direct you to the meeting points for your chosen tours. Saint Mark, Dogi’s Palace, Murano glass are just few of the choices for you to fully immerse in the “Serenissima”: the city on the water. Afternoon is at your leisure. Tonight is the Arrivederci dinner.

Meals today: B, D

Day 7

Check out after breakfast and departure

Meals today: B

  • Hand-picked select 4-star hotels located in vibrant city centers and in picturesque villages.

  • The Savour Italy difference: Our hotels for this tour are all located in the historical and artistic centre of the city or in the village. In Venice, we prefer our guests to stay on the island of Venice, surrounded by the laguna and canals, as opposed to stay in Mestre – an inland suburb of Venice.

  • Being in the core of the action allows you to fully immerse in the local culture and visit your preferred café or shop during the time at leisure or evenings.                

  • An informative orientation tour with our private guide in Rome, Florence and Venice at arrival.

  • The Savour Italy difference: This initial guided excursion, which includes a walking and a bus tour, gives you background knowledge and allows you to understand better where you are and the local culture. Please note: in Venice the orientation tour is a walking tour (no bus) of approximately 2 hours. 

  • One excursion of your choice in Rome, Florence and Venice.

  • The Savour Italy difference: We will send you a full list of excursions to choose from according to your taste and preferences. You won’t be forced into seeing what you are not interested in or what you have already seen! Choose from Vatican Museums, Coliseum, Bernini architectural tour, Trevi fountain, catacombs and churches, or a typical roman food cooking class, and many more… All excursions include entrance fees to sites and licensed local professional guides.

  • Leisure time in each city and village

  • The Savour Italy difference: We don’t want you to feel rushed and in each destination you will have time to absorb the local culture on your own. Enjoy sitting at a café and watching people passing by or indulge in some fashion shopping. It is all up to you!  

  • 9 full buffet breakfasts + 8 lunches or dinners

  • The Savour Italy difference: The lunches and dinners included in this package are NOT at the hotel’s restaurant or in touristic eateries with precooked food and quick service. In our selected typical trattorie and osterie you will sit down and fully absorb the traditional cuisine, customs and lifestyle of the Italian table! DO NOT just EAT….SAVOUR!

  • Espresso, cappuccino, tea, mineral water, soft drinks and beer or wine is included with your lunches and dinners. Our owner Antonio always curates the menu, as well as the wine pairings with your meals. One bottle of wine is included for every two participants per meal.

PLUS:

  • Two 4-hour sightseeing tours in the Amalfi coast (bus) and in Cinque Terre (walk and local trains)

  • Two relaxing days free of activities in the Amalfi coast and in Florence. Chose the “dolce-far-niente” or participate to one of our local excursions.

  • All private group transfers from/to airports/hotels.

  • Experienced Tour Leader with the group at all times.

  • Gratuities and all taxes including the hotel city taxes.

Not included

  • Air fare, any item of service or personal nature, travel, cancellation and medical insurance

  • Feb 24, 2019

  • March 24

  • April 21

  • May 19

  • June 23

  • July 21

  • August 25

  • September 22

  • October 20

  • November 10

 

Can’t travel on any of those dates? Ask us for our Savour Italy customized departure dates

Would you like to make this a private tour? Ask us for our Savour Italy premium escorted itinerary for singles, couples, friends, or families.

 Tour extension - Rome

Arrive earlier in the Eternal city. Soothe your jet lag while enjoying Roman eclectic life! Rome hotels are available at convenient group rates. We can also organize escorted city tours.

Tour extension - Venice

Stay a few more days in Venice. We can book you at the same hotel or at a different one at convenient group rates. Relax on your own and leisurely browse the city at your own pace, or book a different tour with us.

 SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

A deposit of CAD$500 per itinerary, per person, reserves your place on the tour. Final payment is due no later than 90 days before departure date. Cancellations made by the client before final payment is due are liable to a forfeit of the entire deposit. Cancellations made by the client between 90 days and 45 days before departure are liable to a further charge of CA$1,500.00 per person. Refunds cannot be made to a client who either cancels after 45 days prior to departure or elects not to complete the tour for any reason. In the event a tour is cancelled, all deposits and other monies paid by the participant will be promptly refunded.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This tour is under the management of SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL™, who has made all arrangements for accommodations and services furnished in conjunction with this tour. SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL and its agents shall be responsible for supplying the services and accommodations offered to the participants as set forth in the tour itinerary except such services and accommodations as cannot be supplied due to delays or other causes beyond the control of SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL and its agents. The participant waives any claim against SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL, and its agents, for any damage to or loss of property or injury to or death of persons due to any act or omission of any persons rendering any of the services and accommodation on this tour, or due to any event, happening, misfortune, or occurrence whatsoever. The itinerary is as planned and detailed on our web site: www.savouritalytravel.com . However we reserve the right to make adjustments depending upon weather and other constraints, to substitute visits to alternative sites and to arrange accommodation at similar rated properties. The prices quoted are based on double occupancy, and if we have less registered participants than intended, we reserve the right to cancel the trip or provide clients with alternative travel dates. The right is reserved to decline or accept any person as a member of the tour and to require any individual to withdraw from the tour at any time, if the tour leader deems his/her act of conduct is detrimental to or incompatible with the interest, harmony, comfort or well-being of any participant, or results in any penalty to the operators. According to the Travel Industry Regulations, SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL reserves the right to adjust the prices at any time, based on fluctuations of the exchange rate and based on any increase received from hotels, wineries, or other suppliers of services that are part of the tour package. If the deposit has been paid and the increase is in excess of 7%, the client is entitled to cancel the travel arrangements and receive full refund. No price increases will be applied to clients who have paid in full.

 

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Savour Italy Travel reserves the right to take photographs during the operation of any program or part thereof and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a reservation with Savour Italy Travel, participants agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs. Participants who prefer that their images not be used are asked to identify themselves to their guide or tour leader at the beginning of the trip.

 

 

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