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Published Feb 13, 2024
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Our newest journey weaves through the vibrant tapestry of Italian culture, history, and landscape. From the serene canals of Venice to the ancient wonders of Rome, each step of this adventure is a brushstroke on a canvas of unforgettable experiences.
Curated by destination experts, this tour provides an intimate, small-group experience and includes round-trip flights, transfers and transportation, expert guides, well-rated accommodations, meals, and more! Embrace the spirit of Italy on a journey where every detail is crafted for your comfort and enjoyment.
Best of Italy
The masterpieces of Italy: the canal city of Venice, the opulent art of Florence, the wine and cuisine of Tuscany, the history—both modern and ancient—of Rome & an optional extension to Sorrento
per person, double occupancy*
  • Venetian Elegance: Begin with a private boat arrival in Venice and a dinner to welcome you to Italy.

  • Renaissance in Florence: Explore Florence's artistic masterpieces, including a visit to the Academia to view Michelangelo's David.

  • Tuscan Culinary Arts: Experience the authentic joy of pasta making in the Tuscan countryside, complemented by exquisite local wine tasting.

  • Roman Epics: Dive into history with guided explorations of the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum.

  • Vatican City Wonders: Witness the Vatican Museum’s treasures, the Sistine Chapel's splendor, and the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica.
Elevate your Italian adventure with our optional Sorrento Extension. Discover the allure of Southern Italy for an additional four days, exploring the enchanting Amalfi Coast and the historical wonders of Pompeii.
Traveling with ten or more?
Whether it's a family reunion, retreat, religious group, or friends looking for an adventure, our Custom Groups Team will work closely with you to create a memorable journey that suits your group's destinations, budget, interests, and more so you can discover the world your way!
* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance and only applies to a new booking—defined as booking without the use of funds on file from a previous cancellation. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties.

Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit.

You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your booking.

The Carefree Booking policy only applies to your original booking—limiting rebookings to one. Subsequent bookings will be subject to standard cancellation penalties. Additionally, any coupon or discount (other than our Instant Savings) does not transfer from the cancelled booking and therefore will not be applied to the new booking.

Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour.

Valid for bookings made on or after September 23, 2022 Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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