2017: Sorrento, Rome, Florence & Venice (DIS)

13 days from Sorrento to Venice

'Carpe Diem.' Did you know this phrase is from a poem written by Roman poet Horace in 23 BC? Even 2,000 years ago, he knew you should 'seize the day!' At Monograms, we agree, and that's why we've made it easy for you to 'seize the day' and travel to Sorrento, Rome, Florence, and Venice. On this 13-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, transportation between cities, transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations, and daily breakfast. Plus, to help you feel comfortable and at home in the cities, we've arranged the services of a Local Host, someone who will answer your questions, offer insights, help arrange your activities, and ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your trip begins in Sorrento. The nearest airport is Naples, but we can pick you up at the Naples airport and take you to your selected hotel in Sorrento. Here, your Local Host will be waiting for you to help you get settled and start exploring immediately. You'll be given a set of materials to help familiarize you with the city and the next morning, after included breakfast, we'll take you on a sightseeing tour with a local expert, someone who knows the city's little-known secrets and insider stories. In fact, in each city your Local Host will give you a Destination Guide full of helpful information, and we'll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide.

In Sorrento, your Local Guide will take you for a walk through the Old Town and for a visit to the cloister of St. Francis Church. We've also arranged for you to sample limoncello, the world-famous liqueur made with Sorrento's lemons. In Rome, your guided sightseeing includes all the attractions you must see while you're in Rome. We'll take you to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where you'll view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. We'll also take you to St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD and where today the Pope often presides; the iconic Colosseum, built in the 1st century and used for gladiatorial contests; and the Roman Forum, where you'll see the oldest structures from ancient Rome. In Florence, your sightseeing includes a walk through the city and a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's original David. In Venice, you'll visit Doges' Palace, the symbol of Venice, and the Bridge of Sighs, as well as St. Mark's Square and Basilica. Glassmaking has always been important in Venetian history, and we've arranged for you to see a skilled glassblower in action. We've also included entrances to the Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums-just another added feature!

In each city, you'll have a full day to explore on your own. But don't worry, your Local Hosts will offer you suggestions and help arrange the activities and excursions you desire. In Sorrento, you may want to take a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast, where you'll see stunningly beautiful views, or you may just want to relax in this beautiful resort town. In Rome, the possibilities are endless! Perhaps take a walking tour, sample the mouth-watering cuisine, and throw a coin in Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome. In Florence, you may want to take an excursion to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower; enjoy a guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery, one of Europe's most famous art museums; or browse the Central Market with its colorful displays of olive oil, pasta, herbs, and wine. In Venice, where your vacation ends, you may want to sit back on a gondola as you are serenaded while you float through Venice's canals, take a ghost tour, or just wander the maze of alleys looking for the perfect souvenir.

And did we mention we've arranged transportation for you via the high-speed trains (first-class) between each city? We'll even pick you up at your hotel, take you to the train station, pick you up at the next train station, and take you to your hotel in each city. The Italian train system may seem confusing if you're not local, which is why our Local Host helps you get on the correct train! Between the transportation and transfers we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is remember your camera and pack your bags. Add the comfort of knowing you'll have a Local Host in each city to assist you, and you've got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!

Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13188224

Tour Operator
Monograms
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - No
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1SorrentoArrive in Sorrento (the nearest airport is Naples) and meet your Local Host, who is on hand to help you create lasting memories in this beautiful resort town on the Gulf of Naples.
Day 2SorrentoMorning guided sightseeing includes a walk along the OLD TOWN'S characteristic lava-stone streets and time to take pictures of amazing Mount Vesuvius. See the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building; the ancient Bell Tower; and St. Antonino Church, dedicated to Sorrento's patron saint. Visit the CLOISTER of St. Francis Church to enjoy its unique atmosphere and tranquility. TASTE LIMONCELLO and find out how this world-famous liqueur is made.
Day 3SorrentoA full day at leisure to enjoy many options, including a visit to the Correale Museum, or a ride on the city train-your Local Host can help with information.
Day 4RomeTransfer to Naples, then travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (First class) to Rome.
Day 5RomeYour morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see its amazing treasures. In the SISTINE CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes, view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today: enter monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle's tomb and home to Michelangelo's masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pieta. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located.
Day 6RomeToday you may wish to cross the city's oldest surviving bridge, Ponte Fabricius, to Tiber Island-or many of the other possibilities available in the 'Eternal City.' Your Local Host can help you plan the day.
Day 7FlorenceTravel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (First class) to Florence.
Day 8FlorenceMorning guided sightseeing, with headset, includes a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo's original David. Walk through Cathedral Square; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge spanning the Arno River.
Day 9FlorenceYour Local Host can assist with suggestions for your day, including how to find the Central Market with its colorful displays of olive oil, pastas, herbs, and wine.
Day 10VeniceTravel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (First class) to Venice.
Day 11VeniceMorning guided sightseeing, with headset, features ST. MARK'S SQUARE and BASILICA with its exceptional gold mosaics. Visit DOGES' PALACE and the evocative BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects in the age-old manner, and learn why glass-making was so important in Venetian history. ENTRANCES to Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums are included; ask your Local Host for details.
Day 12VeniceExplore this city of canals and bridges at your own pace, with suggestions from your Local Host. You might be interested in a visit to Squero di San Trovaso, one of the few remaining boatyards in Venice that still builds and repairs traditional gondolas.
Day 13VeniceYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/02/2017$3,058.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/09/2017$3,158.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/16/2017$3,058.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/23/2017$3,058.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/30/2017$3,058.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/06/2017$3,236.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/20/2017$3,011.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/27/2017$2,844.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/04/2017$2,844.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/11/2017$2,694.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/18/2017$2,694.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/25/2017$2,677.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/01/2017$2,668.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/08/2017$2,668.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/15/2017$2,668.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/22/2017$2,765.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/29/2017$3,058.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/05/2017$3,158.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/12/2017$3,158.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/19/2017$3,058.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/26/2017$3,058.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/03/2017$3,058.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote

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