ITALY EXPERIENCE STUDENT TOUR
Milan to Rome
Milan | Venice | Florence | Naples | Rome
• Seven nights accommodation in modest tourist class hotels. All rooms with private facilities*
• Breakfast and three course dinner daily (drinks not included)
• Private motor coach or train transportation as per the itinerary
• Local tour guides in Milan, Venice, Vatican City, Florence, Rome, Pompeii and Naples
• All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
• One day excursion to Capri
• Free chaperones based on requested ratio (default ratio: 1:10)
• Passport documents
• Meals or site visits not mentioned in the itinerary
• Travel insurance (available upon request)
• Personal expenses
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DAY 1 | IN-FLIGHT (D)
Overnight flight from Canada. Meals on board.
DAY 2 | ARRIVE IN MILAN (D)
Milan is the dynamic capital of Lombardy and is the second largest city in Italy in terms of population, as well as political, cultural, and artistic influence.
Arrive in Milan where you will be welcomed by your tour manager. After a transfer to the city you will meet your local guide for a tour of Milan. See the Piazza del Duomo leading to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala built in the 18th century and the famous Piccolo Theatre, Duomo, and the Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Check in to your hotel. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Milan (1 night)
DAY 3 | MILAN - VENICE (B, D)
After breakfast walk to the train station, transfer to Venice, the legendary city built on 117 islands, which has 150 canals and 400 bridges. We will take the Vaporetto (water bus) to meet the local guide who will take you on a walking tour to see the main sights. Admire the famous St. Mark’s Square with its Cathedral, the Rialto Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs, and see the Doge’s Palace which is the symbol of Venetian power and glory. The Palace was the residence of the Doges and the seat of government, the law court, and a prison.
This evening you will enjoy a dinner in Venice.
Overnight in Venice (1 night)
DAY 4 | VENICE - FLORENCE (B, D)
After breakfast leave for Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many of the world’s greatest art treasures.
In the afternoon a local guide will take you on a walking tour. As you stand on the Piazza della Signoria, you can almost feel the presence of such masters as da Vinci, Botticelli, Ghiberti and Raphael. See the Old Palace, stroll over the oldest bridge in Florence, the Ponte Vecchio and end your tour at the Piazza Del Duomo, where the cathedral along with the campanile and baptistery form an admirable group of white, green and pink marble monuments. See the Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the largest cathedrals in the Christian World. You will see the Duomo and Baptistery and the famous sculptures on the bronze doors of the Baptistery, which Michelangelo declared to be the “Gates of Paradise”.
Dinner and overnight in Florence (1 night)
DAY 5 | FLORENCE - ROME (B, D)
After breakfast, depart for Rome. Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour of Rome by coach, passing highlights such as the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and Palatine Hill. The tour will end with a visit to the Colosseum. Learn the history of the fierce fighting of the Gladiators in the Colosseum, inaugurated in 80 AD and once capable of holding 50,000 spectators.
Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
After dinner enjoy a walk with your tour manager who will bring you to the famous Trevi Fountain, where you can throw your coins in to ensure you will come back to Rome one day. On your way you will pass the Spanish Steps.
Overnight in Rome (1 night)
DAY 6 | ROME - NAPLES (B, D)
Start the morning with a guided visit to the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel with its ceiling depicting the Last Supper by Michelangelo. Entrance and headsets included.
Afternoon departure to Naples. Dinner at local restaurant.
Enjoy an evening guided walking tour of Naples, one of the most colourful cities in Italy. Its bay is dominated by Mount Vesuvius and embraced on both sides by the Posillipo and Sorrento peninsulas. During the tour learn about the eventful history of the area, see the Castel Nuovo, Piazza del Plebiscito, Certosa di San Martino and the many churches which line the main axis of old Naples. This axis is nicknamed Spacca Napoli (from the Italian word spaccare meaning to split), as it cuts Naples into two.
Overnight in Naples (2 nights)
DAY 7 | NAPLES (B, D)
After an early breakfast, cross the sparkling blue sea to the romantic Isle of Capri, or "Goat Island," by steamer. You will spend a full day exploring this enchanting island, from its colourful harbour (Marina Grande) to its highest town, Anacapri. A stop at the Blue Grotto will be the highlight of your visit – transfer to a row boat and make your way through the cave's three foot high entrance, then delight at the vibrant blue light reflecting all around you.
Back to Naples for dinner.
DAY 8 | NAPLES - ROME (B, D)
After breakfast, depart for Rome.
First stop in Pompeii, which holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the Volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of Wonders of the World, and the excavations which began in the 18th century are still being carried out today.
Our guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see baths, forums, and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 BC. Even if your interests do not lie in the history, this is an archaeological site which cannot fail to impress you.
In the afternoon, we transfer to Rome.
Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner you will walk with your tour manager to one of the ice-cream shops for dessert.
Overnight in Rome (1 night)
DAY 9 | ROME - HOME
Transfer to the airport of Rome for your flight back home.
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