Easy Pace Italy - Classic Group, 2022

01/01/2022 through 09/29/2022
01/01/2022 through 10/02/2022
Insight Vacations

Easy Pace Italy – Classic Group, 2022 Classic Group
Italy’s top highlights await you on this 10-day guided tour. Stop by the Colosseum in Rome before heading to the Vatican Museums, where a VIP dinner awaits. Here you will feast in the Pope’s secret garden beneath the iconic dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. In Florence, see Piazza della Signoria, an open-air art gallery where Renaissance masterpieces are housed. Join a Local Expert in Pisa for an informative tour of its infamous leaning tower, then stop at an organic farm in the Tuscan hills, where fields of vegetables give way to lines of olive trees, and you’ll feast on an authentic Italian meal. In Venice, board a private boat that will whisk you past the city’s ornate palaces and beneath its bridges to the marble arcades of Piazza San Marco.


Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Florence: Stand beside Michelangelo’s monumental statue, ‘David’, in the Accademia Gallery, and admire the exquisite technique and absorbing history behind the world’s most famous sculpture.
  • Florence: Wander through the market stalls and browse for local Italian souvenirs and leather goods on a guided shopping tour.

Well-being

  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight’s luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Travel Director

  • : “Italians are very fashionable but their cooking is the opposite – simple, rustic and down to earth. A handful of quality vegetables, fresh herbs and beans are turned into a warm and comforting soup.”
  • : “Venice is so unique that anyone seeing it for the first time is never fully prepared for the magic, from seeing their first gondola to the facade of St. Mark’s Cathedral.”
  • : “At the Colosseum with our guests, I love watching their awe upon stepping back almost 2000 years into the world of the ancient Romans and imagining the sights and sounds of the arena.”

Authentic Dining

  • Rome: Food and family go hand-in-hand in Italy and are pillars of the Italian way of life. Experience it for yourself at a uniquely Roman Welcome Dinner with an invitation from your local host to join them for a truly Italian, home-cooked meal.
  • Vatican City: Experience an exclusive VIP Highlight Dinner at the Vatican’s Cortile del Giardino Quadrato, whilst enjoying views of the cupola of St. Peters, should weather permit.
  • Rome: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner of delicious Italian cuisine and wine, accompanied by the rich tremolo of some of Italy’s best loved songs.
  • Tuscany: Visit Il Poggio to learn about organic olive and grape farming. Then enjoy a tasting as you sit down to a fabulous dinner of Tuscan specialities, complimented by stunning views.
  • Bologna: Savour flavours of the region over a delicious lunch with wine.
  • Venice: Enjoy a special Venetian Celebration Dinner with wine at La Fenice, situated in the heart of this historic city.
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Rome: During your orientation with you Travel Director see the medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Florence: Stand beside Michelangelo’s monumental statue, ‘David’, in the Accademia Gallery, and admire the exquisite technique and absorbing history behind the world’s most famous sculpture.
  • Florence: Wander through the market stalls and browse for local Italian souvenirs and leather goods on a guided shopping tour.
  • Florence: Enjoy panoramic views over of the city and see the Florence Cathedral. During your guided walking orientation, see the bell tower, Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria.
  • Pisa: Your Local Expert will show you the baptistery bristling with marble spines, the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the 11th century cathedral and of course, the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles.
  • Venice: With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark’s Square and see the Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Basilica.
  • Venice: Delight in the magic of this charming city as you are serenaded, travelling through the atmospheric canals by gondola.

Insight Experiences

  • Vatican City: Gain priority access into the Vatican Museums, witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Vatican City: Gain priority access into the Vatican Museums and admire the famous Bramante Staircase. Witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Make Travel Matter

  • Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing, now practised by precious few masters. Watch artisans create delicate works of art using rare traditional practices. The workshops master craftsmen teach visitors about the traditional craft of glassblowi…

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome
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Day 2 Rome Sightseeing and Dinner in the Vatican
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Day 3 Rome at Leisure Relaxed Start
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Day 4 On to Florence Relaxed Start
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Day 5 Florence, Birthplace of the Renaissance Relaxed Start
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Day 6 Pisa and the Tuscan Countryside Relaxed Start
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Day 7 Bologna and on to Venice
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Day 8 Venice and the Magic of ‘La Serenissima’ Relaxed Start
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Day 9 Venice at Leisure Relaxed Start
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Day 10 Arrivederci Venice
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