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The Classico Road

10 Days / 9 Nights — Rome, Florence, Venice, Lake District

An old fashioned FIT of Italy, including sightseeing, transfers and chauffeur-driven transportation from city to city.

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DAY 1 — Rome

Arrive in Rome where you will be met by our representative and transferred by private car to the hotel. Take the remainder of the day to relax and rest. Lodging: Hotel de Russie

DAY 2 — Rome

You will be picked up by your private car and chauffeur for a half-day tour including the Colosseum (inside visit) and the Capitoline Hill with its panoramic view of the Roman Forum. See the temples of Vespasianus, Saturn, Castor and Polux. Continue on to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls and the Church of St. Peter in Chains. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Lodging: Hotel de Russie

DAY 3 — Rome

The highlight is a half-day tour with your driver-guide of the Vatican and St. Peter's, including the Quirinale Palace, Trevi Fountain, the Panteon, Piazza Navona and the Janiculum Hill, which provides a magnificent panoramic view of Rome. Continue to St. Peter's Square and Basilica (inside visit). Lodging: Hotel de Russie

DAY 4 — Rome, Florence

Your driver will whisk you to Florence via the celebrated "Hill Towns" of Tuscany. With its old streets and houses still enclosed by ramparts, Assisi has hardly changed since the Middle Ages. Built in 1253, the famous Basilica of St. Francis actually is two churches built upon each other. The lower contains the tomb of St. Francis, and the upper in the upper are the magnificent frescos, which mark the beginning of Renaissance painting. Lodging: Hotel Savoy

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Photo: Paul Strandoo

DAY 5 — Florence

This morning begins with a half-day walking tour with an official guide. The tour will include the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its immense dome by Brunelleschi. Then you'll enjoy Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry with its beautiful mosaics and bronze doors, the Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery. Afternoon at your leisure. Lodging: Hotel Savoy

DAY 6 — Venice

This morning you will be picked up and driven through the Italian countryside to Venice. Transfer by private motor launch to your hotel. Remainder of day is at leisure. Lodging: Hotel Gritti Palace

DAY 7 — Venice

You will be met by your guide for a half-day tour by foot and gondola. We start with a visit to St. Mark's Square and adjoining monuments. The Dodge's Palace, Ducal Apartments, Piombi Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs. Ride a gondola through the Grand Canal, the minor canals and past the numerous private palaces that line these romantic waterways. Lodging: Hotel Gritti Palace

DAY 8 — Lake Como

This morning you will be transferred from your hotel by motor launch to the Pizzale Roma, where your car and driver will be waiting to take you to the serene beauty of Lake Como and the regal splendor of the Villa Serbelloni. The latter is situated at the end of a promontory jutting out to the very center of this world-famous haven. Lodging: Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

DAY 9 — Lake Como

Take a leisurely day to relax and enjoy this spectacular spot. It could mean a visit to the unique and beautiful gardens of the Villa Carlotta, or a boat ride around the lake to see the villas and mansions from the water. Lodging: Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloin

DAY 10 — Milan

Morning at leisure at the "Villa" with its backdrop of steep mountains and terraced vineyards, before being transferred to Milan where your "Classic" adventure comes to an end.

Land Costs Per Person

Private Car & Chauffeur/Guide Tour RatesSelf Drive Tour Rates
Starting from $11,190 per person N/A

Prices are per person, based on 2 passengers sharing a double. For larger parties and additional pricing contact us at 1-800-426-7502. Single Room Supplement: On Request