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Italy 11 Day Truffle Special Tour

Summer 2019

Tour Highlights:

* Travel to great cities: Milan, Veroa, Venice, Burano, Modena, Parma, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Bagnoregio, Rome and Vatican
* Arrive Milan, return to US from Rome to save traveling time
* Travel by train between cities in Cinque Terre to enjoy amazing scenery
* Bagnoregio: A beautiful medieval town hewn atop from a rock
* To Ferrari Musem where you can marvel at replicas of Formula 1 cars, road cars, and sports prototypes
* To Modena, famous for producing balsamic vinegar, enjoy balsamic vinegar tasting tour with lunch
* To Miniato, famous for harvested truffles. Special arrangement for truffle hunting tour with lunch.
* Sistine Chapel: Visit the world’s most famous work of art by Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES:
Verona, Venice, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Siena and Rome

★Entrance Fee Included

Day 1 USA / Milan

Today, we will take overnight flight to Milan, Italy, arrive the next day.

Day 2 Milan

Upon arrival, transfer you to city center, we will visit Milan Cathedral–an elaborate Gothic cathedral with many openwork pinnacles, spires and beautiful statues. Later, walk through Galleria Emanuele and onto La Scala Opera House.

Meal: Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Double Tree Hilton Hotel Milan or similar

Day 3 Milan-160km-Verona-110km-Venice

After breakfast, to ★Sforza Castle, built by Galezaao II Visconti in 1368. Continue to Verona, where Shakespeare’s famous play took place. Upon arrival, we will visit the 2,000 year old Roman Arena & Juliet’s Balcony. Later, depart for Venice, located in Veneto region in northern part of Italy with group of 118 small islands linked by canals and bridges.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: NH Venezia Laguna Palace Hotel or similar

Day 4 Venice-Murano-Burano-Venice

After breakfast, we will travel by ★ boat to Murano, famous for its “Murano Glass”. They have been making crystal and glass since 10th century. You will see a demonstration of glass-blowing and their show room full of beautiful glass wares. Continue by boat to Burano, one of the most picturesque of Venetian lagoon. Famous for its lace-making craft and colorful houses. Later, return to Venice, located in Veneto region in northern part of Italy with group of 118 small islands linked by canals and bridges. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: To San Marco Cathedral, Bridge of Sighs, Ponte del Rialto bridge, which is the oldest bridge across the canal. Shortly after, you will have free time to explore this wonderful city (at your own expense, “Gondola Ride” would be a perfect way to float past beautiful palaces and bridges)

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: NH Venezia Laguna Palace Hotel or similar

Day 5 Venice-191km-Modena-61km-Parma

After breakfast, to ★Ferrari Musem, located in Maranello. It tells the history of Ferrari past and present. You will marvel at replicas of Formula 1 cars, road cars, and sports prototypes. Continue to Modena, famous for producing balsamic vinegar. We will arrange ★balsamic vinegar tasting tour. Then to Parma, located in northern Italy. They are famous for Parmesan cheese and Parma ham. At your own expense, you can enjoy tasting the best ham and local wines.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Lunch / Local cuisine with balsamic vinegar tasting
Dinner / Western Cuisine
Hotel: Starhotels Du Parc Parma or similar

Day 6 Parma-144km-Cinque Terre-101km-Pisa

After breakfast, depart for enchanting Cinque Terre, a stretch of five fishing villages—Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso and Vernazza. It is one of the most uncontaminated areas in the Mediterranean Sea. Cinque Terre offer beautiful footpaths with breathtaking view. We will travel by ★ train between two villages. Continue to our next destination —Pisa

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Dinner / Western Cuisine
Hotel: AC Hotel Pisa or similar

Day 7 Pisa-48km-San Miniato-41km-San Gimignano

After breakfast, city tour will follow: to Cathedral Square, Pisa Baptistry, and famous Leaning Tower. It is one of the most remarkable architectural structures in the world. Continue to Miniato, where harvested truffles in this area. We will arrange Truffle hunting tour with lunch. Then, depart for Florence. Upon arrival, city
tour will follow: to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore-the symbol of this magnificent city. To Piazza della Signoria, you will find Loggia dei Lanzi next to the piazza. It consists of wide arches open to the street and rest on clustered pilasters with Corinthian capitals. The Baptistry, you will see renowned “the Gates of Paradise” by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Then on to Palazzo Vecchio, where you will find the replica of Michelangelo’s “David” is placed outside the main door.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Lunch / Truffle Cuisine Dinner / Self Arrangement
Hotel: Villa San Paolo Hotel Gimignano or similar

Day 8 San Gimignano-47km-Siena-146km-Perugia

After breakfast, depart for Siena, a medieval town with rich history and finest Gothic architecture. Upon arrival, to Piazza del Campo-the greatest medieval square in Europe. You will see Fountain of Joy, Mangia Towers & Piazza Pubblico surround the shell-shaped piazza. Continue to Perugia, Perugia once made the Holy Land, once in the 9th century, fell into the Holy See, and after independence, it was classified as a “Holy State” in the 16th century, and was later taken over by Italy. Step into the city and visit the main church, the November 4th Square, and the Maggiore Fountain.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Dinner /Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Best Western Quattrotorri Hotel Perugia or similar

Day 9 Perugia -77km-Bagnoregio-130km-Rome

After breakfast, depart for ★Civita di Bagnoregio. It is actually two remote towns, Civita is on a hill only accessible by a long walkway from neighboring Bagnoregio. Civita is a charming medieval town. Walk around
through cobblestone, you will feel that you are in Middle Age. Continue to Rome, upon arrival, orientation tour will follow, including the Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Dinner / Chinese Cuisine, 8 dishes & 1 soup
Hotel: Occidental Aurelia Hotel by Barcelo Rome or similar

Day 10 Rome

Rome is the city with numerous historical and architectural monuments. It is fascinating city for people who have great interest in Roman history. After breakfast, city tour will follow: visit the holly city Vatican, to magnificent ★St. Peter’s Cathedral, designed by Michelangelo, Bramante, Maderno & Lorenzo Bernini. Today’s
Highlight is visiting ★Sistine Chapel, with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo.
** Please note that there will be long line for visitors both in St. Peter’s Cathedral and Sistine Chapel
** If there is Mass on the date we visit, we are NOT allowed to enter the cathedral
** If Sistine Chapel is closed, we will visit Borghese Gallery with many great works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Titain.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Dinner / Farewell Cuisine with live music performance
Hotel: Occidental Aurelia Hotel by Barcelo Rome or similar

Day 11 Rome / USA

After breakfast, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel

Fares TOUR FARES (LAND ONLY)

Departure Date 2019 Adult Child Single Supplement Reserve Now
5/22 $2,799 $2,399 $800
6/26 $2,799 $2,399 $800
8/28 $2,799 $2,399 $800
9/18 $2,799 $2,399 $800
10/09 $2,799 $2,399 $800

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Tour Fare include: 4-star Hotel, Breakfast(9), Lunch(2), Dinner(8), Transportation & Entrance Fee

Tour Fare excludes: Airfare, Personal expense, Any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips: 10 Euro per day, Visa Fee, Travel Insurance(If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer medical travel insurance for US residents only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group and to aiport on the last day **

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed