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Italian Highlights Tour
Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome with Pompeii Optional
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Discover Northern & Central Italy
9 Days - February 2019
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Full of Italian history, culture, and adventure
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Stay in 3-4 star central hotels and enjoy upgraded daily meals
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Journey through Venice, Florence, Assisi, & Rome with the option of Pompeii
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Make lifetime memories that you'll never forget

Italian Highlights Tour

Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, and Pompeii

9 Day Group Tour

 

Life is a journey of learning and exploration; the world is yours for discovering and Europe is a continent rich with history and stories of times gone by. What better country could there be to grab hold of with two hands and explore to the full then la bella vita, the good life of Italy!

This 9 day Italian Highlights tour is packed full of Italian history, culture and places that will be sure to inspire and delight. Discover the charming Venice before heading south to Florence and Rome via Assisi. Discover the city which was buried in ashes in 79 A.D. with an included entrance with guided sightseeing at Pompeii. All along the way you’ll explore ancient cities, soak up unmissable sights and tick off some of the bucket-list items that Italy has to offer.

Enjoy tour highlights including:

  • Round-trip airfares and European airport transfers
  • A specialist Tour Manager from beginning to end
  • 3 – 4-star central hotel stays
  • Full, daily buffet breakfasts
  • Daily 3 course dinners – all of upgraded quality
  • A traditional Italian pizza lunch on the top of Mount Vesuvius
  • Private local guide for sightseeing tours in Venice, Florence, Assisi, Vatican Museum & St Peter’s Basilica, and the Colosseum & Roman Forum
  • Transportation for all scheduled activities
  • Smartphone app for all travellers with schedules, safety info, menu choices, maps, hotel info and more
  • Visits and entrances to selected museums and sights including:
    • Doge’s Palace & St Marco Basilica Basilica – Venice
    • Archaeological Museum & Correr Museum – Venice
    • Uffizi Gallery & Academia – Florence
    • Basilica di San Francesco – Assisi
    • Pantheon – Rome
    • Vatican Museum & St Peter’s Basilica – Rome
    • Colosseum & Roman Forum – Rome
    • Pompeii

 

With central hotel stays, delicious daily buffet breakfasts and 3-course dinners, join us on this tour that will see you enjoying the highlights of Italy on a trip you will never forget!

Tour Route

Italian Highlights Tour 2019 Map

Italian Highlights Tour

Discover the best that northern and central Italy has to offer on this 9 day Italian Highlights Tour.

Accommodation

4-Star Central Hotel Stays | Lingo Tours

Central, 3-4 star hotels

  • Venice (2 nights)
  • Florence (2 nights)
  • Rome (3 nights)

Restaurants & Meals

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High quality daily meals

Enjoy full, daily breakfasts, one included traditional Italian pizza lunch and daily 3 course meals - all of upgraded quality. Choose from menu options supplied to you in advance.
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Rome

Florence

Venice

Venice

Upgraded Meals

The Vatican

The Colosseum, Rome

Florence Markets

Rome

Quality Hotel Stays

Assisi

View from atop Mt Vesuvius

On Tour

Streets of Rome

Assisi

Pompeii

Michelangelo's David, Florence

Private Transportation

Day by Day

  • Depart from Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport and fly overnight to Italy.
  • Arrive in Italy and be greeted at the airport by your Tour Manager. Transfer to Venice and once you’ve checked into your hotel, get out and about exploring with a Tour Manager led walking tour of this romantic city. Enjoy an included entrance to Doge’s Palace and St Marco Basilica before tucking into a delicious Welcome Dinner in the evening; benvenuto in Italia, welcome to Italy!
  • Start the day off with a guided sightseeing of Venice with our local expert guide; walk across the Rialto Bridge and explore the market along the Grand Canal. Make the most of your included entrance to the National Archeological Museum and the Correr Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into Venetian art, history and culture. Catch your breath with some free time in the afternoon before you regroup in the evening for dinner.
  • Time to hit the road as you travel to Florence. Enjoy a Tour Manager led introduction walk of the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and walk across Ponte Vecchio. Soak up the atmosphere of Piazza della Signoria and experience the amazing Cathedral of Florence before enjoying an included entrance to Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David. Dinner at night.
  • Start your day with a guided sightseeing walk through Florence and see all the highlights together with your expert local guide. Explore the Uffizi Gallery with your included entrance and get lost within one of the most important Italian museums. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon and explore the many markets and museums that Florence has to offer. Regroup at night for an evening walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo for a stunning sunset before all sitting down to dinner.
  • See more of Italy as you travel to Rome via Assisi. Make the most of an extended stop in this hill town which is known for it’s striking beauty and pristinely preserved medieval centro storico and UNESCO-listed Franciscan structures. Take a guided visit of the Basilica San Francesco before enjoying lunch at the Old Town square. Then continue your journey to Rome. In the afternoon and evening, your Tour Manager will lead you on a walking tour of some of the key sights of this ancient city including the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Enjoy dinner in the area around the Spanish Steps before you walk to one of the best spots in Rome for a little bit of something sweet…. Italian ice-cream of course!
  • Learn all you can on a guided sightseeing of the Vatican Museum and St Peter’s Basilica in the morning followed by a guided sightseeing of the Colosseum and Roman Forum after lunch. Spend the late afternoon at Piazza Navona before enjoying dinner all together at night.
  • Take a full day excursion to Pompeii, the famous city that was buried in ashes in A.D. 79. Get all the facts on a guided sightseeing tour with a private guide before you travel up to the top of Mount Vesuvius for a real Italian pizza lunch. Take in the breath-taking views that overlook the Bay of Naples before you travel back to Rome. In the evening, it’s time to end the tour on a high note with your Italian opera music Farewell Dinner!
  • Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Minneapolis.

Flights & Dates

Italian Highlights Tour

Depart: Friday 1 February 2019 (+/- 1 day) – Minneapolis, USA to Italy.
Return: From Rome, Italy on Day 9 of the tour.

Included on tour

  • Round-trip airfares and European airport transfers
  • An expert Tour Manager from beginning to end
  • 3 – 4-star central hotel stays
  • Full, daily breakfasts
  • A traditional Italian pizza lunch on the top of Mount Vesuvius
  • Daily 3 course dinners – all of upgraded quality
  • Private local guide for sightseeing tours in Venice, Florence, Assisi, Vatican Museum & St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum & Roman Forum, and Pompeii
  • Visits and entrances to selected museums and sights including Doge’s Palace, St Marco Basilica Basilica, Archaeological Museum & Correr Museum, Uffizi Gallery & Academia, Basilica di San Francesco, the Pantheon, the Vatican Museum & St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum & Roman Forum, and Pompeii
  • Transportation for all scheduled activities
  • Smartphone app for all travelers with schedules, timings, safety information, menu choices, maps, hotel info and more

Pompeii Day Excursion

Italian Highlights Tour - Pompeii - Lingo Tours

Stories of Pompeii

There is a detailed account of the eruption thanks to Pliny the Younger, who was a Roman administrator and poet. He watched the eruption from afar, questioned survivors, and then wrote of the event in letters to his friend Tacitus. Pliny’s letters, which are the only eyewitness accounts of the eruption, were discovered in the 16th century.

Venice

Florence

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Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo's David, Florence

Assisi

Pantheon

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The Vatican

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Sign up online with tour code IHT922 and secure your space by paying the $150 registration fee online.
If you would like more information (PDF tour brochure, rates etc.) please feel free to contact us or the Group Leader who is organizing this tour.