Best of Italy
Venice, Milan, Florence, Pompeii and Rome, and LDS Temple in Rome
September 16 - 27, 2020
Hosted by Rod Meldrum
$2700* per person double occupancy
12 Day Tour Includes:
English Speaking Local Tour Guide
Entrance Fees to all sites we visit
- 3 Star Hotel Accommodations
- Arrival dinner and Farewell dinner
- Deluxe Motor-coach transportation
- Airport Transfers
- Tips for the Coach Driver, Tour Manager and guides
- Listening Receivers
- Travel Insurance
- Priority Motorcoach seating option
- Airfare to Venice and from Rome (Approximately $1500 pp - group flight TBA)
- Airline baggage fees
- Meals other than listed
- Additional trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance ($248)
- $300 pp deposit at time of booking
- Final payment due 45 days before departure
- **This tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers and max of 48 passengers.
*Rate of Exchange and City Taxes
Legacy Tours are priced to ensure our clients get the most economical price for the tour. In doing so we base our tour price on the value of the US dollar to the Euro when final payment is made. The published price and rate of exchange for the dollar when published is the marker. If the dollar has decreased when the final payment is due, the cost for the tour may be more than the published price. However if the dollar increases in value when your final payment is due, then you will pay less than the price that is published for the tour.
A number of European cities are likely to increase or impose a new tourism tax in the near future. These taxes may be added without warning. These extra taxes may end up being added to the final cost of the tour or it’s possible you will be asked to pay locally on the spot. Barcelona just recently added a city tax that was between 1-3 EU per night. This is just to let you know of this possibility. In any advent you will want to bring some extra Euros to have on hand in case that happens on our tour.
EXPERIENCE ITALY ITINERARY
Hosted by Rod and Tonya Meldrum
May 5 – 16, 2019
Day 1 USA
Depart USA for Venice
Day 2 VCE – VENICE – DOGE’S PALACE
Upon arrival in Venice the group will be met by our local tour manager who will help them transfer to their hotel. The remainder of the day guests will be free to rest or explore Venice on their own.
Day 3 VENICE – SAN MARCO – SAINT MARKS BASILICA
During a half-day guided tour this morning the group will visit the Saint Marks Basilica and the Doge’s Palace while we will also see some of Venice’s other main sights. The remainder of the day guests will be free to shop, take a Gondola ride or explore other sites.
Day 4 VENICE – LAKE GARDA – MILAN
Today he group will transfer to Milan. En route we will stop at the beautiful Lake Garda. When we arrive in Milan we will visit the Santa Maria Dela Grazi to view the Last Supper (subject to availability).
Day 5 MILAN – SFORZA CASTLE – MILAN DUOMO
In the morning the group will have a half-day guided tour. We will see some of the city’s main sights such as Sforza Castle, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Teatro alla Scala. During the tour they will also visit the Milan Duomo. In the afternoon guests will have free time to explore or shop.
Day 6 MILAN – PORTOFINO - PISA - FLORENCE
Today the group will transfer to Florence. Along the way we will stop in Portofino for lunch and in Pisa for a quick visit to see the Leaning Tower. We then continue on to beautiful Florence.
Day 7 FLORENCE – PONTE VECCIO – DUOMO FLORENCE – SANTA CROCE - ACADEMIA
In the morning the group has a full day guided walking tour of Florence. They will see some of the main sights such as the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio and they will visit the Duomo of Florence. In the afternoon the group will visit Santa Croce Church and Accademia, to see the original David by Michelangelo.
Day 8 FLORENCE – SIENA - ROME
On this day the group will leave Florence behind them and transfer to Rome. On our way we will stop on in the medieval town of Siena. When we arrive in Rome guests will be free for the remainder of the day.
Day 9 ROME – VATICAN – ST PETERS – SAV PIETROVINCOLI – ROME LDS TEMPLE
This morning the group will have a half-day guided tour of the Vatican. We will visit the Vatican Museums which includes the Sistine Chapel, visit the St. Peters Basilica and see the St. Peter’s Square. From San Peitro we travel to the new LDS Rome Temple. Guest will have an opportunity to tour the new visitor’s center, participate in ordinance work as well as a special meeting with the director of the Rome Italy Temple Visitors Center.
Day 10 ROME – COLOSSEUM – ROMAN FORUM – TREVI FOUNTAIN – PANTHEON
On this day the group will have a full day guided tour of Rome. We will visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum and we will see some of Rome’s other famous sights such as the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.
Day 11 POMPEII
Today we will travel south to explore the archaeological remains of the Pompeii. We return in the evening to Rome. Guests preferring to spend time on their own in Rome may choose this day to separate from the group.
Day 12 FCO TO USA
This morning we say goodbye to Italy as we transfer to the airport to depart for home.