The romance of Italy comes to life. Explore the lakes region your way when you choose between a scenic boat ride on Lake Maggiore or a visit to a local farm for a cheese and wine tasting. Explore the rugged coast and remote fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. Spend four relaxing nights in a Tuscan villa. Discover the charming town of Lucca and rose hued Siena. Experience medieval life at the Palazzo Davanzati. Visit a winery in the countryside and learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Wander the streets of Bologna and taste some of the area's specialty foods. Spend two wonderful nights in Venice. These are Italy's treasures.

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Offer valid through 6/30/2017
11 Days
Day 1StresaOvernight Flight: Set out on your overnight flight to Italy!
Day 2StresaStresa, Italy - Tour Begins: Begin in Stresa, on the shore of Lago Maggiore. Visit a wine shop and enjoy a cocktail party, tasting some local products. A boat transports you to your welcome dinner on Isola dei Pescatori, the most picturesque of the Borromean Islands.
Day 3StresaStresa - Lago Maggiore - Stresa: Today you choose how you want to spend your day in Stresa. Cruise on scenic Lago Maggiore past islands, villas, and historic palaces, and also enjoy a guided visit of the quaint town of Pallanza. Or, visit an ancient village nestled in the mountains where you stop at a local farm to sample their artisanally produced cheeses paired with the region's delicious wines. Your evening in Stresa is at leisure. Perhaps you will investigate the piazzas, flower-lined cobblestone streets and lakeside promenades.
Day 4StresaStresa - Orta - Italian Riviera: Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Depart the Italian Lakes region for Sestri Levante on the Ligurian coast. Stop at Lake Orta and take a boat to Isola di San Giulio. Walk the grounds of this charming island with its working convent. Experience the outdoor cafes and shops of this lakeside resort. Continue on to the Italian Riviera.
Day 5Italian RivieraItalian Riviera - Cinque Terre: Spend your day discovering the colorful Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Travel by rail through the medieval villages of the Cinque Terre perched on the edge of the sea. Traverse the rugged coastal area dotted with terraced vineyards, arriving at this nearly inaccessible string of fishing villages tucked between the mountains and the Mediterranean. Feel like you have stepped back in time, spending an afternoon independently exploring this magical place. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to help you plan your adventure.
Day 6Italian RivieraItalian Riviera - Lucca - Tuscan Villa: Drive to the medieval city of Lucca, encircled by 16th-century Renaissance walls. Tour the piazza on foot. Next, visit the Cathedral of San Martino and the Piazza Napoleone. Then, set off to get a taste of the region by sampling an array of seasonal, local delicacies at specialty food shops. End the day in a historic Tuscan villa and begin a relaxing four-night stay*.
Day 7FlorenceFlorence: Get to know Florence with a walking tour of the city's treasures and monuments, including the Piazza del Duomo, the center of religious life in medieval Florence, and the Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Museo della Casa Fiorentina Antica, housed in the 14th-century Palazzo Davanzati. Explore independently before returning to your villa. At dinner, sample Tuscan cuisine in one of Tuscany's traditional restaurants.
Day 8TuscanySiena: Travel to Siena for an expert-led walking tour. Visit the town's dramatic cathedral, a stunning example of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Stroll through narrow medieval streets as you experience life in this historic cultural center. Return to your villa for a relaxing afternoon.
Day 9TuscanyTuscan Countryside: Visit a winery in the heart of Tuscany that showcases the wine cellar, family estate, vineyards and olive groves. Participate in a Tuscan cooking lesson given by the winery's own chef. Enjoy an authentic Tuscan lunch expertly paired with wines produced on-site. Return to the villa for some leisure time.
Day 10TuscanyTuscany - Bologna - Venice: Depart for Venice and stop en route in Bologna. Take a guided walking tour of the center, virtually unchanged since the Renaissance. Sample local delicacies at specialty food shops. Arrive in romantic Venice for your two-night stay.
Day 11VeniceVenice: Enjoy a boat trip** to Murano Island for a fascinating glass-blowing demonstration. Return to St. Mark's Square for a locally guided walking tour featuring the Clock Tower, St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and a visit to the Doge's Palace. Tonight, partake in a celebratory farewell dinner.
Day 12VeniceVenice - Tour Ends: Wake up in Venice and depart for home.

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* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
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