11-Day Tour of Venice, Florence, Rome, and Sorrento
The trip includes:
- Round-trip airfare from New York City (JFK, EWR, or LGA)
- Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
- 2 nights at a first-class hotel in Venice
- 2 nights at a first-class hotel in Florence
- 3 nights at a first-class hotel in Rome
- 2 nights at a first-class hotel in Sorrento
- City hotel taxes
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- 15 meals, including 9 buffet breakfasts and 6 dinners with wine
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- English-speaking tour manager and local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
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Days 1–3: Travel and Venice
After traveling on day 1, day 2 begins in Venice, dubbed the "Floating City" because it's spread across dozens of tiny islands connected by canals. The introductory city tour kicks off with a boat ride to the island of Murano, the Venetian center of glass manufacturing. Then it's onto St. Mark's Square for a walking tour with stops at the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace, and St. Mark's Basilica, known for the gilded Byzantine mosaics inside.
- Say it in Italian: Venezia
- How to sightsee: Cars are banned here—instead, you'll explore labyrinthine walkways by foot or traverse the canals by boat.
- Optional tour: a night-time gondola ride along the Grand Canal, with musical accompaniment ($65 per person)
Days 4–5: Pisa and Florence
En route to Florence, you'll stop to check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa before sampling wine at a Tuscan farm. Once you get to Florence, a city tour will take you to the Accademia Gallery, where Michelangelo's David is housed. Florence's cathedral, the Duomo, sports a spectacular display of green- and terracotta-hued artwork on its facade, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Wander through the L-shaped Signoria Square before swinging by the Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") that spans the Arno River.
- Say it in Italian: Firenze
- Take in a sunset: Climb the stairs to the top of Piazzale Michelangelo for an unparalleled view of the city as the sun goes down.
- Optional tour: a guided stroll through the Uffizi Academy, which houses what was once the private art collection of the Medici family ($65 per person; restrictions apply, for more info contact Gate 1 directly)
Days 6–8: Rome
The third leg of the trip brings you to Italy's vibrant and historical capital city. The group will pay a visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, and you'll step inside St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest churches in Christendom. The following day, you'll explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.
- Make a wish: According to legend, tossing a coin into Trevi Fountain ensures that you'll return to Rome some day.
- Optional tour: a half-day walking tour of the city's piazzas ($44 per person)
Days 9–11: Pompeii and Sorrento
Next, the group heads south towards Sorrento. Notable sights along the way include the 6th-century Monte Cassino Abbey and Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii (you'll tour the well-preserved ruins). Day 10 of the trip can be spent however you like in Sorrento, a seaside village along the Gulf of Naples, and you'll travel back to the United States on day 11.
- Recommended beach: Bagni della Regina Giovanna, a hidden spot tucked behind a cliff
- Optional tour: a full-day in Capri, including round-trip transportation ($114 per person)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal? The supplemental fee is subject to departure date and availability at the time of booking. For information regarding a specific departure date, please call (800) 682-3333 to speak with a Gate 1 Travel Reservation Specialist.
Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Yes, you may extend your stay.
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Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? Yes, each person traveling (including children) needs to purchase a voucher. Your child may stay in your room, however there are limits as to how many people per room.