14 Day North Classic (Apr thru Oct 2013)
Rome (3 nights) Sorrento (2) Florence (3) Venice (2) Milan (2)
Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Pisa, Padua, Verona, Lugano, Como
From $3990 per person
- Great Hotels. Centrally-located, First-Class & Deluxe hotels, exclusively.
- Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour.
- More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
- Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy.
- Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!
- 9 Dinners. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink.
- Wine Tasting. Vineyard tour and wine tasting.
- Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
- 1 Tote Bag Per Person, baggage tags and travel documents included.
- Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag!(except at airports)
- Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
- Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides.
At a Glance:
- Day 1 - Depart USA
- Day 2 - Arrive in Rome, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner in Hotel
- Day 3 - Rome Sightseeing, Afternoon at Leisure
- Day 4 - Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Dinner Out Tonight
- Day 5 - Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Dinner in Hotel
- Day 6 - Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento, Dinner Out
- Day 7 - Sorrento, Drive to Florence, Dinner in Hotel
- Day 8 - Florence, Morning Sightseeing including "The David", Dinner Out
- Day 9 - Florence, Pisa, Wine Tasting in Tuscany, Florence
- Day 10 - Florence, Padua, Venice
- Day 11 - Venice, City Sightseeing
- Day 12 - Venice, Verona, Milan City Sightseeing, Dinner In Hotel
- Day 13 - Milan, Lugano, Lake Como, Milan, Dinner Out
- Day 14 - Flight Home, Milan, USA
DAY 1 - Depart USA
Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on the adventure of a lifetime.
DAY 2 - Arrive in Rome, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner in Hotel
Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.
There will be time to relax this afternoon before our evening’s dinner with fine local wines at our hotel. D
DAY 3 - Rome City Sightseeing, Afternoon at Leisure
Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina (where Caesar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus.
Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself.
Tonight we thought you’d enjoy a dinner on your own. Ask your tour guide for a recommendation, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel restaurant. BB
DAY 4 - Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Dinner Out Tonight
This morning, it’s a 5- minute drive to another country – Vatican City! With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected.
Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.
Tonight we’ll recount our explorations with good food, good wine and great friends at a fine local restaurant. BB, D
DAY 5 - Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Dinner in Hotel
This morning, we motor to Naples. Have your cameras ready because we will arrive in Naples via Vomero Hill overlooking the sapphire Bay of Naples, Capri and proud Vesuvius. We descend to the heart of the city along the sea front promenade, seeing Castel dell’Ovo, San Carlo Opera House, Santa Lucia, Town Hall and the Angevin Castle where today’s date appears in flowers!
Then, it’s off to Pompeii. Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs.
Tonight, dinner at our hotel with wine. BB, D
DAY 6 - Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento, Dinner Out
This morning you’ll be taken to Capri, the world’s most enchanting island.You can explore to your heart’s content on your own or your tour conductor may have other ideas. You’ll be as captivated by Capri as Emperor Tiberius who used the Blue Grotto as his personal swimming pool.
Tonight, still glowing from the sun, we’re off to a Sorrento eatery for fine food and wine. BB, D
DAY 7 - Sorrento, Drive to Florence, Dinner in Hotel
Departing Sorrento, our deluxe motorcoach navigates the rolling hills, scenic vineyards and postcard-perfect vistas of Umbria and Tuscany. Along the way, we’ll travel by the beautiful Tiber River Valley and the medieval villages of Orvieto and Orte.
This evening’s dinner features fine local wines at our hotel. BB, D
DAY 8 - Florence, Morning Sightseeing including "The David", Dinner Out
Florence - the fountainhead of the Renaissance, awaits our inspection!
Our day of sightseeing includes the majestic Duomo built in 1296, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of Paradise” doors.
We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in Florence, Piazza della Signoria, home of Santa Croce Church, Michelangelo’s final resting place.
“Breathtaking” is the only word to describe one’s first view of Michelangelo’s David. Yes, it’s quite large and detailed. But the real magic is in how Michelangelo transformed a lifeless rock into a man - full of pride, wary of his adversary, yet quietly confident. All with just a hammer and chisel!
Tonight we’ll recount our explorations at a great local restaurant. BB, D
DAY 9 - Florence, Pisa, Wine Tasting in Tuscany, Florence
The bell tower of Pisa is among the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. Architects say it would be world famous even if it were perfectly straight. This morning we’ll see for ourselves, along with the beautiful Cathedral and Baptistery.
This afternoon we’ll visit a typical Tuscan winery to learn about the grape, the “nose,” food pairings and most importantly – which glass to use! We’ll enjoy an wine tasting with these special wines. Cin-Cin!
Tonight, we’ll return to Florence for some free time. BB
DAY 10 - Florence, Padua, Venice
Visitors to Padua are often surprised by a sense of deep spirituality. St. Anthony (patron Saint of lost objects) is interred here in the serene Basilica which dates back to the 1200s.
Venice arrives to us as in a dream. Gondolas drift along, not just for show, but to deliver the staples of everyday life. Our arrival is also by boat, as we’re eager to start exploring.
Dinner is on your own tonight. BB
DAY 11 - Venice, City Sightseeing, Dinner Out
This morning we’ll meet our expert local guide for a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square, the great Byzantine Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and an inside visit of the Doge’s Palace.
This afternoon you’ll have a chance to “get lost” in the city’s labyrinth of canals, bridges and tiny piazzas. Being a small island, it’s impossible to stray very far. But it won’t hurt to master the phrase “Dov’e’ Piazza San Marco?”
Tonight we’ll recount our explorations at a great local restaurant. Good food, good wine and great friends. Now that’s Italian! BB, D
DAY 12 - Venice, Verona, Milan City Sightseeing, Dinner in Hotel
This morning we bid farewell to Venice and our drive to Milan is delightfully interrupted by a visit to romantic Verona. We’ll stand in the courtyard below Juliet’s balcony where Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers professed their love.
Soon we’re in fashionable Milan, where we begin with a panoramic drive around the city and a visit to the impressive, gothic Duomo. We’ll stroll through the spectacular glass- topped Galleria, the world’s first shopping mall and onto the famed La Scala Opera House.
Tonight, it’s dinner at our Hotel! BB, D
DAY 13 - Milan, Lugano, Lake Como, Milan, Dinner Out
This morning’s visit to Lugano is actually in Switzerland, but this Alpine paradise clings to its Italian roots. The natural beauty is accompanied by great shops filled with Swiss specialties – like clocks, watches and, of course, chocolate!
Next we visit Como, the charming town and pristine Lake Como.
Our last night together will be at a fine Milanese eatery. No tears! You’ll exchange email addresses with your new friends and make plans for the future. How about we all meet again on a Perillo Tour to Hawaii. BB, D
DAY 14 - Flight Home, Milan, USA
This morning we board our flight home, arriving in the USA the same day. While we say “arrivederci” to Italy, we realize we’re taking a little piece of it back home with us.
Thanks for traveling with the Perillo family, and please return soon. BB
Note: Please be advised that circumstances may change the day and/or sequence of scheduled activities, as well as the substitution of hotels, events, shows, sightseeing, itinerary, restaurants, hosts, etc.
* Due to high demand, we have added a second tour group on this date. The price for this departure is now $4790 per person/double room.
Prices below are land-only and do not include airfare.
For more information on airfares check out the "Air Information" section of this page.
|DEPARTURE DATES & LAND RATES
April - October 2013
|Per Person Double Room||Triple Room||Single Room||Kids (Under 12yr w/ 2 Adults|
TO ROME, RETURN FROM MILAN
Depart USA Friday - Return Thursday
NOTE: Rates are per person and include roundtrip airport transfers in Italy at scheduled times. Airfare available from your hometown. The days of dining out and city tours may change for operational reasons.
- For a seamless travel experience from start to finish.
- Big savings in both Coach and Business Class.
- Reserve your flights now but pay later with your final payment.
- No fees for air ticket change or cancellation until final payment.
- Earn Frequent Flyer mileage.
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Airfares are unpredictable and impossible to estimate at time of brochure printing. Your airfare can range anywhere from approximately $450 to $1400 depending on your departure city. Additionally, current departure tax and fuel surcharges are running approximately $650 per person and are subject to change.
Your exact airfare will be advised within 2 business days of booking your tour. You are under no obligation to accept Perillo’s air schedule and quote. However, payment for tickets issued by Perillo Tours is due with "final payment."
Airfares DO include your roundtrip airport transfer in Italy at scheduled times, provided you arrive and depart on scheduled tour dates. If you wish to arrive earlier or extend your stay, airport transfers are not included.
We strongly recommend you BOOK EARLY as lowest airfares are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plus, more availability on the most convenient flights and best seats.
Air upgrade at affordable prices
When you purchase your coach ticket through Perillo Tours, you can upgrade to Business/First Class for a surcharge of as little as $2699 per person. Live it up a little!
Airline Security Measure
The transportation Security Administration requires all passengers to provide the exact name as it appears on the government-issued passport, passport number, expiration date, date of birth and gender when making airline reservations. This information will be requested at time of booking for all flight arrangements made through Perillo Tours
CRITICALLY IMPORTANT: Name corrections are subject to change fees, so please have your passport in-hand when calling us for flight reservations.
Want to start your vacation early or extend your stay in Italy? A Perillo Tour’s representative will be happy to help with the arrangements. Along with extra night hotel accommodations, your air tickets may be booked to arrive before your tour begins or remain after your tour ends.
Many customers prefer to arrive early to unwind and relax prior to the tour’s start date. Others like to extend their stay to visit with friends or relatives or explore on their own.
Whatever you desire Perillo’s team will help you plan and coordinate your entire journey.
Below are the hotels you will experience on this Perillo Tour.
NOTE: If a change in hotels becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be equivalent of those shown.
Rose Garden Palace
First-class accommodations in the heart of Rome Housed in an early-19th century building in one of the most exclusive areas of Rome, a new and supremely elegant Rose Garden Palace takes its name from the delightful rose garden on its grounds.
The tall pine trees of Villa Borghese, the Spanish Steps, the stylish shops on via Condotti, the fashionable bars of via Veneto, the Tritone and fountains, the baroque churches, and the masterpieces on display in the Borghese Gallery, are all within easy walking distance from this Superior 4-star Rome hotel.
For whom loves the pleasure of staying in shape and relaxing, be sure to visit the Rose Garden's fitness center, pool and sauna.
This first class, four star, contemporary, 7-story hotel, built in 1974, is set in a central location near the Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo, across river from Piazza del Popolo.
Parco dei Principi
The exclusive Parco dei Principi luxury hotel stands on one of the most charming and unspoiled stretches of the Sorrentine Peninsula, set on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Gulf of Naples, in the heart of Sorrento.
Hotel La Pace
The Grand Hotel La Pace is a new, five star hotel, opened in May 2001. It is located in an oasis of tranquillity, far from the traffic noise, with a panoramic view of the bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, yet close to downtown Sorrento.
Grand Hotel Minerva
This superior first-class, modernized hotel is set in a five-story building dating from 1700. It is situated in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, in the heart of historical Florence, and offers 99 rooms.
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal
The hotel, which overlooks the Grand Canal, is in one of Venice's most charming and atmospheric areas - a few steps away from St. Mark's Square. The Hotel Monaco has majestic views of the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the island of San Giorgio.
Deluxe Luna Baglioni
A member of the leading hotels of the world, this five-star, luxury hotel is located just steps from the Piazza San Marco, in the very heart of Venice, just a short distance from some of the city's most famous historical attractions.
The Manin Hotel is located in the heart of Milan, close to La Scala Theatre, the "Duomo di Milano" and the Fashion Quadrilateral, with a unique view over the city’s most beautiful park.
The Manin, a 4-star hotel with a century of tradition, is one of the most appreciated historic houses in the centre of Milan for its comfort and tranquillity. It is located opposite the public gardens named after Indro Montanelli.
NH Milano Touring Hotel
This hotel is located between the Duomo, central station and the shopping street. With a modern atmosphere, it guarantees a comfortable and pleasant stay. Pianoterra Bar & Restaurant"" is perfect for light lunches, aperitifs, cocktails, gala dinners or romantic candle lit dinners.
Make the most of your time in Italy with these great optional tours:
|Tour||Price in EUR||Price in USD*|
|Moses & the Trevi Fountain||€ 45||$60|
|Catacombs Visit||€ 53||$71|
|Capri Tour||€ 96||$128|
|Tarantella Show||€ 30||$40|
|Siena - Half Day Tour||€ 48||$64|
|Dinner Certosa with Monastery Visit||€ 61||$81|
|Gondola Serenade||€ 42||$56|
|Lake Como Boat Cruise||€ 30||$40|
*USD prices are based on currency exchange rate of 1.33 and are subject to change. The final price will be confirmed upon booking based on the exchange rate at that time.
Moses & the Trevi Fountain
Duration: 2-3 hrs
Our first stop is the Church of St Peter in Chains to see the preserved chains and Michaelangelo’s statue of Moses. Then we continue to the Trevi Fountain (throw a coin in and make a wish!), the impressive Pantheon and the famous Piazza Navona. Before we head back, there’s a chance for you to enjoy our two favorite indulgences - pizza and gelato!
Duration: 2 hrs
The Catacombs are the underground cemeteries of the early Christians. We visit this ancient burial tomb of St. John in Lateran Basilica and also see the Holy Stairs.
Duration: 12 hrs
Take a full-day, guided walking tour of Capri and Ana Capri. This tour includes a visit to the Blue Grotto and lunch.
Duration: 2 hrs
Immerse yourself in the bright lights, colors and scents of this fun Italian tradition dating back to 1800. After dinner, enjoy the Tarantella - a traditional Italian stage show.
Siena – Half Day Tour
City: Siena from Florence
Duration: 3-4 hrs
Head out from Florence to take a half-day tour of another lovely Tuscan city, Siena.
Dinner Certosa with Monastery Visit
Duration: 3 hrs
Enjoy a special dinner with music and dancing, plus a visit to a local monastery. La Certosa is the restaurant in front of the Charterhouse of Florence, built in the 13th century. Monastery Visit - In front of the restaurant stands the imposing, suggestive Charterhouse of Florence. It was founded in the 14th century by Niccolò Acciaiuoli to accommodate 12 monks, a prior and a small group of lay brothers. The Charterhouse in Florence is surrounded by high walls that, together with the stately Palazzo degli Studi, make the chartreuse look like a fortress.
Duration: 35 min
Don’t miss out on a chance to have the quintessential Venice experience – a Gondola ride and serenade!
Lake Como Boat Cruise
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Como on this boat cruise. Along the way, admire the Baroque and Neoclassic Villas and luxuriant parks. During springtime, the amazing water-front terraced gardens burst into spectacular colors with extravagant varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons.