10 Day Vesuvius (May thru Oct 2013)
Rome (3 nights) Sorrento (2) Florence (3)
Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Venice
From $2990 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!
- 6 Dinners & 1 Lunch. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink.
- Full Day Venice Excursion including lunch.
- 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 (Thursday) - Depart US
- Day 2 (Friday) - Arrive in Rome, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner in Hotel
- Day 3 (Saturday) - Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Dinner Out Tonight
- Day 4 (Sunday) - Rome City Sightseeing, Afternoon of Leisure
- Day 5 (Monday) - Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Dinner in Hotel
- Day 6 (Tuesday) - Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento, Dinner Out
- Day 7 (Wednesday) - Sorrento, Florence, Dinner in Hotel
- Day 8 (Thursday) - Florence, Excursion to Venice, Special Venetian Lunch, Florence
- Day 9 (Friday) - Florence, City Sightseeing Including ‘The David’, Dinner Out Tonight
- Day 10 (Saturday) - Florence, Flight Home
DAY 1 (Thursday) - Depart USA
Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on our adventure to Italy. Buon viaggio!
DAY 2 (Friday) -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 we enjoy dinner at our hotel with some fine local wines. D
DAY 3 (Saturday) - Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Dinner Out
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 4 (Sunday) - Rome City Sightseeing, Afternoon of 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 5 (Monday) - Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Dinner in Hotel
After breakfast we’re off to Naples . . . birthplace of Caruso, Sophia Loren, Bel Canto and ‘O Sole Mio. Have your cameras ready because we will arrive in Naples via Vomero Hill overlooking the sapphire Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia and proud Vesuvius. We descend into 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!
Next, we travel back to 97 A.D. to the town of Pompeii. A city perfectly preserved by the ash that rained down from Mt. Vesuvius, you’ll see the tragic fossils of the people attempting to escape with their children and dogs. And the streets, homes and stores that are intact.
Tonight, we’ll enjoy a relaxing dinner in our hotel overlooking the bay of Naples.
DAY 6 (Tuesday) - 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!
Later this afternoon, we sail back in time for dinner at a great Neopolitan restaurant with the fine wines of Campania Region. BB, D
DAY 7 (Wednesday) - Sorrento, Florence, Dinner in Hotel
This morning we’re off to Florence via the Highway of the Sun. As we traverse the gently rolling countryside to the capital of Tuscany, we’re reminded of the geniuses who traveled this very path long before us - Dante. Da Vinci. Michelangelo. Galileo. Botticelli. It reads like a “Who’s Who” of brilliance. Maybe some will rub off!
Tonight, we’ll relax with our friends for dinner and wine at our hotel. BB, D
DAY 8 (Thursday) - Florence, Excursion to Venice, Special Venetian Lunch, Florence
The Grand Canal is not too far from Florence. Should we? Why not! Andiamo a Venezia!
There is no normal life in Venice. Here, everything and everyone floats. One floats luxuriously with such a sense of freedom, never tormented by traffic or even the sound of a horn.
Your guide will show you all the sights – St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs. Just around the corner from St. Mark’s Square, we’ll enjoy a special lunch in a town renowned for its seafood specialties.
This evening we return to Florence for dinner on our own. BB, L
DAY 9 (Friday) - Florence, City Sightseeing Including ‘The David’, Dinner Out Tonight
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!
Our last night together will be at a popular Florentine restaurant with great Tuscan wines. No tears! You’ll exchange email addresses with your new friends and make plans for the future. How about we all meet again on another Perillo Tour to Hawaii! BB, D
DAY 10 (Saturday) - Florence, Flight Home
This morning we board our flight home, arriving in the USA the same day. A warm “grazie” for traveling with the Perillo family and please return soon! BB
B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner
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.
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
May - October 2013
|Per Person Double Room||Triple Room||Single Room||Kids (Under 12yr w/ 2 Adults|
TO ROME, RETURN FROM FLORENCE
Depart USA Thursday - Return Saturday
NOTE: 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.
* June 13 itinerary will be the reverse of the itinerary shown. Starting in Florence and ending in Rome.
- 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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CAN’T FIND YOUR HOME CITY? Give us a call and we’ll find the most convenient airport for you.
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.
This first class, four star, five-story hotel, built in 1910 and refurbished in 1995, is located on peaceful street next to Via Veneto, overlooking ancient Roman city walls and Villa Borghese Park.
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.
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.
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|
|Tarantella Show||€ 30||$40|
|Capri Tour||€ 96||$128|
|Gondola Serenade||€ 42||$56|
|Pisa - Half Day Tour||€ 48||$64|
|Uffizi Gallery Tour||€ 40||$53|
*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
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.
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: 35 min
Don’t miss out on a chance to have the quintessential Venice experience – a Gondola ride and serenade!
Pisa – Half Day Tour
City: Pisa from Florence
Duration: 3-4 hrs
Head out from Florence to take a half-day tour of Pisa to see its major sights.
Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour
Duration: 2 hrs
Visit one of the most important museums of paintings and sculptures in the world. This tour includes entrance fees and a private guide.