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sell10 Day Marco Polo Tour 2024

10 Days / 8 Nights   Starting at $3995 PP (Land Rate)

Our Marco Polo Tour is the counterpart to our Vesuvius Tour. One featuring Venice, the other featuring Sorrento. Either way, you can be assured that Steve Perillo has hand-selected every hotel, restaurant, sightseeing experience and guide that will make your vacation the memory of a lifetime.

Itinerary

Depart USA - Venice

MONDAY: Boarding your overnight flight, you’re off to Italy on the adventure of a lifetime!

Arrive in Venice - Afternoon Free - Dinner Out

TUESDAY: Benvenuti a Venezia! We are pleased to offer complimentary motorboat transfers from the Venice airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.

After you settle in at your hotel, take a stroll through Venice. Get lost in the traffic-free streets and alleyways. There are so many wonderful things to see!

Tonight, we’ll meet our tour leader for a brief orientation and welcome drink, followed by dinner at our favorite restaurant in Venice just steps from St. Mark’s Square.

Venice - City Sightseeing - Murano Glass Factory

WEDNESDAY: 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. Next, we’ll board our mostoscafi to the beautiful island of Murano, where we will visit one of the oldest glass-blowing factories. Our glass masters will show us two different glass blowing techniques: the hand-blown glass technique creating a small vase and the carved glass technique, creating a small sculpture like a glass horse, fish or cat.

Next, we’ll board our motoscafi to visit one of the world’s oldest glass-blowing factories on the island of Murano.

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’è Piazza San Marco?

Dinner is on your own tonight and there are lots of great choices around your hotel. Even Hemingway’s famous Harry’s Bar is just around the corner. Your guide will be happy to make suggestions. Just ask.

Venice - Padua - Florence - Dinner in Hotel

THURSDAY: This morning it’s back to the mainland where we’ll meet our dependable driver for the ride to Florence. But on the way, we’ll make a memorable stop: Padua.

Visitors to Padua are often surprised by a sense of deep spirituality. St. Anthony (patron Saint of lost objects) is buried here in the serene Basilica which dates back to the 1200s.

Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner at our hotel. A toast (brindisi) to Florence and new friends!

Florence - Sightseeing Including The David - Dinner Out

FRIDAY: Florence, the fountainhead of the Renaissance—city of Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli, and Da Vinci!

Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city atop Piazzale Michelangelo, followed by our tour of the Academy of Fine Arts where Michelangelo’s proud David stands, the majestic Cathedral built in 1296, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its Gates of Paradise doors.

We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in Florence, Piazza della Signoria and then to Florence’s most compelling Franciscan church built in 1294—Santa Croce. It’s not only an artistic shrine with frescoes by Giotto, but also the burial place of 270 of the city’s most eminent inhabitants—among them Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Rossini.

In the cloister next door, we see the Pazzi Chapel— widely regarded as one of the most perfect early Renaissance creations.

Tonight, please be our guest at a fine local Florentine restaurant with flowing wines and great friends. A perfect ending to a perfect day!

Florence - Siena - Oil & Wine Tasting in Tuscany with Early Dinner - Florence

SATURDAY: While the ambitious city of Florence was launching the Renaissance, Siena was her laid back country cousin. Just 30 miles South of Florence, she is considered the best-preserved medieval city in Italy.

Our guided tour will include the elaborately carved Gothic cathedral, Town Hall, and Piazza del Campo – site of the famous Palio horse race. You’ll have time for lunch on your own, shopping and a little more exploring.

This afternoon we’ll visit Tenuta Torciano winery in Tuscany and meet our dear friend, Pierluigi Giachi, the world’s most enchanting sommelier. You’ll learn about the grape, the nose, food pairings and most importantly which glass to use with each wine! You’ll also get to experience an olive oil and truffle oil tasting…and of course have some fresh bread with it!

This will all be followed by a fabulous early dinner and wine tasting. Cin-Cin!

Morning Drive to Rome - Imperial Rome & The Colosseum - Dinner in Hotel

SUNDAY: This morning, we enjoy our drive south to Rome through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, the green heart of Italy.

This afternoon, we enjoy a relaxing, panoramic driving tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, downtown ancient Rome, the CircusMaximus, and the Great Synagogue, built in the heart of the Jewish quarter.

Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself.

Tonight, we return to the twenty-first century and enjoy a typical Roman dinner at our hotel.

*Colosseum entrance subject to ticket availability*

Rome - Day of Leisure - Dinner Out

MONDAY: A free day in Rome! But don’t sleep in too late—there’s much to do and see! Ask your tour guide for suggestions.

Why not start with an espresso in Piazza Navona, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return and stroll across the Tiber for another look at the Vatican. Rome is a great city for walking, shopping and people watching.

Tonight, we enjoy a delicious dinner in the characteristic district of Trastevere, one of the centers of the Roman night life. This lively area of tiny winding streets gives a taste of what one imagines Italy to be like, with cobbled streets and music-filled trattorias on every corner.

Rome - Vatican Museum - Sistine Chapel - St. Peter's Basilica

TUESDAY: This morning, it’s a ten-minute drive to another country—Vatican City! With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a massive collection 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 Pietà, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.

(Please note that the visit of St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to availability based on the events planned by the Pope.)

Tonight, you’re free to enjoy a night in Rome on your own with your new friends. Be sure to have an ice cream at one of the best shops in Rome, close to the Trevi Fountain, “Il Gelato di San Crispino.” Try the nocciola!

Flight Home - Rome - USA

WEDNESDAY: This morning you board your 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.

Inclusions

  • Smaller Tour Groups
  • More Motorcoach Legroom
  • Airport Transfers at Scheduled Times
  • Full Breakfast Daily
  • 6 Dinners
  • Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting & Olive Oil Tasting
  • Wireless Headsets To Hear Your Tour Guide Clearly
  • Travel Wallet, Baggage Tags and Travel Documents Included
  • Baggage Handling Throughout (Except at Airports)
  • Hotel Taxes, City Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and all Tips For Hotel and Restaurant Personnel
  • Professional Tour Directors and Licensed Local Guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi On Our Buses
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Dates & Rates

Depart - Return Per Person
in a Double
Solo
Traveler
Jul 29 - Aug 7 Sold Out!
Aug 19 - Aug 28 Last Seat! $5,825
Aug 26 - Sep 4 Sold Out!
Sep 9 - Sep 18 Sold Out!
Sep 16 - Sep 25 Sold Out!
Sep 23 - Oct 2 Sold Out!
Sep 30 - Oct 9 Sold Out!
Oct 14 - Oct 23 Sold Out!
Oct 21 - Oct 30 Last Seat! $5,995
Oct 28 - Nov 6 $4,095 $5,695
Nov 4 - Nov 13 Last Seat! $5,595

Triple room deduct $600 per person from the Double rate.
Kids under 12 sharing with 2 adults deduct $1200 from the Double Rate.

Hotel Info

Overnight Stays: Venice (2 nights), Florence (3), Rome (3)
Also Visiting: Padua, Siena
Hotel Metropole ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Metropole is an independent hotel situated in the heart of Venice, overlooking the lagoon and just a glance away from San Giorgio Island.

The charming 5-star hotel, with carefully-perfected details and an attentive service, take guests on a marvellous journey through time and emotions.

The intense ambience with candlelit spaces and scents of black pepper permeates the hotel that escapes traditional luxury cliches and expresses its personality through an eclectic decor, old mirrors, rugs from the Far East, red velvets and antique collections.

Venice

Hotel Plaza Lucchesi ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

The Plaza Hotel Lucchesi is a First-Class 4 star superior hotel located in the historic center of Florence. It is a luxurious, historical property from 1860, set right on the Arno, close to the Ponte Vecchio bridge and Piazza Santa Croce, and a short walk to the Uffizi Gallery and Piazza Duomo.

The hotel features a traditional restaurant that offer local specialties, the Empireo rooftop bar and an outdoor pool with breathtaking views of Florence.

 

Florence

Hotel Rose Garden Palace ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Our favorite!  Rose Garden Palace Hotel is a distinctive spa hotel located in a restored historical townhome just off Via Veneto.  Rooms are grand and spacious like American hotels, with all the comforts of home. Experience fine dining at Il Roseto Restaurant and relax in the heated indoor pool and steam room. This is our preferred property in Rome, owned by our very own Steve Perillo. Come and experience our wonderful service and ambiance. 

Rome

Air Info

Airfares are unpredictable and impossible to estimate at time of brochure printing. Your airfare can range anywhere from approximately $1,000 to $1,900 depending on your departure city. Additionally, current departure tax and fuel surcharges are approximately $650 per person and are subject to change.

Your exact airfare will be advised within 3 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.

Book Early

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.

Affordable Upgrades

When you purchase your Coach ticket through Perillo Tours, you can upgrade to "Premium Economy" on select flights starting at $550 each way. For ultimate comfort enjoy Business Class/First Class for a surcharge of as little as $4,000 per person.

Security Measures

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.

Arranging your own air?

Roundtrip airport transfers are provided at scheduled times if you arrive and depart the same day as the tour begins and ends. Click here for the schedule.

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Optional Tour Add-Ons

Add-On
Price (in EUR)

Duration: 35 min
City: Venice

Experience the quintessential essence of Venice with an unforgettable gondola ride accompanied by a mesmerizing serenade. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Venice, as you glide through its iconic waterways, serenaded by melodious tunes.

Duration: 1.5 hrs
City: Rome

Indulge in the ultimate panoramic experience of Rome from the open upper deck of a double-decker bus. Revel in unparalleled views of the city's iconic landmarks and majestic architecture as you soak in the beauty of Rome from a unique vantage point.

Duration: 1.5 hrs
City: Rome

Step into the captivating world of Renaissance Rome on our immersive walking tour, where we'll discover iconic landmarks like Bernini's Fountains, the majestic Spanish Steps, and the legendary Trevi Fountain—be sure to toss a coin and make a wish! (Note: On Monday mornings, the Trevi Fountain may be without water, as maintenance personnel collect coins.) Marvel at the grandeur of the Piazza of the Pantheon and immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of the renowned Piazza Navona. Join us as we embark on this fascinating journey through history and art, uncovering the splendors of Rome's Renaissance treasures.

Duration: 10 hrs
City: Pompeii

Embark on an unforgettable day trip from Rome to discover the city that was famously preserved by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the summer of 79 AD. Delve into the ancient ruins of Pompeii, where time stands still, offering a glimpse into daily life in the Roman Empire nearly two millennia ago. Wander through the remarkably preserved streets, marveling at the hauntingly beautiful remnants of homes, temples, and public spaces. Experience the awe-inspiring impact of this natural disaster firsthand as you learn about the tragic fate of Pompeii's inhabitants. Join us on this immersive journey through history, where every step unveils the secrets of a bygone era frozen in time.

Duration: 4 hrs
City: Rome

Immerse yourself in history as you explore the charming town and behold the magnificent Villa d'Este, a masterpiece of the Italian Garden and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at its breathtaking array of fountains, grottoes, and captivating water displays accompanied by music. After this enchanting experience, return to Rome, enriched by the beauty and splendor of Italy's cultural heritage.

You can find out more about our Italy tours and talk with other passengers on our Perillo Tours Travelers Facebook page.

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I just wanted to say – thank you to you and the Perillo staff for arranging such a perfect Tour for me and my husband.  This was just wonderful-I have been bragging to my friends and family how great the Perillo family took care of us.

Mrs. R.P.

Words cannot adequately describe the experience we had with Perillo tours. ! Our 14 day northern Italy classic tour was a dream come true. Every day I woke up and felt like someone should pinch me, it was surreal. Everything was top notch from the hotels, restaurants, the itinerary and the wonderful tour guides and bus driver. I came home completely satisfied knowing that I went to Italy and so everything I wanted to see. The only disappointing part of the trip was Milan. I would've rather had more time to spend in the Sorrento/Capri area. Milan could not compare to the other cities that we visited and the activities that we did. Overall, we had a fantastic time and I highly recommend perillo tours to all my friends and family.

Mr. & Mrs. T.M.