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ITALY Rome, Florence, Venice

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  • ITALIA CLASSICA

    Visit Rome, Florence, Venice & Milan!

    Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, November 10

    Enjoy a fabulous vacation with a great group of people! You will see all the major sites and more on this trip with Collette Tours and Brightside Travelers Meetup. We'll be part of a bigger group so you will meet even more people while learning, exploring, and having a lot of fun on this amazing tour of Italy! We are going with a professional Tour Company that has been voted best Tour Operator and has won several awards. Read more.....

    Rome (2 nights) Florence (2 nights) Venice (2 nights) Milan (1 night)

    Includes:

    • Round-trip air & transfers from Boston
    • 7 nights accommodations
    • 7 Breakfasts, 3 dinners
    • Professional Tour Director
    • Private deluxe motor coach
    • Select entrance fees
    • transportation to and from Logan from Westboro
    • All reservations handled through Brightside Travelers
    • $150 to be used towards a future trip with Collette Tours

    Deposit: $250 due by 2/28/13 to save $300
    Save $250 when you get your deposit in by 4/29/13
    Please note that deposit is refundable up until 5/3/13. After 5/3/13 deposit is non-refundable.

    $2,949  per person, double occupancy 
    $3,249  per person, single occupancy

    Cost of Trip: includes round trip air, 10 meals, taxes, tours, etc.

    Final payment due by 9/1/13

    Late charges will apply for those who do not make the due date.

    Important Info - Please Read

    When you RSVP you will be required to pay a $50 registration fee. This is not the deposit, but it does go towards the cost of your trip. This fee holds your spot with the Brightside Meetup Group. Once your RSVP and registration fee is received, you will receive a form (via email) to fill out and have the option to send in your deposit of $250, travel insurance of $220 and/or full payment to avoid increases (such as flight government regulated taxes, fees, etc.) The form will give you the option to pay by check or credit card.

    Cancellation policy after full payment has been made:

    70-20 days: 30% of trip is retained
    19-1 days: 50% of trip is retained
    Less than 1 day: 100% is retained (no refunds)

    If you sign up for double occupancy and your roommate cancels, you will be liable to pay the single supplement if we cannot find you another roommate.

    Travel Insurance
    $220 per person = covers cancellation for any reason at any time. Due with deposit.


    Itinerary

    Day 1: Overnight Flight

    Join Collette Vacations for a fabulous vacation in Italy, exploring the magic of Rome, Florence and Venice. These cities are filled with history, culture, art and romance, waiting to be discovered. Your vacation begins with an overnight flight.

    Day 2: Arrive Rome, Italy - Tour Begins

    Your tour begins in Rome, “the Eternal City.” This evening, meet your fellow travelers and roll up your sleeves for a true taste of Italian culture. A pizza-making class with an expert will teach you the art of creating this Italian specialty! Once your delicious creations are complete, sit back and enjoy your meal, paired with traditional antipasti and fine Italian wine! Today dinner will be included.

    Day 3: Rome

    Enjoy a tour of Classical Rome viewing the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the Arch of Constantine. Visit the famed Colosseum, where gladiators and exotic animals once entertained the Roman crowd. This afternoon you are free to continue exploring Rome on your own. Perhaps you will take an optional excursion devoted to the splendors of Vatican City, the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Today breakfast will be included.

    Day 4: Rome - Florence

    Depart Rome this morning for a scenic journey through Italy’s graceful low-lying hills to the spectacular capital of Tuscany, Florence. En route, ease your way into the local culture as your tour manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Upon arrival, learn about the traditional Italian techniques of leather-making during a visit to a family-owned leather shop. Then, begin your exploration of the great city of Florence! A local expert provides a leisurely-paced walking tour featuring the Piazza Del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry. You also visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive Palazzo Vecchio. End your day with an informative explanation of Florentine gold and its fascinating techniques at a local gold shop, overlooking the Church of Santa Croce. Today breakfast will be included.

    Day 5: Florence

    Today is at leisure to relax or continue independently exploring the city’s cultural riches. Perhaps you would like to sign up for an optional tour to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa followed by a visit to a Tuscan winery complete with a regional lunch. Today breakfast will be included.

    Day 6: Florence - Mogliano Veneto

    This morning you journey through central Italy, crossing over the wooded Apennine Mountains toward the Po River valley. Arrive in Mogliano Veneto and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in this quaint Venetian town. You may choose to sign up for an optional excursion to the islands in the Venetian lagoon. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

    Day 7: Mogliano Veneto - Venice - Mogliano Veneto

    Board a train toward enchanting Venice, with 117 tiny islands and its latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Your Venetian adventure will begin with a boat trip (weather permitting) to charming St. Mark’s Square, the lively hub of the city's activity and events. A local expert will guide you on a walking tour of the area featuring St. Mark’s Basilica and the Clock Tower with its famous Moors. Today breakfast will be included.

    Day 8: Mogliano Veneto - Milan - Milan Malpensa

    Say good-bye to the Veneto region as you travel toward the exciting and modern city of Milan. Visit the magnificent Duomo (Cathedral) and the Vittorio Emmanuele II Gallery in one of the city’s most elegant squares. Time is allowed to explore the city at your own pace before continuing to nearby Malpensa. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner commemorating the end of a fabulous trip through Italy. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

    Day 9: Milan Malpensa - Tour Ends

    Your tour ends today in the Milan Malpensa area. Today breakfast will be included.

    Hotels

    Day 1 Overnight Flight

    Days 2, 3 Domus Pacis Torre Rosa Park Hotel, Rome or Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna Hotel, Rome

    Days 4, 5 Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence or Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli, Florence

    Days 6, 7 Hotel Duca D'Aosta, Mogliano Veneto

    Day 8 Novotel Hotel Malpensa, Malpensa

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  • Lisa M.

    Sorry I can't join this time around. Looks like a great itinerary!

    June 15, 2013

  • Marie

    Sorry I won't be going. Have fun

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    won't be attending this trip but looking forward to another one.

    April 29, 2013

  • Diane D.

    I have a commitment in NYC that week. Have fun!!!

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Diane

    Hi Jacki - This sounds so good. I'm hoping to make it work. I'm going to keep my eye on your schedule and hope to make a meet up soon so I can meet you and others first. ; )

    January 16, 2013

  • Diane

    Cannot wait to go! We had so much fun on the last trip to italy. Looking forward to seeing rome, etc. it will be nice to meet some new travelers and have a lot of fun!

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Michelle

    Jacki....can I bring a friend? She is not a member of this group but she could join if needed.

    January 15, 2013

    • Jacki R.

      Absolutely. All are welcome.

      January 15, 2013

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