Day 8 - VENICE - MURANO - VENICE     
See Venice from the water as we board a boat bound for Murano Island for an up-close glass-blowing demonstration.  Discover the secrets of this ancient art and marvel at the intricate designs of each one-of-a-kind piece. Then we make our way to St. Mark’s Square where it’s your choice!  Join a local expert on a walking tour of this famous square to view the stunning Basilica and visit the impressive Doge’s Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs - OR - go off the beaten path to explore the Castello Sestiere district with a local expert.  Get to know authentic Venice and see for yourself how the locals live as you walk canal by canal through the narrow streets lined with churches and historic buildings.   Meals:B
HOTEL CARLTON ON THE GRAND CANAL

REFLECTIONS OF ITALY

October 21 - 30, 2019
10 days / 9 nights

 $4549

Day 2 - ROME, ITALY        
Begin our amazing journey in Rome, the “Eternal City”.  This evening join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and fine Italian wines.  Meals:D
MEDITERRANEO  HOTEL

Day 5 - PERUGIA/ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE   
A scenic journey through Tuscany brings you to the mystical city of Siena.  Delight in its narrow Gothic streets, magnificent palaces and historic Piazza del Campo.  After a walking tour with a local expert, take some time to explore the medieval corners of Siena.  Meals:B,D                                              
STARHOTELS MICHELANGELO, FLORENCE

Day 3 - ROME, ITALY     
This morning our local guide takes us on a panoramic tour of Rome featuring the Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine, the famous Piazza Navona and a visit to the Colosseum.  Enjoy an optional tour of the Vatican this afternoon.   Meals:B
MEDITERRANEO  HOTEL

Day 9 - VENICE - MILAN MALPENSA     
Today travel to Milan and take in some of the city’s amazing sights on a guided walking tour.  View the Opera House La Scala and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery.  Visit the Duomo, a magnificent Gothic cathedral which is the third largest church in Europe.  Later, perhaps indulge in some shopping at the “Quadrilatero della Moda”, Milan’s high-fashion district.  Continue to Milan Malpensa for a farewell dinner to celebrate the end of an unforgettable trip.      Meals:B,D
CROWNE PLAZA MILAN MALPENSA

Step to the front of the line to see Michelangelo’s David.  Enjoy a boat trip to Murano.  Behold the medieval Perugia, the historic capital of Umbria.  Enjoy a scenic journey through Tuscany’s graceful hills.  Set out on a locally guided panoramic tour of Rome.  Visit an historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region and enjoy a chef-led cooking class

Day 4 - ROME - ASSISI - PERUGIA/ASSISI   

Today travel to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis.  Take in the old-world atmosphere on a guided walking tour of the old city, including the Basilica of St. Francis.  Depart for Perugia, the historic capital of Umbria.  Behold one of the grandest squares in Italy, the Piazza IV Novembre, and delight in the medieval palaces and ornate cathedrals.   Meals:B
SANGALLA PALACE HOTEL, PERUGIA

Day 6 - FLORENCE     
In Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance”, visit the world-famous Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo's incredible statue of David.  During your tour of Florence, you’ll view the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Church of Santa Croce.  The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this fascinating city.
STARHOTELS MICHELANGELO, FLORENCE

I T I N E R A R Y

Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/PHL AIRPORT     
Roundtrip transportation to PHL Airport to board your overnight flight to Rome, Italy, a land rich in history, culture, art and romance.  Meals: D in flight

Day 7 - FLORENCE - VENICE     
Start your day with a visit to the historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region. In the shadow of its 12th-century castle, learn about the winery’s famed Tuscan wines and enjoy a chef-led cooking class.  Next, savor regional delicacies during a delicious lunch.  This afternoon journey through central Italy, crossing the Apennine Mountains toward the Valley of the Po.  Enchanting Venice awaits with its 117 tiny islands and latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges.   Meals:B,L,D
HOTEL CARLTON ON THE GRAND CANAL

Day 10 - AIRPORT TRANSFER /HOME                                                             
Morning transfer to the Milan airport for your return flight to Philadelphia where transportation will be waiting to return you home.  Meals:B
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS:  Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington to PHL Airport * roundtrip air PHL/Rome - Milan/PHL * accommodations for 9 nights based on double occupancy * sightseeing as per itinerary * meals include breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 4 dinners * taxes for hotels and included meals * roundtrip transfers between airports and hotels * luggage handling at hotels * services of a Tour manager from Collette*

Not Included:  Passport fee * gratuities for motor coach tour driver, local guides and Collette Tour Manager.

Conditions:  a deposit of $500 and insurance of $315 are due with each reservation.  Final payment is due August 12, 2019.  Without insurance your deposit is non-refundable after April 12, 2019. Cancellations:  With insurance, you are guaranteed a full refund of all payments (including deposit) except for cost of insurance, $315.  You may cancel for any reason.

Responsibility:  B & B Travel Inc, d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as an agent for suppliers in arranging transportation, accommodations and all other services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel, is not liable for loss, damage, injury, or expense caused by delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service, or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person.  No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.

 

A PASSPORT VALID FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER YOUR RETURN IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR.