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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to Venice Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 Arrive in Venice
  • Welcome to Venice! Board an overnight flight to Europe. Begin your exciting Italian adventure in one of its most revered cities - Venice.
Day 3 Venice
  • Explore Venice with a local guide Sightseeing with a local guide includes St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Doge's Palace, rich in Venetian art and political intrigue.
Day 4 Florence
  • Title Journey south to the capital of Tuscany, Florence.
  • LEAP Patron of the Renaissance.
Day 5 Florence
  • See Florence with a local guide Join a local guide for a tour of the Duomo, Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Church of Santa Croce. See Michelangelo's David in the Accademia.
  • Add on: LEAP Renaissance Restored! Optional activity.
  • LEAP Cucina Fiorentina
Day 6 Siena-San Gimignano
  • Discover Siena A leisurely excursion includes Siena, a town of 17 medieval neighborhoods, each with its own church and symbol.
  • Explore San Gimignano San Gimignano, with 14 fortified towers that give the town its characteristic silhouette.
  • Enjoy a Tuscan farm lunch in place of dinner today A Tuscan farm lunch is served in place of dinner today.
Day 7 Pompeii-Sorrento
  • Travel by high-speed train to Naples Journey south to Pompeii, a bustling city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii A fascinating guided tour reveals a remarkably well-preserved Roman town.
  • Continue to Sorrento Continue on to the Mediterranean resort town of Sorrento.
Day 8 Capri
  • Visit the island of Capri Cross the Bay of Naples to enchanting Capri, summer home of Roman emperors.
  • Explore the Blue Grotto There's time to visit the captivating Blue Grotto, a cavern lit from underwater by sunlight reflected against submerged limestone.
  • Italian feast with live music Tonight, dine on an Italian feast complete with live musical entertainment.
Day 9 Amalfi-Paestum
  • Journey along the Amalfi Coast Travel along the Amalfi coastline, with its ragged cliffs and dramatic seaside views.
  • Explore Paestum with a local guide Visit the Temple of Neptune, dating from 450 B.C., and the basilica. Admire the imposing Duomo Sant' Andrea and Saracen towers.
Day 10 Naples
  • Discover Naples A treasure trove of antiquities awaits you as you travel to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.
  • Continue to Rome Continue north to the "Eternal City" of Rome.
Day 11 Rome
  • Discover Rome with a local guide A local guide shows you the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, Trajan's Column and the Roman Forum.
  • Add on: LEAP Caesar's Gladiators Optional activity.
Day 12 Vatican
  • See Vatican City with a local guide Visit the Vatican, including St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.
  • Add on: Hadrian's Villa and Tivoli - farewell dinner This evening, opt to visit Emperor Hadrian's Villa and Tivoli, and to enjoy a farewell dinner in the hills.
Day 13 Return Home OR Extend your Stay
  • Flight to the US Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day. Or, opt to spend extra time in Rome.
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