Women Travel to Italy Odyssey - May 2020

    Join our Women only Travel Group to Italy Odyssey

    Italy Odyssey: Women only travel group

    (Photo: Beautiful view of Florence Italy)

    VISITING: Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Rome

    DATES OF TRAVEL: May 16th - 27th 2020

    DURATION: 11 Nights/12 Days

    LAND COSTS: $4,441 CAD/person sharing

    SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $1,255 CAD

    DEPOSIT: $300 at time of booking


    (Photo: View of Capri from a local boat)

    Highlights: VENICE: Hotel Ambasciatori Venezia Mestre

  • Explore architectural gems of Venice Island
  • Gondola boat trip (famous Canals of Venice)
  • Boat trip to: Murano, Burano and Torcello

  • CINQUE TERRE: Hotel NH La Spezia

  • UNESCO World Heritage site: Cinque Terre - 5 islands & lunch with local wines
  • Lucca (important medieval city of Tuscany)
  • Tuscany village of Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa)

  • FLORENCE: Hotel Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Walking tour of Florence (Ponte Vecchio bridge, Michelangelo’s revered Statute of David)
  • ENRICHING LIVES EXCLUSIVE: Venerable Arch-confraternity of the Misericordia of Florence

  • TUSCANY: Hotel Pietra di Luna

  • Stop in Sienna (medieval Italian architecture)
  • Tuscan Cuisine Cooking class

  • AMALFI COAST: Laticastelli Country Relais

  • Island of Capri (includes boat transfers)
  • Amalfi coast visit to: Positano, Amalfi & Ravello

  • ROME: Hotel Trevi

  • Heart of Rome walking tour and the Colosseum

  • (Photo: A shot of the Colosseum surrounded by beautiful countryside)

    INCLUSIONS:

  • 11 nights accommodation “Superior First Class”
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Transfers and sightseeing
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • English speaking guides for sightseeing only
  • ENRICHING LIVES EXCLUSIVE: Venerable Arch-confraternity of the Misericordia of Florence
  • 1 Wine Tasting (Cinque Terre area)
  • 1 Cooking class (Laticastelli Country Relais)
  • 30-minute gondola ride in Venice

  • EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfare and airfare taxes
  • Visa and visa fees, if applicable
  • Insurance
  • Items of personal nature like baggage porterage at airports/hotels, gratuities, tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc
  • Donations to social charity foundations
  • Any item not mentioned above
  • (Photo: Map of Italy Odyssey tour)

    Day 1: Sat 16th May 2020 Arrival to Venice

    Welcome to Italy! Meet and greet at airport, then transfer to the hotel. Meet at 01:30 PM in the hotel lobby for guided tour of St. Mark’s Square, on Venice Island via (water bus). Visit the inside of the Basilica of St Marks. Overnight: Venice - Hotel Ambasciatori Venezia Mestre – First Class.

    Day 2: Sun 17th May 2020 Venice

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet driver in lobby, transfer to boat ride through Venice lagoon with panoramic views of the city, followed by 3 islands tour of Murano (glass blowing demonstration), Burano and Torcello. After tour of islands free time for lunch (own expense), followed by a 30 min gondola ride through the canals. Later enjoy dinner at a restaurant in Venice. Overnight: Venice - Hotel Ambasciatori Venezia Mestre - First Class. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 3: Mon 18th May 2020 Venice - Cinque Terre

    Early Breakfast at the hotel. Meet in lobby at 7:00 AM: Proceed via coach to the Cinque Terre region. Check-in at hotel in La Spezia. Continue on private tour to the ancient village of Volastra inside the Cinque Terre National Park. Opportunity to taste the typical regional wine with a local lunch. Continue to Corniglia town and Monterosso al Mare. Back to hotel for Dinner. Overnight: Cinque Terre - Hotel NH La Spezia – First Class. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    (Photo: Local gondolier guiding the gondola)

    Day 4: Tue 19th May 2020 Cinque Terre

    After Breakfast, transfer to explore Cinque Terre by public ferry (tickets incl). Following the most popular trail along the coast is Sentiero Azzurro, with visits to Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso. Overnight: Cinque Terre - Hotel NH La Spezia – First Class. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 5: Wed 20th May 2020 Cinque Terre – Lucca – Pisa – Florence

    Early Breakfast at hotel. Depart via private coach to Lucca for a walking tour of the medieval city including visit to famous Gothic Cathedral of San Martino. Continue to Pisa famous for its Leaning Tower (entrance not included). Tour of the city. (Lunch in Lucca or Pisa depending on time). Continue to Florence. Check-in at hotel. Evening is spent at leisure. Overnight: Florence - Hotel Leonardo da Vinci - First Class. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 6: Thu 21st May 2020 Florence

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today is a classic walking tour of the most popular sights of Florence. Visit Accademia Gallery (Michelangelo’s David). Continue to the Piazza della Repubblica and a stroll on the Ponte Vecchio. Later an opportunity to discover the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. ENRICHING LIVES EXCLUSIVE: visit to the Venerable Arch-confraternity of the Misericordia of Florence. The institution offers services ranging from health & social transport for the elderly, family counseling, civil protection, a supply center to health equipment and food aid. Overnight: Florence - Hotel Leonardo da Vinci - First Class. Meals: Breakfast

    (Photo: Close up shot of a traditional Italian cooking class)

    Day 7: Fri 22nd May 2020 Florence – Siena - Tuscany countryside

    Early Breakfast, then transfer to the Tuscany countryside, with a quick visit of Siena. Continue to Laticastelli, check in and then proceed to a discover the secrets of the Tuscan Cuisine with a cooking class at the hotel restaurant. Overnight: Tuscany - Hotel Laticastelli Country Relais - First Class. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 8: Sat 23rd May 2020 Tuscany countryside – Capri – Maiori

    Early Breakfast, then transfer to the wonderful Amalfi coast. Arrival at one of the ports and board a boat to visit the island of Capri. Lunch at a local Italian restaurant. After your explorations on Capri, return by boat to reach the port where the bus takes you to your hotel in Maiori. Overnight: Maiori - Hotel Pietra di Luna - First Class. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 9: Sun 24th May 2020 Maiori

    Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will discover the Amalfi coast with your local guide. Visits to villages: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Return to hotel. Free time to enjoy this magical sea town. Overnight: Maiori - Hotel Pietra di Luna - First Class. Meals: Breakfast

    (Photo: View of the Trevi Fountain)

    Day 10: Mon 25th May 2020 Maiori - Rome

    Early Breakfast at the hotel, check out, transfer to Rome by private coach. Upon arrival, we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch (own expense). Visit to the most imposing work of the Imperial Rome, the Colosseum. Check-in at hotel, followed by a Heart of Rome walking tour (historic center). Start from Piazza del Popolo, walk along Via del Corso, then see Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Italian Parliament. Visit to Baroque church Saint Ignazio. Overnight: Rome - Hotel Trevi - First Class. Meals: Breakfast

    Day 11: Tue 26th May 2020 Rome

    Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica . Transfer back to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Rome - Hotel Trevi - First Class. Meals: Breakfast

    Day 12: Wed 27th May 2020 Departure Rome

    After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport for flight back home. Meals: Breakfast

    Bon Voyage...!