September 2023 Tours of Rome, Amalfi Coast and Tuscany

Trip #2 - Aug 26th - Sept 9th, 2023  15 days  

Trip #3 - Sept 9th - Sept 23th, 2023  15 days  


Day 1 – Saturday
Arrival to Rome “Leonardo da Vinci” Fiumicino airport with your own flight.  Check into our Hotel. Relaxing afternoon.   Dinner in a typical Roman restaurant. (At own expenses)

Day 2 – Sunday
Day tour of Rome: At 8:30am, after breakfast, meet our Tour guide in the Hotel Lobby. At 9:00am walking tour of Rome. Itinerary: Piazza Navona, the Roman Forum, The  Trajan’s Market, The Trajan’s Forum and Colosseum, Spanish Steps,  Fontana di Trevi, ect. ect.. Dinner in a typical roman restaurant (At own expenses).

Day 3 – Monday
At 7.45 am. private transfer to Vatican City for a guided tour of the Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Around noon Hotel Checkout and transfer to Sorrento (Amalfi Coast – Naples) by 20 seats minibus (Approx. 4 hours trip).  Upon arrival: Check in to our accommodation Hotel in Sorrento. In the afternoon orientation tour of  the old town center and seafood dinner in a Sorrento restaurant(At own expenses). 

Day 4 – Tuesday
At 9:00am departure by mini-bus for a day Tour of the Amalfi Coast visiting Ravello, Amalfi and many other magic villages with wonderful panoramic views.  In the evening: return to Sorrento and visit a local farm where we will see how Mozzarella is made, and  for a real Pizza Napoletana experience, where some of you will have the pleasure of making it from scratch . (At own expenses)

Day 5 – Wednesday
Morning  transfer to Positano for a half day of shopping and/or by the marvelous beach. Around 3:00pm return to Sorrento. In the evening, dinner in Sorrento, at a local family owned trattoria. (At own expenses).   After dinner there will be the option to go to Sorrento Theatre to watch the famous Sorrento Musical. 


Day 6 – Thursday
At 9:00am departure for a day tour to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvio. From 10:00am to 12:00: Visit the archaeological site of Pompeii with an authorized English-speaking guide. Then transfer to the foot of Mount Vesuvio for a visit to a local winery with light lunch and wine tasting.(Included). In the afternoon, Gelato Class at Gelateria Bouganville in Sorrento.              After returning to our accommodation we will enjoy a dinner in Sorrento. (At own expenses). 

Day 7 – Friday
Day-tour to Island of Capri. On a  private boat, from Sorrento, we will reach the famous island for a stroll in Anacapri village and a dip in the deep blue sea. Light snack and drinks on the boat (Included) Around 5:00pm we will be back to our accommodation in Sorrento. Dinner in a typical Sorrento restaurant (at own expenses)

Day 8 – Saturday
Check out and  private bus transfer to  Radda in Chianti, Tuscany. Check in to our villa “Il Cornino”. Relaxing afternoon at the villa and welcome dinner by the swimming pool  with food prepared by Lele (Luca’s mom) (Included). 


Day 9 – Sunday
After Breakfast: Transfer to Radda in Chianti village. Visit of the town and free shopping. Visit the Chianti Classico Museum and lunch in the monk’s refractory (at own expenses). In the afternoon, meet with the Tuscan ladies of “Tutti a tavola” cooking school for a hands-on half-day cooking session learning how to cook some typical Tuscan dishes. Evening dinner with the food prepared     (Included). 


Day 10 – Monday
Around 10am, departure from our villa for a visit to Monteriggioni. Light lunch in local deli with cheeses and cold cuts. (at own expenses).  Afternoon: visiting the medieval town of San Gimignano. We will have time for shopping and for a visit to Dondoli Gelateria where we will enjoy the world’s famous “gelato” ice cream. Dinner: on our way back to our villa, at a local Wine Bar.(At own expenses). 


Day 11 – Tuesday
After breakfast guided tour of Siena and the major attractions of the Duomo, San Domenico and Santa Caterina’s Basilica, and Piazza del Campo;  Afternoon: scenic drive of the Crete Senesi, and visit Pienza, the Tuscan village of the famous Pecorino (sheep cheese). After a stop in Montepulciano for some wine tasting (Included) we will enjoy a dinner with homemade Pici (Typical hand-made pasta of Southern Tuscany). (At own expenses)


Day 12 – Wednesday
Morning at leisure. Be lazy by the pool at the villa, or go to Radda in Chianti for some shopping.  In the afternoon we will visit the Fattoria Le Fonti winery (Luca’s brother wine farm) tasting one of the best wine of the region. A winemaker’s  dinner at the winery (included) will be the highlight of the visit. You will be able to taste Vicki’s sublime cuisine and match it with amazing wines. An evening to remember!! 


Day 13 – Thursday
After breakfast: Private transfer to Florence In the morning: Guided walking tour of the city and visit to Santa Croce Cathedral. As an option, people can visit the Uffizzi Gallery instead. Afternoon: time at leisure and for shopping. on our way back to the villa, at 7:30pm dinner in a typical  local restaurant.(At own expenses). 


Day 14 – Friday
After breakfast: Chianti Classico Tour. During this day we will discover the jewels of the most famous wine region in the world, such as Greve and  Panzano. Lunch to “Antica Macelleria Cecchini“ , meeting Dario, the Celebrity Butcher and tasting local meat specialties.(At own expenses). In the evening: surprise dinner party by our swimming pool at the villa in Radda in Chianti. (Included)


Day 15 – Saturday ( Sept 9th /  Sept 23rd)
Early breakfast. Check out and private transfer to the airport/station for your next destination.

Rates:

CAN$ 5999.00  p.p., applicable taxes  included.  
Single supplement: CAN$ 1,200.00  Deposit due at booking: CAN$ 1,200.00 per person.

Final payment balance :  of CAD$ 4799.00 for August 26th-Sept 9th tour on 29th May 2023,                                                for September 9th-September 23rd tour on 12th June 2023.

Deposit is not refundable under any circumstances, except the tour is cancelled because minimum number is not reached. The tour requires a minimum of 14 participants. If minimum numbers are not reached the tour will be cancelled and participants will receive full payment reimbursement. Once the tour has been confirmed, no refunds will be made under any circumstances for any unused sectors or sections.·If the reason for a client cancellation is covered by the client insurance policy, the client will be able to make a claim under that policy. 

Rates include:
 
•    Ground Transportation by air-conditioned private bus and public transportation where needed.  
•    Private Guide in every city (English speaking)  
•    Tuscan native English speaking tour manager traveling with group. 
•    Accommodation in hotel 3/4 stars and/or villa including daily breakfast. 
•    Public Transportation  Tickets and fares and Museum tickets in the program.  
•    lunch/dinners (above indicated as Included).  Insurance  (Medical, cancellation, interruption) also available but not included.  We strongly recommend a full coverage for each participant.   

Rates do not include:

-    Flight

•    Dinners/lunches at local restaurants which are specifically indicated as "at own expenses"  
•    City Tourist tax (this tax amount is 30 euro aka 45CAD$ per person for the 2 weeks)

Our Tours are in cooperation with:

Four Point Travel
274 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines,ON L2S 0B6
phone:905-688-5500
fax:905-688-5501
www.fourpointtravel.com
dan@fourpointtravel.ca
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IATA Number 96525800

Luca Vitali
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Casa Toscana
16/A Main Street W.
L3M 1R4 Grimsby,ON, Canada
PH: 289-235-8888
MO: 289-213-4054 (Luca Vitali)
http://www.casatoscana.ca

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