Majestic Italy

  • Duration:10 NIGHTS/ 11 DAYS
  • Countries Visited:Italy
  • Highlights:This program has been created with the interests of choirs and performing groups in mind. However any group visiting these delightful cities will find them interesting, beautiful and inspiring. Milan, Lake Maggiorre, Verona, Venice, Padua, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Rome
  • Tour Inclusions:
    • Airfare NYC/Milan X Rome/NYC
    • Accommodations in first class hotels
    • Buffet Breakfast, lunch and dinner as per itinerary
    • Comprehensive touring and sightseeing as per itinerary
    • Professional English speaking guide throughout
    • Transportation by a private motorcoach
    • Baggage handling
    • Select International Travel portfolio
    • Organization and coordination of 3 musical performances

DAY 1: DEPART THE U.S.A.

You’ll leave this evening on an overnight flight to Milan.

DAY 2: MILAN-LAKE MAGIORRE

Upon arrival in Milan, you will be greeted by your tour escort and transferred by motorcoach to Stresa. Located on the shores of Lake Magiorre, second largest lake in Italy after Lake Garda, this town is famous for its scenic beauty. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with local cuisine in a popular restaurant. Overnight Stresa. (D.)

DAY 3: MILAN-VERONA-VENICE

This morning the tour of Milan includes the Gothic Cathedral and “Last Supper” by Da Vinci (based on availability) Sforza Castle and the “Temple of Music” La Scala Opera and Museum. Continue to Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet. In the afternoon arrive Venice, also called Queen of the Cities. Overnight Venice area. (B.D.)

DAY 4: VENICE

Venice is a city of mystery and fancy. Morning‘s tour of the city includes Basilica of St. Mark, the Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Afternoon is at leisure to enjoy one the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. This evening’s concert will be in a Venetian hall. Overnight Venice area (B.D.)

DAY 5: PADUA-BOLOGNA-FLORENCE

Morning departure for Florence, with sightseeing stops in Padua to see the impressive Basilica of St. Anthony with bronze works by Donatello and Bologna, the gastronomic capital of Italy, where you have lunch and a taste of the famous Lambrusco wine. Overnight Florence. (B.L.D.)

DAY 6: FLORENCE

The city of visual splendor awaits you. Florence is graced with majestic monuments, magnificent churches and unparalleled works of art. Morning tour of Michelangelo’s city includes a visit to the Academia to see the Statue of David, “Gates of Paradise” of the Baptistery and the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Church. Afternoon at leisure. This evening the choir will perform in one of Florence’s  art filled churches. Overnight Florence. (B.D.)

Day 7: SIENA-ASSISI

Today visit the charming city of Siena, for a walking tour through the narrow, winding and sunny piazzas and Assisi, quaint hilltop home of St. Francis and St. Clare, city of birds and silence. You have a walking tour of Assisi and visit and Santa Maria Degli Angeli in the valley. Overnight Assisi. (B.D.)

DAY 8: ROME

The choir sings during Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis this morning. Mid-afternoon departure for Rome. Remainder of the day at leisure in Rome. (B.)

DAY 9: ROME

Today you are at the center of Western civilization and the heart of modern Italy. The “ Eternal City” where three millennia of Mediterranean civilization exist is full of larger than life monuments, which you see during the Ancient and Christian tour. You see the Roman Forum, the Colloseum, Piazza Venezia, Via Veneto, Aurelian Wall, Castle Sant’ Angelo, the Pantheon, the Catacombs, the Major Basilicas, St Paul Outside the Walls, and the Holy Stairs. The evening’s performance will be in a Roman church. Overnight Rome (B.D.)

DAY 10: ROME

Today you sing at St. Peter’s Basilica, which will be the highlight of this wonderful trip. (Choirs will have early Mass at the Basilica followed by singing at the Vatican). Afternoon is at leisure in Rome and opportunity to further explore the city, shop or visit Tivoli Gardens. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a special occasion with excellent home cooking, fine wine and good music, at a typical Italian tratorria. Overnight Rome (B.D.)

DAY 11: RETURN TO THE U.S.A.

Transfer to airport for your flight back home.(B)

 

WE RECOMMEND:An additional day in Rome with a full day tour to Sorrento, Pompeii and Nattuno. (B.D.)

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