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ITALY - Grand European Travel
Included Highlights
Guided sightseeing visits St. Peter’s Basilica
and the Colosseum. Enter through a VIP
entrance to the Vatican Museum to see
the famous Bramante Staircase and
Sistine Chapel
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Guided sightseeing includes a tour of the
archeological treasures of the Roman city
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Dine with a local family
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Explore the legendary and idyllic island
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See the ornately decorated Gothic Cathedral
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Free time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis
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USA – Rome
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Visit the medieval ‘Manhattan’ of Tuscany
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Guided sightseeing tour includes the Uffizi
Gallery, view the Church of Santa Croce,
Signoria Square and the Duomo
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Sightseeing includes St. Mark’s Square, the
Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace and a
glassblowing demonstration
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Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with views of the
stunning Italian Lakes and surrounding Alps
(Not included on March departures)
Plus Your Price Includes:
Professional Travel Director: With you
throughout your trip.
First Class Hotels: All with private bath.
17 Meals: Welcome Dinner, 11 Buffet
Breakfasts, 3 Three-Course Dinners with tea
or coffee, 1 Highlight Dinner and 1 Farewell
Dinner with wine.
Local Expert Guide: Rome, Pompeii, Capri
and Florence.
Loud & Clear®: Personal Audio Headsets.
Private Town Car Transfer: From your home
to select airports (excludes Apr - Oct 2015
Departures).
Airport Transfers: Airport arrival and
departure transfers as noted in itinerary
included with the purchase of combined air
and land package.
Transportation: Luxury motorcoach with
A/C, Wi-Fi, panoramic windows, reclining
seats & emergency restroom.
Travel Documents: Travel wallet, travel
planner & map. Frequent Traveler Discount
upon return for a future trip.
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Florence
Private Town Car transfer from
your home to the airport for your
overnight flight to Rome.
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Arrive Rome
Welcome to Rome! Your transfer
leaves Rome’s Fiumicino
Leonardo da Vinci Airport for
the hotel at 09:30, 12:30 &
15:30. The after noon is free to
explore on your own. This
evening join your Travel Director
for a Welcome Reception
with drinks and dinner.
(WD) Mediterraneo Hotel/Kolbe
AUSTRIA
SWITZERLAND
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Nov - Mar departures
overnight in Milan
(not Italian Lakes)
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Day 3 – 4 s
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Rome Sightseeing
& Free Time
This morning view the Roman
Forum, the Circus Maximus
and visit the famous Colosseum.
Our next stop is the Vatican
where we enter through a VIP
entrance and are taken on an
expertly guided tour of the priceless Vatican Museum treasures.
Admire the art collection
gathered by Popes through the
ages and marvel at Michelangelo’s
greatest achievement, the unique
ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Your visit also includes access to
areas of the Vatican not open to
the general public, namely the
Bramante Staircase. End your
tour with a visit to St. Peter’s
Basilica, the largest church in
the Christian world. The next day
is completely free to explore
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SARDINIA
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Note: Apr-Oct 2015 departures include 3 nights
in Sorrento and will end in Venice.
Rome as you wish. (BB/BB)
Mediterraneo Hotel/Kolbe
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Rome – Sorrento Peninsula
(Pompeii Excursion)
We travel past the Roman Hills
this morning and on to the Bay
of Naples, where we visit the
archeological treasures of
Pompeii, the Roman city both
destroyed and preserved by an
eruption of Mt. Vesuvius nearly
2,000 years ago. Our scenic drive
continues to the beautiful
Sorrento coast where we spend
two relaxing nights. Tonight
enjoy an unforgettable HandsOn home hosted dinner with
a local family. (BB,HD)
Hotel Continental/Grand Hotel
Cesare Augusto
Day 6 s
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Sorrento Peninsula
(Isle of Capri Excursion)
Visit the legendary and idyllic Isle
of Capri, once the summer home
of Roman Emperors. There is
plenty of time to explore this
enchanting island before our
jetfoil takes us back to Sorrento
for an evening at leisure.
(BB) Hotel Continental/Grand
Hotel Cesare Augusto
Toll Free: 1-800-552-5545 – online at www.GETours.com
Day 7
Sorrento Peninsula –
Orvieto – Assisi
Today, journey north to the
fortified hilltop town of Orvieto
standing proud on a crag of
volcanic rock. The ornately
decorated Cathedral is a Gothic
wonder and the narrow streets
are a maze of shops. Continue on
to the rose-tinted stone town of
Assisi. (BB,D) Grand Hotel
Roseo/Hotel Cenacolo
Day 8 u
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Assisi – San Gimignano –
Florence
The day begins with a relaxing
morning in the medieval Umbrian
town of Assisi with time free to
perhaps visit the amazing 13th
century Basilica of St. Francis
with its impressive fresco paintings by Giotto. Continue through
famous, local vineyards to San
Gimignano, the medieval
‘Manhattan’ of Tuscany, with time
free to explore the maze of back
streets, shops and trattorias. Our
day ends in Florence, birthplace of
the Renaissance and your home for
two nights. (BB,D) NH Firenze/
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Day 9 s
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Florence Sightseeing
& Free Time
Visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of
the richest museums in
Florence, and home to one of
the greatest collections of Italian
paintings. See art treasures by
DaVinci, Michelangelo and
Botticelli. After a leather work
demonstration, our walking tour
ends with views of the Church of
Santa Croce, final resting place
of Michelangelo, Galileo,
Machiavelli and Rossini. Then,
enjoy the open air museum of
Signoria Square, the façade of
Visit San Gimignano on day 8
the great Cathedral and the
‘Gates of Paradise.’ The
afternoon is at leisure to browse
in this shopper’s paradise.
(BB) NH Firenze/Grand Hotel
Mediterraneo
Explore Venice at leisure
Day 10
Florence – Venice
Enjoy a leisurely morning in
Florence or perhaps join an
optional experience to see the
famous leaning tower in Pisa.
This after noon, drive across the
Apennine Mountains to the
fertile plains of Emilia Romagna.
Cross the River Po and Veneto
plain to the Venetian Lido.
(BB,D) Le Boulevard Hotel/
Best Western Premier Hotel
Sant’Elena
Day 11 o
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SAVE UPTO
$
480
FROM OVER 60 CITIES!
Book by Sep. 12, 2014
Call for up-to-the-minute airfare from over 60 cities throughout the
See page 13 for details
USA – you’ll get: Free Airport Transfers • Choice of Airlines • Choice
ice of
Schedule & Routing • Business Class Available See page 12 for full
ull details!!
Venice City Tour
& Free Time
The finest way to absorb the
unusual sights, sounds and
unique Byzantine atmosphere of
Venice is on an included cruise
to St. Mark’s Square. View the
Bridge of Sighs and watch
traditional Venetian glassblowers
at work on Guidecca Island.
The afternoon is free to explore
narrow alleyways or join an
optional Venetian Lagoon cruise
to the island of Burano. (BB)
Le Boulevard Hotel/Best Western
Premier Hotel Sant’Elena
YOUR LAND PRICE
BEFORE DISCOUNTS & SAVINGS
Departure Date
Aug 30
Sep 6
SALE!
East Coast
(JFK)
Midwest
(ORD)
West Coast
(LAX)
SAVE $100
SAVE $150
$3,775
$1,066
$1,249
$1,321
$3,875
$1,066
$1,249
$1,321
$3,875
$1,066
$1,249
$1,321
SAVE $100
$3,875
$1,066
$1,249
$1,321
$3,875
$1,066
$1,249
$1,321
Sep 13
Sep 20
Sep 27
Oct 4
Oct 11
Venice – Italian Lakes
This morning we head across the
plains of Lombardy to the
spectacular Italian Lake District.
Tonight, a Farewell Dinner
with stunning views of Lake
Maggiore and the surrounding
Alps is the perfect stage to
remember the very best of
Italy! (BB,FD) Hotel Simplon/
Atahotel Quark Milan
Note: March departures stay
in Milan and do not visit the
Italian Lake District. Farewell
Dinner will be at the hotel.
Italian Lakes – USA
Bid farewell to Unforgettable
Italy. Departure transfers arrive
at Milan’s Malpensa airport at
07:00 and 09:30. (BB)
AIR ADD-ONS
Land
Only
SAVE $200
$3,850
$1,066
$1,249
$1,321
$3,850
$1,066
$1,249
$1,321
$2,900
$992
$1,149
$1,257
Winter Departures
*Mar 7, 14, 21
Day 12 o
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Day 13
Trip Code: UNI. Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin-bedded room. Single
Supplement: from $565. Air Add-On: Air Add-On prices listed were effective on June 18, 2014 and their
availability is limited. At the time you purchase your trip, air prices may be higher. Prices shown include
September 11th Security fee, government fees, taxes and airline fuel surcharges based on destination and
routing. Additional Charges: Airline baggage charges collected at check-in are not included.
*These departures stay in Milan and do not visit the Italian Lake District.
SAVE 7.5% OFF ANY
2015 PREVIEW
Departure Date
Land Only
2015 PREVIEW DEPARTURE
Departure Date
Wi-Fi
Welcome
Reception
Sightseeing
Hands-On
Experience
Land Only
Apr 11, 25
$3,675
Aug 29
$3,599
May 9, 16, 23
$3,675
Sep 5, 12
$3,699
Jun 20
$3,675
Sep 19, 26
$3,699
Jul 18
$3,435
Oct 3, 10, 17
$3,675
Aug 15
$3,435
Preview itineraries and content are based on selected vacations featured in our 2014 Collection catalog,
however, items such as (but not limited to), hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, trip destinations, transfers and
transportation, are subject to change. The final composition of your trip will be published in Grand European
Travel’s 2015 Collection catalog due out in September. By paying your deposit, you are agreeing to accept the
finalized version of your trip itinerary.
Note: 2015 itinerary includes 3 nights in Sorrento and no longer includes the Italian Lakes. Itinerary
will end in Venice.
Plus, AARP members SAVE $100 per person on any vacation!
See page 13 for details.
Town
Car
PER
COUPLE
World
Heritage Site
Cruise
or Ferry
Free
Day
Highlight
Meal
Farewell
Dinner
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