Italian Train Adventure: Magical Lakes, Eternal Cities & the Amalfi Coast - 2018

Lakes District • Venice • Florence • Rome • Naples • Sorrento • Amalfi Coast
  • EXPERIENCE ITALY IN CLASSIC LUXURY ABOARD A MODERN HIGH-SPEED RAIL SYSTEM
  • DISCOVER ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART AND HISTORY AT ACCADEMIA AND UFFIZI GALLERIES
  • ENJOY AN ENCHANTING, EVENING GONDOLA RIDE THROUGH VENICE’S WINDING CANALS
  • EXPLORE THE VATICAN MUSEUMS DURING A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME, AFTER-HOURS TOUR
  • BOAT TOUR TO THE BEAUTIFUL BORROMEAN ISLANDS IN LAKE MAGGIORE
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  • 14
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  • 23
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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Tour to Lake Orta

  • Approximate Cost: $85 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Stresa, Italy
  • When: Half-day tour

Travel off the beaten path for a visit to tiny Lake Orta, a jewel of the beautiful lakes region. Located west of Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta occupies a lovely setting amid hills dotted with villas and ancient monuments. Your visit takes you on a scenic route along the lakeshore to the village of Orta, which nestles at the foot of Mt. Mottarone. The village has long been a refuge for the aristocracy, as you’ll note by the Renaissance and baroque palaces that line the quaint, narrow streets, and by the lovely palazzi overlooking the water. You’ll also visit Verbania on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Called the “garden on the lake,” this town presides over a lovely setting on the Gulf of Borromea. Stylish palazzos line the waterfront, and lush gardens tumble to the water's edge, creating one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. The area is renowned for its pleasant, mild climate, and some of the parks in Verbania are resplendent with flowers and shrubs from around the world. This optional tour is the perfect way to enhance your Italy vacation!


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Tuscan Countryside: Vinci, Lucca & Pisa

  • Approximate Cost: $189 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 6 hours
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • When: Full-day tour
This optional excursion to the Tuscan countryside features visits to three of the iconic region’s highlights. Your first stop is in Vinci, a town set among the hilly Tuscan landscape of olive groves and vineyards — and birthplace of the Renaissance polymath, Leonardo da Vinci. Your tour Tuscan tour will continue in ancient Lucca, a Renaissance walled city of cobbled streets, grand squares, and palaces. And conclude your Tuscan jaunt in Pisa, a historic gem best-known for its infamous 14th-century Leaning Tower and renowned university, and as the birthplace of the great philosopher and scientist, Galileo.

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Christian Rome: Catacombs & Gladiator School

  • Approximate Cost: $199 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 4 hours
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • When: Half-day tour
Join us for a fascinating tour that takes you along the Appian Way, the ancient Roman road, to the site where Rome’s early Christians dug burial chambers deep into the soft tufa soil underlying the region. Ultimately, the dense network of interlocking passageways and chambers descended five levels below ground level. Accompanied by your guide, you’ll descend into the catacombs, where you’ll see hundreds of individual burial chambers hollowed out of the walls, as well as small chapels and shrines standing at several junctures, often with their statuary, mosaics, and religious frescoes still intact. It’s an eerie, yet deeply illuminating, window into the past. 

From there, focus on another facet of early Roman life, as you visit a Gladiator School to learn how the warrior-slaves trained, what they wore, the various ranks of gladiators, and common fighting techniques. At the conclusion, you’ll be able to don gladiator garb and choose weaponry  to engage in mock combat. It’s sure to be an entertaining and informative session!

Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Journey Italian Train Adventure: Magical Lakes, Eternal Cities & the Amalfi Coast Classic Italy, Small Groups
Price without Air* $6,599 $7,990 Save $2,782 per couple!
Trip Length 14 days 14 days Most tours on the same number of days!
Per Diem $471 per day $549 Save $156 per couple per day!
Small Group travel Yes!  No more than 24 travelers per departure at no extra cost! Small Group Departures at an average of $3,982 more per couple! Save on every Vantage Small Group departure!
Extend Your Value 3 days pre-trip extension to Milan, Italy from just $266 per day! Or 3 days post-trip to Sorrento, Italy, from $299 a day! No extensions Since you've come this far we offer you the choice to make the most of your international airfare and extend your discoveries at an unbeatable value!
Sightseeing 19 Sightseeing Tours & 12 Cultural Connections 16 Sightseeing Tours Enjoy almost double the tours & exciting Cultural Connections planned to enhance your experience and immerse you in the local culture!
Meals 22 meals 25 meals Most local meals & more opportunities to make your own culinary discoveries in Italy!
FREE Single Supplement Yes! Available on every departure date - a value of $2,299! Single Supplements approximately $2,262 Best Savings for Single Travelers! Free Single Supplement!
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