Italian Delights


4 days / 3 overnights

Sienna Italy
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Sensational Scenery

Alpine, lakeside, seaside, countryside, metropolitan

Culinary Delights

Gourmet meals & food shopping, Chianti & Olive Oil Tasting

Cities & Sites

Lake District, Pesciera, Venice, Tuscany, Sienna, Florence

COVID-19 Friendly

Planned with your safety and comfort as top priority

Venice & Tuscany ... waiting to be discovered

The romance of Italy, the people, the landscapes, that have inspired artists for centuries are yours to discover on this amazing journey. Join in and explore Italy’s enchanting cultural legacy, from timeless architecture to culinary pleasures and the seductive beauty of its countryside.

Itinerary

Day 1: Swiss Alps & Lake District

Following an early morning departure, we head south along the Rhine, then across the scenic Swiss Alps, reaching the turquoise colored Lake Garda by mid-afternoon. Here, we explore the coastal town of Pesciera, with its lake side promenade, gelato places, cafés and shops. For lunch, perhaps enjoy a delicious, real Italian Pizza, made in a wood-fired oven. Later in the afternoon, we depart the Lake Region for a short drive to Venice where we check-in to our hotel and spend the night.

Day 2: Venice

After breakfast at our hotel and check-out, we cruise across the Venetian Lagoon, via private boat, to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. The palatial residences seem to float on the water and gondolas bob beneath the Bridge of Sighs. Here we will begin our guided sightseeing on foot, followed by free time where you can explore on your own, and perhaps take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Today, a lunch of Venetian specialties is included, such as Spaghetti with clams, then mixed fried fish and salad, finished with desert. Following lunch, around mid-afternoon, we depart Venice and begin our scenic drive to Tuscany, where we will check-in to our hotel.

Day 3: Tuscany & Sienna

After breakfast at our hotel, we will travel through the picturesque Tuscan countryside, the winding roads, rolling hills, along vineyards, olive groves and past medieval fortresses. Upon arrival in Siena, we will walk through the ancient, narrow streets lined with rustic, medieval brick buildings.  We will visit the amazing 13th century cathedral, then, on to the Piazza del Campo, site of the biannual Pallio, Siena’s popular medieval style horse race. After the sightseeing there will be free time to explore and to shop for Siena’s delicious specialties, such as cantuccinis, biscottis, peccorino cheeses and truffeled salami. In the early afternoon, we depart Siena and travel back into the Chianti wine region. A wine and olive oil tasting at the La Tancia winery will be both, a fun and an educative experience. Before we depart, there will be opportunities to purchase some wines and oil to take back home. After some time to relax at our hotel, join in our Special 4-course, Tuscan Gala Dinner with live music and wine. Our feast begins first a buffet with a large variety of appetizers (antipasti), then ravioli with truffles, followed by prime rib as main course and later, a choice of deserts.

Day 4: Florence

Discover Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and the city of Art. See the magnificent cathedral and sculpture studded Signoria Square. After our guided walking tour, there will be free time to explore, shop for souvenirs or enjoy a bite to eat. If time permits, you may want to visit the Accademia Museum to see Michelangelo’s statue of David. In the early afternoon we must depart this magnificent city and begin our trip home with an estimated midnight arrival at Ramstein. 

Special Note About Travel Documents

Travelers must be in possession of a Blue US Tourist Passport. Nationalities traveling with a non US Tourist Passport must check with the respective consulates and ensure they have the appropriate travel documents required to enter all countries the tour visits and travels through.

Trip Details

Dates & Prices 2022

  • 18 - 21 February   Not Open to Book
  • Booking opens 3 weeks prior to departure date
  • Adult: €649

Please note that the listed dates may be subject to change due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, safety or limitations in being able to provide a quality of travel experience. For complete details regarding our response to COVID-19 and please see below.

Pick Up Time

  • Departs 0530
  • Returns 2400

Pick Up Location

  • Ramstein AFB, Main Chapel Parking Lot
  • Day Tours:  Park toward center of the lot.
    Overnight Tours:
    Park in the overnight parking area.
    Tour guide will provide parking passes.

Included

  • Modern tour bus with AC / WC / DVD
  • 3 x overnights at 1st class hotels
  • 3 x buffet breakfast at hotel
  • Visit to Pesciera in Lake Garda

  • Private boat ride across Venetian Lagoon
  • 1 x lunch (Venice)
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Venice
  • Visit to La Tancia winery
  • Chianti Wine Tasting
  • Olive Oil Tasting
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Siena
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Florence
  • Services of driver and guide

Optional Items Not Included

  • Tuscan dinner €59
  • Single room supplement €180
  • Cancellation Insurance (details)
  • Adults €46

Additional Info

  • Prices listed are per person, double room occupancy.
  • Triple rooms may be available upon request.
  • Please review our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions prior to booking your trip.
IMPORTANT NOTE

Effective 15 Dec 2021 travelers entering Italy have to present a negative Anti Allergen Quick test no older than 24 hrs at time of immigration or a negative PCR test, no older than 48 hrs at time of immigration.

Important COVID-19 Information

Mandatory Travel Documents ALL TOURS
COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates In QR Code Format

  • COVID-19 health documentation is mandatory to travel on all our tours (see next section for age-specific requirements).
  • All adults and youths are required to obtain COVID-19 vaccination certificates/proof of recovery in QR CODE format. This can be obtained from any German Apotheke (Pharmacy).
  • If you are unfamiliar with how to complete this procedure please see our blog article using this link for complete instructions, or contact us for assistance.

General

  • Tickets are sold on a First Come First Serve basis.
  • You are required to stay in your assigned seat (seat assignments are done by the office before departure).
  • Surgical grade or FFP2 face maks are required during all times while inside the bus and during boarding process.  They are also required at venues, sites and destinations.
  • Consumption of food or snacks is not currently permitted on the bus.
  • Covid-19: Tour is operated in accordance with the latest ordinance of the State of  Rhineland Pfalz. 

Adults & Youths

  • Adults and passengers 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated or provide a letter of recovery in QR CODE format (see Mandatory Documents sections above for additional details).

Children

  • Children ages 6 - 11 years old must provide a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Test must be valid through the entire tour until the scheduled tour return time. 
  • Children 0 - 5 years are not currently permitted on tours.

Bus Disinfecting Measures

  • Bus will be thoroughly disinfected after every journey.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer or personal cleansing products for use outside of the bus.

Bus Boarding Process

  • Masks must be in place and hands must be disinfected before boarding the bus.
  • Keep safe distance while entering and exiting the bus (1,5m).
Making Reservations
  • To place your reservation, please use the Book It button on each tour page, located at the top of the Trip Details section.
  • Reservations are processed in the order they are received, on a first come first serve basis Mon - Fri 0900 - 1600.
  • Before placing your reservation, please verify that your tour is still available on our Departure Status Page.
  • Lake Garda Italy
  • Grand Canal Venice
  • Spaghetti Alle Vongole
  • Venice canals
  • Tuscany
  • Tuscan olive oil
  • Tuscnay Countryside
  • ravioli with truffles
  • Sienna italy
  • Tuscan Vineyard
  • gourmet tuscan foods
  • Florence
  • Florence Sunset
  • Lake Garda Italy
  • Grand Canal Venice
  • Spaghetti Alle Vongole
  • Venice canals
  • Tuscany
  • Tuscan olive oil
  • Tuscnay Countryside
  • ravioli with truffles
  • Sienna italy
  • Tuscan Vineyard
  • gourmet tuscan foods
  • Florence
  • Florence Sunset

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