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Signature Series

Signature Italy 2017


9 Days from $10,395 was $10,895

Private Journey

Offer

Save $500 per person on Oct 1, 22, 29. Plus, save $1,000 per person on all dates when four or more guests are booked. Offers are combinable for savings up to $1,500 per person.

Experience a wealth of treasures on this independent journey through Italy, including masterpieces of art and architecture from Trevi Fountain to Botticelli's Birth of Venus, as well as the finest food and wines of Florence and Tuscany.

A&K Advantages

Explore Italy at its finest, viewing priceless masterpieces and timeless architecture, on an independent journey through its most historic cities and inviting countryside

Enjoy the services of an A&K Guardian Angel, who lends assistance throughout your stay

A&K’s Concierge Rail Service escorts you to and from the train from Florence to Venice

Browse the markets as you stroll in Rome, Florence and Venice

Travel through scenic Tuscany, and enjoy a wine tasting

Gain special private entry to the Vasari Corridor, created for the Medici family in Florence

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Rome, Italy
DAY 2
Rome | Icons of the Eternal City
DAY 3
Rome/Vatican City | The Sistine Chapel
DAY 4
Orvieto/Florence | Genius of Michelangelo
DAY 5
Pisa | Duomo & Leaning Tower
DAY 6
Florence | Great Works of Art & Artifice
DAY 7
Florence/Venice | Tuscan Flavors
DAY 8
Venice | Glories of the Doge
DAY 9
Depart Venice

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DAY 1
Arrive Rome, Italy

Arrive in Rome, the lively capital of Italy, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Referred to even in ancient times as the Eternal City, Rome has witnessed the rise and fall of the greatest empire in the history of Western civilization and today remains a center for trends in fashion and cuisine, as well as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.

The St. Regis Rome
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DAY 2
Rome | Icons of the Eternal City

Begin your day at Palatine Hill, then pass the imposing Arch of Constantine to visit the mighty Colosseum. This afternoon, stop at the lovely Campo de Fiori, one of Rome’s thriving markets. Visit the Piazza Navona, dominated by the Baroque Fountain of the Four Rivers, and continue to the Pantheon. Later, enjoy a moment at the Trevi Fountain to perhaps toss in a coin, and finish your day at the foot of the picturesque Spanish Steps. Also known as the Stairs of Trinity of the Mountains, they are the widest stairway in all of Europe and a perfect place for people watching.

The St. Regis Rome
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3
Rome/Vatican City | The Sistine Chapel

Today, tour Vatican City, admiring the stunning collections in its vast museum. Behold the Sistine Chapel with its glorious ceiling painted by Michelangelo, and wonder at St. Peter’s Basilica. View the poignant Pietà of Michelangelo and the exuberant Baldaquin of Bernini.

The St. Regis Rome
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4
Orvieto/Florence | Genius of Michelangelo

Drive to Florence, stopping for a guided walking tour of the hillside city of Orvieto, home to the cathedral housing Luca Signorelli’s Cycle of the Apocalypse. Continue to Florence and visit the Galleria dell’Accademia, where you behold Michelangelo’s David.

The Westin Excelsior, Florence
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
Pisa | Duomo & Leaning Tower

Drive to Pisa, famous for its iconic Leaning Tower. Visit the magnificent 11th-century Piazza del Duomo (cathedral) and its austerely beautiful, 179-foot-tall Baptistery of St. John. A masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, the Duomo boasts a detailed marble façade that features narrow columns and Moorish-style arches. Enjoy time at leisure before returning to Florence this afternoon, where a guided tour of the Florence Synagogue will reveal the importance of the Jewish community in Italian history.

The Westin Excelsior, Florence
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6
Florence | Great Works of Art & Artifice

Enjoy a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery to admire Caravaggio’s Medusa, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation and Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch. Then, leave behind the main tourist path and continue to the 13th-century Basilica of Santissima Annunziata where you visit Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy’s restoration project. Your afternoon is free to continue your explorations.

The Westin Excelsior, Florence
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7
Florence/Venice | Tuscan Flavors

Stroll the San Lorenzo district’s famous Central Market and discover the rich bounty of Tuscan produce. A drive through the countryside brings you to an ancient wine and olive oil estate. Enjoy a tasting before returning to Florence for your high-speed rail trip this afternoon to Venice. Upon arrival, embark on a cruise of the Grand Canal to reach your hotel.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8
Venice | Glories of the Doge

On a walking tour of Venice, roam through the area of the former Jewish ghetto. Then, see another side of the city as you visit the lavish Doge’s Palace and explore St. Mark’s Square and Basilica. Following an afternoon at leisure, conclude your sojourn in Italy with a romantic gondola ride through the canals of timeless Venice.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 9
Depart Venice

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Journey Details

No minimum age.

Solo traveller prices are available upon request.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Guests must travel on the same journey to receive the discount. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

This offer can be combined with Signature Series promotion when 4 or more guests are booked on the same journey. Offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.


Destination Information

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