On March 6th, you will depart Memphis to spend 10 wonderful days discovering the splendors of Italy. Fantastic excursions, cultural encounters, historical sites, delicious food and exotic shopping make this trip exciting and rewarding. Bring these amazing memories home with you on March 16th.
March 7 – 10, 2021
On March 7th, you will arrive in Naples and transfer immediately to Sorrento with a visit to Pompeii along the way. Sorrento, a well-developed holiday resort, is along the most visited route in Campania and offers spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast. On March 8th, you will enjoy your day on the famous nearby Isle of Capri where you may optionally visit the Blue Grotto or the ruins of the Villa of Tiberius. On March 9th, a special excursion is planned to Amalfi, the oldest and one of the most popular resort towns on the Amalfi Coast and home to a lovely 10th–century Duomo, featuring a rich colored façade.
March 10 – 12, 2021
March 10th, you will say goodbye to Sorrento as you continue your adventure to Rome, with a stop in Tivoli to visit Hadrian’s Villa* along the way. Upon your arrival in Rome, you will enjoy evening sightseeing and dinner with your tour leader after checking into your Rome hotel. Begin March 11th with a Papal Audience (pending availability) followed by a guided visit to the Vatican Museums* including St. Peter’s Basilica* and the Sistine Chapel*. Spend this afternoon exploring area points of interest with your tour leader such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and much more. On March 12th, you will enjoy a guided tour of the city* including a visit to the Colosseum and Forum*.
Florence, Bologna & Frankfurt
March 13 – 16, 2021
On March 13th you will bid farewell to Rome as you travel to Florence by train. As birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence will thrill you with its treasures. During a walking tour of the city*, you will see many of the important sights of this historic town including Michelangelo’s “David” at the Academia*, Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, and the eight-sided Baptistry. On March 14th a visit is planned to the Uffizi Gallery*, Italy’s greatest art gallery. Other optional highlights may include visiting the Boboli Gardens, shopping in the straw market and open-air market, visiting a leather factory and strolling across the Ponte-Vecchio to see the gold and silver shops. This evening you depart Florence for Bologna by train. Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, is a quaint, historic town filled with flagged medieval streets and shady porticoes, known better to Italians for its famous Pasta Bolognese than for its deli meat sandwiches! Tonight, your time in Bologna will culminate with a farewell dinner*. On March 15th, you will board a plane bound for Frankfurt to spend the evening. On March 16th you return home with souvenirs, memories, and perhaps a photo or two in tow marking the end of your European adventure.