Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Departure from the USA. Overnight flight to Europe.

DAY 2: GERMANYMunich - Oberammergau
Arrive at Munich Airport. Meet your tour manager and transfer to your hotel in Oberammergau, about one hour south of Munich. Freshen up or rest before your Welcome dinner at the hotel where you will get acquainted with your fellow travelers. (Dinner)

DAY 3: GERMANYOberammergau
In the morning, visit the Oberammergau Museum and explore the village. After lunch, transfer to the Passion Play Theatre. The rest of the day is devoted to the Passion Play. You will have dinner and a little more time to explore the village during the 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. intermission. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

13-day Treasures of Italy ® Tour with 2 nights in Oberammergau.

DAY 4: AUSTRIA - SWITZERLAND - ITALYAlps - St Moritz - Milan
Take in the incredible scenery as you travel through the Bavarian, Tyrolean, Swiss and Italian Alps. The lunch stop will be in the pretty ski village of St Moritz, Switzerland. Overnight just south of Milan, Italy. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5: ITALYMilan - Verona - Treviso near Venice
Spend the morning in the center of Milan where you can view the Galleria or Duomo. Continue to Verona, home to the love story of Romeo and Juliet. See the balcony of Juliet and admire the amphitheater that is still used every summer. Your end destination is Treviso, just north of Venice harbor. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 6: ITALYVenice - Treviso
Today you will motor boat into Venice, where you can take in the amazing architecture of Italy’s most magical city. See the San Marco Basilica and the Doges’ Palace. Walk the boutique lined streets and have an independent lunch at one of the many bistros offering pizza or pasta dishes. Join your tour manager for the optional ‘Venice Lagoon Cruise & Lunch’ excursion. Your tour manager may also arrange a gondola rode through the canals for an additional cost. (Breakfast)

DAY 7: ITALYPisa - Montecatini-Terme
Pass Bologna and Padua on the drive to Pisa for a late afternoon visit of the famous Leaning Tower. Make sure to take a picture at this amazing structure that began to tilt even before its completion. Your next three nights will be in the lovely spa town of Montecatini-Terme, with its palm-lined streets and pastel-tinted buildings. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8: ITALYFlorence - Montecatini-Terme
Today is devoted to the glorious Tuscan capital of Florence where a guided tour will highlight the Piazza del Duomo. The cathedral and bell tower are just some of the architectural masterpieces you will view on the tour. The afternoon provides the opportunity to visit some of the many museums or try your hand at bartering for bargains in the outdoor markets of Ponte Veccio and Via dei Tornabuoni. Treat yourself to an Italian ice cream, ‘gelato’, while taking in the sights. Enjoy an independent dinner upon your return to Montecatini. (Breakfast)

DAY 9: ITALYMontecatini-Terme
This is a relaxing day in Montecatini to do as you please. You may wish to walk through the classic pavilions and parks or experience the thermal bath for which Montecatini is known. The spa waters of this town have gained worldwide recognition for their beneficial effects on the human body. Another option is to join the ‘Siena’ full day excursion which includes dinner. (Breakfast)

DAY 10: ITALY
Tuscany Region - Rome - Anguillara Sabazia
Leave the Tuscany Region this morning on your way to Rome. Stop in the center of Rome for independent sightseeing, Your tour manager will offer an optional ‘Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel’ excursion. Choose from over 2000 restaurants or go along to the optional ‘Rome Dinner’. After dinner, check in at your relaxing country hotel in Anguillara Sabazia, about 45 minutes north of Rome. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11: ITALYRome - Anguillara Sabazia
Today you may wish to use public transportation to venture into Rome for independent sight-seeing, or join the tour manager for the interesting ‘Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii’ full day optional excursion. (Breakfast)

DAY 12: ITALYRome - Anguillara Sabazia
The entire day is devoted to further exploration of Rome. A local guide accompanies the motor coach to point out Rome’s highlights. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Return to your hotel for a relaxing farewell dinner. (Breakfast)

DAY 13: ITALY - Daytime flight from Rome Fiumicino Airport back to the U.S.A. (Breakfast)

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