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Grand Tour Italy!

Oct 1st – Oct 15th, 2021
13 LAND DAYS

*Hotel or similar
PRICE: BASED ON 12: $4,895
BASED ON 8: $5,395
Per Diem cost: $375
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $650
Also based on the present rate of exchange

DAY 0: SAT. OCT. 1 FLIGHT FROM NEWARK TO NAPLES
5:10M: Flight UA # 964 leaves Newark

DAY 1 ~ SUNDAY OCT.2: SORRENTO HOTELANTICHE MURA*/D
8:00 am: Arrive at Naples international airport
10:00 am: Leave for Sorrento:
11:00 am: Arrive at hotel. Enjoy the afternoon exploring Sorrento
7:30 pm: Gather in the hotel lobby to go to dinner

DAY 2~MONDAY OCT.3: SORRENTO HOTEL ANTICHE MURA:B/L/D
8:00 am: Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am: Leave for a day in Pompeii & Herculaneum with guides
Lunch in Pompeii between tours
4:00 pm: Return to hotel to relax at the pool or explore the city
7:30 pm: Gather in the hotel lobby to go to dinner

DAY 3 ~ TUES. OCT. 4: SORRENTO HOTEL ANTICHE MURA B/ D
8:00 am: Breakfast at hotel
9 am: bus to Naples (included) OR taxi to docks for the boat to Capri on your own
10:00 am: Spend day on Capri: Visit Capri or Anacapri. Or take a boat to the Blue Grotto
NAPLES: Visit the churches of San Domenico with the Severino chapel, the Duomo, Santa Chiara, and the Gesu. Pizza at da Michele. Visit the San Gregorio area known for its Neapolitan creche. Sit at an outdoor café for a Sfogliatella
5:00pm: Return to Sorrento
7:30 pm: Gather in the hotel lobby to go to dinner

DAY 4 ~ WED. OCT.5 : SORRENTO HOTEL ANTICHE MURA B/L/ D
7:00 am: Breakfast at hotel
800am: Leave for visit to Paestum and Vannulo Mozzarella farm: 1H 45M/90K
10:30-11:30: Vannulo farm. Followed by Visit to Paestum for 45m
1:00pm: Leave for Amalfi Coast. 1H 45M/81K
Lunch at Cosimo. Short visit in Ravello. Followed by a visit to Amalfi
5:00 pm Leave for Positano for visit
7:30 pm: Dinner at Bruno’s in Positano
11:00pm: Return to hotel:

DAY 5~ THURS. OCT.6: FLORENCE: HOTELALBANI*.B/D
8:00 am: Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 am: Leave in the bus for Florence: 7H with a stop at Autogrill: 513 K
Stop in Orvieto for visit to the Duomo which houses the Miracle of the Host and the Frescos of The Last Judgement by Signorelli:
7:30 pm: Gather in the hotel lobby to go to dinner

DAY 6~FRIDAY OCT.7: FLORENCE: HOTELALBANI.B/D
7 am: Breakfast at hotel
8am: Walk to Accademia for visit of Michelangelo’s David
After the visit: Visit Mercato Generale and have lunch
Walk over to Ponte Vecchio PM: Optional Tickets to the Uffizi
8:00 pm: Dinner at a local ristorante

DAY 7~SAT. OCT.8: FLORENCE: HOTELALBANI.B/D
FREE DAY IN FLORENCE TO SHOP AND EXPLORE THE CITY OF ART
7:30 PM: Meet for dinner

DAY 8~SUNDAY OCT.9: RAVENNA: HOTEL NH RAVENNA/B/D
8:00 am: Breakfast in hotel/ load up bags in bus 2H/160k
10:00-12 pm: Visit & tour of Acetaia del Cristo: Balsamic Vinegar farm
12:30-2 PM: Lunch at Autogrill
2-3 pm: Trip to Ravenna
3-6pm: Meet guide for tour of Ravenna: San Vitale, Galla Placidia, Sant’Apollinaris
7:30 pm: Dinner in hotel

DAY 9~MONDAY OCT.10: VENICE: HOTEL AL PIAVE: B/D
7:30-8:30 am: Breakfast at hotel
9:00pm: Leave for Venice: 3H/145K
12 pm: Arrive at Tronchetto/ water taxi to the hotel
FREE AFTERNOON TO WANDER AROUND VENICE
7:30 pm: Gather in the lobby to go to dinner

 

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Grand Tour Italy 
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DAY 10~TUESDAY OCT. 11VENICE FREE DAY IN VENICE B/L/D
7:30-8:30 Breakfast in hotel
9:00 am: Leave for the Islands in the Lagoon: Murano for glass, Burano for lace
Pizza Lunch in Murano after which we take the boat to Burano
5 pm: Return to Venice to shop and wander
7:30 PM: Meet in lobby to go to dinner

DAY 11~ WED OCT.12: BERGAMO/BELAGIO HOTEL:……..B/D
8:00 am: Breakfast in hotel
9:00 am: Transfer luggage to the water taxi
10:00 am: Load bus and leave for day in Bergamo
6:00 pm: Arrive at hotel in Bellagio
7:30 pm: Gather in the hotel lobby to go to dinner

DAY 12~ THUR OCT. 13 :BELLAGIO HOTEL……………….B/D
FREE DAY IN BELAGGIO EXPLORE THE LAKE OR JUST SHOP

DAY 13~ FRIDAY OCT. 14: MALPENSA AIRPORT HOTEL………………..B/D
8:00 am: Breakfast in hotel
4-6 pm: Visit Como/7:30: Dinner At Rosso di Sera outside of Como
DAY 00~SAT OCT. 15: 11:05 UNITED FLIGHT TO NEWARK 18 TO NEWARK 2:15

INCLUDES
3 Nights in Sorrento, 3 Nights in Florence, 1Night in Ravenna, 2 Nights in Venice, 2 Nights in Bellagio, Last night in Malpensa
MEALS
Buffet Breakfast in all hotels, 13 Dinners, 3Lunches. Water on the table
TRANSPORTATION
Transfer from Naples airport to Sorrento, Day in Naples, Day on the Amalfi Coast, Transfer from Sorrento to Florence with a stop in Orvieto, Transfer from Florence to Venice with a guided visit in Ravenna, Transfer from Venice to Bellagio with a stop in Bergamo and finally to the Airport in Milano

NOT INCLUDED
R/T Air Newark to Naples, Milano to Newark
Beverages with Meals, Tips to Drivers and hotels

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EXPLANATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES & TOUR CONDITIONS OF ALFREDOTOURSITALY

1) Initial deposit of $1,000 on signing up.
2) $500 non- refundable
3) Second payment ½ of Balance due in 30 days
4) Final Payment due 60 days before the departure
Payments can be made by check made out to Alfredo de Bonis: Mailed to P.O. Box 191 Milltown N.J. 08850,
Payment dates may change according to the booking and travel date.

Cancellation Fees
1) More than 60 days the non-refundable portion will be retained
2) 60-16 days prior to departure: 30 % of land price
3) 15- 1 days prior to departure: 50% of land price
4) Day of departure: 100% of land price

You can purchase travel insurance through TRAVELEX insurance. Call 1-800-228-9792 Location # is: 30-0346 used to indication that you are traveling with AlfredoToursItaly

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FAQ’s

AlfredotoursItaly offers many services. I do group tours from 16 to 40 to almost every area of Italy. These are private guided tours of Italy with a personal touch.
I also have a wonderful villa in Tuscany, www.villadanielagrossi.it
Where I take my customers for a wonderful relaxing week exploring the historic lands of Lucca, Pisa, Florence & Siena.
I especially enjoy taking people on tours of Rome, which I divide into 3 days of touring, first day: Christian Rome, second day: Ancient Rome, third day: Renaissance and Baroque Rome.
I also offer a trip planning service & vacation packages where I will set up your personalized tour with hotels, transportation, things to do & a list of my favorite eateries.
Just like my motto says: Travel with “Alfredo, he knows Italy”

I think it’s more honest to leave out the travel day.So that when you divide the cost by the land days you get a
true per diem cost.

When we go out to eat you will be able to choose from a reduced ala carte menu where you can choose two items, be it; appetizer *& pasta or pasta & entrée ect..

If you can’t eat what is being served, we can have the kitchen prepare you something in accordance of your health or dietary needs. You have to let us know ahead of time about your needs.

Water will be served on the table. Any other beverage like wine, soda or caffe must be paid for when served.

All my bus services are air-conditioned vehicles.
Because of European & Italian regulations a bus can only be out for a total of 12 hours per diem. So that, if we want to take a side trip it would depend on the time limits that the driver is restricted.

As part of the applications I ask if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Knowing this, I will contact each ristorante so that you will have a meal that is consistent with your needs.

Traveling by train can be very relaxing. The most stressful part of the experience is getting on to the train with luggage. Once in your reserved seat you can use the internet, charge your devices, go to the dinning car to buy food, or pack a lunch. Each car has a clean bathroom.

Usually a service charge is included in the cost of your meal. If I’m satisfied with the service and if the waiter doesn’t try to tell me that service is not included, I will leave a 10% tip. I do remember seeing Italians leaving the coin change on the table. Always check your menu for service charge. At a bar I leave .10 euro with my ticket for a coffee.

Yes, I include or collect a tip for the bus driver, the water taxi drivers in Venice, porters, waitstaff in ristorante & guide.

The common consensus is 3 euros per day per person. Therefore a 10-day trip would be 30 euros. From there monies I distribute to the drivers, taxi guys, porters, guides & waitstaff.

Some people do give a tip to the tour leader; however, it is not mandatory.

Italy’s Autostrada has wonderful rest stops with great     ristorante and café. If you want to order at the bar a caffe, cappuccino, tea, or a panini, you first have to go to the CASSA give the cashier your order, take the ticket to the bar and tell the barista what you want in your best Italian!
If you want a meal in the dinner room you go to the various stations get your meal (there are pasta, salad & entrée stations) your beverage and pay as your exit. The rest stop is set up so that in order to exit you have to walk around all the aisles. They do this in the hope that you will do some shopping.

I recommend that everyone fly on the same flight from the U.S. so that we all arrive on time especially if we have to make a connecting flight. If, for example, our first night is in Rome and you come on a different flight that is not at the same time as the main flight, then it is your responsibility to get a car service to the hotel. I can set that up for you. On the last day when we return to the airport, I will supply a bus to take everyone back as a group.

The major cities in Italy have extensive transportation routes. Rome has many bus lines and 2 Subway lines. Tickets are easy to purchase for one trip or for a day or more. Milan is the same. Venice, has a water bus system called Vaporetti which are each to fine and use, especially on the Grande Canale or to go to the various islands in the lagoon

No matter where you travel you have to consider your safety. Always carry your valuables, like money & credit cards, in either a fanny pack or in a pocket that has a sipper. I wear a multi-pocket vest where I can conceal my monies, passport & credit cards. Try not to wear valuable jewelry like necklaces’ that can be easily accessed by thieves.
Be attentive especially in crowds and on public transportation like buses & subways. The thieves of today are not the rag clad types from years ago. They are well dresses & work in gangs.

 

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Alfredo  732-910-5244

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By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Alfredo Tours Italy, 740 Hermann Rd, North Brunswick, NJ, 08902, http://alfredotoursitaly.com/. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

1) Initial deposit of $1,000 on signing up.
2) $500 non- refundable
3) Second payment ½ of Balance due in 30 days
4) Final Payment due 60 days before the departure
Payments can be made by check made out to Alfredo de Bonis: Mailed to P.O. Box 191 Milltown N.J. 08850,
Payment dates may change according to the booking and travel date.

Cancellation Fees
1) More than 60 days the non-refundable portion will be retained
2) 60-16 days prior to departure: 30 % of land price
3) 15- 1 days prior to departure: 50% of land price
4) Day of departure: 100% of land price

You can purchase travel insurance through TRAVELEX insurance. Call 1-800-228-9792 Location # is: 30-0346 used to indication that you are traveling with AlfredoToursItaly

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