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Best of Italy * November 3 - 11, 2015
Star TRIP OF A LIFE TIME Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Featuring Rome, Tuscany & 4 Nights in Florence.

Operates: Nov 3 2015
Tour Length: 9 days, 8 Nights
Departs From: Cleveland, Ohio


Price:
Single Room - $3,999.00
Double Room - $3,399.00

When we offer an Italy trip, we offer the best itinerary that is available. This tour will take you to all the most popular destinations and attractions within this quaint, picturesque country. Some additional highlights include:

 

Tour Highlights:

  • 4 Nights in Florence
  • 3 Nights in Rome
  • Florence City Tour
  • Academy Gallery - Statue of David
  • Assisi tour
  • Basilica of St. Francis
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Lucca's Old Town
  • Siena Tour
  • Rome City Tour
  • St. Peter's Basilicia
  • Treasure of the Vatican Museum
  • Roman Farewell Dinner
  • Venice Optional

 

 

Tour Includes:

  • Round Trip Air from Cleveland
  • Int'l Air Departure Taxes/Fuel surcharges
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Hotel Transfers
  • 10 Meals:
    • 7 Breakfasts
    • 3 Dinners
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing Mentioned Below
  • Luggage Handling and Taxes

 

Accomodations:

  • 7   Nights First Class Hotels
  • 1   Night - Rome
  • 4   Nights - Florenece
  • 2   Nights - Rome

 

Tour Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Depart United State - Overnight Flight

Depart on your overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2: Arrive Rome

Upon arrival in Rome, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel.  Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Meal:  (D)

Day 3: Rome - Assisi - Florence

Today travel north and into the Umbrian countryside to the beautiful hilltop town of Assisi.  during your Assisi Tour visit both the upper and lower parts of the great Basilica of St. Francis.  Everything is in some way associated with St. Francis, who was born here in 1182.  Later journey into Tuscany where unforgetable landscapes of gently rolling vine-clad hills, medieval towns and fascinating local traditions guarantee an amazing visit.  Arrive in Florence, one of the world's most incredible cities and check in for a four-night stay.  Meals: (B,D)

Day 4: Lucca - Pisa

Travel to Lucca where you explore the Old Town filled with quaint shops and Gothic palaces.  later visit on of the most famous cities in Italy, Pisa.  Here you will stroll into the Piazza Dei Miracoli to see the Duomo, the historic Paptistry and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.  The tower is 180 feet high and not less than 123 feet off to the perpendicular; an amazing sight to see.  tonight enjoy diner on your own.  Meal: (B)

Day 5: Florence

This morning enjoy a Florence city Tour featuring a visit to the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo's original Statue of David, a truly awesome sight.  then view the Cathedral to see Giotto's Belltower and Babtistry with its impressive "Gates of Paradise".  these building demonstrate the traditions of Florentine art and architecture from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.  Also see the open air museum of Piazza Della Signoria and Santa Croce, which houses the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo.  The insightful walking tour also features a stroll across the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge lined with shops.  Later explore this beautiful city on your own ~ shop for gold jewerly and leather items and enjoy one of the many outdoors cafes. Meal: (B)

Day 6: Florence at Leisure - Venice Optional

Enjoy the day at leisure in Florence.  Maybe stroll along city streets and shop, enjoy a tasty pizzeria lunch or perhaps visit a museum.  A full day optional excursion will be availabel to Venice, one of the world's most unique and interesting cities.  The excursion will feature Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, St. mark's Square and a Boat Ride. Meals: (B)

Day 7: Florence

This morning travel to Siena, the heart of Tuscany.  Enjoy a Siena city Tour as you stroll the medieval streets to the dramatic Campo, scene of the annual Palio horse race.  Also see the town's famous black and white striped cathedral.  Later travel to Rome and chick in for a 2-night stay.  Meal: (B)

Day 8: Rome - Treasures of Vatican Museum

Today enjoy a full day Rome City Tour.  Visit the Treasures of the Vatican Museum, home to one of the world's most extensive collections of art including Michelangelo's impressive Sistine Chapel.  Later to isit St. Peter's Basilica then see the colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia and The Roman Forum.  This evening enjoy a Roman Farewell Dinner featuring great wine and entertainment.  Meals: (B, D)

Day 9: Flight Home -Tour Ends

This morning transfer to the the airport to fly home with wonderful memories of your Best of Italy Tour. Meal: (B)

 

 

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SPECIAL NOTE:

 

This is aGold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.

 

 

****The balance for all flight trips are  due 90 days before departure, at which time it will become non-refundable.   Any bookings made within the last 90 days are subject to availability and will require full payment at the time of booking.****

 

All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland  Airport, transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full). You will drive yourself to the airport.  Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.

 

 

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A passport is required to take this tour.  Call the office and we will cheerfully mail you an easy application with instructions or see the following link on line to get one:  www.travel.state.gov/passport.  There are no refunds for improper identification.

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions:

PAYMENT:
For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
  • Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
The balance of an overnight tour is due 30 days prior to departure (unless otherwise notified). A confirmation will be sent to you after we receive your deposit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.

REFUNDS:
Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

CANCELED TOURS:
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.

TRANSPORTATION:
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)

LODGING:
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

LUGGAGE:
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

SEATING:
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

SMOKING:
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.


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