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Reflections of Italy | June 4 - 13, 2025

Reflections of Italy | June 4 - 13, 2025

Embark on an enchanting journey through Italy with the "Reflections of Italy" tour, an awe-inspiring expedition meticulously planned by the First Service Bank Travelers Club. Spanning ten days from June 4 to June 13, 2025, this meticulously curated adventure immerses you in the heart of Italian culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes.

Your odyssey commences with an overnight flight to Italy, setting the stage for an adventure teeming with discovery. Begin in the timeless "Eternal City" of Rome, where ancient history and modern life mesh seamlessly. Enjoy an exclusive welcome dinner that introduces you to the flavors of the region, followed by a guided exploration of the Vatican Museums and the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel.As the journey unfolds, visit Assisi, the serene birthplace of St. Francis, and wander through the medieval streets of Perugia. Experience the Renaissance splendor of Florence, and let the romantic allure of Venice captivate your senses. Not to be missed is a cooking class in a Chianti winery, where you’ll dive into the gastronomic traditions of Tuscany. The tour also features a visit to the enchanting Lake Como, known for its stunning villas and dramatic vistas, where the trip culminates in a memorable farewell dinner.

Throughout the trip, stay in comfort at hand-selected hotels and enjoy a mix of meals that showcase Italy’s culinary diversity. With expert guides and comfortable transport, this tour promises a personal and comprehensive Italian experience. Prepare for an Italian adventure that combines the joys of exploration with the comforts of thoughtful planning, ensuring a memorable journey through one of Europe’s most beloved destinations.

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  • Double $5,649; 
  • Single $6,649; 
  • Triple $5,599 

We are delighted to invite non-customers to join us on our travels. Please note there will be an additional fee of $500 per person for non-customer participants on this trip.

Day 1: Wednesday, June 4, 2025 Overnight Flight Welcome to Italy, a land rich in history, culture, art and romance. Your journey begins with an overnight flight. 

Day 2: Thursday, June 5, 2025 Rome, Italy Begin in Rome, the “Eternal City.” This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner featuring regional specialties. 

Day 3: Friday, June 6, 2025 Rome On a guided tour of the Vatican Museums* explore the extensive Papal palace housing priceless artifacts from ancient Egypt, classical Greco-Roman statuary, and works by great Renaissance masters. In the Sistine Chapel, marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling and brilliant Last Judgment. Next, wander through the towering columns of St. Peter’s Basilica, a daring feat of human artistry and engineering. Admire the baroque spirals of Bernini’s altar canopy and gaze up at Michelangelo’s dome – still the tallest in the world. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon. The evening is yours. Perhaps you’ll join an optional dinner in a popular restaurant, indulging in a hearty meal accompanied by wine and local entertainment. (B) 

Day 4: Saturday, June 7, 2025 Rome - Assisi - Perugia Travel to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. Take in the old-world atmosphere on a guided walking tour of the Basilica of St. Francis. Then you’re off to medieval Perugia, the historic capital of Umbria. With free time to explore, consider wandering along the Corso, Perugia’s main street, where gothic facades are lined with shops and restaurants. 

Day 5: Sunday, June 8, 2025 Perugia - Cortona - Florence Head through Tuscany’s graceful low-lying hills to the Etruscan city of Cortona. Perched on the side of a hill, take in the ornate facades and gothic architecture. Peek at the adjacent Lake Trasimeno, situated off in the distance. You might recognize the city as the charming setting for the book and film Under the Tuscan Sun. End your day in Florence – the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” 

Day 6: Monday, June 9, 2025 Florence This morning, experience Florence’s cultural treasures on a walking tour, passing by the Duomo, the Baptistery, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Piazza della Signoria. The rest of the day is yours to explore this veritable open-air museum. Perhaps you’ll join an after-hours tour of the 14th-century Certosa monastery, followed by dinner featuring local wines, Tuscan food, and live entertainment. 

Day 7: Tuesday, June 10, 2025 Florence - Venice Start your day with a visit to a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region. In the shadow of a 12th-century castle, learn about Tuscan wines and enjoy a chef-led cooking class. Next, sit back and savor regional delicacies during a delicious lunch. This afternoon, journey through central Italy, crossing the Apennine Mountains toward the Po River Valley. Enchanting Venice awaits with 117 tiny islands and its latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. 

Day 8: Wednesday, June 11, 2025 Venice See Venice from the water and take a boat** to Murano Island. At a glass-blowing demonstration, discover the secrets of this ancient art up-close and marvel at the one-of-a-kind designs. Make your way to the historic center of Venice and see the Castello district with a local expert. End in St. Mark’s Square, taking in the basilica and the opulent façade of the Doge’s Palace. The remainder of the day is yours. Consider an optional tour featuring Venice’s most famous pastime – a serenaded gondola ride. 

Day 9: Thursday, June 12, 2025 Venice - Lake Como This morning, you’ll be whisked across the plains of northern Italy to the shores of glamorous Lake Como. During a ferry ride*** to alluring Bellagio, admire the endless succession of historic villas, lush gardens, and colorful villages reflected in the lake’s blue waters. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore Bellagio’s charms before sailing back to Como where you check into your hotel in the late afternoon. This evening, celebrate the end of an unforgettable trip with a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Day 10: Friday, June 13, 2025 Lake Como - Tour Ends Your journey comes to a close in Como this morning.