Tour to Italy—$5,499 CAD

October 16 to 25, 2024

ACTIVITIES

VIEWS & VISITS:

Arch of Titus |  Castelli Romani  |  Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto)  |  Island of Capri  |  Montepulciano  |  Mount Vesuvius  |  Naples  |  Piazza San Marco  |  Pompeii  |  Port of Megellina  |  Rome  |  The Colosseum  |  The Palazzo dei Dogi  |  The Rialto Bridge  |  The Roman Forum  |  The Sistine Chapel  |  The Vatican  |  Trevi Fountain  |  Tuscany  |  Sorrento  |  St Peter’s Square  |  Venice  |  Vomero Hill

PRICING & DEPOSIT

* Prices above are subject to change due to fluctuating currency. Price is in Canadian Dollars and is Per Person based on Double Occupancy out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ). You can purchase land-only (no flight) package for $4,629. Single Supplement is an extra $800. There is a 3% surcharge to pay by credit card.

Dates of travel and the itinerary are subject to change.

International Heritage Tours requires a deposit of $400 per person which is refundable up to 90 days before departure (less $200 administrative fees per person), less than 90 days before departure the deposit is non-refundable and final non-refundable payment of the balance is due 60 days before departure.

WHAT'S INCLUDED . . . WHAT'S NOT

  • Round trip air fare with Air Canada flying from Toronto to Venice non-stop and returning from Rome to Toronto non-stop
  • 8 night’s in the following hotels (or similar) in the following cities:
      • 3 nights Delfino Venice Mestre, Venice
      • 2 nights Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome
      • 2 nights Grand Hotel Flora, Sorrento
      • 1 night Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome
  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to the airport in Italy
  • 8 Breakfasts in the hotels, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Touring as per your itinerary with local guides
  • Private boat transfers from Tronchetto pier to San Marco pier on Venice Island
  • Entrance fees to all places of interest as per your itinerary
  • Your tour escort
  • Porterage of 1 piece of luggage per person for the airport and hotel
  • Whispering headset system for 9 days
  • All city taxes
  • All airport taxes and fuels surcharges of Air Canada
  • Travel to and from departure airport (YYZ)
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the inclusions tab
  • Tips to the tour escort, local guide, driver and dining room staff (€135* Euros) (to be paid at the orientation meeting on the first night)
  • Personal travel and/or medical insurance (optional but recommended)
  • If you would like a single room instead of sharing a double room, it is at an additional cost of $800 CAD

* Subject to change due to any currency fluctuations between the Euro and Canadian dollars.

Q & EH?

Q. What do I do when I arrive at Pearson International Airport (YYZ) before departure?

A. Please make sure to arrive 3 hours before departure. Go to the International Air Canada counter in Terminal 1. When you get to the area, please make sure to introduce yourself to Joe and Karen Amaral and to get checked in with them before going through the ticketing line. They will give you your name tag and travel pack. Your name tag will help us know you are traveling with our group. Joe and Karen will also give you further instructions before you go through to the gate of departure.

Q. What is a Land-Only Package?

A. Let’s say you have air miles and want to use them to pay for the flight portion of your trip or let’s say you want to fly in a day or two ahead of the group and you want to arrange your own flight to Israel. You can purchase a land-only package from International Heritage Tours and join us for the hotels, meals and sites. It includes everything a normal tour package does…just without the flight. (Please inquire with our tour agent at the time of reserving your spot for the price difference.)

Q. If I want to stay longer, can I do that?

A. Absolutely! If you’d like to stay longer, you can arrange with our tour operator beforehand to extend your stay and change your flight arrangements. This should be done at the time of registration.

Q. If I fly ahead of the group, how do I meet up with them?

A. Please speak with our tour operator. They can direct you to the name and address of the hotel where you can take a cab to. You can join us for dinner at the hotel and then for the orientation meeting after dinner.

Q. When will I receive my ticket and information package?

A. You will receive your ticket and info pack by email from International Heritage Tours 30 to 60 days before your trip.

Q. How much luggage am I allowed to bring?

A. You may bring one mid-sized case to check into the plane that may not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs) and you may bring one carry-on bag not to exceed 8 kg (17 lbs).

Q. What can I not bring with me on my carry-on bag?

A. For security reasons, you are not allowed to board with potentially dangerous articles such as scissors, cutters, Swiss army-type knives or tools and instruments for agricultural, scientific, sporting or industrial use and the like, nor can you board with any type of imitation or toy firearm. All liquids, gels, creams and aerosols must be in 3.4 ounce (100ml) or smaller containers.

Q. What kind of clothing/accessories should I bring?

A. Comfortable clothes that you would wear in the spring or summer. For religious sites (such as churches and sites deemed holy) women must wear modest clothing that covers their shoulders and knees at all times. We also recommend dressing in layers as the mornings and evenings are often much cooler than mid-day.

Q. What kind of footwear should I bring?

A. Comfortable shoes as we do a lot of walking. Steps and pathways are often uneven and you’ll want shoes that will keep you stable on your feet. It is also recommended that you bring water shoes or flip-flops for when we go to the water.

Q. Do I need to bring a swimsuit?

A. It is optional but recommended especially if you want to use the hotel swimming pool (where available).

Q. Do I need to bring dress clothes?

A. Yes. Some hotels in Italy have a dress code for the dining room.

Q. Are there any other recommendations?

A. We recommend bringing a hat and sunglasses with you along with some SPF sunblock.


See the WHAT TO PACK section below for our printable recommended packing list.

Q. What is the currency in Italy?


A. Euros only — USD and CAD are not accepted.

Q. Do I need to get Euros here in Canada or will I be able to change my money in Italy?

A. You will find several places to change your money to Euros all over Italy.

Q. If I run out of cash, can I get more while I’m in Italy?


A. Yes. Your North American bank card should work in any ATM machine. You will receive the cash in Euros. (There is usually a charge from your bank associated with doing this. If you plan to withdraw cash while in Italy, please inquire about the fee(s) at your local branch before departure.) We always recommend contacting your bank and/or credit card company to make them aware of your travel plans. This will help to ensure your bank card and/or credit card accounts are not frozen while you’re in Italy.

Q. How much should I expect to pay for lunches?

A. Approximately €15 up to €30 Euros per person, per day, per meal.

Q. When is the Tip Fee collected and what is it for?

A. We collect the tip fee (€135 Euros) on the first night at our orientation meeting. This fee is to pay the tour escort, local guide, and driver. If you want to tip the housekeeping staff or your meal servers, that is at your discretion.

Q. What is the food like in Italy?

A. If you like Mediterranean food, you’ll love the food in Italy! There are a wide variety of foods in the breakfast buffets and restaurants to please everyone.

Q. What can you tell me about the bus?


A. There is air-conditioning and comfortable seating with overhead storage for your bags. Other than the front row, there is no assigned seating and we encourage you to switch up your seat everyday.

Q. Is my passport and are other personal items safe to leave in the hotels?


A. Every room has its own safe which you set and secure with your own protected code.

Q. Do I need to bring any medication?


A. As your body may be adapting to a new and different climate and water system or if you tend to have a sensitive stomach, it is not required but it is recommended that you bring Immodium (loperamide hydrochloride). It may also be helpful to bring items such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Gravol (dimenhydrinate). If you have a medical condition and are on medication for it, please remember to bring it with you. Also, if you have a medical condition, please make us aware of it during the orientation meeting at the beginning of the trip.

Q. Can I fly if I’m pregnant?


A. Most airlines will permit you to fly up until the end of the 35th week of your pregnancy. Starting the 36th week of the pregnancy, medical approval by an airline doctor is required. Due to medical considerations, pregnant women may not fly after the end of the 37th week of pregnancy.

Q. Do I need a voltage converter to plug in my electronic items?

A. That depends on your electronic item. The voltage in Italy is 220 V. Check your device (usually the information is listed on the plug itself)—it should say something like: Input: AC 100V – 240V. If your device is within the 100 to 240 volts range, then you can simply purchase a plug adapter at your local dollar store as the plug/outlet system in Israel is different from North America. If you need a voltage converter you can purchase them for a cost of about $15 to $25 at most retail stores. We’ve found it’s helpful to have one adapter and then bring a North American power bar to plug all your electronics into.

Q. Can I use my cellphone in Italy?

A. You can purchase a SIM Card while in Italy and preload it with phone-call, texting and data capabilities for about $50-$60. If your phone is not unlocked, you can leave it in airplane mode and use Wi-Fi where available.

Q. Can I use my hairdryer in Italy?

A. We recommend you don’t bring your own hair dryer. Several people have burned out their hair dryers because the voltage in hotel bathrooms isn’t compatible with North American hair dryers. The voltage is set mainly for shavers. If you do bring your hair dryer along with an adapter, please remember to plug it into an outlet that is not in the bathroom to avoid frying your hair dryer. Most hotels have hair dryers and if you don’t see one you can ask at the front desk for one.

WHAT TO PACK

Wondering what to pack? Download our handy printable packing list . . .

INSURANCE RATES

Rates include trip cancellation before departure, unlimited coverage for emergency medical and hospitalization, flight and trip interruption, out of pocket expenses, loss of luggage, baggage delay, flight and travel accident insurance etc.

Up to 59 yrs: $375
60-64: $454
65-69: $581
70-74: $762
75-79: $1,136
80-84: $1,452

Includes all the above except no Medical Insurance

Up to 59 yrs: $333
60-64: $380
65-69: $448
70-74: $512
75-79: $852
80-84: $1,065

Rates include trip cancellation before departure, unlimited coverage for emergency medical and hospitalization, flight and trip interruption, out of pocket expenses, loss of luggage, baggage delay, flight and travel accident insurance etc.

Up to 59 yrs: $413
60-64: $499
65-69: $636
70-74: $825
75-79: $1,231
80-84: $1,569

Includes all the above except no Medical Insurance

Up to 59 yrs: $371
60-64: $425
65-69: $504
70-74: $574
75-79: $947
80-84: $1,182

REGISTER FOR THE TOUR

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us! Please click the button to register for this tour.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

If you don’t see the answer to your question above, please call Sara at International Heritage Tours at 1-877-999-8868 ext 391 or click the button to email her.

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