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EUROPE GUIDED VACATIONS Italian Vistas ROME, SORRENTO, FLORENCE, VENICE, STRESA All this makes it AAA Vacations ® AAA Vacations ® Amenities n n n n 24/7 Member Care Best Price Guarantee Member Benefit: $25 savings per person AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Dine with the Tenors at a popular Roman restaurant and be serenaded with opera arias as you dine. Then discover the beauty of Rome’s landmarks as they are illuminated against the night sky. This vacation has everything you’ve always wanted in a trip to Italy. Enjoy multiple night stays in Rome, Florence, Venice, the Sorrento coast and Stresa in the Lakes District. Discover the treasures of Rome. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Pompeii. See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence. Visit Locarno, Switzerland, and cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands. Colosseum, Rome DAY 2 -Rome A locally guided tour of Classical Rome features such sights as the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. The catacombs, burial place of early Christians, the mythic Pantheon and Piazza Navona are also featured. n AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Discover Rome this evening as you “Dine with the Tenors.” Enjoy a wonderful meal while listening to spectacular live music. After dinner, embark on a Rome by Night tour, seeing the famed landmarks of the “Eternal City” illuminated. Meals B,D Engaging Experiences H Sail to the enchanting Isle of Capri and explore this island paradise H Visit the Gallery of the Academy Museum in Florence to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David H Make a special stop at a winery in the heart of Tuscany to sample local wines ‡ and specialties during an included lunch H A guided walking tour of Venice illustrates how this city gained its wealth and power DAY 1 -Arrive in Rome Arrive in Rome and join fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines ‡ . Meals D Grand Hotel Palatino, Hotel Mediterraneo or Imperiale Hotel DAY 3 -Rome at Leisure Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome’s cultural treasures independently. Your tour manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on your personal sightseeing list. Meals B,D 6

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All this makes it AAA Vacations®<br /> <br /> AAA Vacations® Amenities<br /> <br /> 24/7 Member Care<br /> Best Price Guarantee<br /> Member Benefit: $25 savings per person<br /> AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Dine with the Tenors at a popular Roman restaurant and be serenaded with opera arias as you dine. Then discover the beauty of Rome’s landmarks as they are illuminated against the night sky.<br /> <br /> Engaging Experiences<br /> <br /> Sail to the enchanting Isle of Capri and explore this island paradise <br /> <br /> Visit the Gallery of the Academy Museum in Florence to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David <br /> <br /> Make a special stop at a winery in the heart of Tuscany to sample local wines‡ and specialties during an included lunch <br /> <br /> A guided walking tour of Venice illustrates how this city gained its wealth and power<br /> <br /> This vacation has everything you’ve always wanted in a trip to Italy. Enjoy multiple night stays in Rome, Florence, Venice, the Sorrento coast and Stresa in the Lakes District. Discover the treasures of Rome. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Pompeii. See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence. Visit Locarno, Switzerland, and cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands.<br /> <br /> DAY 1 - Arrive in Rome <br /> <br /> Arrive in Rome and join fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines‡. Meals D Grand Hotel Palatino, Hotel Mediterraneo or Imperiale Hotel<br /> <br /> DAY 2 - Rome <br /> <br /> A locally guided tour of Classical Rome features such sights as the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. The catacombs, burial place of early Christians, the mythic Pantheon and Piazza Navona are also featured. AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Discover Rome this evening as you “Dine with the Tenors.” Enjoy a wonderful meal while listening to spectacular live music. After dinner, embark on a Rome by Night tour, seeing the famed landmarks of the “Eternal City” illuminated. Meals B,D<br /> <br /> DAY 3 - Rome at Leisure <br /> <br /> Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome’s cultural treasures independently. Your tour manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on your personal sightseeing list. Meals B,D<br /> <br /> DAY 4 - Pompeii and the Sorrento Coast<br /> <br /> After a short lesson on the local language, journey south toward the brilliant Bay of Naples where charming villages are built into hillsides above a sparkling blue sea. Soak in 2,000 years of history during your discovery of the excavated ruins of Pompeii. A local guide provides an in-depth view of this remarkably preserved archaeological site. Continue to the scenic resort town of Sorrento for a demonstration of the art of inlaid woodmaking by a local artisan. Take some time to explore Sorrento independently. End your day on the breathtaking Sorrento Coast. Meals B,D Crowne Plaza Stabiae, Hotel Michelangelo or Hotel Cetus<br /> <br /> DAY 5 - Sorrento Coast and Isle of Capri <br /> <br /> Engaging Experience: A scenic boat ride* brings you to the enchanting Isle of Capri. Upon arrival, take a panoramic ride to the island’s highest town, Anacapri. Spend time in Capri Town with its world-famous piazzetta, and explore this island paradise of chic boutiques, lush vegetation and outdoor cafés before returning to the Sorrento Coast. Meals B <br /> <br /> DAY 6 - Florence <br /> <br /> Today Tuscany unfolds with its vista of vineyards and olive groves. Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,” offers Italy’s best art and architecture. Hengaging Experience: Visit the Gallery of the Academy to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice. Choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Florence’s great restaurants. Meals B,D Grand Hotel Baglioni, Anglo American Hotel or Plaza Lucchesi<br /> <br /> DAY 7 - Florence <br /> <br /> A locally guided tour highlights the Piazza del Duomo, with its Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery of St. John. View the magnificent Piazza della Signoria with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Afterwards, learn the traditional Italian techniques of leather-making at a family-owned leather shop before visiting a local gold shop for an informative explanation of Florentine gold. Meals B <br /> <br /> DAY 8 - Pisa and Venice <br /> <br /> Visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo and the famous Leaning Tower. Hengaging Experience: A special stop is made at a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample local wines‡ and specialties. Next, cross the Apennine Mountains en route to Venice where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Meals B,L Boscolo Hotel Bellini or Hotel La Gare<br /> <br /> DAY 9 - Murano Island <br /> <br /> Embark on a boat trip** to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration. Hengaging Experience: Return to St. Mark’s Square where a local guide takes you on a walking tour of the Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently. Meals B <br /> <br /> DAY 10 - Verona and Stresa <br /> <br /> Depart Venice for Verona to stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in the resort town of Stresa in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District, your home for the next two nights, and admire the beautiful views of Lake Maggiore. Meals B,D Hotel Regina Palace<br /> <br /> DAY 11 - Locarno and Isola dei Pescatori <br /> <br /> Cross into Switzerland to the picturesque lakeside resort of Locarno for magnificent views, excellent shopping and charming cafés. Tonight, travel by boat to Isola dei Pescatori for a farewell dinner while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Meals B,D <br /> <br /> DAY 12 - Depart Stresa <br /> <br /> Your Italian adventure ends today after breakfast. Meals B<br /> <br /> From $2999 land only<br /> ONLY $250 per day!<br /> 12 Days • Escorted • 19 Meals<br /> <br /> The Details<br /> <br /> • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners<br /> • 11 nights’ accommodations<br /> • Comprehensive sightseeing<br /> • Services of a tour manager<br /> • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling<br /> • Round-trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)<br /> <br /> * On occasion, due to inclement weather, your boat trip to Capri may not be available.** Your visit to Murano Island may be substituted with a visit to a local glass factory in Venice.<br /> <br /> Tour Dates<br /> <br /> 2014<br /> <br /> May 6 - Jun 24 $3649<br /> Jul 8 - Aug 31 $3299<br /> Sep 2 - Sep 7 $3649<br /> Sep 9 $3749<br /> Sep 14 $3649<br /> Sep 16 $3749<br /> Sep 23 $3649<br /> Sep 23 $3749<br /> Sep 28 - Oct 14 $3649<br /> Oct 19 - Oct 28 $3549<br /> Nov 2 - Nov 11 $3249<br /> <br /> 2015<br /> <br /> Feb 17 $2999<br /> Mar 1- Mar 22 $3249<br /> Apr 7 - Apr 21 $3549<br /> <br /> Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only. Single supplement from $950. International airfare is additional.<br /> <br /> Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability.<br /> <br /> Tour operated by Member Choice Vacations<br /> <br /> HOTEL INFORMATION<br /> <br /> ROME<br /> <br /> Grand Hotel Palatino <br /> <br /> The Grand Hotel Palatino is located in the heart of ancient Rome, only a short walk from the Coliseum and from the Forum. Built in 1968, the hotel is characterized by its elegant and refined atmosphere.<br /> <br /> Hotel Mediterraneo <br /> <br /> Hotel Mediterraneo, in the historic center of Rome, was designed in the grand European style in 1938 on the highest of Rome’s seven hills, the Esquilino. The decor is accented by precious woods and marbles, and a sea motif occurs throughout the hotel. The Hotel Mediterraneo is one of the best examples of Art Deco in Rome.<br /> <br /> Imperiale Hotel <br /> <br /> The Imperiale Hotel is a 19th-century building on Rome’s Via Veneto. Located in Rome’s city center, the hotel is near the Sistina Theater, Trevi Fountain and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in a scenic area of the city.<br /> <br /> SORRENTO<br /> <br /> Crowne Plaza Stabiae<br /> <br /> The Crowne Plaza Stabiae-Sorrento Coast was previously a cement factory, but was converted into a modern and elegant hotel located direclty on the waterfront on a part of the coast that leads into the heart of the Sorrento Peninsula.<br /> <br /> Hotel Michelangelo<br /> <br /> Located in the heart of Sorrento, Hotel Michelangelo offers a special atmosphere and the right environment for a relaxing stay. Even though it is located in the center of town, the hotel is a tranquil oasis that was developed around an ancient tower dating back to the 7th century.<br /> <br /> AMALFI COAST<br /> <br /> Hotel Cetus <br /> <br /> The Hotel Cetus commands a striking view of the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Set on a promontory that overlooks an enchanting bay near Cetara, a historic fishing village. The elegant furnishings and the refined atmosphere are inspired by the local tradition of ceramic art. The location and quality service make the Hotel Cetus a landmark for those who desire a comfortable and relaxing stay.<br /> <br /> FLORENCE<br /> <br /> Grand Hotel Baglioni <br /> <br /> A symbol of Florentine hospitality since 1903, Grand Hotel Baglioni has played a leading role in historic and high society events within its nineteenth century walls for rulers, heads of state, artists, intellectuals and travelers from around the world.<br /> <br /> NH Anglo American Hotel <br /> <br /> In a central and quiet location next to Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, the NH Anglo American is an elegant and refined hotel that reflects the history and the charm of the city. The NH Anglo American rooms provide an intimate and comfortable atmosphere, excellent services and greatest comfort.<br /> <br /> Plaza Lucchesi Hotel<br /> <br /> This Santa Croce hotel is located in a historical building in the center of Florence overlooking the Arno River, close to Ponte Vecchio and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Also nearby are Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazzale Michelangelo. Established in 1860, this hotel has been synonymous with luxurious and quality hospitality in Florence.<br /> <br /> VENICE<br /> <br /> Boscolo Hotel Bellini <br /> <br /> The Boscolo Hotel Bellini-Venice was previously an elegant palace and was converted to a hotel at the beginning of the century. Beautifully appointed guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the perfect place to relax after a long day of sightseeing.The hotel looks directly onto the Grand Canal and is just minutes from the breathtaking San Marco Square and numerous stores, restaurants and attractions.<br /> <br /> MURANO-VENICE<br /> <br /> Hotel LaGare <br /> <br /> Hotel LaGare Venice is in the heart of Murano Island, famous for its glass works. The hotel is enclosed in the antique walls of an old furnace called “conterie” and overlooks the Grand Canal of Murano. Add the magic of Venice and the old world charm of Murano and you get a stunning piece of architecture in harmony with the old and the new, offering an unforgettable experience.<br /> <br /> STRESA<br /> <br /> Regina Palace <br /> <br /> Hotel The Regina Palace is a charming hotel with beautiful gardens situated right on the lake promenade facing the Borromean Islands. All the guest rooms are decorated with fine stuccos, antique furniture and beautiful crystal chandeliers.

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