ITINERARY DAY 1 • DEPARTURE Depart to Rome. DAY 2 • ROME On arrival meet full-time tour director and local coach for orientation tour en route to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Balance of the day free at leisure. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Rome DAY 3 • ROME Continental breakfast at the hotel. Today meet local coach and guide for full day tour of Ancient Rome. Entrance fee to the Coliseum, Palatino Hill and Roman Forum included. Dinner not included. Overnight in Rome DAY 4 • VATICAN Continental breakfast at the hotel. This morning meet full day local coach for transfer to the Vatican. Meet guide for half-day visit of the Vatican Museums – Sistine Chapel. Afterwards transfer to Saint Peter’s Square and view Saint Peter’s Basilica. Return to hotel. Dinner not included. Overnight in Rome DAY 5 • FLORENCE Continental breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to train station by own arrangements with tour director to board Eurostar 2nd class train to Florence. On arrival meet local guide for half-day walking tour (no entrance fees included.) Free time before returning to Rome by train. Dinner not included. Overnight in Rome DAY 6 • TIVOLI Continental breakfast at the hotel. This morning full day coach for transfer to Tivoli. Meet half-day guide for walking tour including visit to Villa D’Este. Some free time before returning to Rome. Dinner not included. Overnight in Rome DAY 7 • POMPEII Continental breakfast at the hotel. Meet long distance coach for full-day excursion to Pompeii. Half day guided visit to Pompeii ruins included. Return to Rome. Pizza dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Rome DAY 8 • ROME Continental breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport with tour director for your return flight home. PROGRAM INCLUSIONS AIR TRANSPORTATION Mid-week, round-trip airfare from Philadelphia or Newark International Airport for travel commencing in May 2011. GROUND TRANSPORTATION Private coach or minibus (depending on group size) transfers as per itinerary. Round-trip 2nd class Eurostar train tickets to Florence (depending on the size of the group transfer to and from Florence may be by coach.) ACCOMMODATIONS Six nights twin occupancy accommodations in superior tourist or tourist class hotels in the following cities/areas: Rome. TOUR DIRECTOR Services of a full-time, bi-lingual tour director (he/she coordinates all the logistic of transportation, accommodation; restaurants reservation and attractions admission. Tour director is not allowed to guide): Seven day hire as per itinerary. MEALS Continental buffet breakfasts (6) Dinner (1) Pizza Dinner (1) SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITIES Full day guide: Ancient Rome Half-day guide: Vatican Museums, Florence, Tivoli, and Pompeii Ruins. Entrance fees: Vatican Museums –Sistine Chapel; Coliseum, Palatino Hill and Roman Forum; Villa D’Este; and Pompeii ruins.