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11-Day Italian Campaign Tour

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Introduction

Take an unforgettable 11-day journey along beautiful coasts in pursuit of the most amazing World War II sites. In addition to being the cradle of Western civilization, Italy also holds profound monuments to World War II such as the ghost town of San Pietro and the battle sites of Monte Cassino or Anzio. In addition to the legacy of the Roman Empire, you can see the footprints of Mussolini’s fascist ideology on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Look beyond the vast array of unique WWII vehicles, weapons and amazing war stories and be sure to taste the delicious cuisine, enjoy the renowned fashion industry, the luxurious sports cars and motorcycles, as well as the finest examples of architecture in the country that is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world.

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201820192020
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  • Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018
    $5,999
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Single supplement : $650
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  • Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
    $6,600
    $5,940
    $5,280
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  • Apr 25, 2020 - May 5, 2020
    $6,600
    $5,940
    $5,280
    Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 20, 2020
    $6,600
    $5,940
    $5,280
Single supplement : $650

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?

  • 10 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels
  • 10 breakfasts 9 lunches 10 dinners
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 glass of beer/wine at lunch and dinner
  • Welcome drink and tour orientation
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • Luxury coach transportation
  • Ferry crossing from Sicily to mainland Italy
  • Local expert guiding
  • 24/7 tour manager
  • All museum admissions
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus and at hotels
  • Tour-assist headsets
  • Online access to personalized My Trip account
  • All taxes and credit card fees
  • All departures guaranteed
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Itinerary

  • Passengers are greeted at Catania Airport in Sicily and transferred to our hotel. Free time is available to settle in, spend time in the hotel or enjoy a walk around town. The tour’s events begin in the evening with a welcome drink and a presentation of the tour program.

  • We tour the landing sites of Operation Husky from Gela to Licata, followed by a visit to the memorial dedicated to the 82nd Airborne close to the Ponte Dirillo Bridge. In the afternoon we explore the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • In the morning we visit the Historical Museum of the Landings in Catania, one of the best WWII museums in the world. Afterwards we take a walking tour in the Baroque city center. In the afternoon we visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery located in a grove just outside of Catania with a view of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. From here we go to the valley of Motta St. Anastasia to visit the German War Mausoleum.

  • We travel to Paestum with frequent stops on the way. The journey includes a ferry crossing through the Strait of Messina to mainland Italy, the scene of the daring German evacuation to the Italian mainland at the end of the battle for Sicily. We tour the beaches of Operation Avalanche in the Paestum area related to the Salerno landings.

  • In the morning we drive to Pompeii and explore the famously preserved ancient site. We then travel on to Cassino.

  • We head to the reconstructed Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino, where we learn about the offensive against the Gustav Line and tour numerous sites of this bitter battle. We then drive to San Pietro Infine, a village frozen in time as it was abandoned during heavy shelling. It now serves as a monument to the suffering and devastation caused by war.

  • We start the day near Anzio at the Piana delle Orme Museum whose WWII weapons, vehicles and movie star tanks collection has no match in the world. In the afternoon, we tour Anzio and Nettuno, the site of the amphibious landing of Operation Shingle in January 1944. We then head to Rome for the night.

  • We tour Rome in the footsteps of Mussolini. We visit the former Gestapo Headquarters, Mussolini’s office buildings, bunkers, villa and balcony, where he delivered rousing speeches to his followers, and other World War II related sites in the Eternal City.

  • We spend the morning paying our respects at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, where 7,862 American soldiers are intered. In the afternoon we visit the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica.

  • Since no visit to Rome can be complete without seeing the Coliseum, we discover the most important ancient remains of the Italian capital on a guided tour. In the afternoon we offer free time and a chance to other famous sites like the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps.

  • Passengers are transfered to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport for their return flights home.