Join Prime Tours’ 20th Anniversary VIP Tour
Italian Dream + Germany & Austria
We did this tour 20 years ago. Let’s do it again!
Featuring Munich, Austrian Alps, Venice, Florence, Lake Garda, Verona, Tuscany, Rome and much more.
Dates: April 8-18, 2019 (9 nights hotel and 10 days of touring)
Cost including air: $3889 per person double, $4509 single
Trip Insurance is required by Westerville Senior Center: + $350
This tour includes all these features:
- Round-trip airfare from Columbus to Rome and Munich to Columbus
- Luxury motorcoach transportation
- 9 nights in first class hotels with baggage handling for one bag: Garmisch, Germany (2), Lake Garda (1), Venice (2), Casa Frassi Farm Villa in Tuscany’s Chianti Region (2), Rome (2)
- 14 Meals (9 breakfasts and 5 lunch/dinners) including lunch at the world famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich
- Tour Highlights in Germany, Austria and Italy
- Panoramic tours of all key cities we visit
- Scenic drive in Austrian Alps through InnsbruckGuided tours plus free time for shopping, dining and relaxation
- All admissions that are in the itinerary, including:
- Neuschwanstein Castle, the “Disney Castle” including horse drawn carriage ride
- Boat ride on Lake Garda, the largest of Italy’s lakes with the Italian Alps above
- Vaporetto (bus boat) ride in Venice
- Michelangelo’s David statue in Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence
- The Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel
- Colosseum in Rome
- Winery visit in Tuscany with wine, cheese, meat, dessert wine with biscotti
- Escorted by Prime Tours rep
- Transportation from Westerville Senior Center to Columbus Airport
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Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)
Day 1 April 8, 2019: Depart Columbus and overnight flight to Munich, Germany with dinner & breakfast in flight.
Day 2 April 9: Arrive in Munich this morning and meet our guide and driver and take a panoramic tour of the lovely capital of Bavaria. See highlights, including the famous glockenspiel on the City Hall tower, then have lunch at the original Hofbrauhaus. Onward into the German Alps to Mittenwald where we’ll stay at the Poste Hotel (or other) for two nights. Enjoy our Welcome Dinner, then stroll the streets of this picturesque town or relax in a beer garden or hall. (D)
Day 3 April 10: Day trip via scenic roads to tour Neuschwanstein Castle (the one Disney was inspired by) with a horse-drawn carriage ride. Also time to visit Garmisch and enjoy the many shops, cafes and restaurants, along with the incredible views of the Alps. (B)
Day 4 April 11: Travel into Austria and enjoy the alpine views as we pass through Innsbruck and over the Brenner Pass into Italy. We arrive at the largest of the Italian Lakes and our hotel, The Hotel Corte Valier on Lake Garda. After check-in we’ll take a boat ride, weather-permitting, then have our group dinner. (B,D)
Day 5 April 12: Depart and go the short distance to Verona, home of a Roman Colosseum, better preserved than the one in Rome, it still hosts massive opera productions in the summer, plus the “home” of Shakespeare’s fictional Romeo and Juliet. Then on to Vicenza, city of gold makers and many villas designed by the famous Andrea Palladio. We’ll travel north to the historic town of Marostica, which hosts a game of human chess to recreate an ancient royal match. Maybe we’ll have our own chess match, starring our guests on the giant chess board in the town square. Then we visit Bassano del Grappa with its famous Alpine Bridge leading into the heart of the town. This is also the capital of the very potent Italian liqueur, grappa. Onward through Padua, then onto Venice for two nights in the heart of Venice near St. Mark’s Square (Hotel Bonvecciati). We’ll take a boat to our hotel. Group dinner TBA (B,D)
Day 6 April 13: We’ll provide a walking orientation tour of the heart of Venice, and then the city is at your leisure. Take a gondola ride, take the bus boats (vaporetto) along the Grand Canal or maybe to the Island of Murano, home of the famous glass-making factories. (B)
Day 7 April 14: We head south to see the highlights of Florence, including the Duomo (the famous orange-domed church), Michelangelo’s David statue, the Ponte Vecchio over the river its many gold merchants plus street markets, shops and cafes. We then move south this afternoon to a relaxing 2-night stay at the historic Casafrassi Farm and Villa Estate in the heart of Chianti in Tuscany. (B,D)
Day 8 April 15: Day trip to the historic hilltop city of Siena, home of IL Palio, the horse race pitting the neighborhoods of the city against each other in the town square. This afternoon, we’ll make a special stop at La Tancia Winery for plenty of wine samples, with bread, meat and cheese, followed by a dessert wine and biscotti. (B,D)
Day 9 April 16: On to Rome for 2 nights with a panoramic tour of the major sites of the ancient capital of the Roman Empire including admission to the Colosseum the monumental 3-tiered Roman amphitheater once used for gladiatorial games. (B)
Day 10 April 17: Rome guided tour with stops and visits to the major sites of the Eternal City, including St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, a general audience with the Pope (based on availability if he is in town), and the Vatican Museums, featuring the Sistine Chapel. You’ll also have time on your own to explore and shop and dine. (B,D)
Day 11 April 18: Depart this morning from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport for home, arriving this evening.
Some fine print from the lawyers on liability: Prime Tours of Dublin, Ohio serves as an independent agent for tour passengers, arranging transportation, hotels, meals and sightseeing for the benefit of its customers. Prime Tours, nor the organizing party, is responsible for any loss or damages of property or for injuries incurred by passengers, nor for delays caused by situations beyond our control, including natural disasters, riots, strikes, non-participation or other events that could affect the tour. We reserve the right to cancel any tour at our discretion, at which time full refunds are made, which releases Prime Tours and and the organizing party from future obligation. The exact scheduling and scope of events, hotels, meals, etc. during any tour is subject to change, and expenses, such as added hotel nights, added meals, transportation costs, etc., the could be incurred because of delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, such as transportation delays. Persons registering for the tour agree to these terms.