One of the great joys of traveling through Italy is discovering firsthand that it is, indeed, a dream destination.

— Debra Lavinson

Destination Information

If you love history, architecture, museums, great food, shopping, historical monuments, and great gelato, then head to Italy. Learn while this destination is on almost everyone’s bucket list.. To Venice which is full of life, so colorful, amazing churches and museums, great seafood and just one the most fun places you’ll ever visit. If you were to ask visitors to Italy what their favorite Italian city was, I would venture to guess that for many it might be Florence.

Florence is just right in so many ways. The city is just the right size to make it one of the most walkable cities in Italy. The centerpiece of Florence is without a doubt the magnificent Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, otherwise known as the Duomo, and it should not be missed. This city is the rightful birthplace of the Renaissance and is loaded with wonderful art, architecture, and some of the finest museums in the world, the Uffizi and the Galleria dell’ Accademia. Florence truly is of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The Taste of Italy Tour promises to leave jaw opened in AWE as you experience all Italy’s wonders!!


Trip Includes

  • Economy round trip flight from Dulles
  • 9 nights accommodations at following hotels or Similar 4 Star hotel
  • 3 nights Rome @ Diana Roof Garden
  • 4 nights Florence @ Borghese Palace Art Hotel
  • 2 nights Venice @ Papadopoli Venezia MGallery by Santa Croce
  • Tuscany Wine and Olive Oil Trail for full tastings includes traditional Tuscan Meal
  • Vatican Museum Tickets
  • Day trip to Cinque Terre: Scent of the Sea
includes lunch and day of swimming at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
  • Academia Gallery Tour- Stand before Michelangelo’s David in Florence
  • All White Welcome Dinner

  • Farewell to TAI Evening Dinner

  • Breakfast daily, 2 Lunch, 4 Dinners with wine

  • Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges 

  • Lyric’s Destinations hostess on site

  • Lyric’s Destinations Swag Bag

  • Expert multilingual escort

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa Tour

  • Hotel porterage

  • Transfers from airport to hotel


Reserve Your Spot Now

Double Occupancy: $2185         Single Occupancy: $2920


Deposit/Payment Requirements

  • A minimum $250 deposit per person is due at booking ($500 for single occupancy)

  • Final payment must be PAID IN FULL by 7/1/2019

  • Automatic billing is available and encouraged. Ideally the total amount due will be divided over the number of months remaining until final payment.

  • 5% Discount for Payment in Full at Time of Booking

Additional Information

What’s Not Included:

  • Inter-city flights (transportation to each city)

  • Travel Insurance

  • Meals otherwise noted

  • Gratuities

Travel Notes:

  • Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six months beyond the travel dates. Your passport should not expire before  March  06, 2019.

  • All prices are based on the rates of exchange in effect at the time of price quotation. In the event that the US dollar devalues, Lyric’s Destinations

  •  reserves the right to increase prices accordingly. Your final invoice will reflect increases resulting from currency devaluation.

  • Roommate Matching is offered on this tour. If you want to be matched, please enter “Roommate Requested” on the reservation form. Also, please note roommate matching does not take place until after 75% of the cost of the package is paid.

  • The group flight will leave the US on August 26th  and arrive in Rome, Italy on August 27. Check-in into the hotel is August 27.

  • The group flight will depart Florence, Italy on Sept 5th  headed back to the United States and arrive Sept 6th to Dulles. 

  • This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

  • Please pack lightly as only one bag and one carry is permitted while travelling. 

  • Most tours will require arms to be covered and modest apparel in order to gain admission. Additional details will be provided.

Travel Insurance:

Protect your investment!  Travel Insurance is highly recommended.  It will provide coverage before and during travel.  Most policies will provide a full refund minus cost of insurance and adequate medical coverage while travelling abroad. Most US Health Insurance is not accepted in other countries. Ask your LDTG agent for additional details and a quote?