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ITALY OUR 68TH YEAR | FIRST-CLASS ESCORTED & INDEPENDENT JOURNEYS

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APRIL - OCTOBER 2013


PERILLO’S JOURNEYS CONTINUE HAWAII Live like a millionaire and save hundreds of dollars! Perillo’s Hawaii is the finest Hawaiian holiday or honeymoon ever offered. Deluxe, escorted adventures that are elegant, carefree, all-inclusive and affordable. Select from two millionaire vacations. Our 7-Day 2-Islander to Oahu and Maui and our 10-Day 3-Islander to Oahu, Maui and Kauai! Also don’t forget Perillo’s included dining with wine!

LEARNING JOURNEYS

FAITH JOURNEYS

Learning Journeys moves beyond the realm of the traditional travel experience.

For more than 68 years, Perillo Tours has hosted thousands of believers on carefully crafted itineraries which offer a perfect blend of touring and exploring. The Perillo Tours Faith Journeys brochure provides sample custom group itineraries focusing on Italy and Europe. In the Perillo tradition, great care is taken in planning your program, ensuring that your group will enjoy an AUTHENTIC faithbased immersion, visiting not only major cities, but also small towns and villages where you will be welcomed with a warm smile and delectable local cuisine.

It is a unique collection of customized educational travel experiences designed to combine cultural immersions with hands-on education to ignite learners’ passions in a certain area of discipline or interest. The experience provides a platform for people to learn something new, which lasts far beyond the physical experience of the journey. Our Learning Journeys brochure offers sample customized itineraries for individual and group travelers.

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FAITH JOURNEYS Customized Faith Based Journeys to Italy and Beyond

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WELCOME TO ITALY! Dear Traveler, The brochure you’re holding in your hands is filled with time-tested escorted Italy vacations with set departure dates – Perillo’s classic Italy tours. But this brochure also introduces you to Perillo’s new vacation offerings: - Our customized groups department to Italy, and the world, with PT GROUPS on page 6. - Our fully-customizable ItalyVacations.com on page 8. - Our brand new Greek Island Yacht Cruise Odyssey on page 10. PT Groups on page 6. You can travel FREE when you gather 15 or more friends, family, business, school or club. Part of PT Groups is our new Learning Journeys™ division – for students of all ages! ItalyVacations.com on page 8. More and more people are discovering our new customized travel services at ItalyVacations.com - America’s most extensive Italy travel website. Filled with every imaginable travel service in Italy, you can build your own Italy vacation on-line, or we’ll build it for you. Our expert team is standing-by. Greek Island Yacht Cruise Odyssey on page 10. My team and I have been working on this program for 2 years! Experience unique activities in and around Athens, and then off on our 29-cabin, luxury yacht cruise, calling on some of the world’s most beautiful island ports. Also find our classic Italy tours inside – they’re better than ever! Great meals with fine wines, skip-the-line sightseeing, cooking classes, winery visits, small boat excursions, farm and factory visits, and the expertise that comes from my family’s 68 years of experience in tourism to Italy. Our most popular tour, since 1975, is the 14-day Italy North Classic (page 18) and its sister tour, the 14-day North Continental (same as the North Classic but with dinners on your own - page 20). For shorter visits please look at the 10-day Vesuvius (page 14) and the 10-day Marco Polo (page 16). The 12-day South & Sicily visits Palermo, Taormina, Sorrento and Rome (page 24). The 9-day Rome & Amalfi (page 22) has been our biggest new hit in recent years and our new 12-day Mangia e Bevi to Rome, Siena, Bologna & Stresa deserves a close look (page 12). Finally, be sure to ask for our one hour, hi-definition Italy DVD. It’s a beautiful preview to the wonderful experience that’s ahead of you! I know, this is a lot of information, so to make things simple, just start off at: - PerilloTours.com - Call 1-800-431-1515 - See your professional travel agent Buon viaggio!

Steve Perillo P.S. A Perillo Italy Vacation makes a great gift for the holidays or anytime of the year. Now that’s a gift to remember!

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WHY PERILLO’S ESCORTED TOURS ARE #1 TO ITALY Crafting Italy Tours for 68 Years Perillo’s itineraries have been honed and crafted with the ideal balance of sightseeing, free time, optional activities and relaxation. Our itineraries are often imitated, but never surpassed!

Smaller Groups On Escorted Tours Our group sizes are from 20 guests to a maximum of 40. Our congenial groups result in lifetime friendships, regular “alumni parties” and even marriages. Italy, after all, is the land of romance!

Italy’s Best Tour Leaders In Italy, being accepted as a Perillo Tour guide is recognized as the pinnacle of achievement in our industry. They’re simply the best.

More Legroom Our deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches now have EXTRA legroom for your touring comfort.

Centrally-Located Hotels All of our tours feature excellent 4-Star and 5-Star, centrally-located hotels. We have close, personal relationships with each hotel manager and they are well aware of the special importance of each Perillo Tour guest.

Unmatched Meal Service Breakfast: Full American-style buffet breakfast daily including cereals, eggs, sausages, bacon, cheeses, yogurt, fruit juices and more. Dinner: Serving the best regional cuisine and wines including pasta, choice of entrees, vegetables, salad, dessert and coffee. Beverages: One bottle of great regional wine per couple, soda and mineral water (for those who do not drink wine) and coffee.

Vineyard Visits and Wine Tastings Several of our tours feature a visit to a popular Italian vineyard and wine “cantina.” You’ll learn Italian wine making techniques and, of course, we’ll sample the results!

Airport Transfers in Italy for All Guests Whether you buy your air ticket to Italy from Perillo Tours or on your own, we’re happy to offer free roundtrip airport transfers at scheduled times, provided you arrive and depart on scheduled tour days.

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The Perillo Team & Harry

THE TRUE SECRET TO OUR SUCCESS

Sabrina Massari

For 33 Years, we have relied on the services of the Massari family, one of the leading Italian incoming travel organizations. Sabrina and Sandro are committed to your fullest enjoyment while on your trip.

Angelica

I have worked for Perillo since 1999. Come and visit Italy with us, we’ll show you the best and you’ll keep my country in your heart forever. 4

Federica

Sandro Massari

Mauro

Federica literally grew up to be a Perillo tour guide! Her father Alberto started with us in the 1970s.

Daniela

I’ve been working in tourism for many years and with Perillo for 16 years. I love meeting new people and share with them my enthusiasm for my country!

“When Perillo customers come to Rome, I take great pride in sharing the rich history of this ancient city.”

Dante

I am always thrilled when greeting guests on arrival at the airport. I meet people that were with me on 4 other Perillo tours!

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Tony

Paolo has been a Perillo guide for over 20 years. He is one reason we have such a surprising number of repeat guests to Italy!

A Perillo guide since 1980, Tony is animated, knowledgeable and passionate about his homeland. To know Tony is to have a friend for life!

Gianni

I have been working in the tourism business for over 31 years and most of them for Perillo Tours. I love my job, every minute of it!

Sandra

A tour guide for 31 years with the Perillo family, my greatest pleasure is to hear from our guests... “It has been a trip of a lifetime!” And I’m glad to be a part of it!


TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome to Italy

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Why Perillo?

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Greek Island Cruise 10 - Days

3 Nights Athens/7 Nights Greek Island cruise aboard the Harmony V

Mangia e Bevi 12-Days

The Perillo Team, Harry & Our Guides

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Rome, Siena, Bologna, Stresa

Italy Map/Table of Contents

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Vesuvius Tour 10-Days Rome, Sorrento, Florence

Perillo Groups Group Travel to Italy

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ItalyVacations.com Independent Italy

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Marco Polo Tour 10-Days Venice, Florence, Rome

Italy North Classic 14 - Days Rome, Sorrento, Florence, Venice, Milan

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North Continental 14-Days Milan, Venice, Florence, Sorrento, Rome

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Rome, Amalfi

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Rome & Amalfi Coast 9-Days 22-23

South & Sicily 12-Days 14-15

Palermo, Taormina, Sorrento, Rome

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Flights to Italy Terms & Conditions Perillo Protection Plan

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INTRODUCING PERILLO TOURS CUSTOMIZED GROUP TRAVEL Book a tour for your private group of 15 or more guests and travel free! Form your own group of 15 or more people. You can enjoy a completely customized vacation to Italy, Hawaii or throughout Europe! Here are some ideas to help you form your own group:

FAMILY GROUPS What better way to spend quality time than traveling together. Great for reunions or to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other big events in your family’s life.

WEDDINGS Italy is certainly one of the most romantic countries in the world. That’s what makes it the ideal location for your wedding, honeymoon, renewal of vows or ‘romance vacation’. As a destination-wedding, we can arrange your paperwork, religious or secular ceremony, flowers, photographers and reception. And we’ll arrange for your guests to join you. Simply set up a phone appointment with our groups department to get started.

FAITH-BASED TR AVELERS Can you imagine gazing upon the wonder of Michelangelo’s frescos that cling to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City? Or, walking in the mystical footsteps of St. Paul? For more than 68 years, Perillo Tours has hosted thousands of believers on carefully crafted itineraries which offer a perfect blend of touring and exploring. In fact, Mario Perillo met his wife in 1950 during a Holy Year pilgrimage to Rome!

EDUCATIONAL, ALUMNI & MUSEUM GROUPS Our Learning Journeys team can create a unique and exclusive experience based upon your specific learning goals. Book a group by December 31, 2012 and be our guest at our continuing educational symposium in Italy in the fall of 2013. 6


“Our dedicated Group Department can create any itinerary to reflect your group’s interests & budget.”

INCENTIVE GROUPS AND CONGRESSES Our programs are a unique collection of events, teambuilding, incentive and educational travel experiences. We offer cruise options to reward and train teams, raising the bar on productivity. Whether it be 20 or 5,000 participants, all services are highly customized based upon the corporation or organization’s needs.

TAKE OVER ONE OF OUR ESCORTED TOUR DEPARTURES Take-over one of the scheduled fully-escorted tours in this brochure! Just get a minimum of 25 family, friends or business associates and that departure date becomes your ‘private’ Perillo Tour. Of course, your group leader will travel free! There’s an additional benefit to this. If you fall short of the 25 guests needed for a private tour, your smaller group can join in with our regular Perillo guests. This will guarantee that you only pay the tour rate shown in this brochure. So if you don’t reach your minimum, we’ll help reach it for you!

Find our complete brochure on Faith Journeys, Learning Journeys and Incentive Travel at PerilloGroups.com. Email: Groups@PerilloTours.com Call: 1-855-PT-Group (855-784-7687) Or See Your Professional Travel Agent! 7


YOUR ITALY. YOUR WAY. For those who prefer to travel independently, we proudly present Perillo’s ItalyVacations.com. Launched in 2008, ItalyVacations.com is actually owned and operated by America ‘s oldest and largest travel company to Italy - Perillo Tours. Perillo has a long history of escorting travelers to Italy, so with ItalyVacations.com, you can be sure that this is not just another assortment of travel booking links. With 68 years of experience creating exciting itineraries, filling Italian hotels, hiring services and accommodating the most “interesting” customer requests - ItalyVacations.com is the ultimate travel website to Italy. Visit Rome, Florence and Naples by train with airport pickups and sightseeing and book in just one click. Take an escorted tour of Venice and Rome followed by a Villa stay in Tuscany, or try a cooking class in Sorrento with a rental car to Puglia and 3 nights in Taormina , and book it all in just one click. ItalyVacations.com is the one-stop shop to handle your custom Italy vacation. All custom created, just for you. Don’t know where to start? ItalyVacations.com has exciting itineraries to give you some ideas. We offer all of Italy, not just the major cities, with handselected hotels and activities to enjoy. Perfect for honeymoons, special friends and family trips, ItalyVacations.com is backed by a team of Italy specialists who can assist you every step of the way. We’ve designed ItalyVacations.com to be easy to use, and with our vast experience in putting together quality packages that are exciting, well paced and fun, it’s never 8


been easier to book a thrilling vacation to Italy . And while we love putting together all the details, we know you might love it too, so ItalyVacations.com allows you to build your own Italy vacation one element at a time. You can add, subtract, save, and come back later to finalize your plans. Best of all, we’re always here to help - by phone, e-mail or chat. Book your vacation to Italy with ItalyVacations.com and know that you’re entrusting your vacation to the most experienced team of Italy travel professionals around. Since we know our business so well, we know that traveling is sometimes not as smooth as we planned. Weather, traffic, mechanical difficulties and other influences can mar your serene experience. Unknown companies, new tour operators, and giant booking websites can’t offer you the support, advice, and experience that we can. ItalyVacations will be here for you before, during and after your trip. That’s our pledge and that’s your peace of mind.

Create and book your entire trip including: · · · · · · · ·

flights accommodations private or shared excursions private drivers car rentals cooking classes train tickets and all sorts of special activities

For more information: Visit ItalyVacations.com Email: info@ItalyVacations.com Call: 1-800-ITALY-25 (1-800-482-5925) Or see your professional travel agent! 9


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Harmony V in Santorini

Days GREEK ISLAND YACHT CRUISE ODYSSEY 12 From $3990

3 Nights Athens/7 Nights Greek Island Cruise Aboard the Harmony V For honeymoon, anniversary celebration or well-deserved gift to yourself, we studied Greek island cruising for 2 years before settling on Variety Cruise Line’s HARMONY V. The word ‘vacation’ doesn’t begin to describe this amazing travel experience!

But that’s not all . . . we start off with 3 days in Athens to sightsee, enjoy great dinners high above the city, visit a winery and learn from our expert local guide and lecturer. After all, Greece is the basis of our own civilization.

Not only are the Greek Isles among the most beautiful in the world, but your mode of transport – luxury yacht – will make this a trip of a lifetime!

Welcome to Perillo’s new “Greek Island Yacht Cruise Odyssey!”

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 3 nights at the Deluxe Royal Olympic hotel. All transfers in Greece. Buffet Breakfast Daily Welcome dinner & 1 hour open bar at the hotel’s roof-top Ioannis Restaurant. Dinner in Athens at the legendary Dionysos Restaurant, with wine. Traditional Mezes Lunch & wine tasting in Athens. Half-day Athens sightseeing tour with expert local guide, including entrance fees. Full day tour of Delphi with historian lecturer, wine tasting and lunch. 7 Night Cruise aboard the magnificent mega yacht, the M/Y Harmony V. Lunch or Dinner daily on cruise Welcome gift

NOTE: In case of adverse weather conditions, itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises, the Vessel’s Captain, or the Greek port authorities. Such itinerary changes do not entitle passengers to any refunds, but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers will be disembarked at the

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DAY 1: Monday USA

Athens

Depart from the U.S., embarking on a once in a lifetime Perillo Journey to Greece.

DAY 2: Tuesday Arrival in Athens Cocktail Reception & Welcome Dinner Yassou is a greeting in the Greek language. Welcome to Greece! Upon arrival we will meet our Perillo Tours manager and be transferred to your 5-Star Royal Olympic Hotel in the ancient city of Athens. Tonight, enjoy a one hour open-bar followed by dinner at the hotel’s new Ioannis Roof Garden Restaurant. From your table you will enjoy a fantastic view of the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. Kali Orexi! [Good appetite!]

DAY 3: Wednesday Morning Athens City Tour Including the Acropolis Dinner out Tonight This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our historian/guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, University,

National Library and Constitution Square. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the monument that “puts order in the mind” - the Parthenon! Continue on for a visit to the new Acropolis museum, just opened in 2009. Your afternoon is free to explore the Plaka (the oldest section of Athens, closed off to traffic). Acropolis in Greek means “the highest point of the town.” Tonight we will dine at the legendary Dionysos restaurant, offering a view of the Acropolis so stunning, it beckons guests to fall in love with both the cuisine and mystical beauty of this ancient land.

DAY 4: Thursday Delphi Private Lecture at Delphi Museum Lunch & Tasting at Winery After breakfast we depart for Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnasus, Delphi, once believed as the center, “Navel” of the Earth, is the home of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. At the oracle of Apollo, Pythia, the high priestess of the temple delivered her famous prophesies. Her latest prophecy – a great cruise is in your future!

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You will visit the Treasury of the Athenians and enjoy an exclusive lecture from a local historian at the Delphi Museum, which hosts valuable pieces of art like the “bronze charioteer.” For lunch, enjoy “Mezes,” a traditional Greek way of eating which involves tastings of many different foods accompanied by a wine tasting. Tonight, ask your tour leader suggestions for dinner on your own.

DAY 5: Friday Athens Mikrolimano Cape Sounion Board the Harmony V You will enjoy a morning of leisure followed by a typical Mediterranean lunch at the seaside restaurant, Zorbas, in Mikrolimano. ALL ABOARD THE HARMONY V! Transfer to the cruise ship for embarkation for our 7 day cruise. Enjoy a welcome aboard cocktail. Depart via Cape Sounion to Kea. Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.

tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion? Late departure for Kythira. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. OPA! Overnight at sea.

DAY 9 - Tuesday Kythira Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a lesser known island gem now fast becoming a favorite among visitors to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the tranquil charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kithyra.

DAY 10 - Wednesday Monemvassia Nafplion Early morning sailing to Monemvassia, a remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting.

with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Overnight in Nafplion.

DAY 11 – Thursday Nafplion or Spetses

Hydra

We awake in Nafplion. Just relax, or take advantage of an optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra or Spetses. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.

DAY 12 - Friday Marina Zea Disembarkation Athens USA Yassou also means goodbye. Greek people never want to see friends leave their beloved land. Depart for home.

Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon,

We all dream of a Greek Island cruise on a yacht. You’re living it!

DAY 6: Saturday Drop anchor at Delos Mykonos Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on, we stop at one of Mykonos’ beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. From as early as the 16th century, one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos have been the windmills. The island is traditional, yet a modern lifestyle abounds and the island is home to jet-setters. Feel like a celebrity as you explore the town’s many trendy restaurants and tavernas. Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 7: Sunday Santorini aboard the Harmony V

Lunch

Morning arrival into the mystical volcanic island of Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital, Fira. Santorini offers travelers an old world view of traditional Greek lifestyle. Donkeys are still used to transport goods. You may ride one if you wish, but donkeys still prefer to travel along the shoulder of the steep cliffs, which pay homage to Santorini’s dramatic beauty and heritage. Optional excursion to Akrotiri and the small beautiful village of Oia, known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. (Occasionally the Akrotiri site is closed in which case we will visit a winery.)

Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 8: Monday Rethymnon, Crete Late departure for Kythira Morning arrival at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymnon. How about an optional

DEPARTURE DATES & LAND/SEA RATES Summer 2013

TO ATHENS, RETURN FROM ATHENS Depart USA Monday - Return Friday

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$5790 $6390 $6790 $7290

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Category A: Upper Deck- 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Category B: Main Deck- 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Category C: Main Deck- 1 Double Bed Category P: Upper Deck- 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed NOTE: Rates are per person and include roundtrip airport transfers in Athens. Port charges are $225 per person extra, and are NOT included in the above rate chart. For airfare from your hometown see page 26.

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Italian culinary at its finest!

MANGIA e BEVI TOUR 12 DAYS FROM $3490 Rome (3 nights) Siena (3) Bologna (2) Stresa (2) Also Visiting: Genzano, Castel Gandolfo, Marino, Frascati, Trastevere, San Gimignano, Chianti, Florence, Ferrara, Parma, Como, Isola Bella WHAT’S INCLUDED: Great Hotels. Centrally-located, First-Class & Deluxe hotels, exclusively. Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour. More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom. Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day! 8 Dinners & 1 Lunch. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink. Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tour. Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places. 1 Tote Bag Per Person, baggage tags and travel documents included. Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)

Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel. Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides. BB=Buffet Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

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Mangia e Bevi (eat & drink) is our BRAND NEW food and wine tour. Siena is probably Italy’s loveliest medieval city and Bologna is world renowned for its rich culinary tradition. The Chianti area and San Gimignano is where heaven is located for wine lovers the world over! DAY 1 - Thursday Depart USA Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on our adventure to Italy. Buon viaggio!

DAY 2 - Friday Rome

Dinner in Hotel

Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo guide will be at the airport to greet you. There will be time to relax this afternoon before we enjoy dinner at our hotel with some fine local wines. D

DAY 3 - Saturday Rome Vatican Museum St. Peter’s Basilica This morning, it’s a 10 minute drive to another country – Vatican City! We’ll start with the Vatican Museum – a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit continues through the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected. Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar. Next we drive by the Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo - a towering cylindrical building which was initially appointed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own. There are

plenty of great restaurants and pizzerias in the neighborhood of our hotel. Your tour guide will be happy to make suggestions according to your taste! BB

DAY 4 - Sunday The Castelli Romani (Genzano, Castel Gandolfo, Marino, Frascati) Rome Sightseeing Dinner Out in Trastevere Just outside of Rome are the “Castelli Romani” - old fortified villages set among chestnut trees, vineyards, olive groves and lakes. They were the vacation towns of the Roman noblemen and the Popes. We drive south of the city, along the Appian Way, to charming Genzano. We stop to view the Lake of Nemi, dedicated to the pagan goddess Diana. And visit the Castel Gandolfo, where for three months every summer the Pope resides. On to Marino, famous for its wine festival when real wine flows freely from the fountain in the main square. Finally we come to Frascat. Time to enjoy a stroll through town and lunch on your own. Try the famous “porchetta sandwich” with white Frascati wine. Our tour continues in Rome with the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome, the Capitoline – home of Jupiter, Marcello’s theater, Jewish Ghetto, Largo Argentina and the Circus Maximus. Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself.

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Enjoy a breathtaking view of the city atop Piazzale Michelangelo, followed by a tour of the Academy of Fine Arts where Michelangelo’s proud “David” stands. Then to Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of Paradise” doors.

Stresa Milan

We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in Florence, Piazza della Signoria, where we have an external view of the Santa Croce Church, Michelangelo’s final resting place.

Parma Modena Florence San Gimignano

Bologna Siena

Later this afternoon we return to Siena in time to enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. BB, D

Rome

DAY 8 - Thursday Siena Bologna City Sightseeing Dinner in Hotel

DAY TRIP/ VISIT OVERNIGHT STAY

Next we review the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Column and the astonishing “Wedding Cake” monument to Victor Emmanuel in Piazza Venezia. Tonight we enjoy a fun dinner in the characteristic district of Trastevere, one of the centers of Roman nightlife. This lively area of tiny winding streets gives a taste of what one imagines Italy to be like, with cobbled streets and music filled trattorias on every corner. BB, D

DAY 5 - Monday Rome in Hotel

Siena

Dinner

This morning, after breakfast, we head north for Siena, “The Beloved” city of Tuscany. Its historical center has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. We visit the famed Piazza del Campo, one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares, and the site of Siena’s famous twotimes-a-year horse race, the Palio de Siena. We visit Siena’s town hall, Palazzo Pubblico, a beautiful gothic building which sits on Piazza del Campo by the bell tower, and the enchanting Duomo featuring the most ornate mosaic floor in all Italy. It took 200 years and 40 artisans to complete! Tonight we’ll enjoy a delicious Tuscan dinner in our hotel. BB, D

DAY 6 - Tuesday Siena San Gimignano Lunch/Wine Tasting Chianti Siena Tuscany is a region renowned for its wine and today we’ll get to enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch and wine tasting, after a visit to San Gimignano, another town declared by UNESCO to be part of the World’s Architectural Heritage. We’ll view the 14 towers that dominate the skyline of this medieval town, which is also known as the City of Beautiful Towers. Next, we’ll drive through the beautiful Chianti landscape with its gentle hills before returning to Siena. Dinner is on your own tonight. BB, L

DAY 7 - Wednesday Siena Florence Siena Dinner Out Tonight

Next we travel to Bologna, the gastronomic capital of Italy. To Italians, Bologna is known as the city of the Two Towers; worldwide it’s known as the city of lasagna, tagliatelle, tortellini, Bolognese sauce and mortadella. Good food must help boost brain power so that’s probably why Bologna is home to the oldest university in Europe. Our sightseeing will include the two adjoining squares, Piazza Maggiore and Piazza del Nettuno that form the heart of Bologna. We’ll also see the Neptune Fountain, the Communal Palace, Governor’s Palace and the Basilica of St. Petronius, the fifth biggest church in the world. At this Basilica, be sure to take in the controversial late gothic fresco representing a scene from Dante’s Inferno, in which Mohammed is being devoured by demons. Tonight we enjoy a typical Bolognese dinner, with local wines, at our hotel. BB, D

DAY 9 - Friday Bologna Ferrara Bologna Dinner Out Tonight After our nourishing American style buffet breakfast we’ll drive to Ferrara, one of the regions greatest walled towns. A fine Renaissance town, we’ll visit the Duomo with its triple façade, Este Castle with its moats, towers and battlements and a guided visit of the castle and its dungeons.

We return to Bologna for a dinner out at a fine local restaurant. BB, D

DAY 10 - Saturday Bologna Stresa Dinner in Hotel

Parma

Parma was the home of the great artist Bodoni (he invented the famous typeface), the conductor Toscanini and Parmesan cheese. Not to mention – prosciutto! Parma is a captivating town and a favorite of art lovers. This morning we visit a parmesan cheese and ham factory followed by a tasting. Next, we’re off to Stresa on beautiful Lake Maggiore. Dinner in our hotel. BB, D

DAY 11 - Sunday Stresa Como Stresa Dinner Out Tonight For centuries, Stresa has been a popular retreat for Europe’s aristocrats who have endowed the town with a number of beautiful villas. Tourism increased substantially after tunneling of the Simplon Pass allowed train services from north of the Alps to pass through Stresa in 1906. After breakfast we visit Lake Como, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy. Many celebrities have or had homes on the shores of Lake Como - Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Branson – Real Estate offices will be open for your convenience! After returning to Stresa we visit amazing Isola Bella, gently floating in Lake Maggiore. In 1948 author Ernest Hemingway visited Stresa and set part of his 1929 novel, “Farewell to Arms” at our very own hotel - Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees! Tonight, a final dinner out with our travel friends, great food and wine. BB, D

DAY 12 - Monday Depart Milan Airport to USA After breakfast this morning, we part. Please join us again on another great Perillo Tours experience! BB

DEPARTURE DATES & LAND RATES May- October 2013

TO ROME, RETURN FROM MILAN Depart USA Thursday - Return Monday

May Jun July

YOUR FIRST CLASS & DELUXE, CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS Rome - NH Vittorio Veneto (First-Class) Siena - Borgo di Filetta (First-Class) Bologna - NH De La Gare (Superior First-Class) Stresa - Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées (Deluxe) NOTE: If a change in hotels becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be equivalent of those shown.

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$3990 $3790 $4690

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NOTE: Rates are per person and include roundtrip airport transfers in Italy at scheduled times. Airfare available from your hometown. SEE PAGE 26 FOR DETAILS. The days of dining out and city tours may change for operational reasons.

This morning we depart for Florence, the city of Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli & Da Vinci! Watch our tour videos online now at PerilloTours.com

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Trevi Fountain, Rome

VESUVIUS TOUR 10 DAYS FROM $2990 Rome (3 nights) Sorrento (2) Florence (3) Also Visiting: Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Venice

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Great Hotels. Centrally-located, First-Class & Deluxe hotels, exclusively. Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour. More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom. Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!

If you’re looking for a compact and affordable Italy Vacation - Our Vesuvius Tour is perfect! The itinerary is meticulously crafted by Steve Perillo and his team to run like a ‘Swiss Watch’ and be lots of fun too!

DAY 1 - Thursday Depart USA Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on our adventure to Italy. Buon viaggio!

DAY 2 - Friday Arrive in Rome Afternoon at Leisure Dinner in Hotel Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.

6 Dinners & 1 Lunch. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink.

There will be time to relax this afternoon before we enjoy dinner at our hotel with some fine local wines. D

Full Day Venice Excursion including lunch.

DAY 3 - Saturday Rome Vatican Museum Sistine Chapel St. Peter’s Basilica Dinner Out Tonight

Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places. 1 Tote Bag Per Person, baggage tags and travel documents included. Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)

Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel. Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides. BB=Buffet Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

This morning, it’s a 5- minute drive to another country – Vatican City! With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected. Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar. Tonight we’ll recount our explorations with good food, good wine and great friends at a fine local restaurant. BB, D

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DAY 4 - Sunday Rome City Sightseeing Afternoon of Leisure Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina (where Caesar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus. Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself. Tonight we thought you’d enjoy a dinner on your own. Ask your tour guide for a recommendation, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel restaurant. BB

DAY 5 - Monday Rome Naples Pompeii Sorrento Dinner in Hotel After breakfast we’re off to Naples . . . birthplace of Caruso, Sophia Loren, Bel Canto and ‘O Sole Mio. Have your cameras ready because we will arrive in Naples via Vomero Hill overlooking the sapphire Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia and proud Vesuvius. We descend into the heart of the city along the sea front promenade, seeing Castel dell’Ovo, San Carlo Opera House, Santa Lucia, Town Hall and the Angevin Castle where today’s date appears in flowers! Next, we travel back to 97 A.D. to the town of Pompeii. A city perfectly preserved by the ash that rained down from Mt. Vesuvius, you’ll see the tragic fossils of the people attempting to escape with their children and dogs. And the streets, homes and stores that are intact.

BOOK YOUR TOUR NOW. See your travel agent,visit us on the web at www.PerilloTours.com or call us toll free at 1.800.431.1515


Venice

Florence

Rome Naples Capri

Pompeii Sorrento

DAY TRIP/ VISIT OVERNIGHT STAY

Tonight, we’ll enjoy a relaxing dinner in our hotel overlooking the bay of Naples. BB, D

DAY 6 - Tuesday Sorrento Capri Sorrento Dinner Out This morning you’ll be taken to Capri, the world’s most enchanting island. You can explore to your heart’s content on your own or your tour conductor may have other ideas. You’ll be as captivated by Capri as Emperor Tiberius who used the Blue Grotto as his personal swimming pool! Later this afternoon, we sail back in time for dinner at a great Neopolitan restaurant with the fine wines of Campania Region. BB, D

DAY 7 - Wednesday Sorrento Dinner in Hotel

Florence

This morning we’re off to Florence via the Highway of the Sun. As we traverse the gently rolling countryside to the capital of Tuscany, we’re reminded of the geniuses who traveled this very path long before us - Dante. Da Vinci. Michelangelo. Galileo. Botticelli. It reads like a “Who’s Who” of brilliance. Maybe some will rub off! Tonight, we’ll relax with our friends for dinner and wine at our hotel. BB, D

DAY 8 - Thursday Florence Excursion to Venice Special Venetian Lunch Florence The Grand Canal is not too far from Florence. Should we? Why not! Andiamo a Venezia! There is no normal life in Venice. Here, everything and everyone floats. One floats luxuriously with such a sense of freedom, never tormented by traffic or even the sound of a horn. Your guide will show you all the sights – St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs. Just around the corner from St. Mark’s Square, we’ll enjoy a special lunch in a town renowned for its seafood specialties.

Ancient ruins with Mt. Vesuvius in background

This evening we return to Florence for dinner on our own. BB, L

DAY 9 - Friday Florence City Sightseeing Including ‘The David’ Dinner Out Tonight Florence - the fountainhead of the Renaissance, awaits our inspection! Our day of sightseeing includes the majestic Duomo built in 1296, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of Paradise” doors. We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in Florence, Piazza della Signoria, home of Santa Croce Church, Michelangelo’s final resting place.

YOUR FIRST CLASS & DELUXE, CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS Rome - Victoria (First-Class) Sorrento - Parco Dei Principi (Deluxe) Florence - Hotel Minerva (Superior First-Class) NOTE: If a change in hotels becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be equivalent of those shown.

DEPARTURE DATES & LAND RATES May- October 2013

TO ROME, RETURN FROM FLORENCE Depart USA Thursday - Return Saturday

May Jun

“Breathtaking” is the only word to describe one’s first view of Michelangelo’s David. Yes, it’s quite large and detailed. But the real magic is in how Michelangelo transformed a lifeless rock into a man - full of pride, wary of his adversary, yet quietly confident. All with just a hammer and chisel! Our last night together will be at a popular Florentine restaurant with great Tuscan wines. No tears! You’ll exchange email addresses with your new friends and make plans for the future. How about we all meet again on another Perillo Tour to Hawaii! BB, D

DAY 10 - Saturday Florence Home

Flight

This morning we board our flight home, arriving in the USA the same day. A warm “grazie” for traveling with the Perillo family and please return soon! BB

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$2490

NOTE: Rates are per person and include roundtrip airport transfers in Italy at scheduled times. Airfare available from your hometown. SEE PAGE 26 FOR DETAILS. The days of dining out and city tours may change for operational reasons. * June 13 itinerary will be the reverse of the itinerary shown. Starting in Florence and ending in Rome.

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Grand Canal, Venice

MARCO POLO TOUR 10 DAYS FROM $3290 Venice (2 nights) Florence (3) Rome (3) Also Visiting: Padua, Siena

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Great Hotels. Centrally-located, First-Class & Deluxe hotels, exclusively. Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour. More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom. Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day! 5 Dinners Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink. Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tour Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places. 1 Tote Bag Per Person, baggage tags and travel documents included. Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)

Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel. Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides. BB=Buffet Breakfast D=Dinner

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Our Marco Polo Tour is the counterpart to our Vesuvius Tour. One featuring Venice, the other featuring Sorrento. Either way, you can be assured that Steve Perillo has hand-selected every hotel, restaurant, sightseeing experience and guide that will make your vacation the memory of a lifetime.

DAY 1 - Sunday Depart USA Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off to Italy on the adventure of a lifetime!

Hemingway’s famous “Harry’s Bar” is just around the corner! Your guide will be happy to make suggestions. BB

DAY 2 - Monday Arrive in Venice Afternoon Free Dinner Out

DAY 4 - Wednesday Venice Florence Dinner in Hotel

Benvenuti a Venezia! We are pleased to offer complimentary motorboat transfers from the Venice airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.

This morning it’s back to the mainland where we’ll meet our dependable driver for the ride to Florence. But on the way we’ll make a memorable stop.

Your tour guide will be on hand to preview the exciting trip ahead. Then we’ll enjoy a ‘getacquainted’ dinner at a fine restaurant just steps from St. Mark’s Square. D

DAY 3 - Tuesday Venice City Sightseeing Murano Glass Factory This morning we’ll meet our expert local guide for a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square, the great Byzantine Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and an inside visit of the Doge’s Palace. Next we’ll board our motoscafi to visit one of the world’s oldest glass blowing factories on the island of Murano.

Padua

Visitors to Padua are often surprised by a sense of deep spirituality. St. Anthony (patron Saint of lost objects) is interred here in the serene Basilica which dates back to the 1200s. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner at our hotel. A toast (brindisi) to Florence and our new traveling friends! BB, D

DAY 5 - Thursday Florence ➤ Sightseeing including ‘The David’ ➤ Dinner Out Florence - the fountainhead of the Renaissance city of Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli and Da Vinci!

This afternoon you’ll have a chance to “get lost” in the city’s labyrinth of canals, bridges and tiny piazzas. Being a small island, it’s impossible to stray very far. But it won’t hurt to master the phrase “Dov’e’ Piazza San Marco?”

Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city atop Piazzale Michelangelo, followed by our tour of the Academy of Fine Arts where Michelangelo’s proud ‘David’ stands, the majestic Cathedral built in 1296, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned ‘Gates of Paradise’ doors.

Dinner is on your own tonight and there are lots of great choices around your hotel. Even

We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in Florence, Piazza della

BOOK YOUR TOUR NOW. See your travel agent,visit us on the web at www.PerilloTours.com or call us toll free at 1.800.431.1515


Padua Venice

Florence Siena Rome

DAY TRIP/ VISIT OVERNIGHT STAY

Florence

Signoria and then to Florence’s most compelling Franciscan church built in 1294 – Santa Croce. It’s not only an artistic shrine with frescoes by Giotto, but also the burial place of 270 of the city’s most eminent inhabitants – among them Galileo, Michelangelo , Machiavelli, Rossini. In the cloister next door we see the Pazzi Chapel - widely regarded as one of the most perfectearly Renaissance creations. Finally, we return to the 21st century for a visit to the new Gucci Museum, named for the native Florentine who is synonymous with Italian design elegance. The Museo Gucci features 3 floors of exhibitions arranged by themes. One of the highlights – the Gucci El Dorado Cadillac! BB, D

DAY 6 - Friday Florence ➤ Siena ➤ Wine Tasting in Tuscany While the ambitious city of Florence was launching the Renaissance, Siena was her “laid back” country cousin. Just 30 miles south of Florence, she is considered the best preserved medieval city in Italy. Our guided tour will include the elaborately carved Gothic cathedral, Town Hall and Piazza del Campo-site of the famous Palio horse race. You’ll have time for lunch on your own, shopping and a little more exploration. This afternoon we’ll visit a typical Tuscan winery to learn about the grape, the “nose,” food pairings and more importantly-which glass to use! We’ll enjoy a wine tasting with these special wines. Cin-Cin!

the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina, the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus. Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself. Tonight, we rejoin the 21st century with a satisfying dinner at our hotel. BB, D

DAY 8 - Sunday Rome Leisure

Full Day of

A free day in Rome! But don’t sleep in too late there’s much to do and see! Ask your tour guide for suggestions. Why not start with an espresso in Piazza Navona, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return and stroll across the Tiber for a look at the Vatican. Rome is a great city for walking, shopping and people watching. Tonight, you’re free to enjoy a night in Rome on your own with your new friends. BB

DAY 9 - Monday Rome Vatican Museum ➤ Sistine Chapel ➤ St. Peter’s Basilica ➤ Dinner in Trastevere This morning, it’s a 10 minute drive to another country – Vatican City! With our expert local

guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected. Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar. Tonight, we enjoy a delicious dinner in the characteristic district of Trastevere, one of the centers of the Roman night life. This lively area of tiny winding streets gives a taste of what one imagines Italy to be like, with cobbled streets and music-filled trattorias on every corner. BB,D

DAY 10 - Tuesday Flight Home USA

This morning we board our flight home, arriving in the USA the same day. While we say “arrivederci” to Italy, we realize we’re taking a little piece of it back home with us. Thanks for traveling with the Perillo family and please return soon. BB

DEPARTURE DATES & LAND RATES April - October 2013

TO VENICE, RETURN FROM ROME Depart USA Sunday - Return Tuesday

Tonight, it’s dinner on your own in Florence. BB

YOUR FIRST CLASS & DELUXE, CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS

DAY 7 - Saturday Morning Drive to Rome ➤ Imperial Rome & the Colosseum ➤ Dinner in Hotel

Venice - Westin Europa & Regina (Deluxe) Florence - Villa Medici (Deluxe) Rome - Rose Garden Palace (Superior First-Class)

This morning we enjoy our drive south to Rome through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio the “green heart” of Italy.

NOTE: If a change in hotels becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be equivalent of those shown.

Rome

This afternoon we enjoy a panoramic tour of “Imperial Rome” including Castel Sant’Angelo, Watch our tour videos online now at PerilloTours.com

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$3590 $3390 $4790

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Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome St. Mark’s Square, Venice

ITALY NORTH CLASSIC 14 DAYS FROM $3990 Rome (3 nights) Sorrento (2) Florence (3) Venice (2) Milan (2) Also Visiting: Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Pisa, Padua, Verona, Lugano, Como

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Great Hotels. Centrally-located, First-Class & Deluxe hotels, exclusively. Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour. More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom. Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day! 9 Dinners. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink. Wine Tasting. Vineyard tour and wine tasting. Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places. 1 Tote Bag Per Person, baggage tags and travel documents included. Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)

Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel. Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides. BB=Buffet Breakfast D=Dinner

Perillo’s ‘Italy North Classic’ is the largest selling Italy tour in history. Developed in 1975 by Mario Perillo and Lucio Massari, it remains our most popular itinerary today. The ‘Continental’ on page 20 delivers the identical itinerary (but in reverse and without dinners).

DAY 1 - Depart USA

DAY 2 - Arrive in Rome Afternoon at Leisure Dinner in Hotel

country – Vatican City! With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected.

Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.

Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.

Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on the adventure of a lifetime.

There will be time to relax this afternoon before our evening’s dinner with fine local wines at our hotel. D

DAY 3 - Rome City Sightseeing Afternoon at Leisure Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina (where Caesar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus. Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself. Tonight we thought you’d enjoy a dinner on your own. Ask your tour guide for a recommendation, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel restaurant. BB

DAY 4 - Rome Vatican Museum Sistine Chapel St. Peter’s Basilica Dinner Out Tonight This morning, it’s a 5- minute drive to another

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Tonight we’ll recount our explorations with good food, good wine and great friends at a fine local restaurant. BB, D

DAY 5 - Rome Naples Pompeii Sorrento Dinner in Hotel This morning, we motor to Naples. Have your cameras ready because we will arrive in Naples via Vomero Hill overlooking the sapphire Bay of Naples, Capri and proud Vesuvius. We descend to the heart of the city along the sea front promenade, seeing Castel dell’Ovo, San Carlo Opera House, Santa Lucia, Town Hall and the Angevin Castle where today’s date appears in flowers! Then, it’s off to Pompeii. Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs. Tonight, dinner at our hotel with wine. BB, D

BOOK YOUR TOUR NOW. See your travel agent,visit us on the web at www.PerilloTours.com or call us toll free at 1.800.431.1515


DAY 9 - Florence Pisa in Tuscany Florence

Lugano Como Verona Milan

Wine Tasting

The bell tower of Pisa is among the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. Architects say it would be world famous even if it were perfectly straight. This morning we’ll see for ourselves, along with the beautiful Cathedral and Baptistery.

Padua Venice

This afternoon we’ll visit a typical Tuscan winery to learn about the grape, the “nose,” food pairings and most importantly – which glass to use! Cin-Cin!

Florence Pisa

Rome

Tonight, we return to Florence for dinner on your own. BB

Naples Pompeii

DAY 10 - Florence

Padua

DAY TRIP/ VISIT OVERNIGHT STAY

DAY 6 - Sorrento Dinner Out

Venice arrives to us as in a dream. Gondolas drift along, not just for show, but to deliver the staples of everyday life. Our arrival is also by boat, as we’re eager to start exploring.

Capri

Sorrento

Sorrento

This morning you’ll be taken to Capri, the world’s most enchanting island.You can explore to your heart’s content on your own or your tour conductor may have other ideas. You’ll be as captivated by Capri as Emperor Tiberius who used the Blue Grotto as his personal swimming pool. Tonight, still glowing from the sun, we’re off to a Sorrento eatery for fine food and wine. BB, D

DAY 7 - Sorrento Dinner in Hotel

Drive to Florence

Departing Sorrento, our deluxe motorcoach navigates the rolling hills, scenic vineyards and postcard-perfect vistas of Umbria and Tuscany. Along the way, we’ll travel by the beautiful Tiber River Valley and the medieval villages of Orvieto and Orte. This evening’s dinner features fine local wines at our hotel. BB, D

DAY 8 - Florence Morning Sightseeing including “The David” Dinner Out Florence - the fountainhead of the Renaissance, awaits our inspection! Our day of sightseeing includes the majestic Duomo built in 1296, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of Paradise” doors. We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in Florence, Piazza della Signoria, home of Santa Croce Church, Michelangelo’s final resting place.

Milan

USA

This morning we board our flight home, arriving in the USA the same day. While we say “arrivederci” to Italy, we realize we’re taking a little piece of it back home with us. Thanks for traveling with the Perillo family, and please return soon. BB

Dinner is on your own tonight. BB

DAY 11 - Venice Dinner Out

City Sightseeing

This morning we’ll meet our expert local guide for a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square, the great Byzantine Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and an inside visit of the Doge’s Palace. This afternoon you’ll have a chance to “get lost” in the city’s labyrinth of canals, bridges and tiny piazzas. Being a small island, it’s impossible to stray very far. But it won’t hurt to master the phrase “Dov’e’ Piazza San Marco?” Tonight we’ll recount our explorations at a great local restaurant. Good food, good wine and great friends. Now that’s Italian! BB, D

DAY 12 - Venice Verona Milan City Sightseeing Dinner in Hotel This morning we bid farewell to Venice and our drive to Milan is delightfully interrupted by a visit to romantic Verona. We’ll stand in the courtyard below Juliet’s balcony where Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers professed their love. Soon we’re in fashionable Milan, where we begin with a panoramic drive around the city and a visit to the impressive, gothic Duomo. We’ll stroll through the spectacular glasstopped Galleria, the world’s first shopping mall and onto the famed La Scala Opera House.

YOUR FIRST CLASS & DELUXE, CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS Rome - Rose Garden Palace (Superior First-Class) or Cicerone (First - Class) Sorrento - Parco del Principi (Deluxe) or Grand Hotel La Pace (Deluxe) Florence - Grand Hotel Minerva (Deluxe) Venice - Monaco Grand (Superior First-Class) or Luna Baglioni (Deluxe) Milan - Manin (First-Class) or NH Touring (First-Class) NOTE: If a change in hotels becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be equivalent of those shown.

DEPARTURE DATES & LAND RATES April - October 2013

TO ROME, RETURN FROM MILAN Depart USA Friday - Return Thursday Depart USA Sunday - Return Saturday

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct

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Tonight, it’s dinner at our Hotel! BB, D

“Breathtaking” is the only word to describe one’s first view of Michelangelo’s David. Yes, it’s quite large and detailed. But the real magic is in how Michelangelo transformed a lifeless rock into a man - full of pride, wary of his adversary, yet quietly confident. All with just a hammer and chisel! Tonight we’ll recount our explorations at a great local restaurant. BB, D

DAY 14 - Flight Home

Venice

Visitors to Padua are often surprised by a sense of deep spirituality. St. Anthony (patron Saint of lost objects) is interred here in the serene Basilica which dates back to the 1200s.

Capri

Our last night together will be at a fine Milanese eatery. No tears! You’ll exchange email addresses with your new friends and make plans for the future. How about we all meet again on a Perillo Tour to Hawaii. BB, D

DAY 13 - Milan Lugano Milan Dinner Out

Lake Como

This morning’s visit to Lugano is actually in Switzerland, but this Alpine paradise clings to its Italian roots. The natural beauty is accompanied by great shops filled with Swiss specialties – like clocks, watches and, of course, chocolate!

Double Room

Triple Room

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Kids under 12 w/ 2 adults

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$3990 $3890 $4990

$2190

RED DATES

$4490 $4190 $5890

$2290

GREEN DATES

$4590 $4290 $5990

$2390

NOTE: Rates are per person and include roundtrip airport transfers in Italy at scheduled times. Airfare available from your hometown. SEE PAGE 26 FOR DETAILS. The days of dining out and city tours may change for operational reasons.

Next we visit Como, the charming town and pristine Lake Como. Watch our tour videos online now at PerilloTours.com

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Dining in Italy is an experience of its own

NORTH CONTINENTAL 14 DAYS FROM $3390 Milan (2 nights) Venice (2) Florence (3) Sorrento (2) Rome (3) Also Visiting: Lugano, Como, Verona, Padua, Pisa, Capri, Pompeii, Naples

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Great Hotels. Centrally-located, First-Class hotels, exclusively. Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour. More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom. Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!

This tour is exactly the same as our 14-day Italy North Classic (in reverse), except dinners are not included. We know that some of our travelers enjoy the experience of dining on their own at local restaurants and trattorias. Your tour guide will have a multitude of dining suggestions. Of course, a full buffet breakfast is included daily.

DAY 1 - Friday Depart USA Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on the adventure of a lifetime.

DAY 2 - Saturday Arrive in Milan Afternoon at Leisure Benvenuti in Italia! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Milan airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.

Wine Tasting. Vineyard tour and wine tasting.

This afternoon you will meet your tour guide who will have some excellent dining suggestions for your first night in Italy.

Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.

DAY 3 - Sunday Milan Lugano, Switzerland Como Milan

1 Tote Bag Per Person, baggage tags and travel documents included. Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)

Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel. Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides. BB=Buffet Breakfast

From Milan we enjoy an exhilarating excursion to Lugano. Here we can fill our eyes with beauty and our bags with gifts. We continue to Como, the place loved by the rich and famous. Wordsworth, Shelley, Byron and George Clooney.

topped galleria-the world’s first shopping mall. Continue to Piazza Della Scala, home of the famed La Scala Opera House. Next, a short trip to Verona and Juliet’s balcony. Our arrival in Venice is by boat. Venice is breathtaking with its misty lagoon and palaces seemingly floating on water. Nothing beats dining in a cozy Venetian restaurant enjoying local specialties and fine local wines. BB

DAY 5 - Tuesday Venice City Sightseeing Murano Glass Factory This morning we’ll meet our expert local guide for a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square, the great Byzantine Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and an inside visit of the Doge’s Palace. Next we’ll board our motoscafi to visit one of the world’s oldest glass-blowing factories on the island of Murano.

Back in Milan, one of the world’s trendiest cities and one of the strongest bastions of traditional Italian cooking. Mangia! BB

This afternoon you’ll have a chance to “get lost” in the city’s labyrinth of canals, bridges and tiny piazzas. Being a small island, it’s impossible to stray very far. But it won’t hurt to master the phrase “Dov’e’ Piazza San Marco?”

DAY 4 - Monday Milan City Sightseeing Verona Venice

Maybe this would be the ideal evening for a traditional Venetian seafood feast! BB

This morning we visit the mightiest Gothic building ever created- Milan’s Duomo, its capacity 40,000 people!

DAY 6 - Wednesday Venice Florence

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DINE ON YOUR OWN

Padua

We’re off to Florence today with an inspiring stop along the way. Visitors to Padua are

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glass to use! Of course, we’ll sample the wines. Cin-Cin! Then back to Florence for free time.

Lugano Como Verona Milan

Tonight, ask your tour director for a nearby spot to enjoy fresh Tuscan fare. BB

Padua Venice

DAY 9 - Saturday Florence

Our journey to Sorrento takes us through the rolling hills, scenic vineyards and post-card perfect vistas of Tuscany and Umbria. Soon, we are in Sorrento, high on a beautiful plateau, greeted by the sapphire blue Gulf of Naples and majestic Mount Vesuvius.

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often surprised by a sense of deep spirituality. St. Anthony (patron Saint of lost objects) is interred here in the serene Basilica which dates back to the 1200s. Next to Florence! Home of Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli, da Vinci, and some say, the best gelato in Italy! Back at the hotel, our tour director is happy to offer this evening’s restaurant suggestions. Perhaps, world famous Florentine steak? BB

DAY 7 - Thursday Florence City Sightseeing including ‘The David’ Florence, the fountainhead of the Renaissance, awaits our inspection. Our day of sightseeing includes the majestic Duomo built in 1296, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of Paradise” doors. We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in Florence, Piazza della Signoria, home of Santa Croce Church, Michelangelo’s final resting place. “Breathtaking” is the only word to describe one’s first view of Michelangelo’s David. Yes, it’s quite large and detailed. But the real magic is in how Michelangelo transformed a lifeless rock into a man - full of pride, wary of his adversary, yet quietly confident. All with just a hammer and a chisel. You’ll be sure to find a perfect Florentine dinner spot tonight. BB

DAY 8 - Friday Florence Pisa Tasting in Tuscany Florence

When most Americans think of Italian food, they’re usually thinking of the dishes of Naples and Sorrento - spaghetti with tomato and basil, mozzarella and pizza are all from this area. Here’s your chance to try the “real thing!”

Wine

The bell tower of Pisa is among the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. Architects say it would be world famous even if it were perfectly straight. This morning we’ll see for ourselves, along with the beautiful Cathedral and Baptistery. This afternoon we’ll visit a typical Tuscan winery to learn about the grape, the “nose,” food pairings and most importantly – which

DAY 10 - Sunday Sorrento Sorrento

Capri

This morning you’ll be taken to Capri, the world’s most enchanting island. You can explore to your heart’s content on your own or your tour conductor may have other ideas. You’ll be as captivated by Capri as Emperor Tiberius who used the Blue Grotto as his personal swimming pool.

may we suggest fettuccine alla romana; allá amatriciana with bacon; spaghetti alla carbonara; roasted lamb with garlic & rosemary; stuffed artichokes....is your appetite whet yet? Tonight, treat yourself to one of Rome’s fine restaurants for a fabulous dinner. BB

DAY 13 Wednesday - Rome Sightseeing Afternoon at Leisure Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina, the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus. Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself. This afternoon, Rome is all yours! Shop, fountain hop, explore to your heart’s content. Tonight, treat yourself to one of Rome’s fine restaurants for a delizioso dinner! BB

DAY 14 - Thursday Flight Home USA

Rome

This morning we board our flight home. No tears. You’ll exchange e-mails with your new friends and make plans for the future. How about we all meet on a Hawaiian Perillo Tour! BB

Tonight, still glowing from the sun, it’s time to enjoy another fine gastronomic experience. BB

DAY 11 - Monday Sorrento Naples Rome

Pompeii

Pompeii - an entire city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day almost 2,000 years ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with their children and dogs. Late this morning, we continue on to Naples. We enjoy a brief panoramic tour of this beautiful city. A few hours later, we enter the gates of Rome and settle into our hotel. BB

DAY 12 - Tuesday Rome Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel St. Peter’s Basilica Afternoon at Leisure This morning we visit Vatican City, “headquarters” for more than a billion Catholics worldwide. We begin at the Vatican Museum, a treasure trove of sculptures, paintings and tapestries. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the pope is elected. We enter in total silence, not wanting to disturb Michelangelo’s famed frescoes, depicting stories from the Bible and the “End of Times.” You’ll be fascinated by which of Michelangelo’s contemporaries he assigned to heaven and which to hell. We’ll also visit St. Peter’s Basilica. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, and Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy soaring high above the main altar. This afternoon, Rome is all yours! Tonight,

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YOUR FIRST CLASS & DELUXE, CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS Milan - Hotel Manin (First Class) Venice - Bonvecchiati (Deluxe) Florence - Rivoli (First Class) Sorrento - Hotel Corallo (Superior First Class) Rome - Ambasciatori (First Class) NOTE: If a change in hotels becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be equivalent of those shown.

DEPARTURE DATES & LAND RATES April - October 2013

TO MILAN, RETURN FROM ROME Depart USA Friday - Return Thursday

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Single Room

Kids under 12 w/ 2 adults

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$3390 $3290 $4390

$2090

RED DATES

$3890 $3590 $5290

$2190

GREEN DATES

$3990 $3690 $5390

$2290

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Positano Coast

ROME & THE AMALFI COAST 9 DAYS FROM $3390 Rome (3 nights) Amalfi (4) Also Visiting: Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, Positano, Paestum, Cilento.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Great Hotels. Centrally-located, First-Class and deluxe hotels, exclusively. Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour. More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom. Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day! 3 Dinners & 3 Lunches. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, salad, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink. Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places. 1 Tote Bag Per Person, baggage tags and travel documents included. Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)

Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel. Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides. BB=Buffet Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

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Lemon trees and vineyards cascade down the terraced cliffs to the sea. Soft sea breezes mix with the scent of fresh basil, tomatoes and olive oil. Capri sparkles in the distance. Welcome to Amalfi! We’ll also spend a few days at Steve Perillo’s own Rose Garden Palace hotel in Rome. This is a no-holds-barred invitation to live life to the fullest.

DAY 1 - Friday Depart USA Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on our Italy adventure. Buon viaggio!

DAY 2 - Saturday Arrive in Rome ➤ Afternoon at Leisure ➤ Dinner in Hotel Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you. There will be time to relax this afternoon before dinner with fine local wines at our hotel. D

DAY 3 - Sunday Rome Sightseeing ➤ Afternoon & Evening at Leisure Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina (where Caesar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus. Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself. Tonight we thought you’d enjoy a dinner on your own. Ask your tour guide for a recommendation, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel restaurant. BB

DAY 4 - Monday Rome ➤ Vatican ˆMuseum ➤ Sistine Chapel ➤ St. Peter’s Basilica ➤ Dinner Out Tonight This morning, it’s a 5-minute drive to another country – Vatican City! With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected. Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar. Tonight, please be our guest at a fine Roman restaurant with flowing wines and great friends! BB, D

DAY 5 - Tuesday Rome ➤ Pompeii ➤ Amalfi ➤ Dinner in Hotel This morning we drive to Amalfi, one of the most famous coastlines on earth. Along the way, we’ll stop in Pompeii! Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs.

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Rome

Naples Pompeii Sorrento Capri Amalfi Positano

DAY TRIP/ VISIT OVERNIGHT STAY

Next we’ll settle into our home in Amalfi at the historic Hotel Luna Convento. She’s a 12th century convent converted into a charming deluxe hotel overlooking the sea. Tonight, dinner at our hotel with great local wines. BB, D

DAY 6 - Wednesday Amalfi ➤ Sail to Positano ➤ Lunch in Sorrento ➤ Amalfi

Two pizzas coming right up!

What better way to visit the splendid towns of the Amalfi Coast than by sea! Today we’ll sail from Amalfi to Positano. (In case of bad weather, we’ll use our bus.) There will be time to explore this “picture postcard” village set on a cliff dropping into the blue Mediterranean. From Positano we sail to Sorrento, another gem in the Gulf of Naples with great views of the mighty volcano, Mt. Vesuvius. In Sorrento we’ll enjoy lunch featuring the fresh specialties of the Campania region. We’ll drive back to Amalfi for your free night in this Mediterranean paradise. BB, L

DAY 7 - Thursday Amalfi ➤ Cilento ➤ Paestum ➤ Mozzarella Factory Tour ➤ Lunch ➤ Amalfi

DAY 8 - Friday Amalfi ➤ Isle of Capri ➤ Blue Grotto ➤ Lunch ➤ Amalfi Amalfi at our stern, Capri at our bow, this morning we sail to one of the world’s most enchanting islands. If weather permits, we’ll visit the Blue Grotto, famed for it’s translucent aqua-blue light. We’ll also tour the island followed by a well - deserved lunch with wine.

Everyone loves Mozzarella! We’ll learn that the “real thing” comes from the Water Buffalo and freshness is measured in minutes and hours, rather than days. You’ll be an expert after your tour of a real Mozzarella factory.

This morning our trip home starts at Naples Airport. We hope you enjoyed Rome, Amalfi, your guide, your driver and your traveling companions. Buon viaggio and please join Perillo Tours again in the very near future. BB

Later this afternoon, we’ll sail back for your final night in Amalfi. Why not gather a few of your friends and go out for a pizza? After all – it was invented here! BB, L

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With its gleaming white marble temples, set against the silver mountains and deep blue sea, Paestum (pronounced pay’-stum) provides a uniquely Greek experience in Italy. Our expert local guide will relive the amazing history of this seaside village.

DAY 9 - Saturday Amalfi ➤ Flight home from Naples

May - October 2013

TO ROME, RETURN FROM NAPLES Depart USA Friday - Return Saturday

May Jun Jul

YOUR FIRST CLASS & DELUXE, CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS Rome - Ambasciatori Palace (5-Star Deluxe) Amalfi - Luna Convento (5-Star Deluxe) NOTE: If a change in hotels becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be equivalent of those shown.

We’ll enjoy a typical Neapolitan style lunch with fine local wines. This afternoon and evening are free to relax, explore Amalfi or take a dip in the water. BB, L Watch our tour videos online now at PerilloTours.com

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Sep 13 27 Oct 4 11 18

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Single Room

Kids under 12 w/ 2 adults

RED DATES

$3390 $3090 $4690

$1890

GREEN DATES

$3490 $3190 $4790

$1990

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Coast of Taormina

SOUTH & SICILY 12 DAYS FROM $3490 Palermo (2 nights) Taormina (3) Sorrento (3) Rome (2) Also Visiting: Piazza Armerina, Monreale, Messina, Mt. Etna, Capri, Pompeii WHAT’S INCLUDED: Great Hotels. Centrally-located, First-Class & Deluxe hotels, exclusively. Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour. More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom. Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!

There’s no place on earth like Sicily. A true melting pot of cultures, you’ll see Greek and Asian influences in the exotic architecture, unique cuisine and faces of her people. If you happen to be of Sicilian heritage, you’ll be surprised by how the “old country” has very much joined the 21st century while retaining its special charm.

DAY 1 - Thursday Depart USA Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on our Sicilian adventure. Buon viaggio!

DAY 2 - Friday Arrive in Palermo ➤ Afternoon Free ➤ Dinner in Hotel Benvenuti a Palermo! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Palermo airport to your hotel at scheduled times. A Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you. Relax this afternoon, or take a stroll around the neighborhood.

8 Dinners & 1 Lunch. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink.

This evening we enjoy dinner and the first of many local wines to be sampled in the days ahead. D

Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tour.

DAY 3 - Saturday Palermo & Monreale Sightseeing ➤ Afternoon Free ➤ Dinner Out Tonight

Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places. 1 Tote Bag Per Person, baggage tags and travel documents included. Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)

Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel. Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides. BB=Buffet Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

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This morning we explore Palermo, the fascinating capital city. We’ll visit the Royal Palace which General George Patton turned into his headquarters in 1943. We’ll also take in the Palace of the Normans, the Palatine Chapel, the Palermo Cathedral, the great Norman Cathedral of Monreale and other highlights. This afternoon and evening are on your own for free time, shopping or explorations. Tonight we’ll enjoy the local Sicilian food at a characteristic local restaurant with fine local wines. BB, D

DAY 4 - Sunday Palermo ➤ Piazza Armerina ➤ Taormina ➤ Dinner in Hotel We bid farewell to Palermo this morning, with stunning Taormina in our sights. On the way, we’ll stop off for a fascinating visit to the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. The elaborate villa, owned by a Roman aristocrat from the 4th Century, is famous for its intricate mosaics. And who said the Bikini was invented in St. Tropez in the 1950s? You’ll see proof that the Romans invented it centuries ago! Many have proclaimed Taormina to be the most beautiful place on earth. Now you can decide for yourself. After an exciting and educational day, a delicious, relaxing dinner is served in our hotel with fine local wines. BB, D

DAY 5 - Monday Taormina ➤ Afternoon at Leisure ➤ Dinner Out Tonight After this morning’s leisurely tour, you’ll know why Taormina is known as the “Jewel of Italy.” Its winding streets and secluded gardens are truly enchanting. The snow covered volcano, Mt. Etna, serves as a dramatic backdrop to the well-preserved Greek and Roman outdoor theater. This afternoon is all yours! Why not stroll the medieval streets lined with interesting little shops, take a dip in the water, or just relax. Tonight, we enjoy dinner and great Sicilian

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Rome

Naples

Pompeii

Capri Sorrento

Calabria

Palermo Monreale

Messina Taormina

DAY TRIP/ VISIT OVERNIGHT STAY

Ruins of old city Pompeii

wines at a charming local restaurant. BB, D

DAY 9 - Friday Sorrento ➤ Pompeii ➤ Sorrento ➤ Dinner Out Tonight

DAY 6 - Tuesday Taormina ➤ Mt. Etna Visit ➤ Lunch/Wine Tasting ➤ Taormina

Pompeii! A city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape, along with their children and dogs.

This morning we meet one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Mt. Etna is in an almost constant state of eruption. Don’t worry, we’ll keep a safe distance! The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, orchards and vineyards. So let’s visit a local winery for a tour, a tasting and a light lunch! Tonight you can enjoy dinner on your own. Have you tried “pesce spada” yet? Swordfish is Sicily’s favorite seafood. BB, L

DAY 7 - Wednesday Taormina ➤ Sorrento ➤ Dinner in Hotel It’s a short drive to Messina where we board our steamer across the Straits of Messina. Reggio ahead - the golden sun above - the blue water below - it’s great to be alive! Nestled at the tip of Calabria is Reggio - with her homes climbing up the serene slopes, hugging the hills, their faces to the sun and sea - expressing in a gaze the warmth of her people. Now we motor north, up the rugged Calabrian spine across the Apennines to Sorrento. Dinner tonight is with our friends and fine wines, at the hotel. BB, D

DAY 8 - Thursday Sorrento ➤ Capri Sorrento

Naples at our stern, Capri at our bow, this morning we cross the Bay of Naples to the world’s most enchanting island. A free day on Capri can include the famed Blue Grotto, a chairlift to the top of Mount Solaro or just peaceful relaxation. Later this afternoon, we sail to Sorrento for dinner on your own. BB

This afternoon is all yours to relax and enjoy. Enjoy the pool and the extensive gardens of our deluxe, Parco dei Principi hotel. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner out at a local Sorrento eatery. BB, D

DAY 10 - Saturday Sorrento ➤ Rome ➤ Dinner in Hotel This morning, via the Highway of the Sun, we’re soon in Rome. Ten days in Italy? How’s your Italian? “Chi viaggia con Perillo, viaggia tranquillo!” Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner at our hotel. BB, D

our coach for a panoramic tour of Castel St. Angelo, the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina (where Caesar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus. Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself. What do “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” really mean? It’s not what you think. Tonight we’ll eat at one of my favorite Roman restaurants in the Trastevere section of Rome. Two thumbs up! BB, D

DAY 12 - Monday Rome ➤ USA This morning we board our flight home, arriving in the USA the same day. While we say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, we realize we’re taking a little piece of it back home with us.

DAY 11 - Sunday Rome Sightseeing ➤ Dinner out in Trastevere Tonight Today we’ll visit the birthplace of the Roman Empire. With our expert local guide, we’ll board

DEPARTURE DATES & LAND RATES April - October 2013

TO PALERMO, RETURN FROM ROME Depart USA Thursday - Return Monday

Apr May Jun Jul

YOUR FIRST CLASS & DELUXE, CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS Palermo - Grand Hotel Wagner (Deluxe) Taormina - Villa Diodoro (First-Class) Sorrento - Parco del Principi (Deluxe) Rome - Ambasciatori (Deluxe) NOTE: If a change in hotels becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be equivalent of those shown.

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Aug 29 Sep 5 12 19 26 Oct

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3 10 17 24

Single Room

Kids under 12 w/ 2 adults

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$3490 $3290 $4290

$2690

RED DATES

$3690 $3390 $4890

$2790

GREEN DATES

$3790 $3490 $4990

$2890

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