Your dream vacation to Italy may be wrapped up in this fabulous deluxe travel package which includes enchanting destinations such as Rome, Cortona, Florence, and Venice. As you make your way through these gorgeous cities, discover iconic favorites such as Rome's Colosseum, Cortona's fabulous landscapes, Florence's amazing art in the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery and Venice's stunning St. Mark's Basilica and romantic gondola rides. Spend each glorious day losing yourself in the local culture and making memories you will treasure forever.
From ROME to VENICE
Rome, Tarquinia, Caprarola, Cortona, San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Venice
Day 01: ROME
Arrival in Rome and transfer to the hotel on your own. Use your time at leisure to get acquainted with this enchanting city until the evening, when you will meet with your tour assistant who will provide information regarding your travel itinerary. Overnight stay at your hotel in Rome.
Day 02: ROME
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy your time at leisure to explore Rome at your own pace. Discover the beautiful fountains and squares of Rome, enjoy a cappuccino and an Italian pastry in one of the many outdoor cafés, or attend the Papal Audience in Saint Peter's Square (on Wednesday mornings only). In the afternoon, you will join a sightseeing tour along the Appian Way, viewing ancient ruins and churches such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Scala Santa (Holy stairs) and the Christian Catacombs. Dinner at a typical trattoria, among the locals and far from the tourist traps. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
Day 03: ROME
After breakfast, you'll enjoy a morning at leisure. You may wish to take this opportunity to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum (optional, not included), or the Villa Borghese Gallery (optional, not included and entrance reservations required), with numerous important pieces of art. In the afternoon, you will visit the Vatican Museums, a repository for centuries of splendid art and history. You'll marvel at this intersection of faith and beauty, which includes a visit of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Return to your hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight in Rome.
Day 04: ROME, TARQUINIA, TUSCANIA, CAPRAROLA, CORTONA
You'll enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before departing for Tarquinia and Tuscania, ancient sites of the Etruscans, a culturally rich civilization based in the Italian peninsula that predated the Romans. After visiting this remarkable area, the tour moves on to Caprarola, in the Viterbo area, to visit the Villa Farnese complex and gardens, considered to be among the most beautiful in Italy. The journey will continue along the hill country towards the town of Cortona in Tuscany where you will enjoy a nice dinner at your hotel and then rest.
Day 05: CORTONA
After a tasty breakfast, you'll spend the day touring Cortona. This ancient town bears the legacy of the Etruscans, and is considered one of the oldest cities in Tuscany. Admire the breathtaking scenery overlooking the vineyards and enjoy the typical small town Italian lifestyle. During this time you may wish to visit some of Cortona's famous sights such as the Cathedral or the Etruscan Academy Museum. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local trattoria, where you'll sample the finest recipes of Tuscany.
Day 06: CORTONA, SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, FLORENCE
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then leave for the medieval cities of Siena and San Gimignano. Both are rich in history and have a scenic atmosphere, ensuring that you'll enjoy a step back in time while visiting these Tuscan jewels. Have lunch at a farmhouse filled with the bounty of Tuscany, including a wine tasting, before moving on to the hotel in Florence for the night.
Day 07: FLORENCE
After breakfast at the hotel, you'll take a guided walking tour of Florence. Known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance," you'll marvel at the magnificent works of art and architecture, including the Cathedral with Brunelleschi's Dome, the Ponte Vecchio and the Baptistery, with doors so lovely that Michelangelo likened them to the Gates of Heaven. In the afternoon you will have free time to explore Florence on your own. You may wish to visit the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David or consider a side trip to Pisa or Lucca (not included). You'll spend the night at your hotel in Florence.
Day 08: FLORENCE, VENICE
You'll enjoy breakfast, before boarding the high speed train to Venice. Speed, comfort and style are on the agenda, as you glide through the Tuscan and Emilia Romagna landscape. The afternoon in Venice will be free to spend as you please, perhaps with a gondola ride (not included), until your candlelit dinner in a local restaurant on the Grand Canal. You’ll return to the hotel for the night.
Day 09: VENICE
After breakfast, you’ll go on a guided walking tour of Venice, stopping to see such delights as the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Basilica. In the afternoon, you’ll be free to explore on your own, imagining the paths of Marco Polo, before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day 10: VENICE
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the rest of the day to yourself. Perhaps you’ll go an excursion to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello (not included), stroll through the hidden streets and canals of Venice, shop for some Murano glass or Venetian masks or visit the Rialto Bridge area. The day will end at your hotel for your last overnight stay in Venice.
Day 11: VENICE
After breakfast, the tour and our services will end.
PACKAGE START AT $3,978.00 INCLUDES:
- Transportation by Deluxe private vehicle as per itinerary;
- English speaking Host assistance on your arrival day in Rome;
- 3 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Rome;
- 2 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Cortona;
- 2 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Florence;
- 3 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Venice;
- Daily Buffet Breakfast;
- 4 dinners & 1 lunch with wine tasting;
- Visit of the Vatican Museum, entrance fee included;
- Visit of the catacombs and Ancient Appia, entrance fee included;
- Visit of Tarquinia and Caprarola, entrance fee included;
- Visit of Siena and San Gimignano;
- Visit of Cortona;
- Walking tour of Florence;
- Walking tour of Venice;
- Train from Florence to Venice;
- Transfer from the railway station to the hotel in Venice;
- Vat Taxes and Service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. If applicable, it must be paid locally to the hotel.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums, Tips, Extras.
- Porterage service;
- All that is not listed under “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.
Independent tour package with private car w/ Driver for transfers.
Available all year around on request.
Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
Meeting with our host assistance on your arrival day in Rome for your itinerary’s briefing.
All transfers are operated with a private transportation with English speaking Driver. Some of the excursions are operated with private guide, others are operated in conjunction with a larger group to offer the opportunity to meet other people and maintain the cost reasonable.
(*) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children’s, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).