This six day travel package that includes overnight stays in Rome and Cortona offers a lovely blend of Ancient Roman history and the beauty of Italy's countryside. While in Rome, enjoy the freedom to explore the city's captivating ambiance in local piazzas and quaint cafes before traveling to the Vatican Museums to take in the spiritual cornerstones of the complex including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. After indulging in city life, lose yourself in the stunning Italian hill country as you discover the blissfully small town of Cortona where you will tour picturesque local vineyards and revel in the magnificent scenery. For those travelers seeking a balance between the iconic sites of Rome and the beautiful Tuscan countryside, this travel package offers the best of both worlds.
From ROME to ROME (or FLORENCE)
Rome, Tarquinia, Caprarola, Cortona
Day 01: ROME
Arrival in Rome and transfer to the hotel on your own. There will be free time for you to start discovering the city and then in the evening you'll meet with your tour assistant who will provide information regarding your travel itinerary. You'll spend the night at the hotel in Rome.
Day 02: ROME
You'll have breakfast at the hotel to prepare for a day in the Eternal City. In the morning you will have free time to enjoy Rome at your own pace. Discover the beautiful fountains and squares of Rome, enjoy a cappuccino with 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 touring 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, FLORENCE (or ROME)
After breakfast, transfer to Rome airport, Rome city center, or Florence. Upon arrival in Rome or Florence, the tour and our services will end.
PACKAGE START AT $2,999.00 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;
- Daily Buffet Breakfast;
- 3 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 Cortona;
- 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. Where applicable it must be paid locally to the hotel.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums, Tips, Extras.
- Porterage service;
- All which 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).