The Best of Italy with Max 8 Particpants Back

Departs from : Rome

Duration : 8 days

Type : Small Group

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Price Per Person : EUR 1,654.00

Meals Included

Breakfasts : 7

Dinners : 5

Lunches : 1

Wine Tastings : 3

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Discover Rome, Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti, Venice and the glorious Tuscan countryside on this fantastic eight day, small group tour of Italy.  

Highlights include: a guided tour of Vatican City and Ancient Rome, walking tours of Florence and Venice, and a variety of wonderful meals (with wine included).

We are proud to offer our guests the finest in four star luxury accommodations, and the most comprehensive and engaging English spoken tours available. Click on the 'itinerary tab' to see the daily breakdowns for this tour. 

 


Day 1 : Arrival in Rome

Where we visit : Rome

Meeting Location : Airport or Hotel

Description :

Welcome to the Eternal City. Check-in to your hotel then spend the rest of the day exploring Rome on your own. In the evening you will have the opportunity to meet your English speaking Tour Host. Relax with a welcome cocktail while your Host introduces you to Italy, and explains the details of the week ahead. Overnight in Rome.

Meals : Not applicable

Day 2 : Rome and Vatican City

Where we visit : Rome, Vatican City

Description :

After a lovely Italian breakfast your adventure begins at the Vatican. Discover art, history and culture with a guided tour of the magnificent Museums. View the masterpieces of Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, as well as the works of countless other gifted Greek and Roman Artists. The Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica are sure to overwhelm the senses, leaving you wonder struck and inspired. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel by private coach. Spend the afternoon exploring, or relax in your room before enjoying a tasty authentic dinner in a nearby local restaurant. Overnight in Rome.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : Ancient Rome - Colosseum - Imperial Forum

Where we visit : Rome

Description :

Start your day with a guided morning tour of Imperial Rome. Highlights include: The Colosseum and The Imperial Forum. By the third night you will have begun to feel a bit more like a local. Dinner will take place in a traditional Roman Trattoria, away from the tourist crowds and among the locals. When in Rome... Overnight in Rome.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Rome - Siena - San Gimignano - Florence

Where we visit : Tuscany, Florence

Description :

In the morning you will meet your driver and depart for Siena. Take in the magnificent Tuscan countryside with views of rolling hills, vineyards, and olive trees. Charming small villages and original bell towers along the way are sure to take you back in time. Lunch will be served in a traditional farm house near Montepulciano; a peaceful country setting. Upon arrival in Siena, you will meet up with your local guide for a walking tour of the town. With magnificent scenery and incredible views, Siena is one of the loveliest medieval towns in all of Italy. "Il Campo" or "Campo Square", is the located in the heart of Siena, where the famous horse race Il Palio takes place twice each summer. As you continue onward to Florence, one more stop will be made in the Village of San Gimignano. Listed as a World Heritage Site, San Gimignano is known for its Medieval Architecture and its distinctive skyline. Enjoy the village on your own. Onward to Florence. Evening/Overnight in Florence.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Walking Tour through Historic Florence

Where we visit : Florence

Description :

Buon Giorno! Today your day begins with a guided walking tour of the city. By attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the day, Lorenzo de Medici was able to transform the city of Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance. Medici commissioned works to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, The Dome with Giotto’s Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchi, and Santa Croce. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore Florence on your own. Visit the Uffizi Gallery, relax in a cafe or simply people watch from a gelateria while indulging in a world famous Italian gelato. Dinner will be served in a local Tuscan restaurant in Florence. Overnight in Florence.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Florence to Venice by Train

Where we visit : Venice

Description :

After a buffet breakfast at your select hotel you will be transferred to Santa Maria Novella station where you will board your high speed train to Venice. Upon arrival at the Santa Lucia train station on Venice Island you will be met and assisted by private transfer to your hotel. Explore the sights of Venice with an afternoon walking orientation tour of the town. In the evening, enjoy an authentic Venetian dinner. Overnight in Venice.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Venice at Leisure

Where we visit : Venice

Description :

Spend the day at your own leisure. Shop, eat, relax, explore. As one of Europe's most unique and magical cities, Venice always offers more to uncover. A variety of optional excursions are available. Savor Venice as you enjoy one last memorable dinner with your small group. Farewells. Overnight in Venice.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 : Time to Say Goodbye!

Where we visit : Venice

Description :

Enjoy one last quaint Venetian breakfast before checking out. Time for farewells and to say Arrivaderci! Transfer independently to your departing Airport of Railway Station. End of Tour.

Meals : Breakfast

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Accommodation in superior four star hotels throughout
  2. All hotel taxes and service charges
  3. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  4. Road Tolls
  5. Siena and San Gimignano
  6. Tuscan Lunch
  7. Walking Tour of Florence
  8. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings
  9. Wine Estate Visit

What's Not Included

  1. Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
  2. Gratuities of any type
  3. Insurance
  4. International fights
  5. Italy hotel tourist tax (must be paid locally at hotel)
  6. Optional excursions during your tour
  7. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
 
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Price Per Person : EUR 1,654.00

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