Absolute Italy

The best of Italy including Rome, Florence, Venice and Siena

Vacation Code: STTAB0708
8 Days and 7 Nights
2 Nights in Rome, 3 Nights in Florence, 2 Nights in Venice

Tour Description > View Itinerary

Absolute Italy brings you the very best of Italy packaged especially for small group travel. The perfect introduction to three of the most visited cities in Italy, the tour will touch on every facet of this amazing country. From the ancient ruins of Rome to the breathtaking artworks of Florence and on to the culture and romance of Venice.

Absolute Italy tour offers a well-rounded introduction to everything that Italy has to offer. The package is comprehensive and designed to make booking and traveling simple and pain-free.

Our Commitment is to guarantee any departures even with 2 participants. For groups traveling with a minimum of 7 people, a tour leader will escorted the group from the arrival until departure. In case of the number of people traveling will be less or equal to 6, the tour will be operated by a tour host. The tour host will visit daily the guests and will assist them at check-in in any single hotel. The tour host will escort the guest to the restaurants when the dinner is included. The tour host is available 24 hours by phone. The passengers are provided at their arrival with a Travel Packet with information, maps and an itinerary with details, tips and emergency toll free number.

 

Itinerary

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Rome
Day 2: Rome
Day 3: Rome – Siena – Chianti – Florence
Day 4: Florence
Day 5: Florence
Day 6: Florence – Venice
Day 7: Venice
Day 8: Venice – Home

Day 1 (Friday): Rome

(Welcome Dinner)

Welcome to Italy!
Upon arrival at Rome airport collect your luggage and meet the driver to be transferred to your hotel. We’ve left the rest of your day free to explore the Eternal City. Return to your hotel in time for an evening meeting with your tour host (around 6:30 pm), who will provide an overview of the destinations you will visit on the tour. This is your opportunity to learn all about the tour program, receive tour literature and ask questions. At the end walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty Welcome Dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 2 (Saturday): Rome

(Breakfast)

After breakfast, meet your guide and transfer to the Heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Pantheon and the Baroque Quarter. Free time for lunch (not included) and relax. Transfer to the Vatican for a guided tour which includes the entrance fee for the Museum. The Vatican is home to some of the world’s most significant art pieces. The masters of ancient Greek and Roman art are represented amongst the Vatican collection. Today you will view the works of Raphael, Michelangelo and many others. Your tour will also take you to the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. When the tour ends, return to your hotel by private coach. Evening at leisure.

OPTIONAL TOUR ($80 per person): Experience the Real Roman Food! Meet the tour leader and enjoy a relaxing walking tour along the narrow streets of the Ancient Rome. End the tour at the restaurant for a tasty Rome Dinner.

Return to the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 3 (Sunday): Rome – Siena – Chianti – Florence

(Breakfast and Lunch)

Meet your driver in the morning, ready for departure to Siena. The drive itself will take you on a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany. Enjoy stunning views of hills covered by vineyards and olive trees. Catch a glimpse of original bell towers as you pass through small villages along the way. En route stop in Siena to enjoy a wine tasting with typical cheeses and salami (Typical “Farmer’s Lunch”). After lunch, free time in Siena. This is probably Italy’s loveliest medieval city. At the heart of Siena is Il Campo, the Square where the famous horse race Il Palio takes place twice every summer. After leaving Siena you’ll continue your journey to Florence with a stop in a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Arrive in Florence late afternoon. Check-in at your hotel and spend an evening relaxing. Overnight in Florence.

Day 4 (Monday): Florence

(Breakfast)

After breakfast the day is at your leisure. You can just relax and take a walk on the beautiful streets of Florence, visit the Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace or opt for an excursion to Pisa and Lucca (Extra $ 70 Per Person for a Regular Group Tour).

Day 5 (Tuesday): Florence

(Breakfast)

Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city. Visit the fresh market of San Lorenzo where is possible to find the food arriving fresh everyday from the Tuscany Countryside. It’s a great opportunity to taste many varieties of cheeses, fruits and vegetables, breads, etc.

Free time for lunch.

Meet your guide at the hotel to explore the Heart of Town. Florence was transformed into the cradle of the Renaissance by Lorenzo de Medici, who attracted the best artists, architects and writers of the time to the city. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli were among the artistic geniuses to whom he commissioned various works. Visit the most famous locations in Florence: Piazza della Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio (outside); the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower (outside); Ponte Vecchio; Academia Gallery (entrance fee included).

OPTIONAL TOUR ($80 per person): In late afternoon, meet with your tour assistant for a 30 min sunset walking to explore the hidden Florence. The sunset is breathtaking and the best moment to take wonderful pictures. At the end, enjoy a tasty Tuscan Dinner in a traditional Trattoria. Overnight in Florence.

Day 6 (Wednesday): Florence – Venice

(Breakfast)

Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel before your transfer to the Railway Station in Florence. Your travel day begins with the excitement and emotion of riding the high speed train to Venice. Travel by train in Italy is fast, comfortable and convenient. Relax and enjoy the experience.Your tour assistant will meet you upon arrival at Venice Railway Station, and accompany you for transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 7 (Thursday): Venice

(Breakfast, Dinner)

In the morning visit the Classic Venice including the city’s best known sights (St. Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace (outside), Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal).

In the evening, meet with the tour assistant for a 45 min sunset walking walk. Your tour guide will escort you between the venetian “calli” and their “Bacari”, the typical and traditional venetian bars to taste the famous “Cocchetti” the typical venetian food. With this suggestive itinerary, you have the possibility to know the charmed Venice between lights, colors and savors. At the end you will enjoy a Special Venetian Dinner.

Day 8 (Friday): Venice

(Breakfast)

Rise early and enjoy a hearty Italian breakfast before leaving the hotel for your transfer to the Airport or Railway Station. End of Services.

Featured Properties (All 4 stars hotels)

Hotel in Rome: Londra & Cargill, Savoy or Dei Mellini.
Hotel in Florence: Cavour, Palazzo Castri, Villa Olmi.
Hotel in Venice: Palazzo Selvadego, Palazzo Giovanelli.
Hotel may be substituted with similar according to availability. Hotels will be confirmed up to 21 days prior to the arrival.

Additional Information:


The tour includes:

  • Transfers to and from Airport
  • Bus travel as per your itinerary
  • Tour Escort/Host
  • 2 nights in Rome
  • 3 nights in Florence
  • 2 nights in Venice
  • 1 welcome Dinner upon arrival
  • 1 Venetian Dinner in Venice
  • 1 Typical Lunch in Siena
  • Wine tasting in Chianti
  • Visit of the Vatican, entrance fees included
  • Visit of the Heart of Rome
  • Morning Exploration of Unknown Florence and Food Discovery
  • Walking tour of Florence with Academia Gallery
  • Free time in Siena
  • Walking tour of Classic Venice
  • Sunset Walking in Venice
  • Transfer from Florence hotel to train station
  • High Speed train from Florence to Venice
  • Transfer from Venice train station to hotel
  • Luggage handling at train stations

The tour does not include:

  • Porterage at airport in Rome
  • Porterage from Venice dock to hotel (supplement 36 euros per 2 bags)
  • Tips
  • Beverages and Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Excursions
  • Rome City Tax: 6 euros per person per day to be paid directly to the hotel in cash at check-out
  • Florence City Tax: 4 euros per person per day to be paid directly to the hotel in cash at check-out
  • Venice City Tax: 4.5 euros per person per day to be paid directly to the hotel in cash at check-out

Pricing and Dates

Departure Date Double Single Triple Reservation Deposit
Apr-14-2017$ 2370.00$ 3580.00$ 2150.00$ 300.00
May-19-2017$ 2400.00$ 3500.00$ 2200.00$ 300.00
Jun-02-2017$ 2400.00$ 3500.00$ 2200.00$ 300.00
Jun-16-2017$ 2400.00$ 3500.00$ 2200.00$ 300.00
Jul-14-2017$ 2300.00$ 3300.00$ 2100.00$ 300.00
Jul-28-2017$ 2100.00$ 2900.00$ 1900.00$ 300.00
Aug-11-2017$ 2100.00$ 2900.00$ 1900.00$ 300.00
Sep-08-2017$ 2400.00$ 3500.00$ 2200.00$ 300.00
Sep-22-2017$ 2400.00$ 3400.00$ 2200.00$ 300.00
Oct-06-2017$ 2400.00$ 3400.00$ 2200.00$ 300.00
Oct-20-2017$ 2300.00$ 3300.00$ 2100.00$ 300.00
Nov-03-2017$ 1900.00$ 2600.00$ 1700.00$ 300.00
Nov-10-2017$ 1900.00$ 2600.00$ 1700.00$ 300.00
Nov-17-2017$ 1900.00$ 2600.00$ 1700.00$ 300.00
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