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Dolce Vita (8 Days Tour)

Vacation Code: EVBI8D09
8 Days and 7 Nights
11 Meals: (7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners)

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The perfect introduction to Europe’s most visited destination, this eclectic tour travels from Rome heading North of this amazingly diverse country, providing our guests an opportunity to explore the most beautiful and intriguing parts of Italy, from its vibrant cities, like Rome and Venice, to its awe inspiring countryside. A balanced blend of sightseeing, guided touring, and time for leisure, this tour is ideal for travelers of all experience levels, from the novice European visitor to seasoned travelers who’ve already scoped out their favorite parts of this remarkable country. From beginning to end, this tour provides you with memories that last a lifetime, all wrapped up in one neat little package – Italy!


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Day 1: Rome
Day 2: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence
Day 3: Florence
Day 4: Florence – Bologna – Padova – Venice
Day 5: Venice
Day 6: Venice – Montepulciano – Rome
Day 7: Rome
Day 8: Rome

Day 1: Rome

Welcome to Italy! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable experience. Upon your arrival, a private driver will meet you and take you to the hotel. At 8:30 pm reach the meeting point (on the corner of Via del Traforo – near street no. 148 – and Largo del Tritone, on the wide sidewalk opposite the wedding-dress shop) to be ready for the departure of Rome by night tour. Our local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day – absolutely romantic by night. You enjoy the whole center of this magic city in the moonlight during this panoramic mix of bus and walking tour. The tour ends in Colosseum area. Enjoy on your own the rest of the night. Return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay.

Day 2: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence (Breakfast, Dinner)

Early morning departure from the hotel.

We’ll board a deluxe coach, for our trip to the town of Assisi. In this city surrounded by ancient walls, you’ll have free time to explore on your own. Visit the Basilica of St. Francesco, a nod to St. Francis of Assisi, with its wonderful frescoes by artists Giotto and Cimabue.

After a lunch break (not included), we’ll head to Siena, a medieval town known for its marvelous Romanesque cathedral, the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo – famous for hosting the Palio horse race, a breathtakingly beautiful town hall, and several other notable structures.

Departing Siena, we’ll reach our destination for the evening, magnificent Florence. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in the largest city in the Tuscan region..

Day 3: Florence (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, we’ll spend the morning exploring this popular city of Etruscan- Roman origins, which flourished in the Middle Ages as a free commune. Now the most populated city in Tuscany, Florence is recognized as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and is lauded for its magnificent sites. You’ll visit the architectural gem of Florence, the domed cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, better known as The Duomo (outside visit). This 14th century masterpiece is visible throughout the city and is the most-visited attraction in Florence. The tour will then proceed to the Campanile (bell tower), partly designed by Giotto, and the accompanying Baptistery, graced with spectacular bronze doors that artist Michelangelo dubbed “The Gates of Paradise.

Lunch in a typical restaurant in Santa Croce Square.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, with the option of visiting nearby Pisa (46 euros per person to be paid directly to the tour guide). Known, of course, for its famous Leaning Tower, Pisa achieved notoriety as one of Italy’s four 11th century Maritime Republics and was the birthplace of physicist/astronomer Galileo. While in Pisa, we’ll take time to admire the Square of Miracles where we’ll find the lovely Duomo, the quirky Leaning Tower, and many other notable sites.

Upon return to Florence, settle in for an overnight stay

Day 4: Florence – Bologna – Padova – Venice (Breakfast, Dinner)

Start the day with a delicious breakfast and then depart for Bologna.

Known for its excellent quality of life, Bologna has a strong industrial tradition and is known for its medieval towers and ramparts and its many elegant porticos. We’ll visit the Piazza del Nettuno with its beautiful Neptune fountain, Piazza Maggiore, and other sites in the heart of the city like King Renzo’s Palace, the Podestà Palace, and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the largest basilicas in the world.

In the afternoon, we will continue towards the town of Padova, where Shakespeare set his “Taming of the Shrew.” Here, visitors can view the 13th century Pisano-designed Sant’ Antonio Basilica and other historic structures. In the evening, head for Venice, world-famous for its canals and gondolas and its numerous museums, palazzi, churches, and villas.

Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in the city the New York Times called “undoubtedly the most beautiful city ever built by man.”

Day 5: Venice (Breakfast)

Eat breakfast and then transfer by vaporetto to St Mark Square. You’ll tour the square as well as an inside visit of St. Mark’s Cathedral, Dodge’s Palace (outside), a symbol of the glory and authority of Venice, former residence of the Dukes, and seat of the government and the Court of Justice. We’ll cross the famous Bridge of Sighs, where it is said prisoners would catch their last glimpse of Venice before being incarcerated in the attached prison.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure and the chance to visit numerous other Venetian sites such as Ca d’Oro – one of the city’s most magnificent palazzi, or the Basilica de Santa Maria della Salute.

Return to the hotel on your own and overnight.

Day 6: Venice – Montepulciano – Rome (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast and departure by motor coach from Piazzale Roma to the Chianti Region of Tuscany, known for its wines, and then on to Montepulciano, Tuscany, a Renaissance hill town known for its churches and palazzos.

A great place to explore on foot, Montepulciano is famous in Italy for its Vino Nobile, considered one of the best wines in the country and available in many locations throughout the town. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Spend the afternoon exploring Montepulciano at your own pace.

Use your free time to enjoy a glass or two or to visit the 16th century church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

In the evening, return to Rome.

Day 7: Rome (Breakfast)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and depart at approximately 7:30 am for a walking tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica and jump the lines! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you will visit one of the most important art collection in the world.

Admire the beautiful spiral stairway, the gallery of tapestries and geographical maps, before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel. The tour also includes the visit of St. Peter’s Basilica.

After lunch, meet the group by the Colosseum for an afternoon guided tour. The Romans built an empire of truly gigantic proportions. The testimony of its greatness is still visible in the places where the city was built, more than 2772 years ago, by the legendary twin brothers Romulus and Remus.

To see it with your own eyes, join us and our professional guide on this 3- hour-tour: we’ll provide you with a pocket radio receiver and earphones, and let you access the Colosseum skipping the long line. You’ll walk inside the Flavian Amphitheater, seeing the places where the Ancient Romans used to watch a variety of events, such as gladiatorial shows or staged animal hunts, and you’ll learn more about the way Romans used to enjoy their leisure time.

You’ll stroll around the Palatine Hill, the place where Rome was founded and where Roman emperors used to live: the view is spectacular from here, so get your camera ready for some perfect shots from above! You’ll also reach the Roman Forum, the pulsating heart of ancient Roman life, to see some very well preserved ruins of that time: let the tour guide take you back in time and try to imagine how it was like to be a Roman citizen.

Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure exploring more sites, eating gelato, or hobnobbing with the friendly locals.

Day 8: Rome (Breakfast)

Have breakfast at the hotel, say goodbye to the Eternal City, and transfer to the airport for your trip home. (End of services) Not ready to go home yet? Having too much fun exploring magnificent Italy? Your travel specialist will review all the options available to you at the end of the trip, including an extended opportunity to explore the country or the option of spending an extra night in Rome. If you must go, you’ll head to the airport for your return home. Remember, we are always eager to help you create the travel experience you desire, so don’t hesitate to ask if you’d like to keep your travel options open!

Hotel Accommodations:

*4 star hotel pricing available

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Transfers to/from Rome airport
  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • Monolingual tour guide and escort
  • Accommodation at the hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Guided visit with entrance tickets to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Church
  • Guided visit with entrance tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatin Hill
  • St Mark’s Basilica visit with “Skip the Line”
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary
  • Luggage service: 1 piece of luggage per person in Florence and Venice
  • Taxes and fees
  • 24 hour emergency hotline

The tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Drinks and extras in hotel
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums not included in the itinerary
  • Everything that is not mentioned in “The tour includes” section
  • Extra luggage may incur an additional fee
  • Rome Hotel Taxes (6 euros per person per day) paid to the hotel
  • Florence Hotel Taxes (4 euros per person per day) to be paid directly to the hotel
  • Venice Hotel Taxes (4 euros per person per day) to be paid directly to the hotel

Pricing and Dates

Departure DateDoubleSingleTripleReservation Deposit
Nov-06-2022$ 1290.00$ 1750.00$ 1290.00$ 300.00
Nov-13-2022$ 1290.00$ 1750.00$ 1290.00$ 300.00
Dec-04-2022$ 1290.00$ 1750.00$ 1290.00$ 300.00
Dec-18-2022$ 1290.00$ 1750.00$ 1290.00$ 300.00
Jan-08-2023$ 1290.00$ 1750.00$ 1290.00$ 300.00
Jan-22-2023$ 1290.00$ 1750.00$ 1290.00$ 300.00
Feb-05-2023$ 1290.00$ 1750.00$ 1290.00$ 300.00
Feb-19-2023$ 1290.00$ 1750.00$ 1290.00$ 300.00
Mar-05-2023$ 1290.00$ 1750.00$ 1290.00$ 300.00
Mar-26-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Apr-09-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Apr-16-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Apr-23-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Apr-30-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
May-05-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
May-07-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
May-12-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
May-19-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
May-21-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
May-26-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
May-28-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jun-02-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jun-04-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jun-09-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jun-11-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jun-16-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jun-18-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jun-23-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jun-25-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jun-30-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jul-02-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jul-07-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jul-09-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jul-14-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jul-16-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jul-21-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jul-28-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Jul-30-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Aug-04-2023$ 1450.00$ 2000.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-06-2023$ 1450.00$ 2000.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-11-2023$ 1450.00$ 2000.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-13-2023$ 1450.00$ 2000.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-18-2023$ 1450.00$ 2000.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-20-2023$ 1450.00$ 2000.00$ 1450.00$ 300.00
Aug-25-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Aug-27-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Sep-01-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Sep-03-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Sep-08-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Sep-10-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Sep-15-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Sep-22-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Sep-24-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Sep-29-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Oct-01-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Oct-06-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Oct-08-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Oct-13-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Oct-01-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Oct-15-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Oct-20-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Oct-22-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00
Oct-27-2023$ 1550.00$ 2200.00$ 1550.00$ 300.00