8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Absolute Italy

Chianti - Florence - Rome - San Gimignano - Vatican - Venice
Starting from $2,199.00

Absolute Italy

This is our best selling Italy tour: 8 Day Absolute Italy. It includes all centrally located 4 star first class hotels and all departures are guaranteed to operate. The fully escorted tour* is also limited to a maximum of 16 people onboard - giving you a much personable and enjoyable experience than on larger groups. FEATURED PROPERTIES:
Roma (Ponte Sisto, Ripetta, Empire Palace ****)
Florence (De La Ville, Pierre****)
Venice (Ca de Conti, Ca Foscari****)

INCLUDES
  • Bus as per itinerary
  • Tour Escort/Host
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 3 nights in Roma
  • 2 nights in Florence
  • 2 nights in Venice
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 1 lunch, wine included
  • 5 dinners, wine included
  • Visit of Vatican, entrance fee included
  • Walking tour of the Colosseum & Ancient Rome
  • Visit of Siena and free time in San Gimignano
  • Walking tour of Florence
  • Walking tour of Venice
  • Transfer from hotel in Florence to Florence Railway Station
  • High speed train from Florence to Venice
  • Transfer from Venice Railway station to hotel in Venice
  • Luggage handling at hotel
  • Book Discover Italy
EXCLUDES
  • Porterage at airport
  • City and hotel taxes to be paid at the hotel
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Optional Excursions
  • Air fare, train or coach arrangements not mentioned in itinerary
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Friday - Arrival in Italy

Welcome to Italy!
Upon arrival at Rome airport please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. transfer on your own to the hotel. the rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Eternal City. In the evening, meeting at the hotel with tour host which will provide information regarding the program and literature of the destination that are about to be visited. 
Overnight in Rome.


Day 2 - Saturday - Vatican [breakfast, dinner]

after breakfast, transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit of the Museum. Vatican art and history have always left a profound impression on visitors to Rome: discover the masterpieces of Greek and Roman ancient art, works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. after the tour ends, return to the hotel by private coach. afternoon available to explore the town. In the evening, enjoy a tasty dinner in a local restaurant. 
Overnight in Rome.


Day 3 - Sunday - Rome [breakfast, dinner]

Morning at leisure to explore on your own the many squares of Rome or just stroll around the city. Meet in the afternoon to live the history of ancient Rome.this itinerary will give you the opportunity to learn about the mythical origins, the thousands years of history and legendary heroes who made Rome “Caput Mundi with a visit to the Colosseum.
Once inside, breathe the bloody past of the amphitheatre and its atmosphere lead by passionate and expert guides.
tonight you will enjoy a great dinner served in a traditional Roman trattoria, away from the touristic crowds and amongst the locals. 
Overnight in Rome.


Day 4 - Monday - Siena and San Gimignano [breakfast, lunch]

In the morning, meeting with the driver and departure to the Siena. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages and original bell towers.
Upon arrival in Siena, meeting with your local guide in hotel and departure for a walking tour of Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. Siena's heart is Il Campo or Campo's square, where the famous horse race Il Palio, that takes place two times each summer. the town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. lunch will be served in a typical farm house outside the town, where it is possible to see the hills covered by vineyards and olive trees.
Continue to Florence and en route stop in san Gimignano. Free time in town. San Gimignano is listed as a World Heritage site and fascinates for its medieval look. Its high towers create a unique skyline.
Enjoy the village on your own. Arrival in Florence late afternoon. 
Overnight in Florence.


Day 5 - Tuesday - Florence [breakfast, Dinner]

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour of the city with guide. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commissioned various works. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto's bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Florence on your own, visiting the Uffizi or the accademia or taking the opportunity to visit Pisa or Lucca. Dinner will be served in a local tuscan restaurant. 
Overnight in Florence.


Day 6 - Wednesday Venice [breakfast, Dinner]

Breakfast. transfer to Railway Station then experience the emotion of the high speed train to Venice. Upon arrival in Venice Railway Station meet our assistance and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, orientation tour of the town with the major sights. In the evening, enjoy a typical Venetian dinner, followed by an small walking tour to discover the mysterious side of Venice. Overnight in Venice.


Day 7 - Thursday - Venice [breakfast, Dinner]

Breakfast. Free time in Venice. Many optional tours available.
Special Dinner in Venice. 
Overnight in Venice.


Day 8 - Friday - Departure [breakfast]

Breakfast Independent transfer to airport or Railways Station in connection with your own flight/train.


Notes
  • Departures in Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec are On request and can be operated with a minimum of 10 pax traveling together.
  • Hotel may be substituted with similar category
  • 25% Child Reduction
  • Any departures can be chartered with a min of 10 pax.
  • Visas and passports: As of the time of going to print, US citizens require a full and valid passport to enter the European Community. Non US Citizens may require an entry visa and should check with the appropriate local consulate offices, allowing good time to complete the necessary paperwork prior to departing the USA.
  • Tariff, fuel surcharges and Exchange Rate Fluctuations: All prices are quoted using the prevailing rate of exchange between the Euro and the USD from the date the original offer was made. If the rate of exchange changes by more than 4%, TPT reserves the right to revise the selling rates according to the current exchange rate between the Euro and the USD. TPT reserves the right to change the price of the tour/program before it commences due to fuel surcharges, currency fluctuations, tariff increases from common carriers and suppliers, etc. If there is a surcharge to be applied such notice will be given no later than 30 days prior to the start of the tour or program.
  • Taxes and Service Charges: As of the date of this proposal local and central government taxes are included for all services as levied by the governments of the USA and countries visited as specified. In the unlikely event that tax structures are amended at any time prior to the travel date, TPT will pass on all such additional taxes to the travel agent or group organizer, for collection. Airport and airline taxes and fees are not included. A gratuity guideline will be supplied for services where it is not included.

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