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8 Day Semi Private Essence of Italy Vacation Package - Rome , Florence & Venice

Our Essence of Italy Rome to Venice Vacation Packages are ideal tours of Italy for the first-time visitors. Visit Rome, Florence & Venice. Stay at selected centrally located Hotels, take our excellent small group Italy tours with skip the line tickets included, to tour the Vatican & Sistine Chapel, Ancient Rome & Colosseum, Renaissance Florence & David, and Venice

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Highlights and what's included

  • Seven-night’s stay in selected 3 or 4-Star Hotels in Venice, Florence & Rome with buffet breakfasts
  • Five-Private Transfers ( see our brochure for details )
  • 1st-Class reserved seating on Hi- Speed Euro-Star Trains between Rome, Florence & Venice
  • 3-hr Small Group Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
  • 3-hr Small Group Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour
  • 3-hr Small Group Essence of Rome walking Tour
  • 3-hr Small Group Florence & David Walking Tour
  • 1-hr Small Group Grand Canal Boat Tour
  • 2-hr Small Group Venice & St. Marks Walking Tour
  • PRIVATE - 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride


  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast

Essential Information

Our vacation packages cover all your major needs (other than lunch & dinners) from the day you arrive in Italy until the day you depart. We offer what we call “Semi-Private Vacations”, this means you don’t travel as part of a group you travel independently!

All the transfers, hotels and train tickets are dealt with on a private basis just for you. The only time you’ll be with other tourists will be when you’re taking one of our popular small group tours.

When you travel from one city to another we'll be there to take care of all your needs on a private basis just for you! Our small group tours have been designed to give our clients a rich and detailed introduction to the cities visited, and you'll never have to waste a moment standing-in-line.

Staying at selected hotels that we feel offer our clients the best value for their money, you’ll appreciate what we mean by “Quality Vacations at affordable prices”.

Key Information

  • Prices from: 1150.00
  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Availability: View Calendar
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Sep 17 2019
Guided tours are so much better than going it alone. And the skip the line tickets to different sites are so worth it, trust us, you do not want to waste precious time standing in line. All of our guides were very knowledgeable and were always available to answer any questions we may have had. We had Sergio while in Rome and he was awesome!
Aug 06 2019
Well worth it. See previous entry
May 23 2019
The first time we did this tour we extended it to include cinque terre, Siena and San Gimingnano and an extra day in Venice. The tour was brilliant, the inclusions very highly recommended. This trip we had only the 8 days but we used our time in Florence to do a side trip to Lucca. It is a very good itinerary. All hotel locations are brilliant but especially in Rome.
Oct 31 2018
Covered everything we were looking for.
Oct 13 2018
We loved the balance of the planned tours and our free time. The coordination of the tours worked perfectly. The tour guides were excellent. The tours covered everything we wanted to see and were managable, interesting and fun.
Sep 20 2018
Tour guide Francesca was outstanding! Our Florence guide was just okay and our Venice guide was good. The small boat grand canal tour guide we could hardly understand him, we at least enjoyed the scenery.
Sep 09 2018
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. Only issue was was trying to find them at meeting point. Recommend larger sign for tour group.
Mar 25 2018
We had a great time. The guides were very knowledgeable. Both the guides and drivers speak good English.
Oct 15 2017
A ton of things to see. Our first time to Italy. We didn't just see the sights, but learned about them too.
Aug 18 2017
The walking tours of the sights of Italy were fun. For those who want to learn about the context behind many of the sights or background of the city in real time, a tour guide is a must. Although a bit grueling if there are multiple tours in one day, I would definitely reccomend taking the tours.
Aug 09 2017
Avventure bellissime was a perfect fit for us -- we wanted to maintain our independence as we traveled, but also didn't want the headaches of having to research and plan every last movement. With Avventure bellissime we had the hotels, trains, and major tourist venues booked and taken care of. We could then schedule our own meals and the rest of our time to do as we pleased. I think it was the perfect compromise for our family's first visit to Italy that included all the highlights.
Jul 21 2017
We felt the tour was so personalized to us. The small group tours were definitely the way to go. We loved every tour and guide.
Apr 10 2017
Nice combination of informative tours with tour guides who know a lot about many things. But we also had a decent amount of free time to explore on our own. The skip the line tickets were great!
Jan 20 2017
The trip was excellent. All the transfers and pre booked tours met on time at every stop. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy sharing the history of their country
Jan 18 2017
Jan 18 2017
As Above

ROME – 3-nights with hotel included

Day 1 - ROME
Upon your arrival in Rome’s Airport you’ll be met by our representative for your private car transfer to your centrally located hotel in Rome, where you will stay in selected room(s) on bed ‘n breakfast basis for three-nights.
Rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2 - ROME
At 8.30 am join our 3-hrs Essence of Rome tour featuring all the main highlights of Rome including a coffee break.

At 2.00 pm, take our 3-hour Small Group Tour of the Vatican with one of our expert guides lasting four-hours and including tickets and reservations so you can avoid standing in line to see the Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica as well as other must-see sights of the Vatican.

Day 3 - ROME
At 8.45 am, join our 3-hour Small Group Walking Tour of Ancient Rome. One of our expert guides will lead you on a fascinating stroll through the ruins of the Ancient Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & the Colosseum where you’ll skip the long lines to enjoy a full tour of the interior of Rome’s most famous landmark.

*In low and shoulder season the Small Group Ancient Rome & Vatican Tours in Rome will have to be taken on the same day

FLORENCE – 2-nights with hotel included

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be met in the lobby of your Hotel by our representative for a private car transfer to Rome’s Termini railway station from where you will depart for your next destination - Florence. Travelling in First-class reserved seats on a hi-speed Euro-star train departing Rome at 10.15 am arriving in Florence at 11.51 am (or the nearest time available).

Upon arrival in Florence you’ll be met by our representative for your private car transfer to the centrally located Hotel where you will be staying for two-night in selected room(s) on a bed ‘n breakfast basis. Rest of the day at your leisure.

At 10 am, join our Small Group Florence Walking Tour (Maximum 12-14 people) that will include all the must-see sights of the city.Then, with our skip the line tickets, enter the Accademia for an in-depth tour of Michelangelo’s David. Rest of the day at your leisure.

VENICE – 2-nights with hotel included

Day 6 - VENICE
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be met in your hotel by our representative for your private car transfer to the train station to travel to your next destination – Venice. Travelling in First-class reserved seats on a hi-speed Euro-star train departing Florence at 09.25 am arriving in Venice at 11.35 am (or the nearest time available).

Upon arrival in Venice you’ll be met by our representative for your private water-taxi transfer to your centrally located hotel in Venice where you will be staying in selected room(s) on a bed ‘n breakfast basis for two nights.

At 2.00 pm join our Small Group Walking Tour (Maximum 14-people) to explore the environs of St. Marks Square with skip the line reservations to enter St. Marks Basilica and Pala d'Oro and an in-depth tour of the interior of the church. Then, discover the enchanting hidden Venice as you stroll through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways and side canals with one of our expert guides.

At 5 pm on our Small Group Grand Canal Boat Tour (Maximum 8-9 people). The perfect introduction to the city of Venice as you cruise down the grand canal and some of the small canals in the hidden Venice with one of our licensed expert guides.

Day 7 - VENICE
Today take a Private 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride ( any time between 10 am and 6 pm) to conclude your program of tours included in this vacation package.

Most clients choose the cheaper option of taking a public water-bus to Venice’s Marco Polo Airport. The water-buses leave from St. Marks, a couple of hundred meters from your hotel. And you can pre-purchase tickets for this service when you come to do our tours in Venice as our meeting point is a few meters from the ticket booth for water-buses. The water-buses start running at 3am in the morning and cost 11 Euro per person.


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8 Day Semi Private Essence of Italy Vacation Package - Rome , Florence & Venice


8 days/7 nights

From 1150.00
Duration 8 days/7 nights
8 Day Semi Private Essence of Italy Vacation Package - Rome , Florence & Venice
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