Semi-Private 10-Day Italy Vacation Package with Cinque Terre
This trip features stays in Rome, Florence, Venice and the Cinque Terre. These Italy vacation packages include our popular series of small group tours of the Vatican & sistine chapel, Ancient Rome & the Colosseum, Florence walking tour with David and our package of Venice tours. Travel independently with private transfers and travel on hi speed trains to ensure a relaxing Italy vacation for your family. Upon request the package can be extended to include also Milan or Verona and lake Garda.
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Highlights and what's included
- Seven-night’s stay in selected Hotels in Venice, Florence & Rome with full American-style buffet breakfasts
- 2-nights accommodation in the Cinque Terre National Park
- Five-Private Transfers ( see itinerary for details )
- 1st-Class reserved seating on Hi- Speed Euro-Star Trains between Rome, Florence & Venice
- 4-hour Small Group Tours of the Vatican & Sistine Chapel
- 3-hour Small Group Tours of the Colosseum & Ancient Rome
- 3-hour Small Group Best of Rome mini-van and Trastevere walking Tour
- 3-hour Small Group Florence & David Walking Tour
- Small Group Boat Tours of the Grand Canal
- 2-hour Small Group Venice & St. Marks Walking Tour
- PRIVATE - 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride - just for your party
- Travel insurance
- Meals other than Breakfast
One Suggestion: We would have greatly benefitted from a welcome dinner/orientation upon arrival in Italy with the other tour participants and local tour guides to provide more camaraderie and orientation with the Italian culture. We never knew who was with our group at our hotels and in each city and it would have been nice to have had the opportunity to meet the other tour participants and the Bellissime local staff to better orient us to the Italian people and local culture and to provide more camaraderie.
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 Transfer to your centrally located hotel in Rome, where you will stay in a standard classic double room on bed ‘n breakfast basis for three-nights.
Rest of the Day at your leisure.
Day 2 - ROME
Today take our 3-hrs Best of Rome tour by mini-van & on foot ( max 7 people per van) featuring the highlights of Rome and the Trastevere area, including a coffee break and a visit to the outstanding church of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Pick up : between 8.30 am and 9 am from your Hotel
At 1.00 pm, take our 4-hour Small Group Tour of the Vatican (maximum 12-14 people) 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 (Maximum 12-14 people). 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.
*For some arrival dates the Small Group Ancient Rome & Vatican Tours in Rome will have to be taken on the same day
FLORENCE – 2- nights with hotel included
Day 4 - FLORENCE
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be met in the lobby of your Hotel by our representative for a Private 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 11.50 am (or the nearest time available).
Upon arrival in Florence you’ll be met by our representative for your Private Transfer to the centrally located Hotel where you will be staying for two-night in a standard double room on a bed ‘n breakfast basis. Rest of the Day at your leisure.
Day 5 - FLORENCE
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.
CINQUE TERRE – 2-nights staying in the Cinque Terre National Park
Day 6 – CINQUE TERRE
Take a Private Car Transfer to the Cinque Terre travelling in an air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) mini-van with an English-speaking driver to the village of Manarola in the Cinque Terre National Park . From the car park at Manarola, you will be escorted directly to your accommodation where you will be staying for two-nights in a Double room with Private facilities & Sea-View on a ROOM-ONLY Basis.
Day 7 – CINQUE TERRE
Day at your leisure on the Cinque Terre.
VENICE – 2- nights with hotel included
Day 8 - VENICE
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be met in your hotel by our representative for your Private Transfer from the Cinque Terre to Florence’s train station from where you’ll travel in First-class reserved seats on a hi-speed Euro-star train departing Florence at 11.33 am, and arriving in Venice at 13.30 pm (or nearest available time).
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 a standard Classic double room on a bed ‘n breakfast basis for two nights
At 5 pm join our Small Group Grand Canal Boat Tour (Maximum 8-9 people). The perfect beginning of the visit 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 9 - VENICE
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 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 take a Private 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride to conclude your program of tours included in this vacation package.
Day 10 - VENICE / END OF THE 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.
AT AN EXTRA COST THE ITINERARY CAN BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE VERONA AND LAKE GARDA.