Semi-Private 14-Day Grand Tour of Italy Vacation Package
On Avventure Bellissime's Grand Tour of Italy vacation packages experience the great variety of attractions that Italy has to offer the intrepid traveller. From Ancient Rome to the breath-taking Amalfi Coast, Renaissance Florence & the idyllic Cinque Terre, cruising along the waterways of Venice, and then last but not least - relaxing at Lake Como.
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Highlights and what's included
- Eleven-night’s stay in selected Hotels in Rome, Sorrento, Florence, Venice & Como with buffet breakfasts
- 2-nights accommodation in the Cinque Terre National Park on room only basis
- Nine-Private Transfers (see itinerary for details)
- Three-1st-Class reserved seating on Hi- Speed Euro-Star Trains between Rome, Naples, Florence & Venice
- 4-hour Small Group Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
- 3-hour Small Group Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour
- 3-hour Small Group Best of Rome mini-van and Trastevere walking Tour
- 3-hour Small Group Florence & David Walking Tour
- 1-hour Small Group Grand Canal Boat Tour
- 2-hour Small Group Venice & St. Marks Walking Tour
- PRIVATE - 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride - just for your party
- SKIP THE LINE TICKETS INCLUDED FOR ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS!
- ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED TO OPERATE AS SCHEDULED!
- Travel insurance
- Meals other than Breakfast
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”.
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
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.
*For some arrival dates the Small Group Ancient Rome & Vatican Tours in Rome will have to be taken on the same day
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.
SORRENTO – 2- nights with hotel included
Day 4 - SORRENTO
Take a private car transfer to Rome’s Termini Railway station to travel in reserved First-Class seats on a Hi-speed Euro-star train to Naples departing from Rome at 9.45 am, and arriving in Naples at 10.55 am (or nearest time available).
At Naples Railway Station take a private car transfer to your centrally located hotel in Sorrento, where you will stay in selected room(s) on bed ‘n breakfast basis for two-nights. Rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 5 - SORRENTO
Day at your leisure in Sorrento
FLORENCE – 2-nights with hotel included
Day 6 - FLORENCE
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be met in the lobby of your Hotel by our representative for a private car transfer to Naples railway station from where you’ll travel in 1st Class reserved seats on a Hi-Speed Euro-star train to Florence, departing Naples at 10 am arriving into Florence at 12.51 pm (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.
Day 7 - 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 8 – 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 proceed directly to the check-in office and to your accommodation where you will be staying for two-nights in selected room or apartment ( depending on availability) on a ROOM-ONLY basis.
Day 9 – CINQUE TERRE
Day at your leisure on the Cinque Terre.
VENICE – 2-nights with hotel included
Day 10 - VENICE
In the morning you will take our private car transfer to the Florence 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 11.25 am arriving in Venice at 13.35 pm (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 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.
Rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 11 - 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 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.
After the walking tour take a private 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride to conclude your program of tours included in this vacation package.
LAKE COMO – 2-nights with hotel included
Day 12 – LAKE COMO
After a leisurely breakfast, take a private water-taxi transfer from your hotel to connect with a private direct car transfer from Venice to Lake Como. Travelling with an English-speaking driver in an air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle you will be taken directly to the centrally located Hotel in Como, where you will be staying in selected room(s) on bed n breakfast basis for two nights. Optional stopover(s) in Padua Verona Vicenza or Valpolicella region available at an extra cost.
Rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 13 – LAKE COMO
Enjoy a day at your leisure at Lake Como.
Day 14 – LAKE COMO/END OF THE VACATION PACKAGE
Your vacation package will conclude with a private car transfer in an air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle from Lake Como to Milan’s Malpensa Airport for your flight home.