Semi-Private 8-Day Essence of Italy Vacation Package
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 VeniceENQUIRE NOW Download Brochure
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
- 4-hr Small Group Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
- 3-hr Small Group Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour
- 3-hr Small Group Best of Rome mini-van and Trastevere 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
- 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
At 9 am join 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.
*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
Day 4 - FLORENCE
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.
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.
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.
Day 8 - 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 ALSO MILAN or VERONA AND LAKE GARDA.