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Affordable guided tours in Italy

ITALY VALUE FOR MONEY INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE BIG CITIES

Real immersion into the Italian culture with its traditional and millennium flavors, our affordable tours of Italy allow you to enjoy the wonders that Italy has to offer at a reasonable price.

Not only you will be able to admire cities like Rome, Florence or Venice, and their never-ending treasures, but you will also experience the less-known regions like Sicily or Umbria, that will enchant you with the incomparable history, and delight you with typical products and vineyards that have made the history of wine in Italy; all seasoned with our prerogative: hospitality, quality and exclusivity of services for an experience without parallel.

Enjoy your Italy holiday without spending too much!

Affordable tours: 9 days in Sicily
8+
  • Palermo
  • Segesta and Erice
  • Valley of Temples
  • Taormina
  • Volcano Etna

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights at the Hotel Excelsior Palace Mercure 4**** in Palermo – 1 double classic room
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Baglio della Luna 4**** in Agrigento – 1 double classic room
  • 2 nights at the Antico Hotel Roma 4**** in Siracusa – 1 double classic room
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Isabella 3*** in Taormina – 1 double classic room
  • Arrival and departure transfers with private luxury MERCEDES car, equipped with A/C and English speaking driver in Palermo and Catania
  • Professional, personal English speaking guide for the all tours and experiences in :
    - Palermo and Monreale (4h)
    - Valley of The Temples (3h)
    - Taormina (3h)

  • Private English speaking driver-guide for a full day excursion to Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans (8h)
  • Private English speaking driver-guide for a transfer from Agrigento to Siracusa with stop in Piazza Armerina
  • Private English speaking driver-guide for a full day excursion to Mount Etna (8h)
  • 2 skip the line tickets to Greek Theatre in Taormina
  • Lunch at Mount Etna with wine tasting (3 courses)
  • Pastry tasting in Erice

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Municipality tax at hotels: they have to be paid directly at hotels
  • All meals not mentioned in the program
  • All transfers not mentioned in the program
  • Tips
  • All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"

Arrival at Palermo airport. Pick up by private English speaking driver and transfer to Hotel Excelsior Palace Mercure 4****.

Day 1 – Palermo arrival

Arrival at Palermo airport. Pick up by private English speaking driver and transfer to Hotel Excelsior Palace Mercure 4****. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight in Palermo.

Day 2 – Palermo walking tour

Breakfast in hotel. Meet your guide at hotel and start your Walking tour. The itinerary begins with a morning visit of the Capo market, the oldest in Palermo, where you can see and taste famous Palermo Street Food such as “panelle”, “arancine”, “crocchette” and “PaniCaMeusa”. Admire colorful stalls featuring an abundance of fruit, vegetables, seafood and meats as the sellers’ cry for our attention. Then, visit Palermo that stretches along a beautiful bay on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by the Phoenicians in the VIIth and VIIIth centuries B.C., the city was conquered by Arabs in 831, and a period of immense prosperity commenced. You will be enchanted by the city’s wide boulevards, traditional Sicilian Old Quarter, and baroque palaces. You will then visit the city's main sights, including the Norman section, Quattro Canti di Citta (the Four Corners of the City), Palermo's extravagant baroque square and the twelfth-century Duomo (Cathedral). After this you will take a taxi at your own expenses to visit Monreale, and to discover the Arab-Norman splendour of the Cathedral and Cloister. This nearby treasure dates from the 12th century and shows the diverse architectural influences of both the Normans and the Arab population. Finally, you will return to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay.

Day 3 – Segesta - Erice

In the morning, we will head to Segesta, for the guided Tour of the Temple and the Tether. You will continue to Erice, a magical, medieval town perched atop Monte San Giuliano overlooking the city of Trapani, the Egadi Islands and the famous saltpans where sea salt is made. The views from this mountain top village are breathtaking, and on a clear day, you can see the African coast. Visit the Norman Castle and Duomo as you walk through the cobble-stoned streets of the town, taking in the fresh air and a variety of aromas emanating from the numerous pastry shops for which Erice is known. In fact, we will stop to visit Maria Grammatico’s famous pastry shop to see the variety of sweets she lovingly creates. After visit your driver will accompany you to your hotel in Agrigento: Hotel Baglio della Luna 4****. Check in and free time at your leisure.

Day 4 – Agrigento, Valley of The Temples

After breakfast, meet your private guide at the hotel, and together take a taxi at your own expenses to reach the superb archaeological park, the Valley of the Temples. If there is one thing to see in all of Sicily, Agrigento’s stunning temples would be it. Private guided tour of the Valley of the Temples. You will visit all of the iconic temples including Juno, Concord, and Castor and Pollux. At the end of the tour you will be free to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Agrigento.

Day 5 – Piazza Armerina

Breakfast at the estate and check out. Then, you will be transferred to Piazza Armerina to visit on your own the mosaics of the Roman Villa del Casale, named after an agricultural settlement known as “Casale”, or farmhouse, that flourished there in the 15th century. This beautiful Roman Villa consists of 3,500 square meters of mosaic pavement, still perfectly intact. It may have also been a hunting lodge and a location to entertain important guests. The mosaics include a 60-meter-long hunting scene, in which groups of men struggle and sweat as they capture ferocious animals in India and North Africa before transporting them to Rome for gladiator games. Transfer to Siracusa and accommodation at Antico Hotel Roma 4*. Overnight stay in a classic room.

Day 6 – Siracusa

Today you will be free to enjoy Siracusa at your leisure.

Day 7 – Taormina

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to Taormina at Hotel Isabella 3*. Check in and free time at leisure. After lunch meet at your hotel and enjoy a 3h guided walking city tour. Founded by the Greeks in 358 B.C.. Taormina was occupied by the Romans and then fell into Byzantine hands. The little town is located on the East coast of Sicily, overlooking the Ionian Sea. Taormina is called the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” for several reasons: nestled on Mount Tauro, it offers the beauty of Mediterranean architecture all the while surrounded by endless magnificent views of both sea and mountains. Thanks to its high position in altitude, Taormina offers visitors a breathtaking panorama. From its Greek theatre, you can admire the bay of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, while on the other side you can gaze out over the coastline toward Messina and view the proximity of the Calabrian coast. Overnight stay at Hotel Isabella 3* in classic room.

Day 8 – Volcano and Etna wine tasting and lunch

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up by your naturalistic driver guide. Explore Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Discovering Mount Etna is one of the greatest adventure tours in Sicily, not only for the volcanic phenomena but also forthe different kinds of vegetation visible during the ascent. This volcano has more than 400 craters, split all over the Catania county. The first stop of the tour is Valle del Bove, a wide valleylocated on the eastern slope of the volcano. Valle del Bove is part of the protected area of the Etna Regional Park. Proceeding, you will go through old lava flows that date back to 1979 until you reach Mount Fontana, 1300meters above the sea level. This is a great panoramic point, from which you can admire the majesty of the valley and of the Monti Sartorius. Afterwards, a short walk will lead you to the craters of the Sartorius Mountains, which date back to 1865 and are characterized by seven little eruptive cones. Halfway down from the top, you will reach another panoramic point which offers a breathtaking view of the Ionian Coast, from Riposto to Taormina and a glimpse of the Calabrian Coast, of the North-East crater and of the latest new lava flows and craters of 2002. Lunch will be served in a exclusive Etna Doc Winery. Return to Hotel.

Day 9 – Catania airport

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up and transfer to the airport of Catania to get your flight back home.

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Affordable tours: 12 days Rome Amalfi coast and Venice
8+
  • Private tour of Ancient Rome
  • Private tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Private tour of the Amalfi Coast
  • Private guided tour in Capri
  • Gondola ride
  • “Cicchetti” tasting

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights at Hotel Maison Tofani 4**** in Sorrento – 1 double classic room
  • 4 nights at Hotel Trevi Collection 4**** in Rome – 1 double classic room
  • 3 nights at Hotel Antiche Figure 3***S in Venice – 1 double classic room
  • Breakfast at the hotels
  • Private transfers with luxury car and English speaking driver for all mentioned transfers
  • Private transfers with water taxi and English speaking water chauffeur for all mentioned transfers
  • Private driver-guide for a full day tour along the Amalfi Coast
  • Private English speaking guide in Capri (3 hours)
  • 2nd class train tickets from Naples to Rome
  • Private English speaking guide in Rome for “Ancient Rome” tour (3 hours)
  • Private English speaking guide in Rome for “Vatican City” tour (3 hours)
  • 2 skip the line tickets for Colosseum and Imperial Fora
  • 2 skip the line tickets for Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • 2nd class train tickets from Rome to Venice
  • Private English speaking assistant at your arrival in Venice
  • Private porter at your arrival in Venice
  • Private English speaking guide in Venice (2 hours)
  • Gondola ride in Venice (30 minutes)
  • Cicchetti tasting and bottle of Prosecco during gondola ride
  • Private English speaking guide in Venice (2 hours)

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Municipality tax at hotels: they have to be paid directly at hotels
  • All meals not mentioned in the program
  • All transfers not mentioned in the program
  • Tips
  • All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"

After your arrival at Naples airport, you will be greeted by your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your centrally located hotel in Sorrento: Maison Tofani 4****

Day 1 – Naples arrival / Sorrento

After your arrival at Naples airport, you will be greeted by your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your centrally located hotel in Sorrento: Maison Tofani 4****. Check in and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 2 – Private tour of the Amalfi Coast

After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your personal English speaking driver for a full day tour along the Amalfi Coast. He will drive you to the enchanting rout of the “Divine Coast”: along the way, you will have stops for panoramic viewpoint to make some breathtaking pictures. Then, you will have free time to discover and relax on the top of Positano, a small village with Mediterranean styled pure white houses with bougainvillea plants that cover part of the facades. On the way to Amalfi, you will visit a Ceramic shop in Conca dei Marini. At the end of your visit, your driver will bring you to the nearby Amalfi, one of the oldest maritime republics. Here, you will have free time for lunch, at your leisure. You can choose a lunch overlooking the sea or in a typical little Italian “piazza” surrounded by typically southern Italian scenery. After lunch, free time to wander through the labyrinthine streets and admire the magnificent and imposing facade of the cathedral of Saint Andrea with her unique Arab Norman and Romanesque Style. Later, your driver will escort you to Ravello for relaxing moments on the pittoresque square where you will admire the magnificent panorama who inspired poets, philosophers and beauty lovers of any time. After this tour, your driver will be ready to take you back to your hotel in Sorrento. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 3 – Sorrento/Capri, full day tour in Capri

Breakfast at the hotel. On this day, you will have the chance to enjoy the splendid sea surrounding the strip of land that is the Sorrentina Peninsula and discover the secrets of the Island of Capri. You’ll get to the port with your English speaking driver for embarkation on the Ferry boat for a transfer to Capri (approx. 30 minutes). During the journey you will be able to breathe in the healthy brackish sea water while admiring the gorgeous Sorrento Coast. After the arrival at the western coast of Capri, you will meet your personal English speaking driver together with your personal English speaking guide that will escort you on a private trip around the island so to appreciate at its best the beautiful sceneries, like the Faraglioni Rocks, the numerous caves like the Blue Grotto, famous all over the world for its intense azure color, “Tiberius’s Leap”, where, according to legend, the Roman emperor used to throw down to the rocks disobedient servants and unwelcome guests. You will discover the centre of Capri and Anacapri and stroll around visiting the famous and elegant ‘ Piazzetta’. At the end of the tour, your private driver will drive you to the main harbor of Capri. There you will take the public hydrofoil or fast ferry for a return to Sorrento port (30 minutes approx). Transfer from the port to the hotel on your own. Overnight in Sorrento

Day 4 – Sorrento

Today you will have a free day at your leisure

Day 5 – Sorrento / Naples / Rome

After breakfast and check out, meet at your hotel your private English speaking driver for a direct transfe to Naples railway station, to get your fast train to Rome. At your arrival reach on your own your centrally located hotel: Trevi Collection 4****. Check in and free time at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 6 – Rome, Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

After breakfast at the hotel, reach on your own the Vatican Museum, where you will meet your private English speaking guide. There are no queues and no waiting in long lines as your specialist guide introduces you to the masterpieces of such great painters as Raffaello and Michelangelo. This is one of the greatest collections of art in the world, a collection gathered over the centuries by the Popes of the Catholic Church. You will be enthralled and enchanted by the stunning vision of the Sistine Chapel and also continuing on to the “Cortile della Pigna” ("Court of the Pinecone") and the celebrated Raphael’s rooms. Finally you will have direct access into Saint Peter's Basilica. After the tour you will be free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 7 – Ancient Rome guided tour

After breakfast reach on your own the Ancient part of the Eternal city: Colosseum and Imperial For a, where you will meet your private English speaking driver. With direct access to this remarkable landmark and no waiting in long lines; you will be awestruck even before entering. Once inside, your personal guide will bring to life the ancient world of the various emperors, noblemen, aristocrats, gladiators and wild beasts that once populated this building. At the end of the tour lunch will be served in a really nice restaurant with a stunning view of the Colosseum. After lunch you will be free to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 8 – Rome free day

Today you will be free to enjoy Rome at your leisure.

Day 9 – Rome / Venice

After breakfast and check out at the hotel. Reach on your own Termini railway station in Rome. You will arrive in 3 hours and 45 minutes in Venice, at Santa Lucia train station. Upon arrival, you will meet your personal English speaking assistant and porter, and together you will reach your hotel: Antiche Figure 3***superior. Check in at the hotel and rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 10 – Venice free day

Today you will be free to enjoy Venice at your leisure.

Day 11 – Venice walking tour and gondola ride with cicchetti tasting and Prosecco

After breakfast, meet at your hotel your private personal guide at the “stazio” and start a perfect tour for those who want to know the history of Venice starting from the most important site of the city: Saint Mark’s Square. The tour consists of a visit of Saint Mark’s Square and the explanation of its main monuments: Basilica (outside), Doge’s Palace (outside), Bridge of Sighs, Clock Tower, Bell Tower. At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you to the “stazio” to get your private gondola for a romantic and amazing ride around the neighborhood of San Tomà. Throughout the tour you will make some appetizing stops, enabling you to sample "cicchetti" (classic Venetian appetizers) made with the best ingredients found in the city accompanied by a bottle of Prosecco. At the end of the ride meet your A gastronomic and historical tour of this wonderful ancient city on the lagoon; perfect for those who want their journey to be a unique, unforgettable experience. From now you will have the rest of the afternoon at your free disposal.

Day 12 – Venice departure

After breakfast and check out, according to your departure flight, meet at your hotel your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to Venice airport to get your flight back home.

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10 days Rome to Tuscany and Umbria tour
10 days Rome, Tuscany & Umbria tour
8+

  • Vatican Museums
  • Tuscan Country Side
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Orvieto

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights at Hotel Trevi Collection 4****  in Rome (or similar): 1 double room
  • 3 nights at the hotel Relais de La Rovere 4**** in Colle Val d’Elsa (or similar): 1 double room
  • 2 nights at the hotel Brufani Palace 5***** in Perugia: 1 double room
  • 1 night at the hotel Spagna Royal Suite 4**** Rome (or similar): 1 double room
  • Breakfast every day at the hotel
  • Private English speaking guide for Tour of Colosseum and Roman Forum: 3 hours
  • Private English speaking guide for Tour of the Vatican: 4 hours
  • Private English speaking guide for Tour in Siena: 3 hours
  • Private English speaking guide for Tour in Florence: 4 hours
  • Private English speaking guide for Tour in Perugia: 2 hours
  • Luxury car equipped with A/C for the tours included and for the arrival and departure transfers
  • Skip the line entrance tickets at:
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Vatican Museums
  • Uffizi Gallery
  •  

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE: 

  • Tips
  • All transfers not mentioned in the program
  • All meals not mentioned in the program                   
  • Municipality city tax to pay at each hotel location
  • All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES”

Upon arrival of your flight at Fiumicino airport, you will meet your private English speaking driver and direct transfer to your centrally located hotel in Rome: Hotel Trevi Collection 4****

Itinerary of the 10 days Rome to Tuscany and Umbria Tour:

Day 1 – Rome: Arrival

Upon arrival of your flight at Fiumicino airport, you will meet your private English speaking driver and direct transfer to your centrally located hotel in Rome: Hotel Trevi Collection 4****. Check in and rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 2– Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum

Breakfast at the hotel, meet your private English speaking guide at the lobby of your hotel and together you will reach the Ancient part of the Eternal city: Colosseum and Roman Forum. With direct access to this remarkable landmark and no waiting in long lines, you will be awestruck even before entering. Once inside, your personal guide will bring to life the ancient world of the various emperors, noblemen, aristocrats, gladiators and wild beasts that once populated this building. You will be accompanied to the nearby Roman Forum, known as the "heart" of ancient Rome, and the commercial, political and religious center. End of this visit, you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 3 - Rome: Vatican Museums

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private English speaking guide and reach the Vatican Museum. There are no queues and no waiting as your specialist guide introduces you to the masterpieces of such great painters as Raffaello and Michelangelo. This is one of the greatest collections of art in the world, a collection gathered over the centuries by the Popes of the Catholic Church. You will be enthralled and enchanted by the stunning vision of the Sistine Chapel and also continuing on to the Cortile della Pigna ( "Court of the Pinecone" ) and the celebrated Raphael’s rooms, and finally direct access into Saint Peter's Basilica. At the end of this visit, you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 4 – Rome / Colle Val D’Elsa and visit of Siena

After breakfast and check out at the hotel, meet your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your next tour destination from Rome to Tuscany: Colle Val D’Elsa, at your hotel Relais de la Rovere 4****. Along the way, you will stop in one of Tuscany’s most famous town, Siena. Here, you will meet your private English speaking guide who will take you through the Magnificent streets, squares and through several Medieval churches, where you can soak up the unique atmosphere. You will discover the Magnificent Piazza del Campo where , twice a year (2 July and 16 August) an event, that every citizen of Siena looks forward to, takes place: the Palio di Siena. You will learn about the history of the Contrade (ancient Sienese name for neighborhood), visit the famous Duomo and other monuments of this lovely city. At the end of the tour, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel Relais de La Rovere. Check in and time to rest. Overnight in Colle Val d’Elsa. The Relais de La Rovere welcomes guests to a sophisticated, exclusive ambience with all the warmth of a typical family-run hotel. A result of the careful restoration of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a Renaissance-era Papal villa. It is surrounded by an ancient park, luxuriant in vegetation typical of the Tuscan maquis, with a travertine swimming pool equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas. The restaurant and wine cellar, Il Cardinale, is located in the cellars of the villa and serves traditional Tuscan cuisine with a wide selection of Italian wines.

Day 5 - Colle Val d’Elsa: Florence

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to Florence. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your private English speaking guide for a walking tour of the city (Duomo and Ponte Vecchio) and the inside visit at the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery houses a superb collection of priceless art, originating in great part from the Medici family collection, enriched over the centuries by endowments, exchanges and donations, among which an important group of religious works stands out, resulting from the suppression of the monasteries and convents between the XVIII and XIX centuries. Here, you will find the richest collection in the world of works of the Tuscan school, Florentine in particular, among which: Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Without parallel is the collection of works by Sandro Botticelli. End of tour and re-join the driver for a transfer back to your Hotel. Lunch and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Colle Val d’Elsa.

Day 6 - Colle Val D’elsa: Free day

After a gourmet breakfast of homemade pastries, jams, cheeses and fresh milk, you will have the day at your leisure to discover the surroundings on your own and relax in the swimming pool of your hotel. Overnight in Colle Val d’Elsa.

Day 7 - Colle Val d’Elsa / Perugia

Breakfast and check out at your hotel. Meet your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your next destination: Perugia. In about 2hours, you will reach your hotel: Brufani Palace 5*****. Check-in at the hotel and free time for lunch. In the afternoon, you can visit on your own the Moretti Caselli Studio. It is located in an old residence that once belonged to the Baglioni family of Perugia. Its walls echo the history of the town and the interests of the artists reverberate through the stained-glass windows, sketches, drawings, old objects, antiques and photographs that can be found here. The building itself dates back to the 15th century and it originally belonged to Guido Baglioni, a member of the most important Perugian family of the time that contended against the Pope for power over the town. Inside, you can admire the numerous photographs, sketches and Cartoons (some of which are quite large) of the stained-glass windows that have been created here throughout the years. The artistic objects attest to the owners’ love for antiques as well as their many cultural interests such as music and photography. In the quarters which house the workshop itself, you can see the tools, kilns and colours that to this day give life to magnificent enamelled glass windows just as they did in the past and enjoy a guided visit. It is not a Museum, but a place where you can breathe the atmosphere of an old handicraft that has been handed over for five generations. End of the visit and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Perugia. Situated in a panoramic location in the heart of medieval Perugia, the hotel boasts an ancient tradition of hospitality. Sumptuous halls and rooms, furnished with antique furniture and valuable materials, offer an ambience immersed in elegance and refined taste. Its valuable furniture and beautiful fabrics, create an immediate sense of warmth, elegance and refinement. The Sina Fitness Club wellness center, built under the medieval vaults and where guests can admire Etruscan ruins through the glass swimming pool bottom, is definitely worth a visit.

Day 8 - Perugia: walking tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your private English speaking guide at your hotel and enjoy a walking tour of the city. Perugia is the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy. It covers a high hilltop and part of the valleys around the area. Together with your guide, you will walk along its ring of wall dating from the Etruscan age, get lost through the symbols carved by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano's into the Fontana Maggiore and get fascinated by the many historical layers of the Rocca Paolina (known as Perugia underground). But this would be just a small taste of this spectacular medieval city. Every ancient gate, alley, piazza, palazzo and church will capture your imagination; and every museum and gallery will impress you with a sense of history, culture and art. At the end of the tour, you will have the rest of the day at your leisure to stroll around or just relax in the beautiful SPA of your hotel. Overnight in Perugia.

Day 9 - Perugia / Orvieto / Rome

Breakfast and check out at the hotel. Meet you private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to Orvieto, an old city situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic turf, famous for its Duomo and its strong Etruscan identity, traceable to the nearby necropolis and town museums. You will meet here your personal English speaking guide and together will explore the magnificent monuments and buildings for which this incredible city is famous.  At the end of the tour, you will have free time for lunch and after lunch, your driver will be ready to transfer you to Rome, at your hotel Spagna Royal Suite 4**** .Check-in at the hotel and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome. A magnificent location situated just a few steps from the renowned Spanish Steps of Trinità dei Monti, and a short distance from the most exclusive shopping streets in Rome, the Spagna Royal Suite is a luxury building made up of glamorous suites featuring exclusive furniture, sophisticated materials and Contemporary design, all custom-made for the the property. Exuding style and elegance, each of the 25 rooms is characterized by opulent decor in shades of gold and equipped with all modern conveniences and technologies. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the cozy, intimate breakfast room, with a rich buffet, hot and cold beverages and fresh fruit in season.

Day 10 - Rome: Departure

Breakfast and check out at the hotel and meet your private English speaking driver in the lobby for a direct transfer to Fiumicino airport for your flight back home.

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Are you dreaming of a trip to Rome, Tuscany and Umbria? Check out the 10 days Rome to Tuscany & Umbria guided tour package of DragonFly Tours!
Affordable tours: 11 days Venice Florence amalfi coast and Rome
8+
  • Private tour of highlights of Rome
  • Private tour of the Amalfi Coast
  • Wine tasting in Montalcino and Montepulciano
  • Uffizi Gallery

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights at the hotel Ca’ dei Conti 4**** in Venice: 1 double classic room
  • 3 nights at the hotel Monna Lisa 4**** Florence: 1 double classic room
  • 2 nights at the hotel Romanico Palace 4**** in Rome: 1 double classic room
  • 3 nights at the hotel Maison Tofani 4**** in Sorrento: 1 double classic room
  • Breakfast everyday at the hotels
  • 2nd class train tickets with pre reserved seats from Venice to Florence
  • 2nd class train tickets with pre reserved seats from Florence to Naples
  • 2nd class train tickets with pre reserved seats from Naples to Rome
  • Transfers with private car equipped with A/C where mentioned
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Venice with private Water taxis
  • Professional, personal, English speaking guide for 2 hours tour in Venice
  • Professional, personal English speaking guide for 4 hours tour in Florence
  • Professional, personal, English speaking guide for 3 hours tour in Rome
  • Professional, personal, English speaking driver-guide for full day tour along the Amalfi Coast
  • Professional, personal, English speaking driver-guide for full day tour in Montalcino and Montepulciano
  • Wine tastings in 2 different wineries
  • Light lunch in Montepulciano
  • Skip the line entrance tickets for: - Saint Mark’s Basilica (VENICE) - Vatican Museums or Colosseum (ROME)

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • All meals not mentioned in the program
  • All transfers not mentioned in the program
  • Tips
  • All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
  • Municipality taxes that must be paid directly at the hotel

Upon arrival at Marco Polo Airport of Venice, you will be greeted by your private English speaking driver with water taxi and direct transfer to your centrally located accommodation: Hotel Ca’ dei Conti 4****.

Day 1 – Venice: Arrival

Upon arrival at Marco Polo Airport of Venice, you will be greeted by your private English speaking driver with water taxi and direct transfer to your centrally located accommodation: Hotel Ca’ dei Conti 4****. Check in and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Day 2 – Venice, Walking tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, you will meet your private English speaking guide and begin the walking city tour. The heart of Venice is a square: Saint Mark's Square. Entering in San Marco square by the two monumental columns in front of the lagoon (the so-called “water square”), near the Bridge of Sighs, suddenly we can admire the history of the Republic of Venice displayed: we can see the Doge’s Palace (from outside), seat of government and center of political and administrative life of the city, the Basilica (from inside), with its golden mosaics and precious marbles, the Clock Tower and the Bell Tower. The walk then leads to the Grand Canal and to the famous Rialto Bridge through beautiful and hidden corners. At the end of your tour you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Day 3 – Venice / Florence

After breakfast and check out at your hotel, your private water taxi will be available for a transfer to the railway station. Here, you will take a fast train to Florence where you will get in about 2 hours. Upon arrival, you will reach your accommodation on your own: Hotel Monna Lisa 4****. Check in at the hotel and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Day 4 – Florence: walking city tour and Uffizi Gallery

After breakfast you will meet your personal guide at your hotel who will bring you leisurely on a walking tour of the city center, including the visit at the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery houses a superb collection of priceless art, originating in great part from the Medici family collection, enriched over the centuries by endowments, exchanges and donations, among which an important group of religious works stands out, resulting from the suppression of the monasteries and convents between the XVIII and XIX centuries. Here, you will find the richest collection in the world of works of the Tuscan school, Florentine in particular, among which: Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Without parallel is the collection of works by Sandro Botticelli. After the tour, you will have free time at your leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Day 5 – Florence: Montepulciano and Montalcino

After a gourmet breakfast at your hotel, you will be ready for a splendid day: you will discover Montepulciano and Montalcino. You will be chauffeured in luxury car from the magnificent medieval village of Montepulciano and taken to one of the most famous wineries in the region, home to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (meticulously produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes: those that the Tuscans define as “the true table wine”). Here, you will be able to visit the historic cellars that dates back to the 16th century and visiting them is like stepping back time. The brick passageways contain a series of vaults and niches where the barrels are placed. Inside the Historic Cellar, there are huge oak barrels where Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is aged for two years and three years for the Vino Nobile Riserva. After the visit, you will taste the wines, guided by an expert wine steward and accompanied by a variety of delicious local delicacies including local products, coldcuts and aged Pecorino from Pienza. After this visit, continue to another marvelous village: Montalcino. Here you will enjoy a winery that is the first winery in Italy with a full female staff, that produces one of the best Brunello di Montalcino of the area. Enjoy a visit of the winery, which we hope will leave you with lasting memories of this day and the flavors that have tantalized your palate, and, of course have a wine tasting with their marvelous wines, including the renowned Brunello Riserva. After the visit you have a light lunch with the delicious and typical Tuscan dishes. Transfer back in the afternoon with your private driver to your hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 6 – Florence / Sorrento

After breakfast and check out, meet your private English speaking driver at your hotel and transfer to Florence railway station for your fast train to Naples. Meet here your English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your hotel in Sorrento: Maison Tofani 4****. Check in and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 7 – Sorrento: Amalfi coast tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your personal English speaking driver for a full day tour along the Amalfi Coast. Along the way, you will have stops for panoramic viewpoint to make some breathtaking pictures. Then, you will have free time to discover and relax on the top of Positano, a small village with Mediterranean styled pure white houses with bougainvillea plants that cover part of the facades. At the end of your visit, your driver will bring you to the nearby Amalfi, one of the oldest maritime republics. Here, you will have free time for lunch, at your leisure. You can choose a lunch overlooking the sea or in a typical little Italian “piazza” surrounded by typically southern Italian scenery. After lunch, free time to wander through the labyrinthine streets and admire the magnificent and imposing facade of the cathedral of Saint Andrea with her unique Arab Norman and Romanesque Style. Later, your driver will escort you to Ravello for relaxing moments on the pittoresque square where you will admire the magnificent panorama who inspired poets, philosophers and beauty lovers of any time. After this tour, your driver will be ready to take you back to your hotel in Sorrento. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 8 – Sorrento free day

Today you will be free to explore the area at your leisure. We suggest you to visit the wonderful island of Capri, really a jewel of this area. You can easily buy the public ferry tickets at Sorrento’s port. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 9 – Naples / Rome

After breakfast and check out at your hotel, meet your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to the railway station in Naples. With a fast train, you will reach Rome in about 1 hour and 15 minute. Upon arrival, you will be free to reach your hotel on your own: Hotel Romanico Palace 4****. Check in and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 10 – Rome: Vatican Museums or Ancient Rome and highlights of Rome

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your driver-guide and together, you will discover the most important highlights of Rome: Fontana di Trevi, famous all over the world and immortalized in various films. Here you will be able to partake in the local legend: if you throw a coin into the water from over your shoulder, then you are certain to come back to Rome. From here, you will head to the Spanish Steps and its Barcaccia and then to Piazza del Pantheon, also adorned with a magnificent fountain. The final stop will be at Piazza Navona, where you will be able to admire three very famous fountains: Fontana del Moro, Fontana del Nettuno and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. There is a popular legend around this fountain: the River- God representing the Rio della Plata appears to be covering his own eyes, as if the sculpture was fearing about a collapse of the bell tower of the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone built by Bernini's rival, Borromini). At the end of the tour, you will have some free time for lunch. For the afternoon tour you can choose between the Vatican City guided tour or the Ancient Rome guided tour. - The Vatican City tour includes Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, here your specialist guide introduces you to the masterpieces of such great painters as Raffaello and Michelangelo. This is one of the greatest collections of art in the world, a collection gathered over the centuries by the Popes of the Catholic Church. - The Ancient Rome tour includes the ancient part of the Eternal city: Colosseum and Imperial Fora. With direct access to this remarkable landmark and no waiting in long lines; you will be awestruck even before entering. Once inside, your personal guide will bring to life the ancient world of the various emperors, noblemen, aristocrats, gladiators and wild beasts that once populated this building. At the end of the tour you will be free to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 11 – Rome departure

After breakfast and check out, according to your departure flight, meet at your hotel your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to Rome International airport to get your flight back home.

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  • Private tour of Ancient Rome
  • Private tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Uffizi gallery
  • Food tour in Florence
  • Visit to a glass factory in Murano

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights at Hotel Romanico Palace 4**** in Rome – 1 double classic room
  • 3 nights at Hotel Monnalisa 4**** or similar in Florence (1 double classic room)
  • 3 nights at Hotel Antiche Figure 3***S or similar in Venice (1 double classic room)
  • Complete Breakfast everyday at the hotels
  • Transfer with private luxury car, equipped with A/C and English speaking driver from airport in Rome to hotel
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Venice with private Water taxis
  • Professional, personal, English speaking guide for the tours in Rome (3 hours + 3 hours): Vatican Museums + Ancient Rome
  • Professional, personal, English speaking guide for the half day tour in Florence tour (4 hours): Walking tour and Uffizi Gallery
  • Professional, personal, English speaking guide for tour in Florence (3 hours): Florence food tour
  • Professional, personal, English speaking guide for walking tour in Venice (2 hours)
  • Professional, personal, English speaking water chauffeur for Murano tour in Venice (2 hours)
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Visit at glass factory in Murano
  • Cicchetti tasting in Venice during gondola ride
  • Tastings in Florence during the Food Tour
  • 2nd class train tickets, with pre-reserved seats from Rome to Florence and from Florence to Venice
  • No waiting in lines Entrance tickets for the following sites and Museums:
  • Imperial Fora and Colosseum (Rome)
  • Vatican Museums (Rome)
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • All meals not mentioned in the program
  • All transfers not mentioned in the program
  • Tips
  • All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"

After your arrival at Rome’s airport you will be greeted by you private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your hotel: Hotel Romanico Palace 4****.

Day 1 – Rome arrival

After your arrival at Rome’s airport you will be greeted by you private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to your hotel: Hotel Romanico Palace 4****. Check in and free time at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 2 – Rome: Vatican Museums

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your personal English speaking guide at your hotel and together you will reach with a private taxi at your expenses the Vatican Museums. Once there, your specialist guide will introduce you to the masterpieces of such great painters as Raffaello, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. This one of the greatest collections of art in the world, a collection gathered over the centuries by the Popes of the Catholic Church. You will be enthralled and enchanted by the stunning vision of the Sistine Chapel and also continuing on to the Cortile della Pigna ( "Court of the Pinecone" ) and the celebrated Raphael’s rooms, and finally direct access into Saint Peter's Basilica; a sacred place designed and executed by some of the greatest architects of the XV century, from Bramante to Michelangelo and from Raffaello to Bernini. At the end of the tour you will be free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 3 – Ancient Rome

After breakfast, you will meet your private English speaking guide at the hotel and together you will reach with a private taxi, at your expenses, the Ancient part of the Eternal city: Colosseum and Imperial Fora. With direct access to this remarkable landmark and no waiting in long lines, you will be awestruck even before entering. Once inside, your personal guide will bring to life the ancient world of the various emperors, noblemen, aristocrats, gladiators and wild beasts that once populated this building. You will then be accompanied to the nearby Roman Forum, known as the "heart" of ancient Rome, and the commercial, political and religious center. After this visit you will have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 4 – Rome / Florence

After breakfast, reach with a private taxi, at your own expenses, Rome Termini train station to get your direct fast train to reach Florence (about 1 hour and 30 minutes). After your arrival in Florence S. M. Novella train station you will reach with a taxi at your expenses your hotel in Florence: Hotel Monna Lisa 4****. Check in and rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 5 – Florence: Uffizi Gallery

After breakfast, you will meet your personal guide at your hotel, who will bring you leisurely on a walking tour of the city including the visit at the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery houses a superb collection of priceless art, originating in great part from the Medici family collection, enriched over the centuries by endowments, exchanges and donations, among which an important group of religious works stands out, resulting from the suppression of the monasteries and convents between the XVIII and XIX centuries. Here, you will find the richest collection in the world of works of the Tuscan school, Florentine in particular, among which: Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Without parallel is the collection of works by Sandro Botticelli. After the tour, you will have free time at your leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Day 6 – Florence: Food tour

Breakfast at the Hotel and get ready for this food tour together with your English speaking guide. Do you want to get a taste of some of the finest local products that the city has to offer? The Foodies tour is the one for you. Your tour will start at the San Lorenzo Market where you’ll have a taste of Tuscany’s “green gold”, it’s renowned olive oil, as well as a variety of cheese, salami and prosciutto, truffle sauces and oil and balsamic vinegar. After we’ll have a wine tasting where you will enjoy some of the region’s finest wines. Not full yet? Next stop will be at a local “fiaschetteria” where you will have a tasting of some of the city’s traditional recipes. The tour will finish with one of the finest gelato parlors of the city where you can pick your flavor made with genuine and fresh products. End of the tour and rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Day 7 – Florence / Venice

After breakfast and check out at your hotel, you will reach, with a private taxi at your own expenses, Santa Maria Novella train station for departure to Venice where you will get in about 2 hours. At the train station in Venice you will have a reserved private taxi boat to reach the hotel in the center of Venice, near San Marco Square. Check in at Hotel Antiche Figure 3***S and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Day 8 – Venice walking tour and gondola ride with cicchetti tasting and Prosecco

After breakfast, meet at your hotel your private personal guide at the hotel and start a perfect tour for those who want to know the history of Venice starting from the most important site of the city: Saint Mark’s Square. The tour consists of a visit of Saint Mark’s Square and the explanation of its main monuments: Basilica (outside), Doge’s Palace (outside), Bridge of Sighs, Clock Tower, Bell Tower. At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you to the “stazio” to get your private gondola for a romantic and amazing ride around the neighborhood of San Tomà. Throughout the ride you will make an appetizing stop, enabling you to sample "cicchetti" (classic Venetian appetizers) made with the best ingredients found in the city accompanied by a bottle of Prosecco. A gastronomic and historical tour of this wonderful ancient city on the lagoon; perfect for those who want their journey to be a unique, unforgettable experience. From now you will have the rest of the afternoon at your free disposal.

Day 9 – Venice: Murano tour

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private English-speaking water chauffeur and enjoy an exciting 4-hour boat excursion to Murano and Burano. As a guardian of the lagoon’s age-old traditions and manufacturing heritage, Murano plays an essential part in your Venice experience. Don’t miss the chance to discover the folklore, customs and secrets handed down from generation to generation of this treasure island and plunge into its timeless, magical atmosphere. This memorable excursion begins as you dock at the world-famous Murano island which boasts a long and still-thriving tradition dating back to 1291, when glass artisans moved their kilns from the old city center for fear of fires. You will have the unique opportunity to visit a glass factory for an exclusive presentation of glass making. This is your chance to observe at close quarters the skill of artisans as they forge objects of art employing techniques past down through generations. After a 2 hour tour, you will be accompanied back to your hotel and you will have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 10 – Venice departure

After breakfast and check out, according to your departure flight, meet at your hotel your private English speaking water chauffeur, who will escort you directly to Marco Polo airport, to get your flight back home.

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