Absolute Italy - Small Group

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Guaranteed Small Group Departure Tour of 8 days from Rome to Venice. This tour is ideal for those who want to see the highlights of Italy while keeping their budget in line.The tour includes the main cities of Rome, Florence and Venice and a visit of Siena on the way from Rome to Florence. The tour starts on Friday as for the scheduled calendar. All the departures are guaranteed even with only 2 participants.

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Cities Visited:(Rome, Vatican, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Florence, Venice)

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Day 1 - Friday - Arrival un Rome

Arrival at Rome airport. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening you will meet your tour host to discuss your program. You will receive information and literature about your program. Welcome cocktail and light dinner at 07:30pm.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 2 - Saturday - Colosseum and Vatican Tour

This morning meet your group for your tour of the Colosseum of Ancient Rome. Inside the ancient amphitheater your guide will explain to you the history of this fascinating place with stories of gladiators and other Roman pastimes. Enjoy lunch after the tour. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the Vatican for a guided visit of the Museum. Here you will visit the treasures of the Vatican museum which is home to one of the most extensive collection of art in the world. Included will be the Raphael rooms and of course Michelangelo's masterpiece the Sistine Chapel. You will continue into the imposing Basilica of Saint Peter and finish in the magnificent Saint Peter's Square. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel by private coach. This evening you will enjoy a typical dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 3 - Sunday - Rome

Full day at leisure to explore on your own.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 4 - Monday - Siena and San Gimignano

In the morning, meeting with your driver and depart to Siena. Your ride will be a scenic one as you drive past hill top towns and villages, vineyards and olive groves. Arrive in Siena, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Tuscany. Here you will tour with your local guide, visiting the main sights including the famous Piazza del Campo, sight of the Palio horse race. Enjoy a wine tasting with cheese ans salami. You will then continue to San Gimignano where you will have free time to explore this very charming hill top town. After your visit you will continue to Florence. Free time for dinner at leisure.
Overnight in Florence.

Day 5 - Tuesday - Florence

After breakfast you will meet your local guide for your walking tour of Florence. The city is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto's bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce.Afternoon will be at leisure. You may want to visit the Uffizi or Accademia or take an excursion to Pisa or Lucca. Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Florence.

Day 6 - Wednesday - Chianti

Morning at Leisure to discover Florence on your own. Optional tour available to Pisa and the leaning tower, Cortona, Umbria Region or Montepulciano and Montalcino. In the late afternoon meet the group and transfer to the beautiful hills of the Chianti area. Enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner in a local farm house.
Overnight in Florence.

Day 7 - Thursday - Florence to Venice

After breakfast you will be transferred to the rail station for your high speed train journey to Venice. In Venice you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will enjoy an orientation tour of the major sites of this enchanting city.
Overnight in Venice.

Day 8 - Friday - Venice

Today will be a free day to explore on your own. You may choose from many optional tours. This evening a special dinner in Venice is included.
Overnight in Venice.

Day 9 - Saturday - Departure

After breakfast make you own way to the airport or railway for your onward travel.

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Roma 3 nights: Empire 4 star, Residenza di Ripetta 4 star, Ponte Sisto 4 star or Empire 4 star

Florence 3 nights: De la Ville 4 star, Pierre 4 star or Berchielli 4 star

Venice 2 nights: Ca De Conti 4 star or Ca Foscari 4 star

Hotel may be substituted with similar category

What is included

Arrival transfer

Bus as per itinerary

Tour Escort

Welcome cocktail

1 lunch, wine included in Rome

3 dinners, wine included

1 dinner in Chianti with wine tasting

Wine tasting with Tuscan cheese and salami in Siena

Visit of Colosseum and Vatican, entrance fee included

Visit of Siena and free time in San Gimignano

Walking tour of Florence including entrance fees at Accademia

Walking tour of Venice

Transfer from hotel in Florence to Florence Railway station

High speed train from Florence to Venice

Transfer from Venice Railway station to hotel in Venice

Luggage handling at hotel


Cancellation Policy:

More than 20 days before departure: 25%

from 20 to 10 days before departure: 50%

from 10 to 8 days before departure: 75%

within 7 days of departure: 100%

Deposit & Payments

Deposit required in order to secure booking once accommodations are confirmed.

Balance is due 45 days prior to your departure.

Payments by personal check, bank transfer and VISA or MC.

What is not included

Departure transfer

Porterage at airport


Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program

Travel Insurance

Optional Excursions

City tax to be paid in hotel

Tour Host

These tours are operated with a "Tour Escort".
Our commitment is to guarantee any departures, even with 2 participants. In case of the number of people travelling will be less or equal to 6, the tour will be operated with a "tour host" instead of a "tour escort". The tour host will visit guests daily and will assist you at check in at your hotels. The tour host will escort guests to restaurants when dinners are included. The tour host will be available by phone 24 hours.

Passengers are provided with a Travel Packet upon arrival, containing information, maps and a detailed itinerary, tips and emergency toll free number.

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