Venice

Heart of Italy - Small Group

Group Tours

 

 

Heart of Italy  Tour is a guaranteed Small Group Departure Tour of 7 day.    The tour includes three overnights in Rome and three overnights in Florence in nice 4 star central located hotel. The tour includes sightseeings in Rome ("The Vatican" and "Ancient Rome"),  and half day walking tour of Florence. The itinerary also includes the visit of two nice areas of Tuscany: the medieval town of Siena during your way from Rome to Florence and the Chianti area with a full-day excursion from Florence.  All the scheduled departures start on Friday.

 


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Highlights

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

Heart of Italy - Small Group

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Day 1 - Friday - Arrival

Upon arrival at Rome airport  and transfer to your hotel in the city center.  Rest of the day free to rest or start your visit on your own.  Your host will meet you at the hotel to give you information on your program. Welcome cocktail and light dinner at 07:30pm.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 2 - Saturday - Vatican & Rome Tour

You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning for your guided visit of the Vatican Museum.  Your tour will include various rooms that contain an astounding collection of art.  You will visit also the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of Saint Peter as well as Saint Peter’s Square. At the end of the tour lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon continue to a walking tour of the monuments of Rome including Navona Square, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps. In the evening a typical Roman dinner is included at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Rome.   

Day 3 - Sunday - Rome

Today you will have free time to discover Rome on your own.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 4 - Monday - Siena & San Gimignano

Depart Rome this morning for Florence.  On the way you will visit two beautiful medieval towns. Your first stop will be Siena, once an important rival of Florence. Enjoy a tasting of local wines with Tuscan cheese and salami  The second stop will be the charming hill top town of San Gimignano.  After your visits you will continue to Florence. Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Florence.  

Day 5 - Tuesday - Florence

Your local guide will meet you for your Florence walking  tour.  You will visit the main sites of this Renaissance city.  On your walk with your expert guide you will see the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria, The famous dome by Brunelleschi on the cathedral, Giotto’s bell tower, the Ponte Vecchio and the church of Santa Croce. Dinner at your own.
Overnight in Florence.

Day 6 - Wednesday - Chianti

Day free to ejoy Florence oon your own. Some optional tours to Pisa and the leaning tower, Perigia and Assisi or Cortonan or VAl d'Orcia are available. In the late afternoon meet the group and transfer to the the Chianti area and its famous hills. Tonight a typical dinner in a local farm house. After dinner return to Florence.
Overnight in Florence.

Day 7 - Thuesday - Departure

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

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Accommodations

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

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

2 dinners, wine included

1 dinner with wine tasting in Chianti

1 wine tasting with cheese and salami in Siena

Visit of Vatican, entrance fee included

Walking tour of Roma

Visit of Siena and free time in San Gimignano

Walking tour of Florence

Luggage handling at hotel

What is not included

Departure transfer

Porterage at airport

Tips

Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program

Travel Insurance

Arrival Transfer

Departure Transfer

Optional Excursions

City tax to be paid in hotel

Note

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

Tips

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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