Heart of Italy - Small Group

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

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Day 1 - Friday - Arrival

Arrival at Rome airport and proceed through passport control, make your way the 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 at the hotel and walk to the restaurant and enjoy a atsty welcome dinner.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 2 - Saturday - Vatican & Rome Tour

This morning meet your assistant and the group in the lobby for your tour of the Vatican and Monumental Rome. Transfer to the Vatican meet your guide and start the visit. After the visit free time, lunch at your own.
In the afternoon continue your tour with the visit of: Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Campo de Fiori. Return to hotel.
This evening you will enjoy a typical dinner 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

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. Enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with wine tasting, cheese and salami. After lunch meet your local guide, visiting the main sights including the famous Piazza del Campo, sight of the Palio horse race. After your visit you will continue to Monteriggioni for a short visit if the village(time permitting) and a local vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Arrival Florence check in at your next hotel. Free time for 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. The tour end with the visit of Academia and see the Michelangelo's masterpiece: the statue of David.
After noon free at leisure, in the late afternoon meet your assistant at the hotel for a 30 minutes sunset walking tour in the historical city center to the restaurant for a traditional Tuscan dinner in a Trattoria.
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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Roma 3 nights: Empire 4 star, Ponte Sisto 4 star or Dei Mellini 4 star

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

Hotel may be substituted with similar category

What is included

Tour Escort

Bus as per itinerary

Welcome cocktail

1 dinner upon arrival in Rome

1 regional dinner in Rome

1 typical lunch in Siena

1 wine tasting in Chianti

1 Tuscan dinner in Florence

Visit of Vatican Museums, entrance fee included

Visit Heart of Rome

Visit of Siena and free time in Monteriggioni

Walking tour of Florence including entrance fees at Accademia

Sunset walk in Florence

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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Rome - Ponte Sisto

Rome-Ponte Sisto

Peaceful and quiet, the 4-star Hotel Ponte Sisto in Rome is located in a completely renovated historic building, enveloped in a re .... MORE

Florence - Berchielli


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