HEART OF ITALY

7 Days / 5 Nights - Rome and Florence - Guaranteed Departures


Highlights

Small Group Touring at its Best!

We are pleased to introduce new Small Group Touring, that is aimed to please. With a maximum group size of sixteen (16) passengers, experience an intimate and unforgettable time in Italy. This tour features Rome and Florence.

Tour Highlights

  • No more than sixteen (16) passengers traveling together.
  • Premium hotels, centrally located.
  • Gourmet dinners at intimate restaurants.
  • Scenic routes and slow travel.
  • Professional tour leader, present but not obtrusive.
  • All entrance fee included.
  • Porterage at hotel and train station.

Heart of Italy Tour Includes

  • Two (2) nights in Rome.
  • Three (3) nights in Florence.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Tour Escort service.
  • Welcome briefing.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Farewell dinner in Florence.
  • Guided Visit of the heart of Rome, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Florence Fresh markets, Michelangelo’s David, with skip the line reservation.
  • Transfer from Rome to Florence by private coach with en route stop in Siena and Monteriggioni.
  • Wine tasting in Siena plus lunch.
  • Tuscan Dinner with a sunset walking.

Hotel Options

Rome Hotels: Dei Mellini, Savoy or the Londra & Cargill.

Florence Hotels: Grand Hotel Cavour, Palazzo Castri or the Hotel Villa Olmi.

Additional Notes

The package requires a minimum of two (2) passengers to operate. No more than sixteen (16) passengers will be booked.

Itinerary

Day 01. Thursday: U.S. to Rome

Overnight flight to Rome, Italy. Celtic Tours World Vacations will be delighted to book your air in conjunction with your tour, or purchase this tour on a land only basis, where your tour would begin on day 02, in Rome.

Day 02, Friday: Arrival

Welcome to Italy! Meet your Tour Leader and your travel companion at the Bar of the hotel. At the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03, Saturday: Heart of Rome & Vatican

Meet your assistant in the lobby and walk to Piazza Navona, where you will start your exploration of the heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Baroque quarter. Free time for lunch and relax. Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit. Optional: Tonight experience the real Roman food! Meet your tour leader and enjoy a relaxed walking along the narrow streets of ancient Rome. End the tour at your restaurant for a tasty Roman Dinner. Return to hotel with your tour leader. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04, Sunday: Siena

Meet your tour guide at hotel in Rome and transfer to Florence by private coach. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages and original bell towers. En route stop in Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. The town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. Upon arrival, enjoy a “farmer lunch”: “Original Tuscan Food: wine tasting with cheese and salami. After lunch, free time to explore the city. At the end, continue to your final destination. Before arrival, stop in a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Late afternoon arrival in Florence. Free time for dinner. Overnight in Florence.

Day 05, Monday: Pisa & Lucca

Visit Pisa & Lucca with a driver guide. Pisa is worldly famous for its Leaning Tower, but there is much more. Piazza dei Miracoli is a real jewel of Romanesque architecture: the magnificence of the square will overwhelm you as you pass through Porta Nuova, one of the ancient gates of the Medieval city walls. The Duomo, Piazza dei Cavalieri, The Baptistry will surprise you. Across San Giuliano Terme and S. Maria del Giudice, on a beautiful plain surrounded by mountains and hills scattered with ancient castles, villas and picturesque villages, Lucca will unveil its quiet yet unique beauty. Lucca was successively an important Roman colony, the Lombards' headquarters in Tuscany, one of the main stations on the pilgrims' route to Rome (the Via Francigena), a center for the silk trade and a flourishing Renaissance town. Overnight in Florence.

Day 06, Tuesday: Florence

Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city: visit the fresh market of San Lorenzo where is possible to find the food arriving fresh every day from Tuscan Countryside. It’s will be a great opportunity to taste many varieties of cheese, fruits and vegetable, breads. Free time for lunch. Meet your guide in the hotel to explore the heart of the town. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commissioned various works. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio (from outside), the Dome with Giotto's bell tower (from outside), Ponte Vecchio. Finally, visit the Accademia and see the masterpiece of Michelangelo: the statue of David. In the evening, enjoy a Tuscan Dinner with a sunset walking. This moment of the day is spectacular and the great to shoot your photos. Overnight in Florence.

Day 07, Wednesday: Florence

Independent transfer to your airport.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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2017Land Only
Jun 29; Jul 13   1839
Jul 27; Aug 10   1699
Aug 24   1779
Sep 7; 21; Oct 5; 19   1839
Nov 2   1459

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Drinks on meals

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Italy one day later.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
Heart of Italy - Fully Escorted - Rome and Florence - [details] 

 

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