SMART TOUR 03 - ROME, FLORENCE and CINQUE TERRE

With 2 nts Rome, 3nts Florence and 1 nt Portovenere


Highlights

Smart Tour - Rome, Florence and Cinque Terre

Tour Highlights

  • Daily departures designed for parties from 2-6 passengers - perfect for family and friends traveling! (Can be priced for larger groups as needed).
  • Perfect combination of small group touring and private touring.
  • Visits to: Rome, Florence, the Chianti Region and the Cinque Terre Region.
  • 24/7 Concierge, as well as 24/7 Celtic Help Line as needed.

Smart Tour Includes

  • Welcome briefing upon arrival.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Two (2) nights in Rome, three (3) nights in Florence and one (1) night in Portovenere.
  • Small group tour with visits to Vatican, entrance fee included (transfer to/from tour departure point not included).
  • “Tuscany Countryside” driver guided tour with en route stop in Siena & Monteriggioni. Pick up in Rome and drop off in Florence.
  • Typical lunch in Siena.
  • One wine tasting in Chianti.
  • Walking tour in Florence.
  • Driver guided tour “Pisa & Cinqueterre” with Cinque Terre excursion by boat. Pick up in Florence. Drop off in Portovenere.

Hotel Options

  • Rome: Savoy, Londra & Cargill or Dei Mellini.
  • Florence: Hotel Pierre, Carvour or Baglioni.
  • Portovenere: Grand Hotel Portovenere.

Additional Notes

Arrival and departure transfers are not included but may be optionally booked. City Taxes at hotels is not included and would be paid directly at hotels. Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals and Fairs.

Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals and Fairs.

Itinerary

Day 01, Depart U.S. for Italy

Overnight flight to Rome, Italy. Flight would be purchased separately.

Day 02, Rome

Morning arrival in Rome. Optional transfer to your Rome hotel is available at time of booking. If not elected, please make your way to your hotel. Meet with your local assistant in the late afternoon for a welcome briefing. Rome is yours to enjoy independently. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03, Rome, The Vatican and More!

In the morning, make your way to a designated meeting point near the Vatican. Meet your guide, where you join a small group to visit Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Our expert guide will offer an easy navigation through the vast Vatican collection spanning more than 4 miles of treasures on display. This Vatican tour focuses on the absolute must-sees and famous masterpieces of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo and the Raphael Rooms. Discover Michelangelo’s Dome, Pinecone Courtyard (Cortile della Pigna), Chiaramonti Collection, Pio-Clementino Collection, Stanza Rotonda, Stanza della Croce Greca, Bramante’s Triple Gallery, Raphael's Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square and more. Entry to the most magnificent church on earth; St Peter's, before ending in superb the square designed by Bernini. Make your way independently back to your hotel with the evening free to enjoy on your own. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04, Rome - Free Day

Today is yours free to independently explore the eternal city of Rome. Additional touring can be arranged by Celtic Tours at time of booking. Otherwise, enjoy your free day today. Overnight in Rome.

Day 05, Rome to Florence with touring of Siena and Monteriggioni

Meet your driver guide at Rome hotel and transfer to Florence. Your driver guide will stop in Siena and Monteriggioni to visit these enchanting villages. The drive itself is magnificent: enjoy the view of Chianti hills covered by vineyards and olives trees, with the cypresses that became soon familiar. Siena is probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. Its heart is the central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Movie audiences worldwide can see Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. Time permitting, short stop in at the charming and tiny castle town of Monteriggioni. With lunch at a Tuscan Villa estate, as well as wine tasting and cellar visit included, this is a great day to experience the best aspects of this wonderful region! Arrival late afternoon in Florence and overnight in the heart of the town.

Day 06, Florence

Today you will join a small group to explore Florence and discover how Florence’s 2000 years of tumultuous history changed the world forever. See historic sculptures, frescoes and paintings in 3 famous churches - the Duomo, Santa Trinità and Orsanmichele. Learn why Florence became one of the greatest art centers the world has ever seen and see Florence's Baptistery, Bell Tower, Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi's Dome, Vasari's Corridor, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Medieval towers and Renaissance palaces and more (all outside visits). Overnight in Florence.

Day 07, Florence: Free Day!

Today is our chance to freely enjoy Florence independently. Explore the city; shop, dine and hang with the locals. Overnight in Florence.

Day 08, Florence - Pisa - Cinque Terre

Meet your private driver guide at hotel early morning and transfer to Portovenere. Your first stop will be in Pisa to enjoy the view of Leaning Tower and Piazza dei Miracoli. Continue to Cinqueterre for a boat tour of the area. Cinqueterre is the name of a district that encompasses five glorious towns, where small houses are surrounded by lush nature. Visitors are fascinated by the beauty of these five small villages, namely: Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. The inhabitants of Cinque Terre benefit not only from its pristine waters, but from its natural environment, where wild nature is interspersed with vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards, creating a precious bond between man, his traditions and this breathtaking stretch of coast. Arrival late afternoon in Portovenere and overnight in the heart of the town. *This tour would be done by train in case of bad weather condition.

Day 09, Portovenere - Florence

Transfers can be purchased separately at time of booking, or otherwise make your way independently to the airport or rail station.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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Pricing

This package is based on a minimum of two (2) persons traveling based on sharing one double room. This tour can be booked via our call center only at this time. Rates for based on 2 - 6 passengers are as follows:

The range is from $1809-$2509 per person for one (1) twin/double room. The more passenger that travel (up to 6) the lower the rate. Six (6) passengers sharing two (2) triple rate ranges from $1389-$1929.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Transfers
  • City Tax to be paid locally

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
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