ABSOLUTE ITALY and MILAN

11 Days / 9 Nights - Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan - 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, Florence, Venice and Milan.

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 fees included.
  • Porterage at hotel and train station.

Absolute Italy and Milan Tour Includes

  • Two (2) nights in Rome ( Dei Mellini, Savoy, Londra & Cargill).
  • Three (3) nights in Florence ( Cavour, Palazzo Castri, Villa Olmi).
  • Two (2) nights in Venice ( Palazzo Selvadego).
  • Two (2) nights in Milan ( GH Visconti, UNA Cusani).
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Tour escort service from Rome to Venice.
  • Welcome briefing in Rome.
  • Welcome dinner in Rome.
  • Farewell dinner in Florence.
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel 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.
  • Guided visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia & Michelangelo’s David with skip the line reservation.
  • 1st class seat reserved on high speed train from Florence to Venice.
  • Arrival transfer in Venice.
  • Guided visit of Venice.
  • Evening walking tour of Venice ending with a Farewell Dinner in Venice.
  • Transfer from Hotel in Venice to Venice Station.
  • 1st class seat reserved on high speed train from Venice to Milan.
  • Transfer from Milan Station to Hotel in Milan.
  • Half-day guided visit of Milan ( Group Tour with hotel pick up).
  • Full-day guided visit of Como ( Group Tour with hotel pick up & drop off).

Hotel Options

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

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

Venice Hotel Options: Hotel Palazzo Selvadego or the Palazzo Giovanelli.

Milan Hotel Options: GH Visconti or Una Cusani.

Additional Notes

The package requires a minimum of two (2) passengers to operate. The package will operate with no more than sixteen (16) passengers.

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: Optional Tours

The day is free at leisure. There are many optional tours available. 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. Optional: 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: Venice

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Florence train station. Board your train to Venice. Enjoy the ride by high-speed train to Venice. The city does not have roads and cars but only boats and canals. It is built on several small islands linked by hundreds of bridges. Arrival late morning and transfer to hotel in the Laguna. Free time to explore Venice on your own.

Day 08, Thursday: Venice

In the morning visit the classic Venice: S. Marco Square, Doge Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Gran Canal. Free time for lunch. In the Sunset Discover the amazing hand of Venice during the sunset time. Your tour guide will escort you between the venetian “calli” and their “Bacari”, the typical and traditional venetian bars to taste the famous “Cicchetti”, the typical venetian food. With this suggestive itinerary, you have the possibility to know the charmed Venice between lights, colors and savors. In the evening, meet your assistant for a 45-minute sunset walking. At the end, enjoy a Venetian Dinner. Overnight in Venice.

Day 09, Friday: Milan

Begin your 2-night private post-tour to Milan & Como (from this moment, the tour continues on private basis, without tour escort. The tours included are shared). Transfer to Venice Station, then board you high speed train to Milano. Upon your arrival, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. You will be picked up later at your hotel by our driver and transferred to Largo Cairoli to start your tour of Milan. Your half-day sightseeing tour of Milan also includes a walking tour, introducing you to Italy’s most stylish city. Take a look at the medieval Sforza Castle. Visit the splendid Duomo, one of the world's largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Enter Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala theatre. Your entrance ticket provides 24-hour admission to the theatre and museum so you can return the next day. Finally, the tour ends with the view of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper includes this difficult to obtain pre-booked entrance, guaranteeing exclusive no line entry and an intimate viewing of the Last Supper. At the end of the tour, you will have the possibility to spend more time in the heart of the town or continue to the hotel on you own. Overnight in Milan.

Day 10, Saturday: Como

Today, enjoy a guided full day visit of Como & Bellagio. (pick up and drop off included). Discover Lake Como in Italy's beautiful Lake District, just a short distance from Milan. Nestled between the huge snowcapped Alps that rise up from its shores, is fashionable lakeside town Como. After spending time shopping and dining, you will take a two-hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como to the enchanting village of Bellagio. Overnight in Milan.

Day 11, Sunday: Departure

Independent Transfer to Airport or Railways Station.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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2017Land Only
Aug 24 (Sold Out)   3309
Sep 7; 21; Oct 5   3749
Oct 19   3599
Nov 2   3159

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. Triple rooms offer discounts.

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.

 
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