Duration : 9 Days
After being met by our chauffeur when you land in Rome, we will head to your hotel to drop off your luggage before proceeding to the Vatican Museums.
At the Vatican Museums, your private licensed guide will be waiting for you with skip-the-line tickets. You'll enjoy an informative, entertaining, and efficient tour of the vast treasures inside the museums.
At the end of the tour, stay and have something to eat in the Vatican area or proceed to your hotel to check in. (Note that a return transfer to your hotel is not included.)
Afternoon at leisure.
A complete overview of Rome. Your driver will take you where buses are not permitted, allowing you to see more, walk less, and capture the best of The Eternal City. You will see the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Victor Emmanuel monument, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona.
You will have time to tour the Colosseum and we will provide skip-the-line tickets.
Experience Rome in the warm colours of its dimming lights. Our Rome by Night private tour is the perfect way to see The Eternal City at its shimmering best.
Enjoy a ride through the Etruscan countryside and head north to Tuscany, stopping first in Montepulciano where you can taste some of the renowned local wine. Continue on to Pienza, famous for fabulous pecorino (sheep's milk) cheese, then proceed to San Gimignano, the "Manhattan of Italy" with its many Medieval towers, before arriving in Florence.
Overnight in Florence.
On this walking tour with a private guide, you'll visit the Accademia Gallery, home of Florence’s most treasured works of art, most notably Michelangelo’s David. At Piazza del Duomo, you'll admire the cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori standing tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.
The tour continues with a visit of the medieval quarters where Italy's beloved writer, Dante Alighieri, lived and fell in love with Beatrice. Proceed to Piazza della Signoria, hub of the city's social and political life since the 13th century. Presiding over the piazza is stately Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's city hall, and the 14th-century Loggia dei Lanzi, a beautiful arched gallery housing an impressive collection of Renaissance and Roman sculptures.
The tour closes at Ponte Vecchio, the legendary Medieval bridge over the Arno river.
On this leisure day in Florence, enjoy the spectacular shopping, elegant architecture, legendary gardens, and great Tuscan food at a genuine trattoria or on a pretty terrace.
Today your driver will pick you up at your Florence accommodations for a visit to the splendid maritime city of Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and all the impressive monuments on the Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles).
The balance of the day will be spent in Lucca, an elegant Renaissance city boasting the most awe-inspiring (and best-preserved) ancient city walls to be found anywhere in Italy.
Lucca is quite compact but there are many interesting places to visit: the Romanesque cathedral of San Martino, the church of San Michele, the Basilica of San Frediano with its exquisite mosaics, and the birthplace of the composer Puccini whose house is now a small museum. The more energetic of you can rent bikes to cruise atop the city walls.
One of Italy's most enchanting Medieval towns, Siena was a proud, wealthy, and warlike independent city-state during the Middle Ages. Today, it is famous for its crazy summer horse race, the Palio di Siena, which attracts visitors from around the world, in addition to its magnificent cathedral, gorgeous shops, sumptuous sweets, and vast, fan-shaped main square, Piazza del Campo.
The cathedral's green, pink, and white marble exterior is surpassed only by the exquisite black and white marble geometric patterns and the inlaid marble mosaic floor found inside.
This private transfer features door-to-door service and baggage assistance. You won’t have to worry about a thing, except enjoying the grande bellezza of Roma as you say arrivederci to The Eternal City.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING TICKETS:
Please be aware that tickets are guaranteed only when booked.
Booking tickets this year has become almost impossible and we’re struggling to find slots available.
The Vatican opens availability 2 months ahead the selected date and the Colosseum opens availability one month ahead. We will do our very best to get the admission tickets for you but if by this time we are not able to secure tickets, then those are not guaranteed.
We will have to relay to other suppliers but it’s not guaranteed.
You will be notified in case of lack of unavailability and offered an alternative solution for you to still have a wonderful experience during your visit; for example at the Colosseum, you may decide to only see the Roman Forum which is another good attraction and instead of the Vatican we can take you to see other beautiful churches in Rome.
We will be able to provide a certain answer regarding availability 7 weeks ahead for the Vatican and 4 weeks ahead for the Colosseum, in refer to the selected date of your tour.
You will be then free to decide how to move forward with your tour, of course.
This may cause some inconveniences, but we wanted to inform you in advance and be transparent with our customers regarding this whole situation.
Thank you very much for understanding.
1. Is this tour private?
The tour is private, just for your party.
2. Does the driver go with us inside the monuments?
No, only a licensed guide is authorized to accompany you during the visit of sights. Our driver will drop you off close to the sights but will stay with the vehicle for the duration of your visit.
3. What are the inclusions of this package?
The package includes transportation by an English-speaking driver for days 1-2-3-4-6-7-8-9, a private licensed guide in the Vatican for 3 hours, skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum, a private licensed guide in Florence for 4 hours, driver's boarding, gas tolls and parking fees.
4. What are the exclusions of this package?
Lunch, admission fees except for the Vatican and the Colosseum, lodging and tips are not included.
5. What is the itinerary of the package tour?
The highlights of this tour include a guided visit of the Vatican, drive to and visit of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Victor Emmanuel Monument, the Trevi Fountain , the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Navona Square, a tour of the city by night, day-trip to Montepulciano, Pienza and San Gimignano, day-trip to Pisa and Lucca, guided walking tour of Florence and transfer to Rome with a stop in Siena.
6. If we arrive by air, can we be picked up at the airport?
Yes, we can pick you up at the airport. There will be no extra charge.
7. Do you book hotel accommodations?
We do not handle hotel accommodations. We can help you with recommendations if needed.
There will be a full charge for bookings canceled with less than 72-hour notice for any service required. In this case, a full charge will be made on your credit card. If you miss your flight or if your airline decides to cancel the flight due to bad weather or if your flight is directed to another airport on arrival, please advise us on time (as soon as you know) or a full charge will be made.
Please give us enough time so we can accept other reservations and allocate them to our chauffeurs. If the ship does not make it to the pier for bad weather, you will not be considered responsible so NO CHARGE will be made to your credit card. A full charge will be made for a no-show-up.
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