Duration : 9 Days
You will be greeted by our chauffeur as you land in Rome. Head to your hotel where we will drop off the luggage and then proceed to the Vatican Museums where your professional licensed guide will be waiting for you with skip-the-line tickets. At the end of the tour, you can stay and have lunch in the Vatican area or proceed to your hotel to check-in (return transfer not included). Afternoon at leisure.
This tour has been designed for those guests who wish to enjoy a complete overview of Rome. You will have the opportunity to drive where large buses are not permitted, allowing you to see more, walk less and capture the "best of Rome". You will see the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Victor Emmanuel monument, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Navona Square. We will provide skip-the-line tickets for the Colosseum.
Your driver will pick you up in the evening and take you for a night tour of Rome including the highlights of the Eternal city.
Enjoy the day on your own. Return to sites seen already or do some shopping, stroll through Via Condotti at the Spanish steps and enjoy a gelato!
Enjoy a ride through the Etruscan countryside and head to Florence visiting Montepulciano, stop and taste some of the local wine. Continue on to Pienza and try some pecorino cheese, then proceed to San Gimignano, the Manhattan of Italy, before arriving in Florence. Overnight in Florence.
Visit the Accademia Gallery, home to Florence’s most treasured works of art, Michelangelo’s David and the Slaves then walk to Piazza del Duomo where you can admire Florence's cathedral 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 Dante Alighieri and Beatrice lived then onto Piazza della Signoria, the hub of the social and political life of the city since the 13th century. Presiding over everything is 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 will finally take you to the Ponte Vecchio, a Medieval colorful bridge over the Arno river, for a visit and some shopping. In the evening enjoy a 2-hour drive to see the light of Florence.
Today your driver will pick you up directly at your accommodation for a visit to the splendid maritime city of Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Field of Miracles. Next, your driver will take you to Lucca, one of the most famous and glorious walled cities of Italy. Lucca was founded by the Etruscans but actually, its origins are far more remote. In 180 BC the town became a Roman colony and from this period it has retained the rectangular grid of the Roman street plan.
Lucca is a rather small town but there are many interesting places to visit here: 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 also rent bikes to do a Wall Bike Tour along the city walls. If there is enough time, your driver can take you to visit one of the magnificent villas on the outskirts of the city. Years ago, Lucca’s most illustrious families and foreign residents had their summer homes in this area. The beautiful gardens of Villa Mansi built by the architect F. Juvarra is worth a visit as is Villa Torrigiani with its luxurious apartments and grounds.
Proceed the drive north through the Apennine hills to the romantic and mysterious Venice. Here we will drop you off at Piazzale Roma and where you may arrange a taxi boat to pick you up and take you to your hotel.
Orientation tour to discover the city's treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets. From Saint Mark's Square passing by the Doge's Palace, you will venture into the heart of this unique labyrinth of lagoons for a genuine taste of Venice’s enchantment.
If you like, at the end of the tour, your local guide can leave you close to a glass factory near the square where you can admire a "mastro vetraio" giving a demonstration of his art. In the alternative, you can choose to take a relaxing gondola ride for 30/40 minutes at an extra cost. Please ask our office for a quote.
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 1-2-3-5-6-7-8, 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, a private guide in Venice for 2 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 from Florence to Venice, a guided walking tour of Venice.
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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