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Italy In A Nutshell

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Embark on a captivating journey through Italy’s cultural treasures on a tour that takes you from the historic splendors of Rome, where ancient ruins and Renaissance art collide, to the artistic wonders of Florence, the romantic canals of Venice, and the cosmopolitan charm of Milan. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history, art, and modern sophistication of Italy.

Our semi-guided tour seamlessly blends must-see attractions with the option to also explore Murano, Lake Como and/or Murano Island (artisan Venetian glass).

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9 Days, 8 Nights: Rome, Florence,Β Venice, Milan

β“˜ Every Thursday Fixed Date Tour Includes train, hotels, daily breakfast, tour guide, driver, admission fees, and airport transfers

β“˜ Airfare is not included in the price that is listed

Classic
⭐⭐⭐ Hotels + Rome City Tour + Vatican Museums + Florence Walking Tour + Venice City Tour + Gondola Ride + Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands Tour + Milan City Tour
Premium + $355
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotels + Same Excursions
Florence Included Options
Option 1: Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano With Lunch & Wine Tasting OR Option 2: Wine Tasting Experience in the Tuscan Countryside
Milan Included Options
Option 1: Milan Fashion Highlights Guide Tour + Option 2: Pizza And Gelato-Making Class + Option 3: Lake Como, Lugano And Bellagio Exclusive Boat Cruise
β“˜ Upgrade to Deluxe or Flex Date
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐Hotels + You pick your departure dates with select trip upgrades and personalizations

 

 

Colosseum, Rome

St Peter’s Square, Vatican City

Florence Duomo in Tuscany


Leaning Tower of Pisa and Cathedral

Gondolas Passing by Rialto Bridge, Venice

Duomo of Milan


8 Night Accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE ROME, ITALY

Arrive at Fiumicino Airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Rome🍴  Meals: None

 

DAY 2: ROME, VATICAN MUSEUMS, SISTINE CHAPEL & ST. PETER’S BASILICA

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica on a guided tour (group, 2.5 hours @10am). Use the special skip-the-line entrance and enjoy a tour of the famous contents of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Raphael Rooms.

Marvel at the artwork of Raphael and Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.Β  The Pinacoteca has pieces by Giotto, Leonardo, and Caravaggio. See art by van Gogh, Matisse, and Moore in the area dedicated to contemporary art.

Visit the St. Peter’s Basilica.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

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DAY 3: ROME – FLORENCE, FLORENCE WALKING TOUR

Check out and transfer to the train station. Take the train from Rome to Florence (standard class 10am -11:30am), then transfer to the hotel.

Explore Florence (Firenze) on a guided walking tour (group, 1.5 hour @5pm). Visit landmark attractions such as Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo Market, Medici Riccardi Palace, San Lorenzo Church, Duomo Cathedral, Baptistery, Repubblica Square, Orsanmichele Church, Porcellino, Signoria Square, Uffizi (external only), Ponte Vecchio & Santa Croce Square.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Florence 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 4: FLORENCE PERSONALIZED EXCURSION DAY

After breakfast, proceed to one of the two options included in this tour.

OPTION 1: DAY TRIP TO PISA, SIENA & SAN GIMIGNANO WITH LUNCH & WINE TASTING (group, 12 hours @8am)

Enjoy a guided tour of Siena’s historic center, starting with the 13th-century Basilica of San Domenico. Stroll along the narrow medieval streets of the city, flanked by splendid palazzos and historic shops.

Visit a local winery for a traditional Tuscan lunch with wine pairing.

Wander around the charming hilltop village of San Gimignano.Β  It is known for its historic tall towers, frescoes, and many other works of art.

Continue to Pisa, your guide will lead you to see the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa (UNESCO-listed, Admission not included) and Cathedral. Afterward, free time to explore the town of Pisa independently.

OPTION 2: Wine Tasting Experience in the Tuscan Countryside (small group, 5 hours @9am)

Set out along hillside roads through Tuscany, passing among olive groves and vineyards. Enjoy the personalized attention of a small-group size. Guided visit of 2 different Chianti wineries. Tasting of different wines and olive oil at the first winery.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 5: FLORENCE – VENICE, VENICE WALKING TOUR

Breakfast then check out and transfer to the train station. Take the train from Florence to Venice (standard class 9:20am – 11:35am), then transfer to the hotel via water taxi.

Explore Venice on a guided walking tour and on a Gondola ride (group, 2 hours). Explore the history of Venice in and around St. Mark’s Square. Go beyond the popular landmarks to explore quieter squares and streets. See Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Marco Polo’s House, the Malibran Theatre, and more.

Venice is famous for its canals and bridges which create a romantic and charming atmosphere.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Venice 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 6: MURANO, BURANO & TORCELLO ISLANDS TOUR

After breakfast, explore Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands (group, 6 hours @11am)

Learn about Murano’s glass-making heritage. Stroll by the colorful houses of Burano. Soak up the scene on Torcello, the most ancient settlement on the Venetian Lagoon.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 7: VENICE – MILAN, MILAN CITY TOUR

Breakfast then check out and transfer to the train station. Take the train from Venice to Milan (standard class 11am – 1:15pm) and transfer to the hotel.

Explore Milan on a guided tour. See the Duomo di Milano, Piazza della Scala, Castello Sforzesco & Brera District.

Milan offers a harmonious blend of historic grandeur and contemporary elegance, where iconic landmarks like the Duomo coexist with high-end fashions, cutting-edge designs, and a vibrant culinary scene.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Milan 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

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DAY 8: MILAN PERSONALIZED EXCURSION DAY

After breakfast, proceed to one of the two options included in this tour.

OPTION 1: FASHION HIGHLIGHTS GUIDE TOUR (group, 1.5 hours @10:30am/3pm)

Discover Italy’s fashion capital, Milan, on a guided walking tour. Visit local boutiques, outlets, and designer stores. Learn about the fashion industry and the meaning of β€˜Made in Italy’.

OPTION 2: PIZZA AND GELATO-MAKING CLASS (group, 3 hours @6:30pm)

Master the techniques behind two of Italy’s most beloved dishes in a single lesson with this hands-on gelato and pizza workshop. Join your chef instructor in a downtown cooking studio for a relaxed lesson on how to make authentic pizza from scratch and mix up a batch of creamy gelato like a pro. Cap off your experience by sampling your handiwork over a final tasting.

OPTION 3: LAKE COMO, LUGANO AND BELLAGIO EXCLUSIVE BOAT CRUISE (group, 11 hours @8:30am)

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Como’s historic center with free time to discover Lugano on your own. Stop at Bellagio on your lakeside cruise. Sail past villas with their beauteous gardens amongst untouched nature.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 9: DEPART MILAN – END OF TOUR

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) for your flight home.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

*Hotel check-out time is generally aroundΒ 11 am.Β If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding aΒ post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.

*The duration and start time of excursions are subject to change without prior notice.

 


 

Every Thursday Fixed Date Departure (Except Surcharge Date, Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday – Friday
  • Classic
  • ⭐⭐⭐
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐
Year 2024 Β  Β 
  • April 4 – 12
  • Apr 11 – Apr 19
  • Apr 18 – Apr 26
  • Apr 25 – May 3
  • May 2 – May 9
  • May 9 – May 17
  • May 16 – May 24
  • May 23 – May 31
  • May 30 – Jun 7
  • Jun 6 – Jun 14
  • Jun 13 – Jun 21
  • Jun 20 – Jun 28
  • June 27 – Jul 5
  • Jul 4 – Jul 12
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 25 – Aug 2
  • Aug 1 – Aug 9
  • Aug 8 – Aug 16
  • Aug 15 – Aug 23
  • Aug 22 – Aug 30
  • Aug 29 – Sep 6
  • Sep 5 – Sep 13
  • Sep 12 – Sep 20
  • Sep 19 – Sep 27
  • Sep 26 – Oct 4
  • Oct 3 – Oct 11
  • Oct 10 – Oct 18
  • Oct 17 – Oct 25
  • Oct 24 – Nov 1
$3,110Β  $2,810 + Air $3,495Β  $3,195 + Air
  • Oct 31 – Nov 8
  • Nov 7 – Nov 15
  • Nov 14 – Nov 22
  • Nov 21 – 29
  • Nov 28 – Dec 6
  • Dec 5 – 13
  • Dec 12 – 20
$2,545Β  $2,245 + Air $2,900Β  $2,600 + Air

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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.

Destination
  • Classic
  • ⭐⭐ ⭐
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Rome Des Artistes Hotel
Florence Ester
Venice Campiello
Milan Ibis styles Milano Centro
 
  • * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • *Β Standard double room is included with your tour. Room upgrade available in the same hotel.

Accommodation Classification

  • CLASSIC ⭐⭐⭐-Β 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour HotelΒ Add-onΒ and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider aΒ pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.Β  Β The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Every Thursday Fixed Date Departure (Except Surcharge Date, Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday - Friday
  • Classic
  • ⭐⭐⭐
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐
Year 2024 Β  Β 
  • April 4 – 12
  • Apr 11 – Apr 19
  • Apr 18 – Apr 26
  • Apr 25 – May 3
  • May 2 – May 9
  • May 9 – May 17
  • May 16 – May 24
  • May 23 – May 31
  • May 30 – Jun 7
  • Jun 6 – Jun 14
  • Jun 13 – Jun 21
  • Jun 20 – Jun 28
  • June 27 – Jul 5
  • Jul 4 – Jul 12
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 25 – Aug 2
  • Aug 1 – Aug 9
  • Aug 8 – Aug 16
  • Aug 15 – Aug 23
  • Aug 22 – Aug 30
  • Aug 29 – Sep 6
  • Sep 5 – Sep 13
  • Sep 12 – Sep 20
  • Sep 19 – Sep 27
  • Sep 26 – Oct 4
  • Oct 3 – Oct 11
  • Oct 10 – Oct 18
  • Oct 17 – Oct 25
  • Oct 24 – Nov 1
$3,110Β  $2,810 + Air $3,495Β  $3,195 + Air
  • Oct 31 – Nov 8
  • Nov 7 – Nov 15
  • Nov 14 – Nov 22
  • Nov 21 – 29
  • Nov 28 – Dec 6
  • Dec 5 – 13
  • Dec 12 - 20
$2,545Β  $2,245 + Air $2,900Β  $2,600 + Air
Fixed Date Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. A special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ If the hotels mentioned are unavailable then similar properties will be substituted. You will be advised of any changes to the price.
  • β€£ This tour operates with a minimum of 2 guests. Excursion group size varies from 12 - 50 people.

Flex Date Semi-Guided Tours (Land Only. Choose Your Dates)

Year
  • Tour Dates
  • Pick Your Date
  • Premium
  • ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
  • Deluxe
  • ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
2024 Jan 1 – Dec 20 Please Enquire Please Enquire
  • β€£ Available from April 1 - Dec 20, 2024

Flex Date Tour Price Details

  • β€£ Daily departures.
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges may apply during applicable major holidays. Surcharge dates: Jan 1-4, Easter, Memorial weekend, Independence Day weekend,Β  Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, Dec 21 - 31 and selected local major holidays.
  • β€£ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • β€£ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • β€£ The nearest arrival airport is Rome – Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)
  • β€£ The nearest departure airport is Milan – Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
  • β€£ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • β€£ Private Airport/Train Station Transfers
  • β€£ Train Ticket (Standard Class)
  • β€£ Hotel Accommodations
  • β€£ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • β€£ English-speaking Local Guide
  • β€£ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • β€£ Airfare
  • β€£ Standard class train fare: Rome- Florence (estimated US$35), Florence - Venice (estimated US$35) and Venice - Milan (estimated US$30) plus $15 handling fee. Train fares and schedules are subject to change based on availability.
  • β€£ Tourism Tax per room per night paid directly to the hotels (for example between 3-4 Euros)
  • β€£ Travel Insurance
  • β€£ Medical Expenses
  • β€£ Visa Fee (if applicable. Free visa-on-arrival for American & Canadian)
  • β€£ Gratuity
  • β€£ Personal Expenses

Deposit

  • β€£ A deposit of $925 (classic tour) or $1050 (premium tour)Β  is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ The airfare is due upon flight booking. Airfare and flight schedule shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking. All airfares are subject to change until paid in full at time of ticketing..
  • β€£ Credit card fee for American Express and non-US issued credit card is 1%. No charge for most other credit cards.

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Optional Add-Ons

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Note: must be booked with your tour reservation

Suggested Gratuity

  • β€£ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.

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