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Italy Rome Tour 8 Nights 9 Days

Starts from $1400
  • 3 Nights Stay in Rome
  • 2 Nights Stay in Florence
  • 3 Night Stay in Sienna
  • Accommodation at city centre hotels including continental breakfast
  • Airport transportation as mentioned in the itinerary by private vehicle
  • Itinerary
  • Package Inclusions

DAY 01 Arrive Rome

Welcome to Italy the land of the Mystique! On arrival in Rome, you will be Welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel in a private vehicle. Rome is more than a fascinating European capital city; it is a spectacular encyclopedia of living history. The whole experience of Rome is so powerful as to be almost overwhelming at times.

Rome, Italy

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this magnificent city on your own. This evening why not discover the grandeur of the historical attractions of Rome at night on an optional Illuminated Rome Tour.

OPTIONAL TOURRome Illuminated (Seat In Coach)

The tour starts from Via Veneto, the street of La Dolce Vita fame, and continues to Piazza Barberini with the Triton Fountain by Bernini, and on to Piazza Venezia with the Victor Emanuel monument. We also see Via dei Fori Imperiali, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Palatine, the Temple of Vesta, the Theatre of Marcello, the Capitol, Tiberine Island, the Synagogue, Castel St. Angelo, and St. Peter's Square and Basilica. During this panoramic visit of the city your guide will also take you to visit the famous Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona.

Pick Up Point - Rome Illuminated (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 02:00 hrs | Duration - 02:00 hrs

DAY 02 Rome

Rome, Italy

In the evening, if you haven't already seen it on Day 01, don't miss the opportunity to discover the city's renowned monuments and be immersed in the magical atmosphere of the piazzas, fountains and architecture all lit up at night, on an optional Illuminated Rome Tour. Open Bus tour of Rome. (Seat in Coach)

Today, explore Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of Rome. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route, with a Commentary in 6 languages, and departures every 15 minutes. Your ticket allows you 17 stops in the most beautiful, cultural and evocative areas of the Eternal city. See major sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Vatican City, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Palatine Hill, Piazza Venezia and lots more.

OPTIONAL TOURS : Vatican City With Sistine Chapel Tour (Seat in Coach)

Visit the Vatican Museums, housing stunning masterpieces from Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities to late Renaissance and the famous Sistine Chapel. Marvel at the beauty of the magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo, along with works by Botticelli, Perugino and Rossellini. Also, admire the art and architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pick Up Point - Vatican City With Sistine Chapel Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrs

Monumental Rome (Seat In Coach)

A perfect introduction to the Eternal City! You will start off by driving up the Via Veneto, portrayed in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and will take a turn around the Fountain of the Naiads in the Piazza della Repubblica. Leaving the bus, you will go on foot to visit the glorious Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in the city. You will also find beautiful fountains in the Piazza Navona. This square follows the shape of a former stadium that existed on this site in the first century AD. The piazza features masterpieces such as the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. You then will see the Piazza ColonnaColumn of Marcus Aurelius which has stood there since 193 AD. The bronze statue of Saint Paul atop the column was placed there in 1589, by order of Pope Sixtus V. The tour will take you inside the Pantheon, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of ancient Rome and later rebuilt by the Emperor Hadrian. It is one of the best preserved of all Roman buildings and still has the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. You will then re-board your bus and proceed to St. Peter's Square passing the Castel Sant'Angelo, Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, on the way. Your guide will lead you into St. Peter's Basilica. This massive late Renaissance church can hold 60,000 people, and is one of the holiest sites in Christendom. In the first chapel on the right as you enter the Basilica, you will find Michelangelo's masterpiece La Pieta. This famous sculpture shows the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. Notice how the work balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism. You will spend about 35 minutes in St. Peter's Basilica. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the Vastours Terminal .

Pick Up Point - Monumental Rome (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrs

Colosseum and Palantine Tour (Seat in Coach)

The tour starts with a panoramic view of the Colosseum from Colle Oppio before skipping the queue to enter the most symbolic of Rome's landmarks. An expert local guide will bring the bloody past of the amphitheatre to life as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. You when then stop at the Arch of Constantine before entering the complex of the Palatine Hill - the most famous of Rome's hills. Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of the city, were said to have been found here by the she-wolf who nursed and raised them. The last stop of the tour is a walk along the "Via Sacra" inside the Roman Forum and the tour ends at the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated.

Pick Up Point - Colosseum And Palantine Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrs

DAY 03 Rome – Florence

This morning, travel by train to Florence, the birth place of renaissance. Also known as the city of the lily, the fame of Florence rests on its age-old image as the Italian hub of Renaissance art and architecture in Europe. With statues and sculptures dotting the piazzas, domes and towers surpassing the height of the sky, palatial palazzi dominating the cityscape, Florence is a beautiful gallery full of gleam and glory, in itself. On arrival in Florence, proceed to your hotel.

Rome, Italy

The rest of the day is free to discover this breathtaking city on your own. You can select an optional excursion to visit Pisa - No trip to Florence is complete without it!

Optional tour Naples - Capri - Anacapri Tour (Seat In Coach)

You will travel south to the lively city of Naples and onto the lovely island of Capri. Board a motorboat for a tour of the Blue Grotto. The waters in the cave are a brilliant fluorescent blue. Next you will visit Anacapri, which offers wonderful views of the Bay of Naples. Following lunch, enjoy free time at shopping before returning to board the boat back to Naples.

Pick Up Point - Naples - Capri - Anacapri Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 01:50 hrs | Duration - 01:50 hrs

DAY 04 Florence

Florence, Italy

If you haven't visited Pisa on Day 03, don't miss the opportunity.

Open bus Tour of Florence. (Seat in Coach) There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San Marco, Piazzale Michelangelo and much, much more! Hop-on and off as many times as you like for a full day of sightseeing! With a multi-lingual commentary and a 48 hour ticket you are free to explore this city at your own pace.

DAY 05 Florence – Sienna

This morning, travel by train to Sienna. One of Italy's most enchanting cities, Siena's medieval centre bristles with majestic buildings, a profusion of churches and small museums that harbour a wealth of artwork. On arrival in Sienna, proceed to your hotel.

DAY 06 Sienna

Sienna, Italy

Chianti & San Gimignano Tour with Wine Tasting. (Seat in Coach)Combine wine-tasting and a country drive through magnificent Tuscan landscapes today, on an excursion to Chianti and San Gimignano.

This popular Tuscan region is universally acclaimed for its classic wines and natural beauty. You~ll discover a magical world of woods alternating with vines and olive trees, Romanesque churches, medieval farmhouses, Renaissance villas and castles.

Visit one of Chianti~s most renowned wine-growing estates, where you will have the opportunity to taste one of the most famous wines in the world: Chianti with a selection of bruschettas (garlic bread), typical cheeses and Tuscan salami and sliced cold meats. Explore the marvellous unspoilt landscapes cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries. Your journey continues to San Gimignano, famed for its medieval skyscrapers, high walls and narrow streets that typify most peoples image of a Tuscan hill town.At the beautiful walled medieval fortress of Monterriggioni, you~ll have time to explore the narrow alleyways and fortifications of this precious Tuscan hill town before returning to Siena.

DAY 07 Sienna

Sienna, Italy

Discover Sienna a treasure trove of historical, artistic, religious and cultural riches on an optional walking tour, or explore the Chianti region further on a tour visiting more breathtaking landscapes of Chianti with its medieval castles.(Optional)

Optional tour Chianti & Castle Tour

Discover the breathtaking, uncontaminated landscapes cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, presenting a harmony of colours that can only be found in the hills of this region. The beautiful ruby-red colour and the characteristic bouquet with scents of violet are the special features that reveal the identity of one of the most famous wines in the world: Chianti.

Pick Up Point - Chianti & Castle Tour | Pick Up Time - 05:00 hrs | Duration - 05:00 hrs

Siena Walking Tour

A city built on three hills and surrounded by well preserved walls, Siena is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and has one of the world's most unique piazzas. Visit the Piazza del Campo stands at its heart, and the Duomo and St Maria della Scala serve as additional cultural landmarks. In addition to the bustling daily life of the streets and squares of the city, Siena offers many cultural events, concerts, cinema.

Pick Up Point - Siena Walking Tour | Pick Up Time - 01:50 hrs | Duration - 01:50 hrs

DAY 08 Sienna - Venice via Florence

This morning, travel to the magical city of Venice by train. Venice is just as romantic and beautiful as it looks in travelogues and movies. The piazzas and singing gondoliers, the idiosyncratic buildings and water taxis are all there to be seen, admired and photographed for posterity. On arrival, proceed to your hotel.

Sienna, Italy

You can choose an optional guided walking tour of Venice, or explore the city on your own. This evening enjoy touring the canals of Venice, an ultimate romantic experience on the Gondola Serenade

OPTIONAL TOUR: Gondola Serenade (Shared Boat)

A Gondola Serenade on the Canals of Venice is the ultimate romantic experience. Complete with music and sweet melodies, you will glide along the Grand Canal and the minor canals of Venice. Be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the city and its magnificent palaces and churches. One of the gondoliers will play music and sing songs throughout the ride.

Pick Up Point - Gondola Serenade (shared Boat) | Pick Up Time - 12:40 hrs | Duration - 12:40 hrs

Half Day to Murano, Burano & Torcello (Seat in Coach)

Boarding a comfortable motor boat, you'll speed along the Venetian lagoon to Murano, famous for its glassware. During the visit you'll explore shops, factories and watch the skilled glass-blowers as they create works of art. You'll also have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass.

Re-board your motor boat you'll journey to the island of Burano to admire picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors, and, of course, the famous lace. You can visit a museum dedicated to the craft of lace, and purchase the beautiful lace at local shops.

The last island stop is Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian lagoon. You'll see the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the church of Santa Fosca

Pick Up Point - Half Day To Murano, Burano & Torcello (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:50 hrs | Duration - 03:50 hrs Venice Walking Tour

Prepare to be enchanted by the world's most romantic city as you wander through its picturesque cobblestone alleyways .Visit St. Mark's Square and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks: the Basilica, its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace and its adjoining prisons, that retain true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities of the western world, and learn how all of a sudden fate turned its back on her. Discover how Venice is today and how it is to live in the most beautiful city in the world, though not the most practical!

Pick Up Point - Venice Walking Tour | Pick Up Time - 02:00 hrs | Duration - 02:00 hrs

DAY 09 Depart Venice

Today you will be transferred to Venice airport, by private boat for your flight back home. (Private Boat) We trust that you enjoyed your Vacation.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at city centre hotels including continental breakfast.
  • Airport transportation as mentioned in the itinerary by private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary on seat in coach basis. (The tour starts from a city centre point, transportation to and from the hotel is not included)
  • Inter city train travel by Second Class in 'Standard' Package and by First Class in 'First Class and Deluxe' packages with reservation fees.

Exclusions

  • Airfare/train fare
  • Any meals other than specified in ''Cost Includes'' column
  • Personal expenses like Portage, Tips, Laundry, Telephone Calls etc
  • Child rate is separate and will be calculated based upon age
  • Entrance fee to places of visit
  • Any item not specifically mentioned in ''Cost Includes'' column
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  • Peak Season surcharge
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