Absolute Italy

Our Small Group Touring is aimed to please. With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, experience an intimate and unforgettable time in Italy. This tour features overnight stays in Rome, Florence & Venice.

Absolute Italy

Our Small Group Touring is aimed to please. With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, experience an intimate and unforgettable time in Italy. This tour features overnight stays in Rome, Florence & Venice.

Tour Highlights

  • No more than sixteen (16) passengers traveling together.
  • 10 Meals - Breakfast, dinner, and a wine experience
  • See Rome, Siena, Florence, and Venice
  • Enjoy meals at a local restaurant

Absolute Italy Tour Includes

  • Arrival transfer
  • Eight nights accommodations (city taxes not included and paid locally)
  • Daily Breakfast (except morning of arrival)
  • Tour Escort service with welcome briefing*
  • Welcome Dinner in Rome
  • Wine and food experience in Siena
  • Guided Visits include: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation, touring Florence's Accademia & Michelangelo's David with skip the line reservation
  • Transfer from Florence hotel to rail station
  • Arrival transfer in Venice
  • Guided visit of Venice and Gondola tour
  • Evening walking tour of Venice with a farewell dinner
  • Note: travel documents for this tour are provided no sooner than 10 days prior to departure and may be provided electronically

Premium Hotel Options

Rome: Dei Mellini or Londra & Cargill

Florence: Executive or Kraft

Venice: Palazzo Selvadego or  Bonvecchiati

Option to upgrade to Luxury Hotels - hotels used in conjunction with the luxury upgrade are:

Rome: Grand Hotel Minerva or Regina Baglioni

Florence: Palazzo Castri or Gallary Art

Venice: Monaco & Grand CanalPalazzina G or Bauer Palazzo

*Additional Notes

The package requires a minimum of two (2) passengers to operate. The package will operate with no more than sixteen (16) passengers. Should the group number be 6 or less, the tour will include a Host (and not a tour escort). The tour host maybe bilingual and will visit daily the guests and will assist them at check in any single hotel. The tour host will escort the guests to the restaurants when the dinner is included. The tour host will be available 24hrs by phone. Some touring may be more independent with a tour host.


Itinerary

Day 01, Friday: Arrival Rome

Welcome to Italy! After collecting your baggage, we transfer you to your hotel. Time to relax before late afternoon meeting our Tour Leader and fellow traveling companions at the bar of the hotel. From here we walk to a local restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 02, Saturday: Heart of Rome & Vatican

After breakfast, meet your driver and your guide and reach the Vatican Museum by private van. Access the Museum easily with your skip the line tickets. Your visit will be memorable: our guides have drawn up a route to include all the major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. See the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, of the Maps and of the Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel Pinecone Courtyard, St. Peter's Basilica and at the end, exit on the St. Peter's Square and enjoy the magnificent view of the imposing Cathedral. You will return to your hotel to relax after a challenging morning. Late afternoon meet your tour leader for a walking tour of the Baroque Town with Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament and the fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome. Return to hotel with your tour leader. Dine independently this evening in the very heart of the eternal city. Overnight in Rome. (B)

Day 03, Sunday: Rome

Today will be free at leisure. This tour has been designed to offer the best of each city visited combined with some free time to customize your travel experience as well as take your time to relax. We can offer optional touring today if you wish. Please let your agent know at time of booking. Overnight in Rome. (B)

Day 04, Monday: Experience True Tuscany

Today we will continue to Tuscany our tour. Meet your tour guide at hotel in Rome and transfer to Florence by coach with an en route stop in Siena. The ride itself is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan hills, the view of small enchanting villages as well as the vineyards and castles the pointed the region. Upon arrival in Siena, enjoy a wine & food experience in the heart of the old town. In the ancient times, Siena was only one city that competed against Florence for power, wealth and artistic beauty. Here you will enjoy a walking tour to discover Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio. Continue to Florence where you will arrive later afternoon. Time permitting, en route stop in Monteriggioni. Overnight in Florence. (B, S)

Day 05, Tuesday: Magnificent Florence between Food & Arts

Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city: visit the market of San Lorenzo where it's possible to see the food arriving from the Tuscan countryside. It's a chance to taste lots of varieties of local cheeses, fruits, vegetable, and breads. If you're still hungry, there's free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon, meet your guide in the hotel and get ready 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; Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli who he commissioned to produce various works of art and architecture. We'll visit Piazza della Signoria, walk by the Palazzo Vecchio, , the Duomo with Giotto's bell tower (from outside), Ponte Vecchio. ?Our walk through Florence will end with a visit to the Accademia to admire, among the many masterpieces, the jewel of Michelangelo: the statue of David.?Overnight in Florence. (B)

Day 06, Wednesday: Free day in Florence or take optional tour of Cinque Terre

Today is free at leisure. Why do not join a small group tour to Cinqueterre? You will discover the most beautiful villages of Cinque Terre, enjoy a relaxed escapes from the crowds, through luxuriant panoramic seaside vineyards and Savour a delicious fresh Seafood typical lunch including Cinque Terre wine and experience an amazing boat trip to take the most beautiful pictures of Cinque Terre from the sea. Overnight in Florence. (B)

Day 07, Thursday: Florence - Venice

After breakfast, we transfer to Florence train station. Enjoy the ride by high-speed train to Venice. The city is built on several small islands linked by hundreds of bridges. Arrive late morning and transfer to our hotel. Free time to explore Venice on our own. Dine on your own this evening with overnight in Venice.

Day 08, Friday: Enjoy “La Serenissima” Venezia

In the afternoon, guided visit of Venice followed by a gondola tour. Afternoon is the best moment to enjoy Venice, when most of the visitors leave the city, the cruise boats depart from the pier and the narrow streets became again fascinating and mysterious , a secret path to the past. Our guide will help you to visit the main sights of the city but also to discover the real soul of Venice spending some time outside of the main tourist areas, places that you can reach by yourself only if you get lost. The tour will end with a Gondola ride. In the evening, enjoy a Venetian dinner. Overnight in Venice (B, D)

Day 09, Saturday: Venice - U.S.

After breakfast, transfer to Venice Airport or Rail Station, where your tour ends. Return home with a promise to return.

Rates & Hotels

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Tour Details

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Accommodation Details

Centrally located Rome Hotel

Rome -

This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Rome. [more]

Centrally located Florence Hotel

Florence -

This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Florence. [more]

Centrally located Venice Hotel

Venice -

This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Venice. [more]

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.

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 BEGINS tour in Italy. Air should be booked 1-day prior.

Tour Escort/Host

Small Group tours are guaranteed departures, with a maximum of 16 passengers. When the group is 6 or less passengers, the tour is operated with a Host and not a Tour Escort. The tour host maybe bilingual and will visit daily the guests and will assist them at check in any single hotel. The tour host will escort the guests to the restaurants when the dinner is included. The tour host will be available 24hrs by phone. However, when hosted, some of the touring may be independent.