Absolute Italy

Cultural Italy, Guided & Escorted Group Tours, Fixed Dates

Tour Introduction

7 NIGHT ESCORTED GROUP TOUR
Small groups of 16 people or less. Departing Friday from April to November. Departure from Rome and ending in Venice. 
Tour includes 2 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence and 2 nights in Venice.

7 NIGHT ESCORTED GROUP TOUR
Small groups of 16 people or less. Departing Friday from April to November. Departure from Rome and ending in Venice. 
Tour includes 2 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence and 2 nights in Venice.
 
DEPARTURE DATES 
2017 April 14, 28
2017 May 5, 19
2017 June 2, 16, 30
2017 July 14, 28
2017 August 11, 25
2017 September 8, 22
2017 October 6, 20
2017 November 3, 10, 17

ITINERARY
Day 01: FRIDAY ARRIVAL 
[dinner]
Welcome to Italy! Meet at the hotel with tour host. Walk to the restaurant and enjoy a welcome Dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 02: SATURDAY ROME VATICAN [breakfast] 
Meet your assistant in the lobby and walk to the restaurant. Overnight in RomeA
After breakfast, meet your guide and walk to the Piazza Navona. From there, you will begin exploring the heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Baroque quarter.  Lunch at your leisure.Afternoon guided visit of the Vatican.
 
Day 03: MONDAY SIENA [breakfast, lunch, wine tasting]
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer by private coach to Florence. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages and original bell towers. The first stop is Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. Enjoy a "farmer lunch": original Tuscan Food: winetasting with cheese and salami. After lunch, meet your guide and tour Siena. At the end, continue to your final destination. Before arrival, stop in a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Late afternoon arrival in Florence. Free time for dinner. Overnight in Florence.
 
Day 04: TUESDAY FLORENCE  [breakfast]
Florence at your leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Day 05: WEDNESDAY FLORENCE  [breakfast]
Breakfast and morning at your leisure. Meet your guide in the hotel and get ready to explore Florence's city center. We'll visit Piazza della Signoria, walk by the Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto's bell tower ( from outside), & Ponte Vecchio.
 Our walk will end with a visit to the Accademia and experience the masterpiece of Michelangelo: the statue of David. Overnight in Florence.

Day 06: THURSDAY VENICE  [breakfast]
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Florence train station by private bus where you will board the high speed train to Venice. We will take care of your bags till the train. A new tour escort will be waiting for you in Venice upon your arrival. Enjoy the ride by high-speed train to Venice. The city does not have roads and cars but only boats and canals. It is built on several small islands linked by hundreds of bridges. Free time in Venice to explore its beauty. Overnight in Venice.

Day 07: FRIDAY VENICE  [breakfast, dinner]

Breakfast. Meet a local guide to for a walking tour of classic Venice. Visit Piazza San Marco Square, pass by the Doge Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Gran Canal. Lunch at your leisure. At sunset, your guide will escort you between the Venecian “calli” and their “Bacari”, the typical and traditional Venetian wine bar to taste the famous “Cicchetti”, the typical Venetian snacks to be enjoyed with a glass of wine. At the end, enjoy a Venetian dinner. Overnight in Venice.

Day 08: SATURDAY VENICE  [breakfast]
Breakfast. Independent transfer to airport or railway in connection with your flight.

FEATURED PROPERTIES
Rome: Savoy, Londra & Cargill, Dei Mellini ****
Florence: Cavour, Palazzo Castri, Villa Olmi****
Venice: Palazzo Selvadego, Palazzo Giovanelli****
Hotel may be substituted with similar category


WHAT IS INCLUDED
•Tour Escort
•Daily breakfast
•Welcome Cocktail
•2 Nights In Rome
•3 Nights In Florence
•2 Nights In Venice
•Welcome dinner
•Welcome briefing
•Visit Of Vatican, Entrance Fee Included
•Visit Of the Heart of Rome
•Transfer Rome to Florence, private coach
•Wine tasting & lunch in Siena 
•Guided visit of Florence fresh markets
•1st class seat reserved on high speed train from Florence to Venice
•Arrival transfer in Venice
•Guided visit in Venice
•Evening walking tour of Venice ending with a Farewell Dinner in Venice


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

•Tips
•Travel Insurance
•Arrival & Departure Transfer  
•City tax (The amount may change according to local policy)

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