Rome and 2 other cities.
The Big 3 - Rome, Florence and Venice
The Big 3 - Rome, Florence and VenicePerfect for first-time visitors and experienced travelers alike, this package is focuses on the must-see marvels of the Bel Paese. From the ancient majesty of the Eternal City to the Renaissance splendor of Florence and the incomparable atmosphere of Venice, this affordable package includes accommodations in selectively chosen 3-star hotels, museum reservations, a private walking tour and ground transportation. Your sojourn begins with three nights in Rome at the charming Hotel Fontanella Borghese, located within walking distance of the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. It is an ideal starting point from which to explore not only the most famous of Rome's monuments but her exclusive boutiques, fine restaurants and many theaters as well. Included in your package is a half-day private walking tour to give you a greater understanding of Rome's prominent place in world history, as well as entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums (meaning that you get to skip the lines!). A private wine tasting in one of the city's most stylish wine bars provides a taste of La Dolce Vita, Roman style! Florence beckons so it's off to the capital of Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Opened in 1999, the Hotel Relais Uffizi seems almost too good to be true; its prime location on Piazza della Signoria means your morning cappuccino can be enjoyed overlooking what is virtually an open-air museum of Renaissance sculpture. Just across the square is the Uffizi Gallery, housing world-renowned masterpieces by such luminaries as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. Your vacation package includes advance reservations to this museum, as well as to the Accademia Gallery where Michelangelo's 15-foot tall marble "David" stands center stage. Your final destination is Venice: no other place on earth quite compares with the allure of this romantic city often called La Serenissima. During your two nights in Venice, the delightful Hotel Violino d'Oro will be your home base. From here the joys of Venice are right at your doorstep including the glittering, mosaic-encrusted Basilica of St. Mark, the lavish Doge's Palace and the art treasures in the Accademia Gallery. Not to mention brightly lit shops featuring exquisitely hand-blown Murano glass and exceptional restaurants serving the best of Venetian cuisine; we're sure you'll leave Venice wanting more! Customize This Package Do you like this package but prefer a different style of hotel or arrangement of cities? We would be happy to modify the "Big 3" vacation package with 4- or 5-star hotels, with 3 nights in all cities or in the reversed direction (visiting Venice first and ending in Rome). A $100.00 change fee + any additional costs associated with the modified services applies. Please email us or phone 800-877-1755 for a custom "Big 3" quote.
Rome and 2 other cities.
Amazing Family Tours
Amazing Family ToursSelect Italy's Amazing Family Tours are a bonding experience for the whole family! We have created them by teaming up with Alphabet Kids, the go-to source for multicultural educational activities and adventures. The trip starts in Venice where your hotel is the warm and welcoming 3-star Locanda al Leon. It's right in the center of town, and when you arrive, a gondola ride will introduce you to the city's canals and to mesmerizing views of its ancient palazzo. The following day, explore Venice with a private guide in a special guided walking tour designed for children with interactive learning in mind. In the afternoon, get your hands dirty during an informative and fun mask-making workshop. You will learn all about Carnival and its centuries-old traditions, while making your very own mask to take back home with you! Florence is your next stop -- here you will stay at Relais Uffizi, a charming property facing onto the central Piazza della Signoria. Our family-friendly walking tour introduces your children to the birthplace of the Renaissance; they'll get to climb a 13th century tower and do a yummy gelato tasting, too! No visit to Florence is complete without a face-to-face meeting with Michelangelo's David. In Italy food is both culture and fun, so get ready for a visit the farmer's market and your hands-on family cooking class where you will prepare a traditional Tuscan meal. Last stop is Rome, the Eternal City. Your hotel, the Fontanella Borghese, once belonged to a Borghese princess. A highlight is your visit to one of the world's the most compelling art spaces: the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon, it's time for another hands-on cooking class where you will learn how to make a real pizza just like the Romans do! Customize This Package Like this package, but prefer a different hotel category or a reversed sequence of cities? We are happy to modify the "Amazing Family Tours" vacation package with 4- or 5-star hotels, a reversed itinerary flow (visiting Rome first and ending in Venice) or with pre- and post-tour extensions. The revised package will be customized and re-quoted based on your preferences. Please email or call us toll free at 800-877-1755 for a customized "Amazing Family Tours" itinerary.
Florence and 1 other city.
Inaugural Concert of the Melodia del Vino Festival...
Inaugural Concert of the Melodia del Vino Festival, June 25 - June 28, 2013Wine tasting and world-class art - who can resist such a delightful combination? This is exactly what the Melodia del Vino Festival offers to its guests every year. The idea behind the festival is to open up several prestigious country estates (including Castello Banfi and the Chianti Classico Antinori Winery) to an audience of connoisseurs and fans, offering superb musical performances and samples of the stellar local wines. Every evening of the festival is planned to be an event in and of itself. Concerts are spread across four Tuscan provinces, each with an equally distinct range of music and wines to taste. This three-night package includes the inaugural concert held at the newly opened Chianti Classico Antinori estate, a custom-built winery designed by Marco Casamonti, and an impressive work of modern architecture framed by the gorgeous Tuscan countryside. On Day 1 you will check-in at the four-star Hotel Rivoli in the city center of Florence, with the afternoon and night at your leisure. In the morning of day 2, a Shared Walking Tour introduces you to the splendid city acclaimed as the "Birthplace of the Renaissance." An independent visit to the Uffizi Museum OR the Accademia Gallery is scheduled for the next morning, where you will skip the line to admire some of the most famous artworks ever produced. That night you will travel to the Antinori winery in Bargino in the heart of the Chianti Classico region to explore the grounds and hear the beautiful music of celebrated American pianist, Nicholas Angelich, while sipping on local wine produced by one of the most seasoned winemaking families in Italy.
Rome and 2 other cities.
Italia by Ferrari - A Customized Driving Adventure...