Vacation Packages in Italy
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 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! If you like this package but prefer to customize it in any way, such as a different style of hotel, additions or subtractions in the number of nights, extensions into other cities, or a change in the number of participants, please click on the following link and use our Custom Itinerary Service.
Florence and 2 other cities.
Wine Roads of Italy: The Antinori Experience from ...
Wine Roads of Italy: The Antinori Experience from Puglia to TuscanyTignanello, Solaia, Tormaresca - all esteemed labels of the Antinori family which evoke respect and reverence in the world of wine. The family itself is a staple in Tuscan wine culture, creating waves in the proverbial bicchiere (glass) since 1385. Over the next twenty-six generations the Antinori family remained fiercely devoted to its wine-making principles of tradition, passion, and intuition and today has expanded its estates throughout Italy and the world. This seven-day, six-night itinerary traces the family's properties in Puglia and Tuscany, providing the rare opportunity of a full experience of the wine, with unprecedented glimpses of the history and culture therein. After an arrival to Puglia's capital city of Bari, you will be transported to Masseria Torre Maizza, a five-star resort just south of Monopoli on the sparkling Adriatic Coast. Your next day in Puglia, recently named one of the Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations of 2013 by Wine Enthusiast, is an experience of Tormaresca. Tormaresca was created in 1988 by the Antinori family in firm belief that the ancient viticultural traditions of the region could produce high-quality wines. You will tour and taste wines at Masseria Maime, one of the two Tormaresca Puglian estates, hand-selected by the Antinori family. The experience of this culturally rich region is complete with private guided tours of the stunningly beautiful city of Lecce and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello, After a picturesque train ride through the Italian countryside, your arrival in Florence begins with an aperitivo at Antinori's Procacci followed by VIP dinner reservations at the Cantinetta Antinori, located in the Renaissance Palazzo Antinori. Visit the state-of-the-art Antinori Cantina in Chianti Classico the following day, with its impressive wine museum, before arriving at Badia di Passignano. This historic Antinori estate dates back to 395 AD and continues to house Vallombrosan monks who, similar to those of Burgundy, are known for their cataloging and research on the growth of vines to make fine wines. A visit to the cantina, which is still making exceptional wines, is accompanied by a cooking class and wine-paired dinner at the property's Michelin-starred Osteria di Passignano. Your night's rest is in none other than Antinori's charming Fonte de' Medici resort, home of the vines of Tignanello and Solaia. The next day you will learn about the world outside of the Antinori properties, venturing into the region for a private day tour of the nearby medieval stronghold of San Gimignano with lunch in Panzano in Chianti. The final evening will be one of peaceful tranquility amongst the distinguished vines back at the Fonte de' Medici resort, and a private driver is reserved for you departure transfer on your final day.
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! If you like this package but prefer to customize it in any way, such as a different style of hotel, additions or subtractions in the number of nights, extensions into other cities, or a change in the number of participants, please click on the following link and use our Custom Itinerary Service.
Rome and 2 other cities.
Italia by Ferrari - A Customized Driving Adventure...