Vacation Packages in Italy
Rome and 1 other city.
Abruzzo Foodie Heaven
Abruzzo Foodie HeavenAbruzzo is rapidly rising in popularity as an ideal destination for food lovers and for those seeking an authentic country experience. Here, off the beaten path, you will find the soul of Italy, along with those food and wine experiences that make Italy a beacon for buongustai (lovers of good flavors). You will learn how food is grown, harvested, caught, and prepared as you get to know the soil, the climate, and the sun and air of the Abruzzo region. Local tradition and culture combine to create flavors that will leave an impression on your heart as well as your palate. Using the small and comfortable Hotel San Marco in the seaside town of Vasto as your base, this small group tour will explore some of the region's most picturesque locales, savor some of the most interesting wines, and cook and eat with people who have dedicated their whole lives to creating taste. Enjoy a hands-on cooking class led by a real Italian mamma, a pizza-making class, and the chance to prepare fresh fish dishes on a traditional fishing structure known as a trabocco. You will also learn how to make ricotta cheese from ewes' milk and taste local wines and olive oils right on the farm. Meanwhile, you'll be taking in sights like the serene sixth-century abbey of San Giovanni in Venere and the "castle in the sky" of Roccascalegna. Depending on the season, you can choose to focus one day on the following activities: truffle hunting, gelato making, olive harvesting, making tomato passata (the sauce that is a base for many recipes), or spend a magical evening on a trabocco fishing house.
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.
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.
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