Perfect 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 hotels, museum reservations, a private walking tour and ground transportation.
Your sojourn begins with three nights in Rome at the charming Hotel Mozart, 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 Locanda Vivaldi 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 call 800-877-1755.
The package includes:
- Private Arrival Transfer (Rome)
- 3 Nights at the Hotel Mozart (Rome)
- 2 Nights at the Hotel Relais Uffizi (Florence)
- 2 Nights at the Locanda Vivaldi (Venice)
- Half-Day Private Walking Tour (Rome)
- Reservations and Tickets to the Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel (Rome)
- Private Wine Tasting (Rome)
- Reservations and Tickets to the Uffizi Gallery (Florence) & the Accademia Gallery (Florence)
- Train Tickets (second class with reservation): Rome-Florence, Florence-Venice
Select Italy’s Vacation Packages are not escorted group tours. Each package is a combination of services and products designed for independent travelers who wish to enjoy the freedom of an unescorted trip with the convenience and value of a package price. Vacation Packages do not include bus transportation, tour escort or any services not explicitly listed in the “Package Includes” section above.