Absolute Italy – Small Group

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Guaranteed Small Group Departure Tour of 9 days from Rome to Venice. This tour is ideal for those who want to see the highlights of Italy while keeping their budget in line.The tour includes the main cities of Rome, Florence and Venice and a visit of Siena on the way from Rome to Florence. The tour starts on Friday as for the scheduled calendar. All the departures are guaranteed even with only 2 participants.

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DAY 1 — Friday - Arrival un Rome
Arrival at Rome airport and proceed through passport control, make your way the the hotel. Afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening you will meet your tour host to discuss your program. You will receive information and literature about your program. Welcome cocktail at the hotel and walk to the restaurant and enjoy a atsty welcome dinner.
Overnight in Rome.
DAY 2 — Saturday - Vatican & Heart of Rome tour
This morning meet your assistant and the group in the lobby for your tour of the Vatican and Monumental Rome. Transfer to the Vatican meet your guide and start the visit. After the visit free time, lunch at your own.
In the afternoon continue your tour with the visit of: Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Campo de Fiori. Return to hotel.
This evening you will enjoy a typical dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Rome.
DAY 3 — Sunday - Rome
Full day at leisure to explore Rome on your own.
Overnight in Rome.
DAY 4 — Monday - Siena
In the morning, meeting with your driver and depart to Siena. Your ride will be a scenic one as you drive past hill top towns and villages, vineyards and olive groves. Arrive in Siena, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Tuscany. Enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with wine tasting, cheese and salami. After lunch meet your local guide, visiting the main sights including the famous Piazza del Campo, sight of the Palio horse race. After your visit you will continue to Monteriggioni for a short visit if the village(time permitting) and a local vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Arrival Florence check in at your next hotel. Free time for dinner on your own.
Overnight in Florence.
DAY 5 — Tuesday - Florence
After breakfast you will meet your local guide for your walking tour of Florence. The city is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce. The tour end with the visit of Academia and see the Michelangelo’s masterpiece: the statue of David.
After noon free at leisure, in the late afternoon meet your assistant at the hotel for a 30 minutes sunset walking tour in the historical city center to the restaurant for a traditional Tuscan dinner in a Trattoria.
Overnight in Florence.
DAY 6 — Wednesday - Florence
A full day at leisure to discover Florence on your own. Optional tour available to Pisa and the leaning tower, Cortona, Umbria Region or Montepulciano and Montalcino. In the late afternoon meet the group and transfer to the beautiful hills of the Chianti area. Enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner in a local farm house.
Overnight in Florence.
DAY 7 — Thursday - Florence to Venice
After breakfast you will be transferred to the rail station for your high speed train journey to Venice. In Venice you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will enjoy an orientation tour of the major sites of this enchanting city.
Overnight in Venice.
DAY 8 — Friday - Venice
Today will be a free day to explore on your own. You may choose from many optional tours. in the late afternoon meet your assistant at the hotel for a 30 minutes sunset walking tour in the historical city center to the restaurant. This evening a special dinner in Venice is included.
Overnight in Venice.
DAY 9 — Saturday - Departure
After breakfast make you own way to the airport or railway for your onward travel.
  • Roma 3 nights: Empire 4 star, Ponte Sisto 4 star or Dei Mellini 4 star
  • Florence 3 nights: De la Ville 4 star, Pierre 4 star, Excecutive 4 star or Berchielli 4 star
  • Venice 2 nights: Ca De Conti 4 star or Torre dell’Orologio 4 star
  • Hotel may be substituted with similar category
What is included
  • Tour Escort
  • Bus as per itinerary
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 1 dinner upon arrival in Rome
  • 1 regional dinner in Rome
  • 1 typical lunch in Siena
  • 1 wine tasting in Chianti
  • 1 Tuscan dinner in Florence
  • 1 Venetian dinner in Venice
  • Visit of Vatican Museums, entrance fee included
  • Visit Heart of Rome
  • Visit of Siena and free time in Monteriggioni
  • Walking tour of Florence including entrance fees at Accademia
  • Sunset walk in Florence
  • Walking tour of Classic Venice
  • Sunset walk in Venice
  • Transfer from hotel in Florence to Florence Railway station
  • High speed train from Florence to Venice*
  • Transfer from Venice Railway station to hotel in Venice
  • Luggage handling at hotel

* On occasion bus may be substituted by a coach

Cancellation Policy:

  • More than 20 days before departure: 25%
  • from 20 to 10 days before departure: 50%
  • from 10 to 8 days before departure: 75%
  • within 7 days of departure: 100%
Deposit & Payments
  • Deposit required in order to secure booking once accommodations are confirmed.
  • Balance is due 45 days prior to your departure.
  • Payments by personal check, bank transfer and VISA or MC.
Deposit & Payments

  • Assistance from our Road to Italy office in Rome and local representative offices throughout Italy
  • Local emergency contact number daily
What is not included
  • Porterage at airport
  • Tips
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Optional Excursions
  • City tax to be paid in hotel
Tour Host

These tours are operated with a “Tour Escort”.
Our commitment is to guarantee any departures, even with 2 participants. In case of the number of people travelling will be less or equal to 6, the tour will be operated with a “tour host” instead of a “tour escort”. The tour host will visit guests daily and will assist you at check in at your hotels. The tour host will escort guests to restaurants when dinners are included. The tour host will be available by phone 24 hours.

Passengers are provided with a Travel Packet upon arrival, containing information, maps and a detailed itinerary, tips and emergency toll free number.

Cities Visited:

  • Rome
  • Vatican
  • Siena
  • Chianti
  • Florence
  • Venice