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Italian Classics

3 Nights Rome, 3 Nights Florence & 2 Nights Venice

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Discover Rome and enjoy a walking tour of the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Baroque quarter. Tour the Vatican City for a guided tour of the Museum and Sistine Chapel. Discover all the masterpieces of Greek and Roman ancient art, works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. Immerse yourself in Gothic architecture in Siena, built on the three hills in the heart of Tuscany and the town of San Gimignano, the stunning medieval town with an impressive skyline crowned by 14 towers that have survived through the centuries, earning its nickname "Medieval Manhattan". On to Florence, visit the market of San Lorenzo and taste varieties of local cheeses and fruits. Continue on one of the most famous cities in the world and the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. Your visit includes Accademia and Michelangelo’s David, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo with Giotto’s Bell Tower and Ponte Vecchio.  

Itinerary

ITALIAN CLASSICS starts in Rome on Fridays.
  • DAY 1, FRI

    ROME

    Arrival in Rome. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Early this afternoon, meet your Tour Director and your fellow travelers. Later, enjoy a walking tour of the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Baroque quarter. Finish the day with a tasty dinner at a local restaurant.
    Dinner included
  • DAY 2, SAT

    ROME

    This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Vatican City for a guided tour of the Museum and Sistine Chapel. Discover all masterpieces of Greek and Roman ancient art, works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. Afternoon at leisure. In the early evening, dive into the secrets of pasta making in a cooking class with a local chef. Afterwards, dust the flour from your fingertips and cleanse your palette with the perfect wine while you sit down to enjoy your meal.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 3, SUN

    ROME

    Day at leisure to discover this Eternal City on your own. You may decide to join an optional tour to Naples and Pompeii.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 4, MON

    ROME / SIENA / FLORENCE

    After breakfast depart via highspeed train to Florence. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. In the early afternoon, enjoy a visit to two of Tuscany’s most beautiful towns – Siena and San Gimignano. First stop on the tour is the UNESCO-listed historic center of Siena , where you visit its shell-shaped square where the legendary Paio race takes place twice a year. Next, reach San Gimignano, the stunning medieval town with an impressive skyline crowned by 14 towers that have survived through the centuries, earning its nickname “Medieval Manhattan”. Have some time to explore its atmospheric cobble-stoned streets, then take the road to the hills of Chianti to admire the beautiful colors of Tuscany at sunset. Return to Florence for overnight.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 5, TUE

    FLORENCE

    This morning, visit the market of San Lorenzo and taste varieties of local cheeses and fruits. In the afternoon visit one of the most famous cities in the world and the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. Your visit includes the Accademia and Michelangelo's David, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo with Giotto's Bell Tower and Ponte Vecchio.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 6, WED

    FLORENCE

    Day at leisure to explore this magnificent city on your own. You may decide to join an optional tour to Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Cinque Terre is the name of the district that encompasses five small villages with wild nature, vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 7, THU

    FLORENCE / VENICE

    After breakfast, board your high-speed train to Venice. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Venice on your own.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 8, FRI

    VENICE

    In the afternoon, a guided tour of Venice will take you to the main sights of the city, followed by a Gondola ride. In the evening, a farewell dinner in Venice.
    Breakfast and Dinner included
  • DAY 9, SAT

    VENICE

    After breakfast transfer to the airport.
    Breakfast included

Package Includes

  • 3-night hotel accommodations in Rome
  • 3-night hotel accommodations in Florence
  • 2-night hotel accommodations in Venice
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome briefing
  • Tour Escort service
  • Walking tour of the Heart of Rome
  • Welcome dinner in Rome
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip the line tickets to Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
  • Cooking Experience followed by dinner in Trastevere, Rome
  • First class High-speed train transportation from Rome to Florence
  • Visit to Siena & San Gimignano with dinner
  • Guided visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia
  • Skip the line tickets to Accademia
  • First class High-speed train transportation from Florence to Venice
  • Guided visit of Venice with gondola ride, St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace
  • Skip the line tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace 
  • Farewell dinner in Venice
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • 24/7 support from a Homeric Representative
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.

Hotel city tax is not included and must be paid locally to the hotels. 

Dates & Prices

Italian Classics - DOUBLE PRICES

Rome:Hotel Villa Glori / Hotel Degli Aranci
Florence:Executive / Palazzo Castri
Venice:Palazzo Veneziano / Palazzetto Madonna
APR 7, 21, 2023$2,745
MAY 5, 12, 26, 2023$3,055
JUN 2, 9, 23, 30, 2023$3,055
JUL 7, 21, 2023$2,825
AUG 4, 18, 2023$2,795
SEP 1, 8, 22, 2023$3,055
OCT 6, 20, 2023$3,055

Italian Classics - SINGLE PRICES

Rome:Hotel Villa Glori / Hotel Degli Aranci
Florence:Executive / Palazzo Castri
Venice: Palazzo Veneziano / Palazzetto Madonna
APR 7, 21, 2023$3,737
MAY 5, 12, 26, 2023$4,126
JUN 2, 9, 23, 30, 2023$4,126
JUL 7, 21, 2023$3,742
AUG 4, 18, 2023$3,693
SEP 1, 8, 22, 2023$4,126
OCT 6, 20, 2023$4,126

HOTELS

Florence

Executive Hotel★ ★ ★ ★
The Executive Hotel in Florence is a luxury 4 star hotel in the historical centre of Florence, just 300 m from Florence's Opera House, Teatro Comunale Florence. Both Santa Maria Novella Railway Station and Ponte Vecchio are 10 minutes' walk away, The Hotel enjoys a superb location next to the River Arno. The building was originally constructed in the 18th century by the architect Poggi. The edifice which holds the hotel is made up of two buildings from different periods in the XIX century. The neoclassical loggia was once the Terrazzino Reale sul Prato; a royal stand made of wood assembled for the grand duke of Lorena. Buffet Breakfast is Included. All rooms have private air-conditioning, mini-bar, electronic safety box, hairdryer, Digital TV. Some of the rooms have a private terrace. Bar Lounge and Room Service are available.
  • Hotel Address:Via Curtatone, 5 Florence 50123 Italyl
    Phone:+39 055 217451, Fax:+39 055 268346,

Florence

Palazzo Castri★ ★ ★ ★
A new gem offering the best of Italian hospitality right in the heart of Florence: Palazzo Castri 1874, a 4-star superior luxury boutique hotel. The hotel opened in 2016, has an excellent reputation and is rated as one of Florence’s top 10 hotels on TripAdvisor. The hotel is strategically located just seven minutes’ walk from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and a short walk from the station and Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The hotel provides guests with a latest-generation smartphone for phone calls and internet access when you are out and about in Florence, and back at the hotel our WiFi connection offers full coverage throughout the buildings and the garden.

Rome, Italy

Hotel Villa Glori★ ★ ★ ★
A 6-minute walk from sporting events at Stadio Flaminio, this warm hotel in an early 20th-century building with a stately facade is 6 km from the Trevi Fountain and 9 km from Rome Urbe Airport. Bright, unfussy rooms with hardwood floors feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars; upgraded quarters add terraces and/or whirlpool tubs. Room service is available. A breakfast buffet (fee) is served in a bright dining room. There's also a cozy bar and a laid-back lounge.
  • Hotel Address:Via Bernardo Celentano, 11, 00196 Roma RM, Italy
    Phone:+39 06 322 7658,

Rome, Italy

Hotel Degli Aranci★ ★ ★ ★
Set in the Parioli residential area, this upscale hotel in a circa-1900 villa is a 9-minute walk from Euclide train station. It's also 5 km from St. Peter's Basilica. Polished rooms with classically styled decor feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and desks. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs and/or terraces. Refined suites add separate living rooms. Room service is available. Additional amenities include a restaurant, an elegant bar, and a fitness room with a hot tub. There's also a business center, and gardens with orange trees. A breakfast buffet and parking are offered for a fee.
  • Hotel Address:Via Barnaba Oriani, 11, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
    Phone:+39 06 807 0202,

Venice, Italy

palazzo Veneziano★ ★ ★ ★
Overlooking the Venetian Lagoon, this upscale hotel in a stately redbrick building is a minute's walk from a vaporetto stop and 2 km from both Saint Mark's Square and the Bridge of Sighs. Chic rooms feature hardwood floors and plush decor, as well as Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars; some come with 4-poster beds and/or lagoon views. Upgraded rooms have terraces with hot tubs. Suites offer separate living rooms, 2nd levels, saunas and/or in-room whirlpool tubs. A continental breakfast buffet is available. Other amenities include a sophisticated bar and a reading lounge.
  • Hotel Address:Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Lungo, 1413, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
    Phone:+39 041 277 8719,

Venice, Italy

Palazzetto Madonna★ ★ ★ ★
Hotel in Venice near the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Palazzetto Madonna is just 400 meters from the Rialto bridge and a twenty-minute walk from Piazza San Marco and its Basilica , the city's real living room under the stars. In the immediate vicinity are the splendid Basilica dei Frari and the San Tomà vaporetto stop , where the vaporettos from Piazzale Roma stop for the Casino , the Accademia, San Marco and the Venice Lido . From the San Polo district it is easy to reach the main shopping streets - the Mercerie and via XXII Marzo - and all the main attractions of Venice, the Rialto market, the Riva delle Zattere, the Pinault Foundation of Punta della Dogana. Pleasant surprises and unique moments await you in every corner of Venice , because the millenary soul of the city is unique, which breathes in the traditional "bacari", the ancient Venetian taverns, in the ancient palaces and in the silent, timeless court yards .
  • Hotel Address:San Polo 2902 – 30125 Venice, Italy
    Phone:+39 041 3071174,

BROCHURE

Brochure Name:

ITALY 2022

Italian Classics Tour Page:

16

Important Tour Info

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Prepare for the Unexpected

Homeric Tours highly recommends that all our passengers purchase travel insurance. We offer a cost-effective, comprehensive insurance plan that protects you in cases such as having to cancel your trip for medical reasons, leaving your trip early due to an emergency, getting reimbursed in case your baggage arrives late, and so on.

We offer two separate plans: one for passengers who purchase only air tickets from us and the other for passengers who purchase land-only services (hotels, cruises, transfers, etc.) or land-and-air packages.

PACKAGE RULES – ITALIAN CLASSICS

  • Additional nights in Rome & Venice are available upon request.
  • City taxes are not included and must be paid directly at the hotels.
  • Hotels featured above may be substituted according to the availability.
  • Homeric Tours can provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
  • Land-Only prices are per person based on double/triple occupancy.
  • Package prices do not include international air travel.

 

 

ITINERARY INFO – ITALIAN CLASSICS

ITALIAN CLASSICS   starts in Rome on Fridays. 
All departures are operated with a maximum of 16 participants.

INCLUDED FEATURES INFO – ITALIAN CLASSICS

Hotel city tax is not included and must be paid locally to the hotels. 

BOOKING INFO – ITALIAN CLASSICS

Additional nights in Rome and Venice are available. Extensions to Milan, Palermo, Athens, Mykonos, Paris, Dubrovnik, Jerusalem, Cairo & Istanbul on pages are also available. 
Homeric Tours will provide affordable airfare from USA in conjunction with the tour upon request.

TRAVEL TIPS – ITALY

ITALY

PASSPORT/VISA: (It is recommended that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Because rules and regulations frequently change, please inquire about passports validity and visas from the consulate of the foreign country you will visit. It is recommended that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Participants that hold a valid U.S. passport do not require visas. If you hold a passport of a foreign country, contact the Italian Consulate in your area for information on whether or not you need a visa.) 
CURRENCY: (The unit of currency is the Euro. Coinage is available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents with 1 and 2 Euros. Bank notes come in units of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. We suggest you exchange your money in a bank, as opposed to the hotel, in order to get the best exchange rate. Banks are open from 8am to 1:30pm and 3:00-4:00pm from Monday to Friday.) 
ELECTRICAL CURRENT: (The voltage may vary from 125 to 220 in the cities. It is best to travel with dual current appliances with plug adapters.) 
TIME: (Italy is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is in effect from the end of March to the end of September.) 
TELEPHONES: (Public telephones are plentiful and are considerably less costly than hotel telephones. They use coins or a phone card purchasable in values of 5,000 or 10,000 lire at the post office, bars, tobacco shops and some kiosks. Direct dialing is also possible for continental and intercontinental communications. You may also access AT&T by dialing 721011, MCI by dialing 1721022 or US Sprint by dialing 1721877.) 
MUSEUMS: (Museums are generally open 9am-1:00-2:00pm and closed on Mondays, although hours vary.) 
TIPPING: (A service charge of 15% is added to all restaurant bills. It is customary to leave a small tip for good service as follows: Waiters: 5-10% of check; Cafes/Bars: 15% at a table, if not included on bill; 200 Lire at a counter or espresso bar; 500 Lire at a counter or alcoholic bar; Taxis: 10%; Guides/Drivers: 15% of cost of tour.)

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