Day 1 Arrival at Rome Airport
Welcome to Italy
On arrival at Rome International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.
Overnight in Rome
Day 2 Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. The best way to discover the city of Rome is through the City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off
Discover the Eternal City in the easiest and most convenient way, get on board and stop at your pleasure to the most famous monuments of Rome! Suspended between history and legend, myth and beauty, from Baroque to modern times, every age saw the Eternal City shining in its magic splendour. City Sightseeing Rome will allow you to travel through history and visit the places where the ancient Romans lived their social and political life as well as to admire the great Papal Rome, with its fine buildings and beautiful churches, by just sitting comfortable on board our buses. You will be able to visit the many churches, monuments, palaces, squares and streets of Imperial and Christian Rome, of Baroque and Modern Rome. You can admire the great monuments of ancient Rome like the Imperial Forums, the Coliseum and the Circus Maximum. You will see the most beautiful Christian places like St. Peter's Basilica and Santa Maria Maggiore. One must also visit the squares and streets where the history of Rome was written such as Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Barberini. Then you can enjoy a walk among the coffee shops of the Dolce Vita in Via Veneto and later drive along the river Tevere and admire Trastevere, one of the old quarters of the City, with its typical restaurants and bars, where you can taste typical Roman dishes.
Day 3 Rome
After breakfast the day is free to relax in your hotel or explore other iconic and historical places in Rome. There are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Optional tours you can book with us
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms
Visit all of the most important sights of Vatican City (including Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms) with this unique guided Vatican City Tour with the added advantage of avoiding the queue.
Avoid the lengthy queues and explore one of the world's most extensive art collections with an expert local guide on this fascinating tour of the Vatican. Your guide will share the stories and secrets contained within the Museums' walls, pleasures originally meant for the exclusive enjoyment of the Pope. Experience Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam with you own eyes as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Museums, be humbled by the imposing beauty of Saint Peter's Basilica, where you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pieta'. For a fascinating finish, you will stop to admire the magnificent Saint Peter's Square, as your guide points out Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion.
Includes: Privileged entrance to the Museums, entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Vatican Museums, headsets to facilitate hearing the guide, English speaking tour guide.
Cost per person AED 350.00
Take a day out of Rome to visit Capri and Anacapri.
Leaving Rome in a southerly direction you take the Highway of the Sun crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as Castelli Romani. Approximately halfway along the highway you will be able to see the Benedictin Abbey of Montecassino, noted for the famous battle and its complete destruction during the Second World War. Arriving in Naples you will board the jet boat for the 45 minute crossing to Marina Grande, the port of Capri. Here you will then board motor boats to reach the Blue Grotto (available and included only from 01st April to 31st October) If weather condition will allow from 01st November to 31st March to get to Blue Grotto, payment will be on the spot (euro 28.00 pp). Mini buses are then used for a panoramic drive to reach Anacapri, situated at 280 metres above sea level from where you will have a wonderful view of the Bay of Naples. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will have some free time to take unforgettable photographs and purchase local products before returning to Marina Grande to board the boat back to Naples. Entering the port of Naples, don't miss this opportunity to admire the splendid Maschio Angioino (a fortress of the 12th century), the Certosa of San Martino and the Royal Palace. After disembarking you will then take the coach for return journey of approx. 3 hours, back to Rome. Return to vicinity of your hotel.
Includes: Transportation by coach and jetfoil, guide service, entrance to the Blue Grotto (from 01st April to 31st October), lunch, free time.
Cost per person AED 800.00
Exclusive Pompei and Amalfi Coast
Great opportunity for you...booking now get 14% off! One of the most interesting archaeological sites in the world and the breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast...the perfect recipe for an unforgettable tour!
BOOK NOW AND GET 14% OFF! On the way to the Amalfi coast, stop at some scenic view points before reaching Positano, one of the most famous and charming towns along the coast, with its delightful white and pastel-coloured houses. Along with the beautiful beaches, its ancient fishing port, the splendid majolica dome of the church of Santa Maria Assunta and artisan shops you will enjoy a taste of the Dolce Vita. After a walking tour and some free time, we will transfer you to Amalfi by minibus, a town that enjoyed a prestigious past when it was once a major naval power. The town features typical Mediterranean style architecture with houses piled one on top of the other. Here you can sample the local Limoncello drink in one of the many cafes' or visit the celebrated Paradise Cloister built in Arabian style that dates back to the thirteenth century. We leave Amalfi and following the road uphill, we will stop at another scenic view point to enjoy the last magnificent view of this enchanting part of Italy. Last but not least we will visit the ancient ruins of Pompei with a 2 hour walking tour conducted by our local expert guide. With memories that will last a lifetime, we say goodbye to this enchanting part of the world and make our way back to the eternal city.
Includes: English speaking driver-tour escort, transportation by 8 seater Minivan, English speaking local guide for 2 hours tour of Pompei.
Cost per person AED 1,200.00
Day 4 Rome-Florence
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out in the morning and make your way to the train station. Board the train from Rome to Florence. On arrival in Florence make your way to the hotel and check in.
In the afternoon join the City Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off tour around the beautiful city of Florence
Live the city on your own... hop on and off your City Sightseeing bus! You have three routes available to join the city at your pleasure! Florence is an art and culture lover's paradise. However this charming Tuscan city offers so much more. You can pass an entire holiday in Florence without entering a museum and still go home fulfilled. The ocre or terracotta hue that the streets and rooves take when seen from the various panoramic view points above the city in the morning or evening light are unique. From our open top buses you will be a privileged observer of the narrow cobbled viuzze, tiny medieval streets, the enchanting artisan shops and the elegant boutiques and trendy individual shops. Our new bus route will bring you to Fiesole the Etruscan hill town just a few kilometres out of Florence which no trip to the city would be complete without visiting. As well as the stunning panoramic views over the Tuscan countryside the opportunity for cultural visits are well worth the trip. The Roman amphitheatre, the Cathedral, the Civic museum, to name just a few and of course the splendid paths and trails which lend themselves so well for trekking or strolling. This is an ideal itinerary for relaxing after the hustle and bustle of the city. Sit back and let your driver slowly take you along the winding country roads. Sunset is especially magical and quite romantic!
Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”
Overnight in Florence
Day 5 Florence
After breakfast the day is free to relax in your hotel or explore the Tuscan region. There are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Optional tours you can book with us.
Best of Tuscany Tour
The Best of Tuscany Tour:Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Chianti winery lunch ...All in one day!
Famous for its wealth of art, history, striking landscapes, delicious food and superb wines, Tuscany really does have it all! See the Best of Tuscany on this full-day guided coach trip from Florence!View Siena through the eyes of a local as you join a guided walking tour through the medieval city made up of yellow-ochre buildings, terracotta rooftops and green shutters. Learn about the world's oldest bank, see Piazza del Campo, the site of the 600 year old Palio horserace, and admire the interior of the Duomo, a treasure chest of artworks. Afterwards, enjoy Siena at your own pace with free time for relaxing.Next visit an organic family run wine estate , the highlight of the day! Visit the farm, enjoy an informal wine tasting lesson and a traditional Tuscan lunch with plenty of wine, in the most gorgeous location overlooking stunning views of the surrounding countryside. After lunch we visit the enchanting hilltop town of San Gimignano where you have free time to roam the picturesque streets and squares, browse the local shops, try an award-winning gelato and walk among the town's famous medieval towers.A scenic drive through classic Tuscan countryside will take you to your final stop, Pisa. Here, take a close inspection of the iconic Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery (outside view). A brief tour of the historic heart of Pisa will show you another side of the city.
Includes: A professional English speaking escort to you through the day, transport by new air-conditioned coach, guided walking tour of Siena with local tour guide and entry fees of Siena's Duomo included, free time to explore the towns, hearty farmhouse lunch served at an winery and farm, wine tasting including four wines, maps of the towns.
Cost per person AED 475.00
Walks of Italy Tuscany day trip: Siena, Chianti, San Gimignano
If you want to enjoy the best of Tuscany's culture, food and history without the hassle of trying to find your way around its beautiful but often confusing country roads, our Tuscany Day Trip From Florence With Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano is the perfect trip for you. We will worry about getting you to the best spots, all you have to do is indulge your senses with wine, food, and medieval architecture that exists nowhere else in the world.
Before leaving Florence you will be treated to a local secret, the jaw dropping view of the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo, from which you can take postcard perfect shots of the Arno, the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Bargello and the bell tower of the Badia Fiorentina. Next we will reach Siena, one of the best preserved examples of medieval Italian architecture in the world. Spared German bombing in World War 2, this time capsule of ancient, precarious looking buildings is home to the Palio, one of the greatest and most dangerous horse races in the world. Your expert tour leader will immerse you in the unique history and culture of Siena as you explore its narrow streets before escorting you to the doors of the breathtaking Siena Cathedral. Walking the hills of Tuscan towns will make you hungry and thirsty so your next top is an authentic Italian family farm where you will see its vineyards, winery, and wine cellars before sitting you down for a sumptuous, all inclusive lunch of local, seasonal ingredients and of course, plenty of Chianti wines. After indulging your taste buds, we will indulge your imagination with a final stop at San Gimignano, a town of such unique architectural beauty it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shop for Tuscan culinary delicacies in the rustic, winding streets, or learn about the architectural marvels of the famous Medieval tower houses that punctuate the city like sentinels of times long past.
Includes: Expert, English-speaking Tour Leader throughout (may be split between 2 vehicles for journeys), Lunch & wine tasting in Chianti, comfortable, air-conditioned transport Professional driver (separate to Tour Leader), Small groups of only 14 people or fewer.
Cost per person AED 700.00
Full Day Visit of Florence including Uffizi and Accademia
Combine 2 Tours and Save Money! Discover the beauties of Florence with a fantastic Full Day Sightseeing Tour including the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries (on Mondays they will be replaced by other Museums).
Drive along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo: a stop to admire the wonderful panorama of the city. The tour will proceed by coach through the old city centre. Then a walking guided outdoor visit of the Duomo complex: the Baptistery and a visit to the Cathedral with the Cupola of Brunelleschi and Giotto's bell tower. A short walk through the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dell'Accademia where you can admire among the others, the famous David by Michelangelo. After the visit you will have some free time to have lunch (not included, unless you've selected the specific option). If you've selected the option including Lunch with drinks, the Assistant will escort you to an historic Restaurant in the old town. The afternoon tour starts at 14.15 at Piazza Stazione (same point as for the morning tour). This will offer panoramic views of the unparalleled beauty of Florence, taking in Fiesole, a delightful town of Etruscan origin set on the hills overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley.The tour continues to the old city centre for a visit to the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce (exterior). A short walk brings you to the famous Piazza Signoria, with the imposing Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and the beautiful Loggia del Lanzi. The tour continues with a guided tour of the famous Galleria degli Uffizi where you can admire the paintings of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto. The tour ends inside the museum.
Includes: Transportation by coach, authorized guide, Skip the Line Museum Entrance fees with Reservation, whisper transmitters-receivers if the participants are 15 people. Only if you have selected option with Lunch: light lunch and drinks at a historic Restaurant in the old town and Assistant to escort you to the Restaurant included.
Cost per person AED 575.00
Day 6 Florence-Venice
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning board the 2nd class train from Florence main station to Venice Santa Lucia. On arrival in Venice Island make your way to the hotel and check in.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace
Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.
Overnight in Venice
Day 7 Venice
Breakfast at the hotel. It’s time for you to relax and unwind in the hotel and enjoy the scenery in your surroundings, but if you still want to explore more of Venice Island I have listed few sightseeing tours to choose and book.
Exclusive Dolomites and Cortina from Tronchetto
An excursion into the soaring Dolomites with visits to Titian's mountain birthplace, the spectacular Lake Misurina, breathtaking views across a myriad of snow-covered peaks from the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and free time in the jetset resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Visit some of the most beautiful scenery that the Dolomites has to offer. Our day will start with a stop at the town where Titian was born. In this enchanting mountain village we will discover the history and legends of the people of the mountains, and their unique culture. On our way to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, we will make a stop at Lake Misurina where you enjoy some free time for a walk around this beautiful lake overshadowed by the towering peaks of the Dolomites. Throughout the day your guide will stop at spectacular view points that will guarantee an up close and personal impression of the Dolomites. In the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, at an altitude of 7500 ft, you will enjoy a spectacular view across a myriad of peaks and mountain ranges as far as the eye can see. Enjoy a walk around a specially laid out pedestrian path on easy and flat terrain. After an optional lunch in a typical restaurant, we will visit the famous resort of Cortina where you will have some free time to wander around this lovely and famous mountain town before returning to Venice.
Includes: Transportation by Mercedes minivan or similar make from Tronchetto, English speaking driver-guide, Entrance Fees to the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Toll Road to arrive at 7,500 feet above sea-level.
Cost per person AED 750.00
Falling in Love in Venice - Gondola tour and lunch or dinner for couples
Falling in love in Venice rocked by a romantic gondola ride...ending your tour in a typical local restaurant.
A marvellous and enchanting gondola ride through the inner canals of Venice will make you discover the city from a different point of view. You will breathe the atmosphere of this ancient city built on water. Your tour will end in a characteristic and romantic restaurant where you will enjoy local specialities.
Includes: Private Gondola ride for each couple (about 25 minutes), four course lunch or dinner, private table reserved for each couple.
Cost per person AED 600.00
Hidden Venice Evening Walk and Shared Gondola
A stunning evening walk and shared Gondola ride in Venice.
A magical walk and shared Gondola ride in Venice. We start this intriguing walk by meeting by the Rialto Bridge at the beginning of Ruga dei Oresi where the Rialto Market starts. We will start this magical walk timed in order to pick Venice with the magic sunset light. We will visit Campo San Polo, Campo San Marherita and the Campo San Barbara. These large squares are the ones where you will still be able to see Venetians meeting up and taking a walk. We will walk by the Basilica dei Frari and look at its spectacular facade before walking past the Scuola di San Rocco. Our guide will be able to fill us with the secret stories that have made Venice the mysterious and magic city is. We will also walk by Peggy Guggenheim's museum and hear about the story of the patron that lost her father to the Titanic, but managed to build one of the world's most notable art collections. After this you will enjoy the magic of a forty minute shared gondola tour, allowing you to enjoy the view of this city from the Canali in the twilight of sunset. We disembark from the Gondola around 21:15 at Santa Maria del Giglio close to the Hotel Gritti Palace bearing in mind the soft and warm colours of Venice at sunset.
Includes: Expert English speaking guide, 35 minutes shared gondola ride.
Day 8 Venice/End of trip
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 5690/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights.
Destinations: Rome, Vatican Museums, Naples-Capri, Florence, Venice.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Rome / Venice / Dubai.
3 nights accommodation in Rome based on double room occupancy.
2 nights accommodation in Florence based on double room occupancy.
2 nights accommodation in Venice based on double room occupancy..
Arrival transfer from Rome airport to hotel on private car.
Departure transfer from Venice hotel to airport on private car.
2nd class train tickets from Rome / Florence / Venice.
Sightseeing tours mentioned in the program.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Italy: Rome’s iconic ruins, Tuscany’s vine-clad hills, Venice’s romantic waterways. These have all been on the radar for centuries. Add fabulous food and breath-taking scenery, and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable visit.