10 days
Duration

On this fabulous Christmas & New Year’s in Italy tour we’ll Eat, Drink, and be Merry in Rome, Florence, and Tuscany!

Enjoy Italy in winter with its charming Christmas markets and have it all to yourself with much fewer crowds!  Experience a tour like no other, fully escorted and a REAL ‘small group’ of just 12-16 people.  Experience Italy at a leisurely pace, with just a few other guests, and at one of the most magical times of the year – Christmas!

Stay at luxurious 4- and 5- Star Hotels and beautiful private Villas!

Feast on delicious meals, take in all the fantastic sightshistory, incredible art and architecture!   Have fun while learning how to make pasta, gnocchi, and more during our private cooking classes.   There’s so much more on this very special itinerary of Italy!  Join us!  

A fantastic experience, totaling 10 Days/ 9 Nights, with:

  • 3 Nights in Rome
  • 3 Nights in Florence
  • 3 Nights in Venice

Available Dates: December 24, 2017 – January 2, 2018
We’ll Explore: Rome, Florence, Tuscany, and much more!
What’s Included: Stay in luxury 4- and 5-star Hotels, Private Villas, and Historic Castles
Enjoy 20 Delicious Meals:  9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Fully Escorted, with English-speaking Tour Director
Licensed English-speaking Tour Guides
Private Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vans
All Museum and Sightseeing reservations and tickets (no waiting in line)
$300 credit towards any future trips with Anna’s Tours of Italy!
All Airport Transfers

Not Included: Airfare
Any personal or travel-related expenses not included in scheduled itinerary

 

Additional information

Tour Type“Christmas and New Year in Italy”

Day 1: Benvenuti! Welcome to Italy!

Arrival in Rome – check in hotel and get some rest in what the Romans called ‘Roma, Caput Mundi’ (Rome, Capital of the World).  Start the trip of a lifetime in one of the world’s most beautiful cities!  Stay in a historical aristocratic palazzo, turned into a luxury hotel, located just a few steps away from the elegant Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain. You’ll be in the heart of great dining and shopping, and close to some of the major historical sites.  Start your journey through ancient times with a local Roman guide who will take you on a leisure walk to many amazing sites such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon (with an internal visit) and then hop on a private vehicle for a panoramic view of the city and some of its most famous landmarks like the Colosseum and Vatican.  Mingle with your travel mates over dinner at a local’s favorite featuring the best of Roman cuisine & wine! Over-night stay in Rome.
Dinner.

Day 2: Art through the Ages

Escorted by a local Roman guide we’ll enter the Vatican City, where we’ll visit the impressive St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums (private guide + museum tickets included with preferred access, no waiting in line), which will include entrance to the amazing Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Savor the rest of the afternoon and evening on your own. Why not enjoy some shopping?
Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: The Roman Empire

After breakfast, you’ll discover the splendors of the ancient Roman Empire! Travel back in time, gazing at gorgeous sites during our walk with an expert local guide. We will visit the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, the Reggia. You will then be able to admire the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Costantine. Our tour will continue with the visit of the massive structure of the Colosseum. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon and dinner on your own. Savor each moment of living “la dolce vita”!
Breakfast, Lunch

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Anna's Tours of Italy - Small Group Tours of Italy - Rome - the Roman Forum
Anna's Tours of Italy - Small Group Tours of Italy - Rome - the Roman Forum

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