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EXPLORE: Rome, Florence, Orvieto, San Gimignano, Siena, and much more! You will be able to discover Italy's true soul and vibrant culture in Rome, Florence, and the Tuscan countryside. This is your time to discover the authentic Italian lifestyle, while enjoying a stress-free vacation with a luxury package at unbeatable value.                                                          8 Days/7 Nights starting at $4,450

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The Blissfully Italian Tour

Experience the best of Rome, Florence, and the Tuscan villages on this week-long family-friendly tour for adults and teens.

8 Days/7 Nights (3 Nights in Rome + 4 Nights in Florence)*

Low Season: $4,450 per person. High Season: $5,430 per person.

Start this memorable journey in Rome with all its amazing piazzas, elegant fountains, ancient monuments, and breath-taking sites. You'll be able to experience the spirit of the "Eternal City" with fun local guides who will introduce you to the local lifestyle and favorite culinary hang-outs. Then, explore the charming hilltop village of Orvieto, known for having one of Europe's most stunning gothic cathedrals. You'll have the chance to wander around its picturesque cobbled stone streets, walking by beautiful hand-painted pottery shops and breath-taking views of the countryside.

Luxury at unbeatable value.

In Florence, the capital of the Renaissance, learn about the world-renown masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raffaello, and Botticelli, Donatello, Brunelleschi, and many others. Experience what "being a local" is like during a culinary tour and evening walk through its elegant streets. Take a day trip to the romantic Tuscan countryside, where you'll explore astonishing meedieval towns such as Siena and San Gimignano.Tour a 13th century Castle and its ancient undergrounds, now housing the wine cellar. Then take a fun cooking class with a local chef, followed by lunch and wine tasting, featuring the farm's extra virgin olive oil and excellent wines.





*Nada's Italy works with centrally-located luxury boutique hotels of the highest quality standards and amenities, which we regularly inspect and evaluate. For specific information about accommodations selected for this tour, please contact us with your travel dates.


Overview

  • EXPLORE: Rome, Florence, Orvieto, San Gimignano, Siena, among others.
  • Enjoy the Italian local lifestyle with a small group of 6-12 travelers.
  • Mingle with locals at family-owned trattorias, featuring the best local cuisine & wine.
  • Walk through Rome's amazing sites with an expert local guide: Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and more.
  • Visit the Vatican Museums, the impressive St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Experience the Colosseum, and the ancient ruins of the Roman Empire.
  • Explore the charming hilltop town of Orvieto.
  • Travel to Tuscany's astonishing medieval towns of San Gimignano & Siena.
  • See Florence's Renaissance masterpieces at the world-renown Uffizi Gallery.
  • Tour the Galleria dell'Accademia, featuring Michelangelo's David.
  • Enjoy a tasty culinary tour in Florence, where all your senses will be delighted.
  • Take a fun cooking class in a 13th-century Castle and make classic Tuscan recipes & fresh pasta.



(Itinerary is subject to change with or without notice. The sequence of day trips may vary. The final itinerary will be given upon arrival. Included meals are indicated below each day's description.)

Friday | Day 1 | Exclusive Night At The Vatican!

Arrival in Rome and check into the hotel and get some rest in what the Romans called ‘Caput Mundi’. Group meets in the lobby and Journey Director introduces themselves. Transfer to the rooftop terrace for “Apericena” (drinks and light dinner). From there we partake in an exclusive & reserved entrance to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel and guided tour with our Rome City Guide. We end our night with a transfer back to our hotel for a relaxing evening.

Meals included: light dinner


Saturday | Day 2 | The Spanish Steps & Patheon

The day starts with a leisurely morning to explore on your own. We’ll meet in the lobby in the early afternoon to visit the Trastevere district. We’ll enjoy a fabulous group lunch followed by a brief walk into the main areas of Trastevere. Then we are off to a wonderful panoramic tour of Rome and its main piazzas: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps and much more! You are welcome to explore St. Peter’s Basilica before our transfer to our hotel to refresh. In the evening we’ll meet in the lobby and walk to traditional Roman Pizzeria for dinner.Meals included: light dinner


Sunday | Day 3 | The Colosseum & Ancient Rome

After breakfast, you’ll discover the splendors of the classic Roman Empire! Travel back in time, gazing at gorgeous sites during our walk with our expert local guide. We will then walk along the ancient pavement, which crosses 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 Constantine. The tour will continue with the visit of the massive structure of the Colosseum (museum tickets included with preferred access, no waiting in line). Enjoy a leisurely afternoon and dinner on your own. Savor each moment of living "la dolce vita"!

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Monday | Day 4 | Orvieto and Florence

Check-out from the hotel and head up to Florence in a comfy Mercedes executive van. Along the way, we will stop in Orvieto, a beautiful hilltop town in Umbria, founded by the Etruscan civilization over two thousand years ago. You'll have free time to enjoy lunch on your own and to explore the village. Arrival in Florence in the mid-afternoon. Check-in, relax, refresh, then enjoy a private walking tour through the historical streets of Florence, guided by our expert Florence City guide who will show you the main sites, churches, and shopping areas that Florence is known for. Then enjoy a group dinner with delicious Tuscan specialties.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner


Tuesday | Day 5 | The Uffizi Gallery & the Renaissance

This morning we’ll enjoy a walking tour with our local City Guide of artisan shops, Florence’s piazzas, food stops, and local hang outs. After our walking tour, we visit the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the world's largest collection of Renaissance artworks by the famous masters (Ticket Reservation & Priority Entrance Included). The group will have much more time to spend in the museum and marvel at the beautiful artwork in an unrushed setting. Lunch featuring tastes of local specialties. Afternoon on your own in the gorgeous city of Florence. Enjoy a little time for R&R, shopping, exploring, and discovering the amazing sites this city has to offer, before meeting up again for a fun group dinner.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Wednesday | Day 6 | Medieval Siena & San Gimignano

San Gimignano, our first stop, is an absolutely astonishing example of walled Medieval hilltop town, also known for its dry white wine, Vernaccia and irresistible hand-made crafts: hand-painted pottery, alabaster, olive wood items, leather goods, and so much more. Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch. Then we're off to stunning Siena, where we'll meet up with our local guide who will reveal an insider's perspective of the "Palio", the world's oldest and adrenaline-filled horse race, and introduce us to Senese life with a visit of its amazing Cathedral (tickets included). Enjoy people-watching and an "aperitivo" in one of Italy's most picturesque piazzas, the Piazza del Campo, before we go on to our last group dinner.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Thursday | Day 7 | Cooking in a Castle & the David

Are you ready to have some fun and a hands-on experience with the delicious Tuscan cuisine? Learn to make classic recipes and fresh pasta during a fun cooking class in a 13th-century castle nestled in the romantic hills of the wine country. A memorable experience within the walls of history in the Castle's beautiful kitchen. Take a private wine tour exploring the castle's ancient underground cellars and learn about Tuscany's high-quality extra virgin olive oil, which the estate also produces. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David up close and personal (private guide + museum tickets included with preferred access). Dinner is on your own tonight in Florence.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch


Friday | Day 8 | Arrivederci! Until we meet and eat again!

Check-out from your hotel and.. arrivederci! Thank you for choosing Nada's Italy for your Italian adventure. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us and wish to have you back soon to explore other beautiful parts of this amazing country! Ciao!
Meals included: breakfast




What's included in the Blissfully Italian Tour:


  • 3 Nights in Rome + 4 Nights in Florence. A trip totaling 8 Days/7 Nights (depart the US on Thursday and return on Friday).
  • This tour begins in Rome, ends in Florence.
  • Small group travel: maximum of 12 travelers per group!
  • Fully escorted day trips with professional private drivers and full-time service of English-speaking Italian Nada's Italy Tour Director.
  • Meals included: all breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners (included meals are shown at bottom of the description for each day.)
  • Beverages included: bottled water, soft drinks (in limited amounts), coffee, and 2 glasses of wine per person (choice of red or white) with included lunches and dinners.
  • Private Walking Tours by licensed English-speaking City Guides: Vatican Museums (includes PRIORITY entrance & ticket), Colosseum & Roman Ruins (includes PRIORITY entrance & ticket), Historical Highlights of Florence, Walking tour of Siena, Private tour of the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David in Florence (includes PRIORITY entrance & ticket), Private tour of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence (includes PRIORITY entrance & ticket).
  • Destinations included: Rome, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Tuscan countryside, Orvieto.
  • Unique Experiences: culinary tour of Trastevere, tour a 13th-century winery in Tuscany, followed by cooking class and lunch in the castle, culinary tour in Florence, fine dining experience in Tuscan village, delicious authentic meals in local family-owned restaurants, and much more!
  • Private Transportation for day trips and transfers in comfortable air-conditioned Mercedes Executive vans (does not include: transfer from and to the airport, airfare, or any other personal travel expenses).
  • A+ Rated Customer Service With Nada's Italy you can rest assured that your travel experience will be completely stress-free. Your personal Journey Coordinator will assist you with any additional services you may need, provide expert packing and travel advice, and answer any questions you may have before your trip.
  • Return Traveler Program: receive up to $800 credit per person towards any future trips you take with Nada's Italy!
  • No bag limit (many tour companies have a 1-bag limit per person).
  • Taxes & Fees: Local VAT taxes and government fees, City Tax, gas, highway tolls, city access licenses and permits, parking fees.
  • Staff & restaurant tips (additional gratuities can be given at the sole discretion of each individual traveler).




What's Not Included in Tour Package

Trip price does not include airfare and anything that is not specified to be included. Price does not include any personal related expenses or travel-related expenses outside of the scheduled itineraries. The food & wine that is included is what is presented during meals.


Before you sign up, please note the following:


>     The first day of this tour is Friday (you will need to book your flight from the USA on Thursday to get to Rome on Friday). The last day of this tour is Friday (arrival in the U.S. is the same day of departure on your way back). Some tours start and end in different cities, make sure to book your flights accordingly.

>     Airfare is not included. Nada's Italy can assist with Business and First Class airfare. Please let us know if you need information about arrival and departure airport for this tour.

>     Reminders, hotel information, and arrival instructions will be sent only by email, please make sure we have your current email address.

>     Transfers to and from the airport are not included in the tour rate. Please contact us if you'd like to add transfers to your tour package.

>     You must be in good physical condition to sign-up for this trip. This is not a physically challenging trip, nonetheless, there will be a lot of walking uphill, downhill, walking over uneven pavement, and standing for extended periods of time.

>     Even though tips to staff and restaurants are included, it is suggested that you put aside approximately $100 (US) in combined gratuities for your driver & Tour Director for your trip (and any voluntary additional restaurant gratuities are at your discretion).

>     Nada's Italy strongly recommends that you purchase Travel Insurance for your trip. For suggestions on policies and a quote, please contact us.

>     You should know that air conditioning in Italy, as well as WIFI connection, are not always as reliable as they are in the United States.

>     The hotel staff assigns rooms to guests, some rooms may include stairs. A view is not guaranteed. As Nada's Italy works mainly with luxury historic inns and small upscale boutique hotels, rooms differ in size and layout. In general, Italian bedrooms and bathrooms are smaller compared to US standards. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom with shower and/or tub, hair-dryer, and basic toiletry set. Please contact us if you have specific requests/needs.

>     It is your responsibility to obtain the required documents to travel to Italy, please verify with your own country's travel laws and government agencies. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your return date.

>     In the unlikely event your tour does not reach the minimum participation requirement of 6 travelers, we will work with you to choose another available tour or tour date. We will do our best to make the transition as smooth as possible.

>     Add extra nights and extend your stay in this amazing country. Contact us for a quote (subject to availability).


>     Please note: while we do our best to adhere to our published itineraries, they may be changed at the discretion of the  Tour Leader due to weather conditions and any other unforeseeable circumstances.


>     Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, land only, in USD, and subject to availability. Rates may vary by departure date and are subject to change without notice.  Nada’s Italy reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update rates, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice.



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