Art Cities of Italy - 2024

Art Cities of Italy - 2024

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Art Cities of Italy - 2024

8 Days Starting in Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy and ending in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Visiting: Venice, Florence, Siena, Greve in Chianti, Rome

Tour operator:

Omega Tours

Tour code:

1532

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

13 - 26

Physical rating:

Low, All Ages / Not applicable

Age range:

8-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

Walking

From: $2096 $2030 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$66

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Start your journey in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Venice. Here you will spend two nights and visit the main historical sites and taste plenty of local food, plus an incredible experience on Murano Island, where artisans will show you the art of glass blowing. Head to the centre of the country to visit the most important Italian art cities: Florence and Rome. You will spend two nights in each city visiting the main historical sites, including Piazza Della Signoria, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Uffizi courtyard in Florence, and Trevi fountain, the Vatican and much more

Highlights

  • Visit the main historical sites and taste plenty of local food, plus an incredible experience on Murano Island, where artisans will show you the art of glass blowing

  • Head to the centre of the country to visit the most important Italian art cities: Florence and Rome

  • You will spend two nights in each city visiting the main historical sites, including Piazza Della Signoria, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Uffizi courtyard in Florence, and Trevi fountain, the Vatican and much more

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Venice

Location: Venice

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: NH Collection Murano Villa or similar

Meals Included: Dinner

Benvenuti a Venezia! Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and take your time to settle in (optional private transfer available on request).

In the afternoon meet your group, enjoy a welcome drink, and then follow your tour leader who will let you discover the ancient and precious glass-blowing art in a traditional Murano furnace. Return to your hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner

Day 2 : Venice Highlights

Location: Venice

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: NH Collection Murano Villa or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today explore the floating city of Venice! Taking advantage of the Vaporetto Pass, move freely across the historical center of Venice. Your guide will take you through narrow alleys, canals, and small bridges to discover the main attraction, witnessing the mighty power of the city across the centuries. You’ll see the Rialto Bridge, Piazza St. Mark's Square with its magnificent Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, which leads to the prisons. Afterward, enjoy time at leisure to stroll on your own and buy local souvenirs

Day 3 : Venice To Florence

Location: Venice, Florence

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Starhotel Michelangelo or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning, take a high-speed train that will take you to Florence in two hours, without worrying about your luggage. Once there, start our guided tour on foot throughout the Florentine streets, admiring the beauty of the Uffizi building with the Vasari Corridor, and the monumental group of the Duomo, including the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistry, and the Giotto’s belltower famous for its bronze Gate of Paradise

Day 4 : Siena & Chianti

Location: Siena, Greve in Chianti, Florence

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Starhotel Michelangelo or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, join a Siena and Chianti Countryside for a full day to experience firsthand some of Tuscany’s most breathtaking towns, where amazing views are around every corner. We will reach Siena by train to discover the treasures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world and immerse ourselves in its art, culture, and traditions as the horse race the Palio, which takes place twice a year. You will explore the best that Siena has to offer, our guide will accompany you along the ancient streets of Siena through the most beautiful sites.

Continue towards a traditional farm and winery where we will learn about the winemaking process from grape to glass. Then enjoy a food and wine tasting session of Chianti wines as well as local products. Finally, sit back and relax on the return journey to Florence by train

Day 5 : Florence To Rome

Location: Florence, Rome

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, take a high-speed train to arrive in Rome. As before, don’t worry about your luggage, we will take care of it for you. In the afternoon meet again for a guided stroll throughout the alleys of baroque Rome, where you can admire the most representative sites such as the magical Piazza Navona and the famous Pantheon. You will even have the possibility to make a wish, throwing a coin into the legendary Fontana di Trevi. The rest of the evening will be free

Day 6 : Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning take advantage of the Hop-on-Hop-off bus to get a panoramic tour of the Eternal City. Afterward, reach the Vatican Museums with the skip-the-line, and you will have direct access to the Sistine Chapel and to St. Peter’s Basilica. Visit the breathtaking masterpieces that you will find inside, as well as a great variety of galleries, with ancient sculptures, tapestries, middle-age maps, paintings, and stunning relics

Day 7 : Rome At Leisure

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

The entire day at your leisure or you may choose from optional tours such as the Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour, the Borghese Gallery tour if you prefer to learn more about local art and history, or maybe a fun Pizza Making Cooking Class to learn the secrets of the most famous Italian dish

Day 8 : Rome Departure

Location: Rome

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, your trip to discover Italian beauties comes to an end, hoping you always keep this unique experience in your heart. Booking extra nights in Rome or a private transfer to Rome’s railway station or airport is available. Arrivederci!

What's Included

  • • 7-night accommodation in 4-star hotels

  • • High-speed train travel in First class

  • • 7 continental buffet breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 food tasting, welcome drinks, and snacks on trains

  • • Professional multilingual guide for the entire trip

  • • Murano island walking tour with glass-blowing visit

  • • Highlights of Venice guided walking tour

  • • Siena discovery guided tour with food and wine tasting in a vineyard in Chianti

  • • Highlights of Florence guided walking tour

  • • Baroque Rome guided walking tour

  • • Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with Skip-the-Line entrance

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What's Not Included

  • • International or domestic airfare

  • • Gratuities to guides and drivers

  • • Travel insurance

  • • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary

  • • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary

  • • Local city tax for overnight stays

  • • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary

  • • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Mode of Transport

High-speed train travel in First class. Luggage bus porterage service (your luggage will be delivered from hotel to hotel, making train travel stress-free)

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Entrance fees per the itinerary are included. Upon arrival in Italy, the Tour Leader will offer optional excursions you can book locally to enhance your tour. All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No. An optional private transfer is available, please ask for details & prices

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, and you will receive travel documents approx 2 weeks prior to departure

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, please ask for details

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, international flights to/from Italy are not included

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, solo travellers are required to book a Single (Private) room.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2005

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Electronic Vouchers. These will be provided and attached to your booking (within the Documents section) aprox. 2 weeks prior to travel.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, unfortunately that is not possible on our trips.

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Excellent Service!

01-Mar-2020

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We used Omega Tours for a trip to Rome & the Amalfi Coast. Michael Rizzo did an outstanding job and answered all of my never ending questions. Planning and arrangements were easy with lots of suggestions and good advice. The drivers they arranged were on time, friendly and informative. The tours that they arranged were on time and the guides were well versed, our only issue was with one of the guides which isn’t a reflection on Omega. The hotels that were selected were very nice. The communication with Omega was good including when we needed some information while on the trip. I would definitely recommend them.

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15-Jun-2024

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Guido P  

Had a great time and an amazing experience!

01-Mar-2020

Had a great time and an amazing experience. The touring company was excellent, punctual with clean buses and friendly and well informed tour guides. Hotels were nice, clean with good location, great service and good breakfast. We are recommending it to everyone and hoping one day we can repeat it.

Adair R  

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy

30-Apr-2022

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy. A great balance of sightseeing and free time. Exceptional local guide and driver. I’m not sure I would consider the hotels chosen to be 4 star - with the exception of Hotel St Martin in Rome which was great - but the others were very clean and well located. Would definitely choose Omega tours again when booking group travel.

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Most beautiful trip I've ever taken.

07-Jun-2022

Most beautiful trip I've ever taken. Having all my hotels and pickup and drop- offs taken care of by Omega Tours made this trip so easy to enjoy! Michael was amazing. He was always available to answer all of our questions and he made sure we had everything we needed in order to travel internationally during a crazy pandemic!

Joseph L  

Everything we experienced was exactly as described

25-Oct-2022

We took the Italy Deluxe Tour in September of 2022. Everything we experienced was exactly as described. Exceptional accommodations, travel and guides were provided in each city. Michael, our booking agent, gave us complete confidence that we had chosen the right tour operator by his attention to detail and prompt correspondence. We are delighted with Omega Tours and have already recommended them to many friends.

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    Omega Tours allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Omega Tours allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform omega tours, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Omega Tours requires a minimum deposit of 500 CAD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of omega tours charges.

    Up to 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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