Italia Bella: Rome to Venice Tauck Tours

Italia Bella: Rome to Venice

Tauck Bridge's Family Travel

Enjoy precious time together on this Italia Bella: Rome to Venice escorted tour. Enjoy a private after hours visit to the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. You and your family will sail along Venetian canals, try your hands at pizza-making, stay on a private island, climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore underground hidden Etruscan caves, marvel at Florence's famous Renaissance paintings and statues.


8 Daysfr. $6,090

  • EXCLUSIVE – After-hours tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • EXCLUSIVE - Dinner and evening aboard a pirate ship cruising the waterways of Venice
  • RIDE (with a driver) in a Vintage Fiat 500 across the Arno River for a great overview and gorgeous views of Florence
  • VISIT to a 17th-century cooking school in Rome to learn to make gelato
  • STAY Two nights on a private island in the Venetian Lagoon
  • EXPLORE the hilltop town of Orvieto, including a tour of its underground Etruscan caves and honeycombed tunnels
  • GUIDED TOURS of the Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence
  • VISIT Pisa and the famed Leaning Tower
  • LEARN WITH Hands-on pizza making in Florence
  • TRAVEL ON First class high-speed rail travel from Florence to Venice
  • CRUISE past opulent palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice
  • SEE the Circus Maximus
  • WALK through one of the Colosseum's 80 entrances
  • CLIMB the famed Tower of Pisa for the view from the inside (children 8 – 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • VISIT St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners (Including an Exclusive dinner and evening aboard a pirate ship)
  • Hotel Splendide Royal Roma in Rome, Italy (2 nights)
  • The Westin Excelsior, Florence in Florence, Italy (3 nights)
  • San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice in Venice, Italy (2 nights)

BACK IN TIME TO ANCIENT ROME Location Information Description

Rome/Italy, Italy

Tour begins: 2:00 PM, Hotel Splendide Royal Roma. Welcome to Rome, where your tour of the ancient world (and beyond) begins; a transfer is included from Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino to Hotel Splendide Royal Roma.

Your adventure starts with a drive through the heart of the city to see real-life relics of Imperial Rome, once capital of the ancient world. See the Circus Maximus and other traces of the ancient empire. Walk through one of the Colosseum's 80 entrances, imagining what it was like for ancient gladiators and the Roman crowds who piled into this famous arena to see them, and pose for pictures with Roman Centurions. Join your fellow family travelers tonight for a welcome reception and dinner featuring authentic Italian fare that whets your appetite for a fun-filled Italy tour.

Dinner

Hotel Splendide Royal Roma

ST. PETER'S & VATICAN MUSEUMS AFTER HOURS Location Information Description

Rome/Italy, Italy

This morning, enjoy a guided visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Midday, just around the corner from Piazza Navona, you'll visit a 17th-century cooking school for a lesson in the making of gelato, an Italian staple.

After a free afternoon, join your group tonight for a Tauck Exclusive – an after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums, full of fascinating history and artistic masterpieces. View Michelangelo's famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel – which the artist originally resisted doing because he considered himself a sculptor, not a painter – without the usual crowds! (Subject to availability and day of visit may vary.)

Breakfast

Hotel Splendide Royal Roma

THROUGH UMBRIA & TUSCANY TO FLORENCE Location Information Description

Tuscany Coast, Italy

Discoveries abound on your Italy tour adventure today as your family sets off through rural Umbria and Tuscany. The first stop on your travels is walled Orvieto, perched on a volcanic plateau; a guided tour takes you under its cobblestone streets to explore the town's honeycombed medieval tunnels and caves dating back to the time of the ancient Etruscans.

Location Information Description

Florence/Italy, Italy

Then it's on to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Upon arrival you'll be treated to a panoramic orientation of the city – from the inside of a vintage Fiat 500*! Arrive at your luxury hotel, steps away from the Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, for a memorable three-night stay.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Westin Excelsior, Florence

THE CITY OF PISA AND THE FAMED LEANING TOWER Location Information Description

Pisa, Italy

An excursion from Florence takes you and your family to Pisa for a look at this maritime city's great medieval buildings – including a glimpse of the remarkable Leaning Tower and more of Pisa's "field of miracles," such as the Duomo and the Baptistry.

Location Information Description

Florence/Italy, Italy

If you wish, you'll have an opportunity to climb the famed tower for the view from the inside (children 8 – 18 must be accompanied by an adult). After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Florence for an evening spent as you please, and have dinner as you please in one of this grand Renaissance city's many restaurants.

Breakfast, Lunch

The Westin Excelsior, Florence

THE UFFIZI, GALLERIA DELL'ACCADEMIA & A NIGHT MAKING PIZZA Location Information Description

Florence/Italy, Italy

Today begins with a walk along the Arno, accompanied by a local guide. Learn about the "other side of the Arno"; the Ponte Vecchio; go through Piazza Santa Trinita and little alleyways where you'll get some insights into the tower houses – then on to Signoria Square with its towering Town Hall.

Great Renaissance art awaits as you join your local guide for a tour of one of the world's first, and best, art galleries – the Uffizi Gallery. After some free time, visit one of Italy's most famous museums, Galleria dell'Accademia – the oldest art school in the world, home to many famed paintings and Michelangelo's David.

Tonight, join your group for dinner and a hands-on pizza-making demonstration at a popular local restaurant in Florence.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Westin Excelsior, Florence

VIA HIGH SPEED TRAIN TO VENICE Location Information Description

Venice/Italy, Italy

A first-class rail journey aboard a high-speed train takes your family to Venice, a city of islands where the roads are paved with water. Have lunch at a local restaurant, followed by free time to explore as you please in St. Mark's Square.

Location Information Description

Venice Islands, Italy

A canal boat takes you to your hotel, the San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice – named the #1 hotel in Venice as the winner of Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 "Top Hotels in Italy/Venice" Reader's Choice Award! You're in for a real treat – this beautiful, award-winning hotel is on its own private island, complete with a fantastic pool and walking trails. Embark on a true adventure this evening – a pirate boat excursion around Venice and the islands, with dinner and games.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

ST. MARK'S BASILICA, DOGE'S PALACE AND TIME TO EXPLORE Location Information Description

Venice/Italy, Italy

One of the most iconic spots in Venice is St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace; the architecture beckons from St. Mark's Square and your visits inside reveal the secrets of the centuries – including the story behind the Bridge of Sighs.

If there is any city in Europe that is perfect for just wandering, seeing and experiencing, it is Venice – and you'll have the chance to do just that for the rest of the day. Follow the small, cobbled streets and alleyways to see where they lead, visit a museum or sample some gelato (served warmer and creamier than traditional ice cream).

Tonight, everyone meets again for a farewell party at your hotel on your private island in the Grand Canal... by the pool, weather permitting! A spectacular close to a fantastic week.

Breakfast, Dinner

San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

HOMEWARD BOUND Location Information Description

Venice/Italy, Italy

Tour ends: Venice. Arrivederci! Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from San Clemente Palace Kempinski to Venice's Marco Polo Airport; allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Jun 03, 2022
$6,090.00
Wed, Jun 08, 2022
$6,090.00
Mon, Jun 13, 2022
$6,090.00
Wed, Jun 15, 2022
$6,090.00
Fri, Jun 17, 2022
$6,090.00
Mon, Jun 20, 2022
$6,090.00
Mon, Jun 27, 2022
$6,090.00
Wed, Jun 29, 2022
$6,090.00
Sun, Jul 03, 2022
$6,090.00
Wed, Jul 06, 2022
$6,090.00
Wed, Jul 13, 2022
$6,090.00
Fri, Jul 15, 2022
$6,090.00
Sun, Jul 17, 2022
$6,090.00
Wed, Jul 20, 2022
$6,090.00
Fri, Jul 22, 2022
$6,090.00
Fri, Jul 29, 2022
$6,090.00
Fri, Aug 05, 2022
$6,090.00
Wed, Aug 10, 2022
$6,090.00
Wed, Aug 17, 2022
$6,090.00
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
$6,390.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $350 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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