Best of Italy with Venice, Florence, Siena and Rome
May 7th - 18th
10 nights with air (from LAX) - $3,395
It's time again for our Best of Italy trip with the added destination of Venice for 2-nights. Last time we did this trip we took a train from Florence to Venice and just stayed for the day. This time we will fly into Venice for 2-nights, then take in, 3-nights in Florence, 3-nights in Siena (Tuscany) and 2-nights in Rome. We will return from Rome. We've got great air and the folks from the east coast will be able to meet the group in Philly. We'll travel by train from Venice to Florence and then by bus between Florence and Siena and then Siena and Rome. destinations.
While in Florence, besides touring this incredible city we will organize a side trip to Pisa and Cinque Terra. But Florence itsefl will amaze you and since this is our 3rd trip there we've got it dialed in with the very best places for our tours.
In Siena our hotel is right outside of the old city in the perfect location. Siena is wonderful with a beautiful piazza, winding, cobblestone, streets and tons of history. We'll also take daily bus tours (included in package) to several of the medieval towns set up on hillsides that are just extremely picturesque. The scenery will amaze you.
Finally we head to Rome. If you've never been, you will certainly be blown away. Everything is just amazing - the Piazza's, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum and all the many other ruins and sights make this city unforgettable.
The Siena hotel is confirmed but we are still working on our hotels at the other destinations so we will update this page when more details are available.
Our group rate for the 10-nights, airfare, 3 city tours and daily breakfast will be just $3,395 from from LAX. And unlike some of our trips that do not include a huge departure tax, this one is a very reasonable $138. Deposit of $200 to sign up.
OUR AIR: Deduct $1,250 with your own air
Flight: US Airways 716 Departure:Los Angeles 07MAY/828A Arrival:Philadelphia 07MAY/445P
Flight:US Airways 714 Departure: Philadelphia 07MAY/645P Arrival:Venice Marco Polo 08MAY/915A
Flight: US Airways 721 Departure:Rome Fiumicino 18MAY/1105A Arrival:Charlotte 18MAY/345P
Flight: US Airways 721 Departure:Charlotte 18MAY/600P Arrival:Los Angeles 18MAY/758P
Round trip international air from LAX (other gateways are always an option but may cost slightly more)
• All ground transportation
• Train from Venice to Florence
• Bus tours in Siena
• 10-nights accommodations (double occ.)
• Daily Breakfast
• 4 city tours
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Departure taxes or any fuel surcharge currently running $138 at the time of this posting Optional toursVenice: **** HOTEL BOLOGNA REVIEW #5 in Mestre on Tripadvisor
Venice: **** HOTEL BOLOGNA REVIEW #5 in Mestre on Tripadvisor
A hotel in Mestre, right on Venice’s doorstep: located opposite Venezia Mestre train station, only a couple of minutes from Canal Grande. Easy to reach from Venice airport and Treviso, or from the motorway. We have been in the hospitality business for 100 years - it is what we love doing, and we know how to do it well.
Florence: **** LONDRA PALACE REVIEW
The 4 star Hotel Londra Palace Florence offers 166 spacious and luxurious guest rooms, all of which are furnished to an exceptional high standard, with fine quality materials and expert modern interior design. Our Classic guest rooms are furnished in a contemporary style with private balcony and soundproof windows. Our Classics boast all of the amenities listed above as well as the same standard of room service and quality breakfast - served in the room if required.
Siena: *** HOTEL CHIUSARELLI REVIEW We stayed here in 2009 and everyone loved it!
Our three star Hotel is located in the center of Siena, known as one of the most beautiful art cities in Italy, which is still faithful to its traditions, such as Palio. The building is a Neoclassical villa which was built around the 1860s and became one of the first hotels in Siena. In 2010, it was completely restored, maintaining its original style
ROME: Hotel Giulio Cesare REVIEW We stayed here in 2012 and it's ideal. 10 minute walk to Vatican!
Located down a tranquil street of Rome's Prati district and a few minutes away from Saint Peter's basilica and Piazza del Popolo, the 4-star facility Hotel Giulio Cesare awaits you in the elegant and upscale setting of an ancient patrician villa, which dates back to the end of the 19th century.
Set in the heart of the historical city center, Hotel Giulio Cesare provides the ideal location for both business travelers and tourists on a trip to discover Rome.
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