You’ve heard about Italy—its romance, mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, extraordinary statues, and remarkable architecture. On this tour, get a taste of what Italy has to offer and explore its most famous cities—Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historical sights of Rome, including the Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests and public spectacles; the Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire; and the Sistine Chapel, world-famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings. You’ll see ancient buildings and ruins, and you’ll be able to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.
Explore the maze of streets in Venice, and discover hidden treasures and restaurants in their back alleys. Or relax at an outdoor café in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot. In Florence, a highlight is the magnificent east door of the Baptistry of St. John, with the gilded bronze doors depicting scenes from the Old Testament. The doors got their nickname—Gates of Paradise—from the great artist, Michelangelo, who said the 12 bronze reliefs were “so fine that they would grace the entrance of paradise.”
Time in each of these Italian cities gives you the opportunity to taste the sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous vacation.
Available Dates & Rates:
|Rome start date||Land-Only|
|Sep 2, 9, 23
|Nov 4, 18
|Mar 10, 24
Dates and prices above do not include international air travel. When planning your trip, allow one extra day before tour date for travel between the USA and Europe. Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement $222.
Triple room* reduction of $64 per person.
Extra nights per person in Rome: in single room $208, in twin room $150, in triple room* $128.
Extra nights per person in Venice: in single room $226, in twin room $198, in triple room* $167. 2014 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification.
* Triple room size is often the same as a double room with an additional
* Terms & Conditions:
Advertised Package price is based on departure dates as indicated above and were available via the Sceptre Tours call center and may not represent current prices or availability.
Escorted tour packages are per person based on two people traveling together and include hotel accommodations; private luxury motorcoach with professional driver/guide; sightseeing as listed and most meals. Airport transfers are only included with purchase of airfare from Sceptre Tours. All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage of one (1) suitcase per person, due to limited capacity on motorcoaches, are included. Space is limited and prices may be restricted to certain travel dates, length of stay or room type. Bagage fees may apply for flights; however, tour participants are limited to one (1) suitcase per person for the tour itself. All gratuities are the responsibility of the passenger. Offer applies to North American-originating passengers. Terms and conditions apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Travelers who are under 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the vacation and must share an adult’s accommodation. If a child will be traveling with adults other than parents, or with only one parent, it is the passenger’s responsibility to contact the appropriate consulates and the applicable airlines to ensure children have the required documentation for traveling outside the U.S. Child/infant discounts not available and children under 8 are not allowed on any escorted tour. If purchasing air separately, in order to coordinate with the tour dates, please depart from North America ONE DAY earlier than land start date shown. There is an additional $25 per person concierge fee for bookings made through call centre (800-221-0924). Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
Packages are nonrefundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type.
Optional Travel Trip Protection will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel for covered reasons up to the day of departure and receive a refund for the amount paid, less the amount paid for insurance and fees. Additional coverage for trip interruption; trip delay; accident and sickness medical expense; emergency evacuation/repatriation; baggage/personal effects; baggage delay; and 24 hr assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non refundable. Go to http://www.sceptretours.com/legal/ or call 800-221-0924 for full details on change/cancellation policy.
2 nights Cicerone Hotel, Rome
2 nights Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence
2 nights Residence Palazzo Selvadego, Venice
Private luxury motorcoach with services of a professional driver/guide
Buffet breakfast daily except day of arrival
2 welcome dinners with wine (Rome & Florence)
Complete sightseeing program as detailed in the itinerary
All local taxes & service charges. Gratuities are NOT included. Transfers are included if you purchase air from Sceptre Tours.
Please note: There is a 3 euro per person per night local tax in Rome, a 4 euro per person per night local tax in Florence & a 4 euro per person per night local tax in Venice which will be paid directly to hotels; it cannot be prepaid.
Baggage and service fees may apply; please see individual airline website for details.
- 2 nights Cicerone Hotel, Rome
- 2 nights Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence
- 2 nights Residence Palazzo Selvadego, Venice
- Private luxury motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room and emergency washroom
- Services of a professional Tour Director
- Full Buffet breakfast daily (B); One special welcome dinner (D) with wine in Rome; One special welcome dinner (D) with wine in Florence; Farewell drink in Venice
- Complete sightseeing program as detailed in the itinerary including: Rome – guided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica; Florence – Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David, Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Basilica; Venice – Private boat ride, guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblowers demonstration; farewell drink at Caffe Florian
- Headsets throughout the tour
- All local taxes,(except for Italian City Taxes which must be paid directly to hotels), & hotel service charges. Gratuities are NOT included.
Airport transfers are included if you purchase air from Sceptre.
Transfer times - Rome: 7am, 10am, 1pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm; Departures from Venice: 7am to 3pm.
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