June 18-25, 2024
Experience the magic of Italy during summer with WTA! This captivating journey through Rome, Florence, and Venice. This meticulously curated tour immerses you in the rich tapestry of Italy’s culture, history, and art. While in Rome, explore iconic landmarks such as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the legendary Trevi Fountain. A visit to the Vatican City unveils the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, a masterpiece of art and history. Off to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, walk through the historic streets, and marvel at architectural wonders like the Florence Cathedral and Giotto’s Tower. Continue on to discover the treasures of the Chianti region where you will delight in a wine-tasting tour before heading to Venice. A day trip to the city of canals and romance which beckons with its enchanting streets and iconic gondola rides. A local guide will lead you through the labyrinthine alleys to discover hidden gems. This unforgettable journey promises a blend of historical landmarks, artistic treasures, and the charming allure of Italy, leaving you with cherished memories of a lifetime.
Note: We recommend leaving the US on June 17 so that your flight arrives the morning of June 18 – early enough to participate in Day 1’s activities. Should you wish to arrive on June 17 instead, pre-trip hotel charges will be added to your final bill.
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Day 1 – June 18 – Arrive at Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO), and private transportation will bring you to your accommodations in central Rome. Once you’ve settled into your new surroundings, it’s time to come together with your fellow travelers for a delightful introduction to authentic Italian cuisine. This inaugural dinner serves as a delicious gastronomic experience and symbolizes the beginning of a journey filled with remarkable memories, enriching experiences, and the forging of lifelong friendships.
Note: We recommend your flight from the US arrives before 2 p.m. on June 18 to allow adequate time to join the day’s activities.
Day 2 – June 19 – Today, embark on a private tour to discover some of Rome’s most iconic landmarks, including the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the legendary Trevi Fountain. After your walking tour, savor delicious local pizza and then choose how to spend the remainder of your day—whether it’s shopping at Italian leather boutiques, exploring the Colosseum, or simply relaxing at a charming cafe while observing the bustling streets of Rome.
Day 3 – June 20 – Get to know Rome, with a captivating exploration of Vatican City, delving deep into its storied history and gazing in awe at the masterpieces within the Sistine Chapel. After a communal lunch, savor a leisurely FREE afternoon, granting you time and freedom to wander at your own rhythm and explore the sights.
Day 4 – June 21 – Your group will journey to Florence by train to the enchanting city of Florence. Upon arrival, you will settle into your old town-centered accommodations before venturing out to explore the beauty of Florence. Your day is not complete without a visit to Accademia, where you will marvel at Michelangelo’s Statue of David. The evening will conclude with an incredible dinner at an authentic Florence restaurant.
Day 5 – June 22 – Explore Florence’s history, architecture, and art on your private walking tour. Florence’s gems, include the incredible Piazza del Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Giotto’s Tower, Saint John’s Baptistery, and more. This private tour will ignite your passion for the beautiful history and architecture that lie at your feet.
Day 6 – June 23 – New adventures await in the picturesque city of Venice. Board a train for Venice, for the amazing date that awaits. Upon arrival, a local private guide will guide you through the charming canal-laced streets. After the tour, enjoy lunch at one of the city’s exceptional cafes before further exploring Venice with your group including the must-do Venetian gondola ride. Return to Florence as the sunsets across the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna regions. This exceptional day concludes with another incredible dinner in Florence.
Day 7 – June 24 – FREE Day in Florence. Today is your day to delight in shopping, and relaxation or continue exploring Florence’s world-class galleries, churches, and architecture. If shopping is more your style indulge in the beauty and aroma of Italian leather or find luxury shopping by designers such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, or Gucci mere blocks away from your accommodation.
Day 8 – June 25 – This morning, take the train from Florence to Rome, where you will catch your connecting flight to the US from Rome–Fiumicino International Airport (FCO). Please book your departure flights from (FCO) for after 1 p.m.
*Please note that this is a tentative itinerary and it is subject to change.
- 8 days & 7 nights’ accommodations
- Single occupancy, boutique hotels
- Airport transfer
- Local transportation
- Tour of Vatican City
- Private Tour of Rome
- Private Tour of Florence
- Private Tour of Venice
- Accademia Museum Entry
- Brunelleschi Pass
- FREE DAY to explore in Florence
- Daily breakfast
- Daily group lunch (excluding FREE DAY)
- Daily group dinner (a la carte)
- COVID antigen testing for USA re-entry, if applicable
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Roundtrip airfare from US to Rome–Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Meals not listed above
- Optional excursions and tours not listed above
- Gratuities and tips for personal services
Your trip is a BIG investment. If you cannot afford to lose the money you have invested to travel, for whatever reason, WTA strongly recommends you consider travel insurance. We encourage you to do your due diligence by researching and finding the best plan for YOU.
Suggested Travel Insurance companies are below. Ensure you inquire about a “Cancel For Any Reason” plan.
- Traveler must make a NONREFUNDABLE deposit payment of $400 at time of registration to secure her spot.
- Monthly minimum payment of $400 is required on the first of every month until paid in full to keep your reservations current.
- Final payment must be made 90 days before the trip date.
- A 50% refund can be requested prior to 6 months before the trip start date found in your invoice.
- No refunds for cancellations within 6 months of the trip date found in your invoice.
- A $250 penalty will be charged for any outstanding balance after the final payment date found in your invoice.
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