Italy

Rome, Florence,

& Venice, Italy

September 5-12, 2024

$6,195

Not the sort to watch the world go by? This tour is perfect if you enjoy getting out in the world and being on-the-go! Enjoy longer walking tours and days full of fun activities punctuated with time to rest.

Experience the magic of Italy with WTA on a 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 – September 5 – 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 leaving the US on September 4 so that your flight arrives the morning of September 5 – early enough to participate in Day 1’s activities. Should you wish to arrive on September 4 instead, pre-trip hotel charges will be added to your final bill.

Day 2 – September 6 – 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 – September 7 – 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 – September 8 – Your group will journey to Florence by train to the enchanting city of Florence. Upon arrival, you will embark on a private walking tour to discover Florence’s gems, including 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 5 – September 9 – Off to explore the region of Chianti. Your tastebuds will come alive on today’s private tasting tour and lunch at one of Chianti’s premier wineries. This delightful experience includes the finest of wines and oils and a delightful lunch. In addition, your private transportation will allow time to explore the quaint towns along the way before returning to Florence.

Day 6 – September 10 – New adventures await in the picturesque city of Venice. Board a train for Venice, for the amazing date that awaits. Upon arrival, you will be guided through the charming canal-laced streets by a local private guide. 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 – September 11 – 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. Consider visiting the Accademia to marvel at Michelangelo’s Statue of David. 

Day 8 – September 12 – 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. 

If you are joining WTA on a consecutive Amalfi Coast trip, your flight from Rome to Naples will be provided by WTA. 

*Please note that this is a tentative itinerary and it is subject to change.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 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
  • Private Tasting Tour in Chianti
  • 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

Karamel Mccoy

Host

Alice is a recently retired scientist who is now focusing her love of discovery onto the world at large. Ever since her first plane trip as a kid (from NYC to Disneyland CA), she’s known that traveling makes people happy. Her love of travel can be summed up with the quote, “Traveling- it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” She looks forward to sharing her stories and making new ones!

Travel Insurance

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.

 

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Additional Information

  • 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.
  • For inquiries, contact wtaadmin@womentravelabroad.com