12-Day Enchanting Italy Trip

Our 12-Day Enchanting Italy vacation packages provide the perfect romantic Italian vacation packages for those couples who want to enjoy a tour of Italy's cities of Art, but at the same time want to enjoy some down time where they can really relax. Be seduced by the breath-taking scenery of the Amalfi Coast and the intimacy of the Cinque Terre. By extending your experience to 14 days you can include also Verona and lake Garda as a perfect conclusion. SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR SELECTED TRAVEL DATES - click on " download brochure" for details!

Highlights and what's included

The perfect romantic Italy vacation packages for those couples who want to enjoy a tour of Italy's cities of Art, but at the same time want to enjoy some down time where they can really relax.

  • Nine-night’s stay in selected Hotels in Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast & Rome with full American-style buffet breakfasts
  • Two-nights accommodation inside the Cinque Terre National Park
  • Eight-Private Transfers ( see itinerary below for details)
  • Three-1st-Class reserved seating on Hi- Speed Euro-Star Trains between Rome, Naples, Florence & Venice
  • Small Group 4-hour Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
  • Small Group 3-hour Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour
  • Small Group 3-hour Best of Rome mini-van and Trastevere walking Tour
  • Small Group 3-hour Florence & David Walking Tour
  • Small Group Grand Canal Boat Tour
  • Small Group 2-hour Venice & St. Marks Walking Tour
  • PRIVATE - 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride - just for your party
  • SKIP THE LINE TICKETS INCLUDED FOR ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS!
  • ALL DEPARTURE DATES GUARANTEED TO OPERATE AS SCHEDULED!

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than Breakfast

Itinerary

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ROME – 3-nights with hotel included

Day 1 - ROME
Upon your arrival in Rome’s Airport you’ll be met by our representative for your Private Transfer to your centrally located hotel in Rome, where you will stay in a standard classic double room on bed ‘n breakfast basis for three-nights.
Rest of the Day at your leisure.

Day 2 - ROME
Today take our 3-hrs Best of Rome tour by mini-van & on foot ( max 7 people per van) featuring the highlights of Rome and the Trastevere area, including a coffee break and a visit to the outstanding church of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Pick up : between 8.30 am and 9 am from your Hotel

At 1.00 pm, take our 4-hour Small Group Tour of the Vatican (maximum 12-14 people) with one of our expert guides lasting four-hours and including tickets and reservations so you can avoid standing in line to see the Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica as well as other must-see sights of the Vatican.

Day 3 - ROME
At 8.45 am, join our 3-hour Small Group Walking Tour of Ancient Rome (Maximum 12-14 people). One of our expert guides will lead you on a fascinating stroll through the ruins of the Ancient Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & the Colosseum where you’ll skip the long lines to enjoy a full tour of the interior of Rome’s most famous landmark.

*For some arrival dates the Small Group Ancient Rome & Vatican Tours in Rome will have to be taken on the same day

SORRENTO – 2-nights with hotel included

Day 4 - SORRENTO
Take a Private Car Transfer to Rome’s Termini Railway station to travel in reserved First-Class seats on a Hi-speed Euro-star train to Naples departing from Rome at 9.45 am, and arriving in Naples at 10.55 am (or nearest time available).

At Naples Railway Station take a Private Car Transfer to your centrally located hotel in Sorrento, where you will stay in a standard classic double room on bed ‘n breakfast basis for two-nights. Rest of the Day at your leisure.

Day 5 - SORRENTO
Day at your leisure in Sorrento

FLORENCE – 2-nights with hotel included

Day 6 - FLORENCE
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be met in the lobby of your Hotel by our representative for a Private Car Transfer to Naples railway station from where you’ll travel in 1st Class reserved seats on a Hi-Speed Euro-star train to Florence, departing Naples at 9.50 am arriving into Florence at 12.50 pm (or the nearest time available).

Upon arrival in Florence you’ll be met by our representative for your Private Transfer to the centrally located Hotel where you will be staying for two-night in a standard double room on a bed ‘n breakfast basis. Rest of the Day at your leisure.

Day 7 - FLORENCE
At 10 am, join our Small Group Florence Walking Tour (Maximum 12-14 people) that will include all the must-see sights of the city. Then, with our skip the line tickets, enter the Accademia for an in-depth tour of Michelangelo’s David. Rest of the Day at your leisure.

CINQUE TERRE – 2-nights staying in the Cinque Terre National Park

Day 8 – CINQUE TERRE
Take a Private Car Transfer to the Cinque Terre travelling in an air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) mini-van with an English-speaking driver to the village of Manarola in the Cinque Terre National Park . From the car park at Manarola, you will be escorted directly to your accommodation where you will be staying for two-nights in a Double room with Private facilities & Sea-View on a ROOM-ONLY Basis.

Day 9 – CINQUE TERRE
Day at your leisure on the Cinque Terre.

VENICE – 2-nights with hotel included

Day 10 - VENICE
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be met in your hotel by our representative for your Private Car Transfer to the train station to travel to your next destination – Venice. Travelling in First-class reserved seats on a hi-speed Euro-star train departing Florence at 11.33 am arriving in Venice at 13.30 pm (or the nearest time available).

Upon arrival in Venice you’ll be met by our representative for your Private Water-Taxi Transfer to your centrally located hotel in Venice where you will be staying in a standard Classic double room on a bed ‘n breakfast basis for two nights.

At 5 pm join our Small Group Grand Canal Boat Tour (Maximum 8-9 people). The perfect beginning of the visit to the city of Venice as you cruise down the grand canal and some of the small canals in the hidden Venice with one of our licensed expert guides.

Day 11 - VENICE

At 2.00 pm join our Small Group Walking Tour (Maximum 14-people) to explore the environs of St. Marks Square with skip the line reservations to enter St. Marks Basilica and an in-depth tour of the interior of the church. Then, discover the enchanting hidden Venice as you stroll through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways and side canals with one of our expert guides.

At 5.00 pm take a Private 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride to conclude your program of tours included in this vacation package.


Rest of the Day at your leisure.

Day 12 - VENICE / END OF THE VACATION PACKAGE
Most clients choose the cheaper option of taking a public water-bus to Venice’s Marco Polo Airport. The water-buses leave from St. Marks, a couple of hundred meters from your hotel. And you can pre-purchase tickets for this service when you come to do our tours in Venice as our meeting point is a few meters from the ticket booth for water-buses. The water-buses start running at 3am in the morning and cost 11 Euro per person.

AT AN EXTRA COST THE ITINERARY CAN BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE ALSO VERONA AND GARDA LAKE.

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Reviewed by Holly on
My husband and I and two friends recently did a tour with you for 12 days in Italy and we had a fabulous time. Your drivers were all on time, friendly, clean and professional. Your guides were superb and each knew their topic/history very well and presented the information to us with pure passion and love for their country and topic! The hotels we chose were all clean and in perfect locations for us to explore each town.

One suggestion for your communication with future travelers would be to give more detailed information about Cinque Terre. In particular suggest they leave their luggage and one person at the 'top' of town while the other goes down to find the property manager and retrieve the keys for the apartment. We foolishly walked down with our luggage only to turn around and walk back up with our luggage :). It did not negatively impact our trip however.

Our vacation was fabulous and we hope to visit again one day and have already given your company name to others who want to visit.

Ciao! Mille grazie!
Reviewed by Lori on
My family had a wonderful experience and we owe you a debt of gratitude--you definitely helped to make our once-in-a-lifetime vacation one to remember.

I posted the following review on tripadvisor.com

Our family just returned from the vacation of a lifetime. We booked the 12-Day Enchanting Italy vacation package with Avventure Bellissime and could not have been happier with the result. Initially, we tried to plan the tour of Italy on our own and found it to be quite overwhelming. Fortunately, while researching I came across Avventure Bellissime and planning became much less stressful.

Before booking, Alexsandra took the time to respond to my emails--all of my questions and concerns were addressed immediately. The itinerary was very well mapped out and allowed for side excursions and/or some time to explore on our own.

Talk about a stress-free vacation. Drivers were always on time, were very professional, answered our questions and were very knowledgeable of the area. They often provided tips to help us during our stay. Train transfers went smoothly as well. Seamless transportation transitions between locations--no worries. The hotels were top notch, included breakfast, and the front desk staff was always helpful. It was great to have all of tours booked in advance (skip the line tickets a must). The tour guides were always at the meeting spots on time and provided us with very informative tours--no way we would have had the same experience on our own.

What can I say? An overall outstanding experience! I would highly recommend Avventure Bellissime to anyone planning a trip to Italy. We hope to return to Italy some day and would definitely book with this company again.
Reviewed by Doug and Laura on
We would like to thank and commend the team of people at Avventure Bellisime for the great experience we had in visiting Italy. We had booked the semi-private 12 day Enchanting Italy vacation package. We were pleased that we were able to easily customize the package to suit our interests. Everything was as described, and met or exceeded our expectations. Organization was excellent. We appreciated having all of our transportation needs taken care of. Drivers were professional, and gave us lots of good information about the area we were in. Our accommodations were clean, comfortable and well located. We seemed to have preferred rooms in our hotels, and often had a view and/or private balcony or terrace. We enjoyed our tours, and the guides were very informative and helpful. Communication was good before, during, and after our vacation. Thank-you again for a wonderful Italy experience.
Reviewed by Jackie on
My husband and I were very apprehensive about taking a tour but it turned out to be the best decision...it was a fantastic trip! Every connection was on time and our drivers were lovely (even those that didn't speak English!). The hotels were wonderful and I would certainly recommend "Skip the Line" tickets to anyone (including those not taking a full tour). Our tour guides (Barbara and Francesca in Rome, Christina in Venice - to name a few) were amazing. They were friendly, very knowedgable and gave us a lot of fun information (I will only remember bits and pieces, but great bits and pieces!!!). The Colosseum Tour was one of my favorites. In Cinque Terre we even managed to hike from Monterossa to Vernazza, and from Vernazza to Corniglia. It was a beautiful morning when we started out and we were ready for a beer (or two) by the time we completed our walk. Amazing views from our room in Manorola! Thank you to Aleksandra and Claudia for keeping in contact with us and providing us with excellent information. We would recommend this tour and we now have several friends who will be following us in taking this wonderful tour. Thank you!
Reviewed by Steve & Evelyn on
Everything was fantastic! We enjoyed all of the tours and tour guides. The drivers were wonderful. We loved the trains and all of the hotels. Claudia was very responsive and great to work with. We highly recommend Avventure Bellissime. We have used other tour companies in other countries and this one was the best!
Reviewed by Bill & Helen on
Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time my wife and I experienced on our tour that you arranged for us June 30-Jul17. 5-Stars. Never booked a complete travel deal online before from international web source. TripAdvisor's Top rating you have is well deserved and guessing you will repeat again in 2014. Everything went like clockwork with not one missed connection or problem throughout 6 cities in Italy. All the drivers, connections, vouchers, hotel arrangements, train station navigation/tickets etc - PERFECT! High-speed trains are better than 1st class air travel. Special thanks to all tour guides who were GREAT - Barbara (Colosseum + Palatine Hill), Emellio (Vatican Museum & St Peters), Venice Boat Tour, and women who met us at Venice train then escorted us on water taxi and helped navigate us to hotel, down many back streets, making sure we arrived. Booking and office sales staff (Alexandra & Claudia) were top notch and explained everything well. No surprises, and we knew what to expect. Best advice was leaving checked suitcase behind in Florence when traveling to Cinque Terre, using only a back pack. That Manorola room was great by the way. We highly recommend Avventure Bellissime and would use your services again. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime. Bill & Helen
Reviewed by Cathy and Peter Waskul on
We wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our 12 day tour with you in late Sept. and early Oct. of last year. This was our third trip to Italy and by far the best experience. Relaxed, great accommodations, professional tour guides, and great overall travel arrangements. We would not hesitate to use your services again, and would wish other countries offered your type of travel service. We also appreciated the personalized services by your people, and handling of our faux pas with tact.
Reviewed by Margaret Wilson on
We had a FABULOUS holiday and all your arrangements went smoothly. No one was ever late, all our drivers were fantastic, guides superb. . The guided tour was also great. Our tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel was superb. Sorrento was simply marvelous. The trip to Pompeii with Gino was also memorable and thoroughly enjoyable. Florence also a great few days and our trip to Tuscany villages a real highlight.
Our accommodation and stay in Corniglia was the highlight of our trip and we LOVED our stay there.
Unfortunately most of the walking tracks were still closed however the track from Vernazza to Corniglia was open and we walked back one evening....hot and steep but what awesome views and highly recommend that to anyone fit enough! We visited all the villages by train and it really is a fabulous destination.
Venice was great, I have been there before but my sister and husband had not and they loved it!
We must have walked hundreds of kilometers, ate lots of delicious food, enjoyed your Italian beer, found the history of your country so interesting (New Zealand is only a couple of hundred years old so we have no ANCIENT history), visited many of your beautiful cathedrals and were totally happy at the end of each day!
Thank you all so much for arranging such an amazing holiday...it was perfect and we will definitely recommend others to book one of your tours
Reviewed by Susan Bowen on
We had a great time on our vacation in Italy.
I must say that the drivers that met us as each point on the trip were terrific! They were on time with clearly marked signs and the vans they used to transport the four of us were roomy and comfortable. It took us a while to get use to Italian traffic! All those scooters!
We also enjoyed all of our hotels. They were in convenient locations near our tour guide meeting sites and close to so many historic areas. The included breakfasts were good and a few hotels even had American style eggs and bacon.
The tour guides we had in Rome , Pompeii, Florence and Venice were wonderful. We were never hurried and we enjoyed the rich culture. The small size of the tours was nice as we skipped the long lines and huge tour groups! We liked that we were not over scheduled and had some "down time" to just sit and enjoy the view or take a nap.
Highlights were:
Hotel Minerva in Sorrento-what a fabulous view from our balcony and we enjoyed the roof top swimming pool.
Cinque Terre- we loved the 5 towns , especially beautiful Vernazza . Free internet access at the local cafe in Corniglia was a plus and the pesto will long be remembered.
Train Service- your high speed trains with first class seating were so comfortable. A great way to travel!

Thank you so much for a great travel experience. I have already recommended your service to several friends!
My family will never forget our trip.
Reviewed by Robert Claveau on
I must say this holiday was one we will never forget.We all fell in love with Italy and hope to return in the next 2-3 years.Your company was 1st class all the way.
From all hotels,transfers,train reservations and tours we were all impressed and not once did we have to worry about you not being there for us.You were there every step of the way.I have also passed on your information and website to other friends who were impressed at your different itinerary options and the simplicity you have created in touring a wonderful country such as yours.Us seeing what we were able to see in 14 days without ever feeling rushed or exhausted at any time made it a wonderful journey that we much loved and were grateful for.I must also add how much we were felt at home by the Italian people.You are all so warm and friendly.
Thank you again for letting us share your wonderful country with us.
Reviewed by Bruce and Chris AMOS on
It was a pleasure not to have to worry about a thing each day, from hotel bookings, transfers and some tours, absolutely fabulous work all round.

May we congratulate you all again for the fine organisation, the hotels that we selected were all excellent, well located for easy access to places to visit and certainly high enough in comfort and standard.
The one in Cinque Terra whilst hard to access was incredible in its views and location in the village.

Thanks again!
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