14-Day Grand Tour of Italy

On Avventure Bellissime's Grand Tour of Italy vacation packages experience the great variety of attractions that Italy has to offer the intrepid traveller. From Ancient Rome to the breath-taking Amalfi Coast, Renaissance Florence & the idyllic Cinque Terre, and glide along the waterways of Venice, and then finish your vacation relaxing at Lake Como. SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR SELECTED TRAVEL DATES - click on "download brochure" for details!

Highlights and what's included

On Avventure Bellissime's Grand Tour of Italy vacation packages experience the great variety of attractions that Italy has to offer the intrepid traveller. From Ancient Rome to the breath-taking Amalfi Coast, Renaissance Florence to the idyllic Cinque Terre, and glide along the waterways of Venice, and finish your vacation relaxing at Lake Como.

  • Eleven-night’s stay in selected Hotels in Venice, Florence & Rome with full American-style buffet breakfasts
  • 2-nights accommodation in the Cinque Terre National Park
  • Nine-Private Transfers (see itinerary for details)
  • Three-1st-Class reserved seating on Hi- Speed Euro-Star Trains between Rome, Naples, Florence & Venice
  • 4-hour Small Group Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
  • 3-hour Small Group Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour
  • 3-hour Small Group Best of Rome mini-van and Trastevere walking Tour
  • 3-hour Small Group Florence & David Walking Tour
  • Small Group Grand Canal Boat Tour
  • 2-hour Small Group 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.

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

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.

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 10.33 am arriving in Venice at 12.30 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 on our Small Group Grand Canal Boat Tour (Maximum 8-9 people). The perfect introduction 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.
Rest of the Day at your leisure.

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.

LAKE COMO – 2-nights with hotel included

Day 12 – LAKE COMO
After a leisurely breakfast, take a Private water-taxi transfer from your hotel to connect with a Private Car Transfer from Venice directly to Lake Como travelling with an English-speaking driver in an air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle directly to the centrally located Hotel in Como, where you will be staying in a standard classic double room on bed n breakfast basis for two nights. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 13 – LAKE COMO
Enjoy a day at your leisure at Lake Como.

Day 14 – LAKE COMO/END OF THE VACATION PACKAGE
Your vacation package will conclude with a Private car transfer with an English-speaking driver in an air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle from Lake Como to Milan’s Malpensa Airport for your flight home.

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Reviewed by Christopher Smith on
My wife and I have just arrived home from our 14-day Grand Tour of Italy. Oct. 2, to Oct. 15 2016. This was our first time in Italy, and we wanted to have a stress free vacation. We chose AVVENTURE BELLISIME because of all the positive reviews they received on trip advisor and were the only tour company we could find that provided the itinerary we wanted.
From the first email to AVVENTURE BELLISIME requesting information, to the day we were dropped off at the Milan train station for our return home, everything ran smoothly. We would certainly recommend this company to anyone interested in travelling to Italy. Thank you for such a great experience!!!
Reviewed by Andrew on
Thank you for reaching out to me. Here's my review:

I just returned from the 14 day Grand Tour of Italy. My husband and I are seasoned travelers and we had the most wonderful experience with Avventure Bellissime, I would highly recommend this tour company to anyone traveling to Italy.

We were traveling with another couple. My husband and I have visited Italy twice before. My one desire was to visit Cinque Terre. The other couple never visited Italy before so it was important the we visit Rome. Florence and Venice. Avventure Bellissime was one of the only tour companies that offered a trip that included all 4 destinations.

I researched the company on the internet and it received excellent reviews. I can now see why they did. Whenever I emailed them , I received a prompt reply from Aleksandra or Claudia. When in Italy, my transfers were always waiting for me. They usually were there minimally 15 minutes before the scheduled time. The hotels we were booked in were beautiful and well located. The tours associated with the trip were excellent. The docents were a wealth of information. There is time in the tour to schedule your own excursions or book optional ones with the tour company.

Overall, we had a stress free trip with wonderful service. I highly recommend this tour company.
Reviewed by Blair and Joe on
My husband and I had been in talks since before we were married of doing a 2 week tour of Italy for our 10 yr wedding anniversary. A year ago we started our research and came across Avventure Bellissime. It had everything we wanted - excellent reviews for both day tours and the overnight tour packages, options for private and group tours, ability to customize our trip to accommodate an extra day in a few cities, private transfers between cities, and excellent hotel bookings. We went on our trip of a lifetime in early-mid May 2016. Our guides and shuttle services always showed up when/where promised. The tours through the company were phenomenal - both private and group tours: Rome in a day with Francesca and Davide, 2 different Tuscan hill town day tours with Brando and Yaris, Dolomites and Cortina with Carlo, northern Italy with Giovanni (who even adjusted our trip so we could stop in at a local historical winery because the weather too poor for a Verona city tour), Venice boat tour with Giorgia, Florence city tour with Antonella, and Pompeii, and Capri/Anacapri with our adorable Italian-Turkish tour guide. Many of the tour guides also had excellent recommendations for restaurants and local wine shops, where they would always alert the owners of our arrival or make advance reservations for us. Aleksandra was very accommodating and responsive during the planning and booking process. The stunning hotels that Avventure booked for us were all in perfect locations and we always appeared to have one of the best rooms with the best views, without even requesting it! The trip exceeded our expectations and was absolutely perfect in every way. Can't wait to book a Tuscan wine tour with Avventure for our 20 year wedding anniversary!
You can't go wrong with this company - they make travel logistics look easy and seamless!
Reviewed by Joseph & Carol on
Dream Vacation for Six

After struggling mightily to put together an Italian vacation for 3 couples on our own, we discovered Avventure Bellissime on trip advisor, and as they say, the rest is history. We contacted Avventure Bellissime, saw the services they offered, and began working with them to customize our dream package. We ended up booking a Semi Private 16-day Custom Italy Vacation visiting Milan, Venice, Florence, Sorrento, and Rome with Avventure Bellissime. They even accommodated our desire to visit Stresa and Cortona, two locations they don’t normally service. As first time travelers to Italy, it was reassuring to know that Avventure Bellissime was only a phone call away if we needed help or information. The transfer drivers were courteous and punctual. The cars were clean and comfortable. And several of the drivers went over and above explaining highlights of the region, and ensuring we made our connections. Lodging was absolutely charming, functional, and within easy access to the sights in each city. In each city, the tours included in our package were excellent. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable and comprehensive in relating not only historical, but also cultural highlights of each location. They were like walking encyclopedias! They made Italy come alive for us. The one highlight we immensely enjoyed was our winery tour as part of our transfer to Cortona, at the Tenuta Casanova Farm. The food and wine were magnificent, and Rita and Silvano were gracious hosts. Our special thanks goes out to Claudia, our Avventure Bellissime operations department interface who worked tirelessly with us to make this custom Italy Vacation truly a Dream Vacation for six.
Reviewed by Howard on
I submitted my review on Trip Adviser. 5 stars. Special recognition to tour guides Francesca, Antonella and Marina. They were outstanding! Drivers Lorenzo, Chico, Matteo and Marco also were excellent. Prompt, courteous and informative. We could not have done this trip without you. From our first contact through our final destination I would rate our experience a 10 out of 10. Thank you from all of us for making our Italy trip one we will never forget. Ciao
Reviewed by Carol O on
Many thanks to all who played any part in organising our custom tour of Italy. All worked like clockwork from the pick up at Rome Airport to the drop off at Milan Malpensa Airport. Hotels were in great, central areas and easy walks to all we wanted to see and do. The drivers of our cars were especially helpful. I must commend Giacomo who drove us from Florence to Manarola and then picked us up and returned us to Florence 2 days later. What a delightful, informative and helpful young man. The tours with Avventure Bellissime were just the right size. Informative without being too Information Overload. We especially enjoyed Francesca in Rome for the Colesseum and the Vatican City Tours. Our daughter is travelling to Italy in December and January and we have recommended some of your tours to her. We will also be quick to recommend your company to anyone we know who are planning a Trip to Italy.
Reviewed by Kevin VanDyne on
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You,
To all those involved with making our recent trip to Italy a fantastic success.
The drivers were all on time and courteous, the tour guides were knowledgeable and entertaining...especially Francesca in Rome...awesome job. The assistant provided to get us to our Hotel in Venice was also a great pleasure to be with.
I would recommend your services to anyone wanting to spend some quality time in your beautiful country.
Thanks again for making our 25th Anniversary one to remember.
Reviewed by Allen Staron on
I apologize for not thanking you earlier for your efforts in arranging a great experience for us in Italy. Every part of the trip met, or exceeded our expectations. The hotels were wonderful and walkable to restaurants and other sights. The hotel breakfasts were also delicious and hotel staff were helpful and responsive to all our questions. Ground transportation was always on-time; never a wait and nice, clean vehicles with professional drivers to get us to our destinations. The three walking tours that we booked through you were great; each guide was extremely knowledgeable and enhanced our visits to Rome and Florence. The high speed train travel was also enjoyable; I wish that we had something comparable in the United States. Everything that we booked through Avventure Bellissime was high quality and delivered as promised. I have already recommended you and your firm to other people for their travel to Italy. Thank you for again for all your efforts in making our visit to Italy fun, memorable, and stress-free.
Reviewed by Adrienne Deans on
Just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying our holiday!

The organization and efficiency have been absolutely fantastic.

We have also had two absolutely outstanding guides in Rome - Luca and Francesca were both wonderful. They were so knowledgeable and informative on their subjects. They were also both very attentive to the needs of my elderly mother during the tours. Wonderful!

We also had an amazing driver from Florence to Cinque Terre - Yaris! He was absolutely wonderful - so chatty, friendly, enthusiastic and courteous. We could not have asked for a better guide for the drive. He was an absolute pleasure!

We have both been so impressed with the punctuality of all of the guides and drivers and their general demeanor and attitude.

We will definitely be recommending this company to others.

Thank you for making this a wonderful and hassle free holiday.
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