8-Day Venice to Rome Essence of Italy

Semi-Private Italy vacation packages include transfers, hotels and train tickets that are dealt with on a private basis just for you. The only time you’ll be with other tourists will be when you’re taking one of our small group tours of the Vatican & Sistine Chapel, Ancient Rome & the Colosseum, Reniassance Florence & Michelangelo's David, and three very special tours in Venice. Ideal for the first-time visitor to Italy, these Italy vacation packages can also be customized to suit your own requirments

Highlights and what's included

Our Venice to Rome Essence of Italy vacation packages feature all the following services:  

  • Seven-night’s stay in selected 4-Star Hotels in Venice, Florence & Rome with full American-style buffet breakfasts
  • Six-Private Transfers ( see itinerary below for details )
  • 1st-Class reserved seating on Hi- Speed Euro-Star Trains between Venice, Florence & Rome
  • 4-hr Small Group Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
  • 3-hr Small Group Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour
  • 3-hr Small Group Florence & David Walking Tour
  • Small Group Grand Canal Boat Tour
  • 2-hr Small Group Venice & St. Marks Walking Tour
  • PRIVATE - 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast

Itinerary

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VENICE – 2-nights with hotel included

Day 1 - Venice
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 2 - 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 pm take a Private 35-minute Venice Gondola Ride to conclude your program of tours included in this vacation package.

*Based on your flight's schedule you can opt to take the walking tour on DAY 1


FLORENCE – 2-nights with hotel included

Day 3 - Florence
After a leisurely breakfast you will have a Private Water-Taxi Transfer to the Santa Lucia railway station in Venice with one of our representatives who will take you directly to the train platform to travel in First-Class reserved seats on a Hi-speed train departing from Venice at 10.27 am arriving into Florence at 12.30am (or 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 4 - 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.


ROME – 3-nights with hotel included

Day 5 - Rome
After a leisurely breakfast you will have a private car transfer from your hotel to the railway station to take a First Class Euro-star Train departing Florence at 10.10 am and arriving into Rome at 11.45 am. Upon your arrival in Rome 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 6 - 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. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 7 - Rome
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. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 8 - Rome / End of your vacation package
Your 8-Day vacation package concludes with a Private Transfer to Rome’s airport for your flight home.

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Reviewed by Karen on
We had an amazing trip. Everyone we came into contact with (office staff, tour guides, drivers, hotel staff) was professional and helpful. We have only good things to say about the trip.
Thank-you
Reviewed by Sharon on
I just wanted you to know that it has been amazing. Everything went according to plan with no problems what so ever. All the drivers and guides were professional, courteous and very helpful. Travelling business/first class on the high speed trains was just fantastic and so easy. The hotels had excellent locations and were very good with the exception of the Diplomatic in Rome. Whilst the location is great, the hotel seems in need of renovation and the breakfast wasn’t as good as at the hotels.This is not a criticism at all just feedback for your information.

We have both thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and it has been made very relaxing and stress free. We really can’t praise you enough and would like to put feed back publicly if you will let me know where to leave it.

We will definitely use your company again and I have already been recommending you to others.

Thank you once again.
Reviewed by Leah on
The tour was excellent. My mom and I had a great time. We enjoyed all of the tour guides and the hotels. We also had no issues finding out drivers at all of the locations. Everyone we met through your company was extremely professional and welcoming. I will most definitely book my next trip with you guys. Thanks for an awesome experience!
Reviewed by Stacey D on
What an awesome experience we had on our 10 day semi-private tour of Venice, Florence and Rome. We were a group of 8, two families with teenage kids. All the hotel arrangements were wonderful. The rooms were spotless and the staff was courteous. Transfers were seamless and the driver always showed up either early or on time.

In Venice we booked the Gondola Tour, Grand Canal Boat Tour and St. Marks Walking Tour. All the tour guides were fantastic and informative. We had no problem hearing with the headpieces. In Florence we had an all-day Tuscany Hillside Tour; our driver Jonathan was great and gave us a real feel for the area. We opted for lunch in the Vineyard which was an experience we will never forget. Jonathan was always willing to pull over so we could take pictures or just enjoy the view. Our tours in Rome included the Ancient Rome Walking Tour and the Vatican Tour. Francesca was our guide for the Ancient Rome Tour and she was fabulous. So informative and she answered all our questions with a smile. She truly enjoys giving the tour, which made it all the more enjoyable. The tour is wonderful and gives you a true sense of the landscape 2000 years ago. Our Vatican Tour was with Luca and it was informative and enjoyable. Luca had a wonderful sense of humor and he really enjoyed giving the tour. It is a long tour, mostly due to the crowds you have to navigate. It was great that he sat us down and gave us a lesson in the Sistine Caple so when we went in we knew what we were looking at. St. Peter's was breathtaking, and Luca's knowledge was so impressive!

This was our first time traveling abroad and with the kids we were a bit nervous but Avventure Bellissime put our minds to ease and took care of everything so we could enjoy this once in a lifetime trip! Thank you!
Reviewed by Ronda Murray on
I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful trip to Italy partnering with Avventure Bellissime! What a help to have someone meeting us at each location and getting us to where we needed to go. The tour guides were all wonderful (have to say Luca was our favorite!). There was only one hitch - our driver from Rome to Florence was late to pick us up, but bad traffic happens in a large city and we were able to have our full time in Sienna. He was gracious to stop and let us take pictures of the amazing sunflowers on the way to Florence and also stopped at a high point for us to get our first glimpse of the city.

Thank you so much for all your help in planning and executing our trip (esp. your patience in answering ALL of our questions!). Your prompt and thorough replies were always a great help. We have already recommended your company to another couple who hope to go next year.
Reviewed by Marianne Gravina on
I just wanted to touch base with you to let you know what an amazing time our family had on our vacation. Your staff from drivers to guides were so professional, informative and just an overall delight. We were met on time and warmly at every point and just can’t praise your services enough. Each hotel was great (the rooms in the Kraft Hotel could use a little upgrading; but the rooftop terrace and the staff more than made up for that) and the locations were perfect.

Thank you for making this such a special family event for us and we will recommend you to anyone at all that is considering a trip to Italy.
Reviewed by David Chandler on
thank you for a lovely holiday,
your attention to detail,punctuality & tourist guides were excellent.
Caterina in Florence & beautiful Francesca in Venice were exceptional, as was the Rome guide whose name I forget,
thank you to you and your team!
Reviewed by James on
We absolutely loved Italy and all aspects of the tour were fantastic. All drivers and guides were waiting for us at the designated times. The guides were great – very interesting and informative. The hotels, even though only 3 star as we chose, all exceeded our expectations. In particular, their locations were unbeatable.

I will not hesitate to recommend your tour company to anyone who is planning a trip to Italy.

Thanks very much for a most enjoyable trip !
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