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Gateway to Italy Vacation
Rome, Florence and Venice
8 Days / 7 Nights

 

The Gateway to Italy family vacation from Adventures by Disney offers your family flexibility via expanded free time, so that you have more time to visit venues that interest you most and is an affordable way to see some of the world's most desirable locales. You'll revel in the cultures of Rome, Florence and Venice. Travel through time as you explore Italy from ancient Rome to the Venetian Renaissance. Explore the Venice canals by gondola and marvel at the beauty of the Sistine Chapel. It's an experience for all ages!

Trip Highlights include:

  • Pizza Making in Florence

    Get the family together for a private pizza-making lesson in Florence at Rubaconte Restaurant. Afterwards, delight in a delicious lunch that's exclusive to Adventures by Disney Guests!

  • The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

    Discover 50 generations of art and civilization at the Vatican City Museum. This privately guided visit includes the wondrous Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo's great masterpiece rises heavenward.

  • Private Gondola Ride in Venice

    Explore the "sinking" city as you and your family are treated to an enchanting experience of exploring the canals from a gondola.

  • Coliseum

    Learn the legends and relive the majesty of Rome's glorious past! Walk through history at the ancient Coliseum, the Forum and the Pantheon on a timeless journey.


Day One

Arrive in Rome
Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the Hotel Quirenale.

Welcome Reception and Dinner at Hotel
Meet the other families that will share in this enchanting expedition! After a festive reception, enjoy your first of many mouthwatering Italian feasts when you gather at the Aureliano, named after the great Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.

Meal Included: Dinner


Day Two

Privately-Guided Tour of Rome
Learn the legends and relive the majesty of Rome's glorious past. Board a coach for an exclusive excursion through history at the ancient Coliseum, the Forum and the Pantheon. This is a timeless journey your family will treasure forever.

Lunch at Rei degli Amici
Enjoy a leisurely lunch like the locals do. Break bread with your family and fellow travelers at an authentic Roman trattoria!

Optional Privately Guided Walking Tour
Follow an ancient road to the dazzling destinations in the city, from the famed Spanish Steps to the twinkling Trevi Fountain. Cap off your tour with a taste of heaven — Italian ice cream, called "gelato"! Guests may opt to take a coach tour instead of walking.

Dinner on Your Own
A marvelous meal is never far in Rome. Our Adventure Guides will be happy to make suggestions for a family feast to remember.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three

Vatican City Museum and Sistine Chapel
Guided by an entertaining expert, travel through 50 generations of art and civilization at the Vatican City Museum. Our privately guided visit includes the wondrous Sistine Chapel — a sight your family will never forget.

Lunch on Your Own in Rome
It's your Roman holiday! Enjoy a memorable meal for lunch - be sure to ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations. Then browse chic shops along the Via del Corso, discover priceless treasures in a museum or trek through time in the ancient city. This afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish.

Dinner On Your Own
Dine tonight in one of the culinary capitals of the world! Ask your Adventure Guides to make recommendations for a memorable meal.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Four

Travel to Orvieto, Umbria
Travel in a motor coach to the glorious Umbrian and Tuscan countryside. Along the way, take an illuminating excursion to Orvieto, a medieval settlement crowned with a glorious Gothic cathedral!

Lunch and Shopping On Your Own in Orvieto
Explore this charming village that seems frozen in time. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to make recommendations for a fabulous family afternoon. Then board a luxury motor coach for a picturesque ride to the breathtaking city of Florence.

Arrive at the Grand Hotel Baglioni
Welcome to this hotel that has become renown in Florence for its illustrious visitors. Combining cultural traditions with modern comforts, this hotel will be your home for the next two days as you explore this city so central to Renaissance history.

Junior Adventurers' Dinner
Kids cut loose at their own dinner party with their favorite foods as adults enjoy a quiet evening dining at the hotel restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Five

Florence Exploration
Share the timeless treasures of the Renaissance on a privately guided exploration designed to enchant travelers of all ages. Marvel at Michelangelo's "David" and the city's famed Duomo.

Pizza Making at Rubaconte Restaurant
Get the family together for a private pizza-making lesson at this popular pizzeria, and learn the long-held secrets of this mouth-watering region.

Exclusive Lunch at Rubaconte Restaurant
After your lesson, feast at this delicious restaurant with its architectural beauty and splash of sunny hues throughout.

Afternoon and Dinner On Your Own
Be regaled by the astonishing architecture of this stunning city. Many powerful families of Florence spent their fortunes supporting the artists who created the masterpieces that adorn the buildings, both inside and out. For dinner, move from palette to palate as you experience one of the world's most magical cities for dining. Buon appetito!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 


Day Six

Eurostar Train to Venice
After a delightful breakfast in Florence, bid farewell to the cradle of the Renaissance. Climb aboard the Eurostar train, recline in a second-class cabin and relax on your way to dazzling Venice! For your convenience, a boxed lunch is served on the train.

Gondola Tour
Upon your arrival in Venice, explore this "sinking" city where you travel by boat instead of car! You and your family are treated to an enchanting experience of exploring the canals from a gondola.

Piazza San Marco and Basilica
Bring history to life on a privately guided, story-filled walking tour that illuminates the city's architectural treasures. Plus, you'll find a few surprises along the way! At the tour's end, board a water taxi that will take you to the Hotel Papadopoli.

Arrive at Hotel Papadopoli
Revel in the romance and splendor of the 18th century in the historical city center when you stay at this elegant hotel. Within walking distance of the Grand Canal and Basilica dei Frari, the Hotel Papdopoli is a tranquil gem. Once you are checked in, continue your adventure in bella Venezia on foot as you explore the traffic-free city on foot.

Dinner on Your Own
Tonight, savor a Venetian dinner on your own. Choose between gourmet restaurants, tempting trattorias and other local favorites. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guide for dining suggestions!

Meal Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Seven

Walking Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, journey through this labyrinthine landscape on foot. Learn enchanting secrets and discover timeless treasures around every corner.

Day on Your Own
Now is the time to share a Venetian afternoon with your family. Shop in dazzling boutiques, browse through treasures at a museum or just delight in getting lost in the charm of the winding streets of this enchanting city.

Farewell Dinner
Regale one another with tales of the magnificent journey you've just shared with your family and newfound friends. With delectable Italian dishes, lively entertainment and a few Disney surprises, this party celebrates the adventure of a lifetime!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Eight

Breakfast at the Hotel
Say arrivederci to your fellow adventurers and enjoy one last meal on the shores of Venice before arranging your transfers to the airport or train station.

Meals Included: Breakfast


     


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