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Italy Vacation
09/16/2014 – 09/24/2014


Viva Italia - 9 Days / 8 Nights
Rome, Florence, Venice & Tuscany

Exclusive pricing for this trip only

 

 


This exclusive Italy family vacation from Adventures by Disney and Dreams Unlimited Travel combines the best parts of the Viva Italia Adventure with modifications made by Dreams Unlimited Travel based on our own personal travel experience in the region. Come with us as we we explore Italy from ancient Rome to medieval villages and 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:

 

  • The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

    Travel through 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.

  • Tour Historic Rome

    Our private guided tour will hit all the highlights of the ancient city including The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Forum and much more.

  • Visit Orvieto

    One of the most impressive cities in Tuscanny, with a rich history and breathtaking views, Orvieto offers some of the most incredible shopping opportunities of our trip. Don't miss Kevin and John's favorite pottery shop!!

  • Enjoy three nights in Florence

    Experience the birthplace of the Renaissance by actually staying there!! Visit the Academia to view The "David", experience the the Historic City Center, tour the Uffizi Museum and join us for a group lunch at our favorite restaurant in Florence!!

  • Palazzo Vecchio: Privately Guided "Backstage VIP Tour"
    Includes access to Behind the Scenes areas of the Palace - and includes a climb up the famous Medieval Tower
  • 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

  • Soak in the wonder that is Venice
    A privately guided walking tour to Piazza San Marco provides the highlights of this magical city. Tour The Peggy Guggenheim Museum and then spend time enjoying this city as a true Venetian

Day One

Arrive in Rome
Benvenuto! Welcome to Italy. 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 transports you to the Hotel Bernini Bristol.

Check into the Hotel Bernini Bristol
Located in the heart of Rome, this gracious hotel was once visited by European royalty! Across the way is the Triton Fountain, created by the sculptor Bernini, and you are just steps away from the world-famous Via Veneto.

Welcome Reception and Dinner at Hotel
Gather together and meet the other members of our group that will share the adventure! After a festive cocktail reception, feast on the first of many mouthwatering Italian meals.

Meal Included: Dinner

Day Two

Breakfast at Hotel
Enjoy a full American-style buffet breakfast to start the day.

Privately-Guided Tour of Rome

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 your family will treasure forever.

Lunch at ReCafé
Fuel up with a delicious meal of pizza and salad before continuing your tour.

Sights of Rome Tour
Continue your walking tour of the best sites in Rome with visits to the spectacular destinations of this historic city that you've always dreamed of seeing. You'll explore the city center, home to the famed Spanish Steps, the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain, where you can, as the legend dictates, ensure your return to Rome by tossing a coin into its waters.

Dinner On Your Own in Rome
When in Rome the city, and its outstanding restaurants, is yours to explore. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guides to make recommendations for a memorable meal.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Three

Breakfast at Hotel
Enjoy a full American-style buffet breakfast to start the day.

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 at a Local Trattoria in Rome
It's your Roman holiday! Join your fellow adventurers for tasty lunch at a local trattoria. 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.

Arrive at the Westin Excelsior in Florence
Welcome to this idyllic retreat on the Arno River that delivers stunning views, richly decorated rooms, exceptional service, and seven centuries of history that will be your home for the next few days.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Five

Privately Guided Walking Tour of Florence
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.

Special Group Lunch
Beleive it or not, your Dreams Unlimited Travel hosts actually have a favorite restaurant in Florence. Join us as we eat family style with Tony One (yes, that's what he likes to be called) at Trattoria San Lorenzo.

Free Time in Florence
Between the sites, sounds and shopping available there is never enough time to enjoy all this city has to offer. Your Disney Adventure Guides and Dreams Unlimited Travel hosts will be available for suggestions for Dinner and/or what to do on your own.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Six

Palazzo Vecchio: Privately Guided "Backstage VIP Tour"
Includes access to Behind the Scenes areas of the Palace - and includes a climb up the famous Medieval Tower. Tickets to the Uffizi Museum will be offered to anyone who is interested.

Lunch, Afternoon and Dinner in Florence
Walk through the pages of history and discover the beauty of this magical metropolis. Shop for treasures at a bustling marketplace or marvel at great works of art in magnificent museums. For dinner, discover tantalizing dishes. Indulge your senses tonight with a fantastic meal on your own in Florence!

Meal Included: Breakfast

Day Seven

Italo Train to Venice*
After a delightful breakfast in the hotel, bid farewell to Florence and climb aboard an Italo High Speed bullet train that features the most advanced technology and onboard conveniences. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, snack areas, and food and drink service. A boxed lunch will be provided for the train ride to Venice
*Please note that food and drink service on the train is not complimentary.

Private 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!

Arrive at Luna Hotel Baglionii
This comfortable hotel has majestic chandeliers, enchanting frescoes, a private canal entrance, and is home to the world-famous Harry's Bar!

Dinner on Your Own
Tonight, decide how your family would like to share a Venetian dinner on your own. Choose between gourmet restaurants, tempting trattorias or local favorites.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Eight

Enjoy Venice on your Own
After breakfast at the hotel, journey through this labyrinthine landscape on foot. Learn all the enchanting secrets and discover timeless treasures around every corner.

Peggy Guggenheim Museum
For anyone who is interested Adventures bu Disney will be offering tickets to this world-class museum.

Farewell Dinner
Toast to the magnificent adventure you've 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 Nine

Breakfast at the Hotel
Bid farewell to all your fellow adventurers, and enjoy one last meal on the shores of Venice.

Transfers to Airport or Train Station
Relax and enjoy your final moments in Italy, as we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the airport. Say "arrivederci" to your fellow adventurers until you return again!

Meal Included: Breakfast


     


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