Rome, Florence, Venice 2020

Rome, Florence, Venice 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Verona

Tour Itinerary

Your dream of visiting the shining cities of Italy with budget travel in mind is easy to reach. With seven days to see the sights from Rome to Venice – including Pisa, Verona, and Florence – your guided Italy tour is waiting. Majestic Rome, with its historical sites beyond compare, is your first discovery on your affordable Italy vacation. From St. Peter’s Square at the heart of the Vatican to the Colosseum, you’ll see why this “eternal city” is a must-see on every traveler’s list. From Rome, your escorted Italy tour takes you to Pisa and Florence through a gentle landscape of exquisite vineyards, olive groves, and the rolling hills of Tuscany. In Pisa, you’ll see the famed leaning tower and visit the Square of Miracles before heading to Florence – “Cradle of the Renaissance.”Take a guided walking tour of Florence to soak up the world-famous squares and palazzos of the ornate city, including the Duomo and the Baptistery’s bronze door (“Gate of Paradise”).Off to Venice via Verona – the setting for Shakespeare’s fabled tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. You’ll also see the ancient Roman Arena, which today is the home of the summer Opera Festival. From Verona, you’ll continue to romantic Venice, the city of unparalleled beauty. Take a boat to St. Mark’s square and gaze upon the canals with their gondolas and bridges. You can visit an original glassblowing workshop, discover the calli, narrow alleyways of Venice and the ornate palaces at your leisure for the perfect end to your inspiring Italy tour.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: ROME.
Steeped in history, the “Eternal City” is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start your guided introduction to Rome from St. Peter’s Square, the heart of the Vatican, and see other highlights such as the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Maybe take an optional tour of the Vatican Museum to discover some unique art masterpieces. (B)

Day 3: ROME–PISA–FLORENCE.
Vistas of rolling hills, cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and charming villages form the backdrop as you journey into the heart of Tuscany. Stop in Pisa to enjoy a mini-train ride to the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and see the legendary Leaning Tower. Then, head east to magnificent Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance".
Today’s Distance: 284 mi/ 457 km (B)

Day 4: FLORENCE.
Today focuses on the wonders of Florence, starting with a guided walking tour featuring some of the city’s greatest attractions. See Piazza Santa Croce; world-famous Signoria Square; 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio with its collection of artistic masterpieces and incredible courtyards; Loggia dei Lanzi; the fantastic Duomo with Giotto’s gothic Bell Tower and the Baptistry’s ornate bronze door known as the “Gate of Paradise.” (B,D)

Day 5: FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE AREA.
Travel north and cross the Po River to fabled Verona, setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Marvel at the ancient Roman Arena, built for gladiator fights but now a popular venue for festivals and concerts; shop in Via Mazzini, or sip local Prosecco, Amarone, or Soave wine in one of the many bars of the center. Continue to the Venice area for two overnights.
Today’s Distance: 219 mi/ 352 km (B)

Day 6: VENICE AREA.
Venice is a place of unmatched beauty and a feast of fantastic sights. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, the gondolas, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation features a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and a visit to a Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. You’ll have time to explore at leisure on your own, or join one of our optional excursions, including a ride on one of the most iconic boats in the world, the romantic gondola. Otherwise, just relax, sipping a cappuccino or the typical Venetian drink called spritz at one of the many bars or cafés. (B,D)

Day 7: VENICE AREA.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

December 30 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Rome including festive dinner.
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Sightseeing & Activities:

ROME
Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square

PISA
See the Leaning Tower

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour

VERONA
Visit

VENICE
Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshopTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal transfer boat in Venice; mini-train in Pisa

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$300

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

2021 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2020.

Rome: Laurentia
Rome: Ateneo Garden Palace
Florence: Italiana Hotel and Resort
Florence: Hotel Nil
Venice Area: Poppi

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Questions & Answers

Question: All meals and guided tours included?

Some meals and some sightseeing is included. You will have the choice of paying for optional tours or doing your own thing for free time. You'll be responsible for some of your own meals as well.

Question: Do you have any packages with airfare included? The biggest airport in my area would be LAX International (Los Angeles, Ca). Would I fly into Rome and out of Venice?

Airfare is not included in the base price shown on our website. One of our travel consultants can quote you the lowest price for airfare available at the time by requesting a free quote online or calling us at 1-800-935-2620. And you are correct, you'd fly into Rome and out of Venice.

Question: Can you make payments on the purchase price?

Yes- if you deposit early enough, you'll have until 45 days prior to departure date to pay in full.

Question: Does this package include train rides between cities?

This package does included transportation on private motor coach between cities.

Question: Is this tour has Vatican entry we would like to see Vatican

Entry into the Vatican is not included on this particular itinerary, but Cosmos does offer an optional excursions (with an additional fee) to visit Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Question: Are hotels included in this price?

Accommodations are included in the price of the trip.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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By Sasithorn K on Oct 07, 2019

Thank you so much Maya You make my dream came true. I love everything on the trip the tour guide GP and the driver Luigi was soo nice I am so impressed.

By Yves D on Jul 22, 2019

Except for a few minor inconvenience , the trip was excellent

By Patsy K on May 06, 2019

Our one complaint is that the trip was advertised as light walking... We were putting in over 10,000 steps per day, up to 15,000.. My husband has had 3 hip surgeries and has plates in his ankle. We do not consider this light walking. It was very difficult for him to try to keep up with the group and actually gave up a couple of times and stayed behind. If there had been an option for a transfer from the bus to the tour starting point or to dinner we would have gladly paid for him to ride...

By Maryann J on Apr 22, 2019

The location of the hotel in Rome was in an area far from everything. The area was completely covered in graffiti and appeared to be an area that was not safe to walk about. The 2 dinners that were included in the tour were not very good. This was especially true with the buffet dinner the last night in Venice. Terrible. Not what was expected as all as the rest of the food in Italy was great. Also, knowing our time of arrival at the airport in Rome I would expect not to have to wait 2 1/2 hours for pick up to the Hotel.

By Raj P on Apr 08, 2019

Most of the accommodations are good.In Rome the accommodation is very poor .In three days we moved to 3 rooms all are bad.Ants moving in the bath room and the drainage did not work well.Only one dinner was nice.However there is appreciation for the tour director.Heis awesome.

By Georgina A on Mar 25, 2019

Two of the three hotel rooms were very small. The information warned me but, as an American with size expectations, you may want to reinforce this idea of small hotel rooms even more. I'm petite and my legs were hanging off of a twin size bed.

By Marissa A on Mar 03, 2019

Alessia tour director was so nice and knowlegable. Smiling all the time and helpful. We love her.Laurentia hotel some loud noises at night, no coffee inside the room . Italiana hotel no coffee jnside the room .

By Susan D on Feb 17, 2019

I've done four trips with Cosmos, and each time I've been impressed with the level of planning and the strength of the tour leaders. I feel like I'm in good hands on Cosmos trips.

By Dean N on Feb 16, 2019

Our Tour Director Francesco was wonderful. The tour as described. Many excursions offered (for additional cost).

By Julietta C on Feb 03, 2019

Transfer pick up from airport was great. The motor coach was there when I arrived. Very punctual.

By Stephen H on Nov 18, 2018

Our travel consultant, Alfonso was excellent. He was very knowledgable, attentive, and professional. We had a great time visiting Italy; seeing Rome, Florence, and Venice! Our Tour director, Alessia was awesome. She had great energy, experience, clarity, and personalization which made our honeymoon very special. Our bus drivers, Ivan and his father Pino made us feel very safe and no time was wasted. We stayed on schedule and there were no problems. We especially enjoyed meeting all kinds of people from all over the world who shared our vacation with us. We also found time to explore on our own and I would highly recommend using AffordableTours/Cosmos. We are already looking into booking our next trip to see France.

By Antonio H on Nov 04, 2018

I would like to say that this was a very Pleasant experience ,the only advice I would add to this is if you are going to Europe make sure you exchange you Dollars for Euros before you get to Europe, so you get a better exchange rate, do your home work on the dollar compared to the Euro it will make things easier when buying items don't be afraid to haggle with vendors, and make sure you take a Mastercard and let your bank know ahead of time that your going to Europe.

By Josefa B on Oct 15, 2018

Though the tour guide and bus driver were excellent, the hotels that were chosen on this tour were not up to standards compared to the tour we took with CIE in Ireland.

By Hakim S on Oct 01, 2018

AffordableTours did a FANTASTIC JOB in setting up this trip for us.

By Sally S on Oct 01, 2018

Honestly, it would be nice if some of the optional excursions were included in the all ready paid for costs. The Vatican and Sistine Chapel are a must see in Rome, in my opinion. I didn't realize at first that I had to pay additionally to be included in the tours. Thank you!

By Jennifer P on Sep 17, 2018

Meals at hotels need to be improved, or not included.

By Tamra E on Jun 25, 2018

Accomadations were fine but there were very far from any of the attractions.

By Renee B on May 21, 2018

I was very disappointed with hotel Santa Costanza in Rome. I had ants in my bathroom and bed. Also location wasn't favorable. Hotel Italiana in Florence was very nice. I was disappointed with the single room size at Hotel Poppi in Venice. It was a shoebox and very uncomfortable. the location was way too far away. I would probably not want to book again with Cosmos due to the hotel accommodations.

By Jessica M on Apr 09, 2018

It was a wonderful trip. The tour Director and the driver were wonderful! They were very friendly and they explained to us every single detail. I wanted to thank Clendon for booking a great tour for us. I will definitely recommend Cosmos

By Flavia R on Feb 18, 2018

Since I have participated in order Cosmos tour, it was in line with what I expected. The only comment I would make is that the hotel in Rome was so far from the main area that it was costly to get there on our own. I know they pushed for us to take the metro, but not everyone is interested in getting to a new city and learning how to get to the main square using public transportation.


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