Joe Banana Limos & Travel

Package 14 - Central Italy Christmas Tour

8 Nights / 9 Days

Local Tours

HIGHLIGHTS

Central Italy Christmas Tour  - 8 Nights/9 Days
  • 9 day tour with 3 Nights in Rome, 2 Nights in Orvieto, 3 Nights in Florence.
  • Guided tours of Rome, Florence and Perugia
  • Private guided tours of Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, The Accademia, Uffizi and Perugia.
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodations with breakfasts included

our safety measures

  • English speaking driver at your disposal for 11-12 hrs per day
  • New luxury mercedes minivan
  • Vehicle sanitized prior to pick up of guests 
  • The vehicle will be used exclusively for you for the duration of the vacation/tour 
  • Driver will undergo regular covid testing with ultimate covid test 48 hours prior to your arrival 
  • The driver and vehicle is exclusive the same from the start till the end of the vacation.
  • Our tours frequent off the beaten path locations, less frequented by tourists with a greater authentic feel.
  • No hidden costs: guides and tickets are always included in our packages
  • Company representative available by phone 24 hrs per day
  • Flexible, risk bookings and penalty changes*
  • Changes to land portion of tours up to 30 days prior to the travel date without penalty*

Why choose our tours vs big groups

  • Customize your days and timing at sites directly with your driver
  • Private, comfortable luxury vehicle exclusively for your party for the duration of your tour
  • Our private vehicles (which can hold a maximum of 8 guests) can arrive directly in the main center of the cities, while taking a bus involves a considerable amount of walking which is a significant amount of lost touring time.
  • No need to wait around for groups members to arrive and designated meeting times 
  • More time to spend actually visiting sites 
  • Air conditioning (temperature control) and wifi on board
  • Water, snacks and refreshing cotton wipes with aloe vera, provided everyday
  • Friendly, local, english speaking driver/guides who engage with guests and share information to optimize your touring experience
  • 24/7 assistance and support from our ground operational office in Italy
  • Private small groups of  3, 4, 6 and 8 + price per person will be lower
  • For groups more than 8 guests, we’ll use 2 minivans and the service provided will be the same
  • For custom made tours we work with any reasonable budget

When
All year
Level
Very Easy

What’s included

  • 8 Nights in 4 or 5 star hotel
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • Vehicle and driver at your disposal for 12 hrs a day
  • Water - snacks - refreshing cotton wipes with aloe vera
  • Local licensed guides
  • Entrance Tickets to sites as indicated

Not included

  • Gratuities

Itinerary

  • Roma Fiumicino Airport
  • Roma
  • Greccio
  • Marta
  • Orvieto
  • Perugia
  • Assisi
  • Cortona
  • Arezzo
  • Firenze
  • Lucca
  • Empoli
  • Aeroporto Firenze

Roma Fiumicino Airport

Roma Fiumicino Airport, Via Pietro Artedi, Fiumicino, RM, Italia

Roma

Roma, RM, Italia

Greccio

Greccio, RI, Italia

Marta

Marta, VT, Italia

Orvieto

Orvieto, TR, Italia

Perugia

Perugia, PG, Italia

Assisi

Assisi, PG, Italia

Cortona

Cortona, AR, Italia

Arezzo

Arezzo, AR, Italia

Firenze

Firenze, FI, Italia

Lucca

Lucca, LU, Italia

Empoli

Empoli, FI, Italia

Aeroporto Firenze

Aeroporto Firenze, Via S. Piero a Quaracchi, Firenze, FI, Italia

Central Italy Christmas Tour - 8 Nights/9 Days

Day 1

Arrive at Rome Airport. Your driver will transfer you from the airport to your 4 or 5 star hotel in Rome for a three night stay. Remainder the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2
Day tour of Rome Part 1. Sites include Gianicolo Hill, People Square, Navona Square, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. Includes skip the line entrance tickets and 3 hr. private guided tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. 
day 3

Day Tour of Rome Part 2. Sites to be visited include The Appian Way, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, Aventine Hill and the Keyhole, Capitoline Hill, St. Peter in Chains. Includes 2.5 hr private, guided tour and skip the line entrance tickets to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Also includes a visit to the Catacombs, tickets included. 

day 4
Check-out from your accommodation in Rome. Your driver will transfer you to Orvieto with a stop in Greccio and Marta en route.  Greccio is an ancient village where you can admire the Christmas markets. Here St. Francis reproduced the nativity scene for the first time. We will visit the International Museum of Presepio with a stop for lunch. Your driver will transfer you from Greccio to Orvieto for two night stay  with a stop on the lake of Marta . 
day 5
Today we’ll explore the magnificent cities of Perugia and Assisi. Arrived in Perugia will welcome us a guide for admire Rocca Paolina with a stop for lunch. In the afternoon of your choice you can visit the Perugina Chocolate House and walk around the Christmas markets. We will move to Assisi to visit St. Francis Cathedral.
day 6

Check-out from you accommodation in Orvieto. Your driver will transfer you from Orvieto to Firenze, for three night stay, with a stop in Cortona and Arezzo. Cortona was the set of the film “Under the tuscan sun” while Arezzo was the set of the film “ La vita è Bella”.

day 7
Full day in Florence. Private tour of Florence with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide. Visit iconic sites such as The Accademia and see Michelangelo’s famous Statue of David, see Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza Signoria,  Ponte Vecchio, The Duomo, and visit The Uffizi. Skip the line entrance tickets to Accademia and Uffizi included. 
day 8

Today we will visit Lucca and Empoli. In Lucca we’ll admire the Cathedral of San Martino, amphitheater and Guinigi tower and the iconic way Fillungo for shopping. Here we take a stop for lunch after which we’ll move to Empoli for visit Christmas markets in Piazza della Vittoria.

day 9
Departure from Italy 😔 . Private transfer from your accommodation to Florence airport.
What should I wear if I want to visit some religious sites?

If you intend to visit religious sites, please have knees and shoulders covered (both men and women).

When is the Colosseum open?

You may find the updated calendar for the site here: https://www.coopculture.it/en/colosseo-e-shop.cfm

When are the Vatican Museums open?

You may find the updated calendar for the site here: http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en.html#lnav_info

When are the Uffizi open?

You may find the updated calendar for the site here: https://www.uffizi.it/en/the-uffizi#timetable-prices

If I want to change my tour date after tickets have been purchased, such as for the Colosseum or Vatican, will my tickets still be valid on my new tour date?

Unfortunately, as tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable, if tickets have already been purchased when you choose to change your tour date, the tickets purchased will no longer be valid for your tour. Please contact us and we will be happy to advise on entrance times for you to purchase new tickets on your own.

What type of vehicle will be used for our tour?

We provide services in luxury Mercedes and Volkswagen sedans, minivans or minibuses (depending on availability). For parties of 1-3 guests we normally use a sedan. For parties of 4-8 guests we use minivans. And for parties larger than 8 guests we either use multiple minivans or a minibus (depending upon availability).

What is your cancellation policy?

Written cancellation notice must be received by us at least 7 days prior to the scheduled service date. If done under these terms, you will not be held financially liable for the scheduled service. If it is not done in these terms, Joe Banana Limos & Travel reserves the right to charge your credit card for a "No-Show” or “Late Cancellation” fee, which is the total amount due for the requested service(s). Please Note: We will NOT CHARGE payment to your credit card at the time of booking unless you select this option, rather we will keep the information in our secure database reserving the right to charge your credit card for 100% of the amount of the service in the event of a “NO SHOW” or “LATE CANCELLATION”.


PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. If tickets have already been purchased when you choose to cancel or change your tour date, you will be financially responsible for the tickets purchased (payment will be automatically processed to the credit card provided at the time of booking) and unfortunately they will no longer be valid for your tour/service.

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Gordon Campbell
From United States

My wife and I would like to thank JB Limo for our extensive 21 day tour thru Italy from Amalfi coast to Venice. Rossella was a delight to work with as we planned our vacation. With our input, she designed our entire trip from hotels, individual stops, guides, and private driver. Thanks to Rossella's planning and Luca, our private driver, the experience was magical and stress free. They made sure everything went smoothly every step of the way and handled any unanticipated issues that arose. The guides provided were exceptional. A few worthy of mention were Paolo in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri; Rita in Rome; Francesca in Florence; Christian in Cinque Terre; Esther in Milan; and Igor in Venice. A few of the highlights included the private boat excursion down the Amalfi coast, private boat to Capri and our visit to Osteria di Passignano winery in Tuscany which included one of our favorite meals. This is our third time using JB Limo services when visiting Italy and they have always exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend their services.

John G.
From United States

After utilizing Joe Banana Limos & Travel for several cruise port tours, we decided to plan a longer trip with them. So, along with another couple, we booked a 15-day tour of Southern Italy. This was a wise decision since this trip was completely amazing! Our Guest Ambassador Cindy communicated with us on a regular basis and transformed our travel preferences into a custom itinerary. Her choice of hotels, guides, driver, and experiences were all spectacular. Equally as important, Cindy provided timely updates on COVID conditions and protocols in Italy. Massimo, our driver, was more like a family friend than just our chauffeur. He was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to please. Massimo went above and beyond responding to our every wish and need. For example, locating a store where a bottle of bourbon could be purchased, accompanying and translating for one of us at a hair salon, and identifying restaurants featuring local cuisine such as donkey meat. However, his best attribute was his commitment to driving safely. Our itinerary included visits to popular tourist sites, as well as stops in many small, quaint, and charming towns but it was the unique experiences that made our trip magical. We enjoyed our stays in a cave hotel in Matera and the two-nights in an Ostuni masseria which was highlighted by a six-course authentic Pugliese dinner. Our group of four attended an olive oil tasting and cooking class in which we made a variety of pastas and focaccia that were included in our fantastic Italian lunch; on another day we visited an Amalfi coast lemon grove where we made limoncello and were treated to another “light” lunch. Imagine our surprise when the scheduled boat tours around and to the islands of Ischia and Capri were on Joe Banana’s private boat with a skipper who knew the best spots for photos. Our three tour guides (Amy, Tiziana, and Paola) were friendly, informative, spoke English, and made our sight-seeing stops interesting and meaningful. Having local people accompany us made our trip into a true adventure. We highly recommend Joe Banana Limos & Travel for travelers desiring to visit Italy. We are already planning more trips with Joe Banana to areas of this beautiful country and we will definitely request Massimo to be our driver again.

Andrew G.
From New York

The pickup was waiting for us when we arrived at the airport. I was in constant communication with their dispatchers through Whatsapp. They monitored my flight, and when it was delayed adjusted for me and texted to confirm. The car was clean, the driver was super polite, spoke English well, and was able to point out tons of interesting stuff along the way. Easily one of the best transfer experiences i've ever had.

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