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Package 29 - Must see over Christmas time

10 Nights / 11 Days

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Package 29 - Must see over Christmas time

HIGHLIGHTS

Must see over Christmas Time - 11 days / 10 nights
  • 11 day tour with 4 Nights in Venice, 6 Nights in Florence.
  • Private guided tours of Venice, Verona, Florence, Cinque Terre.
  • Visit the beautiful Murano and the magnificient architecture, Verona and the Juliet Balcony, Cinque Terre and Manarola Nativity scene.
  • Enjoy the food tour in Parma and Modena, try the different flavours of the typical food of each region during the Christmas period and the typical wine tasting in the Chianti Region.
  • Enjoy the Christmas Markets in Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, San Marino and Florence.
  • Amazing gondola ride in Venice.
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodations with breakfasts included

our safety measures

  • English speaking driver at your disposal for 10-11 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
Winter
Level
Very Easy
Service Type
Vehicle + Walking Tour

What’s included

  • Private driver and vehicle for the entire length of your vacation.
  • 4 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Venice
  • 6 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Florence
  • All breakfasts included
  • Private guided tours of Florence city, Accademia and Uffizi Museums, Cinque Terre
  • Amazing food tour with Parmigiano, Balsamic Vinegar and Lambrusco wine
  • Christmas Markets in Venice, Cinque Terre, San Marino and Florence
  • Gondola ride in Venice

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Any meal or beverage not mentioned above
  • City taxes at the hotel

Must see over Christmas Time - 11 days / 10 nights

Day 1

Arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport.

A driver will be meeting you outside the luggage claim, and will transfer you to Trento for a 4 night stay at a 4 or 5 star accommodation.

Day 2

 Private walking day tour of Venice and stop to the beautiful ice skating rink which is surrounded by a small Christmas market, you can’t ask for a more picture-perfect setting than that; quaint, cosy and utterly wholesome!

day 3

Full day exploring Venice.
Visit Murano, discover the magnificent architecture, art and history of this city, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, see famous landmarks such as Giotto Bell Tower and the Rialto Bridge with a private 4 hour guided walking tour.
Complete the day with a 30 minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal. 

day 4

Day tour in Verona which means you will be delighted by its colorful lights and decorations, taste its traditional sweets and be surprised by its many Christmas trees. Everything in this period is bright and magic, as a fairytale. There are a lot of Italian specialties to taste in Verona. One of them is related to Christmas: the “Pandoro”, a traditional sweet of the city prepared for holidays.
Enjoy a 3 hour walking tour of the city with a professionally licensed English speaking guide. Visit the Juliet’s Balcony, one of the most charming Verona attractions, principal character of the Romeo and Juliet legend, the most romantic drama by Shakespeare.

day 5

Check out from your accommodation and check in Venice and transfer to Firenze with a stop to a cheese factory in Parma, home town of the most famous cheese in the world: Parmigiano Reggiano! Includes guided visit of the dairy and a tasting.
Next stop: balsamic vinegar farm in Modena! Guided visit of the farm and tasting of Modena's Black Gold with a selection of cold cuts and cheeses (with a glass of Lambrusco wine!).
Arrival in Florence for a relaxing 6 night stay in one of the most beautiful Italian cities.

day 6

Full day in Florence.

Private six hour 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 7

Cinque Terre guided tour, during which you will visit Manarola and discover one of the biggest Nativity scene of the world with over 17,000 lights that illuminates hills and sea.

day 8

Full day at the discovery of San Marino becomes an ideal destination for a pinch of culture to support shopping and fun: in addition to the Christmas Markets, in fact, San Marino stages nativity scenes, shows, concerts and creative workshops.

day 9

Leisure day in Florence where you can visit the Christmas Markets held in Piazza Santa Croce. Nothing is missing, not even Santa's House, complete with a post office for children's letters.

day 10

Full day tour to Siena, San Gimignano. You will visit Siena, a town full of history and art. Do not miss a visit to Piazza del Campo and maybe to one of the famous ”contrada”. Explore San Gimignano, a beautiful example of an Italian medieval town. Do not forget to taste the Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, a typical wine from the Chianti region.

day 11

Departure from Italy 😔. Private transfer from Florence hotel the Airport. 


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