Joe Banana Limos & Travel

Package 37 - Off the Central beaten path

6 Nights / 7 Days

Local Tours

Price from5.600or less
Package 37 - Off the Central beaten path

INTRO

  • Embark on a delightful 7-day journey.
  • Experience the charm of Castel Gandolfo with private guided tours and explore the picturesque Termoli city center.
  • Indulge in culinary delights with a visit to Ariccia to savor the famous Porchetta.
  • Discover the beauty of Tuscania on a leisurely day trip.
  • Relax in hand-picked 4 or 5-star accommodations and start each day with a delicious breakfast.

HIGHLIGHTS

Off the Central beaten path - 6 Nights / 7 Days
  • 7 day tour with 4 Nights in Lake Albano, 2 Nights in Termoli
  • Private guided tours of Castel Gandolfo, and Termoli city centre
  • Enjoy a visit to Ariccia and taste the famous Porchetta
  • Day at the discovery of Tuscania
  • Enjoy Termoli city centre
  • 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 vehicle
  • Vehicle sanitized prior to pick up of guests 
  • The vehicle will be used exclusively for you for the duration of the vacation/tour 
  • 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

AVERAGE PRICE

Average Price for this package is 5.600€ per person based on private party of 4 guests in a 4 or 5-star hotel in standard double occupancy rooms. If there are additional guests in your party, the price per person decreases, please fill the form to get the best offer for your private tour of Italy 🇮🇹.

 

When
Spring
Price From
5600.00
Level
Very Easy
Service Type
Vehicle + Walking Tour

What’s included

  • Vehicle and driver at your disposal for 10/11 hrs a day
  • 4 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel on Lake Albano
  • 2 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Termoli
  • All breakfasts included
  • Private guided tours of Castel Gandolfo, Termoli city centre
  • Enjoy a visit to Ariccia to taste the famous Porchetta
  • Discover Tuscania
  • Enjoy Termoli seaside

Not included

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

Off the Central beaten path - 6 Nights/8 Days

Day 1

Arrival at Rome FCO Airport. A driver will meet you outside of the baggage claim area and will transfer you from the airport to a 4 or 5-star accommodation on the Lake Albano for a four night stay.
Remainder of the day/evening at your leisure. 

Day 2

Enjoy a guided tour of Castel Gandolfo, also known as Papal Palace or Pope’s Summer Residence. Surrounding the palace, there are stunning Barberini gardens which you can explore on foot or on an electric bus. The Pontifical Villas have a surface of 55 hectares, including the gardens and the Pope’s Farm.
Castel Gandolfo is small but pretty and you should not miss on the opportunity to wander the streets of the town center. From small squares to expansive views over the lake, this is a fantastic place to get away from the chaos of Rome. 

day 3
Day tour in Ariccia in the Castelli Romani, the town most visited by Romans on a steamy summer weekend. They’re drawn there to eat the town’s famous porchetta in a fresh environment. Ariccia porchetta is a spit-roasted pig, always female, that’s seasoned with fragrant herbs… and it IS delicious. Take a walk around Ariccia’s pretty historical centre. Most of it was redesigned by Bernini, including the 16th Century Palazzo Chigi, baroque main piazza, and the church of Santa Maria dell’Assunzione.
Visit the beautiful Nemi Lake.
day 4

You will visit Tuscania, an ancient town allegedly founded by Tusco, son of Hercules, famous for its medieval walls and towers, and for the Etruscan necropolis. Do not miss a visit to Santa Maria Maggiore church, half-Christian and half-Etruscan, where the sacred and profane blend perfectly.
You will stop at Lake Bracciano, the second largest of Lazio’s volcanic lakes. There you will have a chance to visit the “Castle on the Lake”, a medieval castle which dates back to the 10th Century, or just take a relaxing stroll along the clean shores of the lake.
You will reach Cerveteri, home to a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Etruscan Necropoli in Banditaccia, dating back to IX century  B.C. and visit what used to be one of the most important commercial centres in the Etruscan time.

day 5

Check-out from the hotel. Your driver will transfer you from Castel Gandolfo area to Termoli. You will stop in Cassino on the way and you will have time to visit one of the Europe’s oldest monasteries, the Abbazia di Montecassino, founded in the 6th century by Saint Benedict, still a working monastery and pilgrimage site today. 
This town is also tragically famous as it saw some of the fiercest fighting the Italian campaign during World War II in 1944. You will have the chance to visit the Cassino War Cemetery and the Polish Military Cemetery where thousands of servicemen, many of them unidentified, were laid to rest. 
Upon arrival in Termoli, check in to your 4 or 5 star hotel, for a two night stay in a double occupancy room.
Remainder of the day at your leisure.

day 6
Visit Termoli old town built within a medieval castle.
You can admire the castle towers, visit the Cathedral in Piazza Duomo where you can also get a refreshing gelato, tour Largo Tommaso Giannelli and explore the many narrow streets.
There are rare finds restaurants and a number of artisan shops, B&B's and boutique hotels.
Piazza Duomo is the most animated because it is spacious and often is the venue for musical and other cultural manifestations.
day 7
Have your breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver.
Private transfer from your hotel to the airport.
Departure from Italy 😔

What is the currency used in Italy, and where can I exchange money?

The currency in Italy is the Euro (€). You can exchange money at banks, exchange offices ("cambio"), or ATMs. Banks offer competitive rates but may have higher fees. Exchange offices are convenient but compare rates. ATMs are widespread with favorable rates, but watch for bank fees. Major credit cards are accepted, but carrying cash for small purchases and emergencies is advisable.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Italy?

Whether you need a visa to travel to Italy depends on your nationality and the purpose of your visit. Citizens of many countries, including those in the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, can enter Italy visa-free for short stays as tourists

What are hotel taxes in Italy, how do I pay them and how much are they?

In Italy, hotel taxes, known as "tassa di soggiorno" or tourist tax, are fees charged by local municipalities on guests at accommodations like hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals. These taxes vary based on location and accommodation type, usually calculated per person per night. They're not typically included in the room rate and are paid directly to the provider upon check-out, often in cash or added to the final bill. Exemptions may apply for certain guests, such as children or those with disabilities.

How do you greet people in Italy?

Greetings in Italy are typically warm and involve a handshake. It's common to greet people with a friendly "Ciao" or "Buongiorno" (good morning) during the day. In the evening or when meeting someone for the first time, "Buonasera" (good evening) is more appropriate. Italians value politeness, so don't forget to use "Grazie" (thank you) and "Per favore" (please) when appropriate.

What are the opening hours for shops and businesses?

In Italy, traditional business hours are observed, with most shops opening around 9:00 am and closing for a few hours in the afternoon (usually between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm). Shops then reopen at around 5:30 pm. Some smaller businesses may close on Sundays, so it's advisable to plan shopping accordingly.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Italy?

While major credit cards are generally accepted, it's advisable to carry some cash, especially in smaller establishments. Notify your bank of your travel dates to avoid any issues with card transactions.

How do gratuities work in Italy?

Gratuities are not mandatory and never included, but if you've been pleased with the service, it's customary to show appreciation, and workers are very thankful. Generally speaking, gratuities can be 100€ full day guides, 50€ half/partial day guides, driver 75-150€ on full day use of vehicle, skipper 150-250€ for full day tours, hotel porters 3-5€ per bag, restaurants 10-20% on the total, guest ambassadors, based on service received, 1-5% on rhe total amount. Gratuities in Italy run anywhere from 10-25% depending on the services and your satisfaction with them.

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).

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