For those travelers who are looking for an introduction to Italy, Sceptre Tours’ escorted tour “A Taste Of Italy” provides all the right ingredients: visits to the country’s most popular cities, airport transfers, accommodations, breakfast daily, sightseeing with an expert guide, and an affordable price. This tour is priced from $ 1,579 per person based on double occupancy, land only. Air-inclusive pricing is also available.
This is the perfect option for a solo traveler or group of women or even a couple who want to visit Italy, but prefer the security of traveling on an escorted tour. This comprehensive Italian vacation covers Rome, Florence, and Venice with enough free time for travelers to also do their own explorations — which is rare on an escorted tour.
Participants will enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide in all cities including the must-see sights such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome, Michelangelo’s celebrated David statue, the cathedral, and sculpture-studded Signoria Square in Florence, as well as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, and the Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. A full day at leisure in Venice provides the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the island of Burano. A special welcome dinner in Rome and a private boat ride in Venice are included.
The Taste of Italy package includes:
•6 nights hotel stays throughout Italy (2 nights at the Albani in Rome, 2 nights at the Atheneum in Florence, and 2 nights at the Boscolo Bellini or All’Angelo in Venice;
•Transfers from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport at the end of the tour if you purchase air through Sceptre;
•Private luxury motorcoach with services of a professional Italian driver/guide;
•Daily buffet breakfasts and a welcome dinner with wine in Rome;
•Sightseeing in Rome, Florence, and Venice
The land only portion of the tour is priced from $ 1,579 for travel on departures in March, 2011 and ranges from $ 1,699 to 1,829 for travel from August through December, 2010 and again in April, 2011. Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is $ 246 – $ 261. Triple room reduction of $ 54 per person. Extra nights per person in Rome: in single room $ 228, in twin room $ 165, in triple room $ 135. Extra nights per person in Venice: in single room $ 230, in twin room $ 185, in triple room $ 168. Airport transfers are included if you purchase air from Sceptre.
Air into Rome is available from as low as $ 300 (approximately $ 590 with taxes and fuel surcharges) round trip from New York for travel from November to March on select Wednesday departures. Passengers should contact Sceptre for exact air pricing based upon their dates of travel and gateway city.