Escorted Tours Through Italy

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.

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Hotels In Gurgaon

Gurgaon is considered among the emerging business centers of India. It is situated in Haryana state and is a part of the National Capital Region of India. It is located near the capital and the government’s pro-business improvement has resulted in business growth of different industry sectors. The increasing number of business office leads to the establishment of many hotels with high comfort for businessmen and businesswomen from all over the world. Below are several hotels in Gurgaon which have ideal room for various services of business. 

 

Popular Gurgaon Hotels


Trident – The Trident is five star rated and is part of the ‘Oberoi Hotels and Resorts’. It was established in the year 1988 and is the recipient of the prestigious awards like ‘India’s Leading Hotel’ and ‘Asia’s Leading Meetings Hotel’ of the year 2007. It is close to the airport as it is situated at a distance of 10 kms from the international airport and 15 kms from the domestic airport.

 

The Bristol – The Bristol is five star rated and is located close to the DLF Quatab Enclave Phase 1. Though quite new but it has become quite popular within a short span of time. The international airport is just 14 kms and the domestic airport is 16 kms away from the location of the hotel.

 

The IBIS – The IBIS is established in August 2008 by a famous European giant of hotels and tourism. It is located on the Golf Course road of Sector 56, Block 1. The group further aims at opening branches in various prominent Indian cities like Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur and Hyderabad.

 

Crowne Plaza – This is five star rated and is located at sector 29, Gurgaon. It is close to the national highway which has the newly made 8 lane road to connect New Delhi and Gurgaon. The lodge is regarded as the finest business hotels of India. It is just 14 kms away from the international airport.

 

32nd Milestone – The 32nd Milestone was established in 29th July, 1990. It is close to the newly built NH8 connecting New Delhi and Gurgaon. It has earned much of its popularity for hosting the world’s longest dance party in 1999. The lodge is just 17 kms from the international airport.

 

There are several other renowned hotels in Gurgaon like Fortune Select Global, Park Plaza, Galaxy and Lemon Tree.

 

To Brussels

Small Belgium is an embodiment of the Old Europe with its cozy cities, small houses and quite life rhythm. It’s a country with great cultural heritage, architectural monuments, and delicious national cuisine.

Brussels is a capital of Belgium and with its population of about 1 million is a relatively big city. It’s a cultural and political center of the country. Brussels is called “main gates” to the country. Here cross all the main routs inside the country and abroad.

The name of Brussels means “marsh city”. The first settlement was founded here in VI century on the way between Cologne and Bruges. During Hasburg rule it was the capital of the Spanish Holland. In XIX it became the capital of the independent Belgium.

Nowadays Brussels is mainly a city of businessmen and diplomats, a headquarter of European Union and NATO, it an interesting place for tourists too. It’s luxurious, cozy and historical city. The center of the city can be divided into two parts – Upper and Down. Upper town is full of broad boulevards and magnificent buildings. In contrary, downtown presents a labyrinth of narrow medieval streets around one of the most beautiful squares in Europe – Grand Place.

Almost all the attractions are situated within four blocks. Here you can see one of the most unusual and discussed fountains of the world – “Peeping boy”, visit numerous museums devoted to the history, art or something else. Various shops offer the most traditional Belgian souvenirs – chocolate and lace.

Brussels is a bilingual city – both French and Flemish are in use. In fact the French is used mush wider, but nevertheless all road signs and signboards should be duplicated.

On the outskirts of the city raises Atomium – a sophisticated structure covered with the aluminium panels. From its top on approximately 100-meters height opens an unforgettable panorama of Brussels and its suburbs. This building was established for the international fair of 1958 and symbolizes the structure of atom.

City hall building appeared in XV century – it took almost 50 years. A century later Royal palace was created. Now it houses municipal museum. Saint Michael is considered to be a saint patron of Brussels – its statue crown the spire on city hall roof and the most respected temples in Belgian capital is Saint Michael’s Cathedral.