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Story's Northbound Italy - Rome, Florence & Venice 7 Days

The Modern Way to Explore Italy
Our Story Local Host® meets you upon arrival in each city to help you discover —  like a local! We've made it easy for you with four choices of included hotels in the hearts of the great cities, included transportation from city-to-city by Italian Eurorail Train with reserved seats, along with a Story Local Host® and our included Orientation Walkabouts in each city.

You may craft your magical Italian experience on this itinerary with select optional sightseeing experiences with local expert guided tours in small groups up to 25 travelers or perhaps opt for our private tour experience.


Story's Northbound Italy: 7 Days to Rome, Florence & Venice

Our All-in-One Travel Package features:

  • Choice of Hotels located in the Heart of the Cities
  • Special Access Admissions
  • Optional No Waiting, Skip-the-Line Sightseeing
  • Transportation included per itinerary
  • Included Story Local Host® upon arrival to your hotel

"Open my heart and you will see, 'graved inside of it, Italy!"
Robert Browning


Your Itinerary At a Glance:

Italy is a place that, once you’ve been, it never quite leaves you. It becomes a part of you, always there, whispering to you like a long-lost friend, wanting you to stop in for a visit. If you’ve never been, then you only have to imagine places like the world-famous Colosseum in Rome, the Duomo of Florence or the canals of Venice to awaken inside of you the part that longs to see and experience a place where history is so alive. It speaks to you from every plaza, every church and even the very stones beneath your feet.

Our all-in-one package presents a unique approach to discovering Italy without the stress of planning it yourself.

Good Travels,

Mark Story, 
Executive Director

You can ask me any question about this Italian itinerary or any of our small group vacations you're planning by calling or emailing:

Email: Mark @ StoryLandSea.com or 1 (877) 865-6711

 


Story's Northbound Itinerary: 7 Days to Rome, Florence & Venice

Discover the Empire of Rome, the Renaissance of Florence, and the Magic of Venice without the stress of planning the trip! We've taken the work out of the equation so you can simply enjoy the destination.


International Flight Day
Day 1: Fly from USA to Rome, Italy

NOTE: Your international flight is not included in your trip package. Remember, airfare is a completely separate arrangement from your land itinerary. It is your responsibility to arrive at the point of trip origination (Rome) on time regardless of whether Story has arranged your air.

We can arrange your air travel from the Story air department. We’ll work with you to get the absolutely lowest-fare available based on your travel preferences. Please inquire with reservations for details.

We very much encourage trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

 



Rome

Day 2: Welcome to Rome: Where All Roads Lead

Upon arrival, make your way to our hotel in the heart of Old Rome. An optional arrival transfer is available for $59.  

INCLUDED ROME ORIENTATION WALKABOUT  
Meet our Story Local Host® and learn about the area around your hotel in the Heart of Rome. Your love affair with Rome begins today with a visit to Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiore and the Pantheon.

EASY CHOICE ACCOMMODATION: 2 Nights in our Heart of City hotels. You may choose from Tourist Class Hotels, Classic 3+ to 4 Star Hotels, Deluxe 4+ to 5 Star Hotels or Luxury 5+ Star Hotels. See Dates & Rates Tab.

WHERE TO DINE TONIGHT? Exploring and discovering a new restaurant can be a wonderful experience. Or go with one your Story Local Host® recommends.

OPTION: Consider flying into Rome a day early and add the Vatican City Experience. The Italian travel professionals at Story are waiting to serve you! Call today at 1 877 865 6711.


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Empire of Rome

Day 3: Option: Skip-the-Lines to the Colosseum & Roman Forum with our Sightseeing Experience

$65 per person in small group up to 25 guests or $248 per person for our Privately Guided Experience(2 guest minimum). Includes admission. Consider adding our walking tour with our expert local guide through Rome with stops along the way to admire history and modernity in Rome. See ancient elements intertwined perfectly with present-day apartment buildings, and discover how the modern Romans have intertwined their vast history into present-day experience. We're making our way to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the town center of the Roman Empire, for our special access, in-depth touring experience, complete with admissions.

We venture back in time with our walk through the archaeological dig that is the Roman Forum. After our world-class touring experience of Imperial Rome, the balance of the day is free. 

  • Colosseum - Heart of The Empire
  • Roman Forum - Walk through archaeological dig and enjoy a unique perspective of Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill and the Forum. 

Walking Level: Strenuous, but leisurely Pace; Volume: Heavy

WHERE TO DINE IN ROME TONIGHT? Exploring and discovering a new restaurant can be a wonderful experience. Or go with one we recommend for you.



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To Florence

Day 4: Florence, Italy

Make your way to the Rome train station for your included high-speed train tickets to Florence Santa Maria Novella station in the heart of Florence. Upon arrival, make your way to our hotel to drop your bags and meet our Story Local Host® for your orientation walkabout.

INCLUDED FLORENCE ORIENTATION WALKABOUT: Join our Story Local Host® for your orientation of Florence.

EASY CHOICE ACCOMMODATION: 2 Nights in Florence. See Dates & Rates Tab for your choice of hotel accommodation.


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Florence

Day 5: Option: Walking Tour in Florence: Skip-the-Lines to the see the David and the Duomo.

$65 per person in small group up to 25 guests or $218 per person for our Privately Guided Experience(2 guest minimum). Includes admission. Consider our expertly-guided walking tour of Florence with special Skip-the-Line access to the Accademia Gallery to visit the legend of Florence: Michelangelo's David.

Skip-the-Line to see Michelangelo's DAVID in the Academy Gallery

  • Entry to Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ~ The "Duomo" and Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Gates of Paradise
  • Walking through Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Signoria and the heart of Florence

    Consider a visit to the Uffizi Gallery this afternoon: Explore masterpieces of the Uffizi with an expert guide including works by Raphael, da Vinci and Botticelli. Inquire with reservations. 

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace: Volume: Light

WHERE TO DINE IN FLORENCE TONIGHT? Exploring and discovering a new restaurant can be a wonderful experience. Or go with one we recommend for you.


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Welcome to Venice

Day 6: To Venice –  Ah! Venice!

This morning make your way to the Florence train station where you will board the high-speed train to Venice (included tickets of course), and upon arrival, make your way to our hotel in the heart of Venice. Might we recommend our arrival transfer by water taxi? It runs $134 per person, for a minimum of two guests. It includes our representative who meets you upon arrival and our private water taxi to the canal entrance to our hotels.

After arriving the hotel with time to freshen up before meeting our Story Local Host® for the included Orientation Walkabout. Ah! Venice! After the walkabout, our Story Local Host® welcomes you to Venice with an Aperitif on the Grand Canal.

EASY CHOICE ACCOMMODATION: 2 Nights in Venice. Our hotels are located just seconds away from Piazza San Marco. See Dates & Rates Tab for your options.


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Venice

Day 7: Option: Skip-the-Lines to the Doges Palace and Basilica San Marco with our Sightseeing Experience

$65 per person in small group up to 25 guests or $248 per person for our Privately Guided Experience(2 guest minimum). Includes admission. Consider exploring the romance of Venice with our expertly guided tour.

  • Admission and tour of Basilica San Marco
  • Doges' Palace: Visiting all the best general access areas of the Doge’s Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs - "your last view of freedom!"
  • Piazza San Marco for views of the Campanile Tower and the historic heart of San Marco
  • Enjoy included admission/entrance to Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marcianaat your leisure.
  • Enjoy an included boat ride over the lagoon of Venice to the Isle of Murano for an authentic Glass Blowing demonstration.

    Walking Level: Moderate, Leisurely Pace: Volume: Moderate
Option: We highly recommend your consider the traditional gondola ride on the canals of Venice, complete with musicians. $55 per person.

The balance of the day is at leisure to explore.

WHERE TO DINE TONIGHT? Enjoy the last night in Venice!

 
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Arrivederci!

Day 8 - Departure Day

OPTION: DEPARTURE TRANSFER: Venice departure transfer Venice hotel to airport or train station: $187 per person.

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Story's Northbound Italy: 7 Days to Rome, Florence & Venice

ROME

  • Meet our Story Local Host® and enjoy our private walkabout orientation of Rome:
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
  • Optional Skip-the-Line tour: Heart of The Empire "Imperial Rome" Walking Tour with our local Expert Guide
    • Foro Romano: Roman Forum, Admission and guided commentary
    • Colosseum, Admission and guided tour:
      • $65 Per Person in small group up to 25 people
      • Consider our Private Tour - $248 Price Per Person (2 Guest Minimum)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation

FLORENCE

  • Included High-Speed Train Tickets to Florence
  • Meet our Story Local Host® and enjoy our private walkabout orientation of Florence.
  • Optional Skip-the-Line tour: Renaissance Florence Walking Tour with our local Expert Guide: Piazza della Repubblica, The Baptistery, Signoria Square, Santa Croce Basilica, Admission to the Galleria dell' Accademia to see Michelangelo's David and the other magnificent works of art
    • $65 Per Person in small group up to 25 people
    • Consider our Private Tour - $248 Price Per Person (2 Guest Minimum)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation

VENICE

  • Included High-Speed Train Tickets to Venice
  • Meet our Story Local Host® and enjoy a private walkabout orientation of Venice
  • Welcome Aperitif on the Grand Canal in Venice
  • Optional Skip-the-Line tour: Walking Tour with guided commentary through St. Mark's Square and the maze that is Venezia:
    • The Byzantine Basilica of San Marco with our local Expert Guide
    • Excursion to the island of Murano and Venice Lagoon
      • $65 Per Person in small group up to 25 people
      • Consider our Private Tour - $248 Price Per Person (2 Guest Minimum)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation

SIGHTSEEING: Our sightseeing excursions with our local expert guides are conducted in small groups of 6 to 25 guests.

HOTELS: Enjoy your choice of properties in Venice, Florence and Rome. Daily Breakfast included for Budget, Full, hot breakfast for Deluxe and Luxury levels. 

Tourist tax is not included and varies from hotel to hotel.

Travel with us: You Skip the Lines! No waiting on big groups or big buses.

Hotels in the heart of the cities and towns
Not on the outskirts of town so no shuttles or special transfers needed.

All Admissions and Sightseeing as defined on itinerary

Services of a local Story Local Host® in each City
The Story Local Host® meets you upon arrival in each city.

TOUR CONDITIONS:

SIGHTSEEING
Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary via private transportation with experienced, local driver. Admission & entrance fees to all sightseeing as detailed per itinerary.

DAILY BREAKFAST
Daily continental breakfast with coffee or tea included ~ all other beverages are extra.  

INTERNAL TRANSPORTATION
Arrival and departure airport/hotel transfers are not included.

PORTAGE
Portage is not included. You must be physically fit to pull and manage your luggage (including carry on).

SOLO TRAVELERS 
Single Supplement applies. See Dates & Rates Tab.

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

PASSPORTS & VISAS
Travel documents are your responsibility including compliance with customs regulations. PASSPORTS: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member at a local passport office.

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS
Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded room with private bathroom with tub or shower. Single rooms subject to availability and at an additional cost (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge).

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES
All departure taxes are included. 

Airfare is not included but it can be quoted here. Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of your small group Italy tour origination. If you are delayed for any reason, your vacation may be at risk even if Story Land & Sea® made your airfare arrangements. Airfare is a completely separate booking from your Italian land tour vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.

Travel Protection is not included. Story Land and Sea® recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. A Protection Plan can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For more information on available plans or to enroll, go to travelexinsurance.com or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9297 and reference location number 06-0051.

 

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"Story's Northbound Italy: 7 Days to Rome, Florence & Venice"

2018
— Small Group Tour Prices —


Featuring Story's Heart of City Hotels
(not just 'centrally located!')

Published Date Tourist Class Hotels Classic 3+ to 4 Star Hotels Deluxe 4+ to 5 Star Hotels Luxury 5+ Star Hotels
Jan 4,11,18,25 $1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
Feb 1,8,15,22,29
$1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
March 7,14,21,28
$1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
Apr 4,11,18,25
$1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
May 2,9,16,23,30
$1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
June 6,13,20,27
$1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
July 4,11,18,25
$1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
Aug 1,8,15,22,29
$1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
Sep 5,12,19,26
$1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
Oct 3,10,17,24
$1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
Nov 7,14,21,28 $1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
Dec 5,12 $1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779
Dec 19,26 $1,474 $1,769 $2,629 $5,779

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