Italy at Christmas Time -11 Day (10 Days/9 Nights)

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Dec 17 - 26, 2022
Group size: 6 - 20
Italy at Christmas Time -11 Day (10 Days/9 Nights)
Italy

Now Journey
  • Facebook verified
8 reviews

$NaN
Dec 17 - 26, 2022
Group size: 6 - 20

About this trip

Italy at Christmas Time: 11-Day Small Group Tour commences in Venice and Finalés in Rome — The Holidays are a great time to visit Italy with Journey's Italy at Christmas Time Tour. We begin the holiday adventure in amazing Venice. Step back in Florence's Christmas Renaissance past and learn of unique and fun traditions only the Florentines know about! Relax in Tuscany's sunny countryside (even in winter!) and celebrate the Yule spirit. And finale with the grandeur of Rome all dressed up for the Holiday season. Remember, you can expand your Journey by adding Bellagio on Lake Como for a 2D/2N pre-tour extension to experience the Holidays on Lake Como.

What’s included

  • Journey Tour Director
    Our expert and personally trained Tour Director is your host throughout the Journey.
  • Local Guides
    Local, expert easy-to-understand Italian Guides
  • Journey's Cusine
    Journey Dining means everything is included in your dinner: Premium beverages, order from the regular menu or from our recommendations.
  • Premium Beverages
    At included dinners: Farm-to-table Cuisine with Premium Italian Wine & Cocktails
  • Portage & Wifi
    Luggage Portage throughout your Journey, WiFi
  • Airport Meet & Greet
    Meet & Greet at Airport with Arrival Transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation
    Accommodation at hand-picked Hotels.
  • Premium Sightseeing
    Exclusive Premium Sightseeing with most in the mornings, and most afternoons at leisure. Enjoy Christmas in Italy with themed experiences.
  • Tuscan Winery Experience
    Tasting paired with delicious morsels
  • Venetian Gondola
    Gondola with our Venetian Musicians Serenade
  • Admissions & More
    Admission fees, taxes, and gratuities excluding the Journey Tour Director
  • International Airfare
    Airfare is separate and not included.
  • Personal Items
    Items of a personal nature.
  • Certain Meals
    Based on your selected package.

Available Packages

Deluxe Hotels Package
Available until November 17, 2022

Included in the Deluxe Hotels' package are our 4+ to 5 Star, heart of city properties:

OPTIONAL BEGINNING: LAKE COMO, 2 Days/2 Nights
BELLAGIO ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE COMO
Expand your Great Cities with Lake Como!
Deluxe: Hotel Belvedere or Similar

TOUR COMMENCES: VENICE, 2 Days/2 Nights
CASANOVA, WINGED LIONS, VENETIAN PASSION
The Republic of Venice soars again.
Deluxe: Hotel Saturnia & International, Hotel Bauer, or Similar

FLORENCE, 2 Days/2 Nights
BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE
Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and other Masters come to life.
Deluxe: Hotel Bernini Palace or Similar

THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE, 2 Days/2 Nights
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
Frances Mayes had this place right: it's amazing.
Deluxe: Villa Marsili, Hotel San Michele, Monastero Hotel & Spa, or Similar

TOUR FINALE: ROME, 3 Days/3 Nights
A THOUSAND ROADS LEAD ALWAYS TO ROME
Heart of the Empire of Rome, Roman Holiday
Deluxe: Iconic Pantheon Rome Hotel or Similar

Because of our long-standing relationship, we get only the best rooms in category for these properties. The Journey Way! 

$5,855
Deposit: $500
Classic Hotels Package
Available until November 17, 2022

Included in the Classic Hotels' package are our 3+ to 4 Star, heart of city properties:  

OPTIONAL BEGINNING: LAKE COMO, 2 Days/2 Nights
BELLAGIO ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE COMO
Expand your Great Cities with Lake Como!

Classic: Hotel Metropole or Similar

TOUR COMMENCES: VENICE, 2 Days/2 Nights
CASANOVA, WINGED LIONS, VENETIAN PASSION
The Republic of Venice soars again.

Classic: Hotel Bonvecchiati or Similar

FLORENCE, 2 Days/2 Nights
BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE
Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and other Masters come to life.

Classic: Grand Hotel Cavour or Similar

THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE, 2 Days/2 Nights
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
Frances Mayes had this place right: it's amazing.

Classic: Hotel Italian or Similar

TOUR FINALE: ROME, 3 Days/3 Nights
A THOUSAND ROADS LEAD ALWAYS TO ROME
Heart of the Empire of Rome, Roman Holiday

Classic: Antica Albergo al Sole dal Pantheon or Similar

Journey's Classic Dining Plan includes the Welcome Dinner in Venice. You can upgrade to 5 total dinners included for $390 per person. The Journey Way of Dining includes Premium Beverages - unique in the travel industry!

$3,855
Deposit: $500
Econo Hotels Package
Available until November 17, 2022

Included in the Econo Hotels' package are our 3 Star properties:    


OPTIONAL BEGINNING: LAKE COMO, 2 Days/2 Nights
BELLAGIO ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE COMO
Expand your Great Cities with Lake Como!
Econo: Hotel Centrale or Similar

TOUR COMMENCES: VENICE, 2 Days/2 Nights
CASANOVA, WINGED LIONS, VENETIAN PASSION
The Republic of Venice soars again.
Econo: Hotel San Marco or Similar

FLORENCE, 2 Days/2 Nights
BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE
Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and other Masters come to life.
Econo: Hotel Mia Cara or Similar

THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE, 2 Days/2 Nights
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
Frances Mayes had this place right: it's amazing.
Econo: Hotel Italia or Similar

TOUR FINALE: ROME, 3 Days/3 Nights
A THOUSAND ROADS LEAD ALWAYS TO ROME
Heart of the Empire of Rome, Roman Holiday
Econo: Hotel Marco Polo or Similar


Journey's Econo Dining Plan includes the Welcome Dinner in Venice. You can upgrade to 5 total dinners included for $390 per person. The Journey Way of Dining includes Premium Beverages - unique in the travel industry!

$2,375
Deposit: $500

Available options

PreTour LakeComoBellagio Deluxe $1669/pp
$1,669
PreTour LakeComoBellagio Classic $1179/p
$1,179
PreTour LakeComoBellagio Econo
$639
Cooking Class in Florence
$185
5 Total Dinner Upgrade (Classic/Econo)
$390
Individual City Dinner Upgrade
$90
Cooking Class from Cortona
$248
Cortona Evening Apericena
$75
Siena Tour from Cortona
$375
Rome Christmas Walk + Lunch
$135
Welcome to Rome Dinner
$95
Vatican City at Christmas Tour
$165
Rome Farewell Dinner
$85
Rome Departure Transfer
$55
$NaN


Itinerary

Day 0: Depart US
Begin Transatlantic Flight overnight

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8 reviews
Now Journey purveys small group tours and Private Journeys for the Modern Traveler.

Reviews

Everything about this trip was first class from the accommodations and restaurants to the transportation between cities to the local guides chosen in each city. Our tour captain, Kent, ensured everything ran smoothly and seamlessly. Several times, he surprised us with little things which weren't mentioned in our itinerary, e.g., a transfer from city-to-city via private boat or an unscheduled stop for gelato or an impromptu wine and cheese picnic along a vista view. The little extras meant a lot! Every hotel in which we stayed was exceptional both in location and amenities. They were all well-located in city centers with easy access to historical landmarks and sites of interest. Restaurants were extraordinary and unique with meals which would delight anyone. Having optional dinners for the nights which did not include meals was much appreciated as it gave us yet another opportunity to explore a unique and delicious restaurant. Transportation between cities was either business class on the fast trains or in a comfortable Mercedes van. We believe the value received for the price paid was first-rate. Now Journey has gained loyal customers in us as we will definitely look to them for booking future trips. Rick and Cheryl Houser
By Cheryl H for Houser's Complete Classic Italy 15D on 24 May, 2022
Now Journey is a small group travel company that you can trust to provide an amazing, stress-free travel experience. My 4 daughters and I just retuned from Italy's Great Cities trip with an extension to the Amalfi Coast. Every aspect of the trip was first class and exceeded out expectations. Hotels were in locations in the heart of each city with excellent accommodations. The food and wine was experienced in amazing local "ristorantes" where the culture and flavor of Italy was on display. Sightseeing was with local, knowledgeable guides and we never waited in a line to get in . Our American Tour Captain guided us to maximize our experience and make sure we had a stress free journey. I highly recommend Now Journey to everyone who loves to travel Thanks to Now Journey for the trip of a lifetime!
By Georgia B for Georgia's Italy: Venice to the Amalfi Coast on 21 May, 2022
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Mark Story's selection of Cynthia Garofalo as our private tour guide in Rome provided us 2 amazing half-day experiences. She accompanied my wife and me as we walked through the recently opened Domus Aurea (Nero's Golden House), the Colosseum, and the Palatine Hill on our first afternoon in Rome. The next morning she was our tour guide through the Vatican Museums. Cynthia's knowledge of Italian history, geography, archaeology, and art is unsurpassed. When she learned we were on our way to Cairo, she frequently pointed out the connections that Rome had with Egypt in ancient times. She is undoubtedly the very best guide we have ever had. We much appreciated her enthusiasm for all things Rome!
By Michael C for Michael & Jeannie's Rome Adventure on 17 Nov, 2021
We had a wonderful trip with a great, well located hotel, no wasted time, terrific guides & wonderful food. Can't wait to go back!! A very special experience.
By Jean W for Jean & Sarah Weber PARIS ADVENTURE 2021.NOV5.PJ.JEAN.WEBER on 15 Nov, 2021
This was just a wonderful trip all around. Each day was well balanced between free & organized time. As always, the food & hotels were superior. We saw places & met people that we would have missed in other circumstances. What a treat!
By Jean W for Jean & Sarah's Italy's Undiscovered Treasures 9D (copy) on 23 Oct, 2021
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