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 Sightseeing Tours of Italy!

Escorted Tours of Italy

We offer a wide variety of Escorted Tours of Italy that range from several hours in one city to several days in multiple cities. Everything from architecture, museums, art, history to food, wine, olive oil and just plain fun! Private tours are also available. Below is just a sampling of some of our most popular sightseeing tours and services. For more tours or information please contact our call center at info@ItalyByChoice.com or call toll-free at 1-832-EUROPE1 (1-832-387-6731).

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Escorted Sightseeing Tours of Italy – ROME

Rome, Italy Colosseum Ancient Rome (131198) – $62   3 hours, mornings Saturday – Friday, Apr. – Oct.**
Meeting Point: C at 9:15 a.m.
Points of Interest: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill (Inside Visits)
Take a complete tour of Ancient Rome’s major sights and skip the lines for the Archaeological Area. Gain special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, breathe the bloody past of the Amphitheater and its atmosphere lead by passionate and expert guides. Admire the splendid Arch of Constantine and climb up Palatine Hill. Unforgettable!

Colosseum by Night with Arena and Underground (501) – $75   1.5 hours, Monday, Thursday and Friday at 9:10 p.m. Apr. – Oct.**
Meeting Point: C at 8:45 p.m.
Points of Interest: Underground Colosseum, Arena Floor
See the Colosseum in a different light on this unique night walking tour, skip the long lines at the entrance and explore the arena level and the levels beneath! Visit the Colosseum by night: it will be spectacular! Take the most complete walking tour of the Colosseum to access the Arena Floor and the Underground lead by professional and expert guides in a charming atmosphere. You will walk through hidden paths underground that allow you to descend into the depths of the most famous and visited ancient monument in the world.

Rome Italy Ancient Rome (134629) – $62   3 hours, every afternoon**
Meeting Point: C at 2:15 p.m.
Points of Interest: Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum (inside visits)
Visit the Colosseum & Archaeological Area, skipping long lines at the entrance. Take a complete and informative tour of Ancient Rome’s major sights lead by expert, local guides.  Gain special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, breathe the exciting past of the Amphitheater and its atmosphere. Admire the splendid Arch of Constantine and climb up Palatine Hill.

Rome Italy Illuminated Rome Bus Tour  with Dinner (135556) – $130   4 hours, every evening except Dec. 24, 25, 31.**
Points of Interest: Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Circo Massimo, Walking tour in Trastevere
Enjoy a traditional Italian dinner in a typical local restaurant in the Trevi area, just a few steps from the Trevi Fountain.  Throw your coins in and make a wish to come back to Rome!  Enjoy a relaxing panoramic tour of Rome by motor coach and discover the magical charm of the most famous monuments viewed under another light.

Rome ItalyVatican Museum – Sistine Chapel (134712) – $76    3 hours, every afternoon except Sunday and religious holidays, blackout dates apply**
Points of Interest: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica
Take a relaxing afternoon tour of the Vatican Museums and escape from the crowd. No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections in the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel. After the Sistine Chapel, you will be taken through an exclusive entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica.

Rome Italy Underground Rome: Basilicas and Secret Underground Catacombs of the Old Appian Way (134373) – $76  3 hours, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Points of Interest: Basilica of St. John in Lateran,Holy Staircase, Catacombs of S. Callisto, St. Mary Major Basilica
See the Holy Staircase and visit inside the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome, and St. Mary Major, then proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before exploring ancient underground cemeteries.

Rome Italy Italian Cuisine – Tasting Tour (135572) – $104
3.5 hours, Daily except Sunday at 4:15 p.m. from Apr. – Oct.**
Points of Interest: Campo dei Fiore, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere, small group maximan 12,  local food connoisseur guide, food & wine tastings
ONLY FOR FOOD LOVERS!!! Taste typical food specialties and wines.  Go on a mid-morning walking tour to markets, groceries, and gelaterias with tastings at different locations.  Experience a stroll through Rome’s enchanting squares and neighborhoods while tasting your way through some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and markets, discovering first hand the secrets of world-renowned Italian cuisine.  Enjoy pizza, a mortadella tasting, suppli (fried rice balls), pasta, and the Jewish ghetto specialties: fried artichokes and fried codfish.  Finally, savor an artisanal gelato tasting while getting tips and Italian food history.

FROM ROME

Naples Italy UNESCO Jewels/Pompeii and Its Ruins (132259) – $175   daily at 7:30 a.m. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 01**
Points of Interest: Naples, Ruins of Pompeii, entrance fees, lunch
Discover the beauty of Naples and visit Pompeii, one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites, on a full-day excursion from Rome.  Join us on tour to have a full immersion back to the Roman times visiting ancient buildings, bakeries and Temples and admiring priceless frescoes and mosaics.
The first stop is Naples, one of the most enchanting cities in the Mediterranean famous worldwide for its rich history, art, culture and gastronomy, where you will take a short panoramic tour to discover its beauty from the comfort of your coach climbing up the Vomero hill.  The town overlooks the Bay of Naples which extends from the Sorrentine Peninsula to the volcanic area of the Phlegrean fields, the skyline is dominated by the majestic and still active Vesuvius, offering an impressive sight perfect to take stunning pictures.
Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south toward Mount Vesuvius to reach the town of Ercolano where we will stop for lunch.  The restaurant is in a first class hotel in Herculaneum, situated in a marvelous atmosphere surrounded by wonderful gardens dating back to 1700.  Then head to Pompeii and Skip the Line to one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Through the remains and ruins of this ancient city you will learn how the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash.  The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery.  The objects beneath the city have been well-preserved for centuries.  You can walk along the ancient streets for a glimpse into the lives of the Romans, discovering ancient houses, bakeries and shops and imagine the everyday life of the Roman times.  At the end of the visit we will return to Rome by coach.

Campania Italy Sorrentine Peninsula & Capri$475 per person in double room/single supplement upon request 2 days, daily except Dec. 25 and Jan. 01
Points of Interest: 4* hotel in Sorrento for 1 night, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, entrance fee in Pompeii, guided tour of Capri
The Sorrentine Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast are some of the most captivating and beautiful areas in Italy leaving an unforgettable impression on all visitors. Enjoy this multi-day tour and discover an area full of wonderful landscapes, incredible views, charming fishing villages and, of course, excellent cuisine. Day 01: Departure at 07.30 to Naples by coach with multilingual Tour Escort. Upon arrival in Naples our local guide will take you for a walking tour of the historical centre to admire Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, Galleria of Umberto and the San Carlo Opera House. Then continue to Pompeii. After a short visit to a coral and cameo factory lunch in a local Restaurant and then visit the excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and buried under 4 to 6 mt. of ash and stones. Proceed to Sorrento, a jewel of the Sorrentine Peninsula famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemons and olive trees. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel. Day 02: After breakfast at the hotel, leave by boat to the island of Capri. You will board the ferry and arrive in Marina Grande. Once on the island you will visit the Blue Grotto (weather permitting), the Augustus Garden and then stop at the famous Piazzetta. A Minibus will take you up to Anacapri, where you can be delighted by its magnificent views. After lunch in Anacapri, you will return to Marina Grande where you will board the ferry. Once on land you will be transferred to Rome by coach. Approximate arrivals at the hotels or nearest point at about 09.00 p.m * For your own comfort, we suggest not to bring heavy or large luggage, as you will have to carry it around with you from the port to Sorrento to the luggage storage in Capri and vice versa *

Meeting Point C: the Arch of Constantine (look for the staff wearing the “I Love Rome” pink logo).

Escorted Sightseeing Tours of Italy – FLORENCE

Florence Italy Guided Visit of the Uffizi Galleries (138046) – $70   2  hours daily except Mondays and Dec. 25 & Jan. 01**
Points of Interest: Local guide, entrance fees, no lines.
Meet your guide at the gallery.
Guided tour of Uffizi Gallery: You can’t leave Florence without visiting one of the most important art galleries in the world. Here you can admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio.

Florence ItalyMorning Tour of Florence & the Accademia (132265) – $73   3 hours daily except Dec. 25 & Jan. 01**
On Mondays, The Accademia is closed and we will replace it with the San Marco Museum or the Medici Chapel.
Points of Interest: Piazzale Michelangelo, Duomo Square, Cathedral, Baptistery & Gates of Paradise, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Accademia, entrance fees, guide.

Take a guided walking tour of the best of the city center and don’t miss the unforgettable Accademy Gallery! Drive along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo: stop to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. The tour will proceed by coach through the old city center. Then take a walking guided visit of the outdoor Duomo complex: the Baptistery with its bronze doors including the famous Porta del Paradiso and visit the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dell’Accademia where you can admire the famous David by Michelangelo and other works by the great artist. Tour ends inside the museum.

Florence Italy Half-Day Tour of Florence & Uffizi Gallery (132272) – $89   3 hours daily at 2:15 p.m. except for the first Sunday of each month and Dec. 25 & Jan. 01.**
On Mondays, The Uffizi Museum is closed and will be replaced with the Palazzo Vecchio.
Points of Interest: Fiesole, Santa Croce, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza Signoria, entrance fees, local guide
A fine coach tour offering panoramic views of the unparalleled beauty of Florence, taking in Fiesole, a delightful town of Etruscan origin set on the hills overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley. The tour continues to the old city centre for a visit to the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce (exterior). A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the famous Piazza Signoria, where you can admire the imposing Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and the beautiful Loggia del Lanzi. The tour continues with a guided tour of the famous Galleria degli Uffizi where you can admire the superb paintings of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio.

FROM FLORENCE

Lucca Italy Excursion to Pisa (138257) – $654   5.5 hours daily from April to Oct. 2018 at 1:15 p.m.**
Points of Interest: Piazza dei Miracoli, the Leaning Tower (outside), Cathedral  (includes entrance fee) & Baptistery, Piazza dei Cavalieri, Scuola Normale, local guides
After a panoramic drive by bus along the banks of the Arno, the tour continues on foot with a guided tour of the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, Miracles Square, the Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior). From there your escort will walk you to Piazza dei Cavalieri, where you can admire the historic Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world.

Tuscany Italy Siena,  San Gimignano, & Chianti (138256) – $83  11 hours daily at 6:45 a.m.**
Points of Interest:  Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti. Entrance tickets to Siena’s Cathedral, ice cream tasting in San Gimignano, wine tasting in the Chianti area, local guide.
Departing from Florence, our tour will start in Monteriggioni, well known worldwide for its wine and its countryside of unrivaled charm, where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas and castles.  We’ll continue with Siena, where our local, expert guide will lead you through its steep medieval streets, admiring the splendid palaces until we reach the Cathedral, Palazzo Communale (Municipal Building), and Piazza del Campo, where the Palio race takes place every year. After you will have free time for lunch on your own or shopping. The visit will continue to San Gimignano, one of the most fascinating examples of medieval towns, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  Your escort will lead you to the heart of the village where you will have free time to discover the beautiful squares, buildings, churches and streets to shop.  Before departing you will taste the best ice cream in the world.  Winner of the last two editions of the Ice Cream World Championship.  We’ll continue to the Chianti area, known worldwide for its wine and its countryside of unrivaled charm,   Finally we’ll stop in a farm house, where you’ll taste some of the best Tuscan wines with a snack of sliced meats, bruschetta and cheese.  Return to Florence in late afternoon.

Escorted Sightseeing Tours of Italy – VENICE

Venice Italy Walking Tour of Venice (132400) – $35   1.5 hours daily at 8:45 a.m.
Points of Interest: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica & Baptistery, Doge’s Palace, Campo Ss. John & Paul, local guide.
Take a walk through the most characteristic and important places of the history of Venice. An essential tour for understanding this beautiful city!! Route: Piazza San Marco – Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa – History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo – The “Pantheon” of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre – Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, a vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.

Venice Italy Excursion to the Islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello (132398) – $28   4 hours daily at 9:30a.m. & 2:30 p.m. **Minimum of 8 needed to operate.
Points of Interest: Murano, Burano, Torcello, local guide, boat transportation
Explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon! You’ll watch glass-blowers at work on Murano, shop for lace on Burano and visit Venice’s first church on the tranquil island of Torcello. After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant’ Elena and the famous Lido beach resort, the boat arrives at Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here you have a 40 minute visit to one of the factories, to discover the magic of glass. The second stop will be at the pictoresque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace, but also for the fishermen’s houses painted in bright colors. The stop will last about 30 minutes. Then, after a short sail, you’ll reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the lagoon. Only the cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory. This stop lasts about 30 minutes. Then the boat will make its way back to St. Mark’s Square.


Note for all tours:

PRICES AND TOURS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Visitors wearing shorts or sleeveless tops will not be admitted into churches.
**Blackout dates may apply
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Some tours are multilingual but may be available in English only also. Availability and prices for these tours will be given upon request.
Due to operational reason tours or itineraries may be changed.
Some tours are subject to weather conditions.

Private Excursions and Transfers


Private Transfer From airport to hotel or from hotel to airport from $100 From Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to your hotel or for your return from your hotel to the airport. Price is for one car, which will accommodate up to two passengers depending on the number of suitcases you will have. Larger cars are also available at a higher rate upon request. An additional local tax and/or supplements may apply.

Private Excursions in Rome for 3 hours from $185 See the beauty of Rome with your own private car and driver. Price is for one car, which will accommodate up to two passengers. Larger cars are also available at a higher rate upon request. An additional local tax may apply.

Other services and tours are also available on request.
Prices are per person and are valid only if tours or transfers are purchased and prepaid in the U.S. at least five days prior to departure.
Private cars have an additional night supplement from 8:00p.m. to 7:00a.m.
For reservations or information on other tours please email info@ItalyByChoice.com or call 212-400-7347.

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