Italy, Air, Rail, 8 Nights, From $1,349

Discover the art, culture, and food of Italy with this travel package that gives you time in its three most popular cities—Venice, Florence, and Rome.

By , Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012, 12:12 PM

Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

See sites like the Ponte Vecchio, the most famous bridge in Florence, with this eight-night travel deal to Italy.

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The Real Deal Vacation package to Italy includes airfare from New York City to Venice, with a return flight from Rome; two nights in Venice at the Best Western Olimpia Hotel; three nights in Florence at Hotel Delle Nazioni; three nights in Rome at Hotel Portamaggiore; rail transportation between cities; and daily breakfast; from $1,349 per person including hotel and air taxes and fees.

When Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2012, Jan. 14, 21, 2013 ($1,349); Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2012 ($1,369); Jan. 28, Feb. 18, 25, 2013 ($1,389); check Gate 1 Travel's website for more dates.

Gateways New York City ($1,349); additional gateway cities also available.

The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Package price does not include locally payable Italian City Taxes. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $284. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800/862-3333,

Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare between New York City and Venice and Rome starts from $862 in late November (Turkish Airlines). Add to that $100 per person with taxes for two nights at the Best Western Olimpia Hotel, $128 per person with taxes for three nights at the Hotel Delle Nazioni, and $299 per person with taxes for three nights at the Hotel Portamaggiore, and you're already spending $1,389 on airfare and accommodation alone. For $40 less, this travel package gives you airfare and a total of eight nights in three Italian cities, plus rail travel, daily breakfast, and all hotel and air taxes and fees.

More Several optional tours are available, including a guided walking tour of Venice for $29 per person, a half-day trip to Chianti in the Tuscan countryside for $59 per person, and a full-day trip from Rome to Naples and the ruins of Pompeii for $160 per person including lunch.

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