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Explore the canals of Venice.

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Starting January 26, 2012, all packages including airfare are required to include taxes and fees in the price. Please contact the tour company to see if the cost of this package has been affected. Additional restrictions/baggage charges may also apply. See deal link below for a full list of terms and conditions.

The Real Deal Multicity airfare flying into Venice and out of Rome on Alitalia, two nights in Venice at Hotel Amadeus, one night in Bologna at NH Bologna de la Gare, four nights in Florence at Hotel Lorenzo il Magnifico, two nights in Rome at Milton Roma Hotel, daily breakfasts, all in-country transfers on Trenitalia (Venice to Bologna, Bologna to Florence, Florence to Rome), a departure transfer to the airport in Rome, a guided tour of the Uffizi Museum in Florence, a walking tour of Rome, and hotel taxes, from $1,739—plus estimated airport taxes, fees, and airplane fuel surcharges of up to $505.

When Dec. 27, 2012 ($1,739); add from $20 for Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, Oct. 25, 2012; from $100 for Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012; from $240 for Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 2012; from $580 for March 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26; from $710 for May 3, 10; from $900 for Sept. 6; from $980 for July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012; from $1,370 for May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012.

Gateways New York ($1,739); add from $225 for Orlando; from $250 for Miami; from $350 for L.A.; from $525 for San Francisco; from $650 for Houston; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Does not include up to $505 in airport taxes, fees, and airplane fuel surcharges. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $599. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No book-by date; by availability only.

Contact Foreign Independent Tours, 800/248-3487, fittours.com.

Why It's a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest multicity airfare from New York to Venice and from Rome to New York starts from $1,236 with taxes for travel in late October and early November (Austria Airlines). Add to that $433 per person including tax for two nights at Hotel Amadeus, $71 per person for one night at NH Bologna de la Gare, $703 per person for four nights at Hotel Lorenzo il Magnifico, and $260 for two nights at Milton Roma Hotel, and you'd be paying $2,703 for just the airfare and accommodations. For $459 less than that, this package covers the flight and nine nights' hotel accommodations, plus daily breakfast, three rail transfers between cities, a departure transfer, an Uffizi Museum tour (a $95 value), a tour of Rome (a $85 value), and all taxes and fees. It also offers the added convenience of all-in-one booking.

More Extend your stay in Venice or Rome for from $125 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Several hotel upgrades are available. Many optional tours are available in each city for an additional fee; inquire at booking.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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