Italy, Air/Train/9 Nights, From $1,499
This package includes tours of the Uffizi Museum in Florence, the squares of Rome, and additional stays in Venice and Ferrara.
The Real Deal Multicity airfare on United or Lufthansa, arriving in Venice and departing from Rome; two nights in Venice at the Hotel Gardena; one night in Ferrara at the Art Hotel Orologio; four nights in Florence at the Hotel Lorenzo il Magnifico; two nights in Rome at the Hotel Milton; breakfast daily; all in-country transfers on Trenitalia (Rome to Venice, Venice to Ferrara, Ferrara to Florence, Florence to Rome); a departure transfer by private car or minivan from the hotel to the airport in Rome; a guided tour of the Uffizi Museum in Florence; a walking tour of Rome; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $1,499 per person—plus about $224 in airport taxes and fees.
When Feb. 14, 2011; add $200 for Mar. 14; $300 for Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7; $500 for Mar. 21, Oct. 24; $700 for Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18; $800 for Apr. 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17.
Gateways New York City; add $40 for Boston, Philadelphia; $120 for Atlanta, Chicago, Miami; $150 for Houston; $245 for L.A., Seattle; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees cost approximately an additional $224 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $499. For certain travel dates, hotels may be replaced with comparable hotels. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Foreign Independent Tours, 800/248-3487, foreign-independent-tours.com.
Why It's a Deal In a recent Kayak search, we found a multicity fare (New York City to Venice, Rome to New York City) in mid-February for $698 (American Airlines). For $1,025 more, this package covers the airfare, plus nine nights' accommodations in three- and four-star hotels, four rail transfers between cities, nine breakfasts, a departure transfer, an Uffizi Museum tour (a $52 value), and a tour of Rome (a $49 value).
More Extend your stay at Venice's Gardena for about $68 per person per night or at Rome's Milton for about $79 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Several hotel upgrades are available; options and rates vary by booking and travel dates.
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