With the dollar gaining strength daily—and the euro losing it—traveling in Italy is a bargain this year. And nowhere is it more evident than in the $500 per couple savings on TourCrafters’ 2015 Rome, Florence and Venice by Train package. Last year the very same package cost $2,479 per person and this year it’s only $2,229.
The package includes an arrival transfer from airport to hotel, daily Italian buffet breakfast, four nights’ hotel accommodation in Rome, a 48-hour Hop On Hop Off bus tour, a walking tour of Rome, train from Rome to Florence, four nights’ hotel in Florence, a cooking class of Tuscan specialties with dinner, a full-day tour to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti, a full-day tour to the Italian Riviera’s Cinque Terre, train from Florence to Venice, two nights’ hotel in Venice, and a walking tour of Venice.
The 4-star hotels chosen for this package are all quite splendid and conveniently-located. In Rome it’s the historic Hotel Quirinale, whose verdant garden has a passageway to the Rome Opera House. In art-filled Florence, the elegant Grand Hotel Baglioni, a former princes’ residence, overlooks the Duomo and in romantic Venice, the stylish Hotel Royal San Marco is just steps from St. Mark’s Square.
The extras make this package especially appealing: tours of Rome and Venice, a special Tuscan cooking class with dinner, excursions to the picturesque fishing villages of the Cinque Terre and the lovely landscape, Chianti vineyards and medieval towns of Tuscany.
All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, do not include air fare, departure transfer or city tax, and are subject to availability. Note that these prices are valid only on weekdays and are for 4-star hotels. A package with very good 3-star hotels is also available, at a lower price with lesser savings.
For more information about the Rome, Florence and Venice by Train package, log onto http://sales.tourcrafters.com/tour.lasso?ID=213 and then click “Dates & Prices.” TourCrafters’ toll-free telephone number is 800-482-5995.