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11 Day Italy's Great Cities Small Group Tour provided by QueensLander Tours

11 Day Italy's Great Cities Small Group Tour

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Overview
Industry Leading Small Group Tour. Discover our True Small Group (16 guests or less) approach to travel that spurred an entire industry to change its approach to touring! We send an American STORY Tour Captain on every small group tour and they are your host from beginning to end. Enjoy included admissions with no annoying up-sell while on vacation – this is unique in the tour industry - with Entrance Fees, Taxes, Tourist Tax and all gratuities included except for your Story Tour Captain. We have Leisure-Time built in, Magic Portage (don't mess with your suitcase), Cocktails & Premium Wine included, no big buses (no small vans), and enjoy Story's complimentary Laundry Service mid-tour to help you pack lighter. Recognized by Arthur Frommer as "the perfect way to see Italy".
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
22 stops
Day 1
Transatlantic Flight Day
Day 2
Arrive Venice
Day 3
Ah, Venice!
Day 4
Venice to Florence
Day 5
Florence Immersion
Day 6
San Gimignano, Winery Experience...
Day 7
Under the Tuscan Sun - Cortona...
Day 8
On to Rome
Day 9
Vatican City
Day 10
Imperial Rome
Day 11
Farewell to Italy
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Important Information
Departure Point
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Duration
11 days
Return Details
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Private transportation
  • Service of a STORY Tour Captain from beginning to end
  • All Customary Gratuities are Included
  • Local Expert Italian Guides
  • Fast-Track Skip-the-Line Admissions per itinerary
  • STORY Exclusive Experiences throughout the tour
  • Magic Portage - luggage handling from beginning to end
  • Complimentary Laundry Service - so you can pack lighter!
  • Tuscan Winery Experience
  • Gondola Ride in Venice with Italian Serenade
  • Internet WiFi for STORY Guests
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canal
  • Entry/Admission - Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Entry/Admission - Chianti Road
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
  • Flights are not included and can be quoted separately.
  • Personal Items
  • Entry/Admission - Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Sonja D wrote a review Jan 11
Bellingham, Washington22 contributions29 helpful votes
Lied to me about their companies financial prospects , took my money, twice, refused to refund it when the tour was cancelled, and declared bankruptcy.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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richardwinn88 wrote a review Nov 2020
Bondurant, Wyoming1 contribution
One of the most wonderful trips I have taken. Our tour Guide (Jodie) was the best. Lovely hotels. Great restaurants .Fun tours. They took care of everything. Book with this company. You will not regret it.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MikeVanBrocklin wrote a review Oct 2020
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Top notch experience from start to finish! Helpful staff when making the tour and air reservations. Arrival and departure arrangements worked exactly as advertised. Our Tour Captain (Kent Rogers) is a great guy and true professional. The cities we visited (Venice,
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Date of experience: November 2019
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SAlife wrote a review Oct 2020
San Antonio, Texas203 contributions42 helpful votes
Fabulous trip. The Story way is worry free. The hotels were unbelievably exceptional (roof top breakfasts in Rome) and all close by the main attractions. The welcome dinners are over the top and absolutely no skimping on anything. Each day you did have time after lunch to
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Date of experience: November 2019
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TravelingKat98 wrote a review Oct 2020
Redmond, Washington23 contributions4 helpful votes
We signed up for Story's tour for Italy's great cities and took in-laws with. This was a wonderful experience. With the small tour we were able to get down into the heart of all the big cities with transportation without any issues. Dinners were intimate and fun with our tour
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Unhappy tourist
I had a wonderful trip for myself and daughter planned for April to Spain and Portugal. Covid hit and I was advise
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How a company acts when things don't go according to plan speaks volumes!
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Our group was just eleven people. Two couples knew each other before the tour. Our tour captain made us all feel li
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Beyond Our Expectations
The ease and comfort of travel with Story is so remarkably stress-free it was like being at home while away. As adv
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From bucket list trip to dream vacation
Going to Italy with my husband had always been on my bucket list. We chose Story Land & Sea because we knew everyth
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Italy Great Cities Tour
Vacation of a lifetime thanks to Story Land & Sea and our wonderful Tour Captain Kent. Will be traveling with Stor
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Lisa S
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Best of Italy
What an amazing experience!! Story Land and Sea took care of all of the arrangements and went above and beyond to h
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Treasures of Spain
Every thing about this trip was perfect!! Hotels, restaurants, guide, and places we visited. All planned perfectl
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More than just Italy
We used Story Land and Sea several years ago when they were called Queenslander and went on a small group tour to I
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Italy’s Greatest Cities!
Just returned from Italy’s Greatest Cities Tour with Story and I have nothing but compliments to share. The format
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Story Land and Sea's Italy's Great Cities Tour is simply AMAZING!!
We just finished our Italy's Great Cities Tour and WOW was it everything and more than we hoped for. David was abs
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Italy- the way it should be seen!
Our first trip to Italy with Story was so fun, so filled with laughter and the opportunity to meet new people. We w
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Italy
From initial call to ask questions, to final transfer back to the airport this was a first class tour! From the foo
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 11 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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