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    Italy9 Days / 8 NightsRome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice

    Embrace a simpler way of life as you travel through this Old World country steeped in rich traditions and glorious history. Immerse yourself in the timelessness of its remarkable cultureand be astonished by the warmth of its people on this unforgettable trip to Italy.

    Italy Trip Highlights

    VIP Experience at The ColosseumWalk through the history of Rome's majesty as you tour the ruins of the Colosseum. Go up 3 flights to the highest leveland enjoy spectacular views of Rome.

    Private After-Hours Tour of the Vatican City MuseumsMarvel at 4,000 years of civilization as recorded by its greatest artists on this private tour that includes a visit to Michelangelo's awe-inspiring masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel.

    Tuscan Pasta-Making Class and Wine TastingGather the family together for a private pasta-making lesson at Fattoria Poggio Alloro, a working Tuscan farm that produces Chianti's finest wines and olive oil. Afterward, delight in a wonderful lunch featuring an assortment of hot pasta dishes while looking at the medieval towers of San Gimignano on a nearby hilltop. Adult Adventurers can also partake in a wine-tasting experience to savor the flavors of the region.

    VIP Tour of Palazzo VecchioEnjoy a private tour of Florence's landmark town hall with its high tower soaring over piazza della Sigoria, offering a panoramic view of the city. Built at the end of the 1200s, it features stunning frescoes, ancient musical instruments, beautiful artwork, mapsand secret passages.

    Create Your Own Venetian MaskMeet a renowned mask-maker who creates dazzling disguises for Carnivalea tradition in Venice since the time of the Romans. In an exclusive event, he or she will help you design a masquerade masterpiece.

  • Private Gondola Ride in VeniceSee the enchanting "Serene City" by gondolaand explore the canals that make Venice unique.

    Flight Information Ages Meals

    Arrive: Arrive: FCO (Rome) Return: Return: VCE (Venice)

    Minimum Age: 4 Suggested Age: 6+

    8 Breakfasts 5 Lunches 4 Dinners

  • Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 1

    RomeMeal(s) Included: Dinner

    Arrive in Rome

    Meet an Adventures by Disney representative in the baggage claim area who will escort you to your car. Take in the sights as your driver delivers you to the Hotel Gran Meli Rome.

    Check into Gran Meli Rome Hotel

    Experience contemporary Italian elegance at this stunning hotel in the heart of the cultural and entertainment attractions of the bustling city, just a short walk from the Vatican. On the banks of the River Tiber, enjoy spectacular views of St. Peter's Basilica and Castel St. Angelo. With modern amenities, a magnificent pool and lush gardens, this urban resort offers a stay that is truly unforgettable.

    Welcome Reception and Poolside Dinner at Hotel

    Meet the other families that will share this adventure in a special gathering! After a festive cocktail reception, feast on the first of many mouthwatering Italian meals.

    Accommodations: Gran Meli Rome Hotel

  • Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 2

    RomeMeal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Breakfast at Hotel

    Enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast to start your day.

    Sights of Rome Tour

    Take to the streets and ancient byways of Romeand visit the spectacular destinations you've always dreamed of seeing. Explore the city center, home to the famed Spanish Steps, the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.

    Lunch on the famed Campo de Fiori

    Fuel up with a delicious meal of pizza and salad at a local pizzeria in Campo de Fiori before continuing your tour.

    Special Access at the Colosseum*

    Enjoy a VIP tour of the Colosseum, including access to the 3rd and highest level with its spectacular views of the city. Junior Adventurers get an engaging, interactive tour of the Colosseum that will give them an understanding of ancient Rome.

    *The visit to the Colosseum may be either days 2 or 3 depending upon your departure date.

    Dinner On Your Own

    When in Rome, the city's authentic and "molto delizioso" restaurants are yours to explore. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guides to make recommendations for a memorable meal.

    NOTE: Due to official Papal activities within the Vatican, the order of activities as described here may be altered on Day 2 and Day 3. However, the itinerary will still include all elements as outlined even if the sequence is modified. Also, on some departures the private visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel may take place on Day 2 rather than Day 3. Your Adventure Guides will advise you of any changes at the Welcome Reception on Day 1.

    Accommodations: Gran Meli Rome Hotel

  • Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 3

    RomeMeal(s) Included: Breakfast

    Breakfast at Hotel

    Enjoy a full American-style buffet breakfast to start the day.

    Private Tour of St. Peter's Basilica*

    Approach the Basilica via St. Peter's Square and marvel at this renowned example of Renaissance architecture that remains the largest church in the world. The burial place of St. Peter and many popes since, this site was originally constructed in the 4th century. Michelangelo's iconic dome dominates the skyline of Rome.

    *Private Tour at St. Peter's Basilica can either be on day 2 or 3 -- explanation will be in the bottom of day 3

    Private Tour of Castel Sant'Angelo**

    Traverse the towering cylindrical building, once the tallest in Rome, initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum and later used as a fortress by the popes.

    **Please note that tours of Castel Sant'Angelo are subject to short-notice cancellations due to usage by the Vatican for Papal events.

    Lunch and Afternoon on your Own

    Discover the flavors of Italy on your own, then explore the sites of Rome such as the Baths of Diocletian, Palatine Hill, the gardens and art collections of the Villa Borghese or relax at a local caf and enjoy the marvelous shops in this wonderful city.

    Dinner On Your Own

    Savor the dishes that give Rome its unique flavors that are unlike any other. Your Adventure Guides can recommend a place to eator discover one on your own.

    Private After-Hours Vatican Museums Visit

    Experience an amazing visit to the Vatican Museums on an exclusive after-hours tour. The collection spans 4000 years and is home to masterpieces by the greatest artists in history. Your local expert will also escort you into the Sistine Chapel for an intimate look at Michelangelo's magnificent achievement.

    * Due to official Papal activities within the Vatican, the order of activities as described here may be altered on Day 2 and Day 3. However, the itinerary will still include all elements as outlined even if the sequence is modified. Also, on some departures the private visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel may take place on Day 2 rather than Day 3. Your Adventure Guides will advise you of any changes at the Welcome Reception on Day 1.

    Accommodations: Gran Meli Rome Hotel

  • Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 4

    OrvietoMeal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Travel to Orvieto, Umbria

    Journey via motor coach to the glorious Umbrian and Tuscan countryside. Along the way, take an illuminating excursion to Orvieto, a fortified medieval settlement crowned with the magnificent Cathedral of St John.

    Funicular to the Upper Town of Orvieto

    Arrive at the funicular station in the lower town of Orvieto by motor coach. Then travel up the side of the tufa cliff over 3,280 feet (1000 meters) to the upper town of Orvieto, enjoying spectacular views of the Umbrian valley along the way.

    Lunch at Relais Gli Ulivi

    Revel in the quintessential Italian experience and feast on an authentic Umbrian repast featuring local cuisine. Visit this family-owned private estate whose name "Relais Gli Ulivi" means "The Olive Orchard" and you'll feel like part of the familyespecially when they teach you how make a traditional dessert known as Torta Della Nonna ("Grandmother's Cake").

    Junior Adventurers Lawn Games & Swimming*

    Fun and frolic is the order of the afternoon for kids as Adventure Guides teach them classic Italian lawn games. Swimming is also available for the kids.

    Dinner at Hotel Borgo di Cortefreda

    Sample excellent Tuscan cuisine made with the finest local and regional products. Begin by tasting an assortment of locally produced and award-winning wines before settling down to dinner on the terrace, under the Tuscan sky.

    Junior Adventurers Dinner & Disney Movie

    Junior Adventurers enjoy an evening of lawn games and an Italian soda tasting activity, followed by a kids-only dinner and a Disney movie.

    *Please note the pool is only open during the warm summer months.

    Accommodations: Hotel Borgo di Cortefreda

  • Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 5

    ArtiminoMeal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Fattoria Poggio Alloro Pasta-Making Activity

    After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, travel by coach to this working farm. Located in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing region, Fattoria Poggio Alloro has its own winery. Be welcomed by the chef, who will lead you in a fun pasta-making activity. And take in the spectacular views of the medieval towers of San Gimigano, a fortified hilltop town, standing on a nearby hilltop.

    Adult Wine Tasting in the Fioroni Family's Winery

    Tour the family winery, and then enjoy wine tasting, sampling several of their recent vintages.

    Kids Olive Oil Flavoring

    While adults taste wine, Junior Adventurers will learn how to infuse bottles of olive oilanother product of the