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11 Day Italy's Great Cities Small Group Tour provided by STORY Land & Sea

11 Day Italy's Great Cities Small Group Tour

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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".
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
Important Information
Departure Point
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
11 days
Return Details
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • 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
  • 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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GeorgetownMarla wrote a review Jan 2020
Georgetown, Texas13 contributions1 helpful vote
From arrival to departure, we were pampered and spoiled by incredible service from Mark Story and his team. (Mark is a total ham, by the way. Very entertaining.) We didn't have to think about anything! Just show up! Transportation was luxurious and punctual, with friendly,
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Date of experience: May 2019
2 Helpful votes
E5944LCnicholasc wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
To All World Travelers; We just returned from Storyland’s Great Italian Cities tour. If you have been reading the previous lengthy reviews that give high praise and enjoyable accounts of this tour package, all I can do is reaffirm all of them. For those racking their brains
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Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
Laurie P wrote a review Oct 2019
Cortland, New York6,113 contributions388 helpful votes
I wrote this review almost 6 years ago after our trip to Italy. I now see that there is a place for reviews for this company. The company was then called Queenslander...but so much of this still rings true today. We recently have booked a trip to Australia and New Zealand
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Date of experience: November 2018
4 Helpful votes
JWB wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I accompanied a dear friend on this tour to celebrate her 50th birthday! The trip was well planned and organized down to the smallest detail. The tour captain was fun and energetic and the attractions were very interesting. Everybody involved in this tour was delightful. It
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Date of experience: June 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from Sherry M, Manager at 11 Day Italy's Great Cities Small Group Tour
Responded 19 Jun 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! Grazie!!! Sherry Moore, Story Land & Sea
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Linda wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This was a wonderful way to see Italy. Each city offered its own unique experience. We were a small group of ten fun-loving folks and the size of the group makes a big difference. Enjoyed every aspect of the trip. We had excellent tour guides in each city. The hotels were great,
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Date of experience: May 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from AnneMarie R, Manager at 11 Day Italy's Great Cities Small Group Tour
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Thank you for the review! We appreciate and are thrilled you had such a great time. Can't wait to see you on another STORY tour very soon!
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Key Details
  • Kennedy, Piazza San Marco, and 19 more
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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