Upon arriving at your carousel in the baggage claim area you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the Hotel Gran Meliá Rome.
Check into Hotel Gran Meliá Rome
Experience contemporary Italian elegance at this stunning hotel that is enveloped in the scenic beauty of ancient Rome, offering spectacular views of St. Peter's Basilica and Castel St. Angelo. On the banks of the River Tiber, you'll find yourself in the heart of the cultural and entertainment attractions of the bustling city, just a short walk from the Vatican. With modern amenities, a magnificent pool and lush gardens, this urban resort offers a stay that will be truly unforgettable.
Welcome Reception and Dinner at Hotel
Gather together and meet the other families that will share the adventure! After a festive cocktail reception, feast on the first of many mouthwatering Italian meals.
Enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast to start your day.
Sights of Rome Tour
Take to the streets and ancient byways of Rome, with visits to the spectacular destinations of this historic city that you've always dreamed of seeing. You'll explore the city center, home to the famed Spanish Steps, the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain, where you can, as the legend dictates, ensure your return to Rome by tossing a coin into its waters.
Lunch on the famed Campo de' Fiori
Fuel up with a delicious meal of pizza and salad at the Obikà Mozzarella Bar 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 will get an engaging, interactive tour of the Colosseum that will give them an understanding of ancient Rome.
Dinner on your Own
When in Rome... the city—and its outstanding restaurants—is yours to explore. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guides to make recommendations for a memorable meal.
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 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.
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 café and enjoy the marvelous shops in this wonderful city.
Private After-Hours Vatican Museum Visit
Experience an amazing visit to the Vatican Museum on an exclusive after-hours tour. The collection spans 25 centuries 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.
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 eat—or discover one on your own.
*Please note that tours of Castel Sant'Angelo are subject to short-notice cancellations due to usage by the Vatican for Papal events.
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.
Lunch at Relais Gli Ulivi
Revel in the quintessential Italian experience as you visit this family-owned private estate, Relais Gli Ulivi—that translates to "The Olive Orchard"—to feast on an authentic Umbrian repast featuring local cuisine. You'll feel like part of the family as you learn to 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. Enjoy a lovely Tuscan-infused evening. 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.
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, travel by coach to this working farm—complete with winery—located in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing region. Be welcomed by the chef, who will lead you in a fun pasta-making activity. Be sure to 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 then enjoy an in-the-moment wine tasting by sampling several recent vintages.
Kids Olive Oil Flavoring
While adults taste wine, Junior Adventurers will learn how to infuse their own bottles of olive oil—a product of the farm.
Lunch at Fattoria Poggio Alloro
Enjoy a beautiful pasta lunch at this picturesque farm. Weather permitting, lunch will be served on the terrazzo, overlooking the beautiful scenery and medieval towers of San Gimigano.
Afternoon on your Own in Cortefreda
Transfer back to the charming Tuscan hotel and regenerate as you enjoy the many amenities such as the inviting pool surrounded by the rolling Tuscan landscape. You can also stroll into the nearby town of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa to explore the quaint shops and cafés.
A Tuscan Dinner to Remember in the Castello di Oliveto
Indulge yourself at a Medieval-themed banquet set in a 15th century manor, one of the most beautified fortified villas that stands in one of the most picturesque corners of Tuscany. Costumed servers enhance the remarkable atmosphere of this truly unforgettable evening.
After breakfast at the hotel, board a motor coach for a picturesque ride to the breathtaking city of Florence.
Share the timeless treasures of the Renaissance on a privately guided exploration designed to enchant travelers of all ages. Enjoy reserved entry and access to see Michelangelo's "David" followed by a walking tour of the city's famed Duomo and other sights
Lunch in Florence
Enjoy a pleasant family lunch at a local trattoria in Florence.
Private Tour of Palazzo Vecchio
Explore the spectacular town hall of Florence with a special VIP tour of this magnificent structure that remains one of the most impressive in Tuscany. Walk through the hallowed halls, decorated with works by the masters, including Michelangelo, Botticelli and Vasari. You'll also explore secret passages once used by the Medici family, famed patrons of the arts.
Afternoon and Dinner on your Own in Florence
Step into the pages of history and discover the beauty of this magical metropolis. Shop for treasures at a bustling marketplace or marvel at great works of art in magnificent museums. Indulge your senses tonight with a meal on your own in Florence! Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.
After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, bid farewell to the countryside and climb aboard the ITALO bullet train that features advanced technology and on-board conveniences including free Wi-Fi. Lunch will be provided during the mid-day train journey.
Private Gondola Tour
Upon your arrival in Venice you and your fellow adventurers will first explore the City of Canals via gondola, the traditional mode of Venetian transportation. Travel under the Rialto Bridge as you glide along the famed Grand Canal on a private tour of this floating city.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica
Venice's illustrious history will be brought to life on a privately guided, story-filled walking tour that illuminates the city's architectural treasures.
Arrive at the Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky
Located on Giudecca Island, and occupying what was once Venice's immense flour mill, the Molino Stucky is now a prestigious 5-star hotel that offers a range of amenities including a unique rooftop swimming pool, a tempting Nutella Bar and distinctive views of Venice.
Dinner on Your Own
Tonight, decide how your family would like to share a Venetian dinner on your own. Choose between gourmet restaurants, tempting trattorias or local favorites.
Get a close-up look at this monumental palace built in Venetian Gothic style. Now a museum, this landmark was once the residence of the Doge, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. Junior Adventurers will get to play sleuths as they participate in a special Adventures by Disney art detective game designed by Disney, exclusively for kids.
Venetian Carnevale Mask-Making
Take a scenic walk through the heart of Venice and head to Tragicomica, where you will experience a private, hands-on workshop in the art of mask-making—and you'll construct a masquerade masterpiece of your own!
Lunch On your Own in Venice
Share a Venetian lunch with your family and friends before heading out to the Doges Palace!
On your Own in Venice
Dazzling boutiques and art museums await as you continue your on-your-own exploration of the canals, bridges and footpaths of Venice.
Farewell Dinner aboard the Jolly Roger
Step aboard this pirate-themed galleon and toast the bountiful adventure you've shared with your family and newfound friends. The Jolly Roger sails the Adriatic coast and Venetian lagoon and is modeled after the ships launched by the Venetian Republic. With delectable Italian dishes, lively entertainment and a few Disney surprises, this party celebrates the adventure of a lifetime!
Bid farewell to all your fellow adventurers, and enjoy one last meal on the shores of Venice.
Transfer to Airport or Train Station
Relax as we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the airport. Say "arrivederci" to your fellow adventurers until you return again!