Benvenuto! Welcome to Italy. Upon exiting customs, 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 transports you to the Gran Meliá Rome Hotel.
Check into the Gran Meliá Rome Hotel
Experience traditional luxury 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. Located 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, your experience will be truly unique.
Welcome Reception and Poolside 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 full American-style buffet breakfast to start the day.
Special Access at the Colosseum
Take to the streets of this ancient city for a privately guided tour that includes stops at the Roman Forum and a VIP tour of the Colosseum, including access to the 3rd level, the underground tunnels and the Arena. Junior Adventurers will get an engaging, interactive tour of the Colosseum that will give them an understanding of ancient Rome.
Lunch at ReCafé
Fuel up with a delicious meal of pizza and salad before continuing your tour.
Sights of Rome Tour
Continue your walking tour of the best sites in 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.
Dinner On Your Own in Rome
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. The 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.
*Please note that tours of Castel San' Angelo are subject to short-notice cancellations due to usage by the Vatican for Papal events.
Lunch on Your Own
Discover the flavors of Italy on your own. And be sure to ask your Adventure Guides to make recommendations for a memorable meal.
Afternoon on Your Own
Explore the sites of Rome, such as the Baths of Diocletian, Palatine Hill, the home of emperors and aristocrats, or relax at a local café and enjoy some of the marvelous shops this wonderful city.
Private Vatican Museum Visit
Experience an amazing visit to the Vatican Museum on an exclusive after-hours tour. The collection spans 5 centuries and is home to masterpieces by the greatest artists in history. Your guide will also escort you into the Sistine Chapel for an intimate look at Michelangelo's magnificent achievement. This is a truly rare opportunity that is not to be missed.
Dinner on Your Own
Savor the dishes that give Rome its unique flavors that are unlike any other. Your Adventures Guides can recommend a place to eat, or discover one on your own. Either way, it is sure to become a favorite.
Journey via motor coach to the glorious Umbrian and Tuscan countryside. Along the way, take an illuminating excursion to Orvieto, a 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 Tuscan repast featuring local food, olive oil and wine. 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.
*Please note that pool is only open during the warm summer months.
Dinner at Hotel – Borgo di Cortefreda
Sample excellent Tuscan cuisine made with the finest local and regional products. Enjoy a lovely evening dining on the terrace, under the Tuscan sky.
Junior Adventurers – Dinner & Disney Movie
Following an evening of lawn games and an Italian soda tasting activity, Junior Adventurers will enjoy a kids-only dinner, followed by a Disney movie.
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you'll travel by coach to this historic estate — complete with an ancient wine cellar. You'll be welcomed by the chef, who will then lead you in a fun pasta-making activity.
Adult Wine Tasting in Cellar
Tour the magnificent winery and then adjourn to the wine cellar where you will participate in a wine tasting.
Kids Olive Oil Flavoring
After a walk in the garden to collect ingredients, Junior Adventurers will learn how to flavor their own olive oil — which they will make as a gift for their parents.
Lunch at Vicchiomaggio
Enjoy a beautiful pasta lunch in the Lorenzo Il Magnifico room.
On Your Own in Cortefreda
Transfer back to the charming hotel and regenerate as you enjoy the many amenities such as the beautiful 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.
Dinner in Certaldo Monastery
Indulge yourself at a Medieval-themed banquet from the time of Boccaccio. You'll have exclusive access to a private dining area in this stunning 13th-century monastery high on the historic hilltop city of Certaldo. Costumed servers enhance the remarkable atmosphere of this truly unforgettable meal served in the courtyard of the cloisters.
Gli Amici di Chianti
Delight in the simple joys of life as this popular folk group sing, dance and entertain you in the old Florentine tradition.
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 Michelangelo's "David" followed by a tour of the city's famed Duomo.
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 walk through the secret passages once used by the Medici family, famed patrons of the arts.
Afternoon and Dinner in Florence
Walk through 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. For dinner, discover tantalizing dishes. Indulge your senses tonight with a meal on your own in Florence! Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.
After a delightful breakfast at the villa, bid farewell to the countryside and climb aboard an Italo High Speed bullet train that features the most advanced technology and onboard conveniences. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, snack areas, and food and drink service.
*Please note that food and drink service is not complimentary.
Private Gondola Tour
Upon your arrival in Venice you and your fellow adventurers will 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 you private tour of this floating city.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica
Bring history to life on a privately guided, story-filled walking tour that illuminates the city's architectural treasures. Plus, you'll find a few surprises along the way!
Arrive at Luna Hotel Baglionii
This comfortable hotel has majestic chandeliers, enchanting frescoes, a private canal entrance, and is home to the world-famous Harry's Bar!
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.
After breakfast at the hotel, take a scenic walk through town and head to Tragicomica, where you will get 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 fellow adventurers before heading out to Doges Palace!
Guided Tour of the Doges Palace & Detective Game
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 of Venice, 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.
On Your Own in Venice
Dazzling boutiques await as you continue your on-your-own exploration of Venice.
Farewell Dinner at Salone Marco Polo
Toast your magnificent adventure and newfound friends during a farewell dinner in true Venetian style. Don the Carnavale masks you made and revel amid the lively Venetian-themed entertainment, featuring traditional dancers and musicians who will regale you with song, dance and live musical performances.
Enjoy a filling breakfast before departing the hotel.
Transfer to Airport or Train Station
Relax as we handle your luggage and arrange transportation to the airport. Say arrivederci to your fellow travelers until you return again!