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EUROPE | Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Venice | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Italy

A gondolier rows a man along a canal flanked by grand old buildings in Venice, Italy An Adventure Guide looks on as a boy holds up his painted mask for a local artisan to see Vatican City surrounded by the city of Rome and distant mountains Tourists stand in the park surrounding the Colosseum The Roman Pantheon at night Trevi Fountain in Rome St. Peter's Basilica at night The rooftops and cathedral of Orvieto, Italy at dusk The rooftops of Florence, Italy Cherub Fountain at the Palazzo Vecchio Vineyards in Tuscany, Italy
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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 culture—and be astonished by the warmth of its people on this unforgettable trip to Italy.

ITALY TRIP TIPSExpanded

  • Preparing for your AdventureExpanded

    • Required Travel DocumentationExpanded

      If you are a U. S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Italy and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details.

      You do not need a visa to travel to Italy.

      In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the Italian Embassy for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      You can apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Get more information on CIBT or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

      PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL CHARGES WILL APPLY FOR TELEPHONE CALLS made to access CIBT specialists.

    • What to PackExpanded

      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:

      Clothing
      •     T-shirts
      •     Collared shirts/polo shirts
      •     Jeans or long pants/Capris or Khakis
      •     Casual dress/skirt (optional)
      •     Shorts
      •     Lightweight rain jacket
      •     Hat/sun visor/sun hat
      •     Swimsuits
      •     Close-toed shoes
      •     Sturdy-soled walking shoes
      •     Sport-style sandals
      •     Shawl (for women to cover their shoulders and knees in churches)

      Miscellaneous
      •     Passport
      •     Medication
      •     Camera/video camera
      •     Sunglasses
      •     Sunscreen
      •     Umbrella
      •     Toiletries
      •     Insect repellant

    • WeatherExpanded

      In the spring, temperatures in Italy typically from 65°F (18.3°C) during the day to 45°F (7.2°C) in the evening. In the summer, temperatures can average high in the 90's. In autumn, temperatures range from 70°F (21.1°C) during the day to 50°F (10°C) in the evening.

    • Recommended ReadingExpanded

      Longitude Books provides great books and maps to help you get the most of out of your travel. They offer a selection of reading recommendations prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation.

    • The Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan Expanded

      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive Travel Insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more about and then purchase.


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  • En RouteExpanded

    • Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded

      Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO), follow airport signage to the passport control/immigration area. Once through passport control, follow airport signage directing you to Baggage Claim where an Adventures by Disney representative will greet you.

      After escorting you through Customs, the representative is available to assist with your luggage and lead you to the ground transportation that will take you directly to your hotel.

      At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be escorted to the Marco Polo Venice International Airport for your return flight home.

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 FCO No later than 1:00 PM
      Departure 8 VCE Anytime

  • During Your AdventureExpanded

    • CurrencyExpanded

      The unit of currency in Italy is the Euro (EUR). U.S. dollars are not accepted at hotels, shops, or restaurants, but ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure to obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or single-use debit cards in addition to traveler's cheques.

      Effective January 1, 2013, credit and debit cards are no longer accepted at the Vatican ticket booth, Vatican museum and shops. All ATM machines in Vatican City are being removed. Souvenir shops will accept Euros and US dollars but no cards.

    • GratuitiesExpanded

      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, for each Adventure Guide and for each day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day: $8 - $11 USD

      For Example:
      •  For an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity Per Guest/Per Adventure Guide is: $64 - $88 USD.
      •  For a family of 4 for an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity Per Guest/Per Adventure Guide is: $256 - $352 USD. For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $512 - $704 USD.

      The Adventure Guides gratuity can be paid in U.S dollars or local currency.

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

    • TransportationExpanded

      When spending time on your own in Italy, you may choose to visit sites that require transportation. If this is the case, convenient travel options include requesting taxi service through the hotel in Rome. In Venice, water buses are the best way to navigate through the city's many canals.

    • LanguageExpanded

      While the primary language of Italy is Italian, most people in Italy speak some English.

      The following is a list of words and phrases you may want to use during your trip to Italy:

      English Italian Pronunciation
      Hello/Good Morning Ciao Chow
      Goodbye Arrivederci A-reev-a-der-chee
      Good evening Buona Sera Bona-sera
      Goodnight Buona Notte Bona-notteh
      Yes See
      No No No
      Adventure Aventura Ah-ven-toor-ah

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

  • How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded

    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

  • Do I need vaccinations to travel to this country?Expanded

    If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to Italy. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to Italy.

  • What airport do I fly into and out of?Expanded

    ARRIVAL: We will pick you up at Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) in Rome. Your flight should arrive no later than 1:00 PM.

    DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, we will transfer you to Marco Polo Venice International Airport (VCE) for your return flight home. Your flight can depart anytime.

  • Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?Expanded

    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. For the Italy trip, transfers are included from Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) in Rome to the Gran Meliá Rome Hotel on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from the Hilton Molino Stucky to the Marco Polo Venice International Airport (VCE).

  • Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded

    Yes, you may stay in Italy before or after our itinerary. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.

  • How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded

    Your group will travel by luxury motor coach and high speed bullet train between destinations in Italy.

  • What is the climate like?Expanded

    During the summer months, the weather in Italy is warm, with highs during the day at 90°F (32.2°C), and around 60°F (15.5°C), at night. You can expect sunshine and very little rainfall.

    Italy, like several other European countries, has federally mandated regulations designed to conserve electricity consumption. The regulations impose seasonal restrictions on heating and cooling systems. This means that all lodgings, from 5-star deluxe hotels to modest farmhouses, are subject to strict energy restrictions. These businesses may only switch their air systems from hot to cold (or from cold to hot) when the government mandate allows them. If you are sensitive to cold weather, we advise that you bring sweaters in spring and fall in case there is a short cold spell and the property management can't turn the heating on. Likewise, air conditioning is typically not available in April or October, although there can be hot spells in those months. These circumstances are normally not a significant challenge for our Guests; however, we wanted you to be aware of the restrictions and the potential impact to your comfort.

  • How strenuous are the activities?Expanded

    This is an active tour with a lot of walking and physical activity. In Rome and Venice, the cobblestone streets and bridges can be challenging, especially in the summer. The full range of activities offered requires stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.

  • What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded

    While we welcome children ages 4 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel on our Italy trip. This is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, duration of the vacation, extended hours of daily activity programming and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your little ones.

  • What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded

    Typically, breakfast is served in buffet style and offers a variety of dishes. Dinners and lunches usually include fish or meat and pasta or rice entrees, with vegetables, salad, fruit and dessert. Some included meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Child-friendly choices are available for most meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

  • Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded

    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

  • Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

  • Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded

    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.

  • What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded

    We will make every reasonable effort to operate the vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

  • Is travel insurance available?Expanded

    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.