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LADIES ONLY ITALY TOUR
All Ladies Tour
Private Tour to Italy
Prices per person are based on two persons sharing a room with private bath or shower.
Airfare: We can assist you in flight arrangements as well, just let us know you want to include airfare in our quotes.
Why only Ladies?
We have created this tour based on feedback from our guests over the years. Many women have said that they would love to travel, but don’t have anyone to travel with.
Traveling in a group is less expensive than traveling alone, and often safer, too. Many solo travelers don’t want to be stuck in a group made up of only couples, and they aren’t looking to be harassed by other passengers.
As a woman Tour Director, I feel that my “Ladies Only” tours are a great way for me to share my passion for travel with guests who otherwise may not be willing or able to travel.
Itineraries may vary depending on weather/Dates
Meet your tour director, Lorna Holland. We will provide transportation from Rome airport to your hotel. Leave our luggage at the Hotel.
Start our Guided Tour of this ancient city. Visit the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Eternal city. You explore the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini and many others.
The highlight of your day is a tour of the most well-recognized sight of Rome - the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
After the tour you return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
In the morning after breakfast we head to the Vatican. With a private guide, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra.
Next you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough time to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of art the world has ever known.
Your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see the stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family.
The ending point of your tour is St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini.
After the tour the rest of the day is free to enjoy the beauty of Rome, sightseeing and shopping.
Breakfast in Hotel
Discover the Bella Vita of Rome. Time to explore, shop, and eat!
Go to Florence
Breakfast in Hotel
Check out of our hotel and depart to Florence via Railway. Check in at hotel and start exploring the city. Visit the Academia to see the David, then time to explore the Duomo and museum.
Day Trip to Pisa, San Gimignano and more!
Breakfast in Hotel
Art, history, countryside, food. Tuscany has it all. Tuscany day trip from Florence to discover the region’s highlights with a local guide. Explore the city of Siena and the cathedral, and then take to the Chianti hills for a Tuscan lunch and wine tasting. Roam the streets of San Gimignano, and travel to Pisa to admire the architectural drama of Cathedral Square — home to the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. *Entry to Tower of Pisa not included.
Return to Florence in the evening in time for dinner on your own.
Breakfast in Hotel
Visit the Uffizi, one of the most important museums in all of Europe. Free time for sightseeing and shopping after lunch.
Free time to explore Florence. In the afternoon, we will meet up to visit Piazza Michelangelo for a spectacular view of the city followed by a traditional Florentine dinner.
From Florence to The Dolomites
Breakfast in Hotel
Today we check out of our hotel and travel by train to Rovereto where we will meet our private transportation to the Dolomites. We will stop along the way to discover the history and culture of Grappa and see beautiful scenery on our way to the mountains.
Discover The Dolomites
Breakfast in Hotel.
Today we explore the Tre Cime, the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, the most photographed mountain range in the Dolomites. This morning we will drive to Lake Misurina and the Tre Cime (Three Peaks). The valley of Misurina is reported to have some of the cleanest air in the entire world. In fact, there is an institute there that treats children with lung development problems. We will stop for pictures along the way in the Dolomites.
Lunch for the group today will be at our favorite restaurant in the Dolomites. We will sample a smorgasbord of cheeses, stews, wild game (optional!), polenta, and more. The family has been running the kitchen for decades, and you will leave feeling like you have family in Misurina.
After a heavy lunch, we will climb (OK, drive…the bus will climb!) to the top of the mountain to marvel at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Hopefully the weather will be clear, and you will have a spectacular view from the top! There is an option to walk along a path around the base of one of the Peaks (about 2 miles there and back, mostly flat). There is a small chapel along the way, and a rifugio (mountain hut) where we can find refreshments. If you prefer, there are panoramic windows in the rifugio next to the parking lot.
In the afternoon, we will return to our hotel, where you can enjoy the evening.
On our way to Venice
This morning, we will check out of our hotel and drive towards Venice. We will pass through some of the most beautiful places in the Dolomiti National Park, with stops for photos along the way.
We will lunch at the home of a winemaking family in Valdobbiadene, Land of Prosecco. After a home-cooked meal, we will stop at a family vineyard to learn more about what makes Prosecco more special than other sparkling white wines. (Opportunities to buy Prosecco at both locations.)
We will continue to Venice, and check in to our hotel. You may stay close to the hotel, or wander the streets of Venice with your Tour Director to find an aperitivo together, or take a walk alone to experience Venice for yourself.
Breakfast in Hotel
See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
Free time to explore the island in the morning.
**At VaFeltre Tours, we do not believe in selling optional excursions on tour. However, in Venice, we do have a friend with a very unique option that would need to be booked in advance. She has a few small boats, and can teach you how to row like a Gondolier!! There are cicchetti (Venetian appetizers) and Prosecco to reward you for your hard work. While the lesson is not overly strenuous, it does require a degree of balance, coordination, and effort, and we realize that this is not for everyone, which is why we keep it optional. The cost is 125 Euro per person and can be paid in cash on the tour. She runs lessons almost daily, and we can book even just one passenger, if one person is interested and the rest of the group is not.
Breakfast in Hotel
Private transportation to Venice Airport
Depending on flight times, there may be time to see more of Venice this morning.
** If you would like to extend your tour, either before or after, please contact us so that we can help you plan. Our Dolomiti Tour would be a great extension to this trip.
Transportation to and from the airport or train station to the beginning/end points of the tour and all listed activities during the tour.
10 Breakfasts. Full breakfasts in your hotel every morning.
4 Star Hotels. Our Hotels truly are in the very hearts of the cities, towns and villages. Included on this tour:
Guided City Tours. Tours to give you an introduction on each city at your own pace. We want you to enjoy this tour not get a 5 hour history sermon.
Entrance Fees. No Annoying Up-Selling while on tour - we don't think you should pay top dollar for a deluxe vacation and then be subjected to daily solicitation to spend more money. We've included an ample amount of sightseeing and included admissions as listed.
Full Service Professional and Fully Qualified Tour Director who will remain with the group for all listed activities. They are responsible for managing the travel arrangements of guests from beginning to end of the tour, making sure everything runs according to plan. They are available for information and to help with translation during the tour. Their knowledge and care, their outgoing and fun loving nature, and their experience and friendliness all make your holiday more enjoyable. Our Tour Directors work hard to handle all the little details, leaving you free to enjoy your holiday!
Tips & Taxes: All tips/gratuities are included for services on tour provided by dining room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels.
Please contact us today so that we can reserve your space.
+1 571 239 3889
+1 703 209 0669
Meet Lorna Holland, your Tour Escort for this tour. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email her directly at:
Call me at 571.239.3889
Your Tour Director!
Rome, Florence, Tuscany,
The Dolomites, and Venice
Escorted 24/7 Tour Director
Sightseeing, wine tastings, local cuisine and more!
August 4th, 2020
August 4th to 14th 2020
SMALL GROUP TRAVEL:
6 People Registered so far
Updated Jan 2020
We like to keep these tours small (12-15 passengers) If you have your own group of friends we can create a custom tour for you and you pick the dates.
Tours and Vacation Travel for Women. Perfect for Solo / Single / Traveling Alone. Safe, High-Quality, Escorted Small Groups. This tour is just for the ladies and Lorna will be leading it. We are looking to keep this a small group under 15 people. We will be using trains and public transportation, so there will be plenty of walking involved. This tour would be great for a lady who doesn't want to travel alone. Please contact us right away if you are interested! +1.571.239.3889
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Why Travel With us?
VaFeltre Tours is a family-owned company based in both Northern Italy and Washington, DC. My name is Lorna Holland, I'm an American married to nutcase Dante Zambrano Cassella who is from a small town called Feltre in Northern Italy.
We are Professional Tour Guides, with years of experience working with a variety of ages and backgrounds. One of our main selling points is that we create itineraries based on what YOU want to see, instead of forcing you to follow a generic itinerary.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why only Ladies?
We have created this tour based on feedback from our guests over the years. Many women have said that they would love to travel, but don’t have anyone to travel with. Traveling in a group is less expensive than traveling alone, and often safer, too. Many solo travelers don’t want to be stuck in a group made up of only couples, and they aren’t looking to be harassed by other passengers.
As a woman Tour Director, I feel that my “Ladies Only” tours are a great way for me to share my passion for travel with guests who otherwise may not be willing or able to travel
Is Airfare included?
Airfare is not included. You will need to purchase flights to/from your trip start/end cities. You can add these flights at a later date after you have secured your place on the trip.
Can you help us getting airfare?
Yes, of course. We will be more than happy to accommodate, search & book your airfare at no additional cost.
How many pieces of luggage can I bring with me?
Each tour/cruise member is limited to one large suitcase and small carry-on bag due to limited space on our buses, mini-buses, vans and private cars with driver.
How much of a deposit is required to book a tour?
Minimum deposit of $500 is required within 3 business days of booking. If obtaining the optional insurance, it must be purchased no later than 14 days from the time of deposit. Full payment must be made within 45 days of the trip departure.
If we are purchasing your tickets, tickets must be paid in full plus the $500 deposit for your place on the trip.
Is smoking allowed on the Tours bus/van?
There is a no smoking policy on our buses but there are plenty of opportunities to smoke during the frequent stops.
What are the airline restrictions on bottles and containers?
All containers for gels, liquids and aerosols must be 3-oz. or smaller and placed in a clear plastic bag. Each traveler is limited to one quart-size plastic bag which must be placed in your carry-on baggage. For a more in-depth description of these and other travel restrictions (including prescription medications), please visit www.tsa.gov.
Do I need travel insurance?
We strongly suggest that you purchase our traveler’s insurance with Travel Guard. It is very important that you protect yourself in case of trip cancellation/interruption, travel/baggage delay or loss of baggage and medical expenses.
** If you choose not to purchase travel insurance, whether through us or on your own, you will need to sign a waiver form. Failure to do so can result in cancellation of your tour.
When is my final payment due?
Final Payment is due 45 days prior to departure.
** If you sign up within 45 days of the trip, full payment will be required.
What type of payments do you accept?
We accept checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express.
What kind of clothing should I bring with me?
Comfortable casual clothing is recommended; the same as you would wear on a sightseeing trip in the U.S. The only time you may want to “dress up” a bit is at the final dinner. Sports jacket for men is suggested; ties are not required. Please note that there are dress codes in most churches in Italy: no bare shoulders or knees.