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West Florence, Tuscany Italy

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Explore Historic Florence

West Florence, TuscanyItaly

4 Days / 3 Nights
for Member Pricing

Explore Historic Florence

Standard DreamTrip

Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour through Florence’s winding streets to see iconic sites of historic Florence known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Among them are Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, the Baptistery, Giotto’s independent bell tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church and Pontevecchio Bridge. Afterwards, get your hands in the dough to learn techniques on Italian pasta making with a local chef and enjoy your lunch like a true Florentine! Book by October 15. 

About Your Trip

Tuscany, one of the most coveted places on the planet, is revered for historical and cultural landscapes and is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Grab your camera and get ready to capture remarkable shots on a whirlwind tour through Florence’s winding streets to see iconic sites. During your 2-hour walking guided tour of Florence you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its ‘Gates of Paradise’, Giotto’s independent bell tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge. Then get ready for your 2-hour Italian Pasta Making Class with local chef, lunch and drinks!

What we love:

  • The Historic Centre of Florence was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982.
  • While in Tuscany, be generous when sprinkling extra virgin olive oil on your food — it’s considered by many to be the best in the world.
  • Palazzo Castri 1874 is a fully restored boutique hotel dating back to the years of Florentine Impressionism.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights in Florence, Italy, as well as:

  • 4 days and 3 nights. 
  • Welcome drink/aperitivo (non-alcoholic drink of prosecco with peanuts, chips, mix of finger food.)
  • 4 Buffet Breakfast with artisan pastry products.
  • Afternoon tea at the hotel lounge with home-made patisserie.
  • 2-hour guided walking tour of Florence historical centre including headsets.
  • Pasta Cooking class including lunch with the prepared dishes, drinks included (mineral water and a glass of wine per person.)
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant in the Tuscan hills just outside Florence with amazing views with typical 4-course menu including local wine and mineral water.
  • An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.
  • A convenient “Know Before You Go” guide, with details of your trip and other helpful travel information. (Please note: This guide will be emailed to you within a week of your travel start date.)


Transportation


The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR), approximately 4.4 miles (7.1 kilometers).

Please note:

  • Airfare is not included in the trip price.
  • Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel. 



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Priority Inclusions

As a Priority Member, you’ll enjoy an aperitivo with buffet of local specialities and snacks, on Day 2 (5:30 – 6:30 PM.)

Includes:
-Snacks: Artisanal pizzas and scones, Cold cuts and cheese board, Bruschetta with tomato and basil, Cheese and vegetable pie, Artisan oil sandwiches stuffed with prosciutto and mayonnaise
-Drinks: Prosecco Valdobbiadene Extra dry (1 glass) or Spritz ( 1 Glass), Non-alcoholic cocktail, Still and sparkling water.

Life is great when you’re a Priority Member!

*The minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years. Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID.

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Elite Inclusions

As an Elite Member, you’ll be upgraded to a Superior Room with Spa Access.

Plus, Elite Members will enjoy the Priority Inclusion on this DreamTrips experience.

Life is amazing when you’re an Elite Member!

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Itinerary

Day 1

Check into the hotel any time after 3 PM
Noon – 5 PM: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
5:30 – 7 PM: Welcome reception at the hotel’s Restaurant with non-alcoholic drink of prosecco with peanuts, chips, mix of finger food.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 2

7:30-9 AM: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

9 AM – 5 PM: 2 hours walking tour of Historic Florence followed by a pasta cooking lesson and lunch. 

  • 9 – 11 AM: 2-hour guided tour of Florence. 
    During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo (Florence Cathedral), the Baptistery with its ‘Gates of Paradise’, Giotto’s independent bell tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge.
  • 11 AM – 1 PM.: 2-hour Italian Pasta Making Class. 
    Spaghetti, Pici or Ravioli. Get your hands in the dough to learn techniques on Italian pasta making as well as the ingredients that make this iconic dish. Included in the experience: class with local chef, lunch and drinks.
  • Upon returning to the hotel, the rest of the day and evening are at your leisure.

Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 3

7:30-10 AM.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning and early afternoon at your leisure. Lunch at your own expense.
7 – 9:30 PM: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant with typical 4-course menu including local wine, mineral water and coffee. *see sample menu below.

  • 7 PM: Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Restaurant.
  • 9 PM. Transfer back to your hotel – arrive at the hotel at 9"30 PM approx. 

Rest of the evening at leisure

Day 4

7:30-10 AM: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel by 10 AM. 

*The minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years. Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID.

Itinerary subject to change.

 


 
2-hour walking tour of Florence
  •  This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • This activity involves walking outdoors, and up and down some stairs. It is not recommended for guests with mobility issues or certain health conditions. Please consult your doctor prior to booking travel.
  • For safety reasons, this activity is not recommended for expectant mothers.
  • We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and clothing and bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • Please note: Children ages 14 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult during this tour. Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID.
  • Indicated times are approximate and subject to change.
  • Itinerary activities are subject to change due to weather conditions and may run in reverse order.
  • Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

*Sample Farewell Dinner menu

  • Cinta Senese Cold Cuts and Iberian Chorizo
  • Tuscan Crostini and Bruschette 
  • Zucchini roll with Prosciutto crudo, Robiola and balsamic vinegar 
  • Selection of Pecorino and Cheeses with Mustards and Honeys 
  • Burrata cheese with black truffle
  • Fiorentina di Scottona with sautéed potatoes with rosemary and cannellini beans 
  • Mascarpone cream with coffee pavesini and chocolate chips 
  • Water, Castello di radda Gran Bruno wine and coffee 

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Hotel Details

Palazzo Castri 1874 is a fully restored boutique hotel dating back to the years of Florentine Impressionism. The hotel interiors and exteriors seamlessly merge traditional and modern, elegance and comfort, to create a sophisticated ambience. The hotel is strategically located just seven minutes’ walk from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and a short walk from the station and Piazza Santa Maria Novella.

Hotel features:

  • Restaurant, Florentia Café, bar-lounge, room service
  • Patio – Inner Garden “La Limonaia”
  • Health Club, with fitness equipment, sauna, jacuzzi, hammam
  • Nearby landmarks, including Fortezza da Basso (500 mt), Centro Congressi (600 mt), Stazione Santa Maria Novella (700 mt), Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore (750 mt), Piazza della Signoria (800 mt) and more.
  • Close to restaurants, bars, shops and more

Classic Double Room accommodations with:

  • 1 double bed or 2 twin beds (Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on existing or extra bed)
  • Sound-proofed windows
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child age 12 years or younger
  • Minimum occupancy 1 adult
  • In-room temperature control
  • Bathroom with shower and premium toiletries “La Limonaia di Firenze by Palazzo Castri 1874”
  • Coffee- and tea-making facilities
  • Minibar (consumption at extra cost)
  • In-room safe
  • Television 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in your room and throughout the hotel 

Check-in: 3 PM.
Check-out: 10 AM.

Palazzo Castri Boutique Hotel, Florence
Piazza della Indipendenza, 7
Florence 50129, Italy

 

Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements:

 

  • By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card.
  • I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
  • Please note: As of January 1, 2018, the Greek Ministry of Tourism has enforced an “Overnight Stay Tax,” a charge that is applicable to tourists and which must be collected by the hotel upon check-in. This tax is dependent upon the star rating of the hotel and may vary between high and low seasons. This is a government implemented charge beyond the control of Rovia. Payment of this tax is the sole responsibility of the individual tourist; should the policy change, we will inform you and update this information.

 

Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements:

 

  • By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card.
  • I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
  • Please note: As of January 1, 2018, the Greek Ministry of Tourism has enforced an “Overnight Stay Tax,” a charge that is applicable to tourists and which must be collected by the hotel upon check-in. This tax is dependent upon the star rating of the hotel and may vary between high and low seasons. This is a government implemented charge beyond the control of Rovia. Payment of this tax is the sole responsibility of the individual tourist; should the policy change, we will inform you and update this information.

 



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements:

 

  • By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card.
  • I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
  • Please note: As of January 1, 2018, the Greek Ministry of Tourism has enforced an “Overnight Stay Tax,” a charge that is applicable to tourists and which must be collected by the hotel upon check-in. This tax is dependent upon the star rating of the hotel and may vary between high and low seasons. This is a government implemented charge beyond the control of Rovia. Payment of this tax is the sole responsibility of the individual tourist; should the policy change, we will inform you and update this information.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

  • Please be aware that travel insurance will be your only option for any waived penalties, or a refund, if your DreamTrip is cancelled due to restrictions in your starting location (not in your travel destination) and you are inside the cancellation window (see Terms and Conditions). Rovia will cover only those cancellations that result from restrictions in your DreamTrip destination.

Please note:

  • At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
  • Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.
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Terms and Conditions

Travel is unpredictable and country restrictions due to COVID-19 change regularly; please understand that the policies below apply and you are encouraged to purchase travel protection.

Cancellation Policy*:
 If you cancel 51 days or more before the start date of your trip, you will get a refund less a fee of up to US$100. If you cancel within 50 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. In the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the more restrictive of the two terms will prevail.


Name Change Policies: Name changes are not permitted for the DreamTrips Member(s) who booked this trip and are only allowed for people who are traveling with said booking member. Name changes must be done no later than October 15 and are subject to a fee of up to US$50. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Transfer Policies: Booking transfers from one member to another member are not allowed on this trip.

Please note:

  • The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.
  • Pricing shown is for each person and is based on 2 adults per room.
  • Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. 
  • Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
  • In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
  • Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up to date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
  • Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
  • Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
  • Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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