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Highlights of Italy: Rome & Venice

7 days / 6 Nights

Multi-day trip description

On this 7-day multi-day trip to Italy, you will visit and explore Rome and Venice in an accessible way. Rome, Italy's capital, is a busy modern metropolis filled with monuments that remember a glorious Roman past. Venice is a picturesque city of cobblestone streets, quaint neighborhoods, and home to the famous Grand Canal. Both cities will have a dedicated tour with knowledgeable, professional guides who will mention notable landmarks and monumen...On this 7-day multi-day trip to Italy, you will visit and explore Rome and Venice in an accessible way. Rome, Italy's capital, is a busy modern metropolis filled with monuments that remember a glorious Roman past. Venice is a picturesque city of cobblestone streets, quaint neighborhoods, and home to the famous Grand Canal. Both cities will have a dedicated tour with knowledgeable, professional guides who will mention notable landmarks and monuments. You'll visit places such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Sistine Chapel at your own pace.

Although navigating these cities can sometimes present challenges, this multi-day trip was designed with accessibility in mind. You can ask your guide for assistance and indications to an accessible restroom at any point of your journey; your comfort and safety are our priorities! All the guaranteed rooms are accessible, and an accessible van fitted with a wheelchair lift/ramp will do all transfers between destinations, activities, and airports. Hotel Indigo Rome St George and Monaco & Grand Canal in Venice are the selected hotels; if any of the accessible room is not available at the time of your booking, we will find another similar accommodation with an accessible room that also matches your needs.

The price of this multi-day trip might be subject to changes depending on seasonality and the availability of accessible rooms. A travel expert will confirm the final details once you submit a booking request.


Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    Guides/ Staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities

  • Transportation

    Transportation is wheelchair accessible

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the Multi-day Trip

  • Places

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

  • Equipment

    No adaptive equipment included

From $6670 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

Reliable accessibility information

Comprehensive planning

Personalized support

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival + Roman highlights tour

Morning:

Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Leonardo Da Vinci - Fiumicino International Airport in Rome, you’ll meet your guide and transfer by...
Morning:

Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Leonardo Da Vinci - Fiumicino International Airport in Rome, you’ll meet your guide and transfer by wheelchair-accessible transportation to Hotel Indigo Rome St George, your accommodation for the next 3 nights. Your guaranteed accessible room will be waiting for you!

Afternoon:

After you settle in, you’ll have a half-day guided tour of some of the most famous sites of Rome. Led by a professional guide, the private tour starts by picking you up from your hotel in a wheelchair-accessible van and taking you to your first stop: Trevi Fountain, a Rome must-stop and an iconic example of baroque architecture.

Next, you’ll go to Piazza Navona, an ancient stadium now a quintessential Roman square filled with Renaissance churches, elegant cafes, and trendy art galleries.

The Pantheon is your next stop: An ancient religious site that dates back to 27 B.C. and is one of the best preserved ancient Rome construction.

Finally, you’ll visit two more charming Roman squares: the Piazza Colonna, where you’ll find the famous the Column of Marcus Aurelius, and the Piazza di Spagna, where you’ll encounter one of the most sought-after places to visit: The Spanish Steps, where you don’t have to climb the stairs to enjoy the view! This is the best spot to shop for souvenirs.

Guides can point you in the direction of accessible restrooms during your visit. Although places can be navigated independently by wheelchair users, guides are experienced in working with people with disabilities and will be ready to help you if needed.

At the end of the tour, you'll be returned to your hotel for a good night's sleep.

Stay:

Hotel Indigo Rome St George
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Day 2: Colosseum + Roman Forum visits

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll have a 4-hour tour and submerge yourself in an ancient Rome ambiance!

You'll be picked up from your hote...
After breakfast at your hotel, you'll have a 4-hour tour and submerge yourself in an ancient Rome ambiance!

You'll be picked up from your hotel in an accessible vehicle to the spot of your first visit: The Colosseum! Which is the largest theater in the world. You'll tour the inside of the arena and look at the original arches. Your knowledgeable guide will explain its importance for ancient Rome and other facts.

The Colosseum is wheelchair accessible. It has a ramp entrance, accessible restrooms on-site, and an elevator to reach the second floor, where you can look down at the Colosseum and view the city.

Afterward, you'll travel in a wheelchair-accessible van to the Roman Forum. This ancient marketplace later housed many important buildings of the old Roman government and was influential in Roman social and political life.

At the entrance of the Roman Forum, an elevator is available to take you down to explore the ancient ruins. However, it's important to note that only approximately 20% of the grounds are wheelchair accessible once you reach the lower level, and there are no accessible restrooms on-site. We can arrange an all-terrain Joëlette wheelchair rental for you for an extra charge.

Next, you'll stop by the Arch of Titus, the Arch of Constantine, and the Imperial Palaces, located on the top of Palatine Hill. You'll get up the hill by accessible van, and the floors are paved.

Tickets for people with disabilities and their companions are free of charge if travelers show the disabled certificate/letter of the doctor/car permission disability; otherwise, tickets can be purchased on-site.

At the end of the tour, you'll be driven back to your hotel in an accessible vehicle.

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Day 3: Vatican Museums visit

On day 3 of this multi-day trip, you'll have a 6-hour private tour of the world-famous Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with a professional...On day 3 of this multi-day trip, you'll have a 6-hour private tour of the world-famous Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with a professional guide. You'll be picked up from your hotel in an accessible vehicle and will tour the Vatican gardens and several rooms within the Vatican; You'll appreciate its art collections, luxurious marble candelabra, and sixteenth-century frescoes by Botticelli, Rosselli, and Michelangelo. There are several accessible bathrooms at the Vatican and a cafe with step-free access.

The Sistine Chapel will be your next stop. It used to be private to the pope and is now a famous landmark visited by people worldwide that can be accessed by elevator. Once inside, be sure to look up and marvel at the ceiling: it holds Michelangelo's spectacular "The Last Judgement" fresco, painted between 1535 and 1541. The tour finishes with a visit to the monumental Basilica of Saint Peter, the largest church in the world, and a stroll through the iconic St. Peter's square.

Accessible bathrooms can be found in the Vatican Museums and mobility aids such as lifts on the flights of stairs. There is also a cafe, accessible via a ramp, where you can stop for refreshments. Your guide will be available throughout the tour to answer your questions and assist you if necessary.

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Day 4: Arrival to Venice

On day 4, you'll transfer to Venice by train!

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll transfer to the train station by a private and accessible...
On day 4, you'll transfer to Venice by train!

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll transfer to the train station by a private and accessible transportation service. The driver will be available to assist you with your luggage.

Then, you'll catch a 4-hour train to Venice. An English-speaking assistant to help you transfer is included. The train journey cost is already included in the final price, and you'll be notified of any potential variations.

The train is equipped with accessible bathrooms and offers standard-class amenities such as reclining seats, power outlets, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. If you prefer an upgrade, premium, business, or executive class options are available for an extra cost. Onboard, you can also purchase drinks and food.

Upon reaching Venice's train station, an English-speaking assistant will be there to help you transfer to Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal on a water taxi; your guaranteed accessible room will be waiting for you. Please note that the prorated cost for this package is for 4 individuals, including one person in a wheelchair. Additional travelers may result in a price adjustment.

Settle in, relax, and enjoy the hotel amenities, or explore the city freely!

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Day 5: Murano and Burano

After having breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have a 6-hour tour of the Murano and Burano, two of the many islands that compose Venice’s lagoon cr...After having breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have a 6-hour tour of the Murano and Burano, two of the many islands that compose Venice’s lagoon crossed by the Grand Canal. You'll arrive by an accessible transfer.

Murano is the biggest Venice island and houses the accessible VII-century Santa Maria e San Donato Church. With Venetian-Byzntine architecture, you’ll marvel at the mosaic flooring filled with biblical references your guide can point out. After a 10-minute stroll, you’ll arrive at San Pietro Martire Church with a lateral accessible entrance.

Burano will be your next stop. The quaint town is famous for its colorful houses and its lace industry. Here, you’ll be able to shop local craftsmanship, such as glass production. Tre Ponti is the perfect spot to photograph this colorful island! At the end of the tour, you’ll return to your Venice hotel in an accessible vehicle.

You'll use accessible public transportation to move around; you can add private transportation for an extra charge.

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Day 6: Highlights of Venice

After having breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have a private half-day tour of Venice’s highlights. Considered an open-air museum, Venice offers en...After having breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have a private half-day tour of Venice’s highlights. Considered an open-air museum, Venice offers endless opportunities to explore, and this tour can guide you through the city.

St. Mark square is your first stop, where you’ll cross the iconic Venice’s narrow streets and visit the spectacular St. Mark Basilica. There is a ramp access at the Porta dei Fiori entrance. Additionally, the Museum situated on the upper level of the Basilica is conveniently accessible via both an elevator and stair lifts.

Doge’s Palace and its museum will be your next stop; you can shop at local artisan shops specializing in glass materials and gaze at Tiziano frescoes. It has wheelchair access with an elevator to the upper floor.

Throughout the tour, your guide will be able to point you in the direction of an accessible restroom. At the ent of the tour, you’ll return to your hotel by accessible van.

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Day 7: Departure

On your last day, you'll be transferred to Venice Marco Polo Airport in a wheelchair-accessible van. The driver can help you with your luggage.falseOn your last day, you'll be transferred to Venice Marco Polo Airport in a wheelchair-accessible van. The driver can help you with your luggage.

    What's included

  • Admission

  • Tour Guides

  • Assistants

  • Airport transfer

  • Professional driver

  • Accessible transportation

  • Accommodation

    What's not included

  • Meals

  • Insurance

  • Tourist city taxes

  • Gratuities

  • International flights

  • Domestic flights

Important information

  • The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.

  • Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.

  • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

  • Spoken language(s): English, Italian.

  • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

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