Affordable Summer Vacation for Couples and/or Families

Libertyville, IL, June 3, 2013"”Take your kids to Italy and the price starts at $806 per person in a quadruple room. Take your spouse or friend and the price starts at $954 in a double. Whichever way you go, Rome and Florence are the Italian highlights that everyone should see, and this summer is the time to see them.

TourCrafters has designed an 8-night/9-day land-only package that includes four nights' accommodation in Rome at the modern 3-star Hotel Trevi and four nights in Florence at the charming 3-star Hotel Paris; daily buffet breakfast; a moonlight tour of the Colosseum; a visit to the Emperor Constantine Exhibit; a Rome-Florence train ticket; an electric bike tour of Florence and a Fiat 500 tour of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside.

The Hotel Trevi, which is very near the Trevi Fountain, has a roof garden where guests can enjoy breakfast. The boutique Hotel Paris, which is housed in two Renaissance palaces, boasts elegant décor and a terrace. Both hotels are located in the city's historic center and both offer air conditioning, mini-bars and free WiFi. Prices are higher in September and October and hotel upgrades are possible for an additional price.

In Rome you can take in the historic sights: the Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican museums, the Capitoline Hill, the Pantheon and"”after dark"”the Colosseum. But you can also admire the produce in the Campo de' Fiori market and the designer shops on Via Condotti, and enjoy the world's best pasta in restaurants that spill out into streets and piazzas. In Florence, of course, there's great Renaissance art and architecture around every corner, and nearby a photogenic landscape full of olive groves, vineyards and medieval stone villages. In both cities TourCrafters offers a selection of optional tours: from Rome to Naples, Pompeii and Capri; from Florence to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti.

All prices quoted are per person, in either a double or quad, and are subject to availability. For additional information about the Rome and Florence package, which has daily departures and is valid from July 1 to October 31.