Plan to spend 15-20 euros for dinner on the nights that it isn't included (included dinner at the hotels was not impressive) and around 10 euros for lunch. Buffet breakfast is provided every day. Also, hotels are on the outskirts of the towns listed so if you want to do any additional sightseeing, you will have to pay for a taxi or if time allows take a local bus.
Many in depth local tours are optional and an added expense (you'll get a list of these with your travel vouchers).
Another additional expense is the airport transfers. Although these are offered. There are few times that you can take them to and from the airport. If your flight doesn't coincide with these you will have to pay for a taxi (around 50 euro). As we were in Rome a day earlier transfers weren't available to us.
Tour Day 1 - Travel Day
We chose to arrive a day early in Rome and what should have been a travel day was our first day in Rome. The hotel allowed us to check in as soon as we arrived (8:30 a.m.) We headed to the bus stop and found our way into city. I would highly recommend doing this and making the most of your time in Rome.
As with most of the hotels on this tour the Ergife is not close to the city center (over 8km). Coming from the hotel, we turned right at Via Aurelia and walked until we came across the McDonald's sign (about 20 minutes). We found public transport relatively easy. The Metro is a good place to get tickets for both bus and subway. (You will need to take 3 or 4 escalators down to get to the ticket machines). The 46 bus takes you to Piazza Venezia (make sure you take the bus going in the right direction).