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Best of Florence and Rome

7 days2 cities
Italy1 country
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 306 Reviews
Small group tour to Italy

The Best of Florence and Rome tour takes you on a fascinating journey through two of Italy's most iconic cities. Explore Florence's rich history and culture, marvel at its world-famous art and architecture, and indulge in the city's renowned cuisine. Then, immerse yourself in the grandeur of Rome, a city that boasts an unparalleled legacy of art, architecture, and history. This tour offers an unforgettable experience, taking you to the most iconic landmarks, museums, and hidden gems in these two breathtaking cities.

7 days2 cities
Italy1 country
From
 $2,667 
Florence, Italy
3
days
Italy

One of the brightest gems of the Tuscany region, Florence, is the treasure trove, birthplace and cradle of the Renaissance.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Florence

Upon your arrival in Florence, your driver will transfer you to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and unwind at your leisure after your journey.


 

2
day
Florence Sightseeing

After breakfast, join your guide for a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights. Visit the Piazza del Duomo and Baptistery, then head to the Piazza della Repubblica and tour the Oltrarno, where you'll find local craftsmen shops, the Santo Spirito Church, and Michelangelo's first official work. Next, visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's famous David statue before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio. The rest of the day is at your leisure or consider an optional Uffizi Gallery guided tour.

3
day
Day at Leisure in Florence & Evening Wine Tasting

Today is a free day for you to explore Florence at your leisure. After breakfast, you can embark on independent sightseeing, shopping for souvenirs, or simply relaxing.

If you are interested, you can join our optional cooking class and market tour or a day trip to Pisa.

In the evening, you can attend a wine tasting event arranged exclusively for your small group. You will be able to taste three different wines that have been expertly selected by a sommelier, along with delicious snacks. It's a perfect opportunity to socialize with your fellow travelers.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

NH Collection Firenze Palazzo Gaddi

NH Collection Firenze Palazzo Gaddi is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Florence, Italy. Housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century palace, the hotel boasts elegant and sophisticated decor that seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern amenities.

train
Florence
Rome
1 hr 30 min

Taking a train is one of the best options for traveling from Florence to Rome. Trains in Italy are well-equipped, fast, and conveniently connect these Italian cities from one center to the other.

Rome, Italy
4
days
Italy

The capital of Italy, Rome, obtains an unrivaled and unfathomable collection of historical treasures. This safe and welcoming region one of the most popular tourist destinations around the globe.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Arrival & Highlights of Rome

Upon arrival in Rome, your private driver will transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, meet your guide for a tour of the city's ancient landmarks including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and more. Admire the masterpieces of renowned artists like Bernini and Borromini. Return to the hotel after the tour and enjoy the evening at leisure.

5
day
Discovering Ancient Rome

After breakfast, join your guide for a walking tour of Rome's famous ancient landmarks. Begin at the Roman Forum, a political and civic center dating back 3,000 years. See ancient temples, arches, and buildings like the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus. Then, visit the adjacent Palatine Hill, site of the city's first settlements. Finally, explore the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater in the Roman world designed for gladiator battles. Return to the hotel in the evening and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

6
day
Vatican Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will meet your guide for a transfer to the Vatican, the world's smallest independent state and a walled enclave.

Once inside, your tour will take you through the private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and Gallery of Candelabra. Then, you will proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you will have ample 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.

After a coffee break, your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter's Basilica, where you will see a 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.

Your tour ends in St. Peter's Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini. From there, enjoy a leisurely walk back to the hotel with your guide, with a photo stop at the legendary Castel Sant'Angelo, originally built as a mausoleum, and later used by the popes as a fortress, refuge, and prison.

Please note that the Vatican is a sacred religious site, and thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts, no uncovered knees and shoulders, and no backpacks. Due to religious services, St. Peter's Basilica may be spontaneously closed, and entrance may not be guaranteed. After the tour, you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the beauty of Rome on your own.

7
day
Departure

Today marks the end of your fantastic tour of Italy. After breakfast, your driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you had a great time and wish you a safe journey. We look forward to working with you on your future vacations!

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
classic
$

Set within a walking distance from Saint Peter’s Square, the beautiful hotel is housed in a 19th-century building.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Please note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

3. Сity taxes are not included in the price. This is a small tax (1-5 EUR per person per night) collected by many European cities. You will need to pay it at the hotel on checkout.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, local city taxes and all personal expenses.

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What To Know

Stress-free Booking Book your journey without stress and at convenient pace. You can pay a deposit of 20% to book any tour in any major currency; the final balance will be due 90 days before start date. In event if you decide to change or postpone your trip, you can transfer your deposit to any other packages we offer. Cruise bookings and special offers may be subject to different booking terms.

Trip Assurance If you need our assistance during your trip, you can call our support line available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CET) on weekdays and weekends.

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