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Being an heir to the world's greatest Empires, Italy is well blessed with historical and cultural riches. In fact, it might easily be the number one destination on the entire planet for a culture traveler, and deservedly so! From breathtaking architectural compositions of the Renaissance to ancient Roman ruins to a never-ending variety of restaurants, bars, and shopping - your small group tour to Italy guarantees dozens of life-lasting memories!

2018 SPECIAL: Make bookings for 2018 and receive 1 extra day in Florence with an included day tour to Pisa and Lucca.

City:
Venice, Florence, Rome
Duration:
9 days
Type:
Small group tour
From:
$2,898
Next date:
Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017 View all dates

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Venice

Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

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Day 2
Sightseeing in Venice

Following breakfast meet your guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful city tour of Venice landmarks: from Rialto bridge and fish market to St. Mark's Basilica & Square.

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Day 3
Free Day in Venice, Train to Florence

After breakfast in your hotel, enjoy half of the day in Venice at your own leisure or take one of our recommended optional tours to the islands of Burano & Murano.

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Day 4
Sightseeing in Florence

After breakfast in the hotel, meet with your private guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights. Today's program includes visits to the Duomo with its famous Bell-tower and its Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

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Day 5
Free Day in Florence

Today is free day for you to savor magnificent Florence on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours to nearby Tuscany Wine Trail.

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Day 6
Ancient Rome Sightseeing & Colosseum

After breakfast in the hotel you check out and board a train to Rome. An hour and a half later you arrive in the Italian capital. After check-in meet your guide for a stroll through the very heart of Rome.

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Day 7
Exploring Vatican & the Sistine Chapel

In the morning after breakfast meet your guide and driver and head to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*. When inside the Vatican, you visit the Apostolic Palace and private apartments of Julius II decorated by Raphael.

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Day 8
Free Day in Rome

Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Rome on your own. After breakfast you can do some independent sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or have a good rest.

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Day 9
Departure from Rome

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

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Price

$2,898
Deposit $580
Small group tour
sold out
$3,448
Deposit $690
Small group tour
+1 day in Florence
$3,812
Deposit $763
Single traveler
sold out
$4,998
Deposit $1,000
Single traveler
+1 day in Florence

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Venice, Florence & Rome;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private and small group transport;
  • 1st class train tickets Venice - Florence, Florence - Rome;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Venice, Florence, Rome;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Venice

Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

No meals are included.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Venice

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the must-see places of Venice.

We’ve carefully chosen the stops on this tour to give you a real insight into the city. You see the Rialto Bridge (and Rialto fish market), walk past the quiet streets, peaceful canals and go beyond the areas that visitors usually see. This is where Venice is hiding its best architecture and secret stories – and that’s what we’re out to explore.

Among many sights you discover are the iconic St. Mark's Basilica, where you see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar. You go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

After the tour return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional gondola ride.

Optional tour: Go on a 1-hour Gondola ride with a guide

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Free Day in Venice, Train to Florence

The first half of the day is free for you to enjoy and explore Venice on your own. Alternatively, you can take one of the short optional day trips to nearby places.

Optional tours: Trip to Murano and Burano Islands
Located in the Venetian lagoon, Burano Island is famous for its lace making production and Murano is well-known for its glass blowing traditions.

In the afternoon at 4 pm your private driver picks you up from the hotel and transfers you to the railway station. Upon arrival to Florence in about 2 hours you are taken to your downtown hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Sightseeing in Florence

After breakfast in the hotel, meet with your private guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

Today's program includes visits to the Duomo with its famous Bell-tower and its Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist. As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Repubblica - you pass by the touristic area of the Strozzi Palace a bustling shopping street, via Tornabuoni.

Then you enter in Oltrarno where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinian monks. In this very part of the city you can find the first official work of Michelangelo dating back to the age when he was 17 years old before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio.

After the tour you return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Free Day in Florence

Today is free for you to savor magnificent Florence on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours to ancient and scenic destinations, located about a one-hour drive away from Florence.

Optional tours: Tuscany Wine Trail

Overnight in your downtown Florence hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Ancient Rome Sightseeing & Colosseum

After breakfast in the hotel you check out and meet your driver in the hotel lobby for a transfer to the rail station to board a train to Rome. An hour and a half later you arrive in the Italian capital. Your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel.

After check-in meet your guide for a stroll through the very heart of Rome. Today in about 4 hours you see the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Eternal City. You explore the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini and many others.

The highlight of your day is a tour of the most well-recognized sight of Rome - the Colosseum.

After the tour you return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Exploring Vatican & the Sistine Chapel

In the morning after breakfast meet your guide and driver and head to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*. When inside the Vatican, you visit the Apostolic Palace and private apartments of Julius II decorated by Raphael.

Next you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough 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.

Your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you 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.

The ending point of your tour is St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini.

After that you are transferred back to the hotel and have the evening free to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.

*Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site 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, no backpacks.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8: Free Day in Rome

Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Rome on your own. After breakfast you can do some independent sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or have a good rest.

We suggest visiting the Opera Theater, the Modern Art Gallery - Galleria nazionale d'arte or the Galleria Borghese or joining our carefully planned optional tour.

Optional tour: Catacombs of Rome

Optional tour: Tivoli Tour: Hadrian’s Villa & Villa d’Este

Breakfast is included.

Day 9: Departure from Rome

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included

Recommended extension: If you would like to extend your Italian vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our extension to Naples or the Amalfi coast. Contact your specialist for details.
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Venice, Florence & Rome;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private and small group transport;
  • 1st class train tickets Venice - Florence, Florence - Rome;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Venice, Florence, Rome;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Waterfront palazzos and palaces make drifting down the Grand Canal feel like cruising through a painting. Venice is the most romantic city on Earth.

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

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

Rome, Italy

Rome, 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.

Vatican, Italy

Vatican, Italy

Vatican is the smallest sovereign country in the world which is set within the borders of Rome. It is the official home of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope.

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Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017
$2,898
sold out
$3,812
sold out
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
$2,898
$3,812
Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
$2,898
$3,812
Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
$2,898
$3,812
Nov 04, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
$2,898
$3,812
Apr 17, 2018 - Apr 26, 2018
$3,448
+1 day in Florence
$4,998
+1 day in Florence
Apr 30, 2018 - May 09, 2018
$3,448
+1 day in Florence
$4,998
+1 day in Florence
May 15, 2018 - May 24, 2018
$3,448
+1 day in Florence
$4,998
+1 day in Florence
May 29, 2018 - Jun 07, 2018
$3,448
+1 day in Florence
$4,998
+1 day in Florence
Jun 05, 2018 - Jun 14, 2018
$3,448
+1 day in Florence
$4,998
+1 day in Florence
Aug 28, 2018 - Sep 06, 2018
$3,448
+1 day in Florence
$4,998
+1 day in Florence
Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018
$3,448
+1 day in Florence
$4,998
+1 day in Florence
Oct 02, 2018 - Oct 11, 2018
$3,448
+1 day in Florence
$4,998
+1 day in Florence
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$3,448
+1 day in Florence
$4,998
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