Trip Overview

Italy: Cultural Capitals

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 21 Reviews
Small group tour to Italy

REDUCED RATES: 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 cultured 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!

Italy: Cultural Capitals

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Small group tour to Italy
From
$2,953
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 21 Reviews

REDUCED RATES: 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 cultured 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!

You are here

Day-By-Day

Venice

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Venice
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Venice
City tour
City tour

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.

Day 3
Free Day in Venice, Train to Florence
Free day
Free day

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.

Ca’Pisani Hotel, Venice
4

The beautiful Ca’Pisani Hotel is housed in a 16th-century edifice and invites guests to take advantage of the nice La Rivista bar, Turkish bath, as well as the amazing rooftop terrace, providing a breathtaking view over scenic Venice.

train
Venice
Florence
2 hrs

Modern Italian trains are among the fastest and most comfortable ways to get to Florence. Free WiFi, power sockets, comfortable seats with footrests, and extensive luggage space are at your service during the journey.

Florence

second destination
2 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Florence Sightseeing
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast in the hotel, meet with your guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights. Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery.

Day 5
Day at Leisure & Evening Wine Tasting
Free day
Free day
Tasting
Tasting

Today is free day for you to savor magnificent Florence on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours. In the evening meet your fellow travelers for a wine tasting.

Hotel De La Ville, Florence
4

Set near the magnificent Florence Cathedral and the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the Hotel De La Ville is a great place to stay during your Italy getaway. The stylish property boasts excellent service and top-notch 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

third destination
4 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Highlights of Rome & Colosseum

City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in your Florence hotel, you check out and meet your driver for a transfer to the railway station. An hour and a half later you arrive in Rome.

Day 7
Vatican Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

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.

Day 8
Free Day in Rome
Free day
Free day

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.

Day 9
Departure from Rome
Transfer
Transfer

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.

Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
4

Set within a walking distance from Saint Peter’s Square, the beautiful hotel is housed in an 19th-century building and offers comfortable air-conditioned guestrooms, fitted with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

What's Included

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;
  • 1st class train tickets Venice - Florence, Florence - Rome;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Venice, Florence, Rome;
  • Wine tasting in Florence;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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

Read more Collapse

Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travellers;
  • Professional local guides;
  • 1st class high-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Carefully planned optional tours and extensions;
  • Guided visit to the oldest open-air Rialto market in Venice;
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo;
  • Comprehensive city tour of Rome with guided tours inside Colosseum and Vatican City;
  • Relaxed pace with at least a 2-nights stay in each city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture.

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Most restaurants won’t open until 7 p.m. or later
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu.
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom
Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates

Choose the date
Tour Reviews

Tour Reviews

Learn What Our Clients Say

Related Tours

The Very Best of Europe