Trip Overview

Winter Italy: Cultural Capitals

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Private tour to Italy

Take delight in the charming Italian must-visit cities in the winter time, avoiding the large tourist crowds. Explore top attractions from the Venetian Doge's Palace to the Baptistery in Florence to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican with private guides.

Winter Italy: Cultural Capitals

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
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$3,495
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 21 Reviews

Take delight in the charming Italian must-visit cities in the winter time, avoiding the large tourist crowds. Explore top attractions from the Venetian Doge's Palace to the Baptistery in Florence to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican with private guides.

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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
Venice Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the must-see places. Your sightseeing program starts with a visit to St. Mark's Basilica.

Day 3
Free Day & Train to Florence
Free day
Free day

Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Venice on your own. In the afternoon you meet your private driver for a transfer to the railway station. In about 2 hours you reach Florence.

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 your hotel, meet with your private 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
Free Day in Florence
Free day
Free day

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

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 and check-out from the Florence hotel, you take a train to Rome. Later you go on a tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City. You have a taxi transfer to Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum.


Day 7
Vatican Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and walk to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel.

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
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. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

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 or 5-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, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • 1st class high-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Exploring St. Mark's Basilica and the Doges Palace 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
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