Rome - Florence - Venice

Absolute Italy

Destination
Rome - Florence - Venice
Dates From
05/04/2019
Duration
8 Nights
9 Days
Price From
$2,625
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SMALL GROUP TOUR

Join us on this small group tour of a maximum of 16 guests, to discover 3 highlights that Italy has to offer.

Starting in Rome you will embrace to Eternal City, before your drive north into the heart of Tuscany. Discover the delights of Siena and Florence with its food and arts, before travelling by high speed rail to the unique city of Venice.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Venice
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Tour Escort service
  • Welcome dinner in Rome
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation
  • Walking along the heart of Rome
  • Wine & Food experience in Siena
  • Fresh market’s tour of Florence
  • Guided Visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia with Michelangelo’s David, including skip the line
  • 1st class seat reserved on high speed train from Florence to Venice
  • Arrival transfer in Venice
  • Guided visit of Venice + Gondola Tour
  • Evening walking tour of Venice ending with a Farewell Dinner in Venice

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Italy!
Independent arrival at your hotel in the heart of Rome.
Late afternoon meeting with your Tour Leader in the hotel. You will learn more about your tour and familiarize with the travel companions. At the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner.
Overnight in Rome
Meals : Welcome Dinner
Stay at : Hotel Dei Mellini, Hotel Londra & Cargill or similar

Day 2: Vatican & Heart of Rome

After breakfast, meet your driver and your guide and reach the Vatican Museum by private van.
Access the Museum easily with your skip the line tickets. Your visit will be memorable: our guides have drawn up a route to include all the major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. See the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, of the Maps and of the Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel Pinecone Courtyard, St. Peter’s Basilica .
At the end, exit on the St. Peter’s Square and enjoy the magnificent view of the imposing Cathedral.
You will return to your hotel to relax after a challenging morning.
Late afternoon meet your tour leader for a walking tour of the Baroque Town with Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament and the fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome.
Return to hotel with your tour leader or enjoy a dinner in the very heart of the eternal city.
Overnight in Rome
Meals : Breakfast
Stay at : Hotel Dei Mellini, Hotel Londra & Cargill or similar

Day 3: Rome

Today will be free at leisure.
This tour has been designed to offer the best of each city visited combined with some free time to customise your travel experience as well as take your time to relax.
There are many available experiences. Among these, we like to suggest to explore the Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Forii, to visit one of the most beautiful are collection in Europe at Palazzo Borghese or the near Tivoli with the astonishing Villa Hadriana, built by the Emperor Hadrian and Villa d’Este, masterpiece of Italian gardening.
Alternatively, you may want visit Capri or Pompeii taking advantage of the new high speed train connecting Naples and Rome in just 1hr or enjoy a wine tour in Viterbo area.
Overnight in Rome
Meals : Breakfast
Stay at : Hotel Dei Mellini, Hotel Londra & Cargill or similar

Day 4: Experience True Tuscany

Today we will continue to Tuscany our tour.
Meet your tour guide at hotel in Rome and transfer to Florence by coach with an en route stop in Siena.
The ride itself is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan hills, the view of small enchanting villages as well as the vineyards and castles the pointed the region.
Upon arrival in Siena, enjoy a wine & food experience in the heart of the old town.
In the ancient times, there was only one city that competed against Florence for power, wealth and artistic beauties: Siena.
Here you will enjoy a walking tour to discover Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio.
Continue to Florence where you will arrive later afternoon. Time permitting, en route stop in Monteriggioni.
Overnight in Florence.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Stay at : Executive, Hotel Kraft or similar

Day 5: Magnificent Florence between food & Arts

Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city: visit the market of San Lorenzo where it’s possible to see the food arriving  from the Tuscan countryside. It’s a chance to taste lots of varieties of local cheeses, fruits, vegetable, and breads. If you”re still hungry, there’s free time for lunch.
In the afternoon, meet your guide in the hotel and get ready to explore the heart of the town.
Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time; Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli who he commissioned to produce various works of art and architecture. We’ll visit Piazza della Signoria, walk by the Palazzo Vecchio, , the Duomo with Giotto’s bell tower ( from outside), Ponte Vecchio. Our walk through Florence will end with a visit to the Accademia to admire, among the many masterpieces, the jewel of Michelangelo: the statue of David.
Overnight in Florence
Meals : Breakfast
Stay at : Executive, Hotel Kraft or similar

Day 6: Optional Cinque Terre

Today is free at leisure. Why do not join a small group tour to Cinqueterre?
You will discover the most beautiful villages of Cinque Terre, enjoy a relaxed escapes from the crowds, through luxuriant panoramic seaside vineyards and Savour a delicious fresh Seafood typical lunch including Cinque Terre wine and experience an amazing boat trip to take the most beautiful pictures of Cinque Terre from the sea
Overnight in Florence
Meals : Breakfast
Stay at : Executive, Hotel Kraft or similar

Day 7: Welcome to Venice

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Florence train station.
Board your train to Venice. Enjoy the ride by high-speed train to Venice.
The city does not have roads and cars but only boats and canals. It is built on several small islands linked by hundreds of bridges.Arrival late morning and transfer to hotel in the Laguna.  Free time to explore Venice on your own.
Overnight in Venice.
Meals : Breakfast
Stay at : Hotel Palazzo Selvadego, Hotel Bonvecchiati or similar

Day 8: Enjoy "La Serenissima" Venezia

In the afternoon, guided visit of Venice followed by a gondola tour.
Afternoon is the best moment to enjoy Venice, when most of the visitors leave the city, the cruise boats depart from the pier and the narrow streets became again fascinating and mysterious , a secret path to the Past.
Our guide will help you to visit the main sights of the city but also to discover the real soul of Venice spending some time outside of the main tourist areas, places that you can reach by yourself only if you get lost.
The tour will end with a Gondola ride. In the evening, enjoy a Venetian Dinner.
Overnight in Venice
Meals : Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Stay at : Hotel Palazzo Selvadego, Hotel Bonvecchiati or similar

Day 9: Departure

Independent Transfer to Airport or Railways Station
Meals : Breakfast

DATES & PRICES

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12/07/201920/07/2019$2,585 p/p twin shareFully Booked
19/07/201927/07/2019$2,585 p/p twin shareAvailable
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06/09/201914/09/2019$3,050 p/p twin shareAvailable
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01/11/201909/11/2019$2,625 p/p twin shareFully Booked

Exclusions

Single supplement (can be requested if required)
City Tax to be paid locally
Drinks on meals
Arrival & Departure Transfers