Venice Florence Rome

General information

DurationDestinationDepartureCatalog
8 days and 7 nights
Italy (Rome)
Italy (Venice)

Description

8 Days from Venice to Florence and Rome

Departs Sunday on scheduled dates March to October 

Category

 
Escorted (Scheduled Tour)
Half Board 4 Stars
 

Program

Day 1, arrive Venice, Sunday
Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred
to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather
for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling
companions. (D)

Day 2, in Venice, Monday
We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to the
Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a
glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration
of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen.
Then, on to St. Mark’s Square, for the walking tour, visiting St.
Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and enjoying views
of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. The balance of the day is
at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps
join an optional gondola ride. (B)

Day 3, Venice to Ferrara, Pisa and Florence, Tuesday
Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna
region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an
orientation tour, continue to Pisa where you’ll view the
famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery,
and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free
evening. (B, D)

Day 4, in Florence, Wednesday
Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del
Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s aweinspiring
Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with
Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit
the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is
displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a
spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is
yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital
your own way. (B)

Day 5, Florence to Assisi and Rome, Thursday
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with
its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the
hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the
main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis.
Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D)

Day 6, in Rome, Friday
A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the
incomparable Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with
moving Sistine Chapel and grand St. Peter’s Basilica. Then on
to visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus
Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum. (B, L)

Day 7, in Rome, Saturday
Your day is free in spectacular Rome! Your Tour Director will
have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might
want to visit some of the chic shops, galleries, and museums;
do some more sightseeing on your own or relax in a sidewalk
cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, a cold Limoncello, some
refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. Tonight, a festive
farewell dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way to
celebrate your glimpse of Italy. (B, D)

Day 8, depart Rome, Sunday
One last breakfast in Italy before you are transferred to Rome’s
airport. Your home bound flight arrives the same day. (B)

HOTELS:
”” Venice: Carlton Hotel (F)
”” Florence: Starhotels Michelangelo (F) / Croce Di Malta (F)
”” Rome: Starhotels Metropole (F)

Price includes

Land Only unless otherwise specified.

”” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
”” Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
”” Airport arrival and departure transfers
”” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
”” Professional Tour Director throughout
”” Luggage handling
”” Whisper technology enhanced touring
”” Service charges and hotel taxes
SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
”” Venice
”” Florence
”” Assisi
”” Rome

Price does not include

Any personal expenses, food and beverage unless included in program.