Grand Tour of Italy
From Rome to Venice to Florance see all that Italy has to offer
Day 01: OUT-BOUND FLIGHT
Board your overnight flight to Rome.
Day 02: ROME
Arrive in Rome, Italy. On your arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to relax and get acquainted with this ancient city.
Day 03: ROME
After a good and healthy Italian Breakfast, the day begins with a Half Day guided city tour where an expert guide will take on a pleasant stroll through the historical center, admiring the famous Trevi Fountain, the historic Pantheon, and Navona Square. Then by coach, passing alongside Castel Sant’Angelo the guide will take you to the Basilica of St. Peter where you will admire one of Michelangelo's most magnificent works of art, "la Pietà" and St. Peter's Basilica. Rest of the day at leisure to shop and enjoy more sightseeing.
Day 04 - ROME
Today, after your breakfast you will have plenty of time to sightsee, shop, visit museums, or just relax. Here are just a few of countless suggestions: visit the impressive Colosseum and Roman Forum, walk down the Spanish Steps and for fashion lovers, stroll down Via Condotti, the most fashionable and elegant street facing the Spanish Steps, or find a good and unique deal in one of the many outdoor markets. For art enthusiasts, you can discover the immense treasures of the Vatican Museums and enjoy a breathtaking visit of the Sistine Chapel.
Day 05: FLORENCE
Travel by train from Rome to Florence. Check into your hotel. After, you may stroll around the historic center from where most traffic is banned. Relax and use your time at leisure to admire the city's timeless beauty.
Day 06 - FLORENCE
After breakfast you will join your Half Day City Tour which takes you to Piazzale Michelangelo admiring the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most fascinating in the world. Then proceed by coach through the old city centre on an outdoor guided tour of the Duomo complex, Giotto’s bell tower, the Baptistery and its impressive bronze doors, including the famous Porta del Paradiso and visit the interior of the Cathedral and its magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi. A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dell’Accademia, where you will admire the famous David by Michelangelo and other works by the great artist. The tour ends inside the museum.
Day 07: FLORENCE
Take advantage of your last day in Florence to shop for quality leather and gold, stroll along the Ponte Vecchio, famous all around the world for its jewelry shops. Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to visit one of the most important worldwide art museums: the Uffizi Gallery, home to some of the most important masterpieces by renowned Renaissance artists.
Day 08: VENICE
Travel by train from Florence to Venice. Check into your hotel. After you will enjoy a Half Day guided walking tour of Venice. Strolling through the narrow typical streets, the tour takes you into the historical center of the city and its magnificent monuments: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Ducal Palace, the Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs. Rest of the day at leisure to shop and enjoy a meal of fresh seafood.
Day 09: VENICE
After breakfast, you may take an excursion to Murano Island to visit a Glass workshop learning how the Local Artisans create a piece of Glass art, or visit Burano Island renowned for its lace making; you can also discover on your own the secrets of Venice, visit the Fine Art Academy, the Guggenheim Museum, the old markets or enjoy a walk across the Rialto Bridge.
Day 10: VENICE
After breakfast, you will have plenty of time enjoy your last full day in this romantic city. Wonder around its tiny "calle" (streets) where you are sure to discover the many hiden treasures of this mysterious and enchanting city.
Day 11: RETURN FLIGHT
Transfer to Venice airport for your return flight home.
Emily worked with us for the perfect trip. Our pre-vacation planning session was helpful to lessen any anxiety of what to expect when arriving in Venice.
The water taxi transport from the airport to our hotel was seamless. The accommodations in Venice were lovely and in a great location. The wine and Cicchetti walking tour was a lot of fun. The water taxi from the hotel to the cruise ship went as planned exactly on time. When the cruise ship docked in Civitavecchia, Italy, Emily had arranged a private tour guide for our day in Rome. Stephano was accommodating and a lot of fun.
It was so nice to have him drive us right up to whatever we wanted to see which lessened needless walking for us.
This is the second time we have used Trips2Italy for our Italian vacation.
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Thank you for a wonderful planned precruise tour of your beloved Rome. We were able to walk or take the Hop On Hop Off everywhere we wanted to go.
The tours you planned fully educated us about the ancient Roma sights. We also really enjoyed media presentations at the Forums of Augustus and Julius Caesar.
Of course, the Travestere Food Walking tour was a highlight before embarking on the Koningsdam.
Amelia and Jim Strickland
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PACKAGE START AT $2056.00 INCLUDES:
-Round trip flights in economy class with in-flight meals, drinks, and entertainment (*)
-3 nights accommodation in a premium 3 star Hotel (**) in Rome
-3 nights accommodation in a premium 3 star Hotel (**) in Florence
-3 nights accommodation in a premium 3 star Hotel (**) in Venice
-9 Daily Italian Buffet Breakfasts
-4 Half day guided city tour Ground transfer from/to Airport
-2nd Class train ticket from Rome to Florence and from Florence to Venice
-Vat Taxes and Service Charges (in Italy) included
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
· U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
· Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. If applicable it has to be paid locally to the hotel.
· All that is not listed under “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.
(*) Rate based on NYC departure gates. Alternative U.S. departure cities available upon request at 1-866-GO ITALY or Email Trips2italy .
(**) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children’s, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).