Rome, Florence, Venice
USD 949per person
A 7-day escape to Italy’s charming cities – Rome, Florence, Venice, is a perfect way to start any European journey checklist in motion. Rediscover this country’s beauty as you step into its different worlds - from the ancient ruins and religious landmarks of Eternal City of Rome, the lovely vineyards, hills, and architectural riches in the squares and palazzos of Florence, the Cradle of Renaissance, to the unparalleled history and beauty of Venice through the canals, alleyways, and countless ancient scenes.
Experience nothing by the finest of Italy on this one-week adventure. Set foot in Rome, Florence, and Venice and discover what make these cities some of the world's favorite through its many sights and sounds. Complete with accommodation, local guides, meals, optional tours and more, you're bound to have the most exciting European journey yet!
- Hotel accommodations
- Buffet breakfasts daily
- 2 dinners
- Professional Tour Director
- Transportation via private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, canal transfer boat in Venice and mini-train in Pisa
- Local guides
- Individual headsets
- Optional excursions
Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2: ROME
Steeped in history, the “Eternal City” is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start your guided introduction to Rome from St. Peter’s Square, the heart of the Vatican, and see other highlights such as the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Maybe take an optional tour of the Vatican Museum to discover some unique art masterpieces. (B)
Day 3: ROME–PISA–FLORENCE
Vistas of rolling hills, cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and charming villages form the backdrop as you journey into the heart of Tuscany. Stop in Pisa to enjoy a mini-train ride to the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and see the legendary Leaning Tower. Then, head east to magnificent Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” (B)
Day 4: FLORENCE
Today is devoted to the wonders of Florence, starting with a guided walking tour featuring some of the city’s greatest attractions. See Piazza Santa Croce; world-famous Signoria Square; 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio with its collection of artistic masterpieces and incredible courtyards; Loggia dei Lanzi; the fantastic Duomo with Giotto’s gothic Bell Tower and the Baptistry’s ornate bronze door known as the “Gate of Paradise.” (B, D)
Day 5: FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE AREA
Travel north and cross the Po River to fabled Verona, setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. See Juliet’s balcony—and be sure to rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck! Also, marvel at the ancient Arena, where gladiators used to fight. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now a popular venue for the world-famous opera festival and other well-known artists' performances. Continue to the Venice area for two overnights. (B)
Day 6: VENICE AREA
One of the most unique cities on Earth, Venice is a place of unmatched beauty and a feast of fantastic sites. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, the gondolas, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation features a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and a visit to a Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. You'll have time to explore at leisure on your own, join one of our optional excursions, or just relax, sipping a cappuccino or the typical Venetian drink called spritz at one of the many bars or cafés. (B, D)
Day 7: VENICE AREA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Rate is per person based on double occupancy, may change without prior notice, and not inclusive of airfare. Other terms and conditions apply.