Italian Highlights of Rome, Florence & Tuscany, Venice

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Italian Highlights of Rome, Florence & Tuscany, Venice, 9 Days

Rome | Florence | Tuscany | Venice

Highlights

Italy as a tourist destination has several attraction sites to offer, but three of the country’s metropole stand out. For the new visitors who have never toured Italy there is a lot to experience, to start with, the capital city of Italy – Rome, its historical background and early structures. Your second stop should be the city of Florence where you will experience the art works of the Italian masters which has stood the test of time. Lastly head to the city of Venice for a romantic boat ride and eye catching scenes. Apart from all those magnificent sites, you will also get to tour the rural for the chance to have a taste of our delicacies and the taste of our executive drinks like wine. What more could you ask for?

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Italy! On your arrival you will be escorted to your hotel by your private chauffer, where you will keep your luggage and have a rest. Late afternoon meeting with your Tour Host 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.

Day 2: Vatican & Heart of Rome

After taking morning meal you will start by visiting the museum in Vatican city, to avoid lines and queues you will easily access the museum using the skip line tickets. Our tour guides have a well and elaborate routes to assist you to tour all the major attractions which include: the pinecone Courtyard, the Sistine chapel, the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, of the Maps and of the Tapestries. At the end you will have the view of the imposing Cathedral as you exit at the St. Peter’s Square. You will be driven back to your hotels to freshen up and relax. Later on in the afternoon there will some several sites to tour accompanied by your guide. It will be a walk in the Town to visit areas like; Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament, the Baroque Town with Piazza Navona and Pantheon. You will also get to see the wonderful streets of Rome. Then you will have a choice to return or explore the city at your own. Second day in Rome ends.

Day 3: Rome

Today will be free at leisure. The program on this third day has been designed to give you your freedom to savour what each city has to offer and give you time to relax. There are several options among them we will suggest that you visit the Imperial Theatre and Forum, the Palazzo Borghese to see the beautiful of the Europe has to offer or the largeroman archeological complex at Tivoli a UNESCO World Heritage site (the Handrian’s Villa) built by the Emperor Hadrian. Visit also Villa d’Este a masterpiece of Italian gardening. You may also wish to visit Capri or Pompeii have a taste of the new high speed train connecting Naples and Rome in under one hour or choose to just have a wine tour in Viterbo area. Overnight in Rome.

Day 4: Experience True Tuscany

Today you will continue to Tuscany. Be ready to meet your tour host at your hotel in Rome and motor to Florence, where you will arrive late afternoon following an en route stop in Siena. During the ride you will the opportunity to view and the beautiful scenes of the Tuscan hills, the surrounding villages, vineyards and castles. During the early days Siena was the only city that challenged Florence in terms of superiority beauty and affluence. Upon arrival in Siena, enjoy a fwine & food experience in the heart of the old town. Then you will have to tour the central square where the famous Palio horse races takes place annually known by the name Piazza del Campo. You will then learn about the great competition Contrade, great competition against 17 medieval city districts which compete in the Palio. Continue to Florence and overnight in town.

Day 5: Magnificent Florence between Food & Arts

Start the day with visit to the market of San Lorenzo where you get the opportunity to food arriving from the countryside. You will get the chance to have a taste of different local cheese, fruits, breads and even vegetables. Then you will have time for lunch. In the afternoon you will meet your tour guide for another session of touring the town. Our walk through Florence you will see how the city has been transformed into, the city of change by attracting artists the best ones, architects, and current writers; Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli who are believed to have produced different works in architecture and art. Then we will visit the Piazza della Signoria, walk by the Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo with Giotto’s bell tower (from outside) and Ponte Vecchio. Our day will end after visiting the Accademia to see the statue of David, jewel of Michalangelo among others. Overnight in Florence.

Day 6: Optional Cinque Terre

This day is for your own time. You can choose to do a small group tour to Cinque terre where you will discover the eye catching villages of Cinque terre, enjoying relaxed breaks from the crowds. As you savour a typical fresh delicious seafood for lunch accompanied by Cinque terre wine enjoy the luxuriant panoramic seaside vineyards. Then do not forget to take one of the most beautiful pictures of Cinque terre as you enjoy a boat ride from the sea. Overnight in Florence.

Day 7: Welcome to Venice

After the morning meal your driver will take you to the train station at Florence. From there you will enjoy high speed train to Venice. In the city of Venice only boats and canals are available since no roads or cars available. This city is in an island connected with many bridges. You will then be transferred to a new hotel on the island. You will be let free to tour the Venice on your own. Overnight in Venice.

Day 8: Enjoy “La Serenissima” Venezia

In the afternoon, guided visit of Venice followed by a gondola tour. Afternoon is the best time to tour Venice since most of the visitor leave the city and streets becomes magnificent. With the help of the tour guide you will visit the main areas of tourist attractions and get to know some of the places outside the main city to discover the heart of Venice. You will also tour some of the places you can take yourself. The tour will end with a Gondola ride. In the evening, enjoy a Venetian Dinner. Overnight in Venice.

Day 9: Departure

Independent Transfer to Airport or Railways Station.

Accommodation

The hotels might be replaced with similar ones due to lack of availability.

Name: Della Conciliazione / Londra & Cargill Or Similar
Place: Rome
Name: Executive / Cellai / Pierre Or Similar
Place: Florence
Name: Palazzo Selvadego / Gabrielli Or Similar
Place: Venice

What’s Included

Included:
• 8 Overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
• Daily Breakfast
• Welcome dinner in Rome
• Arrival Transfer in Rome
• Tour Escort service
• Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation
• Walking along the heart of Rome
• Transfer from Rome to Florence via Siena by private luxury motor-coach
• Wine & Food experience in Siena
• Walking along the heart of Siena
• Fresh market’s tour of Florence
• Guided Visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia with Michelangelo’s David, including skip the line
• Transfer from your hotel in Florence to Florence Station, including porterage
• 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

Not Included:
• City Tax to be paid locally
• Drinks on meals
• Departure Transfer
• Porterage at airport
• Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
• Any Insurance
• Any Item, product or service not specifically listed under “Inclusions”

Prices & Optionals

Prices may vary according to dates of travel.

Price From Per Person | Double Occupancy: CONTACT US
Price From Per Person | Single Occupancy: CONTACT US
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  • Property ID: VIT-01
  • Property Type: Italy Tours

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