Visit three of Italy’s most enriching and historic cities on this Locally-Hosted tour.
About the Tour
Rome, Florence, Venice; are there three cities in Italy more iconic? From the ancient ruins of Rome and the fascinating sculptures in Florence to the scenic canals in Venice, this Italy trip is sure to delight. But it’s not just the sights that will delight you; it’s what's included to make sure your vacation runs seamlessly: hotel reservations at centrally located hotels, buffet breakfast daily, sightseeing, and transportation on high-speed trains between each city. Not to mention, the services of a Local Host in each city. These local experts will be your friend in the cities—taking you to the train stations; offering suggestions on where to eat and where to go; and letting you in on little-known secrets, like where to capture the best photo of St. Peter’s Basilica. Che bella!
- First-class high-speed rail transportation between Rome, Florence and Venice
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- Full buffet breakfast for 9 days
- Local Host service in each city
- Entrance tickets to Marciana Library and Correr and Archaeological museums
- Destination Guides
- Sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation per itinerary
- Transfers to/from train stations.
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
- Sistine Chapel
- St. Peter's Square
- Santa Croce Square
- Piazza della Signoria
- St. Mark's Square
Day 1 - Rome, ItalyBenvenuto! Time to relax or to begin exploring the “Eternal City.” Your Local Host provides you with a Destination Guide, full of useful city information, and is on hand to help you create lasting memories.
Day 2 - RomeMorning guided sightseeing and orientation, including headset, takes you to the Vatican museums to view some of its amazing treasures. See the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo's famous ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement. Visit monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica, originally built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle's tomb. From 1506, the Basilica was reconstructed by great artists and sculptors, and it has the largest interior of all Christian churches. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic Colosseum, built for 50,000 spectators, and the Roman Forum, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located. (Note that there are occasions when the Vatican Museum is closed.) (B)
Day 3 - Rome at LeisureFull day at leisure to enjoy this magnificent city. Your Local Host will have suggestions that might include a visit to Gianicolo Hill for the best views of Rome. (B)
Day 4 - Rome to Florence by TrainThis morning, board the high-speed train (first-class) to Florence. (B)
Day 5 - FlorenceMorning guided sightseeing and orientation with headset: visit the Academy of Fine Art's with Michelangelo's original David. Walk through Cathedral Square, sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, and Santa Croce Square. Also, admire medieval Ponte Vecchio. (B)
Day 6 - Florence at LeisureFull day to enjoy the atmosphere of this splendid Renaissance city. (B)
Day 7 - Florence to Venice by TrainTravel by high-speed train (first-class) to Venice. (B)
Day 8 - VeniceMorning guided sightseeing and orientation with headset. See St. Mark's Square and Basilica, visit Doges' Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and watch a glassblowers' demonstration. Entrances to the Marciana Library and the Correr and Archaeological museums are included; ask your Local Host for details. (B)
Day 9 - Venice at LeisureFull day to explore this intriguing city of canals and bridges at your own pace. Ask your Local Host for recommendations. (B)
Day 10 - VeniceYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dei Borgia - Rome
Located in the heart of Rome just a few steps from the iconic Colosseum, this 80-room, refined Liberty-style hotel offers a welcoming and elegant atmosphere in the popular Monti district where family-run trattorias, hip wine bars, and vintage boutiques can be found in abundance. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout, a breakfast buffet is served every morning in the bright breakfast room, for well-being and relaxation there is a Spa & Wellness area and Italian aperitifs can be enjoyed at the in-house bar. Elegant air conditioned guestrooms mix Old World style with contemporary touches.
Hotel Cellai - Florence
Located in the historic heart of Florence, this upscale 55-room boutique property is housed in a restored 19th-century townhouse with elegant parlors, vaulted wooden ceilings and original Tuscan artwork. There is a bar in the antique library that works on an honor-system, a charming rooftop garden with city views and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout. Breakfast is served in a lavish mirrored room on a long table decked out with silver candelabras and complimentary tea, coffee and cake are served between 5 and 7 pm daily.
Carlton on the Grand Canal - Venice
A plush traditional Venetian style hotel set in a majestic four story building with refined interiors such as Murano glass wall lamps and gilt-edged furniture. Perfectly placed on the Grand Canal, with a vaporetto stop right outside and close to the main train station, this property offers great transportation access with the Rialto Bridge close by. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property which has an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, and a lovely rooftop terrace where drinks are served with views of the spired city skyline as a backdrop. 145 air-conditioned classically styled guestrooms offer coffee/tea-making facilities.
Additional dates are available. Please contact a rail specialist for details.
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