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Visit three of Italy’s most enriching and historic cities on this Locally-Hosted tour.

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20212022
10 days From $2,394 per person

2021 Tour code: MG-RFVN-21

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!

All guests must provide proof of full vaccination, negative COVID-19 test, or documentation of recovery in order to travel.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Rome, Italy

Benvenuto! 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 - Rome

Morning 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. (Please note the Vatican Museums are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays, therefore if your included sightseeing falls on those days, your alternate sightseeing will include Trevi Fountain, a true masterpiece and icon of Rome, Palazzo Chigi, the heart of Italian political life, an inside visit of the Pantheon, and world-renowned Piazza Navona. Your tour concludes with a visit of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.)

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  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Rome at Leisure

Full 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. 

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  • Breakfast
Day 4 - Rome to Florence by Train

This morning, board the high-speed train (first-class) to Florence.

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  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Florence

Morning guided sightseeing and orientation with headset: visit the Academy of Fine Art's with Michelangelo's original David (the Academy is replaced with the Duomo Museum on Mondays and on the first Sunday of each month).  Walk through Piazza del Duomo; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge spanning the Arno River..

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  • Breakfast
Day 6 - Florence at Leisure

Full day to enjoy the atmosphere of this splendid Renaissance city. 

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  • Breakfast
Day 7 - Florence to Venice by Train

Travel by high-speed train (first-class) to Venice.

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  • Breakfast
Day 8 - Venice

Morning 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.

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  • Breakfast
Day 9 - Venice at Leisure

Full day to explore this intriguing city of canals and bridges at your own pace. Ask your Local Host for recommendations.

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  • Breakfast
Day 10 - Venice

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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  • Breakfast

Additional information

Please note

Additional dates are available. Please contact a rail specialist for details.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Glance Hotel Florence

Glance Hotel Florence

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Best Western Hotel Universo, Rome

Best Western Hotel Universo, Rome

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Carlton on the Grand Canal, Venice

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Hotel Abbazia, Venice

Hotel Abbazia, Venice

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Margaret C, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

5 stars

Submitted 18 Nov 2018

Organized wonderfuly- the city hosts were all helpful and informative. Nice accommodations and all the trains were amazing.

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Ellen B, Glenside, PA

5 stars

Submitted 13 Nov 2018

Excellent lodging, scheduled tours in Rome, Florence, and Venice were superb with very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides.

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Kathleen W, West Haven, CT

5 stars

Submitted 12 Nov 2018

It was the most relaxing way to travel. Everything was taken care of at each stop along the way

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Rick C, Glenshaw, PA

5 stars

Submitted 13 Oct 2018

This was an absolutely A+ experience. You made it easy for my wife and I. Thank you!!

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Deborah B, Chico, CA

5 stars

Submitted 08 Feb 2018

The hotels, transfers, trains & local hosts were all excellent. The tours in each city were perfect. We took advantage of several optional activities & they were all great. This was independent travel at its best.

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Pamela R, Tulsa, OK

5 stars

Submitted 30 Dec 2017

Everything was beautifully organized!! Wonderful hotels, great hosts and excellent guides!!!

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