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Venice, Florence & Rome: an 8-day tour of Italy's Art Capitals Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01520
  • Type : Semi-Private
  • Duration : 8 days
  • Departs from : Venice
  • Meeting Place : Venice Marco Polo Airport


During your time traveling with us, you can decide whether you want an intensive program of tours and activities, or more free time to explore on your own.  In each city, we offer a wide range of private and small group tours, food and wine tastings, cooking classes and other typical local experiences.  Just ask us to find out more about what is on offer in each city.  All our itineraries are flexible, so if you want to add some more days, or change the route, we will be only too happy to meet your requests.
This tour starts with your arrival in Venice, where our representative will be waiting to transfer you to your city center hotel, where you will stay for the next two nights.  Venice has so much to offer, from romantic gondola rides, to island tours, nature visits, wine tastings, and so much more, which will allow you to experience this incredible water city.

From Venice, you will take the high speed train to the beautiful city of Florence.   Immerse yourselves in the elegance of the Renaissance, whether you decide to stay in the city and trace the footsteps of the powerful Medici Family, or head out into the Tuscan countryside to the wine-producing areas of Chianti or Val d'Orcia.

Rome will take you further back in time to the world of Ancient Rome and the power of the papacy.  In the heart of the Roman Empire, visit the glorious Colosseum and walk the ancient streets of the Forum.  Across the river, the imposing Basilica of St. Peter's welcomes visitors to the center of the Catholic faith.  Between the two wonderful monuments and squares like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Campo dè Fiori and endless churches filled with works by the likes of Bernini, Michelangelo, Borromini and Rafael...

Prices start from €2700 per person, depending on hotel and tour options, speak to one of our travel consultants for further details.



Day 1 - Arrive in Venice

Where we visit : Venice
Meeting Location : Venice Marco Polo Airport
After you arrive at the Venice Marco Polo Airport, you will have a private transfer to your hotel in the heart of Venice.

In the afternoon, take a private Gondola Tour, the ultimate Venetian experience.

After the gondola tour the rest of the day is at leisure.

Other popular tours which might interest you:
Bacari Wine Tasting Tour
St. Mark's and the Doge's Palace
Meals : Not applicable

Day 2 - Tour of Venice

Where we visit : Venice
Today you will be heading out into the lagoon for a small group tour of the Venetian Islands.  You'll visit the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, as well as visiting a glass factory to see a demonstration of traditional glass blowing. 

The tour is available both in the morning and afternoon and departs from close to St. Mark's Square.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Other popular tours which might interest you:
Walking Tour and Canal Ride
Carnival Mask Making
Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 - Transfer to Florence

Where we visit : Florence
After breakfast check out of the hotel.  A water taxi will meet you at the hotel's private port to take you to the train station in time for your train to Florence.

When you arrive in Florence, you can either take a short walk to the hotel, or take one of the waiting taxis.  

Once you have checked into, you'll have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Florence. 

Other popular tours which might interest you:
Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class

Florence Boat Tour
Meals : Breakfast

Day 4 - Walking Tour of Florence

Where we visit : Florence
After breakfast make your way to the meeting point to start your walking tour of Florence.  Throughout the morning, you will discover the city of the Medici Family, the powerful family of bankers, whose patronage of some of the greatest

This is a small group tour however if you wish to take a private tour please let one of our specialists know and we can make the change.

After the tour the rest of your day is at leisure. 

Other popular tours which might interest you:
Duomo Sky Walk
Pitti Palace and the Artists of Florence
Meals : Breakfast

Day 5 - Transfer to Rome

Where we visit : Rome
After breakfast check out of the hotel.

You will take the high speed train from Florence Santa Maria Novella Train Station to Rome Termini Train Station*.
When you arrive in Rome, one of our drivers will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to your hotel in the center of Rome.

Check into your hotel and the rest of the afternoon is yours to start exploring the incredible sights of the Eternal City.

After dinner, you will be picked up (from your hotel or other pre-agreed location), but by of our local driver-guides for an introductory tour of Rome by Night.  From the comfort of a private, luxury vehicle, you'll see some of the city's most beautiful locations, all lit up at night!  And of course, there will be plenty of time for photos along the way.

At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to your hotel for the night.

Alternative suggestion:  the train will get you to Rome in less than 2hrs, but you might prefer to travel at a more leisurely pace, see some of the countryside and enjoy lunch and/or a wine tasting on your way.  For more details about private transfers, please contact your IVS travel consultant.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 6 - Tour of Vatican City and St. Peters Basilica

Where we visit : Rome
Today's tour will take you to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica*.

You can decide if you prefer a morning tour or an afternoon tour.  If you take the morning tour after breakfast meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your transfer to Vatican City.   If you take the afternoon tour you have the option of a hotel pick up or to meet your guide directly at the meeting point.

After the tour the rest of the day is on your own to explore. 

* This is a small-group tour (max 20 people), private tours are also available on request.

Other popular tours which might interest you:
Catacombs and Crypts
Roman Aperitivo Wine Tasting Tour
Meals : Breakfast

Day 7 - Tour of Colosseum and Roman Forum

Where we visit : Rome
Today, visit the most famous and enduring monument to Rome: the Colosseum!  Not only will you skip the line to get inside, but you'll also get to see the Roman Forum, which was the civic heart of the Roman Empire and the Palatine Hill where the emperors lived.  Read more about the tour here.

This small group tour (max 20 people) is available both in the morning and the afternoon, to suit your plans, or we can arrange a private tour on request.  If you take the morning tour after breakfast meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your transfer to The Colosseum.  If you take the afternoon tour you have the option of a hotel pick up or to meet your guide directly at the meeting point.

The rest of the day, at your leisure.

Other popular tours which might interest you:
Market Visit and Cooking Class
Roman Food Tour
Meals : Breakfast

Day 8 - Depart Italy

Where we visit : Rome
After breakfast check out of the hotel.

Your private driver will meet you at the hotel and bring you directly to the Rome Airport to take your flight back home. 
Meals : Breakfast




Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 4-star hotel accommodation
  2. High-speed train tickets
  3. Gondola Ride
  4. Venetian Island Tour
  5. Walking Tour of Florence
  6. VIP Colosseum entrance with guide
  7. VIP Vatican Museums entrance with guide
  8. Night Tour of Rome
  9. Airport Transfers

What's Not Included

  1. Everything not clearly specified under “rates include”.
  2. Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
  3. Gratuities of any type
  4. International fights
  5. Local City Hotel Tax Paid Directly to Hotel
  6. Travel Insurance

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