Italian Paradise

Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore - Florence, Italy

from $1759 Per Person

Starting: 03/20/2016

Through: 11/30/2017

# of Nights: 7

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Day Destination
1 Venice Arrival
2 Venice
3 Venice - Florence
4 Florence
5 Florence - Rome
6 Rome
7 Rome
8 Depart Rome

Venice – Florence – Rome

Sunday Arrivals – Sunday Returns

8 Days | 7 Nights

Package Includes:

  • First Class Hotels, Rooms with Private facilities
  • Service Charges and Hotel Taxes
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners, including a Welcome Dinner in Venice & a Farewell Dinner in Rome
  • Private Deluxe Motor Coach with Air Conditioning, Extra Leg Room and Emergency Washroom
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Director Throughout
  • Airport Transfers
  • Sightseeing with local Guides: Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome
  • Headsets will be provided for included Sightseeing Tours so you can Easily Hear your Guide’s Commentary
  • Sightseeing Tours Included:
  1. Venice: Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica
  2. Florence: Michelangelo’s David
  3. Assisi: Basilica of St. Francis
  4. Rome: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Forum and Colosseum

Additional dates available including extensions to Sorrento with Pompeii and Capri. Please inquire. 

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Hotels
City Nights Hotels
Venice 2 Carlton Hotel (FC)
Florence 2 Croce di Malta (FC)
Rome 3 BW Hotel Universo(FC)
(FC) First-Class Hotels

Venice – Florence – Rome

Sunday Arrivals – Sunday Returns

8 Days | 7 Nights

Package Includes:

  • First Class Hotels, Rooms with Private facilities
  • Service Charges and Hotel Taxes
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners, including a Welcome Dinner in Venice & a Farewell Dinner in Rome
  • Private Deluxe Motor Coach with Air Conditioning, Extra Leg Room and Emergency Washroom
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Director Throughout
  • Airport Transfers
  • Sightseeing with local Guides: Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome
  • Headsets will be provided for included Sightseeing Tours so you can Easily Hear your Guide’s Commentary
  • Sightseeing Tours Included:
  1. Venice: Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica
  2. Florence: Michelangelo’s David
  3. Assisi: Basilica of St. Francis
  4. Rome: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Forum and Colosseum

Additional dates available including extensions to Sorrento with Pompeii and Capri. Please inquire. 

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Day Destination Experience
1 Venice Arrival

Sunday – Arrive in Venice airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner and overnight. (D)

2 Venice

Monday – Today begins with a sightseeing tour Venice. Start your walking tour in St. Mark’s Square, visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. Also visit a glass blowing factory where you will see the demonstration of a traditional Venetian glass blowing. Balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or join an optional gondola ride. (B)

3 Venice - Florence

Tuesday – Drive to Ferrara, a renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region standing on the banks of the Po River. Orientation tour with your Tour Director. Continue to Pisa to view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and Duomo. End your day in Florence with dinner. (B, D)

4 Florence

Wednesday – Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s bronze “Gate of Paradise”. Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. Tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with the most spectacular view over Florence. Remainder of the day is at leisure to independently savor the renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital. (B)

5 Florence - Rome

Thursday – Traveling towards Rome through the stunning panorama of Tuscany, and afterwards, travel through Umbria to Assisi for a walking tour of the main square and a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

6 Rome

Friday – A full day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the Eternal city. Visit the Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Then continue on to visit the Colosseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum. Overnight. (B, L)

7 Rome

Saturday – Today you have a full day free in spectacular Rome. Your tour director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to visit some of the wonderful shops, galleries and museums, or relax in a sidewalk cafe – there are plenty of things to do and see, depending on your interests. Tonight, a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers will provide a perfect way to celebrate your glimpse of Italy. (B, D)

8 Depart Rome

Sunday – Morning transfer to Rome airport (or see below for optional extension to Sorrento). Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (B)

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Pricing
Dates Double Single
Prices Starting from $1759 based on Double Ocupancy
Transfers are included if arrival and departure dates match the tour dates. Tour has a local escort with a minimum of 10 participants. With fewer than 10 - local guides and driver/escort will be provided. Please inquire about special airfares in conjunction with this tour.
*Some departure dates offer optional 3-night extension to Sorrento including sightseeing tours to Capri Island and Pompeii and departure transfer to Naples Airport - please inquire if you are interested.