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Classic Italian Highlights: Rome to Florence to Venice

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,616

Discover the beauty and charm of three of Italy's iconic cities - Rome, Florence and Venice. Visit historic Rome with it's ancient ruins and Vatican City, enjoy wine tasting and the magnificent art and architecture of Florence. As a grand finale, spend time in Venice, city of canals.


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Arrive in Rome and transfer to your hotel for a 3 night stay. The following morning, enjoy a tour of the city which includes a visit to the ancient sites of the Colosseum, once the home of Roman era entertainment and the Forum, the political centre of Imperial Rome. Also pass by the exceptionally visual monument dedicated to King Emmanuelle II. 

The next day brings an interesting visit to learn about the skills and secrets of Italian cooking. You will prepare your own meal and, of course, eat it too. Plus you will enjoy sampling wines from the Lazio region. 

Depart from Rome by train to Florence where you will spend the next two nights.  The following morning, you will discover the highlights of this beautiful city on a tour which takes in the Piazza Michelangelo, the Accademia famous for the statue of David by Michelangelo and a stroll through the streets to reach the renowned Duomo (Cathedral). 

From Florence, take the train to Venice for a further 2 night stay. During your time here, you will have a walking tour of Venice to see St. Mark’s Square with St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Doges Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and Marco Polo’s House. Also visit the Campo Santa Maria Formosa Church and the Rialto Bridge which overlooks the Grand Canal.


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Accommodation in Rome

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    Hotel Alexandra



    An old patrician residence in a fine building, renown as an artistic heritage of the city. A street famous all over the world for its elegance and its vibrant Dolce Vita. Hotel Alexandra is two steps to American Embassy, Hard Rock Cafe and Teatro Sistina. ...

    An old patrician residence in a fine building, renown as an artistic heritage of the city. A street famous all over the world for its elegance and its vibrant Dolce Vita. Hotel Alexandra is two steps to American Embassy, Hard Rock Cafe and Teatro Sistina. Experience the thrill of a unique atmosphere, which will tell you about the 20th century, with its noble passions and supreme beauty. An exclusive and refined style of hospitality that takes its newness, its values, and its excellence from the secular art of a family of hotelkeepers. In Via Veneto, between centuries old plane trees and exclusive clubs, the Hotel Alexandra is an exciting and convenient location. The Metro stop is very close to it and the most beautiful monuments are all within walking distance of the hotel!

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Children's Facility
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV

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    Hotel Lord Byron



    The Eternal City is not short of revelations and the Hotel Lord Byron tells its enthralling tale with elegance and poise. The imposing White House is perfectly located within the residential quarter of Parioli, a boutique hotel close to the living museum that is the ...

    The Eternal City is not short of revelations and the Hotel Lord Byron tells its enthralling tale with elegance and poise. The imposing White House is perfectly located within the residential quarter of Parioli, a boutique hotel close to the living museum that is the Villa Borghese Park and the electric atmosphere of Via Veneto. Perfect for romantic escapes, gastronomic discovery and all travellers who expect nothing less than service excellence, the interior design of the 1930's noble villa is an exquisite homage to Art-Deco with fabulous sculptures and evocative paintings.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Concierge
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • TV
    • Wakeup Calls Available

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    Rose Garden Palace



    The Rose Garden Palace is located in a beautifully restored historical building, just off Via Veneto. The rooms are spacious, elegant and beautiful, with gracious amenities and all the comforts of home. Step outside, and you'll find the best shopping, dining and sightseeing in Rome ...

    The Rose Garden Palace is located in a beautifully restored historical building, just off Via Veneto. The rooms are spacious, elegant and beautiful, with gracious amenities and all the comforts of home. Step outside, and you'll find the best shopping, dining and sightseeing in Rome all within easy walking distance. The stately pines of Villa Borghese, the Spanish Steps, the elegant shops on Via Condotti, the fashionable bars on Via Veneto, the Trevi Fountain and Tritone Fountain, baroque churches and the masterpieces of the Borghese Gallery are at your doorstep.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lounge
    • Mini Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV

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    Capo D'Africa



    Rome is rich with history and many of its hotels are grand and old-fashioned. The Hotel Capo D'Africa was once a school, built in the early 20th century, and its facade remains unpretentious, with only a pair of palm trees flanking the doorway to dress ...

    Rome is rich with history and many of its hotels are grand and old-fashioned. The Hotel Capo D'Africa was once a school, built in the early 20th century, and its facade remains unpretentious, with only a pair of palm trees flanking the doorway to dress it up. The interior is a different story, modern though unpretentiously so, more decorated than designed, with a cheery but tasteful palette and modern yet functional furniture. Of special note is the rooftop terrace, and the quiet calm of this neighborhood, just a few blocks to the east of the Colosseum. No location in this sprawling city is truly central, which means that this spot is as convenient as any other, with the added benefit that it is not overrun by throngs of tourists.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Services
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lounge
    • Mini Bar
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Room Service
    • TV

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    Hotel de Russie



    Situated between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de Russie is a fascinating mix of old and new, with modern design that respects the classical architecture of the building. This paradise was later turned into an office building before Sir Rocco Forte fashioned ...

    Situated between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de Russie is a fascinating mix of old and new, with modern design that respects the classical architecture of the building. This paradise was later turned into an office building before Sir Rocco Forte fashioned it into one of Rome's most stylish luxury hotels. The 18th-century terraced gardens remain, but a contemporary-chic design has added polished updates. Fabled restaurant Le Jardin de Russie, where two-Michelin-star chef Fulvio Pierangelini creates Mediterranean dishes, is one of the most romantic places to dine in Rome.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour In Room Dining
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Bicycle hire
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Fitness Centre
    • Florist
    • Garden
    • Hot Tub
    • Ironing Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Multilingual concierge
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Salon
    • Steam Room
    • Wellness Center
    • WiFi

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    Nerva Boutique Hotel



    Nerva Boutique hotel has a dream to fulfill, to give an ultimate pleasant experience to their guests and make them feel right at home. The concept of boutique hotel is to offer true Italian experience; from carefully designed decoration of all the rooms, to memorable ...

    Nerva Boutique hotel has a dream to fulfill, to give an ultimate pleasant experience to their guests and make them feel right at home. The concept of boutique hotel is to offer true Italian experience; from carefully designed decoration of all the rooms, to memorable homemade ingredients for the breakfast, and finally to extra special 'care' from the employees. The hotel is located in the heart of Rome's Historical Centre, between Colosseum and Piazza Venezia, and just in front of the Imperial Forums; with a pleasant walk, you will be able to easily reach all the main attractions of Rome.

    Facilities

    • Ironing Board
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge
    • Mini Bar
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • TV

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    Albergo Del Senato



    The Albergo Del Senato is a stunning hotel housed in a 19th century building designed from the work of the famous Italian architect Gaetano Koch. This magnificent accommodation is situated in a brilliant location at Piazza della Rotonda, directly facing the magnificent Pantheon. Guests can ...

    The Albergo Del Senato is a stunning hotel housed in a 19th century building designed from the work of the famous Italian architect Gaetano Koch. This magnificent accommodation is situated in a brilliant location at Piazza della Rotonda, directly facing the magnificent Pantheon. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda and other historic buildings that surround the Albergo Del Senato. At the Albergo Del Senato, visitors can spend spring and summer evenings on our roof top terrace where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Pantheon while sipping on fine Italian wine.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Facility
    • Conference Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge
    • Mini Bar
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Satellite/Cable Television
    • Smoke Free Hotel

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Accommodation in Florence

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    Hotel Brunelleschi



    The Hotel Brunelleschi is located overlooking Brunelleschi's Cathedral, and is firmly established as one of the best and most famous hotels in downtown. The highly sought-after Uffizi Gallery, together with many other Museums and other primary attractions, are all within close distance. The hotel originates ...

    The Hotel Brunelleschi is located overlooking Brunelleschi's Cathedral, and is firmly established as one of the best and most famous hotels in downtown. The highly sought-after Uffizi Gallery, together with many other Museums and other primary attractions, are all within close distance. The hotel originates from the recovered invaluable historic structures of the ancient tower named 'Pagliazza' and the medieval church of San Michele in Palchetto. For those who love going back to the past, the hotel's very own Private Museum, with exhibits unveiled during the reconstruction project, is not to be missed.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service

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    Hotel River



    Hotel River perfectly matches the unparalleled charming and stylish mood of Florence. Ideally located on the undisturbed Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, a ten minutes stroll to the center, the Piazza Santa Croce and Ponte Vecchio, this Florence 4 star hotel is the perfect base for ...

    Hotel River perfectly matches the unparalleled charming and stylish mood of Florence. Ideally located on the undisturbed Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, a ten minutes stroll to the center, the Piazza Santa Croce and Ponte Vecchio, this Florence 4 star hotel is the perfect base for your sightseeing weekends or relaxing business trips to Florence.

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    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Parking
    • Transfers
    • WiFi

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    Hotel Pierre



    Hotel Pierre awaits you in a fascinating Gothic style residence, in the splendid artistic and architectural context that has made Florence one of the world's capitals of culture. Among hotels in the center of Florence, the Hotel Pierre offers the best amenities and furnishings for ...

    Hotel Pierre awaits you in a fascinating Gothic style residence, in the splendid artistic and architectural context that has made Florence one of the world's capitals of culture.
    Among hotels in the center of Florence, the Hotel Pierre offers the best amenities and furnishings for a perfect balance between modernity and classic taste, rendering each one of its spaces and rooms comfortable and full of charm.

    Just a short distance from the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, the Hotel Pierre is the ideal choice for elegant accommodations in Florence.

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    • Concierge
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Reception
    • Room Service
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Accommodation in Venice

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    Bauer Hotel Urban



    You cannot mistake the Bauers L'Hotel. Its distinctive 1940's facade with luminous Art Deco windows is poised between land and sea, framed by the magnificent baroque church of San Moise and the bustling Rio San Moise. Step out of the busy campo, in through the ...

    You cannot mistake the Bauers L'Hotel. Its distinctive 1940's facade with luminous Art Deco windows is poised between land and sea, framed by the magnificent baroque church of San Moise and the bustling Rio San Moise. Step out of the busy campo, in through the hotel's revolving doors and enter a timeless, peaceful world of luxury and sophistication in the large, comfortable entrance hall. Here the city's vivacious noises are softened, just like Venice's famous light as it glows in the hall's sitting rooms. Tastefully refurbished, the hotel is famed for its large rooms and fine furnishings: windows, chandeliers and hand-woven fabrics are still crafted by Venetian artisans and go well with fine Art Deco furniture and modern sculptures by local and international artists.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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    Ruzzini Palace Hotel



    In the 18th century, this Venice palace was home to one of the city's most prominent families, including doge Carlo Ruzzini. Renovated by renowned architect Bartolomeo Manopola, the building is now the luxurious Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice. Overlooking the square of the Church of Santa ...

    In the 18th century, this Venice palace was home to one of the city's most prominent families, including doge Carlo Ruzzini. Renovated by renowned architect Bartolomeo Manopola, the building is now the luxurious Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice. Overlooking the square of the Church of Santa Maria Formosa, the hotel is centrally located within walking distance to most of Venice's most popular attractions, including St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Experience all this while living like an aristocrat in dramatic Venetian style.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge Bar

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    Luna Hotel Baglioni



    Ideally positioned a stone's throw from Piazza San Marco, right in the heart of Venice, facing the San Marco Basin and the island of San Giorgio, the Luna Hotel Baglioni is situated a short distance from the most famous historical and artistic attractions of the ...

    Ideally positioned a stone's throw from Piazza San Marco, right in the heart of Venice, facing the San Marco Basin and the island of San Giorgio, the Luna Hotel Baglioni is situated a short distance from the most famous historical and artistic attractions of the city. This historic Venetian hotel, member of the Leading Hotels of the World and Fine Hotels and Resorts, is housed in a magnificent, aristocratic Venetian palace and offers its guests an intimate, welcoming atmosphere combined with impeccable service.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Newsstand
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,616

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Day 1

Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport to Central Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Hotel Twenty One

Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter's Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition can be easily reached from this exclusive boutique hotel, located in the city center of Rome, half way between the Vatican Museums and the Spanish Steps. This hotel is unique for its modern, sophisticated style and for its attention to detail, is the ideal destination for those seeking a pleasant vacation and for those traveling on business.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Twenty One

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    Hotel Twenty One



    Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter's Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition ...

    Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter's Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition can be easily reached from this exclusive boutique hotel, located in the city center of Rome, half way between the Vatican Museums and the Spanish Steps. This hotel is unique for its modern, sophisticated style and for its attention to detail, is the ideal destination for those seeking a pleasant vacation and for those traveling on business.

    Facilities

    • Attractions
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Conference Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Mini Bar
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Tour Desk
    • TV

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Day 2

The Glory of Ancient Rome - Small Group

The tour starts from you hotel and continues with Colosseum visit. Once able to seat up to 50,000 spectators, building of the Colosseum began in 72 A.D and was finished 8 years later. The scene of wild entertainments often between man and beast mighty monument has been immortalized over the centuries. The Roman Forum was the real political centre of Republican and Imperial Rome, with its ancient basilicas, triumphal arches, honorary columns, and ancient cemeteries. At the centre of the Forum, after 20 centuries, it is possible to talk on the same cobble - stones of the Sacred Way, leading to the Capitoline Hill. The Venice Square, where at the centre rises the monumental complex dedicated to the King Victor Emmanuelle II in 1911.

Duration2 Hours
Day 3

Pasta Lesson at That's Amore Restaurant

Course concentrates on the techniques to make fresh pasta (flour + egg and flour + water) with the accompanying sauces.

Duration2 Hours
Day 4

Central Hotel to Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Rome Termini to Florence S.Maria Novella

Duration1 Hour

Florence Train Station to Florence Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Centrale

Situated in the heart of Florence, Florence Centrale Hotel is just a few steps away from the Duomo and the principal monuments of the City, a short distance from the central Train Station S. Maria Novella, from the Fortezza Da Basso (home of the most important trade shows) and the Palazzo Dei Congressi. Its location, inside the prestigious Malaspina Palace, now the Conti Palace, is setting for a carefully and finely furnished building where one can breathe in the authentic atmosphere of the past, bringing back the beauty and taste of the ancient "historic residences".

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Centrale

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    Hotel Centrale



    Situated in the heart of Florence, Florence Centrale Hotel is just a few steps away from the Duomo and the principal monuments of the City, a short distance from the central Train Station S. Maria Novella, from the Fortezza Da Basso (home of the most ...

    Situated in the heart of Florence, Florence Centrale Hotel is just a few steps away from the Duomo and the principal monuments of the City, a short distance from the central Train Station S. Maria Novella, from the Fortezza Da Basso (home of the most important trade shows) and the Palazzo Dei Congressi. Its location, inside the prestigious Malaspina Palace, now the Conti Palace, is setting for a carefully and finely furnished building where one can breathe in the authentic atmosphere of the past, bringing back the beauty and taste of the ancient "historic residences".

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Concierge

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Day 5

Florence City Tour with Uffizi Gallery - Seat in Coach

Please make your own way to the meeting point and ensure you arrive at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start time. From Florence we cruise along the tree-lined roads to reach the beautiful Etruscan-Roman village of Fiesole, with stunning views of Florence and the Arno Valley. Heading back to the city we drive along the famous Lungarni (on the Arno riverbank) to reach the Basilica di Santa Croce and its historic Square. After admiring the palaces we walk up to Piazza Signoria, the unique heart of the city's social life, to admire the architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de' Lanzi. The tour finishes inside the Uffizi Gallery, where you can stand and admire the unique Renaissance masterpieces of the great Italian artists: Leonardo, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael... (The list is never-ending). You can stay inside the museum for as long as you please even after the guided tour is over.

Duration3 Hours
Day 6

Florence Hotel to Florence Train Station

Duration1 Hour

Florence S.Maria Novella to Venice S.Lucia

Duration2 Hours

St. Lucia Railway Station to Venice City Centre Hotel - Private Transfer

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Tiziano

The Hotel Tiziano is located in a neighbourhood where you can feel the romantic atmosphere of Venice: the streets and squares are truly genuine, suspended between art, history and daily life, and far from the areas of the mass tourism. Hotel Tiziano is set in a 15th-century building in the Dorsoduro district, near the Church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli, one of the most beautiful churches in the heart of Venice. The famous Churches St. Nicolo dei Mendicoli or Angello Raffaele are only several metres from the front door.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Tiziano

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    Hotel Tiziano



    The Hotel Tiziano is located in a neighbourhood where you can feel the romantic atmosphere of Venice: the streets and squares are truly genuine, suspended between art, history and daily life, and far from the areas of the mass tourism. Hotel Tiziano is set in ...

    The Hotel Tiziano is located in a neighbourhood where you can feel the romantic atmosphere of Venice: the streets and squares are truly genuine, suspended between art, history and daily life, and far from the areas of the mass tourism. Hotel Tiziano is set in a 15th-century building in the Dorsoduro district, near the Church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli, one of the most beautiful churches in the heart of Venice. The famous Churches St. Nicolo dei Mendicoli or Angello Raffaele are only several metres from the front door.

    Facilities

    • Express Check In/Out
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Reception (Limited hours)
    • Smoke Free Hotel

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Day 7

Classic Venice Saint Mark's Area - Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2 hour private walking tour of Venice with your English speaking local Guide. See St Mark's Square, the heart of political and religious power of the Venetian Republic for centuries, and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks; the Basilica and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace and its adjoining prisons, that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world, the Bridge of Sighs and it's romantic traditions. You will see Marco Polo's House, the Merchants' Warehouse, and explore the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (the Pantheon of Venice). This walking tour of Venice finishes at the evocative Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Market.

Duration2 Hours
Day 8

Venice City Centre Hotel to Venice Airport - Private Transfer

Duration1 Hour

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport/railway station to hotel transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Rail transportation Rome to Florence to Venice

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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