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Classic Italian Highlights: Rome, Florence and Venice

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,196

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,196

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Day 1

Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport to Central Rome

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 your 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 walk 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.

Duration3 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 Rome to Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Rome Termini to Florence S.Maria Novella

Duration90 Minutes

Florence Train Station to Florence Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Centrale Florence

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 Florence

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    Hotel Centrale Florence



    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 Accademia Gallery - Seat in Coach

This discovery tour begins from two of the most beautiful and romantic spots in the world: PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO and FIESOLE, two unmissable destinations for landscapes lovers! Here you can drink in the sights and historic panorama of Florence lying before your eyes. Your professional guide will be at your disposal for the whole morning, pointing out the main monuments of the city from these magnificent panoramic terraces: the unmistakable Brunelleschi's Cupola, the Palazzo Vecchio and the countless Romanesque-style churches dotting the whole city as well as Florence rolling hills.

Then you plunge into the city itself: fist stop, the ACCADEMIA GALLERY, famous for its David of Michelangelo, the unfinished works of art Prigioni, San Matteo, la Pieta di Palestrina and other masterpieces by the great artist. You will learn some interesting facts about the tormented life of Michelangelo and why his masterpiece has become the symbol of Florence during the centuries. The tour ends with a stroll through the historic streets of the city to arrive in PIAZZA DUOMO, where you will learn the secrets of Giotto's Bell Tower, and discover the beauty of the Baptistery with its golden, bronze doors (including the famous Porta del Paradiso). Last but not least, there is the breathtaking Cathedral itself.

Duration3 Hours
Day 6

Florence Hotel to Florence Train Station

Duration1 Hour

Florence S.Maria Novella to Venice S.Lucia

Duration2 Hours

Venice Train Station or Piazzale Roma Car Terminal to Hotel in Venice

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 an 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. Then, leave St. Mark's behind you to discover the enchanting Hidden Venice. Following a monumental route, your guide will narrate the in-depth history of Venice from its origins to the modern-day. You'll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo and Casanova. Other highlights include Marco Polo's House, a Merchants Warehouse, the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Venetian Palaces, the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (the Pantheon of Venice), and at the Scuola di San Marco; you'll learn about the famous Confraternities (Schools) of merchants and artisans that provided the foundations of the Venetian mercantile empire. This walking tour of Venice finishes at the evocative Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Market. Entrances are not included.

Duration2 Hours
Day 8

Venice Hotel to Venice Marco Polo Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Rome
  • 2 nights first-class accommodations in Florence
  • 2 nights first-class accommodations in Venice
  • Train tickets in 2nd class between Rome, Florence and Venice
  • Small group Glory of Ancient Rome (max 18 guests)
  • Small group Pasta Making Lesson (max 10 guests)
  • Tickets to Accademia Gallery 
  • Private Venice Saint Mark's Walking Tour
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), lunch/dinner with pasta lesson

PRICE EXCLUDES:

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

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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