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8 Day Venice, Florence, Rome Italy Tour Package – Monday Departure

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Escorted Italy Tour Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Venice, Rome-NYC
  • Submit form or call 800-227-1577 for Italy airfare from your city.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
    • Grand Hotel Principe, Venice, 4-star, 2-nights
    • Starhotel Michelangelo, Florence, 4-star, 2-nights
    • Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome, 4-star, 3-nights
  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • All transfers
  • 9 meals: 6 buffet breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Escorted Italy Tour Package Special Features

  • Doge’s Palace, Venice
  • Wine tasting with local specialties at Tuscan countryside farm
  • Michelangelo’s David, Florence
  • Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi
  • Ancient Roman Forum and Colosseum Tour
  • Please note the Monday departure does not include Vatican Museum in Rome. The 8-day Tuesday and Friday departures include the Vatican Museum.
  • The 9-Day Venice Florence Rome tour includes in Rome both the Ancient Roman Forum and Colosseum and the Vatican Museum with Sistene Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

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Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday – Depart the USA

Depart the USA for Italy. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Tuesday – Arrive in Venice

Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour escort, followed by a welcome dinner
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday – Venice City Tour

Today begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known throughout the world for its fine glasswork industry. Then, visit St. Mark’s Square to begin a guided walking tour of romantic Venice. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge’s Palace, whose facade features a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Take the remainder of the day to explore Venice on your own
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday – Pisa Sightseeing En Route to Florence

Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany to Pisa. On arrival, view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Duomo, and the Monumental Cemetery. The four monuments of this extraordinary piazza make for a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. En route to Florence, visit a local Tuscan farm in the countryside for a wine tasting with local specialties. Evening at leisure
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday – Florence City Tour

Today’s morning tour begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is housed. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery’s renowned “Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. Continue to explore the open air art museum of Signoria Square ending at Ponte Vecchio, known as the “Old Bridge.” Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Florence. This evening, dine in an authentic Tuscan restaurant in the countryside
(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, $65): **available for purchase Only in Italy from your tour escort. **
Florence and the fine arts are synonymous. This guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery provides insight to the history of the structure and its collections. Originally the private collection of the Medici family, the palazzo was opened to the public in 1765. Your tour highlights exceptional examples of Florentine painting with an aim to help you better understand the works of masters including Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Following the tour, enjoy a refreshment break and complimentary beverage at the museum’s cafe, which features a breathtaking view of the city. Tour participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in oftentimes two-three hour queues. ** Important: Please note that the Museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers.
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday – Sun Route Via Assisi to Rome

Today travel along the famous “Sun Route” motorway to the medieval city of Assisi, renowned for its 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis and Giotto’s frescoes. Continue to your hotel in Rome
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday – Tour Ancient Rome and Colosseum

Today you will visit the Ancient Roman Forum and Colosseum. The historic tour of ancient Rome begins at the Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. Next, view the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s tenth year of leadership over the Eternal City. On to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000, where gladiatorial contests and public events were attended by the rich, the poor and by the Emperor himself. This afternoon you have time on your own to stroll around Rome. Enjoy the many piazzas like the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Taste a gelato and have an espresso. Tonight explore on your own and perhaps enjoy the typical Roman cuisine. Click Roman restaurants for authentic spots in Rome we like.
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

Please note the Monday departure does not include Vatican Museum in Rome. The 8-day Tuesday and Friday departures include the Vatican Museum.

DAY 8, Monday – Depart for the USA

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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