The classic Italy tour visit Romes, Florence, and Venice. This is a leisurely paced tour. This tour of Italy is the perfect speed for travelers to Italy who want to tour Italy slowly. Singles, families, and honeymooners who prefer a relaxed trip through Italy with plenty of free time to enjoy the classic Italian cities will enjoy this Italy vacation. This all-inclusive Italy tour includes three nights in each great Italian city: Rome, Florence, Venice. You’ll enjoy these great Italian cities with all-inclusive sightseeing in Rome, sightseeing in Florence, and sightseeing in Venice. Excursions to Assisi and Bologna are also part of this tour itinerary. See below for the classic Italy tour trip highlights and Rome Florence Venice daily itinerary.
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11-Day Italy Tour Rome Florence Venice package includes
- Rome 3 nights
- Florence 3 nights
- Venice 3 nights
2018 Italy Tour Rome Florence Venice Sightseeing Highlights
- Rome Guided visits of the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, and St. Peter’s Basilica. See the Roman Forum.
- Optional tour from Rome to Pompeii
- Assisi Guided visit of St. Francis’ Basilica. Visit the Church of St. Mary of the Angels.
- Florence Guided walking tour of the city.
- Visit Tuscan Castle for an authentic Tuscan dinner.
- Pisa See the Leaning Tower.
- Bologna Guided tour including ‘the kissing towers’.
- Venice Canal cruise by private launch. Guided walking tour of ‘Secret Venice’ to the Rialto Bridge and famous fish market. See St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
- Murano to visit a glass-blowing workshop.
Rome 3 Nights – Grand Hotel Palatino
Florence 3 Nights – Ambasciatori
Venice 3 Nights – Grand Hotel Principe
Optional tours are scheduled during what is otherwise free time. The price is correct at time of publishing is is subject to change.
Rome Optional Tours
Day 3 Piazzas and Fountains of Rome
Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome’s historic center, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Day 3 Delights of Rome with Dinner
Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialties, alongside local music and drinks.
Day 4 Discover Pompeii And Naples
Join our expert on a tour of the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. You’ll witness the devastating destruction it had at the time, as well as the opportunity to go back in time and get a glimpse of everyday Roman life, frozen for almost 2,000 years. Later, enjoy a panoramic tour of Naples, before returning to Rome, passing the abbey of Monte Cassino.
Florence Optional Tours
Day 5 Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills
Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of the local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.
Day 5 Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli
A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards, brings us to a delightful hamlet overlooked by an imposing castle. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its
wine-cellars, we’ll enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening!
Day 6 Michelangelo’s ‘David’ & Accademia
Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where
you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.
Day 6 Visit To San Gimignano
Join us for a drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ of Tuscany. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves, this is Italy’s best preserved medieval city and will give you a taste of day-to-day life in Italy during the Middle Ages.
Venice Optional Tours
Day 8 Gondolas and the Grand Canal
Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice’s Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzos, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Later on, you’ll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.
Day 9 Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks
Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen’s island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses – a real photographer’s paradise.
Day 10 Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica
Accompanied by a Local Specialist, you’ll visit the magnificent Doge’s Palace and its elegant courtyards, which are home to the rulers of the Venetian republic. After, you’ll get to explore the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark the Evangelist, patron saint of Venice.
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Classic Italy Tour Rome Florence Venice 2018 Vacation Itinerary:
The Italy tour Rome Florence Venice itinerary includes 3 nights in each of Italy’s big 3 cities. This is a leisurely paced Italy tour. There is plenty of time for strolling and exploring.
Your journey through Italy starts in Rome where you’ll visit the Vatican Museum to see one of the biggest and most valuable art collections in the world. The Vatican Tour also includes the Sistine Chapel.
After 3 nights in Rome it’s off to Florence. On the way to Florence you’ll stop along the way in Assisi to see Giotto’s frescoes in the St Francis’ Basilica. You will also visit Santa Maria Degli Angeli, Saint Mary of the Angels. Then the tour continues on to Florence where you will stay for 3 nights. In Florence sightseeing highlights a walking tour of Florence, the birth place of the Renaissance. We’ll walk Florence’s highlights including Piazza Signoria to see the various sculptures by the masters, and then on to Brunelleschi’s masterpiece Florence’s Duomo, and Ghiberti’s masterpiece the Baptistry’s Bronze Doors. From Florence we also take a trip out to Pisa and a dinner in an authentic Castle in the hills of Tuscany.
After 3 nights in Florence your journey continues to Venice for 3 nights, stopping in Bologna on the way. Bologna is one of Italy’s culinary highlights. We will take a walking sightseeing tour of Bologna before continuing on to Venice.
In Venice you will visit the island of Murano to see a glass blowing workshop. The Venice tour also includes a canal cruise and a walking tour of “Secret Venice.” Your Italy tour Rome Florence Venice ends in Venice, where you may fly home or extend your vacation.
Day 1 – Depart the United States
Day 2 – ARRIVE ROME (3 nights)
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel
Director for a Welcome Reception. It’s the
perfect opportunity to get to know everyone! An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter’s Basilica – the perfect start to your Italian holiday!
Hotel: Grand Hotel Palatino
Day 3 – ROME SIGHTSEEING
Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent fresco ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. We’ll enjoy a rare opportunity to board a train within the Vatican Walls bound for the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s Summer Residence. Here, we’ll embark on a tour through its beautifully manicured green heart before enjoying an included lunch against the backdrop of this enchanting setting. This afternoon return to Rome with free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by.
Day 4 – ROME AT LEISURE
Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively, consider joining an excursion to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, close to the Bay of Naples.
Optional: Excursion to Pompeii
Day 5 ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS)
Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Your Local Guide shows you all the sights. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes. Visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which stands on the site where St. Francis died. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.
Day 6 – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING
Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See Piazza Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi, and the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks.
Day 7 – FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA
Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian Sea. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city’s most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery. This evening, travel to a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate for a special Be My Guest Dinner in a historic castle.
Day 8 – FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS)
Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salamis! Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Kissing Towers, which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later, cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This Byzantine city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. This evening, you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals – it’s the perfect introduction to this magical city! Dine tonight at your hotel.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast and dinner)
Day 9 – VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION
Savor the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, Grand Canal, St Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialties at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Free time is an opportunity to visit the Fine Arts Academy, simply relax at a café on St. Mark’s Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious seafood lunch.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10 – SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE MARKET
Enjoy a boat trip along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge to join your Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the colorful, centuries-old fish market and narrow ‘calle’ or streets. See the beautiful architecture, including Marco Polo’s house. For the rest of the day you are free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.
Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)
Day 11- VENICE END OF TOUR
Your Italy tour Rome Florence Venice ends in Venice.