The 10-Day Rome, Tuscany, Venice tour focuses on Italy’s art cities Rome and Venice plus the beautiful Tuscany and Umbria regions. This affordable Italy tour begins and ends in Rome. In Tuscany the tour includes overnights in Siena and Montecatini with excursions to Florence, Greve, Pisa, and San Gimignano. In Umbria the tour visits Assisi and Orvieto. Families, friends, groups, and singles will Italy coming to life on this 10-Day affordable Italy tour.
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Rome, Tuscany, Venice Tour Sightseeing Highlights:
- Rome – Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square
- Orvieto – Visit the cathedral
- Siena – See Piazza del Campo
- San Gimignano – Visit Greve in Chianti for Wine tasting at a country estate
- Florence – Guided walking tour
- Pisa – See the Leaning Tower
- Venice – Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshop
- Assisi – Guided tour including St. Francis Basilica
- 8 nights First Class accommodations
- Italian city hotel taxes
- Meals: Breakfasts Daily and 3 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern deluxe luxury air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
Rome, Tuscany, Venice Tour Accommodations:
- 2 Nights Rome – Grand Fleming Hotel
- 1 Night Siena – Four Points by Sheraton Siena
- 2 Nights Montecatini -Settentrionale Esplanade
- 2 Nights Venice – Poppi
- 1 Night Rome (EUR) – American Palace Eur
Rome, Tuscany, Venice Optional Experiences
Optional tours are scheduled during what is otherwise free time are available at additional cost. The availability and price is confirmed with the final payment. The following are examples of optional experience that may be available.
Rome Walking tour and Dinner
Step off the beaten path to uncover parts of Rome you might otherwise miss-and then relax over a 3-course dinner with dessert, local wine, and authentic Roman atmosphere!
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
A tour around the Vatican Museums to admire the beautiful tapestry gallery and the Sistine Chapel with masterpieces by Botticelli and Signorelli. See the “Genesis” and Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment”.
Enjoy a wonderful dinner in the delightful Tuscan countryside, featuring authentic traditional dishes using the finest local ingredients.
The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening of gourmet specialties at one of the city’s most celebrated restaurants.
When in Rome, do as the Romans — and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals
Venetian Lagoon Cruise with Burano Visit
Experience the floating city from the water as you cruise along the lagoon to charming Burano Island for free time to explore on your own.
Rome, Tuscany, Venice Tour Daily Itinerary
Day 1 Depart United States for trip to Italy
DAY 2 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day enjoy Rome strolling around the cobblestone streets. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
DAY 3 ROME
Today your Rome, Tuscany, Venice tour begins in Rome, The “Eternal City.” The history of Western Civilization has been lived here for over 2000 years. You’ll walk along cobblestones where actors over the course of centuries directed the greatness of humanity. You’ll visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Square. You may also join an optional tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. . In Rome other highlights are the iconic Colosseum and Ancient Rome. And be sure to amke time to visit the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona and Rome’s other beautiful destinations.
DAY 4 ROME–ORVIETO–SIENA
Journey to charming Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and travertine CATHEDRAL, an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture. Reach Siena, with time to visit this Tuscan jewel. Sit in one of the cafés surrounding the Piazza del Campo and admire one of Italy’s most unique squares, famed all over the world for its medieval-style Palio horse race.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 5 SIENA–SAN GIMIGNANO–GREVE–MONTECATINI
Arrive in San Gimignano and discover one of Tuscany’s greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers are truly unique. Next, head into the very heart of the Chianti vineyards, where Chianti Classico wines are produced. Stop in Greve for WINE TASTING at a local wine estate. Arrive in Montecatini in time to join the optional Tuscan farm dinner.
DAY 6 MONTECATINI. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE
This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty. Don’t miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide, which features special city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Doors of the Baptistry, known as the “Gates of Paradise”.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 7 MONTECATINI–PISA–VENICE AREA
This morning, drive to Pisa and enjoy a mini-train ride to see its SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower—180 feet high and approximately 4 degrees out of the perpendicular. Head across the wooded Apennine hills into the farmlands of the Po Valley to the Venice area.
DAY 8 VENICE AREA
Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate works of art as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 9 VENICE AREA–ASSISI–ROME
Travel across the Po Delta, then into the green Apennines to Umbria. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis of Assisi was born in 1182. Visit the town and the world-famous BASILICA with a Local Guide, then head for Rome.
DAY 10 ROME
Your Rome, Tuscany, Venice tour ends with breakfast this morning.
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