This 8-Day Rome, Florence, Venice affordable Italy tour includes two nights in each of Italy’s jewels. The tour travels by motor coach and includes excursions to Pisa and Verona. This tour package is one of the most affordable guided Italy vacation packages that includes Rome, Florence, and Venice. In each city walking tours of the sightseeing highlights are included. For the daily trip itinerary click here. For informational about additional optional tours scheduled during what is otherwise free time click here. Submit the form for the price of the 8-Day Rome, Florence, Venice Tour with airfare from your preferred departure city.
Rome, Florence, Venice Affordable Italy Tour Sightseeing Highlights
- Rome – Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica plus views the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites
- Pisa – Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower
- Florence – Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria
- Verona – View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony
- Venice – Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
Rome, Florence, Venice Tour Includes
- 6 buffet breakfasts daily including 2 three course dinners
- Luxury air-conditioned coach
- Hand-picked 3 and 4 star accommodation
- All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
- An expert Travel Director and separate driver
- Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day.
- Audio headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
- 2 Nights Rome – Ergife Palace
- 2 Nights Florence – Novotel Firenze Nord
- 2 Nights Venice Mestre – Hotel Antony
The following are examples of the optional tours that may be available during what is otherwise free time. All optional tours are booked during the trip directly through the Tour Director.
Rome Optional Tours
Inside The Vatican And The Colosseum
Join us for an extension to your included sightseeing tour, which gives you a chance to see the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes. You’ll visit the Tapestry Gallery, Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo spent 4 years preparing the vault and altar wall, and we give you plenty of time to admire just how much painstaking work went into his creations. Your experience will be rounded off with a visit to Rome’s iconic Colosseum.
Backstreets, Piazzas and Fountains of Rome
With our Local Specialist, you’ll discover the many delights that Rome has to offer by wandering through the labyrinth of narrow backstreets and beautiful squares. Developed over many centuries, they’ve created an amazing legacy for us today. The Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain (under restoration) are just two of the fine monuments en route. Later, you’ll have free time to eat at the restaurant of your choice in one of the piazzas.
The Delights Of Rome
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.
Florence Optional Tours
Tuscan Hills Dinner At Villa Machiavelli
A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards and sunflower fields, 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 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!
Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills
Come for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We’ll stop off at a delightful restaurant set among the pines and cypress trees, where you’ll be served regional favourites alongside local music.
Visit Michelangelo’s David
Enjoy an insight into the world of artistic genius Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. You’ll get VIP entry to the Academy of Fine Arts, where you’ll learn all about the artist’s life and his world-famous sculpture.
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
Discover The Magic Of Venice
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.
Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice’s past and present. You’ll visit the majestic basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power. Alternatively, we’ll visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas.
Lagoon Discovery Cruise With Food And Drinks
Come with us on a private boat trip to the lagoon in Venice and you’ll see the island of Murano, where the renowned glassblowers live. You’ll enjoy lunch or dinner with drinks at the nearby ‘Island of the Fishermen’, Burano, which is famous for its multi-coloured houses and a photographer’s paradise.
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Rome, Florence, Venice Affordable Italy Tour Daily Itinerary
The affordable Italy tour visits Italy’s jewels Rome, Florence, and Venice. The Italy tour is more affordable than others are many museums are optional at additional price. The affordable tour itinerary includes accommodations, transportation between cities and orientation tours.
Day 1 – Depart the United States
Day 2 – Arrive Rome (2 Nights Rome)
Today you arrive in Rome. You’ll need to get your “legs” after the overnight flight to Rome from the United States. The best way to do this is to stroll around. You’ll immediately fall in love with this magnificent city. Find some time to relax also and then this evening you’ll meet your tour director. After spend time strolling around, eating dinner in one of the delicious trattoria, and check out the piazzas all lit up at night.
Day 3 – Rome Sightseeing and Rome Free Time
Today you will be escorted to Vatican City. A local expert Vatican guide will lead the tour pointing out the important sights while providing history and context. Inside St. Peter’s Basilica you’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, Pietà, Bernini’s bronze alter and many other works by Bernini among others. After you have free time to explore Rome. Or join the optional tours. One visits the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel and the other is of the Piazzas of Rome.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Day 4 – Travel from Rome to Florence with Pisa Excursion (2 Nights Florence)
Today you’ll leave Rome and head north to Tuscany. The first stop is in the beautiful Tuscan town of Pisa. There you’ll visit Square of Miracles. It is most famous for the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The entire square with the Cathedral and Baptistery are an architectural masterpiece. There you’ll have time to take pictures and do some quick shopping or indulge in a gelato. After the tour continues to Tuscany’s gem Florence.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Day 5 – Florence Sightseeing and Florence Free Time
In Florence you’ll find beautiful art, architecture, leather and even gold. It is where the Renaissance was born. Today Florence is the home of the world’s largest repository of fine art. This morning a local expert Florence tour guide will walk you around the historic center while providing stories that will bring the history of the city alive. The tour includes the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori where you’ll find Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Giotto’s Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. You’ll also see a demonstration of leather craftsmen working. Later you’ll have time to explore and discover Florence on your own. This evening dinner is included.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6 – Travel from Florence to Venice with Verona Excursions (2 Nights Venice Mestre)
Today you’ll travel from Tuscany in central Italy to the Veneto region in northern Italy where Venice is your destination. Along the way you’ll stop in the beautiful northern Italian town Verona. Made famous by Shakespeare with his Romeo & Juliet, you’ll see the balcony. Verona is also home to ancient Roman architecture including a Colosseum-like Roman Arena, where concerts and opera are still held regularly each year. After Verona you’ll continue on to Venice Mestre where dinner is included this evening. Note hotel location is Venice Mestre, which is the mainland side of Venice not the Venice island.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Day 7 – Venice Orientation and Venice Free Time
Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. There are located Venice’s famous sightseeing attractions including the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing farewell dinner. Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon known for its brightly colored houses.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast