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8 Day Rome, Florence, Venice Tour

rome pantheon exterior photoEnjoy a taste of Italy visiting its three great cities Rome, Florence, Venice. This 8-day escorted Italy tour travels by luxury motor coach between cities. And you’ll skip the lines at all the sightseeing highlights including the Vatican Museum, Ancient Roman Forum and Colosseum, the Accademia Museum in Florence, and Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica in Venice. The tour includes 4-star accommodations, breakfast daily, one dinner in a Roman trattoria and a lunch in Tuscany. There is an option to extend the tour with three nights in Lake Como. For the daily trip itinerary click here. For informational about additional optional tours scheduled during what is otherwise free time click here. To book your Rome, Florence, Venice tour and for more information about the price with airfare from your preferred departure city submit the form.

Highlights

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Rome, Florence, Venice Tour Sightseeing Highlights:

  • Rome – Enjoy authentic dinner at a local Roman trattoria.
  • Rome – Guided tour of Colosseum and Ancient Roman Forum
  • Rome – Guide tour of Vatican City including the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Florence – Guided walking tour of the historic center including a visit to the Accademia Museum to see Michelangelo’s David.
  • Florence – Authentic Florentine dinner at Finisterrae restaurant.
  • Venice – Guided walking tour of St. Mark’s Square, The Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs.
  • Venice – Glassblowing demonstration
  • Venice – Visit Caffe Florian and enjoy a drink on us.

Rome, Florence, Venice Tour Includes:

  • Transportation between cities by luxury air-conditioned motor coach with Wi-fi.
  • Meals: Breakfast daily; 1 Lunch in Tuscany; 1 Dinner in Rome
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes.
  • An expert Tour Director who travels with you from beginning to ending.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

For the daily trip itinerary click here.

Accommodations

Rome, Florence, Venice Tour Accommodations:

2 Nights Rome: Dei Borgia

This highly rated hotel located in Rome’s center is within 10 minutes of walk of Rome’s sightseeing highlights.

2 Nights Florence: Ambasciatori

Four star hotel located in Florence’s center is convenient location for sightseeing in Florence.

2 Nights Venice: Palazzo Selvadego

Located on the Grand Canal in the center of Venice in St Mark’s Square this hotel is perfect location to enjoy Venice sightseeing.

3-Night Lake Como Extension

3 Nights Lake Como: Barchetta Excelsior

This modern hotel is just steps away from the shores of Lake Como and overlooks Piazza Cavour.

Optional Tours

Optional Tours & Excursions

The following optional tours are available during what is otherwise free time and are not included in the tour price.

Rome Tours:

Roman Piazzas

To make the most out of your stay join the Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city’s authentic jewels. With our optional walking tour, you will have the chance to see the famous Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and more Roman sites and squares. Click Rome sightseeing highlights for information about strolling around Rome.

Florence Tours

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

With your Local Guide, visit one of the earliest museums in modern Europe with the world’s finest collection of Italian and Florentine art. Gain fascinating insight into paintings by the great Masters Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscany is known for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich traditions, long history, and culture but Tuscany still has more to offer with its great food and wine. Tonight enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal with regional dishes prepared using the finest local ingredients.

Venice Tours

A Venetian Night Out

Taste four mouth-watering courses of local specialties at a fine Venetian restaurant. After dinner, time to explore and absorb the unique, romantic atmosphere of Venice by night.

Gondola Serenade

Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces, and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districts sestieri. Note: the gondola is to be shared with other guests (maximum 6 participants on each gondola). There will be one musician onboard one of the gondola boats in your fleet.

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Appreciate the peaceful vistas of the Lagoon while you glide past the islands of Santa Elena, San Michele, and the famous Lido. On picturesque Burano island, renowned for its lace making and colorful houses, savor a mouth-watering meal, with drinks included. Afterward there’s time to shop and stroll.

Rome, Florence, Venice Tour Itinerary 

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Day 1 – Depart the United States

Day 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy

After your overnight flight from the United States, you’ll arrive in Rome. Check-in to your hotel and relax. Maybe take a stroll around the beautiful city. This evening you’ll meet your tour director and join fellow travelers for an evening of fun and delicious food at a local Roman trattoria.

Meals: Dinner

Day 3 Rome

Today you’ll tour Rome’s sightseeing highlights. The day begins in Vatican City where you’ll tour the Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel. The museum is full of the world’s finest and largest collection spanning thousands of years. After you’ll visit St. Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica. Then you’ll cross the Tiber River to see the Colosseum and see the Ancient Roman Forum. Then you have time to explore Rome on your own. You may also join the optional walking tour of Rome’s piazzas, including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and more.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Rome–Florence

This morning your tour continues from Rome through the hills of Umbria to Tuscany. On your way to San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its tower houses, enjoy lunch at a local farm, followed by a wine tasting. Then, you have time to walk through San Gimignano’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your tour continues on to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Upon arrival, you’ll check in and then have free time to enjoy Florence.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Florence

This morning you’ll be escorted around Florence and its historic center by a local expert Florence tour guide. You’ll visit the Accademia Museum to see Michelangelo’s David. You’ll also see the Duomo and Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, The Baptistry and its bronze doors adorned with a bas-relief by Ghiberti, Signoria Square and the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno River. This afternoon you have time to explore Florence.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Florence–Venice Island

Today you’ll enjoy a gorgeous ride from Tuscany, through the Emilia Romagna region and across the Apennine Hills to Venice. Upon arrival in Venice, you’ll transfer from motor coach to private boat. You’ll cruise down Venice’s canals to St Mark’s Square. There a local expert Venice tour guide will guide you a walking tour of Venice’s sightseeing highlights. You’ll visit St. Mark’s Basilica, The Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also visit an artisan’s workshop to see glassblowing.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Venice Island

Today you have lots of free time stroll around Venice and get lost among its alleyways. You may also join an optional tour the island of Burano. This afternoon we’ll treat you to an aperitif at Caffe Florian. Then you have time for a final dinner.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Venice Island

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning or add three nights to the Rome, Florence, Venice vacation to visit Northern Italy’s Lake Como.

Day 8 with Lake Como Extension

Travel by high speed train to Milan, then transfer to beautiful Lake Como. Enjoy a guided walking tour in charming Como, which includes the historic center and the imposing, marble-clad Duomo. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Lake Como

Experience a relaxing boat ride on Lake Como for panoramas of stunning mountain scenery and luxury lakeside villas. Disembark at picturesque Bellagio with its century-old buildings, stone lanes, and quaint cobblestone stairways filled with shops; free time for lunch and exploration on your own.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Lake Como

Day at leisure in Como. You may want to take the ferry to the various towns on Lake Como including Mennagio, Verrana, and more. You will also have Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY 11 Lake Como

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan Malpensa).

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