Rome, Florence & Venice

Start: Italy Finish: Italy

Visiting: Rome, Florence, Venice


Duration: 1 Nights

Physical rating: 3

Tour Operator: Collette


Prices From: $2549 $2449

-100.00

Tour Overview

History, culture, art and romance wait to be discovered on this wonderful introduction to a country you are sure to fall in love with. Discover the treasures of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a local expert. Visit the Academy Gallery to view Michelangelo’s David. Savor an expert-led walking tour of Florence. Stroll the streets of Bologna on a “foodie” tour and taste cheeses, cured meats, bread, chocolate, gelato and more. Take in a Venetian adventure that includes St. Mark’s Square. Dine in true Italian style with wine included at every dinner.

Highlights

  • iconEmbark on a walking tour featuring Florence's artistic and architectural gems.
  • iconJoin a local guide on a tour featuring the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • iconDine in true Italian style with wine at every included dinner!
  • iconTake in a glass-blowing demonstration on Venice’s Murano Island.
  • iconVisit the Academy Gallery to view Michelangelo’s extraordinary <I>David.</I>
  • iconCome to know Venice, one of Italy's most unique cities, with a local expert.
  • iconEnjoy tastings of cheese, cured meats, bread, chocolate, gelato and more during a Bologna food walking tour.
  • iconJoin a local expert and explore the rich history and art of the Vatican State.

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Overnight Flight

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio

Join us for a fabulous Italian adventure, featuring the magic of Rome, Florence and Venice. Come along with us and embrace the history, culture, art and romance of this incredible country.

icon Day 2 : Rome, Italy - Tour Begins

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Rome. This evening, meet your fellow travelers over a welcome dinner.

icon Day 3 : Rome - Vatican Museum - St. Peter’s Basilica

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Starhotels Michelangelo

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, a locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums takes you inside the world’s smallest independent country. Highlights include the Gallery of Maps, and a visit to the Sistine Chapel. The chapel’s famous ceiling frescoes took Michelangelo four years to complete. During an in-depth visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, admire the Renaissance and Baroque architecture of Michelangelo’s dome and Bernini’s bronze baldachin over the papal altar. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps Rome’s classical heritage, with an optional tour to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, will be on your personal sightseeing list.

icon Day 4 : Rome - Florence

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Starhotels Michelangelo

Meals: Breakfast

This morning you continue to Florence – the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Upon arrival, discover the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Florence’s cultural riches independently.

icon Day 5 : Florence

Location: Florence

Accommodation: Hotel Santa Marina

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, meet a local expert for a walking tour of this city that is a work of art all its own. Your guide will highlight the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry. You also visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive Palazzo Vecchio.

icon Day 6 : Florence - Bologna - Venice

Location: Florence

Accommodation: Hotel Santa Marina

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, travel the beautiful Emilia Romagna region to Bologna, Italy’s foodie capital. Join a local expert on a leisurely paced walking tour highlighting the culinary side of this historic city. Discover Bologna’s culture, architecture and history as you enjoy tastings of cheese, cured meats, bread, chocolate, gelato and so much more. Later, continue to Venice, often called La Serenissima (the most serene) of cities. The remainder of the day is yours to independently explore the hidden spots of this charming city; perhaps you will take an optional gondola ride. The locals say the best way to get to know Venice is to "get lost" here.

icon Day 7 : Venice

Location: Venice

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore enchanting Venice with its 117 tiny islands surrounded by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Your Venetian journey opens on Murano Island* for a glass-blowing demonstration. Then we make our way to St. Mark’s Square, the city's lively hub. A local expert will guide you on a walking tour through the area highlighting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Clock Tower with its famous Moors. Gather tonight to toast the end of your Italian adventure at your farewell dinner.

icon Day 8 : Venice - Tour Ends

Location: Venice

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many fond memories of incredible Italy.

Experiences

  • Join a local expert and explore the rich history and art of the Vatican State.
  • Visit the Academy Gallery to view Michelangelo’s extraordinary David.
  • Take in a glass-blowing demonstration on Venice’s Murano Island.

Options

Venice: Venetian Serenaded Gondola Cruise

Experience the romance that can only be found in Venice – La Serenìssima – while traveling on its famous waterways. Partake in one of Venice’s most famous pastimes – a gondola cruise. Take a pleasant stroll toward the Grand Canal to board your gondola. As you relax in your elegant watercraft, your gondolier navigates the Grand Canal as well as smaller side canals. Admire the scenery as you listen to the melodic voice serenading you in true Italian style – just like in those romantic Italian movies! Duration approximately 1 hour(s). Transportation is not included A minimum of 12 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option operates weather permitting. Duration of the gondola cruise is approximately 30 minutes. Gondolas hold 5 to 6 guests. Transportation is not included and in most cases not required as the start of this excursion is usually within walking distance.

Price: £75


Florence: Tuscan Feast

This evening, set off on a scenic drive to nearby Galluzzo, a historic town famous for its Carthusian monastery which rests upon one of the beautiful hills surrounding Florence. Prior to dinner, enjoy an after-hours visit to this 14th-century monastery – La Certosa.* Revel in the beauty that lurks inside and experience the monastery’s magnificence as you learn about monastic daily life. Then your evening of fun continues at one of the area’s most popular dining establishments. Experience an authentic and traditional dinner served family-style! Savor local wines and Tuscan food and enjoy the entertainment. It’s a memorable – truly Italian – evening out that you won’t want to miss! Duration approximately 4.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. *Visit to the monastery may not be possible when weddings are taking place. Gratuities are included.

Price: £90


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Travel, Your Way

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Dates & Availability

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Thursday May 12, 2022

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$2549.00

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Tuesday May 17, 2022

Nights

8

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13

$2549.00