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Explore the absolute highlights of Italy! Discover the imposing Vatican City, centuries-old Roman ruins, piazzas, and foodie districts in Rome. In Venice, take leisurely gondola rides on the Grand Canal, and in Florence, delve into Renaissance-era romance. With handcrafted gastronomic excursions and unique tours, Italy’s best is yours to explore.


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4RomeSt. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Trevi FountainHotel degli Aranci, Donna Camilla Savelli
4 - 8FlorenceRenaissance History, Ponte Vecchio, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery & Galleria dell’AccademiaPalazzo Castri 1874, Hotel Brunelleschi
8 - 10VeniceSt. Mark’s Basilica & Square, Palazzo Ducale, Grand CanalHotel Da Bruno, Hotel L'Orologio Venice

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

You will be transferred from Rome airport to your hotel in a private vehicle


3 Nights

The ancient capital of Rome is a cosmopolitan city today with over 3,000 years of history, culture and architecture. While St. Peter’s Basilica towers over the landscape, Michelangelo’s priceless frescos guard the walls of the Sistine Chapel and priceless art and architecture are seen around every corner.

Included Activities

Historic Rome on Foot

Discover the ancient monuments of the city with this interesting walking exploration. Set off with your knowledgeable guide for the open-air market at Piazza Campo de Fiori with its colorful displays of fruits, vegetables, crafts, and other items. Browse through the market as you take a short break before heading on to bustling Navona Square. Stroll around looking at the fountains, churches, and palaces around the square that are the works of famous artists such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini. Walk on till you come upon the magnificent Pantheon, once a temple devoted to pagan deities that now serves as a Christian basilica. Saunter past Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Italian senate, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius constructed in honor of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Leave behind Palazzo Montecitorio, the seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, as you make your way to the famous shopping street of Via Condotti with its exclusive boutiques. Amble to the end of the street to the iconic Trevi Fountain made famous by the 1960 movie La Dolce Vita. You could throw a coin into the fountain before heading on to the Spanish Steps with its sloping staircase and the elegant Barcaccia fountain. (Half Day; Time: 0900 hrs; Private Activity & self organized transfer if required; Fitness Level: Moderate. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for church visits.)

Tiramisu and Gelato Making Group Class

Learn the art of making authentic tiramisu and artisanal gelato from professional chefs in Rome. Meet at Gelateria Punto Gelato in Via Dei Pettinari – a laboratory of a tiramisu shop where a professional chef will introduce you to the world of tiramisu, and the importance of choosing high quality, fresh, organic ingredients. Wear your apron and follow the chef’s instructions to prepare different versions of the sweet, starting with baking biscuits. Taste your creations, and collect a copy of the recipes, before you set off to one of the best gelaterias of Rome to make gelato. Listen to your professional chef’s introduction of the dessert and how important organic, good quality produce is to the outcome. Follow a step by step process to prepare various samples of artisanal gelato, also learning how about the various types of gelato machines an how they work. Sit down for the tasting, and take home the recipes and some wonderful memories of authentic Italian cooking alongside local connoisseurs. (Duration: 2 hrs; Times: 1530 hrs; Shared Activity: Max 6 guests; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that this activity includes 1-hour tiramisu class with tastings and 1-hour gelato class with tastings. This activity is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays. Meeting point: Gelateria Punto Gelato in Via Dei Pettinari 43; Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior.)

Majestic Vatican Group Tour

Visit the glorious Vatican Museums, an expansive complex that houses the world’s largest private art collection across 54 galleries and two papal palaces. Admire the stunning architecture and the elegant décor as you enter the premises and walk through the corridors. Accompanying passionate expert guides, absorb centuries of history via anecdotes and hidden details that bring the art to life, showcasing the power and politics of the Vatican City. Amid this treasure trove of priceless art including works by master painters and celebrated artists, see magnificent frescoes, rare sculptures, and prized paintings. Navigate the many rooms including favorites such as the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Maps featuring painted topographical maps of Italy. Take a break at the airy Belvedere Courtyard. Stepping inside the Sistine Chapel, marvel at Michelangelo’s masterpiece paintings that adorn the walls and ceilings. Observe scenes from the Old Testament, with hidden symbols of Judaism. Continue further to the ornate St Peter’s Basilica, considered the world’s largest and the most important church, thanks to the crypt that serves as a site of pilgrimage for Catholics. After browsing Bernini’s Baldachin, climb the dome for a close look at the ceiling mosaics, and enjoy the best view of Rome, concluding an experience of a lifetime! (Half Day; Time: 1430 hrs; Please reach the meeting point 15 mins prior; Shared Activity with max group size 12 guests; Self organized transfer; Meeting point: Viale Vaticano close to Hotel Alimandi or Cantina del Duca; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear appropriate clothing – shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed in the Basilica – and comfortable walking shoes. If St. Peter’s Basilica is being used for a religious ceremony or function, the tour will continue outside.)

Hotel Options
RoomDouble Room
MealsRoom Only
RoomSuperior Double Room
MealsRoom Only
Day 4 - 8

You will be transferred from your hotel to Rome train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Rome to Florence (Duration: 1.5 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Florence train station to your hotel in a private vehicle


4 Nights

This rich capital of Tuscany, by the River Arno, is home to some of Europe’s most priceless treasures. Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation, Michelangelo’s David and Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus are among the many masterpieces that adorn this birthplace of the Renaissance.

Included Activities

Group E-bike Tour of Florence

Explore the city of Florence on this three-hour E-bike tour. Hop on your E-bike and follow your guide across the Arno river and up the tree-lined Viale dei Colli to reach San Miniato Church and Piazzale Michelangelo, the city’s best viewpoint. Stop here to look out over the city’s palaces and red rooftops. Keep your camera handy to take photographs. Then continue along scenic roads as your guide tells you about the city’s history and culture. Along the way you will see the former home of Galileo Galilei. Take a break to enjoy a late Italian breakfast before cycling to the city center. Ride through the narrow streets and down Oltrarno district, stopping at various monuments and landmarks, such as Porta Romana, Palazzo Pitti, Pontevecchio and the Uffizi square. Your guide will explain the significance of each location and you will have time to take photographs as well. (Duration: 3 hrs; Time: 0900 hrs; Seasonal: Apr – Oct; Group activity; No transfers; Meals: breakfast, Please let us know about any food allergies in advance; Max pax: 12; Fitness level: moderate)

Walking Tour of Florence Museums

Set off from your centrally located hotel with your knowledgeable guide on this walking tour of the city’s famous museums. Head to the centuries-old Uffizi Gallery, known for its priceless collection of artworks from the Italian Renaissance period. Wander around the sprawling premises as you admire the collection of paintings by masters such as Caravaggio, Giotto, Michelangelo, Cimabue, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, and Raphael. Saunter over to the Accademia Gallery for a closer look at Michelangelo’s masterpiece of Biblical hero David. The marble sculpture dating back to the early 16th century occupies a position of pride in the gallery. As you walk between museums, listen to interesting facts and anecdotes about the historic landmarks you pass along the way. You can ask your guide to customize the tour itinerary according to any special requests that you might have. (Duration: 6 hrs; Time: 0900/1400 hrs; Private Activity; Pick up form hotel; Transfers not required as this is a walking tour; Fitness Level: Moderate. Please wear comfortable shoes. You could also bring a light raincoat or umbrella depending on the weather. Do remember that museum entry times can change without prior notice; Entrance Fees for Accademia & Uffizi included.)

What to do in Florence at your leisure: our recommendations

Here are our recommendations on what you can do in Florence. Embark on a self-guided exploration of this beautiful city known for its historic landmarks and stunning architectural wonders. Take your pick of famous museums such as the Uffizi Gallery, Palatine Gallery, and Accademia Gallery, the home of Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture. After having your fill of magnificent artworks, head to the Duomo or domed cathedral where you can climb up to the cupola and savor stunning views of the city. Continue these views from Piazzale Michelangelo, a sprawling terrace that sits perched atop a hill by the river. You could then saunter over to the centuries-old Palazzo Vecchio that serves as the city hall to marvel at its unique architectural style. Or, you could take a closer look at the octagonal Baptistery of Saint John, also known as Florence Baptistery, counted among the city’s oldest buildings. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, the city’s iconic stone bridge that dates back to medieval times. Browse through the attractive displays of jewelry, art, and souvenirs in the shops on the bridge. You can then wind up the day on a high note with a sensory feast at one of the many markets that the city is famed for! (Self-explore Activity; Transfers, entrance fees and meals are not included; Choose what best suits your interests and pace from our recommendations; Please note that you may not be able to do all recommended activities)

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Double Room
MealsRoom Only
RoomSuperior Executive
MealsRoom Only
Day 8 - 10

You will be transferred from your hotel to Florence train station in a private vehicle,

Board your train from Florence to Venice (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Venice train station to your hotel in a water taxi


2 Nights

Venice automatically features among the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world! From stunning palaces by the Grand Canal to paintings of Renaissance masters on the city’s many churches, and the Teatro la Fenice’s ornate setting with its gilded boxes, Venice is all about the celebration of rich cultural treasures

Included Activities

Walking Discovery of Venice

Set off from your centrally located hotel on a fascinating walking tour of the city of canals. Accompany your local expert along the winding alleyways to see some of the hidden gems of this charming city that has been featured in countless works of art and literature. Soak in the architectural beauty of the buildings around the historic Piazza San Marco, Venice’s main public square. Stroll past landmarks such as the Italo-Byzantine Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale also known as the Doge’s Palace, the iconic Clock Tower, and Procuratie, the three-building cluster. Saunter across the splendid Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo square where you find the Basilica also known as the Pantheon of Venice. Listen to lesser-known historical facts and anecdotes as you amble by the erstwhile residence of the famous explorer Marco Polo and admire Malibran Theater that dates back to the 17th century. Make your way back to San Marco along the bustling Mercerie with its numerous luxury boutiques. (Half Day; Time: 1000 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Moderate. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and bring along a light raincoat or an umbrella depending on the weather.)

Hotel Options
Hotel Da Bruno – Opt 1
RoomDouble Room
MealsRoom Only
RoomSuperior Room
MealsRoom Only

You will be transferred from your hotel to Venice airport in a water taxi

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,490 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,890 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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