Day 1, U.S. - Rome
Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to Italy.
Day 2, Arrive Rome
On arrival in Rome, you have a private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3, Day in Rome
Today you will skip the lines and discover the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. On arrival, your guide will lead you into the Museums where you will visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the beautiful spiral stairway, the gallery of tapestries and geographical maps, before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel & the unforgettable Basilica! Tour ends at your choice of one of several bus stops (drop-off at hotel not available). Remainder of the day is free to enjoy the Capital city! Overnight in Rome.
Note: The tour is not available on Sunday or Italian religious festivities. Should your day 02 fall on one of these days, the tour will be replaced with our Ancient Rome tour featuring the Colosseum with skip the line admission. On Wednesday, the tour is not available in the morning and is replaced with the afternoon tour without the Basilica admission.
Day 4, Rome - Florence
This morning, transfer independently to the train station for your train to Florence. Upon arrival, make your way to your Florence hotel. The day is at leisure to enjoy Florence, the Cradle of Renaissance. Overnight in Florence.
Day 5, Day in Florence
On tour today, you drive along the Romantic Viale Dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo where you stop to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. The tour proceeds by motor coach through the old city center to the Duomo Complex: Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery with its bronze doors including the famous Porta Del Paradiso and the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola Del Brunelleschi. A short walk through the historic streets of the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dell’Accademia, where you can admire the famous David by Michelangelo and other works by the Great Artist. The tour ends inside the museum. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can shop, explore on your own or simply relax.
Note: The Galeria dell’Accademia is closed on Monday and would be replaced by Bargello Museum or Capella dei Medici.
Day 6, Florence - Venice
Today, transfer independently to the train station for your train to Venice. Upon arrival, independent transfer on own to your hotel in Venice. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Venice.
Day 7: Day in Venice
This morning, walking city tour (not operating May 1) starts at St. Mark’s Square. Visit the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, and view the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory where you will see a demonstration of a traditional Venetian glass blowing. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or join an optional gondola ride.
Day 8, Depart Venice
Today, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.