Day 01, U.S. to Rome
Overnight flight to Rome, Italy. Celtic Tours World Vacations will be delighted to book your air in conjunction with your tour, or purchase this tour on a land only basis, where your tour would begin on day 2, in Rome.
Day 02, arrival in Rome, Italy
Private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 03, Rome
Discover Rome your own way on a hop-on, hop-off journey through the city on an open-top, double-decker bus. There are nine stops along the way: Termini Station, Piazza Venezia, Colosseo, Circo Massimi, Monte Savello, Via Della Conciliazone, Ponte Sant'Angelo, Via Ludovisi and Piazza Barberini. You decide which sights you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit in detail. While in the coach there is an English and Italian speaking host on board to answer any questions.
Day 04, 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 rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 05, Florence
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 (closed on Monday, replaced by Bargello Museum or Capella dei Medici) 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 to relax, or perhaps join an optional excursion.
Day 06, Florence - Venice
Today, transfer independently to the train station for your train to Venice. Upon arrival, transfer on own to your hotel in Venice. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 07, Venice
This morning, walking city tour 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. In the afternoon enjoy Venice at your own pace.
Day 08, Depart Venice
Today, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.