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A perfect mix of small group touring, private touring and city tours. Complete with 7 nights accommodations.


A perfect mix of small group touring, private touring and city tours. Complete with 7 nights accommodations.

Tour Highlights

  • Daily departures designed for parties from 2-6 passengers - perfect for family and friends traveling! (Can be priced for larger groups as needed).
  • The perfect combination of small group touring and private touring.
  • Visits to: Rome, Florence, the Chianti Region, and Venice.
  • 24/7 Concierge, as well as 24/7 Celtic Help Line as needed.

Smart Tour Includes

  • Arrival transfer to Rome hotel.
  • Welcome briefing upon arrival.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Three (3) nights in Rome, two (2) nights in Florence and two (2) nights in Venice.
  • Small Group Tour including The Vatican, entrance fee included (transfer to/from tour departure point not included).
  • “Tuscany Countryside” driver guided tour with en route stop in Siena & Monteriggioni. Pick up in Rome and drop-off in Florence.
  • Typical lunch in Siena.
  • One wine tasting in Chianti.
  • Small Group tour in Florence.
  • High-speed train from Florence to Venice, 1st class.
  • Small Group tour of Venice.

Hotel Options

  • Rome: Conciliazione, Savoy
  • Florence: Hotel Pierre, Executive
  • Venice: Bixanzio, Palazzetto Madonna

Note: Return transfer from Venice is not included, but can be booked optionally


Day 01: Rome

Morning arrival in Rome. Private transfer included in your package. Late afternoon meeting with your local assistance for a welcome briefing. Rome is then yours to enjoy independently. Overnight in Rome.

Day 02: Rome, Vatican and more

In the morning, meet your guide at the Vatican (hotel pick-up is not available) and join a small group to visit Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Our expert guide will be your docent as you pass through the vast Vatican collection. This Vatican tour will focus on the must-see and famous masterpieces of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, Michelangelo’s Dome, Pinecone Courtyard, St. Peter’s Basilica, and St. Peter’s Square. After visiting the Sistine Chapel, you’ll enter what many consider a wonder of the world and the most magnificent church on earth; St Peter's Basilica, before ending outside in the superb square designed by Bernini. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03: Rome - FREE TIME

Today is yours free to independently explore the eternal city of Rome. Additional touring can be arranged by Celtic Tours at time of booking. Otherwise, enjoy your free day today. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04: Rome to Florence with touring of Siena and Monteriggioni

Meet your driver guide at your hotel and transfer to Florence. You’ll stop in Siena and Monteriggioni for an independent visit of these enchanting villages. The drive itself is magnificent: enjoy the view of Chianti hills covered by vineyards and olives trees, cypresses, and castles that dot the countryside. Siena is probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. Its heart is the central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio, a horse race run around the piazza twice every summer, recently made famous in the James Bond movie, The Quantum of Solace. During our drive to Florence, we’ll stop at a wonderful Tuscan Villa and vineyard for a cellar visit followed by lunch and wine tasting. This will be a great day where you’ll get to experience the best aspects of this wonderful region! You’ll arrive late afternoon in Florence and overnight in the heart of the town. Time permitting, we’ll take a short stop at the charming and tiny castle town of Monteriggioni. Overnight in Florence. (Note: in some cases, transfer from Rome to Florence may be by train. On arrival in Florence, tour will commence as noted)

Day 05: Florence - Small Group Tour

Today, you’ll join a small group to explore Florence and discover the 2000 years of tumultuous history that changed the world forever. This is a city filled with historic sculptures, frescoes, and paintings. You’ll visit 3 churches - the Duomo, Santa Trinità, and Orsanmichele. By the day’s end, you’ll understand why Florence became one of the greatest art centres in the world, home to Michelangelo, da Vinci, Lippi, Botticelli, and Brunelleschi to name a few. You’ll walk through the medieval center of the city passing the Baptistery, the Bell Tower, the Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi's Dome, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Ponte Vecchio, along with Medieval towers and Renaissance palaces. When the morning tour ends, enjoy the city or head back to further explore some of the sites we passed earlier in the day. Take time for a relaxing lunch and in the afternoon head over to the Academia to visit Michelangelo’s the David. Overnight in Florence

Day 06: Florence to Venice

Make your way independently to the train station today. Here, you will take a high-speed train to Venice, with a reserved 1st class seat. Your train will cover the distance between the two cities in just 1 hour and 15 minutes while you will enjoy the view of Appennini Mountains and the Po Valley crossed by the Homonymous River. Upon arrival, meet your assistant and transfer to your hotel located in the heart of the city. Overnight in Venice.

Day 07: Venice - Small Group Tour

Today, you’ll join a Small Group Tour to explore Venice by boat, coasting along Venice's Grand Canal, an extraordinarily beautiful and unique highway. Our guides have their fingers on the pulse of Venice, knowing every mossy, misty canal, crumbling palace, and skeleton in the cupboard. Listen to tantalising stories about the fabulous palaces and sites lining the Grand Canal. Find out which locations were used in famous films and discover celebrities’ favorite local hang outs. As the sun starts to sink below the horizon, take a Gondola ride, sliding through the canals, passing beneath the myriad of bridges connecting the islands of the city. Enjoy an aperitivo before your last dinner in Italy and when done stroll through Piazza San Marco and enjoy the orchestral music before heading to bed. Overnight in Venice.

Day 08: Venice - U.S.

Check out of your hotel after breakfast, where tour inclusions end. Transfer is part of package if optionally purchased at time of booking. Otherwise, make your way independently to the airport or rail station.

Please note: documents are not available for Smart Tours until approximately three (3) weeks prior to departure. Documents may be provided electronically.

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Tour Details

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(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details

Accommodation Details

    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Centrally located Rome Hotel

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This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Rome. [more]

Centrally located Florence Hotel

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This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Florence. [more]

Centrally located Venice Hotel

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This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Venice. [more]


This package is based on a minimum of two (2) persons traveling based on sharing one double room. This tour can be booked online or via our call center. A max of 6 passengers can be booked online. If you have more than 6 passengers, you must contact reservations in our call center.

This tour does not include:
  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Return transfer in Venice


Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Tour dates are the date you would arrive in Italy. Please plan your air accordingly, as most flights overseas are overnight flights and you would depart the US one day earlier. Transfer will be waiting on arrival.