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Heart of Italy

Private tour
9 days
3 cities
2nights

Venice, Italy

Venice is indeed one of the most romantic cities on the planet! Serene gondolas passing the narrow canals, historic palaces, squares and colorful buildings adorning the Venetian lagoon and islands - this Italian gem is surely worth a visit. Among the must-see places are the beautiful Dodge's Palace, the symbol of the city - Rialto Bridge, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, the colorful islands of Murano and Burano, and the Piazza San Marco, home to the gorgeous Saint Mark's Basilica....
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    Day 1: Arrival in Venice & Introductory Bacari Tour
    Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip. 

    In the evening you meet your local guide for a Bacari tour*, when you are introduced to the authentic Venetian culture. Bacari is a type of bar where you have a glass of wine and enjoy "cicchetti" - delicious plates of traditional lagoon foods, including bread croutons or polenta with salt cod, marinated anchovies, fried fish and grilled cuttlefish, sardines in saor.  

    While you visit three bars in Rialto Area you chat about your upcoming journey with your local guide and relish the anticipation of the adventure that is already beginning!

    *Note: in case of late arrival the Bacari tour is rescheduled on the following day.

    Day 2: Venice Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the must-see places.

    Your sightseeing program starts with a visit to St. Mark's Basilica, where you can see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar. Next you go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

    Next on your list is the tour of the Doges Palace that includes crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons and lushly decorated chambers of the Palace.

    After the tour you return to your hotel or may go on an optional gondola ride.

    Day 3: Day at Leisure & Departure
    After breakfast and check-out you can explore and enjoy Venice on your own. We suggest visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or joining our carefully planned optional day trip to the islands of Murano & Burano.

    In the afternoon you are met at your hotel by an assistant for a transfer by a private water-taxi.  

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    Metropole Venice
    5-star hotel
    IT, Riva degli Schiavoni 4149, Venice
    Metropole Venice
    Classic Double Room Breakfast Included
    The 5-star hotel is an amazing choice for your Venice stay. If you choose this hotel, you will stay only 350 meters from Saint Marks Square and enjoy the luxury, comfort and especially the views of the Venice Lagoon during your dinners or lunches. Your room will by default include air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, free WiFi, minibar, and free toiletries. ... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
    • Bacari Tour & Tastings
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Water Taxi Transfer
    • Departure Private Water Taxi Transfer
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Connection | Venice - Florence
Premium Class Seat
Santa Lucia
Venice, Italy
2 h
Santa Maria Novella
Florence, Italy
3nights

Florence, Italy

Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence, is among the most outstanding cities in Italy, rich in historic architecture and some the world's finest museums. When visiting Florence, make sure to save enough time to view not only the symbol of the city, the red-domed Florence Cathedral, and but also visit outstanding galleries. As such, the iconic Uffizi Gallery, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, home to Michelangelo's masterpiece "David", are must-visit sites....
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    Day 3: Arrival in Florence
    Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 4: Florence Sightseeing 
    After breakfast at your hotel, meet with your private guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

    Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

    Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the famous Dome, the Bell Tower, and the Cathedral Museum with works by Michelangelo and Donatello.

    As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Signoria - you pass through the heart of the historical center with its landmark sites like Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. Stroll down via Tornabuoni, one of the most beautiful streets of the city, famous for its fine shops.

    The tour takes you across the Arno River on the Ponte Vecchio to enter the Oltrarno district where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and the beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinians. In this very part of the city you can find an early work of Michelangelo dating back to when he was just 17 years old.

    During the tour you also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's famous colossal statue of David, a must-see in Florence.

    After the tour return to your hotel and enjoy an evening at your own leisure.

    Day 5: Uffizi Gallery Tour & Evening Wine Tasting
    After breakfast in your hotel, meet with your local guide and dedicate your morning to the exploration of the incredible Uffizi Gallery. Uffizi is home to an outstanding collection of art, including masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Botticelli. 

    In the evening we have planned for you a wine tasting and in a local bar you enjoy a tasting of 3 different wines selected by the sommelier and paired with snacks.

    Day 6: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

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    Hotel Brunelleschi
    4-star hotel
    IT, Piazza Santa Elisabetta, Florence, 50122
    Hotel Brunelleschi
    Deluxe Executive Double Room Breakfast Included
    Located in the heart of Florence, Hotel Brunelleschi allows easy access to all city's major sights. The 4-star boutique hotel offers unique accommodation and houses two restaurants. Each of the 96 rooms and suites come with parquet floors, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, free WiFi. Guests can dine in the Osteria della Pagliazza, have a drink at the Tower bar, spend time in the fitness center, and visit the private museum.... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
    • Evening Wine Tasting
    • Half Day Guided Tour to Uffizi Gallery
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Florence - Rome
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Firenze S.M. Novella
Florence, Italy
1 h
Roma Termini
Rome, Italy
3nights

Rome, Italy

Often referred to as "the Eternal City", Rome is like a living museum which every person should see at least once in their life. The capital of Italy has historic sites from different eras just about around any corner and attracts over 4 million tourists a year. Among the top sights of Rome are without a doubt the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, the iconic Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona to name a few. Moreover, a whole country, Vatican, is set right in the beating heart of Rome!...
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    Day 6: Highlights of Rome 
    An hour and a half later you arrive in Rome. Your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel where you meet with your guide and embark on a tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.
 

    You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.

    

After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 7: Vatican Sightseeing 
    In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and walk to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*. When inside the Vatican, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra.


    Next, you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough time to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of art the world has ever known.


    After a coffee break, your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see a stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family.


    The ending point of your tour is in St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini. 


    After the tour of the Vatican, you enjoy a leisurely walk to the hotel with your guide and have a photo stop at the legendary Castel Sant'Angelo, built originally as a mausoleum, and then used by the popes as a fortress, refuge and a prison.

    Upon your return to the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.

    *Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.  Due to religious services St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

    Day 8: Homemade Pasta Cooking Class & Discovering Ancient Rome
    After breakfast in your hotel, you discover the so-called Cucina Romana, that is known for some legendary pasta. During the class, you learn to excel at Roman pasta dishes, and in particular how to make fresh pasta and the sauces.

    The class is concluded with an amazing pasta lunch with the prepared dishes. After lunch, you meet your guide to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City on a walking tour.

    Your first stop today is the iconic Roman Forum, situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills. Dating back to the 3rd century A.D., the landmark served as the key political and ritual center of ancient Rome.

    Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, arches, and buildings, such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the adjacent Palatine Hill, which was the site of the city’s first settlements.

    The next place you discover today is Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheater, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators.

    After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 9: Departure 
    This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

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    Hotel Indigo Rome - St. George
    5-star hotel
    IT, Via Giulia, 62, 00186 Roma RM, Rome
    Hotel Indigo Rome - St. George
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Feel yourself in the Renaissance era, staying at the beautiful hotel decorated with San Giovanni dei Fiorentini Basilica. Your room will feature free WiFi, flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, minibar as well as hot beverage facilities. The hotel boasts an on-site restaurant, bar and roof top terrace which offers to dine with beautiful views of Rome. Guests can also relax at the hotel's own SPA.... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Highlights of Rome Tour
    • Half Day Tour of the Vatican Museums
    • Homemade Pasta Cooking Class & Discovering Ancient Rome
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 5-star hotels in Venice, Florence & Rome;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets Venice - Florence, Florence - Rome;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Venice, Florence, Rome;
  • Bacari Tour and tastings in Venice;
  • Wine tasting in Florence;
  • Homemade pasta cooking class and lunch in Rome;
  • All tourist fees, taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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