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Tour by cities: Venice; Florence;

Private tour
9 days
2 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
    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.

    Day 2: Venice Sightseeing 
    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 return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure 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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    Ca Pisani Hotel
    4-star hotel
    Dorsoduro 979, Venice, Italy, 30123
    Ca Pisani Hotel
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    You will be staying in a hand-picked downtown hotel. We carefully inspect all of our hotel properties and recommend only the ones that are conveniently located to major city attractions, have great atmosphere, comfortable rooms, and guarantee exceptional service.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    $692
    Included Experiences
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    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan with Water Taxi
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan with Water Taxi
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Connection | Venice - Florence
Standard Class Seat
Santa Lucia
Venice, Italy
2 hours
Santa Maria Novella
Florence, Italy
6nights

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 in 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 Dome and its famous Bell Tower.

    As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Repubblica - you pass by the touristic area of the Strozzi Palace a bustling shopping street, via Tornabuoni.

    Then you enter in Oltrarno where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinian monks. In this very part of the city you can find the first official work of Michelangelo dating back to the age when he was 17 years old.

    We also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see the famous Michelangelo's statue David as well before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio.

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

    Day 5: Full Day Tour to Pisa and Lucca by Trains

    Take a chance to visit Pisa with its famous leaning tower and explore a town of Lucca on a 2-hour tour with a local guide. While the train journey you have a great opportunity to enjoy a Tuscany scenic landscape.

    Day 6: Half Day Small Group Pasta Making Cooking Class and free day 

    Join a group of gastronomic enthusiasts and cook one of the most famous Italian dishes - pasta. While the cooking class, you have a careful attention of the chef. Once the class is finished you enjoy the freshly made meal accompanied by local wine.

    The rest of the day remains at your disposal. 

    Day 7: Full Day Tour to Cinque Terre by Trains

    Get a morning train to arrive in about 2.5 hours at La Spezia. A local guide meets you at the rail station and you start an exploration of Cinque Terre with a village Vernazza, which has a natural pier with an amphitheater shape making it perhaps the most picturesque village of the Cinque Terre. Vernazza was a Roman installation and had big strategical importance during the age of the Maritime Republics of Genoa. It was also famous for its carpenters. 

     Then you continue to Manarola village surrounded by wineries and considered to be the oldest one on Cinque Terre coastline. If weather permits you take a public boat ride to witness the dramatic coastline from the water.  After the tour, you take the train back to Florence. *Note: The ferry between villages is available from April 20th till November 1st. If the weather is not permitting ferry is replaced with trains.

    Day 8: Full Day Tour to San Gimignano and Siena

    Together with your driver have a drive to San Gimignano where you have some free time for independent sightseeing.  Often called the town of towers as it is home to 14 well-preserved towers from the medieval times. San Gimignano boasts many churches, such as the Collegiata and the Sant'Agostino. Moreover, the heart of the town contains 4 Piazzas - Cisterna, Duomo, Pecori and Erbe.

     Then you continue to Siena, Italy's loveliest medieval city. During a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide you visit all of the major sights including the Cathedral of the Duomo, which houses the works of artists like Nicola Pisano, Ghirlandaio, Ghiberti, Donatello and Jacopo della Quercia. You then see the Piazza del Campo - a shell-shaped structure, which is also a major attraction famous for hosting horse races. After the tour you return to Florence.


    Day 9: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

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    Hotel De La Ville
    4-star hotel
    Piazza degli Antinori, 1/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
    Hotel De La Ville
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Hotel De La Ville is centrally located on a pedestrian high-fashion street of Via Tornabuoni in Florence and is within a walking distance of the Florence Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery. All hotel Florentine-style decorated rooms come with LCD TVs, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also has a breakfast room offering an American-style buffet and a bar open for coffee and drinks throughout the day.... show more
    7 days / 6 nights
    $1,806
    Included Experiences
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    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
    • Full Day Tour to Pisa and Lucca by Trains
    • Half Day Small Group Pasta Making Cooking Class
    • Full Day Tour to Cinque Terre by Trains
    • Full Day Tour to San Gimignano and Siena
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line 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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