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Cultural Capitals with Verona and Garda
Verona
itItaly
2 nights
Your program overview

Day 1: Arrival 
Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in and you have the evening at leisure.

 

Day 2: Verona City Tour & Evening  Wine Tasting
After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 2-hour walking city tour of Verona, the city renowned worldwide for being the place of action of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Verona is a crossroads of history and a mosaic of landscapes: the gentle hills and the sinuous river embrace this checkerboard of streets with its soaring red-brick towers.

During the tour, you explore the main highlights of the city, including Piazza Brà, Roman Arena, della Scala castle, and famous Scaligero family tombs. Juliet’s house is naturally on the program too!

In the evening enjoy local food and wine and discover the traditions of the locals together with your guide. 

Day 3:  Departure 
Following breakfast at your hotel and check-out, and meet your private driver who transfers you to picturesque Sirmione on magnificent Lake Garda.

Day 1 Verona
Hotel Colomba d'Oro
Hotel Colomba d'Oro
IT, Via Carlo Cattaneo, 10, Verona, 37121
Standard Double
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 double / twin beds
18 m²
Breakfast included
2 Adults
1 Room
Arrival: Private Airport Transfer Sedan
Day 2 Verona
You don't have any pre-planned program for this day
Day 3 Verona
Hotel Colomba d'Oro
Included
Half Day Guided Walking Tour
Included
Half day
Private tour
Half Day Guided Walking Tour
Highlights of your Verona experiences
Verona
Piazza Bra
Piazza Bra
Verona
Verona Arena
Verona Arena
Verona
Juliet’s House
Juliet’s House
Verona
Museum of Castelvecchio
Museum of Castelvecchio
Car from Verona to Sirmione, GardaPrivate Transfer Minivan
Departure
Verona, Italy
1 h
Arrival
Sirmione, Garda, Italy
Sirmione, Garda
itItaly
1 day
Your program overview

Day 1: Sirmione Sightseeing and Boat Ride
Upon arrival in the charming Sirmione, you meet your private guide and embark on a 3-hour walking tour of Sirmione, the "pearl" of Lake Garda with its history dating back to the Roman times.

The first on your list today is visit to the Scaliger Castle, which is the symbol of Sirmione. The views of the castle completely surrounded by water are breathtaking. You also have a chance to admire churches dating back to the 15th century: the small Sant'Anna della Rocca, and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, as well as a church dating back to the 8th century: Church of St Peter in Mavinas. 

During the tour, you get to walk along the shores of Lake Garda and visit a viewing point that offers the best photo opportunities with amazing scenery of Lake Garda and Monte Baldo. 

As a highlight of the tour you visit the Grottoes of Catullus, an archeological park housing remains of an ancient Roman villa, built between the end of the 1st century B.C. and the beginning of the 1st century A.D. This grand villa belonged to the family of Catullus, the neoteric poet of the late Roman Republic.

You also learn about the local thermal spas, known for its amazing preventive and therapeutic properties, that you have a chance to visit.

After the tour, enjoy a short boat ride around Sirmione Peninsula and discover it from a different angle! 

After having some free time for lunch, you continue your trip and your driver takes you to your hotel in Venice. 

Day 3 Sirmione, Garda
Hotel Ocelle Thermae & Spa
Hotel Ocelle Thermae & Spa
IT, Via XXV Aprile, 1, Sirmione BS, 25019
Deluxe Double
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 double / twin beds
20 m²
Breakfast included
2 Adults
1 Room
Included
Private Tour of Sirmione: Scaliger Castle & Grottoes of Catullus
Included
Half day
Private tour
Private Tour of Sirmione: Scaliger Castle & Grottoes of Catullus
Short Private Boat Ride around Sirmione
Included
Private tour
Short Private Boat Ride around Sirmione
Car from Sirmione, Garda to VenicePrivate Transfer Minivan & Water Taxi
Departure
Sirmione, Garda, ItalySirmione hotel
2 h
Arrival
Venice, ItalyVenice hotel
Venice
itItaly
2 nights
Your program overview

Day 1: Arrival in Venice
Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you check-in to your hotel. 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 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 the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional 1-hour 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 a carefully planned optional group 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 water-taxi.  

Day 3 Venice
Al Theatro Palace
Al Theatro Palace
IT, Campiello Fenice, 1925/A, Venice, 30124
Comfort Double
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 double / twin beds
18 m²
Breakfast included
2 Adults
1 Room
Arrival: Private Water Taxi Transfer
Day 4 Venice
You don't have any pre-planned program for this day
Day 5 Venice
Al Theatro Palace
Departure: Private Water Taxi Transfer
Included
Venice Comprehensive Walking Tour
Included
4h
Private tour
Venice Comprehensive Walking Tour
Highlights of your Venice experiences
Venice
St. Mark's Basilica
St. Mark's Basilica
Venice
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Venice
Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace
Venice
Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs
Train from Venice to FlorencePremium Class Seat
Departure
Venice, ItalySanta Lucia
2 hours
Arrival
Florence, ItalySanta Maria Novella
Florence
itItaly
3 nights
Your program overview

Day 3: Arrival in Florence
Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, your 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 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.

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 the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional Uffizi Gallery guided tour.

Day 5: Day at Leisure in Florence & Evening Wine Tasting
Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Florence on your own. After breakfast you can do some independent sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or have a good rest.

Today you have a chance to join our carefully planned optional cooking class and market tour or a day trip to Pisa.

In the evening meet your fellow travelers for a wine tasting organized for your small group. 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 driver for a transfer to the train station.

Day 5 Florence
Cerretani Firenze MGallery by Sofitel
Cerretani Firenze MGallery by Sofitel
IT, Via de' Cerretani n. 10, Florence, 50123
Superior Double
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 double / twin beds
23 m²
Breakfast included
2 Adults
1 Room
Arrival: Private Transfer Minivan
Day 6 Florence
You don't have any pre-planned program for this day
Day 7 Florence
You don't have any pre-planned program for this day
Day 8 Florence
Cerretani Firenze MGallery by Sofitel
Departure: Private Transfer Minivan
Included
Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
Included
4h
Private tour
Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
Evening Wine Tasting
Included
1h
Private tour
Evening Wine Tasting
Highlights of your Florence experiences
Florence
Galleria dell'Accademia
Galleria dell'Accademia
Florence
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Repubblica
Florence
Piazza del Duomo Florence
Piazza del Duomo Florence
Florence
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria
Florence
Strozzi Palace
Strozzi Palace
Florence
Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio
Train from Florence to RomePremium Class Seat
Departure
Florence, ItalyFirenze S.M. Novella
1 hour
Arrival
Rome, ItalyRoma Termini
Rome
itItaly
3 nights
Your program overview

Day 6: Arrival & 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, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini and visit famous Pantheon.

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

Day 7: Discovering Ancient Rome 
In the morning after breakfast 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, it was the key political, ritual, and civic center of ancient Rome and can be traced 3 thousand years back. Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, archs 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 amphitheatre, 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 8: Vatican Sightseeing
In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide and have a transfer to the 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 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 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!

Day 8 Rome
Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
Via Muzio Clementi, 81, Rome, Italy, 00193
Superior Double Breakfast included
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 double / twin beds
Breakfast included
2 Adults
1 Room
Arrival: Private Transfer Minivan
Day 9 Rome
You don't have any pre-planned program for this day
Day 10 Rome
You don't have any pre-planned program for this day
Day 11 Rome
Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Highlights of Rome Tour
Included
3h
Private tour
Highlights of Rome Tour
Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
Included
4h
Private tour
Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
Vatican Museums Tour
Included
4h
Private tour
Vatican Museums Tour
Highlights of your Rome experiences
Rome
Spanish Steps
Spanish Steps
Rome
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain
Rome
Pantheon
Pantheon
Rome
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Rome
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Rome
Colosseum
Colosseum
Rome
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica
Rome
Castel San'Angelo
Castel San'Angelo
Rome
Vatican & Sistine Chapel
Vatican & Sistine Chapel
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