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Dolce Italia

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3 cities
9 days, 8 nights
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Day 1 Venice

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.
 

Breakfast included
Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione
Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione
San Marco Mercerie 760, Venice, VE, IT, 30124
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Double Bed
20 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Water Taxi with Meet-and-Greet (Station or Airport)
Day 2 Venice

Venice Sightseeing 
Today you 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 Square and outside view of St. Mark's Basilica. 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.

*Please note: the tour can be held in the morning or afternoon.   

4h
Venice Comprehensive Walking Tour
Venice Comprehensive Walking Tour
Day 3 Venice

Day at Leisure & Departure
After breakfast and check-out you can explore and enjoy Venice on your own.

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

Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione
Address
San Marco Mercerie 760, Venice, VE, IT, 30124
Departure: Private Water Taxi with Meet-and-Greet (Station or Airport)
Train from Venice to Florence
Departure
2 h 3 min
Arrival
Day 3 Florence

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. 

Breakfast included
Hotel Cerretani Mgallery Collection
Hotel Cerretani Mgallery Collection
Via De' Cerretani 68, Florence, FI, IT, 50123
Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Queen Bed
23 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 4 Florence

Florence Sightseeing & Evening Wine Tasting
Meet 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.

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.

You 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.

*Please note: the tour can be held in the morning or afternoon. 

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.

4h
Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
1h
Evening Wine Tasting
Evening Wine Tasting
Day 5 Florence

Day at Leisure in Florence
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.

Day 6 Florence

Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your driver for a transfer to the train station. 

Hotel Cerretani Mgallery Collection
Address
Via De' Cerretani 68, Florence, FI, IT, 50123
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan
Train from Florence to Rome
Departure
1 h 30 min
Arrival
Day 6 Rome

Arrival & Highlights of Rome
After a break for lunch, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and embark on a panoramic walking city tour to see the most famous attractions and hidden 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.

Breakfast included
H10 Palazzo Galla
H10 Palazzo Galla
Via IV Novembre, 102, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma, IT, 00187
Classic Roma
1 room
Up to 3 guests
1 Queen Bed
22 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
3h
Highlights of Rome Tour
Highlights of Rome Tour
Day 7 Rome

Discovering Ancient Rome

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.

*Please note: the tour can be held in the morning or afternoon. 

4h
Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
Day 8 Rome

Vatican Sightseeing
Today 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.

Then your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. As you step into the basilica, you'll be awestruck by the grandeur of its immense, ornately decorated interiors. 

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.

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.

*Please note: the tour can be held in the morning or afternoon.  

4h
Vatican Museums Tour
Vatican Museums Tour
Day 9 Rome

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

We wish you safe flight! 

H10 Palazzo Galla
Address
Via IV Novembre, 102, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma, IT, 00187
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan

What's included

Exceptional downtown hotel accommodations
Guided sightseeing tours with expert English-speaking guides
Delicious breakfasts at your hotels
Entrances to St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Square and more
Tickets and intercity transportation as per itinerary
Professional meeting services at the airport
Dedicated support team before and during your trip

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