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Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival at Venice airport, meet & great and transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Spend two leisurely days enjoying the cultural and artistic point of historical interest. Make the most of your 2 days Vaporetto. Take the opportunity to visit on your own Venice islands. Departing from St. Mark’s Square and after sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant’Elena and the Lido famous beach resort, the boat arrives at Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. We suggest a stop at the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace, but also for the fishermen’s houses painted in bright colours. After a short sail, you can reach Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the lagoon. Only the cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remains as testimony of its former glory. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight. (B)

Breakast at Hotel. Day at Leisure

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer on your own to the railway station to catch your train to Florence. Upon arrival transfer on your own to hotel. Reach the meeting point. The first part of the tour is an enlightening walking with a local guide who will unveil you the Cradle of the Renaissance. You will discover the stunning Santa Croce Basilica (outside), one of the best achievements of Italian Gothic style and the final resting place of Italian artists as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Niccolò Machiavelli. You will also see The Old Bridge, one of the symbols of Florence, then reach Signoria Square to admire the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous Loggia de' Lanzi, a real open hair museum. The tour finishes inside Uffizi Gallery, where you can admire the masterpieces of the great Italian artists, such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Leonardo's Annunciation, to name a few. You can remain in the Uffizi Gallery until closing time. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Spend two leisurely days in this unique city. We can suggest taking an optional (€) full-day tour driving south from Florence and crossing the beautiful Hills of Chianti to reach San Gimignano, a picturesque, fascinating medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and famous for its white wine, the world renowned “Vernaccia”; Siena a medieval town with the suggestive Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio race and the Dome, one of the most fascinating Italian churches in Gothic style. The optional tour will also a tasting the best “Chianti” red wine along with home-made snacks. The tour will end in Florence city centre (railway station area). Back to hotel on your own and overnight. (B)

Breakfast at Hotel. Day at Leisure

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer on your own to the railway station to catch your train to Rome. Upon arrival transfer on your own to hotel where overnight. (B)

After breakfast Enjoy your 48 h Hop on Hop off ticket. Spend two leisurely days enjoying the cultural and artistic point of historical interest in the Eternal City. Following along with the maps that you will receive from the staff on board, during the trip you will listen to audio commentaries that explain the sights and monuments at each stop. You can photograph the most beautiful panoramas of Rome all while comfortably seated aboard the double decker open bus. The staff will be at your disposal for any need. Overnight at hotel (B)

Breakfast at Hotel. Day at Leisure

Breakfast at hotel. Sharing transfer to Fiumicino Airport according with your flight schedule. End of services. (B)

Inclusions
  • 9 nights in Selected downtown 3 or 4**** hotel • 9 breakfast • 48H Hop On Hop Off ticket in Rome • Transfer from airport to hotel in Venice and from hotel in Rome to Fiumicino Airport • Half-day visit of Florence with Uffizi Gallery reservation and entrance fees 2 days Vaporetto Pass in Venice • Train tickets from Venice to Florence with fast train in coach class • Train tickets from Florence to Rome with fast train in coach class
Exclusions

• Tips • Extras • Hotel city taxes must be paid on spot Surcharge • Anything not mentioned in “Price Includes

Notes

Hotel envisaged

Venice: Aamdeus 

Florence: Palazzo Ricasoli

Rome: Aranci / Donna Laura 

*During Pitti Fair in Florence: Supplement Required

On day 4 upon arrival at Florence Railway Station and on day, 7 upon arrival in Rome Railway station, you’ll meet our representative and leave your luggage. You’ll find your luggage directly at hotel.

Please Note:

For operational reasons, the order of excursions may be changed.

Trip Highlights

Venice + Florence + Rome

Departure Period
01 Sep, 2022 to 31 Oct, 2022

4 Star
AUD 2,334 P P twin share
AUD 3,381 P P single
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