Italian Art Cities


 

 

Travel by train and explore the Italian Art Cities of Venice, Florence and Rome. Participate in walking tours that will reveal the beauty and unique heritage of each city. You will have enough leisure time to explore on your own or take an optional excursion. You will stay at well located first class hotels.

PACKAGE TOUR - Departs Sundays - 8-day/7-night package visiting Venice, Florence and Rome. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast daily, an arrival transfer in Venice, 2nd class train tickets, a walking tour in each city, and tickets to the Accademia in Florence and the Galleria Borghese in Rome.

Includes

  • Taxes and service charges
  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Continental or buffet breakfast
  • Train tickets as per itinerary

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local city taxes

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Venice - Arrival

Upon arrival in Venice, you will be transferred by private car to Piazzale Roma. Your hotel is located within walking distance from this lovely square of Venice. Alternatively we can organize an arrival transfer for you at a small additional cost. Explore this romantic city on your own.

First Class: Principe or similar hotels Moderate First Class: Amadeus or similar hotels

Day

2

Venice

Join your walking tour of Venice and visit the most characteristic and important places for this magical city including Piazza San Marco and Marco Polo’s House, and the Doges Palace. Consider a romantic gondola ride in the afternoon. (B)

First Class: Principe or similar hotels Moderate First Class: Amadeus or similar hotels

Day

3

Venice - Florence

This morning after breakfast take the short train ride to Florence (ticket included). Upon arrival make your way to your Florence hotel and start your visit of this renaissance city. This afternoon use your Academia ticket and admire Michelangelo’s David. (B)

First Class: Club or similar hotels Moderate First Class: River Hotel or similar hotels

Day

4

Florence

In the morning enjoy your walking city tour included in your program and discover Florence’s unique heritage and breathtaking beauty accompanied by an expert and fun tour guide. During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its ‘Gates of Paradise’, Giotto’s independent bell tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, and the Pontevecchio Bridge. (B)

First Class: Club or similar hotels Moderate First Class: River Hotel or similar hotels

Day

5

Florence - Rome

Board the train to Rome (ticket included). Upon arrival in Rome, make your way to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day

6

Rome

Join your walking tour of Rome and visit the Trevi Fountain, where throwing in a coin ensures returning to Rome, the Piazza Navona, site of Bernini's fountains and the Pantheon. (B)

Day

7

Rome

Enjoy a free day in Rome and visit Villa Borghese using the ticket included in your program. Consider a meal in Travestere this evening. (B)

Day

8

Rome - Return

After breakfast join your return flight home. (B)