Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Venice
Welcome to Venice! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon will be free to enjoy at leisure. In the evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Stay at: NH Santa Lucia Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 Venice
After breakfast, your adventure starts with a boat ride to the world famous Murano Island which is known for its fine artistic glassware. Here, you will visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. Afterwards, head to St. Mark’s Square for a walking tour, where you will pass by sites such as the Golden Basilica of St Mark, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Venice at your own pace.

Stay at: NH Santa Lucia Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Venice - Pisa - Florence
In the morning, depart Venice for a drive through the Italian countryside to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour before continuing to Pisa, where you'll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. After, continue to Florence where you will overnight.

Stay at: Grand Hotel Adriatico (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Florence
Today, your morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo including its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, followed by Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of Paradise”. Walk across the famous old bridge “Ponte Vecchio” which has become a symbol of Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way.

Stay at: Grand Hotel Adriatico (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Florence - Assisi - Rome
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes before arriving in Assisi, a city famous for its 13th century basilica and Giotto Frescoes. After a walking tour around the main square and a visit to the impressive Basilica of St. Francis, continue to Rome where you will have the evening at leisure.

Stay at: Starhotels Metropole (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Rome
After breakfast, a full-day sightseeing tour awaits! Today, enjoy a visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and grand St. Peter's Basilica. Then on to view the Colosseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum.

Stay at: Starhotels Metropole (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Rome
A second day in the Eternal City to further explore at your leisure to visit galleries and museums or just relax in a sidewalk cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, perharps a cold Limoncello, gelato, or a hearty plate of pasta. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Stay at: Starhotels Metropole (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 Rome
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 4 star accommodation
  • Shared arrival & departure transfers (first & last days only)
  • Escorted by a professional English-speaking Tour Manager
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Whisper technology headset on sightseeing tours
  • Luggage handling
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Exclusions: Entrances and meals not mentioned, optional excursions and gratuities (to be paid locally).

 

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • Guided tours of:
    Venice
    Florence
    Assisi
    Rome
  • Visit:
    Ferrara
    Pisa
  • Entrance fees:
    Glassblowing factory Venice
    Basilica of St. Francis
    Vatican Museums
    Sistine Chapel
    St. Peter’s Basilica

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