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Discover Italy at an easy pace by touring three of its most unique and cultural places. Whether its Rome's rich heritage, Florence's Renaissance atmosphere or exploring beyond the canals and gondolas of Venice, this tour is for you.
- Vatican City: Venture inside St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's Pietà, and the splendid dome.
- Florence: Visit the Accademia Museum with a local art historian to study Michelangelo’s original 17-foot marble masterpiece, David.
- Venice: Visit an artisan showroom and workshop to see master craftsmen honouring age-old Venetian crafts.
- VIP door-to-door transfer service – taken directly from your door to departing airport.
- Airport transfers at destination.
- Quality accommodation as per itinerary.
- Experiences & quality dining as per itinerary.
- Coach with more legroom, air-conditioning, sound system, video & Wi-Fi.
Day 1: Arrival in to Rome
Board your overnight flight to Europe. Enjoy a welcome dinner as you get to know your fellow travellers.
Day 2: Exploring the Vatican City
In the morning enjoy the very best of the city’s highlights including visiting the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican with your Local Expert. Venture to Castel Gandolfo to explore the artistic treasure of the Villa Barberini Gardens.
Day 3: Rome at leisure
Spend another day enjoying Rome at your own pace. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to the ill-fated town of Pompeii
Day 4: Tuscan Hills
Journey through Umbria and up the foothills of the Apennine Mountains to reach delightful Assisi, a stone-built town spilling over the steep hillside. With a Local Expert, visit the tomb of St. Francis and see the beautiful frescoes by Giotto in the great basilica.
Day 5: Florence
Walk on to the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, where Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise have been recreated in all their glory. Visit Piazza della Signoria, still the political heart of Florence and an open-air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces.
Day 6: Pisa
After a leisurely morning in Florence, explore the nearby town of Pisa with a Local Expert and see the baptistery with its intricate marble facade, the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the cathedral and of course the famous Leaning Tower.
Day 7: Verona and Venice
Passing the city of Bologna, look forward to a highlight stop at the elegant city of Verona, legendary home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. Walk with your Travel Director past the Roman arena to the famous balcony in the courtyard of the reputed Capulet home.
Day 8: Venice
Wake up ready to embrace the most sensuous of cities. Admire the art of glassblowing on a visit to a traditional arts centre. Then board your private launch, sit back and enjoy your introduction to this unique city of ornate palaces, bridges and gondolas. Disembark and stroll to the Bridge of Sighs before turning the corner to stand in awe at the marble arcades of Piazza San Marco.
Day 9: Venice at leisure
Lose yourself in the back lanes and campi, the small squares where tourists seldom tread and the Venetians go about their daily lives. Maybe visit some of the 90 churches that house masterpieces of Venetian art or explore the modern artworks in the Guggenheim.
Day 10: Depart Venice
Bid farewell to this enchanting city today and depart for Venice Marco Polo Airport. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
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