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Venice, Florence and Rome - 2017

History, culture, art and romance await to be discovered on this wonderful introduction to a country you are sure to fall in love with. Take in a Venetian adventure that includes St. Mark's Square. Be whisked by high-speed train from Venice to Florence. Savor an expert led walking tour of Florence. Visit the Academy Gallery to view Michelangelo's David. Discover Classical Rome and explore the famed Colosseum with a local expert. Enjoy an included tour of Vatican City including the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Dine in true Italian-style with wine included at every dinner.

Inclusions

6 breakfasts
6 dinners
Zip through the beautiful countryside on your high-speed train to Florence.
Learn the techniques used in creating Florentine gold jewelry at a local shop.
Visit the Academy Gallery to view the extraordinary Michelangelo's David.
A local expert will lead you on a tour of the Colosseum.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
7
Price From
AUD $3,059
Start Location
Venice, Italy
End Location
Rome, Italy
Age Range
Avg. 100+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
15 Apr 201822 Apr 2018GuaranteedAUD $3,059
ItineraryExpand
Venice, Italy - Tour Begins
Welcome to Venice, referred to as "La Serenissima" (the most serene) of cities. This evening, meet your fellow travelers over dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner Included
Venice
Explore enchanting Venice with 117 tiny islands surrounded by its latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Your Venetian adventure opens in Murano Island* for a glass-blowing demonstration. Then we make our way to St. Mark's Square, the lively hub of the city's activity and events. A local expert will guide you on a walking tour through the area highlighting St. Mark's Basilica and the Clock Tower with its famous Moors. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this enchanting city. Perhaps you will take an optional gondola ride.
Breakfast Included
Venice - Florence
Board your high-speed train to Florence and zip through the beautiful Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions. In Florence, meet a local expert for an introduction to this great city. On your leisurely paced walking tour, your guide will highlight the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry. You also visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive Palazzo Vecchio. End your day with an informative explanation of the fascinating techniques used in creating stunning Florentine gold jewelry at a local shop overlooking the Church of Santa Croce.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Florence
Today you'll spend time at the Academy Gallery. Explore this amazing museum, home of the most famous sculptures in the world including Michelangelo's David at your own pace. The remainder of the day is yours to continue exploring the city's cultural riches on your own.
Breakfast Included
Florence - Rome
Today we journey to Rome. This afternoon, meet a local guide and get to know the history of this fascinating city on a panoramic tour that introduces you to the city's countless treasures. Conclude at the Colosseum where your guide will take you on a walk through the halls of this previous home of gladiatorial combat and wild animal fights that dates back to the first century A.D.
Breakfast Included
Rome
The morning is at leisure to explore the city your way. Later, you'll be treated to a visit to Vatican City. Meander through the various intriguing exhibits on your guided tour of the fascinating Vatican Museums. You'll be awed by the intricate artwork that adorns the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. The remainder of your day is at leisure to discover all of Rome's treasures independently. Gather tonight to toast the end of your Italian adventure at your farewell dinner.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Rome - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. You will depart with many fond memories of incredible Italy.
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