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Perian

Originally from Toronto but now living in Italy, I’ve always been a traveler at heart. When I’m not planning your luxury European trip, you’ll find me hiking the Italian Alps or enjoying a lemon Spritz in Amalfi.

Perian

European Specialist

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Overview

  • from $3,719 PP
  • 8 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 2hrs from London / 9hrs from NYC

Highlights

If you have limited time in Italy, this 8-night tour is ideal. It explores the highlights of Rome, Florence, and Venice all in one getaway. You’ll take in some of the most iconic sites in the country, starting with your arrival in Rome. Throughout your journey, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into the rich history and landmarks you’re visiting, thanks to our expert local guides. Discover the Roman Colosseum and Roman Forum, Vatican City, and the remarkable Florence Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s original statue of David. You’ll visit the magnificent medieval hilltop towns of Siena and San Gimignano and enjoy the best of romantic Venice too.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • Low Deposit To Book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    If you are not comfortable traveling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • No Change Fees

    We will not charge you any admin fees if you would like to change your travel dates or destination with us

What's Included

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  • 8 nights 4- or 5-star accommodation
  • Professional, customized trip planning advice
  • 24/7 staff support
  • Private transfers as noted on itinerary
  • Half-day Ancient Rome tour
  • Half-day Vatican City & Museums tour
  • Half-day Florence & the Accademia Gallery tour
  • Full-day San Gimignano & Siena tour
  • Taste of Venice tour
  • Venice Panorama tour

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Rome: Welcome to Rome, Italy

Italy, Rome

Upon arrival at Rome’s airport, our driver will welcome you to Italy and bring you to your hotel in the city via private transfer. After checking in you’ll have the rest of the day to yourself, whether you’d like to rest up from your long journey or get out and enjoy a preview of what’s to come. It’s the perfect time to head to one of the medieval squares. Find a good spot at an outdoor café or wine bar to take in the scene and do some people-watching with a glass of tasty Italian wine in hand.

    Day 2 Rome: Half-Day Ancient Rome Tour

    Panoramic aerial view of the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy

    The Roman Colosseum and the Roman Forum make up the heart of ancient Rome and today you’ll meet our local guide for a tour of the amphitheater that was inaugurated in the 1st-century AD. It sat more than 50,000 spectators who came to watch the savage battles between man and beast that took place through 532 AD. Next, you’ll head to the Roman Forum which occupies a site that lies adjacent to the Colosseum. It was completed in 80 AD but has roots dating to 500 BC, hosting the oldest structures of the ancient city, including the Regia, a former royal residence.

      Day 3 Rome: Half-Day Vatican City & Museums Tour

      Italy, Vatican

      Our driver/guide will pick you up for a private half-day tour of Vatican City which includes the Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Square, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Founded in the 14th century, the museum features one of the greatest collections of Renaissance art, including sculptures, frescoes, and tapestries. Marvel at the renowned Sistine Chapel with its ceiling painted by Michelangelo considered a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. You’ll visit the Gallery of Geographical Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries too, all led by your guide who will provide expert insight throughout the tour. Take the rest of the day to explore at your leisure.

        Day 4 Florence: Transfer to Florence via High Speed Train with Afternoon at Leisure

        Italy, Florence

        This morning you’ll take a private transfer from your Rome hotel to the train station. From here, catch the high-speed train to Florence and upon arrival, private transfer brings you to your accommodation in the city known as the “cradle of the Renaissance.” You’ll enjoy the remainder of the day on your own. You might want to just wander through the streets with surprises to discover around every corner, or head to Mercato Centrale. On the ground floor, there are traditional produce stalls while the first floor features a food local with a wide range of Italian products from gelato to Cristian Beduschi chocolates.

          Day 5 Florence: Half-Day Walking Tour of Florence & the Accademia Gallery

          Accademia Gallery, Florence

          Today you’ll get an expert introduction to Florence. This morning’s walking tour brings you to the famous Santa Croce Church where legends like Michelangelo and Galileo are buried. Head to the famous cathedral of Florence and Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall that overlooks Piazza della Signoria before exploring the Accademia Gallery, with the original David, Michelangelo’s renowned sculpture with its incredible details that make it so life-like. It was moved here in 1873 to join paintings by Raphael, Daddi, and Botticelli. After the guided portion of your tour, you’ll have free time to explore before returning to your accommodation at leisure.

            Day 6 Florence: Full-Day San Gimignano & Siena

            San Gimignano, Italy

            Enjoy a day trip to the medieval hilltop towns of San Gimignano and Siena, exploring the latter independently, taking in the spectacular skyline with its towers that date back to the 11th-century. Afterward, enjoy a typical local meal at a farmhouse nearby. Continue to Siena where our local guide will be waiting to lead you on a walking tour. Visit the world-famous Piazza del Campo, a hub of life that hosts the famous biannual II Palio horse race. It’s lined with the 13th-century City Hall and 335-foot-high Torre del Mangia bell tower. You’ll take in many other sights from the gothic Duomo to the Battistero too.

              Day 7 Venice: Transfer to Venice via High Speed Train & Taste of Venice Tour

              Italy, Venice

              Say farewell to Florence, taking a private transfer to the train station for a journey on the high-speed train to Florence. Upon arrival, you’ll embark on a private Taste of Venice tour that starts from St. Mark’s Square and the chance to admire magnificent Doge’s Palace, the Loggetta, the Marciana Library, and the Bridge of Sighs. You’ll conclude by strolling the narrow streets to the Grand Canal and Rialto area, with its lively markets and monumental bridge that crosses the canal. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will provide expert insight into the city and its many iconic landmarks.

                Day 8 Venice: Venice Panorama Tour & Afternoon at Leisure

                A relaxing tour awaits today, with our guide picking you up and escorting you by water taxi to St. George’s Island and across the southern lagoon, passing San Servolo and San Lazzaro islands, with commentary about what you’re seeing along the way. You’ll cruise the Lido which divides the Venice Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, and glide between rural Le Vignole Island and Sant Erasmo, known for its artichokes that are sold at the Rialto Market. Next, pass the island world-famous for its centuries-old glass-making tradition, Murano. The 16th-century San Pietro di Castello will come into view before disembarking too.

                  Day 9 Venice: Departure

                  Venice

                  This morning you’ll want to get your bags packed and ready for departure. Our driver will meet you at your Venice hotel for transfer to the airport where you can head out on further travels or catch your return flight home. While it’s never easy to leave this beautiful city, you’ll have many memories from this jam-packed itinerary, and probably lots of photos, to take along with you. And, of course, there’s always next time.

                    What's not Included

                    • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
                    • Gratuities for local guides
                    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
                    • Visas if required

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