Classic Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN ROME
Upon arrival at Rome airport, meet your private driver for transfer to your hotel accommodation. After check in enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Optional: Tour of Rome with Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, then admire Campo de’ Fiori, one of the liveliest and famous traditional Roman piazzas. Overnight stay.
DAY 2: ROME OF THE EMPERORS
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour of Ancient Rome to discover the Eternal city in all of its glory. First, tour of the Colosseum that begins atop the "Opium Hill", continue with the visit of the Arena, the Undergrounds and Third Rier and learn about the bloody past of the amphitheater. Afterward, Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome, the magnificent Arch of Constantine, then Palatine Hill. The tour ends at the Temple which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Afternoon & evening at leisure. Optional: evening opera or concert. Overnight stay.
DAY 3: MICHELANGELO’S MASTERPIECE & HOLY SEE
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will visit one of the top rated museum in Rome: The Vatican museum with its world’s greatest art collections. Your English speaking guide will lead you inside the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica, where you will admire Michelagelo’s Pietà. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 4: FLORENCE - THE CRADLE OF RENAISSANCE
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by high-speed train to Florence, the cradle of Renaissance. Check in at your hotel and afternoon tour to the Accademia museum that hosts Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the David. You will also be able to admire The Prisoners and St Matthew, other impressive Michelangelo’s work of arts. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 5: UFFIZI GALLERY TREASURES
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour to the Uffizi museums, where you can admire the masterpieces of Florence finest Renaissance artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 6: VENICE - THE CITY OF CANALS
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by high-speed train to Venice. After check in at your hotel, afternoon on your own to discover the secret corners and the colorful charming calle (streets) of Venice. Your day will end with a romantic sunset gondola ride. Evening at leisure. Optional: evening opera or concert. Overnight stay.
DAY 7: MARVELS OF ST MARKS AND DOGE’S PALACE
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning join the Classic Venice tour and be ready to be amazed by the treasures of this romantic city. Explore St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark's basilica, built over several centuries and resulting in a blend of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Admire the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, the Bridge of Sights and the Doge's Palace. Lunch on your own. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport and departure. Arrivederci!
NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change based on the availability of the services/tours/activities listed at the time of your traveling.