Classic Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice
DAY 1: ARRIVAL 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. Overnight. Tour of Rome: 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. Evening at leisure.
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 abou 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
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 and visiting the 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 Pieta’. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight.
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. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight.
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.
DAY 6: VENICE - THE CITY OF CANALS
Breakfast at the hotel. High speed train to Venice. Private transfer from train station to hotel. After check in, afternoon on your own to discover the secret corners and the colorful charming calle (streets) of Venice . Tonight enjoy a romantic Sunset gondola ride with Prosecco wine. Evening at leisure. Optional evening opera or concert. Overnight.
DAY 7: MARVELS OF ST MARKS AND DOGE’S PALACE
Breakfast at the hotel. 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.
DAY 8: DEPART ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to the airport. Good-bye!