Rome, Florence and Venice
10 Days/9 Nights
Departs Daily from Rome or Venice


9 Nights Includes

 

• Arrival and Departure    Transfers Per City

• 3 Nights Rome

• Semi-Private Panoramic Rome City Tour

• 3 Nights Florence

• Florence City Tour

• 3 Nights Venice

• Private Gondola Ride

• 1st Class Rail Between Cities with Seat Reservations

• One 3-Course Dinner
Per City

• TripBuilder CityGuide
Per City

• Daily Breakfast

This is the classic “Grand Tour” of Italy with visits of Rome, the Eternal City, Florence, the grand city of the Renaissance, and Venice, famed for its canals and the Piazza San Marco. Better still, these three cities feature some of our favorite hotels, sightseeing and fine dining. Best of all, with this tour you have plenty of free time to explore, shop or relax without feeling rushed.

Day 1 ~ Arrive Rome: You’ll be met coming out of baggage claims and passport control by your driver holding a sign with your name on it for your private transfer from Rome Fiumicino airport to your hotel in central Rome for three night’s accommodations. (Transfers do not include porterage or assistance. Limit: One suitcase and one handbag allowed per person. Accommodation, Rome)

Day 2 ~ Rome: After breakfast, you have a morning city tour.
(Breakfast, accommodation, Rome)
Meet your driver for your Semi-private Rome Panoramic Orientation Tour (Available April- October) in your hotel lobby (specific pickup time will be in your documents). A smallgroup tour with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people. Your English speaking driving guide acquaints you with all the main monuments including St Peter's Square, the Colosseum, Forum, Piazza Navona, Spanish
Steps and Trevi Fountain. (Driving guide not licensed to lead tour inside of monuments or museums. Tour does not include any entrance fees, meals or
gratuities.) Tonight you dine with reservations at 8:00 p.m. at
your choice of restaurants:
Ristorante Checco Er Carrettiere
, an historical restaurant run by 3 generations of the "Checco" Porcelli family featuring family recipes of traditional Italian dishes or seafood dressed with simplicity.
Ristorante Santopadre - A family-run restaurant near the Via Veneto where locals eat, offering Regional Italian cuisine. Specialties include Rigatoni with chickpeas and lamb chops along with homemade desserts.

Day 3 ~ Rome: After breakfast, you have this day at leisure, or you can choose from a number of optional tours such as the Vatican Museums Half-Day Tour or the Naples ~ Pompeii Full-Day Tour with Lunch.
(Breakfast, accommodation, Rome.)

Day 4 ~ Rome to Florence: After your breakfast, you have a private car transfer to Termini rail station for your travel by rail to Florence in first-class, seat reservations included. Upon arrival in Florence, you are met on the platform at the rail station by your driver for your private transfer to your hotel for three night’s
accommodations. (Breakfast, Rome; Accommodation, Florence.)

Day 5 ~ Florence: After breakfast, your Florence city tour is scheduled.
Florence Morning City Tour - Drive along the Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo then on to the old city with a walking tour of the Duomo. The highlight of your day is a visit to the Galleria dell' Accademia to see Michelangelo's David statue and more. (Tour lasts 3 hours and ends at the Accademia Gallery.)

After an afternoon at leisure, your dinner this evening is The Ristorante Buca Mario,
open since 1886, is located in the wine cellars of Palazzo Niccolini a few steps from
Santa Maria Novella Square, specializing in real Tuscan cooking with fresh pasta and superb grilled meat. Dinner is 3-courses and clients will have the possibility of
choosing among 3 different menus. (Includes one 3-course dinner per person, beverages and gratuities not included.) (Breakfast & Accommodation, Florence)

Day 6 ~ Florence: After breakfast, you have a full day at your leisure to explore or shop (local markets have the best prices in Italy for Italian leather goods
and apparel) at the Mercato di San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Market), which operates Tuesdays through Saturdays. Or you may include an optional Avanti day tour such as Siena and San Gimignano with Lunch or the delightful two-hour afternoon
Private Gastronomic Walking Tour, the best way to experience the specialty shops and stands of Florence to sample typical food and wines and food of the region. (Breakfast & accommodation, Florence)

Day 7 ~ Florence to Venice: You have a private transfer to the rail station
after your included breakfast for your reserved seats in first-class on the Eurostar
Italia to Venice. Upon arrival at Santa Lucia station your host will meet you on the
platform and escort you to the private boat for transportation to your Venice hotel where you have three night’s accommodation. En route your hostess will orient you to the main sights along the Grand Canal then personally escort you into your hotel. (Transfers do not include porterage or assistance. Limit: One suitcase and one handbag allowed per person. Breakfast, Florence; accommodation, Venice)

Day 8 ~ Venice: After your breakfast you have your morning and early afternoon at leisure. (Breakfast, accommodation, Venice)

Venice Private Gondola Ride
Daily April 1 - October 31 meet at the assigned pier by 6:30 p.m.
November 1 - March 31 meet at the assigned pier by 4:00 p.m.
(Late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Your Gondola Ride voucher with detailed information will be delivered to your hotel in Venice.
Note: Singing gondolier is extra.)

Day 9 ~ Venice: After breakfast you have your entire day at leisure to shop or
explore on your own or you may elect to take advantage of an optional tour. The most popular tour Avanti offers in Venice is the 3 Islands Tour to the islands of Murano (glass), Burano (lace) and Torcello, home of the first Cathedral in the lagoon. (Breakfast, accommodation, Venice)

Dinner this evening is located near the Venetian opera house.
Ristorante La Colomba has encouraged Italian artists to eat, drink and be merry since 1946, and if they can't pay? The restaurant accepts a painting in payment. The result? Paintings from any number of the known and yet to be discovered – including Picasso and Chagall. The cuisine is classic seafood such as risotto with prawns and zucchini flowers, plus the wine list is excellent. (Please arrive at the restaurant on your own for an 8:00 p.m. reservation. Your meal is 3-courses and
does not include beverages or gratuities. Please present voucher prior to ordering.)

Day 10 ~ Depart Venice: After your breakfast, a private boat, driver, and escort will meet you at the appointed time in your hotel lobby for your transfer to either the Venice rail station or airport. (Transfers do not include porterage or assistance. Limit: One suitcase and one handbag allowed per person. Breakfast, Venice.)

Note: Included and optional sightseeing tours are also available on a private basis.

 

 


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