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Classic Italy

Venice to Rome - Example 10 Day Tour
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This 10-day classic Italy tour takes you to some of the country's most famous landmarks. Experience first-hand some must-see destinations in Venice and Florence before heading to Rome. Glide through the famous grand canals of Venice on a gondola ride. Listen to the guide as they explain the palaces, churches, fascinating history, and attractions around you. These stories are known only to Venetians. Take a journey through the wine-producing region of Tuscany on a day trip from Florence. Admire the countryside, rolling hills, and vineyards. Visit wineries and enjoy lunch with a tasting of local wines and food stalls from the local market. Through narrow lanes, fortified buildings, and towers, reach the Plaza Della Signoria, the Duomo, and Ponte Vecchio. Visit Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini's Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel.
Discover Venetian secrets on a gondola tourEnjoy a gondola ride through beautiful VeniceLooking over Florence at the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore.Enjoy fine dining on a Culinary tourEnjoying friends in TuscanyVisit local markets and get a taste of the cultureWine cellarDelicious cheeses and wines enjoyed at a vineyardView on Tiber and St Peter Basilica in VaticanTrevi Fountain in RomeVisit Rome's famed ColosseumDiscover distinctive Venetian architecture
  • Glide along the canals of Venice in a gondola
  • Discover the city of Venice and its picturesque sights by boat
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the vast galleries of the Vatican Museums
  • Admire the beautiful medieval architecture of Siena
  • Savor a fresh lunch of authentic Tuscan specialties
  • Drive through the idyllic Tuscan region and admire rolling hills and vineyards
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Day 1: Arrive in Venice

Upon arrival at Venice airport, transfer to your hotel by private water taxi across the famous Grand Canal, the city’s main street, lined with marble palazzi and dotted with drifting gondolas. Settle into your hotel and dine at a local restaurant tonight.

Day 2: Venice

Take a private walking tour of the surrounding promenades and canals. Reach the heart of the city, Piazza San Marco, called by Napoleon the “most elegant drawing room in Europe.” An inside visit to the Basilica reveals its amazing Medieval golden mosaics and treasures. After your lunch, join a private workshop with an expert artisan and learn about the techniques and all the secrets of mask-making. Test your creativity, and then your Venetian mask will be shipped home. Cap off your day with a traditional Venetian aperitivo at a local wine bar serving cicchetti, small snacks unique to Venice.

Day 3: Venice

Cruise to Murano and learn about Murano's long tradition of glassmaking dating to the 13th century. Enjoy a private visit to an exclusive glassblowing factory to see artisans creating exquisite objects. Enjoy a special wine tasting on the island of Mazzorbo, home to a vineyard that has been able to overcome the challenge of the high tide for centuries, giving rise to a wine with characteristics that are unique. Cap off your day after an independent lunch strolling colorful Burano before returning to Venice for one last afternoon at leisure.

Day 4: Florence

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Venice railway station to board a high-speed train to Florence. Check in to your hotel and, in the afternoon, take a private walking tour of the historic center. In Piazza della Repubblica, discover the city’s beginnings as a Roman settlement. Wander through narrow streets past the fortified houses and towers that marked the medieval town, and emerge onto the open piazza della Signoria, the political center of the city since the Middle Ages. See the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, and cap off your visit with a cappuccino tasting at one of the best pastry shops in town.

Day 5: Florence

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Today, browse the food stalls of a local market, where locals shop for fresh produce. With the help of your Florentine chef, pick out the ingredients for your private cooking class. Continue to the kitchen and learn to make regional specialties with a special focus on pasta, then feast on your creations for lunch. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day 6: Florence | Colle di Val d'Elsa, Siena

Visit the Accademia Gallery in the company of an art historian guide. Since its creation, it has been specifically designed to house works of art of great value, and its spectacular architecture proves it. It is home to Michelangelo's David, one of the most famous works of art from the Renaissance. The magnificent Renaissance monument of David from the Bible became a standout for the Florentine Republic. A private transfer will take you from one final relaxing lunch in Florence to the walled hilltop jewel of San Gimignano, a World Heritage site with 14 charming medieval towers. Enjoy a guided visit to the enchanting town, or choose to set out on a leisurely bike ride through the vineyards and the surrounding countryside. Continue to the Tuscan countryside and check into your boutique hotel.

Day 7: Colle di Val d'Elsa, Siena

Explore a Sienese contrada, or district, and its hidden treasures and traditions: the stable, the archive, the bursar. This place is where the maintenance of the costumes happens, where the drums are conserved, where the silk flags are sewn, and where the seamstresses and the flag bearers spend a few afternoons of the week working as they did a century ago. Discover the slow life that still characterizes Siena, and meet and talk to the locals on a unique walking tour. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure to explore Siena independently. Head back to the hotel for dinner.

Day 8: Siena | Florence | Rome

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Florence railway station to board a high-speed train to Rome. Upon arrival, a private transfer will take you to your accommodation in the heart of the Eternal City. In the afternoon, meet your art historian guide and explore the Baroque historic center of the city: Piazza del Popolo, Via Margutta, the street of art galleries and ateliers, the magnificent Piazza di Spagna with its iconic Steps; the Barcaccia fountain in the center, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona.

Day 9: Rome

Rise early to see the Sistine Chapel. Marvel at two of the world’s most spectacular masterpieces: Michelangelo’s Genesis ceiling frescoes and his Last Judgment altar fresco. Visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Square, and St. Peter’s Basilica—home to treasured Renaissance artwork by masters like Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. After lunch on your own, explore ancient Rome at the Arch of Constantine and the iconic Colosseum.

Day 10: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, you will transfer to FCO Airport to catch your flight home.


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  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • 5 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Professional local English speaking Guide during your tour
  • Private water taxi transfer from hotel in Venice to Venice VCE airport via car terminal
  • Private water taxi excursion to Murano, Mazzorbo and Burano
  • Business Class Frecciarossa high-speed train from Venice to Florence to Rome
  • Private Venetian Mask Workshop with a Professional Artisan
  • Wine Tasting in Venice and at Venissa Wine Resort on the island of Mazzorbo
  • Private market tour & cooking class in Florence with a Professional local Chef
  • Entrance to the Accademia Gallery in Florence, the Roman Forum and Colosseum in Rome
  • Bicycle rental and Half-day bike tour around San Gimignano
  • Early skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums at 7:45 am
  • Porterage at all accommodation and all city taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)


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