This itinerary is very flexible & can be customized to suit the number of days you have available and where you would most like to visit. Order of itinerary can also be changed, start Rome end Venice possible. This amazing Italy vacation package takes you on a journey to discover 3 major cities - Rome, Florence & Venice. A mix of private guided day tours & free time at leisure.
Day 1 : Venice
On your arrival to Venice Airport meet for transfer to hotel then after some time to settle in enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal offering views of important palaces & famous bridges. Later in the day your private tour guide will take you for a walk through some of the more "hidden" sections of Venice. Overnight in Venice.
Day 2 : Venice - tour the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
Today discover the Lagoon Islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello. Murano, famous for glassmaking - Burano, well known for lacemaking and incredibly picturesque due to the bright pastel colored fishermen's houses - Torcello, where you can see the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta. Remainder of the day & evening is then free at leisure for you to stroll around on your own. Overnight in Venice
Day 3 : Venice to Florence
Breakfast, check-out and at pre-arranged time meet for transfer from hotel in Venice to hotel in Florence. Overnight in Florence.
Day 4 : Florence
Explore the "Cradle of the Renaissance", Florence. During a private walking tour your guide will take you to visit the most important attractions such as Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, Battistero, Church of Santa Croce, Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia dei Lanzi and Ponte Vecchio. Afternoon & evening free at leisure. Overnight in Florence.
Day 5 : Discover Siena & San Gimignano
Enjoy a scenic drive through the wonderful Tuscan countryside. Your day will also include a private guided tour of Siena (including Church of San Domenico and other highlights of the historic center) along with free time in San Gimignano to explore this medieval "town of the towers". Return to Florence with evening free at leisure.
Day 6 : Florence to Rome
Breakfast, check-out and at pre-arranged time meet for private door to door transfer from Florence to Rome. Overnight in Rome.
Day 7 : Discover Rome & the Vatican
Spend a full day with your private guide exploring the best of Rome. After a visit of the Vatican (Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica) continue on to discover the sights of Imperial Rome including the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Palatine Hill with the Roman Forum Archeological Area (skip the line entrance tickets). Evening then free at leisure. Overnight in Rome
If there are other sights in Rome that you would prefer to visit then just let us know and we will arrange the day accordingly. Additional days/nights/tours can be added in Rome if you wish.
Day 8 : Departure
Private transfer from your hotel in Rome to Rome Airport or Rome Train Station.