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ITA01: 8 Days Rome - Vatican - Florence - Venice

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Rome arrival, Airport pick-up
When you arrive at Rome FCO Airport, the chaperon will pick you up and send you to the hotel in the city center. On the way, main attractions of Rome and the Italy and Vatican tour package for the next 3 days will be introduced. You can make your own arrangements for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Hotel Ponte Sisto (4 stars) or similar

Day 2: Vatican tour includes St. Peters Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museum
Today, you will take a Vatican day tour lasting 4 hours. Please go to the meeting point (outside the entrance to the Vatican Museums) to meet your guide. He will show you and explain Vatican’s most famous attractions. And you will save time waiting in line and enter the scenic spot directly. St. Peters Basilica is the most outstanding Renaissance building and the largest church in the world, where Michelangelo's Pieta is stored. And in Sistine Chapel, the guide will give you plenty of time for admiring Michelangelo's famous frescoes like "The Last Judgement".

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Ponte Sisto (4 stars) or similar

Day 3: Colosseum, Ancient Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Constantine's Arch
After breakfast, you need to go to the meeting point by yourself to meet the tour guide who will help you finish today's Private Ancient Rome Walking Tour. It takes about 3 hours. You will visit Rome’s most famous attraction, the Colosseum, and learn about this nearly 2,000-year-old building by listening to the explanation of the guide. Next, we will tour the Ancient Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and Constantine's Arch.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Ponte Sisto (4 stars) or similar

Day 4: High speed train from Rome to Florence, Free afternoon
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Rome Termini Railway Station. Take the high speed Euro-star train that depart at about 10:15am and arrive in Florence about 1.5 hours later. A first-class seat is prepared for you. In Florence, another chauffeur will escort you from the station to the hotel. The time in the afternoon is free for you.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel L’Orologio (4 stars) or similar

Day 5: Florence day tour with Michelangelo's David & the Uffizi
Today you will join in our 4-hour Private Florence Walking Tour. Our expert tour guide will show you Florence's most famous attractions: Michelangelo’s David and the Uffizi Gallery. By strolling around Florence with the guide, you will also see the important landmarks of Florence during the art renaissance period.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel L’Orologio (4 stars) or similar

Day 6: High speed train from Florence to Venice, Private Gondola Ride
After a leisurely breakfast, your chauffeur will pick you up at the hotel and accompany you to take a private car to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. You will take the high speed train that departs at 10:33am to the next stop. After about 2 hours of travel, you will reach the charming Venice. You will meet our chaperon at the station and be transferred to the hotel by a private water-taxi. Noon time is free. At 5.00 pm, we will arrange a 35-minute Private Gondola Ride for you to start your Italy and Vatican tour package to Venice with the most unique experience.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Palace Bonvecchiati (4 stars) or similar

Day 7: St. Mark's Square & Basilica, Private Grand Canal boat tour
Today we will arrange a 4-hour private tour for you. Together with our expert guide, you will have a comprehensive understanding of Venice. First stroll around St. Marks Square, and then visit St. Marks Basilica. Then enjoy the Private Grand Canal Boat Tour and finally explore the charming San Polo district.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Palace Bonvecchiati (4 stars) or similar

Day 8: Private transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport
You will be sent to Venice Marco Polo International Airport for departure by private water-taxi and private car. Hope you a pleasant trip home!

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • High-speed train fares of Rome - Florence - Venice.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Service of English-speaking guides as itinerary specifices.
  • Service of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles as itinerary specifices.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Italy.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Italy visa fee.
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