Venice, Florence & Rome with Cindy with Art Class Curator

with Naples extension
Jun 23-Jul 4, 2020 / 12 DAYS

Three legendary cities, one incredible tour.

Try as you may, it’s impossible to choose a favorite among Venice, Florence, and Rome. Each city is unique in its own right, with distinctive flavors,…

Your package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 4 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

St. Mark's Basilica, Florence Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, world-famous Italian cuisine, Orvieto, Roman Forum, Colosseum

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you'll walk for at least 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets and unpaved paths, with some hil…

Itinerary

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Overnight flight / 1 NIGHT

Jun 23: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Venice today.

Venice / 3 NIGHTS

Jun 24: Arrival in Venice

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. Later, meet your group at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Jun 25: Sightseeing tour of Venice

Included meals: Breakfast

Admire historic churches, winding canals, and picture-perfect piazzas on a guided tour of the city known as "the Queen of the Adriatic." • Step into the iconic St. Mark's Square and enter St. Mark's Basilica • View the stately Doge's Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340 • Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the link between Doge's Palace and the New Prison • See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city's most celebrated art Enjoy a free afternoon in Venice or add an excursion.

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Private Gondola Ride: Canal Cruise for Two
25 minutes
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More than 100 waterways crisscross Venice, and boarding a sleek black gondola to explore them has become a time-honored tradition. On this memorable excursion, you’ll enjoy a private gondola cruise for two through the canals of Venice. Please note: Cost is per person and both travelers must book the excursion. This excursion runs as weather permits.25 minutes and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

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Gondola Ride: Venice Canal Cruise
25 minutes
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More than 100 waterways crisscross Venice, and boarding a sleek black gondola to explore them has become a time-honored tradition. On this memorable excursion, join your fellow travelers for a tour through the canals of Venice. Please note: This excursion runs as weather permits. A private two-person gondola ride is available for an additional cost.25 minutes and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jun 26: Free day in Venice

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Venice or add an excursion.

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Islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Burano & Torcello
5 hours
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Visit the islands of the Venetian lagoon, a favorite day trip for locals and travelers alike. First travel by water taxi to Torcello, where the story of Venice began. It was here that mainlanders sought a safe haven from invading barbarians. Step inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, whose famous mosaics depict The Last Judgement. The next stop is the tiny fishing village of Burano, where brightly colored homes greet visitors. Wander as you please throughout Burano, and be sure to stop in at the island’s bakeries.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Florence / 3 NIGHTS

Jun 27: Transfer to Florence & sightseeing tour

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cross through the Apennine Mountains on your way to Florence, where you’ll meet a local guide for a tour of the city. • View the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo  • Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture • Walk past Piazza della Repubblica to the medieval Ponte Vecchio • Stroll along the Arno River and through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery to Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Jun 28: Free day in Florence

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Florence or add an excursion.  (Please note: Siena & San Gimignano: Tuscan Hilltowns excursion may be offered on day 7 depending on the day of the week.)

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Siena & San Gimignano: Tuscan Hilltowns
10 hours
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Discover the essence of Tuscany on a full-day excursion. In Siena, a local guide introduces you to the town and its black-and-white marble duomo, where you’ll find brilliantly colored 16th-century frescoes in the Piccolomini Library. You’ll have some free time to explore the Campo, the square that serves as the center of civic life in Siena. Then, journey through the countryside to the town of San Gimignano, where you’ll have some free time to explore the city’s medieval towers or simply admire the Tuscan hills. Later, you’ll head to a nearby vineyard, where an included wine tasting awaits. Please note: This excursion involves a moderate amount of walking.10 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jun 29: Free day in Florence

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend another free day in Florence or add excursions.  (Please note: The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Galleria dell'Accademia Museum excursions may be offered on day 6 depending on the day of the week.)

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa
5 hours
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Travel through the Tuscan countryside for a visit to Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles). You'll see the famed Leaning Tower and enjoy a tour of the adjacent cathedral and the Baptistery of St. John.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

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Galleria dell'Accademia Museum
2 hours
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Home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece David, the Galleria dell'Accademia is one of the most famous museums in Florence. Join a local guide for a tour of the museum as you learn about Renaissance art history and view a variety of pieces, including the marble statue of David.2 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 70 days before your tour departs.

Rome / 4 NIGHTS

Jun 30: Rome via Orvieto

Included meals: Breakfast

En route to Rome, stop in the Etruscan hilltop city of Orvieto for free time.  • Hop aboard a funicular to make your ascent to Orvieto • See Orvieto Cathedral, a striking example of Gothic architecture Then, continue on to Rome.

Jul 01: Sightseeing tour of Rome

Included meals: Breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided tour of the Eternal City.
• Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus
• Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire
• Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials
• Pass by Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, the stadium where ancient Romans raced chariots, and the Baths of Caracalla
Enjoy free time in Rome or add an excursion.

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Rome Cooking Class & Dinner
4 hours
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Join in on this hands-on cooking class led by an experienced Italian chef. During this evening in Rome, you’ll learn how to make traditional dishes such as ravioli, gnocchi, and fettuccine. Then, enjoy eating the foods you cooked during an included dinner with wine.4 hours and departs in the evening, dinner includedSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jul 02: Free day in Rome

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Rome or add an excursion.
(It may be offered on day 11, depending on the day of the week)

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Iconic Sights: Vatican City
3.5 hours
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This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Skip the lines upon arrival, turn on your pre-distributed headsets, and immediately begin diving into the Vatican's incredible history with your local guide. First, visit the Vatican Museums, which are over 500 years old and hold many of the world’s most important Classical- and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, step inside the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze up at what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Finally, pay a visit to the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists who have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced.3.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 45 days before your tour departs.

Jul 03: Free day in Rome

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy another day to explore the city at your leisure or add an excursion.
This evening, enjoy an elegant, four-course farewell dinner. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias sung by professional tenors.
Please note: The opera performance is seasonal and runs from March through November. Dinner will take place at a local restaurant from December through February.

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Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs
4 hours
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Descend into Rome’s ancient catacombs, where early Christians buried saints and popes alongside commoners. A local guide will lead you through burial chambers before your visit to St. Paul’s Basilica, one of the four most important basilicas of Rome, originally founded by Constantine the Great. The Basilica also houses the tomb of St. Paul. Please note: Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted within the basilica. Also, this excursion involves extensive walking and may be inadvisable for claustrophobic travelers.4 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jul 04: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay to explore Naples.

Extension / Starting from $499 pp

Naples / 3 NIGHTS

Explore the stately palaces and churches of the Campanian capital and get an authentic taste of Neopolitan street food.

Jul 04: Sightseeing tour of Naples

Included meals: Breakfast

Say arrivederci to Rome as you make your way to Naples. Upon arrival, join a local guide for a sightseeing tour of this beautiful bayside city. • Enjoy a panoramic tour with a scenic drive along the Naples waterfront  • Pass Castel dell’Ovo, the seaside castle on a peninsula in the Bay of Naples  • Visit the National Archaeological Museum and see relics of Roman history

Jul 05: Free day in Naples

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Naples or add excursions.

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A Naples Tradition: Neapolitan Pizza
3 hours
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Visit one of Naples’ most famous pizzerias for a demonstration of the local art of pizza making—and a tasting of the final product, of course. Pizza as we know it today was born in Neapolitan peasant towns in the late 18th century, nearly 200 years after explorers brought tomatoes back from the New World. Lucky for pizza lovers, the fruit finally made its way onto rustic, yeast-based flatbreads. The new creation drew tourists in to the poorer areas of the town just for a taste—and this tradition of quality and freshness still reigns supreme in Neapolitan kitchens.3 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

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The Lost City of Pompeii
5 hours
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Travel to Pompeii for a guided tour of the famous ruins. Discover how Roman citizens lived 2,000 years ago, before Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79 and smothered the town of Pompeii in a flood of volcanic ash. View the excavated ruins of theaters, villas, temples, and baths. Pompeii is located near the idyllic Bay of Naples, known for its expansive views of the area’s islands, capes, and nearby Mount Vesuvius.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jul 06: Free day in Naples

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend another day exploring Naples on your own or add an excursion. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

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Capri: A Day on the Iconic Island
8 hours
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Travel by ferry to the fabled Isle of Capri, a beloved resort since the days of the Roman Republic. Weather permitting, you’ll board a small boat and enjoy a short cruise around the island. Later, enjoy free time to discover why everyone from Roman emperors to iconic actress Sophia Loren have chosen to spend their vacations in Capri. If weather prohibits a boat cruise, you’ll travel to the village of Anacapri to visit the picturesque Gardens of Augustus, which offer stunning views of the surrounding scenery. Please note: This excursion is weather-dependent. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.8 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jul 07: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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