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,…
St. Mark's Basilica, Florence Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Museo Nazionale di San Marco, Galleria dell'Accademia, Assisi's basilicas, The Roman Forum, Roman …
On this guided tour, you'll walk for about 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets and unpaved paths, with some hills …
Board your overnight flight to Venice today.
Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. Later, gather with your group at tonight’s welcome dinner.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a free day in Venice or add an excursion.
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.
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 • See the medieval Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life • Step inside the Basilica of Santa Croce, burial site of Michelangelo and Galileo
Step inside the Museo Nazionale di San Marco this morning to view religious frescoes painted by Fra Bartolomeo, Giovanni Antonio Sogliani, and Domenico Ghirlandaio. This afternoon, join a local guide for a tour of the Galleria dell'Accademia as you learn about Renaissance art history and view a variety of pieces, including the marble statue of David.
Enjoy a free day in Florence or add an excursion.
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.
Drive through spectacular Umbria to hillside Assisi, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the town’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. • Visit Assisi’s lower and upper basilicas • See Giotto’s magnificent frescoes and other late-medieval art After, continue on to Rome.
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided tour of the Eternal City. • Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the city’s central hub • Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, and the Temple of Venus and Roma • Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire, and take time to explore on your own This evening, join a local chef for a cooking class where you’ll make ravioli, gnocchi, and fettuccine. Savor your creations for dinner with accompanying wines.
Spend the day exploring the ruins of Ostica Antica, once a bustling seaport for the city of Rome and home to more than 50,000 people in the second century. • Learn about the history of this ancient city, which was abandoned and eventually covered in silt from the river • View the remnants of a forum, theater, bars, restaurants, public baths, religious temples, and apartment blocks • See many of the original mosaics and painted walls
Today’s guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. • Visit the Vatican Museums, which are over 500 years old and hold many of the world’s most important Classical- and Renaissance-era sculptures • Step inside the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze up at what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece • Pay a visit to the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith Please note: Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced. This evening, enjoy an elegant, four-course farewell dinner at a local restaurant. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to Naples.
Add 3 nights in Naples
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
Enjoy a free day in Naples or add excursions.
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.
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.
Spend another day exploring Naples at your leisure or add an excursion. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your group.
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.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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