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Discover an ancient land of natural splendor and vibrant culture. From the ancient ruins and religious treasures of Rome and Florence to the cobbled streets and lounging locals of Venice and Milan, each destination has its own delights.
Meet and greet upon arrival and proceed directly to your Hotel Check in Hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure to explore Rome attractions on your own. Overnight at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Today you will enjoy a Full Day Hop on Hop Off Rome. Rome has a bounty of things to see and the mix of its architecture is testament to its past; Roman ruins, baroque squares and Renaissance gardens combine to give the city its enticing edge. See it all on a Rome hop-on hop-off bus t our, and l earn about the Italian capital as you go. Show your ticket as you board your Rome tour bus, and then hop on and off at any of the eight stops around t own. See the Colosseum where gory gladiatorial battles once took place, and have your camera ready for Piazza Venezia, home to the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain for luck, or stretch your legs on a walk-through Vatican City. The full loop lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours, and audio commentary is provided for each sight you pass. Make use on the free onboard WiFi to share pictures, tweet or blog about your travels as you go. We can offer Skip-the-Line Tickets to Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and Colosseum: Upgrade to include fast-track admission to three of Rome’s top attractions (Check with our reservations team). Explore Rome’s countless delights. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Check out of the Hotel. Departure transfer t o t rain station to connect train to Florence (Standard Train Travel Included). Arrive and transfer to your Hotel. Check into the Hotel. Your t our departs at 1400hrs. Proceed for a Guided Tour of Pisa and the Leaning Tower. Enjoy your journey through the Tuscan countryside. Upon arriving in Pisa, follow your guide through Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli), where you spot the most famous tilted structure in the world: the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Learn about the tower’s unique history from your guide while snapping some photos. You also see the Pisa Baptistery and Duomo di Pisa, hearing the stories behind each architectural gem as you walk. After the guided t our you have free time at your disposal to visit by your own Knights' Square, the political epicenter of medieval Pisa and home to Renaissance architecture, marble statues, and the esteemed Scuola Normale di Pisa. You can also see the oldest Church in Pisa, the Church of San Sisto or just take amazing pictures. Your tour concludes at the original departure point in central Florence. Return to your hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide in Central in Florence for your walking tour of Florence. From masterpieces of renaissance art to royal Medici intrigue, Florence is like a living history museum waiting to be explored Uncover its medieval secrets on this guided 2-hour walking t our of historic highlights including the Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Church of Santa Croce, Piazza della Repubblica and the iconic Duomo. Hear your guides live narration clearly through an audio headset, and stop at one of the city’s best “gelaterias” for a scoop of ice cream. Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city Family friendly Informative, friendly and professional guide. Later in the afternoon at around 2pm departure transfer to Florence Railway Station to connect your train to Venice St Lucia Station. (Standard Train Travel Included). Arrive in Venice and you will be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your guide near St Mark’s Square f or your Walking Tour of Venice with Gondola Ride. This walking t our of Venice provides an excellent introduction t o t he city’s highlights and history, plus the classic Venetian experience of riding in a gondola. Wander through the surrounding neighborhood as your guide illuminates the history of Venice as a maritime superpower and incubator of Renaissance art. Admire iconic Venetian landmarks such as the Teatro la Fenice opera house, the Rialto Bridge and the mysterious spiral staircase of Scala del Bovolo. The specific tour itinerary may vary by day, as there is so much to see! After exploring the city’s romantic streets by foot, climb aboard a traditional gondola boat f or a romantic ride along the city’s famous canals. Navigated by a friendly gondolier, cruise by spectacular historic structures along the Grand Canal and float down smaller watery ways in the Fenice neighborhood. Then, step back on solid ground at the Dogana/ Vallaresso Station in central Venice. Please note: The walking tour does not include entry to the monuments. End of tour. You have some time to explore Venice on your own in Venice. Your next tour will depart at 1400hrs. In the afternoon you will proceed f or a Visit to Torcello, Murano, and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon with your guide. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Your tour from Venice to Murano, Torcello, and Burano begins as you board your motorboat and set off across the Venetian Lagoon to your first stop, the island of Murano, which is actually several small isles dissected by a wide canal. Disembark the boat to walk around Murano with your guide. Visit a glass factory, where you watch a glassblower creating beautiful pieces of glassware, a Murano tradition that dates back to 1291. Hear a bit about the island’s history from your guide, who tells you about Murano’s prosperity in the 1400s and 1500s, when it was the center of glassmaking in Europe. Then go admire other sights like churches decorated with mosaics and other ornamental details. Next, visit Torcello, an island established between the 5th and 6th centuries, to see its ornate palaces and churches. Highlights include the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remnants of the baptistery in the Church of Santa Fosca. Then head to your third stop, Burano, an island known for its lace production, which dates back to the 16th century and was once the best in Europe. While you visit local shops and a museum to admire high-end l ace on display, admire the island’s brightly-colored fishermen’s houses. Your tour then ends with the return boat ride to Venice. Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. There will be a departure transfer t o t he t rain station to connect the train to Milan. (Standard Train Travel Included). Arrive and transfer to your Hotel, Check into the Hotel. Rest of the afternoon you are free to explore Milan f or shopping. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Explore Milan on Hop-on Hop-off Tour. There are three bus routes to choose from, with more than 30 combined stops between t hem, so you can find a stop close to where you are and where you want to go. The route for Line A, the red line, includes the Milan Duomo (Cathedral), the 14th-century Castello Sforzesco and the renowned La Scala opera house, one of the most famous theaters in the world. The entire loop of Line A takes 90 minutes. The route for Line B, the blue line, includes the skyscrapers of Palazzo Lombardia, the Porta Venezia (one of the historic city gates) and the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, in which Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” fresco can be seen. The route for Line C, the green line, includes the massive San Siro football (soccer) stadium, the Monumental Cemetery and a stop near the shopping quarter around Via Montenapoleone. With your hop-on hop-off ticket good f or 24 hours. Explore Milan at your own pace, getting off the bus at any stop you like to see an attraction or simply do some shopping. What’s more, the three routes mentioned are connected, so it’s no trouble at all to switch from one to the other in order to cover more ground in the whole city of Milan. Overnight at the Hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel. Check out of the Hotel by 1100hrs. Day free at leisure until departure transfer to Airport or train station.