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Venice, Tuscany & Rome – 8 days escorted small group by train

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Start your journey in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Venice. Here you will stay two nights visiting the most important historical sites, tasting a number of local delicacies, and an amazing experience in Murano where an artisan teaches the art of glass blowing. Head to the heart of the country to visit one of Italy’s major art cities. Florence and Rome. Spend two nights in each city and visit top historical sites such as Piazza della Signoria, Brunelleschi Cathedral, Florence’s Uffizi Palace, Rome’s Trevi Fountain, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Also on his second day in Tuscany visit Siena for a culinary and gastronomic experience in one of the Chianti vineyards.

Highlights

  • Minimum 2 adults required to guarantee the tour!
  • Small Escorted Group of max 26 people
  • Italian Gems Included: Murano, Siena, Chianti countryside
  • Worry-Free luggage – Thanks to our unique included porterage service at railway stations and/or our “luggage bus” (that delivers luggage from hotel to hotel), we make train travel stress-free.
  • Transport: with high speed train transfer in First class with plenty of room to walk around as well
  • Great group activities
  • Free time to absorb and experience the surrounding

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Venice

Upon arrival, head to your hotel and spend some time settling down. In the afternoon, meet the group, enjoy a welcome drink and then follow your guide, who will introduce you to the ancient and precious art of glass blowing in a traditional “oven”.
Return to hotel and enjoy welcome dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner
4* Star Hotel
Day 2 :
Venice

Today explore the floating City! Taking advantage of the Vaporetto Pass, move freely across the Historical center of Venice. Your guide will take you through narrow alleys, canals and small bridges to discover the main attraction, witnessing the mighty power of the city across the centuries. You’ll see the Rialto Bridge, Piazza S. Marco with its Basilica, the Doge’s palace and the Bridge of Sighs, that leads to the prisons. Time at leisure to stroll on your own and buy local glass-made souvenirs.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel

In the morning, take a high-speed train that will take you to Florence in two hours. Once there, start our guided tour on foot throughout the Florentine streets, admiring the beauty of the Uffizi building with the Vasari Corridor, and the monumental group of the Duomo, including the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the baptistry and the Giotto’s belltower famous for its bronze “Gate of Paradise”.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel
Day 4 :
Florence

Enjoy the morning at leisure, and in the early afternoon join a “Siena and Chianti Countryside” tour to experience firsthand some of Tuscany’s most breathtaking towns, where amazing views are around every corner. We will reach Siena by train to discover the treasures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world and immerse yourself in its art, culture and traditions as the horse race the Palio, which takes place twice a year. You will explore the best that Siena has to offer, our guide will accompany you along the ancient streets of Siena through the most beautiful sites. Continue towards a traditional farm and winery where we will learn about the winemaking process from grape to glass. Then enjoy a food and wine tasting session of Chianti wines as well as local products. Finally, sit back and relax on the return journey to Florence by train.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel

After breakfast take a high-speed train to arrive in Rome. In the afternoon meet again for a guided stroll throughout the alleys of the baroque Rome, where you can admire the most representative sites such as the magical Piazza Navona and the famous Pantheon. You will even have the possibility to make a wish, throwing a coin into the legendary Fontana di Trevi. The rest of the evening will be free. Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel
Day 6 :
Rome

This morning take advantage of the Hop on/ Hop off bus to get a panoramic tour of the “eternal city” and reach the Vatican Museum. With the “skip-the-line”, you will have direct access to the Sistine Chapel and to San Peter’s Basilica to visit the breathtaking masterpieces that you will find inside, as well as a great variety of galleries, with ancient sculptures, tapestry, middle-age maps, paintings, and stunning relics. You will admire the Pietà di Michelangelo and the stunning altar in bronze.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel
Day 7 :
Rome

Today is at at your leisure or you may choose from optional tours such as Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour, Borghese Gallery tour if you prefer to learn more about local art and history, or maybe a fun Pizza Making Cooking Class to learn the secrets of the most famous Italian dish.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel
Day 8 :
Rome

After breakfast, our trip to the discovery of the Italian beauties comes to an end, hoping you always keep this unique experience in your heart. Feel free to contact us to request some extra nights in Rome or a private transfer to Rome’s railway station or airport.

Breakfast

Dates & Costing

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
14 April, 2024 - 21 April, 2024 Guaranteed $3,670
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21 April, 2024 - 28 April, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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5 May, 2024 - 12 May, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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19 May, 2024 - 26 May, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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2 June, 2024 - 9 June, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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9 June, 2024 - 16 June, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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23 June, 2024 - 30 June, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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7 July, 2024 - 14 July, 2024 Guaranteed $3,000
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21 July, 2024 - 28 July, 2024 Guaranteed $3,350
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4 August, 2024 - 11 August, 2024 Guaranteed $2,620
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18 August, 2024 - 25 August, 2024 Guaranteed $2,350
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1 September, 2024 - 8 September, 2024 Guaranteed $3,670
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8 September, 2024 - 15 September, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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22 September, 2024 - 29 September, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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29 September, 2024 - 6 October, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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13 October, 2024 - 20 October, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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20 October, 2024 - 27 October, 2024 Guaranteed $3,300
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27 October, 2024 - 3 November, 2024 Guaranteed $3,670
Available

The Cost Includes

  • accommodation in 4* hotels centrally located:
  • 2 nights in Venice – NH Collection Murano Villa
  • 2 nights in Florence – Starhotel Michelangelo
  • 2 nights – Rome Hotel Massimo d’Azeglio
  • daily breakfast
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 food and wine tasting
  • Welcome drinks and snacks on the high speed train
  • Professional English speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour
  • High speed train transfer in First class, Vaporetto Pass 48H in Venice, Hop-on-hop-off 24H in Rome
  • Stress free luggage – Porterage service at railway stations and/or our “luggage bus” (that delivers luggage from hotel to hotel), we make train travel stress-free.
  • Group activities:
  • - Venice: Murano island walking tour with glass blowing visit
  • - Venice: highlights of Venice guided walking tour
  • - Florence: highlights of Florence guided walking tour
  • - Florence: Siena discovery guided tour with food and wine tasting in a vineyard in Chianti
  • - Rome: Baroque Rome guided walking tour
  • - Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter Basilica
  • - Rome: Hop-on hop-off 24H

The Cost Excludes

  • Flights
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Hotel tourist taxes (where required)
  • Insurance and everything not listed as “Included.”

Payment and Cancellation

Payment: deposit of 10% per person within 3 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia.

Cancellation:

  • cancellation received 45 working days or more before departure: deposits will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 44 to 30 working days before departure: 40% of the payments will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 29 to 15 working days before departure: 70% of the payments will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 14 to departure: 100% of the payments will be not refundable.

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Venice, Tuscany & Rome – 8 days escorted small group by train