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Venice, Florence & Rome 2017-2018

8-day escorted tour with Collette

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Collette Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Join us for a fabulous tour of Italy, exploring the magic of Venice, Florence and Rome. These cities are filled with history, culture, art and romance.
 
Day 2 Venice, Italy - Tour Begins
Welcome to Venice, referred to as “La Serenissima” (the most serene) of cities. This evening, meet your fellow travelers over dinner at a local restaurant. (Dinner)
 
Day 3 Venice
Explore enchanting Venice with 117 tiny islands surrounded by its latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Your Venetian adventure opens in Murano Island* for a glass-blowing demonstration. Then we make our way to St. Mark’s Square, the lively hub of the city's activity and events. A local expert will guide you on a walking tour through the area highlighting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Clock Tower with its famous Moors. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this enchanting city. Perhaps you will take an optional gondola ride. (Breakfast)
 
Day 4 Venice - Florence
Board your high-speed train to Florence and zip through the beautiful Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions. In Florence, meet a local expert for an introduction to this great city. On your leisurely paced walking tour, your guide will highlight the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry. You also visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive Palazzo Vecchio. End your day with an informative explanation of the fascinating techniques used in creating stunning Florentine gold jewelry at a local shop overlooking the Church of Santa Croce. (Breakfast & Dinner)
 
Day 5 Florence
Today you’ll spend time at the Academy Gallery. Explore this amazing museum, home of the most famous sculptures in the world – including Michelangelo’s David – at your own pace. The remainder of the day is yours to continue exploring the city’s cultural riches on your own. (Breakfast)
 
Day 6 Florence - Rome
Today we journey to Rome. This afternoon, meet a local guide and get to know the history of this fascinating city on a panoramic tour that introduces you to the city’s countless treasures. Conclude at the Colosseum where your guide will take you on a walk through the halls of this previous home of gladiatorial combat and wild animal fights that dates back to the first century A.D. (Breakfast)
 
Day 7 Rome
The morning is at leisure to explore the city your way. Later, you’ll be treated to a visit to Vatican City. Meander through the various intriguing exhibits on your guided tour of the fascinating Vatican Museums. You’ll be awed by the intricate artwork that adorns the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The remainder of your day is at leisure to discover all of Rome’s treasures independently. Gather tonight to toast the end of your Italian adventure at your farewell dinner. (Breakfast & Dinner)
 
Day 8 Rome - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. You will depart with many fond memories of incredible Italy. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
Tour Highlights
  • Zip through the beautiful countryside on your high-speed train to Florence.
  • Learn the techniques used in creating Florentine gold jewelry at a local shop.
  • Visit the Academy Gallery to view the extraordinary Michelangelo’s David.
  • A local expert will lead you on a tour of the Colosseum.
All This Included
  • Accommodations for 6 nights
  • 9 meals included: 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Accommodations on this Tour
Venice: Hotel Santa Marina
Florence: Mediterraneo Grand Hotel
Rome: Romanico Hotel
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.


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