A trip to Italy through the three marvellous cities is the best selection of European vacations. Our Italy tours and packages include Rome, Florence and Venice. Arrive at this flexible tour with a good train journey among the metropolises .Look at Rome (Italy`s treasure with two millennia of artistic achievement); Florence (Michelangelo`s David, Botticelli`s Birth of Venus, and Raphael`s La Velata) and Venice (Great palaces and romantic waterways) with travel balloon.
This 10 day sample itinerary comprises of 3 nights each in Rome, Florence and Venice. Daily breakfast will be provided if stated in the hotel information. Private or Shared transfers can also arrange along with this hitch.
Best Western CineMusic
Via Tuscolana, 128, 00182 Roma RM, Italy
Hotel Atlantic Palace
Via Nazionale, 12, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Hotel Carlton on the Canal
Santa Croce, 578, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
DAY 1 IN ROME:
Welcome to the Rome city! Make out your customs and immigration procedure and pass the hotel via private transport with our example. Without delay, start the afternoon to visit some of the Italian vacation spots with our optional tour ‘Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour’ to visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Spend the night at Trastevere to have a range of eateries, bars, and more entertainment.
DAY 2 IN ROME:
The very second day you can go for another tour ‘ The Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and St. Peter’s Basilica’. This spell helps you avoid long waiting queues and get the stories behind the museum’s exclusive collections with our local scout. Experience Michelangelo’s famous ‘Creation of Adam’, ‘La Pieta’, the Sistine Chapel, the Saint Peter’s Square, Bernini’s ingenious use of optical illusion and Raphael’s rooms.
Take a break for lunch and move to the old Post office, the Tiber River and the Botanical Gardens for a taste of Roman Renaissance. Crossing the river, take a look at the local neighborhoods and back streets and around Piazza Navona and the Campo de Fiori (flower market). There are lots of restaurants and bars till midnight if you are hungry. Those who are excited about clubbing can move to the Testaccio south of the town.
DAY 3 IN ROME:
The final morning in Rome could be spent at the three oldest museums in the world, Capitoline Museums having artifacts of ancient Rome. All three are connected with an underground gallery with all sorts of shopping. Finish your lunch near the Isola Tiberia located along the river. Spend your afternoon at the Baths of Diocletian at Piazza Repubblica which was the largest bathhouse of its kind dating back to 300 A.D. with an Octagonal Hall, a former Roman gymnasium.
DAY 4 IN FLORENCE:
It will be suitable to start the tour to Florence, between 10.00 am and noon, so that you can take a final breakfast in Rome and reach Florence in one and a half hours for the lunch. Spend this afternoon with our ‘Florence Half Day Sightseeing Tour’, which will take you to Fiesole, the town of Etruscan, the Church of Santa Croce, a walk to the famous Piazza della Signoria to view the Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and the beautiful Loggia del Lanzi. Next, comes the Uffizi Gallery with the paintings of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo DA Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, and Masaccio. Walk to the Ponte Vecchio that links Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti, the Florence’s most celebrated landmark. The bridge connects the river banks exactly at this point since the 12th century! Make a perfect evening in Oltrarno with beautiful shops, bars, and restaurants with a local crowd.
DAY 5 IN FLORENCE:
Purchase our tour ‘Florence Half Day Sightseeing Tour’ this day and enjoy the romantic Viale dei Colli up to the Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the wonderful panorama. The tour starts from the old city center and goes to a guided tour of the Duomo complex: Giotto`s bell tower, the Baptistery with bronze doors, the famous Porta del Paradiso, the Cathedral with its Cupola of Brunelleschi, the renowned Galleria dell`Accademia to admire the famous David by Michelangelo and other works by the great artist. This evening, head to Piazzale Michelangelo to overlook the city from the first hill in the Oltrarno and have a marvelous view over the city at sunset. Next, visit the museum in Palazzo Vecchio at night with beautiful silence and Stop into Dolce Vita for a cocktail and dinner.
DAY 6 IN FLORENCE:
A good day to visit Tuscany! Choose the tour ‘Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Wine Region Small Group Day Trip from Florence’ and feel the beauty of woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves. Take time for street shopping and lunch with Tuscan wines and some snacks (sliced cold meats, bruschettas, salami, and cheese). The other option is the ‘Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence’ tour to see the famous Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior), Lucca and other beautiful monuments (Lunch is not included). Before coming back to Florence there is time for tasting wine and extra virgin olive oil of local production.
More adventurous people can opt a Tuscan bike tour and foodies can enjoy the culinary tours by previous booking.
DAY 7 IN VENICE:
Plan your trip in the noon and reach Venice in two hours for the lunch. Don’t get down to Mestre station and your ticket is upto Santa Lucia. Reach the hotel and check in properly. Just roam around with a map through the Venice’s amazing canals and lanes. Go for a Gondola ride in the evening for a romantic experience of music and canals of Venice. We recommend our tour ‘Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade’.
DAY 8 IN VENICE:
Wake up early and reach the St. Mark’s square to pray an hour of mass at Basilica, the acres of glittering mosaics. Visit the Doge’s Palace – the symbol of Venice’s culture, the Basilica of San Marco at the back and the Piazzetta in the forefront, forms the greatest scenarios in the world. Stop for a cappuccino on the terrace of Caffè Florian for the most atmospheric surroundings on Piazza San Marco.
Have a lunch and move to the Accademia gallery, the modern artworks of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Frari basilica. Take a walk to the Rialto Bridge, for the first sighting at sunset. From Rialto, enjoy a leisurely stroll to Caffe del Doge having ice creams and coffee with the locals.
DAY 9 IN VENICE:
Enjoy the surrounding islands this day, firstly, the Murano – a miniature in Venice having glass blowing workshops, the Burano – a pleasant fishing village making hand-tatted lace and colors of houses and the Torcello – to have an ancient look of Venice. We, the travel balloon has also an optional tour ‘Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half Day Tour.’
Take our optional ‘Venice Ghost Walking Tour’ in a graceful evening through the silent alleyways and sleeping camp of the Hidden Venice. It I perfect to enjoy ghost stories with the dim light at night. The tour route includes many architectural gems lost in the back streets of Venice waiting to be found by the intrepid traveler. The ghost walk will finish close to the Rialto Bridge. Finally, wander around the La Bottega AI Promessi Sposi for a bite or dinner with a simple meal of seafood and meat.
DAY 10 IN HOME:
Vacate your hotel room and hit the airport with our representative to stick back to your place.Turnover your home, decompress, and go back to your routine.See you again in Travel Balloon.