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Cultural Capitals

Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews
Small Group Tour to Italy

Traverse the highlights of enchanting Italy with our hallmark small group tour program. Together with a petite group of travelers and professional local guides see the landmarks of Venice, Florence, and Rome and stay at hand-picked properties close to main attractions.

Cultural Capitals

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Small Group Tour to Italy
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$3,053
Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews

Traverse the highlights of enchanting Italy with our hallmark small group tour program. Together with a petite group of travelers and professional local guides see the landmarks of Venice, Florence, and Rome and stay at hand-picked properties close to main attractions.

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Day-By-Day
Venice, Italy

Venice

first destination

One of the most charming cities in the world, fairytale Venice, is a true paradise of romance and a dream destination for many travelers. This fabulous city on water is comfortably set on more than a hundred islands, pervaded by beautiful canals and connected by a myriad of beautiful bridges, which makes Venice one of a kind place in the whole world.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Venice
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

Today you arrive at the romantic Italian city standing on canals, Venice! Upon arrival, your private water-taxi transfers you to your hotel, set right in the heart of town. The rest of the day is free.

  • Transport: airport transfer.
  • Meals: not included.
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Day 2
Venice Sightseeing Tour
City Tour
City Tour

Today you get to see the top landmarks of charming Venice with a local guide. The walking tour includes all the unmissable attractions.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: St. Mark's Basilica and Pala D'Oro altar, St. Mark's Square, Loggia dei Cavalli, Doges Palace.
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Day 3
Day at Leisure
Free Day
Free Day
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

After check-out you have this day to enjoy Venice by yourself. We recommend going on an optional trip to the islands of Murano & Burano or exploring Peggy Guggenheim Collection. In the afternoon your water-taxi takes you to the rail station.

  • Transport: hotel - rail station - hotel transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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Ca' Pisani Hotel, Venice
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The cozy Ca' Pisani Hotel is located in the quiet Dorsoduro district in gorgeous Venice. Set in a beautiful edifice of the 16th century, the property offers everything for a relaxing stay.

train
Venice
Florence
2 hrs 10 min

Traveling Italy on a train is a great time-saving experience. The modern bullet trains are equipped with comfortable seats with tables, footrests, and power sockets, provide free WiFi and generous luggage space. Your drivers will take you to the rail station and meet you upon arrival.

Florence, Italy

Florence

second destination

The capital of the Tuscany region, splendid Florence, is one of the most traveled to gems of Italy. Located at the top of the "bootleg" of the Italian peninsula, the city is famous for its spectacular views and striking cultural heritage.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Florence Sightseeing Tour & Galleria dell'Accademia
City Tour
City Tour
Museum Visit Included
Museum

Today you get to see the top landmarks of the artistic city of Florence with a local guide. The walking tour includes all the unmissable attractions and enter the legendary Galleria dell'Accademia.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Piazza del Duomo & the Baptistery, Piazza della Repubblica, Strozzi Palace, Santo Spirito Church and Convent, Galleria dell'Accademia.
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Day 5
Day at Leisure & Evening Wine Tasting
Free Day
Free Day
Tasting Included
Tasting

You have this day to enjoy Florence and its Renaissance gems by yourself. We recommend visiting the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace or joining an optional tour to Pisa. In the evening you are invited for a specially arranged wine tasting with your group.

  • Meals included: breakfast, wine tasting.
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Hotel De La Ville, Florence
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The 4-star Hotel De La Ville boasts a central location, only a 3-minute walk from Florence Cathedral and a 5-minute walk from the Uffizi Gallery, and perfectly combines luxury and classic-style décor.

train
Florence
Rome
1 hr 30 min

Among the easiest ways to travel between Florence and Rome is on a high-speed train, connecting the cities from one center to another. Italian trains are modern, designed for high-comfort travel, have several classes onboard, and are equipped with comfortable seats.

Rome, Italy

Rome

third destination

It is not said in vain that “all roads lead to Rome” as the Italian capital still remains one of the most outstanding marvels in the world. Boasting an amazing more than 2500-year history and once being the capital of the great Roman Empire, the Eternal City has a unique character and plays a crucial role in the life of the state and entire Europe.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Sightseeing Tour of Rome
Private Transfer Included
Transfer
City Tour
City Tour

After breakfast, you check-out from your Florence hotel and take a quick train ride to Rome. Upon arrival to the rail station, you meet your local guide. Together you leave your belongings in the hotel and have a walking tour of major Rome sights.

  • Transport: hotel - rail station - hotel.
  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Fountain of the Four Rivers.
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Day 7
Discovering Ancient Rome
City Tour
City Tour

In the morning you set off on a guided to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City on a walking tour.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Roman Forum, Temple of Caesar, Arch of Septimius Severus, the Colosseum.
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Day 8
Exploring the Vatican & Sistine Chapel
City Tour
City Tour
Museum Visit Included
Museum

This day is devoted to a trip to the petite independent city-state, the Vatican, set within central Rome. Today you get to explore both the mighty St. Peter's Basilica as well as traverse the Vatican Museums.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Julius II apartments, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square, Castel Sant'Angelo.

Note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks. Due to religious services St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

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Day 9
Departure from Rome
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

This is the final day of your exciting exploration of Italy. Following breakfast, your driver transfers you to the airport and you have a flight home.

  • Transfer: airport transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
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Hotel Dei Mellini is an amazing property, just a 15-minute walk from Saint Peter's Square. The hotel is housed in a 19th-century building and features elegant guest rooms.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Stays at hand-picked hotels in Venice, Florence and Rome
  • Buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Other transportation as indicated in the day-by-day program
  • Guided tours in English with local professional tour guides
  • Tickets for the high-speed train connections (1st class)
  • Florence wine tasting
  • Group size of maximum 14 people
  • Support line available during your tour

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, meals not indicated in the itinerary, optional activities, services, and tours, as well as your personal expenses and tips.

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Tour Highlights

  • Only reliable guides and drivers
  • High-speed connections between cities
  • Sightseeing tours of Venice, Florence and Rome
  • Small group of no more than 14 people
  • Wine-tasting in Florence

What To Know

  • You can use your bank card to pay almost anywhere in Europe.
  • If you need some local cash, it is best to use an ATM. This is true for all European countries, except for Hungary. When you withdraw cash from an ATM, the currency conversion will be done automatically by your bank, and the exchange rate will usually be much better than if you exchange currency at a local bank.
  • The tour program includes some walking tours, we recommend you to pack comfortable shoes.
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