Italy Highlights Adventure 8D/7N
Start your trip with a Rome airport pick-up on Day 1 and free time to settle in. On Day 2 explore Italy’s ancient capital by bike and get to see world-famous monuments such as the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum. Stop at a local pizzeria, followed by stops for a buttery croissant and a cup of true Italian gelato. On Day 3 take a bus to Florence for a free afternoon. On Day 4 enjoy Florence, one of Italy’s most lively and artful cities on a bike tour. On Day 5 take a train to Venice and enjoy a free afternoon. On Day 6 learn about the history and culture of Venice and ride in a classic gondola on a day trip. On Day 7 take a train from Venice back to Rome, where you will spend the night. Your trip ends on Day 8 with an airport drop-off in Rome.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Rome Airport Pick-Up
Today you will be picked up at the Rome airport and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Rome.
Day 2: Rome Bike tour (B)
Explore Rome from a unique perspective on this city bike tour. Ride down streets and roads with little traffic and visit some of Rome’s highlights, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, Venezia Square and the Trevi Fountain. On the way, you will stop at lesser-known spots, such as hidden passageways and ancient walls. Don’t forget your camara! In winter months it is an alternative to go on a Hop-on-Hop-off buss to explore this beuatiful city.
Day 3: Bus Rome to Florence (B)
Today you will make your own way to the bus station to catch a bus transfer to Florence. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Florence.
Day 4: Florence Bike Tour (B)
Discover the beautiful city of Florence from an unique perspective on a fun 2-hour bike tour. Cycle down its quaint streets and stop to see the city´s landmark monuments, such as the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. Visti narrow streets, pedestrian areas, and places outside the tourist paths where a bus tour can´t go.
You will explore the narrow streets of the main centre and the Oltrarno, reaching iconic sights and unknown spots such as the artisansdistrict, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo and Piazza della Repubblica.
You will stop along the way at some places to learn history and fun facts about the city. Your expert guide will also tell you about the best places to find Florence´s delicacies, such as gelato and truffles.
This tour is the perfect way to discover the best of the city in a fun and entertaining way!
Overnight in Florence.
Day 5: Train Florence to Venice (B)
Today you will make your own way to the train station to catch a train transfer to Venice. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Venice.
Day 6: Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Experience (B)
Enjoy a free morning in one of the world's more beautiful cities before embarking on a fun and cultural tour of Venice at 3:00pm. This 2-hour walking tour of Venice provides an excellent introduction to the city’s highlights and history, plus the classic Venetian experience of riding in a gondola. Meet your guide near St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll get an insider’s view of iconic attractions like St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Wander through the idyllic surrounding neighborhood as your guide illuminates Venice's history as a maritime superpower and creative centre of Renaissance art. Admire world-famous 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 enchanting streets by foot, climb aboard a traditional gondola boat for a romantic ride along the famous Venitian canals. Navigated by a friendly gondolier, cruise by spectacular historic structures along the Grand Canal and float down smaller waterways in the charming Fenice neighborhood. After a 35-minute ride, step back on solid ground at the Dogana/Valaresso Station in central Venice. Overnight in Venice.
NOTE: Today's walking tour does not include entry to any monuments.
Day 7: Train Venice to Rome (B)
Today you will make your own way to the train station to catch a train transfer back to Rome. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Rome.
Day 8: Rome Airport Drop-Off (B)
All good things must end. Today you will be dropped off at the Rome airport to catch your outgoing flight. We wish you happiness and health for your journey onward.