This tour is a leisurely paced, small group journey through the iconic cities of Italy - Rome, Florence, and Venice, led by an expert and discreet tour leader. The tour leader ensures every detail is perfect, offering a smooth and seamless experience. The journey begins in Rome, where you delve into the city's rich history and participate in a hands-on cooking class. The adventure continues to the wine regions of Montepulciano and Montalcino, en route to the Renaissance city of Florence. Here, you have the opportunity to explore the city's art and architecture, with an optional excursion to the stunning Cinque Terre. The tour concludes in the romantic city of Venice, complete with a gondola ride and exploration of its historic landmarks. The small group setting ensures a personalised and intimate experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of each location.
Day 1 - Arrival & Rome Walks
Meet your private driver upon arrival in Rome and transfer to your hotel in Rome. Early afternoon meeting with your Tour Host in the hotel. You will learn more about your tour and familiarize yourself with travel companions. Later enjoy a walking tour of the Baroque Town with Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament and the fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome. In the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome.
Day 2 - Vatican & Cooking Experience
Access the Museum easily with your skip the line tickets. Your visit will be memorable: our guides have drawn up a route to include all the major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. See the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, of the Maps and of the Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel and the Pinecone Courtyard. In the end, exit on the St. Peter’s Square and enjoy the magniﬁcent view of the imposing Cathedral.
You will return to your hotel to relax after a challenging morning.
Spend the early evening diving into the secrets of pasta-making in a cooking class with a local chef. After some sips of beautiful Prosecco and a bite or two of Roman *aperitivi*, get a crash course on making authentic pasta that you can recreate at home. Dust the ﬂour from your ﬁngertips and cleanse your palette with the perfect wine while you sit down with your fellow classmates to enjoy your meal. In the end, return transfer to your hotel Overnight in Rome.
Day 3 - Rome
This tour has been designed to offer the best of each city visited combined with some free time to customize your travel experience and relax.
There are many available experiences. Among these, we like to suggest exploring the Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Forum, to visit one of the most beautiful are collections in Europe at Palazzo Borghese or the near Tivoli with the astonishing Villa Hadriana, built by Emperor Hadrian and Villa d’Este, a masterpiece of Italian gardening.
Overnight in Rome.
Day 4 - Rome to Florence
In Montepulciano, you will meet your guide for a walking tour of the town.
Later, move to Montalcino for a wine tasting and lunch.
Arrive in Florence late.
Overnight in Florence
Day 5 - Magniﬁcent Florence with Accademia
In the afternoon, you can join an option tour of Siena & San Gimignano with dinner in a boutique winery.
Overnight in Florence.
Day 6 - Optional CinqueTerre
You will discover the most beautiful villages of Cinque Terre, enjoy a relaxing escape from the crowds through luxuriant panoramic seaside vineyards and Savour a delicious fresh seafood lunch, including Cinque Terre wine and experience a fantastic boat trip to take the most beautiful pictures of Cinque Terre from the sea.
Overnight in Florence.
Day 7 - Welcome to Venice
The city does not have roads and cars but only boats and canals. It is built on several small islands linked by hundreds of bridges. Arrive late morning and transfer to the hotel in Laguna. Free time to explore Venice on your own.
Overnight in Venice.
Day 8 - Enjoy “La Serenissima” Venezia
Later, enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride that takes you through busy thoroughfares and quieter residential canals.
After a break for lunch, you'll meet again in St. Mark's Square and stroll into St. Mark's Basilica with pre-reserved, skip-the-line tickets. Learn how a Byzantine-style building became Venice's most signiﬁcant landmark while pointing out some of the more remarkable stories featured in the golden mosaics that cover the ceilings.
Finally, enter the Doge's Palace, once the political nerve center for an empire stretched across the Mediterranean and Asia. In this building, the Doge, or Duke of Venice, lived where he lorded over an empire of immense wealth but almost no actual land. In the end, return to your hotel on your own.
In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in a lovely restaurant. Overnight in Venice.
Day 9 - Departure
- Tour Code : SG0124
- Duration : 8 Nights/9 Days
- Departure City : Rome, Italy
- Ending City : Venice, Italy
- Type : Small Group Fully Escorted
- Departure : Guaranteed Departure
- Grade/Difficulity : Easy To Moderate
- Transport Mode : Various
- Children Allowed : Yes
- Max Group Size : 12
- Language Offered : English
- 3 nights in Rome
- 3 nights in Florence
- 2 nights in Venice
- Daily Breakfast
- Arrival Private Transfer
- Welcome brieﬁng & Tour Escort service
- Walking along the heart of Rome
- Welcome dinner in Rome
- Guided visit of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St.Peter Basilica
- Skip the line tickets to Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
- Cooking Experience followed by dinner in Trastevere, Roma
- Transfer from Rome to Florence via Montepulciano and Montalcino by luxury minicoach
- Guided visit of Montepulciano followed by lunch and wine tasting in Montalcino
- Guided Visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia with Michelangelo’s David
- Skip the line tickets to Accademia
- 1st Class High-speed Train Tickets from Florence to Venice, transfer from/to hotel included
- Guided visit of Venice with Gondola, St.Mark Basilica and Doge Palace
- Skip the line tickets to St.Mark Basilica & Doge Palace
- Farewell Dinner in Venice
- City Tax to be paid locally
- Drinks on meals
- Porterage in the stations
- Departure Transfer
- Featured Hotels
- Rome: Della Conciliazione / Orazio or similar
- Florence: Executive / Palazzo Castri or similar
- Venice: Indigo Sant’Elena or similar