Venice, Florence & Rome
based on 9 nights
Privately guided tours of Venice, Florence & Ancient Rome
Price based on two people sharing.
At a Glance
Discover history and culture in three of Italy's key cities, Venice, Florence and Rome
Explore picturesque canals in true Venetian style, on board a private gondola
Step back in time to the golden era of the Renaissance in Florence's incredible museums and galleries
Learn about Rome's fascinating history, from the iconic Colosseum to the Roman Forum
Best time to Visit
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Italy is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year, and most attractions are open all year round. The best time to visit is in May, early June, late September and October. Days during those months are usually warm, and quite long. July and August are hot and humid with many tourists. Since most Italians leave their hot cities in the summer, many restaurants are closed in the cities.
Winter can get cold, particularly January but it is quiet. Temperatures are more favourable in the spring and autumn months.
Explore the very best that Italy has to offer with this classic itinerary taking in the landmarks of Venice, Florence and Rome. Discover ancient history, breath-taking architecture and world-class art as you travel through this iconic destination.
Fly to Venice
Days 1-4: Venice
Your Italian adventure starts in the vibrant and opulent city of Venice, built over a picturesque network of 150 canals. Explore the city and get lost in the maze of winding streets, crossing the canals by foot or on board one of Venice’s iconic gondolas. With your private guide you’ll discover the history behind St Mark’s Square, home to the towering Campanile bell tower and the extravagant Doge’s Palace, once a seat of huge political power. Head away from this lively square and admire the stunning architecture of Venice’s backstreets, where a new surprise awaits around every corner. Culture lovers could also visit one of the city’s celebrated art galleries or enjoy a spectacular performance at the world-famous La Fenice opera house.
Accommodation: Bauer Il Palazzo (3 nights)
Days 4-7: Florence
Continue south to explore the city of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. The cultural capital of Italy, Florence boasts some of the most renowned art galleries and museums in the world, as well as truly breath-taking architecture. Admire the city’s most famous sights with your private guide, including the Ponte Vecchio, the Piazza della Signoria and the iconic Duomo, before hopping in a Florentine gondola to watch the sun set across the city. Discover the incredible artworks on display at the centuries-old Uffizi Gallery, or admire masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s David in the Galleria dell’Accademia.
Accommodation: Hotel Brunelleschi (3 nights)
Days 7-10: Rome
Your final stop will be Rome, the ‘Eternal City’, bursting with history dating back thousands of years. Step back in time with your private guide as you discover the tunnels and holding chambers of the iconic Colosseum, following in the steps of the city’s Gladiators, before exploring the Roman Forum, once the vibrant heart of the ancient city. Take in the fascinating art and architecture as you get to know the city, from the beautifully-preserved Pantheon and the picturesque Borghese Gardens to the world-class galleries of the Vatican.
Accommodation: Villa Spalletti Trivelli (3 nights)
Fly home from Rome
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|Book from||25 June 2012 to 02 November 2019|
12 May 2019 to 19 July 2019
21 July 2019 to 30 August 2019
08 September 2019 to 02 November 2019
Explore Ancient Rome
Take a step back into Rome's incredible past with a visit to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, still one of the most iconic sights of the city. Once the center of Rome, here you'll discover the history and lifestyle of the ancient city.
Florence by boat and on foot
Discover Florence from a new perspective - aboard a Florentine gondola cruising along the Arno River. After a walking tour of the city's highlights, sit back and relax on the boat as you watch the sun set over the rooftops of Florence.
Highlights, Backstreets and Canals of Venice
Discover the iconic landmarks, winding streets and romantic canals of Venice. Visit St Mark's Square, once the political center of Venice, before wandering through picturesque alleyways and hidden squares, and finally exploring the canals by water taxi.