Classic Italy

Venice, Florence & Rome

From $4600 per person in low season
From $7900 per person in high season

based on 9 nights

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Price based on two people sharing.

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The State Department has changed their advice for travelers to Italy to Level 3 (re-consider travel). From 8 March, the Italian authorities extended the area of isolation to cover the whole of the Lombardy region and the provinces of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia and Rimini (all in Emilia Romagna); Pesaro e Urbino (in Marche); Venezia and Padova (in Veneto); Asti and Alessandria (in Piemonte). The State Department advice will be regularly reviewed and may be changed depending on how the fast-changing coronavirus situation evolves. Also see our travel information regarding Coronavirus.

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

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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.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation.


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.

  1. Fly to Venice

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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: Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel (3 nights)

  5. Fly home from Rome


  • 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.

  • 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.


Venice, Florence & Rome

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation.