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Iconic Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome tour

Iconic Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 1,261 $ 180 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Treat yourself to a gondala ride in Venice!
  • Stare into the eyes of Michelangelo's David with a visit to the Accademia in Florence.
  • Indulge in a decadent serving of gelato in its home city of Florence!
  • Legend has it if you toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, you will be guaranteed a return trip to Rome; toss one in and find out!
  • Take a walk through history as you visit the ruins of the ancient Roman civilization.

Short Description

Explore three of Italy's most iconic cities with this 6- or 9-night getaway. You'll visit picturesque Venice, medieval Florence, and ancient Rome as well as enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you travel by rail from city to city.

This vacation has been carefully crafted for a great independent travel experience. This isn’t a bus, group, or tour guide vacation but one where you can set your own pace of discovery every day. However, you’re not alone – if you need any help during your trip, we’ re just a phone call or an email away.

Trip Type N/A
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Venice
End City Rome

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip airfare into Venice (VCE), out of Rome (FCO)
  • Round-trip airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • High-speed rail between cities
  • 2 nights in Venice at the Hotel Amadeus or similar
  • Venice Walking Tour
  • 2 nights in Florence at the Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli or similar
  • Florence Medieval & Renaissance Walking Tour
  • 2 nights in Rome at the Hotel Dei Mellini or similar
  • Rome Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour (48-hours)
  • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Venice!

Accommodation: Hotel Amadeus-Venice

Arrive at Venice Airport and enjoy an airport transfer straight to your Venice accommodation. The rest of your day is to enjoy at leisure; consider celebrating your first night in Venice by treating yourself to a glass of Prosecco Champagne, a specialty of the Veneto region.

Transfer to Venice hotel

Day 2: Venice

Today you'll get the chance to enjoy a lovely tour through the unique and romantic city of Venice. From the Piazza San Marco to Palazzo Ducale and beyond, this tour will lead you through the sights lining Venice's street and finish up along main street, with plenty of shopping to find the perfect souvenir!

A Tip For Your Trip: Comfortable shoes are suggested for your walking tour today.

Walking Tour of Venice

Walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places in Venetian history. An experienced guide will escort you through the Most Serene Republic of Venice (“Serenissima Republic”), detailing the charm and history of this unique city. Your route will include St Mark's Square; Doge's Palace (external); The Basilica (external); Clock Tower; The Procuratie; Santa Maria Formosa; Campo and Church SS. Giovanni e Paolo; Malibran Theater; Mercerie.

Please note: Comfortable shoes are suggested.

Day 3: Venice - Florence

Accommodation: Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli

After a leisurely morning in the stunning city of Venice, make your way to the train station to embark on the journey to your next destination. Be sure to look out the window during your train ride, you'll drive through the picturesque region of Tuscany before reaching Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance.

Train to Florence!

Day 4: Florence

Explore the stunning cradle of the Renaissance, Florence! See everything from the San Lorenzo Central market area, through the Piazza del Duomo and medieval quarters, along the Guicciardini river bank, to the massive Pitti Palace, where six museums await, with many more stops in between. Pack your walking shoes, this tour covers a lot of ground!

Best of Medieval & Renaissance Florence Walking Tour (half-day/morning)

Discover the unparalleled beauty and history of the birthplace of the Renaissance during your included Florence Medieval & Renaissance walking tour! This guided walking tour starts from the famous San Lorenzo Central market area, teeming with workshops and brightly decorative stalls, which surround the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo.

You'll then continue to Piazza del Duomo, where the triumphant bulk of the Cathedral greets your eyes with its dome by Brunelleschi, the bell-tower by Giotto, and the Baptistery of St. John with its Doors of Paradise.

Next, you'll thread through the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice Portinari lived, until you reach the road covering the old Roman eastern wall and look up at the Bargello Palace. The next stop is Piazza della Signoria, a great open-air sculpture museum, dominated by the imposing Palazzo della Signoria.

You'll continue onward to the picturesque Straw Market to see the famous Porcellino (Little Wild Boar) Fountain. Next you'll walk down the street that leads to the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), to be dazzled by the gold and jewels in the little medieval shops, as you cross the River Arno.

After enjoying the lovely views up and down river, on the south bank, you'll walk along Via Guicciardini until emerging into the sloping square that leads up to the enormous Pitti Palace with its six museums, where the tour ends.

Day 5: Florence - Rome

Accommodation: Hotel dei Mellini

Start the fun with your Hop-On/Hop-Off pass through Rome! Tour your way through amazing ancient sites like the Colosseum where gladiators fought for their life, the mighty and elegant Parthenon, and the Roman Forum, among other ruins that h are withstanding the test of time.

Train to Rome!

Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour (48 hours) - all year

Visiting the capital of Italy has never been so easy and exciting! Get on CitySightseeing open top red bus and admire this wonderful city from another “higher” perspective! Onboard you will find an interesting commentary which will provide you with information about everything around you. Bus Line A gives you the opportunity to explore the main places of interest, like the Colosseum, the Vatican City and the Trevi Fountain.

Day 6: Rome

Continue using your sightseeing bus pass today. Hop off at Vatican City and spend the day exploring the highlights of this Italian city-state. You'll want to leave some time to explore the Vatican Museums; here you'll find the Sistine Chapel and its famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo.

Day 7: Depart Italy

In accordance with your flight, enjoy an airport transfer from your hotel to Rome Airport (FCO).

Transfer to airport

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When I booked with Great Value I was nervous because it seemed too good to be true. Nope, just a really great deal. I was able to take my dream trip to Ireland and Scotland and it was within my budget. Everything was covered, my lodging, flights, and rental car. There was no hidden fees, or fine print that would nickel and dime me later on, as "good deals" usually have. I also had to change the date of my trip and the customer service was excellent and this change was simple. Thank you Great Value, I'll be using you every time I travel from now on
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Everything on the trip was excellent. The only concern with any services from GVV was initial communications ahead of the trip regarding when and how we'd receive all our travel vouchers, as some were available online, and some were to be picked up in country upon arrival. It took no less than 5 phone calls to learn some vouchers would be picked up in country. The trip was outstanding, exhausting, but gloriously beautiful. It was exhausting from the perspective of moving around the country and only a few places were 2 nights. But, we knew that going in, and we wanted to see ALL of Switzerland and this certainly checked those boxes. We saw majestic mountains, we saw countless waterfalls and glaciers. The trains in Switzerland were all clean and we felt safe. The hotels were good with delicious breakfasts each morning. Overall, I would recommend GVV to a friend or family member and I would personally book another vacation with GVV.
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This was my first time planning a trip out of the country. I read previous reviews who had a good experience with Great Value Vacation. Our trip was amazing! The booking and reservations were easy to use with the vouchers provided. The staff was helpful. The only downside was I upgraded to have an automatic vehicle and they gave me a stick shift. It took a while to get sorted out but other than that I loved my trip! I will definitely use great value vacations again when I book my next trip. I opted for the additional wine tasting package and I did not regret it! I recommend adding those additional tours to get a more complete experience.
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