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Rome & Florence tour

Rome & Florence

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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: $ 1,850 $ 264 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Treat yourself to a culinary tour of the city's must-try dishes of each city; Roman Artichokes in Rome and Florentine Steak in Florence.
  • Legend has it throwing a coin into Rome's Trevi Fountain will ensure a return trip to Rome; toss one in and find out for yourself!
  • Ascend the iconic Colosseum, the ruins of the largest amphitheater ever built.
  • Explore the haunting remnants of the Renaissance in Florence; fall in love with breathtaking artwork and architectural masterpieces.
  • Take a stroll along Florence's famous Ponte Vecchio, and shop the vendors selling handmade goods along the way.

Short Description

Enrich yourself with the history, art, and food of Italy on this week-long getaway to Rome and Florence. Upgrade to include additional tours!

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 Rome
End City Florence

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Rome (FCO) and out of Florence (FLR)
  • Private round-trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights in Rome at the Hotel Santa Costanza or similar
  • Rail ticket from Rome to Florence (standard class)
  • 3 nights in Florence at the Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli or similar
  • Rome City 48-hour Sightseeing Hop-On/Hop-Off Pass
  • Half-day Guided Tour of Florence with entrance to the Accademia Gallery
  • Breakfast Daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Rome!

Accommodation: Donna Laura Palace

Arrive in Rome airport and enjoy a private transfer to your first hotel. After you get settled in, consider taking a short trip over to the Trevi Fountain to see it illuminated in the twilight - the perfect way to spend your first night in Italy!

Transfer to Rome hotel

Day 2: Rome

Begin using your hop-on/hop-off bus pass and discovering all the Eternal City has to offer! Hop off at the Colosseum and explore the world's largest and most iconic amphitheater, built almost 2,000 years ago. You'll also want to explore the 2,000 year old Pantheon, Rome's most well-preserved ancient monuments.

A Tip For Your Trip: Exchange your hop-on/hop-off bus voucher for your ticket at any of the locations along the route.

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 3: Rome

Continue using your pass today and take ride over to Vatican City! Experience the vast beauty of St. Peter's Basilica, then consider paying a visit to the Vatican Museums, where you can look upon Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Day 4: Rome - Florence

Accommodation: Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli

Take the train from Rome to Florence, admiring the breathtaking Italian landscape on your way. Tonight, consider treating yourself to an authentic Florentine dish, such as bistecca alla fiorentina (Florentine Steak).

Train to Florence

Day 5: Florence

Enjoy a half-day morning tour of Florence today! Once you've completed the tour, explore the city at your leisure.

A Tip For Your Trip: Please note that the Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays; tours scheduled for this day will be replaced with a visit to the San Marco Museum or the Medici Chapels.

Florence Guided City Tour with Accademia Gallery (half-day - morning)

This half-day morning tour provides a fascinating and comprehensive overview of the beautiful city of Florence, including a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. The Florence discovery begins with a relaxing and scenic bus tour that offers panoramic views of the unparalleled beauty of Florence and the surrounding countryside. Begin with a trip by Fiesole, a delightful town of Etruscan origin set on a hill overlooking Florence and then, after a drive along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo - a stop to admire the amazing panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world.

The tour will proceed through the historic center with the guided visit of the renowned Accademia Gallery which hosts the famous David by Michelangelo and other masterpieces by the great artist. Then we proceed with the exterior guided visit of San Lorenzo Church and the stunning Duomo complex: San Giovanni Baptistery with its bronze doors including the famous Porta del Paradiso and the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and the elegant Giotto’s bell tower. Your guided tour will end inside the museum, enabling you to explore further on your own. Please note: The Accademia is closed on Mondays; tours scheduled for this day will be replaced by a visit to the San Marco Museum or the Medici Chapels.

Day 6: Florence

No trip to Florence is complete without experiencing the art and breathtaking architecture that define the city. If you'd like, pay a visit to the Uffizi Gallery and gaze at the works of Botticelli and Da Vinci. You'll also want to take a photo with the Ponte Vecchio as your backdrop, the perfect memory to immortalize your trip to Firenze!

Day 7: Depart Italy

Enjoy a private transfer to Florence Airport (FLR) in accordance with your departure flight today.

Transfer to Florence airport (FLR)

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