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Self-Guided Discovery of Italian Cities

Italy in 10 Days • 8 Nights in Destination

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Our classic tour of Italy's most iconic cities independently by train, from the legendary Colosseum in Rome to the Renaissance heritage of Florence and the romantic canals of Venice.

Trip Highlights

  1. Florence
  2. Rome
  3. Venice

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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Accommodation: 8 Nights

Day 2 to 5
Marcella Royal Hotel
Location
Roma
Category
Nights
3

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*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: American Palace Hotel, Best Western Hotel Artdeco, Bettoja Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio, Hotel Gambrinus, Hotel Quirinale, Hotel Rinascimento, Hotel Romanico Palace, Hotel Trevi Collection, Mediterraneo Hotel Roma, UNAWAY Hotel Empire Roma.

Travel to Italy and immerse yourself in its history, culture and gastronomy. Land in Rome and admire one of the most romantic cities in the world, filled with cultural delights, such as the Colosseum, before heading to Florence to discover its hidden treasures and Renaissance heritage. Finally, explore Venice, known for its waterways and canals, built across 100 small islands.

10 days trip including flights*

9 days and 8 nights in destination

1

NYC - FCO

2

NYC - FCO

Roma

3

Roma

4

Roma

5

Firenze

6

Firenze

7

Firenze

8

Venice Mestre

9

Venice Mestre

10

VCE - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Night on board

Pack your bags and head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to the eternal city of Rome.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Rome

Arrive in Rome, the Italian capital, and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the remainder of the day is free to begin exploring this romantic, historic city. The evening is the most magical time of day in Rome when the streets take on an even more charming character. Overnight stay in Rome.

3rd Day: Rome

Breakfast at the hotel. Today head to the meeting point and enjoy a guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, three of the main archaeological sites of the Eternal City. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiatorial fights in the Colosseum, and appreciate the preserved corners of ancient Rome in the Forum and the Palatine Hill. We recommend the optional Piazzas and Fountains of Rome excursion.* The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the historic streets of Rome and dine on delicious Italian cuisine!** Overnight stay in Rome.

Optional Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion: Take a pleasant walk through the artistic heart of Rome to visit its most symbolic piazzas and fountains! Visit Piazza Navona, the most elegant of all Rome squares and home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain. See the Church of San Luigi, the incredible Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain, an icon of the city. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna, the most photogenic spot in the city!

** Optional Authentic Italian meal at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori: Enjoy an evening of authentic Italian cuisine in beautiful Campo Di Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome. Soak up the atmosphere as you indulge in Italian dishes at a local restaurant.

Included
Walking Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Optional
Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion
Optional
Authentic Italian meal at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori in Rome
4th Day: Rome

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a day at your leisure in Rome. Perhaps visit the Vatican, trace the footsteps of the greats in the ancient streets of the old city or simply indulge in some delicious Italian ice cream. However you choose to spend your day, Rome is sure to delight you with its old-world charm and unbeatable sights. We suggest taking the optional Guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel*. Overnight stay in Rome.

Optional Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel: Explore the priceless treasures held within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! Visit the Pio Clementino Hall, Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and the incredible Sistine Chapel. Afterwards, discover the incredible St. Peter’s Basilica and the atmospheric St. Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo’s imposing Cupola!

Please note: Optional tour available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.

Why not upgrade your trip with our Must See's of Italy package of 2 excursions, available in the next step of the booking process!

Optional
Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel
Optional
Pack of 2 Excursions: Must-sees of Italy
5th Day: Rome - Florence

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, meet your transfer and head to the train station to catch the Frecciarossa high-speed train to Florence. Arrive in Florence, the heart of the Italian Renaissance, and self-transfer* to the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure to explore the city and keep enjoying the Italian cuisine in this gourmet paradise. Overnight stay in Florence.

* You will have the option to add the transfer in the next step of the booking process.

6th Day: Florence

Breakfast at the hotel. Today head to the Historic Centre of Florence for a guided walking tour of Florence and discover the hidden secrets of the Tuscan capital. Start discovering Piazza Repubblica, one of the fanciest of the city, before heading to Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, a building where a local market takes place. Keep exploring the streets of Florence before arriving at the beautiful and well-known Ponte Vecchio, the most iconic bridge in the city and one of its main symbols. You will then walk through the Piazza della Signoria, the heart of Medieval Florence with the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. End the tour admiring Piazza San Giovanni, home to the impressive Florence Cathedral, with its iconic Brunelleschi cupola and the famous Giotto Belltower. Rest of the day at your leisure to continue exploring the captivating sights of Florence. Overnight stay in Florence.

Included
Guided Walking Tour of Florence
7th Day: Florence

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day at your leisure to enjoy your last day in the city. Florence's historical centre is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so why not take a stroll on your own to discover its hidden treasures. Overnight stay in Florence.

Optional Half-Day Tour to Pisa & The Leaning Tower: No trip to Italy is complete without a photo at the iconic leaning tower, so don't miss your chance to take a day trip to Pisa! Enjoy a guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments and visit the spectacular Pisa Cathedral before spending time at the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa, learning all about the history of this University city along the way. 

Optional
Half-Day Tour to Pisa & The Leaning Tower
8th Day: Florence - Venice Mestre

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, self-transfer* to the station to catch the Frecciarossa high-speed train to Venice (Mestre Station). Arrive in the romantic city of Venice, self-transfer* to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Built across more than 100 small islands, Venice is a pleasure to explore on foot as you get lost in the labyrinthine streets, stumbling across hidden cafes and cultural gems along the way. Get out and discover the plentiful delights on this eternal city, such as the immense Piazza San Marco. Overnight stay in Venice Mestre.

* You will have the option to add the transfers in the next step of the booking process.

9th Day: Venice

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a guided walking tour through Venice, through the fascinating streets and across the canals; a crossroads of culture where East meets West. Admire the Basilica and Piazza of San Marco next to Gothic-style Doge's Palace, the Campanile and the Clock Tower stand. Soak up the lively atmosphere of the Campo, a bustling square next to the Church of Santa Maria. Continue to marvel at the grand Basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo, uncover legendary tales of Marco Polo and finally return to St. Mark’s Square by strolling through the main Venetian shopping street, the Mercerie, and immerse yourself in the historic buzz of the city. The rest of the day is at your leisure to continue discovering this unique city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Venice Mestre.

*Optional Gondola Ride Experience: One of the most famous characteristics of Venice is its historic gondolas and now you can be a part of this legacy yourself! Experience an unforgettable 35-minute gondola ride through the charming waterways of Venice including the iconic Grand Canal. The quintessential Venetian experience! Note: Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to five people for each one) so you might have to share it with other people.

Why not upgrade your trip with our Must see`s of Italy package of 2 excursions, available in the next step of the booking process!

Included
Guided Walking Tour of Venice
Optional
Gondola Ride in Venice
10th Day: Venice - US

Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer by car from Venice Mestre to the airport for your return flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in the US the next day and the total duration of the trip would be 11 days.

Included activities

Included
Included activity for day 3 in Rome
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Physical rating:
Moderate

Walking Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Take a guided walking tour of three of the main archaeological sites in Rome. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiator fights of the Colosseum and appreciate the relics of ancient Rome at the Forum and Palatine Hill.

What's included: Skip-the-line entrance tickets: Colosseum - Palatine Hill - Roman Forum, Authorized guide and headphones Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off

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Included
Included activity for day 6 in Florence
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Physical rating:
Moderate

Guided Walking Tour of Florence

Discover the highlights of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, on a guided walking tour. Highlights include the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza San Giovanni, the iconic Florence Cathedral and the Giotto Belltower.

What's included: Walking tour in Florence with professional guide Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off. Food and beverages.

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Included
Included activity for day 9 in Venice
Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Guided Walking Tour of Venice

Take a guided walking tour through Venice to learn about the culture and artistic heritage of the city. Stroll through the city, taste a traditional spritz (own expense) at a local tavern, visit the iconic Rialto Bridge and cruise on the Giudecca Canal!

What's included: Walking tour in Venice with professional guide Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off, entrance fees.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
Suggested activity for day 3 in Rome
Duration 03:00h Approx.
Physical rating:
Moderate

Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion

Discover the most symbolic piazzas and fountains in Rome! Visit Piazza Navona, home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and see the Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna.

What's included: Professional licensed guide and headsets. Not included: Pick up and return to the hotel.

more information
Optional
Suggested activity for day 3 in Rome
Pick up time: info at destination

Authentic Italian meal at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori in Rome

Enjoy an evening of authentic Italian cuisine in beautiful Campo Di Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome. Soak up the atmosphere as you indulge in Italian dishes at a local restaurant.

more information
Optional
Suggested activity for day 4 in Rome
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Physical rating:
Moderate

Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel

Explore the treasures held within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! Visit Pio Clementino Hall, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and the incredible Sistine Chapel, among other sights. Also discover St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter's Square.

What's included: Skip the line entrance tickets, professional guide, headsets, pick-up service from centrally located hotels. Not included: Drop off at hotels. Pick up from hotels outside city center, in this case the meeting point will be Via Santamaura, 28

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 4
Pick up time: info at destination

Pack of 2 Excursions: Must-sees of Italy

Make the most of your time in Italy with this pack of two unmissable experiences: a Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and a gondola ride in Venice

What's included: Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel & Gondola ride experience in Venice

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Rome, Venice - US.
  • Domestic High-speed train in standard class: Rome - Florence - Venice Mestre.
  • 8 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
    See hotels included
  • 8 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Guided walking tours in Florence and Venice.
  • Guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill in Rome.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Accommodation tax in Italy must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 6 € per person per night).

Possibility to book a private transfer Firenze Station - hotel, hotel - Firenze Station and Venezia Mestre Station - hotel in the next step of the booking.

Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group. As an independent tour, the dates of the excursions may differ based on the availability of the tours. The final date will be available on the voucher uploaded on your Exoticca account prior to departure.

* Meeting points: the included tours will depart from designated meeting points. The location of the meeting points will be included in your trip details. Transfers to the meeting points are not included.

Important: please bear in mind that the accommodation included in Venice is located in Venice Mestre, which is situated outside the island, approximately 15 minutes away by train, bus or Taxi.

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport required.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country.
  • Currency
    Euro.
  • Language
    Italian.
  • Electricity
    220 V. No adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US.
  • Time zone
    GMT + 01:00.
  • Other useful information
    Italian cuisine is one of the most prominent in the world. The national dish is pasta.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.italia.it/en/home.html

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

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