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Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice tour

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice

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Travel Style: N/A
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
9 days
From: $ 8,295 $ 922 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Explore inspiring Italy, enjoying firsthand looks at legendary masterpieces and unrivaled insider access to historical sites
  • Browse the local markets in Rome, Florence and Venice
  • View some of the greatest art treasures of the Renaissance with insight from an expert A&K guide
  • Enjoy special private access to the Vasari Corridor at the Uffizi Gallery, to walk in the footsteps of the Medici princes
  • Experience an unforgettable after-hours guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica, when it is illuminated just for you
  • Stop for a wine tasting in Tuscany on an artisan visit
  • Dine at a farm-to-table restaurant in Florence for a Chef’s Table culinary experience

Short Description

Experience the glories of Rome, from the Trevi Fountain to the Sistine Chapel; enjoy a wine tasting in Tuscany; visit the Uffizi Gallery and savor farm-to-table cuisine in Florence; and revel in the history and romance of Venice.

Style Small group tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury (5*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Rome
End City Venice

Destinations

Italy

Attractions & Cities Visited

Florence Rome Venice

Age Requirement

10

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Rome

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: The St. Regis Rome

Arrive in Rome, where you are met and transferred to your hotel in the center of the city. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director for dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Rome | Essence of the Eternal City

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: The St. Regis Rome

Begin your day discovering the evocative remains of the Eternal City. Start with the Palatine Hill, where your local guide brings to life the legend of the city’s origin in the eighth century BC under twin brothers Romulus and Remus. Then, pass the imposing Arch of Constantine to visit the mighty Colosseum. Built in AD 80, it held 50,000 spectators who reveled in watching gladiatorial combat, executions of criminals, animal fights and mock naval battles. After lunch at a local restaurant, stop at the lovely Campo de Fiori, one of Rome’s thriving markets. Visit the Piazza Navona, dominated by the Baroque Fountain of the Four Rivers, and continue to the Pantheon, instantly recognizable for its large granite Corinthian columns. Later, enjoy a moment at the Trevi Fountain to perhaps toss in a coin, and finish your day at the foot of the picturesque Spanish Steps on the Piazza di Spagna.

Day 3: Rome/Vatican City | Michelangelo’s Finest

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: The St. Regis Rome

Today, tour Vatican City, admiring the stunning collections of antiquities, paintings and objets d’art in its vast museum. Behold the Sistine Chapel with its glorious frescoes painted by Michelangelo, and wonder at St. Peter’s Basilica, first erected in 324 on the orders of Emperor Constantine over the tomb of the saint. View the poignant Pietà of Michelangelo and the exuberant Baldaquin of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini. Bernini, who was the preeminent sculptor of his day as well as an accomplished architect, was a favorite of popes and royals, and left an enduring mark on the cityscape of Rome.

Day 4: Orvieto/Florence | Tuscan Landscapes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Drive to Florence, stopping en route at the small hilltop town of Orvieto for lunch. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this ancient community, entering the magnificent Piazza del Duomo and the cathedral housing Signorelli’s Cycle of the Apocalypse, which aggressively employs foreshortening techniques to create vibrant images as arresting as they are inspiring. Continue through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside, amid hill-towns encircled by Etruscan walls and slender cypress trees. Arrive in Florence and visit the Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s stunning masterpiece, David. Carved from white Carrara marble and standing 17 feet tall, the statue took three years to complete, with Michelangelo, then in his mid-twenties, working in almost complete secrecy throughout its creation.

Day 5: Pisa | The Tower & the Duomo

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Drive to Pisa to view its famed Leaning Tower, which stands — albeit at a nearly four-degree angle — 196 feet tall. Enjoy a guided tour of the inspiring 11th-century Duomo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the nearby Baptistery, itself a magnificent example of medieval architecture. Renowned for its superb acoustics, its design marks the transition from the Romanesque style to the Gothic style. Then, enjoy lunch before returning to Florence. This afternoon, a guided tour of the Florence Synagogue will reveal the importance of the Jewish community in Italian history. The synagogue, begun in 1874, was constructed with Byzantine architectural touches and features Moorish-influenced interior decorations.

Day 6: Florence | Uffizi Gallery & a Farm-to-Table Dinner

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Join a local art specialist for a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, originally designed to hold the uffizi (administrative offices) of the Medici Grand Duke Cosimo. Browse its celebrated assembly of artworks, which includes paintings from the late Middle Ages through the early 18th century, and admire such striking masterpieces as Caravaggio’s Medusa, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Da Vinci’s Annunciation and Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch. Then, enjoy a very special private entry to the Vasari Corridor, built by the court architect to the Medici family. Having first acquired wealth from success in banking and commerce, members of the House of Medici turned their attention to supporting the arts, in particular during the reign of Lorenzo the Magnificent in the late 15th century. This evening, dine at a local farm-to-table restaurant for an authentic — and delectable — Chef’s Table experience.

Day 7: Florence/Venice | St. Mark’s Basilica

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Accompany your guide on a morning stroll through the San Lorenzo district’s famous Central Market before heading into the Tuscan hills to visit an ancient wine and olive oil estate. After a tasting and a light lunch, drive to Venice and take in spectacular views of the lagoon as you enjoy a Scenic Sundowner with your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests. Later, A&K arranges a private after-hours tour of St. Mark’s Basilica, exclusively for your group, led by an expert local guide. Examples of the many artworks on display include the dazzling golden altarpiece known as the Pala d’Oro and the life-size bronze Horses of St. Mark.

Day 8: Venice | Marvels of the Doge’s Palace

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Begin your day with a cruise down the Grand Canal to visit the city’s former Jewish Ghetto. Afterward, set out on a walking tour of the narrow streets around St. Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal. Visit the lavish Doge’s Palace, the seat of government here for centuries and the former residence of the rulers of the Venetian Republic. Take a moment to marvel at the lavish frescoes, graceful staircases and gilded stuccowork that reveal the glory and opulence of earlier times. Next, embark on a romantic gondola ride, before an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner with your fellow guests.

Day 9: Depart Venice

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer by boat to the airport and depart.

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Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice

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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Limited to 18 guests

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 10

Additional Information

  • Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a pre-tour extension to Capri & Amalfi (4 days, from $4,295) and a post-tour extension to Lake Como (4 days, from $4,795).


Pre-Tour Extension: Capri & Amalfi, Days: 4 | From: $4,295

Please note the Sep 18 departure stays at Palazzo Avino.

Available to add to select departure dates.

Day 1

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Caruso

Arrive in Naples, Italy; transfer to your hotel in Ravello above the Amalfi Coast for a welcome dinner.

Days 2-3

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Caruso

Stroll Ravello and visit the Villa Rufolo. Drive the Amalfi Coast, viewing Positano and stopping in Amalfi. The next day, boat along the Amalfi Coast to Capri. Drive up to Anacapri and visit Capri town. Enjoy a visit and tasting at a local maker of limoncello.

Day 4

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Depart for Herculaneum, a city better preserved than Pompeii. Later, visit a winery on the slopes of Vesuvius for a tasting and a lunch of local foods and wines. Continue to Rome to begin your main journey.

 

Post-Tour Extension: Lake Como, Days: 4 | From: $4,795

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Day 1

Meals: Lunch

Accommodation: Villa d'Este

Depart for Verona, where you enjoy a guided walking tour. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to your hotel overlooking beautiful Lake Como.

Days 2-3

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner on Day 3

Accommodation: Villa d'Este

Visit the lakefront town of Lugano, Switzerland. Ride a funicular up Mount San Salvatore for inspiring alpine views. Later, enjoy a tasting of the famous local merlot. On Day 3, after a morning at leisure at your resort hotel, travel to Bellagio to stroll its streets. Tour the lake by private boat, with pre-dinner drinks on board, and visit Comacina, the only island in Lake Como, for a farewell dinner at the Locanda dell’Isola.

Day 4

Meals: Breakfast

Today, transfer to the airport and depart.


  • Take This Journey Private | This itinerary is also available as an independent journey, Signature Italy, with A&K local guides.
  • Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions.


Trip ID#:

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What's excluded

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included

8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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