Iconic Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome

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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. Your Italian adventure awaits! You'll start in the flo...
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 10 days!
    • Walking Tour of Venice
    • Florence Walk and Talk Tour
    • Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour (Green Line) - 48 hours

What's this trip about?

    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. Your Italian adventure awaits! You'll start in the floating city of Venice, where your days will be spent exploring Gothic palaces and navigating the water-laden streets. You'll enjoy a guided walking tour which will take you to some of the city's most iconic sights, from the famous San Marco Piazza to Marco Polo's house! After a comfortable train ride, you'll then arrive in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Your special Florence Walk and Talk Tour will take you through some of Florence's top attractions while you learn about the interesting history of the area. Just one more rail ride and you'll arrive in a city filled with ancient ruins and some of the world's most iconic works of art: Rome. Pay a visit to the Colosseum or experience the Sistine Chapel and its famous ceiling for yourself - the choice is yours!

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityVenice
End CityItaly

Travel Themes

  • Hiking & Walking
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Train & Rail Journeys


  • Europe
  • Italy


  • Florence
  • Nice
  • Rome
  • Venice


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Trains & Rail
  • Independent

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 San Gallo Palace or similar
    • Florence Walk and Talk 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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Day 1 Welcome to 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. 

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!

Day 3 Venice - Florence

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.

Day 4 Florence

Take today to use your Florence Walk and Talk Tour! Learn about the history of the area while admiring stunning architecture, strolling through the Piazza della Signoria, and crossing the marvelous Ponte Vecchio Bridge!

Day 5 Florence - Rome

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.

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).

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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