Italian Highlights: Rome, Tuscany & Venice

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Ancient ruins, winding roads, floating cities, and culinary wonders beyond your wildest dreams.. experience all of this and more on your road trip through Italy! Spend your first nights exploring the splendors of Rome. Visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, Vatican City, and more! Then make your way to Tuscany; explore the idyllic countryside as you take ...

Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 11 days!

What's this trip about?

    Ancient ruins, winding roads, floating cities, and culinary wonders beyond your wildest dreams.. experience all of this and more on your road trip through Italy! Spend your first nights exploring the splendors of Rome. Visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, Vatican City, and more! Then make your way to Tuscany; explore the idyllic countryside as you take day-trips to the surrounding cities and villages, from Florence to Pisa to historic Lucca. Your vacations ends on a sweet note with a stay in Venice, where amazing works of architecture can be reached by a leisurely gondola ride. Along the way indulge in the flavors of the regions, from pizzas to wines to amazing desserts. *Please note: In Italy, certain car categories will incur an additional drop-off fee when returning to a different location within the same city. Drop-off surcharges will apply to all categories when returning to a different city. These fees vary based on the category of car rental and the drop-off location, and are required to be paid on-site at the time of rental.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityRome
End CityVenice

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Italy

Attractions

  • Rome

Activities

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

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare into Rome (FCO), out of Venice (VCE)
    • Manual car rental for 8 nights*- upgrade to automatic available
    • 2 nights near Rome at the Hotel Villa Mercede orsimilar
    • 4 nights in Tuscany in a 2-bedroom apartment at the Fattoria degli Usignoli or Villa il Palagio
    • 2 nights in Treviso at the Villa Park Hotel Bolognese

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Rome!

Arrive in Rome and collect your rental car. Take off to your first destination, settle in, and begin exploring the Eternal City!

Why not start your Rome exploration with a visit to the iconic Colosseum? You'll also want to see the ruins at the Roman Forum...

Day 2 Rome

Today you may want to spend the day exploring the highlights of Vatican City. Explore the breathtaking St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest Christian basilica.

Treat yourself to a visit at the Vatican Museums, where you'll be surrounded by masterpiec...

Day 3 Rome - Tuscany

Today you will take off to your next stop; Tuscany! Make your way through the Tuscan countryside until you arrive at your accommodation for the next four nights.

Your first night in Tuscany calls for a glass of locally-produced wine. Relax with a meal and treat yourself to a glass of its famous reds.

Day 4 Tuscany

Today, hop in your car and make way for Florence! Discover the exciting culture, the dynamic atmosphere and all of the history that exists in this vibrant city. Stroll down the cobblestoned lanes, through the majestic squares, and across the ancient bridges tha...

Day 5 Tuscany

Take the drive to Pisa today, where you can see its famous leaning tower up close. Spend some time at the famous Knights' Square where you can discover remnants of its Renaissance past, and explore the Gothic buildings that are sprinkled through the city.

Day 6 Tuscany

Today consider taking a drive to Siena, one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Italy. Take a stroll to the magnificent Piazza del Campo, then pay a visit to one of the most breathtaking examples of Romanseque-Gothic churches: the Duomo in Siena. This stunning building will have you in awe from the intricate exterior to the colorful interior.

Day 7 Tuscany - Treviso

Depart Tuscany today and drive to Venice where you will spend the final two nights of your vacation.

Day 8 Venice

The city of Venice is picturesque and romantic with canals and outdoor cafes on every corner. Take a gondola ride over the Grand Canal, visit Saint Mark’s Square for a remarkable 360-degree view and take a stroll over the Accademia Bridge!

Day 9 Depart Venice

Depart Venice today. The airport is about 25 minutes from your hotel.

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