Explore the big-3 of Italy (Rome, Florence and Venice) with our 8-day Elegant Italy holiday. Arrive in Rome and after a city tour and exploring the Vatican, you move to your next destination, which is charming Florence. From here, you proceed to your last destination, Venice, and you go on a romantic gondola ride and Murano, Burano and Torcello island hopping.
From Day 1 to Day 3, you arrive in Rome, “The Eternal City” and you check out the many monuments, landmarks, churches and museums.
On Day 4 and Day 5, you move to "The city of lilies", Florence and here you visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Not to miss is a walking tour that includes a visit to the renowned Uffizi Gallery.
From Day 6 to Day 8, you now move to your final destination, which is Venice. Here, you take the famed Gondola ride, discovering the waterways of Venice and you go on an island-hopping tour, wherein Murano is famous for glass-making and Torcello and Burano are sought-after for their beautiful landscapes.
On Day 8, your memorable, couples trip comes to a close and you are homeward bound from Venice, Italy.
Day 1: Rome Upon arrival, you board the Eurail from the airport to the city centre, and you check into the hotel. You stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: Rome: Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Discover the city of Rome, the capital of Italy. It is a historically renowned, heritage city. The city is well-regarded for the priceless artwork, interesting and historical museums, ancient churches, basilicas, piazzas and more. Explore this beautiful city at your own pace on the hop on hop off double-decker bus tour and as part of this you visit Santa Maria Maggiore, Colosseum, Circo Massimo, Piazza Venezia, Vatican City and Castel Sant'Angelo, the Trevi Fountain, and more.
You stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Rome: Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museum tickets (no transfers included) After breakfast, you will visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and the St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. The ancient city the buildings, landmarks and monuments from a bygone era is what captivate you. As part of this, you also visit the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps.
You stay overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Rome to Florence, Florence: Half-day Leaning Tower of Pisa Tour After breakfast, you will checkout from the hotel and board the Eurail to Florence (1hr 30mins Approx.), and on arrival, you check into the hotel.
You reach the Leaning Tower of Pisa passing through the panoramic landscapes of the Arno Valley. The Miracle of Squares is another interesting place to visit when on a romantic vacation with your partner. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is world-renowned for its unplanned tilt and absolutely appealing medieval structure.
You stay overnight here.
Day 5: Florence: Florence Guided Walking Tour with Uffizi Gallery Visit After breakfast, you embark on the tour with a visit to the town of Fiesole nestled in the hills that overlook the city of Florence and the Arno Valley. This medieval town has its roots that date back to the Roman era. After visiting the incredible Fiesole, you travel back to Florence along the Lungarni (by the Arno riverbank) and reach the Basilica di Santa Croce sitting on the beautiful square. Here you go around seeing the beautiful palaces surrounding the Square and you walk through the Piazza Della Signoria. After seeing the treasures of Florence, you visit the Uffizi Gallery (entrance included) to check out this famous museum. Here you get to see the one-of-a-kind, unique Renaissance masterpieces created by great Italian artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Raphael, among others.
You stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 6: Florence to Venice, Venice: Gondola Ride in the Venice waterways After breakfast, you will checkout from the hotel and board the Eurail to Venice (2hrs 10mins Approx.), and on arrive you check into the hotel.
The gondola ride in the Waterways of Venice is something that has been romanticized from times immemorial. You would have seen glimpses of this in the movies and now, you get to live that moment first-hand with your loved one. As you traverse on this relaxing boat ride the gentle rhythmic movement of the gondola adds to the effect. You pass through the Rialto Bridge and other well-known monuments in the city and you get a good insight into the Venetian charm and culture.
You stay overnight in a hotel in Venice.
Day 7: Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Island Hopping Tour After checking in, you will go exploring the three most remarkable islands in the Venetian lagoon. Murano is world renowned for its glass-making. The artistic glass wares are absolute masterpieces and a real delight to watch. Burano is known for its beautiful and colorful fishermen homes that are lined up against the canal. Torcello impresses upon you with its amazing views and scenic landscapes. While here, you can also go to the Byzantine Church while you are exploring this part of Italy.
You stay overnight in a hotel in Venice.
Day 8: Departure from Venice On this day, your trip comes to a close and you enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel and then you are transferred to the Venice Airport by a private transfer to catch your onward flight back home.
While on your Elegant Italy trip you get to see and visit:
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Miracle of Squares
Uffizi Gallery Visit
Fiesole Town Visit
Basilica di Santa Croce
Piazza della Signoria
Santa Maria Maggiore
St. Sebastian Church
St. Peter's Basilica
The Gallery of Tapestries
The Geographical Maps
When to Go
The months between April to June are fairly temperate and is perfect for romantic and honeymoon couples. These are the months with beautiful weather. September to October also happens to be a recommended period for travel since the weather is pleasant with less humidity and clear sky makes the Italy tour like living a dream!
3 Nights stay at Rome
2 nights stay at Florence
2 nights stay at Venice
Daily breakfast at hotel
Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Rome
Vatican City, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum tickets (no transfers included)
Florence guided walking tour with Uffizi gallery visit
Half-day Leaning tower of Pisa tour
Gondola ride at Venice waterways
Murano, Burano and Torcello half-day island hoping tour
Airport Transfers from In and Out Cities
Eu rail sector tickets – 2nd class
All tours on shared basis (pick up from City Centre)
Not Included: Air Tickets, Visa, Insurance, City taxes and gratuities, GST