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8 Days Venice to Rome from $1,809.00

Highlights: Venice, St. Mark’s Square, Ferrara, Pisa, Tuscany, Florence, Assisi, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, Colosseum
Visit some of Italy’s favorite cities, starting with two nights in Venice. Head south to Ferrara and Pisa with its famous leaning tower. Spend two nights in Florence to view the majestic architecture and unforgettable art. Stop in Assisi for the Basillica of St. Francis, and on to Rome and its highlights for the rest of your vacation.
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Venice, Florence & Rome Itinerary

DAY 1 VENICE: Arrive in Venice airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner and overnight.
Hotel Name: Carlton Hotel. (D)

DAY 2 VENICE: Today begins with a boat ride to Murano Island to visit a glass blowing factory where you will see a demonstration of traditional Venetian glass blowing. Then start your walking tour of Venice in St. Mark’s Square, visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. Balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or join an optional gondola ride.
Hotel Name: Carlton Hotel. (B)

DAY 3 VENICE / PISA / FLORENCE: Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region standing on the banks of the Po River. Orientation tour with your Tour Director. Continue to Pisa to view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and Duomo. End your day in Florence with dinner.
Hotel Name: Starhotels Michelangelo, or Croce di Malta. (B/D)

DAY 4 FLORENCE: Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s bronze “Gate of Paradise.” Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. Tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with the most spectacular view over Florence. Remainder of the day is at leisure to independently savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital.
Hotel Name: Starhotels Michelangelo, or Croce di Malta. (B)

DAY 5 FLORENCE / ROME: Traveling towards Rome through the stunning panorama of Tuscany, and afterwards, travel through Umbria to Assisi for a walking tour of the main square and a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and overnight.
Hotel Name: Grand Hotel Palatino. (B/D)

DAY 6 ROME: A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Then continue on to visit the Colosseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum.
Hotel Name: Grand Hotel Palatino. (B/L)

DAY 7 ROME: Today you have a full day free in spectacular Rome. Your tour director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to visit some of the wonderful shops, galleries and museums, or relax in a sidewalk cafe – there are plenty of things to do and see, depending on your interests. Tonight, a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers will provide a perfect way to celebrate your glimpse of Italy.
Hotel Name: Grand Hotel Palatino. (B/D)

DAY 8 ROME / USA: Morning transfer to Rome airport. Your home-bound flight arrives the same day. (B)

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  • Sunday March 18 – $1.809.00
  • Sunday April 1, 15 & 29 – $2,269.00
  • Sunday May 13 – $2,349.00
  • Sunday June 3 – $2,349.00
  • Sunday June 17 – $2,174.00
  • Sunday July 8 & 22 – $2,174.00
  • Sunday August 5 & 19 – $2,174.00
  • Sunday September 2 & 16 – $2,349.00
  • Sunday October 7, 14 & 21 – $2,349.00
  • Sunday November 4 – $1,979.00

Additional Information: * Above are Land Start Dates in Venice. Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date.  Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats. Single Room Supplement: $790.

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers in Venice on Day 1 and Rome on Day 8
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • 7 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 4 dinners with choice of entrée including a welcome dinner in Venice and a farewell dinner in Rome
  • Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning and onboard restroom
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges.
  • Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
  • Portfolio of travel documents
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Group Discounts
In a group of 20 passengers, one traveler qualifies for a 100% discount * off the land portion of the vacation price.

Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that International airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: $790. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.