A Week in Italy

Discover the romantic Venice, artistic Florence, and the eternal city of Rome by high-speed train!
Delve into Venice's rich history and gaze upon the stunning Grand Canal. Walkthrough the historic city center of Florence, and explore the birthplace of the Renaissance. Explore the sights and sounds of the colourful UNESCO-listed villages of Cinque Terre. Stroll the streets and piazzas of the eternal capital, and explore the art cities masterpieces through the most awe-inspiring scenery in the world including the Vatican Museums and more
7 Days from $2669/person CAD
Family
Food & Wine
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Premium
Rail & Train
Romantic
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

TRAVEL YOUR WAY, ON YOUR OWN TERMS!

Accommodation
Choose from a range of places to stay, from premium four to luxury five-star hotels, beautiful villas, and charming boutique properties.
Experiences
Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see to the off-the-beaten-track, on a small-group tour or with a private driver and guide.
Flexibility
Travel whenever you want and escape the tour bus crowds! With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can travel whenever you want, on your own terms.
Expertise
With in-country knowledge, we are specialists in creating unique experiences, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners.

Departures

Available all year-round

Included:

  • 6-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Private arrival airport transfer from Venice airport to the hotel
  • High-speed train travel in Standard class
  • Daily breakfast
  • Small-group Venice Foodie & Highlights Walking Tour with Gondola Ride
  • Florence Walking Tour
  • Cinque Terre full-day excursion from Florence
  • Small-group Rome Foodie Walking Tour
  • Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour with Skip-the-Line tickets
  • 24/7 "Your Italian Friend" one on one real-time mobile concierge assistance

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

Speak to one of our Travel Specialists to begin planning a trip to Italy!

  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • "Your Italian Friend" is an interactive virtual assistance, created to be with you all throughout your holiday (the app will provide you with information on everything you might need during your trip, such as the best places to visit or the best places to eat and shop, and will help you in case of specific necessities)
  • The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays and the Museums in Florence are closed on Mondays

Optional Extras:

  • The option to start the itinerary in Rome is also available
  • Extend your itinerary by traveling to the sun-soaked Amalfi Coast (Sorrento) from Rome or begin your trip in the fashion capital of Milan prior to Venice
  • Upgrade to private tours focused solely on your travel group
  • Add some extra hotel nights to any city you prefer
  • Private Train Station Transfers and Departure Private Transfer
  • Upgrade your train class from Standard to Business, for an even more comfortable journey
  • Upgrade your transfers and get welcomed at the train stations by a private assistant, porters for your luggage, and a private transfer to your hotel
  • With many touring options in Italy, we can mix and match different activity options to your liking!

Custom Itinerary

This pre-designed itinerary can be booked as is or our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your tastes. We can arrange an itinerary around your budget, interests, dates, and special requests.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO VENICE

Welcome to Venice! After your arrival at the airport, meet and greet your driver where you will be transferred to your hotel. After check-in, take some time to relax and then perhaps head out to begin your discovery of Venice.

Accommodation at the Hotel Continental, Venice, or similar

DAY 2: VENICE FOODIE & HIGHLIGHTS WITH GONDOLA RIDE

This morning, meet your guide and set the scene for your Venice walking tour visiting a historic café enjoying an espresso (or cappuccino) and delicious pastries and sweets. Energized by the espresso discover the grandeur of St. Mark’s Square and the marvelous Basilica (external). Admire the Doge's Palace (external) which also houses the Bridge of Sighs. During your Venice walking tour enjoy the chance to join the locals for traditional Venetian tapas.

At the end of the tour, experience one of the most truly Venetian moments with a gondola ride. See the beauty of Venice from the perspective of its most iconic symbol as you ride through the famous Venetian canals. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Venice on your own. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Continental, Venice, or similar

DAY 3: VENICE TO FLORENCE WITH HIGHLIGHTS

After breakfast, make your way to the train station and board your high-speed train to Florence, traveling comfortably in Standard Class. Upon arrival in Florence, make your way to the hotel.

In the afternoon, meet your guide who will take you to some of the most important spots where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired. Follow your guide and admire Piazza Della Signoria, dominated by the striking Palazzo Vecchio. Marvel at Florence's Cathedral (external) with the adjacent Giotto's Belltower, and the Baptistery with its famous Gates of Paradise. Afterward, visit the Oltrarno neighborhood, known as Florence's trendiest and most authentic neighborhood. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Home, Florence, or similar

DAY 4: CINQUE TERRE EXCURSION

Prepare to be amazed by one of Italy’s most enchanting landscapes - Cinque Terre! Explore the land of pastel-colored homes and cobalt blue seas. This day in paradise is sure to be unforgettable. Discover this enchanting protected National Park with its colorful homes, striking cliffs, and sparkling blue sea! Enjoy exploring four of the five villages independently, with plenty of time to stroll, shop souvenirs, take photos, and relax.

Instead of visiting the Cinque Terre, you will have the option to substitute your day excursion to the Tuscan countryside, including Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Home, Florence, or similar

DAY 5: FLORENCE TO ROME & FOODIE TOUR

After breakfast, make your way to the train station and board your high-speed train to Rome, traveling comfortably in Standard Class. Upon arrival in Rome, make your way to the hotel.

In the afternoon, meet your guide and discover the Eternal City using your senses. Dive into the local gastronomic heritage and taste traditional Roman specialties through two of the most charming districts of Rome.

Start with the famous “Espresso e Cornetto” in Rome and learn the Italian tradition behind Italian coffee. Stroll through the streets of the historic Trastevere district, and Campo de’ Fiori, and let your guide lead you to the ancient bakeries and local delis. Browse through the shops, lose yourself among aromas and sensational flavors.

You’ll enjoy sample authentic Roman dishes including a slice of freshly baked crispy white pizza, deep-fried tomato sauce rice balls, and much more. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Welcome Piram Hotel, Rome, or similar

DAY 6: VATICAN HIGHLIGHTS

Today meet your guide and discover one of Rome’s greatest symbols. Experience the history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Skip all the entrance lines to explore the Gallery of the Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel.

After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Rome on your own or book an optional tour exploring the many treasures of Rome including the ancient Colosseum. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Welcome Piram Hotel, Rome, or similar

DAY 7: ROME DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to the Rome Airport or train station for your onward journey. Optional private transfers are available. Meals: B


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