Iconic Italy & Croatia

Experience the best of Rome, Florence, and Venice including Croatia in just 11 days!
Explore Rome's ancient Colosseum, and the Vatican Museums before continuing to Michelangelo's stunning David and the Accademia Gallery in Florence. See the timeless St. Mark's Square and the charming canals of Venice. Discover the thriving and vibrant town of Opatija along the Adriatic Sea, before ending in the ancient and modern city of Split!
11 Days from $5199/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Group Size
Embark on a journey through Europe! For your added comfort and safety, travel in a modern coach bus with a maximum group size of 25 passengers.
Stress & Hassle Free
All departures are guaranteed. We take care of all of the planning for you including hotels, meals, and touring, so you can relax and enjoy your trip.
Knowledge Guides
All our Escorted Tours are conducted in English and are managed by an experienced Tour Leader who has intimate and extensive knowledge of the destination.
Premium Accommodation
Stay in selected and inspected centrally located hotels, or charming boutique properties throughout your trip.

Primary Location

Italy & Croatia, Europe

Departures

2022 Departures: April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, July 6, August 17, August 24, August 31, September 14 & September 28

Included:

  • Airport transfer from Rome airport to the hotel
  • Centrally located first-class hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner in Rome (glass of wine, beer, or soft drink)
  • 1 Lunch and 3 dinners (coffee or tea included)
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional English-Speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Licensed Local Guides
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Hotel taxes and service taxes
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Split airport
  • Admissions to the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Accademia Gallery in Florence, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Glassblowing Factory in Murano Island, and Diocletian’s Palace in Split

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

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  • 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

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Optional excursions include Rome Food Tour, San Gimignano with Wine Tasting, Gondola Serenade, and the Istrian Peninsula
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Director

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You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO ITALY!

Arriving at Rome’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Starhotels Metropole, Rome, or similar

DAY 2: ANCIENT ROME

This morning, we visit the Colosseum, a symbol of Rome. After our visit, we continue to see the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the ancient Palatino Hill, overlook Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace; and stop on the legendary Via Sacra or “Sacred way”. In the afternoon we have time at leisure for more discoveries and activities on your own or join an optional tour of the Grand Piazzas and food tour. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Starhotels Metropole, Rome, or similar

DAY 3: VATICAN CITY

Today we visit the Vatican Museums, located within that city’s boundaries. We see the works of Raphael & Michelangelo and admire the Sistine chapel’s magnificent frescoes. We continue to St. Peter’s Square where some of the most important Papal ceremonies take place. In the afternoon you might want to visit some of the chic shops, galleries, and museums; do some more sightseeing on your own or relax in a sidewalk cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, some refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Starhotels Metropole, Rome, or similar

DAY 4: ROME TO ASSISI & FLORENCE

Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here you will take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence for dinner and an evening at leisure. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Starhotels Michelangelo, Florence, or similar

DAY 5: FLORENCE

Our morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s awe-inspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, we visit the Accademia Gallery, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is free to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital on your own or take an optional tour to visit San Gimignano with wine tasting. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Starhotels Michelangelo, Florence, or similar

DAY 6: FLORENCE TO FERRARA & VENICE

Florence to Ferrara and on to Venice. Drive to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Continue to Ferrara a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour of Ferrara, we continue to Venice for dinner and a free evening. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal, Venice, or similar

DAY 7: VENICE & VENETIAN LAGOON

We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square with a walking tour which includes visits to the St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in the amazing views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. We also take a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own or join an optional Gondola serenade with Aperol spritz Venetian style drink. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal, Venice, or similar

DAY 8: VENICE TO OPATIJA

Drive to the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the “Lungo Mare” seaside and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Grand Hotel Adriatic, Opatija, or similar

DAY 9: OPATIJA

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings, and once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterward, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Grand Hotel Adriatic, Opatija, or similar

DAY 10: OPATIJA TO SPLIT

Depart today for a drive along the spectacular Adriatic coast to Split. Comfortable stop on the way for a delicious lunch included. Continue traveling passing by old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Corner, Split, or similar

DAY 11: DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight or continue with your Adriatic Cruise.


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