Italian Escape

Rome > Siena > Florence > Cinque Terre (optional) > Venice
Experience the best what Italy to offer by taking a tour that encompasses three of the country’s most famous cities! Start off in Rome to experience the Italian capital, and marvel at the ancient architecture and extensive history. Then head off to Italy’s art capital of Florence to see work by Italian masters, and finish up in Venice for a romantic gondola ride and even more breath-taking surroundings. As well as these cosmopolitan wonders, you’ll also get a chance to see some of the rural Tuscan countrysides, of course tasting local delicacies and exquisite wines along the way!
9 Days from $3529/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

BENEFITS OF SMALL GROUP TRAVEL

More Flexibility
Smaller groups allow access to unique places you could not get to with a larger group and opens up more opportunities to truly experience a destination.
Premium Accommodation
Stay in selected and inspected centrally located hotels, or charming boutique properties throughout your trip.
Local Guides
All tours are escorted by a knowledgeable guide who will share hidden gems and insider information with you throughout your journey.
Cultural Experiences
Small group tours include many intimate, cultural, and authentic culinary experiences you could not get with a larger group.

Departures

2022 departures: April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17, July 1, 15, August 12, September 9, & October 14, 28

Included:

  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing and Tour Escort service
  • Welcome dinner in Rome
  • Guided visit of the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation
  • Walking along the heart of Rome
  • Transfer from Rome to Florence via Siena by private luxury motor-coach
  • Wine & Food Experience in Siena
  • Free time to explore Siena
  • Fresh market’s tour of Florence
  • Guided visit of the Heart of Florence, including Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David
  • Skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery
  • Transfer from your hotel in Florence to Florence Station, including porterage service
  • 1st class seat reserved on a high-speed train from Florence to Venice
  • Arrival transfer in Venice
  • Guided visit of Venice including Gondola Tour
  • Evening walking tour of Venice ending with a Farewell Dinner

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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  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 participants
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Rome Optional Tours (Imperial Rome, Borghese Gallery, etc.)
  • Cinque Terre Tour from Florence
  • All optional excursions per the itinerary are subject to change and are based on availability and can be pre-booked or booked with the Tour Escort

Travel Privately

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

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO ROME!

Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at the airport make your way to your hotel in the heart of Rome. An optional private transfer is available. Late afternoon meeting with your Tour Host in the hotel. You will learn more about your tour. In the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Della Conciliazione, Rome, or similar

DAY 2: VATICAN & HEART OF ROME

After breakfast, you will enjoy a unique visit to the Vatican Museums. Access the Museum easily with your skip-the-line tickets. After the tour, exit on St. Peter’s Square and enjoy the magnificent view of the imposing Cathedral. Late afternoon meet your tour leader for a walking tour of Baroque Rome including Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament, and the fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome. Return to the hotel with your Tour Host and enjoy the evening at leisure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Della Conciliazione, Rome, or similar

DAY 3: ROME

Today you will be free at leisure. This tour has been designed to offer the best of each city visited combined with some free time to customize your travel experience as well as take your time to relax. There are many available experiences. Among these, we like to suggest exploring Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Forum, and much more. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Della Conciliazione, Rome, or similar

DAY 4: ROME > SIENA > FLORENCE

Today you will continue to Tuscany. Be ready to meet your tour host at your hotel in Rome and transfer to Florence, where you will arrive late afternoon following an en-route stop in Siena. The ride itself is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan hills, the view of small enchanting villages as well as the vineyards and castles the pointed the region. Upon arrival in Siena, enjoy a wine and food experience in the heart of the old town. After you will have time to discover the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year. Continue to Florence. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Pierre, Florence, or similar

DAY 5: CULINARY & ARTISTIC FLORENCE

Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city. Visit the market of San Lorenzo where it’s possible to see the food arriving from the Tuscan countryside. It’s a chance to taste lots of varieties of local cheeses, fruits, vegetables, and bread.

In the afternoon, meet your guide in the hotel and get ready to explore the heart of the town. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists of the time. We’ll visit Piazza Della Signoria, walk by the Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo with Giotto's bell tower (from outside), Ponte Vecchio. Our walkthrough of Florence will end with a visit to the Accademia to admire, among the many masterpieces, the jewel of Michelangelo, the statue of David. Overnight in Florence. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Pierre, Florence, or similar

DAY 6: CINQUE TERRE (OPTIONAL)

Today is free at leisure. Why do not join a small group tour to Cinque Terre? You will discover the most beautiful villages of Cinque Terre, enjoy a relaxing escape from the crowds, through luxuriant panoramic seaside vineyards, and savor a delicious fresh Seafood typical lunch including Cinque Terre wine and experience an amazing boat trip to take the most beautiful pictures of Cinque Terre from the sea. Overnight in Florence. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Pierre, Florence, or similar

DAY 7: FLORENCE > VENICE

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Florence train station. Board your high-speed train to Venice. Arrive late morning and transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore Venice on your own. Overnight in Venice. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Gabrielli, Venice, or similar

DAY 8: VENICE

In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Venice followed by a Gondola Ride. The afternoon is the best moment to enjoy Venice when most of the visitors leave the city. The guide will point out the main sights of the city but also the real soul of Venice. The tour will end with a Gondola Ride. In the evening, enjoy a Venetian Dinner. Overnight in Venice. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Gabrielli, Venice, or similar

DAY 9: VENICE

After breakfast, make your own way to the airport or train station for your departing flight or train for your onward journey. An optional private transfer is available. Arrivederci! Meals: B


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