On arrival in Venezia Marco Polo Aiport, a private water taxi will pick you up to take you to your hotel where you can recline on the sun-kissed shores of Jesolo in this modern Venetian hotel. Later, you will take a romantic cruise through the canals of Venice on a private gondola. This will be the perfect way to begin your Venetian adventure over the next few days.
This fascinating day tour takes you on an enjoyable journey through the most characteristic and important places that have contributed to the Venice you see today. Although Venice is widely known as The Floating City, it has many landmarks that are best reached on foot, such as Piazza San Marco and the Campanile (Bell Tower), as well as learning about many other Venetian treasures with your private tour guide. The rest of the day and evening will then be free for you to enjoy.
Accompanied by a local guide, you will explore the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in the Venetian Lagoon starting with a boat tour passing the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the tip of Sant’Elena and the Lido before arriving at the island of Murano – famous for its glass-making. Then, you’ll visit the colourful island of Burano, and learn about its fine lace creations, before enjoying a brief boat journey to Torcello.
On check out from the hotel, a private water taxi will await you to take you to Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station from which you will catch an onward train to Roma Termini. There you will find a driver to transport you to the Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo, where you will spend the next four nights. In the afternoon, your private guide will show you around Imperial Rome, visiting the iconic trio of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
All in a 4-hour tour you will visit St Peter’s Basilica, and its square, with special access to the Borgia Apartments, the Carriages Rooms and Raffaello’s Rooms, and of course the Sistine Chapel; as well as Rome’s most famous, strolling via the Trevi Fountain, La Colonna di Marco Aurelio, the Palazzo di Montecitorio, Palazzo Madama, Piazza Navona, with a special finale at the Spanish Steps. Along the way, your professional guide will explain to you the rich history of this iconic city.
Today is a completely free day for you to enjoy relaxing at your hotel, shopping for gifts, seeing the local attractions at your own pace or just bar/cafe hopping savouring the local food and drink as you go! Rome is a city soaked in cultural, artistic and historical influences that you can spend the day getting lost in. Another great way to spend the morning or afternoon is to perch in a streetside cafe and watch the world go by with an Italian pastry or wine.
Just a few miles outside of Rome, you’ll discover another world on this private tour to the famously charming Castelli Romani which will spoil you with the local wine and gastronomic delicacies in the stunning towns of Frascati and Marino. Also on the tour, you can admire the vistas of Lake Albano and Lake Nemi, before visiting the towns of Ariccia and Grottaferrata, as well as Castel Gandolfo. It will be a day of Italian culture and gastronomy that you will never forget.
Arrivederci, Italia! Your private driver will take you to the airport for your return flight home.