You will be picked at Venice Marco Polo airport and transported via water taxi to your hotel in Venice city centre. The rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy however you wish, whether you want to relax at your hotel or head out to explore the city on your own. In the late afternoon, you’ll enjoy a gondola ride down the shining Grand Canal and inner canals crossed by tiny bridges.
Today, you’ll take in the beauty of Venice on a walking tour of the ‘Floating City’. The morning will see you take on the most iconic sights of Venice including the Piazza San Marco, the religious and cultural centre of the city, Doge’s Palace, as well as the grandeur of St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Bell Tower and the Clock Tower. The afternoon will be yours to explore the city as you wish or perhaps base yourself in a square with a bottle of wine and watch the world go by.
This morning, your private driver will pick you up from your hotel for your train transfer to Verona. Upon arrival, a private transfer will take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you’ll head out on a walking tour of Verona, during which you will discover the ancient history and romantic legends of this UNESCO-listed city. From the ancient Roman amphitheatre to Juliet’s Balcony, you’ll see why Verona has inspired countless love stories and artists throughout the centuries.
This morning your private driver will pick you up from your hotel for your train transfer to Levanto. Upon arrival, a private transfer will take you to your hotel in Levanto. After checking in, you’ll have the afternoon to relax or explore the city as you wish. Levanto is a beautiful coastal village and the perfect stepping off point to explore the wonderful Cinque Terre landscapes and quaint villages.
Today your day is completely free to explore the natural beauties of the Cinque Terre at your own pace. Perched on the beautiful Italian Riviera coastline, Cinque Terre is a string of old seaside villages often known as the ‘famous five’. Each of the towns features vibrant and colourful houses, terraced vineyards and harbours brimming with fishing boats. Wander the picturesque villages and stop for a beautiful seafood lunch, caught fresh that morning.
This morning your private driver will pick you up from your hotel for your train transfer to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, a private transfer will take you to your hotel. After checking in, you’ll have the afternoon to relax or explore the city as you wish. Florence is renowned as one of the most cultural and historical cities in the world and is packed full of amazing architecture and places of significance for you to explore.
This morning you will explore this vibrant and cultural Italian city and take in the most iconic Florentine sights such as Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the magnificent Florence Cathedral, as well as the Accademia Gallery, known for its numerous collections of art, the most famous perhaps being the statue of David by Michelangelo. It will be a day in Florence that you’ll never forget!
You’ll have the morning free to explore Florence as you wish, wandering the streets or perhaps shopping for souvenirs. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a tour of the Chianti region, the home of Tuscan wine with the visit to two wine estates. Learning all about the wine of this region, you will be treated to a tour of the wine cellars with the owner, who will tell you all about the tradition of winemaking in Tuscany.
This morning, your private driver will pick you up from your hotel for your train transfer to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, you’ll take a private transfer to your hotel. After checking into your hotel in the centre of Rome, you’ll have the rest of the day to relax at the hotel after your journey or if you prefer, you can head out into the city to get acquainted with ‘The Eternal City’ at your own pace.
This morning you will embark on a guided tour of the glorious Vatican museums. Your tour begins by passing through Piazza della Repubblica, then from Piazza del Popolo, you will see an Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramses II. You’ll then explore the Vatican Walls and the Vatican Museums, taking the beautiful Spiral staircase, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo.
In the morning, you will admire the classic beauties of Rome including the Spanish steps and the Trevi Fountain (and much more), whereas in the afternoon you will be stepping back in time to learn about the glorious Imperial Roman times with a visit to the Piazza Della Repubblica, the Fountain of the Nayads, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum as well as many other classic historical sights of Rome.
Arrivederci, Italia! Your private driver will take you to the airport for your return flight home.