2019 - Taste of Italy

7 Days/6 Nights

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • See the glorious architecture of Venice as you take a gondola down its famous canals.
  • Experience the Renaissance in Florence, where it was born. View the amazing art collection at the Uffizi Gallery and marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece of sculpture - David

    Trip Highlights:

  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • The Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Walking tour of the Colosseum and Forum in Rome
  • Tour of the Vatican and Vatican City
  • Visit to a chocolate factory

    Dining Experiences:

  • 6 breakfasts and 2 dinners, including a welcome dinner in Venice, and a farewell dinner in Rome.

    Hotels:

  • Hotel Bonvecchiati , Venice (2 nights)
  • Starhotel Tuscany, Florence (2 nights)
  • The Tribune Hotel, Rome (2 night)
  • Call (203) 238-1251 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14203781

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2019
    Duration
    7 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1VeniceVenice & Welcome Dinner : Meet your tour director at 2:00 PM, and take a one-hour orientation walk around the city known as the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. Spend a couple of hours exploring on your own before gathering back at your hotel for a welcome reception, followed by a dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)
    Day 2VeniceThe Sights of Venice & Gondola Ride : Take a guided walking tour of Venice, 'La Serenissima,' the most serene of cities, with its glorious architecture, and its charming bridges and canals. Visit the magnificent Doge's Palace, and the acclaimed Piazza and Basilica of San Marco. Journey along the canals for a view of the city from a gondola - truly, an unforgettable experience. Delight in an evening of exploring and dinner on your own. (B)
    Day 3FlorenceVenice & Florence : Take a private vaporetto, or water taxi, from your hotel to your coach and travel on to Florence. During your journey you'll stop at a family-owned hotel, where you may choose to enjoy a local lunch al fresco - the food is all made by hand every single day. Arrive at your hotel, outside Florence's city center; after a break, depart for an orientation tour and enjoy dinner in Florence's famous Mercato Centrale, where you can choose from an abundance of offerings and fresh Tuscan flavors.
    (B)
    Day 4FlorenceFlorence Walking Tour & The Uffizi Gallery : Spend the day discovering Florence, the capital of Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy free time, marveling at the sights of the city center such as the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Piazza della Signoria. Take some time for lunch on your own. Enjoy a walking tour of the city with entrance included to the Uffizi Gallery, host to one of the largest and most important collections of Italian Renaissance art in the world. Proceed on to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's sculpture of David. Visit a leather-making school that creates high-end designer goods. Enjoy dinner on your own.
    (B)
    Day 5RomeThrough Umbria to Rome : This morning you're off to the Eternal City with a special and delicious stop at a local producer en route. They say that all roads lead to Rome, and today yours will certainly do so as you are immersed in Italy's natural beauty and surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Your hotel tonight is located in an exclusive area overlooking the beautiful Villa Borghese Gardens - and close to the legendary Harry's Bar, featured in Fellini's 1960 film La Dolce Vita and famed as a center of Rome's glamorous social scene. Spend the evening exploring and dining as you please.
    (B)
    Day 6RomeRome & The Vatican : Visit the historic Colosseum, the iconic structure of imperial Rome constructed between 72 and 80 AD. This engineering marvel could hold between 50,000 - 80,000 spectators of public spectacles, gladiator battles, and classical dramas. Walk through the Forum and view the ruins of ancient government buildings. Proceed on to a walking tour of the heart of the city to see the Spanish Steps and the towering Trevi Fountain. Enjoy some free time for lunch and exploring on your own. Afterwards, you will go on to a coveted night entrance to the Vatican. (March departure will visit the Vatican earlier in the day.)
    (B, D)
    Day 7Tour endsTour Ends : Your tour ends after breakfast.

    Insider tip: You can book pre-nights in Venice or post-nights in Rome if you want to extend your vacation! We've negotiated special rates with our hotels to make booking extra nights easy and affordable.

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/24/2019$1,899.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    05/05/2019$2,399.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    05/12/2019$2,599.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    06/09/2019$2,599.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    06/30/2019$2,599.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    07/14/2019$2,599.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    08/04/2019$2,499.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    09/01/2019$2,499.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    09/08/2019$2,499.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    10/06/2019$1,949.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    10/20/2019$1,899.00* (USD) / 7 Days From Venice to RomeQuote
    Lodging
    Hotel Bonvecchiati , Venice (2 nights)
    Starhotel Tuscany, Florence (2 nights)
    The Tribune Hotel, Rome (2 night)

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    • 2019 - Taste of Italy

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      Tour Highlights Authentic Local Experiences: See the glorious architecture of Venice as you take a gondola down its famous canals. Experience the Renaissance in Florence, where it was born.

     
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