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Italian Dream

8 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Take in Rome, Florence and Venice on this iconic adventure - with free time to explore each city on your own too.

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      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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      About this trip

      This dream tour displays the best of Rome, Venice and Florence and offers free time to explore each breathtaking city on your own too. Get a close look at the Romans' legacy through the impressive Colosseum, Venice's effortless beauty and the influence of the Renaissance through Florence's art.


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      Trip code: ITAD

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      9 Meals
      • 7 buffet breakfasts

      • 2 three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Florence, Italy
        • Assisi
          Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis

        • Florence
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's Bell Tower

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and views of the mighty Colosseum

        • Venice
          Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

        • Verona
          View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony on an orientation walk


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 2 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Italian Dream

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Rome. Relax and unwind after check-in and meet with your Travel Director this afternoon. Tonight perhaps take a stroll through the city and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

      Hotel
      Pinewood/Ergife Palace

      2. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit inside the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards you have free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Delights of Rome with Dinner

      Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

      We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

      Adult Price: €79.00

      3. Rome – Venice (Marghera) (2 Nights)

      Follow the Upper Tiber Valley past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto in Umbria to Tuscany, a unique and fertile landscape with olive groves and vineyards stretching into the distance. Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and arrive later close to the magical city of Venice.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Mercure Marghera

      Optional Experiences

      Gondolas and the Grand Canal

      Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

      Adult Price: €70.00

      4. Venice Orientation and Free Time

      Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to its heart, St. Mark’s Square. Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the magnificent Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine basilica adorned with glass mosaics. Explore this fascinating city in your free time or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to Burano island for a delicious meal.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

      Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power. Alternatively, we’ll visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas.

      Adult Price: €36.00

      Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

      Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

      Adult Price: €70.00

      5. Venice (Marghera) – Verona – Florence (2 Nights)

      Drive west to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. View the vast Roman Arena during your walking orientation, where concerts are still held, and then see Juliet's Balcony. Your journey continues through the gastronomic region of Emilia Romagna to Tuscany and your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Novotel Firenze Nord

      Optional Experiences

      Visit to Pisa with Tuscan Dinner and Music

      Join us on a visit to Pisa where you will see the remarkable Leaning Tower and will marvel at the monuments on the Square of Miracles. At a Tuscan farmhouse, we will enjoy a selection of local specialties and wines produced in the property. Live music will create an unforgettable atmosphere.

      Adult Price: €90.00

      6. Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

      Florence enjoys a unique artistic heritage. Experience the delights during your sightseeing tour on foot with a knowledgeable Local Specialist. View the Baptistery renowned for its carved bronze doors, the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's impressive Bell Tower and visit Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy a demonstration of leatherwork, with time afterwards to explore or to shop for high-quality Italian goods and 18-carat gold jewellery.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

      Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Visit To San Gimignano

      Join us for a drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ of Tuscany. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves, this is Italy’s best preserved medieval city and will give you a taste of day-to-day life in Italy during the Middle Ages.

      Adult Price: €35.00

      7. Florence – Assisi – Rome

      Through the rolling countryside of Tuscany into Umbria. You arrive at the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. See the sights of St. Francis’ birthplace, including the medieval ramparts. Later on your final night in Rome, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Pinewood

      Optional Experiences

      Arrivederci Roma

      Rome comes alive this last evening of our trip as you savour her unforgettable sights! We then celebrate together with a Farewell Dinner including entertainment in one of our favourite places.

      Adult Price: €50.00

      8. Depart Rome

      Say 'arrivederci' to Rome, your Travel Director and newfound friends as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Assisi
          Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis

        • Florence
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's Bell Tower

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and views of the mighty Colosseum

        • Venice
          Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

        • Verona
          View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony on an orientation walk


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 2 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 135 Reviews

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I was more interested in another tour (that was full) that starts in Rome and ends in Venice so you don't waste half a day driving back to Rome. The hotels are good, but not near the touristy areas-- that's a drawback of the CostSaver tours. But those

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Our tour director Susan Williams was wonderful. She made the week educational and enjoyable. She was very knowledgeable and upbeat. The accommodations were very nice if not a little far from attractions ie: restaurants, shopping, and landmarks. Overall the tour was an

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Tour guide and bus service was great. All the breakfasts were fine. Most hotels were good.Product : optional excursions were well planned.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Heidi was a great host and the additional tours made it worth the trip.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The tour was very well organized, our tour director was extremely knowledgeable and we were well taken care of, access to museums and churches always very quick and smooth.Product : Some lovely souvenirs available here and there but shopping wasn't our first priority so overall,

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