DAY 1 — Rome
Arrival in Rome.Make your way from the airport to your pre-booked hotel in the center of the city. Enjoy your first day in Rome on your own
DAY 2 — Ancient Rome Tour
At the designated meeting point near the Colosseum you will meet your group and guide for your walking tour of Ancient Rome. You will have a panoramic view of the Colosseum from Colle Oppio . From there you will walk down to the Colosseum where your guide will explain to you the history of this fascinating structure with stories of gladiators and other Roman pass times. You will view the Arch of Constantine and continue to the Palatine Hill. You will continue into the Roman Forum and walk along the Via Sacra where the Romans held festivals and processions celebrating their triumphant warriors. The walk ends at the Temple, the site of the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Spend the balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 3 — Rome
A free day to enjoy on your own. Perhaps join an optional Vatican tour
DAY 4 — Rome to Florence
Make your way to the train station for your high speed train to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence you will make your way to your centrally located hotel. Balance of day at leisure
DAY 5 — Florence walking Tour
This morning join your guided group walking tour of Florence. Together with your expert guide you will visit the highlights of the city. You will visit the great Duomo, the Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria with the Palazzo Vecchio, Giotto’s Bell tower, the Ponte Vecchio and the secret Vasari Corridor. You will also visit the Oltrano shopping district with its many artisans. Spend your free afternoon shopping or sightseeing on your own.
DAY 6 — Florence to Venice
Make your way to the train station for your high speed train to Venice. Upon arrival in Venice you will make your own way to your centrally located hotel by water taxi or vaporetto. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 7 — Venice Tour
This morning you will meet your guide and group in St. Mark’s Square for your walking tour of Venice.. Together you will visit the residence of the Doge of Venice, the Doges Palace. In the Palace you will cross the Bridge of Sighs where prisoners sighed at the last sight of day light as they made their way to their cells. You will continue awesome Basilica of Saint Mark and end the tour the Piazza San Marco. Balance of day at leisure to explore on your own.
DAY 8 — Arriverderci Rome Florence Venice Tour
Time to say arrivederci to Rome Florence Venice and Italy. Make your own way to the airport.