If you are looking for an unforgettable tour of Italy, come explore the soul of Italy with us. We’ll take you on an all-inclusive escorted tour of some of the classic Italian regions, like Rome, Siena, Tuscany, Florence, and Venice! It is simply a trip of a lifetime; you will leave with Italy in your heart forever. From the Vatican to the Sistine Chapel, to hills covered with vineyards, you will see and visit all Italy has to offer in this vacation package.
You will start your journey in Rome and end in Venice, the Floating City. These eight days will give you an authentic experience in Italy with a small group and your knowledgeable Tour Leader. We recommend booking our private airport transfer, a quick and efficient way to travel from the airport to the hotel with a private car and driver. Once you settle into your lovely 4-star hotel, enjoy the sights and prepare for a lovely evening!
Tonight, your Tour Leader will meet you at the bar of the hotel. You will walk to a nearby restaurant to enjoy a superb welcome dinner and orientation that will include an overview of your trip itinerary. You will spend your first night in the beautiful Eternal City. Welcome to Italy!
Your morning will start with a journey to Rome’s celebrated sights. Your guide will be waiting in the lobby to go on a walk to the spectacular Piazza Navona, the site of Bernini’s famous trio of fountains. From here, you will continue to the Spanish Steps, a must see sight in the city and a perfect example of Roman Baroque Style. Afterward, it’s off to the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain followed by the Baroque quarter, the final destination for lunch.
You will have free time for lunch and some relaxation. Afterward, you will continue your journey to the Vatican for a guided tour of the structure’s renowned artworks and Michelangelo’s stunning masterwork, the Sistine Chapel.
Optional: Tonight, dine on delicious Roman food! Meet your tour leader and walk along the ancient streets of Rome. Your tour will end at the restaurant with a wonderful dinner. Return to hotel with your tour guide after dinner. Overnight in Rome
At the start of your day, your tour guide will meet you at your hotel for a private transfer to Florence. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque Tuscan scenery as you pass vineyards and lovely villages. Siena, a beautiful medieval city, is your first stop en route. This town is known for its distinctive brick buildings and spectacular masterpieces. Once you arrive, you will dine on a “farmer lunch” and enjoy wine tasting including cheese and salami. After lunch, there will be plenty of free time to explore all that Siena has to offer.
Before you arrive in Florence, you will make one last stop in a lush vineyard in Chianti for an authentic wine tasting experience. Once you check in to your hotel, you will have the opportunity to sightsee the city of Renaissance art and architecture as well as enjoy dinner on your own. Overnight in Florence.
Today is yours to discover all of Florence’s iconic sights. There are multiple optional tours and suggestions that your agent can offer. Your travel kit will also have many tips on highlights to visit. Overnight in Florence.
Today, no stone is left unturned as your tour guide takes you to the lesser known and quaint sides of Florence: the fresh market of San Lorenzo is a culinary treat to your taste buds. Here, you will find food that arrives fresh daily from the countryside. It is a wonderful opportunity try an assortment of cheese, vegetables, and bread!
After lunch, your guide will meet you at the hotel so you can sightsee the center of town.
Florence is the cradle of Renaissance art, influenced heavily by many of the best artists of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Your guide will take you to the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio ( the exterior), and the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower (the exterior). The tour will end with a visit to the Accademia, where you will see the famous statue of David.
Optional: A Tuscan Dinner with a walk at sunset. This time of day is stunning and a great moment to capture some photos.
Overnight in Florence
After a delicious Florentine breakfast, you will take a transfer to the train station for your next adventure in Venice. Enjoy the unique sights by high-speed train. The Floating City is an appropriate moniker as Venice does not have roads or cars, but boats and canals. It is established on several small islands connected by bridges. You will have a transfer waiting to bring you to your hotel in the Laguna with additional free time to sightsee Venice on your own.
Overnight in Venice
Today’s venture will start this morning with a visit to the classic marvels of Venice: S. Marco Square, the Rialto Bridge, the Doge Palace, and the Grand Canal. Afterward, there is plenty of free time for lunch. There will be a feast for the eyes as you discover another side of Venice during sunset.
Your tour guide will then accompany you to the Venetian “calli”, traditional bars where you can try the famous “Cicchetti”, a classic Venetian food. This itinerary gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with the authentic culture of the city. End your evening with a superb Venetian dinner.
Optional: A Gondola Tour after your city tour. In the evening, you will go with your guide on a 45-minute walk at sunset.
Overnight in Venice
Today, we say “Arrivederci”! You have the choice to either book an airport or railway station transfer, or you may decide on a different route home. Also, Italy4Real can organize pre and post tour accommodations, rental cars, and excursions before or after this tour. France and Greece are destinations we offer as options for travel, which are fantastic extensions to complete your trip.