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Explore the best of Italy with plenty of free time in Rome, Florence and Venice. Stroll down streets that are almost 2,000 years old, sample delicious gelato and pasticcino, or sip fragrant wine from a sidewalk terrace as you watch la dolce vita unfold around you.

With a country as beautiful as Italy, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location
Rome, Florence, Venice

Location:

Rome, Italy (FCO), Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Venice, Italy (VCE), Italy

9  Days | 7  nights
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INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Rome; return from Venice (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Rome and in Venice
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 1 tasting
  • High-speed train between Rome and Florence; Florence and Venice (in selected fare class)
  • More Moments - 3 activities included:
    • 1-day Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass (valid for 24 hours)
    • Foodie walking tour of Florence (meal and drinks included)
    • Excursion to Murano and Burano (half-day)
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Rome.

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Day 2

Welcome to Rome

Upon arrival in Rome, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

More Moments Activities Included:
Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Pass:
  • Use your 24‑hour Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass to see all the city's highlights. A map and audio guide are included to give you an explanation of the main sights.
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Days 3 & 4

Rome: At Leisure

Enjoy two full days at leisure and get to know the Eternal City! Make the most of your time and head out on optional excursions ($) to the magnificent Colosseum, the impressive Vatican Museums or the classic Borghese Gallery. In the evening, head to dinner ($) and make sure to try out the local pasta or pizza and let's not forget the incredible Italian wine!

Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 5

Rome - Florence: Foodie Walking Tour (approx. 285 km)

After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take the high-speed train to Florence. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel to check in. In the afternoon, meet up with your guide for a walking tour of the city.

More Moments Activities Included:
Florence Foodie Walking Tour:
  • Meet your guide for a walk through Florence's most fascinating places. Along the way, you'll get to taste some of the most typical street food of the Renaissance city and top it all off with an excellent glass of Chianti wine and hand made Gelato.
Meal(s): Breakfast, tastings
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Day 6

Florence: At Leisure

Enjoy the day at leisure in Florence. The city's historical centre is compact, so it's perfect for exploring on foot! Or, if you like, take your pick of a number of optional excursions ($) to Cinque Terre, the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's famous sculpture, or to the Tuscan countryside.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 7

Florence - Venice (Mestre) (approx. 270 km)

After breakfast, make your way to the train station and board your high-speed train to Venice. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel to check in. Rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast, tastings
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Day 8

Venice (Mestre): Murano and Burano Island excursion

After breakfast make your way to the meeting point for your half day excursion to discover the wonders of the islands of Murano and Burano.

More Moments Activities Included:
Murano and Burano Island excursion:
  • Start in St. Mark's Square area where you will board a panoramic boat and leave towards the northern part of the lagoon. Some explanations will be provided in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian along the way.  The first stop will be Murano Island, famous for its glass production. Here, we will have the chance to visit a glass factory and observe a local artist giving shape to a glass piece of art. Follows some free time to either continue visiting the glass factory and shop, or go around the island. Then, cruise along the lagoon's beauty and proceed towards one of the most beautiful and peaceful islands of the lagoon: Burano Island. Famous for its colourful houses and apart from being a paradise for photographers, it is home to a long tradition of lace production. Free time before getting back to your motorboat back to Venice.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

Venice (Mestre) - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Rome, Italy (FCO)
Hotel Regio(or similar)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
B&B Hotel Firenze(or similar)
Venice, Italy (VCE)
(Mestre) Villa Constanza(or similar)
Rome, Italy (FCO)
Bettoja Hotels(or similar)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Hotel Una Vittoria(or similar)
Venice, Italy (VCE)
Hotel Ambasciatori (Mestre)(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the trip.
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from April 1 to October 31, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Not included
  • Transfers between railway stations and hotels, and between hotels and activity/exclusion meeting points.
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • ACTIVITIES

    The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

    CITY TAXES

    City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Italy and are payable in local currency upon checkout. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 6 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

    Pricing display

    Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.