Enchanting Italy

Fall in love with Italy over 9 wonderful days with several days in Venice and Florence, plus excursions to charming villages and beautiful countryside locales. Experience the charm, rich history, wonderful art and incredible beauty of this wonderful country. 

With a country as beautiful as Italy, traveling 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

Venice and Florence

 

Location:

Venice, Veneto, Italy, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Italy

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Venice (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Venice
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 tasting
  • Round-trip high-speed train between Venice and Florence (in selected fare class)
  • More Moments - 3 activities included:
    • Walking tour of Venice
    • Full-day excursion to Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti (transfer not included)
    • Full-day tour in Cinque Terre (transfer not included)
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan®  Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Venice.

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Day 2

Welcome to Venice

Upon arrival in Venice, take a private transfer to your hotel in the popular area of Mestre.

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Day 3

Venice: Sightseeing

After breakfast, meet up with your guide and enjoy a walking tour of the city. The afternoon is yours to explore Venice. Browse the shops, or join an optional tour to Murano and Burano ($).

More Moments Activities Included:
Venice Walking Tour:

Enjoy a guided walking tour of this magical city. Stroll through the narrow streets and cross over quaint canals to see the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square and its magnificent basilica and bell tower, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and many other highlights.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

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

After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take the train to Florence. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day getting to know Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5

Florence: At Leisure

Enjoy the day in Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Explore this wonderful city at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 6

Florence: San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti Excursion (approx. 170 km)

Make your way to the pick-up point for your full-day excursion to the beautiful Chianti region.

More Moments Activities Included:
San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti Excursion:

Cross the hills of Chianti and enjoy free time in San Gimignano, a picturesque medieval town famous for its white wine. Continue to Siena, admiring the Piazza del Campo, and passing by the Duomo, one of the most fascinating Gothic Italian churches. In the afternoon, head to the Chianti area and taste the region's delicious wine. Return to Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting
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Day 7

Florence: Cinque Terre Excursion (approx. 390 km)

Head to the pick up point to embark on a full-day excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world.

More Moments Activities Included:
Cinque Terre Excursion:

Take a train from La Spezia to Riomaggiore, a 13th-century village, then visit Manarola and Monterosso, with their incredible beaches and lush vegetation. If the weather's nice, take a boat to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a little natural port. Return to Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch
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Day 8

Florence - Venice (approx. 270 km)

After breakfast, Make your way to the railway station, board your high-speed train to Venice, and then make your way to your hotel.  Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

Venice - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Venice 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
Venice, Veneto, Italy
Hotel Venezia(or similar)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Hotel Paris(or similar)
Venice, Veneto, Italy
Hotel Ambasciatori(or similar)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Palazzo Ricasoli(or similar)

Room Specifications

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

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from May 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

During the Cinque Terre excursion, we recommend that you bring a hat to protect you against the sun and swimwear for the beach.
 

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.

TRANSPORTATION

Round-trip high-speed train tickets between Venice and Florence
 

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.