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Flavours of Italy

Savour the flavours of Italian culture on this Italy tour. Start in magical Venice, where you'll enjoy local delicacies and boat the city's canals. Head over to Florence to enjoy some of Italy's best art and wine, then head to Rome to immerse yourself in the country's history.

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

Venice, Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Rome and Frascati

 

Location:

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

9  Days | 7  nights
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INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Venice; return flight from Rome (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Venice and Rome
  • 7 nights of centrally located accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 wine tasting with light lunch, and 3 dinners
  • High-speed train between Venice and Florence; Florence and Rome in first class
  • Round-trip local train between Frascati and Rome
  • Local guides in Venice, Florence, and Rome
  • Guided walking tour in Venice
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Full-day excursion to Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour of Rome with Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Bilingual guide (English and French)
  • Hotel-to-hotel luggage service (1 suitcase per person)
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Venice.

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Day 2

Welcome to Venice: Guided Sightseeing & Cicchetti Experience

Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. In the afternoon, head out on a walking tour with a local guide to discover Venice's secrets. Later, experience a highlight of Venetian cuisine: the cicchetti, traditional tapas accompanied by wine. Next, enjoy a gondola ride.

Meal(s): Dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Flavours of Italy

Day 3

Venice - Florence: Guided Sightseeing & Dinner Experience (approx. 270 km)

Enjoy free time in Venice before boarding your high-speed train to Florence in the early afternoon. Experience the city's beauty by night on a walking tour. Then, enjoy an exclusive dinner including a typical Florentine-style T-bone steak.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 4

Florence: Pisa, San Gimignano & Siena Guided Excursion (approx. 220 km)

After breakfast, embark on a Tuscan adventure! Visit Pisa, known for its famous Leaning Tower. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting in a local restaurant, then stop in San Gimignano and Siena. Return to Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch, wine tasting
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 5

Florence: At Leisure

Spend the day at leisure in Florence. If you like, take an optional excursion ($) to Cinque Terre or the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's famous sculpture, David.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 6

Florence - Rome: Guided Sightseeing (approx. 290 km)

Today, travel to Rome via high-speed train. Upon arrival, enjoy a panoramic tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum from the outside, then continue with a walking tour of Baroque Rome. Skip the line at the Vatican Museums and visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Head back to your hotel, where your bags will be waiting for you.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 7

Rome: At Leisure

After breakfast, enjoy free time in Rome, or take part in an optional activity ($).

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 8

Rome: Frascati & Dinner Experience (approx. 40 km)

Explore Rome at your own pace today. If you like, sample the city's delicious gelato, or do some last-minute shopping. In the late afternoon, board a regional train for the lovely town of Frascati, where you'll be treated to an authentic local experience: dinner in a typical fraschetta. Drink delicious Italian wine and eat local food in an informal and friendly atmosphere. After dinner, board your train back to your hotel in Rome.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Flavours of Italy

Day 9

Rome - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Rome 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, Italy (VCE)
Hotel Continental Venice(or similar)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Home Florence(or similar)
Rome, Italy (FCO)
Bettoja Hotels Collection(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

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020
June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020
July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020
September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020
October 3, 10, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

ACTIVITIES

At time of reservation, please indicate if you would prefer an English-speaking or French-speaking tour guide.

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 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location, and are calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

TRANSPORTATION

High-speed train between Venice and Florence; Florence and Rome.

Free cancellation is available for the hotel portion of this booking! Read full details and terms & conditions on the checkout page.

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.