2023 : Taste of Italy

7 Days/6 Nights

Savor a sampling of Italy's greatest cities

Get your first taste of the delights of Venice, Florence, Rome, and more on this enchanting Italian tour. You'll ?get to enjoy the ancient ruins, architectural and artistic masterpieces, and of course, indulge in Italy's legendary food and wine. ITALY IS AN ACTIVE DESTINATION: Visiting Italy requires the ability to walk on cobblestones and uneven terrain, climb stairs and vehicle steps, and walk or stand for several hours at a time. Traffic restrictions often require coaches to drop off passengers a substantial distance away, with a 20-minute walk to the attraction. Some tours include activities in late evening. Typical tour days may require five miles of medium-paced walking.

Highlights

  • Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica*
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Orvieto
  • Michelangelo's David
  • Venetian Gondola Ride
  • Roman Colosseum
  • Florence
  • Bologna
  • Doge's Palace, Venice

    Hotels

  • Hotel Bonvecchiati Venezia
  • StarHotels Tuscany Florence Hotel
  • The Tribune Hotel
  • Call (330) 478-0295 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16798391

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2022
    Duration
    7 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1VeniceVenice Arrival - Welcome Dinner : Meet your tour director at 4:00 PM for a welcome reception and take an orientation walk around the city known as the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. Spend time exploring on your own before gathering again for a welcome drink and dinner with your fellow travelers(D)
    Day 2VeniceVenice Tour - Doge's Palace - Gondola Ride : Take a walking tour of Venice, the most serene of cities, with a local guide. See its glorious architecture, and charming bridges and canals. Visit the magnificent Doge's Palace and the acclaimed Piazza and Basilica of San Marco. Journey along the canals for a view of the city from a gondola. Delight in an evening of independent dining and exploration.(B)
    Day 3FlorenceBologna - Florence Dinner : Take a private group water taxi from your hotel to your coach and travel on to Florence. During your journey, stop for free time and lunch on your own in the lively, historic foodie city of Bologna. Arrive at your hotel outside Florence's city center. Take a break, then depart for an orientation walk with your tour director and enjoy some free time in this beautiful city, the capital of Tuscany, and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner with your group at a local Florence restaurant.(B, D)
    Day 4FlorenceFlorence Walking Tour - Accademia Gallery : Take a walking tour of Florence with a local guide and marvel at the sights of the city center such as the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's iconic sculpture of David. Savor a local lunch in the heart of Florence. After lunch you'll have the rest of the day to explore this magnificent city at your leisure.(B, L)
    Day 5RomeOrvieto - Roman Colosseum : You're off to the Eternal City - Rome. Along the way, stop in the scenic hill town of Orvieto for a delicious tasting of its renowned local wine. Visit the Colosseum, imperial Rome's iconic structure, built between 72 and 80 AD. This engineering marvel could hold up to 80,000 spectators for gladiator battles and dramatic productions. (Please note that on some departures, the Colosseum visit may be moved to day 6.) Imagine the ghosts of the Caesars in the ruins of the Forum, the ancient heart of the Roman Empire. Your hotel tonight is in Rome's historic center.(B)
    Day 6RomeIndependent Exploration - Vatican Tour : Discover Rome independently this morning, as you enjoy free time to explore. In the afternoon visit the Vatican for a guided tour of the Museums, with entrance to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. (Please note that the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica are sometimes closed by the Vatican, so visits are subject to availability.) Then it's off to dinner in a local restaurant. This evening enjoy a farewell meal at a local restaurant.(B, D)
    Day 7RomeTour Ends in Rome : Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/05/2023$2,160.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    04/02/2023$2,375.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    04/23/2023$2,725.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    05/14/2023$2,880.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    05/28/2023$2,530.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    06/04/2023$2,530.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    06/25/2023$2,530.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    07/09/2023$2,630.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    07/23/2023$2,230.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    08/13/2023$2,630.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    09/10/2023$2,570.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    10/08/2023$2,495.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    10/29/2023$2,495.00* (USD) / 7 Days from Venice to RomeQuote
    Lodging
    Hotel Bonvecchiati Venezia
    StarHotels Tuscany Florence Hotel
    The Tribune Hotel

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    • 2023 : Taste of Italy

      From $2,160.00 (USD)

      Savor a sampling of Italy's greatest citiesGet your first taste of the delights of Venice, Florence, Rome, and more on this enchanting Italian tour. You'll ?

     
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