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zVenice, Florence & Rome

8 days

Never more than 16 guests. Guaranteed.

Small Group Discoveries for our World Travelers

  • Our resident guides will show you the places they know and love... And as you make the scenic journey from city to city, their insight will enrich your travels.
  • Experience the twilight magic and romance of Venice on a serenaded Gondola ride.
  • Extensive sightseeing of both the Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria dell’Accademia promises a deeper look into the Renaissance glories of Florence.
  • Sample fine wines and sit down to an elegant lunch at Le Tre Vaselle, set in a handsome 17th-century building in the medieval Umbrian town of Torgiano.
  • Discover 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c

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Welcome to Venice

Check in to the perfectly located Ca’ dei Conti Hotel. This evening, join us for dinner with wine in a lovely Venetian setting near St. Mark’s Square. Meals D


Out and about in Venice c

Discover the history and charm of Venice as you tour the city in the company of our expert guide. Admire the handsome arcades which border St. Mark’s Square and the ornate cupolas of the Basilica. Nearby is the Doge’s Palace, a Gothic and Renaissance fantasy of white and pink marble, and the famous Bridge of Sighs. This evening, enjoy a serenaded Gondola cruise. Meals B


A scenic rail journey to Florence c

Enjoy a morning transfer by water taxi to the rail station and a scenic journey with your guide on the high-speed Eurostar train to Florence. Upon arrival, meet your Florentine guide, an impassioned lifelong resident, and delve into the rich artistic legacy of the Medicis at the esteemed Galleria dell’Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s David. Dine tonight at Paoli’s Restaurant, a city favorite, and enjoy a 3-night stay at the historic Santa Maria Novella Hotel. Meals B,D


Treasures of the Renaissance

Medieval and Renaissance splendor come to life this morning as you join your in-the-know guide for a tour of the renowned Uffizi Gallery. Built in the 16th century to hold the uffizi (offices) of the ruling Medici family, it was soon used to accommodate, and later display, their vast art collection. Meals B


At leisure in Florence

You have this entire day free to do as you wish! Your hotel’s heart-of-it-all location makes it so easy to explore at your own pace, from the upscale boutiques of the oft-photographed Ponte Vecchio to the Duomo’s grand dome, an engineering marvel designed in the 15th century by Brunelleschi. Meals B


Florence to Rome c

Join your engaging guide and journey into the rolling hills of Umbria, graced with historic wine estates and charming villages. At the esteemed Arnaldo Caprai vineyard, we’ve arranged for a private tasting of their fine wines including the award-winning Sagrantino di Montefalco. Continue on to Rome and check in to the Rose Garden Palace Hotel, ideally located off the elegant Via Veneto. Meals B,L


Discover the Eternal City

A magical day unfolds in the attentive company of your Roman guide, an engaging expert on the city’s ancient sites as well as the ins-and-outs of modern life here in the Eternal City. Your full day tour takes in the Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica. Of course, no visit to Rome is complete without exploring the Vatican Museum -- home to the Sistine Chapel and one of the world’s greatest art collections. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a farewell dinner with wine at Santo Padre, a favorite with city residents for more than half a century. Meals B,D


Arrivederci, Italia!

Our tour services end this morning after breakfast. Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Extend your holiday to Pompeii and Sorrento

3-day Small Group Extension

This easy-to-add Post-Tour visit to Sorrento includes 2 nights hotel, daily breakfast, guided tour of Pompeii and all on-tour transportation

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Rome to Sorrento

We’ve included your first class rail ticket for the scenic journey from Rome’s grand railway station to Naples. Upon arrival, our friendly and knowledgeable guide is waiting take you on a fascinating tour of Pompeii c. Destroyed by the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, this petrified city is the largest and perhaps most famous archaeological excavation in the world. Continue to Sorrento, a lovely resort town overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius, and check in to the deluxe Hilton Sorrento Palace. (Meals B)


At leisure in Sorrento

You have this entire day free to enjoy at your own pace. Sorrento is a great town for leisurely exploring and your hotel offers terrific dining and resort-style amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a floodlit tennis court. You might also enjoy an optional excursion to either the Isle of Capri or the celebrated towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Meals B


Arrivederci, Italia!

You’ll be escorted to the airport or rail station in Naples for your onward journey. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

A Little Tour of Cinque Terre

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of hotel, 4 meals, sightseeing with your own personal guide, and a 2-day Cinque Terre Pass.

Pisa & Lucca

Our 2-day FreeStyle Travel package includes our charming first class hotel, breakfast, and sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide


Our 2-day FreeStyle Travel package includes deluxe hotel and a city tour with your own private guide


Ask about international air service on Lufthansa or United, including business class. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both conomy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

Extra nights are available before or after your tour.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Take advantage of our Family & Friends offer and Save $100 per person anytime you book 4 or more people on the same A+R program.

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