K100 - 2017 Venice, Florence & Rome 8 Days / 7 Nights
Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred
to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather
for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling
Today begins with a sightseeing tour of Venice. Start with a
walking tour in St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica
and the Doge’s Palace, plus view the Bell Tower and Bridge
of Sighs. On to visit a glassblowing factory, where you will
watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing
by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisure
to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an
optional gondola ride.
Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna
region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an
orientation tour, continue to Pisa where you’ll view the
famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery,
and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free
Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del
Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi??s aweinspiring
Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with
Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit
the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is
displayed. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a
spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is
yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital
your own way.
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with
its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the
hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the
main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis.
Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure.
A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the
incomparable Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with
moving Sistine Chapel and grand St. Peter’s Basilica. Then on
to visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus
Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum.
Your day is free in spectacular Rome! Your Tour Director will
have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might
want to visit some of the chic shops, galleries, and museums;
do some more sightseeing on your own or relax in a sidewalk
cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, a cold Limoncello, some
refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. Tonight, a festive
farewell dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way to
celebrate your glimpse of Italy.
One last breakfast in Italy before you are transferred to Rome’s
airport. Your homebound flight arrives the same day.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner