The Italian Job: Rome, Florence & Venice

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Run by: Wexas Travel

Reference number: 103532

From: £905.00

Holiday overview

Italy is a destination that rewards. As such, despite lasting just under a week, this curated getaway takes in three of its finest cities; there’s Rome’s heritage both ancient and artistic, Florence’s immaculately preserved Renaissance and Venice’s world wonder audacity. Expert-led tours and even an afternoon spent on an evocative gondola ride will bring it all to life. You’ll link the three with relaxing train travel and stays in our hand-picked collection of hotels, known for their personal service, architectural detail and luxurious comforts.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Rome

Flying into Rome, a private transfer will bring you from the airport to your choice of hotel. Then enjoy the eternal city amongst hordes of glamorous locals sipping espressos in the central Piazzas or zip past the cities Roman structures on pastel-coloured Vespas, while priests clothed in monastic purple robes wander through Rome's holiest of sanctuaries, The Vatican City

Stay: Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome (Superior), Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome (Deluxe)

Day 2: Rome

To help orientate you, we’ve included a tour of a collection of the city’s finest sights. The 2nd century Pantheon’s austere façade contrasts with the grand Baroque flourishes of Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona – the latter is especially known for its grand variety of architecture with Egyptian obelisks standing alongside statues of Neptune. Further highlights include a trip to the Vatican City for St. Peter’s Basilica, a true Renaissance masterpiece. If you’d rather, there’s a wide range of excursions that you can take advantage of, from gourmet pizza-making classes to tours on Vespa mopeds.

Stay: Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome (Superior), Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome (Deluxe)

Day 3: Rome to Florence

After breakfast, make your way to the station where you’ll board your rail journey to Florence. You’ll arrive with plenty of time to explore this Renaissance gem where evocative narrow streets constantly surprise with stunning basilicas, world-class art galleries and grand medieval piazzas. Don’t miss out on the Galleria degli Uffizi and its Renaissance classics or the city’s cathedral whose intricately detailed pink, white and green marble façade is capped by a giant red-tiled dome. 

Stay: Hotel Santa Maria Novella, Florence (Superior), Relais Santa Croce, Florence (Deluxe)

Day 4: Florence to Venice

After a morning spent further exploring Florence – the Ponte Vecchio Bridge’s medieval tumble and the citywide views from the Piazzale Michelangelo are a must – you’ll catch the train to Venice. On arrival, make your way to your chosen hotel, both situated on the Grand Canal in magnificent Venetian palaces. They are ideally positioned to enjoy the charms of this unique city. Get lost in its backalley maze of atmospheric laneways and waterways before treating yourself to some of the world’s finest gastronomy.

Stay: Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo, Venice (Superior), Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Day 5: Venice

Today centres around a walking tour of Venice’s most impressive sights. Your focus will be its Piazza San Marco – the city’s main public square – where cathedrals shine in burnished gold, palaces arch out over the waters and bell towers strike towards the sky. It’s a truly atmospheric sight. Your guide will also be able to shed some light on the city’s labyrinthine layout, pointing you between its art galleries, museums and heritage bars. You’ll end with a gondola ride through the canals, watching the river life play out in front of you as you duck historic bridges.

Stay: Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo, Venice (Superior), Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Day 6: Venice

Spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport and your flight home.

Holiday pricing

Valid for travel: year round

Price includes:

  • Complimentary UK departure airport lounge access
  • Return flights from the UK into Rome and returning from Venice
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Standard-class rail ticket from Rome to Florence
  • Standard-class rail ticket from Florence to Venice
  • 2 nights at Hotel Dei Mellini Hotel in Rome on a B&B basis
  • 1 night at the Santa Maria Novella Hotel in Florence on a B&B basis
  • 2 nights at the Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo in Venice on a B&B basis which includes a private pier on the Grand Canal, a bar overlooking the Grand Canal and a Jacuzzi bathtub in every room
  • Monumental Rome sightseeing tour (3 hours, shared) including Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica
  • Walking tour of Venice & Gondola ride (2 hours, shared) 

Please note: Excursions are available as private instead of shared. Contact our team for prices and other optional excursions

Benefits: During your stay at the Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo in Venice, your will receive a 20% discount at Antinoos's Lounge & Restaurant at the Hotel Centurion Palace (sister hotel), in addition upgrade to a Deluxe Room and receive a complimentary bottle of Italian sparkling wine in your room on arrival

Low Season : 01 - 28 Feb 2019

High Season : 06 Sep - 18 Oct 2019

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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