9 Day Essential Italy Tour from $1,449


  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Venice
    • 2 nights Florence
    • 3 nights Rome
  • Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
9 DAY classic ITALY Tour

With multiple days in each place, you’ll have time to explore Venice’s sophisticated tapestry of beautiful palaces on the Grand Canal, Florence’s famous art museums, and see the imperial city of Rome during this 9 day Classic Italy Tour.

This package includes centrally located hotels, daily buffet breakfast, and captivating guided tours in each city. In Venice, visit the pink marble Doge’s Palace, a fine example of Venetian architecture. Enjoy a wine tasting and local specialties at a Tuscan farm. See Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower. Stand before Michelangelo’s David in Florence. Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi. Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel and a Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum!  If you’ve always wanted to visit Italy, this is a terrific travel deal not to be missed!





*Itinerary may change depending on departure dates

DAY 1,  Depart for Italy

Depart for Italy


DAY 2,  Arrive in Venice

Arrive in magical Venice with its astonishing treasures; transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure in this city, built over a hundred small islands and connected by 400 bridges. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and briefing by your Tour Manager on the upcoming journey that awaits you in Italy
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Dinner


DAY 3, Full Day in Venice

Today you can spend the day at your leisure or, choose to participate in an optional walking tour of some of the most famous Venetian sights. The tour starts with a visit to a glass blowing factory in Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. Then travel to St. Mark’s Square where you will learn about the Square’s most prominent monuments, including the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Doge’s Palace as well as the Bell and Clock Towers. Proceed to Santa Maria Formosa Square and Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the second largest square in Venice. Continue to the corner of Marco Polo’s house and Malibran Theater. Then, return to St. Mark’s Square through the Mercerie, a series of interconnecting streets that link the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square, and are the main streets in the city for shopping. Please note: This is a walking and orientation tour of Venice and does not include entry into any landmarks and ends in St. Mark’s Square. The remainder of the day is at leisure or, enjoy an optional Gondola Ride, offering a different perspective of this unique city built on water
Optional: Venice Walking Tour (AM)
Optional: Gondola Ride (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 4, Tuscany & Pisa en route to Florence
Depart Venice and travel through the stunning golden landscape of Tuscany, dotted with olive trees. Visit a typical Tuscan farm in the countryside for a wine tasting coupled with delectable local specialties. On to Pisa, to view the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, among the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. The monuments on the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli create a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Then, travel to the lively Renaissance city of Florence, with its priceless art and architecture for overnight
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 5,  Full Day in Florence 
Enjoy your day at leisure exploring this famous city of the Renaissance. Perhaps, choose to join the optional tour of the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is housed; stand in awe of this glorious work of art. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this spectacular city. Tonight, a delightful optional evening begins with a ride through the Tuscan hills to a lovely restaurant where a sumptuous Tuscan dinner is served along with unlimited wine and entertainment
*(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, US $62): – available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager
Florence and the fine arts are synonymous. This guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery provides insight to the history of the structure and its collections. Originally the private collection of the Medici family, the palazzo was opened to the public in 1765. Your tour highlights exceptional examples of Florentine painting with an aim to help you better understand the works of masters including Giotto, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci. Tour participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in oftentimes two-three hour queues
Important: Please note: The museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case, we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers
Optional: Florence Walking Tour with Accademia Museum (AM)
Optional: Dinner at a Tuscan Restaurant (PM)
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 6, Medieval Assisi, en route to Rome
Depart Florence to the small medieval town of Assisi perched high on a hill in the Umbria region, with its Roman ruins, winding medieval streets and sacred shrines. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi – patron saint of Italy. Its main attraction is the 13th century Basilica di San Francesco, one of the artistic highlights of medieval Europe, which contains the sacred relics of St. Francis and Giotto’s astonishing frescoes. The town of Assisi has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant art and architecture. Afterwards, continue to Rome, the astonishing city built on seven hills
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 7,  Full Day in Rome
Spend your day at leisure, exploring “The Eternal City” or, choose to join the optional Ancient Rome tour. Begin at the legendary Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. Next, view the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s tenth year of leadership over the Eternal City. Gain special access to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public events, that were attended by the rich, the poor and by the Emperor himself
Optional: Ancient Rome (AM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 8, Full Day in Rome
Enjoy your free time to explore this magnificent city on your own or, choose to join an optional tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel. Stroll through one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving to the Sistine Chapel, with its great frescoes by Michelangelo. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional walking tour of the Eternal City’s grand piazzas that begins at the Spanish Steps and continues to the legendary Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the baroque Piazza Navona
Optional: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (AM)
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 9, Depart Italy

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Meals: Breakfast


Pricing & Departures


Dates Land Only
Nov 16, 2019 $1,449
 Jul 6, 12, 2020 $1,649
Jul 20; Aug 2, 2020 $1,599
Aug 10, 17, 2020 $1,499
Aug 24, 2020 $1,599
Oct 18, 2020 $1,749


*Additional departure dates are available, ask a Travel Team Agent for details



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