Day 1: Rome
Touchdown in the beautiful city of Rome and check into your B&B. You have the rest of the day at leisure.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Join the aperitif culture in Rome. Aperitif refers to an alcoholic drink taken before dinner to stimulate appetite, but in Italian culture it has taken on a different meaning. For the price of a drink (around €5), one not only gets a drink, but allowance to fill a plate of tasty eats free of charge. Typically you will find sandwiches, cold pastas and finger foods. This is a great way to experience some Roman cuisine without breaking the bank. Check out Société Lutèce at Piazza Monte Vecchio (near Piazza Navona) and Pepato at Via del Politeama for a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and share an inexpensive dinner with them.
Experience: Aperitif culture
Day 2: Rome: Local sights
Go for a walking tour which starts from the Spanish Steps and ends in front of the Colosseum.
Along the way, you will see the most beautiful monuments of ancient Rome surrounded by a modern context. In this way, you will discover and follow with your eyes Rome’s transformation over the centuries. During this tour, you will see an ancient Aqueduct and a series of streets and squares with monuments and palaces built at different ages. You will also visit the famous Trevi Fountain until you reach the most ancient part of Rome: the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum and the symbol of the greatness of Empire: the Colosseum.
You can also go for a guided 4-hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an actual neighborhood where people live, eat and shop. Testaccio is the original foodie neighborhood of Rome and where cucina romana (roman cuisine) was born. It is no coincidence that it’s known to Romans as the ‘heart of Rome’. Along the way, your guide will entertain and educate you with stories and insights into Rome’s culture and history, while exploring the city’s most fascinating offbeat landmarks. Take a break from being a tourist and discover the real Rome!
Experience: walking tour covering major sights | Eat like a local on a guided food tour.
Day 3: Rome: Vatican city
See the highlights of Vatican City, visiting the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica! After paying your entrance fee direct, head inside the world’s largest collection of private art and see for yourself why the Vatican is a Mecca for millions of travelers. Explore intriguing sites like Raphael’s Rooms and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo. Finish with a tour of St Peter’s Basilica, and see the beautiful ‘La Pieta’ sculpture while learning about it from your guide. Choose from a selection of different start times.
Experience: Explore Vatican City on a guided tour with skip the line access.
Day 4: Rome-Pisa-Florence
Take a morning train ride to Pisa and check out the Leaning Tower. By evening make your way to the charming city of Florence.
Experience: Visit the Leaning tower of Pisa.
Day 5: Florence: Local sights
Take a DIY walking tour to explore the city. The many piazzas and vibrant squares, the colorful markets and the many cafes. Piazza Del Signoria deserves a special mention. Florence is a very walkable city, the old city can surely be covered on foot. Ponte Vechhio with its colorful lights and settlements who have stayed on the bridge for years is quite a delightful sight too.
In the evening, head to the Cafeteria on the second floor of the famous Oblate Library that has been open to the public since May 2009 and has already become an important place of the city’s social and cultural life.
Experience: DIY walking around the old city to see sights.
Day 6: Florence: A day at the Museums
Florence houses the iconic Michelangelo at the Academia Gallery and many renowned works of art from all over the world at Uffizi Gallery. Spend your day indoors exploring the many paintings. Alternatively sign up for a local food tour, to enjoy Tuscan food and wine.
Experience: DIY Exploring Academia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery | Local food tours (Add on).
Day 7: Florence to Venice (by train)
Say goodbye to Florence and make your way to the beautiful city of canals: Venice. Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic Venetian gondola boat. After exploring the Grand Canal and the smaller canals around the neighborhood of Venice, soak up the charms of the romantic city while wandering through picturesque cobblestone alleyways and squares. Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the highlights of Venice from the area between Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) to Rialto Bridge. End with a half an hour gondola ride.
Experience: Walking tour and Gondola ride
Day 8: Venice to Home
With happy memories return back home :)
- Breakfast on all days except Day 1.
- Accommodation at two/three star hotels/boutique B&Bs.
- All internal transport between cities by train
- Entrance to Colosseum, Roman Hill, and Vatican city Museums on a skip the line pass.
-Guided Walking tour in Florence
-Detailed travel docket and a curated city guide about the cities being visited, places to eat and sights not to miss
- Flight charges to and from Europe
- Meals not mentioned
- Personal expenses such as beverages, tips, room service etc.
- Any costs arising from flight delays, change in weather conditions, strikes etc. which are beyond our control
- City tax and entrance fee at local monuments, museums, if any, which are not set out under “Inclusions”
- Local transport within the city
- Visa charges and processing
- Travel insurance
- What is not mentioned in “Inclusions”
*Please note: Activities are flexible and depend on availability