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#381 | 10 Day Italy by Train Your Way! | Foreign Independent Tours - FIT Tours
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10 Day Italy by Train Your Way!
3 Nights each Venice, Florence and Rome
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Package #381

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • Private airport transfers in VENICE on Day 1

  • Twin-bedded rooms or similar; hotel taxes and service charges

  • Daily breakfast (B)

  • Train transportation Venice - Florence- Rome

  • Private airport transfers in ROME on Day 10
  • HOTELS USED
    Venice, Italy
    Hotel Principe
    Rome, Italy
    Hotel Genova
    Florence, Italy
    Hotel Diplomat
    NOT INCLUDED

    Airfare: International or Domestic unless otherwise indicated.
    We can offer airfare from the airport closest to you. Ask your Destination Specialist.

    OPTIONS FOR YOUR TRIP

    VENICE:
    WALKING TOUR OF VENICE (1½ HRS)

    HAVE A WALK OUTDOORS (NO ENTRIES) THROUGH THE MOST CHARACTERISTIC AND IMPORTANT PLACES FOR THE HISTORY OF VENICE. A QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GUIDE WILL ESCORT YOU THROUGH THE MILLENNIUM OF LIFE OF THE SERENISSIMA REPUBLIC, RECALLING THE PAST FULL OF CHARM OF THIS UNIQUE CITY. AN ESSENTIAL TOUR FOR THE UNDERSTANDING OF VENICE!! ROUTE: PIAZZA SAN MARCO – ORIGINS, HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE MAIN MONUMENTS: ST. MARK’S BASILICA, DOGE’S PALACE, BELL TOWER, CLOCK TOWER AND PROCURATIE. SANTA MARIA FORMOSA – HISTORY AND ANECDOTES RELATED TO THIS WONDERFUL AND CHARACTERISTIC SQUARE. CAMPO SS. GIOVANNI E PAOLO – THE "PANTHEON" OF VENICE, THE GREAT SCHOOL OF CHARITY, THE CAPTAINS OF FORTUNE. MARCO POLO’S HOUSE AND MALIBRAN THEATRE – ANECDOTES AND PAST AND RECENT HISTORY CROSS EACH OTHER IN THIS
    BEAUTIFUL CORNER OF VENICE. RETURN TO SAN MARCO THROUGH THE MERCERIE, VITAL CONNECTION BETWEEN RIALTO AND SAN MARCO AND THE MAIN STREET FOR THE CITY SHOPPING.
    OPERATING: DAILY, MORNING AT 9:00; OPERATES FROM APR 1 TO OCT 31
    PER PERSON: $45
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    THREE ISLANDS TOUR: MURANO, BURANO & TORCELLO (3½ HRS)
    EXCURSION TO THE VENETIAN LAGOON TO VISIT THE FAMOUS THREE ISLANDS: MURANO FOR THE GLASS FACTORY (VISIT), BURANO FOR THE LACES, AND TORCELLO FOR THE FIRST CATHEDRAL IN VENICE.
    OPERATING:
    - DAILY, AFTERNOON AT 14:00, FROM JANUARY 2 TO MARCH 31
    - DAILY, MORNING AT 9:30 & AFTERNOON AT 14:30, FROM APRIL 1 TO OCTOBER 31
    NOTE: EMBARKATION POINT – ROYAL GARDENS AT SAN MARCO
    - TOUR IS NOT OPERATED ON: JANUARY 1 & MAY 1
    PER PERSON: $39
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    FLORENCE:
    VISIT OF FLORENCE - MORNING (3 HRS)

    DRIVE ALONG THE ROMANTIC VIALE DEI COLLI UP TO PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO. STOP TO ADMIRE THE WONDERFUL PANORAMA OF THE CITY, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD. PROCEED BY COACH TO THE OLD CITY CENTRE. THEN, WALKING GUIDED VISIT OF THE OUTDOOR DUOMO COMPLEX: THE BAPTISTERYWITH ITS BRONZE DOORS INCLUDING THE FAMOUS PORTA DEL PARADISO AND THE VISIT OF THE CATHEDRAL WITH THE MAGNIFICENT CUPOLA DEL BRUNELLESCHI AND GIOTTO’S BELL TOWER. A SHORT WALK THROUGH THE HISTORIC STREETS OF THE HEART OF FLORENCE BRINGS YOU TO THE RENOWNED GALLERIA DELL’ ACCADEMIA*, WHERE YOU CAN ADMIRE THE FAMOUS DAVID BY MICHELANGELO AND OTHER WORKS BY THE GREAT ARTIST. THE TOUR ENDS INSIDE THE MUSEUM
    OPERATING: DAILY AT 09:30 (BE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO START AT THE TERMINAL)
    REMARK: ACCADEMIA IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS. IT WILL BE REPLACED BY A VISIT TO THE BARGELLO MUSEUM OR THE MEDICI CHAPELS.
    PER PERSON: $89
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    VISIT OF FLORENCE - AFTERNOON (3 HRS)
    BEGIN IN FIESOLE, A DELIGHTFUL TOWN OF ETRUSCAN ORIGIN SET ON THE HILLS OVERLOOKING FLORENCE AND THE ARNO VALLEY. CONTINUE TO THE OLD CITY CENTRE TO THE FRANCISCAN CHURCH OF SANTA CROCE (EXTERIOR). A SHORT WALK THROUGH THE HISTORIC STREETS OF THE HEART OF FLORENCE BRINGS YOU TO THE FAMOUS PIAZZA SIGNORIA, WHERE YOU CAN ADMIRE THE IMPOSING PALAZZO VECCHIO (EXTERIOR) AND THE BEAUTIFUL LOGGIA DEL LANZI. THEN, CONTINUE TO THE FAMOUS GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI (VISIT), WHERE YOU CAN ADMIRE THE SUPERB PAINTINGS OF BOTTICELLI, MICHELANGELO, LEONARDO DA VINCI, RAFFAELLO, GIOTTO, CIMABUE, AND MASACCIO. END OF THE TOUR INSIDE THE MUSEUM
    OPERATING: DAILY AT 14:30
    REMARK: THE UFFIZI GALLERY IS CLOSED ON MONDAY. IT VISIT WILL BE REPLACED BY A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM OF PALAZZO VECCHIO.
    PER PERSON: $89
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    CHIANTI (4 HRS)
    AN EXCURSION TO ONE OF THE MOST SUGGESTIVE AREAS OF TUSCANY, KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR ITS WINE AND ITS COUNTRYSIDE OF UNRIVALLED CHARM, WHERE WOODS ALTERNATE WITH VINEYARDS AND OLIVE GROVES, IN A LANDSCAPE DOTTED WITH ROMANESQUE CHURCHES, FARMHOUSES, VILLAS AND CASTLES OF RARE BEAUTY. THIS TOUR INCLUDES A VISIT TO A SITE OF PARTICULAR HISTORIC AND ARTISTIC INTEREST IN AN ANCIENT HAMLET AND TO ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS WINE-GROWING ESTATES, COMPLETE WITH A SNACK AND TASTING OF ITS PRESTIGIOUS WINES.
    OPERATING: EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY (THIS TOUR DOES NOT OPERATE ON AUGUST 15TH) IN THE AFTERNOON AT 14:00
    NOTE: THE EXCURSIONS TAKE PLACE IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE CHIANTI CLASSICO AND CHIANTI FIORENTINO WINE DISTRICTS.
    PER PERSON: $89
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    ROME:
    IMPERIAL ROME (3 HRS)
    DEPARTURE FROM PIAZZA DELL'ESQUILINO (BUS TERMINAL) - COLOSSEUM, ROME'S GREATEST AMPHITHEATRE BUILT BY THE EMPEROR VESPASIAN IN 72 A.C. EASY ACCESS TO 50.000 PEOPLE (VISIT). - THE PALATINE HILL, MOST IMPORTANT OF THE SEVEN HILLS WHERE ROME WAS FOUNDED AND WHERE THE IMPERIAL PALACES WERE BUILT WITH A SURFACE OF 80.000SQM- THE ROMAN FORUM WAS THE POLITICAL, MILITARY AND SOCIAL CENTRE OF THE WHOLE ROMAN EMPIRE. – BASILICA EMILIA, THE ARCH OF TITUS AND THE HOLY ROAD (VISIT). – THE CAPITOL HILL RELIGIOUS CENTER OF ANCIENT ROME. - PIAZZA VENEZIA, ROME TOPOGRAPHICAL-CENTRE WITH "THE VITTORIANO" MONUMENT DEDICATED TO THE KING VITTORIO EMANUELE II IN 1911.
    OPERATING: DAILY, AFTERNOON AT 15:00
    PER PERSON: $99
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    HOP-ON HOP-OFF ROME IN 24 HOURS
    DISCOVER ROME IN YOUR OWN WAY ON THIS HOP-ON HOP-OFF TOUR. THERE ARE NINE STOPS ALONG THE WAY, ALLOWING YOU TO SEE SUCH HIGHLIGHTS AS THE TREVI FOUNTAIN, THE FORUM, THE COLOSSEUM, VATICAN SQUARE AND MORE (ENTRANCE FEES NOT INCLUDED).
    OPERATING: DAILY; LENGTH: 1, 5-2 HOURS (IF YOU DON’T GET OFF THE BUS)
    PER PERSON: $40

    ILLUMINATED ROME (2 HRS)
    PIAZZA DELL'ESQUILINO - VIA VENETO - AURELIAN WALLS -MARGHERITA’S PALACE(NOW THE AMERICAN EMBASSY) – BARBERINI SQUARE – THE TRITON FOUNTAIN - QUIRINAL SQUARE WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE - TREVI FOUNTAIN (STOP AND VISIT) - VENICE SQUARE WITH THE MONUMENT OF KING VICTOR EMANUEL – THE CAPITOL – ROMAN FORUM - COLOSSEUM – ARCH OF CONSTANTINO – THE CIRCUS MAXIMUS - THEATRE OF MARCELLUS – THE SYNAGOGUE – TIBERIAN ISLAND - GIANICOLO (VISIT) - CASTEL SANT’ANGELO – VIA DELLA CONCILIAZIONE - THE VATICAN CITY WITH ST. PETER'S BASILICA.
    OPERATING: EVERY EVENING WITH OPEN BUS (WEATHER PERMITTING)
    PER PERSON: $78

    ITINERARY
    This is an Independent/Customizable Package.
    Day 1 - ARRIVAL IN VENICE, ITALY
    Upon arrival at Venice airport, transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    Day 2 - VENICE
    Breakfast at the hotel. (B)
    Full free day. Enjoy Venice on your own, do some shopping or join one of the available optional excursions.

    Day 3 - VENICE
    Breakfast at the hotel. Full day at leisure. (B)

    Day 4 - VENICE / FLORENCE
    Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, transfer independently to the train station for your train to Florence. Upon arrival, make your way to your Florence hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

    Day 5 - FLORENCE
    Breakfast at the hotel. Full free day. Discover Florence’s treasures at your own pace or join one of the available optional excursions. (B)

    Day 6 - FLORENCE
    Breakfast at the hotel. Full day at leisure (B)

    Day 7 - FLORENCE / ROME
    Today, transfer independently to the train station for your train to Rome. Upon arrival, transfer on own to your hotel in Rome. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

    Day 8 - ROME
    Breakfast at the hotel. Full free day. Stroll down the beautiful Via Condotti or the romantic Spanish Steps. Discover Rome’s hidden treasures at your own pace or join of the optional excursions that will be available. (B)

    Day 9 - ROME
    Breakfast at the hotel. Full day at leisure. (B)

    Day 10 - DEPART ROME
    Today you will be transferred from the hotel to Rome airport for your flight home. (B)


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