Monday arrivals are used as a guideline for this package, however, daily arrivals are available. Our Destination Specialists can provide you with a price for your preferred arrival date.
DAY 1 - MON: Rome
Upon arrival in Rome, you will be transferred to your hotel The Duke.
Overnight Rome: The Duke Hotel
DAY 2 - TUE: Rome
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel to take a complete tour of Ancient Rome’s major sights and gain your special access to the Coliseum. Once inside, breathes the bloody past of the amphitheatre and its atmosphere led by passionate and expert guides. Let’s admire the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the Palatine Hill and stomp on the legendary Via Sacra or ‘Sacred Way’. Highlights: Coliseum – Roman Forum – Palatine Hill.
Overnight Rome: The Duke Hotel – Meals: B
DAY 3 - WED: Rome
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to take a tour visiting the Vatican Museum. After passing by the Piazza San Bernardo adorned by Moses’ Fountain, you will pass by Via Bissolati, Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese. After this panoramic view, we will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican galleries. You will then stop at the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave, with the famous frescoes of Michelangelo. Passing inside the Vatican Museums you will arrive into the basilica of Saint Peter, one of the four major basilicas of Rome. Overnight Rome: The Duke Hotel – Meals: B
DAY 4 - THU: Rome – Florence Independent transfer to the train station to board your train to Florence. Once in Florence, independent transfer to your hotel, just a 5 minutes walk from the train station. In the afternoon you can take an Optional Tour: In the afternoon, From Florence we cruise along the tree-lined roads to reach the beautiful Etruscan-Roman village of FIESOLE, with stunning views of Florence and the Arno Valley. Heading back to the city we drive along the famous Lungarni (on the Arno riverbank) to reach the Basilica di SANTA CROCE and its historic Square. After admiring the palaces we walk up to Piazza Signoria, the unique heart of the city’s social life, to admire the architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de’ Lanzi. The tour finishes inside the UFFIZI GALLERY, where you can stand and admire the unique Renaissance masterpieces of the great Italian artists: Leonardo, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael... Overnight Florence Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci – Meals: B
DAY 5 - FRI: Florence
In the morning, you will travel to Piazzale Michelangelo, a pretty square that offers magnificent panoramas of the city. Continue on to Florence Old Town, stand at the Piazza del Duomo. You will be awed by the glory of the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori). Marvel at the intricacy of the pink, white and green marble that covers the exterior, then gaze up at the striking cupola. You will also get to see the Giotto's bell tower (Campanile di Giotto), and the bronze baptistery doors by Ghiberti. Finally we arrive at the Accademia Gallery, you will marvel at the Michelangelo’s David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. Admire the marble statue which was carved in the early 16th century. Overnight Florence: Tornabuoni Beacci Hotel – Meals: B
DAY 6 - SAT: Florence
Day at leisure or take an Optional Tour to Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa. You will visit a rustic WINE ESTATE in the foothills of San Gimignano, where you can enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch enriched by precious wines. After lunch you will discover one of the most famous Medieval hilltop villages in Italy, SAN GIMIGNANO, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets, the small squares and many local artisan shops. Our exciting day continues with a panoramic view of the true Chianti countryside, before arriving in SIENA, where our specialist guide meets us and starts the walk around the most important squares to the Cathedral, with a visit of its interior. Then we move on to visit the Leaning tour of Pisa. Late in the afternoon, return to Florence in a beautiful Tuscan sunset. The end of a memorable day in Tuscany. Overnight Florence: Tornabuoni Beacci Hotel – Meals: B
DAY 7 - SUN: Florence – Rome
Independent transfer to the train station to board your train to Rome. Once in Rome, board your train to Rome Airport.