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#393 | 7 Days Highlights of Rome and Florence | Foreign Independent Tours - FIT Tours
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7 Days Highlights of Rome and Florence
Transfers, Trains, Sightseeing

Package #393

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • 3 nights in Rome at Hotel The Duke****

  • 3 nights in Florence at Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci****

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Complimentary Shuttle from Hotel to Piazza del Popolo (from Hotel The Duke)

  • Arrival airport transfer in Rome

  • Round trip High Speed Train from Rome to Florence

  • Train from Rome Station to Rome FCO Airport

  • Afternoon walking tour of Rome to visit the heart of the city

  • Vatican and Sistine Chapel walking tour with skip the line reservation

  • Florence Walking Tour with Accademia Museum with skip the line reservation
  • The Duke Hotel lies in the safe, quite and exclusive Villa Borghese area, 1.5 km from Via Veneto, 2 km from Spanish Steps and 150 meter from train station. This charming boutique hotel has The Duke Hotel Rome has 64 rooms for an exclusive stay in a modern and comfortable environment.



    The Tornabioni Beacci Hotel is a charming Renaissance building with no two rooms alike. It is located in the city center, just 500 meters from the Uffizi Gallery, Florence Cathedral and a 5 minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Station.
    HOTELS USED
    Rome, Italy
    Duke Hotel
    Florence, Italy
    Tornabuoni Beacci Hotel
    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

  • Additional nights available upon request
  • Full day Naples and Pompeii
  • Half a day Uffizi Gallery
  • Full day a day Siena and San Gimignano
  • Full day Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa
  • ITINERARY
    This is a Hosted Tour.
    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.


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