7 Days – Rome, Florence & Venice
Day 1 – Arrival in Rome
Transfer from the Airport to your hotel. Your driver will welcome you holding a sign with your name on, ready to drive you safely and comfortably to your hotel in the city.
Day 2 – Rome in a day – 8 hours
After you are greeted by your English speaking driver at your hotel, you will make your way to the historical center to begin your tour. You will explore the Highlights of the Eternal City: Piazza Venezia, Ancient Rome, the Roman Forum, the Coliseum, the Capitoline Hill, the Circus Maximus, and the Pantheon. Then you will proceed to Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and lastly the Vatican where you will tour with your Private Guide the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. After the tour your driver will take you back to your hotel.
* Your Private Vatican Guide is included during this day.
Important notice: St Peter’s Basilica might close for last minute ceremonies or mass. We will try to inform you as soon as we can but not always possible.
St. Peter’s Basilica now requires all visitors to pay 1.5 Euro cash.
Please note Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays.
Day 3 – Day trip to Tivoli – 8 hours
Your English speaking driver will meet you at your hotel in the city, to begin the tour of Rome’s countryside and the most interesting destination of the ancient Romans: Tivoli. In the morning you will spend time visiting the ancient ruins of the countryside villa of Emperor Hadrian. In the afternoon you will arrive in Villa D’Este, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, which is a 16th century Italian renaissance summer estate known for its exquisitely manicured gardens and numerous fountains. After the tour your driver will take you back to your hotel in Rome.
* Entrances fees to both Villa Hadrian and Villa D’Este are approximately 12 Euros each site per person. Tickets can be bought on location.
Please note Villa D’Este is closed on Mondays.
Day 4 – Day trip to Pompeii and Sorrento – 12 hours
After meeting your English speaking driver at your hotel in Rome, you will make your way to the region of Campania, where you will spend the duration of your day sightseeing and rediscovering history. In the morning you will explore the ancient city of Pompeii alongside your Private Guide. Afterwards, you will stop for lunch before arriving in the picturesque coastal village of Sorrento, where you will spend your afternoon. Your driver will then take you back to your hotel in Rome.
* Private Pompeii guide is included during this day.
* Entrance fee to Pompeii is approximately 13 Euros per person. Tickets can be bought on location.
Day 5 – Rome to Florence via Siena and Chianti – 10 hours
Your English speaking driver, will welcome you at your hotel in Rome and then proceed to ride through the countryside of Tuscany to the medieval city of Siena where you will spend the duration of your morning. In the afternoon you will make your way into Italy’s most sought after wine region: Chianti. You will be arriving to Florence in late afternoon. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel in Florence.
Day 6 – Highlights of Florence and Pisa – 8 hours
You will find your English Speaking driver at your hotel in Florence, who will drive you to the city center where you will meet your Licensed Guide Tour with whom you will enjoy a stroll to explore some of the highlights of the city starting from the central and famous market of St Lorenzo, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls, the Medici Chapels and the Basilica di San Lorenzo. Then pass through sites such as the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and the Piazza of Michelangelo all the way to the Accademia Gallery that houses the famous sculpture of David, prior to lunch. Next, your driver will take you along the scenic route through the Tuscan countryside to the small city of Pisa. Here you will spend a portion of your afternoon at the Leaning Tower and the main square before heading back to your hotel in Florence.
* Your Private Florence Guide is included during this day.
Please note that the Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays!
Day 7 – Florence to Venice via Bologna – 8 hours
Your English speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel in Florence, you will make your way through the countryside of Emilia Romagna and the wonderful city of Bologna. Here you will spend a portion of your day visiting the Cathedral and the center of the city before heading to Venice.
Please keep in mind that we can always tailor to your needs, so if there is a site you’re interested in which is not included or one that you are not interested in which is, just send us an email and we’ll gladly work around that!