The flavors, history and culture of Italy await!

Highlights

  • This hosted vacation allows for the freedom of independent exploration during your stay, coupled with the insight and helping hand of a local City Ambassador in each location. Meet your City Ambassador during check in at each hotel and he or she will share some of the secrets of the destination with you as well as offer suggestions for touring and dining. Travel by first class train from Rome to Florence and on to Venice as you uncover the treasures of Italy. During your stay you'll enjoy hop on/hop off touring and a walking tour in Venice as well as guided visit to the Vatican.

Itinerary for Discover Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice

Day 1: ARRIVE ROME, ITALY

You will be greeted upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport by your driver and escorted to your hotel. Here you will meet your local City Ambassador, whose expertise will guide you in planning your personalized sightseeing itinerary to make your visit to the “Eternal City” both memorable and exciting. Tonight enjoy a three-course authentic Italian dinner at a favorite local restaurant. Today’s included amenities: airport arrival transfer and three-course dinner.

Day 2: ROME, ITALY

Explore the amazing sites of Rome from an open-top hop-on/hop-off bus. Climb aboard and admire the city’s spectacular attractions including the vast Colosseum and Ancient Forum; the impressive Pantheon; the Trevi Fountain, the largest baroque fountain in the world; and the Piazza Navona, the world’s most beautiful square. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and hop-on/hop-off bus ticket.

Day 3: ROME, ITALY

Discover the treasures of the Vatican today with your AAA complimentary inclusion, a “skip the line” access ticket. Meet an official Vatican representative for a guided tour through the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Stop along the way to admire the world famous art collection featuring works of Michelangelo. This afternoon is yours to continue your exploration of Rome. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and Vatican “skip the line” access ticket.

Day 4: FLORENCE, ITALY

After breakfast, transfer to Rome’s Termini station to depart for Florence on a first-class train ticket. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city, where you will be greeted by your local City Ambassador. After a short introduction to Florence from your City Ambassador, the remainder of the day is yours to venture out and experience some of Italy’s best museums, cathedrals and piazzas. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast, train station transfers and first-class train ticket.

Day 5: FLORENCE, ITALY

Today, explore the sites of Florence on an open-top hop-on/hop-off tour. Enjoy commentary from an expert guide and you may choose to hop off and visit popular sites such as the Duomo, the Piazza della Signoria and the church of Santa Maria Novella. You won’t want to miss the Galleria dell’Accademia, home of Michelangelo’s David, or the Uffizi Gallery, one of the greatest museums in the world. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and hop-on/hop-off bus ticket.

Day 6: FLORENCE, ITALY

Today is yours! You may choose to visit the Tuscan countryside on a tour of Sienna, one of Italy’s prettiest medieval towns. Or, you may rather visit San Gimignano and travel to Pisa to see the world famous leaning tower. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast.

Day 7: VENICE, ITALY

After breakfast, transfer to the S. Maria Novella station and depart for Venice on your first-class train ticket. Upon arrival in the “City of Canals,” transfer to your hotel where you will meet your City Ambassador. After a short introduction to Venice, the remainder of the day is yours. Venice comes alive in the evening with endless activities; there are countless theatre options, fine dining and outdoor concerts, sophisticated bars and the world’s oldest casino. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast, train station transfers and first-class train ticket.

Day 8: VENICE, ITALY

 A local guide shares the treasures of Venice with you today on a walking tour. Uncover the incredible history, culture and architecture that make Venice one of the top 10 romantic destinations in the world. The rest of the day is yours to further explore all that Venice has to offer. Perhaps take a romantic gondola ride — a one-of-a-kind experience that’s not to be missed! Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and guided walking tour of Venice.

Day 9: FAREWELL

Say farewell to Italy as you prepare to return home from a fabulous Italian adventure. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and water taxi airport transfer.

9 days, from $2,199 USD