Italy’s Famous Cities - 9 Days

Italy’s Famous Cities

A tour of Italy’s iconic cities

This 8-night escorted vacation brings you to the most iconic cities in Italy! Discover Rome, Florence, Venice, Umbria and Tuscany with the help of a professional Travel Director and guided sightseeing.

Unique Explorations

  • Admire the art & architecture of Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance.
  • Siena is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Italy.
  • Admire the ancient Colosseum in Rome- one of the most iconic landmarks in Italy.
  • Stay in charming and ideally located properties in each city!
  • Visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and capture the perfect photo!

*Gratuities for tour directors, drivers and local guides are not included and are discretionary.

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.

You’ve heard about Italy – its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés – and now it is your turn to experience it!

Explore Italy’s most famous cities and discover its unique sights as you overnight in Rome, Siena, Montecatini, and the Venice area. Take a step back in time and imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago when you visit Rome’s Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests, and Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire.

Imagine life during the Middle Ages as you explore San Gimignano’s medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers still standing from the Middle Ages. Visit Florence, the Renaissance gem, where your walking tour features most of the city’s highlights, including the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s social and political life since the 14th century.

On this Italy tour, you’ll discover some of its magnificent cathedrals and squares, from the Gothic cathedral in Orvieto to Pisa’s Square of Miracles. You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and an orientation in Venice including a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, Venice’s most popular square.

Witness Venetian glassblowers create works of art just as they did centuries ago and spend some free time admiring the crisscrossing canals, the pretty gondolas passing under the arched bridges, the palaces, and the quaint piazzas.

PRICES FROM: $2,375*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

Rates are not guaranteed until booked.

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Day 1
Welcome to Rome, Italy!

Upon arrival you will be transferred to check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the Eternal City!

Transfer to Rome hotel

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

B&B Hotel Roma Tuscolana – San Giovanni (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Roma San Giovanni)

ROME, ITALY 3 out of 5 stars

B&B Hotel Roma Tuscolana – San Giovanni (formerly Holiday Inn Express Roma San Giovanni) provides a charming and relaxing atmosphere in the city center, thanks to its comfortable guestrooms and spacious courtyard. It features 120 well-appointed and modern guestrooms, complete with soundproofed windows, and a complimentary breakfast buffet that offers a daily choice of over 100 items, many of which are home made.This hotel is set two miles from the Colosseum, this casual, contemporary hotel is five miles from the Pantheon and seven miles from the Sistine Chapel.

Holiday Inn Eur Parco Dei Medici

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy the comforts of Holiday Inn Rome – Eur Parco Dei Medici, only a 25-minute ride from Rome’s greatest wonders such as the Colosseum, and the Vatican.

Grand Hotel Fleming

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Located in the vicinity of Ponte Milvio and surrounded by ancient Roman residences, Grand Hotel Fleming it is the perfect place to enjoy the city’s wealth in a relaxing environment.

Day 2
Rome

Rome is affectionately referred to as the Eternal City. It is steeped in history, has a vibrant atmosphere and is absolutely unique. Embark on a sightseeing tour and get acquainted with the city.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast is included today.

Sightseeing Tour of Rome

Explore beautiful Rome today with help from a local guide! You’ll start in St. Peter’s Square, followed by a visit to the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum to understand more about life in ancient Roman times.

Day 3
Rome - Orvieto - Siena

Journey northwest to the charmingly located city of Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and yellow limestone cathedral, an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture. By early evening you’ll be in Siena with time to visit this jewel of Tuscany. Sit in one of the cafes surrounding the Campo and admire one of Italy’s most unique squares, famed the world over for its Palio horse race. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast and dinner are included today.

Check In – Four Points by Sheraton Siena

SIENA, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Only moments from Siena’s walls and historic city center, Four Points by Sheraton Siena is a classic choice for a stay in the city. The hotel offers newly updated accommodations to ensure a comfortable and convenient visit. While you’re at the hotel, enjoy a dip in the outdoor infinity pool or stop by the fitness center to work off some excess energy or relax in the sauna. Then, kick back at Il Palio, the on-site restaurant or peruse the wine menu at the hotel’s lounge bar.

Day 4
Siena - San Gimignano - Greve - Montecatini

Drive this morning to San Gimignano, one of Tuscany’s greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers make it unique.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast is included today.

Check In – Settentrionale Esplanade

MONTECATINI, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy the splendor that comes with four stars while staying at the Settentrionale Esplanade. Enjoy an on-site restaurant, free Wi-Fi, a bar and lounge, conference rooms equipped with audio-video equipment, an outdoor pool, a garden, concierge and tour and ticket services, currency exchanges, and private parking is available.

Rooms are airy and comfortable, and features a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, and private bathrooms complete with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Florence is just 25 miles away, while Peretola Airport and Pisa is 22 miles away. Lucca is closest, and a mere 14 miles away.

Wine Tasting in Greve

Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine producer in Greve! Classical Chianti wines include names such as Castellina in Chianti, Badia, Gaiole, and Brolio.

Day 5
Montecatini - Excursion to Florence

Embark on a full-day excursion to Florence today, and discover the birthplace of the Renaissance.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast and dinner are included today.

Excursion to Florence

This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Traffic is banned in part of the historic center, so visitors can wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty in relative peace and quiet.

Don’t miss out on the included walking tour with a local guide, which features most of the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the “Gate of Paradise”.

Day 6
Montecatini - Pisa - Venice Area

This morning, drive to Pisa for a visit to its Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 16 feet out of the perpendicular. Later, head across the wooded Apennine Hills into the farmlands of the Po Valley for two overnights in the Venice area.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast is included today.

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Holiday Inn Venezia Mestre Marghera

VENICE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Holiday Inn Venice Mestre Marghera is a short drive from Venice and located close to the Venezia-Mestre train station. From the property, you’ll have no problem getting to the Venice Cruise Terminal and Piazzale Roma, w… read more

Hotel Poppi

VENICE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Experience true Italian hospitality at this elegant hotel located right in between Venice and Padua. Family managed since 1965, Hotel Poppi combines modern facilities with classic charm. Relax in your soundproof room that comes decorated in a classic style – the perfect setting after a long day of exploring.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at their on-site restaurant, which boasts a mouthwatering menu of regional Venetian fare! After dinner, unwind with a glass of local wine or sip on an espresso at the classy hotel bar.

Day 7
Venice Area

Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and little quiet piazzas.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast and dinner are included today.

Sightseeing Tour of Venice

Start your guided Venice adventure with a boat ride, then enjoy some time at leisure before the final showstopper: Venetian glassblowers fashioning their delicate objects as they did centuries ago.

Day 8
Venice Area - Assisi - Rome

An interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po Delta, then crossing the Apennines. Stop in Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous basilica with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast is included today.

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

B&B Hotel Roma Tuscolana – San Giovanni (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Roma San Giovanni)

ROME, ITALY 3 out of 5 stars

B&B Hotel Roma Tuscolana – San Giovanni (formerly Holiday Inn Express Roma San Giovanni) provides a charming and relaxing atmosphere in the city center, thanks to its comfortable guestrooms and spacious courtyard. It features 120 well-appointed and modern guestrooms, complete with soundproofed windows, and a complimentary breakfast buffet that offers a daily choice of over 100 items, many of which are home made.This hotel is set two miles from the Colosseum, this casual, contemporary hotel is five miles from the Pantheon and seven miles from the Sistine Chapel.

Holiday Inn Eur Parco Dei Medici

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy the comforts of Holiday Inn Rome – Eur Parco Dei Medici, only a 25-minute ride from Rome’s greatest wonders such as the Colosseum, and the Vatican.

Grand Hotel Fleming

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Located in the vicinity of Ponte Milvio and surrounded by ancient Roman residences, Grand Hotel Fleming it is the perfect place to enjoy the city’s wealth in a relaxing environment.

Day 9
Depart Italy

Your vacation ends this morning. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for departure.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast is included today.

Transfer to Rome airport (FCO)

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Rome (FCO)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar:
  • 2 nights in Rome at the Fleming Hotel or similar
  • 1 night in Siena at the Four Points by Sheraton Siena
  • 2 nights in Montecatini at the Settentrionale Esplanade
  • 2 nights in Venice Area at Poppi or Holiday Inn Venezia
  • 1 night in Rome at the Fleming Hotel or similar
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • 3 three-course dinners
  • Guided sightseeing as described in itinerary, including:
  • Guided tours of Rome and Florence
  • Sightseeing in Orvieto, Siena, San Gimignano. Greve in Chianti with wine tasting, Pisa, Venice, and Assisi
  • Services of a Professional Travel Director
  • Transportation by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach (with complimentary Wi-Fi)
  • Hotel tips, taxes, porterage and service charges.

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