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10 Day Classic Italy Tour - Rome, Florence & Venice

Cultural Tours in Rome - Food Tour - Gondola & Cicchetti - Murano & Burano
Unique about this tour:
  • Private Tour of Galleria Borghese
  • Private cooking class
  • Walking Tour of Florence with Food Experience
  • Murano & Burano

Explore three wonderful cities–Rome, Florence, and Venice–on a 10 day trip to Italy! Visit incredible historic and religious sites such as the Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica, and Vatican Museums on your tour of Rome and Vatican City.

In Florence, you can discover the Florence Cathedral, charming public squares and art museums. Enjoy a fabulous culinary experience by visiting food markets, taking cooking lessons from a chef, and tasting delicious Tuscan cuisine.

On your tour of Venice, enjoy the wonders of this ‘floating city’ on a delightful gondola ride, and a boat excursion to its islands. You will also be able to see the beauty of St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace while you are in Venice.

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  • 9x nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 9x breakfast, 2x lunch
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned car with English-speaking driver
  • Airport transfer on first and last day
  • Private water taxi with English-speaking driver for transfers in Venice
  • Private water taxi with English-speaking driver for the tour of Murano & Burano
  • Private English-speaking assistant in Venice (Arrival & Departure)
  • Professional, licensed, private English-speaking guide on the excursions
  • Food experience in Florence
  • Private cooking class in Florence with lunch
  • Private Gondola ride with cicchetti tasting in Venice
  • Visit at a Glass Factory in Murano
  • First Class Train Tickets
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Municipality taxes at the hotels that have to be paid upon arrival
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Customizable requests

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Welcome To Italy!

Welcome to Rome!

After your arrival at the Fiumicino Airport, you will be driven to your boutique hotel.

Relax after your journey and catch up on your sleep.

Day 1
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Comfort Accommodation

Hotel Degli Artisti


Explore Rome and the Vatican City

It’s time to soak in the historic ambience of Rome. First, you will visit the magnificent Vatican City, home to spectacular attractions, and also the residence of the Pope.

Discover the Vatican Museums that contain one of the world’s best art collections including works by Raphael, Michelangelo, and other artists. Admire the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, remarkable for the masterpiece by Michelangelo. After seeing the former fountain Cortile della Pigna, proceed to the spectacular St Peter’s Basilica, the interiors of which are awe-inspiring.

Later, relax at a restaurant, and enjoy traditional Italian cuisine. Then, you will visit the ancient amphitheater–the Colosseum–where gladiator combats and fights with beasts were watched by kings, noblemen, and the common people. Also explore the ancient structures at the Roman Forum, once a major political and religious center.

Day 2
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Hotel Degli Artisti


Marvel At The Art Of Galleria Borghese

You will see stunning sculptures and works of art at the Galleria Borghese, your destination for today. Housed in the gorgeous Villa Borghese, the art museum is surrounded by extensive gardens.

Take a walk through the beautifully landscaped gardens that contain pathways and ponds. You can then enter the villa/museum where you can see spellbinding marble sculptures by Bernini. This museum contains some of his best works that look very realistic, in which the sculptures almost seem to come alive. Apollo and Daphne, and The Rape of Proserpina are two such sculptures.

Besides this, you can admire the wonderful art of well-known artists and sculptors including Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Canova and Rubens.

Day 3
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Comfort Accommodation

Hotel Degli Artisti

Rome - Florence  

Take A Train To Splendid Florence

After breakfast, you will take a fast train from Rome Termini Central Railway station to your next stop–Florence in Tuscany.

From the train station in Florence, you will be taken to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4
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Comfort Accommodation

Hotel Degli Orafi


Explore The Food And Sights Of Florence

Did you know that the historic center of Florence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Visit the stunning Florence Cathedral on Piazza del Duomo that has the world’s largest brick-built dome. View the impressive bell tower as well.

Then, proceed to the Palazzo Vecchio and the Piazza della Signoria in front of it. See the Piazza della Repubblica public square with delightful historic cafés where intellectual Florentines meet. Taste Tuscany’s “green gold” (olive oil) at the San Lorenzo Market while also sampling other tasty treats and wines. Relish food made from traditional recipes at a fiaschetteria. End your food tour on a sweet note with a gelato of the flavor of your choice!

Explore the Accademia Gallery Museum to appreciate art and sculpture. See one of Michelangelo’s most famous works–the sculpture of David. You can also admire some amazing Renaissance paintings.

Day 5
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Comfort Accommodation

Hotel Degli Orafi


Take A Cooking Class In Florence

Get set for an exclusive culinary experience–a cooking lesson from a chef at her own home followed by lunch! First, your chef-guide will take you to the oldest food market in Florence.  Shop for ingredients required from the menu options, and proceed to the chef’s home for the cooking lesson. Menu options include:

A Tuscan lunch – Pappa al pomodoro or panzanella (bread and tomato soup or salad), tagliata di pollo all’aceto balsamico (chicken with balsamic vinegar), a vegetable side dish, panna cotta (dessert) and red wine. Various pastas such as spaghetti, fettuccine and tagliatelle with three sauces, mousse al cioccolato (dessert), and red or rose wine.

An elaborate menu–mezzelune con ricotta e spinaci (pasta, ricotta and spinach), pollo alla cacciatora (chicken hunter-style), cantuccini di prato (Tuscan cookies with almonds or chocolate) and red wine. Buon appetito!

Day 6
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Comfort Accommodation

Hotel Degli Orafi

Florence - Venice  

Travel to Magical Venice

Today, you will journey to another fascinating destination. Travel by a luxury minivan to the railway station in Florence for a train ride to Venice, the city of canals.

After you reach this beautiful city, you will be taken to your hotel.


Day 7
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Comfort Accommodation

Hotel Ca' Dei Conti


Go On A Gondola Ride In Venice

Explore St Mark’s Square in Venice where you can discover the marvelous St Mark’s Basilica dating back to the 11th century with its ornate interiors. You can also see the Bell Tower and Clock Tower on the square. Besides this, take a look at the impressive exteriors of the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs.

See the old world charm of Venice by taking a delightful gondola ride along the canals of the city. Take in the beauty of Venice that looks like a wonderful painting with its historical palazzi along the sides of the canals. These palatial structures with varied architectural styles used to be the residences of aristocrats.

On your gondola ride, enjoy a food experience with a stop at a ‘bacaro’ where you will be given a bottle of Prosecco along with cicchetti (Venetian appetizers). Take this on board the gondola and savor them as you see the sights during your ride.

Day 8
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Hotel Ca' Dei Conti

Venice - Murano - Burano  

Embark On A Boat Excursion To Murano And Burano

Would you like to go on an island tour in Venice? Well then, get on board a boat for a 4-hour excursion to the islands of Murano and Burano in the Venetian lagoon. Discover the traditions, folklore and manufacturing heritage of Murano.

See the splendid artistic glassworks created by the artisans here, a tradition that dates back to 1291. You will get an opportunity to visit a glass factory to see artisans creating objects from glass.

As you navigate the waters towards Burano, you can see houses of fishermen located in a row painted in different colors. Burano is famous for its hand-made lace. Visit a lace shop to see the fabulous collection of lace and lace products. If you love lace, this is the place to be! Afterward, return to your hotel for some leisure time.

Day 9
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Hotel Ca' Dei Conti


Arrivederci, Italy!

Your classic tour of Italy has come to an end. After breakfast, you will be taken to the Venice airport in a water taxi for your journey onward. Farewell!

Safe travels home, and visit again soon!

Day 10
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Comfort Accommodation

Hotel Ca' Dei Conti