The “Eternal City” of Rome has seen many transitions over thousands of years, leaving it with a historic imprint few other cities in the world carry. After check-in at your hotel, step out to get acquainted with the majesty of Rome, beginning at the iconic Colosseum. Avoid queues with a special access to this legendary spot with passionate local experts. Admire the splendid arch of Constantine, climb the Palatine hill and walk on the legendary Via Sacra or sacred way.
Today, we visit the stunning Vatican City, including the Vatican Museums, which house some of the most revered art collections of the world along with the beautiful Sistine Chapel. Jump the lines with your guide who will lead you to the highlights of the area, including the Gallery of Tapestries, the Geographical Maps before, Sistine Chapel and the unforgettable Basilica.
Signature Experience: Later in the day, we take you to Rome’s most colourful neighbourhood, Trastevere, where you will learn to cook the perfect pizza! From dough-making to seasonings and the best toppings, you will be introduced to the secrets of Roman pizza today. And then savour the thin-crusted cheesy delight.
La Dolce Vita (Rome – Florence)
Transfer to the station to board your train to Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance. After check-in, you have the rest of the day to explore the city at your own pace. Get acquainted with the unique charm of this medieval city as you walk through its cobbled streets, flanked by 16th century palazzi, rustic trattorias and the warm embrace of la dolce vita.
The Leaning Tower (Florence – Pisa – Florence)
Travel through the marvelous Tuscan countryside to the city of Pisa, where we will see the famed Leaning Tower. Explore the city with your guide, who will lead you to the Piazza dei Miracoli to admire the Leaning Tower from the outside, as well as the Baptistery and other important monuments. Next, visit the Cathedral which houses real masterpiece of Romanesque art. End with a climb up the magnificent Leaning Tower, a once-in-a-lifetime experience with 294 steps rising in a spiral to its majestic height.
Signature Experience: Attend a private workshop on the secrets of traditional Florentine perfumery. Take part in a unique sensory experience, penetrating the mysterious and subtle world of fragrance creation. And end the day with your personal fragrance in hand, a unique souvenir to take back from Italy!
Island Hopping (Rome – Venice)
Transfer to the station to board your train to Venice. Today, we will visit the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, which preserve the most authentic traditions of Venice. After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant’Elena and the famous Lido beach resort, we arrive in Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Stop here for a 40-miunte tour of one of the factories. Next, we stop at the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen’s houses painted in bright colours. After a short cruise, we reach Torcello, known for the earliest mosaics around Venice at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Later, return to St. Mark’s Square and proceed to your hotel.
Enjoy the romance of Venice on a Gondola ride, serenaded by musicians and singers along the splendid Grand Canal. Feast your eyes on the illuminated palazzos, palaces and colonnades on the banks. And pass through some of the most picturesque interior canals of Venice.
Leave for the airport to board your flight to onward destination.