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Venice, Florence & Rome: Plus

10 days, 3 cities322
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Aerial view of a city with a large red-domed building in the middle of the city at sunset
Aerial view of a city with a large red-domed building in the middle of the city at sunset
Ancient ruins with many columns and a path running through the middle of the ruins
A group of people on a small boat being paddled through waterways between buildings
Two hands holding out ice cream cones overlooking a view of a canal between buildings
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Why go?

As you float along winding canals, stare awestruck at priceless art, and indulge in plate after plate of fresh pasta, try to reflect on why you’re here. Maybe to explore your heritage, maybe for cultural immersion, or maybe you’re just really, really hungry. Regardless, Italy awaits.

Picture yourself

  • Eating the cacio e pepe you typically dream about

  • Tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain (tip: right hand over left shoulder)

  • Drifting through the canals of Venice in a gondola

  • Savoring gelato as you people watch in a Tuscan piazza

  • Standing in the Colosseum, channeling your inner gladiator

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book 'em yourself)

  • 8 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 8 breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support from our travel gurus

  • 3 insider city tours with local guides

  • Tour of the Colosseum in Rome

  • Day trip to Cinque Terre or San Gimignano wine tasting (seasonal)

Map for the Venice, Florence & Rome: Plus tour
Full trip itinerary

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Overnight Flight

    Board your overnight flight, bound for Italy. Remember the freshman 15 college myth? Well, it might hit you in Italy. Pizza, Pasta, Gelato, Cannoli’s, Limoncello. Welcome to food paradise.

  • Day 2: Arrive in Venice + Welcome Dinner

    Welcome to Venice! Situated on 118 islands, intersected by 175 canals and spanned by more than 400 bridges, this city has had more praise showered upon it from travelers, writers and artists than any other city in the world.

    In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner of local cuisine and drinks with fellow travelers at an authentic local spot. Afterwards, you’re free to take the party elsewhere!

    Today's highlights:

    • Arrive at the airport—your Tour Director will be waiting to show you how to get around the city
    • Venture into Venice proper or see the area surrounding your accommodation
  • Day 3: Tour Venice

    Head to St. Mark’s Square to begin your sightseeing with a local guide.

    After your sightseeing, you have the afternoon free!

    Today's highlights:

    • See several historic churches and amble through picture-perfect piazzas.
    • Follow the winding Grand Canal through the heart of Venice.
    • See the historic Rialto bridge, the oldest in the city.
  • Day 4:Travel to Florence via Emilia Romagna

    Head further down the boot that is Italy and add two more cities to your ‘been there, done that’ list. Watch the hills and trees of the countryside slip by out the window of your private coach before reaching your final destination for the evening and deciding what’s for dinner (pizza is never not an option).

    Today's highlights:

    • Break up your trip to Tuscany with a stop in the Emilia Romagna region for some lunch and time to explore.
    • Check in to your accommodations in Florence and see what the place has to offer.
    • Get the scoop on the area you’re staying on a short walk with your Tour Director.
    • Enjoy an included dinner in Florence.
  • Day 5: Tour Florence

    Join a local guide for a walking tour of Florence, the compact capital of Tuscany known for its famous Renaissance artwork.

    *Note: There is no included entry to the Duomo during the guided sightseeing on this day, but you will have free time to return if you so choose.

    Today's highlights:

    • Cross the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, home to many of Florence’s jewelers and art merchants.
    • Stroll the Piazza della Signoria, home to Florence’s seat of power, the Palazzo Vecchio, as well as several intricate sculptures.
    • Visit the Duomo Cathedral. Return during your free time and challenge yourself to climb the 463 steps to the top for stunning views of the city
  • Day 6: Italian Riviera & Cinque Terre or San Gimignano Wine Tasting

    Lay your eyes on the most beautiful coastal scenery anywhere, Cinque Terre. Discover mountainside villages, iconic colorful seaside buildings, and spend the rest of your day on the pebble beaches of Monterosso.

    *Cinque Terre is a seasonal excursion for departures between 4/26-9/25. Departures outside these dates will enjoy a wine tasting excursion in San Gimignano.

    Today's highlights:

    • Take an AM bus to Levanto for an hour-long boat ride with views of quaint oceanfront villages.
    • Disembark at Manarola, famed for colorful buildings that dot the cliffs of its picturesque harbor.
    • Hop a train to Monterosso for an afternoon of exploring and beach time.
  • Day 7: Travel to Rome via Orvieto

    Board your private coach, bound for Rome via Orvieto.

    Today's highlights:

    • On the way to Rome, stop in Orvieto, a quaint Italian hill town perched atop a rock cliff
    • Marvel at the artistry of the facade of Orvieto’s stunning cathedral
    • Look out at the cypress-dotted plains of Umbria
  • Day 8: Explore Rome

    They say all roads lead to Rome, but once you’re there you quickly realize that all roads actually lead to restaurants. Take the morning to satisfy your cravings and sip some espresso, then see perhaps the most staggeringly important building you can possibly see in Europe: the Roman Colosseum.

    Today's highlights:

    • Tour the city with a local guide who will show you why Rome is one of the most legendary cities in Europe.
    • Experience the heart of ancient Rome with a visit to the Forum, once a hub of activity for the city.
    • Stand in the Colosseum, where gladiators battled to the death in mortal combat, and be glad you live in the 21st century.
    • See the ruins of several Roman temples, including the Temple of the Vestal Virgins.
  • Day 9: Free Day in Rome + Optional Vatican City Excursion + Farewell Dinner

    Today you get to explore centuries worth of culinary perfection, unbelievable architecture, and local fashion on your own. And let it be said, Rome looks goooood for being 2,000 years old. (It must moisturize.) Shop, eat, drink, and talk like an Italian (with your hands) during your free day. Embrace the culture and indulge in carbs during your last day in the Eternal City. Plus, if you're up for it, join an optional excursion to the Vatican.

    Today's highlights:

    • Explore the bustling streets and famous sights while enjoying a cone of gelato.
    • Soak in the history by exploring ancient ruins.
    • Act like a fashonista on Via del Corso, the main street in historical center of Rome lined with brand names and local eateries.

    Free time suggestions

    Trevi Fountain: Rumor has it, if turn your back to the Trevi Fountain and toss a coin over your shoulder, it guarantees you’ll return to the Eternal City. Throw in a second coin, and you’ll not only come back, but also find love. (Significant other not guaranteed by EF Ultimate Break.)
    Shopping on Vide del Corso: Walk down the longest pedestrian street in the city for some prime shopping. Populated by both locals and tourists, there’s room for everyone on the narrow store-filled street.

    Farewell Dinner
    Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell dinner with the group.

    A Visit to the Vatican (extra cost)

    Visit the Pope’s house: Vatican City. Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica, and get your dose of art history up close and personal—viewing Michelangelo's famed Sistine Chapel frescoes.

    Please note: The Vatican is closed on Sundays. In the event that the itinerary day containing this optional lands on a Sunday for your departure, the optional will take place the day before.

    This excursion is pre-book only; if your trip is less than 90 days away, please call 800-766-2645 to purchase. This excursion is also non-refundable 95 days prior to departure.

  • Day 10: Fly Home

    Arrivederci, amici!
    Translation: Goodbye, friends. Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, enjoy your last few moments together. Take one more group photo. Grab that final drink. (Fine, maybe a couple of drinks.) But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

    –OR–

    EXTEND YOUR TRIP 2 WAYS

    1. Double the fun
    A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call—we can help you add another and save big while you're at it.

    2. Go ahead or stay behind
    Extending your trip is easy! During checkout, you'll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for an additional fee. We'll adjust your flights accordingly, but you'll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside of tour.

    Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.

Reviews


Overall rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 322 authentic traveler reviews
  • Amazing trip to Italy!

      Anonymous, traveled May 2024

    This experience was truly once in a lifetime! As a solo traveler, I met great people and felt very welcomed. The itinerary was organized and action packed. I highly recommend taking up on the optional excursions to get the most out of the trip! And I could not recommend Vincenzo enough as a tour director!

  • Roommate feedback

      Anonymous, traveled Apr. 2024

    I absolutely loved my trip but the once thing I would change is the pairing of roommates. I wish there was more of a questionnaire to check compatibility. For example, my roommate snored so I had an extremely difficult time at night which ruined that part of my experience. In the coming trips I will definitely book my own room.

  • Despite chaotic start, an amazing adventure in Italy!

      Bryson, traveled Mar. 2024

    Although I missed half of Venice due to a flight cancellation, I ended up loving this trip and making the most of my time in Italy. I absolutely fell in love with Florence! Beautiful city! My group was amazing and outgoing too. Honestly, one of the best parts about these types of trips is meeting so many new friends. Italy is so beautiful with a rich culture... See more

  • I LOVE ITALY

      Mary Joy Ana, traveled Mar. 2024

    My bucketlist country was nothing but amazing! Truly a magical experience. Loved every moment of the travel and definitely recommend doing if you have been eyeing to do it. I loved how we were able to go to three cities that are beautiful in their own ways! I also loved the small villages we were able to explore as well, travelling to the cities. My favourit... See more

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