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Venice, Florence & Rome

10 days, 3 cities124

From $2559 with flightsPayments as low as $57

Overview

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Why Go?

Enchantment awaits as you drift through canals of Venice, taste the flavors of Tuscany and follow in the footsteps of ancients in Rome. This is a classic Italian adventure for all the senses.

Top Highlights

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See three of Italy’s most popular destinations, and two bonus cities

What's Included

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Accommodations

You’ll stay at accommodations hand-picked by our team of local experts, in rooms only for EF Ultimate Break travelers. Each property is located in a safe, convenient area. You’ll receive your exact accommodations 30 days before your trip departs.

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Flights

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  • Flight costs are included in your monthly payment plan, so you can pay over time
  • Airport transfers are included, so we’ll be waiting, sign in hand
  • Flights are booked with major airlines
  • 24/7 support no matter what time zone you’re in
  • One checked bag included on most flights
  • Option to make changes to your trip up to 99 days before departure

Booking with a friend? Let us know and we’ll do our best to make sure you’re on the same flight. Still want to book your own flights? That’s cool, simply select ‘No flights included’ instead of your departure city in the ‘Flights from’ dropdown.

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.

    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.

    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!

  • Day 3: Tour Venice

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

    Today's Highlights:

    • Enter St. Mark’s Basilica and bask in the mosaics inlaid in the golden ceiling.
    • 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

    Board your private coach; you’re heading to Florence, the crown jewel of the Italian Renaissance!

    Today's Highlights:

    • Stop yourself before you order Spaghetti Bolognese—they call it Tagliatelle al ragu here.
    • Arrive in Florence and begin exploring with your Tour Director.
  • 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.

    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 the Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo’s David.
    • 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: Free Day in Florence + Optional Activities

    Enjoy a full free day in Florence to explore on your own or join an optional excursion.

    Today's Highlights:

    • Get in touch with your artsy side at the Uffizi museum. The Medici Family’s art collection makes up one of the best art museums in the world.
    • Stop and smell the flowers in the Boboli gardens, and keep an eye out for 16th century sculptures (you can stop and smell those, too, but it might attract strange looks).
    • Snap the perfect picture of Florence’s skyline after hiking up to San Miniato al Monte. Then reward yourself with some gelato.
    • Shop till you drop; the area between Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo is our favorite.

    Tuscan Wine Tasting (extra cost)

    Note: Availability is subject to your tour’s departure date for specific trips.

    Some of the world’s best wine come from Tuscany, and you get to sample some at a scenic winery. Next head to the medieval walled town of San Gimignano, home to the world-famous Gelateria di Piazza gelato shop.

    Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

    Italian Riviera & Cinque Terre (extra cost)

    Note: This excursion is seasonal and only runs from May through September. Availability is subject to your tour’s departure date.

    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 enjoying the pebble beaches of Monterosso.

    Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

  • 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.
    • Benvenuti a Roma!
  • Day 8: Explore Rome + Optional Catacombs of 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.

    Roman Catacombs & St. Paul's Basilica (extra cost)

    Rome has a bit of a spooky side. Travel deep underground to catacombs built by early Christians. Then, head to St. Paul’s Basilica. Existing since at least 324 AD, they say St. Paul himself is buried there.

    Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

  • Day 9: Free Day in Rome + Optional Vatican City Excursion

    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.
    • Take your carb overload one step further—by making your own pasta (Taste of Italy Excursion).
    • 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.

    This excursion is pre-book only; please call 800-766-2645 to purchase if your trip is less than 30 days away.

  • 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 124 authentic traveler reviews
  • Grazi Sofi :)

      Stephanie Sanchez, traveled Sep 2021

    This trip was an absolute dream! I am very grateful to our amazing tour guide, Sofia. She always made sure everyone was comfortable and taken care of. She was very knowledgeable and offered us all the best tips. She went above and beyond in helping us plan a celebration for our friends' engagement by booking us a beautiful rooftop in Venice. Along with surpr... See more

  • Grateful to Sofia

      Karina Sanchez, traveled Sep 2021

    My trip experience was the absolute best. It was all made possible by the wonderful Sofia. Forever grateful to her for all the time and dedication she put in to make this really an unforgettable experience. Overall I enjoyed every single second spent in the beautiful country that is Italy.

  • Best Trip Ever

      Kayla Hochenberger, traveled Sep 2021

    It was an incredible trip, I loved every second of it!

  • Venice-Florence-Rome

      Lilah Straaten, traveled Sep 2021

    I LOVED my first EF trip. And Italy was a great choice. My group was great and got along really well. My tour director Ivana was so amazing! She was so helpful and kind and caring. She made sure we got the most out of every location. I would 100% book another trip with her. There is a LOT of walking on this tour, but it’s worth it to see all the beautiful ... See more

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