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Upon arrival at the Rome airport you will be welcomed to Italy by your local concierge as you exit customs into the arrivals hall and privately transferred to your hotel where you will be assisted with check-in procedures, run through your itinerary and answer any questions you may have. Your concierge will ensure your holiday is running smoothly and to your complete gratification. Your local representative is available on the ground to make sure your travel arrangements run flawlessly. He/she is there to assist you and available on the phone for any questions you may have.
Begin your first Italian morning with an American-style buffet breakfast at the hotel and be prepared to walk in the footsteps of the Ancient Romans together with your local English speaking guide and private vehicle. In the morning you will have the chance to visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and discover where Rome was originally founded. You will see where Roman citizens were entertained with bloody shows of gladiators and wild animals, and step foot on the original stone streets. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.
Join your expert tour guide for a morning of exploration by private vehicle of the smallest sovereign state in the world the Vatican City. You will have a chance to visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, and the express entry past the regular lines of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel with its famous frescoes by Michelangelo. Your personal guide will fill the tour with anecdotes and secrets of these museums - bringing them to life with amazing stories and bizzare facts of this unique place in the world. The remainder of the day will be at leisure.
After a leisurely breakfast Depart the Eternal City with your private concierge and private vehicle and commence your concierge rail service to your hotel in Florence! Upon arrival at the Rome train station you will be shown to your pre-reserved 1st class seating and your luggage will be handled onboard for you. Upon arrival at the Florence railway station you will be met from the door of the train and your luggage will be handled for you. You will then be privately transferred to your hotel. Experience the thrill of traveling by high speed train. Italian trains are really beautiful and also very fast - making daily multiple trips between the major Italian cities. Traveling by train is really a pleasant and smooth way of travelling, you will also be able to admire the beautiful countryside pass by outside of your windows In the afternoon stroll the renaissance streets together with your expert local private guide enjoy the visit to the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore), the famous landmark of Florence, and the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's David. You will also visit the Church of San Lorenzo and the Medici chapels, where you can see the colorful Chapel of Princes and the New Sacristy with Michelangelo's statues Dawn and Dusk and Night and Day.
We are sure the best way to explore Florence is on foot, today venture out with your local guide through the narrow streets of Florence to enjoy the visit to the legendary Uffizi gallery to admire some masterpieces like the Botticelli’s birth of Venues and Leonardo da Vinci annunciation. The Uffizi Gallery makes its home in the Palazzo degli Uffizi and originally was designed to hold the uffizi (administrative offices) of the Medici Grand Duke Cosimo. Later, the Medici housed their art collections here and in 1591, created what was then Europe’s first modern museum, opening it to the public. Continue then to see the Church of Santa Croce where Gallileo, Michelangelo and other famous Florentines are buried.
Leave the City and head today towards the romantic and scenic Tuscan Countryside. Stop in the hiltown of san Gimignano well known for its surviving towers wander around its narrow alleys before heading to Siena and take a stroll with your private guide of Piazza del Campo, one of the finest main squares in Italy. See the Palazzo Pubblico which has served as Siena's Town Hall since the 1300s and visit Siena's Duomo considered to be one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Italy with unforgettable frescoes in the Piccolomini Library.
This morning is at your own leisure you may wish to take a stroll and do some last shopping before heading to your next destination In the early afternoon Journey with high speed train to Venice! Upon arrival at the Venice railway station you will be met from the door of the train and your luggage will be handled for you. You will then be privately transferred to your hotel. Evening gondola ride In the early evening your Concierge will wait to bring you to enjoy your awaiting Gondola. The magic of this unique city will come alive as you glide by gondola down the shimmering Grand Canal and float quietly down inner canals spanned by tiny romantic bridges - you will get lost in this beautiful labyrinth of land and water. Taking a gondola ride in Venice gives you a completely different perspective of the city than exploring it on foot. They have been a tradition in Venice for centuries. Initially used to transport goods down the narrow canals of Venice, today gondolas are primarily used for sightseeing and ceremonial functions.
Take a stroll today of the highlights of Venice together with your local Guide who will avoid you to get lost through its narrow alleys. You will be dazzled by the visit to the Basilica with its shimmering, precious gold-leaf mosaics and items such as the “Golden Cloth” displayed behind the altar, continue then to visit the in-Doge’s Palace, the “city hall” where the laws were made, the courtrooms, and eventually you will cross the most-celebrated icon of Venice, the Bridge of Sighs, to go deep inside the Venice Prisons.
After a relaxing American-style buffet breakfast at the hotel prepare for a journey into the Venetian lagoon! Let your private motorboat and private guide accompany you to see the marvels of the Islands of the lagoon. You will first visit Murano, famous for their glass artisans. You will be able to watch these masters expertly shape the molten glass and the craftsmanship of blown glass in a real glass factory - the techniques being passed down through generations. Continuing towards the North Lagoon you will reach the picturesque island of Burano. This quiet little island is known for the vibrance of color that explodes out from the walls of the town - with each house being painted bright yellows, pinks, blues, and greens that were originally painted so the fishermen could see them through the fog. Here you will have the chance to visit one of the most famous lace making atelier and its museum. Lace from Burano has been coveted for centuries - with some pieces historically taking up to two years to create. Catherine de Medici (from Florence) even took Burano lace-designers with her when she became Queen of France. Finally, you will reach Torcello, where time seems to have stopped. The island is now almost uninhabited, with wide areas of brush and wildlife that is a drastic change from the narrow canals of the center of Venice, yet this “abandoned” island hides one of the oldest monuments of the entire area: the majestic Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and the famous throne of Attila. Spend your lunch at your own leisure today in Torcello before being privately transferred back to your hotel in Venice. The reminder of the day will at your own peace.
Today After your American-style buffet breakfast you will be privately transferred to the Venice Airport. Arrivederci e buon viaggio!
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