Tour of Venice, Florence, and Rome with Guided City Tours
Included in all options:
- Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK), (LGA), or Newark (EWR)
- Two-night stay at 4-star Grand Hotel Principe, 4-star Amadeus Hotel, or 4-star Hotel Carlton & Grand Canal in Venice, depending on availability
- Two-night stay at 4-star Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, or 4-star Grand Hotel Adriatico in Florence, depending on availability
- Two-night stay at 4-star Grand Hotel Palatino in Rome
- Daily breakfast buffet
- All transfers
- Guided city tours with an English-speaking guide
- City tours are taken in a modern air-conditioned motor coach.
On this eight-day tour of Italy, you’ll split time between three of the world’s most enchanting cities: Venice, Florence, and Rome. A guide will escort you to each city’s most-famous attractions, including Michelangelo’s David and the Sistine Chapel, and lead optional excursions along the way. The hotels included in this tour are all centrally located, so you can explore the cities on your own as well.
We’ve listed some of our favorite highlights below. Click here to see the full itinerary and trip details.
Days 1–3: Venice
After arriving in Venice on Day 2, guests will have the afternoon to explore the city at their leisure. You may want to use this time to explore off-the-beaten destinations, such as a traditional fish market.
The first guided tour kicks off on the morning of Day 3 with a boat ride to the Island of Murano. Artists have been making glass here since the late 13th century—today that glass is world famous for its colorful, transparent quality. A walking tour back in the city visits a number of attractions, including Doge Palace. Inside this Gothic masterpiece, the walls and ceilings are covered with frescoes by artists such as Titian and Tintoretto, who were famous for their dramatic use of light.
Days 4–5: Pisa, Florence
The tour heads south to Florence on Day 4 via a scenic drive through Tuscany. Along the way, you’ll stop at a local Tuscan farm for a wine tasting, and visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Travel + Leisure named Florence the world’s second best city in 2012, calling the capital of the Renaissance “livelier than ever.” Galleries such as the Academia of Fine Arts house masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and da Vinci, alongside trendy wine bars and designer boutiques. You’ll see the Florence Cathedral (a.k.a. “The Duomo”) and Michelangelo’s David on Day 5. Consider an optional five-course dinner (extra fee) that night includes homemade pasta and unlimited wine.
Days 6–8: Assisi, Rome
Accommodations: 4-star Grand Hotel Palatino in Rome
Before making its final stop in Rome, the tour will head to Assisi, a hillside town in Italy’s Umbria region famous for The Basilica of Saint Francis. The church’s interior is covered in frescos by great Renaissance painter Giotto, including the 28 scenes of the Life of St. Francis that Frommer’s says “moves the devout to tears and art lovers to fits of near-religious ecstasy.”
A walking tour of Rome on Day 7 begins at the Vatican Museums in Saint Peter’s Square. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini are among the masterpieces you’ll see here.
You’ll have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own. For an authentic Roman experience, snack on kosher artichokes in the Roman Ghetto, or enjoy a picnic in the Villa Borghese.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
The supplemental fee is subject to departure date and availability at the time of booking. For information regarding a specific departure date, please call (800) 682-3333 to speak with a Gate 1 Travel Reservation Specialist.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you may extend your trip for a supplemental fee at the time of booking.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
The dates available are listed on each option.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
You can either choose another date or be refunded by Groupon. We suggest calling Gate 1 Travel to redeem your vouchers ASAP so that you do not run into this problem.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
Yes, each person traveling (including children) needs to purchase a voucher. Your child may stay in your room, however there are limits as to how many people per room. Triples are available on this tour.