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Splendors of Venice and Rome
time 7 Days / 6 Nights

Venice (3 nights), Rome (3)
 
Experience the City of Water and the Eternal City, all in a once-in-lifetime adventure.
Built on more than 100 small islands, Venice has no roads, just canals lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Follow your guide along the canals and through the narrow streets, learn about the history of this floating city and cross the most famous of the 400 bridges in Venice - The Rialto Bridge. Crown your day in Venice with a gondola ride to see the city from the water!
Travel to Murano, a small island world-famous for its glass and visit a traditional glass factory for an unforgettable firsthand experience: a live glass blowing demonstration! Then move on to Burano, famous for its centuries old tradition of lace-making and for its coloruful houses.
Board the fast train to Italy’s Capital City, Rome and get ready to be in awe as you visit its must-sees: from the 2000-year-old Colosseum and the Roman Forums to the Vatican Museums with its impressive collection of art, the stunning Sistine Chapel, and the fascinating St. Peter’s Basilica.

inclusionAt a Glance
  • Arrive in Venice
  • Best of Venice with Gondola Ride
  • Murano & Burano Excursion
  • Venice to Rome
  • Colosseum & Ancient Rome
  • Vatican Museums
  • Depart Rome to USA
dates Itinerary
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Arrive in Venice at Marco Polo Airport. Your private driver will bring you to your hotel in Venice by private motor boat. Rest up and grab some food.  Tomorrow begins your exploration of Italy!

Learn about the history and culture of Venice on this 2-hour walking tour, specially designed to give you an insight into the city, from picturesque piazzas to its most famous sights such as Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s square and the Bell Tower. Plus, enjoy a shared gondola ride to see Venice from the water!

The afternoon and evening are at leisure.  Want to see more of Venice?  Check out our other Day Tours in Venice and feel free to add them to your itinerary.  We suggest seeing the incredible St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace (not included in the package price).

Escape the crowds of Venice and explore Murano, a small island world-famous for its glass, and Burano, famous for its centuries old tradition of lace-making and for its houses huddled tightly together and each painted a different color.

The afternoon and evening are at leisure.  Want to see more of Venice?  Check out our other Day Tours in Venice and feel free to add them to your itinerary.  We suggest taking a private tour to Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto (not included in the package price).

You will be picked up at your hotel or at the nearest mooring point and transferred by a private motor boat to Venice train station for your high-speed train ride to Rome. Once you've arrived in Rome, you will be met at the train station and taken to your hotel in Rome.

Check in at your hotel. Take a leisurely walk in the historic center and grab a bite to eat, or join our Best of Rome by night tour (not included in the package price).

Explore the most important sights of Ancient Rome - the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with skip the line access. First, visit Rome’s most iconic site, the Colosseum, with your guide who will talk you through the bloody past of the amphitheater, home to gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. Then, head to the Roman Forum to walk along the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way” – the main path through the Roman Forum, which once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions as Roman armies returned from war. Finally, see the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome. From here, admire the views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held.

The afternoon and evening are at leisure.  Want to see more of Rome?  Check out our other Day Tours in Rome and feel free to add them to your itinerary.  We suggest seeing the incredible Borghese Gallery & Gardens (not included in the package price).

Take a morning tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and St. Peter's Square. Enjoy No Wait Access and small groups for the best Vatican experience.

The afternoon and evening are at leisure.  Want to see more of Rome?  Check out our other Day Tours in Rome and feel free to add them to your itinerary.  We suggest joining one of our food tours to sample real Roman street food, less-known meats and cheeses, and amazing wine in a secret cellar (not included in the package price).

Your Italy Vacation has come to an end as you transfer from your hotel to Rome Fiumicino airport and head back home.