Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold

Florence - Rome - Venice
Starting from $3,356.00

Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold

Bring your family closer together on this magnificent tour of Italy. Arrive in Rome visiting the mighty Roman Colosseum before heading towards Florence where you will be overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, and scents of Italy. The remainder of your trip is spent exploring Venice and its entire architectural and cultural splendor.

Vacation highlights include: 
Rome, Florence, Venice

Countries visited:

  • Airport transfers in Rome on day 2 and Venice on day 11
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • 3 nights accommodation at Villa Pamphili hotel in Rome
  • 3 nights accommodation at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo in Florence
  • 3 nights accommodation at Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana in Venice
  • Kick-off Party (KP) with a light supper and drinks
  • 9 hot Breakfasts (B) and 4 three-course Dinners (D) including a You’re Personally Invited Dinner (PI) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with drinks
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • Private luxury motorcoach with airconditioning, reclining seats and emergency restroom
  • Sightseeing with a local guide: Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna, Venice Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
  • Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges hidden delight
  • Just 4 Kids Travel Pack
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Souvenir group photo
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
  • Tips & Personal items
  • Travel insurance
Day 1 - Depart from the USA

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in vacation price).

Day 2 - Arrive in rome, Italy

Ciao Roma! After transferring to the hotel, maybe try some “gelato” or ice cream. Later, gather for a Kick-off Party. (Kick-off party)

Day 3 - Rome Sightseeing

On a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, visit the Vatican Museums to marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Then visit vast St.Peter’s Basilica. Later, see the Roman Forum and visit the Colosseum where gladiators fought to the death. This evening, learn how to make authentic Italian pizza, and eat it too! (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 - Rome Gladiator School & At Leisure

Find out what life was like as a Roman gladiator.After a short introduction to Roman history, learn the basics of gladiatorial sword fighting! This afternoon, explore the city on your own or shop for Roman souvenirs. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5 - Rome/ Assisi / Florence

Drive north to Assisi and visit St. Francis’ Basilica and the Church of St. Mary of the Angels. St. Francis is the patron saint of birds and animals. Later, drive on to Renaissance Florence. (Breakfast)

Day 6 - Florence Sightseeing

A guided morning walking tour features views of the cathedral, the Baptistery and a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s statue of David.Then enjoy a delicious gelato. (Breakfast)

Day 7 - Pisa Excursion

Head to Pisa to see the incredible Leaning Tower in the Square of the Miracles. Tonight, savor a special You’re Personally Invited Dinner in a typical Tuscan restaurant with beautiful views across olive goves and vineyards. (Breakfast, Personally Invited Dinner)

Day 8 - Florence / Bologna / Venice

Drive through the forested Apennine Hills and stop in Bologna, the home of “spaghetti bolgnese.” Later, travel to Venice, the magical city constructed over 118 islands in the middle of the lagoon. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 - Canal Cruise & Orientation

Take a private cruise to St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs, where condemned prisoners caught their last glimpse of the city, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Campanile. Watch a glass blowing demonstration, then learn about the Venetian tradition of Carnival masks. Decorate one of your own before free time. Perhaps explore the maze of little alleyways or take a gondola ride. (Breakfast)

Day 10 - Secret Venice Walking Tour & A Visit To The Market

Cruise along the Grand Canal to Rialto Bridge, where a guided walking tour begins with a visit to the colorful fish market. Then explore many hidden parts of the city. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)

Day 11 - Depart Venice

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply) where your vacation ends. (Breakfast)

  • Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Your TPT Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.
  • Triple room reduction: $270
  • Quad room reduction: $405

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