Tour Overview

Classic Italy-Rome, Florence & Venice

Discover Tuscany’s charming countryside, Florence’s art treasures, Venice’s grand waterways, and Rome’s ancient sites on this Italian getaway. Begin in Padua, with a boat ride to the “Floating City” for a guided tour and romantic gondola ride. In Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, see the Duomo, the largest brick dome ever constructed and visit Galleria dell’Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s David. Tour the medieval hilltop town San Gimignano before settling in for three nights in Rome. Gaze upon ancient archaeological treasures including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Trevi Fountain, then explore Vatican City’s museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Our tour concludes with a spectacular Farewell Dinner featuring live musical entertainment.

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Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

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Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in Padua
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Roma in Florence
  • 3 nights in Rome
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Venice guided city tour feat. St. Mark’s Square, Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and gondola ride
  • Florence guided city tour
    • The Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
    • Michelangelo's David
  • Florence evening illumination walk
  • San Gimignano guided city tour
  • Rome guided city tour feat. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, and Arch of Constantine
  • Vatican City guided tour feat. St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums
Meals

12 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily European breakfasts
  • Dinner in Venice
  • Local wine with each dinner
  • Farewell Dinner with live entertainment
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Double

$5999

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Single

$6799

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Final Payment Date: 06/04/2024

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Italy Bound

Our tour begins with an overnight flight to Italy.

Day 2 : Padua

We arrive in Milan and transfer to Padua, where our knowledgeable Italian guide and driver greet us upon our arrival. This historic city is known for its beauty, world-renowned university, and as the setting for Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Our evening concludes with a fantastic Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : Venice

Enjoy a delicious Italian breakfast before starting our journey to Venice. Our tour begins at the Piazza San Marco, where we discover some of the best-known examples of Byzantine architecture. This city centerpiece features the Basilica di San Marco; former royal residence, the Doge’s Palace; and Bridge of Sighs. Afterward, take time at leisure to explore the vibrant city on your own. We then experience a famed gondola ride on Venice’s charming waterways and wrap up our day in the Floating City with an included dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Tuscany

We depart this morning for the Tuscany region, crossing the Apennine Mountains. Along the way, we stop to explore Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with elegant palaces dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Arrive this evening in the historic city of Florence, our home for the next two nights, and taste its famous regional cuisine with an included dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Florence

Today we embark on a walking tour of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many of the world’s greatest artistic treasures. Visit the Galleria dell’Accademia and view incredible masterpieces including Michelangelo’s famous David statue. Admire the Duomo, the largest brick dome ever constructed, and gaze upon Ghiberti’s famous bronze doors of the Baptistery, often referred to as the Gates of Paradise. We enjoy time on our own this afternoon to visit the area museums, indulge in a fresh gelato, or browse shops of Ponte Vecchio, a famous covered bridge housing many local vendors. To truly appreciate Florence’s beauty, we conclude the day with a scenic illuminated walk through the city center.

Breakfast

Day 6 : San Gimignano

After an included breakfast, we travel south through Tuscany and soak in the picturesque groves of olive trees and vineyards. We stop in the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano, also known as the Town of Fine Towers, best recognized by its 14 magnificent towers and 13th-century encircling walls. Explore this spectacular community’s deep history and rich culture from the Middle Ages on a guided tour. Later, we arrive in the eternal city of Rome and check in to our hotel for the next three nights. A delicious dinner nearby is included this evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Ancient Rome

Today’s adventure brings us through the fascinating sights and landmarks of ancient Rome. Begin with a visit to one of the most celebrated monuments of the Roman Empire and the largest amphitheatre in the world, The Colosseum. Learn about the many uses of this legendary arena and walk the same steps of the ancient gladiators. Next, tour the Roman Forum, once the governmental and financial center of the city, and home today to several of the best-preserved pieces of architecture including the Arch of Constantine. We complete our tour today with the stunning Trevi Fountain. Completed in 1762, it is one of the most prominent fountains in the world. According to legend, tossing a coin into the fountain ensures your return visit to Rome.

Breakfast

Day 8 : Vatican & The Sistine Chapel

Our day begins with a guided tour of the famous Vatican Museums, featuring some of the most renowned classical sculptures and Renaissance art in the world. Explore the Vatican’s many galleries culminating with the remarkable Sistine Chapel. Truly a magnificent sight to behold, the iconic ceiling fresco was painted by Michelangelo. Our visit to Vatican City continues with a special tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most extraordinary churches in the world and home to the Catholic Church. Discover the immense history and relics, including the Altar of the Sacred Heart, the Chair of Saint Peter, and Michelangelo’s Piéta. Time at leisure this afternoon provides opportunities to see Saint Peter's Square, climb the Spanish Steps, visit the Pantheon, or explore the statues and cafés of Piazza Navona. Tonight, we gather for a special Farewell Dinner with live musical entertainment to celebrate our wonderful Italian adventure.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Fly Home

After an included breakfast, we travel home with fond memories.

Breakfast
Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Classic Italy-Rome, Florence & Venice
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

KAUZ TV Pickup Locations:

Dallas, TX - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Wichita Falls, TX - Hampton Inn Sikes Senter Mall

Classic Italy-Rome, Florence & Venice

Discover Tuscany’s charming countryside, Florence’s art treasures, Venice’s grand waterways, and Rome’s ancient sites on this Italian getaway. Begin in Padua, with a boat ride to the “Floating City” for a guided tour and romantic gondola ride. In Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, see the Duomo, the largest brick dome ever constructed and visit Galleria dell’Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s David. Tour the medieval hilltop town San Gimignano before settling in for three nights in Rome. Gaze upon ancient archaeological treasures including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Trevi Fountain, then explore Vatican City’s museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Our tour concludes with a spectacular Farewell Dinner featuring live musical entertainment.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

EACC

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in Padua
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Roma in Florence
  • 3 nights in Rome
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Venice guided city tour feat. St. Mark’s Square, Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and gondola ride
  • Florence guided city tour
    • The Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
    • Michelangelo's David
  • Florence evening illumination walk
  • San Gimignano guided city tour
  • Rome guided city tour feat. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, and Arch of Constantine
  • Vatican City guided tour feat. St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums
Meals

12 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily European breakfasts
  • Dinner in Venice
  • Local wine with each dinner
  • Farewell Dinner with live entertainment

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Double

$5999

Single

$6799

Final Payment Date: 06/04/2024

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Italy Bound

Our tour begins with an overnight flight to Italy.

Day 2 : Padua

We arrive in Milan and transfer to Padua, where our knowledgeable Italian guide and driver greet us upon our arrival. This historic city is known for its beauty, world-renowned university, and as the setting for Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Our evening concludes with a fantastic Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : Venice

Enjoy a delicious Italian breakfast before starting our journey to Venice. Our tour begins at the Piazza San Marco, where we discover some of the best-known examples of Byzantine architecture. This city centerpiece features the Basilica di San Marco; former royal residence, the Doge’s Palace; and Bridge of Sighs. Afterward, take time at leisure to explore the vibrant city on your own. We then experience a famed gondola ride on Venice’s charming waterways and wrap up our day in the Floating City with an included dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Tuscany

We depart this morning for the Tuscany region, crossing the Apennine Mountains. Along the way, we stop to explore Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with elegant palaces dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Arrive this evening in the historic city of Florence, our home for the next two nights, and taste its famous regional cuisine with an included dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Florence

Today we embark on a walking tour of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many of the world’s greatest artistic treasures. Visit the Galleria dell’Accademia and view incredible masterpieces including Michelangelo’s famous David statue. Admire the Duomo, the largest brick dome ever constructed, and gaze upon Ghiberti’s famous bronze doors of the Baptistery, often referred to as the Gates of Paradise. We enjoy time on our own this afternoon to visit the area museums, indulge in a fresh gelato, or browse shops of Ponte Vecchio, a famous covered bridge housing many local vendors. To truly appreciate Florence’s beauty, we conclude the day with a scenic illuminated walk through the city center.

Breakfast

Day 6 : San Gimignano

After an included breakfast, we travel south through Tuscany and soak in the picturesque groves of olive trees and vineyards. We stop in the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano, also known as the Town of Fine Towers, best recognized by its 14 magnificent towers and 13th-century encircling walls. Explore this spectacular community’s deep history and rich culture from the Middle Ages on a guided tour. Later, we arrive in the eternal city of Rome and check in to our hotel for the next three nights. A delicious dinner nearby is included this evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Ancient Rome

Today’s adventure brings us through the fascinating sights and landmarks of ancient Rome. Begin with a visit to one of the most celebrated monuments of the Roman Empire and the largest amphitheatre in the world, The Colosseum. Learn about the many uses of this legendary arena and walk the same steps of the ancient gladiators. Next, tour the Roman Forum, once the governmental and financial center of the city, and home today to several of the best-preserved pieces of architecture including the Arch of Constantine. We complete our tour today with the stunning Trevi Fountain. Completed in 1762, it is one of the most prominent fountains in the world. According to legend, tossing a coin into the fountain ensures your return visit to Rome.

Breakfast

Day 8 : Vatican & The Sistine Chapel

Our day begins with a guided tour of the famous Vatican Museums, featuring some of the most renowned classical sculptures and Renaissance art in the world. Explore the Vatican’s many galleries culminating with the remarkable Sistine Chapel. Truly a magnificent sight to behold, the iconic ceiling fresco was painted by Michelangelo. Our visit to Vatican City continues with a special tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most extraordinary churches in the world and home to the Catholic Church. Discover the immense history and relics, including the Altar of the Sacred Heart, the Chair of Saint Peter, and Michelangelo’s Piéta. Time at leisure this afternoon provides opportunities to see Saint Peter's Square, climb the Spanish Steps, visit the Pantheon, or explore the statues and cafés of Piazza Navona. Tonight, we gather for a special Farewell Dinner with live musical entertainment to celebrate our wonderful Italian adventure.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Fly Home

After an included breakfast, we travel home with fond memories.

Breakfast

Tour Map

Tour Map for Classic Italy-Rome, Florence & Venice

Departure Cities

KAUZ TV Pickup Locations:

Dallas, TX - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Wichita Falls, TX - Hampton Inn Sikes Senter Mall