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Classic Italian family adventure: Venice, Florence & Rome

10 days from CAD9,160pp

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Tour highlights

  • Learn to make pasta from scratch with a local chef in Florence.

  • Create your own Venetian mask with a master mask maker in Venice.

  • Cruise on the back of a vintage Vespa to discover the secrets of Rome.

  • Uncover the history of Ancient Rome on a private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

  • Visit the Sistine Chapel on a private tour of the Vatican.

  • See Michelangelo's 'David' in Florence.

Price includes

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Arriving at Rome airport you will be met by your private driver and escorted to your centrally located hotel in Rome.

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  • Today you will learn about the history of Ancient Rome on a privately guided tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. After a break for lunch, you will visit the Palazzo Valentini for a fascinating audio visual tour that takes you right underneath the building and reveals some of the ancient Roman remains, buried deep under the city.

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  • This morning you will have a private tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. In the afternoon you'll embark on a Vespa tour around the city, discovering some lesser known areas and enjoying wonderful views.

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  • In the morning your driver will take you to the train station for your premium class train journey to Florence, which will take around 90 minutes. Upon arrival you will be met by a private driver and escorted to your hotel in the heart of the city. You will then have a free afternoon to explore. We particularly recommend heading to the Duomo where you can climb both the bell tower and dome, for some spectacular views of the city.

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  • This morning you'll meet your private guide for a walking tour of Florence that includes the Accademia Gallery, where you will find Michelangelo's 'David', and the Uffizi Gallery, which houses some of the most celebrated Renaissance artwork in the world. You will have time for a short lunch in between visiting the galleries. Following the tour, spend the rest of the day at leisure discovering why Florence is one of the most visited cities in the world.

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  • In the morning your driver will transfer you by private car to a Florentine cooking school for a private class with a local chef. During the class you will cook a traditional Tuscan menu, including pasta made from scratch, which you'll then be able to enjoy for your lunch. After the class your driver will transfer you back to your hotel and you have the afternoon at leisure to explore more of the city.

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  • Today you will transfer by private car to the station for your premium class train ride to Venice, which will take around two hours. Upon arrival, you will be escorted by private boat from the station to your hotel overlooking the Grand Canal. After checking in, you'll finish your day with a gondola ride through Venice's picturesque waterways.

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  • This morning you will meet your private guide and embark on a walking tour of St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace. With your private guide, you will be able to explore a selection of secret rooms not normally open to the public. In the afternoon, you will be escorted to a private mask making class where you will be able to make your own Venetian mask.

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  • Today you will have a private boat tour of the islands of Murano and Burano. On Murano you will see a glass blowing demonstration at a local glass factory. The next island, Burano, is famous for its brightly painted houses and traditional lace making. After exploring the island you will return to your hotel.

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  • Today you will be escorted from your hotel by private water taxi to the Venice airport for your return flight home.

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