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Air & Land

9 Day Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail

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Independent Package Includes

Included sightseeing in each city

How to Book

Optional Tours

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Gondola Serenade 3:30 PM

Day #3 01 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 $34

Enjoy one of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride with music along the famous Grand Canal, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride. Gondolas may depart in groups, with one singer offered per group).

Departs at 3:30 pm. Pick-up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Santa Maria del Giglio gondola pier. Drop-off at Santa Maria del Giglio gondola pier. Approximate tour duration is 30 minutes.

Accademia Gallery 11:30 AM

Day #5 01 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 $35

Don't miss out on meeting one of the most famous and eclectic artists in the world: Michelangelo. Your personal guide will reveal the secrets of the Accademia Gallery and the creation of Michelangelo's world renowned masterpieces, such as the original version of David, I Prigioni and San Matteo. This is a must and will be a discovery for anyone interested in Michelangelo. It really is a once-in-the-life experience to stand in front of David.

Departs at 11:30 am from in front of the main entrance to the Accademia Gallery. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

#2B Ancient Rome 2:30 PM

Day #8 01 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 $40

Take a tour of Ancient Rome's major sights and skip the long lines for the Archaeological Area with a professional guide. Gain special access to the Colosseum, the giant amphitheater used for gladiator fights and public spectacles, and the largest building ever built in the Roman Empire. Admire the Arch of Constantine, walk along the pavement of the original Roman grid, which crosses the ruins of the Roman Forum, and climb up Capitoline Hill.

Departs 2.30 pm from Via di San Gregorio at the marble fountain, opposite side of the entrance to Palatine Hill. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Tour ends in the Archaeological area. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Dates & Prices

Hotels Available for Departure Dates

Featured Hotels
Hotel Plaza - details ★★★★ Venice Mestre
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo - details ★★★★ Florence
Grand Hotel Adriatico - details ★★★★ Florence
Rivoli Hotel - details ★★★★ Florence
Hotel Villafranca - details ★★★+ Rome

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2015 Travel Dates   Groupon Price
Monday Nov 2 $1399*
Saturday Nov 7 $1599*
Saturday Nov 14 $1699*
Monday Nov 16 $1399*
Wednesday Nov 18 $1499*
Saturday Nov 21 $1499*
Wednesday Nov 25 $1399*
Saturday Nov 28 $1699*
Monday Nov 30 $1499*
Saturday Dec 5 $1599*
Monday Dec 7 $1399*
Wednesday Dec 9 $1399*
Saturday Dec 12 $1599*
Monday Dec 14 $1599*
Wednesday Dec 16 $1699*
Saturday Dec 19 $1899*
Monday Dec 21 $1799*
Wednesday Dec 23 $1599*
Saturday Dec 26 $1799*

*Not Included:
Newly introduced Italian City Taxes (payable locally), transfers, optional tours, and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Your standard rail tickets will be based on a set schedule and may not be altered. Exact times will be provided closer to your departure date. Upgraded tickets are not available.
There are a limited number of rooms available at the Grand Hotel Adriatico and Rivoli Hotel in Florence. In the event one hotel is unavailable, the other hotel will be booked.
Due to local events, the #2B Ancient Rome 2:30 PM tour will take place on Day 7 for Monday Departures.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.