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Florence & Venice Escapade Winter

4.5
(5 Reviews)
From $877 AUD
  • 5 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Florence, Pisa, Venice

    Group Size:
    1 to 35
    Age Range:
    0-99
    Languages: English, Spanish
    Type: Package, Partially Guided Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Embrace the grandeur of Florence and Venice on this 5 day tour

  • 4 nights accommodation in superior class
  • Discover Florence, often named the birthplace of the Renaissance
  • Explore the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Uncover the mystical ambiance of Venice on board a Gondola
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  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Arrival in Florence on your own. Check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, meet at Piazzale Montelungo (Montelungo Square), in front of the yellow street sign Gray Line at 1:15 pm (on your own) to join the group before departing to Pisa at 1:30 pm. Upon arrival in Pisa, you will visit Piazza dei Miracoli, the Baptistery (outside), the Cathedral (inside) and the Leaning Tower (outside). Return to Florence. Overnight in Florence.

After breakfast at your hotel, reach the meeting point at At 08:00 am travel store & welcome point, in Via dei Tavolini, 15r – (on your own) to join the group before departing (at 8.15 am). Start your Tour from the very heart of Florence, aboard of a comfortable luxury minivan. Your English-speaking driver will lead you along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. The tour will proceed through the old city centre with the Guided Visit of the renowned Accademia Gallery, with a total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to know his most renowned works, the “David”, and other important masterpieces such as ”I Prigioni”, ”San Matteo” and the “Palestrina Pietà”. Then you will proceed with a walking Tour which will include the outdoor guided visit of San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex: San Giovanni Baptistery with its bronze doors as the famous Porta del Paradiso and the Cathedral with the magnificent Cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bell tower. The walk continues along lively Via Calzaiuoli in the heart of the city, where you can admire the imposing and singular Orsanmichele Church, a masterpiece of Florentine gothic art, decorated with shrines with statues of the patron saints of the powerful medieval trade guilds. Then you reach the bustling Mercato della Paglia (Straw Market): don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous “porcellino” (pig) and toss a coin into the fountain to bring you good luck! Going on, you can admire the romantic, 90 picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewellery shops. Your lovely blast from the past will end in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political centre of the city. In this true “outdoor museum”, you’ll be amazed as you admire the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the marvellous and imposing marble statue by mmannati and then, looking around, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, including the Cellini’s Perseus and the Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabines. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio with its crenellated Arnolfo tower, one of the most famous symbols of Florence that you will be able to admire in all its magnificence. Overnight in Florence.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast at your hotel, at the time indicated, head to Florence train station to reach Venice. Once there, make your own way to your hotel, check in at the hotel. Overnight in Venice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast at your hotel, discover Venice on board of a gondola! Reach the meeting point at 10:45 am on your own, located in Calle Larga Ascensione in front of post office in St. Mark’s Square, close to Correr Museum. The gondola ride starts at 11:00 am. It’s the best way to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of a city built on water is on board a gondola. Gliding through Venice’s Grand Canal and minor canals, you’ll be introduced to the splendid palaces, churches, bridges, gardens and warehouses lining the city’s liquid streets. Embark on a gondola (up to 6 people per gondola) and enjoy a 30 minutes ride on the Grand Canal (St. Maria della Salute’s area) and minor canals (Fenice area). The tour ends with the landing at the station Bauer. Ideal for photographers! Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

2 nights accommodation in Florence

2 nights accommodation in Venice

Touring with multilingual local guides

Touring as per itinerary

4 Breakfasts

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

2nd class high-speed train tickets from Florence to Venice

Gondola ride daily*

Beverages during meals and any meal not expressly listed above

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling

Passport and visa fees

Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned

City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)

Any items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending
 

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Hotel Corona D'Italia Florence
Via Nazionale, 14, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 055 261501
Rating
4
Hotel Corona D'Italia Florence
Palazzo Marcello Al Sole
Santa Croce, 134/136, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
Tel: +39 041 244 0328
Rating
4
Palazzo Marcello Al Sole
Hotel De La Ville
Piazza degli Antinori, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 055 238 1805
Rating
4.5
Hotel De La Ville
Hotel Santa Chiara Venice
Santa Croce, 548, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
Tel: +39 041 520 6955
Rating
5
Hotel Santa Chiara Venice

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

For operational reasons, order of itinerary and/or excursions is subject to change at any time. Optional excursions not specified in our itinerary will be suggested by the tour leader.

A government tourist tax may need to be paid locally upon arrival at your hotels.

Fairs and event dates may change without notice.

*Gondola ride does not operate on the 18th of July and 20th of September. It also doesn’t operate in case of bad weather conditions. Ride does not include any commentary.

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Reviews for Florence & Venice Escapade Winter

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Maria
17 day tour great weather

Review for: Glorious Italy

We were lucky to have great weather from Rome to Rome taking in the sights of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Montepulciano, Rome beautiful destinations and incredible history. Both Nancy our tour guide who was knowledgeable and Luigi our bus driver they  were fantastic and worked great together. We had a different tour guide and driver from Naples to Taormina sights seen were great as well Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri then to Palermo, Monreale, Erica, Marsala, Agrigento, Armenian, Ragusa, Noto, Siracusa, Mt Etna not to forget the beautiful Taormina. We loved Sorrento full of life and Palermo great arancini and Sicilian canoli (was in heaven).
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Elizabeth and Gordon Wood
The standard of hotels and the level of guide expertise was excellent

Review for: Fantasy of Puglia

The standard of hotels and the level of guide expertise was excellent. The fact that breakfast and dinner were included in the pre-tour costs was of benefit to us. Our only concern would be the quality of the dinners presented to us during our 2 night stay in Alberobello. As the "dispersed hotel" did not have catering facilities, we ate at the same restaurant for 2 nights. This restaurant made little effort to give us meals comparable to the standard of the other included meals. On our first night the first course was a pasta with minimal sauce, the second course was 2 small Italian sausages with a small scoop of fried potato and the dessert was a chocolate sauce on ice-cream. Some of our group complained to Angela, our guide, who agreed that it was not satisfactory and rang the restaurant to ask for a higher quality meal the next night. On the second night, for the first course we were given a very similar pasta to the night before, then a small undressed tomato, mozzarella and lettuce salad accompanied by a small dressed tomato and lettuce salad. This was topped off by a slice of watermelon for dessert. We particularly enjoyed the final dinner at the 'Masseria le Stanzie' outside Lecce.
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Tim
We were lucky to

Review for: Art Cities & Tuscany with Rome Winter

We were lucky to have such an amazing tour director- really the best of the 3 trips we had with Sun Island!

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Florence & Venice Escapade Winter

4.5
(5 Reviews)
From $877 AUD
  • 5 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Florence, Pisa, Venice

    Group Size:
    1 to 35
    Age Range:
    0-99
    Languages: English, Spanish
    Travel Style: Package, Partially Guided Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Italy
Speak to our Italy Expert - Natalie

Natalia is in love with Italy. Contact her for advice on Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, Como, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Puglia and Sicily.

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