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Winter in Italy with Venice Carnival
Rome to Venice
9 days
Tour code: EIIC

Highlights

Revel with the Venetians through the lively streets of Venice Carnival, explore Florence's museums and markets, set eyes on the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Peel back the mask and uncover the secrets of Venice during the legendary Carnival. From the marvels of St Mark's Square to the exuberant crowds in full costume, Venice is a feast for the senses. Feel the pull of mystery at the Bridge of Sighs and visit the tiny fishermen's island of Burano, known for its lace-making and painted houses. Explore Byzantine basilicas and the famous traditional glass-blowing studios of Murano. And of course, immerse yourself in the sounds and energy of the crowds on festival night. Add in the highlight cities of Rome and Florence and you have a trip you'll never forget.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Meals

8 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Train, walking.

Accommodation

Standard Hotel (8 nts).

Included activities

Your Discover Moment: Rome Your Discover Moment: Florence Your Discover Moment: Venice. Orientation walk in Rome and Florence. Day trip to Pisa. Three nights in Venice for carnival, including Fat Tuesday. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Rome
Arrive at any time. If you wish to explore Rome before the tour begins, consider booking pre-tour accommodation with us. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Rome before Day 1 of this itinerary.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Vatican City Visit
  • Vatican Museum Visit
  • St Peter's Basilica Visit
  • Colosseum Visit
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Trastevere Visit
  • Spanish Steps
  • Borghese Gallery
Day 2
Rome
Take an orientation walk of the Eternal City before enjoying a free day to explore a myriad of options. Opt to tour Vatican City, cross the river to charming Trastevere, eat some gelato in Piazza Navona, or swing by the Colosseum and Forum. In the evening, enjoy a true taste of Italy with a traditional Roman meal. While you're here, why not opt to rent a Vespa for the day? Live "la dolce vita" and pre-book the Rome Vintage Vespa Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your trip.

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Colosseum Visit
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Vatican City Visit
  • Vatican Museum Visit
  • St Peter's Basilica Visit
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Trastevere Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Rome Vintage Vespa Tour
  • Spanish Steps
  • Borghese Gallery

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 3
Rome - Florence
Travel to Tuscany and settle into Florence for three days of exploring. Visit the leather markets, the stunning Duomo, or the famous Ponte Vecchio. Above all, be prepared to eat well.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Piazzale Michelangelo Walk

Optional activities:

  • Ponte Vecchio Visit
  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
  • Medici Chapels Visit
  • Mercato Centrale (Mercato di San Lorenzo) Visit
  • National Museum of Bargello
  • Pitti Palace - Palatine Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
  • Galleria dell'Accademia Visit
  • Uffizi Gallery Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Florence
Opt to visit the city's famous museums, such as the Uffizzi or the Accademia to see Michelangelo's 'David' statue. For a truly local experience, indulge your inner gastronome on a culinary tour of the city. Pre-book the Florence Food Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.

Optional activities:

  • Mercato Centrale (Mercato di San Lorenzo) Visit
  • Medici Chapels Visit
  • Pitti Palace - Palatine Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
  • National Museum of Bargello
  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
  • Uffizi Gallery Visit
  • Siena Visit
  • Ponte Vecchio Visit
  • David (Galleria dell'Accademia) Visit
  • Florence Food Tour

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Florence
Take a day trip to Pisa to marvel at the leaning tower and beautiful church.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Pisa Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Florence - Venice
Continue on to Venice, a unique and magical city that comes alive during 'carnevale'. Spend time getting to know its hidden streets and canals.

Transport: Local train

Optional activities:

  • Gondola Ride
  • Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
  • Campanile San Marco Lookout
  • Guggenheim Museum Visit
  • Murano and Burano Islands Visit
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Venice
Put on a traditional mask and join the other revellers in wandering the labyrinthine streets. Drink mulled wine and walk over bridges and canals until you reach the big party in St Mark's Square.

Optional activities:

  • Murano and Burano Islands Visit
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
  • Gondola Ride
  • Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
  • Campanile San Marco Lookout
  • Guggenheim Museum Visit
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
Venice
Put on a traditional mask and join the other revellers in wandering the labyrinthine streets. Drink mulled wine and walk over bridges and canals until you reach the big party in St Mark's Square.

Optional activities:

  • Murano and Burano Islands Visit
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
  • Gondola Ride
  • Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
  • Campanile San Marco Lookout
  • Guggenheim Museum Visit
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Meals: breakfast

Day 9
Venice
Depart at any time.

Meals: breakfast

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