Columbus

Columbus


Designed for the new explorers of Italy. Get to learn about our country in a deeply authentic way and distinguish yourself from being a traveler and not a tourist. “Rome, Florence and Venice” is our suggestion for first time travelers but we can easily customize the experience as you prefer.


- Rome 3 nights
- Florence 2 nights
- Venice 2 nights

Tour Overview

  • Day 1

    Transfer Rome airport - hotel · Orientation walking tour · Dinner

    Meet our driver at the airport and reach your hotel. Enjoy an orientation walking tour with one of our local specialists and get oriented with the eternal city. Welcome dinner will take place in one of our selected restaurants. Enjoy your first night in Italy!


    Overnight Rome

  • Day 2

    Transfer hotel - Vatican · Guided tour of the Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica · Transfer Vatican - hotel

    Today we are taking you to the Vatican Museums, where our local guide will be waiting for you for a “skip the line” tour. Paintings, statues, tapestries and, last but not least, the Sistine Chapel. End the visit in St. Peter’s Basilica. Transfer back to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. For tonight’s dinner you will be the guest of an Italian chef who will teach you how to cook the perfect Italian meal. And to make this experience even greater, this will happen in a private exclusive apartment downtown Rome.


    Overnight Rome

  • Day 3

    Guided tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum

    Today’s highlight is the most iconic monument in Rome, the Colosseum. The guided tour will end in the downtown area of ancient times, the Imperial Forum. Enjoy your free afternoon exploring the most fascinating parts of the Italian capital or just get lost and let the most incredible city in the world dazzle you with all its richness and endless art and history. Every corner of Rome is a great photo opportunity!


    Overnight Rome

  • Day 4

    Transfer Rome - Florence · Guided tour of Florence · Dinner

    Say “arrivederci Roma” and get ready to discover the Renaissance's birth place! Once in Florence, meet our local guide and get familiar with the historical centre, famous for the biggest concentration of art in Italy. Learn about the past political and artistic greatness of Florence! Admire the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its impressive dome and the lively Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) with its colours and jewelry stores.

    Tonight, dinner will be included in one of our selected (and favorite) restaurants.


    Overnight: Florence

  • Day 5

    Free day in Florence · Optional Pisa and wine

    Imagine all the major Italian artists being inspired in Florence and supported by the Medici family. You can contemplate the results in the Uffizi and Accademia museums, a must do on this free day! If you love shopping, remember that Florence is the second italian fashion district. You will find a great variety of modern boutiques and traditional craft shops selling leather and gold.


    Optional Pisa and wine: have an unforgettable excursion on your free day. Just a little over an hour away from Florence, you can take your best pictures with the most famous tower in the world... the leaning tower of Pisa! You should already start practicing your pose! On the way back we will stop in a winery in the heart of Tuscany to make sure you try the great wine this region produces.


    Overnight: Florence

  • Day 6

    Transfer Florence - Venice · Guided tour of Venice · Gondola ride

    Today our driver will take you North-East! The most romantic and unique city in the world is waiting for you. Explore Venice with our local guide and at the end of the day discover the city from another point of view: on board a gondola! This will make you totally fall in love with it!


    Overnight: Venice
  • Day 7

    Free day in Venice · Optional excursion Murano, Burano, Torcello · Farewell dinner

    Canals, bridges, baroque architecture, the glorious Cathedral of Saint Mark and the Doge’s palace...you can enjoy all of this during your free day in Venice or discover something new by signing up for our optional Murano-Burano-Torcello. Tonight we have also arranged a farewell dinner in one of our favorite Venetian restaurants.


    Optional Murano - Burano - Torcello: a full day excursion to the three most beautiful islands of the lagoon. Visit a real glass factory, a colorful fishermen village and a marvelous Basilica. Lunch included.


    Overnight: Venice
  • Day 8

    Transfer hotel - Venice airport

    Arrivederci Italia! Reach the airport with our private water taxi, check in to your flight and take back home a luggage full of wonderful memories and unforgettable moments thanks to Be in Italy.