2 Nights Venice, 4 Nights Florence & 4 Nights Rome 2023
Monograms Tours is a tour company where guests can plan their vacation locations, hotel stays and all of their excursions. Monograms Travel has a following by families seeking escorted short vacation and also having time on their own. With Monograms you can travel independently but have a local expert guide assist you in your planning. Monograms travel allows you to either go it alone in a venue or ask you local expert guide for those favorite places and restaurants are located. This type continues to increase with family travel who value the time to be on their own with the family versus always being on a motorcoach. Pavlus Travel is a major retailer of Monograms and offers discounts on all packages for 2021.

2 Nights Venice, 4 Nights Florence & 4 Nights Rome 2023

Starting at $2,320


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears...” Perhaps you’re heard this famous Shakespearean line. We’re not entirely sure, but we suspect he was about to say, “Monograms has made it easy for visitors to come to Rome—as well as Florence and Venice.” In fact, on this Italy trip, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train station. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there throughout your stay to help you feel comfortable, answer questions, offer suggestions, and help make sure your Italy vacation runs smoothly. You’ll have a Local Host in Venice, Florence, and Rome.

Your Italy vacation begins in Venice, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm benvenuto and a set of materials to help familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. We’ll show you St. Mark's Square and Basilica, as well as Doges' Palace, the very symbol of Venice, and the Bridge of Sighs. We've also arranged for you to watch skilled glassblowers as they work on their creations, and we've included entrances to the Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums. In Florence, your walking tour with a local expert includes the must-see attractions, such as Michelangelo’s David and the Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge that has housed stores since the 13th century. In Rome, your guided tour with a local expert includes the attractions you must see in Rome, including the Vatican Museums; the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll see Michelangelo's The Last Judgment; St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD; the Colosseum, opened in 80 AD and famous for the gladiator fights; and the Roman Forum, where you’ll see the oldest structures of the ancient city.

In each city, you’ll have time to explore on your own. In Venice, perhaps enjoy a Vivaldi concert performance; take a ghost walking tour; enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola serenaded by live music; shop for a Venetian carnival mask; grab a drink at Harry's Bar, one of Hemingway's favorite haunts; or visit one of the many churches. In Florence, perhaps take an excursion to Sam Gimignano, Italy's most famous medieval town, and Verrazzano Castle, where you'll taste Tuscan wine; learn to make gelato; or shop for some Florentine gold jewelry. Rome offers endless possibilities. Perhaps visit one of the many museums, shop at the Italian fashion boutiques along the Via Condotti, take a ghost or walking tour, and enjoy Italian cuisine at one of the many local restaurants.

And don’t forget…your Italy trip includes transportation on the high-speed train (first-class) between the cities. We've even included the transfers so we’ll pick you up at your hotel, take you to the train station, get you on the correct train, pick you up at the next train station, and bring you to your hotel in the next city. Plus, sightseeing includes VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines at the attractions, such as the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. That saves over four hours of time just in Rome. That doesn’t include all the time we've saved you by handling your vacation details—not to mention the time saved by having a Local Host there to assist you rather than reading guidebooks and trying to figure it out on your own. This trip to Italy is a vacation of a lifetime!

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Map for 2 Nights Venice, 4 Nights Florence & 4 Nights Rome 2023


Destination & Sightseeing

Guided sightseeing, inside visits, and special features as shown in the daily itinerary.
Personal headset for included city sightseeing; entrances to the Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums in Venice.
Transportation:
Travel by high-speed train (first class) Rome-Florence; transfers to/from train stations

MEALS

Buffet breakfast daily

ITINERARY

Day 1
Benvenuto—welcome! Your Local Host is available to help you maximize your time in this famous car-free city, built entirely upon the water

Day 2
Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, features St. Mark's Square and Basilica with its exceptional gold mosaics. Visit Doge's Palace and the poignant Bridge of Sighs. Watch skilled glassblowers fashion their delicate objects in the age-old manner, and learn why glass-making was so important in Venetian history. Entrances to Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums are included; ask your Local Host for details

Day 3
Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Florence

Day 4
Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, includes a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s original David (the Academy is replaced with the Duomo Museum on Mondays and on the first Sunday of each month). Walk through Piazza del Duomo; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city’s political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge spanning the Arno River

Day 5
Your Local Host can help you organize your two days at leisure in this splendid Renaissance city

Day 6
Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Rome

Day 7
Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, includes inside visits of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Enter monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb, and cross the Tiber River to visit the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum. (Please note the Vatican Museums are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays, therefore if your included sightseeing falls on those days, your alternate sightseeing will include Trevi Fountain, a true masterpiece and icon of Rome, Palazzo Chigi, the heart of Italian political life, an inside visit of the Pantheon, and world-renowned Piazza Navona. Your tour concludes with a visit of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.)

Day 8
Your Local Host will have suggestions so you can make the most of your two days at leisure

Accommodations

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Carlton on the Grand Canal
First-Class



Santa Croce, 578 Venezia Italy

A plush traditional Venetian style hotel set in a majestic four story building with refined interiors such as Murano glass wall lamps and gilt-edged furniture. Perfectly placed on the Grand Canal, with a vaporetto stop right outside and close to the main train station, this property offers great transportation access with the Rialto Bridge close by. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property which has an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, and a lovely rooftop terrace where drinks are served with views of the spired city skyline as a backdrop. 145 air-conditioned classically styled guestrooms offer coffee/tea-making facilities.
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