Holiday Florence And Venice
3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Florence
Airport drop-off at the end of the tour
Lunch and dinner
Day 1: – Florence Holiday Florence And Venice, Upon arriving in Florence, check in to your centrally located hotel before heading out to get to grips with this spectacular city. We suggest starting off with the Piazza della Signoria, where there are numerous delights to be found including the imposing Palazzo Vecchio.
Day 2: Florence For your first full day in Florence, we recommend pre-booking the ‘My Florence Walking Tour’ to make the most of your time in Florence. Visit the Duomo, see Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia and visit the Uffizi Gallery where you can view the largest collection of renaissance masterpieces in the world. Finish the day with a romantic meal in one of the historic centre’s atmospheric trattorie, before an enchanting walk through the illuminated medieval streets.
Day 3: Pisa Spend today visiting the nearby city of Pisa, famous for its architectural marvel – the iconic Leaning Tower. Marvel at the other sights of the Piazza dei Miracoli, candling the Baptistery, before heading into the city’s heart to experience its more authentic side with tree-line avenues and local trattorie.
Day 4: Florence Take a break from the crowds and head to Fiesole which sits peacefully in the hills just above the city. The stunning views are reason alone for visiting the sleepy village, which is home to ancient Roman ruins and 11th century buildings. Finish the day back in Florence, ticking off any sights you haven’t yet made it to. With the Boboli Gardens, Pitti palace, Baptistery, Basilica of Sante Croce, and much more to see, this is sure to be an action-packed afternoon. Complete your time in Florence with a delectable meal at one of the premium restaurants near to Piazza del Duomo.
Day 5: Florence – Venice Leave fair Florence behind as you speed via train to Venice – Italy’s floating city. Catch the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Venice’s main station (approx. 2 hours), take a water taxi to your chosen hotel and head out into the enchanting streets for your first glimpse of the city.
Day 6: Venice Begin the day with a visit to the city’s most remarkable attraction – St. Mark’s Basilica; with its multi coloured marble pillars and floor to ceiling mosaics it’s easily one of Italy’s greatest historical gems. Next, climb to the top of the Campanile (clock tower) for spectacular views over the city, or head to the Bridge of Sighs or the mesmerising Doge’s palace – a mighty complex of historic buildings, packed with glorious artworks and remarkable sights. Finish with a coffee in St Mark’s Square, as live musicians serenade you and endless crowds bustle past.
Day 7: Venice No stay in Venice is complete without a serenaded gondola ride (payable locally), so embark on this timeless transport through Venice’s unforgettable waterways before enjoying a last indulgent meal by the Grand Canal.
Day 8: Venice – Climb aboard a water taxi to Marco Polo Airport and head back to the