IT8 Northern Italy Tour
Florence to Venice
Guided walking tours of Florence, Padua, Verona, Venice; The Accademia & Michelangelo's David; Guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery; Verona of Shakespeare's'Romeo and Juliet'; Water taxi ride on Venice canals
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- MAP & HOTELS
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Dates & Prices
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to the entries under the blue box below.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Fri 13 Sep 2019||Fri 20 Sep 2019||$2730 USD||Limited availability, please contact us|
|Fri 08 May 2020||Fri 15 May 2020||$2730 USD|
|Fri 10 Jul 2020||Fri 17 Jul 2020||$2730 USD|
|Fri 11 Sep 2020||Fri 18 Sep 2020||$2730 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $527 USD (number of singles limited).
From the Renaissance grandeur of its buildings, the abundance of its art galleries and the romantic warmth of its Tuscan atmosphere, Florence is a city unique in style and attraction; there can be no more ideal a destination for our Northern Italy tour to experience the best of Northern Italy.
After extensive exploration of this glittering metropolis, we set of on our journey into the heartland of Italy, stopping in at picturesque villages, admiring fortified buildings, touring regions famous for wines and hotsprings, investigating Roman ruins and visiting the Vatican.
As we make our way towards Venice, the jewel in Italy's crown, we take time to explore Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and learn about the country's intriguing history with trips to some of the Italy's innumerable historic sites of interest and museums.
Barbara R. (Toronto, ON, CA)
It was a most enjoyable vacation, seeing the highlights of a beautiful country, carefully selective tours and guides who broadened my knowledge. The pace of the tour was just right.
Sherry H. (Elko, NV, US)
We had a great tour guide, she was very helpful and very knowledgeable. Our bus driver was also excellent. He knew exactly where and when we where to be somewhere. He was a great driver and had wonderful manners. The evening meals were very nice. Good food. Overall it was a great experience. Thank you very much.
Stephanie F. (New Haven, US)
A wonderful tour, with a very nice group of people. We appreciated having free time in the cities, so we could pursue our own interests, like climbing to the top of the Duomo in Florence, visiting several more mosaic sites in Ravenna, and visiting the inside of St. Mark's in Venice. Our tour guide was outgoing, likes people and treats tour participants and host country folks very well.
Yiu-man C. (Markham, ON, CA)
A great tour !!! Lorna is very sensitive to clients needs & wants us to have a really good experience, which we did!!
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Hotel Caravaggio, is within a walking distance from the railway station and, most important, it is very close to the ... famous monuments and museums, which make Florence unique. Hotel Caravaggio has 37 rooms with private facilities, equipped with satellite TV, telephone, minibar, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, laundry service, and WI-FI.
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Overlooking the Canal di Cannaregio, this refined, historic B&B in a palace dating from 1437 is a minute's walk from ... vaporetto stop, and 2 km from both Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge.
Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving/departing on tour dates.
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), air taxes (if applicable), and excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring, summer, and fall, the most popular being spring and fall when temperatures are mild, crowds thinner, and air fares lower. Spring is popular with visitors who enjoy green landscapes and wildflowers. The region has a mild Mediterranean climate with early springs, long hot and dry summers, and autumns that are bright and warm into late October. Showers are possible in spring, rare in summer, and possible in fall.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have some full bus days, road travel is not particularly arduous as there are plenty of stops of interest and beautiful scenery along the way. Road are in good condition, though a little winding on some stretches.
This trip is typical of most of our European tours, which are ambitious and involve full days of travel and sightseeing. While we don't have any actual strenuous activity (ie hiking) built into the program, you will do a lot of walking on this trip. These walks will mostly be in the form of walking tours of towns and cities and short walks to dinner. Being Europe, and a hilly/mountainous area, cobbles, uneven surfaces, and slopes/stairs are common. If you are accustomed to typical "bus tours," which rely heavily on vehicular transport for all sightseeing activities, you should be aware that this tour is considerably more active.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
Well-located, air- conditioned, mid-range hotels and inns (3-star) used throughout. Some hotels are smaller properties (3-4 story) that may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite bath, though some may have shower only. Porter service is sometimes available (see 'inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, driver(s), local step-on guides in various locales.
Maximum 18 plus Tour Leader
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