|An 11-Day Trip to Italy ($1,799 to $2,699 per Person), Including:|
Round-Trip Flights from New York, Los Angeles, or Washington DC to Italy
Rail Transportation Between Rome, Florence, and Venice
Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights in Rome, Three Nights in Florence, and Three Nights in Venice
Two-Day Pass for Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour of Rome
Two-Day Pass for Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour of Florence
Walking Tour of Venice
Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, and Hotel Fees Included
Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
All roads lead to Rome—and it's clear why. This former seat of the Roman Empire remains one of the cultural capitals of the world. Hop on a moped to travel the city's seven hills from monument to museum to landmark. Spanning millennia of history, the Eternal City is home to the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and the Forum; the baroque opulence of St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican; and a culinary tradition that includes some of the best pizzerias and gelaterias on the continent.
As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence holds a special place in the world of art. The Duomo dominates the skyline and breathtaking art is found at every turn: see Botticelli's The Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery, Michelangelo's David at the Accademia, and learn the history of fashion at the Gucci Museum. But don't neglect your other senses—Florence is also home to world-renowned Tuscan cuisine.
Famed for its serene canals and preserved Renaissance architecture, Venice is a city best viewed from a gondola. More than 100 islands connect by a network of canals to make up the main city, so visitors never run out of nooks and crannies to investigate. Catch a show in the gilded La Fenice opera house, see stunning architecture of St. Mark's Basilica overlooking the Piazza San Marco, and spend an afternoon strolling the car-free walkways and bridges of the city center.
Three cities with singular personalities form the trifecta of iconic Italy. Experience them all with this Escape courtesy of go-today.
day 1: You'll board your overnight flight from the US to Rome.
days 2, 3, and 4: Once you land in Rome, transfer from the airport to your home base for the next three nights or a similar three-star property. An open schedule allows you to spend the days as you please. Explore on your own, or use your two-day pass to see the sights on hop-on, hop-off tours of Rome. The route shows you St. Peter's Basilica—approached through the grand elliptical Piazza—the famed Swiss Guardsmen of the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps.
Three nights at the Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni. Daily breakfast provided.
days 5, 6, and 7: A train will bring you from Rome to Florence, where you'll spend the next three nights. A two-day pass gives you access to hop-on, hop-off tours of Florence. Two routes take visitors by the Duomo, the Basilica di Santa Croce, and the Uffizi Gallery, among other sights. Along the way, you'll also see the important works of Italian Renaissance masters Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael.
Three nights at the Hotel de La Pace, Hotel Cimabue a Firenze, or comparable three-star hotel. Daily breakfast provided.
days 8, 9, and 10: After catching a train from Florence, arrive in Venice for a three-night stay. Choose one morning to take a 1.5-hour walking tour of Venice. The outdoor route begins at Piazza San Marco and includes stops at St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, and Santa Maria Formosa, with history and anecdotes narrated along the way. You'll also make your way to the Marco Polo House and the Malibran Theater.
Three nights at the Crowne Plaza Venice East-Quarto d'Altino, Hotel Apogia Sirio, or comparable three-star hotel. Daily breakfast provided.
day 11: Depart from the Venice airport on your return flight to the US.
New York City departures: July 22 ($2,399), August 12 ($2,399), September 30 ($1,999), October 14 ($1,999), October 28 ($1,899), November 4 ($1,799), November 18 ($1,799), or December 2 ($1,799)
Los Angeles (LAX) departures: July 22 ($2,699), August 12 ($2,699), September 30 ($2,299), October 14 ($2,299), October 28 ($2,099), November 4 ($2,099), November 18 ($2,099), or December 2 ($2,099)
Washington, DC, departures: July 22 ($2,499), August 12 ($2,499), September 30 ($2,199), October 14 ($2,199), October 28 ($1,999), November 4 ($1,999), November 18 ($1,999), or December 2 ($1,999)