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Rome, Florence & Venice

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Price per person
from £944

Price based on
London Gatwick
3rd Feb 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book by 31 October to secure your place for just £49, and to benefit from our early booking Price Pledge - we guarantee that if you find your 2019 holiday being sold directly by us at a better value between 1 Nov 2018 and up to 12 weeks of your tour, we will refund the difference.

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  • 7 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Your dream of visiting the shining cities of Italy with budget travel in mind is easy to reach. With seven days to see the sights from Rome to Venice – including Pisa, Verona, and Florence – your guided Italy tour is waiting.

Majestic Rome, with its historical sites beyond compare, is your first discovery on your affordable Italy holiday. From St. Peter’s Square at the heart of the Vatican, to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, you’ll see why this “eternal city” is a must-see on every traveller’s list.

From Rome, your escorted Italy tour takes you to Pisa and Florence through a gentle landscape of exquisite vineyards, olive groves, and the rolling hills of Tuscany. In Pisa, you’ll see the famed leaning tower and visit the Square of Miracles before heading to Florence – “Cradle of the Renaissance.”

Take a guided walking tour of Florence to soak up the world-famous squares and palazzos of the ornate city, including the Duomo and the Baptistry’s bronze door (“Gate of Paradise”).

Off to Venice via Verona – the setting for Shakespeare’s fabled tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. You’ll see the ancient Roman Arena where gladiators battled – but today serves as the home of the magnificent Arena Opera Festival. From Verona, you’ll continue to romantic Venice, the city of unparalleled beauty.

Take a boat to St. Mark’s square and gaze upon the canals with their gondolas and bridges. You can visit an original glassblowing workshop, discover the narrow alleyways of Venice’s Calli, or its ornate palaces at your leisure for the perfect end to your inspiring Italy tour.

At a glance

  • Rome Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square
  • Pisa See the Leaning Tower
  • Florence Guided walking tour
  • Verona See Juliet’s balcony
  • Venice Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshop

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Customer Reviews

We thought it was a good taster tour of Italy...

11th October 2018
Trusted Customer

We thought it was a good taster tour of Italy visiting many places and sights. The Tour Guide was excellent, the accommodation reasonable, improved through the trip. The optional excursions were good and so was the weather for the time of year. The other members of the tour group were interesting and we got on well with some in particular for such a short trip. Car collection to and from the airport in the UK worked well. Overall we are very pleased we went and with the Cosmos organisation, the only negative was the time it took to fly there and back from Birmingham in the UK via Frankfurt, almost as long as some others living in the USA!

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Your dream of visiting the shining cities of Italy with budget travel in mind is easy to reach. With seven days to see the sights from Rome to Venice – including Pisa, Verona, and Florence – your guided Italy tour is waiting.

Majestic Rome, with its historical sites beyond compare, is your first discovery on your affordable Italy holiday. From St. Peter’s Square at the heart of the Vatican, to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, you’ll see why this “eternal city” is a must-see on every traveller’s list.

From Rome, your escorted Italy tour takes you to Pisa and Florence through a gentle landscape of exquisite vineyards, olive groves, and the rolling hills of Tuscany. In Pisa, you’ll see the famed leaning tower and visit the Square of Miracles before heading to Florence – “Cradle of the Renaissance.”

Take a guided walking tour of Florence to soak up the world-famous squares and palazzos of the ornate city, including the Duomo and the Baptistry’s bronze door (“Gate of Paradise”).

Off to Venice via Verona – the setting for Shakespeare’s fabled tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. You’ll see the ancient Roman Arena where gladiators battled – but today serves as the home of the magnificent Arena Opera Festival. From Verona, you’ll continue to romantic Venice, the city of unparalleled beauty.

Take a boat to St. Mark’s square and gaze upon the canals with their gondolas and bridges. You can visit an original glassblowing workshop, discover the narrow alleyways of Venice’s Calli, or its ornate palaces at your leisure for the perfect end to your inspiring Italy tour.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

UK - Rome, Italy

Day
1

Fly to Rome where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Rome

Day
2

Steeped in history, the “Eternal City” is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start your guided introduction to Rome from St. Peter’s Square, the heart of the Vatican, and see other highlights such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Maybe take an optional tour of the Vatican Museum to discover some unique art masterpieces.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rome - Pisa - Florence Area

Day
3

Vistas of rolling hills, cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and charming villages form the backdrop as you journey into the heart of Tuscany. Stop in Pisa to enjoy a mini-train ride to the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and see the legendary Leaning Tower. Then, head east to magnificent Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Florence

Day
4

Today is devoted to the wonders of Florence, starting with a guided walking tour featuring some of the city’s greatest attractions. See Piazza Santa Croce; world-famous Signoria Square; 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio with its collection of artistic masterpieces and incredible courtyards; Loggia dei Lanzi; the fantastic Duomo with Giotto’s gothic Bell Tower; and the Baptistry’s ornate bronze door known as the “Gate of Paradise.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Florence Area - Verona - Venice Area

Day
5

Travel north and cross the Po River to fabled Verona, setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. See Juliet’s balcony—and be sure to rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck! Also, marvel at the ancient Roman Amphitheatre, where gladiators used to fight. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now a popular venue for the world-famous opera festival and other well-known artists' performances. Continue to the Venice area for two overnights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Venice Area

Day
6

One of the most unique cities on Earth, Venice is a place of unmatched beauty and a feast of fantastic sites. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, the gondolas, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation features a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and a visit to a Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Later, explore at leisure on your own, join one of our optional excursions, or just relax, sipping a cappuccino or typical Venetian drink called spritz at one of the many bars or cafés.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venice Area - UK

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport from your hotel for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Things to note

Special Departures: 

New Year's in Rome including Reveillon dinner: 30th December 2018

New Year’s Eve in Rome including festive dinner: 30 December 2019

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Rome Laurentia
  • Florence Italiana Hotel Florence or B&B Firenze Centro or Nil
  • Venice Area Poppi at Mira

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