7-Day Italy Highlights Tour Package: Venice to Rome. See the very best of Italy on a 7-day tour starting in Venice, with visits to Florence, as well as romantic Tuscany.
- The very best of Italy from Venice to Rome
- Half-day trip to Murano and Burano
- Walking tour of Venice
- Hotel located in Venice proper
Non-essential features have been omitted from our NO FRILL rail packages in order to keep the price low. A 3* centrally located hotel and a top-notch sightseeing tour are included in our package. You’ll have a wonderful time here. Depending on your preferences, we can increase the number of nights in each city included in your package at no additional charge.
You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own because the program is designed to give you as much free time as possible. You’ll also be able to get help if you need it: YourItalianFriend® is a service that is only available to customers who participate in our program.
Clients can expect “One-on-one” support in real-time, ensuring a stress-free vacation. Whenever you need assistance, information, or want to customize your trip with additional activities or experiences, the concierge service at YourItalianFriend® is here to help. Personalized, curated, and stress-free vacation.
Day 1: Venice
Check in to your Venice Mestre hotel. Your entire day is yours to explore Venice on your own, furthering your knowledge and passion for the Italian city. Take a Gondola ride, get lost in the Venetian alleys, or visit the Dodge Palace, all within 20 minutes of your hotel. Venice is a great place to spend the night. 3*Hotel, Villa Constanza or similar is recommended for lodging.
Day 2: Venice, Murano, Burano
Join our half-day Murano and Burano Island tour after breakfast, and you’ll be able to see Venice’s lagoon in a whole new light (starting time 10:30 am or 2 pm, duration 4 hours). This is a great opportunity for those who want to take their time and stroll around the islands of Murano and Burano, taking in their beauty and discovering more of their hidden corners without feeling rushed.
The tour will begin at St. Mark’s Square, where you will board a panoramic boat and sail toward the lagoon’s northern end. A visit to Murano Island will be the first stop on the itinerary. We’ll get to see a glass factory up close and watch a local artist turn molten glass into a work of art.
Burano Island, one of the lagoon’s most picturesque and tranquil islands, is the next stop on the tour. Apart from being a photographer’s dream, this island has a long history of lace production as well as brightly colored houses. You’ll have plenty of time to take a leisurely stroll around the island and take in the tranquil atmospheres that are still present. We will then board a motorboat to return to Venice, with our eyes filled with beauty and our memory cards full of memories. Venetian hotel for the night Villa Constanza or a similar 3-star hotel is recommended for bed and breakfast lodging.
Day 3: Venice to Florence
To get to Florence quickly, head to Venice Mestre train station after breakfast and board the fast train at 9:25 a.m. Your 3-star hotel is located in the heart of the city. When you’re ready, join us on a walking tour of Florence’s highlights and the Medici Family dynasty (starting time 1:45 pm, duration 2 hours).
With the help of our knowledgeable guide, you’ll travel back in time to the Medici family’s architectural splendors, churches, and masterpieces. During the tour, you will be able to see Palazzo Medici, Palazzo Vecchio, the city’s most important civil building, and the Loggia Della Signoria’s open-air sculptures.
You’ll also see the Pitti Palace, the residence of the Medici family, on your tour. Arno-side strolls bring you to the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge known for its stunning gold jewelry.
On top of the bridge, you will find the secret Vasari Corridor, which allowed the Medici family to travel safely and secretly from their home to the Pitti Palace to the government building, Palazzo Vecchio. A night’s stay in Florence. Bed and breakfast in a 3-star hotel or similar in Florence.
Day 4: Florence
After breakfast, you can relax and unwind. You’ll be able to do whatever you want for the entire day if you have it all to yourself. Explore Florence, the Cinque Terre, or Tuscany, Chianti, and Siena’s natural splendor. If you let us know when you make your reservation, we’ll take care of the rest; we’ve got a slew of suggestions and ideas. In Florence, spend the night. Accommodations: Bed and breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Florence or a nearby city.
Day 5: Florence to Rome
To get to Rome, take the 9:20 am high-speed train from Florence to the city’s train station. You’ll arrive in Rome in just over an hour and a half. Take a taxi or shuttle to your centrally-located hotel upon arrival. It’s time to take advantage of your 24-hour Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass to see all of the Eternal City’s most popular attractions.
An excellent option for tourists who want to see Rome on their own terms and without the constraints of a predetermined itinerary or timetable, this all-day pass includes transportation on a comfortable double-decker coach with an audio guide. A number of notable landmarks are served by the buses, which run continuously throughout the day.
These include the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Colosseum, and St. Peter’s Basilica as well as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. When you’re ready to continue your journey, simply get off the bus and board another one. To help you navigate your way around the city, a detailed map and audio guide are included. A one-night stay in the eternal city of Rome 3* Hotel, Regio Hotel, or similar on a bed and breakfast basis is the preferred lodging option.
Day 6: Rome
After breakfast, you have the rest of the day free. Get out there and see as much of Rome as you can! You’re about to create your own Rome by combining over 2500 years of history. For first-time visitors to Rome, the Eternal City is a treasure trove of Roman ruins, art and architecture, and bustling historic squares, but it can be overwhelming for those who want to see as much of the city as possible in a short period of time.
We have a slew of tour and activity options available to you, including tours of the Vatican Museum, the Catacombs, and even golf cart tours. A one-night stay in the eternal city of Rome 3* Hotel, Regio Hotel, or similar on a bed and breakfast basis is the preferred lodging option.
Day 7: Rome
After the breakfast, the end of the 7-Day Italy Highlights Tour Package: Venice to Rome.
Top attractions in Venice
Here are some top attractions in Venice you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Venice worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
Locally called Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace, Palace of the Duke), Doge’s Palace is a massive palace complex next to St. Mark’s Square and on a Venice canal, with ornate rooms,...
St. Mark's Basilica is an iconic church cathedral with gilded domes, located on the St. Mark’s Square. It is featuring opulent interior, myriad mosaics and a museum.
St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) is the main public square of Venice with many landmarks. It is favorite tourist hangout and photo opportunity area and great starting point to...
Venice and Italy travel guide
Venice is a capital of Veneto region in Italy and it is located in a lagoon in the north Adriatic Sea. It was also the capital of Republic of Venice, sovereign state that was ruling the region from 7th until...
Italy has it all: rich history, spectacular cultural heritage, great food, wonderful site seeing experiences, numerous world known landmarks, friendly people, affordable accommodation and easy transport from place to place.
Top hotels in Venice
Venice has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
Offering luxurious rooms with antique furniture and fine fabrics, Hotel Metropole is set in a privileged place – 350 m from Saint Mark’s Square in Venice. The hotel boasts a...
Facing the Grand Canal of Venice and overlooking the Rialto Bridge, Hotel Al Ponte Antico provides lodging in a palace dating back to the 14th century. A daily breakfast is...
Located in the historic center of Venice, just 450 meters from Rialto Bridge, Hotel ai Cavalieri di Venezia is a 6-minute walk from St. Mark’s Square. There is free WiFi...
Offering elegant rooms and suites as well as a good restaurant, Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel is housed in a 16th-century building overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice. In the courtyard...
Just a 2-minute walk from St. Mark’s Square in Venice, the Bauer Palazzo Hotel provides spacious, elegant rooms with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. It has a gourmet restaurant...
Overlooking the Grand Canal, Centurion Palace provides 5-star luxury in Venice, next to the Church of Santa Maria della Salute. Drinks are served at the private courtyard of the hotel.
Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Venice
The peak season for flights to Venice is February, March and October. The low season for purchasing tickets is June, July and August.
Venice is served by these airports: Venice Marco Polo Airport and Treviso Airport. Direct flights to Venice are offered by 47 airlines. Most flights are with Ryanair. Direct flights from Venice, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, KLM and Air France from New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Venice ad Italy attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Venice and in Italy.