Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Flight to Venice:
Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Venice
- Welcome to Italy!:
Buongiorno! Transfer to the city of Padua.
Day 3 :
- Explore Venice with a local guide:
Discover the real beauty of this city as a local guide brings you on a full day excursion to St. Mark's Square, the Grand Canal, the Doge's Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs.
- Visit St. Mark's Campanile:
Afterwards, ascend the bell tower at St. Mark's Campanile and enjoy breathtaking views over the city of Venice.
LEAP Activity | Behind the Carnival Mask
Create a Venetian mask inspired by the Italian Carnival, the Commedia dell’Arte—or by your imagination! Learn the meaning of the mask and its historical significance, then decorate yours using professional techniques.
Day 4 :
- Explore Padua:
Admire the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.
- Visit Bologna:
Pause in Bologna en route to Florence.
- Continue to Florence:
Day 5 :
- See Florence with a local guide:
Join a local guide for a tour of the Duomo, Ghiberti's Baptistery doors, the Church of Santa Croce, and Michelangelo's David in the Accademia.
- Add on: Uffizi Gallery:
Opt to spend the afternoon exploring the famous Uffizi Gallery, one of the most popular attractions in Florence. With works dating back to the 16th century from artists such as da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli, there are plenty of beautiful artworks to observe and discover.
LEAP Activity | Cucina Fiorentina
Cook up a three-course traditional meal with a local chef using fresh local produce. Get a taste of Tuscan life and zesty flavors! Mangia!
Day 6 :
Siena and San Gimignano
- Visit Siena:
Visit Siena, a town of 17 medieval neighborhoods, each with its own church and symbol.
- Explore San Gimignano:
Explore San Gimignano, famous for its 14 fortified Medieval towers.
- Enjoy a Tuscan farm lunch in place of dinner today:
A Tuscan farm lunch is included in place of dinner.
Day 7 :
Day 8 :
- See Vatican City with a local guide:
Discover the artistic legacy of Catholicism at the Vatican. Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before moving up the broad steps of the world's largest Christian church, St. Peter's Basilica.
- Add on: Hadrian's Villa and Tivoli - farewell dinner :
There will be an optional evening excursion to Hadrian's Villa and Tivoli, including a farewell dinner in the hills outside Rome.
Day 9 :
Return Home OR Extend your Stay
- Flight to the US:
Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day. Or, opt to stay longer in Rome.
Extend your stay | Extra days in Rome
Extend your visit to Italy by adding extra days to explore the Eternal City. Travel to Rome to explore and learn about the city’s rich history.