day 1 ROME ARRIVAL
On arrival at Rome’s Fiumicino airport, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Rest of the day at leisure to soak-in the Italian atmosphere – roam around, admire local architecture, do some curio shopping, visit a local café…… Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
day 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING
Breakfast at hotel, followed by a tour of this historic city. Visit ancient sites starting with the once grand Colosseum amphitheatre that has hosted many ceremonies and events including savage gladiatorial contests. Its significance and architectural importance is such that it is counted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. At Circus Maximus, movie lovers can re-live Ben Hur by imagining the famous chariot race. Then soak in the historic ambience and architecture at Plaza Venzia, which is a central hub of the city. Later indulge in some shopping near the Spanish Steps, and make a wish for more wonderful times at the famous Trevi Fountain. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
day 3 ROME – VATICAN CITY
After breakfast this morning, visit the Vatican and beat the crowds with skip the line access. The highlights of the tour are the magnificent frescos in the Sistine Chapel and the imposing St. Peter’s Basilica - that is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Even if you are not the pious kind, the sacred ambience, reverence of devotees and the astonishing architecture will surely mesmerize and captivate you.
Rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own – perhaps walk through the old town - see the Pantheon, and we suggest you spend some time lingering at Piazza Navona nearby. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
day 4 ROME – VERONA (LAKE GARDA)
Breakfast at hotel, and depending upon train departure time, transfer to the railway station to catch your train to Verona – home of Romeo & Juliet! On arrival in Verona, first visit the home and see the balcony to which Juliet came to hear Romeo serenade her. Later transfer to your hotel in the picturesque Lake Garda region. Rekindle the love in the land that glorified romance. Time permitting, head to a nearby lake for a sedate & romantic boat ride. Overnight at your hotel in Lake Garda.
day 5 LAKE GARDA - VESPA TOUR
Breakfast at hotel, followed by an exciting 130 km (80 miles) round-trip tour while riding on a vespa scooter. Lake Garda area is a complex of four lakes - View all four lakes from vantage points, before getting close to the pristine waters of the lakes. Discover the golden trout farms in the mountains. Option to add-on an authentic Italian lunch. After the tour, return to your hotel for overnight stay in Lake Garda.
day 6 VERONA (LAKE GARDA) – VENICE
Breakfast at hotel, and depending upon train departure time, transfer to the railway station to catch your train to a romantic waterworld – Venice! On arrival in Venice, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure to explore on your own, be it the waterways of the historic aspects of the city.
Recommended to visit the charming islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Option to add on this half-day tour which includes a visit to a 12th-century church (known for detailed mosaics), a glassblowing workshop, colorful fishermen’s homes & getting your hands on souvenirs including some intricate lacework. Overnight at your hotel in Venice.
day 7 VENICE SIGHTSEEING
Breakfast at hotel, followed by a boat trip on the Grand Canal - pass through the Rialto Bridge to arrive at the St. Mark's Square that is dominated by the 11th-century architectural masterpiece of St Mark's Basilica & the 98.6 meters (323 feet) tall Bell Tower. After lunch, set off on a guided tour of the historic center of Venice through the St. Mark's Basilica, the Bell Tower, the Doge’s Palace, & the Bridge of Sighs among other sights. Skip the line access to both St. Mark's Basilica & Doge’s Palace. Overnight at your hotel in Venice.
day 8 VENICE DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel, and depending upon flight departure time, transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport to catch your return flight home.