Classic: Winter in Italy with Venice Carnival (EIIC)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts
Accommodations: Standard Hotel (8 nts).
Revel with the Venetians through the lively streets of Venice Carnival, explore Florences museums and markets, set eyes on the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Peel back the mask and uncover the secrets of Venice during the legendary Carnival. From the marvels of St Marks Square to the exuberant crowds in full costume, Venice is a feast for the senses. Feel the pull of mystery at the Bridge of Sighs and visit the tiny fishermens island of Burano, known for its lace-making and painted houses. Explore Byzantine basilicas and the famous traditional glass-blowing studios of Murano. And of course, immerse yourself in the sounds and energy of the crowds on Festival night. Add in the highlight cities of Rome and Florence and you have a trip youll never forget.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 9/30/2018
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Rome||Day 1 Rome|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Rome||Day 2 Rome (1B)|
Take an orientation walk of the Eternal City before enjoying a free day to explore a myriad of options. Opt to tour Vatican City, cross the river to charming Trastevere, eat some gelato in Piazza Navona, or swing by the Colosseum and Forum. In the evening, enjoy a true taste of Italy with a traditional Roman meal. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
|Day 3||Florence||Day 3 Rome/Florence (1B)|
Fill your days with a visits to the marvelous multicoloured Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, or the Medici Chapels. Take a break at Piazza della Signoria with a gelato or an espresso before hitting lively Piazza San Lorenzo to bargain for discounted woolen and leather goods. Opt to catch a local bus or train to nearby Siena to see more of what this province has to offer. Tuscany is famous for its food and wine, and there are many regional specialties to tempt you in Florence. The world-famous Chianti wine comes from this area and makes an excellent match for the local steak. On one of the evenings in Florence, walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo, and enjoy the magnificent view over the River Arno and the city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Piazzale Michelangelo Walk Transport: Local train (1.50-3.00 hours)
|Day 4||Florence||Day 4 Florence (1B)|
From Florence, opt to visit nearby Siena or head into the hills above the city for Chianti wine tastings.
|Day 5||Florence||Day 5 Florence (1B)|
Head to Pisa by local train and spend time at the famous leaning tower. Opt to go inside the tower or church. With easy access back to Florence, spend as much or as little time here as you want. Included Activities: Pisa Visit Transport: Local train (1.00-1.50 hours)
|Day 6||Venice||Day 6 Florence/Venice (1B)|
Continue on to Venice, a unique and magical city that comes alive during carnevale. Spend time getting to know its hidden streets and canals. Transport: Local train (3.00 hour(s))
|Days 7-8||Venice||Days 7-8 Venice|
With gondolas bobbing in the Grand Canal and the spires of the Basilica looming over the Festivities, theres no better stage for a Festival than ancient Venice. It all culminates on MartedI Grasso, Fat Tuesday, and youll be right there for all the fun.
|Day 9||Venice||Day 9 Venice (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.