Adventure is Knocking with Cosmos
Price: From $1,459CAD Per Person
(Featured price is per person, land only, based on double occupancy, on the departure date indicated, and includes taxes and fees.)
Photo: The colosseum in Rome
Four Ways Cosmos Eliminates the Hassles
- VIP Access. Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.
- Perfect Hotels. We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.
- Tour Directors. Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.
- Transportation. Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- City of Verona
- Historic Centre of Florence
- Historic Centre of Rome
- Vatican City
- Piazza del Duomo Pisa
- Venice and its Lagoon
Photo: Map of the Rome, Florence & Venice itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Rome, Italy
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 travel companions.
Day 2: Rome
Steeped in history, the “Eternal City” is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to Rome’s landmarks from St. Peter’s Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls, and the Caracalla Baths. Complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and to the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the treasures of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel on our optional excursion.
Day 3: Rome - Pisa - Florence
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.”
Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km
Photo: Tuscany in Italy
Day 4: Florence
Today, discover 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; Loggia dei Lanzi; the unique Duomo with Giotto’s Gothic Bell Tower and the Baptistry’s ornate bronze door known as the “Gate of Paradise.”
Day 5: Florence - Verona - Venice Area
Travel north and cross the Po River to Verona, setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Marvel at the ancient Roman Arena, built for gladiator fights but now still used as a popular venue for festivals and concerts; shop in Via Mazzini, or just wander the cobblestone streets of the city center. Continue to the Venice area.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km
Day 6: Venice Area
Venice is a place of unmatched beauty and a feast of fantastic sights. 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. You’ll have time to explore at leisure on your own, or join one of our optional excursions, like a ride on one of the most iconic boats in the world, the romantic gondola. Otherwise, just relax, sipping a cappuccino or the typical Venetian drink called spritz at one of the many bars or cafés.
Day 7: Venice Area
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Photo: Gondola in the Venice Canal