Rome 2 Florence & Venice Hofstra - Bus2alps

Rome 2 Florence & Venice Hofstra

The birth of the Renaissance and home to some of the most significant buildings, paintings and sculptures in art history is just the beginning of what Florence has to offer. Enjoy true Tuscan cuisine and the diverse nightlife of the city. Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside hold some of Italy’s most iconic images. See the David, get lost in the famous San Lorenzo leather markets, and indulge yourself with gelato.  Saturday, wander around the city on water

Included:

Round trip luxury transport to Florence & Venice
One group dinner
Bus2alps trip leader
The Florence Bus2alps informational guide
Museum tour pre booking service
Exclusive Bus2alps discounts

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The trip departs Rome from the Roma Termini train station. Meeting point is in front of the Nike Store. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Florence is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C, and DVD. 

Once we arrive in Florence, your trip leader will give you a walking tour of Florence. We will see the Duomo, the historic Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza Republicca, Piazza Signoria, and more! We will finish the tour in Piazza Signoria and your trip leader will direct you to some delicious lunch spots. Florence is known for its cuisine, and you will not be disappointed.

The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Florence. Your trip leader will walk you to the top of Piazza Michaelangelo, which overlooks the city.  

For dinner we will meet at Il Gatto e la Volpe, our favorite restaurant in Florence, and have an included group dinner.  The meal includes an abundance of wine, antipasta, and three types of pasta, finished with a shot of limoncello. Following dinner, we will have a walk through Piazza Duomo and show you some of our favorite nightlife spots in Florence.

Saturday morning, we will head to Venice!  

Once we arrive in Venice you are free to explore the intricate arrangement of canals and buildings on stilts. From here, it is easy to access the glass-blowing island of Murano, the colorful houses on the island of Burano, or head directly to St. Mark’s Square by way of waterbus or on foot. Your trip leader will show those interested in going to Murano and Burano the way by waterbus. We recommend purchasing the full day pass for the water bus. This will allow you to explore all of Venice’s islands with ease.

You will have plenty of time to spend your day between Murano, the picturesque island of Burano, St. Mark’s Square, and the Famous Rialto Bridge. If you want to get on the canals, take a ride in a Gondola or opt for the inexpensive option of touring around by waterbus.

The bus will depart from Venice for Florence.

Sunday, there is an optional trip to Cinque Terre, but for those who would rather spend the day in Florence, it is your free day!  You can check out Fiesole, stroll through the Accademia, or wander through Florence's famous leather markets.  

We will head back to Rome Sunday evening.

Highlights

  • Piazza Michaelangelo
  • Uffizi Gallery & Accademia 
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • The Duomo
  • San Lorenzo Market
  • Tuscan Cuisine
  • Venice
  • San Marco Square
  • Murano & Burano Islands
  • Venice

Route

  1. Rome
  2. Florence
  3. Venice
  4. Florence
  5. Rome