Arrive Venice

Tour begins: 3:00 PM, Grand Hotel dei Dogi. A transfer from Marco Polo Airport or Santa Lucia Train Station brings you to Grand Hotel dei Dogi. Board a boat from your hotel, a canalside palazzo built in the 16th century, and cruise...


Living like a local & Basilica dei Frari

Enjoy a private talk for the inside scoop on daily life in Venice by an American professor who has lived in the city for more than twenty years. A walking tour takes you to the Canareggio district, through the Jewish Ghetto, to the bohemian San Polo...


The Scrovegni Chapel in Padua

Say good-bye to Venice and drive to Padua for lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a short walk to the Scrovegni Chapel, home of Giotto’s precious early 14th-century frescoes. Considered one of the most important masterpieces of Western art,...


Florence’s Bargello Museum & a Chianti castle

On a guided walk this morning, discover the green-and-white marble Renaissance façade of Basilica Santa Maria Novella, just outside your hotel, and stroll up the street to the cathedral, il Duomo. Continue through Piazza della Republlica and...


Insider art and music in a Palazzo

 Open to Tauck guests only, Opificio delle Pietre Dure is a prestigious institute specializing in art restoration; during your exclusive visit, a former student provides insights into the work they do here. After a free afternoon, join...


Rome... and the Vatican seldom seen

Travel in First Class aboard a high-speed train to Rome for a two-night stay. A walking tour introduces you to historic Via Giulia and the cobblestoned Trastevere district, along with the market of Campo dei Fiori, a neighborhood of narrow streets,...


Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer residence

With a local guide, head to Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer residence, for a guided visit to the palace and gardens, where you’ll have lunch. Enjoy free time in the town of Castel Gandolfo. After some free time (and weather permitting),...


Journey Home

Tour ends: Rome. A transfer is included from Hotel Indigo® Rome – St. George to Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino or Rome Termini Train Station. Allow three hours for flight check-in at the airport.


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