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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...


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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...


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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,...


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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...


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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...


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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,...


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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),...


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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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