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New Year’s Eve in Florence with Venice & Rome

9 days |  11 days with Sorrento Peninsula extension
9 days |  11 days with Sorrento Peninsula extension
Group size1538 travelers
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Kick off the new year in the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Start your trip in Venice, where romance is at the forefront alongside sprawling Baroque palaces and meandering, gondola-dotted canals. Then, head to Florence to celebrate the new year where the legacy of the world’s greatest artists can still be felt. And in Rome, history is ever-present, from the crumbling Colosseum to the Forum. The people, the food, the way of life—experience what Italy is all about as you make your way from one city to the next.

Your tour package includes

  • 7 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine, including a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner with Champagne toast
  • 3 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • New Year’s Eve in Florence
  • St. Mark's Basilica
  • Florence Duomo
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • world-famous Italian cuisine
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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day
Included meal: Dinner

Board your overnight flight to Venice today.

Venice2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Venice
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. Later, meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Venice
Included meal: Breakfast

Admire historic churches, winding canals, and picture-perfect piazzas on a guided tour of the city known as the Queen of the Adriatic.

  • Step into the iconic St. Mark's Square and enter St. Mark's Basilica
  • View the stately Doge's Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340
  • Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the link between Doge's Palace and the New Prison
  • See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city's most celebrated art

Enjoy a free afternoon in Venice or add an excursion.

Please note: On some departures travelers may enter St. Mark's Basilica after the sightseeing tour based on ticket time availability.

Gondola Ride: Venice Canal Cruise

From $125 per person

Private Gondola Ride: Canal Cruise for Two

From $225 per person

Florence2 nights
Day 4: Transfer to Florence & sightseeing tour
Included meal: Breakfast

Cross through the Apennine Mountains as you make your way to Florence. Once you arrive, get to know the city with a local guide.

  • View the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo
  • Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture
  • Walk past Piazza della Repubblica to the medieval Ponte Vecchio
  • Stroll along the Arno River and through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery to Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life
Day 5: Free day in Florence & New Year’s Eve celebration
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day in Florence to explore the city at your leisure or add an excursion.

Tonight, you’ll welcome the new year with a special multi-course dinner and Champagne toast. Then, the evening is yours to enjoy the city’s festivities.

San Gimignano: Medieval Sights & Tuscan Flavors

From $159 per person

Rome3 nights
Day 6: Transfer to Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Depart Florence for Rome, where you’ll have a free evening to explore the city.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided tour of the Eternal City.

  • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus
  • Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire
  • Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials
  • Pass by Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, the stadium where ancient Romans raced chariots, and the Baths of Caracalla

Enjoy a free afternoon in Rome or add an excursion.

Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs

From $125 per person

Day 8: Free day in Rome
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Enjoy a free day to explore the city or add an excursion. 

Then, join your group at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Iconic Sights: Vatican City

From $175 per person

Flight Home
Day 9: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to visit the Sorrento peninsula.

Extension to Sorrento Peninsula
From its perch high above the Bay of Naples, Sorrento waits to welcome you with its candy-colored villas, beautiful sea views, and food you’ll be talking about for a long time. Continue on with your Tour Director to explore the Sorrento Peninsula, which is just as inviting as it sounds, and uncover history on a tour of Pompeii.
Sorrento Peninsula2 nights
Day 9: Sorrento Peninsula via Pompeii
Included meal: Breakfast

En route to the Sorrento peninsula, stop at Pompeii for a guided walking tour of the city’s ruins.

  • Discover how Roman citizens lived before Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79
  • View the excavated Roman ruins of theaters, villas, temples, and baths
Day 10: Free day on the Sorrento Peninsula
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy free time to explore the Sorrento peninsula or add an excursion.

This evening, sip a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Capri: A Day on the Iconic Island

From $149 per person

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    New Years in Italy
    12/27/23 by 1st-time traveler Angie

    This trip was absolutely incredible and my family of four had a wonderful experience. Our tour guide, Alessandra, was so helpful during the trip as well as witty and knowledgeable. She kept our group in line and helped everything run smoothly. It’s so nice to have tickets handed to us and front of t...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    12/27/23 by 1st-time traveler Jeff

    5 out of 5 stars

    A very good tour
    12/27/23 by 2nd-time traveler Shane

    This was a bucket list trip for me. We first started in Venice, which lived up to my expectations. It is a beautiful historic city that was easily walkable. Our next visit was to Florence, which was nice, but not as nice as Venice and Rome. You should definitely take the medieval tour, which includ...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Hotel Riviera
    Hotel Riviera

    This classical hotel is located in on the Venetian island of Lido. Guests enjoy a solarium, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find the Ve...

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    Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio
    Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio

    This historic hotel is located in central Rome. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar and lounge, and fitness area. Nearby, you’ll find the train station, Te...

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    Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto
    Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto

    This cozy hotel is located in the city center. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool, bar, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Piazza Tasso, Marameo Beach, and...

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