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Venice, Florence &...

Venice, Florence & Rome for Solo Travelers

9 days |  11 days with Sorrento Peninsula extension
9 days |  11 days with Sorrento Peninsula extension
Group size1528 travelers

4.6 out of 5 stars

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Mangia your way through Italy with fellow foodies.

The Colosseum and Saint Mark's Basilica are classic sites to cross off your Italian bucket list. But on this trip to Venice, Florence, and Rome for solo travelers, you'll discover that perfecting your gelato order and finding which trattoria has the best margherita pizza are just as important. Travel solo (but never alone!) as you discover the ins and outs of the local culture and cuisine alongside like-minded adventurers.

Your tour package includes

  • 7 nights in a private room at handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 cooking class
  • 4 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Florence culinary walk
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Navona
  • Roman Forum
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Venice today.

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

Welcome to Italy! Settle in to your hotel. Then, gather with your Tour Director and fellow group members at a mixer before enjoying a 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.

  • Stroll across 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.

Venice Grand Canal Cruise

From $165 per person

Florence2 nights
Day 4: Transfer to Florence & food tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

Cross through the Apennine Mountains as you make your way to Florence. Then, set off on a culinary-themed walking tour of the city with a local guide.

  • Learn about the city’s art and history at Piazza San Lorenzo
  • See Italian cuisine such as Tuscan breads, cold cuts, Chianina beef, tripe, lampredotto, vegetables, and herbs for sale from local shops
  • View the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo
  • Pass the Dante House and Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture
  • Stop in the Pazzi Palace courtyard to try Tuscan croutons topped with chicken liver or olive paté, paired with a glass of Chianti
  • End with a tasting finger foods loved by Florentines including coccole, fried dough balls, and veggies meatballs

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 5: Free day in Florence
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Florence or add an excursion.

San Gimignano: Medieval Sights & Tuscan Flavors

From $159 per person

Rome3 nights
Day 6: Transfer to Rome & walking tour
Included meal: Breakfast

Depart Florence for Rome, where you’ll take a guided walk to discover the beautiful squares and fountains throughout the city center.

  • Stroll past the Spanish Steps, where Bernini’s Baroque-style fountain has stood since the 1600s, and head to the intricately carved Trevi Fountain
  • Enjoy a gelato tasting before entering the Pantheon, home to the world’s largest unenforced concrete dome
  • Learn about the engineering skills of the ancient Romans and how they created this well-preserved temple
  • End at Piazza Navona and see the Fountain of the Four Rivers
Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided walking tour

  • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus
  • View the Colosseum, a monumental amphitheater that reverberates with the roar of ancient spectacles
  • Traverse the evocative ruins of the Forum, once the pulsating heart of Roman life
  • Pass Palatine Hill, see where ancient Romans raced chariots at Circus Maximus, and view the Baths of Caracalla
  • End your tour in the Jewish ghetto neighborhood, where you’ll stop at a local bakery to sample kosher Roman delicacies

Enjoy a free afternoon in Rome or add an excursion.

Please note: Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & the Catacombs excursion may be offered on day 8, depending on the day of the week.

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

From $125 per person

Day 8: Free day in Rome & cooking class
Included meals: Breakfast, Cooking class, Farewell dinner

Enjoy another free day to explore Rome or add an excursion.

Please note: Iconic Sights: Vatican City excursion may be offered on day 7, depending on the day of the week.

This evening, enjoy a hands-on cooking class led by an experienced Italian chef. You’ll learn how to make traditional dishes such as ravioli, gnocchi, and fettuccine and enjoy eating the foods you cooked during a 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 2,000 years ago, before Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79
  • View the excavated Roman ruins of theaters, villas, temples, and baths

Then, continue on to the Sorrento peninsula.

Day 10: Free day on the Sorrento Peninsula
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day on 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 Naples airport for your flight home.

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    1st Time Solo Tour Traveler
    2/10/24 by 1st-time traveler Jennise

    This tour was amazing. This was on my bucket list. I fully enjoyed the entire trip. Very fast paced but I couldn’t have been more satisfied with this tour. I was able to absorb their culture and it was very informative. Our tour director, Carmelo, was the best. You could tell he loved his job. He wa...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Experience of a lifetime!
    2/10/24 by 2nd-time traveler Marilyn

    Every aspect of the tour was well planned and executed! The guides, hotels, meals, transportation and tours met my expectations! I would love to take this tour again!

    4 out of 5 stars

    Italy in February
    2/10/24 by 1st-time traveler Susan

    Seeing italy for the first time was truly amazing! Our tour director was so passionate about his country, its history, people and food. He made our tour extra special. If you go to italy and are blessed enough to have Carmelo as your guide, you’ve started the tour off successfully. We thought th...

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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.


    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 Villa Mabapa
    Hotel Villa Mabapa

    This Art Nouveau hotel is located in Lido di Venezia. Guests enjoy a private beach area, restaurant and bar, and library. Nearby, you’ll find Lido Bea...

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    Hotel Athenaeum
    Hotel Athenaeum

    This plush hotel is located in the center of Florence. Guests enjoy a gourmet restaurant, fitness room, and billiard room. Nearby, you’ll find the Duo...

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    Mercure Roma Piazza Bologna
    Mercure Roma Piazza Bologna

    This modern hotel is located in Rome’s Piazza Bologna. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a bar and lounge, and a fitness center. Nearby, you’ll find the 19th-c...

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