Discover the golden cities of Italy: our 8-day Milan, Venice Florence and Rome Tour from Milan is a fantastic itinerary for your first time in Italy!
Milan, Venice Florence and Rome Tour from Milan
Discover the Golden Cities of Italy on this must-do tour from Milan: you will fall in love with the best cities in Italy, places so captivating that you won’t want to go home!
This 8-day Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome tour is one of our most popular vacation packages, offering an incredible introduction to Italy.
You will visit 4 diverse cities: Milan (one of the world’s fashion capitals, a high-tech metropolis), Venice (with its stunning palaces set on romantic waterways), Florence (an artists dream: Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and Raphael’s La Velata) and Rome (Italy’s treasure with centuries of artistic achievement).
Rome, Venice and Florence are outdoor museums where you can find plenty of ancient ruins, iconic architecture, world-famous artworks, legendary museums and some of the finest food ever put on a plate.
In this tour, you will have everything you need to discover Italy with ease: all the transfers from/to airport, travel between cities by private car or high-speed train, 4* hotel accommodation in the top cities of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome.
Our Golden Cities of Italy tour will also offer you a balanced mix of selected guided tours, premium experiences and free time.
Thanks to our expert guides you will learn about the history of the cities, and take in world-class attractions like La Scala Opera House in Milan, St. Mark’s in Venice, the Duomo in Florence, the Pantheon and Colosseum in Rome, and world-class museums such as Accademia Gallery and Uffizi.
Do not forget that our Skip The Lines tickets for the best attractions will avoid you the long queues.
The premium experiences included in the tour such as the gondola ride in Venice , will provide you with unforgettable experiences.
The free time will allow you to relax and explore the best cities of Italy at your leisure.
With the guided tours of each city, the free time to relax and the premium experiences, this package is perfect for experiencing the best of these four incredible Italian cities.
- Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome Tour from Milan, with transfers by hi-speed train or private car with driver between cities
- 8 Days (7 nights)
- Selected wonderful 4* hotels with accommodation for 7 nights
- Individual tour
- Tour code: n. 042213
- Stay in the exciting cities of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome
- Learn about top Italian attractions like Colosseum in Rome, Doge’s Palace in Venice, Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence with our expert guides
- Discover the charms of Venice with our romantic gondola ride, and the beauty of its lagoon
- Learn about Florence’s incredible Renaissance architecture on a walking tour, seeing Brunelleschi’s Dome and more
- Experience the romance of Rome by night
- Skip the lines with our special tickets for top attractions
- Starting from: € 1,390 (per person) from 2 people
Hotel on double occupancy
Cost may vary depending on dates chosen and any weekend, holiday and trade fair date surcharges. For a quote on your dates and number in your party please contact us.
Booking: (by money transfer) 40% in advance, 60% 35 days before departure
- Day 1 – Arrival in Milan. Free time
- Day 2 – Milan city tour. Departure to Venice
- Day 3 – Best of Venice – free time
- Day 4 – Free time – Venice to Florence
- Day 5 – Best of Florence
- Day 6 – Departure to Rome. Free time
- Day 7 – Best of Ancient Rome Free time
- Day 8 – Rome – free time. Departure from Rome
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Itinerary – Day by Day
DAY 1 – Arrival in Italy – Milan
- Arrive in Milan at Airport
- Your private driver will bring you to your Milan hotel
- Free time
Welcome to Milan!
Home of Italy’s stock exchange, industrial powerhouse of Italy, and international hub of shopping, design and fashion, Milan is also a city with a serious sense of history and art.
Milan, for example, is home to the grand Gothic Cathedral, the Duomo, to La Scala Opera House, to the Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, to celebrated contemporary art galleries and museums, and to worldwide famous design and fashion centers.
Spend the day and evening sightseeing independently or simply relaxing. And if you want, watch Milan’s nightlife scene come alive.
DAY 2 – Milan
- Breakfast in Milan Hotel
- City tour
- Free Time
- Departure to Venice
Enjoy breakfast and then a sightseeing tour of Milan (included in the tour).
Our driver will show you the best districts of Milan, and some of the top attractions of Milan, such as the Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo (one of Europe’s most striking examples of Gothic architecture), La Scala opera house (the world’s most famous opera house) and Sforza Castle (Milan’s Renaissance pride and joy).
After the tour, you will admire Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, UNESCO World Heritage site. (optional)
You will bypass the long queues for The Last Supper thanks to the special skip-the-line treatment included in our tour, providing you priority access to the famous mural painting.
DAY 3 – Venice – Guided City Tour and Gondola Ride
- Breakfast in Venice Hotel
- Best of Venice
- Gondola ride
- Free time
Venice is straight out of an 18th-century Canaletto masterpiece. With sumptuous palaces and romantic waterways, it’s a dreamlike city, mixing Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance styles, amazing buildings and secret passageways, canals and elegant bridges.
Our Best of Venice guided tour (included in this Golden Cities Tour) is the best way to see the highlights of Venice in one day, especially if it’s your first time!
As you explore by foot, your guide will show off Venice’s highlights while regaling you with little-known facts and history about the city.
You will walk through the city to see the major sites, including Piazza San Marco, the Doge’s Palace from where the doges of Venice once ruled (entrance included in this Tour), St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) showing the Italian Byzantine architecture at its finest, the Golden Basilica, the elegant Rialto Bridge.
The expert guide will also help you discover hidden footpaths lining the canals and off-the-beaten tourist trails.
A visit to Venice is not complete unless you take a gondola ride down the world-famous Grand Canal. Our 30 minutes gondola ride (included in the Golden Cities Tour) is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and color of this unique city built on water.
Enjoy the rest of the day to explore Venice as you wish, perhaps losing yourself in the intriguing labyrinth of canals.
DAY 4 – Venice – Lagoon Boat Tour
- Breakfast in Venice Hotel
- Lagoon Tour by boat (optional)
- Transfer to Florence
- Free time
Take an unforgettable boat trip in the lagoon in Venice.
This experience is a great introduction to the magical islands around the city of Venice and its enclosed bay in the Adriatic Sea.
You will explore three delightful islands in the lagoon, which make for some very engaging sightseeing.
You will watch master glass blowers at work in their workshops in Murano, which has been producing beautiful crystal since the 10th century when Venetian traders brought back the secrets of production from the East. Murano was a very wealthy island in the 15th and 16th centuries when the island was central to Europe’s glass making.
Burano is another beautiful island in the lagoon, famous both for the charm of its pastel-coloured fishermen’s cottages and for its lace industry. Lace has been hand-made on the island since the 16th century, and it was once considered the most refined in Europe.
The third island you will visit is Torcello, home to Venice’s first cathedral. The cathedral, Santa Fosca, is a masterpiece with its mosaics and Byzantine structure.
After the boat tour, in the afternoon you will travel to Florence by 1st class high speed train or private car.
DAY 5 – Florence – Guided City Tour
- Breakfast in Florence Hotel
- Walking Guided Tour of Florence’s historic center
- Visit of the Accademia Gallery with skip the line access
- Free time at leisure in the afternoon
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, considered as the birthplace of the Renaissance, is one of Italy’s most atmospheric and pleasant cities, which attracts millions of visitors every year.
Though surprisingly small, Florence is laden with cultural attractions and charm. Medieval streets evoke a thousand tales, and museums and churches safeguard the world’s greatest repository of Renaissance art.
After breakfast, you will set off on a Florence Guided City Tour (included in this Tour) to see Florence’s highlights with your expert guide.
You’ll take in Florence Duomo, seeing its distinctive orange dome dominating the city skyline, the Baptistry with its Romanesque architecture, Giotto’s Campanile (a magnificent bell tower in the heart of Piazza del Duomo), Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria (the square considered as the heart of the city), the grand Palazzo Vecchio, while learning about Florence history and fun facts.
After the guided tour, you will visit the Accademia Gallery, among the most famous museums in the world for its extraordinary collections of paintings and ancient statues.
Our Florence and Tuscany Tour from Milan includes Skip The Lines tickets to the Accademia Gallery, so you won’t have to waste time queuing for hours to admire its treasures!
In the afternoon, explore Florence at your leisure.
Florence is a relatively small city, with virtually all its top sights clustered in just a few square kilometers.
Maybe take a stroll along Florence’s famous bridge – the Ponte Vecchio, explore the neighborhood of Oltrarno, relax in the beautiful Boboli Gardens, visit some of the other amazing museums in Florence (such as the Uffizi), or simply go for shopping in the endless designer boutiques, markets and food shops.
DAY 6 – Rome
- Breakfast in Florence Hotel
- Departure for Rome
- Afternoon free time at Rome
Rome is Italy’s treasure, packed with masterpieces from more than two millennia of artistic achievement.
Modern Rome has one foot in the past, one in the present, and the city is a sightseers’ paradise with architectural delights, art treasures, grandiose monuments and pieces of history to be found around every corner.
After the afternoon to spend at your leisure, you will experience the romance of Rome by night on our dinner cruise on the Tiber River (if available and optional)
Witness unparalleled views of some of the city’s most famous monuments, such as St Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo, illuminated against the inky Roman sky as you indulge in fine Italian wine and a gourmet dinner.
You will have a wonderful evening.
DAY 7 – Rome – Guided City Tour
- Breakfast in Rome Hotel
- Colosseum & Ancient Rome – City Tour with Skip The Line Tickets
- Free time
Discover the history of Imperial Rome on our guided tour! Walk in the footsteps of emperors, slaves, gladiators, and perhaps even the Gods which ruled Rome and the Roman Empire in antiquity.
As the capital of the Roman Empire, Rome boasts an array of ancient monuments and piazzas that teem with tales of times gone by.
In today’s tour, you will learn of Rome’s Imperial past visiting the Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, the most thrilling of the city’s ancient sights.
Skip past the long entrance lines with your priority-access ticket and head straight inside to see where Rome’s brutal gladiatorial games once took place. Our expert guide will introduce you to the arena and the games, the players, and the hard facts about life in ancient Rome.
Afternoon and evening at leisure.
DAY 8 – Rome
- Breakfast in Rome Hotel
- Free time
- Depart from Rome (transfer to airport included)
What’s Included in the Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome tour
- 7 nights in selected 4* hotels (1 night in a 4* hotel in Milan, 2 nights in a 4* hotel in Venice, 2 nights in a 4* hotel in Florence, 2 nights in a 4* hotel in Rome)
- Milan Airport transfer by private car with driver
- Rome Airport transfer by private car with driver
- High-speed train transfers from Milan to Venice, Venice to Florence, Florence to Rome
- Transfer by private car or taxi from hotel to train station and train station to hotel
- Daily Breakfasts in hotels
What’s Not Included in the Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome tour
- Flights to/from home city
- Meals if not mentioned
- Travel insurance
- City Tax (€ 4-5 per day/ per person)
- All this is not mentioned in the program