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8 DayS —  SLOW TRAVEL, SOAK UP FLORENCE AND ROME

Italian Pairs:
Florence & Rome

8 DAYS AIR TRAVEL: 7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS: FLORENCE & ROME
SLOW DOWN AND SOAK UP FLORENCE AND ROME
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Now Journey's Slow Travel. Private Guides. Exceptional Experiences.

Experience our private 7-Day Adventure Pairs: Florence to Rome — 
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Italian Pairs: Florence and Rome: Slow Down and Enjoy the Cities.
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Now Journey's Approach to Adventure in Florence and Rome features:

 Private Meet & Greet Transfer from Florence Airport
• Hand-Picked select hotels (Deluxe or Classic)
Priviledged-Access Private Touring in Select Venues
• Florence: Your own Private Guide, Duomo, The Baptistery
Rome: Evening private tour of the Colosseum lower levels, Roman Forum, Foodie Tour
• No annoying Up-Selling while on tour
• No Buses. No Groups, No Long Lines. Private Sightseeing.
• Daily Breakfast, Dinner recommendations and reservations service
• PRIVILEGED ACCESS: Skip-the-Long-Line Admissions with special access
• Local Italian Expert Guides
• Premium Train Travel throughout Italy: Travel in style onboard Fast Train.
• No Hidden Costs: Fees, taxes and gratuities

 



Our Complete Day-By-Day Itinerary:

Our complete itinerary for your consideration: Our Journey begins in Florence with an included Meet & Greet with Arrival Transfer, enjoy 3 days and nights in this beautiful city. Then you're off to Rome —  where a thousand roads always lead —  enjoy 3 nights in the Eternal City. The following itinerary features our Deluxe or Classic hotels as described. Hotel rooms can be upgraded to higher categories.


Welcome to Florence

Birthplace of the Renaissance —  3 Days, 3 Nights


DAY 1: WELCOME TO FLORENCE

Your Now Journey experience begins upon arrival to Florence FLR Airport. Now Journey's approach to touring Florence is unique: we combine local expert Italian Guides along with Deluxe or Classic Hotels for the perfect balance of activity, leisure time and experience, so you can truly soak up all that is Italy.

Discovery WalkGetting to Know You, Firenze: Enjoy your private Discovery Walk on Arrival Day
Our Discovery Walk is a hallmark of the Now Journey style of traveling when exploring new destinations —  a brief orientation walk with our Now Journey Local Host (not to be confused with our immersive Sightseeing Tour that occurs the next day with our licensed expert Italian Guide). In Florence we will take in the beautiful sights of this medieval city.

Journey Dinners IconReservations Service throughout your Journey: Let us take the headache out of finding a restaurant for dinner.

As part of our package, Now Journey makes reservations for you for the first evening in Florence — we also will make other reservations for you at no charge —  just let us know which nights you'd like reservations and which you'd rather explore on your own.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Florence, 3 Nights with breakfast

Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:
Grand Hotel Cavour, Hotel Bernini Palace or Similar

Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties and feature Classic category rooms —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade room category. Hotel assignments are made closer to tour departure.
Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Hotel Rosso 23, Hotel Renaissance or Similar

DAY 2: DISCOVERING FLORENCE

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Private Sightseeing in Florence

Journey's Florence Secrets & Treasures tour boasts a variety of fine sights to see including Santa Maria del Fiori, the Baptistery's Bronze "Gate ofFlorence Journeyers enjoying the afternoon sun.
Paradise," Giotto's Bell Tower, Signoria Square, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, where Michelangelo's David is housed.

We will take our time walking through the Piazza della Repubblica, the famous Piazza Signoria with her old palace, Palazzo Vecchio, and make our way through the portico of the Uffizi complex before arriving at the Arno River and a visit to the "old bridge," or Ponte Vecchio. This was the only bridge in Florence to survive the World War II bombing raids.

Our Secrets & Treasures Walking Tour of historic Florence features:

  • •  Galleria dell'Accademia: Skip-the-Line admission to experience Michelangelo's David in the Academy Gallery, the first art school of Europe.

  • •  Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore: Our tour includes Florence's historic city center which is a World Heritage site that comprises the Baptistery, Campanile, and the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore – also known as the Duomo. The 14th-century dome was created by Brunelleschi.

  • • The Gates of Paradise: See the magnificent Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery, so called by Michelangelo. Our Local Guide will comment on these impressive doors to the Baptistery created by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Until the 19th century, most Catholic Florentines were baptized here. The Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile whose perspective we enjoy from ground level are all part of the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiori complex.

  • •  Walking Delights: We explore Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), the only bridge to survive World War II bombing.


Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.  

 

DAY 3: FLORENCE AT LEISURE

Enjoy a day at leisure in Florence or consider a climb of the Duomo, a visit to the Uffizi Gallery or another of several optional ideas for you to consider; or just enjoy being in this amazing city.

Welcome to Rome

A Thousand Roads Lead Always to Rome —
 3 Days, 3 Nights

 

DAY 4: ARRIVING THE EMPIRE OF ROMEPantheon in Rome, Italy

As you make your way to Rome onboard the high-speed Italian train, we find ourselves going back in time as our surroundings begin to slowly turn into the very center of ancient Rome and your arrival at Rome Termini Train Station.

Meet our driver and transfer the short distance to our hotel and check in. The locations of our hotels in Rome are within a minute or so walk of the incredible Pantheon.

We check-in, freshen up and then meet for our Discovery Walk.

Orientation Walk IconDiscovery Walk: Rome

You will meet our Rome City Host for a walk through the very heart of Old Rome.

We begin our exploration of Rome beginning with an elephant and continue to immerse ourselves in over 2000 years of history of the 'Empire. We enter the amazing Pantheon and learn of its interesting history and continue our walk to soak up Piazza Navona, once a site where mock naval battles were held. We continue with our Discovery Walk as we pass through Campo de Fiore (field of flowers) - do you know the name of the figure whose likeness is crafted in the statue in this amazing campo? We walk by Largo di Torre Argentina and learn of Julius Caesar's fate. We will also see a village of modern Roman felines.

Journey Dinners IconReservations Service throughout your Journey: Let us take the headache out of finding a restaurant for dinner.

As part of our package, Now Journey makes reservations for you for the first evening in Florence and Rome — we also will make other reservations for you at no charge —  juet let us know which nights you'd like reservations and which you'd rather explore on your own.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Rome, 3 Nights with breakfast

Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:
Iconic Pantheon Rome Hotel, Hotel d'Inghilterra, Palazzo Navona or Similar

Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties and feature Classic category rooms —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade room category. Hotel assignments are made closer to tour departure.
Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Hotel Navona, Albergo Abruzzi, or Similar

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DAY 5: ANCIENT ROME AT NIGHTRoman Forum, Italy

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Imperial Rome Evening Adventure

Tonight you will enjoy a special evening tour of Rome. You will see ancient elements intertwined perfectly with present-day apartment buildings, and discover how the modern Romans have intertwined their vast history into present-day experience.

We're making our way to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the town center of the Roman Empire, for our special access, in-depth touring experience, complete with admissions.

Special Sightseeing Includes:

  • Colosseo: Flavian's amphitheater known popularly as the Colosseum. Admission and Guided Tour of the Colosseum: Heart of The Empire. Enjoy Skip-the-Line entrance.
  • Foro Romano: Admission and Guided Tour of the Roman Forum ~ We walk through the archaeological dig for unique perspectives of the Old Town Center of Rome, Palatine Hill, Capitoline Hill, Caesar's Palace, Curia or the Senate House, Temple of the Vestal Virgins, and the Triumphal Arches.
  • Capitoline Hill: We ascend this amazingly sculptured and architecturally inspirational locale.
  • Walking Delights: Views of Trajan's Market, Palatine Hill, Caesar's Palace, Curia known as the Senate Building, the Vittorio Emanuele II National Monument, the Jewish Ghetto, and other historic landmarks. 

DAY 6: ROME AT LEISURERoman Forum, Italy

Enjoy a day at leisure or consider some of our optional experiences.

  • Journey Dinners IconFarewell to Rome Dinner Reservations: Let us make your final dinner reservations or explore at your leisure.

Tomorrow you will say, 'Arrivederci Roma!' but tonight enjoy the very heart of Rome. 

Day 7: DEPARTURE DAY: Arrivederci Italy!

Breakfast is included this morning should you have time before your departure. We say Arrivederci today or perhaps you might want to extend your stay. Inquire with us about adding the Amalfi Coast.

Are you wrapping up your Journey in Rome? Enjoy our included Departure Transfer to the Rome FCO Airport.