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Rome, Florence & Venice Carnival

10 days
10 days
Group size1538 travelers

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Discover Venice at its most vibrant.

Just before Lent, the city nicknamed La Serenissima (most serene) opens up into a wild world of luxury, indulgence, and merriment during the annual Carnival celebration. You’ll begin your Italian adventure in Renaissance Florence and Eternal Rome before donning a traditional masquerade mask and taking to the Venetian streets with thousands of revelers from near and far.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 4 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Carnival in Venice
  • the Colosseum
  • the Roman Forum
  • Florence’s Duomo
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Rome today.

Rome3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Rome
Included meal: Welcome dinner

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

Day 3: 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 Palatine Hill, see where ancient Romans raced chariots at Circus Maximus, and view the Baths of Caracalla
Day 4: Free day in Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Rome or add an excursion.

Iconic Sights: Vatican City

From $125 per person

Florence2 nights
Day 5: Transfer to Florence
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cross through the Apennine Mountains as you make your way to Florence, home of the Renaissance. Then, get to know the city on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • 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 6: Free day in Florence
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day to explore Florence or add an excursion.

Siena & San Gimignano: Tuscan Hilltowns

From $125 per person

Venice3 nights
Day 7: Carnival events in Venice
Included meal: Breakfast

Transfer to Venice this morning, then spend the afternoon discovering the excitement and appeal of Venice’s Carnival.

  • Attend a mask-making workshop to learn about the history of Carnival and its famous disguises
  • Try your hand at creating your own mask before taking to the streets to join in on the revelry
Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Venice
Included meal: Breakfast

Experience 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.

Gondola Ride: Venice Canal Cruise

From $89 per person

Private Gondola Ride: Canal Cruise for Two

From $165 per person

Day 9: Free day in Venice
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Spend a free day exploring Venice on your own or add an excursion.

Later, say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner.

Islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Burano & Torcello

From $85 per person

Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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5 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 5 out of 5

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    Venezia Carnavale
    2/6/16 by 2nd-time traveler Terry

    Venezia, Firenze, Roma.... and a few side trips... a great overall trip with lots of the highlights of Italia, plus the ambiance and mystique of Carnavale. A really unique experience. Loved the mask-making event, and a few of us brought costumes (not too elaborate) and had a fun evening out. Cool...

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    Go Ahead Tours replied on 2/23/16

    Hi Terry! We’re glad you enjoyed your tour in Ital...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    The best tour ever
    2/7/15 by 1st-time traveler Jonathan

    This was the best tour ever!! The food, shopping, tours and accomodations were wonderful. Thanks Tini, Excellent tour director.

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tour Director
    2/7/15 by 1st-time traveler Robert

    Tini did a great job making our trip outstanding.

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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 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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    Hotel Diplomat
    Hotel Diplomat

    This charming hotel is located near the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find t...

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    Hotel Giorgione
    Hotel Giorgione

    This charming hotel is located in the Cannaregio district in central Venice. Guests enjoy a private courtyard, pool, and billiards area. Nearby, you’l...

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