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Experience the highlights of Rome and Florence during this eight-day journey. Your adventure kicks off in Rome's historic core, and the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum sites. Following a scenic drive to Florence, you'll delve into medieval squares, landmarks, cathedrals, and museums, all while relishing breathtaking vistas of the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio. Conclude your tour in Florence with a culinary immersion, mastering the art of crafting traditional Italian pasta, desserts, and more.

Price starting from $ 3999  JFK


Begin your journey to Rome and Florence with expert-guided explorations of Rome's ancient heart, including the historic core and the Roman Forum. Take leisurely strolls through the Colosseum and ascend Palatine Hill for panoramic views. In Florence, immerse yourself in the city's rich history as you visit its historic squares, magnificent cathedrals, and world-renowned museums.


Prepare yourself! You are leaving today for Rome to start your unbelievable Highlights of Rome and Florence journey.

Welcome to Rome,  famously referred to as the City of the Seven Hills! Legend has it that Rome's inception dates back to 753 BCE when brothers Romulus and Remus established the city atop Palatine Hill. As the enduring epicenter of the formidable Roman Empire, Rome boasts an impressive legacy spanning nearly 3,000 years, manifesting in its architecture, history, and culture.

Upon arrival in Rome, claim your bags and proceed toward the arrival hall.  Our representative will meet you and assist you with your transfer to the hotel. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 p.m.). After getting comfortably settled, take some time to unwind before embarking on a leisurely walk to catch your initial glimpse of the Eternal City.

Overnight in Rome

After having breakfast at the hotel, proceed to discover Rome. Our first stop is Trevi Fountain, a Rome must-stop and an iconic example of baroque architecture.Next, you’ll go to Piazza Navona, an ancient stadium now a quintessential Roman square filled with Renaissance churches, elegant cafes, and trendy art galleries. The Pantheon is your next stop: an ancient religious site that dates back to 27 B.C. and is one of the best preserved ancient Rome constructions. Finally, you’ll visit two more charming Roman squares: the Piazza Colonna, where you’ll find the famous Column of Marcus Aurelius, and the Piazza di Spagna, where you’ll encounter one of the most sought-after places to visit: The Spanish Steps, where you don’t have to climb the stairs to enjoy the view! This is the best spot to shop for souvenirs. From Spagna square. We will then continue to explore the most famous amphitheater in the world on this guided tour. Enter the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets and learn its incredible history. With your guide, walk on Palatine Hill and through the Roman Forum to see the most iconic monuments of Ancient Rome. Start your tour by admiring the outside of the Colosseum. Listen as your guide explains the history of the monument over the centuries. Enter the Amphitheater, through a security check, and discover the spectacular activities that took place inside it. Then, visit the first floor and admire the interior.  Take a moment to stop in front of the imposing Arch of Constantine as your guide describes its history and most significant features. Walk on the ancient Via Sacra to reach the entrance to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. After the security check, admire the Arch of Titus up close. Continue with the tour of Palatine Hill, where the remains of the oldest settlement in the city are. Visit some of the most significant imperial residences: the Palatine Stadium, the Domus Augustana, and the Domus Flavia. Next, go down to the valley that hosts the Roman Forum. Along the Via Sacra, discover the magnificence of the Basilica of Maxentius, the bronze door of the temple of Romulus, the curious suspended door of the temple of Antoninus and Faustina, the temple, and the house of the Vestals. Finally, arrive in the central area of the Roman Forum, which over the centuries has become the political, religious, economic, legal center, and square of the ancient city. Here, admire and learn about the Curia, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Tabularium, the temple of Saturn, and more.

The rest of the day is free for leisure. 

Overnight in Rome

After enjoying your breakfast, you have the day to yourself. You might consider taking a stroll through Rome's Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts several famous landmarks, such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Alternatively, you could browse the local markets, where you can find a variety of goods ranging from food to souvenirs. The Campo de' Fiori market or the Porta Portese market are excellent places to immerse yourself in the local culture.

As Rome is renowned for its cuisine, be sure to sample some traditional Roman dishes from the numerous restaurants and street vendors available. Some popular options include carbonara, cacio e pepe, and pizza bianca.

If you'd like to make the most of your day, you may also consider pre-booking one of our suggested optional tours.

Add-on: Vatican City with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica - USD  175 Per person (minium 6 pax)
Join a guided tour in Rome to discover some of the most important masterpieces of the Greco-Roman world and of Renaissance art at the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line entry tickets. Later, visit Saint Peter’s Basilica to explore it at your own pace. Enter the Vatican Museums from the priority entrance, skipping the long waiting hours in the ticket line. Start the tour in the Courtyard of the Armor for a glimpse of the Vatican Gardens, and continue to the Courtyard of the Pine Cone located in the middle of the ancient papal buildings. Cross some rooms of the Belvedere Palace, the Pope’s former summer residence while nowadays home to the Pius Clementine Museum, which hosts important findings of Greco-Roman art, including the Apollo Belvedere and the Laocoön Group. Then, arrive at the 3 Galleries that take you to the papal apartments – the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries with works of the Flemish atelier of Peter Van Aelst on display, and the Gallery of Maps with frescoed maps of the Italian territory, commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII. End the tour by witnessing 2 unmissable sites in the Vatican collection – Raphael’s Rooms in the apartment of Pope Julius II and the Sistine Chapel, where you can admire Michelangelo’s masterpieces such as the scenes from the Book of Genesis and The Last Judgement. From the Sistine Chapel, use the private passage to arrive at the Saint Peter’s Basilica, where you can find brilliant works like the Statue of the Pietà, made once again by the great Michelangelo, the Baldachin of Bernini, and the Tombs of the Popes, all containing hundreds of years of history. Please note though that the passage between the museums and St.Peter's Basilica is closed on Wednesday mornings and subject to other unexpected closures. On such days we will instead spend the entirety of the tour in the museums.

Overnight in Rome

Following breakfast, we will bid farewell to Rome and embark on our journey north towards Florence, renowned as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. En route, we will traverse the picturesque Tuscany region, celebrated for its breathtaking rolling hills, vineyards, olive orchards, and quaint medieval towns perched atop hillcrests. Our first stop will be Montepulciano, an enchanting medieval town steeped in history, with origins dating back to the Etruscan people in the 4th century BC. Nestled amidst vineyards, Montepulciano is renowned for its exceptional red wine, Nobile. We will visit a local winery, where you'll partake in a guided tour, wandering through lush vineyards and expansive cellars. Here, you'll have the opportunity to savor outstanding wines directly from the source of their creation. The winemaker will provide insights into the history of winemaking, offering advice on how to appreciate the diverse flavors of their wines. A delectable lunch will be served at the winery.

Following our culinary experience, we will continue our journey to Florence, an enchanting city celebrated for its abundant wealth of Renaissance-era art and architecture.

Upon our arrival in Florence, we will explore the Accademia Gallery, where you'll be regaled with intriguing stories about the artworks and the artists featured in the gallery. You'll also delve into the rich history of the Medici family, who played a pivotal role in the life of Michelangelo and the birth of the Renaissance in Florence.

The remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. 

Overnight in Florence


Enjoy your breakfast.  Meet your guide and proceed to see the historic religious landmarks of Florence. Your first stop will be at Piazza Michelangelo, where we can take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. We will then head to the historic center to visit the most significant artistic and architectural treasures, including Piazza del Duomo, which is home to the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and the Giotto Campanile, all made with priceless colored marbles. Next, we will visit Piazza della Signoria, the city's historical center of civil life, featuring the Fountain of Neptune and the Palazzo della Signoria or Palazzo Vecchio, one of Florence's most recognizable landmarks. The Accademia Gallery, another important museum, will also be visited where visitors can see Michelangelo's world-famous David and other magnificent paintings by Filippino Lippi, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and more. 
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The rest of the day is yours to explore, and in the evening, you can dine at any of the wide variety of restaurants in the district, offering Italian and international cuisine.

Overnight in Florence

Today is free to explore places on your own in order to get a true sense of where you are.  Explore the Piazza del Duomo, the main square in Florence which is home to some of the city's most famous landmarks, including the Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery, and Giotto's Campanile. Take a stroll around the square and marvel at the stunning architecture, walk along the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge that spans the Arno River and is lined with shops selling jewelry, art, and souvenirs. Take a leisurely stroll across the bridge and enjoy the views of the river and the city,  Sample the local cuisine, Florence is famous for its food, and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes serving delicious Tuscan cuisine. Try some of the city's specialties, such as bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine steak), ribollita (a hearty soup), and gelato, or pre-book one of our suggested optional tours

Add-on:  Siena,  and San Gimignano Day trip from Florence - USD 280 Per person (minimum 10 pax)
Starting from Florence, this tour takes you on a southbound journey through the picturesque Tuscan countryside, passing by vineyards and reaching the medieval hill town of San Gimignano, known for its remarkable towers and frescoes. You will have some free time to wander around the town's streets on your own before heading to Monteriggioni for a brief visit. Next proceed to Siena, where you will explore Renaissance artwork with your guide before embarking on a walking tour. You will marvel at the unique striped marble of the Siena Cathedral and, if you've chosen to upgrade your tour, enter the cathedral for a guided tour. Your tour will culminate with transportation back to Florence.

Add-on: Half-day trip to Pisa - USD 233 Per person (minimum 8 pax)
Enjoy a splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Upon arrival in Pisa, your informative guide will take you on a thorough guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments, where you will admire the wonderful architecture of the unique buildings surrounding you, called “Miracles” in the past because of their incredible beauty. Be will be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by the wonderful Cathedral. See the celebrated Leaning Tower, the round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its “Camposanto”, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister delimiting with its marble façade the Square to the North. You will be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower which stirs the imagination of all visitors. After the guided visit you will have some free time for memorable pictures or to discover on your own the historical quarter where you can admire the Church of San Sisto, one of the oldest churches in Pisa and Piazza dei Cavalieri, which was the political center in the middle age and where the Scuola Normale is located, one of the most famous universities in the world. You can wander around the busy square and narrow streets before heading back to Florence.

Overnight in Florence  

Today marks the end of your amazing Italian tour. After breakfast this morning, your tour officially concludes. You will be transferred to the airport at the designated time for your return flight.


Hotel Milton Rome

Whether you're in Rome for business or leisure, the 4-star Milton Hotel ensures your stay is both comfortable and convenient. The property boasts an array of amenities to enhance your experience, and the service-oriented staff is dedicated to extending a warm welcome and providing guidance throughout your stay.

All the rooms are thoughtfully designed and adorned to create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with some offering modern conveniences like LCD/plasma television, complimentary wireless internet access, non-smoking options, air conditioning, and heating. You can also take advantage of the hotel's recreational offerings, including a garden, before retiring to your room for a well-deserved relaxation.

With its blend of convenience and comfort, the Milton Hotel stands as the ideal choice for your accommodation in Rome.

Cellai Hotel Florence

Staying at the Cellai Boutique Hotel immerses you in the heart of Florence, with a convenient 15-minute walk to attractions like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. This 4-star hotel is also within 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) of Piazza di Santa Maria Novella and 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) of Piazza della Signoria.

You can enjoy splendid views from the rooftop terrace and garden, while taking advantage of amenities like complimentary wireless Internet access. The hotel also offers services such as concierge assistance, babysitting (with an additional charge), and wedding services.

Savor a delicious meal at the hotel's restaurant or grab a quick bite at one of the two coffee shops/cafes. If you prefer, you can order room service during specified hours. And don't forget to relax with a refreshing drink at one of the six bars/lounges. Each day begins with a complimentary buffet breakfast served from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

For your convenience, the hotel provides both wired and wireless Internet access, flat-screen televisions with satellite programming, and well-appointed private bathrooms featuring designer toiletries and bidets in each of the 77 individually decorated guestrooms. Other in-room amenities include refrigerators, safes, and desks.

Additionally, the hotel offers complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. If you're planning an event in Florence, the hotel has 100 square feet (9 square meters) of event space, including a meeting room.


  • 06 Accommodation in listed hotels or similar based on DBL / TWN sharing basis.
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Wine tasting including Lunch
  • Round trip airfare in economy class ex NEW YORK
  • All transfers and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
  • Guided tour of Rome
  • Guided tour of Montepulciano
  • Guided tour of Florence
  • Services of English-speaking Tour Manager throughout the Tour
  • Admissions to Colosseum, Accademia gallery, Uffizi entrance
  • All local applicable taxes


  • All other meals and other sightseeing or Services
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
  • Visa fees & Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls
  • City Taxes of around EUR 4 – EUR 5 per person are to be paid locally at the time of check-in
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included

Add On Service

Optional Tour

Vatican City with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica (Minimum 6 Pax) - Day 4 - RomeLand Only
+ $ 175 / person
Half-day trip to Pisa (Minimum 8 Pax) - Day 7 - FlorenceLand Only
+ $ 233 / person
Siena, and San Gimignano Day trip from Florence  (Minimum 10 Pax) - Day 7 - FlorenceLand Only
+ $ 280 / person

Planning a trip to Italy?

Visa Requirements: In order to enter Italy, U.S., and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.

  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Language: The official language of Italy is Italian, and it's recommended that you learn some basic Italian phrases before you go. While many Italians speak English, particularly in tourist areas, it's always polite to make an effort to communicate in their native language.

Currency: The currency used in Italy is the Euro. You can exchange currency at airports, banks, and exchange offices. Credit cards are widely accepted, but it's always a good idea to carry some cash with you.

Transportation: Italy has an extensive public transportation system, including trains, buses, and metros. It's a good idea to purchase tickets in advance to save time and money. Taxis can be quite expensive, especially in larger cities.

Dress code: Italians tend to dress stylishly and conservatively. When visiting religious sites, you may be required to cover your shoulders and knees, so it's a good idea to bring a shawl or scarf with you.

Food and drink: Italian cuisine is famous around the world, and you're sure to enjoy delicious meals during your trip. Italy is also famous for its wine, and you should definitely sample some of the local varieties. Keep in mind that Italians tend to eat dinner later than in other countries, usually between 8 and 10 pm.

Safety: Italy is generally a safe country, but it's always a good idea to take basic precautions such as not leaving your belongings unattended, particularly in tourist areas.

Customs: Italians are known for being friendly and welcoming to visitors, and it's important to be polite and respectful in return. Greeting people with a handshake or a kiss on both cheeks is common.

Sightseeing: Italy is home to many famous landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Vatican. It's a good idea to book tickets in advance for popular attractions to avoid long lines.

Weather: Italy has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you go and pack accordingly.

Tipping: Tipping in Italy is not as common as it is in other countries, but it's still appreciated. It's common to leave a few euros as a tip at restaurants or for taxi rides.

Payment Poilcy

Deposit:           US$ 300 per person [Non-refundable / Non-transferrable]
Deposit date: 
50% Deposit:  140 Days prior to departure
Full Balance:    90 Days prior to departure

(Once the deposit is paid, the travelers can then pay any amount on any date. Travelers to ensure that the payment deadlines are met as above)

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We encourage everyone who books a VOYAGES HUB TOURS package, regardless of age or tour choice, to obtain a travel protection plan. While you intend to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip, illness, family emergencies, and other factors can derail your best-laid plans.

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Cancellation Policy

  • From the date of booking to 145 days before departure: $300 per person Non-Refundable / Non-transferrable Deposit + interruption insurance cost (if purchased) + Cost of Air ticket if issued
  • 144-120 days before departure: 50% of the cost per person
  • 119- 60 days before departure: 80% of the cost per person
  • 59 days or fewer before departure: No refund is available.

A person becoming single because of the roommate’s cancellation must pay the single supplement
All payment cut-off dates are firm, and missing deadlines without approved extensions will result in cancellations without refunds being offered. 


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The Voyages Hub Italy tour exceeded my expectations! The itinerary was well-planned, and we got to experience so many different aspects of Italian culture, from the historic landmarks of Rome to the beautiful vineyards in Tuscany. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the accommodations were top-notch

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I highly recommend the Italy tour with Voyages Hub. The food and wine tastings were a highlight for me, and I loved exploring the charming towns along the Amalfi Coast. The tour allowed for just the right amount of free time to explore on our own while still having the structure and guidance of a group tour

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Voyages Hub really knows how to show travelers the best of Italy. The tour was well-organized, and we never felt rushed or overwhelmed. I appreciated the small group size, which allowed for a more intimate and personalized experience. The accommodations were all centrally located, making it easy to explore each city on foot

Margeret and Tammy

I couldn't have asked for a better tour of Italy than the one provided by Voyages Hub. The guides were passionate about Italian culture and history, and their enthusiasm was infectious. I learned so much and was inspired to continue exploring Italy on my own. The group dynamic was great, and I made lifelong friends on the tour


The Italy tour with Voyages Hub was an unforgettable experience. The scenery was breathtaking, and the food was amazing. I loved the variety of activities, from visiting the Vatican to taking a boat tour of the Amalfi Coast. It was the perfect balance of sightseeing and relaxation. I can't wait to book another tour with Voyages Hub!

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