After breakfast, an enchanting gondola ride: Venice viewed from the water! A romantic 'promenade' by gondola that will take you along the canals of Venice. A fantastic opportunity to travel along Venice's waterways looking up at the fabulous medieval palaces that line these historic thoroughfares and down to see their shimmering reflections dancing on the surface of the water. This cruise through the city's most secluded waterways passing under small bridges will help you appreciate the special quality of this floating city. English speaking assistant from the meeting point to the gondola station; gondola ride (about 30 minutes) without musicians; map with description of palaces along the cruise. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, an opportunity to take in some wonderful scenery en route to the historic university town of Pisa, most famous for its curious Leaning Tower. One of best known and most studied cities in the World. We will start with a walk along the Medieval walls up to the entrance gate: Porta Santa Maria. From here a unique panorama across Piazza dei Miracoli with its wonderful marble architecture. Once out of these monuments, we will admire the iconic Leaning Tower, and we will learn the secrets that made it so famous, and the Monumental Graveyard, where it will be possible to admire a number of paintings , sculptures and monuments of several famous Pisan personalities. Before heading back to Florence you will have free time for an ice-cream or to take more memorable photos. Transportation by coach, English/Spanish authorised speaking guide, entrance fee for Cathedral and Baptistery (starting from 01st Jan 2012, only outside view for Baptistery).
Later board the train to Rome. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy the unique experience of Hop on Hop off trip by coach! Explore Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop on hop off itinerary through the heart of Rome. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. A recorded commentary in 8 languages via headphones will be at your disposal. Ticket for hop on hop off coach. Recorded commentary. Overnight stay at hotel.