7 Nights | £799 pp
Outward Date: 07/09/2017 - Depart Manchester 1700 arrive Venice Marco Polo 2020
Return Date: 14/09/2017 - Depart Rome Fiumicino 1210 arrive Manchester 1415
Departing from Manchester
Fly direct to Venice. On arrival make your own way to your hotel where you will spend 2 nights. (Instructions on how to reach your hotel using the local water buses will be provided.)
Venice: Don't miss St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. Ride on a water bus along the Grand Canal to experience the sights and sounds of Venice’s busiest waterway. Take any turning off one of the main thoroughfares and just lose yourself in the network of alleyways, relishing the serenity of a city devoid of cars.
Make your own way to the Santa Lucia railway station for the journey by rail to Florence where you will spend 2 nights. (Journey time is approximately 2 hours and there is a choice of departure times.)
Florence: Visit the Uffizi Gallery, the Galleria dell'Accademia & the Duomo. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio or if you prefer to take things easy head to the Boboli Gardens for some tranquil respite from the buzz of the city.
Make your own way to the Santa Maria Novella railway station for the journey by rail to Rome where you will spend 3 nights. (Journey time is approximately 1.5 hours and there is a choice of departure times.)
Rome: Where better to start your Rome experience than the Colosseum, possibly the most iconic and impressive ancient monument to symbolise Rome? Continue to the Roman Forum where you can walk amongst the architectural ruins that once served as the centre of political, commercial and judicial life in ancient Rome.
Rome: Enclave of the holy see and a separate sovereign state since 1929, visiting the Vatican City is an experience that should make it on to every Rome itinerary. Across the Tiber discover the beautifully flamboyant baroque architecture of the Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona.
Join the shuttle transfer from your hotel to Rome airport for the return flight to the UK.
Your Holiday Hotels
Our opinion… Experience the old-world charm of Venice in one of the city’s oldest buildings. The Scandinavia Hotel effortlessly combines old with new and offers a super location.
Location… Campo S.Maria Formosa, 5240, Castello. In the heart of the city, just a few steps from Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, with a splendid view of the Campo di Santa Maria Formosa.
Accommodation…33 large, airy rooms. All the rooms are carefully decorated with period furniture and sumptuous Murano glass lamps and have every type of comfort such as TV, mini-bar, direct-line telephone and air conditioning.
Facilities… Breakfast room and bar/lounge.
Transport...from the nearby vaporetto landings you can reach the train station.
Our opinion…Bright, welcoming and modern in style, this is a great base from which to explore the city.
Location... Hotel Delle Nazioni is next to Florence Santa Maria Novella Station and a 10-minute walk from Florence Cathedral.
Accommodation…87 en suite rooms offer all the amenities you would expect.
Facilities…Breakfast room and American style bar/lounge.
Transport... A bus stop 200 metres from the hotel has services to the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. The Fortezza da Basso is a 15-minute walk away.
Our opinion… A friendly hotel, in a convenient location for exploring Rome.
Location… Located in the heart of Rome within easy walking distance of many of Rome's most beautiful attractions such as the shopping streets Via Nazionale and Via Veneto, the Quirinale, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Santa Maria Maggiore Church, San Lorenzo Fuori Le Mura, Villa Bonaparte and Villa Tortonia. Moreover the hotel is just a stroll away from the main railway station.
Accommodation… The hotel's 38 rooms are spacious, comfortable and nicely decorated with air conditioning, phone, modem connection, satellite TV, safe, minibar and a full bathroom with hairdryer.
Facilities… The hotel has a breakfast room
Transport… Within the immediate vicinity of the railway station and Rome’s public transport network.
Your Holiday Price Includes
Direct flights from Manchester to Venice, returning from Rome
2 nights at the 3* Hotel Scandinavia in Venice sharing a twin/double room
2 nights at the 3* Delle Nazioni in Florence sharing a twin/double room
3 nights at the 3* Hotel Rimini in Rome sharing a twin/double room
Standard class rail travel with seat reservation from Venice to Florence
Standard class rail travel with seat reservation from Florence to Rome
Airport transfer in Rome. (Instructions on how to reach your hotel in Venice using the waterbus will be provided)
UK Air Passenger Duty
Services of Our 24 hour duty manager