DAY 8 – Friday, April 17, 2015
From Florence to Venice
After an early morning breakfast, off to discover the mythical Venice! We’ll transfer by foot to the Florence main train station where they will be whisked away in 1st class by the high speed train to the enchanting city of Venice. The journey is approximately 2 hours.
Venice Step-By-Step, as we step off the train we’ll begin our walking tour of Venice
There is nothing more romantic and unique than Venice. Its waterways, narrow streets and alleyways, its many bridges, spectacular palaces and churches all overlooking a myriad of canals and intimate squares. Admire St. Mark’s square, which throughout its long history has witnessed pageants, processions, political activities and countless Carnival festivals. Venice’s famous St. Mark’s Basilica blends the architectural and decorative styles of East and West to create one of the greatest buildings in Europe. As a final highlight, a tour of the magnificent Doge’s Palace takes you through a succession of richly decorated chambers and halls, arranged over three floors, culminating with the Bridge of Sighs and prisons.
We’ll take a break after our walking tour for lunch at one of Venice’s restaurants.
What Venice trip would be complete without a Gondola experience? After lunch we set out for an afternoon on the canals seeing Venice from a different perspective!
The rest of the day will be at your leisure