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Land Journey

Lake Como, Venice, Florence & Rome

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Time of Year
Apr - Jun, Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Rome, Florence, Lake Como, Venice, Bellagio, Siena
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Lake Como

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCKS YELLOW ROADS – Traverse Lake Como's stunning shoreline and Lombardy's pastoral landscapes to Venice

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – An after-hours guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, without the crowds and without being rushed... a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the treasures of the Vatican unhurried

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – An after-hours guided visit to  the Uffizi Gallery & Galleria dell'Accademia – discover the world's great art and architecture without waiting in long lines

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

High-speed train travel with first-class seating, from Venice to Florence

 

Lecture by an art historian in Florence, setting the stage for guided museum visits

 

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Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

When you think of Italy... you evoke thoughts of leisurely cruises on picturesque lakes lined with villas against the backdrop of the Italian Alps... the Byzantine grandeur of San Marco and serenades aboard gondolas in the age-old canals of Venice... Florentine art and architecture that sing of life in the Renaissance, and a stroll in the garden where opera was born... a glass of Chianti in a sidewalk café in hilltop Siena... the haunting ruins of Imperial Rome... hand-painted frescoes whose eloquence is most poignantly experienced in the Sistine Chapel, after the day’s crowds depart...

From Michelangelo's masterpieces to the glories of Ancient Rome, the art and drama of the ages inspire our journeys in Italy including Lake Como, Venice, Florence, Siena and Rome. View the inspiring treasures of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel during a special after-hours guided visit. Confirmed reservations provide an opportunity to view the original works of the masters at the Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence. In Venice, stay at a top award-winning hotel on a private island in the Venetian Lagoon, see St. Mark's Basilica and Square, and take a gondola ride on the canals complete with a serenade. Visit the medieval town of Siena in the Tuscan countryside. Take a high-speed train ride to Florence.  And of course, you'll also have ample time to pursue what interests you most in Venice, Florence, and Rome... Read Less

Private cruise on Lake Como

Day 2

Cruise beautiful Lake Como aboard a private boat from Bellagio to Isola Comacina

Often called the world's most beautiful lake, Italy's Lake Como has been a popular resort destination for the wealthy and powerful since the days of the Roman Empire, when Roman author and magistrate Pliny the Younger built villas named "Comedy" and "Tragedy" along its shores. Today, the list of luminaries who own homes or villas on Lake Como runs the gamut from Richard Branson to George Clooney to John Kerry. On your visit to Lake Como, you'll explore the lake on a private boat cruise from Bellagio... stopping at 18th-century Villa del Balbianello, built on the site of a Franciscan monastery and renowned for its exquisite terraced gardens ablaze with magnolias... and visit Isola Comacina, the lake's only island, for a trattoria lunch.

Tauck Exclusive – Vatican Museums after hours

Day 8

Explore the treasures of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel... without the crowds

Founded by Pope Julius II in the early 1500s, the Vatican Museums display classical and religious works of art collected by the popes throughout the centuries. Combined with the Sistine Chapel, they’re visited by around six million people a year, ranking among the most-visited art museums in the world. On your exclusive, after-hours, guided visit, you can explore the Candelabra Gallery, the Map Gallery, the Tapestries, and the Sistine Chapel… all without the usual crowds. So you’ll be able to take your time to contemplate the inspirational treasures before you – including the spectacular biblical frescoes on the ceiling, which took Michelangelo four years to paint, standing on a scaffold... and changed the course of western art.

San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

Nights 3 and 4

An inviting private oasis in the Venetian Lagoon

Set on the private island of San Clemente in the Venetian Lagoon, San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice is the ideal place to get away from it all amid the hustle and bustle of extraordinary Venice. Wrap yourself in the five-star luxury of its classic guest rooms overlooking centuries-old parkland or the lagoon itself… and enjoy the tranquility and world-class amenities of this exclusive oasis in the heart of it all…

Our tour guide, Giorgio made the trip for us. Excellent guide and very professional in all he did to make our trip outstanding.

Mary Lou Pringle

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Reviews (37)

As always, Tauck does it right. From the hotels, tour director and various excursions. Information regarding each area by the tour director is right on. I like the idea of getting into a site early before the crowds appear. Once you travel with Tauck, there is no going back to any other tour company!!!!

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That's a difficult one as there were so many memorable moments. I guess the one to stand out is visiting the Sistine Chapel in the evening without all the crowds. As stated above getting into a site before the general population is a very big plus.


We took the Italian Lakes, Venice, Florence, and Rome tour. It was our first tour with Tauck and we were very impressed by the fantastic accommodations, food, excursions, and guide. The hotels were as good as any 5 star hotels in the U.S. The food was absolutely fantastic and it was very nice to skip the 3 hour queues for places like St. Peter's.

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The Sistine Chapel after hours tour was a highlight. We were allowed to spend over a half hour wandering around with only 2 other tours. Usually you are herded through with a mob of people. They even let us take photos. We also loved exploring Venice on our own. Tauck allows ample time for exploration, which is very nice indeed.


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