Florence & Venice ‘where power & beauty reign’

Tuesday 3rd October:

HOTEL: Tornabuoni Beacci 

4:00pm – Walking tour of Florence including the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi 

Afterwards, we will stop for a “Spritz” then on to a local restaurant for dinner. 

7:00pm – Dinner

(Dinner is included )

Wednesday 4th October:

8:30am – We start the morning early to beat the crowds. David by Michelangelo in the Accademia gallery is our first stop. We then visit the political centre of Florence and continue with the artistic and cultural discovery of the city. We conclude the morning with a visit to the Palazzo Davanzati, the most perfectly preserved merchant home in Italy from the 1300s.

Lunch is on your own today

7:00pm – Meet on the hotel terrace for an aperitivo, and then we will walk to dinner

8:00pm – Dinner 

(Breakfast, Aperitivo on the hotel terrace and Dinner are included)

Thursday 5th October:

9:00am – We start our day-trip to Chianti

Today we explore the Chianti area of Tuscany, known for its rolling hills, vineyards, castles, ceramics and bustling markets. After a brief stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, its off to a local organic winery for a tasting and lunch, then its time for shopping in my favorite hill town! 

Once back in Florence, you have the evening free to relax.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Wine Tasting are included)

Friday 6th October:

You have all morning to relax!

12:30pm – Lunch together

After lunch “with a view”, we taxi up to Piazzale Michelangelo to see the beautiful views and visit a 1000-year old monastery. As we walk back (downhill), we have a few artistic surprises for you! We finish the afternoon with a tour of Santa Croce church.

(Breakfast & Lunch are included)

Saturday 7th October:

7:50am – Taxi to train station & train to Venice

10:35am – Arrive in Venice – private water taxis to hotel 

HOTEL: Locanda San Barnaba: Dorsoduro, 2785

12:15pm – Meet in the hotel lobby to for lunch and tour 

12:30pm – Lunch

After lunch we visit a wonderful jewelry shop for a glass bead demonstration then onto the Peggy Guggenheim collection, for a look into how she lived on the Grand Canal and her collection. We continue our day with a visit to the La Salute church and dogana and the San Trovaso gondola yard, then stopping for a Spritz at the San Trovaso bacari. 

7:45pm – Meet in the hotel lobby and walk to dinner

8:00pm – Dinner

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included) 


Sunday 8th October:

9:00am – Meet in the hotel lobby for our tour. 

We explore more of Venice todayAdd an event for today with a start in piazza San Marco. Along our walk todayAdd an event for today, we visit a chocolate shop for a tasting and then have lunch at a traditional ristorante. 

12:30pm – Lunch

After lunch, you have the rest of the day/evening on your own to explore more of Venice.

(Breakfast and Lunch are included) 


Monday 9th October:

9:00am – Meet in the hotel lobby for our tour. 

TodayAdd an event for today we head over to the Jewish Ghetto with a stop at Scuola San Rocco and the Fish Market along the way. After exploring the area, we have some fun on the water with a gondola ride! 

1:00pm – Lunch

After lunch, you have the afternoon to relax or explore more of Venice. 

7:15pm – Meet in the hotel lobby to walk to dinner. 

7:30pm – Farewell Dinner

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included) 


Tuesday 10th October:


(Breakfast is included)

The tour will start on 25th Msy at 4pm meeting at the hotel Palazzo Guadagni


The total cost per person is $3,500 (American dollars) double occupancy.

Tour Includes:

7 nights double occupancy lodging

All breakfasts

5 lunches (food and local wine)

5 dinners (food and local wine)

All entries to museums

All city tours

Wine tasting in Tuscany

Gondola ride in Venice

All ground transportation

Tour does not include:

Air transportation

Transfers to and from your hotels at the beginning and ending of the tour.

The Venice & Florence trip is conducted by Freya Middleton & Darcy Hemstreet. All tours are conducted by Freya. Darcy and Freya will be present for all tours, activities and meals.