Rome’s fascinating history as one of the world’s largest empires of all time, as well as being the birthplace of Western civilization, will enthrall you from start to finish. Then let the the charming canals, winding pathways and numerous bridges of Venice guide and inspire you. Immersing yourself in the Italian culture is an experience like no other, so you won’t want to miss out!
Known as the Eternal City for its long lasting power, Rome is brimming with history, ancient structures and landmarks, from the imposing Colosseum; to St. Peter’s Basilica, the most renowned piece of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world; to the Vatican. Discover all the romance and wonders for which the Eternal City is known during your stay at the four-star Fortyseven Hotel, which puts you right in the heart of the city, near the charming, medieval neighborhood of Trastevere, where you can explore the hidden corners of Rome. This hotel also gives you convenient access to some of the most famous Roman landmarks, including the Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Domus Aurea, as well as the seventh-century church of San Giorgio al Velabro, and several archaeological sites such as the Teatro Marcello. Take your choice of going on either a tour of ancient Rome, or a tour of the official residence of the Pope at the Vatican. Whether you spend your time touring Roman treasures, photographing the Baroque architecture, savoring authentic Italian food, walking along charming medieval roads, lazing in cafes, or relishing a breathtaking view of the city, you’ll recognize why many travelers consider Rome an essential destination abundant with cultural wonders and legendary hospitality. As Charles Dickens wrote, tourists seeing the Colosseum today see “the ghost of old Rome floating over the places its people walk in.”
Next you’ll head north to the romantic city of Venice, a place like no other. With accommodations facing the sea on the docks of San Marco, the four-star Hotel Bucintoro has been inspired by Venice’s authentic maritime tradition. Venice has been a whirlwind of sailors, merchants and galleys for centuries; now, from the windows of Hotel Bucintoro, you can watch the peaceful gondolas, water shuttle and tope (typical work boats) glide by. Relax in Piazza San Marco, visit the basilicas, drink a bellini at Harry’s Bar and wander the alleyways and bridges. Venice defies description. The design of the Basilica of San Marco, one of the greatest Venetian monuments, was influenced by a mixture of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian artists and craftsmen. The only way to get around this 1,500-year-old city is by foot or by water, and your two tours include both methods! Discover Venice at your own pace on your three-hour walking tour, and revel in the beauty of this serene city. Soak up the romance of Venice on your private gondola tour, as you wind your way through the enchanting canals, under bridges, and catch views of the elegant palaces.
Directly connected to the Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport via a covered overpass and moving walkway, Hilton Rome Airport has a quiet location with easy access to the heart of Rome with its free shuttle service.
Your trip for two includes:
• 2 nights accommodations in Rome at the Fortyseven Hotel
• 3 nights accommodations in Venice at the Hotel Bucintoro
• 1 night accommodations in Rome at the Hotel Hilton Rome Airport
• Daily breakfast
• Private transfer from Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
• Your choice of a shared Ancient Rome Tour or Vatican Tour
• Round trip first class train from Rome to Venice
• Private transfer from Venice and Rome train stations to hotel
• 1-hour private daytime gondola tour in Venice
• 3-hour private walking tour in Venice
• Free concierge reservation service