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Rick Steves Readers Special Discounted Italy Grand Tour Special

Italy Grand Tour: 9 great tours, smaller groups and the best guides!

The very best of Italy with 9 of our most popular tours in Venice, Rome and Florence plus a return transfer to the fascinating Island of Murano in Venice to see glass artisans at work. Skip the lines, enjoy great guided tours in Italy, see Italy's must-see sights with the best tour guides in Italy. Enjoy the luxury of smaller groups, and save!

Venice Tours: 

The Original Gondola Tour - a ride down the enchanting canals of Venice in a gondola with a great Venice tour guide! 

The Original Grand Canal Tour - explore another side to Venice in a motolaunch as you tour along the Grand Canal. 

The Original and Best Venice Walk - discover the splendours of St. Mark's Square with a wonderful Venice tour guide.

The Original Doge's Palace Tour - tour the setting of one of the world's great mercantile 'dynasties' with a fantastic Venice guide in a small-group tour.

plus: Murano Glass Factory Transfer - enjoy a transfer to the famous glass island!


Florence Tours:

The Original Florence Walk  - explore the most famous sights of Florence's city centre with a great Florence tour guide!

The Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour  - enjoy skip-the-line access and discover the hightlights of this world-famous art collection in Florence. 

The Original David Tour - meet Michelangelo's 'David' on this best Accademia tour with a wonderful tour guide.


Rome Tours:

The Original Rome Walk  - walk Rome with a great tour guide, entre the Coliseum and experience the hightlights of the Eternal City with a wonderful Rome tour guide. 

Masterpieces of the Vatican Museum - skip the line and explore a world-famous collection of masterpieces with an expert Vatican tour guide.

BOOK THIS DISCOUNTED PACKAGE AND RECEIVE DISCOUNTS ON ADDITIONAL TOURS SUCH AS: 

The Best of Tuscany - small-group Tuscany tour to see the best Tuscany hilltop towns, have lunch at a Tuscan villa estate and enjoy a wine tasting in Tuscany.

Exclusive-entry Vasari Corridor tour - the world's most unique portrait collection, a historic passageway, with a great tour guide, a unique thing to do in Florence! 

Contact us for more information. 

Please Note:

- Please use the seperate booking calendars to choose your days for each tour.

- Rome and Venice public tours are not available around August due to the mid-summer break. 

- All persons under 17 must present valid ID showing date of birth for entry into museums or full adult price will be charged.

- We must reserve museum tickets well in advance of your tour date. As such, a rebooking fee shall be incurred should you wish to change dates.

- Please make sure that shoulders and knees are covered for entrance into churches.

- Large bags/backpacks are not permitted in museums. 

- TO BOOK YOUR MURANO TRANSFER, please make a note in the Notes section of your booking to request the date for your transfer. We will also need to know your hotel location in Venice and contact details. A representative from the Murano glass factory will be in touch with you regarding the time of your transfer. 

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Customers Reviews

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 56 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:

excellent

Kane was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. He is very competent, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. I learnt a great deal from him about the city of Florence. He really made my short stay in Florence that much more enjoyable. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

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On 2014/05/10
schoon said:

Venice in one glorious day!!!! Having heard from a friend that a visit to Venice could be a challenge as far as visiting the highlights is concerned, we decided to scour the internet for a suitable guided tour. Skipping the line was imperitive for us. Two ladies with 3 adolescent sons,a challenge in itself. We chose to "do" Venice in one day so that we could be free to return to places of interest with enough knowledge to recognise and be sure of not missing the most important sights. Skipping the line to enter the San Marco Basilica was absolutely a highlight. Thousands of visitors stood in the pouring rain in order to get a glimpse of this magnificent masterpiece. Our guide Christina was absolutely professional and was able to keep our teenage sons more than interested. It was also very much appreciated by us that Art Viva gave us a call the day previous to our tour that bad weather was expected and offered us to postpone the gondola trip.

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On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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