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Guided Tours of Venice, Pisa, Florence and Ancient Rome including, St. Mark’s Square, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, The Vatican, Sistine Chapel and The Colosseum. Join us for a Shabbat Dinner in Tuscany with wine tasting, a culinary walking tour in Rome, a Murano boat tour and so much more!


  • 2 nights in Venice
  • 2 nights in Florence
  • 3 nights in Rome


JCC Members $6599 | Non-Members $6999

JCC Rockland Community Membership Available at $295 for the year.

Includes hotel accommodations, round trip airfare, tour guide throughout, admission fees, 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners with wine.


Barbara Lerche
Director of Adult Life

Price based on Double Occupancy. Limited Single Supplements Available.


  • Murano boat tour
  • Venice walking tour – St. Mark’s Square, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs
  • Pisa – Square of Miracles, Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Tuscan wine tasting with local food specialties
  • Dinner at a Tuscan Villa
  • Florence city tour – Michelangelo Square, Galleria dell’Accademia with Michelangelo’s David, Signoria Square, Duomo, and Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”)
  • Assisi – Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Vatican tour – St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum
  • Ancient Rome tour – Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum
  • Culinary walking tour in Trastevere (Rome)


  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, and 1 wine tasting with local food specialties
  • A glass of wine with dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout
  • All intra-Italy transportation via air-conditioned motor coach



Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Hotel Carlton overlooks the Grand Canal in Venice and houses a rooftop cocktail bar, equipped with a terrace.This romantic 4-star hotel features elegant interior design and is fitted with Murano glass chandeliers and antique furniture. All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and private bathroom with hairdryer.


Hotel Villa Neroli Villa Neroli is surrounded by a relaxing 6,000 m2 garden, a 10-minute drive from the historic center of Florence. It features an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. This former monastery has been converted into a stylish hotel with an elegant entrance and lounge area. Villa Neroli's rooms have air conditioning and classic furnishings and all have views of the surrounding greenery and include satellite TV and a minibar.


Hotel Orazio Palace Roma Offering modern interiors and a relaxing garden, the Orazio Palace Hotel is located in Rome's Prati quarter. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and soft bathrobes and slippers. Each room at the Orazio Palace is fitted with a satellite flat-screen TV, and a mini-bar. The private bathroom includes a shower and hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property, together with a concierge. Trips and excursions can also be booked on site.


Day 1

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Arrive in Venice

Benvenuti to beautiful Italy! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred by private boat taxi to our hotel on the Grand Canal. This evening our tour director hosts an orientation followed by a welcome dinner with wine.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2024


Today, we'll embark on a boat tour to the island of Murano, world-renowned for its long tradition of glass craftsmanship. Next, we'll return to Venice for a walking tour with a local guide who brings this remarkable city to life as we view Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square); the golden Byzantine Basilica di San Marco (Saint Mark's Basilica, entry fee included); the Doge's Palace and its famous Bridge of Sighs (exterior views only). Late this afternoon we'll lose ourselves in Venice as we explore cobblestone streets, marveling at attractions, and shopping for unique crafts and souvenirs. Later we might consider an optional gondola ride on the illustrious Grand Canal.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3

Thursday, September 12, 2024

Venice – Pisa – Florence

Our journey takes us south to Pisa and on to Florence today. We'll see the famous Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the bell tower of Pisa Cathedral known for its four-degree slant. Next, we'll visit a Tuscan countryside farm for a wine tasting and sampling of local specialties. We'll continue to Florence, the splendid capital of Tuscany. Before we reach our hotel, we'll stop at Michelangelo Square to enjoy an incredible panoramic view of Florence's historic center.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4

Friday, September 13, 2024


Our morning tour of Forence, the cradle of the Renaissance, begins with the Galleria dell'Accademia, an art museum best known for housing the iconic marble statue, Michelangelo's David. We'll also enjoy sculpture-filled Piazza della Signoria (Signoria Square), the magnificent Duomo (cathedral), and Ponte Vecchio, the "Old Bridge", lined with craft shops. This afternoon is free to explore local museums, stroll along the scenic Arno River, or we might consider an optional visit to the Uffizi Gallery. Tonight, a special treat awaits. We'll head to the hills surrounding Florence to savor a delicious dinner complete with wine at a picturesque Tuscan villa.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Florence – Assissi – Rome

Today, we'll travel through the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany and Umbria to the wonderfully preserved medieval hill town of Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis, founder of the Franciscan religious order. We'll see the fabled pilgrimage site, Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, which is comprised of an Upper and Lower church, and a crypt where Saint Francis is interred. Both the upper and lower church feature elaborate frescoes by different Italian artists including Florentine artist, Giotto. Late this afternoon, we'll arrive in Rome, "the Eternal City" where we can settle into our centrally located hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6

Sunday, September 15, 2024


This morning, we'll travel back in time to Imperial Rome. In the Colosseum, we'll listen to the echos of centuries of gladiatorial combat and public spectacles. We'll walk under the Arch of Constantine, and marvel at the ruins of the Roman Forum, the day-to-day heart of ancient Rome. Our afternoon is free to explore the city's elaborate piazzas and fountains independently. In the late afternoon, we'll come together for a culinary walking tour in the Trastevere neighborhood where our expert foodie guide can provide us with a better understanding of Italian food culture and traditions. Note: Due to high demand, the timing and order of sightseeing across days 6–8 in Rome may be rearranged to ensure our group is able to experience all included visits.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7

Monday, September 16, 2024

Vatican City

We'll experience one of Christendom's most sacred places this morning: the Vatican. Our visits include the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica (erected over the apostle's tomb), the gloriously painted Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museum which is abundant with priceless collections of art and treasures. Tonight, be our guest at a lavish gala dinner at a typical Roman restaurant complete with wine and entertainment. We'll cap our evening with an included tour of illuminated Rome by night.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8

Sunday, September 17, 2024

Depart Italy

After breakfast today, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the U.S.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Tours

Gondola Ride

One of the highlights of all Italy vacations! Experience a piece of Venetian history during a relaxing gondola ride on the illustrious Grand Canal. Glide along the centuries-old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges. Note: This is not a private gondola ride, and the gondola holds a maximum of five passengers. Pickup details to be advised locally.

*MUST BE PRE-BOOKED! This tour must be pre-booked prior to final payment as it is not available to book in-destination.

$34 USD per person

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most visited museums in the world, collecting masterpieces from the 12th to the 17th century, including the Golden Age of the Italian Renaissance. We'll marvel at works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, and more. Throughout our visit, our guide will take us on a journey of Italian painting spanning centuries, making these works of art truly come to life.

*MUST BE PRE-BOOKED! This tour must be pre-booked prior to final payment as it is not available to book in-destination.

$77 USD per person

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