Classic Italy

13 days featuring Rome, Bologna, Florence, Venice

This flexible Italian tour program is suitable for language and humanities students and can be adapted to suit all learning outcomes and teacher preferences


If you wish to add or subtract specific days or certain attractions this is possible on this program. Groups can also add language classes (half day or full day) in some or all visiting cities – we will guide you as to the most suitable times in each location. Amending the itinerary maybe necessary in this case. We strongly recommend 3 star accommodation in Italy for student groups. Accommodation is at our preferred student accommodation throughout and has been inspected for location, safety and suitability for Australian student groups.

An excellent cross curriculum tour option.


  • 3 nights approved student accommodation in Rome
  • 3 nights approved student accommodation in Florence
  • 2 nights approved student accommodation in Bologna
  • 2 nights approved student accommodation in Venice
  • Transport by high speed train
    • Rome-Florence
    • Florence -Bologna-
    • Bologna-Venice
  • Transfers by coach as required on your itinerary
  • Breakfast each day (x10) and selected dinners (x9) as indicated on your itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all pre-booked attractions and museums in each city
  • Services of a professional English speaking local guide (5 x half day) as required for this itinerary, including skip the line access at all attractions
Tour Exclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Any excess baggage fees (If applicable)
  • Personal expenses (i.e. laundry)
  • Lunches each day
  • Language lessons (can be added)
  • Cooking classes (can be added)
  • 3 day public transport pass in Rome* if required
  • Transport by train Venice- Milan (if required according to your return flight departure city)

*Roma Pass


Important Travel Insurance Information

FBI Travel will be able to assist you with the costs on a case by case basis and help you with a travel insurance policy to cover you as required. If you have pre-existing medical conditions which require additional cover please contact FBI Travel for assistance.

Tour Itinerary

Classic Italy

Day 1: Australia - Rome

Arrive in Rome and transfer to your accommodation. Depending on your arrival time the remainder of the day is allocated as free time. Dinner provided this evening

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Rome

After breakfast at your hotel meet your guide in the foyer* and begin your walking tour of ‘The Eternal City’ – begin with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the birthplace of Rome, Palatine Hill. Break for lunch (OA) and say goodbye to your guide for today, then continue exploring Renaissance Rome, visiting Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon before finishing at Piazza Navona.

Head back to your accommodation for dinner this evening.

*Depending on your hotel location you may meet your guide at the entrance to the Colosseum

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Rome - Vatican City

Meet your guide outside Vatican City to commence your half day tour of Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms and St Peter’s Basilica. Your guided tour ends around lunch time, you can spend time exploring Vatican City further before heading back into Rome* to explore the Piazza’s, streets and shops before dinner.

*Language lessons option this afternoon

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Rome

Today is set aside for a tour to Pompeii (full day), a visit to the Rome Catacombs (half day) or a day/half day of language lessons. For groups looking to save a day, begin your trip to Florence by train this afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Rome - Florence

After breakfast depart from Rome on the morning train, on arrival walk or transfer to your hotel (depending on location). After check in, have lunch nearby (OA) before you meet your guide and commence your walking tour of Florence visiting key sites the Duomo* and Ponte Vecchio, but the real interest comes from your guide’s local knowledge of the little streets, laneways and old monasteries.

Finish late afternoon and return to your accommodation. Make your way to dinner at a nearby restaurant.

* If you would like to enter the Duomo we can arrange this for you via a skip the line guided tour at additional cost. Many groups simply prefer to enjoy the Duomo from outside and use this time to explore the city.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Florence

After breakfast walk across the Ponte Vecchio to Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens to view some of the world’s greatest exhibitions of Renaissance art in the four museums within the Palace.

Find a nearby café for lunch as you make your way back across the Ponte Vecchio and to the Uffizi Gallery square where you can enjoy many of the wonderful shops as you wander around the Piazza’s and squares*. Make your way back to your hotel and get ready for dinner

*a half day of language lessons can be arranged

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Florence

After breakfast meet your guide outside the magnificent Galleria dell’ Accademia for your tour, the highlight of which is undoubtedly Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. As you exit, your guide will escort you to the nearby street markets and say goodbye*, leaving you to find that special souvenir before you final afternoon in Florence exploring more lane ways, Cathedrals and Squares to enjoy a gelato.

Return to your hotel to get ready for dinner.

*Language lessons option this afternoon

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Florence - Bologna

After breakfast make your way to the station for the short trip to Bologna, on arrival transfer to your hotel and drop your bags. Commence your self-guided tour around Bologna, visiting the magnificent historic centre, climb the Medieval Tower, Bologna University (the oldest University in the Western World est. in 1088), and the Quadrilatero, a cluster of narrow streets close to the main historic square and home to Bologna’s food markets since the Middle ages. The perfect stop for lunch.

The Porticos make for a special walking experience and protect from the elements no matter what time of year.

Return to your hotel to prepare for dinner this evening.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Bologna

Enjoy a day of leisure in Bologna*

Language lessons option this morning/afternoon

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Bologna - Venice

After breakfast make your way to the train station for your trip to Venice. On arrival around lunchtime, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel where you will drop your bags.

The afternoon is allocated as free time for a self-guided tour of the city and its rivers and laneways.

Return to your hotel later this afternoon and prepare for dinner nearby your hotel.


Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11: Venice

After breakfast meet your guide in St. Marks Square and tour Doge’s Palace before a Murano glass blowing demonstration. The afternoon is allocated as leisure for you to wander the streets and waterways of this amazing town. Dinner is arranged for this evening.*

*If your return flight home is a connection from Milan, you will train to Milan this afternoon and overnight in Milan before your flight home on Day 12

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12: Venice - Australia

After breakfast its time to begin your journey home. Your flight may depart from either Venice Marco Polo airport or Milan. Transfer to the airport and return to Australia

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Australia
Arrive home

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FBI Educational Group Travel Department on (03) 8573 0900 or email marcusl@fbitravel.com.au

Terms & Conditions:*Itinerary subject to change.



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