A Taste of Italy

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Like a creamy gelato or hot espresso, one taste of Italy can linger for a lifetime. Travelling from eternal Rome and up through the hazy hills of Tuscany, you’ll spend eight days sampling the best of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padova, Venice, and Montepulciano. Catch the spirit of La Vita Bella as you explore elegant Florentine piazzas, rummage through handcrafted artisanal treasures, sip world-class wines, and float down intimate Venetian canals!

Highlights include:

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Like a creamy gelato or hot espresso, one taste of Italy can linger for a lifetime. Travelling from eternal Rome and up through the hazy hills of Tuscany, you’ll spend eight days sampling the best of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padova, Venice, and Montepulciano. Catch the spirit of La Vita Bella as you explore elegant Florentine piazzas, rummage through handcrafted artisanal treasures, sip world-class wines, and float down intimate Venetian canals!

Highlights include:

• Gaze upon the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel with Skip-the-Line tickets
• Explore the medieval cities of Assisi, Siena Bologna and Padua
• Venture around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance"
• Have lunch in Piazza Santa Croce, in the heart of Florence
• Discover the romantic and floating city of Venice with Skip-the-Line tickets
• Indulge in a traditional Tuscan lunch in Montepulciano
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: WELCOME TO ROME!

Pass By: Rome, Rome, Lazio
Welcome to Rome! After a meet and greet at the airport with your driver, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, reach the meeting point to be ready for the departure of the Rome by Night Tour. The local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day, absolutely romantic by night. You enjoy the whole center of this magic city in the moonlight during this panoramic mix of bus and walking tour. The tour ends in the Colosseum area. Return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Rome at a 3-star hotel or similar.

Day 2: ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE

Pass By: Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, Umbria
Departing at 7:15 am from...
Itinerary

Day 1: WELCOME TO ROME!

Pass By: Rome, Rome, Lazio
Welcome to Rome! After a meet and greet at the airport with your driver, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, reach the meeting point to be ready for the departure of the Rome by Night Tour. The local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day, absolutely romantic by night. You enjoy the whole center of this magic city in the moonlight during this panoramic mix of bus and walking tour. The tour ends in the Colosseum area. Return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Rome at a 3-star hotel or similar.

Day 2: ROME > ASSISI > SIENA > FLORENCE

Pass By: Assisi, Assisi, Province of Perugia, Umbria
Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included).

Pass By: Siena, Siena, Tuscany
Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo.

Pass By: Florence, Florence, Tuscany
Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check-in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Florence at a 3-star hotel or similar.

Day 3: FLORENCE

Pass By: Florence, Florence, Tuscany
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional tour), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight in Florence.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Florence at a 3-star hotel or similar.


Day 4: FLORENCE > BOLOGNA > PADUA > VENICE

Pass By: Bologna, Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
After breakfast in Florence, depart to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace, Palazzo Podestà and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna’s a real gourmet’s heaven, don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure!

Pass By: Padua, Padua, Province of Padua, Veneto
In the afternoon, continue toward Padua, with Sant’Antonio Basilica, one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the Catholic world.

Pass By: Venice, Venice, Veneto
Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice, the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities in the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man!

Pass By: Mestre, Mestre, Veneto
Check-in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Venice (Mestre) at a 3-star hotel or similar.


Day 5: VENICE

Pass By: Venice, Venice, Veneto
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”, the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight.

Pass By: Mestre, Mestre, Veneto
Check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Venice (Mestre) at a 3-star hotel or similar.


Day 6: VENICE > MONTEPULCIANO > ROME

Pass By: Montepulciano, Montepulciano, Tuscany
After breakfast, depart from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual Jazz and Wine Festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included!

Pass By: Rome, Rome, Lazio
After lunch, a quick stop to spend some free time. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check-in at your hotel.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Rome at a 3-star hotel or similar.


Day 7: ROME

Pass By: Vatican City, Vatican City, Lazio
After breakfast, depart from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with exclusive “Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peter’s Basilica, the biggest church in the world! The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square.

Pass By: Rome, Rome, Lazio
Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure. Your guide can assist you in how to reach the other major sites of Rome or you can also reserve any one of the selected optional tours that will be proposed to you by your guide!

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Rome at a 3-star hotel or similar.


Day 8: ROME

Pass By: Rome, Rome, Lazio
Final breakfast followed by check-out and transfer to the airport. Arrivederci!

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard to be in touch with family and friends
  • Traditional Tuscan lunch in Montepulciano
  • Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with “Skip the Line” tickets)
  • Entrance tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with “Skip the Line”
  • 2 nights in Florence at a 3-star hotel in a standard room
  • Transportation by deluxe motor-coach
  • Visits with an expert local guide as per itinerary
  • 3 nights in Rome at a 3-star hotel in a standard room
  • Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides
  • Rome by Night Tour
  • 2 nights in Venice (Mestre) at a 3-star hotel in a standard room
  • 2x Lunch
  • Monolingual Tour-escort in English
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers from Rome Fiumicino Airport to the Hotel and vice versa
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
Not Included
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • Tips
  • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
Departure Point
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
After a meet and greet at the airport with your driver, you will be transferred to your hotel in Rome.

Airports

  • Fiumicino Airport, Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320, 54, Fiumicino Italy


Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4/5/2020 - 4/26/2020
Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
Friday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Return Details
Rome Fiumicino Airport, 00054 Fiumicino, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.