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Ultimate Italy Small Group Escorted Tour – Rome to Venice

Enjoy the ultimate Italian experience during this 13 night small group guided tour. Experience the best of Italy in this all-encompassing tour starting in Rome and exploring the Cinque Terre, Siena, Florence and Lake Como, before arriving in Venice.

Ultimate Italy Small Group Escorted Tour – Rome to Venice

Additional travel date available - October 15, 2023
DEPARTURE DATE: October 1, 2023
Countries Visited: Italy

OVERVIEW

From the villages of the Cinque Terre to Tuscany's medieval splendour, this is an adventure for those looking to indulge in all of Italy’s delights. Walk through grand piazzas and winding lanes, stroll the canals of Venice, and float past villas on Lake Como. Marvel at the ancient grandeur of Rome and the Renaissance masterpieces of Florence. Your expert local CEO (Chief Experience Officer) will take care of the details so you can travel at a leisurely pace and appreciate the scenery, whether it’s sipping vino in Tuscany or sampling local delicacies within the walls of charming Montepulciano. Experience the best of Italy in this all-encompassing tour.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
October 1, 2023from $3,599 CAD (compared to $3,999 CAD)Per Person
October 15, 2023from $3,599 CAD (compared to $3,999 CAD)Per Person

What's Included

  • 13 night small group escorted coach tour from Rome to Venice
  • 13 breakfasts
    Orientation walk of Montepulciano (Tuscany)
  • Day trip to Siena
  • Piazzale Michelangelo evening visit (Florence)
  • Pisa visit (half-day)
  • Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket and CEO-led hike
  • Lake Como boat day pass
  • Venice orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sun Oct 1Rome
2Mon Oct 2Rome
3Tue Oct 3Rome/Montepulciano
4Wed Oct 4Montepulciano
5Thu Oct 5Montepulciano/Florence
6Fri Oct 6Florence
7Sat Oct 7Florence
8Sun Oct 8Florence/Cinque Terre
9Mon Oct 9Cinque Terre
10Tue Oct 10Cinque Terre/Lake Como
11Wed Oct 11Lake Como
12Thu Oct 12Lake Como/Venice
13Fri Oct 13Venice
14Sat Oct 14Venice

Day 1 Rome
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Rome
Enjoy a migrant led walk of Rome before enjoying a free day to explore a myriad of options. Opt to tour Vatican City, cross the river to charming Trastevere, eat some gelato in Piazza Navona, or swing by the Colosseum and Forum.

Day 3 Rome/Montepulciano
Travel to Montepulciano in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Explore the medieval and renaissance hill town with an orientation walk.

Day 4 Montepulciano
Spend the day in the Italian countryside. The famous wine-producing region is the perfect place for an optional vineyard tour and wine tasting, or a bike ride in the rolling hills.

Day 5 Montepulciano/Florence
Continue on to Florence. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

Day 6 Florence
With a free day, the choices are endless. Opt to visit the Duomo, David, the Uffizi Gallery, medieval Ponte Vecchio, or the Medici Chapels.

Day 7 Florence
Enjoy a day trip to vibrant Siena. After an orientation walk around this medieval city, opt to visit Torre del Mangia, Battistero, il Campo, or the Duomo or to take a “passeggiata” and meet the Sienese locals. Return to Florence at the end of the day.

Day 8 Florence/Cinque Terre
Visit Pisa en route to the coast. Settle into the colourful, charming town in the Cinque Terre.

Day 9 Cinque Terre
Walk the coastal path between Riomaggiore and Monterosso or opt to take the train. Visit charming, colourful towns along the way.

Day 10 Cinque Terre/Lake Como
Travel to Lake Como, a perfectly picturesque region laden with villas and lush gardens. Arrive in the late afternoon and start exploring the town.

Day 11 Lake Como
Spend the day on Lake Como with a day pass for the Lake Como boat. Visit multiple towns along the shores. Opt to take the funicular to Brunate for a fantastic view over the area.

Day 12 Lake Como/Venice
Travel to Venice, the “city of canals,” and enjoy an orientation walk over bridges and canals and view Piazza San Marco.

Day 13 Venice
Spend the day getting lost in Venice. Opt for a vaporetto (water taxi) ride to the islands of Murano and Burano, take a gondola under the Ponte Rialto (Bridge of Lovers), explore the Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs, or get lost in the twisting maze of the city.

Day 14 Venice
Depart at any time.

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