From Venice to Rome

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10 days
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from €1,690

Description

Dive into an unforgettable Italian experience. Explore, eat and drink in Venice just like the locals do. Walk the stunning landscapes of Cinque Terre. Soak in the magical Renaissance atmosphere of Florence, and indulge in a day out wine tasting in the incredible Tuscan countryside. Top it all off with a taste of the dolce vita in Rome — get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

You can fully customize this itinerary depending on your preferences. You can change the trip duration as well as the style. You can choose experiences related to art or food or nature.

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Itinerary

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What is included:

  • Accommodation
  • Activities and guides as per day-by-day itinerary
  • Transport as per day-by-day itinerary
  • Some meal as per day-by-day itinerary
  • 24×7 support during your trip
  • A booklet created just for you with suggestions and tips

Starting Price

*from €1,650 per person (day-by-day transfer not included)
or from €1,950 per person (day-by-day transfer with driver included).
Accommodation in a 3 stars superior hotel.
We can also arrange your accommodation in BnB, 3 stars superior, 4 and 5 stars hotels.

You can customize this trip, modify the itinerary and select the accommodation style and category that suits you best.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival Day - Venice

Benvenuti in Italia! Welcome to Italy! A private water taxi will take you from Venice airport to your Hotel. Today will be completely at your leisure so that you can relax after you long journey. We will provide plenty of suggestions on how to spend it and where to eat.

What’s included
– Transfer on a private water taxi from Venice airport to Venice hotel
– Accommodation

Note
Venice is built on the water and some hotels do not have a dock for water taxi landing. It is likely that the water taxi will leave you 150 meters from the hotel entrance, then it will be easy and flat to walk to the hotel. If needed, we can arrange on request a porter service from the taxi dock to the hotel.

DAY 2: VENICE GUIDED WALK AND CICCHETTI EXPERIENCE

Venice is like a dream where little alleys and canals form a fascinating maze in the lagoon and the elegance of centuries-old palaces is mirrored in the water. Today, you will see that in Venice, the aroma of good food and wine, together with the sound of laughter from the bacari (local inns), create a multi-sensory experience you’ll never forget. During a fun and interesting tour a local guide will introduce you the history of Venice as well as to cicchetti, the typical Venice finger-food and some Venice typical drinks. You’ll explore picturesque and hidden alleyways and eat in the bacari where the locals go. The rest of the day will be at your leisure. We’ll give you plenty of information on what to do.

What’s Included
– Private guided Venice and cicchetti tour including several tastings of local food and drinks
– Meals: breakfast, local food tasting
– Accommodation

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO CINQUE TERRE AREA (LA SPEZIA or LEVANTO)

In the morning you will hop on a train to reach the Cinque Terre area. From Venice you will board a high-speed train to Florence and from here a connection regional train to La Spezia. High-speed trains are an Italian wonder, they are comfortable, smooth and they can travel up to 300 km/h (approximately 170 miles/h). You will arrive in the early afternoon and the rest of the day will be at your leisure. We’ll give you plenty of suggestion on what to do, like a visit to the village of Portovenere.

What’s included
– Train from Florence to Cinque Terre area (La Spezia)
– Meals: breakfast
– Accommodation

What’s not included
– Transfer from your hotel to train station in Florence (we’ll give you instruction on how to reach the train station and your receptionist can help you calling a cab)

How long is the travel time today?
– Approximately 2 hours from Venice to Florence by high-speed train
– Approximately 2.5 hours from Florence to Cinque Terre area by regional train

DAY 4: CINQUE TERRE

Today you will explore an incredible wonder: five fishing villages suspended between sea and mountain, surrounded by vertical vineyards, olives trees and colorful houses built one on the top of the other. The Cinque Terre region was named an Unesco World Heritage site for its beauty. It’s also only accessible by foot or by train! So wear comfortable shoes and join your guide for an amazing walk along the stunning paths that link these historic villages, where nature and man worked together to create a scene of unmatched beauty. If you don’t feel comfortable walking, don’t worry: the railway links each of these villages and in less than 5-minutes you can go from one village to the next. There are several trains per hour and with the instruction you will find on our booklet it will be easy to explore Cinque Terre at your leisure.

Note. Should you like to have a local guide with you during the day, we will be happy to include this service for the day.

What’s included
– Cinque Terre Pass (ticket allowing you free access to the trails and to the Cinque Terre trains)
– Meals: breakfast
– Accommodation

What’s not included
– Ferry ticket (in case you want to take the ferry from one village to the next, you can buy the ticket on site – from 3 euros [4 USD] per ride)

Important note for Day 4
The Cinque Terre paths are narrow mountain trails steep in several parts. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes with non-slip soles. Hiking boots are recommended, but a good pair of runners will be fine too. Due to damage caused to the structures of the trails during the flood of 2011, in case of bad weather the local authority can decide to close the access to the trails.

DAY 5: FLORENCE GUIDED WALK (INCLUDING MICHELAGELO'S DAVID)

Today is the time to explore the Renaissance of Florence and to admire the magnificent Michelangelo’s David, a statue which will leave you breathless. In the morning you will hop on a train to Pisa where you will take a connection to Florence. After the check-in and some time at you leisure for lunch, you will join a small group walking tour [lasting approximately 3 hours] where an expert and licensed guide will show you the most interesting sites of Florence and will take you inside the Accademia Gallery, where you will see the Michelangelo’s David.The evening will be at your leisure.

A stopover in Pisa for visiting the leaning tower is not expected. Should you like to stop in Pisa it will be possible to take an earlier train and postpone the Florence tour during your free day in Florence.

In case you prefer the Florence guided walk as a private experience we can arrange it for you.

What’s Included
– Train from Cinque Terre to Pisa
– Train from Pisa to Florence
– Small group guided tour of Florence including Michelangelo’s David
– Skip the line entrance to the Accademia Gallery (Michelangelo’s David)
– Meals: breakfast
– Accommodation

What’s not included
– Transfer from hotel to train station in Cinque Terre and from train station to hotel in Florence (it will be easy to take a cab and we will provide all the necessary information)

How long is the travel time today?
– Approximately 1 hour from Cinque Terre to Pisa by IC train
– Approximately 1 hour from Pisa to Florence by regional train

DAY 6: CHIANTI&WINE EXPERIENCE (night in Florence)

Today you will explore the wonderful Tuscany countryside. Here, the hills and the vineyards form an impressive landscape where colors blends with shapes in beautiful harmony. In the morning you will join a small group of travelers and escorted by an expert food and wine tour leader you will board a comfortable air-conditioned minibus, to start exploring the Chianti area, one of the most impressive countryside area of Italy. During the day you will visit two local wineries, taste great wines and enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch. You’ll be back to Florence in the afternoon.

What’s Included
– Half-day Tuscany countryside experience including the service of a food and wine tour leader.
– All transfers during the tour on an air-conditioned minibus.
– Winery visit and wine tasting.
– Meals: breakfast, lunch
– Accommodation

What’s not included
– Transfer between your hotel and the meeting point for your tour. (We’ll give you plenty of information on how to reach the meeting point, that will be walking distance from your hotel. Should you prefer the hotel concierge will help you calling a cab).

DAY 7: FLORENCE DAY AT YOUR LEISURE

Enjoy a full free day in Florence. We’ll give you plenty of suggestion on what to do. You can relax walking through the picturesque alleyways of this incredible town, visit Boboli’s gardens, climb the Brunelleschi dome or the Giotto bell tower, shop in the famous Florence leather markets or visit the famous Florence museums, like Uffizi Gallery or Accademia Gallery (where you can see the original Michelangelo’s David). Should you like we can also arrange some unique experiences like cooking classes, food walk or artisan workshop guided walk.

What’s included
– Meal: breakfast
– Accommodation

What’s not included
– Guide and tours
– Museums and attraction entrance

DAY 8: ROME GUIDED WALK

In the morning you will hop on a high-speed train and travel at 300 km/h to reach Rome.
Rome is the eternal city, birthplace of the glorious Roman empire and of the Italian dolce vita. After the check-in and some time at your leisure you will join a small group of travelers and an expert guide for a fascinating walk showing you the highlights and some hidden gems of Rome. You will see the Trevi fountain, the Spanish steps, Navona square and much more. Should you prefer we can arrange a private guided walk for you.

What’s included
– High-speed train from Florence to Rome
– Rome guided walking tour (small group)
– Meals: breakfast
– Accommodation

What’s not included
– Transfer from the hotel to train station in Florence (your receptionist can help you calling a cab)
– Transfer from train station to hotel in Rome (we’ll give you plenty of information and it will be easy to take a cab at Rome train station).

How long is the travel time today?
Approximately 1.5 hours from Florence to Rome by high-speed train

DAY 9: COLOSSEUM, VATICAN MUSEUM AND SISITINE CHAPEL

Rome is the heart of the ancient Roman Empire, the cradle of a rich history and the city where the glorious art of Michelangelo’s and Raffaello will conquer you. Today you will join a small group (18 people maximum) for exploring all the main treasures of Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. An expert guide will take you discovering all this marvel. You will start a morning visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. After some time at your leisure for lunch, you will then go to the Vatican Museums where a together with your guide and your small group you will visit a very rich museum and the stunning Sistine chapel.
Each visit will last approximately 3 hours.
In case you prefer a private guided tour of Colosseum and the Vatican, we’ll be glad to arrange it and one of our guides will look after you.

Note 1
Should you prefer we can arrange cooking classes or street-food guided walk instead of museums’ visit.
Note 2
Depending on the availability, the tours’ order might be swapped (Vatican in the morning and Colosseum in the afternoon).

What’s included
– Colosseum, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel small group guided tour [18 people maximum]
– Colosseum, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel skip the lane entrance
– Meal: breakfast
– Accommodation

What’s not included
– Transfer from your accommodation to meeting point with your guide in the morning (we’ll provide plenty of information on how to reach the meeting point and your receptionist can call a cab for you).

DAY 10: DEPARTURE DAY - ROME

Your tour has come to the end. We hope you’ll take home amazing memories. A private car with driver will take you to Rome airport on time to board your flight.

What’s included
– Transfer on a private car with driver from hotel to airport in Rome
– Meals: breakfast

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