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Ultimate Italy

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 Chief Experience Officer (CEO) 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 Style: Classic
Service Level: Standard
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Trip Type: Small Group
Merchandising:Top Seller, Planeterra Project

Holiday Highlights

  • Experience medieval and Renaissance delights
  • Discover a passion for regional wines and Italian cuisine
  • Savour the sea views and Tuscan hills
  • Explore the elegant countryside of Lake Como by boat
  • Wander over the canals and bridges of Venice
Pricing Information

Total From €2,159
Nights  13



Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Rome

There are no planned activities until tonight's welcome meeting.

Additional Notes

We recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully explore this magnificent city. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Rome before Day 1 of this itinerary.

Please note that if Vatican City is on your must-see list, we highly recommend purchasing your tickets online several weeks prior to your trip. Same-day entrance to St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel) cannot be guaranteed without advance tickets.

Included Activities
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Rome

Enjoy a G Adventures supported 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.

While you're here, why not opt to rent a Vespa for the day? Live "la dolce vita" and pre-book the Rome Vintage Vespa Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your trip.

Included Activities
  • Migrantour Rome


Included Meals

1B

Day 3 Rome/Montepulciano

Montepulciano is famous for producing delectable local pork, cheese, "Pici" pasta, and honey. It is also major wine producing area. Take in the stunning vistas, wander cobbled lanes, or opt to sample the local delicacies in small, family-run establishments.

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk


Transport

Local train (2.50 hour(s))
Local bus (0.50 hour(s), 21km)

Included Meals

1B

Day 4 Montepulciano

Opt to travel further afield to the thermal springs of Bagni San Filippo.

Included Meals

1B

Day 5 Montepulciano/Florence

Continue to the inimitable Firenze. Walk through the city catching a glimpse of the Duomo, Piazza Indipendenza, Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio. Continue to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most famous and photographed vista of the city.

Opt to visit the local leather markets and souvenir stalls set up all over the city.

Included Activities
  • Piazzale Michelangelo Walk


Transport

Local bus (0.50 hour(s), 21km)
Local train (1.50 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 6 Florence

The day is yours to explore. Check out the Mercato Centrale or any number of cafés and trattorias. If you came to shop, start at one end of the city and just keep going. There's beautiful architecture, famous museums, Renaissance art pieces, and charming cobblestone streets everywhere.

If you wish to go further afield, take a wine tasting bike tour up to Fiesole and the vineyards of Chianti.

Included Meals

1B

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.

Included Activities
  • Siena Visit


Transport

Local train (1.50 hour(s))
Local train (1.50 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 8 Florence/Cinque Terre

Head by train to Pisa and stop for a visit at the Field of Miracles to see the famous leaning tower (entrance fee not included). Later, head on to the coastal paradise of Cinque Terre.

Included Activities
  • Pisa Visit


Transport

Local train (1.00 hour(s), 83km)
Local train (1.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 9 Cinque Terre

The national park pass and daily unlimited train ticket is included. Opt to follow your CEO along centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks leading through olive groves, vineyards, and orchards on a full day hike, or hop on and off the train, experiencing each town on your own. Choose to rest in each of the 5 villages, sampling delicacies in each place, such as local pesto, espresso, or delicious gelato.

Additional Notes

Please note that some popular hiking paths along the Cinque Terre have been temporarily closed due to water erosion and damage caused by landslides in 2016. Your CEO will guide you on the best, most accessible path for today's hike.

Included Activities
  • National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket
  • Cinque Terre Coastal Path Hike


Transport

Local train (0.50 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 10 Cinque Terre/Lake Como

Set out from Cinque Terre on a train journey with a few changes en route, passing through Milan and on to elegant Varenna, located on the shores of Lake Como. On the border with Switzerland, enjoy the spectacular backdrop of the snowy-peaked Alps.

Transport

Local train (5.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 11 Lake Como

Set out by boat to explore the lake and its many elegant villas and towns, such as Bellagio with its shops, restaurants, and fine residences. In the afternoon, there is plenty of free time for soaking up the elegant atmosphere in one of the lakeside cafés or restaurants. Take some time for shopping — some of the finest Italian designers are to be found in Como's chic boutiques.

Included Activities
  • Lake Como Boat Ride


Included Meals

1B

Day 12 Lake Como/Venice

Travel east to captivating Venice, the unique "city of canals," full of magnificent monuments.

There will be plenty of time to wander the narrow cobblestone streets and wide piazzas, crossing hundreds of tiny bridges and, of course, getting lost in Venice's labyrinth.

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk


Transport

Local train (5.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

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.

Included Meals

1B

Day 14 Venice

We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this beautiful city has to offer.

Included Meals

1B

What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Migrantour Rome, Rome
    Your Discover Moment: Rome
    Your Discover Moment: Florence
    Your Discover Moment: Venice
  • 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.

Accommodation

Hotels (13 nts).

My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops.

Please be aware that single room accommodations in European hotels are often smaller, and may not be to the same service level as double-occupancy rooms.
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