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Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

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Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

From US$ 738.27 per person

Explore 9 picturesque Italian cities in 5 days. See Florence and Siena, Unesco World Heritage Sites, and marvel at ancient Italian architecture. Soak up the romantic atmosphere in Venice and delve deep into history on this stunning tour led by your guide.

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Duration 5 days
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Experience

Itinerary
120 hours
  • Padua

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Highlights
  • See 9 Italian cities in just 5 days, traveling by deluxe coach
  • Get to grips with an ancient history, led by an expert guide
  • Enjoy 4-nights accommodation and 4 included meals
  • Roam ancient cobbled streets and explore the waterways of Venice
  • See Renaissance masterpieces from the likes of Giotto and Michelangelo
Full description

Over the course of five days, visit the most enchanting locations of Italy, soaking up art, culture, cuisine and the famous Italian romance. Led by a friendly guide, depart from Rome and visit Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Padova, Venice and Montepulciano. See masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Cimabue. Roam ancient cobbled streets, marvel at magnificent cathedrals, and taste delightful wines. This tour aims to inform and entertain you at the same time. Staying in comfy accommodation and traveling by deluxe bus, touring Italy couldn’t be easier. With 4 meals provided for you, plus an excellent itinerary and knowledgeable guides, sit back, relax and "get Italian". Day 1 Depart from Rome at 7:15 AM heading towards Assisi. Explore this tiny town dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and see works by Giotto and Cimabue. Afterwards drive towards Siena, whose highlight is Piazza del Campo. Continue to Florence where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner (included) and a well-deserved night of rest. Day 2: Florence After breakfast, spend the day exploring Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo, the Campanile Tower, Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch (for free) in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. In the afternoon, wander the cobbled streets or take a short, optional trip to Pisa where you could enjoy a tour of the Square of Miracles, the Leaning Tower and the Duomo. Dinner is at your leisure. Back in Florence rest in your hotel and recharge your batteries for the next day. Day 3 Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. Wander through the city’s 38 kilometers' worth of elegant arcades, for which it is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, continue towards Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio Basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, famous for its quaint gondola boats and intricate architecture. Check in at your hotel and enjoy your first Venetian dinner (included) and overnight stay. Day 4: Venice Hit the water and board a private waterbus to enjoy a cruise through the canals of Venice. Stop off at Murano to learn about the ancient art of glass blowing. Continue on to St. Mark’s Square for an exterior visit of the splendid cathedral. See the Doge Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a spritz or Prosecco with your guide to cap off a day of discovery. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight. Day 5 After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches, castles and its delicious wines. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Noble” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.

Includes
  • Transport by deluxe coach
  • 4 meals (2 dinners, 2 lunch)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast at hotels
  • Spritz or Prosecco in Venice
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Dinner on 31 December not included

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Meet in front of the Hotel St. Martin.

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Know before you go

  • This itinerary has a very strict schedule and it is not suitable for travelers with mobility issues. For this reason, please contact customer support in order to confirm adjustments according to your needs. You may have to book a private tour
  • The accommodation will be in selected 4-star hotels; in Florence it will be Hotel Raffaello (or similar) and in Venice Mestre the Hotel Delfino (or similar)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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This was a non-stop Italian extravaganza. All stops were architectural gems. Highly recommend this five day tour. Splurge on the optional tours, well worth the cost. Particularly enjoyed the Venice at night. Make sure to bring your walking shoes, this tour requires walking uphill and heavy walking endurance. Not for the faint of heart. Enjoy!

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October 19, 2022

In general many friends are asking us for everything company name tour activity ect. We fell like family in the activity. We laugh a lot. Every one shares memories and situations that’s each country have. Ours tour director Antonio & Bus driver Franco was the best the best of the best. GRAZIE MILE! ARRIVEDERCI En general muchos amigos nos están preguntando por todo, nombre de la empresa, actividad turística, etc. Nos sentimos como en familia en la actividad. Nos reimos mucho. Todos comparten recuerdos y situaciones que tiene cada país. Nuestro director de gira, Antonio y el conductor del autobús, Franco, fueron los mejores, lo mejor de lo mejor. GRAZIE MILE! ARRIVEDERCI

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October 19, 2022

The tour fulfilled everything we hoped for when we booked. Our tour guide Sabrina was very well organised and clearly outlined places of interest and the importance of meeting places and punctuality, which contributed to the smooth running of the trip. She regularly enquired about our welfare and if we were enjoying the trip and would address any issues of concern. The accommodation at each location was excellent .We enjoyed the meals food was good and varied Great group of people from all part’s of the world

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August 21, 2022

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