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Ultimate Italy
Rome to Venice
14 days
Tour code: EIRV

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

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.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

13 breakfasts

Transport

Public bus, train, boat, walking

Accommodation

Hotels (13 nts).

Included activities

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.

Itinerary

Day 1
Rome
Arrive at any time.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Borghese Gallery
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Colosseum Visit
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Spanish Steps
  • St Peter's Basilica Visit
  • Trastevere Visit
  • Trevi Fountain
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.

Included activities: Migrantour Rome

Optional activities:

  • Vatican City Visit
  • Roman Forum Visit
  • Pantheon Visit
  • Trastevere Visit
  • Spanish Steps
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Christian Catacombs
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Colosseum Visit
  • Trevi Fountain

Meals: breakfast

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.

Transport: Local train, Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Piazza Grande Visit
  • Montepulciano Wine Tasting
  • Bike Rental

Meals: breakfast

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.

Optional activities:

  • Bike Rental
  • Montepulciano Wine Tour
  • Bagni San Filippo Thermal Springs

Meals: breakfast

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

Transport: Local bus, Local train

Included activities: Piazzale Michelangelo Walk

Optional activities:

  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
  • Ponte Vecchio Visit

Meals: breakfast

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.

Optional activities:

  • David (Galleria dell'Accademia) Visit
  • Medici Chapels Visit
  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
  • Pitti Palace - Palatine Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
  • National Museum of Bargello
  • Uffizi Gallery Visit
  • Ponte Vecchio Visit

Meals: breakfast

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.

Transport: Local train, Local train

Included activities: Siena Visit

Optional activities:

  • Chianti Wine Tasting
  • Il Campo Visit
  • Duomo di Siena
  • Torre del Mangia Visit

Meals: breakfast

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

Transport: Local train, Local train

Included activities: Pisa Visit

Meals: breakfast

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. 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.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket, Cinque Terre Coastal Path Hike

Meals: breakfast

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.

Transport: Local train

Meals: breakfast

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.

Included activities: Lake Como Boat Ride

Optional activities:

  • Funicular Ride
  • Como Cathedral

Meals: breakfast

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.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities: Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit

Meals: breakfast

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.

Optional activities:

  • Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
  • Gondola Ride
  • Murano and Burano Islands Visit
  • Campanile San Marco Lookout
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
  • Guggenheim Museum Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Venice
Depart at any time.

Optional activities:

  • Campanile San Marco Lookout
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
  • Gondola Ride
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia
  • Guggenheim Museum Visit
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit

Meals: breakfast

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