Heart of Italy – Small Group Escorted Tour

Rome, Italy

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Overview

Explore the bustling capital of Rome and it’s an astounding ancient architecture, and then head on to see Florence’s artistic masterpieces. Afterwards, you will then be able to escape to the countryside for a completely different take on Italian life. From the panoramic seaside fishing villages of the Cinque Terre to a boutique winery in the rolling Chianti countryside – where you’ll get to see how they turn vine to vino – this tour will give you an exclusive insight into Italian country life that you wouldn’t get if you just stayed in the city!

Lunch
Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers
Accommodation in 4-star hotels
Arrival transfer Rome Airport to Rome hotel
Tour Escort Service
Guided Walking Tour of the Heart of Rome
Guided Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with Skip-the-Line
Rome to Florence onboard private luxury motor-coach
Wine and Food Experience in Siena
Walking tour of Siena
Tour of Florence's fresh market
Guided Visit of the Heart of Florence with Accademia & Michelangelo's David with Skip-the-Line
Guided visit to the Cinque Terre with Lunch & Wine Tasting
Wine & Oil Experience with Dinner in Chianti
Breakfast (7)
Dinner (2)
Gratuities
City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
Everything that is not mentioned in included

Departure Point

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport, your private driver will wait for you outside the customs area, holding a sign with your name on it.

Airports

  • Fiumicino Airport, Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320, 54, Fiumicino Italy


Departure Time

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5/1/2020 - 5/1/2020
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5/15/2020 - 5/15/2020
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Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Return Details

Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Itinerary
Rome
Welcome to Italy! Meet your private driver upon your arrival in Rome and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Rome. Late afternoon meeting with your Tour Host in the hotel. You will learn more about your tour and familiarize yourself with travel companions. In the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Rome
Meals:
 Dinner  
Vatican City
After breakfast, you will enjoy a unique visit to the Vatican Museum. Access the Museum easily with your skip the line tickets. Your visit will be memorable! The guides have drawn up a route to include all the major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. In the end, exit on the St. Peter’s Square and enjoy the magnificent view of the imposing Cathedral. You will return to your hotel to relax.
Admission Ticket Free
Rome
Late afternoon meet your tour leader for a walking tour of the Baroque Town with Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament and the fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome. Return to the hotel with your Tour Host or indulge in your exploration on your own. Overnight in Rome.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Rome
Meals:
 Breakfast  
Rome
Today you will be free at leisure. This tour has been designed to offer the best of each city visited combined with some free time to customize your travel experience as well as take your time to relax. There are many available experiences. Among these, we like to suggest to explore Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Forum.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Rome
Meals:
 Breakfast  
Siena
Today you will continue to Tuscany. Be ready to meet your tour host at your hotel in Rome and motor to Florence, where you will arrive late afternoon following an en-route stop in Siena. The ride itself is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan hills, the view of small enchanting villages as well as the vineyards and castles the pointed the region. In ancient times, Siena was the only city that competed against Florence for power, wealth and artistic beauties. Upon arrival in Siena, enjoy a wine and food experience in the heart of the old town. After you will have time to discover Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio.
Admission Ticket Free
Florence
Continue to Florence and overnight in town.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Florence
Meals:
 Breakfast  
Florence
Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city - visit the market of San Lorenzo where it’s possible to see the food arriving from the Tuscan countryside. It’s a chance to taste lots of varieties of local cheeses, fruits, vegetables, and bread. If you are still hungry, there’s free time for lunch. In the afternoon, meet your guide in the hotel and get ready to explore the heart of the town. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time; Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli who he commissioned to produce various works of art and architecture. We’ll visit Piazza Della Signoria, walk by the Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo with Giotto's bell tower (from outside), Ponte Vecchio. Our walkthrough Florence will end with a visit to the Accademia to admire, among the many masterpieces, the jewel of Michelangelo: the statue of David. Overnight in Florence.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Florence
Meals:
 Breakfast  
Cinque Terre
Today discover a spectacular corner of Italy, famous for its panorama, its wine, its food, beautiful sea and hiking opportunities. Leave Florence early morning with your guide driving to North West Riviera with a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. During the ride, you will enjoy the view of Tuscan Hills till the moment you will see the Southern part of Alps, that divide Tuscany from Liguria. Once in Cinque Terre National Park enjoy the most astonishing views either from land and sea, as we stroll along the national park by boat, train, and walking fabulous trails on the cliff. Your experience includes a delicious full lunch with wine tasting in a local restaurant on the sea where you will enjoy incredibly fresh seafood cooked the Ligurian way, accompanied by some great white wines typical of this region. Return to Florence. Overnight in Florence.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Florence
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
Chianti Road
Today your morning is free at leisure, the day to Cinque Terre was a long one and this morning you will have some additional time to relax. In the afternoon, meet your tour guide and start your Chianti experience. With a 25 minute ride, a comfortable van will shuttle you to the rolling hills of the Chianti Wine Region till you reach a noble Villa with a Boutique Winery on top of a hill. Once there, a wine expert will welcome you and take you for the 500-year-old cellar visit, still used today for a very small, selected wine production and ageing, listed in the top 100 on Wine Spectators. You will taste all the different products of this boutique winery while you will learn the sophisticated techniques of winemaking and teach you to distinguish the different and various scents and flavours that each wine presents. In the end, you will enjoy a fine dinner. The dinner will be served in a charming restaurant, where you will also learn how to pair different wines with specific dishes. You will enjoy 4 different wines, including the world-renowned Supertuscan of the estate. Plus, a sweet typical dessert wine. You will also taste the region's finest olive oil with typical unsalted Tuscan bread. The fine dining includes local charcuterie and a cheese selection, paired with different jams and balsamic vinegar, a selection of two pasta dishes and a main course made of a traditional meat dish. A Tuscan dessert is then served with local sweet wine. Coming back to Florence, you will stop at Piazzale Michelangelo belvedere, for a breathtaking view of Florence, admiring all the lights of the city.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Florence
Meals:
 Breakfast  Dinner  
Florence
After breakfast, make your own way to the airport or train station for your departing flight or train for your onward journey. An optional private transfer is available. Arrivederci!
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.Learn more about cancellations.

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