Ultimate Italy

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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.

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
Transport
Public bus, train, boat, walking
Accommodation
Hotels (13 nts).
Meals Included
13 breakfasts
Destinations
  • Italy
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Classic
  • Standard
  • 2 - Light
  • Top Seller
  • Small Group
  • Planeterra Project

**Meals Included: B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner.

Day 1 Rome

We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully explore this magnificent city. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Rome (1B)

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

Day 3 Rome/Montepulciano (1B)

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)

Day 4 Montepulciano (1B)

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

Day 5 Montepulciano/Florence (1B)

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))

Day 6 Florence (1B)

For the foodies, check out the Mercato Centrale and 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. You could spend a lifetime exploring this fantastic city. If you want to go further afield, take a wine tasting bike tour up to Fiesole and the vineyards of Chianti.

Day 7 Florence (1B)

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))

Day 8 Florence/Cinque Terre (1B)

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))

Day 9 Cinque Terre (1B)

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))

Day 10 Cinque Terre/Lake Como (1B)

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))

Day 11 Lake Como (1B)

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

Day 12 Lake Como/Venice (1B)

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))

Day 13 Venice (1B)

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.

Day 14 Venice (1B)

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

  • 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

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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