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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
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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

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
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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
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We had fantastic days, the tour director Sabrina was a caring person, everything was clearly on the note, explaining how or where you want to go, and show you how not to get lost easily, during the trip, was not boring in the tour bus, we had a lot of fun, creating a lot of cozy atmosphere, lots of laughs. She gave us even more great tips, after that, we did an extra day trip to see more of the south coast, it's a very nice experience, thanks Sabrina. The driver Franco was an experienced driver, he also helped everything, the elderly getting in and out with the high steps, the heavy suitcases. On the last day we had a problem, taxi strike, he help us again. thanks Franco.

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July 16, 2022

Amazing sites in very little time

Although the tour was only 5 days, we experienced a lot of Italy! My favourity city was Venice. The gondola was amazing and I will definitely be going back again. Our tour guide, Nicole went above and beyond for the tour group and she always had both entertaining personal stories and knowledge about the history of Italy. There is a lot of walking but the tour is definitely worth your time and money. I also met a number of new people who i intend to keep with after the tour. I highly recommend anyone who wants to see a lot Italy but only has a few days to take this tour!

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September 3, 2017

Good but not enough

Our tour guide, Evelina, was great!!! She went far and beyond trying to get our lost luggage back to us. The local guides were different from each other: the lady from Venice was the best in organization, historical information and charisma. The lady from Florence was too hasty as did not wait for elderly people and almost lost a few back in Ponte Vecchio. Pisa's guide was fun!!

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June 11, 2017

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