A Taste of Italy

Experience Italy's Most Travelled Itinerary!

Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence > Bologna > Padova > Venice > Montepulciano > Rome
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Like a creamy gelato or hot espresso, one taste of Italy can linger for a lifetime. Travelling from eternal Rome and up through the hazy hills of Tuscany, you’ll spend eight days sampling the best of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padova, Venice, and Montepulciano. Catch the spirit of La Vita Bella as you explore elegant Florentine piazzas, rummage through handcrafted artisanal treasures, sip world-class wines, and float down intimate Venetian canals. Extend your visit by 2-3 days to discover the treasures along Italy’s Amalfi coast, from charmingly gritty Naples to sun-bleached Capri!

Itinerary

Day 1: Rome

Welcome to Rome! After a meet and greet at the airport with your driver, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence

Early morning departure for Assisi. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis featuring masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Continue to Siena, home of the Palio. End the day in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance for dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D

Day 3: Florence

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional). Meals: B, L

Day 4: Florence > Bologna > Padova > Venice

Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. Wander through some of the city’s many, elegant arcades (or porticos), for which Bologna is famous. In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio Basilica. In the early evening, we will arrive in Venice. Check-in to your hotel, dinner and overnight stay. Meals: B, D

Day 5: Venice

After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight. Meals: B

Day 6: Venice > Montepulciano (Tuscany) > Rome

After breakfast, depart for Tuscany, known for its romantic churches, castles and beloved wines. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a Medieval town rich with history and art. That evening we will arrive in Rome. Meals: B, L

Day 7: Rome

After breakfast depart from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St.Peter’s Basilica with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access. The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Meals: B

Day 8: Rome

Final breakfast followed by check-out. Arrivederci! Meals: B

Departures

Limited Sunday Departures from November 2019 to April 2020 and Weekly Friday & Sunday departures from May 2020 to October 2020

Includes

  • Accommodation in 4 stars hotels
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers from Rome Fiumicino Airport to the Hotel and vice versa
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Monolingual Tour-escort in English
  • Traditional Tuscan lunch in Montepulciano
  • Visits to Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Tuscany Wine Region and Rome
  • Entrance tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with “Skip the Line”
  • Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica (with exclusive “Skip the Line” tickets)
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
  • Visits with an expert local guide as per itinerary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board to be in touch with family and friends
  • Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides

Pricing Details

  • All prices are per person
  • Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents
  • City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
  • Drinks are not included with meals

Optional Extras

  • Take advantage of our preferred airfares to Europe from any Canadian gateway
  • Afternoon Ancient Rome Tour
  • Pre and Post Accommodation in Rome
  • Pisa Excursion from Florence
  • Deluxe Canal View in Venice
  • 10-day, 11-day & 12-day experiences available

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