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Experience the best of Italy on this two-week tour filled with historical monuments, Renaissance artwork and a patchwork of olive groves and vineyards. Visit Rome, Naples and the Pompeii ruins before moving on to the hills of Tuscany, canals of Venice and exclusive boutique shops of Milan.
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    City
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Train
    Train

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Day 1: Arrival in Rome

Adventure awaits! 

• A private driver will pick you up from Rome Airport and take you to your hotel in the city

• Meet with your guide this afternoon for an in-depth walking tour of the city

• Visit the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and other must-see sites of Rome

Visited:
Rome

Day 2: Historical Monuments in Rome

Revisit ancient history

• Take a guided tour of the Colosseum⁠—the most important Roman amphitheater in the world

• Wander through the Roman Forum's maze of ruins and Palatine Hill

• Visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of San Pietro

Visited:
Rome

Day 3: Discover ​Southern Italy

Southbound to Pompeii

• Depart your hotel this morning aboard a comfortable bus headed for Naples  

• Soak up the scenery along your journey, catching your first glimpse of the Tyrrhenian Sea

• Enjoy a traditional Italian lunch on us before a guided tour of the Pompeii ruins    

Visited:
Naples, Pompeii

Day 4: Famous Borghese Gallery

Witness some of the world's finest artwork

• Saunter through the halls of the stunning Borghese Gallery and admire the masterpieces it houses

•  Marvel at works by iconic names like Raphael, Bernini, Caravaggio, Titian, Rubens and more

• Discover the Borghese Villa gardens, built upon a former vineyard

Visited:
Pompeii, Rome, Florence

Day 5: Charming Florence

Renaissance wonders

• Enjoy a panoramic bus tour of Fiesole, a scenic Roman village with views over Florence

• Stop by Michelangelo Square to soak up a panorama of the city

• Visit unmissable monuments such as the Piazza Della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce

Visited:
Florence

Day 6: Tuscany and its Surroundings

Countryside villages and iconic sites

• Visit Pisa for a photo op with its Leaning Tower

• Next up is picturesque San Gimignano with its 13thC walls and Medieval towers

• Wrap up the day with a guided tour of the beautiful city of Siena

Visited:
Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Tuscany

Day 7: The ​Region of Umbria

Vineyards and olive groves

• Start with a visit to the hilltop town of Cortona (where Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed!)

• Onward to Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis and an impressive pilgrimage site

•Last stop is Perugia, an ancient city of Etruscan origins (and home of delicious Baci chocolate!)

Visited:
Florence, Umbria, Cortona, Assisi, Perugia

Day 8: To Venice By Train

Float through the city

• Upon arrival in Venice, a water-taxi will take you to your hotel in the historic centre 

• Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time for lunch⁠—we'll fill you in on our favorite spots! 

• After a walking tour, relax with a private gondola ride down the Gran Canal

Visited:
Florence, Venice

Day 9: Top Sights of Venice

From famous palaces to colorful villages

• Take a private walking tour of the Doge’s Palace
   and St. Mark’s Basilica  

• Enjoy skip-the-line entry to both monuments, accompanied by an official local guide

• Embark on a group excursion to the delightful islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello 

Visited:
Venice

Day 10: Sophisticated Milan

The birthplace of Italian design

• Take a water-taxi to Saint Lucia train station then catch the high-speed train to Milan

• Enjoy free time for lunch before a private-guided walking tour of the city center

• Included is a visit of the Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece

Visited:
Venice, Milan

Day 11: Monterosso Sul Mare by Boat

A taste of the Cinque Terre

• Head by bus to the town of La Spezia on the Gulf of Poets

• Explore the beautiful village of Porto Venere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

• Discover Vernazza, a picturesque medieval village that dates back to the 1stC AD 

Visited:
Milan

Day 12: Cruising Lake Como

Beautiful scenes at every turn

• Visit the charming village of Como and explore its historical centre

• Discover its most important monuments, like the impressive Villa Olmo and the ancient Basilica

• After lunch, set sail aboard a boat for a cruise on Lake Como 

Visited:
Lake Como, Milan

Day 13: ​A Full Day of Shopping

A little indulgence

• Depart from Milan aboard a luxury bus to the McArthurGlen Serravalle Designer Outlet

• Peruse dozens of shops selling clothing by Italy's top designers

• Return to Milan in the afternoon for time at leisure

Visited:
Milan

Day 14: Your Last Day

Farewell, friend!

• Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your onward travels.

Arrivederci!

Visited:
Milan

RomeNaplesPompeiiFlorencePisaSan GimignanoSienaTuscanyUmbriaCortonaAssisiPerugiaVeniceMilanLake Como

Price details

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The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From January to December $3,220

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  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
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  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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