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Heart of Italy Tour - 7 nights / 8 days - Small Group Tour

 
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

7 nights/ 8 days small group escorted cultural tour

Scenic land journey

Guaranteed departures from Rome

Prices starting at US$ 1590

Accommodation in superior first class hotels based on double occupancy

Tour Escort & Local guides

Transfers and tours by private A/C motor coach

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Escorted  Small Group Tour / Guaranteed departures

Accommodation in superior first class hotels
• Rome (3) • Florence (4)


Category: Cultural small group tour,  Scenic Land Journey

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Rome Arrival (D)

Welcome to Italy!

Independent arrival to your hotel in the heart of Rome.

You’ll meet your Tour Leader at your hotel in the late afternoon and have a chance to talk about the coming days. We’ll then

take a short walk to a nearby restaurant where you’ll meet and get acquainted with your travel companions over a wonderful

welcome dinner.

 

Day 2: Heart of Rome and Vatican Visit (B)

After breakfast, meet your driver and your guide and reach the Vatican Museum by private van. Access the Museum easily with your skip the line tickets. Your visit will be memorable: our guides have drawn up a route to include all the major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. See the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, of the Maps and of the Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel Pinecone Courtyard, St. Peter’s Basilica . At 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 after a challenging morning. 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 hotel with your tour leader or enjoy a dinner in the very heart of the eternal city.
Overnight in Rome

Day 3:  Rome (B)
Today 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 the Imperial Rome with Coliseum and Forii, to visit one of the most beautiful are collection in Europe at Palazzo Borghese or the near Tivoli with the astonishing Villa Hadriana, built by the Emperor Hadrian and Villa d’Este, masterpiece of Italian gardening.

Overnight in Rome


Day 4: Siena- Florence - True Tuscany Experience (B, L)
Today we will continue to Tuscany our tour.
Meet your tour guide at hotel in Rome and transfer to Florence by coach with 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.
Upon arrival in Siena, enjoy a wine & food experience in the heart of the old town.
In the ancient times, there was only one city that competed against Florence for power, wealth and artistic beauties: Siena.
Here you will enjoy a walking tour 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. Continue to Florence where you will arrive later afternoon. Overnight in Florence

Day 5: Florence  (B)
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, vegetable, and breads. If you”re 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 walk through 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

Day​ ​6: Cinque​ ​Terre (B,​ ​L)    Today​ ​discover​ ​a​ ​spectacular​ ​corner​ ​of​ ​Italy,​ ​famous​ ​for​ ​its​ ​panoramic​ ​views​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sea,​ ​wine​ ​and​ ​food,.​ ​Leave​ ​Florence​ ​early  in​ ​the​ ​morning.​ ​During​ ​the​ ​ride,​ ​enjoy​ ​views​ ​of​ ​Tuscan​ ​Hills.​ ​Once​ ​you​ ​see​ ​the​ ​southern​ ​part​ ​of​ ​Alps,​ ​that​ ​divide​ ​Tuscany  from​ ​Liguria​ ​you’ll​ ​know​ ​that​ ​you​ ​are​ ​close​ ​to​ ​Cinque​ ​Terre.​ ​You’ll​ ​experience​ ​astonishing​ ​views​ ​from​ ​land​ ​and​ ​sea,​ ​as​ ​we  ride​ ​along​ ​the​ ​national​ ​park​ ​by​ ​boat,​ ​or​ ​when​ ​walking​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​fabulous​ ​trails​ ​on​ ​the​ ​cliff.  One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​highlights​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​delicious​ ​lunch​ ​in​ ​a​ ​local​ ​restaurant​ ​on​ ​the​ ​sea​ ​where​ ​you’ll​ ​enjoy​ ​wonderful​ ​​ ​fresh  seafood​ ​cooked​ ​the​ ​Ligurian​ ​way​ ​and​ ​of​ ​course​ ​accompanied​ ​by​ ​some​ ​great​ ​white​ ​wines​ ​that​ ​are​ ​typical​ ​of​ ​the​ ​region.  We’ll​ ​return​ ​to​ ​Florence​ ​in​ ​the​ ​late​ ​afternoon​ ​and​ ​maybe​ ​if​ ​you’re​ ​lucky​ ​you’ll​ ​even​ ​have​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​for​ ​a​ ​well​ ​deserved​ ​siesta  on​ ​the​ ​way​ ​back.  Overnight​ ​in​ ​Florence

 

Day 7: Wine & Oil Experience with dinner in Chianti (B, D)

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. We’ll leave Florence for a

short ride through the rolling hills of the Chianti wine region to a noble Villa with a small winery on top of a hill. The

landscapes is marvelous with beautiful vineyards and olive groves surrounding you.

We’ll be welcomed to to the villa with a tour into the vineyards 500 year old cellar which is still in use today for a small,

select wine production. We’ll taste the different productions of this boutique winery and learn the techniques of winemaking.

You’ll be shown how to distinguish the different and various scents and flavors that each wine presents. When we’re done,

we’ll enjoy a fine dinner of cheeses, pastas, meats and dessert, served in a charming restaurant. You’ll learn how to pair

different wines with specific dishes and enjoy 4 different wines, including the world renowned Super tuscan of the estate

and to top off a wonderful dinner we’ll taste a typical sweet dessert wine.

On our way back to Florence, we’ll take a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo, for a breathtaking view of the city at night.

Overnight in Florence

 

Day 8: Florence (B)

Check-out and transfer to airport or railway station on your own.

 

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