14 DAY ULTIMATE ITALY TOUR – 28th MAY 2017 – €2199pp

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 group leader 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 Lucca. Experience the best of Italy in this all-encompassing tour.

Trip Map

28th May Day 1 Rome

Arrive at any time.

29th May Day 2 Rome (Breakfast | Dinner)

Take an orientation walk of the Eternal City 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. In the evening, enjoy a true taste of Italy with a traditional Roman meal.

30th May Day 3 Rome/Siena (Breakfast)

Travel to Siena for an orientation walk and some Chianti wine tasting. Opt to visit Torre del Mangia, Battistero, il Campo, or the Duomo. In the evening, opt to take a “passeggiata” and meet the Sienese locals.

31st May Day 4 Siena (Breakfast)

Spend a free day exploring the city. Opt to visit Torre del Mangia, Battistero, il Campo, or the Duomo.

1st June Day 5 Siena/Florence (Breakfast)

Continue on to Florence. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

2nd June Day 6 Florence (Breakfast)

With a free day, the choices are endless. Opt to visit the Duomo, David, the Uffizi Gallery, medieval Ponte Vecchio, or the Medici Chapels.

3rd June Day 7 Florence/Lucca (Breakfast)

Travel to charming Tuscan Lucca. Opt to attend a Puccini Concert, visit the Guinigi Tower and Museum, Palazzo Pffaner, or hire a bike to ride around the city walls.

4th June Day 8 Lucca/Riomaggiore (Breakfast)

Visit Pisa en route to the coast. Settle into the southernmost town of the Cinque Terre.

5th June Day 9 Riomaggiore/Monterosso al Mare (Breakfast)

Walk the coastal path between Riomaggiore and Monterosso or opt to take the train. Visit charming, colourful towns along the way.

6th June Day 10 Cinque Terre/Varenna (Breakfast)

Travel to Lake Como and settle into the stunning resort town.

7th June Day 11 Varenna (Breakfast)

Spend the day on Lake Como with a day pass for the Lake Como boat. Visit multiple towns along the shores. Opt to take the funicular to Brunate for a fantastic view over the area.

8th June Day 12 Varenna/Venice (Breakfast)

Travel to Venice, the “city of canals,” and enjoy an orientation walk over bridges and canals and view Piazza San Marco.

9th June Day 13 Venice (Breakfast)

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.

10th June Day 14 Venice (Breakfast)

Your trip ends today! Depart at any time.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Trip Type: Small Group

Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.

Physical Grading: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

COST: €2199pp

You must add flights to this price. Please call for details of the most up to date flight prices.

Book this holiday on 059 8633 836

Travel Counsellors
059 8633 836

This group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.

Offers are subject to availability at booking stage. Usual booking terms and conditions apply. E&OE

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