- duration 6 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 10-99 yrs
- max group size 15
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-36379
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Florence: a living city with an eclectic cultural life that embraces opera, classical music and contemporary art. Also known as the cradle of the Renaissance, is one of Europe’s great art cities.
- San Gimignano: a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries; situated on a hilltop, it is famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures.
Discover some of Italy’s essentials during this six-day cultural trip. Visit the Eternal City of Rome, the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. Explore Florence’s unique artistic and cultural centre. Discover the small medieval town of San Gimignano and stop by a typical Tuscan winery where you will visit the cellars and vineyards. Marvel at Siena’s gorgeous architecture and beautiful Main Square.
Day 1: Arrival Rome (35km – 45min / 1km – 10min)
Day 2: Rome
Day 3: Rome
Day 4: Rome – Florence (90min By High-speed Train, Included)
Day 5: Florence – San Gimignano – Chianti – Siena – Florence (4hrs – 225km)
Day 6: Departure Florence (8km – 20min)
- 5 night's accommodation
- Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Rinascimento or similar 4*
- Superior Hotel Category = Hotel de la Ville or similar 4*
- 5 Breakfasts
- Arrival private transfer from Rome International Airport or Train Station (Day 1)
- Shared transportation as indicated in the itinerary for the scheduled activities (Day 2, 3, 5)
- Private transfer from/ to train stations (Day 4)
- 2nd class tickets per person for high-speed train Rome-Florence (Day 4)
- Departure private transfer to Florence International Airport (Day 6)
- Meet & Greet (driver only) (Day 1, 4)
- Operated with English-speaking local guide during visits to Rome, Vatican Museums*, and Siena (Day 2, 3, 5)
- All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Rome city tour (Day 2); Vatican Museums tour (Day 3); San Gimignano visit, typical Tuscan winery visit including wine tasting and lunch, Siena sightseen tour (Day 5); all activities on a shared basis with small groups
- Visa fees
- Domestic flights
- International flights
- Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
- Optional tours (if any)
- City tax not included, payable on the spot
- Any visit not mentioned in the program
- Porterage and gratuities
- Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
- Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Gems Of Rome & Florence tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 05 November 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 November 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Gems Of Rome & Florence tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Gems Of Rome & Florence tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
- Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
- Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
How many days are enough for Europe?
You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent.
Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.
- Will I need a visa to travel to Italy?
Is an Italian holiday expensive? How do the ATMs work in Italy? What is the currency of Italy?
While it is true that Italy is not an expensive destination, it is not exactly a budget destination either. Your vacation funds will go much further in Italy than they would in Scandinavia or the UK, with daily budgets of around USD150 per person sufficient for mid-range travelers who do not want to miss out on any of the country’s most important sights. Most banks have ATM machines (called bancomat) with English language options. All you need to do is look for the US or the UK flag. Plus, most machines accept both Visa and Mastercard. Please keep in mind that you will withdraw your cash in euros, with EUR1 slightly more than its USD equivalent.
Is English spoken in Italy? Should I learn communication phrases in Italy?
It was not too long ago that finding anyone who spoke English in Italy was an ordeal. This is not the case anymore. Most people in the cities have some understanding of the language, although numbers decrease as you move further into the countryside. Therefore, it is better to know a few basic phrases in Italian (per favore means please and grazi means thank you) if you are heading for the country. This will not only make your stay in the country easier but also ensure that you show respect to the people and their culture.
What is the best time to visit Italy?
The best time to visit Italy is between the months of April and June as well as from September to October. The weather on the Italian Peninsula during these months is ideal for going out on sightseeing tours, hiking, and exploring treasures stretching from Palermo to the lagoons of Venice. Traveling to Italy during July and August is avoided by many because of the summer heat and crowds, while the period between November to March sees the fewest visitors in big cities. However, these months coincide with the prime skiing season in the Alps, while southern parts of Italy, such as Sicily, remain relatively warm during this time of year.