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highlights
  • Experience medieval and Renaissance delights.
  • Discover a passion for regional wines and Italian cuisine.
  • Savour the sea views and Tuscan hills.
  • Explore the elegant countryside of Lake Como by boat.
The Ultimate Italy tour starts in Rome and ends in Venice. The Ultimate Italy is an Explorer tour that takes 14 days taking you from Rome to Venice and through other destinations in Italy.

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 expert local Chief Experience Officer (CEO) 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 Montepulciano. Experience the best of Italy in this all-encompassing tour.
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Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until tonight's welcome meeting.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Stella (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Optional Activities
  • Borghese Gallery
    Take a visit to the beautiful Borghese Gallery villa to indulge in a rich collection of ancient sculptures, relics, mosaics, and paintings. Pieces from Renaissance masters such as Bellini, Raphael, Bernini can be found here.
  • Christian Catacombs
    Follow a guide through this ancient underground cemetary.
  • Colosseum Visit
    Enjoy a visit to this famous spot, the scene of many bloody gladiator fights for the entertainment of ancient Rome's aristocracy. Take a tour of the old venue—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and feel free to walk around on your own. No battles, please!
  • Pantheon Visit
    The Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings in Rome. Originally built during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD), the building was rebuilt under Hadrian in 126 AD. The roof is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome, and it contains a circular opening (an oculus). It is easily one of the best-preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings.
  • Roman Forum Visit
    Even with the bustle of modern day Rome whizzing past on Vespas, you can still lose yourself in the fragmented columns and ancient ruins of this plaza, conjuring images of the rich Romans sauntering by in togas.
  • Spanish Steps
  • St Peter's Basilica Visit
  • Trastevere Visit
    Cross the Tiber river to reach the quaint medieval neighbourhood of Trastevere. This is a great opportunities to escape the crowds and get a glimpse into local life.
  • Trevi Fountain
Enjoy a G Adventures supported migrant led walk of Rome 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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Stella (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Migrantour Rome
    Learn all about a different side of Rome with a newcomer to Italy as your guide with Migrantour, a social enterprise that trains immigrants to give tours of the city - with their own flair. G Adventures travellers receive a unique experience as guides give them rare insight into Italian society through an immigrant's eyes. From ancient landmarks to the history of migration to Rome, expect this to be a guided tour like no other.
Optional Activities
  • Vatican City Visit
    Get ready to tick something off the bucket list. Visit the smallest country in the world—Vatican City! Stand in St Peter’s Square and be wowed by colossal colonnades, numerous statues, and the obelisk. Opt to take in the magnificence of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Pietá, and the Sistine Chapel while you are in the area.
  • Roman Forum Visit
    Even with the bustle of modern day Rome whizzing past on Vespas, you can still lose yourself in the fragmented columns and ancient ruins of this plaza, conjuring images of the rich Romans sauntering by in togas.
  • Pantheon Visit
    The Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings in Rome. Originally built during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD), the building was rebuilt under Hadrian in 126 AD. The roof is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome, and it contains a circular opening (an oculus). It is easily one of the best-preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings.
  • Trastevere Visit
    Cross the Tiber river to reach the quaint medieval neighbourhood of Trastevere. This is a great opportunities to escape the crowds and get a glimpse into local life.
  • Spanish Steps
  • Borghese Gallery
    Take a visit to the beautiful Borghese Gallery villa to indulge in a rich collection of ancient sculptures, relics, mosaics, and paintings. Pieces from Renaissance masters such as Bellini, Raphael, Bernini can be found here.
  • Christian Catacombs
    Follow a guide through this ancient underground cemetary.
  • Sistine Chapel
    Although the Sistine Chapel is always very crowded, it is a must-see for any visitor to the Vatican. The magnificent frescoed ceiling of the chapel painted by Michelangelo depicts over 300 figures from the Book of Genesis, the most well-known being “The Creation of Adam,” showing God touching the finger of Adam. “The Last Judgment” on the west wall depicts a scene from the Book of Revelations. Art aficionados, get ready to cross one of your list!
  • Colosseum Visit
    Enjoy a visit to this famous spot, the scene of many bloody gladiator fights for the entertainment of ancient Rome's aristocracy. Take a tour of the old venue—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and feel free to walk around on your own. No battles, please!
  • Trevi Fountain
Travel to Montepulciano in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Explore the medieval and renaissance hill town with an orientation walk.
Montepulciano is famous for producing delectable local pork, cheese, "Pici" pasta, and honey. It is also major wine producing area. Take in the stunning vistas, wander cobbled lanes, or opt to sample the local delicacies in small, family-run establishments.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Albergo il Marzocco (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Orientation Walk
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 1.0 hr
    Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Transport
  • Local train
    Duration : 2.5 hr
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
  • Local bus
    Duration : 0.5 hr
    Distance : 21 km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Optional Activities
  • Piazza Grande Visit
    Make your way to the highest point in town to the Piazza Grande, the centre of day to day life in Montepulciano. You'll find some of the town's most impressive architecture, such as the Palazzo Comunale, and Town Hall. Climb to the tower in the Palazzo Comunale for great views of Lake Trasimeno and Val d'Orcia.
  • Montepulciano Wine Tasting
    This region is known for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (made with sangiovese grapes), and the Montepulciano red (made with d'Abruzzo grape). Step into one of the quaint wine shops on the hill to indulge in a sampling.
  • Bike Rental
    Rent a bike from a local shop and head out to explore.
Spend the day in the Italian countryside. The famous wine-producing region is the perfect place for an optional vineyard tour and wine tasting, or a bike ride in the rolling hills.
Opt to travel further afield to the thermal springs of Bagni San Filippo.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Albergo il Marzocco (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Bike Rental
    Rent a bike from a local shop and head out to explore.
  • Montepulciano Wine Tour
    Travel outside of Montepulciano through the rolling vineyards to one of the surrounding wineries, such as the legendary Avignonesi estate or Cantina Fattoria della Talosa. Enjoy strolling through the hectares of greenery, indulging in a sample of local wines, and a guided tour of the cellars.
  • Bagni San Filippo Thermal Springs
    The Tuscan region is known for natural thermal springs. Take a 30min ride out of town to Bagni San Filippo and find yourself in a picturesque setting of calciferous formations, waterfalls, and natural pools; this scene is made more spectacular by the vivid colour of the water made bright blue by effect of the hot springs meeting the cool river water. Sit back, relax, and be healed.
Continue on to Florence. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Continue to the inimitable Firenze. Walk through the city catching a glimpse of the Duomo, Piazza Indipendenza, Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio. Continue to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most famous and photographed vista of the city.

Opt to visit the local leather markets and souvenir stalls set up all over the city.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Nuova Italia (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Piazzale Michelangelo Walk
    Cross through the centre of the city and over the Arno. Climb to the top of the hill and check out the vista over the river from Piazzale Michelangelo. It's worth every step!
Transport
  • Local bus
    Duration : 0.5 hr
    Distance : 21 km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
  • Local train
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
Optional Activities
  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
    This green-pink-white marbled 13th century basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches and its brick dome is the largest ever constructed.
  • Ponte Vecchio Visit
    Walk across this medieval bridge and look over the Arno River to feel the romance of this city. Jewelers, art dealers and souvenir shops run the length of the bridge, featured in many master paintings.
With a free day, the choices are endless. Opt to visit the Duomo, David, the Uffizi Gallery, medieval Ponte Vecchio, or the Medici Chapels.
For the foodies, check out the Mercato Centrale and any number of cafés and trattorias. If you came to shop, start at one end of the city and just keep going. There's beautiful architecture, famous museums, Renaissance art pieces, and charming cobblestone streets everywhere. You could spend a lifetime exploring this fantastic city.

If you want to go further afield, take a wine tasting bike tour up to Fiesole and the vineyards of Chianti.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Nuova Italia (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • David (Galleria dell'Accademia) Visit
    Please book online at http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it

    Please note that if you wish to visit popular museums like the Accademia, to avoid waiting in line for a long time (especially in high season May-September when it could be a question of hours!), it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. Tickets can be reserved online at various websites including www.florenceart.it or www.tickitaly.com. Most museums are closed on Mondays.
  • Medici Chapels Visit
    Admire the opulence of the two Medici Chapels. The Sagrestia Nuova was designed by Michelangelo and built as a mausoleum for the powerful Medici family.
  • Il Duomo di Firenze Visit
    This green-pink-white marbled 13th century basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches and its brick dome is the largest ever constructed.
  • Pitti Palace - Palatine Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
  • National Museum of Bargello
    Explore this museum, housed in one of the earliest buildings in Florence (dating to 1255). Stroll through the corridors to learn about the history of this site and its many uses, and see the fantastic works from master artists such as Donatello and Michelangelo.
  • Uffizi Gallery Visit
    Head to the Uffizi Gallery to see spectacular Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci paintings in person.
  • Ponte Vecchio Visit
    Walk across this medieval bridge and look over the Arno River to feel the romance of this city. Jewelers, art dealers and souvenir shops run the length of the bridge, featured in many master paintings.
Enjoy a day trip to vibrant Siena. After an orientation walk around this medieval city, opt to visit Torre del Mangia, Battistero, il Campo, or the Duomo or to take a "passeggiata" and meet the Sienese locals. Return to Florence at the end of the day.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Nuova Italia (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Siena Visit
    Distance : 75 km
    Head to nearby Siena and wander this medieval walled city. Options abound! Visit the gorgeous Duomo and the Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is held each summer. Climb the Torre del Mangia for fantastic views of the Tuscan landscape.
Transport
  • Local train
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
Optional Activities
  • Chianti Wine Tasting
    Learn about more the production of Chianti and sample a few kinds of this wine. Salute!
  • Il Campo Visit
    Visit the Piazza del Campo, the main public square in the centre of Siena. One of the best examples of medieval European squares, the architecture of this area is striking. The Torre del Mangia is in the centre of the shell-shaped piazza and is worth climbing for the beautiful views it affords. Twice a year, the tiny square is transformed by the ancient Palio horse race.
  • Duomo di Siena
    The Duomo of Siena is one of the most stunning cathedrals in Italy. The green and white marble running around the sides is highlighted by red marble in front, and detailed carvings adorn the entire structure. Originally built between 1215 and 1263, this ancient edifice is a must see.
  • Torre del Mangia Visit
    Torre del Mangia stands tall in the centre of the famous Piazza del Campo. Visit this medieval building and climb the tower for fantastic views over the Tuscan countryside.
Visit Pisa en route to the coast. Settle into the colourful, charming town in the Cinque Terre.
Head by train to Pisa and stop for a visit at the Field of Miracles to see the famous leaning tower (entrance fee not included). Later, head on to the coastal paradise of Cinque Terre.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Genova (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Pisa Visit
    Take the train to Pisa and check out its famous leaning tower. Wander the area and take photos to your heart's content. Opt to enter the Pisa Cathedral, or enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Transport
  • Local train
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Distance : 83 km
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
  • Local train
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
Walk the coastal path between Riomaggiore and Monterosso or opt to take the train. Visit charming, colourful towns along the way.
The national park pass and daily unlimited train ticket is included. Opt to follow your CEO along centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks leading through olive groves, vineyards, and orchards on a full day hike, or hop on and off the train, experiencing each town on your own. Choose to rest in each of the 5 villages, sampling delicacies in each place, such as local pesto, espresso, or delicious gelato.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Genova (or similar)
Included Activities
  • National Park Pass and Unlimited Train Ticket
    Use the included park fee and train ticket for this trip. Opt to follow your CEO along centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks leading through olive groves, vineyards, and orchards on a full day hike, or hop on and off the train, experiencing each town on your own.
  • Cinque Terre Coastal Path Hike
    Duration : 5.0 hr - 6.0 hr
    Walk the Cinque Terre coastal path from Riomaggiore to Monterosso (approximately 5-6 hrs of hiking, stopping in the villages along the way), giving you the best taste of the villages and countryside, terraced hills, and vineyards sloping down to the sea. An unlimited train pass is included; opt to use this if you don't feel like hiking.
Transport
  • Local train
    Duration : 0.5 hr
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
Travel to Lake Como, a perfectly picturesque region laden with villas and lush gardens. Arrive in the late afternoon and start exploring the town.
Set out from Cinque Terre on a train journey with a few changes en route, passing through Milan and on to elegant Varenna, located on the shores of Lake Como. On the border with Switzerland, enjoy the spectacular backdrop of the snowy-peaked Alps.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Monte Codeno Hotel (or similar)
Transport
  • Local train
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
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.
Set out by boat to explore the lake and its many elegant villas and towns, such as Bellagio with its shops, restaurants, and fine residences. In the afternoon, there is plenty of free time for soaking up the elegant atmosphere in one of the lakeside cafés or restaurants. Take some time for shopping — some of the finest Italian designers are to be found in Como's chic boutiques.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Monte Codeno Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Lake Como Boat Ride
    Lake Como is made up of small towns nestled along the coast of this Mediterranean-Alpine retreat. Take a full day boat pass and cruise up and down the lake, stopping off at various charming towns. Explore each one and discover their unique personalities.
Optional Activities
  • Funicular Ride
    Enjoy a funicular ride from Como town to the hilltop village of Brunate. In operation since 1894, the historic lift is the best way to get a bird's eye view of the stunning region.
  • Como Cathedral
    Head to the piazza in the historic part of the city to pay visit to one of the most stunning sites in Como. With its ornate and unique architecture, you won't be able to miss it.
Travel to Venice, the "city of canals," and enjoy an orientation walk over bridges and canals and view Piazza San Marco.
Travel east to captivating Venice, the unique "city of canals," full of magnificent monuments.

There will be plenty of time to wander the narrow cobblestone streets and wide piazzas, crossing hundreds of tiny bridges and, of course, getting lost in Venice's labyrinth.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Albergo Marin (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Orientation Walk
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 1.0 hr
    Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Transport
  • Local train
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
Optional Activities
  • Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
    Enter the picture-perfect Piazza San Marco from one of the many winding alleyways and stare in awe at the grandeur. With the massive, ornate basilica standing tall at one end, pigeons gathering and flying around, and violinists playing a Vivaldi tune at a café table — this is Venice. Wander the square and people watch or duck inside the glittering basilica for more Venetian inspiration.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Albergo Marin (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit
    Enter the picture-perfect Piazza San Marco from one of the many winding alleyways and stare in awe at the grandeur. With the massive, ornate basilica standing tall at one end, pigeons gathering and flying around, and violinists playing a Vivaldi tune at a café table — this is Venice. Wander the square and people watch or duck inside the glittering basilica for more Venetian inspiration.
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
    Visit this former palace, rebuilt and restored numerous times, and admire the Gothic Venetian architecture. Once the seat of the government, the Palazzo Ducale is now a grand museum. Enjoy the stellar artwork, ornate chambers, and courtyards.
  • Gondola Ride
    Sit back and enjoy a different point of view as you glide through the historic canals of Venice on a gondola.
  • Murano and Burano Islands Visit
    Take a quick trip across the lagoon and experience Venice’s artisanal roots. Explore the island of Murano, famous for its skilled glassblowers, and walk along the colourful streets of Burano, known for a centuries-old tradition of lacemaking.
  • Campanile San Marco Lookout
    Climb to the top of the Campanile - Venice's tallest building - to take in a great bird's eye view of the cityscape and lagoon.
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
  • Guggenheim Museum Visit
    While walking down the Grand Canal, stop into this museum to see its extensive modern art collection.
Depart at any time.
We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this beautiful city has to offer.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Optional Activities
  • Campanile San Marco Lookout
    Climb to the top of the Campanile - Venice's tallest building - to take in a great bird's eye view of the cityscape and lagoon.
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
  • Gondola Ride
    Take a ride up to the top of the mountain by cable car gondola. Get a spectacular 220º view of Coronet Peak, the Remarkables mountain range, and Lake Wakatipu below.
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia
    Featuring works from famed artists including Bellini, Tintoretto, and Veronese, there is no better place to delve into the history of Venetian art.
  • Guggenheim Museum Visit
    While walking down the Grand Canal, stop into this museum to see its extensive modern art collection.
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit
    Visit this former palace, rebuilt and restored numerous times, and admire the Gothic Venetian architecture. Once the seat of the government, the Palazzo Ducale is now a grand museum. Enjoy the stellar artwork, ornate chambers, and courtyards.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels (13 nts).
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts
    Note: Allow USD510-665 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Public bus, train, boat, walking
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Migrantour Rome, Rome
  • Your Discover Moment: Rome
  • Your Discover Moment: Florence
  • Your Discover Moment: Venice
  • Orientation walk of Montepulciano (Tuscany)
  • Day trip to Siena
  • Piazzale Michelangelo evening visit (Florence)
  • Pisa visit (half-day)
  • Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket and CEO-led hike
  • Lake Como boat day pass
  • Venice orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Rome and from Venice are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Ultimate Italy tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 14 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 16 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Rome, Italy/ Venice, Italy
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Payment

A deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 18 April 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Ultimate Italy 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 Ultimate Italy 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup 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.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Ultimate Italy tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (13 nts).

  • Checklist

    Conservative Dress:
    • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
    • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 16, avg 12.

  • Highlights

    Experience medieval and Renaissance delights, discover a passion for regional wines and Italian cuisine, savour the sea views and Tuscan hills, explore the elegant countryside of Lake Como by boat, wander over the canals and bridges of Venice

  • International_flights

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  • Introduction

    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 expert local Chief Experience Officer (CEO) 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 Montepulciano. Experience the best of Italy in this all-encompassing tour.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD510-665 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    13 breakfasts

  • Minimum_age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Start_finish

    Rome to Venice

  • Transport

    Public bus, train, boat, walking

  • Whats_included

    Your G for Good Moment: Migrantour Rome, Rome
    Your Discover Moment: Rome
    Your Discover Moment: Florence
    Your Discover Moment: Venice. Orientation walk of Montepulciano (Tuscany). Day trip to Siena. Piazzale Michelangelo evening visit (Florence). Pisa visit (half-day). Cinque Terre park fee, unlimited train ticket and CEO-led hike. Lake Como boat day pass. Venice orientation walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Optional_activities

    Rome
    - Borghese Gallery (15EUR per person)
    - Christian Catacombs (8EUR per person)
    - Colosseum Visit (12EUR per person)
    - Pantheon Visit
    - Roman Forum Visit (16EUR per person)
    - Spanish Steps (Free)
    - St Peter's Basilica Visit (Free)
    - Trastevere Visit
    - Trevi Fountain (Free)
    - Bike Rental

    Vatican City
    - Vatican City Visit (Free)
    - Sistine Chapel (10EUR per person)

    Montepulciano
    - Piazza Grande Visit
    - Montepulciano Wine Tasting
    - Montepulciano Wine Tour

    Bagni San Filippo
    - Bagni San Filippo Thermal Springs

    Florence
    - Il Duomo di Firenze Visit (Free)
    - Ponte Vecchio Visit
    - David (Galleria dell'Accademia) Visit (12-17EUR per person)
    - Medici Chapels Visit (8EUR per person)
    - Pitti Palace - Palatine Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (8.50EUR per person)
    - National Museum of Bargello (7.50EUR per person)
    - Uffizi Gallery Visit (13EUR per person)

    Siena
    - Chianti Wine Tasting (20EUR per person)
    - Il Campo Visit
    - Duomo di Siena (4EUR per person)
    - Torre del Mangia Visit (8EUR per person)

    Como
    - Funicular Ride (3-6EUR per person)
    - Como Cathedral (Free)

    Piazza San Marco
    - Saint Mark's Square and Basilica Visit (Free)

    Venice
    - Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) Visit (17EUR per person)
    - Gondola Ride (80EUR per group)
    - Campanile San Marco Lookout (8EUR per person)
    - Scuola Grande di San Rocco (10EUR per person)
    - Guggenheim Museum Visit (15EUR per person)
    - Gallerie dell'Accademia (12EUR per person)

    Murano
    - Murano and Burano Islands Visit (20EUR per person)

    Queenstown
    - Gondola Ride (35-56NZD per person)

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