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Italian Express: The Best Of Italy

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 50
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-19728
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Venice, Italy
  • Ends Rome, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the islands of Venice during a group tour
  • Florence and Tuscany countriside
  • Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica of St Peter during a group tour
  • Learn more about the Roman empire during a halfday group tour of classical Rome
Italy is probably the most celebrated destination, a country that is on the bucket list of many people in the world. The country really does have it all: the world’s greatest hoard of art and architectural treasures, a rich history, a relaxing and pretty mild climate and, not to forget, stunning natural beauty.

Join us on this 9-day, guided tour and get the chance to see some of the gems of the country. Starting from Venice, also known as the 'Queen of the Adriatic', this trip takes you through the centuries-old seaside villages of Cinque Terre and the rolling hills of Florence before coming to an end in Rome.

See some of the major highlights of Venice during a guided tour. Explore Cinque Terre by boat or train, or hiking. Discover the ash-covered ruins of Pompeii with your tour guide and enjoy a nice tour of Florence.

Learn more about the history of the Roman empire during a guided tour of Rome and loose yourself in the world of artists and their masterpiece during a visit to the Vatican Museums. The tour comes to an end in Rome, where we will drive you to the airport. For more details, please refer to the itinerary below.
This tour programme could vary depending on the day of departure and particular dates of museums or destinations closure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a basic tour suggested for all those visit Italy for the first time. This tour consider mostly shared groups and small groups tours. That is why the price is reasonably affordable. However if you prefer a customized tour and high level or luxury services we warmly suggest to require to Bookmundi a tailor made travel planning with us. We will be glad to provide a professional direct assistance based on your personal interests and expectations.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Venice arrival
  • Day 2: Best of Venice: The islands
  • Day 3: Venice - Florence & Florence tour
  • Day 4: Discover Cinque Terre or Tuscany Wine and Countryside
  • Day 5: Florence - Rome & guided tour of Rome
  • Day 6: Pompeii tour
  • Day 7: The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Day 8: Classic Rome tour
  • Day 9: Rome departure
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Pickup and drop off. Transfers by high-speed bullet trains and buses as per the itinerary. Drop off arrival transfer from Cinque Terre
  • Experienced, English-speaking tour guides
  • Guided tours, tastings and activities as per the itinerary
  • Tickets and entrance fees to destinations mentioned on the itinerary
  • Accommodation: two night's stay in Venice, another two nights in Florence and four nights in Rome
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Gondola ride
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • International/domestic flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra beverage apart from water in the HB included meals
  • Optional tours/experiences as per the itinerary
  • Visa fees
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Terry Belknap
  • From USA
  • On Feb 20 2022
5 - Excellent
Good if you’re not a scheduler…and no opinion on where you go
No matter the company, traveling in Italy is always going to be phenomenal because there are so many historically interesting places to visit and things to see.
  • Ben Pershick
  • On Mar 06 2019
5 - Excellent
Highly Recommended
Thank you for setting up this trip for me. There wasn't a single bad day in the whole itinerary!
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationTour departure guaranteed, based 2 passengers. We accept reservations up to 60 days before departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

  • What is the best month 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. Find more information here.

  • Will I need a visa to travel to Italy?

    Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Japan can visit Italy (along with the free-movement zone of Schengen in the EU) for 90 days as tourists without requiring a visa.

  • 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.

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