Italy sure sounds like a myth, doesn’t it? Incredibly elaborate architecture, idyllic countryside, fascinating history, and, of course, incomparable cuisine. This quick intro to Italy will give you all that and more. Fashionable Milan and Da Vinci’s Last Supper; the famous Venice canals and Piazza San Marco; Florence’s medieval bridge Ponte Vecchio; the Leaning Tower of Pisa; Rome’s ancient trio the Colosseum, Pantheon, and Vatican City. With this tour, you’ve got nothing to lose.
Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day early to fully explore this world-renowned city.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
After an orientation walk of Milan, set out on your own explore the fashion capital of Italy. Travel to Venice by train in the afternoon.
Spend a full day in Venice, the "city of canals". Enjoy an orientation walk over bridges and canals and view Piazza San Marco.
After an orientation walk, set out to explore. 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.
After enjoying the morning in Venice, travel to the capital of Tuscany, Florence. Opt to visit the stunning Duomo, or the famous Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy an evening walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Spend the day exploring Florence. Opt to see the statue of David, wander the Uffizi, or swing by some shopping stalls.
Today is yours to explore. Opt to visit the Uffizi Gallery or the Medici Chapels. Take a break at Piazza della Signoria with a gelato or an espresso (or both - did someone say affogato?) before hitting lively Piazza San Lorenzo to bargain for discounted woolen and leather goods. Or, catch a local bus or train to nearby Siena to see more of what this province has to offer.
For a truly local experience, indulge your inner gastronome on a culinary tour of the city. Opt to pre-book the "Florence Food Tour" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
Head to Pisa by local train and spend time at the famous leaning tower. Continue on to Rome by train taking in the coastal views.
Take an orientation walk of the Eternal City before enjoying a free day to explore a myriad of options. In the evening, enjoy a true taste of Italy with a traditional Roman meal. Buon appetito!
Opt to tour Vatican City, cross the river to charming Trastevere, eat some gelato in Piazza Navona, or swing by the Colosseum and Forum.
While you're here, why not rent a Vespa for the day? Opt to pre-book the "Rome Vintage Vespa Tour" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
Depart at any time.
We recommend booking post-tour accommodation to fully experience all that this magnificent city has to offer.
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Trip Name: Highlights of Italy
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: $1,529
Supplier Tour ID: EIMR/205161
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