Soul Of Italy + Cinqueterre ~ 8 Days
Day 1: Friday Welcome to Rome, Meet & Greet private airport transfer. Late afternoon meet with tour leader for short briefing. A pleasant walk, and enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2: Heart of Rome & Vatican. Meet your guide and private Transfer to the Vatican Museum. Quick skip the line access. Visit the major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. See the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, of the Maps and of the Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel, Pinecone Courtyard, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Late afternoon guided walking tour of Baroque Rome. Return to hotel, evening at leisure. Overnight.
Day 3: Rome A Day to relax or continue exploring Rome: Suggested Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Roman Forum, or visit one of the most beautiful art collection Palazzo Borghese. Alternatively, visit Capri or Pompeii taking advantage of the new high speed trains connecting Naples and Rome in just 1 hr. Overnight in Rome.
Day 4: Tuscany Today we will continue to Tuscany, guided tour. Transfer to Florence by coach with a stop in Siena. Enjoy a wine & food experience lunch. Walking tour of the old town. Continue to Florence, if time allows short stop to visit Monteriggioni. Overnight Florence.
Day 5: Florence Visit Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city. Discover the San Lorenzo Market and a chance to taste a variety of foods, cheese, fruits, breads. Free time for Lunch. Afternoon meet your guide in the hotel and explore the heart of historical Florence visiting sites such as Duomo, Ponte ‘Vecchio ending with a visit to the Academia’ filled with masterpieces such as David. Overnight Florence.
Day 6: Cinqueterre Today discover a spectacular corner of Italy. Leave Florence early morning with your guide driving to North West Riviera with a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the Tuscan Views. Once in CinqueTerre National Park as we stroll along the national park by boat, train, and walking fabulous trails on the cliff. Your experience includes a delicious full lunch with wine tasting in a local restaurant on the sea where you will enjoy incredible fresh seafood cooked Ligurian-style, accompanied by some great white wines typical of this region. Return to Florence late afternoon. Overnight in Florence.
Day 7: Wine & Oil Experience with Dinner in Chianti. Morning at Leisure. Afternoon meet your tour guide and start your Chianti experience drive through rolling hills to the Villa with a Boutique Winery, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and olive groves. With a wine expert visit the 500-year-old cellar visit, still used today for a very select production. Taste and learn about the production of the different products of this boutique winery while you will learn the process. At the end, you will enjoy a fine dinner of special dishes paired with 4 different wines, including the renowned Super Tuscan of the estate, plus a sweet typical dessert wine. A tasting olive oil with typical unsalted Tuscan bread, charcuterie and a cheese selection, paired with various jams and balsamic vinegar. Return to Florence, you will stop at Piazzale Michelangelo Belvedere, for a breathtaking view of Florence, admiring all the lights of the city. Overnight Florence.
Day 8: Departure Day After Breakfast private transfer to Florence airport or rail station.
Tour Code: VIDPIE18
- Arrival Transfer from FCO Rome Airport to Hotel
- 7 Nights 4* Hotel Daily Breakfast
- Tour Escort Service
- Welcome Briefing & Dinner
- Wine & Oil with Dinner in Chianti
- Guided Visit of the heart of Rome
- Guided Visit of the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with Skip the Line Reservation
- Transfer from Rome to Florence by Private Coach. On Route stop in Siena and Monteriggioni
- Wine tastings in Siena + Lunch
- Guided Visit of Florence Fresh markets
- Guided Visit of the heart of Florence including Accademia & Michelangelo’s David with Skip the Line
- Full day guided tour to Cinqueterre from Florence.
- City tax to be paid locally at your hotel
- Any item that has not been mentioned in the “Included”
2018 Rates & Guaranteed Departure Dates
|MAY 4, JUN 1, 15, 29 SEP 7, 21 OCT 5, 19||$2625||$3640||$2425|
|AUG 10, 24||$2180||$2865||$2040|
4* Hotels Or Similar
- ROME, 3 Nights (Dei Mellini, Londra & Cargrill)
- FLORENCE, 4 Nights (Executive, Kraft)
Price per person in Canadian Dollars, Minimum 2 passengers
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply