• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 5 days (approx.)
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Visit Italy’s top destinations — Florence, Siena, Assisi, Venice and more — on this 5-day tour from Rome. With a mix of free time and guided portions, this is an ideal introduction to the regions of Umbria and Tuscany. Check out the historical cities of Assisi, Siena and Montepulciano; soak up Florence’s wealth of art and architecture; and then continue to Padua and Bologna before arriving in Venice, home to sights like St Mark's Basilica. Four nights of accommodation in Florence and Venice and round-trip transport by coach are included.

Highlights

  • 5-day tour of Italy from Rome with hotel accommodation in Florence and Venice
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed town of Assisi, birthplace of St Francis of Assisi
  • Get to know Tuscany during visits to Siena, Florence and Montepulciano
  • Learn about Florence’s Renaissance architecture on a walking tour, seeing Brunelleschi’s Dome and more
  • See St Mark's Square while in Venice with your guide, and skip the line into St Mark's Basilica
  • Four nights of centrally-located hotel accommodation included

What You Can Expect

5-Day Best of Italy Trip

Visit the most iconic monument of Padua, Basilica di St Antonio

Your 5-day tour from Rome starts with the drive into the Umbria region, where you’ll visit Assisi, a hilltop town and UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to Tuscany, one of Italy’s most beloved regions, to explore Siena and Florence, and pass iconic sights like the Duomo along the way. Then move on to Bologna, Padua and Venice.

Two nights of accommodation in Florence and two nights in Venice are included at your choice of accommodation level (select when booking); some meals are included, and you’ll have free time to enjoy other meals on your own. Hotels are centrally located to provide easy access to the cities’ top attractions and activities. When you’re with your guide, enjoy walking tours and learn about these different regions and cities of Italy, from art and history to cuisine and way of life. See the Itinerary for details on each day of the tour.

Please note: Rates do not includes city taxes, which you’ll pay directly at the hotels upon arrival or check-out according to local city board procedure. City tax will change according to hotel category. Hotels are subject to availability at time of booking. In the rare event that the mentioned hotel is unavailable, you will be accommodated in another centrally located hotel of the same star rating. During high season, this tour operates in English only.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Bianca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We were 4 adults and very happy we took the tour, covered a lot without hassle to move from one city to the other.
Our guide Sabrina was amazing. She was very friendly and knowledgeable of all the history as well of local shops/restaurants that allow us to taste all local cuisine. I had a mobility limitation and before every stop she always come and talk to me, give me details of the activity and make sure I will be able to make it back to the buss, including arranging taxi for us.
This tour is also perfect for people never been to Italy and want to make a quick visit then decide what region they will like to come back and explore in more details.

Bianca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We were 4 adults and very happy we took the tour, covered a lot without hassle to move from one city to the other.
Our guide Sabrina was amazing. She was very friendly and knowledgeable of all the history as well of local shops/restaurants that allow us to taste all local cuisine. I had a mobility limitation and before every stop she always come and talk to me, give me details of the activity and make sure I will be able to make it back to the buss, including arranging taxi for us.
This tour is also perfect for people never been to Italy and want to make a quick visit then decide what region they will like to come back and explore in more details.

GIHAN A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was such an amazing trip! Would highly recommend for those wanting to explore as much in a short time.

Paula A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A great experience! We could not have had a better tour and tour guide. Stephano was fun, helpful, and patient with our diverse group.

NATALIA A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Antonio driver and Clara tour guide are great people. Very organized with lots of information of top things to see and do. What makes this tour great, is you dont have to worry about driving yourself and possibly getting lost to find your destinations. You will visit approximately 13 cities in 5 days and four nights. Clara always has a time and a meeting spot for those of us that want to venture off away from the big group. With a group of 43 people, you may not get to see everything you want if you stay with the group. Lots of talking and history which is good for people that want to listen. For us, we can google the information as we venture off and see the beauties of Italy. If you have a good sense of direction, you wont get lost! The only complaint is the hotel location in Florence is approximately a 2 mile walk away from everything. For those of you that are not in shape or cant walk long distance, understand that not all locations are close to everything. This is a heavy waking tour which we walked about 4-8 miles daily.

Helpful tips for you to prepare ahead of time:

- Best time to visit Italy in the Fall would be October. The weather is perfect, not many kids and your not sweaty. When we travel North to Venice, a light jacket will be needed for the day/night. Dont wear skirts and then complain your cold in Venice when your on an Island. Its October and the north is a little chilly.
- There are cold water bottles on the bus that cost 1 Euro each. We would buy a 12 pack of small water bottles from the supermarket and bring with us. Cost is 2 Euros which makes more sense.
- Have plenty of small Euros/change on hand. Some places may charge for using the bathroom.
- Optional extra excursions will be offered on the bus for Venice. Venice by Night Tour and Gondola Ride. This costs anywhere from 23-45 Euros extra and no credit cards can be used to pay for the optional excursions.
- Venice by Night is worth the tour because its less crowded and you will be more familiar with the area for the next day when you get to venture off after your local tour guide finishes the tour.
- To enter the many churches/cathedrals there is a church code policy meaning that shoulders and knees must be covered. Ensure you dress appropriately.
- Our bus did not have phone charging outlets, so bring extra power charging sources to allow your phone to keep charged all day. The bus does offer free WiFi.
- Meals provided are all buffet but they will happily accommodate any special diet needs. In Maestre if not staying in Venice hotel, the hotel food is horrible. Dont waste your time with the buffet. Also, the internet is really bad even if you pay the extra Euros. If you are on the first floor, then there are no issues.
- Dinners are late, not until typically 7pm-8pm.

xtremeangie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an amazing way to see Italy! We had such a great trip with a group of awesome people. Nicole, our guide, was fantastic! We had one couple that were a little difficult being nice but we didn't let them ruin our trip. DO THE EXTRAS!!! Pisa was amazing as was the Gondola ride. In Venice, if you have the option, upgrade your stay to the Hotel on Venice Island. There were a handful of guest who were very bummed that they didn't do this.
If you are looking for a way to see many sites in a short time, this is the trip. Note, there is a lot of walking everyday and the surfaces are not always flat. We traveled with my dad who is 70 so I was always having to watch for uneven surfaces, odd steps, just something to keep in mind.

Teresa V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

You better have your walking shoes on because you're going to need them to see all the amazing spots Italy has to offer and that via tour takes you too!!!

theo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It was a well-organized tour!

Peter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was my first experience of a coach tour but I'm thoroughly glad I went. From the moment we set off from Rome the trip was well coordinated and catered for everyone's needs, young or old. I firmly believe that the Tour Leader, Sabrina Prasede, was the main reason for the success of the trip. She was organized, efficient and yet always seemed to have time for every individual on the trip. Whether people needed the extra attention or just wanted to be left to discover for themselves, Sabrina was able to give the time and attention that was needed. If you get her as your Tour Leader you will have an excellent experience!

The tour took in five cities between the primary locations of Rome, Florence and Venice with stops at Assisi and Sienna on day one. These locations were well chosen and there was ample time to walk the streets and see the sites while there. The hotel in Florence was excellent as was the optional trip on day two to Pisa....a Must See. I would also recommend the walking tour of Florence to see the sites with a local Tour Guide.

Between Florence and Venice we stopped at Bologna and Padova. Again, well chosen locations with sufficient time to see everything. The hotel we stayed in, just outside of Venice, Hotel Delfina, does let the overall quality of the tour down somewhat. The hotel rooms are ok, but the staff are just not focused on the guests - front desk, restaurant and chambermaids. This is the one thing that should change, find another hotel that welcomes guests and treats them as they should be treated.

Venice, again with a local Tour Guide, is an excellent day's sightseeing and then on to Montepulciano and wine country before returning to Rome.

What stands out for me is that, while the tour took in 8 locations in 5 days I never felt rushed or that I had missed anything that I wanted to see. I would definitely do this type of trip again.

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