Italian Serenade

Experience the best of Italy's cuisine & culture on this 12 day luxury tour from Rome to Venice. Savour the delicious Italian cuisine & sample local wines.

12 Days
Rome to Venice
From (USD)
$ 7,295
Dates & Pricing

2019 Rome > Venice

In the footsteps of the greats

Just like this extraordinary itinerary, the story of modern western civilisation begins in Rome, Europe’s grandest metropolis.
The road from the ‘holy city’ will introduce you to towns and cities that represent some of the highest points in European culture. Discover the world of the ancients, see the story of the Middle Ages unfold, and enter into the profound world of the Renaissance. From Florence to Portofino, from stunning Verona to Venice you can look forward to a bevy of beautiful towns, with art and architecture to match.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ITE
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Rome
Return City:
Venice

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Rome

    Welcome to Rome. Your Italian adventure begins at your hotel with a walking tour of this ancient city. Your expert local guide will show you key landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Please schedule flights to arrive before midday.

  2. Day 2 - Rome

    You’ll start your exploration in the world’s smallest state, the Vatican City, where you’ll see such marvels as the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, which leads to the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. From there, you’ll continue to the Forum and the historic Colosseum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rome > Sorrento

    This morning venture to the unique site of Pompeii, before continuing to Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a luxurious two night stay.

    Enrich

    Feast on traditional Italian food at a home-hosted dinner. The only thing better than home-cooked Italian food is Italian hospitality, and you’ll enjoy healthy servings of both.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sorrento

    Freechoice

    Relish the view as you take a funicular ride to Capri town. Alternatively, visit Positano, the Amalfi coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Sorrento > Perugia

    Your first stop today is the medieval village of Assisi. Then, it’s only a short drive to Perugia to view the Fontana Maggoire and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum. Tonight, you’ll get to enjoy your wonderful hotel, located in the historical heart of Perugia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Perugia > Florence

    Today drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena, a delightful medieval city, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour.

    Enrich

    Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and discover local wine and oil production techniques. Later, enjoy a tasty rustic lunch featuring the region’s wine and produce.

    Continue to San Gimignano for a tour of the city, before heading to Florence for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Florence

    Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.

    Freechoice Dining

    Savour delicious Italian cuisine at one of Florence’s superb local restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Florence > Pisa > Rapallo

    Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower. Then continue on to Portofino, where you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise, before arriving in Rapallo for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Cinque Terre

    The rugged coastline known as the Cinque Terre, is a World Heritage-listed Site that comprises the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. They’re accessible only via walking paths, train or boat, which lends itself to the already considerable charm of these unique 11th century villages. Today, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring this picturesque coastline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Rapallo > Venice

    Your first stop today is Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s Balcony and the main square, Piazza Bra. Continue to Venice – a truly unique city. Your opulent hotel is located just moments from the Piazza San Marco, and you’ll cherish your two night stay for a lifetime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Venice

    Marvel at the beauty of historic Venice during a guided walking tour, including the Basilica of San Marco then take a romantic gondola ride along the famous canals. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Venice

    Your journey ends today and depart to Venice airport after breakfast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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