12 Day Italian Indulgence

Back-Roads Small Group Tour starting in Rome and finishing in Venice

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads's 12 Day Italian Indulgence. Discover cities that have shaped the world's culture. Regional flavours and renowned wines, celebrated around the globe. And picture-perfect landscapes that will capture your imagination...read more
Overview
Operator: Back-Roads
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 18
Duration: 12 Days
From: Rome to Venice
Tour Code: BRITA
Visits: Italy
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1
Rome – Assisi – Perugia
After meeting in Rome, our route will whisk us away to the awe-inspiring Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis. Tonight, we’ll come together for a delicious dinner in Perugia. (D)   
2
Perugia – Siena – Tuscany
Introducing Siena: a gorgeous Gothic city bursting with fabulous architecture. After exploring the Historic Centre, we’ll venture to our villa in the world-renowned Chianti region. (B/D)
3
Tuscany
Our host will let us in on a few Italian culinary secrets today as we have a go at preparing a classic Tuscan lunch. Later, the afternoon is yours. (B/L/D) 
4
Tuscany – Florence – Lucca
Today we turn our attention to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the world’s most treasured masterpieces. A local guide will bring the city alive as we stroll through the streets on a walking tour. As the afternoon turns to dusk, we’ll continue on to Lucca. (B) 
5
Lucca – Pisa – Lucca
We’ll get up close to an Italian icon today with a visit to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, it’s back to Lucca. (B)
6
Lucca – Camogli – San Fruttuoso – Portofino – Santa Margherita Ligure
Today we’ll be ticking off Camogli, San Fruttuoso and the glittering village of Portofino, before settling in Santa Margherita Ligure. The evening will be yours to explore at your own pace. (B) 
7
Santa Margherita Ligure – Barolo – Cherasco
Today we travel inland to Piedmont, a region of rich red wines and luxurious cuisine, before continuing on to the village of Barolo. A treat is in store for the sweet-toothed at a distillery near Asti, where we’ll sip regional liquors complemented by handmade nougat. Finally, we’ll end our day with a sumptuous dinner in Cherasco. (B/D)  
8
Cherasco – Lake Orta – Lake Maggiore
This morning we’ll join a truffle hunt with a local farmer. After a risotto tasting lunch, it’s time to head for the hills, pristine lakes and soaring mountains of northern Italy. Lake Maggiore will be the magnificent final stop on today’s journey. (B/L) 
9
Lake Maggiore
Today we’ll leave dry land behind and set sail for the Borromean Islands. We’ll have plenty of time to wander the terraces of the ornate baroque garden on Isola Bella and discover the pretty harbour of Isola dei Pescatori. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore. (B)
10
Lake Maggiore – Lecco – Tirano
After bidding farewell to Lake Maggiore, we’ll discover the sights of Lecco. After an indulgent afternoon of wine tasting on the way to Tirano, we’ll return to our hotel and meet for dinner at a local restaurant to continue our culinary adventure. (B/D) 
11
Tirano – Lake Molveno – Trento
This morning we’ll turn our attention to the majestic Lake Molveno, which lies at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. We’ll continue to Trento for a walking tour and meet in the evening for a farewell dinner. (B/D)   
12
Trento – Verona – Venice
Fair Verona beckons today, with its impressive Roman ruins and romantic hotspots. Then, it’s onwards to the show-stopping finale, the floating city of Venice, where we’ll bid farewell to the group. (B)
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Journey Highlights
  • Cook up an Italian feast in a Tuscan villa
  • Hunt for truffles in Piedmont 
  • Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting near Tirano 
Trip Inclusions
  • 11 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader 
  • Premium mini-coach transportation 
  • Daily European-style breakfast (B), 2 lunches (L), 6 evening meals (D) 
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Isola Madre and Isola Bella, The Pisa Baptistery of St John
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
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Back-Roads Reviews: (66)
Tours on Sale: 51
Accommodation: Various
Average Age: 40-60+ years
Types: Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 18
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Europe, UK & Ireland
Reviews (4)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Italian Indulgence with Back-Roads.
QLD, Australia
May 2018
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“Fabulous trip!!”
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Loved the entire trip, it actually exceeded my expectations. I loved the fact that it was a small group. Great group and we all blended so well. Our tour guide, Margo, was fantastic. Her personality set the standard for our trip - she was infectious with her love for Italy. She made the history of Italy so interesting and I really learnt a lot.

Our driver was such a lovely young man, always a smile and even suggested a few things that turned out to be so wonderful, he knows his roads! The accommodation and food were of a great standard. I really think the "back roads" are so much more exciting, we really saw amazing country side instead of highways.

Thank you Back Roads, Hannah from Global Journeys for getting us organised in booking our trip and especially Margo and Francesco for treating us like family.
NSW, Australia
May 2016
8 Helpful Votes
“Italian Indulgence”
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From the start our tour guide Stephano, was excellent. We had an unfortunate experience leaving Australia and were delayed 25 hours. Arriving in Rome one full day behind our schedule. Making us miss our two private tours we had booked for the preceding day of our departure for Italian Indulgence. Also our bags had not arrived and were still in transit. Stephano took change and rang several times to British Airways to chase them up. Our bags were finally delivered to us at the end of the second day of our tour. However this did not stop us from enjoying our tour, our meals together and all, the interesting information Stephano shared with us. Our Driver Fabio too was excellent looking after our bags and making sure everything ran smoothly.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2015
3 Helpful Votes
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We would highly recommend this tour, a wide variety of experiences and the smaller group was great. The back roads sections away from the big cities was the best part of the tour.
QLD, Australia
Jul 2015
4 Helpful Votes
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“Memorable and enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend”
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We found both the tour bus driver and the tour guide to be very helpful, knowledgeable and always willing to assist and go the extra mile. The tour of 'backroads' Italy was fantastic (places, the people, the experience). The people on our tour group also got on really well together which we think made the experience even more memorable and enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend.
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