Italian Espresso

8 Day Guided Tour from Rome to Venice or Rome with Contiki

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Contiki's 8 Day Italian Espresso. So damn bellissimo is this country that you may never want to leave. We'll see you oohing and aahing over Chianti & antipasto in a 16th century Tuscan winery, boating through the canals and islands...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Rome
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Venice or Rome
Accomodation
Accomodation
2.5 - 3.5 Star
51
Max Group Size
51
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
18 - 30's
Trip Style
18 - 30's
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Italy, Vatican City
Trip Operated By:
Contiki
Contiki
29 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
2 Reviews
Trip Code:
BBHI

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Rome
Italy - you have our attention! These are the 8-days we've been dreaming of since the day we booked. Our group of globe-roamers will meet up at 4pm at our Rome digs before hitting the streets for our first dinner and a taste of the city. La perfezione!
2 Rome
Then take off to explore the city - get the lowdown on where to go from your Trip Manager, perhaps you'll want to opt in to a guided tour of the famous Gladiator fighting location - the Colosseum? Tonight - its all about food! If you want to do as the Italian's do and make your own food - definitely join the rest of your new travel squad for a Italian Cooking Class!
3 Rome To Florence Via Vatican City
Today we will need to swing by the Pope's house and gawk at the magnitude of the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica. After last night's sample of Rome, your appetite for all things Italian will be well and truly whet. And you'll be wildly thankful we're coming back for more of this city at the end of the trip. The famous dome of Duomo Cathedral sits above the city, making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Tonight you can continue your Tuscan love affair with a stroll along River Arno & ponder the prettiness of Florence over another vino or two.
4 Florence
Explore the city's markets complete with gelato in hand; marvel at artworks from the likes of legends like Michelangelo; and be impressed by the skillful art of leather at an included demonstration. These are the sorts of activities likely to fill your Florence agenda.
5 Florence Incl Chianti Region And San Gimignano
Endless lines of olive trees & the golden Tuscan sun will have us in a stupor of happiness. And that's before we've pulled up at a 16th century Tuscan winery to explore an old cellar & try a local drop paired with delicious antipasto. Spend the morning in San Gimignano, the stunning hill-top town that is often dubbed “Medieval Manhattan”. Dotted with ancient towers, San Gimignano serves up sweeping views over the region's rolling hills. Explore the village and pick up some local specialties like wild-boar salami or pecorino cheese.
6 Florence To Venice Via Pisa And Verona
From one romantic city to the next, today we're venturing on to Verona and Venice to find Shakespearean vibes and a city that floats. Before we leave Tuscany for Venice today, there is one more famous building to grab a photo of. Which means a final stop in Pisa to ogle at the world's most famous #AwkwardLean no less. In fair Verona, we'll be lapping up the city where the story of Romeo & Juliet was set. The Roman Arena is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its urban structure and architecture. There will be time to find a spot to eat before our next destination. Already in the spirit of Italian history and romance, tonight we'll land in the nest of Venice, which rivals the beauty of any other body of canals in the world, it's immensely charming thanks to drifting gondolas. You'll get the chance to explore this city tomorrow morning.
7 Venice
Today you're likely to burst out of bed and ready to explore the city. Find hidden lanes & story book bridges, & take our private boat ride through character filled canals. Cruise through the canals of Venice on an optional gondola ride, or opt in for a magical trip to Burano for a Venetian dinner this evening.
8 Depart Venice/Rome
The trip ends after breakfast in Venice and it's time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. Or if you prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your trip ends when you arrive.

Contiki Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour
  • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
  • Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica & the art of the Vatican Museums
  • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
  • Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence - see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence
  • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria
  • Learn about Florence's leather craft with a demonstration
  • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
  • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
Accommodation
  • Rest your head in twin or triple-share rooms in cosy hotels located in brilliant downtown locations. If you prefer to sleep solo, you can pay a bit extra to upgrade to single share.
Included Meals
  • Welcome to the land of indulgence - think creamy pasta, tasty pizza finished with a tangy scoop of gelato. In addition to 7 continental breakfasts, we'll treat you to 2 scrumptious regional dinners at local trattorias.
Your Tour Guides
  • Don't worry, your Trip Manager and Driver will show you the ropes, not to mention all your new travel mates. Whether providing local knowledge or lols, our team members are people you can trust.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (2)

8 Day Italian Espresso reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Tour was well set out and tour manager was awesome”
- Australia Aug 2013 1 Helpful Vote

Our tour was amazing. Had such a good time. A lot of things to see and do in 8 days, but it was well set out and our tour manager was awesome. I would recommended doing this tour as well as booking through Global Journeys. Very easy and they assisted us with all our inquiries. Thanks again Georgie for all of your help :)

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“A wonderful experience that Laura and I will never forget”
- Australia Sep 2012 3 Helpful Votes

I loved the entire tour. The cultural experience was priceless and our Contiki Manager Laura made the trip even more incredible. With a group of 50, and only 8 days to experience Italy, I thought that I wouldn't be able to fully experience the culture or get to know everyone else on the tour but it worked out so well. I still keep in contact with people from the tour, including Laura and I will never forget what a wonderful experience the entire trip was.

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