Italian Indulgence

13 Day Small Group Tour from Rome to Venice with Back-Roads

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads 13 Day Italian Indulgence. An intoxicating mix of ancient cities and imagination-firing landscapes, Italy is a land where unforgettable experiences lie around every corner. Savour every moment of this Back-Roads adventure...read more

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Small Group Tour Starts In
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Rome
Small Group Tour Ends In
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Venice
Accomodation
Accomodation
Boutique
18
Max Group Size
18
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Italy
Trip Operated By:
Back-Roads
Back-Roads
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Rome
They say all roads lead to Rome – and that is where we'll begin our delightful Italian adventure. After meeting the group, we'll enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Stay: The Guardian Hotel (or similar)
2 Rome – Assisi – Perugia
After breakfast, our route will whisk us away to awe-inspiring Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis. After getting to know the famous hilltop town a little better on an orientation tour, we'll move on to Perugia – the medieval capital of the Umbria region. Stay: Hotel Fortuna (or similar)
3 Perugia – Siena – Rural Tuscany
Introducing Siena: a magnificent Gothic city bursting with fabulous architecture. After exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town centre with our Tour Leader, we'll make tracks for tonight's idyllic accommodation: a country villa hotel set amidst the rolling Tuscan countryside. For dinner this evening, we'll come together to indulge in some superb local cuisine. Stay: Tenuta di Artimino (or similar)
4 Rural Tuscany
Interested in learning a few Italian culinary secrets? You're in luck! Today our friendly hosts will help us to prepare a classic Tuscan lunch. After indulging in our creations, the afternoon will be ours to take in the panoramic countryside views or take a dip in the pool.
5 Rural Tuscany – Florence – Lucca
Today we'll turn our attention to Florence: the birthplace of the Renaissance and home of some of the world's most treasured masterpieces. A local guide will bring the city alive as we stroll by the likes of the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio on a walking tour. Then, as the afternoon turns to dusk, we'll press on to lovely Lucca. Stay: Hotel Alla Corte degli Angeli (or similar)
6 Lucca – Pisa – Lucca
Prepare to see an Italian icon up close today – we'll pay a visit to the Campo Dei Miracoli: home to the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa. There will be plenty of time for photographing this iconic landmark and uncovering the acoustic wonders of the Baptistry of St John before returning to Lucca. This afternoon, we'll have the rest of the day to explore the cobblestone streets at our own pace.
7 Lucca – Camogli – Portofino – Santa Margherita Ligure
It's time to experience the glitz and glamour of the Italian Riviera! Today we'll make stops at romantic Camogli and glittering Portofino before settling in at Santa Margherita Ligure. This evening, take some time to wander along the beautiful beachfront - taking in the pastel-coloured houses, elegant hotels and sparkling sea. Stay: Hotel Jolanda (or similar)
8 Santa Margherita Ligure – Barolo – Asti – Cherasco
Away from the coast and onwards to Barolo, in Piedmont: a region of rich red wines and luxurious cuisine. This afternoon there's a treat in store for the bon vivants among us – we'll be visiting a local distillery near Asti to taste some local liquors. After, we'll move on to quaint Cherasco where a group dinner awaits. Stay: Hotel Somaschi (or similar)
9 Cherasco – Alba – Lake Orta – Lake Maggiore
Rise and shine – this morning we'll be heading out into the hills of Alba to join a truffle hunt with a local farmer and his dog. Later, we'll hit the road to the captivating Lake Orta – a tranquil retreat sitting pretty at the bottom of the imposing Monte Mottarone. Then: from one blissful Italian lake to another! Lake Maggiore will be the final stop on today's scenic journey. Stay: Grand Hotel Majestic (or similar)
10 Lake Maggiore
Today we'll leave dry land behind us and set sail for the Borromean Islands, a charming collection of islets located in the western corner of the lake. We'll have plenty of time to explore Isola Madre, wander the terraces of the ornate baroque garden on Isola Bella and discover the pretty harbour of Isola dei Pescatori before we return to shore. After a light lunch, we'll have some free time to spend at our leisure.
11 Lake Maggiore – Lake Como – Tirano
After bidding a fond farewell to Lake Maggiore we will venture along the shores of stunning Lake Como. Passing lakeside villages draped in opulence; here we'll receive a rare insight into how the rich and famous live. Continuing our journey, we'll stop to taste some local wine before arriving at Tirano – our home for the night. Stay: Grand Hotel della Posta (or similar)
12 Tirano – Lake Molveno – Trento
Today we'll shine the spotlight on one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy: the spectacular Lake Molveno, a swathe of iridescent blue that lies at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. Then, our Tour Leader will take us on a leisurely stroll around the mountain city of Trento before we settle in for tonight's farewell dinner. Stay: Hotel America (or similar)
13 Trento – Verona – Venice
Filled with impressive ruins and romantic hotspots, fair Verona beckons today. After taking in the city highlights on an orientation tour, we'll board the mini-coach one last time for the journey to our show-stopping finale: the floating city of Venice. Stay: Hotel America (or similar)

Back-Roads Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Learn to cook a delicious Tuscan meal in a traditional countryside villa
  • Join a truffle hunt with a local farmer and his dog amongst the scenic hills of Alba
  • Bask in the wonders of Lake Maggiore on a scenic boat tour of the Borromean Islands
  • Take in the exquisite scenery and opulent atmosphere of Lake Como
Trip Inclusions
  • 11 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
Included Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners
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.

Reviews (4)

13 Day Italian Indulgence reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Fabulous trip!!”
- QLD, Australia May 2018 10 Helpful Votes

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,...read more

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“Italian Indulgence”
- NSW, Australia May 2016 12 Helpful Votes View Photo

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...read more

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“A wide variety of experiences”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2015 7 Helpful Votes

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.

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“Memorable and enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2015 10 Helpful Votes

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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