The Splendours of Italy

9 Day Guided Tour from Rome to Rome with Cosmos

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 9 Day The Splendours of Italy. You've dreamed about Italy-its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés-and now it is your time to experience...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Rome
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Rome
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Italy
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,649 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
6 Reviews
Trip Code:
6400

Itinerary

2019 Season (To Dec 2019)2020 Season (From Mar 2020)

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1 Arrive In Rome, Italy
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
2 Rome
The "Eternal City" is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter's Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)
3 Rome - Orvieto - Siena
Journey to charming Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and yellow limestone CATHEDRAL/ an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture. Reach Siena, with time to visit this jewel of Tuscany. Sit in one of the cafés surrounding the Piazza del Campo and admire one of Italy's most unique squares, famed all over the world for its medievalstyle Palio horse race. (B/D)
4 Siena - San Gimignano - Greve - Montecatini
Arrive in San Gimignano and discover one of Tuscany's greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers are truly unique. Next, head into the very heart of the Chianti vineyards, where Chianti Classico wines are produced. Stop in Greve for a WINE TASTING at the Vicchiomaggio wine estate. Arrive in Montecatini in time to join the optional Tuscan dinner outing. (B)
5 Montecatini. Excursion To Florence
This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Wander at leisure and admire the city's timeless beauty. Don't miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide, which features special city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Doors of the Baptistry, known as the "Gates of Paradise." (B/D)
6 Montecatini - Pisa - Venice Area
This morning, drive to Pisa and enjoy a minitrain ride to see its SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower 55 metres (180 feet) high and no less than 5 metres (16 feet) out of the perpendicular. Head across the wooded Apennine hills into the farmlands of the Po Valley to the Venice area. (B)
7 Venice Area
Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate works of art as they did centuries ago. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B/D)
8 Venice Area - Assisi - Rome
Travel across the Po Delta, then into the green Apennines to Umbria. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (B)
9 Rome
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
1 Arrive In Rome, Italy
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
2 Rome
The "Eternal City" is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter's Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)
3 Rome - Orvieto - Siena
Journey to charming Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and yellow limestone CATHEDRAL/ an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture. Reach Siena, with time to visit this jewel of Tuscany. Sit in one of the cafés surrounding the Piazza del Campo and admire one of Italy's most unique squares, famed all over the world for its medievalstyle Palio horse race. (B/D)
4 Siena - San Gimignano - Greve - Montecatini
Arrive in San Gimignano and discover one of Tuscany's greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers are truly unique. Next, head into the very heart of the Chianti vineyards, where Chianti Classico wines are produced. Stop in Greve for a WINE TASTING at the Vicchiomaggio wine estate. Arrive in Montecatini in time to join the optional Tuscan dinner outing. (B)
5 Montecatini. Excursion To Florence
This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Wander at leisure and admire the city's timeless beauty. Don't miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide, which features special city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Doors of the Baptistry, known as the "Gates of Paradise." (B/D)
6 Montecatini - Pisa - Venice Area
This morning, drive to Pisa and enjoy a minitrain ride to see its SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower 55 metres (180 feet) high and no less than 5 metres (16 feet) out of the perpendicular. Head across the wooded Apennine hills into the farmlands of the Po Valley to the Venice area. (B)
7 Venice Area
Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate works of art as they did centuries ago. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B/D)
8 Venice Area - Assisi - Rome
Travel across the Po Delta, then into the green Apennines to Umbria. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (B)
9 Rome
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • ROME: Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square.
  • ORVIETO: Visit the limestone cathedral.
  • SIENA: see Piazza del Campo.
  • SAN GIMIGNANO: Visit.
  • GREVE: Wine tasting at a wine estate.
  • FLORENCE: Guided walking tour.
  • PISA: See the leaning tower.
  • VENICE: Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshop.
  • ASSISI: Visit St. Francis Basilica.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR:
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, firstclass, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal transfer boat in Venice; mini-train in Pisa.
  • HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
  • MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 3 dinners (D).
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Rome Grand Hotel Fleming (F) or Buenos Aires (ST), Siena Four Points by Sheraton Siena (F), Montecatini Settentrionale Esplanade (F), Venice Area Poppi (ST) at Mira, Rome Holiday Inn Parco dei Medici (F) or Buenos Aires (ST)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Trip Inclusions
  • ROME: Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square.
  • ORVIETO: Visit the limestone cathedral.
  • SIENA: see Piazza del Campo.
  • SAN GIMIGNANO: Visit.
  • GREVE: Wine tasting at a wine estate.
  • FLORENCE: Guided walking tour.
  • PISA: See the leaning tower.
  • VENICE: Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshop.
  • ASSISI: Visit St. Francis Basilica.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR:
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, firstclass, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal transfer boat in Venice; mini-train in Pisa.
  • HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
  • MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 3 dinners (D).
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Rome Grand Hotel Fleming (F) or Buenos Aires (ST), Siena Four Points by Sheraton Siena (F), Montecatini Settentrionale Esplanade (F), Venice Area Poppi (ST) at Mira, Rome Holiday Inn Parco dei Medici (F) or Buenos Aires (ST)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are based on the 2019 season and are subject to change at the full 2020 Europe brochure release.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Reviews (6)

9 Day The Splendours of Italy reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“The Splendours of Italy”
- VIC, Australia Apr 2016 3 Helpful Votes

The tour guide and driver were very good and the coach was in very good condition and always clean. Some of the hotels were a little too basic for me - 4 star should be better. My travel companions were a mixed bunch and all very nice indeed. It seems like everyone got on well. It was a very enjoyable trip. The only thing I would change would be the first Rome hotel and Monti Cattani hotel.

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“Very happy”
- Australia Oct 2014 2 Helpful Votes

The tour was well organized and well run. The tour guide was excellent and the coach and driver were also excellent. The included meals were average at the hotels but the extra paid for meals were pretty good. The booking system worked well and Georgie was very pleasant to do dealings with. Overall we were very happy with the Cosmos tour.

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“Definitely had fun on the trip”
- VIC, Australia Sep 2014 1 Helpful Vote

We definitely had fun on the trip, except for some of the 'interesting' choices of accommodations, it was an overall pleasant tour. Will definitely consider Cosmos again for future holidays.

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“A good highlight of Italy”
- Australia Dec 2012 1 Helpful Vote

Overall, the tour was a good highlight of Italy, well organised with a knowledgable tour guide. Although I thought the optional tours were overpriced and a few of the hotels lacked tea and coffee amenities which was a bit of a surprise. I would go on another tour but I probably will not do any optional tours and I would recommend bringing your own flask and tea and coffee.

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“We loved almost everything about our tour”
- Australia Sep 2012 1 Helpful Vote

We loved almost everything about our tour, the tour guide was great, he was very knowedgeable and very polite. We loved the sights, the whole experience was fantastic. We would definitely use Cosmos again when we travel next. Thank-you for a wonderful and memorable time.

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