Rome - Tuscany - Cinque Terre
8 Day Tour. Year-round availability
Good 3 or 4-Star Hotel
1. January - 31. December
The tour begins in the eternal city of Rome, includes Siena, the Chianti Region, the two picturesque Etruscan settlements of San Gimignano and Volterra, goes on to Pisa and its Leanig Tower, the marble quarry in Carrara, continues to the colourful Cinque Terre, and has Florence as its final destination!
- Day 1: Rome (overnight in Rome)
Transfer from the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport to your hotel in the eternal city of Rome. Enjoy free time and dinner at your hotel during your peaceful first hours in Italy.
- Day 2: Rome (overnight in Rome)
Visit Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with your city guide. Walk through the Vatican Museums and admire important art pieces dating from the Egyptian Age to the late Renaissance. Later take in the archaeological sites of ancient Rome – the Coliseum, the Forum, and more. Dinner in your hotel.
- Day 3: Siena - Chianti Region (overnight in the Chianti region) (daily distance 300 km)
Journey to Siena in Tuscany where you will take a guided city tour, including the site of “Il Palio di Siena” (the well-known horse race that is held twice each year in the Piazza del Campo, the main public square of the city), and Siena Cathedral, an art piece with its own personality. After a bit of leisure time, travel through the enchantingly-hilly Tuscan countryside to the Chianti region and Castello di Vicchiomaggio, where a wine tasting awaits you. Salute!! Dinner in your hotel.
- Day 4: Chianti Region - San Gimignano - Volterra (overnight in the Versilia Coast) (daily distance 200 km)
Awake in the sunny colourful land. Your first stop will be at the Etruscan settlement San Gimignano; enjoy its “Manhattan skyline” and absorb the knowledge you will discover during your guided tour. Take some free time to amble the alleys and maybe buy a fine wine. Then to Volterra, famous for its alabaster, and from where you will be able to admire the vast Tuscan countryside! Dinner in your hotel.
- Day 5: Versilia Coast - Pisa - Carrara Marble Quarries (overnight in Sestri Levante/Rapallo) (daily distance 200 km)
In Pisa your city guide will show you the Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the famous Leaning Tower. Enjoy the views from the foothills of the Apuan Alps and tour the white-marble quarries in Carrara from where Michelangelo took his sculpting block for the “Pietà”. Taste another of the treasures of this area in a visit to a “larderia” where ancient family recipes are used to produce “Lardo di Colonnata”, a world-renowned delicacy that was at one time considered only fit to feed the poor. Dinner in your hotel.
- Day 6: Sestri Levante/Rapallo - Cinque Terre (overnight in Sestri Levante/Rapallo)
This will be an exciting day as you visit Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a picturesque coastline and colourful seaside villages. On this guided tour, you will take a train from Levante to Riomaggiore, travel by boat to Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, then return by train to Levante. Dinner on your own tonight – maybe find a restaurant where you can enjoy the local fish or seafood dishes!
- Day 7: Sestri Levante/Rapallo – Florence (overnight in or around Florence) (daily distance 210 km)
Travel to the artistic city of Florence and enjoy your time in the Capital of the Renaissance! The Cathedral and Bell Tower, the Baptistery, the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Ponte Vecchio are just a taste of this city’s countless cultural offerings. Dinner in your hotel.
- Day 8: Florence – Home
Try to enjoy this, your last day in romantic Italy. Take time over breakfast and maybe have a relaxing goodbye walk through the city’s alleyways. A transfer will be organized to take you from your hotel to Florence Airport, Peretola, from where you’ll start your journey home. But don’t worry! You’ll be back.
Prices* By Hotel Star Rating and Group Size
| 10-18 people
|Tour with 3-Star Hotel Accommodation
| € 1,032.-
|Tour with 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
| € 1,385.-
|*prices are per person in double room
|Single Supplement in 3-Star Hotel Accommodation
| € 140.-
|Singel Supplement in 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
*Prices are based in part on quotations from third-party suppliers and may vary slightly at time of booking.