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Town of Vernazza, Cinque Terre National Park
Beautiful Montalcino, Tuscany
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Streets of San Gimignano, Tuscany

Rome, Tuscany & The Italian Riviera including the Cinque Terre National Park Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-00330
  • Type : Small Group
  • Duration : 9 days
  • Departs from : Rome Airport (FCO)
  • Meeting Place : Rome Airport or Hotel

Description

This unique and elegant journey begins in Rome and ends on the magnificent Italian Riviera in the beautiful sea-side town of Portovenere.  It includes beautiful hotels, wonderful dining experiences in addition to all of the sightseeing tours listed on the itinerary.  This tour is one of our most popular tours and a great choice for those looking to enjoy Italy's architectural, gastronomical and natural wonders. 

The properties in Rome, Tuscany and the Italian Riviera we use are outstanding.  All meals include wine and your tour host and guides are always the best local guides we can find.

This journey from Rome through Tuscany onto the Italian Riviera will be sure to delight and surprise you with the beauty you become a part of. 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Arrival-Welcome to Italy

Where we visit : Rome
Meeting Location : Rome Airport or Hotel
Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at the Rome airport please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Our local representative will be waiting for you outside the gates to transfer you to the hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel you will have time to relax and spend the day at leisure before meeting with your host in the evening who will provide information regarding the program and literature of the destination that are about to be visited and will offer a welcome cocktail and light dinner at 7.30 pm Overnight in Rome.
Meals : Dinner
 

Day 2 - Vatican & The heart of Rome

Where we visit : Rome
After breakfast, you will experience a guided visit of Vatican City including St. Peter’s cathedral, the masterpieces of Greek and Roman ancient art, works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. At the end of the tour we will stop for lunch (include). In the afternoon, continue walking tour of the heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, Navona Square, People’s Square, the Pantheon. In the evening, enjoy a tasty dinner with wine. Overnight in Rome.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 3 - Rome

Where we visit : Rome
Today you will have the time to experience Rome at leisure and since you will have had a full day tour of the city the day before you may have ideas in mind of where you want to return. Rome is a fantastic city for shopping and there are many streets to find local hand-made Roman crafts. We can also assist you today in booking additional tours in Rome. Overnight in Rome.
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 4 - Siena & San Gimignano

Where we visit : Siena, Florence
Today, enjoy a visit of Siena ( guided visit) & San Gimignano ( free time). After breakfast, meet your driver and your tour leader and drive to Florence. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages and original bell towers. The first stop is Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city, for a walking tour with a local guide. Siena's heart is Il Campo or Campo's square, where the famous horse race Il Palio takes place two times each summer. The town offer magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. Enjoy a wine tasting with cheese and salami. Continue to Florence and en route stop in San Gimignano. The town is listed as a World Heritage site and fascinates for its medieval look. Its high towers create a unique skyline. Enjoy the village on your own. Arrival in Florence late afternoon. Free time for dinner. Overnight in Florence.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 5 - Florence

Where we visit : Florence
In the morning, enjoy a walking tour of the city with guide with Accademia. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commissioned various works. Visit Piazza dellaSignoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto's bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Florence on your own, visiting the Uffizi or taking the opportunity to visit Chianti or Lucca. Overnight in Florence.
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 6 - Dinner in Chianti

Where we visit : Chianti
Today you will have the opportunity to experience Florence at leisure. As in Rome, there are fantastic areas to shop in Florence which is famous the world over for leather goods. There are also many optional tours available in Florence including cooking courses, guided tours of the Boboli gardens in addition to visiting other cities and towns in Tuscany should you wish. We can provide you with some fantastic experiences should you be interested that we can recommend however this day is up to you how you want to spend it! In the evening we will depart through the hills of Chianti area for a unique dinner experience. Enjoy the view of the beautiful hills covered by vineyards and have a fantastic dinner in a farm house, accompanied with Chianti wine. Return late evening at hotel. Overnight in Florence.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 7 - Pisa

Where we visit : Pisa
After breakfast, meet your expert driver guide and continue to Pisa. Here, meet you local guide and visit the city. Pisa is most famous for its Leaning Tower, but the old Maritime Republic offers incredible sights like Miracles’ square, the beautiful Battistero and many other masterpieces. At the end of the excursion, proceed to Portovenere. Dinner will be served in a typical restaurant. Overnight in Portovenere.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 8 - Cinqueterre & Portofino

Where we visit : Cinque Terre
After breakfast, meet your guide and embarkation to visit of Cinqueterre from the sea. Stop in Monterosso and Vernazza to enjoy these beautiful villages. Free time in Monterosso, then meet your driver and drive to Portofino to enjoy the colors of late afternoon. Return to Portovenere. In the evening enjoy a tasty dinner in Portovenere. Overnight in Portovenere.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 9 - Time to Say Arrivaderci!

Where we visit : Portovenere
This morning our services will conclude and you will be transferred to the airport or rail station where the rest of your journey home or to other places in Italy will continue. If you are very interested in the Cinque Terre national park, we can also arrange boat/ferry service to you into any town and we have many hotels with whom we work in this area. We also have exclusive Cinque Terre walking tours as well as romantic and family packages.
Meals : Breakfast

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Luggage handling at hotel
  2. Bus As Per Itinerary
  3. Tour Escort / Tour host
  4. Welcome Cocktail
  5. 3 nights in Rome
  6. 3 Nights In Florence
  7. 2 nights in Portovenere
  8. 4Dinners, Wine Included
  9. 1 Dinner in Chianti, with wine tasting
  10. 1 lunch in Rome
  11. 1 wine tasting with cheese and salumi in Siena
  12. Visit of Colosseo and Vatican Museums, entrance fee included
  13. Walking Tour Of Florence With Accademia
  14. Visit of Siena and free time in San Gimignano
  15. Visit of Pisa and free time in Portofino
  16. Visit of Cinqueterre by boat (in case of bad weather conditions, the boat will be substituted with train)

What's Not Included

  1. Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
  2. Gratuities of any type
  3. Optional excursions during your tour
  4. Porterage at airport on arrival
  5. Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program
  6. City Tax ( 4€ per person per night, to be paid locally. The amount may change according to local policy )
  7. Tips

Sites and Locations Visited on this Tour

Pricing & Availability

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Hotels

Hotel Berchielli

A Florentine jewel the Hotel Berchielli has been welcoming visitors since 1890. Timeless elegance and sophisticated surroundings enriched with stained glass windows, chrome and wrought iron works by local craftsman, fine marbles and stone along with breathtaking views over the river Arno, Ponte Vecchio and SS Apostoli all combined with modern comforts make the Berchielli an ideal place to stay.

Hotel Pierre Florence

The hotel Pierre is located in a pedestrian only area of Florence, in a prime location that offers visitors sophisticated accommodations, fantastic buffet breakfast and knowledgeable and helpful staff. We have found over the years working with this hotel that they are truly one of the best in Florence for so many reason.

Hotel Ponte Sisto

The superior 4-star Hotel Ponte Sisto sits on a quiet downtown street in historic Rome convenient to the Trastevere district, the Jewish Ghetto, the fascinating Piazza Navona and all the city's main attractions like the Campo de’ Fiori, the Trevi fountain, the Spanish Stairs and Via Giulia.

NH La Spezia

The hotel NH La Spezia is located in the city center across from the harbor of the famous towns of Cinque Terre in the region of Liguria Italy . The hotel is ideally located for boat excursions to the stunning towns of Cinque Terre. The building of the hotel dates back to the 50's and every room as a sea view!

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