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Italy Tour: Prices for 2024 are available upon request!

Single supplement: CA$ 1,521 extra per person (Does not apply for Solo Traveller).

High Season Supplement (15 March - 14 July, 15 August - 28 October, 2024): CA$ 510 per person extra.

Style: Small Group Tour – accompanied by an English speaking Driver/Guide.

Group Size: Small Group tours 2-20 people.

Departures: Select Available Arrival Dates 01 July - October 2024.

Dates are based on Day 1, arrival day in destination.

Departs every Tuesday or Thursday


16 and 25 July, 2024

13 and 22 August, 2024

10 and 19 September, 2024

15 and 24 October, 2024

Themes: Architecture, Art & Culture

Activity Level: Moderate Level

What to expect:  This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness. Expect early wake up times and very long days in order to fit in all included visits. 

Visiting: Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Florence, Siena, La Spezia, Milan, Venice

Duration: 12 Days/ 11 Nights



Absolute Italy 

A trip to Italy is a discovery of breath-taking architectures and well-crafted arts. You will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Eternal City and the imperial Rome. You will have the chance to experience the local train rides surrounded by charming sights. Be awestruck by the amazing beauty of Venice while going on a Gondola ride. Explore, wonder and photograph, Italy awaits.

Day One: Arrive Rome  

Welcome to Rome, Italy. You will be met by our local representative who will transfer you in a private car to your hotel where you are assisted with a smooth check-in. 

During the rest of the day free time at your disposal for a first exploratory tour of the Eternal City. In case of an early arrival in Rome, we recommend a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, to admire Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel and other masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance more closely. It is also possible to participate in a series of other optional activities, such as a cooking lesson to learn how to make pizza or pasta and ice cream. For the evening we recommend a nice walk in the Trastevere district, full of typical restaurants. Overnight stay at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Gambrinus or similar        Meals: None

Day Two: Rome

You will be met at your hotel after breakfast by your English speaking Tour Guide who will take you on a group tour to discover imperial Rome, including the Forum and the magnificent Colosseum. The rest of the day is free to explore the city. You can join an excursion to visit Rome Catacombs or for the sporty ones there is also the option of an electric bike tour, to discover the historic centre with its symbols or even a more secret and unusual Rome. 

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Gambrinus or similar         Meals: Breakfast

Day Three: Naples - Pompeii - Rome

After breakfast at the hotel, you will board the high-speed train to Naples; the journey takes about 1h 15’. Upon arrival at Naples station you will begin a full day excursion to visit Pompeii and Naples. You will first discover the famous archaeological site of Pompeii, ancient Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD and then you will immerse yourself in the undisputed charm of the city of Naples.

In the evening, return to Rome by train.

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Gambrinus or similar          Meals: Breakfast

Day Four: Rome - Florence

After breakfast at the hotel, you will reach Rome Termini station to board the high-speed train to Florence; the journey takes about 1h 30’. After arriving, hotel accommodation and free time available for an independent visit of the city, the 'cradle of the Renaissance'. It is possible to participate in a guided walking tour that reaches the symbols of the city (Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio with the goldsmiths' shops), or a guided tour of one of the main museums: the Uffizi Galleries, with the masterpieces of the masters of the Italian Renaissance (Leonardo, Caravaggio, Raffaello, Tiziano, Botticelli and many others), or the Accademia Gallery, which houses the original of Michelangelo's famous statue of David.

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Executive or similar        Meals: Breakfast


Day Five: Florence - Siena - San Gimignano - Monteriggioni - Chianti - Florence

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour heading to the Chianti area and visiting Monteriggioni, with its still intact medieval walls. The tour continues to Siena, where you will discover the suggestive Piazza del Campo, Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral, Palazzo Pubblico and the famous Torre del Mangia. After Siena, the tour will head to the walled town of San Gimignano, famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers, also declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO! The tour will continue with a visit to Chianti area and a wine tasting experience of the Chianti red wine.

Return to Florence in the evening. 

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Executive or similar        Meals: Breakfast

Day Six: Florence - La Spezia

After breakfast at the hotel, we board the regional train to La Spezia. The journey takes about 2h 30'. La Spezia is the starting city to explore the famous Cinque Terre, the stretch of coast with 5 fishing villages perched over the sea: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The two-day Cinque Terre Train Card is included, which allows access to the National Park area and the use of regional trains that connect the villages and of local buses. 

OVERNIGHT: Hotel the Poet or similar            Meals: Breakfast

Day Seven: La Spezia

Breakfast at the hotel, then free day to continue the visit of the Cinque Terre, you can participate in a food tour to taste the typical season specialties of the territory. Sports enthusiasts can opt for a mountain e-bike ride with a guide on one of the many scenic routes of the Gulf of Poets.

OVERNIGHT: Hotel the Poet or similar          Meals: Breakfast

Day Eight: La Spezia - Milan

After breakfast at the hotel, we board the intercity train to Milan. The journey takes about 3h 20 '. After arriving, hotel accommodation and free time for all to visit the city on one’s own. We suggest to discover the most famous symbols of Milan, such as the Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco, the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio and the Navigli, the famous canals, the very hub of the Milanese nightlife. You can continue your visit to the city with an internal visit of the Teatro alla Scala and its museum, a unique experience to visit one of the most famous theatre houses in the world. For the sports enthusiasts, a bike tour tour is also available.

OVERNIGHT: Hotel NYX        Meals: Breakfast


Day Nine: Milan - Como - Lake Como - Milan

Breakfast at the hotel and then take the regional train to reach Como. The journey takes about 40 min. Discover the city of Como and its famous lake on your own. A day ticket is included for the hop-on / hop-off public boat to discover the lake departing from Como. You can choose the best stops to get off for a walk according to the departures of the boats and the time of the train back to Milan. Enjoy some free time in Como to get to know the town and shop in the many local boutiques.

Return to Milan in the evening.

OVERNIGHT: Hotel NYX or similar         Meals: Breakfast

Day Ten: Milan - Venice

After breakfast at the hotel, we board the high-speed train to Venice. The journey takes about 2h 30 '. After arriving, hotel accommodation, so in the afternoon there will be a 30- minute “gondola ride” with commentary via app on your mobile phone. Before dinner in Venice, it is traditional to have an aperitif based on “cichéti” (small snacks) in one of the many “bacari” (taverns) scattered along the “calli” (that is what the Venetian streets are called): a must experience to try, absolutely! 

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal or Hotel Amadeus or similar        Meals: Breakfast

Day Eleven: Venice

Breakfast at the hotel, then full day dedicated to the discovery of Venice or its lagoon. You can take a guided walking tour through the most famous places in the city (Piazza San Marco with the Basilica and the Clock Tower, the Rialto Bridge, Campo Santa Maria Formosa) and others less known; or a skip-the-line guided tour of the Doge's Palace, with the Doge's luxurious apartments and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Alternatively, you can go on a boat trip to the islands of the Venice lagoon: Murano, known all over the world for its famous glass craftmanship; Burano, famous not only for its lace, but also for the picturesque fishermen's houses all painted in bright colours; and Torcello, the first settlement centre in the lagoon.

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal or  Hotel Amadeus or similar        Meals: Breakfast


Day Twelve: Venice - Depart

Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and end of the tour. Possibility to book a private transfer to the airport as an additional service, or to continue the journey according to the customer's needs.

Meals: Breakfast

End of our services

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     Your tour includes:

  •           ·          Arrival transfers
  •           ·          Hotel accommodation per itinerary or similar
  •           ·          One wine tasting in Chianti Area
  •           ·          Entrance fees to the sights throughout the tours
  •           ·          Local English Speaking Tour Guide
  •           ·          Train tickets and bus transfers to the sights throughout the tour 
  •           ·          30 minute shared Gondola ride with commentary on app (App to be downloaded in your smart phone - English/Spanish)
  •           ·          One day free circulation ticket on the public boat on Lake Como. 



  •           ·          Departure transfers
  •           ·          City tax (needs to be paid on the spot)
  •           ·          Transfer from/to the rail stations.
  •           ·          Personal expenses such as room service, drinks, laundry, etc.
  •           ·          Tipping for Guides and Nile Cruise crew
  •           ·          Any item not listed under includes or in the above intinerary


**Times may vary according to traffic and weather