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A Taste of Italy Tour

Places Covered: Rome, Siena, Venice, Florence, Tuscany
Duration: 8 days
Tour Cost: €630

Known for its majestic history, rich culture and inviting climate, Italy is one of the most frequented destinations in the world. An 8 day tour of Italy with the use of a luxury overland coach is an ideal way to experience all that this country has to offer. We provides 8 day coach holidays around Italy that are certain to captivate the heart and the soul. With numerous destinations and an itinerary that allows for personal time to explore, this excursion is perfect for first-time visitors as well as for seasoned travellers. What are some of the must-see spots which are included?

8 Day Holidays in Italy: Embracing History

These journeys will take the individual to all of the most vaunted cities within the country. Examples include Rome, Siena, Venice, Florence and Tuscany. As we appreciate the countless sights and architectural masterpieces in each location, there are also "free days" that provide an unfettered experience to the visitor. From sampling local wines and pasta to gazing at massive works such as the Coliseum or the Venetian canals, a kaleidoscope of riches awaits.

Stunning Landscapes

This 8 day tour of Italy will likewise provide truly majestic views of the natural countryside. The rolling hills of Tuscany and the picturesque shores of Lake Garda offer excellent photo opportunities or merely a quiet day to enjoy the fresh air and sunny skies.

As if all of these destinations were not reasons enough to choose an 8 day tour of Italy, the luxuries provided by The Europe Holidays are also impressive and should be mentioned. These include modern and spacious coaches, free hotel Wi-Fi service, confirmed departure days and a minimum initial deposit of only ten per cent of the total cost. Of course, these are all combined with the unbeatable rates which have served to define such unparalleled service.

DAY 01

Rome

Welcome to Rome! The first day of the tour is an arrivals day: meet up with your tour guide at our accommodation in the afternoon and prepare for the tour of a lifetime! If you arrive early, head into the city and see some of the sites that make Rome famous the world over. An ancient city that has seen the rise and fall of entire empires, there is no shortage of historical real estate to feast your eyes on. Not to mention designer shopping and brilliant food… Tonight you’ll meet the rest of the tour group at our included welcome dinner.

Dinner

DAY 02

Rome

Today we’ll take a guided walking tour of the city, stopping off at the landmarks that have made Rome a perennial favourite with travellers all over the world. See Ancient Roman architecture, medieval buildings, Renaissance artworks and more remnants of Rome’s illustrious past as capital of this incredible country – and of the Roman Empire at large. Be sure to see sightseeing highlights like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and the countless other attractions that make Rome famous the world over. Later you’ll have the option of taking a guided walking tour of the Vatican City. Marvel at glittering artworks, vast marble halls and opulent architecture – all part and parcel of the Vatican’s status as the seat of papal power. Eating and drinking well is also an important part of Roman life – and as they say, ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do.’ Try excellent Italian cuisine, and be sure to grab a famous Roman gelato while you’re sight-seeing!

Breakfast

DAY 03

Rome - Siena - Venice

Today we’ll be driving to Venice, but first we have a comfort stop at the medieval Tuscan town of Siena. The town is famous for the 'Palio' horse race and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will arrive into Venice this afternoon, and later get a classic Venetian view from the famous Rialto Bridge our orientation walking tour. While in Venice you also have the opportunity to board a gondola and see Venice the way it should be seen, try Venetian cuisine, visit museums & art galleries and get the full Venetian experience! Alternatively you can simply relax and soak up the sun on the sandy beaches at Jesolo or Lido. There’s also St Mark’s Square, The Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace to see.

Breakfast, dinner

DAY 04

Venice free day

Take the time to explore today on your free day in Venice. Marvel at this incredible city – which features more artistic masterpieces per square kilometer than any other place on earth! Speak with your tour leader for suggestions for your free day in Venice.

Breakfast

DAY 05

Venice - Florence - Tuscany

Today we make our way to the beautiful city of Florence, stopping along the way in Lake Garda, where we stop for a photo stop. The next stop is Verona for a look at Juliet’s balcony – where Juliet is said to have been wooed by Romeo. Then, we make our way to Florence for a guided walking tour. Learn more about the heritage of this city, which stretches back through the ages to encompass Renaissance artworks and Roman ruins. Sights to see in Florence include Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce and of course Michelangelo’s David. A cultural and political focal point during the Renaissance, Florence is endowed with a huge variety of important buildings and famous artworks. We’ll then make our way to our accommodation in Tuscany.

Breakfast

DAY 06

Tuscany free day or the Cinque Terre & Pisa

Enjoy the option of a free day today in beautiful Tuscany, options include further time in the city of Florence or exploring the spa town of Montecatini. You also have the option of joining a free optional excursion to Pisa & Cinque Terre! A highlight of any tour to Italy, you’ll be able to snap photos of this legendary structure and explore the grounds. We will then continue on to the stunning coastal town of La Spezia, the gateway to the Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre literally means ‘Five Lands’ and consists of five coastal cliff-side towns linked by rail and by footpaths. Overlooking the Mediterranean and amply supplied with fresh produce from the surrounding farms and homesteads, this is a region with all the ingredients to make for an unforgettable day.

Breakfast.

DAY 07

Tuscany - Rome

Today enjoy Tuscany! We make our way through one of the world’s most picturesque countryside landscapes, admire Tuscan farmhouses, vineyards and olive groves as we drive by. We also stop off in San Gimignano to sample local wines and antipasto, we round things off with a celebratory final dinner back in Rome.

Breakfast, Antipasto, dinner

DAY 08

Rome

After breakfast, you 8 day Italian tour concludes. It is time to say your goodbyes to your fellow travellers and of course the incredible land of Italy. Arrivederci Italia!

Breakfast

What's Included:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Antipasto in Tuscany.
  • 10 included Experiences, 2 optional Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences.
  • Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.
  • Free Wi-Fi in hotels
  • Services of your leader who will be on hand with advice and tips and ensure that you get the most from your trip. You can also book any of the optional excursions available during your tour with your tour leader.
  • All taxes and fees
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days and arrival and departure days).
  • Free tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip.

REMEMBER ALL TOURS ARE GUARANTEED DEPARTURES AND WILL OPERATE.

Many other companies that operate tours of Europe cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates. All tours operated by us are guaranteed departures and will operate.∗

Tour Dates & Rates

Dates

Tour Price

EarlyBird

Status

Description

16 Aug to 23 Aug 2015

€1290

€790

Guaranteed to depart

Less than 22 seats left

25 Aug to 01 Sep 2015

€1290

€715

Guaranteed to depart

Seats selling fast

13 Sep to 20 Sep 2015

€1145

€715

Guaranteed to depart

Very low rate

22 Sep to 29 Sep 2015

€1145

€775

Guaranteed to depart

Less than 24 seats

20 Oct to 27 Oct 2015

€1115

€675

Guaranteed to depart

Very low rate

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