Rome, Cinque Terre & Florence
Combine history, famous cities, marvelous art galleries & museums with the rugged coast-line and spectacular scenery of the Cinque Terre on this 10 day tour created for the independent traveller.
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Combine history, famous cities, marvellous art galleries & museums with the rugged coastline and spectacular scenery of the Cinque Terre on this 10-day tour created for the independent traveller.
Day 1 Rome
Arriving in Rome, make your way to your hotel which is located in the very heart of historic Rome for check-in, and the remainder of the day free is to relax or explore as you please. For convenience, a private transfer can be added.
Day 2 Rome | Colosseum
Enjoy a leisurely morning. This afternoon you will find that this tour will meet the needs of the most demanding clients including the full visit of the three world-famous symbols of Ancient Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Tour starts at the Arch of Constantine, the largest and one of the best preserved triumphal arches in Rome. From here our guide will take you inside the Colosseum (skip the line entrance tickets), the most famous monument in the world and a main symbol of Rome. Our guide will explain the cruel events that took place there and answer all your questions. After exiting the Colosseum, you will visit its surrounding monuments like and the Palatine Hill with the Roman Forum Archeological Area (skip the line entrance tickets) undoubtedly the most important and attractive one in the world, thanks to unique historical, monumental, archaeological values, as well as for its sublime beauty. Just the views from the Palatine over the Forums or the Circus Maximus would be worth a trip to Italy. You will discover also the House of the Vestals, the various Temples, the Senate House, the Capitol Palace the Sacred Way and the Triumph Arches. The tour ends inside the Roman Forum. (B)
Day 3 Rome | Vatican Museums
This morning you can optimize your time in Rome visiting the Vatican Museums at your Pace with Skip-the-Line entrance tickets. Get this option to visit the Vatican Museums with our exclusive Skip the Line access! No stress to reach the entrance, our assistant will lead you to the museums, where you’ll visit at your own pace one of the most important art collections in the world! Discover the masterpieces of Rome on this self-guided tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Avoid the crowds standing in line and take advantage of our exclusive fast-track entrance as Official Partners of the Vatican Museums. Once inside, explore the wonders of one of the world’s biggest art collection at your own pace. With their fifty-four galleries, including four statue museums (Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano), these museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, featuring artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. (B)
Day 4 Rome | Monterosso (Cinque Terre)
Make your way to Rome’s Termini Railway station to board your train, with reserved seating, for your journey to the town of Monterosso, one of the five villages of Liguria’s Cinque Terre. You’ll find that your hotel is just a short walk from the centrally located railway station. Check-in at your hotel and spend the remainder of the day becoming acquainted with this small town. (B)
Day 5 Monterosso
One of the most economical & convenient ways to explore the Cinque Terre is with a Cinque Terre Card which grants access to the national park and its trekking trails, the shuttle buses & train travel between Levanto & La Spezia. This pass is easily purchased locally at any railway station. (B)
Day 6 Monterosso
A day to pass as you choose enjoying the marvellous scenery of this coast-line perhaps travelling to another village using the many ferries that regularly sail back-&-forth between towns. (B)
Day 7 Monterosso | Florence & Tuscan Tastes
Today you’ll return to the train station to board your train to Florence and once there you’ll find that your hotel is located within an easy walking distance of the railway station & of Florence’s most important sites. Check-in and then, in the late afternoon, enjoy some local Tuscan Tastes. Our Florence Wine Tasting offers a unique variety of Italian Wines specially selected by our Sommelier and matched by the most traditional foods of the Tuscan countryside and takes place in an authentic, traditional Enoteca located in the heart of Florence and led by the winner of the prestigious trophy "Best Sommelier 2014 FISAR". His name is Livio and he’s a great wine teacher and expert. The wine bar where the tasting takes place is a historical place: open in the 19th century, it was originally an “Alimentari”, that’s a grocery store, specialized in the sale of the codfish. But don’t worry, Livio will give you an introduction about the shop and its beginning. Our Florence Wine Tasting is limited to small groups, so we guarantee a unique experience; in this way you are able to ask any questions or curiosities to our Sommelier. Enjoy some of the many delicious tastes of the Tuscany region: have you ever put some jam on the cheese? In Tuscany, we like to match the sweetness of the jam with the taste of the cheese, that could be Pecorino (sheep) or Caprino (goat) or Parmigiano (from cow milk). You’ll learn how to prepare a delicious dish of cheeses and cold-cuts in a quick and simple way! Moreover, don't forget about our great extra virgin Olive oils! The olive tree's roots are inextricably entwined with the culinary history of the region and this fascinating tasting experience is a voyage of discovery through the palette of Tuscan olive oils. It’s incredible how the taste of the oil can change, depending on the soil, the climate, the exposure to the sun and, more important, the time of the olive harvest. The Tuscan olive oil is different from the others for its aggressive, herby and very strong flavour. Remember, don’t use the extra virgin olive oil for cooking, it’s a waste of a first-quality product! (B)
During the month of August, the Tuscan Tastes event is replaced by a Tasting Tour by Bike.
Day 8 Florence
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel and some time to stroll the fascinating streets of Florence before your Guided Visit to Accademia Gallery. Our experienced multilingual guides will help you to discover the treasures of the most famous and important museums in the world. They will take you back in time, on an animated journey through the history and art of Florence, in order to reveal secrets and tales linked to the artworks of the greatest Renaissance artists. Total immersion in the art of Michelangelo to get to know his most famous work, David, and other important works of art such as "I Prigioni" and "San Matteo". Your afternoon will be free to pass as you choose. (B)
Day 9 San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti
Enjoy a full-day tour of Tuscany’s villages and wine regions from Florence and travel into the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Visit the town of San Gimignano, the wine territory of Chianti, the medieval town of Siena and the Monteriggioni fortress. The village of San Gimignano, the Chianti area and the Medieval town of Siena are situated in the heart of our beautiful Tuscany. They are all compelling stops for those who want to learn about the region’s history and traditions. The first stop will be San Gimignano, a magnificent example of a Medieval urban town; in fact, it is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will have free time to visit the village and its splendid squares, palaces, churches and the magnificent towers. The tour continues to the splendid area of the Chianti Classico. We will stop by a typical Tuscan winery where you will visit the cellars and vineyards. Afterwards, you will taste the wine produced, which will be accompanied by a delicious Tuscan lunch consisting of typical food such as pasta, cured meats, cheeses and local pastries. In the afternoon the tour continues with sightseeing in Siena. Here four official guides – an English one, a Spanish one, a French one and a Russian one - will lead our tour to the city centre. You will have the chance to admire the magnificent Cathedral and the Town Hall in the Piazza del Campo, the scenery of the world famous Palio horse race. The tour will end with the visit to the marvellous Monteriggioni medieval fortress. Tour duration is approximately 11 hours 45 minutes & your return to Florence will be around 8:30 pm. (B.L)
Day 10 Florence
Today marks the end of your Rome, Cinque Terre & Florence Tour and at a time to suit your departing flight make your way to the airport to begin your journey home. Arrivederci! (B)
Some excursions included in this tour do not operate daily and itinerary will be modified to suit.