Rome, 5 Terre & Florence

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. 

Rome, 5 Terre & Florence
Rome, 5 Terre & Florence

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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 and the remainder of the afternoon & evening are yours to spend as you please. (B)

Day 3 Rome - Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica


This morning join us on a small-group walking tour of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica, and skip the line by booking ahead!  With 2000 rooms filled with the most extensive collection of art in the world you will be lead by an expert guide along the history of this outstanding Museum. You will marvel at the sight of the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and visited sites in the world. Ordered in the late 15th century by Pope Sixtus IV (hence the name “Sistine” Chapel), it is the most emblematic example of papal patronage during the Renaissance period. Thanks to the genius of Michelangelo, you will have an unforgettable experience. This great artist created the masterpiece painting on the ceiling, The Creation of Adam, as well as the incomparable Last Judgment, on the altar wall. But the Vatican Museums are not just the Sistine Chapel... along with the tour, our guide will show you more art jewels such as the Pio-Clementino halls with the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps Galleries. We will then leave the Vatican Museum and proceed to the imposing beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Its dome was designed by Michelangelo who also designed the plan of the Renaissance church. Inside this church, we will experience the beauty of the world-famous sculpture La Pietà (another Michelangelo masterpiece and the only sculpture personally signed by the artist). And in the meantime, we will discover the originality of another art genius, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Thanks to him you can admire the extremely impressive Baldachin Altar (in gold and bronze), and the splendid Colonnade in St. Peter’s Square. The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square and you can then decide to stay in Vatican city for the rest of the day, join another tour in the afternoon or to continue exploring Rome on your own. (B)

Day 4 Rome | Monterosso (Cinque Terre)


Make your way to Rome’s Termini Railway station to board a train 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


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 you are free to start exploring this fascinating city, considered the 'Cradle of the Renaissance', on your own. (B)

Day 8 Florence - Accademia Gallery


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 one 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 - a 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 Florence - San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti


Enjoy a full-day tour of Tuscany’s villages and wine regions 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.  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)

Daily departures


Some excursions included in this tour do not operate daily and itinerary will be modified to suit.

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