Rome. Tuscany. Cinque Terre. Lake Como. Milan.

September 8 - 16

A sun-filled expedition across legendary cityscapes and warm countrysides.



What’s Included

Accommodations
8 night, four star accommodations
Hotel city tax & tips covered

Transportation
Private, air conditioned, first class transportation by Mercedes van between all listed cities
Professional, English speaking driver
Private transfer from Rome Fiumicino Airport FCO to your hotel in Rome
Train ride from Riomaggiore to Vernazza
Private boat trip from Vernazza to Monterosso
Boat trip to Bellagio on Lake Como
Private transfer from your hotel to Milan Malpensa Airport MPX

Meals and Drinks
Buffet breakfast daily (B)
Welcome dinner in Rome (D)
Wine tasting at a castle in Chianti (L)
Farewell risotto dinner in Milan (D)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Historic Centre of Rome
Historic Centre of Florence
Historic Centre of Siena
Cinque Terre
Piazza del Duomo Pisa

What’s Not Included

Airfare, Travel Insurance, and any additional Meals or Transfers not listed above
Gratuities to local guides and drivers


 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Rome
Benvenuto and welcome to the Eternal City! With a private driver awaiting your arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport FCO, and a celebratory dinner waiting in the heart of Rome, choose between settling in or exploring about – a Roman Holiday atmosphere will ensure that golden slumbers are enjoyed by all. (D)

  • Private transfer from Rome Fiumicino Airport FCO to your hotel
  • Welcome dinner at a fun local restaurant

Day 2 - Rome
Consider pairing a double espresso alongside your first Italian breakfast, as the ensuing tour of Rome’s most prized possessions might just blow you away. You’ve seen the Colosseum, St. Peter's Square, and perhaps even the Pantheon before – but as you’ll find firsthand – not even IMAX 3D can do them justice… and that’s only a taste of the many stops in store. (B)

  • Private guided walking tour with a local connoisseur through Rome’s Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona... and more!
  • Private guided visit inside the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, with our local specialist
  • Orientation drive to Mouth of Truth, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio e Teatro Massimo

Day 3 - Pisa & Lucca
Travel next to the leaning tower of Pisa, before continuing on to Lucca – a city renowned for having stood the test of time atop its remarkable Renaissance-era construction...  as the locals say “Lucca is like a cake with a cherry filling in the middle, every slice is great!” (B)

  • Visit Piazza dei Miracoli to view Pisa's Leaning Tower and Baptistery - where you'll have the chance to take everyone's favorite photo pushing back against the legendary tower

Day 4 - Cinque Terre
The five seaside villages known around the world as Cinque Terre showcase the Italian Riviera in all its majesty; you’ll enjoy a boats-eye view of this picturesque paradise. (B)

  • Guided visit of Riomaggiore, Vernazza and Monterosso
  • Train ride from Riomaggiore to Vernazza
  • Private boat from Vernazza to Monterosso
  • Stop in delightful Monterosso, one of the largest, most famous and antique of the five Cinque Terre villages
  • Boat tour with a local guide

Day 5 - Siena
Marvel at the memory of medieval life in Siena, where the local factions continue to celebrate a medieval-style horse race in the thirteenth-century Piazza del Campo.

  • Wine tasting and local culinary specialties at a castle sitting atop the most romantic area within the Chianti region

Day 6 - Florence
Now with the wind at your back, you’ll travel to the rolling hills of Tuscany, where the warm sun will have Florence – cradle of the Renaissance – blossom before you. (B)

  • Guided walking tour of the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s bell tower, the Baptistery’s ornate “Gate of Paradise,” heavy bronze door, and the stunning Signoria Square
  • Visit the Accademia of Fine Arts and see Michelangelo’s legendary David sculpture

Day 7 - Milan
Next we’ll jump to the north and visit Milan, a bustling metropolis where ancient cobblestones blend elegantly with fast paced fashion icons. While here, consider sipping an aperitif in the city's magnificent glass-domed Galleria, people-watching beside the Gothic "Duomo" Cathedral, and checking out the legendary "La Scala" Opera House. (B)

  • Free time to window-shop in Via Montenapoleone and Via Della Spiga

Day 8 - Lake Como
Enjoy a private boat ride on one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes before stopping by the original Bellagio, commonly referred to as the “Pearl of Lake Como.” (B, D)

  • Farewell Risotto Dinner

Day 9 - Milan
Time to pack your bag, enjoy your final espresso and… Arrivederci Milano! (B)

  • Complimentary private travel to Milan Malpensa Airport MPX
 
(B)reakfast or (D)inner included