Explore Italy CIE19

Number of Days: 8
Destination: Italy
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  • Experience the Italian icons you’ve always wanted to see—exactly the way you want to see them! Set out with the schedule and pace that’s perfect for you to explore the Eternal City of Rome, picturesque Tuscany, spectacular Cinque Terre, intriguing Genoa, and the fashionable mecca of Milan

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Rome, Italy.

    Unpack Your Sense of Adventure!

    Settle into your hotel before exploring the famed Spanish Steps and romantic Trevi Fountain. Ask your Tour Director for expert recommendations to make the most of your time in Roma.

    DAY 2 Rome

    A Roman Holiday Adventure Awaits

    Today is yours to explore Rome as you please. You may decide to visit the famous sights like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum or go off the beaten path to discover local sidewalks and secrets. Your Tour Director can suggest plenty of haunts and hideaways, or you might opt to reserve your spot on a guided tour of the Vatican. (B)

    DAY 3 Rome → Grosseto → Bolgheri → Marina di Cecina

    City Cobblestones to Tuscan Countryside

    Visit the friendly, laid-back town of Grosseto, where you can stroll through the beautiful piazza to see its cathedral and try one of the many cafes. (Your Tour Director knows the best ones!) You’ll also have time in Bolgheri, a lovely little village where good food and wine are a way of life. Tonight, you’ll stay in a charming Italian seaside resort town, Marina di Cecina. (B)

    DAY 4 Marina di Cecina

    Sea, Sand and Sights

    Relax on the beach or take a walk along the centuries-old pine tree forest skirting the Etruscan Riviera. Another option is to book a trip to discover the walled city of Monte Riggioni and San Gimignano, also known as the “medieval Manhattan.” To enhance your experience, a wine tasting is included. (B)

    DAY 5 Marina di Cecina → La Spezia → Cinque Terre → Genoa

    All Aboard to Cinque Terre!

    After greeting the day in Marina di Cecina, you’ll travel north to La Spezia. Hop aboard a train to discover Cinque Terre, a car-free, colourful string of five fishing villages. Ask your Tour Director the best way to soak up the charm of these spectacular landscapes before travelling on to Genoa—former Maritime Republic and birthplace of Christopher Columbus. (B)

    DAY 6 Genoa → Milan

    Seaside Genoa and Stylish Milan

    What better place to relax than in Italy’s most colourful seaport? Explore the maze of narrow streets of Genoa’s medieval Caruggi district on our optional guided tour with a typical Genovese lunch. Later, head to Milan, where an orientation drive introduces you to the city. (B)

    DAY 7 Milan

    Design and Daily Rituals

    A day at leisure in the fashion and design capital of the world. Today’s a perfect day to seek out famous shops of the fashion district (Quadrilatero della Moda), boutiques, and bars along the beautiful Navigli canals. Your Tour Director can guide you on how to enjoy the fast-paced city of Milan at your own speed with dining and shopping recommendations just for you. Indulge in the local cuisine by joining an optional walking tour. (B)

    DAY 8 Milan

    Your personally tailored holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

  • Free Time to Explore in Rome, Grosseto, Bolgheri, Marina di Cecina, Genoa, Milan; Excursion to Cinque Terre

    Transportation

    • Touring by private, first class, air-conditioned motor coach with Wi-Fi; Train from La Spezia to Cinque Terre.

    Hotels

    Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, any mandatory service and resort fees.

    • Rome: Pergola (ST)
    • Marina di Cecina: Settebello (ST)
    • Genoa: Starhotels President (F)
    • Milan: Starhotels Business Palace (F)

    Meals

    • Buffet breakfast (B) daily

    Professional Tour Director

  • Available Dates

    • From 1299

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