HEART OF ITALY with CINQUE TERRE

8 Days / 6 Nights - Rome, Florence and Cinque Terre - Guaranteed Departures


Highlights

Small Group Touring at its Best!

We are pleased to introduce new Small Group Touring, that is aimed to please. With a maximum group size of sixteen (16) passengers, experience an intimate and unforgettable time in Italy. This tour features Rome, Florence & Cinque Terra (overnight in Genoa).

Tour Highlights

  • No more than sixteen (16) passengers traveling together.
  • Premium hotels, centrally located.
  • Gourmet dinners at intimate restaurants.
  • Scenic routes and slow travel.
  • Professional tour leader, present but not obtrusive.
  • All entrance fees included.
  • Porterage at hotel and train station.

Heart of Italy Tour Includes

  • Two (2) nights in Rome ( Dei Mellini, Savoy, Londra & Cargill).
  • Three (3) nights in Florence ( Cavour, Palazzo Castri, Villa Olmi).
  • One (1) night in Genoa ( Bristol, Continental).
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Tour escort service.
  • Welcome briefing.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Farewell dinner in Florence.
  • Guided visit of the heart of Rome.
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation.
  • Transfer from Rome to Florence by private coach.
  • Wine tasting in Siena plus lunch.
  • Guided visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia & Michelangelo's David with skip the line reservation.
  • Tuscan dinner with a sunset walking.
  • Driver guided tour to Cinqueterre from Florence.
  • Boat to explore Cinqueterre.

Hotel Options

Rome Hotel Options: Dei Mellini, Savoy or the Londra & Cargill.

Florence Hotel Options: Grand Hotel Cavour, Palazzo Castri or the Hotel Villa Olmi.

Genoa Hotel Options: Bristol or Continental.

Additional Notes

The package requires a minimum of two (2) passengers to operate. The package will operate with no more than sixteen (16) passengers.

Itinerary

Day 01, Thursday: U.S. to Rome

Overnight flight to Rome, Italy. Celtic Tours World Vacations will be delighted to book your air in conjunction with your tour, or purchase this tour on a land only basis, where your tour would begin on day 02, in Rome.

Day 02, Friday: Arrival Rome

Welcome to Italy! After collecting your baggage, transfer to your hotel. Time to relax before meeting our Tour Leader and fellow traveling companions at the bar of the hotel. From here we walk to a local restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03, Saturday: Heart of Rome & Vatican

Meet our tour leader in the lobby and walk to Piazza Navona, where we will explore the heart of Rome. Today includes the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Baroque quarter. Free time for lunch. Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit. Tonight experience real Roman food! Meet our tour leader and enjoy a relaxed walk along the narrow streets of ancient Rome. End the tour at a local restaurant for a tasty Roman Dinner. Return to hotel with our tour leader. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04, Sunday: Siena-Florence

Meet our tour leader and transfer to Florence by private coach. The drive itself is magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where we enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olive trees, small villages and original bell towers. En route stop in Siena, probably Italy’s loveliest medieval city. Upon arrival, enjoy a “farmers lunch” with original Tuscan foods; cheese and salami, with a wine tasting included. After lunch, free time to explore the city. Continue on, with a stop at a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting, before reaching Florence in the late afternoon. Dine independently tonight. Overnight in Florence.

Day 05, Monday: Free Day in Florence

Today enjoy your day in Florence at your leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Day 06, Tuesday: Florence

Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commissioned various works. We start exploring Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city. With our guide, we explore the heart of the town. Visit the fresh market of San Lorenzo, with food arriving fresh every day from Tuscan Countryside. A great opportunity to taste many varieties of cheese, fruits, vegetables and breads, with free time to enjoy lunch independently. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio (from outside), the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower (from outside), Ponte Vecchio. Finally, visit the Accademia and see the masterpiece of Michelangelo; the statue of David. Tonight we enjoy a Tuscan dinner with a sunset walk. This time of the day is spectacular and provides great photo opportunities. Overnight in Florence.

Day 07, Wednesday: Florence - Cinque Terre

Begin your private post-tour excursion to Cinque Terre! After breakfast, meet your driver guide and continue to Cinque Terre. Upon arrival, start the exploration of the villages by boat. Cinque Terre is the name of a district that encompasses five glorious towns, where small houses are surrounded by lush nature. Visitors are fascinated by the beauty of these five small villages; Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. The inhabitants of Cinque Terre benefit not only from its pristine waters, but from its natural environment, where wild nature is interspersed with vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards, creating a precious bond between man, his traditions and this breath taking stretch of coast. At the end, continue to Genoa for overnight.

Day 08, Thursday: Genoa - U.S.

After breakfast, transfer to Milan Airport (2+ hours) for your return flight home. (Transfer to Genoa Airport can also be arranged).

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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2017Land Only
Jun 29 (Sold Out)   2869
Jul 13; 27   2869
Aug 10 (Sold Out)   2869
Aug 24 (Sold Out)   3029
Sep 7; 21; Oct 5; 19   3029

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. Triple rooms offer discounts.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Drinks on meals

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Italy one day later.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
Heart of Italy with Cinqueterre - [details] 

 

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