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A perfect mix of small group touring, private touring and city tours. Complete with 6 nights accommodations.


A perfect mix of small group touring, private touring and city tours. Complete with 6 nights accommodations.

Tour Highlights

  • Daily departures designed for parties from 2-6 passengers - perfect for family and friends traveling! (Can be priced for larger groups as needed).
  • Perfect combination of small group touring and private touring.
  • Visits to: Rome, Florence, the Chianti Region and the Cinque Terre Region.
  • 24/7 Concierge, as well as 24/7 Celtic Help Line as needed.

Smart Tour Includes

  • Welcome briefing upon arrival.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Two (2) nights in Rome, three (3) nights in Florence and two (2) nights in Portovenere.
  • Small group tour with visits to Vatican, entrance fee included (transfer to/from tour departure point not included).
  • “Tuscany Countryside” driver guided tour with en route stop in Siena & Monteriggioni. Pick up in Rome and drop off in Florence.
  • 1 Typical lunch in Siena.
  • One wine tasting in Chianti.
  • Small Group Tour: Walking tour in Florence.
  • Driver guided tour “Pisa & Lucca” on route to Pontovenere.
  • Guided visit of Cinque Terre by boat and train.

Hotel Options

  • Rome: Conciliazione, Savoy, Empire or similar
  • Florence: Pierre, Palazzo Brunaccini or similar
  • Portovenere: Grand Hotel Portovenere or similar

Additional Notes

Arrival and departure transfers are not included but can be added during the booking process.


Day 01: Rome

Morning arrival in Rome. Optional transfer to your Rome hotel is available at time of booking. If not elected, please make your way to your hotel. Meet with your local assistant in the late afternoon for a welcome briefing. Rome is yours to enjoy independently. Overnight in Rome.

Day 02: Rome, The Vatican, and More!

In the morning, make your way to a designated meeting point near the Vatican. Meet your guide, where you join a small group to visit Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Our expert guide will offer an easy navigation through the vast Vatican collection, spanning more than 4 miles of treasures on display. This Vatican tour focuses on the absolute must-sees and famous masterpieces of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo and the Raphael Rooms. Discover Michelangelo's Dome, Pinecone Courtyard (Cortile della Pigna), Chiaramonti Collection, Pio-Clementino Collection, Stanza Rotonda, Stanza della Croce Greca, Bramante's Triple Gallery, Raphael's Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square, and more. Entry to the most magnificent church on earth; St Peter's, before ending in the superb square designed by Bernini. Make your way independently back to your hotel, with the evening free to enjoy on your own. Overnight in Rome. (B)

Day 03: Rome to Florence with touring of Siena and Monteriggioni

Meet your driver guide at your Rome hotel and transfer to Florence. Your driver guide will stop in Siena and Monteriggioni to visit these enchanting villages. The drive itself is magnificent: enjoy the view of Chianti hills covered by vineyards and olives trees, with the cypresses that became soon familiar. Siena is probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. Its heart is the central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Movie audiences worldwide can see Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. Time permitting, short stop at the charming and tiny castle town of Monteriggioni. With lunch at a Tuscan Villa estate, as well as wine tasting and cellar visit included, this is a great day to experience the best aspects of this wonderful region! Arrival late afternoon in Florence and overnight in the heart of the town. (B,L)

Day 04: Florence

Today you will join a small group to explore Florence and discover how Florence's 2000 years of tumultuous history changed the world forever. See historic sculptures, frescoes, and paintings in 3 famous churches - the Duomo, Santa Trinità, and Orsanmichele. Learn why Florence became one of the greatest art centers the world has ever seen and see Florence's Baptistery, Bell Tower, Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi's Dome, Vasari's Corridor, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Medieval towers, Renaissance palaces, and more (all outside visits). Overnight in Florence. (B)

Day 05: Free Day in Florence!

Today is our chance to freely enjoy Florence independently. Explore the city; shop, dine, and hang with the locals. Overnight in Florence. (B)

Day 06: Florence - Pisa - Lucca - Portovenere

Meet your private driver guide at hotel early morning and transfer to Portovenere. Your first stop will be in Pisa. Once on the sea, Pisa was incredible maritime power, with Venice, Amalfi, and Genova for centuries in the middle age. The Leaning Tower made of Pisa a must-see site, but the city offers many other exciting things.  The beautiful Square of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli) hosts a beautiful Cathedral and the Baptistery. We will continue to Lucca, for an independent tour. Located at the foot of the Apuan Alps, Lucca is one of the cities most loved by all of Tuscany. The Roman amphitheater testifies Roman's origin of the town. But still today, you can recognize Lucca as a Medieval town. The imposing walls surrounding the old town were maintained, and today, the top is a pedestrian promenade. The area around the walls is expertly preserved, with flourishing grass and trees everywhere along the walls. It's great to see these imposing walls transformed into a park, where everyone can enjoy a bike ride around the perimeter, have a stroll, or just rest on one of the many shaded benches. You will arrive in Cinque Terre late afternoon. Overnight in Portovenere. (B) 

Day 07: Cinque Terre Excursion

Today explore the magnificent Cinque Terre with your guide. 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, namely: 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 breathtaking stretch of coast. You’ll return late afternoon in Portovenere. (B)


Day 07: Portovenere - Florence

Transfer independently today (unless booked at the time of reservation). (B)

Please note: documents are not available for Smart Tours until approximately three (3) weeks prior to departure. Documents may be provided electronically.

Rates & Hotels

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Featured Hotels

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Portovenere/La Spezia Hotel La Spezia, Portovenere

Tour Details

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(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details

Accommodation Details

    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Centrally located Rome Hotel

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This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Rome. [more]

Centrally located Florence Hotel

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This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Florence. [more]

Hotel in La Spezia

La Spezia, Portovenere -

This tour uses NH La Spezia or CDH Hotel in La Spezia or similar [more]


This package is based on a minimum of two (2) persons traveling based on sharing one double room. This tour can be booked online or via our call center. A max of 6 passengers can be booked online. If you have more than 6 passengers, you must contact reservations in our call center.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Dinners
  • Transfers
  • City Tax to be paid locally


Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Tour dates are the date you would arrive in Italy. Please plan your air accordingly, as most flights overseas are overnight flights and you would depart the US one day earlier.