HEART OF ITALY with CINQUE TERRE and MILAN

10 Days / 8 Nights - Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre and Milan - 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) and Milan.

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).
  • Two (2) nights in Milan ( GH Visconti, Una Cusani).
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Welcome briefing.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation.
  • Transfer from Rome to Florence by private coach with en route stop in Siena and Monteriggioni.
  • Guided visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia & Michelangelo’s David with skip the line reservation.
  • Tuscan dinner with a sunset walking.
  • Boat to explore Cinqueterre.
  • Transfer from Genoa Hotel to Genoa Station.
  • 1st class seat reserved on high speed train from Genoa to Milan.
  • Transfer from Milan Station to Milan Hotel.
  • Transfer from Milan Hotel to meet your group to visit Milan.
  • Group half-day guided visit of Milan including Last Supper, Duomo and La Scala.
  • Group full-day guided visit of Como & Bellagio.

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.

Milan Hotel Options: GH Visconti and Una Cusani.

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 in Rome

Welcome to Italy! Meet your Tour Leader and your travel companion at the Bar of the hotel. At the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03, Saturday: Heart of Rome & Vatican

Meet your assistant in the lobby and walk to Piazza Navona, where you will start your exploration of the heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Baroque quarter. Free time for lunch and relax. Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit. Optional: Tonight experience the real Roman food! Meet your tour leader and enjoy a relaxed walking along the narrow streets of ancient Rome. End the tour at your restaurant for a tasty Roman Dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04, Sunday: Siena-Florence

Meet your tour guide at hotel in Rome and transfer to Florence by private coach. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olives tree, small villages and original bell towers. En route stop in Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. The town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. Upon arrival, enjoy a “farmer lunch”: Original Tuscan Food: wine tasting with cheese and salami. After lunch, free time to explore the city. At the end, continue to your final destination. Before arrival, stop in a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Late afternoon arrival in Florence. Free time for dinner. 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 3-night private post-tour to Cinqueterre & Milan (from this moment, the tour continues on private basis, without tour escort. The tours included may be private or shared). After breakfast, meet your driver guide and continue to Cinqueterre. Upon arrival, start your exploration of the villages by boat. At the end, continue to Genoa where you will stay one (1) night.

Day 08, Thursday: Milan

Transfer to Genoa Station to catch your high speed train to Milan. Upon arrival, meet your driver and proceed to your hotel. Check in at hotel. You will be picked up late at your hotel by our driver and transferred to Largo Cairoli to start your tour of Milan. Your half-day sightseeing tour of Milan also includes a walking tour, introducing you to Italy’s most stylish city. Take a look at the medieval Sforza Castle. Visit the splendid Duomo, one of the world's largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Enter Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala theatre. Your entrance ticket provides 24 hour admission to the theatre and museum so you can return the next day. Finally, the tour ends with the view of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper includes this difficult to obtain pre-booked entrance, guaranteeing exclusive no line entry and an intimate viewing of the Last Supper. At the end of the tour, you will have the possibility to spend more time in the heart of the town or continue to the hotel on you own. Overnight in Milan.

Day 09, Friday: Como

Today, enjoy a guided full day visit of Como & Bellagio. (pick up and drop off included). Discover Lake Como in Italy's beautiful Lake District, just a short distance from Milan. Nestled between the huge snowcapped Alps that rise up from its shores, is fashionable lakeside town Como. After spending time shopping and dining, you will take a two-hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como to the enchanting village of Bellagio. Return late afternoon and independent return to your hotel. Overnight in Milan.

Day 10, Saturday: Departure to U.S.

Independent transfer to your airport.

Optionals

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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
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