Italy is home to the best that Europe has to offer. Discover Rome, Assisi, Venice, Bologna, Siena, Florence Padua and the Tuscany Wine region with us. Explore this beautiful land with us, join a group of international travelers as we guide you through fine Roman Architecture, sail in romantic Gondolas in Venice, taste Tuscan Wine in Montepulciano Vineyards, admire works of master artists in Florence, and more. Further, you can join the extended group to explore the beautiful Naples and Capri. TravelOcat promises a great holiday on this 8-day trip to Italy.
What is included in the tour
- Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure
- Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges
- Accommodation in 3* Property
- Sightseeing in shared vehicle
- Parking and Toll tax
- Twilight escapades goody bag
- Travel Insurance
- All tours and transfers by Shared Car is included
What is NOT included in the tour
- Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
- All personal expenses
- Camera fee
Day 1 - Arrival in Rome
Welcome to Rome! After your arrival at the airport, you will proceed to the hotel after a meet and greet (Transfer included). Overnight stay in Rome.
Day 2 - Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence
Depart at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach and proceed to Assisi. Once in Assisi, explore the town at your own leisure. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and then you will have some free time for lunch (not included). Later, board the bus to reach Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square - Piazza del Campo. Next, you will proceed further to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-deserved night of rest.
Day 3 - Florence
After breakfast, spend the day venturing around the town of Florence, which is called the 'Cradle of Renaissance'. The monuments, churches and buildings, like the Duomo, which is also known as Santa Maria del Fiore. Cross a small piazza to see the Campanile tower. In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Relish a delicious lunch at a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), where you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, the Leaning Tower and the Baptistery. Have dinner at leisure and spend a comfortable overnight stay in Florence.
Day 4 - Florence > Bologna > Padua > Venice
After breakfast in Florence, proceed to Bologna. From Piazza Malpighi, you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore Neptune square and Major square in the centre of the city, Palazzo Re Enzo, Palazzo Podesta and San Petronio Basilica, one of the biggest in the world. We recommend that you try a tasty meal here at your own leisure. In the afternoon, continue toward Padua, with Sant Antonio Basilica, which is one of the most visited churches by Catholic pilgrims. Later, proceed to Venice and check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 - Venice
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with 'Skip the Line' tickets to visit the marvellous St. Mark's Basilica and then to Palazzo dei Dogi and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice's canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6 - Venice > Montepulciano (Tuscany Wine Region) > Rome
After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Rome heading to Tuscany. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town known for its 'Nobile' wine, on purchase in local wine houses. Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and go shopping as well. In the evening, you will proceed to Rome to check in into your hotel on arrival.
Day 7 - Rome Sightseeing
Savour a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel. Between 7:45 - 8:00 am, proceed from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters's Basilica with our exclusive 'Skip the Line' access! Upon your arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you will visit one of the most significant art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael's Rooms and then head to the Sistine Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peter's Basilica, which is the biggest church in the world! The tour here. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or the night. Overnight stay in Rome.
Day 8 - Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your journey back home.