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Italy in 13 Days • 12 Nights in Destination

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An essential journey through Italian history, culture and gastronomy from the eternal cities of Rome, Florence and Venice to the seaside charms of Cinque Terre, the stylish streets of Milan and the tranquil waters of Lake Como.

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Cinque Terre
Lake Como
All flights
Some transfers
Breakfast only
Departures available until
until October 2023
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From + £ 1,410
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Accommodation: 12 Nights

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Included activities

Included activity for day 2 in Rome
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
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Walking Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Take a guided walking tour of three of the main archaeological sites in Rome. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiator fights of the Colosseum and appreciate the relics of ancient Rome at the Forum and Palatine Hill.

What's included: Skip-the-line entrance tickets: Colosseum - Palatine Hill - Roman Forum, Authorized guide and headphones Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off.

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Included activity for day 5 in Florence
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
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Guided Walking Tour of Florence

Discover the highlights of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, on a guided walking tour. Highlights include the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza San Giovanni, the iconic Florence Cathedral and the Giotto Belltower.

What's included: Walking tour in Florence with professional guide Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off. Food and beverages.

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Included activity for day 8
Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx
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Full-Day Excursion to Cinque Terre

Beginning from La Spezia, depart on an incredible tour through three Cinque Terre villages. Travelling by train, experience the pastel-coloured buildings of Vernazza, enjoy limoncello tasting in Monterosso and admire the quaint charms of Riomaggiore!

What's included: Cinque Terre train card, multi-lingual guide, limoncello tasting, free time in Vernazza, Riomaggiore and Monterosso.

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Included activity for day 9 in Milan
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx

Milan City Tour

Discover Milan, from the medieval Castello Sforzesco to the Teatro alla Scala, the iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the famous Duomo Cathedral as you explore the most emblematic sights in this Gothic city.

Not included: Hotel Pick up and drop off

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Suggested activity for day 2 in Rome
Duration 03:00h Approx.
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Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion

Discover the most symbolic piazzas and fountains in Rome! Visit Piazza Navona, home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and see the Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna.

What's included: Professional licensed guide and headsets. Not included: Pick up and return to the hotel.

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Suggested activity for day 2 in Rome
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Authentic Italian Lunch at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori in Rome

Enjoy a lunch of authentic Italian cuisine in beautiful Campo Di Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome. Soak up the atmosphere as you indulge in Italian dishes at a local restaurant.

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Suggested activity for day 3 in Rome
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
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Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel

Explore the treasures held within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! Visit Pio Clementino Hall, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and the incredible Sistine Chapel, among other sights. Also discover St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter's Square.

What's included: Skip the line entrance tickets, professional guide, headsets, pick-up service from centrally located hotels. Not included: Drop off at hotels. Pick up from hotels outside city center, in this case the meeting point will be Via Santamaura, 28

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Suggested activity for day 3
Pick up time: info at destination

Pack of 2 Excursions: Must-sees of Italy

Make the most of your time in Italy with this pack of two unmissable experiences: a Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and a gondola ride in Venice

What's included: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel & Gondola ride experience in Venice

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Rome, Venice - UK/Ireland.
  • Domestic high-speed train in standard class: Rome - Florence - Genova - La Spezia - Genova - Milan - Venice Mestre.
  • 12 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 12 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.**
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Cruise on Lake Como.
  • Guided walking tours in Florence, Milan and Venice.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill in Rome.
  • Full-Day Excursion to Cinque Terre and Lake Como

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Accommodation tax in Italy must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 6 € per person per night).

** Transfers from Florence station - hotel, hotel - Florence station and Venice Mestre station - hotel are not included. Distances are short and the hotels are located within a few minutes walk from the train stations, however, they can be added for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group.  As an independent tour, the dates of the excursions may differ based on the availability of the tours. The final date will be available on the voucher uploaded on your Exoticca account prior to departure.

Important: please bear in mind that the accommodation included in Venice is located in Venice Mestre, which is situated outside the island, approximately 15 minutes away by train, bus or Taxi.

Cinque Terre replacement tour. From November through to March, due to the seasonality of the tour, Cinque Terre will be replaced by a Gastronomic and Wine Tour of Genoa. Enjoy legendary stories about the typical products of the area and how they link to culinary tradition. Take a stroll to the most significant places in the beautiful historic center and end on a high enjoying a dinner made from the most famous local produce with a glass of traditional wine.
  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport required.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country.
  • Currency
  • Language
  • Electricity
    220 V. No adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.
  • Time zone
    GMT + 01:00.
  • Other useful information
    Italian cuisine is one of the most prominent in the world. The national dish is pasta.
  • Tourist Office website

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +44 20 8068 3176 or via our contact form.

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