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Riviera Travel Grand Tour of Italy from Venice to Rome

Riviera Travel Grand Tour of Italy from Venice to Rome

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Discover the allure of Italy on this Grand Tour, spanning from Venice to Rome. Explore renowned cities like Bologna and Florence, indulge in Tuscan delights, and uncover hidden gems such as Siena and Orvieto. From historical marvels to culinary delights, there’s something for everyone along this captivating journey.

  • Discover famous landmarks in Venice and Rome through guided sightseeing tours.
  • Enjoy introductions to Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, and Bologna, Italy’s culinary capital, with guided tours.
  • Explore Siena, one of Europe’s finest medieval cities, and Perugia, a bustling University city, on walking tours.
  • Experience the beauty of Orvieto and its magnificent cathedral.
  • Take a tour of the famous Tuscan countryside and visit two of its most iconic towns.
  • Return flights and transfers
  • 11nts in 4* hotels
  • Selected Meals: Daily breakfast & 3 dinners
  • 9 included experiences
  • Services of an extra tour manager

Day 1: Arrival in Venice
Fly to Venice and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Venice
Explore the city today on a walking tour that brings you to its many famous landmarks, including the Doge’s Palace and St Marks’ Basilica. After the tour, head off on the day’s signature experience (See Signature Tours for more information).

Day 3: Free Day
Enjoy a free day to explore more of Venice independently, perhaps visiting the Gallerie dell’Accademia or the Guggenheim.

Day 4: Bologna
This morning, leave Venice and Travel to Bologna. On arrival, take a guided tour of the historic centre visiting its medieval squares. Enjoy a food tour with a local guide while here (See Signature Tours for more information). In the afternoon, continue to your hotel in the Tuscan countryside.

Day 5: Tuscan Countryside
Spend today exploring the Tuscan countryside. Start the day with a visit to Volterra, home to outstanding museums housing Etruscan and Roman treasures. Enjoy a lunch in family-owned farmhouse (See Signature Tours for more information). Then, drive to San Gimignano, famous for its 14 medieval towers.

Day 6:
Head to Florence this morning where you’ll have a guided walking tour. Visit the Douro and the Baptistry before exploring the goldsmiths’ shops on the Ponte Vecchio. Then, enjoy a free afternoon to explore at leisure or simply take in the atmosphere of the city

Day 7: Siena
After breakfast, drive to Siena for a guided tour. See its main square and cathedral before having free time in the city. Then, continue to Perugia where you’ll stay for 2 nights.

Day 8: Perugia
This morning, embark on a tour of this university city before having the afternoon at leisure.

Day 9: Orvieto
This morning, explore Orvieto, known for its ancient ruins nestled in underground caves. The city, perched on volcanic rock, offers a glimpse of its subterranean splendour through the Well of the Cave, leading to nine caves beneath a pottery shop. After a scenic funicular ride to the old town, admire the Gothic cathedral’s intricate façade adorned with gilded frescoes. Then, you’ll head to Rome.

Day 10: Rome and Frascati
Spend the morning on a sightseeing tour of Rome, seeing the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona to name a few landmarks. Then enjoy some free time before the day’s Signature Experience (See Signature Tours for more information)

Day 11: Free day in Rome
The whole of today is free for you to explore the city independently.

Day 12: Return home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

Day 2:
Take a ride along Venice’s canals in a traditional gondola

Day 4:
Explore the city with a local guide and sample some of the regional produce such as parmesan, cured meats, olive oil and handmade past.

Day 5:
Visit a family-owned farmhouse located in a medieval hamlet and sample some delicious local produce.

Day 10:
Visit one of the most historic wine estates in the Frascati area to learn about winemaking techniques. Tour the vineyard and enjoy a tasting paired with local delicacies

Plus, enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests.

For dates and prices, please enquire or call 0800 707 6229

Hotel Principe, Venice – 4*
Located near Venice’s train station, this classic hotel features a bar and restaurant as well as a terrace overlooking the Grand Canal.

Santa Marina Hotel, Venice – 4*
This hotel is situated just a short walk from St Mark’s square and a water bus stop, making it a great base from exploring the city.

Palazzo San Lorenzo, Colle Di Val d’Elsa – 4*
This hotel is in the centre of Colle Di Val d’Elsa. It has a bar, breakfast room and restaurant.

Brufani Hotel, Perugia – 4*
Located on the edge of Perugia’s historic centre, this grand hotel offers a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre.

Radissson Blu GHR – 4*
In the area north of the city centre, this contemporary hotel is near to frequent public transport and offers a bar and restaurant with panoramic views of the city. Rooms here are comfortably furnished.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Italian
  • Time: GMT/BST +1

*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic.

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) Venice 30 mins Rome Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) 45 mins
Treviso Airport (TSF) Venice 45 mins Rome Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) 1 hour

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