8 Day Rome Florence, Tuscany and Cinque Terre Small Custom Tour

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The beauty of Cinque Terre

Overview

This Tour focuses on the center of Italy with a start in Rome, then on to Florence, Tuscany then we head to Cinque Terre; the 5 fishing villages in the Liguria region of Italy. The area comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will also include some of the best local foods and wines, skip the line entrance tickets and lovely guided tours with private transportation. This is not an escorted tour but you will have the full support of guided tours, group transportation and support from our local staff.  You can customize this tour on an individual basis.

This tour starts in Rome and ends in Florence. Travelers who love food, history and culture will love this tour. This tour includes a private arrival transfer, a lovely visit to Rome with skip the line tickets to the Vatican, private transportation to Siena, Florence, Cinque Terre and the lovely Chianti wine region. This is a lovely tour that will delight you around every corner.

Day 01: Friday – Arrival to Rome (Optional Private Airport Arrival Transfer, Welcome Dinner)

This tour starts in ROME and ends in FLORENCE

This 8-day tour will give you a rich, cultural experience in each of the following destinations: Rome, Florence, Tuscany, and Cinque Terre. Together, with your tour guide and a small circle of fellow travelers, you will discover all the treasures Italy has to offer!

Optional private arrival transfer service, in which a driver will take you and your luggage straight to your hotel from the airport. Ask your booking agent for pricing.

Once you have checked into your 4-star hotel, settle in and savor your first night in the Eternal City. This evening you will have free time to explore and relax after the long flight. Welcome to Italy!

Overnight in Rome.

Day 02: Saturday – Rome & Vatican (Breakfast, Private Van Transportation, Guided Vatican Tour with Skip the Line Tickets, Guided Visit of Classical Rome)

Rome – Vatican Museums – Vatican – Sistine Chapel – Classical Rome Walking Tour

Today, your guide will meet you in the lobby before your journey by private minivan to the Vatican. You will enjoy skip the line entrance tickets to see some of the Vatican Museums most treasured items and visit its amazing spaces such as the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel. You will visit St. Peters Basilica to see Michelangelo’s Pieta and the grave of Pope John Paul II. After the tour you will be taken back to your hotel so you can rest and then in the afternoon your guide will take you to the heart of Rome for a lovely walk. You will begin your walk to the city’s architectural miracle of the city: The Piazza Navona, occupied with stunning masterpieces. Then, venture to the Spanish Steps, which is distinguished by its unique design of vistas, straight flights, and terraces; followed by the Pantheon, the Baroque quarter and Trevi Fountain, one of the oldest water sources in the Eternal City. After your walking tour you will be free for the evening.

Overnight in Rome.

Day 03: Sunday – Free day in Rome (Breakfast)

Rome Free Day

Today is a free day in Rome to explore the capital of Italy on your own. We can suggest many options for you during your free time in Rome such as a wine tasting, Vespa tour of Rome, a day trip to Naples and Pompeii are all possible during your time in Rome, make sure to ask your booking agent for suggestions and options for suggestions for a free day in Rome.

Overnight in Rome.

Day 04: Monday – Siena, Tuscany and Florence (Breakfast, Guided Tour of Siena, Food & Wine Lunch)

Siena – Florence

At the start of your day, your tour guide will meet you at your hotel for a private transfer by car to Florence. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque Tuscan scenery as you pass vineyards and lovely villages. Siena, a beautiful medieval city, is your first stop en route to Florence. This town is known for its distinctive buildings, the famous Palio horse race and spectacular Piazza del Campo. Once you arrive, you will dine on a food and wine lunch and enjoy some of the local wines and flavors of the area. After lunch, your guide will take you for a lovely walking tour of Siena to show you some of the most interesting sites of the town.

Then we depart for Florence and depending on timing, weather and traffic there may be a quick stop in the castle of Monteriggioni on the way to Florence. Once you arrive to Florence and check in to your 4-star hotel, you will have the opportunity to explore on your own the city of Renaissance art and architecture as well as enjoy dinner on your own.

Overnight in Florence.

Day 05: Tuesday – Exploring Florence (Breakfast, Guided Florence Walk, Skip the Line Michelangelo’s David)

Florence

Today, no stone is left unturned as your tour guide takes you to the lesser known and quaint sides of Florence: the fresh market of San Lorenzo is a culinary treat to your taste buds. Here, you will find food that arrives fresh daily from the countryside. It is a wonderful opportunity try an assortment of cheese, vegetables, and bread! After the morning tour, still hungry? you will have free time for lunch and in the afternoon your guide will meet you at the hotel so you can tour the heart of Florence.

Florence is the cradle of Renaissance art, influenced heavily by many of the best artists of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Your guide will take you to the Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio (the exterior), and the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower (the exterior). The tour will end with a visit to the Accademia, where you will see the famous statue of David at the Accademia Museum. After the fun day you are free for the afternoon and evening.

Overnight in Florence.

Cinque Terre Village

Day 06: Wednesday – Cinque Terre (Breakfast, Guided Day Trip to Cinque Terre, Lunch)

Cinque Terre

There is nothing better than the VIP Cinque Terre Discovery & Vineyards Escapes to explore a real Italian coastal paradise with the exclusivity of a small-group tour. This is the most complete experience and the only one-day tour to Cinque Terre that will allow you to discover the beauty of the villages while breathing the true relaxed essence of this paradise. A small-group adventure. The personalized attention of a knowledgeable guide. Exclusive escapes from the crowds that will reveal hidden, no touristy, gems. Relaxed savoring of two of the treasures of this region: its cuisine made of ancient traditional recipes and its local unique wines.
Departure from meeting point in the morning, transfer to the North West Riviera with a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.

During the day the guide will introduce guests to this spectacular corner of Italy, famous for its panorama, its wine, its food, beautiful sea and hiking opportunities.
Our comprehensive exploration will include the visit of some of the most beautiful villages and landscapes of Cinque Terre National Park (a world-heritage protected by UNESCO since 1997) which are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, the villages clinging to a remote stretch of the Riviera coastline. You will enjoy the five mile-long rocky coast lined by thousands of dry walls built on terraces cultivated with vineyards, and the small medieval fishing villages built on rock. Add to this the incredible color of the sea and the sky and you may understand what paradise the Cinque Terre really is.
Enjoy the most astonishing views either from land and sea, as we stroll along the national park by boat, train, and walking/hiking on the fabulous trails on the cliff (including famous Via dell’Amore – see notes -) in a perfect mix for a memorable experience.

A delicious full lunch with wine in a typical restaurant on the sea is included, thus you will be able to enjoy incredible fresh seafood cooked the Ligurian way, accompanied by some great white wines typical of this region.
An amazing boat ride (weather and sea conditions permitting) will be an additional memorable perspective on the Riviera, to take back home with you the most incredible pictures of this day.

This experience is a unique opportunity to explore Cinque Terre in a day, also enjoying a few enchanting escapes from the crowds of the villages. You will have the chance to admire the astonishing coastal panorama from a high vantage point, with a very light hike on an almost leveled trail through seaside vineyards, with almost no one else except your small group walking on it. Natural amphitheaters of luxuriant vineyards will disclose to your eyes and senses, facing the sea and the open horizon, and you will learn about the unique peculiarities of grape harvesting (that often include incredible steep mono-rails through the vineyards) and wine production of this region.

Get the best out of a day out, join this small group adventure!

Overnight in Florence.

Day 07: Thursday – Chianti Wine Experience (Breakfast, Guided Wine Region Tour, Wine Tasting, Dinner)

Tuscany

After a delicious Florentine breakfast, the morning is free to explore the town on your own. In the afternoon you will be taken by private transportation to the Chianti wine region where you will visit a winery where you will enjoy wines that are highly rated.

After the tasting you will dine on a lovely dinner that features cheeses, wines, balsamic vinegar, the best cured meats and several delicious pastas.. you will come back to Florence with a full belly and a big smile.

Overnight in Florence.

Day 08: Friday – (Breakfast, End of Tour)

Depart

Breakfast at your hotel and a leisurely free morning to sleep in and relax. The tour is over after breakfast. Our travel experts can assist with optional airport transfers or transportation to other parts of Italy or Europe.

End of Tour.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICES

2023

This tour offers customized pricing which means that you can pick your own departure dates, level of hotels, add or remove days or book it as it is shown. Just contact us at info@italy4real.com for a custom quote.

What's Included

Included

  • 3 nights in Rome ( 4-Star Dei Mellini / 4-Star Londra & Cargill / 4-Star della Conciliazione or similar )
  • 4 nights in Florence ( 4-Star Executive / 4-Star Kraft / 4-Star Pierre or similar )
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome briefing
  • Welcome dinner
  • Guided visit of the heart of Rome
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation
  • Transfer from Rome to Florence by private coach
  • Wine and food lunch in Siena
  • Guided visit of Siena
  • Guided Visit of Florence Fresh Markets
  • Guided Visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia & Michelangelo’s David with skipping the line reservation
  • Guided tour to Cinque Terre with lunch and wine tasting
  • Chianti wine region tour with farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Italy4Real online travel documents
  • 24/7 phone support during your trip

Not Included

  • Local City Tax to be paid locally 3-4.50 euro per person per day
  • Drinks on included meals
  • Arrival and Departure transfer
  • Airfare to/from Italy
  • Travel insurance

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