Get ready to meet your tour leader in the afternoon and the rest of the group for a brief introduction to your next 10 days. You will continue the evening with an orientation walk through the historic streets of Rome and end at the majestic Colosseum. After would be dinner time where you would get to know better the other travelers while you start appreciating the delicious Italian carbonara (D)
Continue enjoying this city. In the morning meet your tour guide and go on with the highlights of this city. See the most famous monuments of Rome starting with the Spanish Steps, prepare your lucky coins for the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’ Angelo and finally the imposing Vatican City where you would be free to visit the beauties inside the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica at your own leisure.
Enjoy a chilling morning in Rome. Why not enjoy the city highlights before they get crowded?. Later evening take your fast speed train to Florence where an IOAB staff from our crew would be waiting for you to get you to your accommodation. Meet our staff at the office after the check-in, to start an orientation walk of the city. See the Leather Market, the beautiful Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s amazing Cathedral then finish in one of the liveliest areas of the city where you would finish with the Italian Aperitivo, which is the local’s hangout style where you get to enjoy your drink and eat as much as you want!
Full free day! This day you can enjoy the city, go for a Gelato, visit the incredible museums in Florence, walk in its beautiful streets full of history and amazing restaurants where you could try the typical Florentine Steak, or even take a Day Trip to Tuscany.
Say goodbye to ” The City of Arts” cause now you go on a fast train from Florence to the magical city of Venice! Your tour guide would get you to your accommodation where after doing the check-in, you would start an orientation walk in the amazing water city full of canals, water, gondolas, churches, bridges, carnival and Renaissance palaces that would make you travel in time.
Now is time to go to Milan and get impressed by the breath-taking architecture of the Duomo and the Victorious Emanuel Gallery. Then finish in the nightlife area of Milan; the Navigli.
Prepare your eyes to get amazed by the beautiful landscapes created between the lake, mountains, and monuments of Lake Como. After a 1h30 minutes train, spend your free time in the city of Como. Then take a ferry across the lake towards Bellagio, here you would see the incredible villas located around the lake and you could take the most stunning pictures. After Bellagio catch a ferry to Varenna and later take a train back to Milan.
Explore one of the largest cities in the world. Turin is the city that never sleeps. Here there is always something to do at any time of day or night, so this day you would learn all you have to know about this city with an orientation walk next to the Roman Quadrilateral, Piazza Castello and much more.
A free day in this incredible city means taking a jump in history with its museums and its 19th-century stately style which is closer to that representation of “South Germany” style in Italy.
Check out from the accommodation at 10:00 am. If you want to spend more time in this beautiful city remember you can just drop your luggage at the hostel. Also if you want to continue exploring Italy, don’t forget to check our AMALFI COAST TOUR that starts on Thursday.
We meet at the reception of your hostel in Rome at 5:00 pm. We collaborate with centrally located hostels located 5/10 minutes walking distance from Roma Termini train station.
All year round. The tour starts on Monday and ends on Wednesday in Turin after check out.
9 nights in our favourite budget accommodations; 2 nights in Rome ( Hostel ) – 2 nights in Florence ( Hostel ) – 1 nights in Venice ( Hostel or Camping village in Venice Mestre ) – 2 nights in Milan ( Hostel ) – 2 nights in Turin ( Hostel ). Upgrade your tour from Hostel & Camping Village to 2/3 star Hotel & BB.
Room Type: Multi-share room – Private double/twin room
The primary means of transportation of this trip is by train. Trains are the fastest way to cross long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Please note that you’ll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed in weight and size.
Be prepared to walk a lot as we believe that there is no better way to explore a new city than on foot.
If you choose the multi share room, you will share a room with other travellers not necessarely taking part of the tour. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can.
We are not a bus tour company and we do not shepherd the groups from one place to the other. Flexibility, good mix of free time and organised activities with our team are part of our company and philosophy
Your leader and the composition of your group may change in certain days as the groups are small and we want to make sure you can meet as many new fellow travellers as possible.