Step back in time as you explore the historic streets of Rome, drink the best wines in Tuscany, swim in the crystal waters of the Mediterrenean sea and lots more.
In this 13 days you’ll get to know the top destinations of Italy. This tour is the perfect combination of organized activities and free time for you to explore this amazing country. You will get to know not only the ancient city of Rome, its ruins and fountains, the beautiful and artistic city of Florence, the narrow streets and canals of Venice and the enchanting amalfi coast, but also the Tuscan countryside and its wine, the picturesque coast of Cinque Terre, amazing pizza in Naples and more.
Welcome to Italy! Check-in one of our partner hostels in Rome. Meet your tour leader and the other travelers at 5:00 pm for a short briefing about the itinerary and what lies ahead on your trip. During the introduction, the guide will be at your disposal to answer your question and take down the booking of any optional activities you wish to add. You will all continue for an evening orientation walk of the Eternal city passing by the Colosseum and the Roman forum to admire one of the most important Italian sites during the sunset. The tour will finish with a welcome dinner in a local restaurant to start appreciating the Italian cuisine and to get to know better the other travelers. (D)
Meet our guide in the morning for an orientation walk through the winding roman back streets to discover the most famous sites including Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Don’t forget to throw a coin and make a wish! Be prepared to walk all day as there is no better way to explore a new city like Rome than on foot. The orientation walk will end at the Vatican city where you will be left free to spend the rest of the day to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica house of the Pope and the Vatican Museums in complete freedom. Alternatively, join the optional 2h walking tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel with a licensed tour guide if you wish to learn more about works from the immense collection amassed by Popes throughout the centuries.
This day is up to you! You will have a full day to explore Rome in complete freedom, do some souvenir shopping or simply relax. Add extras to your booking the 2/3h walking tour with professional and licensed tour guides of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum to learn more about the gladiators and the Roman senate.
Meet your guide in the morning to travel by train towards the South of Italy. The first stop of the day will be Pompeii where you will have the time to enter the site and admire the antique Roman settlements. If you wish to book our guided tour inside the site with a licensed tour guide, make sure you add it to your booking or inform the guide on day one. This tour comes really recommended because as locals we know how important this historical site is and how important it is to have a licensed tour guide of Pompeii showing you around and pointing out the main parts instead of looking out at old rocks without knowing what you are looking at.
After Pompeii we will continue towards Sorrento driving along the coast with spectacular views of the Vesuvio. Our accommodation for the next 3 nights will be in a camping village located on top of the hill with terrific scenery of Sorrento and the coast. After check-in you will be taken for a walk around the city center. Join in the evening your guide to a local restaurant for an optional dinner based on some delicious pasta or gnocchi, traditional of the area.
What a perfect way to start the day with a boat trip to and around Capri island. Our boat will leave directly from our campsite at 8:30 am in the morning. Bring your beach towel and swimsuit because you will have the opportunity to swim. Once in Capri, you will be free to explore the island, relax on the beach, take the chairlift up to the top of Mt. Solaro for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the island and visit the Blue Grotto. All this in complete freedom or follow your tour leader for an insight view of the island. Once back to the accommodation you will be free to spend the evening as you prefer or join the guide for dinner at one the most famous pizzeria in Sorrento.
A full day trip by private bus to explore the Amalfi coast and its wonders. The bus will pick us up from the accommodation and drive us on the famous windy road with amazing scenery also featured in many movies. During the journey, we will pass by the ” Galli” Islands, the fishing villages of Praiano, Furore and Positano. We will stop in Amalfi for 2h to taste the fresh “sfogliatella”, visit the imposing Cathedral and relax at the beach with yummy arancini in your hand. In the afternoon we will continue towards Positano, the gem of gems of the Amalfi coast, where we will stay for 3h long enough to allow you to discover the town and its cascade of colorful houses at your own peace, go for a swim and have a bite on one of the typical shop selling fresh local food.
You can’t leave the South of Italy without taking at least a small peek at Naples, home of the Italian pizza and Italian customs. Your tour leader will take you for an orientation walk and will show you the main places of interest including San Carlo theatre, Plebiscito square, Umberto I ‘s gallery and lots more. Don’t forget to taste the famous Neapolitan pizza with buffalo mozzarella before moving on to our next destination: Florence.
Check in to your accommodation and meet your tour leader for an original and fun orientation walk of the city to discover the new city and the local traditions. You will see the famous gothic Cathedral, the old bridge ” Ponte Vecchio”, We will end the tour in one of the busiest streets of Florence renowned for the many bars where to hang out at night. Here we will stop at the bar rated by the locals as the best aperitivo place in town. (D)
A full-day trip from Florence departing in the morning by private van/coach to 3 famous villages of Tuscany; Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. We’ll also ride throughout the Chianti region with its charming scenic views and we will reach an authentical Tuscan winery surrounded by rolling hills, vines, and olive groves for wine and olive oil tasting. Don’t forget to bring your camera…..the scenery from here is stunning! We will be back in Florence at 6:30 pm. Free evening
An early wake up for an exciting full day at the Cinque Terre, the most characteristic villages of Italy famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coastline and sunny beaches, including a 2h stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa. We’ll be back in Florence at 8:30 pm. Free evening
This day is for everyone to explore the magnificent city of Florence! Spend the day shopping at the local markets, going to museums and discovering the city. Florence is home to famous artworks such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” – after all, Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, so be sure to take it all in! Free evening
Bye Bye Florence, Venice here we come. We will catch the fast speed train from Florence train station and in only 2h we will reach Venice. After check in to our accommodation in Venice, we will head down to town for an orientation walk of the city to explore the city of the many canals, the gondolas, the millions of pigeons and the amazing churches. We will visit St. Mark’s square, the Catherdral, the Rialto bridge and the Palazzo Ducale. The tour will officially end in St. Mark’s square where you will be left free to walk through the shops independently and choose your own Carnival masks. The afternoon will be all yours if you wish to take a gondola ride across the canal or find out how the Carnival masks are made. Free evening.
Free morning in Venice dedicated to your preferred activities. In the afternoon take a 4h boat tour to visit the islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello organized by our local supplier to check out the many colorful houses and the glass factories. You will learn about the age-old handcrafts that brought these little islands fame from the quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It’s the perfect trip from Venice with a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action! Free evening.
The tour ends in Venice but if you need to return back to Rome we can organize the train tickets in advance for our passengers. Make sure you inform us in advance about your travel plans in order to help you as much as possible.
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.
Every Monday from April till Mid October. The tour starts on Monday at 5:00 pm and ends on Saturday in Venice Mestre at 10:00 am
3 nights in Rome ( hostel ) – 3 nighs in Sorrento ( camping village ) – 4 nights in Florence ( hostel ) – 2 nights in Venice ( hostel or camping village in Venice Mestre ).
Room Type: Multi-share – Private double/twin – Single
The primary means of transportation for 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 center.
Be prepared to walk a lot as we believe that there is no better way to explore a new city than on foot.
All final details will be sent by email.
You can arrive in Rome whenever it is best for you. Check-in time is from 3:00 pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon on day 1 ( 5:00pm approx ) and will end on Saturday after the orientation walk. On Saturday evening you will be free.