Start Point
Rome
End Point
Rome
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Private coach
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4*

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Summary

Short on time but keen on Italy? This 8-day Italian tour is everything you need. See Rome with a passionate local guide. Experience the beauty of Venice and Florence. Marvel at the rolling hills of the Italian countryside and the turquoise waters of Lake Garda. Explore San Gimignano, Siena and Cinque Terre. From the Colosseum to the Venetian canals, we tick all the must-haves for Italy tours! In between, we sip Italian wines, dine like the locals and live la bella vita. This is a Taste of Italy that will have you coming back for more. Bellissima!

You can combine this itinerary with a tour of southern Italy - click here for more information

Taste of Italy Tour
Accommodation
  • 7 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 Antipasto, 3 dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
Modern air conditioned coach transport
Extras
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
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Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date.

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BV Oly Hotel BV Oly Hotel
BV Oly Hotel BV Oly Hotel
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Hotel San Giuliano Hotel San Giuliano
Hotel San Giuliano Hotel San Giuliano
Hotel Venezia Hotel Venezia
Hotel Venezia Hotel Venezia
Hotel Ambasciatori & Delfino Hotel Ambasciatori & Delfino
Hotel Ambasciatori & Delfino Hotel Ambasciatori & Delfino
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Hotel Residence Elite Hotel Residence Elite
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Hotel President Hotel President
Hotel President Hotel President
Hotel Terme Pellegrini Hotel Terme Pellegrini
Hotel Terme Pellegrini Hotel Terme Pellegrini
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Start Point
BV Oly HotelVia del Santuario Regina degli Apostoli, 36, 00145 Roma RM, Italy
10:00 hrs
End Point
BV Oly HotelVia del Santuario Regina degli Apostoli, 36, 00145 Roma RM, Italy
10:00 hrs
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Optionals

On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.
Transfers

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Accommodation

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Why this tour

Tick off bucket list-worthy highlights on this Taste of Italy tour! Spend 8 days in Italy and see an exciting mix of famous cities, scenic landscapes, Renaissance history, world-famous art and architecture, and iconic cuisine. This tour is great for a variety of travellers - from foodies and history lovers to art enthusiasts and bucket-list adventurers.  

Start your journey in Rome, travel north and enjoy an expertly-curated 8 day Italy Itinerary.

Highlights of this Italian tour: 

Experience the history, highlights and hidden gems of Rome on a walking tour of the city with a local guide! The knowledgeable guide will be able to offer a fascinating insight into this eternally popular travel destination. See the Colosseum, Pantheon and more. 

Explore Florence on a locally guided tour. This city was the birthplace of the Renaissance and remains filled with beautiful art, culture and architecture. It is a super popular stop on Italy trips.   

Visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa which is one of the most iconic images of Italy! Enjoy a chance to snap some photos while you visit. 

Spend a morning exploring Cinque Terre. The five colourful fishing villages are perched high along a cliffside and are filled with charm and character! 

Enjoy a free day in Venice to spend as you wish. Explore the lagoon on an optional excursion or enjoy a classic Venice bucket-list experience and take a gondola ride! 

See beautiful Italian destinations including San Gimignano, Siena and Orvieto. While places like Rome and Venice may be more well-known, these places are also highlights of Italy tours.

This tour also offers a handful of great optional excursions. The Vatican Guided Tour is highly recommended. See St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the famous Sistine Chapel - a must-see when you travel Italy!  

Live La Dolce Vita with a welcome dinner in Rome and a special wine tasting and antipasto on the last night of the tour. 

Is this the right tour for me?

What will the accommodation be like?
Twin-share rooms will be used and travellers will be paired with someone of the same gender on our Italy tours. For more privacy and a private room, solo travellers are free to purchase a single supplement. 

How fit do I need to be? 
City guided and orientation walking tours are included on the Taste of Italy tour. As long as you are comfortable keeping up with the walking tours you will be fine! 

Is there enough free time to explore?
Absolutely! The tour is on the shorter side but the 8 days are filled with a great balance of included excursions and free time. There is also a  full free day to enjoy in Venice.  

Is Italy safe for tourists?
Yes, Italy is safe for tourists. Keep yourself updated with local travel advice and regulations to travel Italy as responsibly and as safely as possible.  

Enjoy an enticing taste of Italy with Expat Explore - we are sure it will have you coming back for more! See this popular travel destination in a fun, convenient and affordable way with accommodation, transport, many meals and a bunch of great experiences included in the tour price! 

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