Day 3: Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. The day is at leisure.
Day 4: Rome - Florence (290 km)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Rome railway station on your own. Depart Rome for Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, by rail. The train tickets will be delivered to your hotel on arrival day. Upon arrival in Florence, transfer to hotel on your own and stay overnight.
Day 5: Florence - Siena - San Gimignano & Chianti region - Florence (170 km)
Breakfast at the hotel, then proceed to the meeting point. Today you’ll enjoy a full day regular tour driving south from Florence and crossing the beautiful Hills of Chianti. You will first reach San Gimignano, a picturesque, fascinating medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and famous for its white wine, the world renowned “Vernaccia”. The visit is free for independent sightseeing. You will have time to wind your way through the narrow streets and to admire the relaxing landscape surrounding the village. Your day will continue to Siena, a medieval town with the suggestive Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio race. You will continue in the direction of the Duomo (outside), one of the most fascinating Italian churches in Gothic style. In the afternoon, the tour will move to the Chianti area with its impressive picture postcard landscape and at a famous wine estate, you will taste the best “Chianti” red wine along with homemade snacks. The tour will end in Florence city centre (railway station area). Back to the hotel on your own.
Meals: Breakfast, Wine Tour
Day 6: Florence - Cinque Terre - Florence (390 km)
Breakfast on your own, then proceed to the arranged meeting point for a whole day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world. Five (cinque) villages, suspended between sea and land listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Your visit will begin at daybreak, with arrival at La Spezia, where your will take a train to Riomaggiore. The village, dating from the early 13th century, is known for its historic character and its wine. You will then reach Manarola. Your journey will continue to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered the pearl of the Cinque Terre, where you will be overcome by its enchanting beaches and lush vegetation that surround the little town. Take the boat (depending on weather/sea condition) to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a little natural port. Lunch is included in the route. In addition to comfortable clothes, we recommend bringing a swimwear and a hat to protect you from the sun. The tour will end in Florence city centre (Railway station area). Back to the hotel on your own.
Day 7: Florence - Rome (290 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Santa Maria Novella Station on your own to catch the train to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome railway station transfer on your own. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 8: Rome - Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Fiumicino airport.
- 7 nights in Selected downtown 4* hotels
- 7 breakfasts
- Half-day city tour of Rome
- Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti region Full-day excursion
- Cinque Terre Full-day excursion with lunch
- Train Tickets in coach class on Fast Train Rome-Florence R/T
- Sharing transfer from airport to hotel R/T
- Drinks at meals
- Optional excursions
- Hotel city taxes must be paid on spot
- Anything not mentioned in "Price Includes"
Hotels (or similar):
- Rome: Villafranca
- Florence: Diplomat (2019: Palazzo Ricasoli )
Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and independent tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (sy)