Rome, Tuscany and Cinque Terre

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Duration

7 Days

Category

Multi Days

Tour Type

Group

Season

APRIL - OCTOBER

BEGINS ON FRIDAYS FROM ROME
ENDS IN ROME

Semi Escorted Hosted Tour
6 nights / 7 days
Provided with: minimum of 2 clients
Style of Accommodation: First Class

HIGHLIGHTS:
Rome: 3 hours guided walking tour
Montepulciano: famous for producing one of the oldest wines of Italy the “Nobile”
Pienza: the Renaissance town famous for its Pecorino cheese is also called the “ideal city”
San Donato in Poggio: known for its world famous wine Chianti Classico Gallo Nero DOCG
Siena: Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
San Gimignano : a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries
Pisa: with his leaning tower
Portovenere (Gulf of Poets)
Cinque Terre: Vernazza, Monterosso
Carrara: the impressive Marble quarries carved deep into the mountain and it museum.
Montecarlo di Lucca: a lovely city located on the hills around Lucca

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
This tour is operated only with a Driver-Guide or a Tour Director.
The Driver Guide/Tour Director is not a Licensed Tourist Guide –Licensed Tourist Guide: are the only professionals, with a Regional license, permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city — and he cannot escort you inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules.

Licensed Tourist Guide are provided on the spot as below specified:
-Rome: 3 hours guided walking tour

The tour is usually English only, but in some cases it could be multilingual.
HOSTED TOUR
This tour includes Hotel Accommodation, transportation, sightseeing and some meals. This tour will be
conducted by a driver escort or a tour escort (depending the number of people confirmed on the activity planned for the day) and can include licensed local guide (as per tour details and conditions). The person that will conduct the tour could be different day by day.
An hosted Tour is ideal for people who want some freedom but still have the comfort of a Tour leader who will take care of group and will orchestrate all services.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: 
-First class accommodation
-Daily breakfast buffet
-Three wine tastings with local products in winery-farmhouse
-Three dinners at hotel or at local restaurant (drinks not included)
-Arrival transfer from Rome airport to the hotel in Rome
-Vehicle/coach with air conditioning, no toilet
-Driver Escort/Tour Director
-English speaking local guides on the tour when needed
-All sightseeing, tasting and excursions as specified in the itinerary
-Hotel & VAT

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
– Intercontinental Flight
– Porterage at airport
– Airport transfers
– Fee for luggage handling fee at hotel
– City Taxes
– Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program
– Gratuities to Tour Director/Driver-Escort, Local Guide and Driver
– Admission fees
– Optional Excursions
– Travel Insurance
– Tips
FEATURED PROPERTIES USED FOR THIS TOUR
Rome (3 nights): Hotel The Building OR similar Hotel.
Siena (1 night): Hotel Montaperti OR similar Hotel.
La Spezia (2 nights): Hotel NH La Spezia OR similar Hotel.

Hotel may be substituted with similar categories.
We do not guarantee all people on the tour will be lodging in the same Hotel.

ROOMS DEFINITIONS:
Single Room:
 room with a single bed for 1 person only
Double for Single use: double/twin room for 1 person only
Twin Room: room with a pair of single beds for 2 persons
Double Room: room with a large/double bed ideally for a couple
Triple Room: double with extra small single bed ideally for a couple with kid

IMPORTANT: 
We do accommodate solo-travelers in Single Room
Double for single use surcharge is available ON REQUEST

Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage.
DEPARTURE AIRPORT TRANSFER: per person
-Euro 40,00 per person, based on a minimum 2 people travelling together and sharing the same vehicle
The rate covers the departure transfer from Roma hotel to Rome airport (FCO/CIA)

TOUR CODE: GT5TERRE

Day 1
Friday: Rome
Our Staff Disposal: transfer only
Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival at Rome airport (FCO/CIA) please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Then transfer to your hotel.
The balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 2
Saturday: Rome
Our Staff Disposal: half day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today enjoy a 3 hours Rome walking tour. Appointment with the Staff is at about 9am at your Hotel Lobby. Your visit will start from Largo Argentina, place of the murder of Julius Caesar. Then you will continue to the famous Navona Square,  one of the best examples of Baroque art in Rome, where you will admire Bernini’s fountain of the Four Rivers. Then visit the church of San Luigi dei Francesi and the Pantheon that with its magnificence has impressed travellers for centuries. Experience the magnitude of the emperors visiting Colonna Square with the sublime column of Marco Aurelio and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Your tour will finish at the Spanish Steps, then independent transfer to your hotel.
The balance of the day is at leisure. (BB)
Day 3
Sunday: Rome / Montepulciano / Pienza / Siena
Our Staff Disposal: full day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today departure to the rolling hills of the Chianti Region, reaching Montepulciano, a hilltop town rich of medieval and Renaissance buildings, and world renown for producing one of the oldest wines of Italy, the “Nobile di Montepulciano”. Visit to a Winery and tasting of wines and local products like ham, cheese, and salami. Then proceed to Pienza, birthplace of Pope Pius II that had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town. It is also well known for its pecorino cheese. Then the visit continues towards Siena, the beautiful medieval city renowned for the Palio horse race. Walk along the old city centre admiring splendid palaces and focus your attention on the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in the
world. Dinner at the hotel. (BB S D)
Day 4
Monday: Siena / San Gimignano / San Donato in Poggio / Chianti area / Pisa / La Spezia
Our Staff Disposal: full day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today departure to San Gimignano, a medieval hilltop town unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses. You will then proceed to San Donato in Poggio located within the Chianti Classico “Gallo Nero” region, where you’ll enjoy an excellent wine tasting with snack at a local farmhouse. The tour continues onto Pisa, where you will have free time. Then you will have a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre, Piazza dei Miracoli, with its famous Leaning Tower (exterior visit), The Baptistery (exterior visit) and other beautiful monuments. Proceed to La Spezia. Dinner at the hotel. (BB S D)
Day 5
Tuesday: La Spezia / Portovenere / Gulf of Poets / Cinque Terre / La Spezia
Our Staff Disposal: full day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today departure by boat for an unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscape in the World. The five villages, “Cinque Terre” is an area suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. You will enter into a little piece of heaven. By touring the coast line by boat, you will have the possibility to admire this amazing landscape from the seaside like in a postcard and to stop in Portovenere, Vernazza and Monterosso for visiting them at leisure (in the event of rough sea, the visit will be done partly by coach and partly by train). Portovenere, on the Gulf of Poets, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its picturesque harbor is lined with brightly colored houses, while narrow medieval streets lined with shops lead up the hill from the ancient city gate to the castle. The small fishing village Vernazza is probably the most characteristic of the Cinque Terre and is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The village is surrounded by very steeply-terraced olive groves which are said to produce among the finest olive oil in the country. Monterosso is the largest of the five coastal villages. Its amazing beaches, its beautiful reefs and the sea’s crystal clear waters, make this small village one of the most hospitable of the Ligurian Riviera. Board the train from Monterosso and arrive in La Spezia. Dinner at the hotel. (BB D)
Day 6
Wednesday: La Spezia / Carrara / Montecarlo di Lucca / Rome
Our Staff Disposal: full day
Breakfast at hotel.
Today departure to Carrara for a visit of the impressive marble quarries carved deep into the mountain. This is where Michelangelo took the raw material to create his superb masterpieces. Continue to Montecarlo di Lucca, a lovely town located on the hills around Lucca. This territory is ideal for the production of top quality wine and extra virgin olive oil. We will stop and visit a farmhouse where the owners will have you taste delicious Tuscan food specialities, from olive oil to cheese, from bread to wine and of course pasta, which you will taste with different wines. Proceed to Rome and arrival in the evening at about 9pm. (BB L)
Day 7
Thursday: Rome
Our Staff Disposal: no
Breakfast at hotel and end of our services. (BB)

Meal Legend: BB Buffet Breakfast Snack Lunch or Light Lunch  Dinner

Full Day: around 7 hours and always in accordance with the itinerary and route
Half Day: around 3 to 4 hours
Included
  • All sightseeing, tasting and excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • English speaking Tour Director/Driver-Escort (as per program)
  • First class accommodation
  • Licensed Local Guide as per program
  • Vehicle/coach with air conditioning  - no toilet
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Beverage and meal not specified
  • City taxes
  • Fee for luggage handling fee at hotel
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Optional Excursions
  • Porterage at airport
  • Travel Insurance
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