Italian Discovery

Italian Discovery

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Italian Discovery

10 Days Starting and ending in Rome

Visiting: Rome, Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice, Montepulciano, Naples, Sorrento

Tour operator:

ESKAPAS

Tour code:

702320

Recommended For:

50 plus, Couples, Family-Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 28

Physical rating:

EASY

Age range:

6-0

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Start and end in Rome! With the In-depth Cultural tour Italian Discovery, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 11 other destinations in Italy. Italian Discovery includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more. The ten-day fully escorted “Italian Discovery” tour starts from and ends in Rome. All the iconic Italian cities – from the splendors of the Renaissance in Florence to the ruins of ancient Rome, to the sunny Amalfi coastline – are yours to discover during an epic 10 days in Italy. Get ready to discover the true essence of Italy on this outstanding travel experience with Eskapas.

Highlights

  • 4-star accommodation

  • Fully guided in English

  • Prosecco or Spritz experience in Venice

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Rome Arrival
Location: Rome
Accommodation: Not Available
Accommodation Name: Hotel St. Martin or similar 4*
Meals Included: Not Available

Welcome to Rome! After meet at the airport your driver, you will be transferred to your hotel (Transfer included!). At 07:45 pm p/up at the hotel and reach Via del Teatro Marcello. Our local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day - absolutely romantic at sunset.

You will cross the characteristic area of the Jewish Ghetto, one of Rome’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, full with history and with a real Roman atmoshpere. As you know, one of Rome’s typical landmarks are its beautiful fountains, and one of the prettiest is the Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) in Piazza Mattei. The Jewish Ghetto of Rome is the second most ancient after the one in Venice and it can be considered the heart and soul of Roman cuisine! Then you will walk into Piazza Della Rotonda and enjoy the lit view of the Pantheon, the former temple of Marcus Agrippa later converted into a church: this is the only ancient Roman temple that remained untouched through the centuries and it’s stunning at night when the crowds are away.

Next Stop…Close your eyes and throw a coin over your right shoulder straight into the Trevi Fountain: it’s said that those who do so, are granted to come back to Rome someday. Your walk continues towards Piazza di Spagna, one of the city’s most popular squares, known for its setting at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. Walk up these famous steps to enjoy a lovely view from the top! After this intense and gratifying walk, there is only one thing missing to end this experience: relax enjoying a creamy and tasty Gelato, it’s on us! The tour ends in Spanish Steps area. Enjoy on your own the rest of the night. Return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay

Day 2 : Rome > Assisi > Siena > Florence (B, D)
Location: Siena

Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

Overnight: Florence Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

Day 3 : Florence (B,L)
Location: Florence

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance”, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery.

Overnight: Florence. Meals: Breakfast - Lunch

Day 4 : Florence > Bologna > Padua > Venice (B, D)
Location: Padua

After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city center with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice (Mestre). Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: Venice Mestre Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

Day 5 : Venice (B)
Location: Venice

After breakfast, enjoy your transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight.

Overnight: Venice Mestre Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 : Venice > Tuscany Wine Region (Montepulciano) > Rome (B, L)
Location: Montepulciano

After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual Jazz and Wine Festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included!!! After lunch, quick stop to spend some free time. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in into your hotel.

Overnight: Rome Meals: Breakfast, Luncch

Day 7 : Rome (B)
Location: Rome

Between 7:45/8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s square with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. The tour couldn’t be complete without St. Peter’s Square, the open space which lies before the basilica, redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and being itself an architectural masterpiece of the Baroque age.

Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or at night!

Overnight: Rome Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 : Rome > Naples > Pompeii > Sorrento (B, L, D)
Location: Naples

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 7:00 am approximately. Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrival in Naples and short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures. Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and, once you reach the town of Pompeii, you will have lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza! After lunch, you will enter into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip the Line entrance and a guided tour. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You'll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and an overnight in your new hotel.

Overnight: Sorrento Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Sorrento > Capri > Rome (B, L)
Location: Sorrento

After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the island of Capri: one of the most exclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the island at your own pace. Once back on the mainland, return to Rome in the evening for your last overnight.

Overnight: Rome Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Important Note: During winter time, Capri Tour may not be organized due to ferry boats schedule. In this case you will have free time at leisure in Sorrento

Day 10 : Rome Departure
Location: Rome

After your breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport for your onward flight. End of our services

Overnight: Not Available  Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

Accommodation

9-night accommodation in First class / 4**** hotels

  • Rome              St. Martin 4* or similar
  • Florence         Raffaello 4* or similar
  • Venice             Delfino (Mestre) 4* or similar
  • Sorrento          Michelangelo 4* or similar


Guide

- Visits with expert local guide as per itinerary (Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii and Capri)

- Monolingual Tour-escort in English


Meals

9 breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or alimentary restriction)


Additional Services

Entrance fees and skip-the-line tickets to the museums and sites which are mentioned in the program


Transport

All transfers and transport per itinerary with a luxury A/C  motorcoach



What's Not Included

Flights

Flights are not included


Additional Services

  • Before/After Flights
  • Tips for the guide and driver (optional)
  • Personal expenses.
  • City taxes to be paid directly to the hotels. (We inform all clients that rates do not includes city taxes when needed. City tax will be paid directly from clients at the reception hotel desk at the arrival or at the check out according to the local city board procedure. We remind you that tax will change according to hotel category. Please kindly inform travellers before departure.)

Please Note

  • This trip requires 3-4 miles to walk a day. (Sometimes on hilly/mountainous terrain)
  • In Italy (Usually in whole Europe) You will need Euros on you for toilets entrances, buying bottle of waters etc. USD or other currencies might not be accepted. 25-30 Euros per person per day will be enough. You will also need money for extra optional tours such as Pisa, Night Walk in Venice or other excursions offered by the guides.  You may be required to carry on you 100-150Euros per person). No credit card accepted in the bus(ATM machines or exchange offices are everywhere
  • For the dinner in Sorrento we highly recommend Elegant attire(no short trousers). Dress code for men: jacket.
  • During winter time, Capri Tour may not be organized due to ferry boats schedule. In this case you will have free time at leisure in Sorrento

Mode of Transport

Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi, audio headsets and onboard toilet

Accommodation

9-night accommodation in First class / 4**** hotels
Rome St. Martin 4* or similar
Florence Raffaello 4* or similar
Venice Delfino (Mestre) 4* or similar
Sorrento Michelangelo 4* or similar

Check out our Q&As

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    At Eskapas we have a flexible policy. You must change it until 30 days prior to your departure otherwise any changes mean "cancellation".

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Solo travelers must pay single supplement to have a private room due to hygien reasons.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Eskapas has been established in 2000 in Istanbul

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All hotels used to accommodate our customers are certified by “Hotel Association of Turkey”; they all are committed to use maximum 50 % capacity

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    COVID-19 RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL RULES Eskapas is committed to fulfill the following regulations to protect its customers from the risk of Covid-19 : 1 – Eskapas will fulfill all safety rules mentioned in the “Safe Tourism Certification” prepared by Turkish Ministry of Tourism; that plan covers all aspects of the journey from the aircraft to the airport, transfers, touring and hotels (tga.gov.tr/abou

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes you can.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your timetable - voucher that will show your itinerary with timing and hotels (30 days before prior to your arrival date)

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Karen  

Mrs.

13-Jan-2023

Wow, where do I begin with this tour ? It was absolutely incredible! I've always been fascinated by Italy and this tour exceeded all of my expectations. Our tour guide (Sasha) was the best, she was so knowledgeable and passionate about the country and its culture. She made the history and architecture come alive for me. I can't believe how much I learned about Italy in just 10 days. I think my favorite part of the tour was visiting Rome, it's just so beautiful and rich in history. The Colosseum, the Vatican, and all the other amazing sights left me in awe. Tuscany was also amazing, the countryside is so picturesque, I felt like I was in a movie or something. And the wine, oh my gosh, the wine! The tour company really took care of us, the accommodation was comfortable, the food was delicious and I liked the small group size, it felt like traveling with friends. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves history, culture and beautiful landscapes.

Curtis S  

Mr.

20-May-2023

This is the perfect tour to see the highlights of Italy. The tour includes the most famous locations of both south and north Italy. The food was amazing. Our tour guide was experienced and knowledgeable. Met a lot of amazing people. All in all trip of a lifetime, thank you Eskapas !

Trudi  

Mrs.

02-May-2023

I felt the tour was super organized and it had to be, but I wish we had been informed that there were 40+ people to get to know, and that not everyone had the same tour. Of course, these facts were revealed, the itinerarys were accurate and busy with enough windows for free time. I had the most excellent time.

Allison R  

Mrs.

26-Aug-2022

We have been met at the airport with a Mercedes E type wow! Hotel St. Martin was excellent. We enjoyed it a lot it’s so close to all main attractions. The hotels were good, the food was good, the things that were scheduled with the tour all worked very well and the guide Sergio was excellent. He was very friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. We had also local guides in each cities. I definitely recommend this tour. I met some wonderful people in this trip and made some precious memories!

Sergei S.  

Mr

04-Jul-2022

My wife and I had a wonderful 10 day tour of Italy covering most sites of south and north of Italy. We had excellent communication with Eskapas travel advisor Alex before the entire length of the trip. The food and atmosphere unexpected. Amalfi Cost, Capri, Sorrento, Florence, Venice We really liked it. We highly recommend it

Eloise Webb  

Mrs.

20-May-2023

This was the best fully guided tour we experienced so far ! All of the hotels were very good and clean. We even had a surprise upgrade from 4 star to 5 ! Our guide Sasha was very kind and knowledgable. Our destination spots were all gorgeous, we saw all of the spots that we wanted to see before coming to Italy, so we were very satisfied with the itinerary. Unsurprisingly the food and wine were amazing. Overall phenomenal trip, can’t wait to book our next trip !

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  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    ESKAPAS allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform eskapas, 61 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    ESKAPAS requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 61 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of eskapas charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 25% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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