The Essential of Italy end Milan

The Essential of Italy end Milan

9 Days

Visiting: Rome, Orvieto, Castiglione Del Lago, Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Genoa, Portofino, Milan

Tour operator:

Europamundo

Tour code:

28818

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

36 - 72

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

3-85

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English

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Tour Overview

Where the timeless allure of ancient Rome, the medieval charm of Tuscany, and the Renaissance splendor of Florence await. Begin your adventure in Rome, exploring iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Roman forums, and the Vatican. Venture to Orvieto for a scenic cable car ride, enjoy a leisurely lunch by Lake Trasimeno, and wander through the enchanting streets of Siena and Monteriggioni. Marvel at the architectural wonders of Florence, including the duomo and Ponte Vecchio, before witnessing the iconic Leaning Tower in Pisa. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the exclusive allure of Portofino. Conclude your unforgettable tour in Milan, where the majestic cathedral beckons. This journey promises a rich tapestry of Italy's most treasured sights, blending historical marvels with the serene beauty of its landscapes.

Highlights

  • City tour of Rome including the Colosseum, Roman forums, and St. Peter’s in the Vatican

  • Visit to Orvieto with a cable car ride to the medieval center and the cathedral

  • Stroll and lunch at Castiglione Del Lago on the banks of Lake Trasimeno

  • Free time in Siena to explore Piazza del Campo and Duomo

  • Stop at Monteriggioni, a medieval little village, and visit to San Gimignano

  • City tour of Florence with a visit to the Gothic cathedral (duomo) and Ponte Vecchio

  • Visit to Pisa to admire the Leaning Tower and a trip to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Embark for Portofino from Santa Margherita Ligure and a visit to Milan to see the cathedral

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Rome

Location: Rome

Welcome to Europamundo! Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travelers.

Day 2 : Rome

Location: Rome

Today we will have a city tour of the capital of Italy and one of the oldest and most influential cities in Western civilization. The Colosseum, the Roman forums, the squares and fountains of the center, the great life of the city. We finish in St. Peter’s in the Vatican, an independent state within the city of Rome and the center of the Catholic Church. You can visit the basilica and the museums.In the evening we include a transfer to Trastévere, a lively neighborhood known for its typical small restaurants.

Day 3 : Rome

Location: Rome

Free time the whole day to keep exploring the city. Today we suggest you take an optional excursion to Naples, Capri and Pompeii.

Day 4 : Rome, Orvieto, Castiglione Del Lago, Siena

Location: Rome, Orvieto, Castiglione Del Lago, Siena

Today we will discover the beautiful region of Tuscany. We will visit ORVIETO, the medieval city on top a mountain. Before entering the city, we will enjoy the impressive view from its viewpoint. Following this, we will include the cable car to the medieval center, where the cathedral stands out, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic art. The city has a network of visitable underground tunnels that were used as shelters and water reserves during times of war. We travel on to CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO, on the banks of Lake Trasimeno, where we have time for a stroll and lunch. After lunch we go on to SIENA, with its famous Piazza del Campo and Duomo. Free time in the afternoon in Siena.

Day 5 : Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Florence

Location: Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Florence

We leave Siena and make a stop to see MONTERIGGIONI, a magical medieval little village with cobbled streets, walls, and little shops. After this we continue to SAN GIMIGNANO, a charming little city with its tall medieval towers. After lunch we travel to FLORENCE, arriving in the early afternoon. We suggest an afternoon visit to the Academy Gallery (closed on Mondays).

Day 6 : Florence

Location: Florence

After taking a photo at the Michelangelo viewpoint, where we can have one of the most beautiful views of the city, we will have a city tour with a local guide of the capital of Tuscany, one of the most visited cities in the country, considered the cradle of the Renaissance and some of the most influential artists and thinkers in history, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli or Raphael. You will admire the Gothic cathedral (duomo), the ancient Stone Bridge (Ponte Vecchio) with its goldsmiths´ shops and the Signoria square - the political heart of the city with the town hall in a medieval building. Free time afterwards.

Day 7 : Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Genoa

Location: Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Genoa

Today we continue our journey towards PISA. On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one, the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa. After this we head to the Ligurian Coast, with some of the prettiest coastlines in Europe. We will visit the CINQUE TERRE which has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comprises of five villages, almost isolated by road, which live on fishing and tourism. We arrive by train, ticket included, to one of its charming towns (normally VERNAZZA, but on busy tourist dates it could be Manarola or Corniglia, very similar towns that are somewhat less crowded). Time to have a lunch. Afterwards we travel by train to LEVANTO, where we take the bus to continue to GENOA.Note: The train to Cinque Terre is a regular local railway service, not a tourist service. Sometimes the trains are full (it is not possible to book places on these trains) so it might be necessary, on occasion, to travel standing and not seated. In these cases we suggest walking to the monumental site (approximately 900 meters).

Day 8 : Genoa, Portofino, Milan

Location: Genoa, Portofino, Milan

We will continue our journey to the nearby city of SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE, where we will embark for PORTOFINO, one of the most exclusive places in Europe. Enjoy a stroll by the sea and time at leisure. After lunch, we continue to MILAN, the busy northern city in which we recommend a visit to the cathedral.Note: Due to weather conditions in winter, sometimes the boat to Portofino does not operate, in which case access will be by urban microbus (poor quality service, sometimes long waiting times).

Day 9 : Milan

Location: Milan

After breakfast, end of our services.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Additional Services

    City tour in: ROME, FLORENCE Evening transfer: Trastevere in Rome Train: to the monumental field of Miracles in Pisa, Cinqueterre region Ferry: Sta Margarita de Ligure/ Portofino Funicular: Orvieto

  • Fully Guided

    Travel by bus with English speaking guide

  • Meals

    Breakfast

  • Transport

    Includes arrival transfer

What's Not Included

Reviews of this operator

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I have taken a trip...

02-Apr-2024

I have taken a trip with them through Spain and Portugal and everything was very organized. Professional guides and wonderful places. Without a doubt, I will return.

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We had a fantastic trip...

27-Jun-2023

We had a fantastic trip with EuropaMundo. We visited France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and Spain. Gonzalo our guide was incredibly knowledgable and friendly, gave us a fantastic tour throughout the whole trip. We learned about history, art, culture and much more. He kept us entertained, was happy to answer all of our questions, also offered recommendations of things to do, see and places to eat during the tour. Also want to thank our drivers Narciso and Olivier both did a fantastic job driving us safe. Money and time well invested. Highly recommended.

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My husband and I booked...

31-Jan-2024

My husband and I booked Europamundo's Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia tour in October 2023. It was an amazing experience. This is our second trip with them. Starting from the hotels to places that they took us in 08 days and the guides were excellent. All hotels were 4 star with quality breakfast and dinners were all in the hotel which was a great plus. Our guide Igor was patient and kind. the thing I loved the most is you meet people from so many different countries and you end up making friends for lifetime. Our group had 45 people from all over the world but our guide was kind enough and he did a great job by switching in Spanish and English. I will recommend it to all not only because its affordable but also you get quality and its worth every penny.

Debashish Bera (Google Reviewer)  

Highly satisfied with the management...

16-Oct-2023

Highly satisfied with the management and employees of Europomondo. Me, with my wife and one grown-up daughter took "Discover Italy" tour from Europomondo. The itinerary was thoughtfully planned and executed accordingly so that tourists can get a perfect picture of whole of Italy during the specified time. Though it was hectic and we had to walk a lot.....but we were informed about this fact beforehand. Our coach was very comfortable and its driver Mr Marco is an amazing person. He is gentle in nature as well as in driving. Our regular guide Ms Paula is ever smiling and helpful in nature with a vast knowledge of the subject she is speaking about and has a sense of responsibility. All the hotels were comfortable though we had very little time to enjoy our hotel stay. Our first hotel , G P Hotel in Roam, is the best among the lot. Also appreciate the pickup and drop service , which are very punctual . Over all time management was praiseworthy. Though small hitch was there with one or two hotels, considering the vastness of the tour and overall arrangements those small hitches can be ignored. Looking forward for a next tour with Europomondo

Paul Quan (Google Reviewer)  

Just finished a 3 week...

22-Oct-2023

Just finished a 3 week tour not do long ago. Most of it was great, I couldn't ask for a better experience. Except for 1 tour guide (Maria). First of she and the driver was over an hour late to our hotel to pick every one up, which is fair enough, unexpected things happen. Then I thought that everyone was punished due to them being late. We were rushed everywhere we went. She made us pay for a toilet only to walk us down to the city centre to only allow us 45 minutes to find a restaurant to have so called lunch at around 3:00pm. Then we drove for at least 6 hours with very little breaks, not even to allow everyone to have toilet breaks. I would recommend eurpomando but not Maria as a tour guide. Every other tour guide we had were fantastic.

Glenn (Google Reviewer)  

We had an incredible time...

12-Dec-2023

We had an incredible time visiting Switzerland and Paris, and there was no need to worry about anything. The organization was perfect, and the hotels were booked and all this was at a resonable cost. But an issue arose with an extremely rude and unpleasant driver(Andres) for one of the days, who abruptly slammed the brakes on a high-speed bus because he was angry at kids talking. This could have been very dangerous for the passengers also. Would have given 5 stars if it wasbt for the driver

Pete F (Google Reviewer)  

Poorly organized tours - no...

19-May-2024

Poorly organized tours - no continuity or directions to people on tours. Drivers and guides are often late and, while nice people, are also very disorganized with little support from the home office. We are missing our Versailles tour because the bus driver did not show up. One hotel had no water for the entire hotel. The company is about churning as many people through their tours than providing quality experiences. I plan to report them through our travel agent to prevent more people from using them.

Arielle Nicole (Google Reviewer)  

The absolute worst. They do...

02-Sep-2023

The absolute worst. They do not follow the itinerary provided. When we arrived in Versailles, tickets are sold out since instead of morning, they changed it to 3-4pm where all the tickets are sold out. Whole day wasted. Most of the museums/sights they state in their itinerary, they will just bring you there, entrance fee is not included. They will only bring you to free places, so just be aware that you will not be getting your money’s worth. Bus is ALWAYS late, today our meetup time is 7:45am, the bus arrived 8:25am, since they had to pick up other guest from a totally different hotel. They frequently change buses, it is a hit or miss. There are times where the airconditioner is good, leg space is acceptable. There are also times, they would rent a bus from a different company, where it is very cramped. Guide: they know the basics but not the nitty gritty details. For example they would just point you “Oh this is blah building, without any further explanation.” Hotels are mostly 4 star hotels with really shitty customer service. Once I had a room (cant remember the hotel in Lyon, France) assigned to me where the room has not been cleaned up. GROSS. One of the other hotel (Dormero Hotel, Zurich), did not have a reception staff at night, so when we were a defective bath tub, we had no one to complain to.

Viviana Baez (Google Reviewer)  

If you like to be...

13-Nov-2023

If you like to be stressed, rushed and be placed in nasty hotels without air conditioning and rude staff then this is the tour company for you. I just came back from a 10 day trip with them. You spend a ridiculously amount of time in the bus, they are disorganized and don’t give you enough time in the cities. They expect you to see an entire city, eat and use the restroom in 1 hour. The bus WILL leave you in you are not back on time. Also, it is NOT IDEAL FOR SENIORS OR PEOPLE WITH ANY TYPE OF DISABILITIES. Two drivers got pissed when they saw we had a walker and one of them kept saying how the company does not allow drivers to get enough rest which can cause accidents. They have the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE. They leave you far from the hotel entrance in the middle of the street at night with all of your luggage. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY.

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