IT7 Northern Italy Tour
Rome & Tuscany
Guided walking tours of Rome, Siena, Florence; Rome - The Vatican & the Sistine Chapel; Walking the Cinque Terre; The Accademia & Michelangelo's David; Guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to the entries under the blue box below.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sat 07 Sep 2019||Mon 16 Sep 2019||$3230 USD||Limited availability, please contact us|
|Sat 02 May 2020||Mon 11 May 2020||$3230 USD|
|Sat 04 Jul 2020||Mon 13 Jul 2020||$3230 USD|
|Sat 05 Sep 2020||Mon 14 Sep 2020||$3230 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $548 USD (number of singles limited).
At 10 days in length, this adventure through Northern Italy may seem relatively short on paper, but it is so chock-full of highlights that it will feel considerably longer when it comes time to return home.
The starting point of our Northern Italy Tour is Rome, itself a showcase of some of humankind's greatest accomplishments, history's most notable events and the world's most famous attractions.
We tour the historic centres of the ancient city, plazas designed by Michelangelo, Roman fora, temple ruins and the gargantuan Colosseum, the symbol of Rome, before making headway for Vatican City for exploration of the world's smallest independent nation.
The Siena region, which is famous for its wines and Old World character, and Pisa, a city famous for its Leaning Tower, are our next destinations and we bring our tour to a climactic end in Florence, city of art and culture.
Alan W. (Bolton, CT, US)
As a retired architect, I enjoyed seeing all the buildings we visited, as did my wife. St. Peters, St. Francis of Assisi (one church on top of another!), Sienna, all of Florence. All local guides were fantastic. How do they know all that stuff!? Very knowledgeable and also entertaining. All choices of restaurants were spot on and within easy walking distance of the hotels. There were plenty of choices for meals and the food was excellent in most cases.
Kevin D. (Washington, DC, US)
This was my first experience with a group tour. Because I tend to need more alone time than many, the format is not the best fit for me. However, Adventures Abroad made me feel welcome and cared for from my first conversations ...to my final goodbye. Please know how much I appreciate your efforts.
Mike S. (Liverpool, NY, US)
I enjoyed the excursions in Rome , Siena, Assisi, volterra, San Gagminnanno, Florence and Pisa. All local guides were very good. I especially liked Sergio and Vincenzo. The bus was very good. Comfortable and the right size. Our tour leader Lorna was perfect for the work. Lorna had a wonderful amount of knowledge. We had a great time on this special vacation for us.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Gioberti Art Hotel
Set in a restored 19th-century palace, this upscale hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Termini metro station and 8 ... walk from Teatro dell'Opera.
The Hotel Minerva is situated in the historic center of Siena and commands a view over the whole town. There ... 59 bedrooms with private bath, phone, colour TV, safe deposit box, air conditioning, fridge-bar, laundry service, WI-FI.
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Only 250 meters from the historic center of Lerici and conveniently accessible by a stairway that leads from the hotel ... the seafront and Piazza Garibaldi in only a few minutes, the Grand Hotel Europa is situated in the midst of a grove of olive trees on the hill of Maralunga, overlooking the splendid Bay of the Poets.
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Hotel Caravaggio, is within a walking distance from the railway station and, most important, it is very close to the ... famous monuments and museums, which make Florence unique. Hotel Caravaggio has 37 rooms with private facilities, equipped with satellite TV, telephone, minibar, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, laundry service, and WI-FI.
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Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving/late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), air taxes (if applicable), and excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring, summer, and fall, the most popular being spring and fall when temperatures are mild, crowds thinner, and air fares lower. Spring is popular with visitors who enjoy green landscapes and wildflowers. The region has a mild Mediterranean climate with early springs, long hot and dry summers, and autumns that are bright and warm into late October. Showers are possible in spring, rare in summer, and possible in fall.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have some full bus days, road travel is not particularly arduous as there are plenty of stops of interest and beautiful scenery along the way. Road are in good condition, though a little winding on some stretches.
This trip is typical of most of our European tours, which are ambitious and involve full days of travel and sightseeing. While we don't have any actual strenuous activity (ie hiking) built into the program, you will do a lot of walking on this trip. These walks will mostly be in the form of walking tours of towns and cities and short walks to dinner. Being Europe, and a hilly/mountainous area, cobbles, uneven surfaces, and slopes/stairs are common. If you are accustomed to typical "bus tours," which rely heavily on vehicular transport for all sightseeing activities, you should be aware that this tour is considerably more active.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range hotels and inns (3-star) used throughout. Some hotels are smaller properties (3-4 story) that may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite bath, though some may have shower only. Porter service is sometimes available (see 'inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, driver (s), local step-on guides in various locales.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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