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8 Days | Discover the treasures of Tuscany on an Italian adventure

4.6 out of 5 based on 21 reviews submitted.
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Uncover the warmth and richness of Italian culture as you journey from Rome to Venice on an eight-day Premium adventure. Travel through the rustic heart of Tuscany as you seek out culinary delights and tucked-away treasures among the rolling countryside. Explore the wonders of Venice’s Piazza San Marco, Pisa’s Leaning Tower and Rome’s Colosseum with an expert local leader. From ancient monuments and lively cities to sprawling vineyards and traditional Tuscan cuisine – this adventure will make memorable moments for both the Italian novice and maestro.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Tuscany including Italy
Start
Rome, Italy
Finish
Venice, Italy
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Italy
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPI
This trip generates 26 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Nestled in the rolling vineyards of Tuscany, spend two memorable nights at your gorgeous Feature Stay hotel complete with outdoor pool and dine on gourmet cuisine at the onsite restaurant.
  • Visit the home of a Roman nobleman during an Exclusive Experience. Your aristocratic host will show you around the opulent interiors and explain the rich history of the residence, before sitting down for lunch in his dining room.
  • Treasure Tuscany’s love of cuisine and viticulture during a trip to the celebrated wine-growing region of San Gimignano. Visit a family-run winery and sample some world-class wine.
  • Take advantage of local knowledge with a small-group leader joining you on orientation walks in some of Italy’s best cities and recommending places to visit and eat.
  • Venice is the ideal place to wander with no set path. Lose yourself in the town's myriad alleyways, full of artisan shops and eateries, and dine in a local restaurant.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Cooperative Coraggio. Donations help them regenerate 22 hectares of unused public land to create local jobs and produce organic food in Italy.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in this region (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • During your trip you will visit numerous religious sites. You will need to bring clothes that cover the shoulders and knees. A light scarf is a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot. Your leader will be able to advise when such clothing is necessary.

Itinerary

Map of Premium Tuscany including Italy

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

High-speed train, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (5 nights), Feature Stay (2 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Rome - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Rome – Coffee Granita (Coffee semi-frozen dessert)
  • Rome – Guided walking tour
  • Rome – Nobleman’s home visit and lunch (Exclusive Experience)
  • Siena - Orientation Walk
  • Monteriggioni - Orientation Walk
  • Chianti Region - Gourmet Dinner
  • San Gimignano - Agriturismo Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Florence - Orientation Walk
  • Pisa - Pisa Visit & Orientation walk
  • Lucca - City Walls & Orientation Walk
  • Florence - Galleria dell ’Accademia admission
  • Florence – Highlights of Florence Guided walk
  • Venice - Orientation Walk including Fondaco Terrace Rooftop
  • Venice – Traghetto boat ride
  • Venice - Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant
Add on activities
  • Vatican City - Vatican Museum - EUR22
  • Vatican City - St Peter's Dome Climb & Elevator - EUR10
  • Rome - Venezia Palace - EUR17
  • Rome - Galleria Borghese - EUR16
  • Rome - Pantheon - EUR5
  • Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo - EUR14
  • Rome - Christian Catacombs - EUR10
  • Rome - Keats-Shelley Memorial House - EUR6
  • Rome – Colosseum - EUR18
  • Pisa - Leaning Tower of Pisa - EUR27
  • Florence - Museo dell'Opera di S.Maria del Fiore - EUR15
  • Florence - Pitti Palace (Boboli Gardens, Museo Argenti, Costume Gallery, Porcellain Museum) - EUR15
  • Florence - Bargello Museum - EUR14
  • Florence - Palazzo Vecchio - EUR12
  • Florence - Uffizi Gallery - EUR24
  • Florence - Medici Chapels - EUR17
  • Florence - Baptistry - EUR10
  • Florence - Duomo & Campanile - EUR15
  • Florence - Accademia - EUR17
  • Venice - Museum of St Mark's Basilica - EUR5
  • Venice - Gondola Ride - EUR80
  • Venice - St Mark's Campanile - EUR12
  • Venice - Glass Museum Murano - EUR11
  • Venice - Ca' Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth Century Art - EUR11
  • Venice - Scuola Grande di San Rocco - EUR14
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection - EUR17
  • Venice - Doge's Palace & Bridge of Sighs - EUR30
  • Ca’ D’Oro - Galería Franchetti - EUR15
  • Venice - St Mark's Basilica Treasury - EUR5
  • Venice - Accademia Gallery - EUR16

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. Porterage is not included at train stations and on/off trains.
4. Multiple hotels may be used as our Feature Stay in the Tuscan countryside, including Torciano Hotel Vecchio Asilo, Villa Ducci, or Hotel Terre Rosse.
5. Travel is always an adventure. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 21 reviews submitted.
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THANH HANH · Traveled April 2024
An amazing trip of a lifetime to Italy and eye-opening experiences to Europe.
Review submitted 15 May 2024

Diana and Jesse · Traveled October 2023
Intrepid was a great company to plan our first trip to Europe. We had a great time, our Leader Micol was so professional and had so much knowledge of all the cities visited. Intrepid is the way to go.
Review submitted 31 Oct 2023

David · Traveled September 2023
For a premium tour, consider alternative providers or organising it yourself. A standard Italian itinerary with little insight to make it memorable.
Review submitted 15 Oct 2023

Alistair · Traveled September 2023
Enjoyed it immensely and showed others how much we were enjoying ourselves, lol
Review submitted 10 Oct 2023

Maree · Traveled August 2023
Highly recommend Intrepid for your next itinerary. Their trips are well planned and their guides are very knowledgeable and passionate about their area. They open up their hearts and become friends for life. Can’t wait for our next Intrepid adventure.
Review submitted 17 Oct 2023
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