Italy Experience

10 Days | Travel from Venice to Florence and uncover Italy's many treasures

4.3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
EUR €2,837
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Take a trip to Italy, from the canals of Venice to the cobblestone streets of Rome. On this ten-day trip, you’ll explore historic sites and picturesque villages through some of the most incredible places in Europe’s treasure trove. Start in the canal-laden Venice and feel like you’ve stepped right into a postcard as you walk the streets on a cicchetti crawl, then visit the gorgeous Cinque Terre for hikes, photos and a pesto-making class. Soak in the coastal colours and then head to Pisa, home to that tilted tower. Explore Florence’s art, history and rich culture with loads of free time and then go on to discover the rolling green hills of Umbria. Sample wine, delicious food and great company and then move on to mighty Rome.

Trip overview

Map of Italy Experience including Italy
Venice, Italy
Rome, Italy
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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This trip generates 28.12 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Take a day trip to Perugia’s ancient town – Spello. Walk among the decorated facades, winding laneways and cobbled streets and then sample the local wine and regional delicacies at a local enoteca for lunch.
  • See some iconic sites like the canals of Venice, the Duomo’s gorgeous exterior in Florence and the endless sights in Rome. Find out why these cities are loved by so many and enjoy plenty of free time to make your own discoveries.
  • Eat your way through this foodie’s paradise with a cicchetti (small bites) tour in Venice, a pesto-making class in Cinque Terre and a local leader to point out all the best spots for espresso, gelato, wine and pasta.
  • A series of walking paths connect the pastel villages of Monterosso, Corniglia and Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre. Explore this amazing region on foot with a group hike (and make sure you bring your camera).
  • Support the local community with a farewell dinner in Trastevere – a gorgeous area in Rome popular for its summer dining and aperitif culture – at a local cooperative that employs people living with disabilities and provides hospitality training.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Cooperativa 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?
  • The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Italian trains are comfortable, and all have toilets. Due to the destinations visited on this trip, many train journeys are done by local trains.
  • It’s recommended you pack light and smart for this trip, as you'll be required to carry your own luggage between train and bus stations and hotels, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs and across cobblestones.
  • There are many in-demand, ticketed sites to visit in Florence and Rome. Please review the Itinerary for our recommendations on when you will have time available if you would like to pre-purchase tickets.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in many regions of Italy (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s essential to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Train, Public bus, Ferry, Metro, Taxi


Hotel (9 nights)

  • Venice - Cicchetti tour
  • Venice - San Giorgio Bell Tower
  • Venice - Traghetto Boat Ride
  • Cinque Terre - 'Il Laboratorio del Pesto' Making & Demonstration
  • Cinque Terre - Cinque Terre Pass and leader-led hike
  • Pisa - Half Day Trip to Pisa
  • Florence - Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Perugia - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Spello - Enoteca Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Rome - Leader-led orientation walk
Add on activities
  • Venice - Doge's Palace & Bridge of Sighs - EUR30
  • Venice - St Mark's Basilica Treasury - EUR5
  • Venice - Accademia Gallery - EUR16
  • Venice - Venezia Ca' d'Oro - EUR15
  • Venice - Gondola Ride - EUR80
  • Venice - St Mark's Campanile - EUR12
  • Venice - Guggenheim Museum - EUR17
  • Venice - Museum of St Mark's Basilica - EUR5
  • Venice - Glass Museum Murano - EUR11
  • Venice - Ca' Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth Century Art - EUR11
  • Venice - Scuola Grande di San Rocco - EUR14
  • Pisa - Leaning Tower of Pisa - EUR18
  • Pisa - 5 Monuments Combo Ticket - EUR10
  • Florence - Palazzo Vecchio - EUR12
  • Florence - Bargello Museum - EUR13
  • Florence - Baptistry, Museo Opera del Duomo, Giotto Bell Tower and Brunelleschi Dome - EUR30
  • Florence - Pitti Palace (Boboli Gardens, Museo Argenti, Costume Gallery, Porcellain Museum) - EUR12
  • Florence - Medici Chapels - EUR15
  • Florence - Uffizi Gallery - EUR24
  • Florence - Accademia - EUR16
  • Perugia - National Archaeological Museum of Umbria - EUR7
  • Perugia - National Gallery of Umbria - EUR8
  • Rome - Pantheon - EUR2
  • Vatican City - St Peter's Dome Climb & Elevator - EUR10
  • Rome - Christian Catacombs - EUR8
  • Rome - Keats-Shelley Memorial House - EUR6
  • Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo - EUR14
  • Vatican City - Vatican Museum - EUR21
  • Rome - Venezia Palace - EUR12
  • Rome - Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - EUR16
  • Rome - Galleria Borghese - EUR15

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1. 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. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
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Catherine ( Cate) · Traveled September 2023
For those seeking a fantastic introduction to Italy I would highly recommend Intrepid Italy Experience - you will enjoy great experiences travelling from Venice to Rome & our Intrepid tour leader Tiziana Romano was fantastic
Review submitted 13 Sep 2023

Anna · Traveled August 2023
I had a great time on this trip. Our tour leader, Magda, was brilliant and we had an excellent group overall. The locations and activities were all really interesting and fun and I found the free and scheduled time to be well balanced. Great way to see a little bit of Italy for the first time.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Joanne · Traveled August 2023
Our leader had great knowledge, strategic skill& patience. She offered support & understanding in spades and that was all shared so generously! It’s been a great, fun & friendly trip.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Courtney · Traveled August 2023
This tour was so great! Our guide was absolutely brilliant, the locations and activities were highly entertaining and enjoyable. Definitely worth looking into for your Italian holiday!
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Mark · Traveled August 2023
Our Intrepid tour was awesome. Magda our tour guide was fantastic. She took all the stress out of the trip. The accomodation was quite good, probably better than I expected. Air con in all of the rooms and quite reasonable breakfast.
Review submitted 08 Sep 2023
Italy Experience
EUR €2,837