Italy Experience

10 Days | Travel from Venice to Florence, the Cinque Terre and Rome, to uncover Italy's many treasures

4.4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews submitted.
NZD $5,666
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Travel to Italy and savour the many flavours of this gastronomic haven on a journey from the canals of Venice to the cobblestone streets of Rome. Explore historic sites and picturesque villages on this special food-lovers' adventure through some of the most incredible places in Italy. There is plenty of time to indulge in everything from fresh seafood and hearty wines to the finest balsamic vinegars and pesto in the world. This 10-day trip is sure to tantalise all the senses.

Trip overview

Map of Italy Experience including Italy
Venice, Italy
Rome, Italy
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
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
  • See the real Venice on an optional gondola ride down the Grand Canal and through the city's complex network of waterways. Feel the romance as you pass beneath the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge
  • A series of walking paths connect the pastel villages of Monterosso, Corniglia and Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre. Explore this amazing region on foot, or you can jump on a train if you need a break
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa may be Pisa's most iconic image, but the city offers so much more. The Piazza dei Miracoli and Pisa Baptistry are masterpieces in Medieval-Italian architecture
  • There's a lot more to Florence than Renaissance art (although the art is pretty great). The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is brimming with nearly 600 years of history and stories
  • If Italian cuisine is known for its simplicity and big flavours, no place does this better than rural Spello. Let Umbrian delicacies such as lamb meat balls with rosemary and porcini risotto whet your appetite
  • No Italian adventure would be complete without a visit to Rome. Enjoy plenty of free time to discover the ancient Colosseum, stroll through Vatican City and gaze up towards the gods inside St Peter's Basilica

Is this trip right for you?
  • The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Italian trains are comfortable and all have toilets. Due to the destinations visited on this trip many train journeys are done by local trains, rather than high speed trains.
  • We recommend packing 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 important 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 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Train, Public bus, Ferry, Metro, Taxi


Hotel (9 nights)

  • Venice - Welcome Dinner
  • Venice - San Giorgio Bell Tower
  • Venice - Traghetto Ride
  • Cinque Terre - Day Trip, including Cinque Terre Pass
  • Cinque Terre - 'Il Laboratorio del Pesto' Making & Demonstration
  • Pisa - Half Day Trip to Pisa
  • Florence - Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Florence - Dinner in Local Restaurant
  • Perugia - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Spello - Enoteca Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Spello - Half Day Trip to Spello
  • Rome - Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • 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
  • Ca’ D’Oro - Galería Franchetti - EUR15
  • Venice - Gondola Ride - EUR80
  • Venice - St Mark's Campanile - EUR12
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection - 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 - EUR20
  • Pisa - 5 Monuments Combo Ticket - EUR10
  • Florence - Palazzo Vecchio - EUR12
  • Florence - Bargello Museum - EUR14
  • 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 - EUR17
  • Perugia - National Archaeological Museum of Umbria - EUR7
  • Perugia - National Gallery of Umbria - EUR8
  • Rome - Pantheon - EUR5
  • Vatican City - St Peter's Dome Climb & Elevator - EUR10
  • Rome - Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - EUR19
  • Rome - Galleria Borghese - EUR16
  • Vatican City - Vatican Museum - EUR22
  • Rome - Venezia Palace - EUR17
  • Rome - Christian Catacombs - EUR10
  • Rome - Keats-Shelley Memorial House - EUR6
  • Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo - EUR14

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Important notes

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 note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability, please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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4.4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews submitted.
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Michelle · Traveled October 2023
I’m usually a solo traveler (or travel with a small group of friends) but wanted to visit multiple places in Italy so thought it’d be convenient to join a tour. I picked this one because it struck a balance between planned group activities and unplanned time so that I could go explore on my own. Before the trip I planned to skip half of the group activities and spend most of the time on my own. But honestly? I had so much fun with the group! Michela is a FANTASTIC guide and I would follow her anywhere around the world.
Review submitted 23 Oct 2023

Pietro · Traveled October 2023
It was very informative. We felt very safe during our travels. Accommodations were nice. Everything went well! Would definitely book again. Especially if Michela Cioppa is leading the group. She made the trip very unique and family style. Overall great trip.
Review submitted 23 Oct 2023

Greg · Traveled October 2023
The trip was a wonderful look at Italy and all it has in regards to beauty and history. Our tour guide, Magda, was amazing and helped make the trip a wonderful experience.
Review submitted 13 Oct 2023

Peter · Traveled October 2023
Our Intrepid 'Italy Experience' was an absolutely wonderful tour. We could not have asked for a better tour leader. The small group dynamics worked exceptionally well - and we were able to immerse ourselves in the local culture, cuisine and remarkable history of Italy. We would recommend Intrepid to anyone.
Review submitted 10 Nov 2023

Billie Jean · Traveled October 2023
Our trip was wonderful and Magda our tour guide helped make it wonderful.
Review submitted 13 Oct 2023
Italy Experience
NZD $5,666