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Essential Italy

14 days, Venice to Rome

Delve deep into what, “La dolce vita” means on this two-week exploration of Italy. Step back in time with an archaeologist on a walk through the ruins of Pompeii, see the Ponte Vecchio in iconic Venice, explore the grounds of a local agriturismo full of lemons along the Amalfi Coast, and hike along the famous “Walk of the Gods” for sweeping views of the Mediterranean. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the country shaped like a boot and see for yourself why life here is said to be so sweet.

14 days

Venice to Rome

From$28746HKD
was $33819
Valid on May 22 2022
Trip Code: EITJ

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Delve deep into what, “La dolce vita” means on this two-week exploration of Italy. Step back in time with an archaeologist on a walk through the ruins of Pompeii, see the Ponte Vecchio in iconic Venice, explore the grounds of a local agriturismo full of lemons along the Amalfi Coast, and hike along the famous “Walk of the Gods” for sweeping views of the Mediterranean. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the country shaped like a boot and see for yourself why life here is said to be so sweet.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

14 days

Venice to Rome

From$28746HKD
was $33819
Valid on May 22 2022
Trip Code: EITJ

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV015ADV08
Map of the route for Essential Italy

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Venice

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Venice

Set out on a quick orientation walk through Venice. Get to know some of the local markets and neighbourhoods. The rest of the day is free, choose to explore the Guggenheim Museum, hop on a gondola ride, climb Venice’s tallest building to the Campanile San Marco Lookout, or ride across the lagoon to Murano and Burano Islands.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Venice/Cinque Terre

Continue on to Cinque Terre today and enjoy a visit to Monterosso al Mare before a free afternoon to explore other villages along the hillside on your own.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Cinque Terre/Florence

The group will transfer to Florence in the Tuscany region of Italy today. Upon arrival, set off on an orientation walk with your CEO through the bustling, ancient streets. Afterwards, enjoy an included aperitivo in a local bar.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Florence

Take advantage of this free day to delve deeper into Florence. With options ranging from a visit to a 17th-century city wall to a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, there will be no shortage of activities to try. And with a full day to spare you just may get through them all.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Florence

Florence is all yours again today. There are plenty of options to get out into the heart of this lively Italian city. Opt to check out the Medici Chapels, set off on a day tour into the Tuscan town of Lucca, tour the Uffizi Gallery, or go on a trip to Pisa.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Florence/Naples

Hop aboard a train to Naples. Once you arrive you have the option to sit down for a delicious meal in the place where pizza came about. You could also visit the National Archaeological Museum or look at the Veiled Christ, see the tunnels of underground Naples, or simply relax in the main plaza with a cocktail in hand.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Naples/Sorrento

Start the day off with vist to the ruins of Pompeii with an archaeologist. Afterwards travel to Sorrento via bus where you will be treated to beautiful views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Sorrento

Today is a day of leisure in Sorrento and it can be as adventurous or relaxing as you choose. Opt to hangout near the boutique hotel that the group is staying in just steps from the central piazza or visit the nearby islands of Capri or Ischia to discover more of this country’s beauty.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Sorrento/Amalfi

Learn all about limoncello today while the group visits an organic lemon farm. Wander the grounds that smell strongly of lemon and sample the sweet liqueur before continuing on to the Amalfi coast where you’ll eat lunch at a local agriturismo. The group will meet the family and tour the property which happens to be a converted 17th-century monastery. Learn all about the local produce and herbs grown here and enjoy sweeping views of the Mediterranean.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11Amalfi

Enjoy a hike along one of the most famous walks in the Amalfi region known as “Walk of the Gods”. Follow the ancient paths that climb high above the coastal towns of Positano and Praiano. See some of the best scenery in the are and wander by farms, villages, churches, and monasteries as you go.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Amalfi/Rome

Continue on to Rome where you will head out on an orientation walk with your CEO. Afterwards, explore as you please. From Catacombs to the Colosseum there’s no shortage of history or culture to be seen.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Rome

Take advantage of free time in Rome to visit popular museums, stare up at the Sistine Chapel, rent a Vespa a cruise through the streets and narrow lanes, or maybe head out on a street food tour of Rome. Make sure that whatever you choose, you leave time to grab some caffè or gelato while you walk.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Rome

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Discover Moment: Florence
  • Your Discover Moment: Rome
  • Orientation walks in Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, and Rome
  • Amalfi "Walk of the Gods" hike (weather permitting)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (13 nts).

Meals

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Allow USD550-715 for meals not included.

Transportation

Train, private minivan/bus, boat, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Florence Food Tour - From $689.00

Uncover the treasures of Florence, savoured by locals for generations, on this 4-hour walking tour through Oltarno. Experience the unique flavours and foods that make the cuisine of this region so distinct from the rest of Italy. Famous for being the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to Michelangelo’s famous statue of David, Florence is a city rich with culture, history and of course, some of the tastiest Tuscan food in the region. Wander the streets and soak up the bohemian vibe as you stop to sample wine and salami. There is even the chance to get hands on as you learn how to make Italian cantucci (cookies).

Rome Food Tour - From $689.00

Known to locals as the “Heart of Rome”, Testaccio is the city’s original foodie neighbourhood and where cucina Romana (Roman cuisine) was born. Our 4-hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighbourhood where people still live, eat and shop. Escape the crowds and get a real glimpse of daily life while tasting the best of what the city has to offer. You’ll visit our local market and meet the vendors who have been there for generations, taste the most delicious pasta in the neighbourhood, and sample everything from a traditional antipasto to a typical Roman street food snack. Along the way your local guide will give you a fascinating insight into Rome’s culture and history. You’ll also discover some of the city’s most fascinating landmarks, like the ancient Pyramid of Cestius and John Keats’ mysterious tomb.

Rome Vintage Vespa Tour - From $1659.00

When in Rome... live "la dolce vita" and hop onto a Vespa! Make your way around the city (like the locals do) on a vintage Vespa scooter. Visit Rome's must-see landmarks with a local guide, who will also be your Vespa driver, on this 3-4 hour afternoon excursion. Opt to add a photography package to your Vespa tour, so you can relax, immerse yourself in this ancient city, and still have all those unforgettable snaps from your classic Roman holiday.

My Own Room - From $9069.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Essential Italy

| 14 days - Venice to Rome - from $28746 HKD