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From Milan to Rome with Tuscany

Small group tour
13 days
5 cities
2nights

Milan, Italy

The world's fashion capital, Milan, has much to offer travelers. The most recognized symbol of this Italian city is the impressive Milan Cathedral, also called Duomo by locals, that took about half a century to build! Other notable places worth seeing are the famous La Scala theater, the Royal Palace of Milan and the Sforza Castle. Of course, a visit to Milan wouldn't be complete without high-end shopping, thus going to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a must....
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Upon arrival to Milan you are met by your driver and taken to your downtown hotel.

    There are no planned activities for you for today day, so you can relax and recover after the trip. If you would like to do some looking around, we suggest visiting the world famous shopping and fashion avenue, Quadrilatero della Moda.

    Day 2: Trip to Como Lake
    Following breakfast at your hotel you meet your driver who transfers you to Como, located on the shores of another stunningly beautiful lake - Lake Como. Como town boasts several artistic monuments from different historical periods.

    Upon arrival you meet your local guide who shows you around. During the city tour you see the medieval walls surrounding the historic center, stroll through the ancient streets in the heart of the town, and admire beautiful Romanesque and Baroque churches. You see the Piazza Volta and Piazza Duomo with its charming old Town Hall building and its characteristic bell tower. During the tour you enjoy public boat tour as well as a Como-Brunate funicular ride.

    The highlight of the tour is visit of the superb 600-year old Como Cathedral. Nearby is the Palazzo Terragni, an example of the modern rationalist architecture.

    After the tour your driver takes you back to your hotel in Milan.

    Day 3: Milan Sightseeing & Departure
    Following breakfast and check-out, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a 3-hour walking tour of Milan to learn more about the city’s history and reputation as a fashion capital.

    You start with visiting to world-known Milan Duomo, the Gothic cathedral and the highest sight in the city which took about six centuries to build. Then you walk through nearby-located Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and reach La Scala Theatre. Prepare to be wowed by the prestigious Milan opera house (no entrance is included). You continue with picturesque Brera district to feel the historical atmosphere of the city. Explore the public areas, with stories of its 15th-century owners ringing in your ears. After all you make a stop at Castello Sforzesco to see history and style combined with Milanese flair.

    In the afternoon you are transferred to the rail station to board the train which will take you to Venice.

    • Please note: the Milan Cathedral is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.
    • Note: The unique treasure of Milan - Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary fresco “The Last Supper” located in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is not included in the city tour due to its limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date.  
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    Hotel Milano Scala
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Hotel Milano Scala is located in the center of Milan in proximity to the La Scala Opera House and the Milan Cathedral. Each room is decorated to reflect a famous opera and has air-conditioning, free WiFi, satellite TV and parquet floors. Guests can dine in the on-site La Traviata Restaurant serving traditional dishes from Lombardy, prepared from local ingredients....
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Walking Tour with Private Guide & Visit to the Milan Duomo
    • Day Trip to Como with Private Transportation
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Milan - Venice
Premium Class Seat
Milano Centrale
Milan, Italy
2 hours
Venezia S.Lucia
Venice, Italy
2nights

Venice, Italy

Venice is indeed one of the most romantic cities on the planet! Serene gondolas passing the narrow canals, historic palaces, squares and colorful buildings adorning the Venetian lagoon and islands - this Italian gem is surely worth a visit. Among the must-see places are the beautiful Dodge's Palace, the symbol of the city - Rialto Bridge, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, the colorful islands of Murano and Burano, and the Piazza San Marco, home to the gorgeous Saint Mark's Basilica....
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    Day 3: Arrival in Venice
    Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 4: Venice Sightseeing 
    After breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the must-see places.

    Your sightseeing program starts with a visit to St. Mark's Basilica, where you can see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar. Next you go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

    Next on your list is the tour of the Doges Palace that includes crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons and lushly decorated chambers of the Palace.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional 1-hour gondola ride (170 USD per person).

    Day 5: Day at Leisure & Departure
    After breakfast and check-out you can explore and enjoy Venice on your own. We suggest visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or joining a carefully planned optional group day trip to the islands of Murano & Burano (55 USD per person).

    In the afternoon you are met at your hotel by an assistant for a transfer by a water-taxi.  

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    Al Theatro Palace
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Nestled in the center of Venice on the same piazza as the Gran Teatro La Fenice and just 250 meters from the St. Mark’s Square, the Al Theatro Palace is destined to become a point of reference for those who love art, music and ready to fall in love with magnificent Venice....
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    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Water Taxi Transfer
    • Departure Private Water Taxi Transfer
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Connection | Venice - Florence
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Santa Lucia
Venice, Italy
2 hours
Santa Maria Novella
Florence, Italy
3nights

Florence, Italy

Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence, is among the most outstanding cities in Italy, rich in historic architecture and some the world's finest museums. When visiting Florence, make sure to save enough time to view not only the symbol of the city, the red-domed Florence Cathedral, and but also visit outstanding galleries. As such, the iconic Uffizi Gallery, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, home to Michelangelo's masterpiece "David", are must-visit sites....
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    Day 5: Arrival in Florence
    Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 6: Florence Sightseeing 
    After breakfast in your hotel, meet with your guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

    Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

    Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the Dome and its famous Bell Tower.

    As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Repubblica - you pass by the touristic area of the Strozzi Palace a bustling shopping street, via Tornabuoni.

    Then you enter in Oltrarno where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinian monks. In this very part of the city you can find the first official work of Michelangelo dating back to the age when he was 17 years old.

    We also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see the famous Michelangelo's statue David as well before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional Uffizi Gallery guided tour (160 USD per person).

    Day 7: Day at Leisure in Florence & Evening Wine Tasting
    Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Florence on your own. After breakfast you can do some independent sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or have a good rest.

    Today you have a chance to join our carefully planned optional cooking class and market tour (191 USD per person) or a day trip to Pisa (150 USD per person). 

    In the evening meet your fellow travelers for a wine tasting organized for your small group. Enjoy a tasting of 3 different wines selected by the sommelier and paired with snacks.

    Day 8: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your driver for a transfer to the train station.

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    Cerretani Firenze MGallery by Sofitel
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Ideally located in the old town center near the cathedral, the Hotel Cerretani is framed by Renaissance buildings. Guestrooms have modern décor and high-comfort amenities....
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
    • Evening Wine Tasting
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Florence - Castiglione d'Orcia
Private Transfer Sedan & Siena Tour
The first destination on your route today is San Gimignano where you have some free time for independent sightseeing. Often called the town of towers as it is home to 14 well-preserved towers from the medieval times. These towers vary in height and form the international identity of the town. San Gimignano boasts many churches, such as the Collegiata and the Sant'Agostino. Moreover, the heart of the town contains 4 Piazzas - Cisterna, Duomo, Pecori and Erbe. Then you continue to Siena, Italy's loveliest medieval city. During a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide, you visit all of the major sights including the Cathedral of the Duomo, which houses the works of artists like Nicola Pisano, Ghirlandaio, Ghiberti, Donatello and Jacopo della Quercia. You then see the Piazza del Campo - a shell-shaped structure, which is also a major attraction famous for hosting horse races. After the tour you continue the trip to the hotel.
Florence hotel/station
Florence, Italy
8 h
Tuscany hotel (Castiglione d'Orcia area)
Castiglione d'Orcia, Italy
2nights

Castiglione d'Orcia, Italy

If fancy medieval Italian towns and villages are on your bucket list, Castiglione d'Orcia in Valdorcia (a region in glorious Tuscany) is a "must-visit". This extremely beautiful village will surprise you with its serenity, stone-paved streets, wonderful churches full of history, and, of course, the Rocca Aldobrandesca ruins. Apart from immense historic legacy and vast stretches of gorgeous vineyards, Castiglione d'Orcia is also noted worldwide for its top-notch wines, thus, while there, make sure to treat yourself to a memorable tasting!...
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    Day 8: Arrival in Tuscany Hotel
    Upon arrival you have a check-in in a charming hotel.

    Day 9: Tour to Cheese Farm and Montepulciano Winery
    Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your guide and driver and start the day with a visit of Pienza, the area known for the wonderful Pecorino di Pienza cheese, which gets its name from the word Pecora, Italian for "sheep". You visit the rustic organic cheese farm that sits on top of a hill overlooking the entire Val d’Orcia and even Pienza itself. Here the local cheese producer shows you how the pecorino sheep cheese is made and the many stages of aging from soft and fresh to hard and complex. Following the tour at the farm, you have a cheese tasting. 

    Later you carry on to Montepulciano, a small village of Etruscan origin and one of the most beautiful hill towns in Tuscany. After a short walking tour in the Montepulciano historical center, you have time for lunch and then visit a traditional winery. Here you enjoy tasting one of the most famous Italian wines: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Nobile wines of Montepulciano were the first to be given the ultimate quality level of DOCG certification.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Cheese tasting included.

    Day 10: Departure to Rome
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Tuscany to arrive in the capital of Italy - Rome!

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    Hotel Osteria Dell'Orcia
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Hotel Osteria Dell'Orcia is set in a former post office from the 15th-century in the UNESCO-protected Val d'Orcia Nature Reserve. The air-conditioned rooms are decorated in a traditional Tuscan style and feature satellite TVs, hairdryers, and free Wi-Fi. Guests can relax in the outdoor pool and dine in the on-site à la carte restaurant....
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Tour to Pienza Cheese Farm and Montepulciano
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Connection | Castiglione d Orcia - Rome
Private Transfer Minivan
Castiglione d'Orcia hotel
Castiglione d'Orcia, Italy
2 h
Rome hotel / airport
Rome, Italy
3nights

Rome, Italy

Often referred to as "the Eternal City", Rome is like a living museum which every person should see at least once in their life. The capital of Italy has historic sites from different eras just about around any corner and attracts over 4 million tourists a year. Among the top sights of Rome are without a doubt the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, the iconic Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona to name a few. Moreover, a whole country, Vatican, is set right in the beating heart of Rome!...
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    Day 10: Arrival & Highlights of Rome 
    Three hours later you arrive in Rome. Your driver takes you directly to your downtown hotel where you meet with your guide and embark on a tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.

    You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.

    After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 11: Discovering Ancient Rome 
    In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City on a walking tour. Your first stop today is the iconic Roman Forum, situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills. Dating back to the 3rd century A.D., the landmark served as the key political and ritual center of ancient Rome.

    Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, arches, and buildings, such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the adjacent Palatine Hill, which was the site of the city’s first settlements.

    The next place you discover today is Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheater, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators.

    After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 12: Vatican Sightseeing 
    In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and walk to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*. When inside the Vatican, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra.


    Next, you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough time to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of art the world has ever known.


    After a coffee break, your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see a stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family.


    The ending point of your tour is in St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini. 


    After the tour of the Vatican, you enjoy a leisurely walk to the hotel with your guide and have a photo stop at the legendary Castel Sant'Angelo, built originally as a mausoleum, and then used by the popes as a fortress, refuge and a prison.

    Upon your return to the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.

    *Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks. Due to religious services St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

    Day 13: Departure 
    This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

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    Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. ...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
    • Half Day Highlights of Rome Tour
    • Half Day Tour of the Vatican Museums
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    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome and heritage house hotel in Castiglione D'Orcia;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets Milan - Venice,  Venice - Florence;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in  Milan, Como, Venice, Florence, Rome, Tuscany; 
  • Wine tasting in Florence and Tuscany winery;
  • Tour to a cheese farm in Pienza with tasting;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses. 

Note: 

  1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. 
  2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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