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Solo Travel: Experience Italy tour
Nice Rome Solo Travel: Experience Italy Trip

Solo Travel: Experience Italy

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
9 days
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Overview

Short Description

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.

This Italian vacation brings you to Rome, Siena, Montecatini, Venice, and more! Begin first with a few nights in Rome. Take a sightseeing tour of the city to become acquainted with the many famous attractions you've only even seen in photos! Continue on to Siena, and pass through Orvieto in the Umbria region on the way.

Depart Siena for Montecatini. Along the way, stop in San Gimignano and then enjoy a wine tasting in Greve in the Chianti region! You'll take a full-day tour to Florence next, so be sure to rest up!

From Montecatini, you'll head to Pisa for a mini-train ride and photo opportunity at the Leaning Tower! Travel next to the Venice area. Your time here includes a boat tour, glassblowers experience, and more! Stop to visit Assisi before you make your way back to Rome. 

With a travel director leading the way, you'll find it easy to relax and soak up the spectacular splendors of Italy!

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Rome, Italy
End City Italy

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Destinations

Italy

Attractions & Cities Visited

Nice Rome Venice

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Rome, Italy!

Upon arrival you will be transferred to check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the Eternal City!

Day 2 Rome

Rome is affectionately referred to as the Eternal City. It is steeped in history, has a vibrant atmosphere and is absolutely unique. Embark on a sightseeing tour and get acquainted with the city.

Day 3 Rome - Orvieto - Siena

Journey northwest to the charmingly located city of Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and yellow limestone cathedral, an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture. By early evening you’ll be in Siena with time to visit this jewel of Tuscany. Sit in one of the cafes surrounding the Campo and admire one of Italy's most unique squares, famed the world over for its Palio horse race. 

Day 4 Siena - San Gimignano - Greve - Montecatini

Drive this morning to San Gimignano, one of Tuscany's greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers make it unique. 

Day 5 Montecatini - Excursion to Florence

Embark on a full-day excursion to Florence today, and discover the birthplace of the Renaissance. 

Day 6 Montecatini - Pisa - Venice Area

This morning, drive to Pisa for a mini-train ride to see its Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 16 feet out of the perpendicular. Later, head across the wooded Apennine Hills into the farmlands of the Po Valley for two overnights in the Venice area.

Day 7 Venice Area

Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and little quiet piazzas. 

Day 8 Venice Area - Assisi - Rome

An interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po Delta, then crossing the Apennines. Stop in Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous basilica with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. 

Day 9 Depart Italy

Your vacation ends this morning. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for departure. 

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Had my first (and last!) group tour.

Pros:
Comfortable coach, very friendly tour guide.

Cons:
The hotels were consistently poor quality with either faulty AC/Heating units and iffy shower facilities (very few had hot water).

There were an alarming number of “mandatory” stops where we were made to be quiet and pay attention to a merchant showing how they made their wares, then a sales pitch to try to get us to buy things. There was a hefty amount of shaming from the tour guide if we bought items from somewhere else.

The included meals were often very rushed and no matter that the fault lied within the poor quality service of the restaurants chosen ahead of time by the travel agency, we were still hurried and “shamed” if we didn’t eat super fast once the meal arrived.

Very, very little free time to explore some of the sights. This was my own fault as I should have researched more about the speed of these trips.

One day was almost nothing but travel in the coach, from morning to night, and it definitely effected the health and well-being of many in the tour group.

I guess I’m glad I experienced it once but I’ll go back to just solo trips from here on out.
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Appreciated response by email on the following day of contact. Do need an international phone number to solve problems on a personal level.

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This was a trip of a lifetime and GVV made it easy. From flights and rental cars to accommodations, everything was taken care of and went smoothly. Following the guidance of GVV with tips and suggestions is definitely the way to go. Outstanding job GVV! Can’t wait to book our next trip.
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I have shared this deal with so many people since purchasing it. It is really an unheard of value. From the JetBlue round-trip flights to the three nights at Virgin hotels in Las Vegas we were very taken care of.
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All the hotels and the travel arrangements were great. We had no issues at all with any of the services. Very accommodating and helpful. Trip was very well rounded
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Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

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