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FOREVER ITALY 13DAYS/12NIGHTS

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Experience Italy and leave the country with plenty of memories and stunning photos

Enjoy a 13 day tour in Italy visiting the most stunning cities starting with the historic Rome and continuing your days falling in love with Venice, Verona, Milan, Lake Como, Turin and the beautiful Florence.

 

ITINERARY

Monday DAY 1: Arrival to Rome 

DAY 2: Old city centre & Vatican city

DAY 3: Free morning in Rome - Venice

DAY 4: Venice - Full free day 

DAY 5: Verona - orientation city walk

DAY 6: Milan - afternoon orientation city walk

DAY 7: Day tour to Lake Como, Bellaggio and Varenna

DAY 8: Turin - afternoon orientation city walk

DAY 9: Turin - Full Free day 

DAY 10: Florence - afternoon orientation city walk

DAY 11: Florence - Full free day

DAY 12: Florence - Day tour to Tuscany

Saturday DAY 13: Check out

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 12 night accommodation
  • Welcome dinner in Rome
  • Welcome drink and "aperitivo" buffet food in Florence.
  • Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget tour leaders
  • Train tickets to Florence, Venice, Milan and Turin on fast speed trains
  • Boat tour on the Lake Como to Bellaggio and Varenna
  • Day tour to Tuscany by bus with wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting 
  • Organized activities with our team and free time to explore at your own leisure
  • Orientation walks in Florence, Rome,Venice, Verona, Milan, Lake Como & Turin led by the Italy on a Budget tour leaders
  • Maps, info and tips about all places

DETAILS

  • DEPARTURES: All year round. The tour starts on MONDAY and end on SATURDAY in Florence after check out
  • ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 12 nights in our favourite budget accommodations;  2 nights in Rome ( Hostel ) - 3 nights in Venice ( Hostel or Camping village in Venice Mestre ) - 2 nights in Milan (Hostel) - 2 nights in Turin ( Hostel ) - 3 nights in Florence  ( Hostel ). Upgrade your tour from Hostel & Camping Village to 2/3 star Hotel & BB.
  • ROOM TYPE: Multi-share - Private double/twin
  • TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organized activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own.
  • GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15
  • PRICE: from € 1200 in multi share room - from € 1550 in private double room

GOOD TO KNOW....

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay only 50% deposit to secure your spot when booking online and the remaining 40 days before the trip

TRAVEL MORE: Combine this tour with the:

> AMALFI COAST TOUR departing on Monday from Rome and returning back on  Sunday just before you start the 7 day trip on Monday.

SICILY  departing on Monday

 

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ADD NIGHTS: If you are arriving a day earlier in Rome, you can select the extra night before finalising the trip. If you wish to extend your stay in Venice, make sure you select the extra nights
FREE TIME: Spend your free time to explore the sights in complete freedom or choose to book our optional day tours in the different cities to add value to your experience. 

 

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MONDAY DAY 1: Rome, Welcome to Italy!

First stop of this 13-day journey! in the top Italian destinations. Do the check in at one of our partner hostels in Rome and later prepare yourself to meet the rest of the group and at the reception. You would find your tour leader there who is going to give you a brief introduction of your 13-day tour with us! Later you would continue with a informative orientation walk that would allow you to know more about the amazing city and to understand more about the Italian culture by walking next of the Roman Forum, arriving to one of Rome's masterpieces from the Colosseum. After would be dinner time where you would get to know better the other travelers while you start appreciating the delicious Italian carbonara ( D )

Day 2: Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and much more

Meet our guide in the morning for an orientation walk through the winding roman back streets to discover the most famous sites including Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Don't forget to throw a coin and make a wish! Be prepared to walk all day as there is no better way to explore a new city like Rome than on foot.  Reach finally the Vatican city where you will be left free to visit the St. Peter's Basilica house of the Pope or book an exciting but informative 2h walking tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel  ( tickets of the Vatican museums are included ) with a licensed tour guide. Free evening.

Day 3: Venice, time for some canals full of mystery!

In the morning you would take a fast speed train to the most beautiful city in the world, Venice! Which is going to be waiting for you with all it’s magical canals and the mystery behind each one of their masks and beautiful carnival costumes. Enjoy an orientation walk where you’d get to know all about the secrets of how this city became what it is now. Finish at Piazza San Marco where we know the breathtaking Basilica di San Marco is going to leave you speechless!

Day 4: Relaxing day in Venice

Now you know where you want to go since the day before you saw it all with your tour guide, so today enjoy a relaxing walk in Venice. Treat yourself and have a Spritz next to the canal with some local seafood or what about a Gondola ride in the Grand Canal!

Day 5: The city of Romeo and Juliet…. Verona!

One of the most romantic cities in Italy is the lovely Verona; city that the admirable Shakespeare turned inmortal in time. Your tour guide would tell you all you need to know about this incredible city, and prepare your best pose to take a photo at Juliet’s house! Best place to lock your love (Or to ask for one to our beloved Juliet)

Day 6:  Head to Milan, the capital of fashion!

You are at the half of your tour! What do you think about some new outfits for the rest of the trip? But before some shopping, we would show you the beautiful monuments of the city; You would get impressed by the breathtaking architecture of the Duomo and the Victorious Emanuel Gallery. Then finish in the nightlife area of Milan; the Navigli.

Day 7: No landscapes as in Lake Como

One of the most important lakes in Italy is Lake Como. After a 1h30 minutes train you would visit three villages from the Lake. First enjoy Como and see the amazing cathedral. Then get the best views from the lake on the first ferry that would cross the lake until it gets to Bellagio, and after exploring the place catch a ferry to Varenna where later you’d take the train back to Milan.

Day 8:The fourth largest city in Italy..... Turin

That’s right. Turin is one of the biggest cities in Italy and you would enjoy an orientation walk to know all about its history cause actually did you know it was the first capital of The country?.. see, this city would make you fall in love with all its secrets!’

Day 9: Free day in Turin

A free day in this incredible city means taking a jump in history with its museums and its 19th-century stately style which is closer to that representation of "South Germany" style in Italy.

Day 10: Back in history with renaissance in Florence

You could have not missed this Italian treasure! The city of Arts is gonna make you have an unforgettable experience by its beauty. You would take a train to Florence and then meet a IOAB staff at the office to start our evening orientation walk. Then we would finish in the liveliest area of the city with the Italian aperitivo. Here you would enjoy a drink and eat as much as you want!

Day 11: Enjoy Florence at your own leisure

Visit all the museums you want since this is a free day. You could go to The Gallery to see the stunning David by Michelangelo, or walk in the beautiful streets of Florence. Today is a great opportunity to try the delicious Florentine Steak!

Day 12: Best way to finish… Wine Tasting!!

A full day trip from Florence to discover Tuscany and its wine. We will depart from Florence at 10:00am which is not too early in the event you wish to sleep a big longer. We will stop in 2 wineries in the heart of the Chianti region surrounded by cypresses, olive trees and vineyards where you will taste up to 7 different type of wines,  balsamic vinegar and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. The  wine makers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets shopping in the local shops of the most beautiful medieval town of Tuscany, San Gimignano and check out the tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. Back to Florence at approx 5:00pm. Free evening.

SATURDAY Day 13: Time to say goodbye

The official end of the tour has arrived so don’t forget to leave your accommodation at 10:00am. After 13 amazing days now we say “arrivederci”


BEFORE YOU BOOK

Is this trip right for you?

  • The primary means of transportation of this trip is by train. Trains are the fastest way to cross long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed in weight and size.
  • Be prepared to walk a lot as we believe that there is no better way to explore a new city than on foot. 
  • If you choose the multi share room, you will share a room with other travellers not necessarely taking part of the tour. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. 
  • We are not a bus tour company and we do not shepherd the groups from one place to the other. Flexibility, good mix of free time and organised activities with our team are part of our company and philosophy
  • Your leader and the composition of your group may change in certain days as the groups are small and we want to make sure you can meet as many new fellow travellers as possible.

Highlights

  • When in Rome, do as Romans and jump back to past by taking the best selfies on the Eternal City
  • Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride in Venice and get amazed by all the beauty of this water roads
  • Lead yourself on the trial of love in Verona and walk in the Romeo & Juliette history set
  • Treat yourself with some Italian fashion style in Milan
  • Take the best scenery selfies with the amazing landscapes you’d only get in Lake Como
  • Visit the birth town of the first King of Italy, Turin
  • Experience the Stendhal Syndrome by falling in love with all the beauty of Florence

Route

  1. Rome
  2. Venezia
  3. Verona
  4. Venezia
  5. Milano
  6. Lago di Como
  7. Milano
  8. Torino
  9. Firenze
  10. Ulignano
  11. Firenze