Central and Northern Italy

ROME, TUSCANY, EMILIA ROMAGNA AND VENICE ON A PRIVATE TOUR

Duration: 10 Days
Skip the line tickets
Fly in Rome & out of Venice

Description

Description

Flying into Rome and out of Venice, it will make it so easy and cost effective! In 10 days and 9 nights, you & your group will be able to discover in depth all the best Italy has to offer. You will move from Rome to Tuscany and discover all the little towns of Val D’Oria. You will move from Tuscany to Emilia Romagna, to discover its art and food traditions. From Emilia Romagna to the most romantic city in the World: Venice!

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Rome Arrival

    DURATION: up to 6 hrs from pick up at the airport

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME:  when the flight gets in – after collecting bags you will be directed through 2 sets of sliding doors to the outdoor. There you will see your driver/s with a sign and your name on

    WALKING: limited 

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none today

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking drivers

    1. Today, your English Speaking driver/s will pick you up on arrival at the airport. Most of the times the rooms at your hotel are ready only after 2 pm, so, this service will be just perfect for your needs.
    2. You will be escorted through the city to get an orientation of Rome, without stress or too much walking. Or else we could move to Tivoli you have been to Rome already to visit the charming Villa D’Este.
    3. You will stop for Capuccino, pictures and a nice lunch if you want to go for it.
    4. Up to 6 hours from pick up, you will have for sure an amazing initial touch of the Eternal City or its surrounding
    5. Check in and pm at your leasure.
    6. We can also organize on demand an evening activity, such as a driving tour of the lit up parts of the city

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 2 - Rome to Tuscany private transfer

    DURATION: 6 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.00 am

    WALKING: limited to the minimum 

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: N/A

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

    From Rome to Tuscany via Tuscia

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 10:00 am and off for an amazing ride towards Tuscany

    1. Your driver/s will pick you up from your hotel in Rome and you will start to drive North along Via Aurelia
    2. You will reach the Etruscan town of Tarquinia, where you will have about 1 hour to explore it
    3. You will meet with your drivers again and go for lunch in a little Mama and Papa owned agriturism where you will be served a family-style lunch
    4. Done with lunch we will cross the boarder into Tuscany, through Umbria, aiming at our final destination: Bagno Vignoni

     Night at your leasure with reccomended dinner at the hotel

    Overnight in BAGNO VIGNONI with possibility of evening access to the SPA

     

    Day 3 - Ortientation tour of Val D'Orcia

    DURATION: 5 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.00 am

    WALKING: limited to the minimum (about 1 hour in Montalcino and little less in Abbadia)

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: N/A

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

    1. Your driver’s will pick you up at your accommodation and off towards the heart of Tuscany
    2. You will proceed to Montalcino, the town of the famous Brunello di Montalcino. You will have here about 1 hour to explore the town
    3. Done with it, back in the van/s and off to Monte Amiata, cutting through the valleys of Val D’Orcia. Will we see a venue of the movie the Gladiator?
    4. We will reach a town called Abbadia which is on top of Monte Amiata. You will check out one of the most ancient Abbeys in Italy
    5. Back in the van and off for lunch in the kingdom of Pici Pasta
    6. Back to your hotel
    7. In the late PM Pici Pasta cooking class

     

    Evening at your leasure – dinner reccomended at the hotel

    Overnight in Bagno Vignoni

    Day 4 - Tuscany to Bologna via Pienza

    DURATION: 5.5 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 11.00 am

    WALKING: limited in the town of Pienza for 2 hours

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

    1. Your driver’s will pick you up at your accommodation, carry your bags and after a very brief ride, stop in Pienza, the land of Pecorino Chease
    2. You will spend in Pienza about 2 hours, where you will stroll through the town and have some lunch. Suggested the famous sandwich with coldcuts and cheese
    3. You will meet again with your driver/s and off to Bologna
    4. You will check into your hotel in Bologna
    5. Evening Dinner at a famous Hostaria and escorted walk of the porticoes

     

    Overnight in Bologna

    Day 5 - Full day in Bologna and the Hill

    DURATION: am to pm

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 9.00 am

    WALKING: mediumd, you will be strolling around Bologna in the am

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: Yes for the walking tour in Bologna

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s and guide in Bologna

    WOW! History and food

    You will be met at your accommodation at 09.00 am and off for the amazing walking tour of Bologna

    1. You will meet your guide at your hotel in Bologna and go for an orientation walking tour of Bologna for 3 to 4 hours
    2. You will lunch at a famous Bologna delicatessen “Salumeria”
    3. At about 2 pm you will meet with your drivers and off to the Hills of Bologna
    4. Once at the venue you will start a cooking class and a Italian language class.
    5. You will have dinner with what you cooked in front of an amazing view

    Overnight in Bologna

     

    Day 6 - Day trip to Ravenna & Brisighella

    DURATION: 9 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 9 am

    WALKING: intense. 3 hour walking tour in Ravenna + 1 hour in Brisighella in the pm

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes minivans with your English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: Ravenna and Brisighella

    HISTORY: Provided by your guide in Ravenna and Brisighella

    The Bizantin Mosaics and Middle-age atmosphere

    1. You will meet your tour escort and drivers at your hotel in the am and off to Ravenna
    2. You will meet your amazing guide in Ravenna for an amazing 3 hour walking tour, covering all the major highlights of Ravenna with its famous mosaics
    3. You then will have lunch in Ravenna
    4. You will drive through Romagna, aiming at Brisighella
    5. You will take an escorted walk of this amazing medieval town
    6. Meet again with your drivers and back to Bologna

    Evening at your leisure

    Overnight in Bologna

     

    Day 7 - Day trip to Modena (Food Valley)

    DURATION: 9 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 09.00 am

    WALKING: just a bit on walking in Modena for the orientation walking tour

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: In Modena with tour escort

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s most of the day and private guide in Modena

    Food, a lot of amazing food

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 09.00 am and off for the amazing City of Modena

    1. You will meet your driver/s and off to Modena escorted by your tour guide from the hotel in Bologna
    2. We will start from the Chease Factory. Here you will go for a tasting and a tour of the factory
    3. We will move to the Balsamic vinegar aging cellar. Again over here you will have a tour of the factory
    4. We will move the actual city of Modena. You will have here some free time for lunch at the market 
    5. You will take here a nice stroll of Modena with your tour escort
    6. You will meet again with your drivers and back to your hotel in Bologna

    Evening at your leisure

    Overnight in Bologna 

     

    Day 8 - Bologna to Venice - Venice PM walking tour

    DURATION: 1.5 hour for the transfer. 1 hour for the escorted water taxi. 3 hour for the pm walking tour

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 08.30 am

    WALKING: 3 hours on foot in the pm

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s + water taxi

    GUIDE SERVICE: 3 hour walking tour in the pm

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s and your guide in Venice

    Venice, the Romance

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 08.30 am and off to Venice

    1. Meet your drivers in Bologna and off to Piazzale Roma car terminal in Venice
    2. We will reach the car terminal after about 1.5 hour drive from Bologna. Once arrived, you will meet your transfer assistant who will escort you to your hotel on the main island with a water taxi
    3. You will then check in
    4. You will grab something to eat
    5. At about 2 pm, you will be met by your guide at your hotel in Venice and on for a 3 hour walking tour of the major island and major attractions

    Evening at your leasure

    Overnight in Venice

    Day 9 - AM island private boat tour

    DURATION: 4 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 9 am

    WALKING: some of the island of Murano & Burano

    TRANSPORTATION: private water taxi 

    GUIDE SERVICE: 4 HOUR private guide 

    HISTORY: provided by your guide

    The islands of Venice

    You will be met at your accommodation and start a 4 hour tour of the islands of Venice

    1. Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Venice
    2. off with your private water taxi
    3. Visit Burano, Murano & possibly Torcello
    4. Back to your hotel 

    Evening at your leasure

    Overnight in Venice

    Day 10 - departure tranfser

    DURATION: generally 1 hour depening on where your hotel is located

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 4 hours before flight departure

    WALKING: none

    TRANSPORTATION: private water taxi 

    GUIDE SERVICE: escorted transfer

    HISTORY: none

    Arrivederci

    You will be met at your accommodation by your transfer assistant and off to the airport

    1. Meet your assistant at the hotel i
    2. off with your private water taxi
    3. Arrive at the airport dock
    4. Fly back

    Arrivederci and safe travels

     

    Other details

    • 10 days / 9 nights package

    • Fly in FCO (Rome) and out of Venice

    • Orientation tour of Rome on arrival or off to TIVOLI

    • Private transfer to Tuscany (Bagno Vignoni)

    • Tuscany essence – via Etruscan land

    • Val D’Orcia visit

    • Private tranfser To Bologna

    • Bologna walking tour

    • Modena and food valley day trip

    • Cooking class in the hills of Bologna

    • Day trip to Ravenna and its mosaic

    • Bologna to Venice private tranfser

    • Walking tour in Venice

    • Burano & Murano private boat tour

     

    All tours start from the accommodation you end up booking

    At the airport it is very easy to find your drivers. After you collect bags, you will be directed through 2 sets of sliding doors to the outdoor. You will see then a line of drivers with signs and names on. You will find your driver/s there, ready to start

    We can organize any payment method. Not a problem

    Once we tweak the itinerary and have the right number of passengers, the price will be determined.

    We will then go from there! Easy, peasy! And of course we do pay commissions!

    Are you escorting your group? We will work around it in order to have you tour for free of course!

    This is a private tour, so you will not be sharing it with anybody else, just you and your group!
    You’ll be escorted by your English speaking driver/s who will explain all different points of interest. But please note that they are not guides. They cannot enter the sites with you by law. Where walking guides are needed, we will include them of course!

    This is the best way to go!
    You and your English speaking driver will talk about the day’s plans before the tour starts

    How many passengers per vehicle?
    The ideal number is 6 passengers for each vehicle – if multiple vehicles are needed, rest assured that the group will be together at all times.

    What is included in the packages:

    • English Speaking drivers and guides where necessary

    • Skip-the-line tickets to the major attractions

    • Mercedes Minivans, fuel, check points, tolls, gas

     

    What could be included:

    • On Site activities such as, likely cooking classes, wine tastings etc etc

     

    NEVER included:

    • Air

    • Accommodations – we will put you in touch with the accommodation we work with in every town, city we cover on the itinerary – IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH THAT IN CERTAIN CITIES – we will give you a few options and guide you to the best accommodation selection. It is easier than it sounds.

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