12 Day Best of Italy Tour Package – Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice & Milan

Visits Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Chianti, Milan, Verona, Lake Garda, Venice, SirmioneStarts in RomeAvailable Every SundayClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Our incredible 12 Day Best of Italy Tour Package is the best way to experience Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice & Milan with expert guides. Start in the magical city of Rome, visiting bucket-list sites like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. With skip-the-line tickets, enjoy easy access to the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Your exciting adventure continues in Florence, exploring more Renaissance sites without entering any museums. From outdoor landmarks to a sunset aperitivo, your Tuscan journey has just begun. Venture to the countryside where Siena, San Gimignano, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa await. In Venice, cross the Rialto Bridge to St. Mark’s Square, getting lost in the magic of the Floating City. Then, transfer to Milan to explore its rich history, ending your tour in the picturesque Verona, Lake Garda, and Sirmione.

For the traveling adventure-seeker, our 12 Day Best of Italy Tour Package – Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice & Milan tailor-made for you! Enjoy skip-the-line access to top sites like the Vatican Museum, and savor local flavors with scenic views. Our package includes expert guides and comfortable hotel stays as you explore Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice, and Milan with inclusive train tickets. Book today!

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12 Day Best of Italy Tour Package – Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice & Milan Highlights

  1. Explore Rome's iconic sites such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain
  2. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets at The Vatican and Sistine Chapel
  3. Uncover treasures in Florence, from outdoor landmarks to a sunset aperitivo
  4. Discover the Tuscan countryside with visits to Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa
  5. Travel with expert guides and stay in stunning hotels for 11 nights
  6. Experience the magic of Venice and wander the charming streets of Milan
  7. Enjoy inclusive train tickets, promising a hassle-free journey
  8. Stop in the romantic Verona, Lake Garda, and gorgeous Sirmione
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12 Day Best of Italy Tour Package – Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice & Milan Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome
  • Optional airport transfer
  • Overnight in Rome
Day 2 - Rome
  • Explore the Colosseum
  • Enjoy a 2-hour break where you’ll have free time to discover local sites, like the Roman Forum and the Arch of Constantine
  • 13:45 - Rejoin the tour group at the Spanish Steps (you are responsible for your own transport)
  • Visit the must-see sites of Rome on a guided walking tour: Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, The church of Trinità dei Monti, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, and more
  • Enjoy food and drink tastings as you go, stopping off at iconic food vendors along the way
  • Explore the charming Trastevere neighborhood
  • Enjoy a traditional aperitivo
  • Overnight in Rome
Day 3 - Free Day in Rome
  • Enjoy a free day in Rome to explore famous landmarks or taste the best pasta in town
  • Overnight in Rome
Day 4 - Vatican
  • Visit the Vatican Museums
  • See the famous Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line tickets
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica
  • Overnight in Rome
Day 5 - Transfer to Florence
  • Train transfer to Florence
  • Overnight in Florence
Day 6 - Florence
  • Explore Florence's iconic landmarks from the outside: Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Florence Duomo, and more. The first part of the tour ends at 14:00
  • Enjoy a 2h break
  • 16:45 - Rejoin your group at the Storico Mercato Centrale (you are responsible for getting there on time)
  • Enjoy a tasting tour at Storico Mercato Centrale indoor market
  • Atop a luxurious rooftop, sip on a classic Italian aperitivo while watching the sunset
  • Overnight in Florence
Day 7 - Siena, Pisa & San Gimignano
  • Reach Siena and visit iconic medieval sites, such as the Duomo
  • Free time to shop or discover more of the city
  • Visit the hilltop town of San Gimignano (option to explore the town or have a local lunch)
  • In Pisa, see the famous Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistery
  • Overnight in Florence
Day 8 - Transfer to Venice
  • Train transfer to Venice and enjoy a free afternoon
  • Overnight in Venice
Day 9 - Venice
  • See the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, the largest church in the city
  • Cross the Ponte San Polo Bridge
  • Witness a local artisan create original glass art
  • Sample foods from Rialto Market: pasta, gelato, pizza, and more
  • Cross the Rialto Bridge – the oldest bridge in Venice – to St. Marks Square
  • Visit a local mask maker
  • See the famous Doge’s Palace with its Gothic architecture
  • Learn about the Bridge of Sighs, connecting the new prison and interrogation rooms of Doge's Palace
  • Overnight in Venice
Day 10 - Transfer to Milan & Tour
  • Train transfer to Milan and head to your hotel before your tour
  • At noon, start your historic & aperitivo tour by visiting the Sforzesco Castle
  • Admire the castle from the outside and then
  • Stroll through Via Dante and reach the La Scala Theatre
  • Walk along Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • See the iconic Milan Duomo from the outside
  • Enjoy some free time and enjoy lunch
  • Stroll along the Navigli neighborhood for evening drinks
  • Overnight in Milan
Day 11 - Verona, Sirmione & Lake Garda
  • Arrive in Verona - famous for the love story of Romeo and Juliet
  • Enjoy an outdoor lunch at Centro Storico in Verona
  • Head to Sirmione, a village on Lake Garda
  • Enter the magical village located on the foothill of the lake through the ancient city
  • Pass through Scaligero Castle and continue along the shore
  • Return through the olive trees and enjoy a coffee or aperitivo beside the lake
  • Overnight in Milan
Day 12 - Departure
  • Optional airport transfer
NB - all timings on 12 Day Best of Italy Tour Package – Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice & Milan are approximate
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Pricing

Includes
All touring and accommodation
Trains: Rome-Florence, Florence-Venice Venice-Milan
Rome: Entrance fees to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine and Imperial Forum, Food tastings, Aperitivo & local snacks
Vatican: Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums
Florence: Food tastings, Aperitivo & plate of cold cuts
Venice: Food tastings, visit to 2 local stores
Milan: 1 Aperitivo & local snacks
Excludes
Anything not mentioned above
Airport transfers (optional)
Assistance at the train stations
Transportation to/from the train stations
Rome: Transfer from the Colosseum to the Spanish Steps
Verona, Sirmione & Lake Garda: Guide - this is a self guided day as we believe you’ll best enjoy this area with self exploration
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
Essential Information
Each day of this tour package will be led by a local guide who opitimizes Tourist Italy's values: to provide you with an authentic, passion-filled tour
Choose your own hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process
The order of the days is subject to change so that we can optimize your itinerary to provide the best experience
During the booking process, it's possible to add extra nights of accommodation before or after the tour package
Rome: All participants are responsible for their own transportation to the Spanish Steps following the 2-hour break. We highly recommend taking a taxi to ensure the tour continues on time
Florence: All participants are responsible for their own arrival at the Storico Mercato Centrale following the 2-hour break. Please be there on time to ensure the tour continues on time. The market is closed on Sundays, on that day, you will have tastings in local stores
Vatican: Shoulders and knees must be covered for both men, women, and children
Cancellation Policy
Please note: From October 18, 2023, it is mandatory to provide a first and last name during the Colosseum ticket booking process. Upon issuing, the ticket becomes non-refundable. Guest must ensure they have their passport with them on the day of the tour to guarantee entry. In case of incorrect personal data, access to the Colosseum will be denied
As a result of the above policy, the Colosseum part of the tour is non-refundable
The train tickets are non-refundable
The remaining tours are subject to the general cancellation policy and can be canceled up to 4 weeks before the start of the package with a 95% refund (5% handling fee)