Best of Italy – from Venice to Rome

Tours to Italy

“One of the great joys of traveling through Italy is discovering firsthand that it is, indeed, a dream destination.” Let’s discover this romantic, beautiful and historic country together!

Highlights of Tours to Italy

  • Most known destinations in Italy

  • Spectacular tours focused on architecture and history

  • A culinary adventure with mozzarella making workshop and cooking class

  • Winemaking tour in Firenze Mate Vinery and limoncello tasting

  • Accommodation in authentic Italian villas and hotels

Date & Cost

DATES

DAYS

COST (double / single)

October 9th – 17th, 2021

9 days

$2795 / 3195

Italy Itinerary

Day 1
Venice

Afternoon         Arrivals at the airport and hotel

Evening             Walk via Piazza San Marco with its golden Basilica and the evocative Bridge of Sighs, or “Ponte dei Sospiri”. Welcome group dinner

Meals included: dinner

Day 2
Venice / La Spezia

Morning        Take the Vaporetto (water bus) over to the island of San Giorgio to climb the bell tower for the best view of Venice. 

Afternoon     Walk around to see the Venetian creativity and artisan wares in the glass in Dorsoduro neighborhood. Option to do Grand Canal in a Venetian gondola (not included).

Evening         Transfer to La Spezia

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 3
Cinque Terre

Morning        Visit the collection of centuries-old villas with colorful houses by the sea at Cinque Terre.

Afternoon     Free time to explore the village, restaurants, beaches, and markets. Take a train and go through olive groves, vineyards, and on to idyllic, breathtaking vistas.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch 

Day 4
Florence

Morning        Transfer to Florence via Pisa, where will stop to visit the famous Pisa tower.

Afternoon     At Florence, walk to Pitti Palace, to the oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, see the Arno river side, the many statues and monuments of the Piazza della Signoria, visit Palazzo Vecchio, the Baptistery of St John, one of the main squares Piazza del Duomo, Giotto’s Bell tower, and the Santa Croce Church.

Evening         Try the popular (and delicious) gelato, and have a free time.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5
Florence

Morning        Visit one of the most important museums, Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, to see Michelangelo’s marble sculptures, David’s masterpieces, and more.

Afternoon     Cheese-making workshop, around 4 hours (optional). Free time to explore the Boboli Gardens, restaurants, markets, and other places.

Evening         Climb the steep stairs uphill to Piazzale Michelangelo a renowned sunset view across the rooftops of Florence.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6
Florence Mate Winery and Siena

Morning        Go to a Mate Winery around Florence for wine tasting, vineyard tour, winemaking classes, and limoncello tasting (the famous lemon liquor).

Afternoon     At Siena, walk around the Siena Cathedral and the palace Palazzo Comunale. At the history place Il Campo, visit the medieval tower Torre del Mangia, the main square of the city Piazza del Campo, and Gaia Fountain. Free time to visit the stores, restaurants, and explore the neighborhood.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 
Rome

Morning        Visit the famous Colosseum, the historic and preserved Roman Forum, the Pantheon temple, the renowned square Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps.

Afternoon     Cooking class with typical Italian food (optional). Free time to explore the city, restaurants, museums, and other places.

Evening         Free evening and dinner on your own

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 8
Rome

Morning        Walk around the Vatican city, visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican museums.

Afternoon     Free time to go to restaurants, buy souvenirs, etc.

Evening         Goodbye group dinner

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Day 9
Rome

Departures

Meals included: breakfast 

Tour Operator

info@colibriboston.org

Sylvia  +1 617-301-1237 

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Country Code for Italy +39

Police 112

American Embassy: (+39) 06 46741 Address: Via Vittorio Veneto, 121, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Accommodation

We stay in 4/5 stars boutique hotels that best reflect the local architecture and flavors.

Air condition

Towels and soap

Hair Dryer

Safe

Example from past accommodations

Inclusions

What’s included?

  • Flights between countries
  • All activities listed on itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Guides
  • Tickets to all scheduled sites
  • Ground transportation
  • 24h bilingual tour director support
  • Pre-departure Q&A

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Some meals
  • Optional airport pick up and drop off - 65 USD (both ways) per person
  • Alcohol
  • Additional health & evacuation insurance

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Steps to enroll:

  1. Download registration form below, fill it out and send to info@colibriboston.org or mail to Colibri Boston, 210 Broadway, Suite 201, Cambridge, MA 02139.
  2. Send us a copy of your passport and deposit check.
  3. Pack your bags and enjoy!

Small group:

8 - 20 ppl

Physical rating:

Easy

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Reviews

An incredible tour of a stunning country! Better than expected, WELL organized. Every step of the way, I thought “WOW" this is the most beautiful place I have ever seen and yet it kept getting better and more beautiful. To the point in Florence, we walked to see the sunset from the stairs and suddenly some street musicians played Andrea Boccelli song and it was simply too much. I burst into tears. It was the trip of a lifetime for sure. All the local guides also did an outstanding job. Did a lot of laughing, eating seafood, pasta gelatos, and enjoying the local wines. I loved Florence and hiking along Cinque Terre and looking out at the beautiful blue ocean. As I am writing this I am again filled with emotions. Thank you Colibri Boston! Your love for the world and people shined on this tour. Thank you, Italy for being so incredibly beautiful!

Maria L. Chicago, IL

The tour not only met but exceeded my expectations. It was a pleasure traveling with a small group Italy tours of great people. This tour checked off almost all the must-see destinations in Italy: Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome, Vatican. We also tried all the signature Italian specialties: mozzarella, pasta, fresh limoncello, wines, gelato. Our tour guide was enthusiastic, and so knowledgeable, made everything seamless. We stayed in beautiful little hotels. I wish the rooms were bigger but it seems to be the thing in entire Europe not only Italy. This is my first tour with this company but definitely not the last. They knew what they were doing, it was a great value for the money. After traveling with 16 people I clearly see the difference and will never go with those 50 ppl bus tours again.

Jack M. Scottsdale, AZ

The tour leader was very knowledgeable and kind. We experienced and learned a lot. Would definitely recommend it to others. Be sure to take an umbrella to protect against the sun if traveling at this time of year, though, as it becomes very hot.

Mark and Stacy K. Boston, MA

We booked a small group Italy tours with Colibri Boston immediately after visiting their website, which we LOVED. It makes you excited about travel and for some reason, it is important to me. Our group had a total of 19 people which consisted of two families ( with adult children and their spouses), 5 single people, and two couples. Our guide was excellent and all the tours were informative and well-organized. I think we saw the most famous places in Italy and every day was different. We had a cooking class, mozzarella making workshop, and a superb winery visit. We loved the hotels and the way dining was organized. Overall, being super impressed with Colibri Boston from the first visit to the beautiful website on an amazing tour. I agree with other reviews I read that traveling with a small company that truly stands behind their service does make a difference! My next trip with them will be Greece.

Leia C, Santa Monica, CA