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Donna "Maite really made our trip special. Words cannot explain how amazing this women really is. Before the trip I was nervous to travel in a big group of people, but now looking back, it was one of the best trips I've done (and I've traveled quite a bit). Everyone who had been on other Contikis was even saying how she was the best by far! She made everyone feel comfortable and she knows her stuff we..."
Excellent
13 reviews
Starts
Rome
Destinations
+11
Ends
Rome
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Highlights

  • See stunning caves and sea cliffs
  • Experience the ancient city of Pompeii
  • Explore the Cinque Terre region
  • Learn all about Rome's history
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in Rome! With the in-depth cultural tour Simply Italy, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 10 other destinations in Italy. Simply Italy includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • N
    Written on May 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Marie was such an energetic, informative, fun, and helpful tour guide throughout the entire trip (simply Italy). She goes above and beyond to make sure we experience both the tourist attractions as well as local hang outs so that we can get the full experience in a short time. It were those tips she provided that made the trip memorable! She also gave such great info regarding the history of Italy as well as info on the modern state of the country. She is such a well rounded awesome tour guide and I felt that without her my trip wouldn't have been as memorable!
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  • L
    Written on May 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I went on Contiki's Simply Italy Tour with a friend of mine in August 2016 for about two weeks, and it was one of the most memorable and incredible experiences I've had. The tour took us all around Italy (Sorrento, Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Capri, Venice, Milan, Verona, Cinque Terre). The transportation in between cities was smooth and comfortable. The driver was friendly, excellent, and there were no issues at all; the accommodations were great as well. This tour was a fast paced one but totally worth it, as you get to see different parts of Italy, but the tour, the tour guide, and driver ensured that we made each minute of our trip worthwhile. I highly recommend this particular tour. Our tour guide was Maite Morelli. You can't ask for a better tour guide. She played a large part in making this trip so memorable. Maite is so passionate about her job, and is so knowledgeable. She knew the smallest details of each place that we visited, and was happy to take questions. She made us all feel like one big family while we were on tour, and was so welcoming, friendly, and always so happy. I imagine that the duties and life of a tour guide are not easy, especially when you're having to look after and ensure the safety and happiness of about 50 people. However, Maite was absolutely perfect as a tour guide. She gave us insider tips of each place we went to, such as where to get the best gelato, where the best views are, unique places to visit that are off the beaten path of tourists, and she even went above and beyond by giving us maps of each city we visited, and marking down her recommendations and suggestions. She also went through the maps thoroughly with us, and took time to answer all of our questions. She made sure we got the most out of each experience and city we visited. There are a million other reasons as to why Maite is by far the best tour manager I've been on a trip with (prior to Simply Italy and Maite, I had been on two prior Contiki tours). Maite was by far the best tour manager and I can't say enough about how awesome she is. Any person would be very lucky to have her as a tour guide, and I feel fortunate to have had Maite make our Simply Italy trip such an amazing one.
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  • K
    Written on May 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Out tour guide Maite was fantastic, she was fun, informative, friendly and approachable. She had good knowledge of the areas we travelled and was able to give advice on where to go out and eat if you didn't want to stick to the tourist area and crowds.
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  • L
    Written on May 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was amazing. Cause of Maite! All of her recommendations, her energy and enthusiasm and her jokes! Best tour guide. Wouldn't have been the same without her!
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  • D
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Maite really made our trip special. Words cannot explain how amazing this women really is. Before the trip I was nervous to travel in a big group of people, but now looking back, it was one of the best trips I've done (and I've traveled quite a bit). Everyone who had been on other Contikis was even saying how she was the best by far! She made everyone feel comfortable and she knows her stuff well. Not only did she tell us of the beauty of history, she also knew the best places hidden food places... especially best galati places! She told us everything we wanted know about each city. She really goes into a lot of effort in creating her 'daily sheets' that includes her amazing artwork! :) not to mention a few other little hidden surprises along the way. I truly feel so lucky to have gotten to travel with her, hope to get her again next time.
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  • R
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Simply Italy trip was amazing. Beyond my expectations. Maite, our tour guide, was incredible! I could not imagine a better guide.
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  • M
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Maiite was the best tour guide! You won't feel like you missed out on a thing with her around. She knows her cities inside and out, provides great history bits, and also fun games and great music. She honestly makes the experience above and beyond what you would expect from a tour guide!
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  • J
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Maïte made my time in Italy unforgettable. She is probably the best tour guide I have ever had. She showed us local places, she gave us so many little tips and tricks, it really made the trip so much better. 11/10
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  • S
    Written on May 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an amazing experience with Contiki! So much fun, and a great way to meet people.
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  • EG
    Written on May 5, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Contiki has helped me see 30 countries or so! Seeing the woeld and meeting new friends is definitely the reason I kept coming back to Contiki. Hope they continue their outstanding reputations for future generations!
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Arrive Rome
  • Day 2: Rome to Sorrento
  • Day 3: Capri Excursion
  • Day 4: Sorrento to Florence
  • Day 5: Florence
  • Day 6: Florence to Venice
  • Day 7: Venice
  • Day 8: Venice to Milan
  • Day 9: Milan to The Riviera
  • Day 10: The Riviera to Rome
  • Day 11: Rome
  • Day 12: Depart Rome

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • May 1, 2017

      What are the highlights of this tour?

      This is an amazing tour of Italy with some amazing highlights such as:

      - See stunning caves and sea cliffs
      - Experience the ancient city of Pompeii
      - Explore the Cinque Terre region

    • May 1, 2017

      What are the highlights of this tour?

      This is an amazing tour of Italy with some amazing highlights such as see stunning caves and sea cliffs.
      Experience the ancient city of Pompeii.
      Explore the Cinque Terre region.
      Learn all about Rome's history.

    • September 1, 2016

      What's the mode of travel to the different places in Italy on your tour?

      You will be in a modern air-conditioned coach for all transportation on this tour.

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      Location
      Start and end in Rome.
      Hold my space
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      Deposit
      TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 December 2017 the full payment of $1,281 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1281 for Simply Italy, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 1,631 km.
      • Rome (Italy)
      • 189 km
      • Naples (Italy)
      • 23 km
      • Pompei (Italy)
      • 17 km
      • Sorrento (Italy)
      • 15 km
      • Capri (Italy)
      • 15 km
      • Sorrento (Italy)
      • 434 km
      • Florence (Italy)
      • 203 km
      • Venice (Italy)
      • 133 km
      • Sirmione (Italy)
      • 111 km
      • Milan (Italy)
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