Italian Indulgence

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Italian Indulgence  - Back-Roads Touring
Italian Indulgence - Back-Roads Touring
Marilyn "My husband and I did our first Back Roads tour this spring. (Italians Indulgence). We cannot stop talking about our trip--it was fantastic!. Stephano Lai was our tour guide and Fabio our driver. Both of these men knew and loved their country. They shared so many unique places and certainly went above and beyond. Stehano was with us constantly sharing his knowledge. Necessary stops for "toilets..."
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  • Cook up an Italian feast in a Tuscan Villa
  • Join a truffle hunt and sample local liquors in Piedmont
  • Feel inspired in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance
  • Float down the canals of Venice and pull up in fair Verona
  • Gaze at fantastic frescoes and amazing architecture
Age range
40 to 90 year olds
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Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start in Rome and end in Venice! With the in-depth cultural tour Italian Indulgence , you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Rome to Venice and through Rome, Italy and 16 other destinations in Italy. Italian Indulgence is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • AO
    Written on February 11, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Completed Italian indulgence tour late 2017, very expensive for solo traveller & of course the worst hotel rooms when paying a single supplement, why? There's an old saying it's Tuesday it must be Rome, too fast & certainly NOT "Backroads" some hotels... Read more

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  • LS
    Written on November 12, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    We have just completed the back roads tour of Northern Italy. The bus was as tight with space and comfort similar to a Ryan Air/Jetstar economy flight. While there was so much that was wonderful it was let down by cheap hotels/broken fittings/no air con... Read more

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  • S
    Written on October 5, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Travel on the Italian Indulgence tour in July 2017.Our guide was Stefano Lai who was excellent in all aspects of his job.He was considerate, friendly and knowledgeable . Stefano also offered extra site seeing on top of the itinerary when time permitted.... Read more

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  • PS
    Written on July 31, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was my first group tour and I loved it. We were a small group and had a knowledgeable, friendly guide who went out of her way to make sure we were all ok and were enjoying ourselves. I would definitely encourage others to tour with Back Roads as, at... Read more

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  • MF
    Written on June 16, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My husband and I did our first Back Roads tour this spring. (Italians Indulgence). We cannot stop talking about our trip--it was fantastic!. Stephano Lai was our tour guide and Fabio our driver. Both of these men knew and loved their country. They shared... Read more

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  • MS
    Written on May 31, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Have returned home recently from an Indulgence Back Roads Tour of Italy. A great holiday. No expectations at the beginning so every day special.

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  • C
    Written on May 8, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Have recently finished an Italy Indulgence Tour with Back-Roads. I chose the company because I did not want to see the countryside from motorways & this company really promoted itself on travelling on the "back roads". I was disappointed in this regard. We... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Rome – Assisi – Perugia
  2. Day 2: Perugia – Siena – Tuscany
  3. Day 3: Tuscany
  4. Day 4: Tuscany – Florence – Lucca
  5. Day 5: Lucca – Pisa – Lucca
  6. Day 6: Day 6: Lucca – Camogli – San Fruttuoso – Portofino – Santa Margherita Ligure
  7. Day 7: Santa Margherita Ligure – Barolo – Cherasco
  8. Day 8: Cherasco– Lake Orta – Lake Maggiore
  9. Day 9: Lake Maggiore
  10. Day 10: Lake Maggiore – Lecco – Tirano
  11. Day 11: Tirano – Lake Molveno – Trento
  12. Day 12: Trento – Verona – Venice

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

  • What are the inclusions on this tour?

    The tour inclusions are as follows:

    11 nights accommodation - Backroads generally use a 3-star / 4-star standard of accommodation ranging from country inns to town centre hotels and the occasional castle! Rather than going by the official grading (based solely on facilities rather than the standard), we base our choices on quality. In all properties, the rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

    Back-Roads tour leader
    Driver & mini-coach transportation
    Local guides & whispers in Florence & Venice
    European breakfast daily
    6 x evening meals, 2 x lunches
    Italian pasta cooking class
    Venice water taxi
    Wine, olive oil, Montebore cheese, chocolate & nougat tasting
    Included Entrances: Baptistery of St. John in Pisa, Cinque Terre Flexi pass & Isola Bella & Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore.

  • What are the group sizes?

    Backroads tours run with a minimum of 4 people and and average of 12-16.

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  • Edith, 72 years old29th September 2018
    Communication has been excellent. All queries have been answered promptly. Further information about the proposed tour has been readily available. I feel confident booking through TourRadar.

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Rome is the starting point and Venice is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Back-Roads Touring booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 January 2019 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Italian Indulgence , but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,185 km.
  • Rome (Italy)
  • 130 km
  • Assisi (Italy)
  • 19 km
  • Perugia (Italy)
  • 89 km
  • Siena (Italy)
  • 50 km
  • Tuscany (Italy)
  • 94 km
  • Florence (Italy)
  • 62 km
  • Lucca (Italy)
  • 15 km
  • Pisa (Italy)
  • 15 km
  • Lucca (Italy)
  • 70 km
  • Cinque Terra (Italy)
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