Best of Italy

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Best of Italy - Intrepid Travel
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  • Marvel at Michelangelo's David
  • Visit Vatican City & St. Peter's Basilica
  • Explore the coast of Cinque Terre
  • Take a gondola ride in Venice
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Apartment
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Train & Rail
Start in Rome and end in Venice! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Italy, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Rome to Venice and through Rome, Italy and 19 other destinations in Europe. Best of Italy is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • CF
    Written on September 5, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Guide was Lorenzo. He was charming and inclusive and socialised well with the group. He was helpful with luggage. We had one member of the group who always complained, right from the start and found fault with everything plus she was a heavy drinker. Lorenzo dealt well with a difficult situation. This person made the trip unpleasant for the rest of the group. No one wanted to share a room with her and listen to her whine and complain constantly. We all would have enjoyed the tour more if she had been removed from it. I did not always understand what Lorenzo said because of his accent and the Italian to English translation. A suggestion: that Lorenzo ensure all the group are present before giving detailed information and that he checks we all have understood what he said. If the information is complex, then a group text would be good. Was the tour what I expected? Yes and no. I expected more help with booking tours that were not included, which I didn't get. I appreciated the organised events and also the free time. The accommodation was excellent at La Spezia and Lucca. Hotel Stella was a disappointment. The range of activities was very good and the choice of places we visited. As the tour is so busy, it would be good if Intrepid did a sheet/email of options of what to see in each place ie in Lucca to see the house where Pucci was born etc. with them highlighted on a map and whether it's free or the cost. I know the tour was not a 'comfort' tour but it did demand a good level of fitness. I'm glad I was reasonably fit. Overall I enjoyed the option to see a lot of Italy in a few days and that the places and activities we did were so diverse. I enjoyed the small group and that, in the majority, we bonded well and had fun and a lot of laughs.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Carolyn, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Receiving feedback from our passengers is essential as it helps us to know where we’re meeting or hopefully even exceeding expectations. We always share positive comments (and constructive feedback) like these with our entire global team and they are very much appreciated. And we will certainly pass along your feedback to Lorenzo who I’m sure will be happy to hear it. :) We’re delighted you enjoyed your time with us in Italy and we hope that you will travel with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • AE
    Written on April 20, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great trip thoroughly enjoyed by me and my wife. May thanks to Massimo Mabelia for his excellent leadership.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Rome
  2. Day 2: Rome / Florence
  3. Day 3: Florence
  4. Day 4: Lucca
  5. Day 5: Pisa / Lucca
  6. Day 6: Lucca
  7. Day 7: La Spezia
  8. Day 8: Cinque Terre / La Spezia
  9. Day 9: Portofino Peninsula / Asti
  10. Day 10: Asti
  11. Day 11: Milan / Lake Como
  12. Day 12: Lake Como
  13. Day 13: Venice
  14. Day 14: Venice
  15. Day 15: Venice

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

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  • Flights

  • Insurance


  • Discover Italy
  • Europe
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Main Page Video
Discover Italy

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

  • When and where does the tour start?

    The adventure starts in Rome, upon check-in at your centrally based accommodation. There are no activities today so you're free to spend the day exploring this wonderful city! Just be sure to be back in time for your important 6 pm welcome meeting.

    The joining point is currently Hotel Stella, which is centrally located near Termini Station and the biggest park in Rome, Villa Borghese. Please be aware that the joining point hotel is subject to change, and will be confirmed in your final travel documents which will be sent 3 - 4 weeks prior to departure.

  • What is the average age of people on this tour?

    The general age range is 25-49 however Intrepid's appeal is diverse, which is why it is all about your shared attitude, not age.

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Rome is the starting point and Venice is the endpoint.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,000 km.
  • Rome (Italy)
  • 3 km
  • Vatican City (Vatican City (Holy See))
  • 3 km
  • Rome (Italy)
  • 232 km
  • Florence (Italy)
  • 62 km
  • Lucca (Italy)
  • 15 km
  • Pisa (Italy)
  • 15 km
  • Lucca (Italy)
  • 61 km
  • La Spezia (Italy)
  • 6 km
  • Portovenere (Italy)
  • 6 km
  • La Spezia (Italy)
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