Highlights of Italy

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Highlights of Italy - Intrepid Travel
Highlights of Italy - Intrepid Travel
35 reviews


  • Ride a vaporetto around Venice
  • Hike the villages of Cinque Terre
  • See the famous statue of David
  • Taste incredible Italian cuisine
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Hostel, Hotel
Max Group Size
Train & Rail
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Train & Rail
Intrepid Travel
Start in Venice and end in Rome! With the in-depth cultural tour Highlights of Italy, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Venice to Rome and through Venice, Italy and 4 other destinations in Italy. Highlights of Italy includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Venice
  2. Day 2: Venice
  3. Day 3: La Spezia
  4. Day 4: Cinque Terre / La Spezia
  5. Day 5: Florence
  6. Day 6: Florence
  7. Day 7: Rome
  8. Day 8: Rome

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

35 Reviews

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  • Highlights of Italy reviewer 1
    Written on September 29, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    The tour was great but maybe a day should be added for Rome and Venice

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  • T
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Great way to explore the world with people of similar mindset. Our tour guide Efy was amazing and took great care of us. Suggestions- Spend less time in Venice and more time in Rome. Provide a key to each traveller in the group when strangers have to... Read more

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  • C
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Effie our tour guide made sure we made the best of our time in Italy.

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  • D
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.2 - Excellent

    Efi was an excellent leader who always had a recommendation for a restaurant, museum, or walking path and each recommendation was better than the last!

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  • D
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Efi is the main reason I am giving this feed back, she was passionate and very informative for the tour

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  • G
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    Our tour leader was exceptional...and everything about the trip was perfectly organised

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  • J
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    It was a great trip which was well planned and took us to some wonderful places in Italy.

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  • B
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our tour exceeded my expectations. For a Basix tour, I was happy we had a room with our own bathroom including a shower.Our tour guide Vittoria provided excellent recommendations for activities and restaurants.

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  • Written on July 25, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Nice trip, our group leader (Lorenzo) knows many good local restaurants, and took good care of everyone. The itinerary is just perfect, not too fast nor slow, we have ample time to explore each city.

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  • Highlights of Italy reviewer 10
    Written on May 30, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    Overall, I gave the trip a 3 because it didn't meet my expectation. I had the impression that it was going to be a standard group tour, but it wasn't. Meals were not included although on tour radar it said meals are included. In fact, meals are not... Read more

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      The accommodation on this trip will include:

      Hotel (4 nights), Hostel (3 nights)

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, therefore we are unable to provide a set hotel list. Your specific accommodation details will be listed in your final tour documents. Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • Where and when does the tour end?

      The tour ends in Rome on Day 8. There are no activities planned for this day and you are free to depart at any time after breakfast, or extend your stay and continue to explore the Italian capital with your new travel companions!

    • Where and when does this tour start?

      Day 1 of the tour starts in Venice, when you check into your accommodation (Hotel Rossi) and meet the group for your evening Welcome Meeting. Aside from this your day is free to settle in and explore.

      The joining point address is as follows:

      Hotel Rossi
      Lista di Spagna 262

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    Covering a total distance of approx 617 km.
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 247 km
    • La Spezia (Italy)
    • 9 km
    • Cinque Terra (Italy)
    • 129 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Rome (Italy)

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