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Taste of Italy - 8 Days

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Taste of Italy - 8 Days - Expat Explore Travel
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Rachel "I saw so much more then I ever imagined on this trip! Roma and our driver made the whole trip run like a well oiled machine. Early mornings and full days are not for the faint of heart but it's so worth it for the intense amount of experiences you will have. The only two drawbacks for me were the hotel dinners two of the nights, and sometimes the local guides spoke so fast and with such an accent ..."
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42 reviews
Starts
Rome
Destinations
+9
Ends
Rome
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Highlights

  • Explore Vatican City on foot
  • Marvel at Roman architecture
  • See Juliet's famous balcony
  • Relax in the spa town of Montecatini
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in Rome! With the discovery tour Taste of Italy - 8 Days, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 9 other destinations in Italy. Taste of Italy - 8 Days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Taste of Italy - 8 Days reviewer 1
    Written on April 15, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Fantastic tour, accomodation was dissapointing, saw a huge amount and walked a lot
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  • NP
    Written on April 4, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Excellent tour. Expat tours knows how to arrange a tour. Roma our tour guide was the best.. extremely knowledgeable, friendly, organized, calming... you name it she is the very best... if you do this tour make sure Roma is your guide...... Accommodations could be better but it’s a place to rest your head after a long day so just enjoy the overall experience and don’t get hung up on small things.... Roma we miss you... you made this trip extra special....
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  • Taste of Italy - 8 Days reviewer 3
    Written on October 30, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Amazing experience! Beautiful places and found new friends. Didnt expect this much fun travelling all by myself. The only suggestion to make is for the coach to at least have taken us to attractions and not to take public transport. A lot of coaches took their tpurists to the attractions. Why cant Expat lessen the walking especially for seniors like us. In total its a very good tour. Im planning another trip thru Expat and this time to France. I just hope there is less walking!
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  • GM
    Written on October 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent Tour! Roma was the best ever and very informative...I felt like it was a bit fast paced but I guess its expected with the amount of land to cover in such short time! Will recommend to everyone I know :-)
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  • RL
    Written on October 19, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I saw so much more then I ever imagined on this trip! Roma and our driver made the whole trip run like a well oiled machine. Early mornings and full days are not for the faint of heart but it's so worth it for the intense amount of experiences you will have. The only two drawbacks for me were the hotel dinners two of the nights, and sometimes the local guides spoke so fast and with such an accent it was hard to understand them. But those are minor issues in comparison of the whole experience!! You won't regret this trip!
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  • JR
    Written on October 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Taste of Italy was amazing. Roma, our tour leader was so knowledgeable and organised. Except for the hotel in Florence, the rest of the accommodation was great. I’d definitely do another tour with you
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  • BE
    Written on October 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour was excellent. Managed to pack a lot in and the places we visited were breathtakingly. Our tour guide Roma was very good and made the trip fun.
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  • JG
    Written on October 17, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour provided an enjoyable and interesting experience of awesome places and culture in some parts of Italy. Our tour guide Roma ensured we had a good understanding of how to appreciate the culture including historical background, current protocols and where to find exellent food and wine.
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  • Taste of Italy - 8 Days reviewer 9
    Written on October 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had a great time during our "Taste of Italy" We saw many sites and had an excellent tour guide.Vivien was a great coordinator and made the trip a pleasure
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  • SB
    Written on September 29, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Yes it was a taste of Italy so I expected early starts and a lot of travelling. My only criticism is that the music playing on the coach was too loud and at times unnecessary when we needed to sleep or rest! Also the hotel in Tuscany was very poor rooms old and dirty cigarette butts in our room
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Rome
    Start point Hotel Cristoforo Colombo, Via Cristoforo Colombo, 710, 00144 Rome 14:00 -17:00
  2. Day 2: Rome
  3. Day 3: Orvieto - Venice
  4. Day 4: Venice - Free day
  5. Day 5: Lake Garda - Florence - Tuscany
  6. Day 6: Pisa - Cinque Terre - Tuscany
  7. Day 7: San Gimignano - Siena - Rome
  8. Day 8: End of tour
    End point Hotel Cristoforo Colombo, Via Cristoforo Colombo, 710, 00144 Rome 10:00

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
    1. Tuscany - Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio

      Address: Corso Matteotti 42, 51016 Montecatini Terme PT, Italy

    2. Rome - Hotel Cristoforo Colombo

      Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 710, 00144 Roma RM, Italy

    3. Venice - Elite Residence Hotel

      Address: Via Forte Marghera, 119, 30173 Venezia VE, Italy

    4. Sorrento - Giosue A Mare

      Address: Via Antonio Caruso 2, 80062 Meta NA, Italy

    5. Italian Lakes - Hotel Stazione

      Address: Via Roma, 12, 25030 Paratico BS, Italy

    6. Cinque Terre - Hotel Firenze e Continentale

      Address: Via Paleocapa Pietro, 7, 19122 La Spezia SP, Italy

    *Please note exact accommodation and details are re-confirmed at time of booking and subject to change up to 6 weeks prior to departure

  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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    • March 28, 2018

      When and where does the tour end?

      The tour ends in Rome at Hotel American Palace at 10 am.

    • March 28, 2018

      What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Venice Gondola Ride. Price: EUR 20
      Verona Evening Excursion. Price: EUR 45
      Murano, Burano & Venetian lagoon. Price: EUR 45
      Venice by night. Price: EUR 30
      Tuscan Dinner. Price: EUR 22
      Free Cinque Terre & Pisa day-trip. Price: EUR 0.00
      Vatican City guided tour. Price: EUR 50

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • March 28, 2018

      Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

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    Start and end in Rome.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,344 km.
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 96 km
    • Orvieto (Italy)
    • 303 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 133 km
    • Lake Garda (Italy)
    • 207 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 94 km
    • Tuscany (Italy)
    • 97 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 71 km
    • Cinque Terra (Italy)
    • 129 km
    • San Gimignano (Italy)
    • 29 km
    • Siena (Italy)
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