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8-Day Northern Italy Trendy Food and Fun Tours from Rome Tour Code: 043-19449

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Rome, Italy
English; Mandarin Chinese
8 7
Visit Bologna, Cinque Terre, Florence, Modena, Montalcino, Parma, Rimini, Rome, San Gimignano, San Marino, Siena.
  • Decoding Italy Experience the charm of the Renaissance, a theme exhibition park of gourmet food, a high-end fashion brand shopping village, and the Ferrari Museum of Super Cars.
  • Leisure Exploration Explore the microstate of San Marino, the picturesque landscape of the "Cinque Terre, Five Fishing Villages," and the Adriatic Sea's resort destination, Rimini.
  • Distinctive Towns Siena, the most beautiful mountain town in Tuscany; Modena, the capital of supercar engines; and Parma and Bologna, renowned for their culinary delights.
  • Culinary Specialties Signature tripe sandwich, Chianina beef steak, Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, red wine, Bolognese meat sauce pasta and World Champion Ice Cream.
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $1889
    Double $1357
    3rd Person
    Child
    (Age 2-11)
    $1148
    Infant
    (Age 0-2)
    $1044
Price (/person)
    Single $1948
    Double $1398
    3rd Person
    Child
    (Age 2-11)
    $1183
    Infant
    (Age 0-2)
    $1075
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Day 1: Rome

Your enjoyable journey starts when you land at Rome(FCO/CIA) airport. Paid Airport pickup service: A driver will pick you up according to your actual flight arrival time and send you back to the hotel to rest.

  • Rome, ITALY

    Rome, ITALY
    The history of this amazing city spans more than two and a half thousand years. It is one of the most historic places on the planet Earth, and it's artistic and cultural contributions have colored global development.
Deluxe Hotel: iH Hotels Roma Z3**** or similar

Day 2: Rome-Florence (230 km)

Capture the elegant posture of Florence to your heart's content! From the square of Michelangelo on the hill, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the beautiful scenery. Roaming the city's famous landmarks: Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the medieval arch bridge Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River, Basilica of Santa Croce where Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the famous physicist Galileo are buried, after experiencing the charm and influence of the Renaissance, queue up at the 'Central Market' to taste the specialty snack: tripe sandwich. Don't miss the iconic SMN Pharmacy at the hundred-year-old monastery, which feels like a museum and an art gallery. Rub the bronze boar fountain: Fontana del Porcellino and make a wish to come back to Florence soon. For dinner, it's recommended to try the local specialty: Chianina beef charcoal-grilled steak. Accommodation: Florence nearby city
  • Florence, ITALY

    Florence, ITALY
    Historic Florence, Italy is considered to be one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. Its long tradition of art and culture can be seen on nearly every doorstep. Millions of people travel here each year.

    Piazzale Michelangelo

    The Piazzale Michelangelo is located at the top of a hill, making it perhaps the best vantage point to take in a full panoramic view of this marvelous city. A restaurant at the top provides visitors with a good meal.

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

    Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
    The main church in Florence, this cathedral features an impressive dome that was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296. It is built in a mixture of Gothic and renaissance styles.

    Ponte Vecchio

    The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.

    Basilica of Santa Croce

    The Basilica of Santa Croce, known as "the Temple of the Italian Glories," is the burial site of some most famous names in Italian history: Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli, among others. Inside are frescoes by Gaddi and sculptures by Donatello.

    Fontana del Porcellino

    Il Fontana del Porcellino is a bronze fountain with a statue of a boar. Visitors are supposed to place a coin in the boar's mouth then rub its snout for good luck. This gives the snout a polished shine.
Deluxe Hotel: The Gate Hotel**** or similar
Breakfast: Included (Hotel Breakfast)|Lunch: Excluded ('Central Market' to taste the specialty snack: tripe sandwich)|Dinner: Excluded (Chianina beef charcoal-grilled steak)

Day 3: Florence - Cinque Terre (by train) - Pontremoli (163 km)

Take the Train visit the scenic destination - Cinque Terre! Tour participants can take the train and freely shuttle between the five small fishing villages, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. The deep blue and beautiful seawater, set against the distinct cliffs and colorful houses, is truly a breathtaking sight. Along the Ligurian coastline, the colorful houses against the backdrop of the blue sky, white clouds, and turquoise sea weave a picturesque dreamlike scene. Accommodation: Nearby mountain town.
Please note: visitors entering the Cinque Terre must not wear flip-flops or sandals! Wearing flipflops can easily cause injuries during hiking. The local government spends a lot of money rescuing injured tourists from the mountains every year, so there are fines imposed on tourists wearing flip-flops when entering the Cinque Terre. Please pay special attention to this regulation.
  • Cinque Terre, ITALY

    Cinque Terre is a series of 5 seaside villages on the Italian Riviera. Each town is marked by colorful houses and ancient vineyards that sit on steep, terraced cliffs. It is know for its delicious seafood dishes.
Standard Hotel: Albergo Roma***or similar
Breakfast: Included (Hotel Breakfast)

Day 4: Pontremoli-Parma-Modena

A Day of Gastronomy and Shopping: Visit the Parma Ham Factory, a protected designation of origin product under the European Union, for a self-guided tour of the production process and explore the delicious secrets. Explore Parma city: its charming Renaissance-style architecture, seemingly casual yet meticulously crafted, is very eye-catching. In the afternoon, reach the 'Motor Valley' in Modena, named so because many famous Italian sports car manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, and Maserati have their factories here. Ferrari enthusiasts can visit the Ferrari Museum in the city and purchase souvenirs related to supercars. For those who appreciate the Italian charm, take a leisurely stroll in the city - free time for activities - and also buy the local specialty, balsamic vinegar, along the way.
  • Parma, ITALY

    Best known for its incredibly edible contributions to world gastronomy, especially parmigiano cheese and Parma ham, Parma has also been revered by opera lovers.
  • Modena, ITALY

    Known for its medieval history, its auto-making prowess (as home base of both Ferrari and Maserati) and its famous balsamic vinegar, Modena is a treat for visitors of all ages.

    Museum Enzo Ferrari

    The Enzo Ferrari Museum is in Modena city and develops around the original Enzo Ferrari workshops. The museum has an older part, with Enzo Ferrari’s first office, and attached to it there is a beautiful, modern and futuristic-looking dome with a large display of classic cars.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €22.40; Child €22.40

Standard Hotel: Hotel San Giovanni*** or similar
Breakfast: Included (Hotel Breakfast)

Day 5: Modena-San Marino-Rimini-Bologna (16970 km)

The world's fifth smallest country, the country within a country, the Republic of San Marino, covers an area of only 61.2 square kilometers. It is completely surrounded by Italy, and its three hilltop fortresses served as the main defense barriers in ancient times. Today, let us explore this place and satisfy everyone's curiosity about this country. Rimini: a local holiday destination, with a 15-kilometer-long sandy beach along the Adriatic Sea, is the most famous attraction where visitors can relax on the paid beach chairs and enjoy the beautiful sea and sky views. The historic city center here, with its Romanesque and 18th-century most beautiful buildings and squares, is also loved by tourists. We will also take you to Rimini's market, where you can truly experience the Italian way of life
  • San Marino, San Marino

    San Marino is a small, sovereign micro-state, surrounded by Italy, on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. The most popular tourist attraction are the Three Towers of San Marino, located on Monte Titano and depicted on the national flag.
  • Rimini, ITALY

    The biggest beach resort on the Adriatic Sea, Rimini is a favored Italian seaside holiday destination for Italians themselves.
Standard Hotel: Hotel San Giovanni*** or similar
Breakfast: Included (Hotel Breakfast)

Day 6: Bologna-Impruneta (90 km)

Visit the world's first university, the University of Bologna (Universita degli studi di Bologna). Walk in Bologna adorned with the most complete medieval towers in Italy, magnificent churches, and extensive porticoes, making it one of the most beautiful cities. Explore the essence of Italian cuisine: spanning 25 acres, it is an Italian culinary theme park with 7 themed areas, offering numerous attractions, many paid activities, and free performances, ensuring an eye-opening experience. Accommodation: Nearby mountain town.
  • Bologna, ITALY

    The capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy.Famous for its towers, churches and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO "city of music".

    University of Bologna

    University of Bologna, one of the oldest and most famous universities in the world, founded in the Italian city of Bologna in the 11th century. It renowned for its law and medical programs.
Standard Hotel: Bellavista Impruneta*** or similar
Breakfast: Included (Hotel Breakfast)

Day 7: Impruneta - The Mall Outlet Firenze - San Gimignano - Sien (136 km)

The Mall Outlet Firenze, a shopping village featuring exquisite fashion brands, covers renowned Italian and international high-end fashion brands, including Gucci, Prada, Fendi, and Bottega Veneta. Here, not only old collections are sold, but even the recently out-of-season styles are available. Of course, the older the design, the bigger the discount! There are often additional discounts on seasonal items. Around noon, head to the City of Towers - San Gimignano, where the ancient city has a thriving business. It still retains 14 tall towers. Visiting here is not only about sightseeing but also trying the award-winning World Champion Gelato. Later, proceed to Siena, known for its characteristic Italian hilltown features: plenty of sloping stairs! Despite the ups and downs, the scenery is truly magnificent! Key attractions include the Piazza del Campo, known as one of the most beautiful squares, and the Siena Cathedral, which combines both Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Accommodation: nearby mountain town.
  • Florence, ITALY

    Florence, ITALY
    Historic Florence, Italy is considered to be one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. Its long tradition of art and culture can be seen on nearly every doorstep. Millions of people travel here each year.

    The Mall

    Luxury outlet mall hosting exclusive international fashion brands in the Tuscan countryside.
  • San Gimignano, ITALY

    San Gimignano, ITALY
    This small, walled medieval city sits on a hill in the Italian state of Tuscany. It is most notable for its well-preserved medieval architecture, evidenced by the tower houses that still stand.
  • Siena, ITALY

    Famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape, and the Palio, an annual horse race, Siena is a city in Italy, and one of the country's most visited tourist attractions. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Piazza del Campo

    The heart of Siena's historic district, the Piazza del Campo is a large open square marketplace that has retained its medieval appeal. In Il Campo is the Fonte Gaia, an ornately sculpted fountain that mixes Christian and Roman imagery.

    Siena Cathedral

    The Siena Cathedral comprises elements of both the Romanesque and Gothic styles of medieval architecture. The exterior facades each have a unique design, while the interior features hallmark black-and-white columns and a beautiful mosaic floor.
Standard Hotel: Agriturismo La Torre di Monsindoli*** or similar
Breakfast: Included (Hotel Breakfast)

Day 8: Siena-Montalcino-Rome (184 km)

Like in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, the tour bus shuttles through vineyards and picturesque villages, allowing you to experience the rural life of the Tuscan people. We will visit Montalcino and local wineries, exploring the perfect blend of fine wine and scenic landscapes. After the tour, we will drive back to Rome. The tour ends at the Rome Tiburtina Railway Station around 18:30.

  • Montalcino, ITALY

    Montalcino has remained practically unchanged over the centuries, with its 13th-century defense walls and historic centre dominated by the 14th-century fortress. Renowned for its world-famous Brunello di Montalcino, it's also a fairy-tale place to spend a day immersed in Tuscany's history and countryside.
Breakfast: Included (Hotel Breakfast)
  • The tour ends at the Rome Tiburtina Railway Station around 18:30.

Price Includes

  • Cinque Terre train tickets
  • Hotel: Twin share basis. For child aged 2 - 11 years old will be sharing a room with 2 adults.
    (Hotel information will be confirmed 24 hours prior departure.)
  • Transportation: Air Conditioned luxury coach and other transportation listed in itinerary.
  • Breakfast: Daily Continental breakfast including coffee or tea, juice, bread, jam. All others meals not listed are at your expense.
  • Guide: Professional English speaking tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child
Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre ferry boat (Optional) €39 €39
Modena
Museum Enzo Ferrari (Optional) €22.40 €22.40
San Marino
San Marino Cable Car (Optional) €5 €5
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • Travel insurance, visa fees
  • Any charges for additional itinerary are not listed in itinerary
  • A mandatory service fees for tour guide/bus driver (min. Euro 10 /day per person).
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expensessuch as room service, telephone, laundry service charges
  • Losses or additional expenses: The Company will accept no responsibilities for losses or additional expense due to accident.
  • City entrance and Overnight City tax charges (Mandatory)
    Cinque Terre City Entrance Tax + Overnight City Tax 10.00 Euro
    Florence Overnight City Tax + City Entrance Tax 15.00 Euro
    Rome City entrance + Overnight City tax 10.00 Euro
    Bologna City Entrance Tax + 2 Overnight City Tax 15.00 Euro
  • Snack, Lunch and Dinner charges (if applicable)
    Parma Ham Guided tours & tasting (Parma Ham, Parmigiano Reggiano, a glass of wine, water and bread) 25.00 Euro
    Classic Tasting: 3 x Wine tasting + cold cuts & cheeses 25.00 Euro
    Signature tripe sandwich (Panini con Lampredotto) 5.00 Euro
    Florentine Steak Menu (Salad, homemade pasta, 1 Kg Florentine steak for 4, dessert and wine) 35.00 Euro

Additional Note

  • Due to different bus models, we may not be able to accommodate participants using wheelchairs. Therefore, we regret that we cannot accept wheelchair users to join our tour. (Note: For "private group tours", please inform us before receiving a quote.)
  • As the space for luggage on the tour bus is limited, each passenger can only carry one piece of luggage with them (luggage not exceeding 30 KG, with the sum of three sides not exceeding 158 cm). If a passenger carries more than one piece of luggage (if there is enough space in the luggage compartment), an additional €5 per piece of luggage per day will be charged as a driver handling fee. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
  • Our company reserves the right to publicly display participant's portraits taken during the tour. We will capture activities and moments during the trip for promotional purposes.
  • European tours are different from other countries in the world. Most tourist attractions cannot be reached directly by tour buses and require walking tours. If a passenger has limited mobility, they may have to wait on the bus at some attractions and cannot visit with the group. Loss of attractions cannot be used as a reason to request compensation or refunds. Please pay attention and think carefully before joining the tour. Once you have registered and confirmed your participation, it also means that you accept our company's terms and conditions.
  • Please present this tour ticket for boarding at the designated assembly point on time. We will not wait for latecomers, and the tour fee will not be refunded. Our company is not responsible for any consequences. In case of emergencies, please call the emergency phone number provided.
  • Participants are responsible for bringing and carrying valid travel documents (passport), electronic health codes, and visas with a validity period of at least six months from the departure date. In any case or for any reason, if the participant is refused entry by the immigration authorities (customs), our company is not responsible, and any losses incurred are the responsibility of the participant. The tour fee will not be refunded.
  • Please avoid bringing valuable items and precious jewelry as much as possible. Valuables and documents should be carried with you at all times and kept under your own supervision. Our company, driver, and tour leader are not responsible for any loss.
  • Tour members must abide by the laws and regulations of each country, and it is strictly prohibited to carry private goods for profit and illegal items. Smoking is prohibited in all public places and indoor buildings (including hotel rooms) in Europe, with fines of up to thousands of euros, so please abide by the law. In recent years, some famous buildings (attractions) in Europe have banned visitors from sitting on the ground to rest or eat, which is not only considered rude but may also face immediate prosecution.
  • In any case or for personal reasons, if a tour member requests to leave on their own, return individually or leave the tour midway, our company will assist in making arrangements. However, our company will not be responsible for any indirect or direct cost losses incurred due to delays in transportation or other circumstances that result in missing the pre-arranged itinerary or accommodation.
  • Any tour participant who intentionally obstructs the tour leader's work, endangers the safety of others, or affects the normal activities and interests of the group, the tour leader has the right to cancel their tour qualification, order the participant to leave the group depending on the specific situation or with the consent of the majority of the tour participants. The remaining balance of the unfinished part of the journey will not be refunded, and any actions taken by the participant after leaving the group will not be related to the company.
  • If the flight or bus is delayed due to a malfunction or traffic congestion, resulting in itinerary changes or canceled programs, tour participants may not use this as an excuse to oppose or withdraw from the tour. In case of bad weather, strikes, or unexpected accidents that cause delays in the itinerary, tour participants may not demand compensation or refund of tour fees.
  • The itinerary is for reference purposes only. The company will make appropriate arrangements and adjustments based on the actual situation regarding the tour program, accommodation location, and other issues. The possibility of canceling programs due to the closure of attractions or local holidays cannot be ruled out. Tour participants are expected to accept and may not object.
  • The tourist transportation and hotels used by our company, such as airplanes, ships, trains, or buses, have various regulations for the safety of participants and issues such as lost luggage, accidents, and property damage. These situations will be handled based on the regulations established by each institution and will not be related to our company. We recommend that participants purchase travel insurance and luggage insurance on their own. For details on how to purchase insurance, please contact the travel agency you registered with or our company directly.
  • The temperature difference between day and night in Europe is substantial, the annual average temperature exceeds 30 degrees for less than two months, and European countries have strong environmental protection awareness. Therefore, hotels in Europe may not have standard air conditioning.
  • If the number of participants is small, We has the right to combine guests of different languages on the same tour bus.

Confirmation

  • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 72 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. Please do not book any airline tickets until you receive the status of your booking.

Redemption

  • You will receive a confirmation voucher in 2-3 business days after you receive the e-ticket. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination and depature details, is included in your confirmation voucher. When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print the confirmation voucher to present when you arrive at your destination. It is your proof of purchase.

Terms & Condition

  • Booking changes
    A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.
  • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. The time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through webmail at Contact Us .
  • Cancellation penalties per person (request day and departure day are not counted)
    31 days or more prior to departure - Free cancellation with full refund.
    16-31 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount. For Egypt Tour: 50% of total purchase amount (after deducting the cost of Ferry transportation and Air transportation)
    Within 15 days prior to departure or no show - 100% of the total purchase amount.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every effort to maintain the normal operation.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your TakeTours wallet as credits for future use. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 6% handling fee.
    NOTE: 1) We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of the tour. 2) If a guest quits during the trip or fails to participate in any itinerary due to personal reasons (no travel documents, late arrival, illness, accident, etc.), the paid tour fare will not be refunded, and no other services will be compensated. 3) Additional hotel bookings before or after the tour as well as other services are subject to hotel cancellation policy to determine if a refund is possible. 4) Gift items in the itinerary that cannot be given away due to force majeure factors such as traffic and weather conditions or personal reasons may be subject to change. Please understand that the fees will not be refunded.
  • In the event of weather, war, strikes and other force majeure that make it impossible to tour, We will try its best to protect the safety of guests and their property. We reserves the right to cancel or adjust part or all of the itinerary, and will not bear any direct or indirect responsibility caused by force majeure. The paid tour fee is non-refundable.

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