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Essential Italy

Tour rating: 4.97 / 5, Based on 25 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Get ahold of the ultimate Italy itinerary, featuring the most iconic destinations of the country all in one trip! Traverse the main must-sees during panoramic tours, including trendy Milan, romantic Verona and Venice, artistic Florence, and Eternal Rome with local professional guides. Enjoy easy connections and stays at best central 4-star hotels, moreover, the program is fully customizable and can be tailored around your preferences.
 

Essential Italy

8 days4 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
From
$2,450
Tour rating: 4.97 / 5, Based on 25 Reviews

Get ahold of the ultimate Italy itinerary, featuring the most iconic destinations of the country all in one trip! Traverse the main must-sees during panoramic tours, including trendy Milan, romantic Verona and Venice, artistic Florence, and Eternal Rome with local professional guides. Enjoy easy connections and stays at best central 4-star hotels, moreover, the program is fully customizable and can be tailored around your preferences.
 

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Milan

first destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Milan
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous Northern Italy city and the world's fashion capital, Milan! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Milan City Tour & Train to Verona
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a 3-hour walking tour of Milan to learn more about the city’s history and reputation as a fashion capital.

You start your exploration of Milan at Piazza del Duomo and marvel at the world-known Milan Duomo, the Gothic cathedral and the highest sight in the city which took about six centuries to build. Then you walk through nearby-located Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and reach La Scala Theatre. Prepare to be wowed by the prestigious Milan opera house.

You continue to the picturesque Brera district to feel the historical atmosphere of the city. Explore the public areas with stories of its 15th-century owners ringing in your ears. Afterwards, you make a stop at Castello Sforzesco to see history and style combined with Milanese flair.

After the tour, you return to your hotel to pick up your luggage and your private driver transfers you to the train station for your train to Verona. Upon arrival in 1,5 hours, your private driver transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in and you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Milano Scala, Milan
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Nestled in the heart of Milan within a walking distance from the magnificent La Scala Opera House and the Milan Cathedral, the Milano Scala boasts excellent service and top-notch facilities. The decor of all guestrooms reflects the famous opera.

Welcome to Milan

The world's fashion capital, Milan, is one of the most visited cities in Northern Italy and in the world.

train
Milan
Verona
1 hr 20 min

Taking a train is a great option when traveling in Northern Italy. All Italian trains are modern, fast, air-conditioned, and offer plenty of luggage space.

Verona

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Day Trip to Venice
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast at the hotel, your private driver transfers you to the train station for your train to Venice. Upon arrival in about 1 hour, you meet your private guide and enjoy a wonderful 3-hour walking city tour of all the must-see places (no entrances).

We’ve carefully chosen the stops on this tour to give you a real insight into the city. Among many sights you discover are the iconic St. Mark's Basilica, set on the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), it is among the best-recognized symbols of Venice. Next on your list is the famous 17th-century Bridge of Sighs or Ponte dei Sospiri; this renown limestone landmark connects the building of the Doge's Palace with the prisons, the bridge was named by Lord Byron.

Other places you see today are the Rialto Bridge and Rialto fish market, walk past the quiet streets, peaceful canals and go beyond the areas that visitors usually see. This is where Venice is hiding its best architecture and secret stories – and that’s what we’re out to explore.

After the sightseeing tour, you return to the Venice train station by the Vaporetto waterbus to catch your return train to Verona. Upon arrival in 1,5 hours, your private driver transfers you to your hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Verona City Tour & Train to Florence
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast at your hotel and check-out, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 2-hour walking city tour of Verona, the city renown worldwide for being the place of action of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Verona is a crossroads of history and a mosaic of landscapes: the gentle hills and the sinuous river embrace this checkerboard of streets with its soaring red-brick towers.

During the tour, you explore the main highlights of the city, including Piazza Brà, Roman Arena, della Scala castle and famous Scaligero family tombs. Juliet’s house is naturally on the program too!

After the tour, you return to your hotel to pick up your luggage and your private driver transfers you to the train station for your train to Florence. Upon arrival in 1,5 hours, your private driver transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in and you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Verona

Verona is considered one of the most romantic cities in Europe, and it's no wonder as this city was the setting of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".

train
Verona
Florence
1 hr 40 min

The picturesque Italian landscape seen through your window is always a plus while traveling on a train! The Italian ones are all equipped with necessary facilities, such as comfortable seating, plenty of legroom, power sockets, and air conditioning.

Florence

third destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Florence City Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast in your hotel, you meet with your private guide and go on a 3-hour walking tour of Florence's highlights (no entrances).

Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist. 

Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the famous Dome, the Bell Tower, and the Cathedral Museum with works by Michelangelo and Donatello. 

As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Signoria - you pass through the heart of the historical center with its landmark sites like Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. Stroll down via Tornabuoni, one of the most beautiful streets of the city, famous for its fine shops. 

We will also cross over the Arno River on the Ponte Vecchio to enter the Oltrarno district where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and the beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Augustinians. In this very part of the city you can find an early work of Michelangelo dating back to when he was just 17 years old. 

During the tour we also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's famous colossal statue of David, a must-see in Florence. 

After the tour, you return to your hotel and enjoy an evening at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Day at Leisure & Train to Rome
Free day
Free day

After breakfast and check-out you can explore and enjoy Florence on your own. After breakfast you can do some independent sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or have a good rest. We suggest visiting the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace or joining one of our carefully planned optional tours.

In the afternoon, your private driver meets you at the hotel lobby and transfers you to the station for your train to Rome. Upon arrival in about 1,5 hours, your private driver transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in and you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel De La Ville, Florence
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Set near the magnificent Florence Cathedral and the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the Hotel De La Ville is a great place to stay during your Italy getaway. The stylish property boasts excellent service and top-notch amenities.

Welcome to Florence

One of the brightest gems of the Tuscany region, Florence, is the treasure trove, birthplace and cradle of the Renaissance.

train
Florence
Rome
1 hr 30 min

Taking a train is one of the best options for traveling from Florence to Rome. Trains in Italy are well-equipped, fast, and conveniently connect these Italian cities from one center to the other.

Rome

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Rome City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast in your hotel, you meet with your private guide and go on a 3-hour walking tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.

First, you make your way to Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheater, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators. You admire the Colosseum from the outside and have amazing photo opportunities at its ancient walls.

Then you proceed with a walking city tour to see the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Eternal City. You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.

After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

​​Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
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Set within a walking distance from Saint Peter’s Square, the beautiful hotel is housed in an 19th-century building and offers comfortable air-conditioned guestrooms, fitted with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Welcome to Rome

The capital of Italy, Rome, obtains an unrivaled and unfathomable collection of historical treasures. This safe and welcoming region one of the most popular tourist destinations around the globe.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Milan, Verona, Florence and Rome;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Milan, Venice, Verona, Florence and Rome;
  • 2nd class train tickets: Milan - Verona, Verona - Venice - Verona, Verona - Florence, Florence - Rome;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Convenient transfers between cities throughout the program;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Comprehensive city tour of Milan, Verona, Florence, and Rome;
  • Guided day tour to Venice and waterbus ride.

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy's midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Most restaurants won't open until 7 p.m. or later
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called "coperto". A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu.
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom
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