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Rome and Tuscany

Combine the eternal splendour of Rome with the medieval charms of Tuscany in one of our most popular seven day breaks.

At a glance

  • Enjoy a combined guided tour of the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel
  • Iconic seven night break to Rome and Tuscany
  • See the 14 soaring medieval towers in San Gimignano
  • Take part in wine-tasting in the Chianti wine region

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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Rome
After arriving in Rome and checking in to your hotel, head out into the ancient streets for your first taste of the ‘Eternal City’. Make the most of your first day by pre-booking the Rome by Night (with dinner) excursion. After dinner in Trastevere, Rome's vibrant medieval quarter, enjoy a panoramic bus tour of the city's main attractions including the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica followed by a walk to the Trevi Fountain.
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Where you could stay

Hotel Amalfi

Italian Cities, Rome

Hotel Nazionale

Italian Cities, Rome

Baglioni Hotel Regina

Italian Cities, Rome
Day 2 : Rome
Head into the streets today to experience Rome on foot. Enjoy the splendour of the classic Roman Empire on the pre-bookable Ancient Rome and Colosseum excursion, which includes a tour of the Roman Forum, a visit to the mighty Colosseum, and culminates in a stroll to the top of Palantine Hill to the ancient Palatium, the historical residence of the Caesars.
Where you could stay

Hotel Amalfi

Italian Cities, Rome

Hotel Nazionale

Italian Cities, Rome

Baglioni Hotel Regina

Italian Cities, Rome
Day 3 : Rome
To complete your Roman odyssey, pre-book a guided tour of the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel. Set within the heart of Vatican City, these rooms hold one of the most important art collections in the world. The tour finishes with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, known as the centre of Catholicism, and remarkable for its size and beauty.
Where you could stay

Hotel Amalfi

Italian Cities, Rome

Hotel Nazionale

Italian Cities, Rome

Baglioni Hotel Regina

Italian Cities, Rome
Day 4 : Rome - Tuscany
Today, leave Rome and head for the Tuscan hills. Collect your car and drive across the stunning rural landscape into the heart of the Tuscan countryside, before stopping near to the medieval hilltop town of Siena (approx. 2.5 hours). Siena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its stunning fan-shaped Piazza del Campo, and its enormous Gothic Duomo with its black and white striped bell tower and intricate carvings and statues. Spend your first evening in Tuscany dining at one of the town centre’s many popular trattorie.
Points of interest:
Where you could stay

Hotel Le Renaie

Tuscany, Tuscany Hotels

Villasanpaolo Spa Resort

Tuscany, Tuscany Hotels

Castel Monastero

Tuscany, Tuscany Hotels
Days 5-7 : Tuscany
Use Siena as a base for exploring the rest of the Tuscan region over the next few days. A short drive away is the town of San Gimignano (approx. 45 minutes), famous for its 14 soaring medieval towers, and packed with craft shops and authentic restaurants, whilst Tuscany’s spectacular capital – Florence – is around an hour away, and jam-packed with stunning sights. From Brunelleschi’s world-famous duomo to the glamour of the high-end shopping streets, Florence is a versatile location with enough to see and do visitors of nearly all ages. The area around Florence and Siena is also part of the Chianti wine region; take the opportunity to visit one of the numerous vineyards and sample some local produce.
Where you could stay

Hotel Le Renaie

Tuscany, Tuscany Hotels

Villasanpaolo Spa Resort

Tuscany, Tuscany Hotels

Castel Monastero

Tuscany, Tuscany Hotels
Day 8 : Tuscany - UK
Finish your Tuscan adventure by driving to Pisa International Airport (approx. 2 hours from Siena). Drop off your car, head inside and board your flights back home. Make sure you leave enough time to quickly stop at Pisa’s famous leaning tower.
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8 days from £999 per person

Practical Information

Flight Information

Most international flights arrive into Rome Fiumicino airport (FCO), which is about 45 minutes from the centre of Rome. Direct flights to Fiumicino travel from from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle. The flight time comes in at about 2 hours 30 minutes.

Some direct flights also head to Rome Ciampino airport (CIA); it's approximately 30 minutes away from the city centre. These flights jet off from London Stansted, Edinburgh, Manchester, East Midlands and Glasgow, taking around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.
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