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Ultimate Italy

Summary:

We've been visiting Italy for decades, but it's fair to say we've never put together an adventure quite like this. From Rome this one glides through Renaissance Florence and the glitzy Riviera, with cooking classes and historical monuments galore along th...

Duration
22 Days
Cities
18
Next Departure
14-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 5,183.00
USD 5,006.00
Price per day
USD 228.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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Operator
Contiki
Tour
Ultimate Italy
Age Group
18 - 35 Years
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Summary

We've been visiting Italy for decades, but it's fair to say we've never put together an adventure quite like this. From Rome this one glides through Renaissance Florence and the glitzy Riviera, with cooking classes and historical monuments galore along the way. Then onto Naples and Pompeii, for a feast of pizza and Roman history, before hitting up the incomparable Amalfi coast. After cruising around some dazzling isles and visiting some lemon groves, we'll head back to Rome. But we're not done yet - not even close. Sicily beckons, with its valleys of ancient archaeological wonders, volcanoes to explore, coastal towns to fall in love with and all of the heavenly carbs we can fit in. After a full week on this paradise island, we'll be head-over-heels for absolutely everything Italian. It's called Ultimate Italy for a reason.

Map: Ultimate Italy (Contiki)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Start Rome
Day 2
Rome To Florence Via Siena
Day 3
Florence
Day 4
Florence To Cinque Terre Via Lucca And Pisa
Day 5
Cinque Terre
Day 6
Cinque Terre To Milan Via Como
Day 7
Milan To Venice Via Verona
Day 8
Venice
Day 9
Venice To Rome Via Bologna
Day 10
Rome
Day 11
Rome To Naples
Day 12
Naples To Amalfi Coast Via Capri
Day 13
Amalfi Coast
Day 14
Amalfi Coast To Rome
Day 15
Rome To Catania
Day 16
Catania To Taormina
Day 17
Taormina
Day 18
Taormina To Syracuse Via Noto
Day 19
Syracuse To Cefalù Via Valley Of The Temples
Day 20
Cefalù
Day 21
Cefalù To Palermo
Day 22
End Palermo

Travel Cities (18): Amalfi Coast, Bologna, Catania, Cinque Terre, Como, Florence, Lucca, Messina, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Pisa, Pompeii, Rome, Siena, Syracuse, Venice, Verona

Highlights

Dining Summary

  • 6 Dinner (D)
  • 21 Breakfast (B)

FAQs

  • Rome: If you require arrangements to be made for your accessibility needs, please inform your Trip Manager as soon as possible. We try our best to contact all accommodations and secure ground floor rooms for easy wheelchair access.Please remember that Italy can be physically challenging to get around. Coaches can’t access historical centers, and there will be lots of walking (on roads that are often uneven and cobbled). Travellers with accessibility needs will find this trip challenging.
  • Madrid: Yep. Usually, we arrange a buffet for all your included meals. If you’d like a vegetarian option, please inform your Trip Manager beforehand, and they’ll sort it out for you.
  • Rome: This would depend on the museums & attractions you’re planning to visit. If you’d like to know the exact timings, please contact our 24x7 Helpline to access your day-to-day itineraries to check when you’ll have free time in each city.
  • Madrid: Of course! Just inform your Trip Manager if you need refrigeration on the coach. Please remember that the fridge is turned off overnight, so you’ll have to take your medication with you into your accommodation. We recommend that you bring a cooler bag with you as a backup. It’s your responsibility to store your medication with care.

Included Experience

  • Rome: Stroll around the Italian capital, ticking off some sights on your bucket list!
  • Siena: This medieval Tuscan city is packed with charming photo ops. From the Duomo to Piazza del Campo.
  • Florence: See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria on a locally guided walking tour of Florence.
  • Pisa: Your ultimate chance to ‘hold the tower up’ as you pose for that classic Insta snap.
  • Lucca: Ramble around the cobbled streets of this Renaissance walled city in Tuscany. It’s an Insta post waiting to happen!
  • Cinque Terre National Park: We’ll take care of your rail pass, so you can just zip around the iconic clifftop villages and focus on the Insta stories.
  • Verona: Ah! The sight of this famous balcony will turn even the most hardened cynic into a romantic soul.
  • Venice: Speed across the lagoon to the aqueous island of Venice.
  • Vatican: See this religious state and home to the Pope, IRL. Take a guided tour around Renaissance masterpieces and see the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
  • Amalfi Coast: Definitely one for the bucket list. Your chance to view one of Europe’s active volcanoes from a distance.
  • Capri: Chill on the beaches of this Mediterranean jewel. Explore the famous boutiques then stop off for a Spritz in the sun.
  • Amalfi Coast: Live your best life like a local (on a ferry!) as you glide through azure seas, past cliffs filled with rainbow-coloured buildings.
  • Positano: Ramble through the wisteria-lined streets and past sun-bleached houses as you live La Dolce Vita. Don’t forget an iconic selfie with the village backdrop.
  • Catania: Stroll around the ancient Sicilian port at the foot of Mount Etna. See the Piazza Stesicoro and the Baroque and Renaissance buildings of Via dei Crociferi.
  • Catania: Time to take to the sky. Catania, here we come!
  • Taormina: Greek and Roman ruins. Sun-drenched beaches. Epic Italian food. There’s so much to do in this seaside town, you’ll never want to leave.
  • Noto: Float around this opulent Sicilian city, taking in the Baroque architecture and panoramic views as you go.
  • Agrigento: Explore the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a UNESCO-listed site featuring some of the world's most treasured Greek art and architecture.

Travel Package

 

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Rome

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Palermo

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