Italy’s Culture and Cuisine

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Description

Package Inclusions

  • 11 day tour departing Rome.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Hotels.
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
  • Vatican City tour including Sistine Chapel.
  • City tours of Florence and Venice.
  • Evening visit to Taste of Eataly.
  • Tuscan truffle tour.
  • Wine tasting tour of Chianti.
  • Cooking class.
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Train travel Rome to Florence to Venice.

Package Exclusions

  • All items not mentioned above

Additional information

Destinations

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Nights

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Theme

Itineraries

Itineraries

Day 1

Rome. On arrival at Rome airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax your head out the flight.

Day 2

Rome to Vatican City. An early start to be collected for your priority access tour in the Vatican City. This small group tour allows early access to the famed Sistine Chapel enjoying some time to get ahead of the crowds. After this you will access St Peters Basilica along a privileged access without waiting in the queues to visit the most important church of the Catholic faith. The tour finishes at the Vatican. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to visit important sights of Rome including Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps and more.

Day 3

Rome. You will be collected from the hotel and taken on a small group tour of Ancient Rome. Visit the mighty Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. The tour includes skip the line tickets so there is no waiting in the long queues for access. The tour finishes around the Colosseum area. In the evening, enjoy a Taste of Eataly. Eataly is the biggest gastronomy centre in the world. You will have a tour of the centre and some tastings along with your guide. For this tour no transfers are included.

Day 4

Rome. A day to relax and enjoy your last day in Rome perhaps visiting the shopping area or revisiting some of your favourite monuments in the city. We could also arrange a cooking school, pizza making class or food walking tour.

Day 5

Rome to Florence. Transfer from your hotel to the train station for your train to Florence. On arrival you will be met by your driver and taken to the hotel. In the afternoon you will be met by your private guide for a walking tour of the city passing the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and other important monuments before returning to the hotel.

Day 6

Florence to Tuscany to Vinci to Florence. Your driver will collect your from your hotel and head towards the San Miniato Hills for your special private tour. You will meet with your expert truffle gatherer and their dog for a walk in the woods and a search for truffles. After the walk you will enjoy a wonderful truffle lunch. In the afternoon leave for Vinci and the home of Leonardo di Vinci where you will have some free time to visit the house before heading into Vinci where you can visit the museum. On the way back stop at an olive oil mill for an explanation on the process of producing olive oil and a visit of the factory and some tastings.

Day 7

Florence to Chianti to Florence. Take a wine tasting tour in Chianti. The small group tour takes you through the rolling hills of Chianti with your sommelier guide to advise you on different means of wine production. You will visit two of the oldest wineries in the region as well as one of the largest and most modern. In each of the wineries you will enjoy some tastings of their products.

Day 8

Florence. Meet for your small group tour beginning with a visit to the local market before moving to a historical building in the heart of Florence to begin your cooking lesson. You will prepare a full Italian meal finishing with lunch of your dishes. At the end you will receive a booklet of your recipes so you can recreate your dishes when you go back home.

Day 9

Florence to Venice. Transfer from your hotel the station for your train to Florence. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore this amazing canal filled city.

Day 10

Venice. Join a guided walking tour of Venice to see the famous sights of St Mark’s Square, the Rialto bridge, the Doge’s Palace, the bridge of Sighs and of course the Grand Canal.

Day 11

Venice. Your trip ends this morning after breakfast.

Bookings

Contact your Peaks Of Africa travel specialist on reservations@peaksofafrica.co.za or call us on +27117820842 and we will be glad to deliver a lifetime African experience for you.

Flight Bookings
Contact us at Peaks Of Africa and we can also book flights for you, that is your domestic flights in South Africa, inbound and outbound regional flights in Africa, from Southern, Central, East, West and North Africa, as well as international inbound and outbound flights.

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