Eat Like a Local in Rome, Florence & Venice

Indulge your senses with Italian cuisine while travelling through Rome, Florence and Venice by high-speed train
Calling all food lovers! Discover Italy's hidden foodie gems on an authentic food itinerary. Taste your way through Rome, and experience the gastronomy of the city's street food. Learn how to make traditional Italian pizza and gelato on a cooking tour in Florence. Visit the rolling Tuscan hills and experience a wine tasting in Tuscany. Walk through Venice's stunning squares, see impressive churches, and explore the floating city's lesser-known foodie spots
7 Days from $2159/person CAD
Family
Food & Wine
Rail & Train
Self-Guided
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

TRAVEL YOUR WAY, ON YOUR OWN TERMS!

Accommodation
Choose from a range of places to stay, from premium four to luxury five-star hotels, beautiful villas, and charming boutique properties.
Experiences
Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see to the off-the-beaten-track, on a small-group tour or with a private driver and guide.
Flexibility
Travel whenever you want and escape the tour bus crowds! With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can travel whenever you want, on your own terms.
Expertise
With in-country knowledge, we are specialists in creating unique experiences, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners.

Departures

Available all year-round

Included:

  • 6-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • High-speed train travel in Standard class
  • Daily breakfast
  • Rome Foodie Tour
  • Pizza and Gelato Making in Florence
  • Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti Excursion with Lunch & Wine Tasting
  • Small-Group VIP Art & Food Venice Walking Tour with Traditional Tastings
  • 24/7 "Your Italian Friend" one-on-one real-time mobile concierge assistance

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

Speak to one of our Travel Specialists to begin planning a trip to Italy!

  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • "Your Italian Friend" is an interactive virtual assistance, created to be with you all throughout your holiday (the app will provide you with information on everything you might need during your trip, such as the best places to visit or the best places to eat and shop, and will help you in case of specific necessities)
  • The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays and the Museums in Florence are closed on Mondays

Optional Extras:

  • The option to start the itinerary in Venice is also available
  • Extend your itinerary by traveling to the sun-soaked Amalfi Coast (Sorrento) from Rome or begin your trip in the fashion capital of Milan
  • Upgrade to private tours focused solely on your travel group
  • Add some extra hotel nights to any city you prefer
  • Private Airport and Train Station Transfers
  • Upgrade your train class from Standard to Premium or Business, for an even more comfortable journey
  • Upgrade your transfers and get welcomed at the train stations by a private assistant, porters for your luggage, and a private transfer to your hotel
  • With many touring options in Italy, we can mix and match different activity options to your liking!

CUSTOM ITINERARY

This pre-designed itinerary can be booked as is or our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your tastes. We can arrange an itinerary around your budget, interests, dates, and special requests.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO ROME

Welcome to Rome! After your arrival at the airport, make your way to your hotel (an optional private transfer is available). After check-in, take some time to relax and then perhaps head out to begin your discovery of Rome. We suggest starting to explore the city to familiarize yourself with it and delve into its atmosphere. Walkthrough the famed Roman piazzas and landmarks including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon.

Accommodation at the Welcome Piram Hotel, Rome, or similar

DAY 2: ROME FOODIE TOUR

Today head out and explore Rome to the fullest! Prepare to mix and match 2500 years of history and discover your own version of Rome. The Eternal City dazzles with iconic Roman ruins, a wealth of art and architecture, and lively historic squares. We have a lot of ideas and proposals, to explore Rome, just let us know what you want to do and we'll take care of everything. Optional tours include the Vatican or the Roman Forum including the Colosseum.

In the afternoon, discover the Eternal City using your senses, dive into the local gastronomic heritage and taste traditional specialties during a wondrous foodie quest through two of the most charming districts of Rome. Start with the famous Espresso e Cornetto in Rome and learn the Italian tradition behind il caffè, (brown gold). Stroll through the streets of the historic Trastevere district, and Campo de Fiori, and let your guide lead you to the ancient fornai (bakeries) and botteghe (local delis), browse through the shops, and lose yourself among aromas and sensational flavors. Your Food Tour includes signature snacks, like scrumptious pizza Bianca Romana, crispy fragrant ciambelline al vino, supplì, and much more. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Welcome Piram Hotel, Rome, or similar

DAY 3: ROME TO FLORENCE

After breakfast, make your way to the train station and board your high-speed train to Florence, traveling comfortably in Standard Class. Upon arrival in Florence, make your way to the hotel. Upon arrival in Florence, stroll the historic city center of Florence which is very easy to walk around. Admire many of the monuments of Florence including the Duomo, Piazza Della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio. Treat yourself to some local specialties like a juicy Fiorentina steak with red wine.

In the afternoon, learn to master the most delicious of all Italian arts from the pros. Discover the tricks of the trade and make authentic, genuine pizza and gelato! Your expert chef will illustrate, and demonstrate, the secrets which lie behind the picture-perfect, scrumptious pizza. Then learn all about the history and tradition of Italian ice cream. You'll get to know about the heating and freezing techniques, and, of course, give your taste buds a real treat tasting exquisite artisan-made gelato. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Home, Florence, or similar

DAY 4: SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO & CHIANTI

Today enjoy a full-day excursion to the Tuscan countryside, including Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti. Enjoy the perfect mix of art, history, landscapes, food, and wine. Depart from Florence, see the highlights of Siena on a guided walking tour, admire the marvelous Tuscan landscape, taste genuine Tuscan food paired with great wines, and finish your day relaxing in the hilltop village of San Gimignano. A full day to experience firsthand some of Tuscany's most breathtaking towns, where amazing views are around every corner. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Home, Florence, or similar

DAY 5: FLORENCE TO VENICE

After breakfast, make your way to the train station and board your high-speed train to Venice, traveling comfortably in Standard Class. Upon arrival in Rome, make your way to the hotel.

We suggest starting to explore the floating city and losing yourself in its fascinating maze of alleys, canals, and bridges. Venice city center. Get lost in the Venetian alleys, or take a Gondola Ride. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Continental, Venice, or similar

DAY 6: VENICE FOODIE TOUR

This morning, meet your guide and begin your Venice walking tour by visiting a historic café. While your guide introduces you to Venice’s unique features you will start experiencing the characteristic lifestyle by enjoying a complimentary “colazione” espresso (or cappuccino) and the delicious taste of patisserie. Energized by the espresso discover the grandeur of St. Mark’s Square, its Basilica, and the Doge's Palace.

During your Venice walking tour, enjoy the chance to join the locals for traditional “Cicchetti”, luscious Venetian “tapas” made with local products, and refreshments. Then, see the fascinating Rialto Fish Market and crown your day with a final Venetian specialty tasting in the market (or local café on market closing days). Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Continental, Venice, or similar

DAY 7: VENICE DEPARTURE

After breakfast, make your way to the airport or train station for your onward journey. Optional private transfers are available. Meals: B


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