Heart of Italy with Cinque Terre

Discover the Heart of Italy including colourful Cinque Terre

From the bustling capital of Rome and its astounding ancient architecture, to Florence’s artistic masterpieces, this tour hits all the highlights. Next, you’ll escape to the countryside for a completely different take on Italian life. From the panoramic seaside fishing villages of the Cinque Terre to a boutique winery in the rolling Tuscan countryside – where you’ll get to see how they turn vine to vino – this tour will give you an exclusive insight into Italian country life beyond the big cities.

9 Days from $3779/person CAD
Food & Wine
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites


More Flexibility
Smaller groups allow access to unique places you could not get to with a larger group and opens up more opportunities to truly experience a destination.
Premium Accommodation
Stay in selected and inspected centrally located hotels, or charming boutique properties throughout your trip.
Local Guides
All tours are escorted by a knowledgeable guide who will share hidden gems and insider information with you throughout your journey.
Cultural Experiences
Small group tours include many intimate, cultural, and authentic culinary experiences you could not get with a larger group.

Primary Location

Italy, Europe


2023 departures: April 7, 21, May 5, 12, 26, June 2, 9, 23, 30, July 7, 21, August 4, 18, September 1, 8 & October 6, 20


  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private transfer from the Rome Airport to the Hotel
  • Welcome briefing in Rome
  • Welcome Dinner in Rome and Farewell Dinner in La Spezia
  • Tour Escort service throughout
  • Heart of Rome Walking Tour
  • Guided visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter Basilica with Skip-the-Line Entrance
  • Rome Cooking Experience followed by dinner in Trastevere
  • First-class High-speed Train Tickets from Rome to Florence
  • Siena & San Gimignano Excursion with Dinner in a boutique winery
  • Guided visit to the heart of Florence including the Accademia Gallery with Skip-the-Line Entrance
  • Transfer from Florence to La Spezia via Pisa
  • Free time in Pisa
  • Guided visit of Cinque Terre by boat and train

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

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  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 participants
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Rome Optional Tours (Imperial Rome, Borghese Gallery, etc.)
  • Private Departure Airport or Train Station Transfer
  • All optional excursions per the itinerary are subject to change and are based on availability and can be pre-booked or booked with the Tour Escort

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Welcome to Italy! Meet your private driver upon arrival in Rome and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, meet your Tour Host at the hotel. You will learn more about your tour and familiarize yourself with your travel companions.

Later, enjoy a walking tour of Rome and gaze upon the Baroque and Ancient highlights of the city including Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, and the Italian Parliament. Walkthrough the lively maze of picturesque flowered cobblestone streets and shop-lined alleys which lead to gorgeous squares, the famed Roman piazzas, and famous landmarks. Afterward, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Villa Glori, Rome, or similar


After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Vatican Museums where you will meet your guide. With your guide, discover one of Rome’s greatest symbols. Experience the history of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Spend the early evening learning the secrets of pasta-making in a cooking class with a local chef. After some sips of tasty Prosecco and a bite or two of Roman treats, get a crash course on making authentic pasta that you can recreate at home. Dust the flour with your fingertips and cleanse your palette with the perfect wine while you sit down with your fellow classmates to enjoy your meal. In the end, return transfer to your hotel. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Villa Glori, Rome, or similar


This tour has been designed to offer the best of each city visited combined with some free time to customize your travel experience as well as take your time to relax. There are many available experiences. Among these, we like to suggest exploring Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Forum, to visit one of the most beautiful collections in Europe at Palazzo Borghese or the near Tivoli with the astonishing Villa Hadriana, built by Emperor Hadrian and Villa d’Este, a masterpiece of Italian gardening. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Villa Glori, Rome, or similar


After breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to the train station to board a high-speed train to Florence. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

In the early afternoon, enjoy a visit to two of Tuscany's most beautiful towns and sample local flavors with a typical Tuscan dinner and wine tasting. Leaving Florence in the afternoon, enjoy the drive to Siena, the first stop on the tour. Enjoy a guided tour of its UNESCO-listed historic center, which includes the unique shell-shaped square where the legendary Palio race takes place twice a year.

Next, reach San Gimignano, the stunning medieval town with an impressive skyline crowned by 14 towers that have survived through the centuries. Get some time to explore its atmospheric cobbled lanes, then take the road to the hills of Chianti and admire the beautiful colors of Tuscany at sunset. Dinner will take place at a charming wine estate, where you’ll visit the cellars and dine on traditional Tuscan dishes paired with their fine wines. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Executive, Florence, or similar


Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city. Visit the market of San Lorenzo, where it’s possible to see the food arriving from the Tuscan countryside. In the afternoon, meet your guide at the hotel and get ready to explore the heart of the town. We’ll visit Piazza della Signoria, walk by the Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo with Giotto's bell tower (exterior), and Ponte Vecchio. Our walkthrough of Florence will end with a visit to the Accademia to admire, among the many masterpieces, the jewel of Michelangelo, the statue of David. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Executive, Florence, or similar


Today is a free day to explore Florence on your own. Optional excursions are available including cooking classes, visiting art galleries, and etc. The day is yours! Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Executive, Florence, or similar


After breakfast, meet your driver and transfer to La Spezia, passing along Pisa for an independent visit. The beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli is among the most beautiful monumental complexes in the world. After some free time for lunch, continue to La Spezia., where you will arrive in the afternoon. Meals: B

Accommodation at the CDH La Spezia, La Spezia, or similar


Today you will discover the most beautiful villages of Cinque Terre, and enjoy a relaxing escape from the crowds through luxuriant panoramic seaside vineyards. Experience a fantastic train and boat trip to take the most beautiful pictures of Cinque Terre from the sea. Learn about the region's unique grape harvesting process. In the evening, you will enjoy a dinner based on fresh seafood accompanied by fine local wine. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the CDH La Spezia, La Spezia, or similar


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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