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Italian Extravaganza

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Experience the BEST of Italy on this 10-day whirlwind adventure across 5 destinations: Get lost in the canals of Venice, hike trails along the Cinque Terre, snap selfies in front of Pisa’s Leaning Tower and take in world-famous sights and flavors (pizza, pasta & gelato galore) of Florence, Venice and Rome.

Tour Features:

  • EXPLORE all the Italian icons: The Vatican, Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon, Ancient Roman Forum, Piazzale Michaelangelo, St. Mark's Cathedral
  • SIP Tuscan wine in Florence and learn what makes it so delicious
  • SAVOR authentic Italian seafood, pasta, pizza, gelato, focaccia, and espresso- it doesn't get better than this
  • SHOP at local markets and purchase hand made Italian goods
  • HIKE along the scenic Cinque Terre and enjoy a picnic with breathtaking views
  • WATCH a glass blowing demonstration in Venice
  • 10 DAYS covering 5 destinations all intercity transportation included

Meet Your Tour Guide:

Rhianne Taylor

Originally from England, I moved to Rome in 2011 because... well... it is the sexiest city in the world! With me you will have a very unique experience... Italy from a British perspective... and with a British accent!!!! I have experienced these cities as a tourist and as a student, so I understand exactly how you feel, and I aim to make this the best trip ever and help you make the most out of every second!

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TONS INCLUDED:

- 9 nights, 10 days top hostel accommodations (Venice, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence, Rome) or (Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Rome)

- VENICE: Vaporetto ride, typical Venetian dinner, Rialto bridge, private glassblowing demonstration, walking tour of St. Mark’s Square & St. Mark’s Basilica and optional add on gondola ride

- CINQUE TERRE: Local produce of pesto, wine, focaccia & cheese and of course hiking the dramatic coastline trails

- PISA: Stop and photo op in front of the leaning tower

- FLORENCE: photo op at the tower of Pisa, walking tour of all the top piazzas, typical Florentine aperitivo, leather market and Tuscan wine tasting

- ROME: Skip-the-line into the Colosseum, Ancient Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica & Pantheon, Gelato 101 lesson and tasting, local Roman feast of pizza, pasta & wine

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Please arrive by 10am to the hostel on Friday to make sure you don't miss out on any sights.
  • Most hostels will charge individuals for the city tax in each city, usually 1.50-3 Euro/night/person. This is not included in price of package

 

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Included on EASTER Italy: Include THURSDAY night hostel stay in addition to Friday and Saturday, Tickets to Easter Mass at St. Peter's with Pope Francis AND extra meals in Rome.

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Our DIY package lets you explore the best that Italy has to offer all at your own pace! Experience the highlights of Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre and Venice and skip the line into all the top sights!

Our WSA Detours give you all the insider info to help you connect the dots on your own. All you've got to do is pick up our recommended connections between each city. Read on for more info.

Tour Features:

  • Skip the line into the top sights in Italy: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Doge's Palace
  • 9 nights accommodation at our favorite hostels throughout Italy
  • Inside scoop on the best food, nightlife, sights, activities, viewpoints and more throughout the city

Cities:

  • Venice
  • Cinque Terre
  • Florence
  • Rome
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We've optimized a 10-day visit throughout Italy just for you. You've got two itineraries to choose from: Venice-Rome or Rome-Venice:

WSA's Italian Detour Venice-Rome Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 - Explore Venice and see the Doge's Palace

Days 3 & 4 - Connect over to the world famous Cinque Terre for a beautiful day of hiking through nature

Days 5 & 6 - Stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa for a selfie, and continue on to the Renaissance city of Florence.

Days 7, 8 & 9 - Head to Rome where you'll skip the line into the Colosseum, Forum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel all included!

Day 10 - Our adventure is sadly over. We'll provide directions for connecting to the airport.

 

WSA's Italy Detour Rome-Venice Itinerary

Days 1, 2 & 3 - Arrive in Rome and skip the line into the Colosseum, Forum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel!

Days 4 & 5 - Head to the Renaissance capital of Florence to dive into its student culture and nightlife

Days 6 & 7 - After a quick stop in Pisa for a selfie in front of the Leaning Tower, head to a breathtaking hike through the trails of the Cinque Terre

Days 8 & 9 - Connect over to Venice for the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

Day 10 - Trip over :( We'll provide directions to the airport.

 

Flights & Transportation

Book flights into your starting city on day 1 and out of your finishing city on day 10. You can opt to extend your stay or arrive early. For early arrivals, remember that you'll then arrive on "day 0" and fly out on day 10.

Trains are recommended, but not included, between cities. Your Detour guide will recommend which tickets to buy. Trains run often throughout the day and you can purchase them in person on arrival. Estimate prices:

Venice-Cinque Terre: €28-58

Cinque Terre-Pisa-Florence: €12-26

Florence-Rome: €9-25

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I traveled to Prague with my friends on a weekend trip, and going there I knew absolutely nothing about the city. Signing up for WSA was the best decision ever, because not only did I learn so much about Prague but I also had SO much fun! Our tour guide Adi planned out the whole weekend for...

Pauline Blatt, University of Notre Dame ~ Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome, Summer Break 2016

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