Taste of Italy

9 Days
Venice to Rome
From (NZD)
$ 8,400
Dates & Pricing

2023 Venice > Rome

Under the Tuscan sun

he country with the most number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, home to the world’s favourite foods, and a land of warm, passionate people, Italy is the ideal holiday destination. From Venice’s winding romantic canals to the jaw-dropping murals on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the country is one magnificent moment after another.
From being serenaded by gondoliers during your tranquil ride through the Venetian canals, to pretending to support the Leaning Tower of Pisa in your holiday pictures, there is a lot you can check off your ‘things to do in Italy’ list. Besides covering the popular attractions like the Trevi Fountain and Michelangelo’s David, you will also have the chance to explore Italy’s quaint 11th century countryside and dine at a Tuscan farmhouse. The popular and hidden wonders of Italy await you on this unforgettable 9 day land journey.
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9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Venice

    Welcome to Venice – a truly magical, unique city. A world of wonder awaits with a two-night Special Stay.  our haven of luxury in this busy city offers the perfect place to relax before your adventure.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Venice

    Enjoy a gondola ride under ancient bridges and among magnificent canals. Marvel at the colourful Grand Canal, glide under the Rialto Bridge and explore the winding canals past ancient mansions and public buildings.


    Explore the picturesque Dorsoduro district, ending in a private guided visit of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the most renowned masterpieces of modern art in the world. Alternatively, discover Venice’s lesser-known gems on a walking tour. Appreciate the wealth and power that pervaded this maritime city in times past, see the spectacular Doge’s Palace and visit the majestic Basilica of San Marco. Stroll through the stalls of fresh produce at the Rialto Market, stopping at an osteria for a glass of wine and a few cicchetti.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Venice > Rapallo

    Your first stop today is Modena, where you will visit a producer of traditional balsamic vinegar, including a tasting and a light lunch, before arriving in Rapallo for a two-night Special Stay

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Rapallo

    The rugged coastline known as the Cinque Terre is a World Heritage-listed Site that comprises the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. They’re accessible only via walking paths, train or boat, which lends itself to the already considerable charm of these unique 11th century villages. Bask in a full day exploring this picturesque coastline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Rapallo > Florence

    Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower. Then continue on to Portofino, a gorgeous fishing village, where you will enjoy a scenic cruise. Arrive in Florence for a two-night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Florence

    Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Florence > Rome

    Today drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena and enjoy a guided tour through this delightful medieval city.


    Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and discover local wine and oil production techniques. Later, enjoy a tasty rustic lunch featuring the region’s wine and produce.

    Arrive in Rome for a two-night Special Stay hotel. Enjoy a walking tour of the historic centre your expert local guide will show you the iconic landmarks including the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Rome

    Begin by exploring the world’s smallest state, the Vatican City, where you will marvel at the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, which leads to the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. From there, you will continue to the Forum and the historic Colosseum.


    This evening enjoy a private farewell dinner near the Pantheon, hosted by a culinary connoisseur accompanied by a wine pairing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Rome

    Bid a fond farewell to Rome.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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