Italian Indulgence 2022

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13 Days / 12 Nights
Availability : May - October
Start: Rome, Italy
End: Venice, Italy

Italian Indulgence: 1 nt Rome, 1 nt Perugia, 2 nts Rural Tuscany, 2 nts Lucca, 1 nt Santa Margherita Ligure, 1 nt Cherasco, 2 nts Lake Maggiore, 1 nt Sondrio, 1 nt Trento

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

An intoxicating mix of ancient cities and imagination-firing landscapes, Italy is a land where unforgettable experiences lie around every corner. Savour every moment of this Back-Roads adventure as you journey from enchanting Tuscan villages to tranquil lake-side retreats – sampling an abundance of tantalising flavours and local wines along the way.

13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Learn to cook a delicious Tuscan meal in a traditional countryside villa
– Join a truffle hunt with a local farmer and his dog amongst the scenic hills of Alba
– Bask in the wonders of Lake Maggiore on a scenic boat tour of the Borromean Islands
– Take in the exquisite scenery and opulent atmosphere of Lake Como

Pick Up Location & TIme

The Guardian Hotel(Rome)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

TBA( Venice)
The tour finishes late afternoon/early evening.

Price Includes

  • 12 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Explore Assisi and Siena - Prepare a classic Tuscan lunch. Local guide in Florence - Take a photo of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Stop at Portofino - Taste local liquors at a distillery - Participate in a truffle hunt. Boat tour of the Borromean Islands. Stroll the mountain city of Trento
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals

  • 12 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Rome

They say all roads lead to Rome – and that is where we’ll begin our delightful Italian adventure. After meeting the group, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Accommodation: The Guardian Hotel (or similar)

Day 2Rome – Assisi – Perugia

After breakfast, our route will whisk us away to awe-inspiring Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis. After getting to know the famous hilltop town a little better on an orientation tour, we’ll move on to Perugia – the medieval capital of the Umbria region. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Fortuna (or similar)

Day 3Perugia – Siena – Rural Tuscany

Introducing Siena: a magnificent Gothic city bursting with fabulous architecture. After exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town centre with our Tour Leader, we’ll make tracks for tonight’s idyllic accommodation: a country villa hotel set amidst the rolling Tuscan countryside. For dinner this evening, we’ll come together to indulge in some superb local cuisine. (B,D)

Accommodation: Tenuta di Artimino (or similar)

Day 4Rural Tuscany

Interested in learning a few Italian culinary secrets? You’re in luck! Today our friendly hosts will help us to prepare a classic Tuscan lunch. After indulging in our creations, the afternoon will be ours to take in the panoramic countryside views or take a dip in the pool. (B,L)

Accommodation: Tenuta di Artimino (or similar)

Day 5Rural Tuscany – Florence – Lucca

Today we’ll turn our attention to Florence: the birthplace of the Renaissance and home of some of the world’s most treasured masterpieces. A local guide will bring the city alive as we stroll by the likes of the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio on a walking tour. Then, as the afternoon turns to dusk, we’ll press on to lovely Lucca. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Alla Corte degli Angeli (or similar)

Day 6Lucca – Pisa – Lucca

Prepare to see an Italian icon up close today – we’ll pay a visit to the Campo Dei Miracoli: home to the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa. There will be plenty of time for photographing this iconic landmark and uncovering the acoustic wonders of the Baptistry of St John before returning to Lucca. This afternoon, we’ll have the rest of the day to explore the cobblestone streets at our own pace. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Alla Corte degli Angeli (or similar)

Day 7Lucca – Camogli – Portofino – Santa Margherita Ligure

It’s time to experience the glitz and glamour of the Italian Riviera! Today we’ll make stops at romantic Camogli and glittering Portofino before settling in at Santa Margherita Ligure. This evening, take some time to wander along the beautiful beachfront – taking in the pastel-coloured houses, elegant hotels and sparkling sea. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Jolanda (or similar)

Day 8Santa Margherita Ligure – Barolo – Asti – Cherasco

Away from the coast and onwards to Barolo, in Piedmont: a region of rich red wines and luxurious cuisine. This afternoon there’s a treat in store for the bon vivants among us – we’ll be visiting a local distillery near Asti to taste some local liquors. After, we’ll move on to quaint Cherasco where a group dinner awaits. (B,D)

Accommodation: Hotel Somaschi (or similar)

Day 9Cherasco – Alba – Lake Orta – Lake Maggiore

Rise and shine – this morning we’ll be heading out into the hills of Alba to join a truffle hunt with a local farmer and his dog. Later, we’ll hit the road to the captivating Lake Orta – a tranquil retreat sitting pretty at the bottom of the imposing Monte Mottarone. Then: from one blissful Italian lake to another! Lake Maggiore will be the final stop on today’s scenic journey. (B)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Majestic (or similar)

Day 10Lake Maggiore

Today we’ll leave dry land behind us and set sail for the Borromean Islands, a charming collection of islets located in the western corner of the lake. We’ll have plenty of time to explore Isola Madre, wander the terraces of the ornate baroque garden on Isola Bella and discover the pretty harbour of Isola dei Pescatori before we return to shore. After a light lunch, we’ll have some free time to spend at our leisure. (B,L)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Majestic (or similar)

Day 11Lake Maggiore – Lake Como – Sondrio

After bidding a fond farewell to Lake Maggiore we will venture along the shores of stunning Lake Como. Passing lakeside villages draped in opulence; here we’ll receive a rare insight into how the rich and famous live. Continuing our journey, we’ll stop to taste some local wine before arriving at Sondrio – our home for the night. (B)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel della Posta (or similar)

Day 12Sondrio – Lake Molveno – Trento

Today we’ll shine the spotlight on one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy: the spectacular Lake Molveno, a swathe of iridescent blue that lies at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. Then, our Tour Leader will take us on a leisurely stroll around the mountain city of Trento before we settle in for tonight’s farewell dinner. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hotel America (or similar)

Day 13Trento – Verona – Venice

Filled with impressive ruins and romantic hotspots, fair Verona beckons today. After taking in the city highlights on an orientation tour, we’ll board the mini-coach one last time for the journey to our show-stopping finale: the floating city of Venice. (B)

Dates and Prices: 2022
Departure Dates Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: March 5, 19 $5,879 $7,059
2022: April 2, 9, 16 $5879 $7,059
2022: April 23 $6,079 $7,289
2022: April 30 $6,179 $7,409
2022: May 4 $6,179 $7,409
2022: May 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 $6,269 $7,529
2022: June 1, 4 11, 15, 18, 25 $6,269 $7,529
2022: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $6,229 $7,469
2022: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 31 $6,229 $7,469
2022: September 3, 7 $6,269 $7,529
2022: September 10, 14, 17 $6,319 $7,589
2022: September 21, 24, 28 $6,269 $7,529
2022: October 1, 8, 15 $5,879 $7,059

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departure.

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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