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Unpack your Sense of Adventure!
Settle into your hotel before going out on your own and exploring the inspiring city of the Dolce Vita, home of the Colosseum, the Vatican, and keeper of priceless masterpieces spanning thousands of years.Your CosmosGO app can guide you to the highlights of the Eternal City. Ask your Tour Director for expert recommendations to make the most of your time in Roma.
A Roman Holiday Adventure Awaits
Today is yours to explore Rome as you please. You may decide to visit the famous sights like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, experience the organized chaos of Rome’s traffic, taste some of the excellent street food, or go off the beaten path to discover local sidewalks and secrets. Your Tour Director can suggest plenty of haunts and hideaways, or you might opt to reserve your spot on a guided tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with MyCOSMOS.
City Cobblestones to Tuscan Countryside
Visit the friendly, laid-back town of Grosseto, where you can stroll through the beautiful piazza to see its cathedral and try one of the many cafes. (Your Tour Director knows the best ones!) Immerse yourself in the Tuscan countryside as you enjoy free time in Bolgheri, a lovely little village where good food and wine are a way of life. In fact, this is the home of Super Tuscan wines such as Sassicaia. Tonight, you’ll stay in a charming Italian seaside resort town, Marina di Cecina.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km
Sea, Sand and Sights
Relax on the beach or take a walk along the centuries-old pine tree forest skirting the Etruscan Riviera. A favorite holiday spot for Tuscan residents, this stretch of coast gets busy during the summer months. The town of Cecina is only minutes away with the opportunity to visit the Roman Villa San Vincenzino. Another option is to book a trip to discover the walled city of Monte Riggioni and San Gimignano, also known as the “medieval Manhattan". To enhance your experience, a wine tasting is included.
All Aboard to Cinque Terre!
After greeting the day in Marina di Cecina, you’ll travel north to La Spezia. Hop aboard a train to discover the beauty of the Cinque Terre, a car-free, colorful string of five fishing villages. Ask your Tour Director the best way to soak up the charm of these spectacular landscapes before traveling on to Genoa—former Maritime Republic and birthplace of Christopher Columbus.Today’s Distance: 149 mi/ 240 km
Seaside Genoa & Stylish Milan
What better place to relax than in Italy’s most colorful seaport? Explore the maze of narrow streets of Genoa’s medieval Caruggi district on our optional guided tour with a typical Genovese lunch. If you prefer, take advantage of your free time by visiting the famous aquarium, the biggest in Italy and designed by world-famous architect Renzo Piano. Later, head to Milan, where an orientation drive introduces you to the city. Today’s Distance: 107 mi/ 173 km
Design and Daily Rituals
A day at leisure in the fashion and design capital of the world. Today’s a perfect day to use your CosmosGO mobile app to seek out famous shops of the fashion district (Quadrilatero della Moda), boutiques, and bars along the beautiful Navigli canals. Your Tour Director can guide you on how to enjoy the fast-paced city of Milan at your own speed with dining and shopping recommendations just for you. Indulge in the local cuisine by joining an optional tour of the trendy city quarter of Brera followed by a risotto tasting.
Your personalized vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The Black Hotel is located in the closest neighborhood of the ancient roman road Aurelia, from which you can easily reach both the seaside and Vatican City. The hotel is reachable also by underground, the closest stop station is Cornelia A line exactly 4 miles away from St. Peter's Cathedral. The hotel's strategic location offers guests a pleasant stay both physically and mentally. Hotel Black's rooms are equipped with comfortable beds, plasma-screen televisions, high-speed internet connection, automatic climate control, and digital safety box.
Hotel Settebello is located along the coast in Marina di Cecina. The hotel is set in its own courtyard and boasts a gourmet restaurant. All 39 rooms come with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and toilet amenities. All the communal areas are spacious and the adjacent courtyard offers a nice alternative to relax in the breeze of this green and peaceful location.
Located just off of the A7 motorway, Genova City Novotel is a 10-minute drive from the city center. Novotel Genova City features a seasonal outdoor pool a private restaurant and a internal gym. All spacious rooms offering free Wi-Fi with satellite TV are equipped with large windows and free tea and coffee. The hotel's location is ideal for guests who want to spend free time in the city center. The hotel is 701 meters from Genoa Harbor and 3.7 miles from Genova-Sestri Airport.
An icon of industry transformed into a landmark of luxury. This 247-room hotel is set inside a converted early 1900s factory and facilities include a fully-equipped fitness room which boasts a panoramic view of the city, two verdant internal courtyards and a lounge bar with a billiards table. A rich menu and a wide selection of wines featuring intriguing labels from Italian vineyards can be enjoyed in the restaurant and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.