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Rome to Milan
October 14, 2018
Cosmos Land Tour
The eternal city of Rome, picturesque Tuscany, the spectacular Cinque Terre, intriguing Genoa and fashionable Milan. This vacation is the quintessence of the Italian icons, with excellent opportunities to visit some celebrated sights as well as discovering some less known gems. The mornings will be relaxed as we will not start any activities before 9 am. You will choose how busy you wish your day to be and whether you prefer to explore independently or join our fun group activities.
What we are Including
- Sip cappuccino at a sidewalk cafe in the piazza after touring Grosseto Cathedral
- Explore the mysteries and treasures of fashionable Milan, historic Rome, and seaside Genoa
- Traverse the Italian countryside by motorcoach and train, passing colourful fishing villages and spectacular landscapes
What we are Including
- 7-day guided tour with professional tour director
- First-class accommodations
- Tour by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach with Wi-Fi
- Buffet breakfast daily
- Relaxing morning with no daily activities starting prior to 9 am
- Daily fun group activities with included admission fees
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Note: Beverages, additional meals & gratuities are extra and are not included
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALYCheck into your hotel and venture out in the “eternal city” to experience the madness of Roman traffic and the delights of its monumental beauty. Your Tour Director will be available in the early evening to advise you on how to make the most of your Italian holiday.
DAY 2 ROMEAn inspiring full day at leisure. The most famous sights are the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Spanish steps, however, Rome is full of surprises and masterpieces to discover. Find your bearings on your own or book one of our guided experiences.
DAY 3 ROME–GROSSETO–BOLGHERI–LIVORNOTime to change landscapes and to immerse yourself in the Tuscan countryside. Visit Grosseto, a friendly, laid-back town, with a beautiful piazza crowned by the cathedral and many cafes. We will also spend some time in Bolgheri, a pretty little village where good food and wine are a way of life. Carry on to Livorno, a busy port town, and either spend the evening exploring on your own or join an optional Tuscan farm dinner.
DAY 4 LIVORNO–LA SPEZIA–CINQUE TERRE–GENOATravelling north, the highlight today is the visit of the Cinque Terre National Park, a unique scenic area of rare beauty. We will reach some of the colourful fishing villages by train and spend some time taking in the charm of the spectacular landscapes. We then travel on to Genoa, former Maritime Republic and birthplace of great explorers. The traditional recipe here is the “focaccia” flatbread, and you’ll be able to taste the real thing, along with visiting the quaint village of Camogli on the evening optional excursion – please note that some uphill walking is involved.
DAY 5 GENOA–MILANThe morning is dedicated to relaxing or to exploring the Medieval city center of Genoa with a local guide on the optional city tour or to roam on your own. In the afternoon, transfer to Milan, the capital of fashion with a traditional heart.
DAY 6 MILANHaving had an introduction to the city, you can dedicate the day to window-shopping in the fashion district (quadrilatero della moda), visiting museums, or strolling along the Navigli canals. Milan is a city worthy of being discovered, always buzzing with events and exhibitions.
DAY 7 MILANYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.