Italian Explorer-Travel Associates Inc

Italian Explorer - 8 Days

DAY 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy. Unpack Your Sense of Adventure! Settle into your hotel before exploring the famed Spanish Steps and romantic Trevi Fountain. 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.
DAY 2 Rome. 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, 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 with MyCOSMOS. (B)

DAY 3 Rome → Grosseto → Bolgheri → Marina di Cecina. 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!) You’ll also have time in Bolgheri, a lovely little village where good food and wine are a way of life. Tonight you’ll stay in a charming Italian seaside resort town, Marina di Cecina. (B)

DAY 4 Marina di Cecina. Sea, Sand and Sights Relax on the beach or take a walk along the centuries-old pine tree forest skirting the Etruscan Riviera. 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. (B)

DAY 5 Marina di Cecina → La Spezia → Cinque Terre → Genoa. 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 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. (B)

DAY 6 Genoa → Milan. Seaside Genoa and 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. Later, head to Milan, where an orientation drive introduces you to the city. (B)

DAY 7 Milan. 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 walking tour.

(B) DAY 8 Milan. Your personally tailored vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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*Dates & Prices above do not include international air travel. When planning your trip, allow one extra day before tour date for travel between the USA and Europe. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single room supplement: $250, $410 (0922); no triple room reduction. Extra nights per person in Rome: in single room $101-$125, in twin $55-$73, in triple $50-$66 Extra nights per person in Milan: in single room $105-$569, in twin $56-$307, in triple $53-$274