Italy North *
Get a taste of beautiful Northern Italy on our new 7 day Ease Tour. Ease Tours are limited so get in quick!
* Operates 2 June, 7 July, 4 August & 1 September 2020 only.
- San Gimignano
- Cinque Terre
- Serravalle Outlet
- Day 1
Florence – Siena – San Gimignano – Pisa (207 km)
In the early morning, you drive through Tuscany, to the most famous world cultural heritage city of Siena. The city has the most beautiful square in Italy called Piazza del Campo. The Duomo Cathedral in Romanesque and Gothic style is one of the highlights of the tour. After leaving Siena, you will arrive in the small town of San Gimignano, also known as Tower City as it is famous for its medieval towers. From the small town, you can see the still-existing 14 ancient towers. You continue the tour with a visit to the most famous tower of all – Pisa. The leaning tower, cathedral and baptistery built 900 years ago are completely constructed from white marble. The leaning tower was originally the bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral. Unexpectedly, the foundation became unstable and construction was stopped for one hundred years.
- Day 2
Pisa – Cinque Terre – Genoa (160 km)
In the morning after breakfast you will depart towards beautiful Cinque Terre. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. The blue waters and the blue sky reflect the well-defined cliffs and beautiful houses. It is an amazing view; located on the Ligurian coastline of northern Italy, the Cinque Terre is made up of five cliff villages, and is a paradise isolated by rugged cliffs. Due to the remote location of the Cinque Terre, the most convenient way to visit this place is to take the train. You will be accompanied by the tour leader.
- Day 3
Genoa – Serravalle Outlet – Alba (160 km)
You have a nice morning of shopping at the Serravalle Designer Outlet, a famous Italian discount village. Offering the world’s brands, Serravalle is famous for its discounts all year around. In the afternoon, you will head to the small town of Alba, in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. This affluent town is rich in rare and precious white truffles. It is the only white truffle capital in the world, as the white truffles are mainly found in Alba. Because of its worth and scarceness, the truffle is known as the white diamond. Alba is famous for its White Truffle Festival in October. Upon arrival, you will visit the White Truffle Products Factory.
- Day 4
Alba – Barolo – Turin – Milan (220 km)
You depart Alba and drive towards Piedmont. Piedmont is the best wine producing region in Italy. The wine-producing villages and vineyards are scattered among the picturesque hillsides. Barolo is a small village to the south of Alba, and the home of the Italian wine king. You visit one of the famous wineries and have a wine tasting. After a tasteful morning, you head in the afternoon to Turin, the largest city in Northern Italy. This city is famous for its Baroque, Rococo and neoclassical French architecture. Many squares and palaces are designed imitating the French Versailles. This is also the cradle of Italian automobile manufacturing and the hometown of Fiat. And besides famous Fiat it is also the hometown of one of the oldest football clubs of Italy, Juventus. After arrival at the Piazza San Carlo, you have free leisure time to see the Madama’s Palace or the Egyptian Museum. In the evening, the coach transfers you to Milan.
- Day 5
Milan – Verona (135 km)
You start your amazing tour early in the morning in the city centre of Milan. Your orientation tour introduces you to the city’s iconic sights including the vast Duomo Cathedral and La Scala Opera House. After the sightseeing you will have free time at the world’s oldest shopping mall, the 19th century shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Monte Napoleon Avenue. This is the heart of shopping in Milan, where world-famous brands can be found and where you can wander among the boutique shops or have a nice Italian coffee in one of the refined cafes. In the afternoon, you drive to Verona, the setting of the love story of Romeo and Juliet by the great writer William Shakespeare. The ancient city was named a World Heritage Site in 2000. After arrival, you visit the former residence of Juliet and see the third largest Amphitheatre in the world.
- Day 6
Verona – Venice – Bologna (280 km)
Begin this morning with a waterbus ride to San Marco Island, a memorable crossing of the lagoon that gives you a real taste of the city’s charm as you approach the dreamy spires and distinctive waterside buildings. Once on the island you’ll be led around some of Venice’s best-known locations, beginning in the Piazzo with the Basilica di San Marco, a stunning piece of Byzantine architecture. You’ll also see the legendary Bridge of Sighs, which appears on many a postcard or picture of Venice and connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. Afterwards you’ll have a chance to see some traditional Venetian craftwork at close quarters with a demonstration by Murano glassblowers; their exquisite creations make excellent souvenirs. Of course, the ultimate Venice activity is to ride through the warren of waterways on a gondola, and for most people this optional excursion is a must. In the afternoon, you leave Venice again by water taxi and go to Bologna's Eataly World food park to explore the essence of Italian food. Eataly World covers an area of 100,000 square meters, the world's largest Italian food park, bringing together fresh food from all regions of Italy. In countless restaurants and workshops, you will understand the making of Italian food, the best place to be for foodies!
- Day 7
Bologna – Florence (117 km)
After breakfast you visit Bologna, the capital of Italian cuisine and the birthplace of the famous Spaghetti Bolognese. You find the most intact medieval tower city in Italy, which also has a majestic church, while the long porticoes make Bologna one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. In the afternoon, you transfer to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, and stroll to the city's famous places: the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, built in the thirteenth century, is the third cathedral in the world, while Ponte Vecchio is the arch bridge of the medieval Gold Exchange on the Anor River. Italian celebrities like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the famous physicist Galileo are buried in the Basilica di Santa Croce. Florence is also the source of the world-famous Italian leather industry and leather working crafts. You will see a demonstration of the traditional craft of leather working, and you will also have the opportunity to purchase some of the high-quality leather items for which the city is famous.
Wine Tasting at Marchesi Di Barolo
Gondola + Reservation Fees
Based on 6 persons per gondola.
Truffle Hunting and Factory Visit
Italian Spaghetti Menu & Drink
Fiorentina Steak Menu
Salad, homemade pasta, 1 Kg Fiorentina steak for 4, dessert & wine.
|Tour Type||Escorted group tour (English-Speaking)|
|Duration||7 days (6 nights)|
|Operating Dates||2 June, 7 July, 4 August & 1 September 2020|
|Price||€83 per day (excludes mandatory tip of €7 per person per day), land-only price|