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5 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

50 people


English, Italian

About this tour

Rapid Italy Exploration Tour starts and ends in Rome! With the In-depth Cultural Tour you have a 5-day tour package taking you through Rome, Italy, and 8 other destinations in Italy. Rapid Italy Exploration Tour includes accommodation in a hotel, an expert guide, meals, transport, and more.

Italy Exploration Tour

Perfect for those short on time, this 5-day express tour takes in all the main highlights of Italy. Starting and ending in Rome, you will visit UNESCO-listed Siena and tour the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ in Florence. Enjoy a wander around Bologna, visit Padua, and take a guided sightseeing tour of Venice. Drive through Tuscany’s beautiful wine region, tuck into lunch in medieval Montepulciano, and then return to the Italian capital.


  • Start and End in Rome
  • Explore the medieval city of Siena
  • Discover Florence’s rich artistic heritage with guided tours of its iconic landmarks
  • Wander through the vibrant streets of Bologna
  • Visit the historic city of Padu
  • Experience the enchanting canals, bridges, and squares of Venice


  • Accommodation: 4 nights 4 star hotels
  • Guide: Escorted by an English-speaking Italian tour guide
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 1 dinner
  • Cicchetti & Prosecco or Spritz experience in Venice
  • Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi,
  • Flights are not included
  • Insurance is not included
  • Other activities and services are not included
  • International flights and visas
  • Airport transfers
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Additional meals and drinks unless specified
  • Tipping


Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence. Welcome to Italy! It's an early start as we depart Rome at 07:15 and journey to the medieval walled town of Assisi. There's time to visit the picturesque Basilica of St Francis independently if you choose. Then we continue to Siena, a UNESCO-protected town known for its incredibly narrow streets, medieval brick buildings and fan-shaped main square: Piazza del Campo. After a short visit, we continue to our hotel in Florence, where dinner is included. Please note: The tour departs at 07:15 on Day 1 from the Hotel St Martin in Rome. Please arrive in Rome the day before your tour to ensure you don't miss the coach.

Today we enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Florence, 'Cradle of the Renaissance' and home of Michelangelo. Take in the beautiful Duomo, formally known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Other highlights of the city include the town hall - Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce, burial place for illustrious Italians including Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. We tuck into lunch at a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce, and the rest of the day is at leisure. We recommend pre-booking a visit to the Uffizi Gallery or the Academia (home to the original David).

Florence - Bologna - Padua - Venice. Departing Florence, we drive to beautiful Bologna, capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. Stroll through the elegant city centre to see some of the beautiful porticos and shopping streets. Stroll from Piazza Malpighi to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city, and see the Basilica of San Petronio. There's free time to find a good restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon we pay a short visit to Padua, a riverside city west of Venice. We'll see the Basilica of Saint Anthony, which is one of the most visited churches by pilgrims in the Catholic world. Then it's on to Venice, where we check into our hotel for the next two nights.

After breakfast, it's time to explore perhaps Italy's most famous and romantic destination. The floating city is a photographer's dream, and we'll be taking in the main highlights. Our tour begins in Piazza San Marco, in English known as St Mark's Square. It's the focal point of the city, dominated by St Mark's Basilica. We also see the Gothic Doge's Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. After our tour, we enjoy some cicchetti (Italian tapas) and a glass of prosecco in our beautiful setting and there is free time for you to explore further - we strongly recommend a gondola ride on Venice's famous canals!

Venice - Tuscany wine region - Rome. Leaving Venice, we head into Tuscany, one of Italy's most idyllic regions. A land known for its beautiful scenery, historic castles, and some of Italy's finest wines. We enjoy a stop in the medieval town of Montepulciano for lunch, where you can try a glass or two of the region's vino. Then we have a short amount of free time to explore the town further, before returning to Rome. Our tour arrangements ends when we get back to the city. Please note: We will not arrive back in Rome until late afternoon or early evening, so please be aware of this when arranging your flights. We would encourage you to stay in Rome for an extra night, and book your onward flight for the day after our tour concludes.



Tour Durations

4 - 7 Days

Guide Type

Fully Guided

Payment Options



Breakfast Included

Group Size

1 - 4 People
11 - 20 People
21 - 30 People
31 - 50 People
5 -10 People

Suitability For

All Traveler Types

Age Range

18 - 25 Years
25 - 30 Years
4 - 18 Years



Adventure Type


Frequently asked questions

The meeting point for the tour will be St Martin Hotel, Via S. Martino della Battaglia, 58, 00185 Roma RM, near the Metro Station - Castro Pretorio.

Yes, passengers aged 70 years and over are required to complete our tour suitability form and, for those aged 75 or over by the tour start, a signed doctor's letter must be provided to confirm they are able to undertake the chosen tour.

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