Italian Explorer (4160) 8 Day Tour from Rome to Milan

Cosmos Lite

 

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2019 Tour Details

Experience the Italian icons you’ve always wanted to see. With an à la carte touring style of Cosmos Lite, you see and do only what you want each day of your escorted tour of Italy. With Cosmos Lite, you can set out with the activities and pace just perfect for you to explore the eternal city of Rome, picturesque Tuscany, spectacular Cinque Terre, intriguing Genoa, and the fashionable mecca of Milan. With two nights in the “eternal city” of Rome, there are unending possibilities to explore this ancient yet modern city. Your Tour Director can point you in the right direction to discover the best eateries, sights, and museums. Reserve your excursions in advance on MyCosmos, or tap your CosmosGO mobile app for a wealth of information in Rome.

You’ll travel to the lovely Tuscan countryside to Grosseto to stroll through its charming piazza and indulge in pizza and gelato. Spend time in the village of Bolgheri for traditional Italian fare and wine before staying the night in the charming seaside town of Marina di Cecina. Discover the stunning seaside villages of Cinque Terre by train and ask your Tour Director for suggestions on shopping and culinary treats. Next stop is the colorful seaport of Genoa. Take an optional tour to explore its narrow streets for a Genovese lunch before heading for the fashion mecca of Milan. Your CosmosGO app will guide you to the boutiques and bars along the Navigli canals, and your Tour Director will recommend the best eateries and sights to enjoy. The day is yours to plan—perhaps an optional culinary walking tour. The possibilities are endless on your Cosmos Lite Italy vacation. With seamless travel and accommodation arrangements taken care of, you’ll love the freedom of planning each day to do as much or as little as you like.

 

Touring Á La Carte

Free Time to Explore in Rome, Grosseto, Bolgheri, Marina di Cecina, Genoa, Milan; Excursion to Cinque Terre

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MyCOSMOS Personalize your tour with hand-selected excursions available for purchase. Visit our website for details.

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with Wi-Fi; Train from La Spezia to Cinque Terre.

Meals

Buffet breakfast daily

Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Genoa—Milan

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. Later, head to Milan, where an orientation drive introduces you to the city.

Breakfast Breakfast

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 MIlan

Your personally tailored vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Accommodations

Rome
Marina di Cecina
Genoa
Milan

Rome

  La Pergola

La Pergola

First-Class

Hotel as shown or similar

Via dei Prati Fiscali, 55
Rome, Italy

Hotel La Pergola is a family-run and welcoming 3-star hotel in the residential area of Rome known as Prati Fiscali. The spacious lobby that overlooks the enclosed garden, which combines contemporary art and modern furnishings to give a classic and sober outlook to the entire premise. Boasting a friendly and dynamic staff, the hotel offers a continental breakfast rich of homemade products (cakes and pastries) which is held in the inner garden. The hotel is also handing out complimentary tourist maps and 1 bottle of water per night per client.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite

Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Rome
Marina di Cecina
Genoa

Rome

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

A tour around the Vatican museums to admire the beautiful tapestry gallery and the Sistine Chapel with masterpieces by Botticelli and Signorelli. See the "Genesis" and Michelangelo's "Last Judgement".

Price Range: $$

Roman Fine Treasures

Roman Fine Treasures

A walking tour with a local guide to see some of the many treasures of Rome.

Price Range: $$