Italy

Duration

8 nights/9 days

Group Size

5-20 people

Age Range

18-35

Average Age

21

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Transport

High-speed trains where available and local trains for shorter journeys.

Accommodation

8 nights in top-rated hostels

Activities

Activities included! – e.g. Visit to the Colosseum, trips to Verona, Pisa & Siena. Additional optional activities are available to book through your tour leader.

The Route
  • Venice
  • Verona
  • Pisa
  • Florence
  • Siena
  • Rome
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Trip Style

Our small group trips are perfect if you want to explore Europe in a safe, sociable and authentic way. Travel with your group and tour leader via public transport and stay in top rated local hostels. There’ll be several unmissable activities which are included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer. We’ve also included a few free days throughout your trip, so that you can chill out and do whatever you fancy.

Our small group Italy tour gives you a little taste of La Dolce Vita. We know there’s no way you can cover all that this magical country has to offer in just one week, but our 9 day trip takes in some of those bucket list destinations – as well as a few hidden gems along the way.

If you’re a fan of culture, history and food glorious food, it doesn’t come much better than this. Explore medieval alleyways in Venice, stunning ancient ruins in Rome and Rennaissance grandeur in Florence. Eat your body weight in pizza, pasta and gelato, and speed through Europe’s most iconic landscapes on your way between each city.

From the rolling Tuscan hills to the vinyards of Veneto; our whistle-stop Italy small group tour is a week long slice of paradise.

Description

Tick off some of Italy’s favourite cities with our 9 day Italy Group Tour!

You’ll have two to three nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, culture, nightlife and more.

Throughout the trip we’ll hang out as a group at least once in each city for drinks – you’ll be travelling with other like minded travellers, as well as your dedicated tour leader.

What's Included?

  • All train tickets between cities (flights to the start and from the end are not included)
  • Any Interrail or Eurail passes if required, based on the best value for you
  • Seat reservations on high-speed rail
  • Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels tested by us
  • Included essential activities, such as day trips and cultural & historic sights
  • Breakfast in some hostels (depending on availability)
  • Free arrival drink in every hostel’s bar
  • Transfers to and from the hostel and included activities by public transport
  • The option to take part in additional walking tours, pub crawls and other activities
  • A Tour Leader to travel with you and coordinate your trip throughout

 

The Route

Itinerary

You’ll have two to three nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, culture, nightlife and more. There’ll be several unmissable activities which are included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer. We’ve also included a couple of free days throughout your trip, so that you can chill out and do whatever you fancy.

Venice (3 Nights)

Arrive in Venice when it suits you, and make your way to the hostel. Meet the rest of the group at the hostel bar for a welcome drink in the evening and a quick briefing with your tour leader. Then we’ll head out into the city.

The next day, we’ll make the short train ride to the beautiful city of Verona (included), where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was set.

Day 3 will be a free day, to enjoy drifting through Venice’s 127 medieval islands, with perhaps a visit to the iconic Doge’s Palace.

On our final morning we’ll continue our journey to Florence, the capital of Tuscany.

Venice Guides
Highlights
  • Included: Day Trip to Verona
  • Explore Murano & Burano
  • Cross the iconic St Mark’s Square
  • Get lost in the alleyways and canals of the city
  • Spend an idyllic afternoon wandering around Verona – don’t miss Juliet’s balcony!
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Florence (2 Nights)

Florence was recently voted as Europe’s favourite destination and it’s easy to see why. The city is a masterpiece of architecture and serves up some of the best pizza and pasta in Italy!

Drop your bags off at the hostel and head to nearby Pisa (included) to see the Leaning Tower in all its glory. Head back to Florence in the evening and sample the best of the regions food and drinks…

Spend the next day exploring the world class Uffizi and Accademia Galleries, the famous Duomo or treasure hunting in the city’s local craft shops. Finish off your final night with a sunset trip up to Piazzale Michelangelo – home to one of the most beautiful views in Europe.

Florence Guides
Highlights

  • Included: excursion to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • See Michelangelo’s statue of David
  • Explore the city’s stunning Renaissance architecture
  • Go on a self-guided gelato tour of Italy’s top ice cream establishments…

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Rome (3 Nights)

After some chilled out recuperation in Florence, pick up the pace again by heading to the medieval city of Siena – an essential stop on any adventure through Tuscany. Wander through the sunsoaked streets and enjoy a laid back lunch before continuing on to Rome.  Often called Europe’s ‘living theatre’, it’s the perfect place to experience a taste of modern Italy and its ancient past all in one place.

Enjoy the Colosseum and Roman Forum on day two, with tickets included in your trip. In the evening, there’ll be an optional pub crawl.

On day three, join our optional activity of a walking tour in the morning followed by a visit to St Peter’s Basilica.

On your final day enjoy your last moments in Rome before you travel home.

Rome Guides
Highlights

  • Visit the Colosseum & Roman Forum with tickets included
  • Try real Italian coffee, ice-cream, and pizza with an optional food tour
  • Explore the smallest country in the world – the Vatican City!

Optional Extras

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1 day ago

Fabulous trip around Europe. Very well planned out with plenty of extra information. The hotels they chose were brilliant value for money and all in easy and close locations. Anyone planning a rail trip we would thoroughly recommend Euroventure.

Andy and Sheridon Vincent Verified Reviewer

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1 day ago

I took my granddaughter around Europe using euroventure to book everything. They were amazing from train reservations to hostels it all went to plan. We even prebooked tickets for attractions with Bogi our euroventure contact. From Paris to Rome to the hot baths in Budapest, castles in Prague and shopping in Berlin. Who knew there was still C &A on the high st! We ended in Amsterdam tired but fulfilled. euroventure took all the guesswork and worry although travelling independently you knew they were always a phone call away if needed. I loved it so much I’m going to do it all again very soon. Ty Euroventure for the trip of a lifetime.

Jane Williams Verified Reviewer

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1 day ago

We had an amazing time on our trip! I am so grateful for the assistance I received from Richard and Bogi. They helped me put together the perfect trip. I had only a short time, but was able to visit all the places I wanted to. All train tickets and reservations were in order and everything went smoothly. I was traveling with my daughter, so I opted to stay in hotels. They were in good locations, nice and clean. We also received a package before our trip with all tickets, hotel reservations and useful tips for places to visit, foods to try, how to say certain phrases in each country we visited, etc. - it was very helpful! Overall, we are so happy we booked with Euroventure! They made it all very easy. We will definitely book with them again soon...

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2 days ago

Highly recommend Euroventure to any traveller, as a first time traveller, Euroventure made the whole process hassle and stress free from start to end! I can’t thank our tour leader, Tom enough, as if it wasn’t for him I’d still be lost! He was very organised, as well as having a laugh with us! I’ll definitely be recommending to a friend!

Cara Verified Reviewer

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2 days ago

I am a first time traveler that just finished up a group tour, and it was perfect for me! Our tour leader was excellent and I really enjoyed visiting all of the cities. All of the hostels we stayed in were great and the choices for activities in each city were awesome. Everything was planned out really well which made it very easy to enjoy. Definitely would recommend this to any first time travelers like myself!

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Questions & Answers

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Question:
What makes your Euroventure Group Tours different?
Answer:
Great question! It's all about the travel style. We are a small company run by enthusiastic and experienced travellers - we think this is reflected in our tours. You'll travel in small groups of between 4 and 20, with a Euroventure leader. Your tour leader will be with you throughout, making sure you get on the right trains/busses, get to your hostels safely and making sure everyone's having an awesome time. You'll travel by public transport, either by coach or train, rather than using private transfers. We run all our tours this way - it's better for the environment and a more authentic experience for you. The welcome drinks and included activities in each place bring the group together, but you also have plenty of time to do your own thing too. Different groups have different dynamics, but we often go sightseeing, for dinner and on nights out together.
Question:
What sort of people book on to the Europe Group Tours?
Answer:
People like you who love to travel! From first time travellers to people who have travelled extensively before (including many of our past customers). We have a higher proportion of females than males and more single travellers than couples or groups. But as long as you want to travel and like the social aspect of being with other people then you will fit in just fine! Our staff are an inclusive and friendly bunch of people, and your tour leader will do their best to help the group get to know each other at the start of the tour.
Question:
How do I pay for a group tour?
Answer:
You can book and pay online from the package page with either a £50 deposit per person or in full. We will then send you a booking summary confirming your booking. If you have not paid in full your booking summary will contain a link for you to pay the remainder balance (at least 90 days before departure). Alternatively you can call or email us to secure your place on the trip, and pay over the phone, via online bank transfer or over the counter at your bank.
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