Italy (28+)

Duration

8 nights/9 days

Group Size

5-20 people plus tour leader

Age Range

28+ (Check out our other dates if you are 18-27)

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Transport

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

Accommodation

8 nights in top-rated hostels. For 28+ Group Tours you will be staying in private rooms of up to 6 people (where available).

Activities

Activities included! One in every city – 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 Italy by rail in a safe, sociable and authentic way. Travel with your group and tour leader via public transport and stay in top rated local hostels. We include unmissable activities 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 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 tour is a week long slice of paradise.

Description

Explore Italy by rail, and tick off some of Italy’s most famous cities with our 1 week Italy small group tour!

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

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, e.g. tours, day trips, historic sights or museums
  • Breakfast in some hostels (depending on availability)
  • Free arrival drink in every hostel with a bar
  • Transfers to and from the hostel and included activities by public transport
  • The option to book additional walking tours, pub crawls and other activities through your tour leader
  • 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, nightlife and more. In each city there will be an unmissable activity which is 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 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 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 afternoon, maybe take a food or wine tour.

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

Reviews

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2 weeks ago

The team at Euroventure was outstanding! Not only were they knowledgeable and helpful, but they were always quick to respond, very accommodating, and made every part of our trip personal and meaningful. Highly recommend Euroventure and would definitely work with them again.

Dannah Verified Reviewer

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3 weeks ago

I have just returned from my 1 week interrailing trip! Me and my boyfriend went on the “Iron curtain” package and it was amazing. Euroventure organised everything and made it so easy. I would highly recommend anyone that wants to see more of Europe to go with this company.

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3 weeks ago

My sisters and I had the best trip, we did a variation to the 4 week eastern traveller route and Euroventure were so helpful in making the trip suit our needs. Each hostel was great and in a good location. The info pack was such a great help and an amazing keepsake. The fact all of our travel was booked and set out meant we could spend all our efforts on experiencing everything! We truly had the best time and would 100% recommend to anyone. We’re already looking for our next trip! Thanks again for all your help - Alice, Kailey and Harriet :)

Alice Verified Reviewer

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1 month ago

The trip was amazing. The organisation and selection of hostels and type of travel was exceptional allowing for an outstanding memory

TYNE Govier Verified Reviewer

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1 month ago

OB14844 Absolutely amazing trip. Took alm the hassle out of booking trains myself. The travel pack is really good too.

Amy Elizabeth Verified Reviewer

Questions & Answers

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Question:
Can I book on to a Europe Group Tour if I am not in the same age group?
Answer:
Our Europe group tours are split into two different age groups - 18 to 27 year olds and 28+. Each age group will have a different dynamic so if you are younger or older at heart and would like to be on a tour of a different age group then get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do!
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.
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How do I pay for a group tour?
Answer:
You can book and pay online from the package page with either a £150 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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