Route: Rome Pisa Siena Florence Verona Venice
Duration: 6 nights
Group Size: 5-20 people
Age Range: 18-35
Transport: All high-speed trains between cities. Flights to and from Italy are not included.
Accommodation: 6 nights in top-rated hostels.
Activities Included: There’s a must-do included activity in every city on the trip. Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 40kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 608kg ♻️
Reviews: All independent reviews
Our Italy route is a fast-paced tour of the country’s most popular destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.
You’ll have between one and three nights in each city, making this the ultimate way to experience lots of famous European landmarks in a short amount of time. With unmissable included activities and an exciting library of optional excursions as well as plenty of opportunities for self-guided exploring, this is the ultimate way to experience all that Italy has to offer.
Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure your trip goes smoothly; making sure you arrive in each destination safely. They’ll also co-ordinate essential and optional activities such as walking tours and pub crawls- not to mention making sure you’ve got a cold beer waiting for you upon arrival in each hostel.
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Tick off some of Italy’s most famous cities with our 1 week Group Tour!
You’ll have two nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, culture, nightlife and more. There’ll be 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.
Throughout the trip we’ll hang out as a group at least once in each city for drinks – you’ll be travelling with other likeminded travellers, as well as your dedicated tour leader.
To minimise as much potential disruption as possible, we require all travellers to be able to provide suitable proof of vaccination when on your group tour.
First stop- Rome! Rome is not only one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations, but one of the most important and culturally rich cities the country has to offer.
You’ll meet the rest of your group and your Tour Leader in the late afternoon at your first hostel. If you need an extra night before your tour starts to fit in with your flights then you can add this at check-out.
Take some free time to get to know the rest of your group, strolling around the vibrant Trastevere neighborhood and climbing the hills of Gianicolo Park.
The next morning you will visit the world-famous Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine to soak up some culture and explore some of Italy’s most incredible landmarks. Then, why not head to the Vatican City, the world’s smallest country and the home of the Pope? The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and more await you inside. The rest of that day is completely up to you! Continue to explore the city’s bars, restaurants, and parks or book onto an optional street food tour with a local guide before leaving the city the next day.
Included: Colosseum Roman Forum & Palatine
Optional: Pizza Cooking Class
Optional: St Peter’s Basilica
Optional: Vatican & Sistine Chapel
Suggestion: Try real Italian coffee, ice-cream, and pizza
Suggestion: Take a long walk through Colosseum, the ruins of the Foro Romano, Via del Corso and the Trevi Fountain
Suggestion: Go for a walk in the Trastevere neighbourhood and climb the Gianicolo Park overlooking Rome
Train to Sienna – 2 hours
The next day is jam-packed with things to see and do as you leave Rome and head onwards to Florence. First stop- Siena, an authentic taste of Italian life outside of the major cities, enjoy your free time here in Piazza del Campo, the town’s main square, marvel at Siena Cathedral and walk around the old town.
Suggestion: Piazza del Campo, Siena Cathedral and walk around the old town
Train to Pisa – 2 hours
Next stop, Pisa! Visit the famous leaning tower and get the mandatory tourist snaps of you propping it back up before enjoying some free time to head out and try local delicacies. We recommend eating at one of the city’s many street food vendors.
One final train journey for the day and you’ll arrive at your next stopover destination. Steak lovers- this is one that will really excite you.
Included: Leaning Tower of Pisa visit
Suggestion: Grab some street food at one of the town’s many vendors
Train to Florence – 1.5 hours
Ah, Florence. Home to intricate architecture, winding streets and mouth-watering steaks, the capital of the Tuscany region does not disappoint. No matter what your interests, this is a city that will have something for you.
Spend time walking the city’s cobbled streets, marvel at the stunning architecture and ponder the artwork the city is so famous for. Your time in Tuscany is not complete without seeing its capital!
We recommend strolling Florence Cathedral, Piazza Della Signoria (try to find the Michelangelo face), Ponte Vecchio and the Porcellino Fountain being sure to touch the nose for good luck. Want to kick off your time here with some activities? Book on to optional trips to marvel at the artwork of the Uffizi Museum or have a picnic in the charming Boboli Gardens.
Optional: Duomo di Firenze
Optional: Boboli Gardens & Queue Skip
Optional: Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens
Suggestion: See Michelangelo’s statue of David
Suggestion: Explore countless Renaissance chapels and churches
Suggestion: Check out the Pig Fountain and touch the snout for good luck
Train to Verona – 1.5 hours
Your next stop will be Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet.
Arrive in the city mid-morning with a chance to explore Piazza Erbe before Climbing the Lamberti Tower. Then, walk to the House of Juliet to touch the statue of Juliet’s breast (it’s for good luck, we promise) and take pictures from the famous balcony before walking along Castelvecchio.
Suggestion: Visit Piazza Bra, the Arena or Piazza Erbe for a break with an aperitivo
Suggestion: House of Juliet
Train to Venice – 2.5 hours
On to our final Italian destination of the tour- Venice! Known for its twisting waterways, picturesque sunsets, and unique culture, this is one of our most popular destinations- and it’s easy to see why!
Spend your first evening here with some free time to walk the Grand Canal. Venice’s main waterway looks spectacular at night, so why not grab some gelato and spend time watching the lights of the many boats that pass.
Your first full day begins with some time to hit any of the sights you didn’t get to the evening before. Why not head to St. Mark’s Square and take a look at the stunning architecture? Or, wander the twisting canals and waterways that the city is built upon.
That evening, you’ll take an included tour of the canals on one of the city’s famous Gondolas. This is a quintessentially Venetian mode of transport and gives a completely different perspective on the city.
Say goodbye to the other group tour members with a few farewell drinks at ANDA Hostel before you depart the following morning. If you’d like to have some extra time to explore you can include a night of post-trip accommodation before heading home the following day.
Included: Gondola Ride
Included: Murano, Burano & Torcello Islands
Suggestion: Cross the iconic St Mark’s Square
Suggestion: Get lost in the alleyways and canals of the city
Suggestion: Ride the Vaporetto down the grand canal
We can also add on transport back to London with a night train to Paris and the Eurostar from there back to London – then you don’t have the hassle of flying home with all those souvenirs!