- 7 Day Camping Tour - Florence to Venice
This is classical Italy! In just seven days you will see the major highlights of this fantastic country. As you discover its uniqueness, wonderful food, stunning architecture and friendly people you can’t help but be blown away!
Days 1-2: Florence
Day 1 of your tour is simply a joining day and you can arrive into Florence at any time, however the group that you will be meeting up with will not arrive into camp until late afternoon. If you have chosen the 100% camping option on the tour you will not be able to check in until the group arrive so you may wish to time your arrival to coincide with this. Later this evening you will meet your tour leader and he/she will give you a briefing about the tour, outline the plan for the next few days, answer any questions you may have and collect your ‘Local Fund’
payment in full in EUR€ cash.
We begin our tour in the heart of Renaissance Italy. Florence swells with artistic and architectural treasures from the famous Duomo Cathedral to Michelangelo’s David. On Day 2 we have a walking tour taking in the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Church and some of the city’s beautiful piazzas and include a visit to a leather work craft show. You can spend the rest of your time strolling amongst luxury shops, bargain hunting in the San Lorenzo markets and eating! There’s no shortage of small trattorias tucked down side streets where you can snack on Tuscan specialities and drink cappuccino while soaking up this stylish city.
(Day 1 – D, Day 2 – B,L)
Days 3-4: Rome
Leaving Florence we travel to the Eternal City, home of the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain and some of the tastiest pizza you’ll ever try! However long you spend here it simply won't be enough so make sure you throw a coin or two over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain – as it means you will return! On our walking tour you’ll see the Spanish Steps, the sprawling
Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona and start to get an idea of the depth of history which seeps from every street. Take in some of the Michelangelo and Raphael’s remarkable art; stop in and see the Pope, St Peters and the brilliant Sistine Chapel at the Vatican City; lose yourself in the maze of backstreets; sit in grand open squares filled with entertainers and finish the day at a pavement cafe
with a bottle of chilled Frascati or fruity Chianti.
(Day 3 – B,L,D, Day 4 – B,L)
Days 5-7: Venice
Our final stop is magical Venice. Built on water and crisscrossed by canals, Venice is all about gondolas, romance, charm and a life never far from the water. We have a walking orientation tour of the highlights including the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Basilica, Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. We also include a glass blowing demonstration by Venetian
craftspeople and then have plenty of free time to wander the backstreets of the real Venice, where baroque backstreet churches meet the waters edge and the tempting aroma of pizza and pasta will leave you constantly hungry. But if there’s one thing you must do before leaving, it’s grab a guy or girl, buy ice creams and serenade each other on a gondola! Your tour finishes after breakfast on Day 7.
(Days 5 & 6 – B,L,D, Day 7 – B)
100% camping * Cabin upgrade (optional): 100% cabins – supplement: EUR 45 * 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners (shown as B, L, D in itinerary) * Transport: private fully equipped a/c coach * Crew: tour leader, driver & cook * Group size: average 20-30, max 45 (age 18-35) * Bonus sightseeing: Glass blowing demonstration in Venice; leather work craft show in Florence * Walking Tours: Venice, Florence & Rome
From May to September - please enquire for available dates
£240 GBP per person (plus local fund of 150 Euros) - BOOK NOW