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Trip Type : Group Tour
Italian Explorer tour
Cinque Terre Genoa Italian Explorer Trip

Italian Explorer

Cosmos
By Cosmos
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 899 $ 112 / day
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Highlights

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

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  • Short Description

    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.

    Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
    Trip Type Group Tour
    See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
    Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
    Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
    Lodging Level Value - 3 star
    Flights & Transport N/A
    Start City Arrive in Rome
    End City MIlan

    Travel Theme

    Cultural 50 plus

    Destinations

    Italy

    Cities & Attractions

    Cinque Terre Genoa La Spezia Milan Rome

    Activities

    Culture

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    Itinerary

    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. (B)

    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. (B)

    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. (B)

    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. (B)

    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. (B)

    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. (B)

    Day 8

    MIlan. Your personally tailored vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    I am a budget solo female traveler. I have traveled with COSMOS for about 20 years in the past, all over Europe, Switzerland, Turkey, etc. The best thing is that I never have to pay extra for single supplement when I room with someone. If Cosmos can not find a room mate for you, you end up having the whole room. Because of this feature, I was able to travel everywhere by my self with reasonable price. Cosmos always provides great value for the bucks. I would do it again. I highly recommend to you all.
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