Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Pisa leaning tower, Italy

Ancient and Artistic Italy

The Relaxed Explorer
5.0 . Excellent
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: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
9 days
From: $ 5,134 $ 570 / day
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  • A relaxed paced tour of Italy
  • Explore the cities as well as the country and lakes
  • Explore Italy’s cities as well as the country
  • Days spent in Rome, where your upgraded accommodations are in the heart of the attractions, shopping & dining.
  • Days spent in Florence to explore all of its cultures.
  • Visit Pisa’s many interesting sites, including architectural, culinary and retail discoveries.
  • Limited tour group size
  • Upscale accommodations
  • Accessible transport during tour

Short Description

Appreciate all that Italy has to offer with us!

Immerse yourself in the Italian culture. Visit ancient architecture and settings of a time past. Travel through the rolling vineyard steeped hills. Explore postcard perfect cities and towns along the way, while tasting the local cuisine.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Rome
End City Rome

Trip Includes

  • Relaxed pace travel experience
  • Limited tour group size
  • Admission to tour scheduled attractions
  • Upscale accommodations
  • Upgraded hotel rooms (when possible)
  • Onsite tour supervisor
  • Free time to unwind
  • Elective activities included day one
  • Airport to hotel roundtrip transfers*
  • Limited hotel changes
  • Breakfast daily
  • Select lunches and/or dinners
  • Accessible transport during tour
  • Eased mobility routes
  • Door to door service (when feasible)
  • And much more!
  • Airport to hotel transfers only provided during specified arrive and departure times and dates.

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Day 1

Arrive in Rome. On your day of arrive, we will get acclimated to the city and provide some time for rest. We will visit the Colosseum. Introduced in 80 AD, holding over 50,000 people, this grand arena witnessed many brutal battles. Today, though the gladiators, creatures and emperors have gone, it still stands tall.

Day 2

We will spend time in the city visiting the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and The Pantheon. The Trevi Fountain is more a masterpiece than a fountain. It depicts a shell shaped chariot, drawn by seahorses with Triton as their guides. Above all stands Oceanus. We will also explore The Pantheon. This 2000 years old circular building with a portico of massive granite Corinthian columns is a temple of every god. Today one of the best preserved ancient monuments of Rome.

Day 3

The day is free for you to explore Rome, shop or have a relaxing day in your hotel room. 

Day 4

Today we will travel to Florence. We will be driving though the scenic Tuscan countryside, taking in several picturesque locations along the way. Once in Florence we will visit Piazzale Michelangelo, the best and most famous viewpoint of Florence. The square was designed by Poggi in the 1860s.

Day 5

Today is an amazing day in Florence. We will visit The Duomo, with its cathedral standing tall. The artwork within the grand cathedral includes Vasari's Last Judgment. Also on the itinerary, The Accademia Gallery. Some of the gallery’s great works include the giant marble sculptures created by Michelangelo, as well as the famous David. Then, no tour of Florence would be complete without Ponte Vecchio. Connecting the Uffizi to Palazzo Pitti, this bridge is an everlasting symbol of Florence. Wander over the bridge, exploring it’s many shops.

Day 6

The renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa is only part of this city’s charm. The tower is situated among the white-washed structures on what is known as the Field of Miracles. Pisa also offers many other interesting things to see and do, including architectural, culinary and retail discoveries.  

Day 7

On the way back to Rome, we will visit the town of Orvieto. Discover this medieval umbrian city, with its Duomo and ancient town center.

Day 8

The State of Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, is surrounded by Rome. St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums are within its borders.

Day 9

After breakfast and bidding farewell to Italy, transportation will be provided to the airport.

The locations, hotels, attractions and itineraries are subject to change.


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Price Per Day: $ 570 per day
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Optional Activities

  • Accessible tour
  • Wheelchair accessible

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

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Trip Excludes

Because of the intimate nature of our tours, space is limited and may fill quickly. The tour rates do not include international airfare, travel insurance or additional accommodations outside of the packaged tour. Every attempt is made to offer accessible hotel rooms for guests, however the number of rooms is limited. Booking early will better ensure hotel room selection of your choice. The Relaxed Explorer, LLC is not responsible for specialized needs (wheelchairs, medical apparatus, medication, mobility equipment, etc.). Guests must have aids to handle medical requirements and mobility matters. Every effort is taken to provide only accessible locations and attractions, but due to the historic regions toured, circumstances may occur when accessibility is limited or portions of an attraction are inaccessible. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters are not permitted in all attractions. The tour endeavors to supply door to door service, when feasible. Certain locations may not allow for this convenience. Attractions generally cover an expanse and involve some measure of mobility. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice. Please visit for full Terms and Conditions as well as limitations which may apply. Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST40803

Meals Included:

Breakfast daily, select lunches or dinners

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