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Simply Italy

Live la dolce vita as you explore Italy, drinking wine in Tuscany, marvelling at Michelangelo’s masterpieces, walking through the streets of Rome eating gelato, and more.
Come enjoy a binge of freedom, fun and adventure in beautiful Italy with travellers just like you.

Together, you’ll walk through Renaissance streets in Florence, see world-famous art in Rome, drive through the scenic Tuscan countryside, spoil yourself with lots of pasta, wine and gelato, and relish bouts of shopping. And all throughout, you’ll indulge in little escapades, mingle with locals, learn and laugh a lot while making tons of unforgettable memories with your new friends.

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Duration
12 Days

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Starting From
₹116,873
Per person on twin-sharing basis
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Travel Operator
Contiki

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Reviews

12 Reviews

Gilberto Garcia

Written on 01 Aug, 2019

5.0 out of 5
Simply Italy through Contiki was just simply amazing! It was just an amazing experience. Thank You
Simply Italy through Contiki was just simply amazing! It was just an amazing experience. Thank Youread less
Anonymous

Written on 01 Aug, 2019

5.0 out of 5
Amazing trip, thank you Paolo. I had special experiences that I couldn't have gotten on my own, got to see a lot, and had an amazing tour guide that made the trip fun. 
Amazing trip, thank you Paolo. I had special experiences that I couldn't have gotten on my own, got to see a lot, and had an amazing tour guide that made the trip fun. read less
Lily Rumbelow
5.0 out of 5
Our trip manager was amazing, made us into a family. The sites were beautiful and each activity in each city was amazing, some of the walking tours were slightly too long but still good
Our trip manager was amazing, made us into a family. The sites were beautiful and each activity in each city was amazing, some of the walking tours were slightly too long but still goodread less
Samantha Rose Imbriano
5.0 out of 5
I had an amazing time thanks to our trip manager Joel he was fantastic and I’d love to do another tour with him again he went above and beyond for us!
I had an amazing time thanks to our trip manager Joel he was fantastic and I’d love to do another tour with him again he went above and beyond for us!read less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
Trip Manager, Haron, was very knowledgeable and truly loves his job! Good accommodations, good food, the parks are amazing, but would have preferred a bit more physical activity so that we were not sitting in a car all day.
Trip Manager, Haron, was very knowledgeable and truly loves his job! Good accommodations, good food, the parks are amazing, but would have preferred a bit more physical activity so that we were not sitting in a car all day.read less
Gemma Walker
5.0 out of 5
European Contrasts was amazing! 29 days of travelling with an amazing tour leader who shared so much knowledge of the beautiful countries we were in, experiencing so many different things with a small family of strangers. We saw so many iconic sights, but the most amazing experiences were the Contiki ...read more
European Contrasts was amazing! 29 days of travelling with an amazing tour leader who shared so much knowledge of the beautiful countries we were in, experiencing so many different things with a small family of strangers. We saw so many iconic sights, but the most amazing experiences were the Contiki stays - We would never have seen or stayed in these beautiful places if it wasn’t for contiki, and they were my favourite part of the whole trip! The contiki staff at these stays make the experience so much more meaningful! Having Greece in the middle of the trip was so nice and relaxing and it was definitely what we needed to refuel for the next half of the trip!read less
Shannon Seagreen
5.0 out of 5
Amazing experience and blew my expectations out the window!
Amazing experience and blew my expectations out the window!read less
Ayush Kapila
5.0 out of 5
The planning and the organisation was magnificent
The planning and the organisation was magnificentread less
George Antoniadis
5.0 out of 5
Croatia was a beautiful country and with this tour I saw much of the culture that exists in the country and learnt a lot about it's history and the lifestyle there.
Croatia was a beautiful country and with this tour I saw much of the culture that exists in the country and learnt a lot about it's history and the lifestyle there.read less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
The itinerary was great. Especially loved Sorrento, Capri and Lake Garda. Our trip manager was awesome! Loads of fun and extremely knowledgeable.
The itinerary was great. Especially loved Sorrento, Capri and Lake Garda. Our trip manager was awesome! Loads of fun and extremely knowledgeable.read less
Eben Bredenkamp
5.0 out of 5
Very great value for money
Very great value for moneyread less
Rachel Vanzwam
5.0 out of 5
My trip manager Maddy was absolutely incredible and taught me so much! Her organisation and leadership ensured a smooth trip so we could just sit back and enjoy the sights. This was my fifth Contiki tour, and I’ll definitely be back for more! It’s a fantastic way to travel because ...read more
My trip manager Maddy was absolutely incredible and taught me so much! Her organisation and leadership ensured a smooth trip so we could just sit back and enjoy the sights. This was my fifth Contiki tour, and I’ll definitely be back for more! It’s a fantastic way to travel because all the hard work is done for you, plus you get to visit places you’ve never even heard of or thought about visiting.read less
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Venice :As Romantic As It Gets

Relish the romantic vibe of Venice as gondolas carry you alongst a path of winding canals.

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Itinerary

Rome

Italy - you have our attention! These are the 12-days we've been dreaming of since the day we booked. Our group of globe-roamers will meet up at 4pm at our Rome digs before hitting the streets for our first dinner and a taste of the city. La perfezione!

 ROME TO SORRENTO VIA VATICAN CITY

Rome
What better way to spend our last day in Rome than by swinging by the Pope's house? It would be rude not to. We'll head to Vatican City, a.k.a. the smallest country in the world, and take a locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, gawping at Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling, St Peter's Basilica & the art of the Vatican Museums
Vatican City
Sorrento
"So so so so in love with Sorrento" are about the only words you'll muster up tonight as you sit seaside watching the sunset in this famous town of beauty.

CAPRI

Sorrento
Capri
There's nothing quite like the gorgeous island of Capri and today it's soon to be yours. You've seen the pictures, now it's time to get some of your own. The isle of Capri is famous the world over, with travellers drawn to its endless appeal and glamorous lifestyle. Take a walk around the island, or you could opt for a glamorous boat trip to see grottos glowing in blue, green and white, ocean caves & dramatic rock formations on a private wooden motorboat. Tonight, full of Italian love, you could opt for a feast overlooking the Bay of Naples, where you'll indulge in local food and wine and toast the trip.

SORRENTO TO FLORENCE VIA CHIANTI REGION

Sorrento
See you, Sorrento! Thanks for making our Instagram feeds look like shoots for Italian Vogue!
Pompeii
Once a totally vibing hang-out of the Romans, Pompeii is now an archaeological site showing remains of what was destroyed by a mountain eruption in the year ... wait for it...79AD. The saying "stepping back in time" is about to take on a whole new meaning.
Florence
The famous dome of the Duomo Cathedral sits above the city, making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Tonight you can continue your Tuscan love affair with a stroll along River Arno & ponder the prettiness of Florence over another vino or two.

FLORENCE

Florence
Explore the city's markets complete with gelato in hand; marvel at artworks from the likes of legends like Michelangelo; and be impressed by the skillful art of leather at an included demonstration. These are the sorts of activities likely to fill your Florence agenda. Tonight, you have the chance to sign up for a traditional Tuscan evening with dinner full of Italian flavours. Top off your night with an optional Space Electronic Disco at one of Florence's hippest nightclubs.

FLORENCE TO VENICE VIA VERONA

Florence
From one romantic city to the next, today we're venturing on to Verona and Venice to find Shakespearean vibes and a city that floats.
Verona
In fair Verona, we'll be lapping up the city where the story of Romeo & Juliet was set. Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its urban structure and architecture, we'll absorb it over a stroll past the Roman Arena and find a spot to eat before our next destination.
Venice
Already in the spirit of Italian history and romance, tonight we'll land in the nest of Venice, which rivals the beauty of any other body of canals in the world, it's immensely charming thanks to drifting gondolas. You'll get the chance to explore this city tomorrow with a full free day on the agenda, but tonight, you have the chance to head out onto the lamplit streets and get your bearings with an optional evening walking tour.

VENICE

Venice
Today you're likely to burst out of bed and ready to explore the city. Find hidden lanes & story book bridges, & take our private boat ride through character filled canals. Cruise through the canals of Venice on an optional gondola ride, or opt in for a magical trip to Burano for a Venetian dinner this evening.

VENICE TO MILAN VIA LAKE GARDA

Venice
Now that Venice has charmed us, it's time to strut our way to Milan for all things fashion & good taste.
Lake Garda
En route, we'll stop at Sirmione to gaze upon vine-covered villas, Roman ruins and a fable like castle. For those keen to get panoramic with the Dolomite Mountain range & suss out lake life, an optional cruise is up for grabs.
Milan
Here we are in the Capital of Cool. Spend your free afternoon faking fabulous at the glam shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You'll also need to put La Scala Opera House and Duomo Cathedral on your Milan must-do list. Tonight you have the chance to treat yourself to an extra special Italian meal with our optional EatWith experience, where you'll get to meet Milan locals and dine with them in their home.

MILAN TO ITALIAN RIVIERA

Milan
This morning we make an exit from Milan with coastal villages on the mind. Get your camera at the ready and on max charge; this will be a day of pretty.
The Riviera
Today is truly one for the bucket list, as we're in the glamorous Cinque Terre. Today you'll see this area the right way, by water and land. We'll head to Monterosso by boat, before train hopping your way back to our base, La Spezia.

ITALIAN RIVIERA TO ROME VIA PISA

The Riviera
Walk away from the Italian Riviera with plans to come back here for a few weeks or months, why not?
Pisa
It's our last leg before we loop back to Rome, and we plan to make the most of it. Which means a final stop in Pisa to ogle at the world's most famous #AwkwardLean, no less.
Chianti Region
Endless lines of olive trees & the golden Tuscan sun will have us in a stupor of happiness. And that's before we've pulled up at a 16th century Tuscan winery to explore an old cellar & try a local drop paired with delicious antipasto.
Rome
Now that you're 10-days deep in your Italian odyssey, you will set your eyes upon Rome with heightened love and appreciation for the great country she's nested in. Get a glimpse of the greats, maybe down some pizza and stroll the streets in la mode of leisure knowing you have all day tomorrow to see the sites.

ROME

Rome
The end might be near, but we're in no great hurry to start winding down the adventure. As it's our last night on our trip, an optional dinner has been organised in a Roman restaurant complete with an opera singer, live music and pasta. We like to end things on a high note - no opera pun intended.

DEPART ROME

Rome
That's a wrap! Our Italian love affair has officially come to a close but will carry on filling our thoughts way into the future. Particularly when we're back in the real world dreaming of the good life on tour.

Inclusions

 11 nights accomodation

 14 meals

 Tour Guide

 Transportation

Not Included

 International Airfare

 Visa

 Compulsory Travel Insurance

 Additional 5% GST

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