Italian Explorer (7160)

8 Day Tour from Rome to Milan

2020 Tour Details

Experience the Italian icons you’ve always wanted to see. With the 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 on various destinations.

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 and enjoy 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.
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 Touring À La Carte

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

CosmosGO Download our app for flight schedules, daily itineraries, hotel/transfer details, and suggestions for restaurants, entertainment, and sightseeing.

MyCOSMOS Personalize your tour with hand-selected excursions available for purchase. Visit our website for details.

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with Wi-Fi; Train from La Spezia to Cinque Terre.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy

Unpack your Sense of Adventure!
Settle into your hotel before going out on your own and exploring the inspiring city of the Dolce Vita, home of the Colosseum, the Vatican, and keeper of priceless masterpieces spanning thousands of years.
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, experience the organized chaos of Rome’s traffic, taste some of the excellent street food, 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 and the Sistine Chapel with MyCOSMOS.

Breakfast Breakfast

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!) Immerse yourself in the Tuscan countryside as you enjoy free time in Bolgheri, a lovely little village where good food and wine are a way of life. In fact, this is the home of Super Tuscan wines such as Sassicaia. Tonight, you’ll stay in a charming Italian seaside resort town, Marina di Cecina.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km

Breakfast Breakfast

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. A favorite holiday spot for Tuscan residents, this stretch of coast gets busy during the summer months. The town of Cecina is only minutes away with the opportunity to visit the Roman Villa San Vincenzino. 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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 the beauty of the 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.
Today’s Distance: 149 mi/ 240 km

Breakfast Breakfast

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. If you prefer, take advantage of your free time by visiting the famous aquarium, the biggest in Italy and designed by world-famous architect Renzo Piano. Later, head to Milan, where an orientation drive introduces you to the city.
Today’s Distance: 107 mi/ 173 km

Breakfast Breakfast

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 tour of the trendy city quarter of Brera followed by a risotto tasting.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 MIlan

Your personalized vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Rome
Marina di Cecina
Genoa
Milan

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Rome
Marina di Cecina
Genoa
Milan

Rome

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

A tour around the Vatican Museums to admire the beautiful tapestry gallery and the Sistine Chapel with masterpieces by Botticelli and Signorelli. See the "Genesis" and Michelangelo's "Last Judgment".

Price Range: $$

Roman Fine Treasures

Roman Fine Treasures

A walking tour with a local guide to see some of the many treasures of Rome.

Price Range: $$

Marina di Cecina

A Taste of Tuscany with San Gimignano & Monteriggioni

A Taste of Tuscany with San Gimignano & Monteriggioni

Escape into the peaceful Tuscan countryside on this superb day trip featuring free time in medieval San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, and wine- and food-tasting at an area agriturismo farm!

Price Range: $$

Genoa

Gems of Genoa

Gems of Genoa

Discover the best of Genoa on this exciting half-day excursion featuring the city's historic palaces, churches, and even the childhood home of explorer Christopher Columbus!

Price Range: $$

Milan

Brera Art District

Brera Art District

Embark on a guided walk through the Brera art district, learn more about Italian art in Milan, and then stop for risotto tasting!

Price Range: $$

Milan Bike Tour

Milan Bike Tour

Pedal your way around Milan on this exciting guided bike tour featuring futuristic skyscrapers, the unique Vertical Forest, Italy's only stock exchange, and more!

Price Range: $

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