They say all roads lead to Rome. We’ve done the research and we’re pretty sure this is the best route.
They say all roads lead to Rome, but what they don’t tell you is which road you should take. We’ve done the research and we’re pretty sure this is the best route. It starts in Munich, where you wade through party animals in beer halls, takes you through Bled, where you can go rafting down the Emerald River, gives you time in Venice to soak up the world’s most beautiful city, and when you reach Rome, you can ramble through the Colosseum, kiss at the Trevi Fountain, and eat as much pasta as you please. Take our favourite Road to Rome and do as the Romans do.
We spend 9 days exploring Germany, Italy, Slovenia. We visit Munich, Rome, Lake Bled, Venice.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
8 nights’ accommodation
8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
All coach transport
Orientation walks of Munich and Bled
Walking tour of Rome with a local guide
- Hike the Bled Castle
- Explore the alleys and canals of Venice
- Visit Trastevere in Rome
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9 Day Itinerary
Road to Rome 9 day full itinerary breakdown and route map
Your adventure begins in the Bavarian capital city of Munich. Meet with your fantastic Busabout guide to get a feel for the upcoming activities before heading out on an orientation walk of this glorious city. Explore the Old Town and see the impressive architecture of the Cathedral of Our Dear Lady, visit Munich Frauenkirche, and learn the legend of the Devil's Footstep. Tonight we have a delicious traditional meal in a Bavarian beer hall, so join us for sausages, sauerkraut, and massive eisbeins rivalled in size only by the gigantic steins of refreshing Bavarian beer.
Munich to Bled
This morning we board our comfy coach and set our sights on the Slovenian border and our idyllic destination of Bled. Sit back and relax, with camera in hand, as we make our mountainous meander through the stunning natural beauty of the Austrian Alps. This afternoon we arrive in Slovenia’s best kept secret, Lake Bled. Check into our accommodation before we head out into town to stretch our legs on a breathtaking orientation walk of this fairy tale town. Spend the rest of the day relaxing by the lakeside or take a hike to check out the stunning views available from Bled Castle.
Explore this Slovenian slice of paradise at your own pace. Take a boat and row out across the calm glacial waters to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church and ring the bell to receive your blessings. Today we offer an optional Emerald River Adventure for those of you seeking the thrill of exploring the rich natural beauty on offer in these picturesque surrounds from the waters. Tonight, recover the day’s spent calories by indulging in a decadent slice of Bled cake and rest up for the coming adventure.
Bled to Venice
We have one last morning in these idyllic surrounds, so make the most of it and check off those remaining bucket list items. We board the coach this afternoon and begin our journey to the Italian coast and the architectural marvel of Venice, the floating city. Relax as we take the scenic route through the Julian Alps to make our afternoon arrival in Venice. Get checked in and relax by the pool before a traditional Italian group dinner at our accommodation site.
Join your guide for a tour of some of this historic city’s numerous landmarks. Explore the back alleys and winding streets of this remarkable town or see the beautiful canals up close on a breathtaking gondola ride and if you’re lucky you may even be serenaded by your gondolier. Alternatively head to St Mark’s Square and enjoy some decadent gelato, sample the local cuisine and enjoy a refreshing Spritz as you check out the many souvenirs and boutique stores. Spend the evening relaxing in one of the many charming local restaurants and enjoy an authentic Italian dinner under the Venetian stars.
Head out into town or spend the day seeing the sights with some fantastic optional trips today. Hop aboard the vaporetto and visit the awe-inspiring islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello and witness the incredible artistry of the traditional glass blowing, or take a trip to the charming town of Verona, the setting for William Shakespeare's romantic epic, Romeo and Juliet. Prepare for another night on the town and head out to one of the multiple world class clubs or bars in Venice and party the night away.
Venice to Rome
Today we say ciao Venezia and begin our scenic trek across Italy to the eternal city of love and the Italian capital, Rome. Sit back and relax in comfort as our trusty coach carries us effortlessly over the picturesque Italian countryside as we pass such sites as the capital city of the Abruzzo region, L’aquila. We make our arrival in the historic city of Rome this evening and after check-in there will be time to relax by the poolside before an authentic Italian dinner in the company of your fellow passengers!
Join us on an included walking tour of the city covering sights including the famous Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the ancient proving ground of the gladiators, the stunning Trevi Fountain, and so much more. Alternatively take a trip to the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. See the splendour of St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the various Vatican Museums and the ancient artefacts is houses, whilst you’re in the episcopal see of the Pope, visit the foodie haven of Trastevere and sample some local delicacies.
Check-out is after breakfast. We hope to see you again, and if you’re continuing your journey on our Hop-on Hop-off network, the next stop is Florence via Orvieto and Siena.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Road to Rome
Tour starts from:
Wombats City Hostel, Munich at 2:00pm
Tour ends in:
Plus Camping Village Roma, Rome at 10:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Dorm Share (max. 8 bed dorm).
You can upgrade to a private twin (min. 2 people) from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
* All upgrades are subject to availability.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Hike up to the castle in Lake Bled
- Take a gondola ride along the canals of Venice
- Visit the world's smallest country, the Vatican, and see Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
- Emerald river adventure: a day full of rafting and hiking at the Slovenian mountains
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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