Get lost in Venice, chow down on the best spaghetti bolognese of your life in Bologna, and explore Rome’s cobblestoned streets.
All roads lead to Rome, and on this epic week-long tour, you’ll be living it up the whole way there. What better way to kick off an adventure than in the ancient coastal city of Split? Wander the marble streets of the Old Town and dive into the clear blue waters of the Adriatic before the scenic journey to Italy! Get lost in the Floating City of Venice, chow down on the best spaghetti Bolognese of your life in Bologna, and lose yourself in the winding maze of Rome’s cobblestoned streets. This cultural whirlwind of a trip will leave you questioning whether you should ever go home.
We spend 7 days exploring Croatia, Italy. We visit Split, Venice, Bologna, Rome.
What Is Included...
Your legendary Busabout crew
6 nights’ accommodation
6 breakfasts and 2 dinners
All coach transport (Hop
1 GB Free WIFI on coach transport
Orientation walk of Split and Bologna
- Glass making on the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
- Visit the world’s biggest food markets in Bologna
- Wander the streets of Trastevere in Rome
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7 Day Itinerary
Roman Footprints 7 day full itinerary breakdown and route map
Get ready, it’s time for your adventure to begin in Croatia’s second largest city - Split! This ancient spot on the Adriatic coast has plenty of beautiful sights on offer. After checking in, head out to explore them! Why not venture to the sprawling complex of Diocletian’s Palace, which housed a military garrison in addition to being the Roman Emperor, Diocletian’s residence? Exploring is hungry work, so head out for some authentic Croatian grub in one of Split’s many fantastic eateries. Be prepared to sample all the delicious Dalmatian delicacies of this coastal paradise like seafood, lamb peka, and cevapcici, washed down with a glass of local wine. Once you’ve had your fill, celebrate the start of your adventure in a local bar and soak up the riveting Croatian nightlife!
Split to Venice
It’s time to say farewell to Split, as we make tracks this morning towards our next destination: vibrant Venice! Settle back into the coach and enjoy the views as we journey to the bustling Italian coast. Early this evening we’ll make our arrival and have some time to relax and stretch out by the pool. Later, enjoy the included traditional Italian dinner at the accommodation site. Pasta, pizza, lasagne - what will it be? - Breakfast and dinner included
Fuel up for the day with some breakfast at the accommodation before shuttling over to the island of Venice! Peel yourself away from the tourist attractions and see the city as the locals do by getting lost in the narrow, cobblestone streets. If you fancy some unbeatable views of the city, head over to San Giorgio Maggiore and climb the bell tower, or spend some time in the Cannaregio district to escape the crowds. Try some authentic Aperol Spritz, and seek out some great local restaurants for an evening of good vibes and even better food. - Breakfast included
Venice to Bologna
Wave goodbye to Venice, as we climb back aboard our coach for a short drive to Bologna. A couple of hours later and we’ll be checking into our accommodation, ready for a stroll of the Old Town. Venture to the Torre Prendiparte, a 13-story, 900-year-old prison turned bed and breakfast, and marvel at the ancient structure. During the day you’ll stumble across the city’s piazzas and palaces, not to mention stalls filled with all kinds of delicious products - everything from fresh seafood, to seasonal fruit and delicious sweets. Save some room in your belly though, as tonight we’ll head out for an included dinner at a local trattoria where you can sample the speciality of the town: ragu alla Bolognese ( or Spaghetti Bolognese to us), chased down by a glass of vino! - Breakfast and dinner included
Get out there and explore all the hidden gems of this lively city. Discover Finestrella di Via Piella for a view of humble canals, venture to the sleepy hamlet of Dozza to check out the phenomenal street art, or find your way to the Carpigiani Gelato Museum to indulge your sweet tooth. If you’re feeling active, take a hike through the surrounding hills or walk up to the San Luca Sanctuary. In the evening, you’re welcome to meet up with your guide and fellow passengers for a visit to Eataly: the world’s biggest food market! - Breakfast included
Bologna to Rome
Enjoy the scenic Italian countryside this morning as we cruise towards Rome, where we’ll arrive later this afternoon and check-in to our accommodation. Head into the city to wrap up the adventure with a wander and optional dinner in Trastevere. Arguably the most charming area in Rome, it’s filled with narrow, cobbled streets and piazzas, with a small village feel. This is where you can find Rome’s most traditional wine bars, so let’s make a toast to an epic week and go out in style! - Breakfast included
All good things must come to an end. Enjoy some breakfast before the tour wraps up, and say farewell to your Busabout family! We hope to see you again soon. - Breakfast included
Frequently Asked Questions about the Roman Footprints
Tour starts from:
Design Hostel Goli & Bosi, Split at 2:00pm
Tour ends in:
Roma Camping in Town (Camping Village Roma), Rome at 10:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Hostel multi-share .
You can upgrade to a twin private (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:
Explore the islands in Venice Visit the Vatican Visit the world’s biggest food market in Bologna Wander the ancient Roman streets of Diocletian’s Palace, Split Discover great gelato in an Italian back street Cruise the canals of Venice in a Gondola Take insta-worthy photos amongst the colourful houses of Burano Climb the Ancient Asinelli Tower, Bologna Eat Ragu ala Bolognese in its traditional home of Bologna Throw a coin over your shoulder at the Trevi Fountain, Rome Day trip to San Marino Sip on an Aperol spritz as the sun sets
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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