Italy

Discover the History, Beauty & Cuisine of Italy, Including a Cruise on Lake Como

The Italian lifestyle is revered the world over and you’ll have the chance to live it for 15 unforgettable days on this 'Best of Italy' tour, taking you from the ancient treasures of Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and Verona to the spectacular scenery of the Amalfi coast, seaside Sorrento, the Tuscan countryside and Lake Como. Your package includes premium nightly accommodation, 22 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and local Italian fare, sightseeing on a modern, air-conditioned coach and more.

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15 Days
LOW SEASON
  • Valid for one person (twin share) on low season departure dates – you must purchase two packages (single traveller option available, see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • Premium nightly accommodation
  • 22 meals across the duration of the tour, including daily breakfast, one lunch and seven dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing on a modern, air-conditioned coach with comfortable wireless headphones
  • The services of an English-speaking tour manager and local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees for destinations listed in the itinerary
  • Italian city hotel taxes, fees and service charges
  • Hotel porterage
15 Days
HIGH SEASON
  • Valid for one person (twin share) on high season departure dates – you must purchase two packages (single traveller option available, see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • Premium nightly accommodation
  • 22 meals across the duration of the tour, including daily breakfast, one lunch and seven dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing on a modern, air-conditioned coach with comfortable wireless headphones
  • The services of an English-speaking tour manager and local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees for destinations listed in the itinerary
  • Italian city hotel taxes, fees and service charges
  • Hotel porterage

From the Roman Colosseum to Venice’s legendary St Mark’s Square, soak up Italy’s most famous sights on a comprehensive 15-day tour, including all accommodation and sightseeing organised for you.

What You’ll Love…

The Tour – Ancient ruins, authentic Italian cuisine, coastal scenery and Tuscan countryside

The city of Rome is the gift that keeps on giving with its countless ancient relics and opulent gilt-lined churches hidden down unassuming streets. Take in the sights of this incredible city, including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo’s masterpiece the Sistine Chapel and more.

Venice is one of the most romantic destinations on earth with its bridges, canals lined with gondolas and opulent architecture. Lose yourself in this most stunning of cities, taking in the famous St. Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the pink marble Doge’s Palace, plus see where Murano glass is made.

Travel to beautiful Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and behold treasures including Michelangelo’s David, the magnificent Duomo, the Gates of Paradise and more.

Visit the setting where the story of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers played out – fair Verona – a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and an incredible example of a fortified city.

The Amalfi coast is renowned as one of the world’s most spectacular drives, and for good reason: you’ll take in charming villages, pretty lemon groves and whitewashed villas, which teeter on the mountains thousands of feet above azure seas, en route to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Amalfi.

Visit the seaside Sorrento in the Bay of Naples, a long-time favourite of artists and poets who've taken inspiration from its the historic architecture, marinas and café-lined square.

Take to the waters of Lake Como with a scenic cruise, arriving at the village of Bellagio nestled amongst the Cypress groves - the 'Pearl of Lake Como' - where you can wander the narrow streets and alleyways browsing the boutiques and cafes.

Soak up views of the Tuscan countryside en route to Lucca where history awaits at every turn within the city’s 17th century walls, before visiting the world-famous thermal baths of Montecatini.

Visit the ancient city of Pompeii, buried by a volcano that erupted nearly two thousand years ago, where the ruins of the Forum and Temples of Apollo and Jupiter can be seen today.

Your Package Includes:

  • Premium nightly accommodation
  • 22 meals across the duration of the tour, including daily breakfast, one lunch and seven dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing on a modern, air-conditioned coach with comfortable wireless headphones
  • The services of an English-speaking tour manager and local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees for destinations listed in the itinerary
  • Italian city hotel taxes, fees and service charges
  • Hotel porterage

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Valid for the following departure dates:

Low Season

14 July 2019

21 July 2019

18 August 2019

High Season

16 June 2019

11 July 2019

8 September 2019

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Milan for your chosen tour start date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 8 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge of AU$700 applies to low season departures and AU$820 applies to high season departures, payable directly to the tour company after booking.

Maximum tour group size is 42 people, minimum is two.

Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.

Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is two adults. Three people can be accommodated on request sleeping on a rollaway or sofa bed but this is strictly at the discretion of each hotel and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour company directly if you wish to make this request.

Connecting rooms may be possible, subject to availability at each hotel.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Baveno, Lake Maggiore - Hotel Metropole Suisse, Como

Venice - Hotel Carlton & Grand Canal / NH Venezia Rio Novo

Montecatini - Grand Hotel Plaza / Hotel Francia e Quirinale

Sorrento - Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Sorrento / Hotel Royal Continental, Naples

Rome - Massimo D'Azeglio / Grand Hotel Palatino

International flights and airport transfers are not included on this tour. Airport transfers can be pre-booked with the tour operator for an additional charge.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

The following optional tours are available for a surcharge (bookable directly with the tour company):

Cinque Terre Tour

Full Day Siena from Montecatini

Full Day Capri

Piazzas of Rome

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.

Please note disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

This program is active. Walking is done over cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included.

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