This is a comprehensive, affordable tour of Italy, showcasing some of the world’s most beloved cities (including Rome, Florence, Venice, and Naples), historic sites, small towns, and scenic wonders. You’ll start and end in Rome focusing on Tuscany and the Naples area, but also visiting Venice, San Marino (one of the world’s smallest countries), and Assisi.
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Day 1: Arrive In Rome, Italy
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore italy’s ancient capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Hotel: Grand Hotel Fleming or B&B Roma Tuscolana
Day 2: Rome – Siena – Tuscan Hills
This morning, journey to Siena, rightly considered the jewel of Tuscany. The Piazza del Campo is quite unique in shape and setting, and famous all over the world for the medieval-style Palio horse-racing event. Enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan countryside with its hillside towns and villages.
Hotel: Villa Saulina at Lastra a Signa, 2 nights
Day 3: Tuscan Countryside
Spend the day at leisure or take advantage of today’s optional excursion to San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, two of italy’s best-preserved medieval towns. Admire their towers and the countryside dotted with vineyards and olive trees.
Day 4: Tuscan Countryside – Florence – Bologna Area
Arrive in Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Admire the city’s timeless beauty during the included walking tour with a Local Guide. Continue to the Bologna area.
Hotel: Living Place
Day 5: Bologna Area – Verona – Venice Area
Spend some time visiting Bologna, italy’s oldest university city this morning, then head for the Venice area. Stop in Verona to visit the romantic city of Shakespearian plays. You’ll have time for a stroll in the centre to see the Roman Arena.
Hotel: Poppu at Mira, 2 nights
Day 6: Venice
Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sights. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, gondolas, water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation, starts with a Boat Ride to St. Mark’s Square, followed by time at leisure and a visit to a typical Venetian Glassblowing Workshop. A variety of optional excursions is available.
Day 7: Venice Area – Ravenna – San Marino
Travel to Ravenna, a city that preserves the richest heritage of Byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD. After a stop here, continue to the tiny hilltop Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world.
Day 8: San Marino – Urbino – Gubbio – Assisi Area
First to Urbino to see its magnificent Ducal Palace towering over the town, then on to the verdant Umbria region to visit medieval Gubbio, where the superb view of the rooftops of the town from the Consul’s Palace is a must. Continue on to Foligno.
Hotel: City Hotel & Suites at Foligno
Day 9: Assisi Area – Sorrento Area
Start the day in Assisi with a guided tour of the town, including the Basilica Of St. Francis with its famous paintings by Giotto dating back to the 1300s. Cross the Apennines to the shores of the Mediterranean for three overnights in the picturesque Sorrento area.
Hotel: Panorama Palace at Meta di Sorrento or Central Park at Massa Lubrense, 3 nights
Day 10: Sorrento Area – Excursion To Capri
Today, cross the crystal-blue waters to Capri. This legendary island, surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views. Return to the Sorrento Area for an overnight.
Day 11: Sorrento Area
Spend the day relaxing in the sun, explore on your own, or join an optional excursion to discover the unique beauty of Positano.
Day 12: Sorrento Area – Pompeii – Naples – Rome
Leave the Sorrentine Peninsula to discover one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the world: Pompeii. This village was caught by surprise by the Vesuvius volcanic eruption in 79 AD, and excavations have uncovered a snapshot of ordinary Roman life. Back to the present, you’ll enjoy an orientation drive of culture-rich Naples before arriving in Rome.
Hotel: B&B Roma Tuscolana, 2 nights
Day 13: Rome
Steeped in history, Rome is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique. included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built and Circus Maximus. Consider an optional visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.
Day 15: Depart Rome
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|May: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31||$3,369.00||$4,204.00|
|June: 07, 14, 21||$3,369.00||$4,204.00|
|July: 05, 19||$3,319.00||$4,154.00|
|August: 02, 16||$3,269.00||$4,104.00|
|September: 06, 13, 20, 27||$3,369.00||$4,204.00|
|October: 04, 11||$3,369.00||$4,204.00|
|Meals:||14 breakfasts, 6 dinners|
|Transport:||Luxury air-conditioned coach, canal transfer in Venice & boat transfer to Capri|
|Accommodation:||14 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Professional Tour Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.