See the Colosseum in Rome, the Rialto Bridge in Venice, and the Duomo Cathedral in Florence on the eight-day trip to Italy
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This eight-day tour takes voyagers to three Italian cities—Rome, Venice, and Florence. Along the way, there are stops at many picturesque landmarks, including Verona and Siena. In each city, travellers will get an orientation walking tour, but also they will have time to explore the cities on their own.
Day 1: Rome
On the first day in Rome you will have meet up with your tour guide at your accommodation in the afternoon and prepare for the tour of a lifetime. Arrive early to head into the city and see some of the sites that make Rome famous the world over. An ancient city that has seen the rise and fall of entire empires, there is no shortage of historical real estate to feast your eyes on. Indulge yourself with designer shopping and brilliant food. Tonight you’ll meet the rest of the tour group at their included welcome dinner.
Day 2: Rome
Take a guided walking tour of the city, stopping off at the landmarks that have made Rome a perennial favourite with travellers all over the world. See Ancient Roman architecture, medieval buildings, Renaissance artworks and more remnants of Rome’s illustrious past as capital of this incredible country – and of the Roman Empire at large. Be sure to witness sightseeing highlights like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and the countless other attractions that make Rome famous the world over.
Later you’ll have the option of taking a guided walking tour of the Vatican City. Marvel at glittering artworks, vast marble halls and opulent architecture – all part and parcel of the Vatican’s status as the seat of papal power. Eating and drinking well is also an important part of Roman life, When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Try excellent Italian cuisine, and be sure to grab a famous Roman gelato while sight-seeing.
Day 3: Rome – Venice
Drive to Venice, with a few comfort stops along the way. This is would be your first day on the coach, so get to know your fellow companions as you drive. On arrival in the afternoon, get a classic Venetian view from the famous Rialto Bridge, board a gondola and see Venice the way it should be seen, try Venetian cuisine, visit museums & art galleries and get the full Venetian experience. Alternatively you can simply relax and soak up the sun on the sandy beaches at Jesolo or Lido. There is also St Mark’s Square, The Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace to see – and any number of culinary delights to sample too
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 4: Venice free day
Take the time to explore today on your free day in Venice. They’ll take a Venice orientation walking tour – including an opportunity to see a lace-making demonstration and a traditional glass-blowing demonstration; two activities that Venice is known for. Sample some of the city’s culinary delights and marvel at this incredible city – which features more artistic masterpieces per square kilometer than any other place on earth
Day 5: Venice – Florence – Tuscany
Make your way to the beautiful city of Florence, stopping along the way in Lake Garda, where they stop for a photo stop. The next stop is Verona for a look at Juliet’s balcony – where Juliet is said to have been wooed by Romeo. Then, make way to Florence for a guided walking tour. Learn more about the heritage of this city, which stretches back through the ages to encompass Renaissance artworks and Roman ruins.
Sights to see in Florence include Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce and of course Michelangelo’s David. A cultural and political focal point during the Renaissance, Florence is endowed with a huge variety of important buildings and famous artworks. They’ll then make their way to their accommodation in Tuscany and finish off the day with Antipasto at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Antipasto in Tuscany
Day 6: Tuscany free day or the Cinque Terre & Pisa
Enjoy the option of a free day today in beautiful Tuscany, options include further time in the city of Florence or exploring the spa town of Montecatini. You also have the option of joining a free optional excursion to Pisa & Cinque Terre. A highlight of any tour to Italy, you’ll be able to snap photos of this legendary structure and explore the grounds and then continue on to the stunning coastal town of La Spezia, the gateway to the Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre literally means ‘Five Lands’ and consists of five coastal cliff-side towns linked by rail and by footpaths. Overlooking the Mediterranean and amply supplied with fresh produce from the surrounding farms and homesteads, this is a region with all the ingredients to make for an unforgettable day.
Day 7: Tuscany – Rome
Enjoy Tuscan highlights driving tour, winding their way through one of the world’s most picturesque countryside landscapes. Admire Tuscan farmhouses, vineyards and olive groves as we drive and stop off in San Gimignano to sample local wines, and later take an orientation tour of the town of Siena – featuring largely gothic artistic remnants, as opposed to the Renaissance flourishes of Florence. After relishing a truly Tuscan experience, round things off with a celebratory final dinner back in Rome.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 8: Rome
After breakfast, tour concludes, and it’s time to say your goodbyes to your fellow travellers and of course the incredible land of Italy. Arrivederci Italia!
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Terms and Conditions
• Fixed travel dates: 10 and 24 Jun; 8 Jul; 5 and 26 Aug; 2, 16, 23, and 30 Sep; 14 Oct 2018
• Deal is valid for 1 person based on 2 people travelling together (twin share)
• Purchase multiple vouchers
• Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
• Based on two people sharing, single supplement of $525 applies
• Flights are not included
• Suitable for adults plus children from 12 years, when accompanied by adults
• Maximum tour size 50 clients. Twin share bedrooms (2 beds). Single rooms on application.
• Ability to board a coach and partake in activities
• Includes walking and other specified excursions. Other optional excursions available
• Maximum luggage 20kg for hold and 7kg as carry on
• A surcharge of $190 applies for travel in Jul and Aug
• Original value verified on: 18 Jan 2018
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