Splendours of Italy

Weave your way from Rome to the sun-kissed south and the Bay of Naples and Sorrento. Travel past the home of St. Francis of Assisi to romantic Venice, the beautiful Italian Lakes and golden hills of Tuscany before Florence.

Price Includes

• 12 nights accommodation at cherry picked hotels, all tried and trusted
• 17 Meals: 12 Buffet breakfasts, 5 Three course dinners
• Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
• Services of an expert Travel Director and separate driver
• Sightseeing including:
o Rome Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views ofthe mighty Colosseum
o Sorrento Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop 
o Assisi Orientation tour includes St. Francis’ Basilica
o Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
o Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony
o Lugano Visit this magnificent lakeside resort
o Italian Lakes Enjoy a free day with spectacular views
o Pisa View the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower
o Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery
o Siena Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race


Bonus

Helloworld Exclusive Offer: Exclusive Discount: $100* per person on all 2017/2018 CostSaver trips worldwide.

Room/Cabin information
Twin share
Travel Dates

09 Jun, 16 Jun, 11 Aug and 18 Aug 2018

Other departures available between May - Oct 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.


Offer Ends

27 Oct 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Destinations
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Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Welcome to Rome. After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening why not take a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the amazing atmosphere.  
Hotel: Ergife Palace

Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city, starting with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest and most inspiring churches ever built. Your trip continues across the Tiber River with views of the iconic  Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Spend free time exploring the wonderful sights on your own. Perhaps take an Optional Experience offered by your Travel Director. (BB)

Day 3 | Rome - Bay of Naples (2 Nights)
This morning perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums. Then journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the Bay of Naples, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon why not take an Optional Experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast? (BB, D) 
Hotel: Stabia

Day 4 | Sorrento Excursion
Your excursion to the nearby clifftop resort of Sorrento starts with a visit to an inlaid wood workshop, for which the area is renowned. Enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs and make sure you sample some of the delicious Limoncello produced from local lemons for which the region is famous. (BB, D)
Day 5 | Bay of Naples - Assisi
This morning consider an Optional Experience to see the excavations of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered for centuries beneath a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Later drive through the rolling hills of
Umbria to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, birthplace of St. Francis. Enjoy an orientation tour which includes St. Francis
Basilica, renowned for its fresco paintings. (BB, D)
Hotel: Frate Sole

Day 6 | Assisi - Venice (Oriago) (2 Nights)
Enjoy a scenic drive across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical floating city of Venice. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB, D)
Hotel: Il Burchiello

Day 7 | Venice Orientation and Free Time
Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. You are surrounded by magnificent sights and sounds as you cruise by private launch along the Giudecca canal to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a delicious meal. (BB)

Day 8 | Venice (Oriago) - Verona - Lugano - Italian Lakes (2 Nights)
Journey west to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous play, and stop to admire the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony. Continue across the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. Arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB, D) 
Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan

Day 9 | Free Day or Milan and Lake Como Excursion
Today you have a full day to enjoy the facilities at your hotel including the swimming pool. Alternatively consider an Optional Experience to Milan and Lake Como. (BB)

Day 10 | Italian Lakes Region - Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)
Cross the Apennine Mountains, travel along the Italian Riviera arriving in Pisa. Here we see the famous leaning tower in the Square of Miracles. Later arrive at your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight you may wish to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Tuscan hills. (BB)
Hotel: Wall Art

Day 11 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
Florence is one of the liveliest and most creative cities in Europe and home to some of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture. Your Local Specialist gives you an excellent account of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork and in your free time visit one of the many museums or simply relax and enjoy the ambience. (BB)

Day 12 | Florence - Siena - Rome
Admire the beautiful scenery as you drive through the Chianti region of Tuscany to Siena, a medieval city famous for its biannual Palio horse race. Marvel at its rich heritage during your orientation tour. This evening in Rome you might like to mark the end of an enjoyable holiday with a meal out. (BB)
Hotel: Raganelli

Day 13 | Depart Rome
This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories. Transfers
to Rome Fiumicino airport available. Conditions apply. (BB)


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