Rome

Best of Italy

Add a dash of ‘issimo’ to your love affair with Italy as you explore its captivating landscapes, culture, and the mouth-watering flavours that have inspired its residents to coin the phrase: “First we eat, then we do everything else...” Your Italian discovery made ever more delectable amidst the lemon scents of Sorrento, Renaissance romance in Florence and imposing Rome.

Price Includes

• 12 nights hotel accommodation
• 19 meals: 12 hot buffet breakfasts, 7 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
• On-trip transport
• All transport shown (including return Capri cruise)
• All transfers as per itinerary

Travel Dates:

27 Jul – 21 Aug 2018

Other departures available between April – October 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Ciao Roma! Explore this imperial city of emperors and senators, gods and goddesses, before joining your companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Our introduction to the Eternal City is an evening orientation drive to view some of the sights which await you. (WR)
Hotel: Una/Victoria

Day 2 Rome Sightseeing
The Holy See takes centre stage today as we join a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour in the fascinating Vatican Museums. Witness first-hand the masterpieces of Bramante and Michelangelo in a Cultural Insight, admiring the smooth, step-less staircase, the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel Experience and the marble masterpiece of Pietà, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica. We venture across the Tiber and into Ancient Rome to see the famous Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of celebrated chariot races. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city streets of Rome on your terms. (BB)

Day 3 Rome ▶ Cassino ▶ Pompeii ▶ Sorrento (2 Nights)
Today we pay tribute to the brave souls of the World War II Italian Campaign whose last resting place is the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino. We view the Benedictine Abbey, which featured as the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, before heading south to the wellpreserved ruins of Pompeii. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share details of the devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. (BB, DW) 
Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park

Day 4 Isle of Capri Excursion
We cross the Bay of Naples today by ferry to the glamorous Isle of Capri where we will visit some of its landmark sights. Wander past the chic
boutiques and pavement cafés in Capri Town in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we return to the mainland and enjoy a Cultural Insight into the intricate art of inlaid woodwork for which Sorrento is famous. (BB)

Day 5 Sorrento ▶ Assisi
We join our Local Specialist in Assisi for a walking tour to visit the Basilica of St. Francis. See the remnants of Roman heritage at the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and the Lion Fountain in the central piazza before dining at your hotel this evening. (BB, DW) Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation

Day 6 Assisi ▶ Verona ▶ Venice (2 Nights)
Fall in love with the Renaissance architecture and delicious flavours of Emiglia Romagna. The story of star-crossed lovers is celebrated later during our stop in the exquisite city of Verona, where we will admire Juliet’s Balcony, and the Roman arena, before arriving in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria Authentic Accommodation
Please note: On certain departures Verona will be visited on Day 8 instead of Day 6.

Day 7 Venice Orientation
We venture to the island of Giudecca where talented tradesmen share their centuries-old glassmaking traditions in a Cultural Insight, before meandering through the domain of St. Mark to view the impressive square and Basilica that still bear his name. Our journey through Venice takes us past the opulent Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, before an afternoon at leisure. (BB)

Day 8 Venice ▶ Milan ▶ Lake Maggiore (2 Nights)
Today we cross the lush green plains of Lombardy to sophisticated Milan, the global capital of design and fashion. An orientation tour takes us past the
intricate Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria, before dinner is served tonight at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon 

Day 9 Lake Como Excursion
The glistening blue waters of Lake Como welcome us today, with free time to enjoy the lakeside lifestyle and beautiful scenery that has enchanted visitors for millennia. This evening we venture by private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner experience. (BB, BG)

Day 10 Lake Maggiore ▶ Pisa ▶ Florence (2 Nights)
The charm of Tuscany lures us across the forested Apennine Mountains, past Genoa to the famous city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we will enjoy an opportunity to view the Leaning Tower. Our next stop is Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri

Day 11 Florence Sightseeing
Delve into the extravagant legacy of the de’ Medici in the company of a Local Specialist. The elegant Duomo dominates the skyline as we visit Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite statues and palazzi. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the beautiful skyline of Florence and the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio from Piazzale Michelangelo. (BB)

Day 12 Florence ▶ San Gimignano ▶ Rome
This morning we visit the charming Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano, within whose colourful city walls are extraordinary examples of medieval architecture and history. We head back to Rome this evening for a Farewell Dinner spent in the company of newfound friends and our Travel Director. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici

Day 13
Depart Rome
Our discovery of the best of Italy has sadly come to an end. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)


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