13 Days Bravo Italia

Discover the true meaning of ‘the good life’ as we spend 13 fab days exploring all that Italy has to offer. Artistic masterpieces, historic treasures, fascinating cities, amazing landscapes, delicious food, wonderful wine and buzzing nightlife. Italy’s got it all! Ready to create memories that will last longer than the pasta on your plate? Let’s do this.

Price Includes

12 nights hotel accommodation (twin or double)
12 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Smaller group size
Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
Awesome Trip Leader and Driver
Highlights:
o Local guides in Assisi, Siena, Florence and Lucca
o Wine tasting and al fresco dinner
o Visit Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower
o Visit the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre
o Walking tour of Verona
o Gondola ride in Venice

Travel Dates
02 Apr – 07 May 2019 and 08 Oct 2019

Other dates available. Surcharges may apply.

Bonus

Up to 10%* Early Bird discount (valid on selected trips from the new Europe Summer 2019/20 brochure )
$100* discount per person off Hotel or Explorer trips 11 days or more

Room/Cabin information
Hotel
Offer Ends

22 Sep 18,

unless sold out prior. Availability limited. 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Rome, Italy
Meet your Trip Leader and step back to 753 BC in one of the world's oldest open-air museums on a walking tour. Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a ‘colossus’ hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps and visit ancient history's version of the Hunger Games set at the Colosseum. Tonight, you're in Disneyland for foodies. Have fun. (D)

Day 2: Rome including Vatican City Visit
Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it's supposed to taste. Count your blessings on an optional tour of the Vatican City, then play ‘I-spy’ with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Want more? Then you could always shop till you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum or just kick back in Piazza Navona for some dolce far niente (delicious idleness). (B)

Day 3: Rome to Sorrento
Kick off your day with a pit stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient city of Pompeii, which was abruptly buried one evening in 79AD by a volcanic eruption. After an optional guided tour and a chance to grab a bite to eat, we're off to coastal Sorrento. Get your bearings, then feast at a local restaurant and soak up the atmosphere. (B, D)

Day 4: Sorrento
The day is all yours. Why not head to the Isle of Capri to see the famous Blue Grotto or set off on your own down the Amalfi coast to Positano by local bus. Tonight: follow the sound of live music and load up on carbs at a local joint of your choosing. It’s a tough life. (B)

Day 5: Sorrento to Assisi
Down that cappucino, we're off to Assisi. Stare at the storybook landscape like a lovesick puppy on the way. See the frescoes at the St Francis Basilica with a local guide before splitting off to explore the 14th century streets on your own. Dinner’s on us tonight. (B, D)

Day 6: Assisi to Florence
Shoot some espresso before we hit up Siena. A local guide will show you around the Renaissance sights before you get to explore. Psst… we'll need you to cover up as we're entering a sacred site. Tonight, we take Florence by storm. (B)

Day 7: Florence
Next up: a local Chianti wine tasting and an al fresco dinner in the Tuscan countryside. Then: Renaissance beauty meets Italian style. Explore the streets of Florence with a local guide today. Florence has more stories than Bilbo Baggins, more culture than a Shoreditch hipster, over 1,800 restaurants and it gave the world gelato. Say ciao to cheeky David and strut along the Ponte Vecchio, gelato in hand. Later, delve into a higher state of culinary consciousness. (B, D)

Day 8: Florence to Cinque Terre
Start off the day with a tour of the walled-in town of Lucca. Then, it’s on to Pisa to get the shot with that famous tower. Final destination: the stunning Cinque Terre for a feast together at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 9: Cinque Terre
The five cliff-side villages of Cinque Terre didn't end up on the World Heritage list for nothing. And each has a vibe of its own. Completely void of corporate development and full of quirks, this is a place where la dolce vita is not so much encouraged as enforced. And it comes with a world-class glass of red. Not bad, huh? (B)

Day 10: Cinque Terre to Venice
Cruise Lake Garda, the largest in Italy, before rolling on to Verona where Romeo fell in love with Juliet. Set off on a walking tour to get your bearings. Tonight: time to explore the city on water and to tuck in to a local Venetian meal. (B,D)

Day 11: Venice
You know it as The Floating City, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Today we’ll check out a who's who of Venice's usual suspects on a guided walking tour (ticking off the likes of St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge), then we’ll jump on a gondola ride. Throw away your map in the afternoon and try to find the world's most epic little bookshop, Libreria Acqua Alta, or just go on a mission to find the perfect gelato. (B)

Day 12: Venice to Rome
Today there’s a pit stop at the hilltop town of Orvieto to see the grand cathedral and dig into a wild boar panini. Next: All roads lead to Rome. End your day in true Italian fashion: at a local trattoria. It’s been emotional. (B,D)

Day 13: Rome
You're on your own from here. But, Rome wasn't built in a day, so why not spend a few more days in this epic place and get to know it a little better? (B)

 

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