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Magnificent Cities & Lakes of Italy

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DATES AVAILABLE: 24-Mar-2018
DURATION: 14 Days

Italy is home to a wealth of “magnificents,” and this vacation features them all. Rome with its famed archaeological sites; Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance;” enchanting Lake Maggiore; the unique floating city of Venice; Perugia, capital of Umbria; and the lively resort of Sorrento. You’ll also experience Pisa’s amazing Leaning Tower; the charming landscapes of Cinque Terre; Genoa, childhood home of Christopher Columbus; Milan, capital of fashion; Italian-speaking Lugano in Switzerland; Romeo & Juliet’s romantic Verona; Ravenna with its precious Byzantine mosaics; Assisi’s frescoed St. Francis Basilica; Pompeii’s remarkable archaeological site; and the jet-set Isle of Capri. Enjoy it all amid the warmth of the Italian people and the beauty of the panoramic landscapes.

Inclusions:

  • Return airfare from Australia to Rome
  • 13 nights accommodation with private bathroom, hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Canal transfer boat in Venice
  • Boat transfer to Capri
  • Train from La Spezia to Levanto.
  • Visit Milan’s Duomo, Lake Maggiore, Lugano (Switzerland), Verona’s Juliet’s balcony, Ravenna, Sorrento, Capri and more
  • Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Genoa, Assisi, Pompeii archaeological site and individual headsets where necessary
  • Professional Tour Director while touring
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 dinners

Sightseeing Visits to:

Pisa’s Leaning Tower, Milan’s Duomo, Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Verona’s Juliet’s Balcony, Venice canal boat ride, Ravenna, Sorrento, Capri.

Scenic Highlights:

Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Italian Lake District, Bay of Naples, Capri

 

 

 

 

DATES AVAILABLE: 24-Mar-2018
DURATION: 14 Days

Italy is home to a wealth of “magnificents,” and this vacation features them all. Rome with its famed archaeological sites; Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance;” enchanting Lake Maggiore; the unique floating city of Venice; Perugia, capital of Umbria; and the lively resort of Sorrento. You’ll also experience Pisa’s amazing Leaning Tower; the charming landscapes of Cinque Terre; Genoa, childhood home of Christopher Columbus; Milan, capital of fashion; Italian-speaking Lugano in Switzerland; Romeo & Juliet’s romantic Verona; Ravenna with its precious Byzantine mosaics; Assisi’s frescoed St. Francis Basilica; Pompeii’s remarkable archaeological site; and the jet-set Isle of Capri. Enjoy it all amid the warmth of the Italian people and the beauty of the panoramic landscapes.

Magnificent Cities & Lakes of Italy - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

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Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 25 March 2018 – Fly to Rome

    Arrive in Rome, Italy. Fly from Australia to Rome, Italy. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    Overnight: Rome

  2. 26 March 2018 – Rome

    Rome, the “Eternal City,” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter’s Square, followed by a visit to the Roman Forum and the mighty Colosseum for full immersion into life during the Roman Empire.

    Overnight: Rome

    Meals: Breakfast

  3. 27 March 2018 – Rome – Pisa – Montecantini

     Vistas of rolling hills, rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa to visit the Square of Miracles and see the amazing Leaning Tower. Arrive in Montecatini.

    Overnight: Montecatini

    Meals: Breakfast

  4. 28 March 2018 – Excursion to Florence

    Today, enjoy an included excursion to Florence. Your Local Guide will show you most of the city highlights on the walking tour. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the “Gate of Paradise.”

    Overnight: Montecatini

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. 29 March 2018 – Montecatini to Genoa

    Travel towards La Spezia, a province in Italy’s Liguria region. Then, hop aboard the train to discover some of the five spectacular Cinque Terre villages. Here, the beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired poet Lord Byron. From Levanto, head towards Genoa, birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus.

    Overnight: Genoa

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. 30 March 2018 – Genoa to Lake Maggiore

    Today’s included guided tour is an excellent introduction to Genoa. A maze of squares and alleys, the city grew around the port, a natural inlet, and boasts the largest medieval historical centre in Europe. Some of the highlights include the remains of the city’s 17th-century fortifications. Next, head north into the plains of Lombardy, and stop in Milan to marvel at its magnificent gothic Duomo. Then, continue to Baveno on Lake Maggiore.

    Overnight: Lake Maggiore

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. 31 March 2018 – Excursion to Lugano

    Time to relax and get to know Lake Maggiore, one of Italy’s largest lakes. Located on the very edge of Alpine Switzerland, on clear days you can see the peaks of the Swiss Alps. Take advantage of the included excursion to visit Lugano in Italian-speaking Canton Ticino.

    Overnight: Lake Maggiore

    Meals: Breakfast

  8. 01 April 2018 – Lake Maggiore to Venice

    Travel across the Po River plain and stop in the romantic city of Verona to see Romeo and Juliet’s balcony, and enjoy some time at leisure marvelling at the Roman amphitheatre before reaching the Venice area.

    Overnight: Venice Area

    Meals: Breakfast

  9. 02 April 2018 – Venice

    Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real-life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation starts with a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian Glassblowers fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.

    Overnight: Venice Area

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. 03 April 2018 – Venice to Perugia

    An interesting drive southwards right across the Po Delta to Ravenna, renowned for its treasure of byzantine mosaics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Assisi, enclosed by ramparts and little changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic St. Francis-see the Basilica of St. Francis with its famous frescoes by Giotto, brought back to life by a Local Guide. Overnight in beautiful nearby Perugia, capital of Umbria.

    Overnight: Perugia

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. 04 April 2018 – Perigia to Sorrento

    Drive to Pompeii, where time stopped for the rich, aristocratic town with the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. On the included guided visit, see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theatre, and forum. Carry on to Sorrento, set on a plateau above the waters of the Bay of Naples. Wander the winding streets lined with shops and stalls, and sit with a glass of wine, absorbing the easy-going life of this charming resort.

    Overnight: Sorrento

    Meals: Breakfast

  12. 05 April 2018 – Capri

    Enjoy a day trip to the legendary island, surrounded by rocky coastline and where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves. The town with its pretty piazza, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cosy restaurants is a mecca for the jet set. Explore on your own or take an optional island tour.

    Overnight: Sorrento

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. 06 April 2018 – Sorrento to Rome

    This morning, time at leisure or enjoy an optional excursion to Positano before returning to Rome.

    Overnight: Rome

    Meals: Breakfast

  14. 07 April 2018 – Rome to Australia

    Your guided tour ends with breakfast this morning. Make your way to the airport for your return flights home

    Meals: Breakfast