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Italian Serenade

Italy is the ultimate destination for cuisine & culture. Enjoy a 12 day adventure from Rome to Venice, explore the coastline of Cinque Terre & see Pompeii.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,895
  • 2018 Rome > Venice

    Tour Code:

    ITE

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    Rome

    Return City:

    Venice

  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Rome

      Welcome to Rome. Your Italian adventure begins at your hotel with a walking tour of this ancient city. Your expert local guide will take you around this wondrous city, showing you key landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Please schedule flights to arrive before midday.

    • Day 2 - Rome

      You’ll start your exploration in the world’s smallest state, the Vatican City, where you’ll see such marvels as the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, which leads to the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. From there, you’ll continue to the Forum and the historic Colosseum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Rome > Sorrento

      This morning venture to the unique site of Pompeii, before continuing to Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a luxurious two night stay.

      Enrich

      Tonight partake in traditional Italian food at a home-hosted dinner. The only thing better than home-cooked Italian food is Italian hospitality, and you’ll enjoy healthy servings of both.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Sorrento
      Freechoice

      Relish the view as you take a funicular ride to Capri town. Alternatively, visit Positano, the Amalfi coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Sorrento > Perugia

      Your first stop today is the medieval village of Assisi. Then, it’s only a short drive to Perugia to view the Fontana Maggoire and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum. Tonight, you’ll get to enjoy your wonderful located in the historical heart of Perugia.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Perugia > Florence

      Today drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena, a delightful medieval city, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour.

      Enrich

      Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and discover local wine and oil production techniques. Later, enjoy a tasty rustic lunch featuring the region’s wine and produce.

      Continue to San Gimignano for a tour of the city, before heading to Florence for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Florence

      Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.

      FreechoiceDining

      Savour delicious Italian cuisine at one of Florence’s superb local restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Florence > Pisa > Rapallo

      Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower. Then continue on to Portofino, where you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise, before arriving in Rapallo for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Cinque Terre

      The rugged coastline known as the Cinque Terre, is a World Heritage-listed Site that comprises the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. They’re accessible only via walking paths, train or boat, which lends itself to the already considerable charm of these unique 11th century villages. Today, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring this picturesque coastline.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Rapallo > Venice

      Your first stop today is Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s Balcony and the main square, Piazza Bra. Continue to Venice – a truly unique city. Your opulent hotel, is located just moments from the Piazza San Marco, and you’ll cherish your two night Special Stay for a lifetime.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Venice

      Wonder in the beauty of historic Venice during a guided walking tour, including the Basilica of San Marco.

      Enrich

      Take a romantic gondola ride along the famous canals.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Venice

      Your journey ends today and depart to Venice airport after breakfast.

      Meals included: Breakfast