Italian Serenade

Discover the delights of Italy on a 12 day journey from Rome to Venice. Explore the Vatican City, admire Michelangelo’s David & visit the site of Pompeii.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,695
  • 2018 Rome > Venice

    Viva Italia

    Italy is a land synonymous with great food, grand art and passionate people. Discover it all over 12 magical days as you sample delicious cuisine in Rome, take a gondola ride in Venice and discover the gorgeous villages of the Cinque Terre.

    Italy will leave you spellbound with its depth of history, extraordinary way of life and of course that incredible cuisine. Be mesmerised by a treasure trove of dazzling cities, enchanting rural scenes and sparkling coastlines. Explore Rome, one of the world’s first cities, discover the extraordinary Amalfi Coast and the artistic soul of Florence. The wonders of Italy are waiting for you.

    Tour Code:

    OMIT

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    Rome

    Return City:

    Venice

  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Rome

      Your Italian adventure begins at your hotel, with a walking tour. 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 visit the unique site of Pompeii. Once a thriving Roman city, it was buried in ash after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Continue to Sorrento and 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 Maggiore and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum. Tonight, you’ll get to enjoy the wonderful hotel, located in the historical heart of Perugia.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Perugia > Florence

      Drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena, a delightful medieval city, and enjoy a guided 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 picturesque San Gimignano for an orientation tour of the city, before heading to Florence for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • 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, a gorgeous fishing village, 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, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Venice

      Appreciate the wealth and power that pervaded this maritime city state in times past during your walking tour of the city. Enjoy the bustling cafés in the square, see the spectacular Doge’s Palace and visit the majestic Basilica of San Marco.

      Enrich

      Ensconced in the romance of this city, enjoy a gondola ride and glide under ancient bridges amongst magnificently beautiful canals. Marvel at the colourful Grand Canal, explore the winding canals past ancient mansions and public buildings. What could be more idyllic?

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Venice

      Depart after breakfast. It’s the end of your tour, but the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • The intimacy of small group fully escorted touring
    • 1 memorable Special Stay
    • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • 5 Freechoice activities and dining
    • Discover the rugged coastline of the Cinque Terre
    • 18 meals – 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
    • And all tipping and gratuities