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Italian Serenade

Immerse yourself in wondrous Italy on a 12 day journey from Rome to Venice. Enjoy the famous hospitality of the Italians with a home hosted dinner.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,895
  • 2019 Venice > Rome

    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:

    Venice

    Return City:

    Rome

  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Venice

      Welcome to Venice. Your Italian adventure begins with a two night stay.

    • Day 2 - 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, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Venice > Rapallo

      Your first stop today is Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s Balcony and the main square, Piazza Bra. Continue to Rapallo and your hotel for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - 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 5 - Rapallo > Pisa > Florence

      Travel to Portofino, a gorgeous fishing village, where you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise. Then, travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower, before arriving in Florence for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - 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.

      Freechoice Dining

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Florence > Siena > Perugia

      Today visit San Gimignano and discover this historic city on 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 your journey to Siena, a delightful medieval city, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour, then arrive in Perugia for your overnight stay. Tonight, you’ll get to enjoy your hotel, located in the historical heart of Perugia.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Perugia > Sorrento

      Explore the medieval village of Assisi, before arriving in Sorrento for your two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9 - 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.

      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 10 - Sorrento > Rome

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - 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 12 - Rome

      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