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Rome and Best of Italy

Rome and Best of Italy

11 Days/10 Nights From
AU$2,705 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    SYN-19-6198
  • Travel From
    29 Sep 2019
  • Travel Until
    09 Oct 2019
OFFER
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11 Days/10 Nights From
AU$2,705 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    SYN-19-6198
  • Travel From
    29 Sep 2019
  • Travel Until
    09 Oct 2019
OFFER
*Discounted price
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Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 10-night accommodationInclusionInclusion Admission fees to Vatican Museums InclusionInclusion Dedicated licensed local guide in Rome InclusionInclusion English speaking tour escortMealMeal 1 welcome dinner and 11 breakfastsToursTours Best of Italy Tours - Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Venice, Verona, San Gimignano, Siena, Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri

Summary

Enjoy 10 nights of pure bliss, featuring the very best of Rome, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Sorrento, and Capri. This quintessential package takes you to the unsurpassed features of Italy, including the highlights of religious and ancient Rome, artistic discoveries in Florence, and the gems of UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre suspended between sea and land. Your sweet escape expands further with a guided tour of the romantic city of Venice, a visit to Juliet's balcony in Verona, and excursions to the beautiful hilltop towns of San Gimignano and Siena. Your journey to south is made even more thrilling with a visit to the enchanting ruins of Pompeii, exciting funicular ride up to La Piazzetta in Capri, and delightful Limoncello tasting in the fragrant land of Sorrento.

Travel Dates: 29 September - 09 October 2019

*SPECIAL OFFER:
Discounted price for September 29 departure.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Florence
  • Cinque Terre
  • Venice, Verona
  • Siena
  • Wine tasting & visit to San Gimignano
  • Pompeii excavations
  • Capri Island

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival in Rome
Upon arrival, meet and greet your tour leader and transfer to Rome. Check-in at hotel and balance of the day at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight. (D)  

Day 2, Rome - Vatican Museums - Optional Rome by Night 
After breakfast, your local guide will make you discover the highlights of religious and ancient Rome: The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel where you’ll admire the Last Judgment and the Creation by Michelangelo, St. Peter's Square and Basilica. You will also admire the majestic Coliseum (outside) and the Roman Forum (outside). To make the most of your stay, join the optional Rome-By-Night excursion. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 3,  Rome - Florence
At 7:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel in Rome and get transferred to the meeting point to join the group. You will depart to the Cradle of the Renaissance. First you will stop in Michelangelo’s square for a photo opportunity, then your local guide will make you discover Florence during a walking tour of the city including beauties such as Piazza della Signoria with Loggia dei Lanzi (a real open-air museum), the Cathedral (outside), Giotto’s Bell Tower (outside), the doors of the Baptistery and the Church of Santa Croce. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight in Florence. (L)

Day 4, Florence - Full Day in Cinque Terre
Breakfast at hotel. Today, you will discover by train the highlights of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. Five (cinque) villages, suspended between sea and land listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. You will first reach Manarola. Your journey will continue to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered the pearl of the Cinque Terre, where you will get entranced by its enchanting beaches. Back to Florence. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 5,  Florence - Venice
After breakfast, you'll depart to the Door of the Orient. Upon arrival in Venice you'll enjoy a guided tour of this unique and romantic city. Strolling through the ancient and narrow streets of Venice, you will reach the Rialto Bridge (outside) and St. Mark’s Square with the impressive Basilica (outside). Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 6, Venice - Verona - San Gimignano - Siena
After breakfast, you'll depart to Verona where your tour leader will make you discover the wide array of monuments and historic buildings of this romantic city, such as Juliet’s Balcony (the star-crossed lover from the masterpiece by Shakespeare) and the Roman Theatre (outside). Then you'll leave to the beautiful hilltop town of San Gimignano, famous all over the world for the skyline of its medieval towers. Today you’ll have the chance to visit a wine estate and taste the world-known Chianti wine accompanied with light dinner. Continuation to the hilltop town of Siena where overnight. (B, WT)

Day 7, Siena - Rome
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of the city with your tour escort to admire the Dome (outside), the magnificent square known as Il Campo, where twice a year the “Palio” race is run on bareback horses. Time at leisure for personal discoveries. Continuation to Rome where you will enjoy dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel. (B, D)

Day 8, Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento
After breakfast, you'll depart to Sorrentine Peninsula and visit a cameo factory before arriving in Pompeii, where your local guide will make you discover this ancient Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Then you'll proceed to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 9, Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento
After breakfast, transfer to the harbour and cross to the Isle of Capri, famous since Roman times and favourite vacation spot of the Emperor Tiberius and – in modern era – of many VIP. Arrive at the port of Marina Grande take the funicular up to La Piazzetta. Time at leisure to explore the Island. Return to Sorrento where you’ll have the chance to taste “Limoncello”, the liquor made from the fragrant lemon of Sorrentine Area. Dinner and overnight. (B, T, D)

Day 10, Sorrento - Rome
After breakfast at hotel, time at leisure to explore the area. Around noon, depart to Rome. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 11, Rome - Airport
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Fiumicino Airport to catch your flight back home. (B)

Please Note:

For operational reasons, the order of excursions may be changed. Optional excursions not specified in our Itinerary, will be suggested by our tour leader.

Accommodation (4-star hotels or similar)

  • Rome: American Palace
  • Florence: GH Mediterraneo
  • Venice (Downtown): Casanova
  • Siena: Four Points Siena
  • Rome Airport: Sheraton Parco de Medici
  • Sorrento: GH Flora

Inclusions

  • Deluxe transportation
  • Licensed English-speaking tour escort
  • 10-night accommodation in selected 4* hotels
  • 11 breakfast
  • 1 welcome dinner with music and ¼ wine + ½ water p.p. included
  • Dedicated licensed local guide in Rome
  • Admission fees to Vatican Museums
  • Headsets in Rome
  • Transfer to/from Fiumicino Airport
  • Baggage handling at hotel – 1 piece of luggage per person

Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Extras
  • Hotel city tax
  • Drinks at meals if not specified
  • Optional excursions
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

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