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Jewels of Italy - 7 Days

Jewels of Italy - 7 Days

Rome, Italy

From: R 15,700.00
 
  • Prices

    From: R 15,700.00
  • Trip Reference

    #8396
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    7 Days
  • Valid From

    1st of April 2018 (Sunday)
  • Valid To

    28th of October 2018 (Sunday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
About the Holiday

Planning on visiting Italy in 2018? Never been before? Then this 7 Day trip may just do the trick for your introduction to 'bellissimo' Italy!

This 7 Day coach journey gives you the opportunity to explore Italy's sophisticated capitals of Venice, Florence and Rome - the beautiful cobblestone squares, centuries' old tradition and historic highlights like the mighty Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa and spectacular Duomo must-visits on your open-air museum tour of this fascinating destination.

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Rome (2 nights)

Welcome to Rome. After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture.

Hotel: Ergife Palace

Day 2. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit inside the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards enjoy free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

Day 3. Rome – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

This morning leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through picturesque scenery in Umbria and Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later arrive at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord

Day 4. Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery for which Florence is renowned and don't forget to try the gelato. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5. Florence – Verona – Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights)

Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year. Stop and view Juliet's balcony in a courtyard which has become a popular tourist site for the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast and Dinner

Hotel: Antony

Day 6. Venice Orientation and Free Time

Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing farewell dinner. Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon known for its brightly coloured houses.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

Day 7. Depart Venice (Mestre)

This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Return airport/hotel transfers at selected times
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily & 2 three-course dinners
  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with free WiFi
  • Assistance of a professional Travel Director & local guides
  • All hotel service charges, taxes, baggage handling & hotel tips  
  • Sightseeing & VIP entry, including Insider Experiences
  • Visits: Rome, Florence & Venice

Are you travelling in a group? Book a group of 5-8 travellers & get 5% off per person. Frequent traveller & young traveller discounts also available.

Excludes
  • International flights into Rome and out of Venice
  • Visas
  • Health and Travel Insurance
  • Transfers outside the scheduled pick-up times of 0930, 1230 and 1530 will be for travellers own expense
  • Meals not specified
  • Items of a personal nature
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Rome
Rome is the capital city of Italy and of the Lazio region. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, where the river Aniene joins the Tiber.

According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus on April 21, 753 BC, but archaeological evidence supports the theory that Rome grew from pastoral settlements on the Palatine Hill , coalescing into a city in the 8th century BC.

Rome enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate. It is at its most comfortable from April through June, and from mid-September to October; in particular, the Roman ottobrate ("beautiful October day") are famously known as sunny and warm days.

The center of Rome is surrounded by some large green areas and opulent ancient villas, which are the remains of the crowns of villas which encircled the papal city. Most of them were largely destroyed by real estate speculation at the end of the 19th century.

Rome may not be the hippest of capitals, but for those who know the right places, it is possible to party all night. Romans go out late and the fun only really commences after dinner. The wine-bars and cafťs lying between Campo deí Fiori, Piazza Navona and Via della Pace are the places to be seen. Irish pubs are also popular with Italians and expats, and can be a good place for a fun and informal night out.

Ingredients and dishes vary by region. There are many significant regional dishes that have become both national and regional. Cheese and wine are also a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles both regionally and nationally with their many variations. Coffee and more specifically espresso has become highly important to the cultural cuisine of Italy.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 14 October 2017.

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