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Classic Italy (5 nights/6 days)

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Europe’s jewel in crown. A country steeped in art, history, culture and tradition. A nation with extremely enjoyable food and wine, weather, alpine slopes, Mediterranean warmth and definitive sense of fashion and design.

This is one not-to-be-missed destination by any avid traveller. The best way to see this country is by travelling independently at your own pace, soaking in the cosy native experience. This is a slightly shorter tour of Italy for someone on a go. As with any of our tours we can offer more detailed itineraries of Italy including Italian lakes and apls and Tuscan countryside


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DAY 1 ROME Arrive in Rome. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day/evening free on own

DAY 2 FLORENCE Train to Florence in the morning [08:15 - 09:50].

Check in to hotel [Ariston]or equivalent .

Excursion to Pisa (Afternoon) -

Go on an excursion through the picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty and home of the Leaning Tower. [Duration : 5.5 hrs. ; start time : 13:30] Operates on Tue/Thur/Sat/Sun or daily depending on season

Includes - Transportation by coach, tour escort, local guide, entrance fee to the Cathedral.

DAY 3 VENICE Train to Venice in the morning [08:30 - 10:33]

Check in to hotel [Ca'malipiero or equivalent].

Half Day to Murano, Burano & Torcello (Afternoon)-

Sail to Murano to see how the beautiful coloured glass is made, then on to the pretty islands of Burano and Torcello. After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the famous Lido beach resort, the boat arrives in Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. The second stop is at the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen's houses painted in bright colours. Then after a short cruise, we reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory. [Duration - 3 hrs. 30 min. ; Start time - 14:15]

Includes - Transportation by boat, visit to a Glass Factory.

An Enchanting Gondola Ride in the evening: Venice viewed from the water ! A romantic 'promenade' by gondola that will take you along the canals of Venice. An unmissable opportunity to travel along Venice's waterways looking up at the fabulous mediaeval palaces that line these historic thoroughfares and down to see their shimmering reflections dancing on the surface of the water. This cruise through the city's most secluded waterways passing under small bridges will help you appreciate the special quality of this floating city. [Duration : 35 min.]

DAY 4 ROME Train to Rome in the morning [07:15-11:55]

Check in to hotel [Margaret or equivalent].

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms Half Day Tour

Visit all of the most important sights of Vatican City with this unique guided Vatican City Tour with the added advantage of avoiding the queue.

Duration of tour: 3 hours

Avoid the lengthy queues and explore one of the world's most extensive art collections with an expert local guide on this fascinating tour of the Vatican. Your guide will share the stories and secrets contained within the Museums' walls, pleasures originally meant for the exclusive enjoyment of the Pope. Experience Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam with you own eyes as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Museums, be humbled by the imposing beauty of Saint Peter's Basilica, where you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pieta'. For a fascinating finish, you will stop to admire the magnificent Saint Peter's Square, as your guide points out Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion.[Start time - 14:15]

Includes - Privileged entrance to the Museums, entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Vatican Museums, headsets to facilitate hearing the guide, English speaking tour guide.

DAY 5 ROME Open City Tour -

Enjoy Rome from an open top bus. The Rome open tour offers you the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful hop on - hop off experience, with an itinerary including stops at the most famous sites in Rome with 2 hours commentary in 8 languages. [From 08:30 - 17:00]

Includes - Transportation by bus, recorded commentary.


OPTION 1: Naples-Capri-Anacapri : Take a day out of Rome to visit Capri with its famous Blue Grotto and Anacapri. Duration of tour: 13 hours 30 mins. 145 EUR pp.

Includes: Transportation by coach and jetfoil, guide service, entrance to the Blue Grotto in Capri, lunch, free time.

OPTION 2: Naples-Pompei

Enjoy a visit to Pompei to see the excavations of the tragic Roman city.

Duration of tour: 14 hours 30 mins. 115 EUR pp

Includes: Transportation by coach, visit to a Cameos Factory, lunch, entrance and guided tour to Pompei Excavations.

DAY 6 ON FLIGHT Transfer from hotel to airport