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Italy Encompassed

Take in the highlights of Italy. Explore Imperial Rome, the ruins of Pompeii before heading to Renaissance Florence filled with art masterpieces. Head out in the rolling hills of Tuscany to experience the delights of Siena and San Gimignano. Walk the trails between the beautiful seaside villages of the Cinque Terre. From Milan you visit Lake Como, playground of the rich and famous, before ending your journey amongst the iconic canals of Venice.


 

11 DAYS | ROME - VENICE

TYPE: INDEPENDENT

TRAVEL: DAILY (YEAR-ROUND)

FROM $2,539*


ITINERARY

Day 1 Rome

On arrival at the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Eternal City.

Day 2 Rome

Discover Imperial Rome on a group tour including the Forum and the magnificent Colosseum. The rest of the day is free
to explore the city, perhaps take in the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain or cross the river to the Vatican. B

Day 3 Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Rome

A full day excursion to visit the vibrant city of Naples and the famous ruins of Pompeii at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. After
a walking tour of the historic centre of Naples continue to Pompeii where a guide will bring to life the streets and villas of this well preserved ancient town that was buried under ash in 79AD. After the tour return to Rome by coach. BL

Day 4 Rome – Florence

Transfer to the train station in time for your train from Rome to Florence. The rest of the day is free to discover this beautiful Renaissance city. Visiting the beautiful Duomo is a must and the Uffizi Gallery is hard to beat for its collection of classical art. Cross the Arno River and browse the jewellery shops of the Ponte Vecchio. B

Day 5 Florence – Siena – San Gimignano – Florence

Head out through the Chianti countryside passing olive groves and vineyards as you travel to the city of Siena. Discover the narrow streets, brick built buildings and palazzos of this beautiful city with a guided tour. Continue through Tuscany to the renowned walled town of San Gimignano overlooked by the numerous medieval towers that soar above the streets. Return to Florence for the evening. B

Day 6 Florence – La Spezia

Travel by train to La Spezia on the Ligurian coast. In the afternoon perhaps head out to explore the nearby Cinque Terre or the fishing village of Portovenere. B

Day 7 Cinque Terre

Today you have the chance to explore the villages and coastline of the Cinque Terre by train and on foot with a
rail pass that allows you to hop between the villages and access to the walking paths that hug the coast. The views of the brightly coloured houses clinging to the cliff sides are stunning. B

Day 8 La Spezia – Milan

Take the train north to Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. Spend the afternoon seeing the sights of the city at your own pace, the Gothic cathedral, grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and La Scala opera house are all well worth seeing. B

Day 9 Milan – Lake Como – Bellagio – Milan

Take a trip north to discover the beautiful Lake Como. Visit the quaint town of Como before boarding a panoramic cruise
on the lake to enjoy the stunning scenery and the Alpine backdrop as you pass opulent villas before arriving at Bellagio. Explore the winding streets and grand historic buildings before returning back to Milan. B

Day 10 Milan – Venice

Hit the rails again as you traverse the country across to the east coast and the iconic Venice. Transfer to your hotel before heading out into the city. Soak up the hustle and bustle of
St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal or escape to the more tranquil side streets and small canals that criss–cross the city. B

Day 11 Venice

Your trip ends after breakfast in Venice. B

Note: available in reverse - Venice to Rome

  • Marvel at the rolling hills of Tuscany and enjoy a glass of local wine
  • Explore the beautiful streets and hidden cafes in Siena and San Gimignano
  • Set sail on a relaxing cruise on stunning Lake Como

  • 10 nights’ accommodation in superior hotels
  • 10 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L)
  • Transfers and tours as per itinerary
  • 2nd class rail tickets between cities

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B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner • *Terms and conditions apply. From prices are per person, twin share, based on lead in grades and/or seasons unless specified. When available, optional upgrades can be applied at time of booking. See our terms and conditions for more information