Experience

Grand Tour of Italy

15 days from £2,349pp

Offer highlights

This amazing journey of discovery will introduce you to so many of Italy’s iconic highlights, including the amazing cities of Venice, Florence and Rome.

  • Tour the floating city of Venice
  • View the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • 23 meals included

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Venice Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Venice today, from where we transfer you to your hotel in Preganziol. After time to settle in, we'll get together for a buffet-style welcome dinner, which features food typical of the Veneto region.

Day 2 Venice - Today's the day you'll get to explore Venice, with famous highlights including St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. In the evening we'll transfer you to the beautiful town of Treviso for you to explore at leisure. Meals included: B

Day 3 Bologna - Montecatini This morning we'll head off into northern Italy and Tuscany's glorious countryside. Our journey takes us through Bologna, where we'll stretch our legs on a sightseeing tour ending with a taste of delicious ice-cream at the famous Sorbetteria Castiglione. Meals included: B

Day 4 Pisa - From our base in Montecatini Terme, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is within reach. After your visit, the rest of the day is all yours or you may want to join an optional excursion to Lucca this afternoon. Meals included: B

Day 5 Florence - Today, you'll visit the 'art city' of Florence for a tour. This afternoon, there is an optional excursion to the Uffizi gallery with 'skip-the-line' admission and guide. This evening, there will be an opportunity to attend the Montecatini Opera Festival. Meals included: B

Day 6 Orvieto - Rome We're heading south today, to the region of Lazio and Rome. The impressive fortress town of Orvieto is ours to explore on the way to our hotel in Rome. Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Rome - Let's set off and explore the magnificent sights of Rome on a guided tour. Highlights include the beautiful Spanish Steps and the ornate Trevi Fountain. This afternoon is yours to do as you please in Rome. Meals included: B

Day 8 Rome - at Leisure Today you have the chance to pre-book an exclusive skip-the-line, timed admission two-hour guided visit of the Vatican Museum and Sistine chapel. Meals included: B

Day 9 Pompeii - Sorrento Peninsula A full day of exploration begins with a visit to Montecassino Abbey before we arrive at the ruins of Pompeii for a guided walking tour. Later, we'll arrive in the scenic Sorrento Peninsula, where our hotel is centrally located. Meals included: B,D

Day 10 Sorrento Peninsula - at Leisure Today you can relax at your hotel, or join an optional excursion. It's just a short boat journey across the Bay of Naples to Capri, so if you want to add this glamorous island to your sightseeing list, today's optional excursion is a must. Meals included: B,D

Day 11 Sorrento Peninsula - at Leisure Today you can relax at your hotel, or join an optional excursion and discover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Meals included: B,D

Day 12 Pizzo Calabro - Sicily We're leaving mainland Italy now, and heading to Sicily. On the way we'll stop at a seaside resort in Calabria for lunch. A short ferry ride takes us to Messina, with an onward drive to Taormina. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 13 Taormina - Taormina sits on a sheer cliff, perched above beautiful beaches and close to Mount Etna, so just imagine the views you'll see on today's tour. There's plenty of free time too, so spend the afternoon making your own discoveries. Meals included: B,D

Day 14 Giardini Naxos - at Leisure You've seen Mount Etna from afar, so maybe now's the time to see Europe's highest volcano close up on our optional excursion. Once here, there's a further option to head off on a 16-seater jeep adventure with an Alpine Guide for amazing views of this majestic mountain. Back at your hotel tonight, we'll get together to enjoy a farewell drink in the bar. Meals included: B,D

Day 15 Catania - UK Today you'll transfer to the Sicily's Catania Airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked). Meals included: B

Included holiday highlights

  • Welcome dinner with buffet of local specialities
  • Tour the floating city of Venice
  • Evening in the charming town of Treviso 
  • Visit the historical city of Bologna
  • Taste delicious ice-cream from a famous ice-cream parlour
  • View the Leaning Tower of Pisa 
  • Italy's 'art city' Florence 
  • Visit the fortress town of Orvieto
  • Rome and its historical sites 
  • Enter Montecassino Abbey
  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii 
  • Typical lunch at the seaside town of Pizzo Calabro
  • Visit Taormina for views of Mount Etna

What's included

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Return flights from London
  • 14 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 23 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Holiday Director and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
     

When can I go?

This offer is based on various departures throughout 2023. For alternative dates or airports, please speak to your Personal Travel Consultant.

 

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Terms and conditions

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