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Milan, Venice, Rome, Florence, Sorrento – 12 days escorted small group by train

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Start your journey in the country’s fashion capital: Milan. Enjoy a gourmet aperitif after a walking tour to discover must see sites and an authentic vintage tram ride. The next day, head to Lake Como and Bellagio to disc over breathtaking landscapes. The next stop is Venice for 2 nights. Here you will visit the most important historical sites, taste many local foods and have a fantastic experience in Murano, where artisans show you the art of blown glass. Drive to the centre of the country and visit one of Italy’s major artistic cities. Florence and Rome. Spend 2 nights in each city visiting the most important historical sites: Piazza Della Signoria, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Florence’s Uffizi Courthouse, Trevi Fountain, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica. Additionally, on the second day in Tuscany, visit Siena for a dining and wine experience in one of his Chianti vineyards. The last stop: Enchanting Southern Italy. Depart from Pompeii to visit ancient ruins and finally relax in Sorrento and enjoy his fullday trip to Capri to end your holiday with unforgettable memories. High-Speed trains to move across with stress-free luggage!

Highlights

  • Minimum 2 adults required to guarantee the tour!
  • Small Escorted Group of max 26 people
  • Italian Gems included: Lake of Como & Bellagio; Murano; Siena; Chianti Countryside; Pompeii Ruins; Capri
  • Worry-Free luggage – Thanks to our unique included porterage service at railway stations and/or our “luggage bus” (that delivers luggage from hotel to hotel), we make train travel stress-free.
  • Transport: with high speed train transfer in First class with plenty of room to walk around as well
  • Great group activities
  • Free time to absorb and experience the surrounding

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Milan

Welcome to Italy! This incredible journey begins with you discovering the beauty of our magical peninsula. Arrive at your hotel on your own or book a private transfer and check into your hotel. In the afternoon, attend a brief briefing with your guide and meet the rest of your group. Then, immerse yourself in the charming streets of Milan’s historic centre, home to the famous Teatro alla Scala, the elegant Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, the magnificent Castello Sforza, and the majestic Duomo. See what the whole city can admire. At the end of the tour, enjoy an exquisite gourmet Italian aperitif. In the evening, continue exploring this magnificent city and relax at your hotel.

Day 2 :
Milan

After breakfast, enjoy some free time in this wonderful city. Join the “Lake Como and Bellagio Full Day Tour” today. Visit the charming towns of Como and Bellagio and enjoy a cruise on the lake. Follow your guide on a walking tour of Como city centre. Then, take a boat across the lake to admire the magnificent lakeside villas and gardens. Arrive by boat to the famous village of Bellagio, the so-called ‘Pearl of the Lake’, and enjoy your time in this idyllic and relaxing place. Afterwards, return to Milan and relax at your hotel

Breakfast

Depart Milan and head to Venice, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Enjoy sweet and sour snacks and your choice of hot or cold beverages on board. After about two and a half hours, you will arrive in Venice, from where you will walk to your hotel. After enjoying a welcome drink with your group, follow your guide to discover the ancient and precious art of blown glass in a traditional ‘kiln’. Return to your hotel and join us for a welcome dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 :
Venice

Explore the floating city now! Travel freely through Venice’s historic centre with a vaporetto pass. Your guide will take you through narrow streets, canals and small bridges to discover the main attractions and witness the mighty power of the city over the centuries. See the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square with the Cathedral, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs leading to the prison. Free time to stroll on your own and buy local glass souvenirs.

Breakfast

In the morning, board the high-speed train and travel 2 hours to Florence. From there, begin a guided walking tour through the streets of Florence, exploring the beauty of the Uffizi Gallery with the Vasari Corridor and the Duomo, including the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery and the famous Giotto’s Campanile. Admire the monumental group. for his bronze “Gates of Paradise”.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel
Day 6 :
Florence

Spend a leisurely morning and immerse yourself in the ‘Siena and Chianti Countryside’ in the afternoon to experience Tuscany’s most beautiful towns firsthand. Arrive in Siena by train and discover the treasures of his one of the most beautiful cities in the world, immersed in art, culture and traditions such as the Palio horse race, which he takes place twice a year. Explore the best that Siena has to offer. Our guide will take you through the ancient streets of Siena to the most beautiful scenery. Continue to traditional farms and wineries and learn about the winemaking process from grape to glass. Then, enjoy Chianti wines and local produce with food and wine tasting. Finally, relax on the train journey back to Florence.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel

After breakfast, take the high-speed train to Rome. In the afternoon, take a guided walk through the Baroque Roman streets and admire the most iconic sights such as the enchanting Piazza Navona and the famous Pantheon. You can also make a wish by tossing a coin at the iconic Trevi Fountain. The rest of the night is free. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel
Day 8 :
Rome

This morning, take a hop-on hop-off bus for a panoramic tour of the Eternal City, arriving at the Vatican Museums. Skip-the-line gives you direct access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica to see the stunning masterpieces inside, as well as a wide range of exhibits featuring ancient sculptures, tapestries, medieval maps, paintings and stunning artifacts. You can see the gallery, where you can admire Michelangelo’s Pietà and the splendid bronze altar.

Breakfast
4* Star Hotel

In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, take the high-speed train to Naples. After an hour drive, start his wonderful day with a tour of the Sorrento Peninsula, stopping to see the extraordinary Pompeii and its magic. Marvel at the dramatic history of the Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Walk among the ruins of this mysterious city. Afterwards, head to Sorrento, where there are hotels overlooking the sea. Dinner will be held at your hotel, after which you are free to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Breakfast, Dinner
4* Star Hotel
Day 10 :
Sorrento

After breakfast, it’s time to discover Capri, a charming paradise for artists, writers and celebrities famous for its Italian fashion brands and local craft shops. Visit the village of Anacapri, located 1,800 feet above sea level. Here you can take the chairlift to Monte Solaro, explore Villa San Michele and Axel Munte Gardens, and enjoy lunch in a typical local restaurant. Then, visit Capri’s famous Piazzetta, which offers breathtaking views of the bay. Walk down the most beautiful streets to August Gardens. Here you can see Faraglioni, famous for his impressive rock formations. At the end of the trip, board your hydrofoil and return to Sorrento. Dinner will be held at your hotel, after which you are free to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Breakfast, Dinner
4* Star Hotel
Day 11 :
Sorrento

At the end of the tour, all you need is a relaxing day of shopping and exploring the Sorrento Peninsula. So we offer him a day of carefree fun by taking a dip in his hotel swimming pool, sunbathing on a beautiful beach, or arranging tours to Amalfi and Positano. Dinner will be held at your hotel, after which you are free to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Breakfast, Dinner
4* Star Hotel
Day 12 :
Sorrento

After breakfast, your journey to discover the beauty of Italy comes to an end. Always keep this unique experience in mind. Feel free to contact us to request an extra night in Sorrento or a private transfer to the train station or airport in Naples.

Breakfast

Dates and Costing

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
28 June, 2024 - 9 July, 2024 Guaranteed $5,100
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12 July, 2024 - 23 July, 2024 Guaranteed $4,870
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26 July, 2024 - 6 August, 2024 Guaranteed $4,870
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9 August, 2024 - 20 August, 2024 Guaranteed $4,650
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23 August, 2024 - 3 September, 2024 Guaranteed $4,650
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13 September, 2024 - 24 September, 2024 Guaranteed $5,100
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4 October, 2024 - 15 October, 2024 Guaranteed $6,030
Available

The Cost Includes

  • accommodation in 4* hotels centrally located:
  • 2 nights in Milan – Starhotel Anderson in a superior room
  • 2 nights in Venice – NH Collection Murano Villa - in a superior roomin a superior room
  • 2 nights in Florence – Starhotel Michelangelo in a superior room
  • 2 nights in Rome – Hotel Massimo d’Azeglio in a superior room
  • 3 nights in Sorrento – Grand Hotel Europa Palace
  • daily breakfast
  • 4 Dinners
  • 1 food and wine tasting
  • Welcome drinks and snacks on the high speed train
  • Professional English/French speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour
  • High speed train transfer in First class, Vaporetto Pass 48H in Venice, Hop-on-hop-off 24H in Rome
  • Stress free luggage – Porterage service at railway stations and/or our “luggage bus” (that delivers luggage from hotel to hotel), we make train travel stress-free.
  • Group activities:
  • Milan: Best of Milan guided walking tour
  • Milan: Lake of Como and Bellagio full day discovery
  • Venice: Murano island walking tour with glass blowing visit
  • Venice: highlights of Venice guided walking tour
  • Florence: highlights of Florence guided walking tour
  • Florence: Siena discovery guided tour with food and wine tasting in a vineyard in Chianti
  • Rome: Baroque Rome guided walking tour
  • Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter Basilica
  • Rome: Hop-on hop-off 24H
  • Sorrento: ruins of Pompeii guided tour
  • Sorrento: Capri full day excursion

The Cost Excludes

  • Flights
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Hotel tourist taxes (where required)
  • Insurance and everything not listed as “Included.”

Payment and Cancellation

Payment: deposit of 10% per person within 3 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia.

Cancellation:

  • cancellation received 45 working days or more before departure: deposits will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 44 to 30 working days before departure: 40% of the payments will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 29 to 15 working days before departure: 70% of the payments will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 14 to departure: 100% of the payments will be not refundable.

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Milan, Venice, Rome, Florence, Sorrento – 12 days escorted small group by train