Experience Italian Art, Food & Wine

Italian Vistas

Italian Vistas.from $5,399.00pp

Various Dates | Depart Rome | Arrive Milan

From the ancient ruins of Pompeii to the chic charm of Capri, embark on a spectacular Italian getaway.

Enjoy multiple-night stays in Rome, the Sorrento Coast, Florence, Venice, and Stresa in the Lake District. Discover the treasures of Classical Rome, including the Colosseum.

Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Pompeii. Take a boat to the enchanting Isle of Capri.

See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence’s Academy Gallery, including Michelangelo’s David. Marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and stroll the streets of Verona. Stop at a Tuscan winery and farm for a lunch of regional specialities and wines.

Tour Venice and walk the Castello district. Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands. Delve deeper into its history and culture as you visit some of the world’s most beautiful locales.


Inclusions

  • Accomodation
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Some Dinners
  • Some Lunches

Itinerary

Day 1: Rome, Italy ­ Tour Begins

Welcome to Rome. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a special welcome dinner featuring regional delicacies and Italian wines.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Rome ­ Classical Rome City Tour

Discover the city on a locally guided tour of Classical Rome, passing by the Baths of Caracalla as well as the remains of the ancient Circus Maximus. During an in­depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history.  Meander through Rome’s Renaissance district and visit the mythic Pantheon and Piazza Navona before getting a taste of gelato at a local ice­cream parlour. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional dinner, where talented performers entertain you with folk songs and arias.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Rome

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Rome’s cultural treasures. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Consider an optional trip to Vatican City to tour the Vatican Museums* and St. Peter’s Basilica. In the afternoon, consider strolling through the Borghese Gardens for views of the city’s skyline or meander through Rome’s bohemian Trastevere district.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Rome ­ Pompeii ­ Sorrento

Journey to the brilliant Bay of Naples, where charming villages are built into hillsides above the blue sea. Soak in 2,000 years of history at the excavated ruins of Pompeii with a local guide. Continue to the scenic resort town of Sorrento, your home for the next 2 nights. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore the city independently. You may wish to visit the Duomo, a Romanesque cathedral with inlaid woodwork, a famous local Sorrento craft.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Sorrento ­ Choice on Tour ­ Sorrento

Today, it’s your choice! You have three tantalizing options today. Sail to the enchanting Isle of Capri.** Upon arrival, admire the island’s iconic scenery on a panoramic cruise, passing by the steep cliffs, endless small caves, and the famous Faraglioni rocks, jutting out of the water. Spend time in Capri town with its world­ famous Piazzetta and explore this island paradise of chic boutiques, lush vegetation, and outdoor cafés ­OR­ journey along the Amalfi Coast for a
morning at leisure in the colourful village of Positano, a maze of streets and stairways winding around pastel houses and draped in lush flowers. Perhaps you’ll make your way to Positano’s famous pebble beach, Marina Grande, offering a sweeping ‘bottom to top’ view of Positano village ­OR­ linger in Sorrento and put your inner chef to work during a hands­on cooking class where you’ll learn to cook Sorrento­style gnocchi and other Neapolitan specialities before enjoying the fruits of your labour for lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Sorrento ­ Florence

Head through Tuscany, with its landscape of vineyards and olive groves. Experience Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Home to Italy's best art and architecture, here you’ll visit the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s renowned sculpture of David. Tonight, enjoy regional Italian cuisine at a local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7: Florence

Embark on a locally guided tour of Florence, highlighting the Piazza del Duomo and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery. Wander through the Piazza Della Signoria and stand in awe before the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. The rest of the day is yours. Consider an optional excursion to the 14th century Certosa monastery, featuring an after-hours tour and dinner in a popular Tuscan restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Florence ­ Pisa ­ Venice

Visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo (Cathedral), and the famous Leaning Tower. A special stop is made at a Tuscan winery and farm to enjoy lunch and sample local wines and specialities. Next, cross the Apennine Mountains en route to Venice, where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 9: Venice ­ Murano Island ­ Venice

Embark on a boat trip*** to Murano Island for a glass­blowing demonstration. When you return, step off the beaten path and see for yourself how the locals live. Explore the Castello district with a local expert, walking canal by canal through the narrow streets to St. Mark’s Square. Admire the stunning Basilica and the ornate façade of the Doge’s Palace. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional gondola cruise to experience
Venice’s most famous pastime.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10: Venice ­ Verona ­ Stresa, Lake Maggiore

Depart Venice for Verona, and stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in the resort town of Stresa in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District, your home for the next two nights, and admire the beautiful views of Lago Maggiore.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 11: Stresa ­ Choice on Tour ­ Isola Dei Pescatori

Today, it’s your choice! Take a boat across Lake Maggiore to Isola Bella, where you’ll join an expert guide and venture into the Borromeo Palace**** ­OR­ cross into Switzerland as your motorcoach climbs up the Simplon Pass for a taste of the Swiss Alps, admiring the Simplon Hospice dominating the landscape. Tonight, travel by boat to Isola dei Pescatori***** for a farewell dinner surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 12: Stresa ­ Tour Ends

Your Italian adventure comes to a close today.


Terms

**Prices based on Travel dates - 09 Aug 2022

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All prices are in Australian Dollars based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated.

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