Sorrento, Italy

The Splendours Of Italy


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You’ve dreamed about Italy—its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés—and now it is your time to experience it. On this affordable Italy tour, explore its most famous cities and discover its unique sights as you overnight in Rome, Siena, Montecatini, and the Venice area. This affordable Italy tour offers you the opportunity to step back in time -- to imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago – picturing gladiators in Rome’s Colosseum; and envisioning the bustling world of the Roman Forum – the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire. Imagine life during the Middle Ages as you explore San Gimignano’s medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers still standing from the Middle Ages. Visit Florence -- the Renaissance gem – with a walking tour featuring the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s social and political life since the 14th century. On this affordable tour of Italy, you’ll discover some of its magnificent cathedrals. In Vatican City, wonder at the masterful St. Peters Basilica and square. In Orvieto, the Cathedral is a great example of gothic architecture in Italy. In Assisi, where St. Francis was born, visit the world-famous Romanesque and gothic Basilica, where the saint is buried. See Pisa’s Square of Miracles – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its three structures (Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistry) that have historically been central to religious life. You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and a visit to Venice, including a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square. Witness Venetian glassblowers create works of art just as they did centuries ago, and spend some free time admiring the crisscrossing canals, the legendary gondolas passing under the arched bridges, the palaces, and the quaint piazzas. All of this and more—including views of the most scenic Italian landscapes—are included on this fabulous Italy vacation designed for the value-minded traveler!

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Day to day

Day 1


Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Day 2


The "Eternal City," is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter's Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built; the Roman Forum; Piazza Venezia, and Campidoglio. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)

Day 3


Journey to charming Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and yellow limestone CATHEDRAL, an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture. Reach Siena, with time to visit this jewel of Tuscany. Sit in one of the cafés surrounding the Piazza del Campo and admire one of Italy’s most unique squares, famed all over the world for its medieval-style Palio horse race. (B,D)

Day 4


Arrive in San Gimignano and discover one of Tuscany's greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers make it unique. Next, head into the very heart of the Chianti vineyards, where Chianti Classico wines are produced. Stop in Greve for some WINE TASTING at the Vicchiomaggio wine estate. Arrive in Montecatini in time to join the optional Tuscan dinner outing. (B)

Day 5


This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Wander at leisure and admire the city's timeless beauty. Don't miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide, which features most of the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the "Gate of Paradise." (B,D)

Day 6


This morning, drive to Pisa to see its SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower, 55 metres (180 feet) high and no less than 5 metres (16 feet) out of the perpendicular. Head across the wooded Apennine hills into the farmlands of the Po Valley to the Venice area. (B)

Day 7


Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real-life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and quiet piazzas. The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Day 8


Travel across the Po Delta, then into the green Apennines to Umbria. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (B)

Day 9


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Map of The Splendours Of Italy

What's included

  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING: Visits to Orvieto Cathedral, Siena, San Gimignano, Greve in Chianti with wine tasting, see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Venice, Assisi's St. Francis Basilica.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Chianti Valley, Apennines.
  • GUIDES: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome and Florence. Professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Canal transfer boat in Venice.
  • HOTELS: Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT: Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
  • MEALS: 8 Buffet breakfasts (B); 3 dinners (D) including a dinner at a local restaurant in Siena.
Name: Farewell Dinner
Location: Rome
Description: Why not round off your Italian experience in the company of new found friends while enjoying dinner in a typical restaurant? Soak up "la dolce vita" of this romantic but pulsing capital to the sound of clinking glasses as you "saluti" your way through the evening. Before or after dinner you will have a tour including some of the city's fountains and majestic squares.
Name: Treasures of Rome By Night & Dinner
Location: Rome
Description: An evening tour including some of the city's fountains and majestic squares: Piazza Barberini, Triton Fountain, Via Veneto, Villa Borghese and Trevi Fountain. Finish the evening with a meal in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music included.
Name: Castelli Romani With Dinner
Location: Rome
Description: Drive through the ancient villages in the Alban Hills, a landscape of rare beauty, myths, legends and history. Take pictures of the Pope's summer residence, Castel Gandolfo. Then to Frascati where one of the famous local white wines is included with your dinner in a tavern.
Name: Discover the Venetian Lagoon
Location: Venice
Description: By private boat cross the lagoon to the picturesque fishing island of Burano with its gaily painted houses. See lace makers at work; then there's time to explore this unforgettable island on your own before returning to Venice.
Name: Gondola Serenade
Location: Venice
Description: This is one of the highlights of any European holiday - a gondola ride through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, and past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas.
Name: Venetian Night Out & Dinner
Location: Venice
Description: Enjoy a motorboat ride along the impressive Giudecca Canal with a commentary of the most important sights. A leisurely walk to St. Mark's Square, passing famous buildings, small bridges and inner canals, will take you to a typical Venetian restaurant for an aperitif before your four-course dinner including wine, mineral water and coffee.
Name: Tuscan Dinner
Location: Montecatini
Description: A lovely evening in the Tuscan countryside at a restaurant situated in an old farm that maintains all the original warm atmosphere. You'll be served dinner with Tuscan specialities, a selection of wine, mineral water and coffee.
Name: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Location: Rome
Description: A tour around the Vatican museums to admire the beautiful tapestry gallery and the Sistine Chapel with masterpieces by Botticelli and Signorelli. See the "Genesis" and Michelangelo's "Last Judgment".
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
17 Mar 2019 25 Mar 2019 $1499 USD $1839 USD
24 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019 $1529 USD $1869 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
14 Apr 2019 22 Apr 2019 $1599 USD $1939 USD
21 Apr 2019 29 Apr 2019 $1599 USD $1939 USD
28 Apr 2019 06 May 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
05 May 2019 13 May 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD
09 May 2019 17 May 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD
19 May 2019 27 May 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
02 Jun 2019 10 Jun 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD
06 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD  
16 Jun 2019 24 Jun 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD
20 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD
30 Jun 2019 08 Jul 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
04 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD
14 Jul 2019 22 Jul 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD  
18 Jul 2019 26 Jul 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD  
28 Jul 2019 05 Aug 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
01 Aug 2019 09 Aug 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD  
11 Aug 2019 19 Aug 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD
15 Aug 2019 23 Aug 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD  
25 Aug 2019 02 Sep 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD  
29 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019 $1589 USD $1929 USD
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
08 Sep 2019 16 Sep 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD  
12 Sep 2019 20 Sep 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD
22 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD  
26 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
06 Oct 2019 14 Oct 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD
10 Oct 2019 18 Oct 2019 $1639 USD $1979 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
17 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019 $1449 USD $1789 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
21 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019 $1499 USD $1839 USD  
30 Dec 2019 07 Jan 2020 $1499 USD $1839 USD
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price  
Twin Price  
Triple Price  
PRE ROME 28 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 $134 USD $94 USD $94 USD
PRE ROME 01 Nov 2019 27 Dec 2019 $114 USD $72 USD $72 USD
PRE ROME 01 Sep 2019 31 Oct 2019 $134 USD $94 USD $94 USD
PRE ROME 01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 $114 USD $76 USD $76 USD
PRE ROME 01 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 $134 USD $94 USD $94 USD
PRE ROME 01 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 $114 USD $72 USD $72 USD
POST ROME 28 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 $134 USD $94 USD $94 USD
POST ROME 01 Nov 2019 27 Dec 2019 $114 USD $72 USD $72 USD
POST ROME 01 Sep 2019 31 Oct 2019 $134 USD $94 USD $94 USD
POST ROME 01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 $114 USD $76 USD $76 USD
POST ROME 01 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 $134 USD $94 USD $94 USD
POST ROME 01 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 $114 USD $72 USD $72 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $86 USD

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    To confirm the booking, we will need a copy of your passports and RM1,000 deposit per person. Full payment around 8 weeks before departure.

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