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ITALIAN SHOWCASE - 2017

Tour Code - 6370 15 days - ROME to ROME $2719 AUD
This exciting vacation covers Italy’s main sites, with a special focus on the verdant landscapes of Tuscany and the romantic Gulf of Naples. Begin in Rome, then stop in Orvieto, an Umbrian town with a beautiful cathedral, and reach your hotel in the Tuscan Hills, ideal base for exploring Tuscany. Join  a day trip to Renaissance Florence to experience Signoria Square, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo complex, and to Pisa to see its famed Leaning Tower. Experience Romeo & Juliet’s Verona, as well as magnificent Venice with its maze of canals. Stop in Ravenna, known for its Byzantine mosaics, and overnight in the Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest countries of the world. Dedicate a day to Italy’s Umbria region with visits to Urbino, Gubbio, and Assisi. Cross the Apennines, see the Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino, and spend three nights in Naples. Enjoy included excursions to the beautiful Isle of Capri, the fascinating archaeological site of Pompeii, and lively Sorrento. Return to Rome to discover the world-famous “Eternal City.”

Standard Features

Destinations

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
    Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Visits to Orvieto Cathedral, Greve Vicchiomaggio wine estate, see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Venice, Ravenna, San Marino, Urbino, Gubbio, Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Montecassino Abbey.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Tuscan countryside.
  • GUIDES
    Local Guides for city sightseeing in Florence, Verona, Assisi, Pompeii archaeological site, Rome; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; canal transfer boat in Venice; boat transfer to Capri.
  • HOTELS
    Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
14
1
7

Buffet breakfasts (B) daily
1 lunch (L)
7 dinners (D).

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
    Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy's ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

  2. ROME-ORVIETO-TUSCAN HILLS.
    Journey to Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and yellow limestone CATHEDRAL. Next, enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan countryside with its hillside towns and villages that skirt the Chianti wine-growing region. Spend 4 nights in the heart of Tuscany. Tonight, join the optional Tuscan dinner. (B)

  3. TUSCAN HILLS.
    Spend the day at leisure or take advantage of today's optional excursion to San Gimignano and Siena. San Gimignano is one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns. Admire its 14 towers and the countryside dotted with vineyards and olive trees. Siena is rightly considered the jewel of Tuscany. The Piazza del Campo is quite unique in shape and setting, and famous all over the world for the medieval-style Palio horse-racing event. (B,D)

  4. TUSCAN HILLS. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE.
    A full day is dedicated to the "Cradle of the Renaissance." Wander at leisure and admire the city's timeless beauty. The included walking tour with a Local Guide will introduce you to the main highlights. (B,D)

  5. TUSCAN HILLS. EXCURSION TO GREVE & PISA.
    This morning, head to the village of Greve. Visit the VICCHIOMAGGIO WINE ESTATE, where the renowned Chianti wine is made, and indulge in an included TUSCAN LUNCH before heading to Pisa to see its world-famous SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the curious Leaning Tower. Take a stroll down the busy Via Santa Maria, perhaps Pisa's most typical street. (B,L,D)

  6. TUSCAN HILLS-VERONA-VENICE AREA.
    Drive north, first through more of Tuscany, then across the Po River to Verona on the banks of the Adige River. Get to know more about this enchanting city on your included guided city tour that shows off all the highlights, including the famous balcony from Romeo and Juliet. Continue to the Venice area. (B)

  7. VENICE.
    Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sites. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, the gondolas, water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Enjoy the included orientation, which starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square and is followed by time at leisure and a visit to a typical Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. In the afternoon, join one of the optional excursions. (B,D)

  8. VENICE AREA-RAVENNA-SAN MARINO.
    Travel to Ravenna, a city that preserves the richest heritage of Byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD. After a stop here, continue to the tiny hilltop Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world. (B,D)

  9. SAN MARINO-URBINO-GUBBIO-ASSISI AREA.
    First to Urbino to see its magnificent Ducal Palace towering over the town. Then, on to the verdant Umbria region to visit medieval Gubbio, where a superb view of the rooftops of the town from the Consul's Palace is a must. Continue on to Foligno. (B,D)

  10. ASSISI AREA-NAPLES.
    Start the day in Assisi with a guided tour of the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous paintings by Giotto dating back to the 1300s. Carry on south across the Apennines to the shores of the Mediterranean for three overnights in Naples, rightly known as Italy's most colourful city. (B)

  11. NAPLES. EXCURSION TO CAPRI.
    Today, cross the crystal-blue waters to Capri. This legendary island, surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cosy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views. Return to Naples. (B,D)

  12. NAPLES. EXCURSION TO POMPEII & SORRENTO.
    This morning, get to know more about lively, bustling Naples on the included orientation drive. Next, POMPEII, where time stopped for the rich, aristocratic town with the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. A Local Guide will bring that day back to life. Continue to Sorrento for a leisurely evening of superb views over the Gulf of Naples. Maybe join an optional dinner in a local restaurant before returning to Naples. (B)

  13. NAPLES-MONTECASSINO-ROME.
    North this morning through the province of Latium for a stop to visit Montecassino's BENEDICTINE ABBEY. Return to Rome, the "Eternal City," with plenty of time to enjoy one of the optional excursions, to do last-minute shopping, or maybe to sip a drink on Piazza Navona and watch the world go by. (B)

  14. ROME.
    Steeped in history, Rome is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter's Square, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM. Then, enjoy time to do just as you please. (B)

  15. ROME.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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03 Sep 2017 17 Sep 2017 $3113 AUD $4065 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
05 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2017 $3113 AUD $4065 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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15 Oct 2017 29 Oct 2017 $2977 AUD $3929 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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PRE ROME 01 Nov 2017 15 Nov 2017 $147 AUD $92 AUD $92 AUD
PRE ROME 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $158 AUD $113 AUD $102 AUD
PRE ROME 01 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 $141 AUD $98 AUD $90 AUD
PRE ROME 31 Mar 2017 30 Jun 2017 $158 AUD $113 AUD $102 AUD
POST ROME 01 Nov 2017 15 Nov 2017 $147 AUD $92 AUD $92 AUD
POST ROME 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $158 AUD $113 AUD $102 AUD
POST ROME 01 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 $141 AUD $98 AUD $90 AUD
POST ROME 31 Mar 2017 30 Jun 2017 $158 AUD $113 AUD $102 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $184 AUD

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