Tours & Packages in Rome, Italy, Venice & Florence

Best of Italy Last Minute Deal

Save up to $720* per couple

Roman antiquities, saintly Assisi, Venetian canals, Renaissance Florence and Capri’s brilliant sunlight come together on this superb journey across Italy, with the option to end in Naples or Rome.

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$3,050PP
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DURATION
9 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected meals
  • Selected transfers

About this holiday

Best of Italy Itinerary Map

Book your Last Minute trip and save up to $720* per couple on your Best of Italy trip.

Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of Pompeii, the ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.

Cruise to this famous Isle of Capri to meet your Local Expert. In unique style, ascend by open-top taxi and return to the port by funicular.

Enjoy panoramic views of Florence and see the Florence Cathedral. During your guided walking orientation, see the bell tower, Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria.

Inclusions

10 Day journey departing from Rome.

Many meals included: 9 breakfasts, and 5 Dinners.

Travelling throughout in a customised coach with double the legroom.

Travelling with an experienced Travel Director.

Airport transfers*

Accommodation

9 nights in handpicked or centrally located accommodation.

Travel dates

From $3,050* per person is twin share and based on 23 March 2019 departure ending in Naples only. Other departure dates available however pricing will vary.

Itinerary

  1. DAY 1

    ROME THE ETERNAL CITY.

    Welcome to Rome, a glorious city filled with classic antiquities, medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches. Transfers depart from Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport for the your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Join your Travel Director at 17:30 for a uniquely Roman Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Hotel:Hotel Romanico Palace, Rome.

    Meals:Dinner with Wine

  2. DAY 2

    ROME WITH A LOCAL.

    Rome is about art, antiquity, piazzas and pizzazz, and our included walking exploration has it in abundance. Toss a coin into the spectacular Trevi Fountain, see the Pantheon, the best preserved monument from the Roman period, and enjoy free time in Piazza Navona. The rest of the day is at your leisure to do as the Romans do, explore more gems of the Eternal City as you wish or perhaps join a tour inside the mighty Colosseum?

    Hotel:Hotel Romanico Palace, Rome.

    Meals:Buffet Breakfast

  3. DAY 3

    VIP VATICAN AND RENAISSANCE FLORENCE.

    Join a Local Expert for an in-depth visit to the Vatican Museums, full of priceless art treasures collected by the Popes. Insight has arranged special VIP entry to avoid the crowds and behind-the-scenes access to the Bramante Staircase, a marvel of Renaissance architecture normally off-limits to visitors. Visit the Sistine Chapel where the Popes are elected to admire Michelangelo's famous ceiling. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, to wonder at another of his works, the emotive ‘Pietà,' and stand beneath the dome completed after his death. Travel through picturesque Tuscany, where deep-green cypress trees pierce blue skies and olive groves hug the rolling hillsides. Visit a local estate to learn about the product of their delicious wines as you savour a tasting. Your journey then continues on to Renaissance Florence where dinner is served at your hotel.

    Hotel:Athenaeum Personal Hotel, Florence.

    Meals:Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

  4. DAY 4

    FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING.

    Join an art historian for a walking orientation of the historic city centre. A highlight is the visit to the Accademia Gallery to study Michelangelo's monumental statue, David. Continue to the multi-coloured marble cathedral to admire Giotto's bell tower and Gates of Paradise, recreated in all their glory. Visit the Piazza della Signoria, still the political heart of Florence, and explore the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods. After a demonstration of leather-work, there's free time to shop or venture on your own. In the evening, don't miss the chance to sample the fine Florentine cuisine of tasty starters and rich pastas accompanied by Chianti wine.

    Hotel:Athenaeum Personal Hotel, Florence.

    Meals:Buffet Breakfast

  5. DAY 5

    PISA TO VENICE, THE QUEEN OF THE ADRIATIC.

    In the morning, journey to the coastal town of Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles as well as the baptistery, with its intricately detailed marble facade, and the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the cathedral. Then relax and enjoy the scenery as you cross the spectacular Apennine Mountains, through the Emilia-Romagna region - one of Europe's most intensely farmed fertile plains. Continue through the marshes of the Venetian Lagoon before crossing the causeway into the floating city of Venice. In the evening, venture to a local restaurant for a delightful night of dinner and wine.

    Hotel:Splendid Venice.

    Meals:Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

  6. DAY 6 - RELAXED START

    VENICE AND THE MAGIC OF LA SERENISSIMA.

    (Relaxed Start) In the morning your private launch takes you past Palladian churches and 13th century palaces to St. Mark's Square. The first sight is the pink marble of the Doge's Palace, connected to the prisons by the Bridge of Sighs. It was from here that Casanova made his daring escape. Turn the corner, and the gilded regalia of St. Mark's Basilica comes into view. A visit to an arts centre on Giudecca Island will allow you to admire the age-old skill of glassblowing. Later, board a traditional gondola for a serenade along the romantic canals.

    Hotel:Splendid Venice.

    Meals:Buffet Breakfast

  7. DAY 7 - RELAXED START

    INTO THE HILLS OF UMBRIA TO ASSISI.

    Leave Venice and journey to peaceful Assisi, one of Italy's most beautiful mountain towns. In the valley, see the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, much venerated as the place of St. Francis' death, then continue up Mount Subasio to the upper town. With your Local Expert, step inside the huge Basilica of St. Francis, built in the 13th century, where the frescoes by Giotto heralded a new era in Italian art.

    Hotel:Hotel Giotto Assisi.

    Meals:Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

  8. DAY 8 - RELAXED START

    SORRENTO ON THE COAST.

    Travel south passing Cassino, the scene of a fierce battle during World War II. Follow the spectacular clifftop road to the picturesque resort of Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvious. After checking in to your hotel, spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

    Hotel:Hotel Regina, Sorrento.

    Meals:Buffet Breakfast

  9. DAY 9

    CAPRI, THE ISLE OF DREAMS.

    In the morning, cruise to the Isle of Capri. Under the Mediterranean sun, take a funicular ride up to Capri town where your Local Expert will take you around the narrow alleyways to browse exclusive boutiques and enjoy views over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Perhaps join an optional cruise around Capri? Descend to the port in one of the island's iconic open-top taxis and return to Sorrento for some time to relax. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner of delicious Italian cuisine and wine.

    Hotel:Hotel Regina, Sorrento.

    Meals:Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

  10. DAY 10

    TRANSFER TO NAPLES AIRPORT.

    In the morning, transfers arrive at Naples airport at 06:00 and 08:00.

    Meals:Buffet Breakfast

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