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Treasures of Italy

13 day Treasures of Italy with return international airfares, deluxe accommodation, breakfast daily, tour manager, in-depth sightseeing and more!

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  • I was impressed with the experience and in the future, this will be the way my wife and I travel to Europe.
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  • Had a wonderful experience. Nice small group of likeable fellow travellers,. Airport transfers were easy . Etihad was extremely comfortable - despite the distance. Katia was a fantastic tour guide… Judith K

Highlights

 

Whether it’s delicious food, mesmerising artistic gems, stunning ancient architecture or breath-taking landscapes you’re after, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in Italy. Full of cultural masterpieces and endless natural diversity, falling in love with Italy is unavoidable. 

See the very best bits with a 13 day Treasures of Italy tour. Explore the Vatican Museum, see the famous Colosseum, wander ancient Pompeii, cruise Lake Maggiore, admire Venice and so much more! 

Your package includes return international airfares, deluxe accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour manager, in-depth sightseeing and more! 

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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Rome

Depart Australia today to begin your journey of Italy.

Day 2: Rome

Today, arrival in to Rome! On arrival, please make your own way to your hotel. There are plenty of transport options with the quickest being the Leonardo Express train from the airport to the city. Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, boasts St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Day 3: Rome (B,D)

In the morning, meet your Tour Escort and then embark on a full day tour of Italy’s historic capital city. You will be joined by a local expert who will guide you through the priceless art collection of the Vatican Museums, culminating beneath Michelangelo’s famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Your VIP visit includes fast-track entry and a behind-the-scenes look at the Bramante Staircase, an area of the Vatican closed to the general public. More of Michelangelo’s breath-taking creations are on display in the adjacent St. Peter’s Basilica, before you cross the Tiber to overlook the Forum and the Colosseum, the Roman Empire’s great gladiatorial arena. After learning about the role this ancient structure played in Rome the rest of the day is then yours to discover this cultural city at your own pace. In the evening, join your fellow guests and Tour Escort for a welcome dinner to get to know your fellow travellers.

Day 4: Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento (B)

After breakfast we begin our journey to Pompeii, the opulent Roman town which was preserved by layers of ash from the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Here you’ll find Europe’s most compelling archaeological site: the ruins of Pompeii. Today, you can walk through the preserved remains, revealing the daily life of Roman civilisation which was captured in a few dramatic moments. You will be led through the ancient cobbled streets, houses, temples, shops and cafes by a local guide, who will impart the history of one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological experiences. On leaving Pompeii, the coach will follow the spectacular clifftop road to the picturesque coastal resort of Sorrento overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. On arrival the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 5: Sorrento (B)

Sorrento, or Land of Mermaids. Land of Orange and Lemon Groves. Land of Colours. This small city in Campania has earned a plethora of alluring names. Famed for its sea cliffs, the town’s steep slopes look out over azure waters to Ischia, Capri and the Bay of Naples. The outlook is spectacular!

Today is free to explore Sorrento at your own pace. The town remains a popular resort and is home to fabulous restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops which sell traditional locally produced ceramics and lacework. Worth a visit is the Museo Correale, with its Neapolitan arts and picturesque gardens with stunning views along the coastline. Stop by the Basilica di Sant’Antonino, Sorrento’s oldest church and named after the town’s patron saint, or take a stroll from Piazza Tasso down Via Pieta en route to the elegant 15th century cathedral. The former fishing village of Marina Grande harbour welcomes those who wish to relax under a sun-umbrella or dine in one of several excellent fish restaurants.

Optional Tour: The Isle of Capri – A chance to visit one of the most beautiful islands in the world – Capri. You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the port, from where a 20-minute high-speed ferry will transport you to Capri. The island remains a holiday playground for the rich and famous, its intoxicating mix of flowers, narrow lanes and alleyways a lure for past visitors as diverse as Julius Caesar and Gracie Fields. The island is awash with jewellery shops and chic boutiques, and your walking tour of the stylish streets may have you believe you are on the catwalks of Milan. There is an optional visit to Villa San Michele in Anacapri or for just a few Euros, you could take the chairlift to the head-spinning heights of Mount Solaro. At the end of your visit, take the ferry back to Sorrento and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 6: Sorrento – Florence (B)

This morning, say farewell to Sorrento as we make our way up the boot. Today’s journey heads north, travelling past Rome and into the Province of Umbria, Italy’s green heartland and the only Italian region that has neither the sea nor another country as its border. Continue into Tuscany, famed for its picture-perfect landscapes and superb cuisine. Arrive in Florence late afternoon and immediately capture the essence of the heart of the Italian Renaissance.

One of the city’s most iconic sites is the Florence Cathedral, with its terra-cotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and bell tower designed by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David,” while the Uffizi Gallery exhibits preeminent works such as Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

After we check in to the hotel, the evening is yours to enjoy this spectacular city.

Day 7: Florence (B)

After breakfast, join a Local Expert for a tour of this cultural hub. We begin with the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s beautiful statue of David, considered by many as the most beautiful (and most famous) statue ever made. Continue to Giotto’s bell tower and next door see the “Gates of Paradise” which adorn the Cathedral. Visit the Piazza della Signoria – an open-air museum and still the political heart of Florence. The Piazza was the scene of great triumphs, such as the return of the Medici in 1530 as well as the Bonfire of the Vanities instigated by Savonarola, who was then himself burned at the stake here in 1498 after he was denounced by the Inquisition as a heretic. After, stroll on to Piazza Santa Croce, famous for its Basilica and luxury shops. The joys of Florence are varied by personal taste so the afternoon will be free for your own personal exploration.

Day 8: Florence – Cinque Terre – Portofino – Genoa (B)

This morning we leave Florence for a 2-hour drive before being met by a local guide who will accompany you on a boat trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside fishing villages set on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. The oldest of the villages is Monterosso, located on a hilltop and where the main attractions are the Old Castle, the Church of Saint John the Baptist and the Convent of the Capuchin. On leaving Cinque Terra, continue to the elegant seaside village of Portofino, with its colourful houses, boutiques, café bars on the piazzetta and luxurious yachts moored in the harbour. The day ends in Genoa, capital of the Liguria region.

Day 9: Genoa – Lake Maggiore (B)

In the morning, head north to the beautiful Italian Lake District, a favourite retreat of the rich and famous. The 3-hour drive meanders through pretty Alpine scenery before arriving at Lake Maggiore, situated on the south side of the Alps and the second largest lake in Italy. Lake Maggiore, a long, thin lake on the south side of the Alps, is noted for its picturesque setting amid greenery-covered mountains and contains many islands. On arrival, we cruise out to the lovely Borromean Islands, visiting Bella and Isola Madre and learn about these secluded paradises in the middle of Lake Maggiore. The most famous and fabulous of the islands is Isola Bella, an immaculately landscaped garden of an island named after the wife of one of the Borromeo, Isabella. The island has been completely transformed into a terraced pyramid of formal gardens hemmed by lined by statue-topped balustrades and clipped lawns strutting with pairs of much-photographed white peacocks. After, relax and enjoy an afternoon at leisure at this popular resort town on a beautiful lake.

Day 10: Lake Maggiore – Verona – Venice (B)

Today, continue to Verona, situated in northern Italy’s Veneto region and most famous as being the setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. You will have a chance to walk to Juliet’s balcony in the inner courtyard of the Capulet home, as well as visiting the wellpreserved Grand Arena, a 1st century amphitheatre which is still used for open-air concerts and an annual opera festival. Then following a 2½ drive, you will arrive in Venice.

Few cities can claim such a priceless art and history heritage as Venice. This unique city with its magical, spectacular scenery is not just beautiful; it is a real miracle of creative genius: a city built on mud, sand and the slime of a difficult, inhospitable landscape. Venice is the symbol of wise government and freedom. The lagoon was its only defence, there were no palace guards except the Arsenal workers and no parade ground except the sea. During centuries of feudalism and barbarism, Venice symbolised democracy and civilization.

Day 11: Venice (B)

After breakfast, you will be taken on a private boat tour of three of Venice’s islands where you will stop at a glass-blowing factory on Murano. One of the oldest and most respected trades in Venice. Learn about the Murano glassmakers, arguably some of the most famous glass artists in the world. We then visit the Island of Burano, famous for it’s handcrafted lace. The first laces date back to 1500 and initially their workmanship taked place in posh houses, employing needle-and-thread without a canvass as prop. We then continue on to the sparsely populated island of Torcello. Here we visit the oldest cathedral in Venice. According to an ancient inscription, it was founded by the exarch Isaac of Ravenna in 639, when Torcello was still a rival to the young nearby settlement at Venice.

The afternoon is then free to discover Venice Island’s many treasures at your own pace. A visit to Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark’s Square) is a must including the Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs of course. Some say no visit to Venice can be complete without a ride on one of the iconic gondolas, and you will have time to take a trip on the famous Grand Canal as well as through the smaller canals around the neighbourhood of Venice should you wish (on own account).

Day 12: Venice – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Today, your tour of Italy concludes after breakfast. At the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 13: Australia

Arrive home today.

Please note: Some flight may arrive home 1 day later

 
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What You Get

 

Your package includes return international airfares, deluxe accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour manager, in-depth sightseeing and more…

  • Return international economy airfares with a full service airline including 20kgs checked baggage
  • 10 nights deluxe 3-4 star accommodation throughout Italy
  • Delicious breakfast daily plus a memorable welcome dinner to get to know your group
  • Professional Webjet tour manager throughout
  • In depth sightseeing in all cities and towns with local experts that know them best
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated coach transportation throughout

Highlights:

  • Explore the Vatican Museum – Boasting one of the world’s greatest art collections
  • Step back in time at the Colosseum where great gladiatorial battles took place
  • Unearth the mysteries of Pompeii which was buried beneath the outpourings from Mount Vesuvius
  • Witness the birth place of the Renaissance in the ancient town of Florence. Enter the Accademia Galley and view one of the world’s great masterpieces – Michelangelo’s David
  • Gaze upon the cliffs of the Cinque Terre and the elegant seaside village of Portofino
  • Cruise Lake Maggiore and learn about the history of the spectacular Borromean Islands
  • Wind your way through the narrow alley ways of Venice and be mesmerised by the beauty of this canal city

Extensions:

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Fine Print

 

 

Excluding:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Tipping
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary 
  • City taxes

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with China Southern (Qatar Airways, KLM, Emirates or similar if unavailable)
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Customers wishing to choose their preferred airline – please purchase your voucher first and request your preferred airline in the ‘special requests’ field when submitting your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then advise if any surcharges are payable. Should you be unhappy with the additional surcharge amount, you will be provided with a full refund of your voucher.
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • Passport Details are required

Single Supplement: $1,799 per person in addition to the twin share price.

You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here.

Group Size: 10 – 35 people

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 2 years.

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested however not guaranteed. Please submit request when filling out your booking form.

Accommodation:

Rome: Club House or similar
Sorrento: Cesare Augusto or similar
Florence: Gate Hotel or similar
Genoa:  Starshotel President or similar
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Simplon or similar
Venice Mestre:  Delfino or similar

Tour Extensions:

3 nights Rome Extension – March, August, October departures $399 per person twin share
3 nights Rome Extension – April, May, June, July, Sep $499 per person twin share

3 nights Venice Extension –$499 per person twin share

To purchase your extension, you will need to purchase both your Treasures of Italy voucher and the extension voucher (located AFTER you hit ‘Buy Now’) per person. 

See city break extensions here 

If you have already purchased your 13 day voucher you can purchase your tour extension here

Stay behind surcharge: If you wish to extend your trip, a $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). Please purchase your voucher first and Webjet Exclusives will invoice the additional supplement charge when finalising your booking. If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then provide quotations for any alterations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided.

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,000 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 180 day prior to departure. 
  • If your travel date is within 180 days, you will be emailed an invoice shortly after purchase.
  • If your travel date is greater than 180 days. A final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days.
  • You will then have 7 days from invoice date in order to arrange final payment to secure your dates. 
  • Any payments not received within 7 days will result in the cancellation of your purchase.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

16 May 2017
30 May 2017
13 June 2017
27 June 2017
11 July 2017
25 July 2017
8 August 2017
22 August 2017
5 September 2017
19 September 2017
3 October 2017
17 October 2017

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares 
  • Delicious breakfast daily 
  • Professional Webjet tour manager throughout
  • In depth sightseeing in all cities
  • Dedicated coach transportation
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