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12 day Simply Italy tour

12 day Simply Italy tour with Contiki, including breakfast daily, 11 nights accommodation, escorted tour guide throughout, dedicated, air-conditioned transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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Highlights

 

If you’ve ever wanted to eat pizza and pasta until your hearts content, you’ve come to the right place. Say Ciao to Italy as you embark on this 14 day Simply Italy tour.

Hit the streets of Rome and discover the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona, before stopping for an espresso or two at one of the local cafes. Take a stroll past the Vatican, view the famous painting of two fingers touching in the Sistine Chapel, before heading off to watch the sunset by the seaside in Sorrento.

Wander the gorgeous island of Capri and take a whole lot of those Insta worthy pics that we’re sure will make all your followers jealous. Next stop, Pompeii. Step back in time to 79AD, and see the site that was destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius.

Start your Tuscan love affair in the city of Florence and explore this beautiful place with a gelato in hand. Journey to the romantic town of fair Verona, a place that will have you reciting those famous Romeo and Juliet lines. Cruise through the canals of Venice, before strutting your stuff in the fashion capital of Milan. Fall in love with the glamorous Cinque Terre and end your fabulous tour having a go at perfecting that #AwkwardLean photo in Pisa. 

 

 
 

Day 1: Rome (D)

Italy – you have our attention! These are the 12  days we’ve been dreaming of since the day we booked. Make your way from the airport and check in to your hotel before the team unites in the afternoon. Putting no delay on the Italian immersion, we’ll hit the streets for some sightseeing, with the Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona being just two highlights on the list. Vespas, pasta & many espressos, we won’t miss a bit.

Day 2: Rome – Vatican City – Sorrento (B,D)

After last nights sample of Rome, your appetite for all things Italian will be well and truly whet. And you’ll be wildly thankful we’re coming back for mroe of this city at the end of the trip. 

Before we head off to Sunny Sorrento there’s time to swing by the Popes house and gawk at the magnitude of the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica. “So, so so so in love with Sorrento” are about the only words you’ll muster up tonight as you sit seaside watching the sunset in this town of beauty. 

Day 3: Sorrento – Capri (B)

There’s nothing quite like the gorgeous island of Capri and today its soon to be yours. You’ve seen the pictures, now it’s time to get some of your own. The isle of Capri is famous the world over, with travellers drawn to its endless appeal and glamorous lifestyle. Take a walk around the island, or you could opt for a glamorous boat trip to see grotto’s glowing in blue, green and white, ocean caves and dramatic rock formations on a private wooden motorboat. Tonight, full of Italian love, you could opt for a feast overlooking the Bay of Naples, where you’ll indulge in local food and wine to toast the trip. 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Private Capri Cruise (summer only)

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Bay of Naples Feast 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Locally guided walking tour including Ana Capri (winter only) 

Day 4: Sorrento – Pompeii – Florence (B,D)

See you, Sorrento! Thanks for making our Instagram feeds look like shoots for Italian Vogue!

Once a totally vibing hang-out of the Romans, Pompeii is now an archaeological site showing remains of what was destroyed by a mountain eruption in the year … wait for it…79AD. The saying “stepping back in time” is about to take on a whole new meaning. 

The famous dome of the Duomo Cathedral sits above the city, making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Tonight you can continue your Tuscan love affair with a stroll along River Arno & ponder the prettiness of Florence over another vino or two.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Pompeii guided walking tour 

Day 5: Florence (B)

Explore the city’s markets complete with gelato in hand; marvel at artworks from the likes of legends like Michelangelo; and be impressed by the skillful art of leather at an included demonstration. These are the sorts of activities likely to fill your Florence agenda.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Group photo

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Tuscan evening 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Space electronic disco 

Day 6: Florence – Verona – Venice (B)

From one romantic city to the next, today we’re venturing on to Verona and Venice to find Shakespearean vibes and a city that floats.

In fair Verona, we’ll be lapping up the city where the story of Romeo & Juliet was set. Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its urban structure and architecture, we’ll absorb it over a stroll past the Roman Arena and find a spot to eat before our next destination. 

Already in the spirit of Italian history and romance, tonight we’ll land in the nest of Venice, which rivals the beauty of any other body of canals in the world, it’s immensely charming thanks to drifting gondolas. You’ll get the chance to explore this beautiful city tomorrow morning.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Evening passegiata of Venice 

Day 7: Venice (B)

Today you’re likely to burst out of bed and ready to explore the city. Find hidden lanes & story book bridges, & take our private boat ride through character filled canals. Cruise through the canals of Venice on an optional gondola ride, or opt in for a magical trip to Burano for a Venetian dinner this evening.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Burano Island Cruise and Dinner 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Gondola Ride 

Day 8: Venice  – Lake Garda – Milan (B)

Now that Venice has charmed us, it’s time to strut our way to Milan for all things fashion & good taste.

En route, we’ll stop at Sirmione to gaze upon vine-covered villas, Roman ruins and a fable like castle. For those keen to get panoramic with the Dolomite Mountain range & suss out lake life, an optional cruise is up for grabs. 

Here we are in the Capital of Cool. Spend your free afternoon faking fabulous at the glam shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You’ll also need to put La Scala Opera House and Duomo Cathedral on your Milan must-do list.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Lake Cruise 

Day 9: Milan – Italian Riviera (B) 

This morning we make an exit from Milan with coastal villages on the mind. Get your camera at the ready and on max charge; this will be a day of pretty. 

Today is truly one for the bucket list, as we’re in the glamorous Cinque Terre. Today you’ll see this area the right way, by water and land. We’ll head to Monterosso by boat, before train hopping your way back to our base, La Spezia.

Day 10:  Italian Riviera – Pisa and Chianti Region – Rome (B)

Walk away from the Italian Riviera with plans to come back here for a few weeks or months, why not?

It’s our last leg before we loop back to Rome, and we plan to make the most of it. Which means a final stop in Pisa to ogle at the world’s most famous #AwkwardLean, no less.

Endless lines of olive trees & the golden Tuscan sun will have us in a stupor of happiness. And that’s before we’ve pulled up at a 16th century Tuscan winery to explore an old cellar & try a local drop paired with delicious antipasto. 

Now that you’re 10-days deep in your Italian odyssey, you will set your eyes upon Rome with heightened love and appreciation for the great country she’s nested in. Get a glimpse of the greats, maybe down some pizza and stroll the streets in la mode of leisure knowing you have all day tomorrow to see the sites.

Day 11: Rome (B)

The end might be near, but we’re in no great hurry to start winding down the adventure. As it’s our last night on our trip, an optional dinner has been organised in a Roman restaurant complete with an opera singer, live music and pasta. We like to end things on a high note – no opera pun intended.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Dinner “La Dolce Vita” 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Rome of the Emperors and Gladiators including Colosseum. 

Day 12: Rome (B)

That’s a wrap! Our Italian love affair has officially come to a close but will carry on filling our thoughts way into the future. Particularly when we’re back in the real world dreaming of the good life on tour. 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Rome 

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible holiday!

Day 2: Rome (D)

Italy – you have our attention! These are the 12  days we’ve been dreaming of since the day we booked. Make your way from the airport and check in to your hotel before the team unites in the afternoon. Putting no delay on the Italian immersion, we’ll hit the streets for some sightseeing, with the Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona being just two highlights on the list. Vespas, pasta & many espressos, we won’t miss a bit.

Day 3: Rome – Vatican City – Sorrento (B,D)

After last nights sample of Rome, your appetite for all things Italian will be well and truly whet. And you’ll be wildly thankful we’re coming back for mroe of this city at the end of the trip. 

Before we head off to Sunny Sorrento there’s time to swing by the Popes house and gawk at the magnitude of the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica. “So, so so so in love with Sorrento” are about the only words you’ll muster up tonight as you sit seaside watching the sunset in this town of beauty. 

Day 4: Sorrento – Capri (B)

There’s nothing quite like the gorgeous island of Capri and today its soon to be yours. You’ve seen the pictures, now it’s time to get some of your own. The isle of Capri is famous the world over, with travellers drawn to its endless appeal and glamorous lifestyle. Take a walk around the island, or you could opt for a glamorous boat trip to see grotto’s glowing in blue, green and white, ocean caves and dramatic rock formations on a private wooden motorboat. Tonight, full of Italian love, you could opt for a feast overlooking the Bay of Naples, where you’ll indulge in local food and wine to toast the trip. 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Private Capri Cruise (summer only)

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Bay of Naples Feast 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Locally guided walking tour including Ana Capri (winter only) 

Day 5: Sorrento – Pompeii – Florence (B,D)

See you, Sorrento! Thanks for making our Instagram feeds look like shoots for Italian Vogue!

Once a totally vibing hang-out of the Romans, Pompeii is now an archaeological site showing remains of what was destroyed by a mountain eruption in the year … wait for it…79AD. The saying “stepping back in time” is about to take on a whole new meaning. 

The famous dome of the Duomo Cathedral sits above the city, making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Tonight you can continue your Tuscan love affair with a stroll along River Arno & ponder the prettiness of Florence over another vino or two.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Pompeii guided walking tour 

Day 6: Florence (B)

Explore the city’s markets complete with gelato in hand; marvel at artworks from the likes of legends like Michelangelo; and be impressed by the skillful art of leather at an included demonstration. These are the sorts of activities likely to fill your Florence agenda.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Group photo

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Tuscan evening 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Space electronic disco 

Day 7: Florence – Verona – Venice (B)

From one romantic city to the next, today we’re venturing on to Verona and Venice to find Shakespearean vibes and a city that floats.

In fair Verona, we’ll be lapping up the city where the story of Romeo & Juliet was set. Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its urban structure and architecture, we’ll absorb it over a stroll past the Roman Arena and find a spot to eat before our next destination. 

Already in the spirit of Italian history and romance, tonight we’ll land in the nest of Venice, which rivals the beauty of any other body of canals in the world, it’s immensely charming thanks to drifting gondolas. You’ll get the chance to explore this beautiful city tomorrow morning.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Evening passegiata of Venice 

Day 8: Venice (B)

Today you’re likely to burst out of bed and ready to explore the city. Find hidden lanes & story book bridges, & take our private boat ride through character filled canals. Cruise through the canals of Venice on an optional gondola ride, or opt in for a magical trip to Burano for a Venetian dinner this evening.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Burano Island Cruise and Dinner 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Gondola Ride 

Day 9: Venice  – Lake Garda – Milan (B)

Now that Venice has charmed us, it’s time to strut our way to Milan for all things fashion & good taste.

En route, we’ll stop at Sirmione to gaze upon vine-covered villas, Roman ruins and a fable like castle. For those keen to get panoramic with the Dolomite Mountain range & suss out lake life, an optional cruise is up for grabs. 

Here we are in the Capital of Cool. Spend your free afternoon faking fabulous at the glam shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You’ll also need to put La Scala Opera House and Duomo Cathedral on your Milan must-do list.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Lake Cruise 

Day 10: Milan – Italian Riviera (B) 

This morning we make an exit from Milan with coastal villages on the mind. Get your camera at the ready and on max charge; this will be a day of pretty. 

Today is truly one for the bucket list, as we’re in the glamorous Cinque Terre. Today you’ll see this area the right way, by water and land. We’ll head to Monterosso by boat, before train hopping your way back to our base, La Spezia.

Day 11:  Italian Riviera – Pisa and Chianti Region – Rome (B)

Walk away from the Italian Riviera with plans to come back here for a few weeks or months, why not?

It’s our last leg before we loop back to Rome, and we plan to make the most of it. Which means a final stop in Pisa to ogle at the world’s most famous #AwkwardLean, no less.

Endless lines of olive trees & the golden Tuscan sun will have us in a stupor of happiness. And that’s before we’ve pulled up at a 16th century Tuscan winery to explore an old cellar & try a local drop paired with delicious antipasto. 

Now that you’re 10-days deep in your Italian odyssey, you will set your eyes upon Rome with heightened love and appreciation for the great country she’s nested in. Get a glimpse of the greats, maybe down some pizza and stroll the streets in la mode of leisure knowing you have all day tomorrow to see the sites.

Day 12: Rome (B)

The end might be near, but we’re in no great hurry to start winding down the adventure. As it’s our last night on our trip, an optional dinner has been organised in a Roman restaurant complete with an opera singer, live music and pasta. We like to end things on a high note – no opera pun intended.

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Dinner “La Dolce Vita” 

Free time add on (additional cost applies): Rome of the Emperors and Gladiators including Colosseum. 

Day 13: Rome – airplane-takeoff– Australia  (B)

That’s a wrap! Our Italian love affair has officially come to a close but will carry on filling our thoughts way into the future. Particularly when we’re back in the real world dreaming of the good life on tour. Make your way to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 14: Australia 

Arrive home today. 

 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Daily breakfast and 3 scrumptious dinners 
  • 11 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Get from A to B in style and comfort
  • An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • No Regrets Inclusions – the greatest bits of everywhere we dock are included as standard
  • Special access Rome Sightseeing Tour
  • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples
  • Day trip to the Isle of Capri
  • Free Time add-ons to DIY your adventure 
  • 18-35 year olds
  • Operated by Contiki
  • Option to upgrade to 14 days with return Emirates flights

Flight inclusive package:

Receive all of the above PLUS:

  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Early Bird discount included in price if booked before 17 January 2019

Highlights:

  • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour 
  • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona  
  • Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, and the art of the Vatican museum 
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Sorrento coast 
  • See Me Vesuvius  
  • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri 
  • Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo’s Florence – see the Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace and much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence 
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199/$699 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due on 31 January 2019 in order to take advantage of the Early Bird discount.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Flights (must purchase flight inclusive package), Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $949 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 35 -52 travellers max. 

Accommodation: 

You’ll be snoozing in twin share rooms in homely Italian hotels. if you prefer to sleep alone you can splash a bit more cash on a single share upgrade.

Free Time Add Ons: 

Private Capri Cruise (summer only) – €27 per person 
Bay of Naples Feast – €37 per person
Locally guided walking tour including Ana Capri (winter only) – €29 per person
Pompeii guided walking tour– €24.50 per person
Group Photo – €12 per person
Tuscan evening – €42 per person
Space Electronic Disco €16 per person
Evening passegiata of Venice €26 per person 
Burano Island Cruise and Dinner €50 per person 
Lake Cruise €9.50 per person 
Gondola Ride €23 per person 
Dinner La Dolce Vita €40.50 per person
Rome of the Emperors & Gladiators – €31 per person 

Please note that optional excursions can only be purchased while on-tour.

Land Only: Please select the land only option (no flights included) 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with 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.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates: 

30 March 2019
27 April 2019
11 May 2019
25 May 2019
1 June 2019
8 June 2019
15 June 2019
22 June 2019
25 June 2019
29 June 2019
2 July 2019
6 July 2019
16 July 2019
20 July 2019
3 August 2019
17 August 2019
31 August 2019
14 September 2019
19 October 2019
26 October 2019
23 November 2019

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares with Emirates from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
  • Including 30kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgment will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable)

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Daily breakfast and 3 scrumptious dinners 
  • 11 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • Special access Rome Sightseeing Tour
  • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples
  • Day trip to the Isle of Capri
  • 18-35 year olds
  • Operated by Contiki
  • Option to upgrade to 14 days with return Emirates flights
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