14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights

Including return international flights, all accommodation, guided tour of Rome, full-day excursion to Naples and Pompeii, daily breakfast, train travel with seat reservations, and much more.

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  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
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  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes and flights
 

Highlights

 

Soak up the ways of la dolce vita on a 14 day Highlights of Italy tour with Northern Lakes.

Uncover the astounding centuries-old history of Italy’s capital and some of its most important ancient sites on a guided tour of Imperial Rome. As well as being shown the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and Aventine Hill, this experience includes a visit to Rome’s most emblematic landmark: the Colosseum. Gaze up in awe at this magnificent monument as you head inside to learn about its amazing legacy. Take a day trip south of Rome to Naples. This coastal city has a delightfully unpolished atmosphere and is brimming with things to see, such as Castell dell’Ovo, the Royal Palace, Piazza del Plebiscito and the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. Put on your archaeologist hat for an outing to the site at Pompeii. This former city was destroyed by an eruption from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and its preserved streetscapes and buildings are a remarkable look into the ways of ancient life.

Skip forward from ancient history to the Renaissance era as you move to Florence. With its beyond beautiful cityscape, world-acclaimed museums and exceptional Tuscan cuisine; your time in Florence is sure to have you wanting to make a return visit soon. Join an optional walking tour while here, or choose to see Florence on your own terms with independent exploration. Seek out the stunning coastline of the Liguria region and make your base in La Spezia; a city popular with travellers for the direct access it provides to the towns of Cinque Terre. Revel in having an entire day to explore any (or all) of the five towns – Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare – at your own pace. 

Put your most stylish foot forward as you move to Milan and take in this fashionable city’s Gothic architecture, ornate shopping malls and revered monuments. Milan is also where avid art-lovers can book tickets to see da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Enjoy an expedition from Milan to the stunning landscapes that surround Lake Como. Wander through the lake’s namesake city and then admire the luxury villas and palatial hotels that line the lake’s shorefront while aboard a scenic cruise. Venice is the last destination of your Italian tour and this canal-crossed city promises extraordinary photo opportunities, delicious Venetian cuisine and even the chance to ride in one of the world-famous gondola.  

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff  Rome

Ready to begin your Italian adventure? Head to the airport and board your flights towards Rome!

Day 2: Rome

Welcome to Rome! You arrive in the capital city of Italy and make your own way to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this historic destination, or to relax in your hotel room following the long flight.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

Day 3: Rome (B)

Get your first taste of Rome’s dazzling history by setting out on a guided tour of Imperial Rome and the Colosseum. The tour begins once you make your way to the pick-up location (in the centre of the city) and board a coach. You are taken to Piazza Venezia to admire the grandeur of Il Vittoriano, a monument dedicated to Italy’s first king that is colloquially dubbed ‘The Wedding Cake’. Next, the group continues on foot to Piazza del Campidoglio, a square designed by Michelangelo and a location that promises a great view into parts of the Roman Forum site. Return to the coach for a drive by Circus Maximus and Aventine Hill, and make another Michelangelo-skewed stop to see the statue of Moses at the Church of St. Peter in Chains. The last visit of the day is perhaps the most iconic: the Colosseum. Head inside this battle-hardened arena to learn about its gladiatorial past and more recent history. 

Day 4: Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Rome (B)

Head south on a full-day outing to Naples and Pompeii. You will be following a stretch of highway nicknamed, ‘Motorway of the Sun’, and passing through countryside known as Castelli Romani – a moniker that alludes to the sprinkling of wine-producing towns and communes throughout the area. Along the way of this drive you will see Montecassino Abbey, a Benedictine abbey that saw a decisive battle during World War II. Make for the port of Mergellina and arrive in the Santa Lucia fishing quarter to see Castel dell’Ovo. Your tour of Naples continues at Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Theatre, Galleria Umberto I, and Castel Nuovo (also called Maschio Angioino). Leave the rugged cityscape behind and cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius towards Pompeii. Lunch is taken here before you join a two-hour tour of the site, led by a local guide. This experience offers invaluable insight into this city, as well as sheds light on the archaeological importance and on-going excavation work that continues today. Return to Rome at the end of the day. 

Day 5: Rome – train-icon Florence (B)

You leave the Eternal City behind as the group sets its sights on travelling into Tuscany and towards its capital of Florence. Make your own way to the station and board a train to the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. This journey offers no shortage of beautiful scenery along the way, and upon arrival in Florence you head to the hotel for check in (self-transfer) and have the rest of the day at your leisure time. 

Day 6: Florence (B)

A free day to fall in love with Florence. Art-lovers may want to make a beeline to the galleries at the Uffizi or Accademia (booking tickets in advance is highly recommended), while gourmets can peruse vendor wares and gorge on samples at Mercato Centrale. Pick up souvenirs from the stalls of the sprawling San Lorenzo Market, or those with a fondness for sweeping city views can walk or catch a bus to Piazza Michelangelo. 

Optional: Walking Tour of Florence
This two-hour walking tour is a great introduction to Florence’s magnificent array of landmarks, monuments and historic sights – especially for first-time visitors. Wander between top sights, such as the Duomo, Palazzo and Ponte Vecchio, and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Additional cost applies. 

Day 7: Florence – train-icon  La Spezia (Cinque Terre) (B)

Arrive at the railway station in time to board a service to La Spezia, a small city on the Ligurian coastline that is the gateway for exploring the towns of Cinque Terre. Make your way to the hotel upon arrival and have the rest of the day as leisure time. 

Day 8: La Spezia (Cinque Terre) (B)

There is no set itinerary for you to follow today, and you are at your leisure to make your way to Cinque Terre and explore however you like. Use the provided rail pass to catch the train from La Spezia to any of the five small coastal towns – Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. Tackle the entire, or a section, of the walk between Vernazza and Monterosso; sit down to a seafood feast at a hole-in-the-wall eatery; nab a sunlounger on the beach at Monterosso to soak up the sun; or aim to wander a couple of the towns and uncover each of their own unique charms. 

Day 9: La Spezia (Cinque Terre) – train-icon  Milan (B)

Continue your adventure north towards the ever-stylish metropolis of Milan. Make your way to the railway station to board the train to take you to Milan, located in the Lombardy region. Find the hotel upon arrival (self-transfer) and have the rest of the day to explore. Lauded as the fashion and design capital of Italy, Milan has much more in its arsenal than high-end fashion boutiques. Admire the spires of the massive Gothic cathedral, the treasures inside Sforza Castle, and the ornate design of Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II. Those wanting to see Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, housed in Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, should book tickets in advance. 

Day 10: Milan – Lake Como – Bellagio – Milan (B)

Following breakfast at the hotel, board a coach for a one-hour journey into the Lake Como area. This excursion begins with sightseeing around the historic centre of Como, a city located on the banks of the eponymous lake. You then clamber into a boat for a lake cruise. From the water you will be able to spy the cluster of lavish villas and hotels perched along the lakefront. The boat docks in Bellagio, one of the best-known towns in the region, and you have time to explore its network of steep alleys, cafes and shops. The cruise continues to Cadenabbia where you disembark and commence the return journey to Milan. 

Please note that seasonal variations occur for this excursion. During winter, the lake cruise is replaced with a funicular to Brunate. 

Day 11: Milan – train-icon  Venice (B)

Head to the station in time to catch your train to Venice. Travel east through Veneto and arrive in the city fondly called, ‘Queen of the Adriatic’. Find your way to the hotel for check in and enjoy the rest of the day in this spectacular city. 

Day 12: Venice (B)

This is your final full day in Italy. Wander around the web of alleyways and narrow streets, crossing steep bridges and winding canals as you go. Peer into the windows of shops selling souvenir Venetian masks, and pose for a photo at the crest of the Rialto Bridge. Perhaps board a ferry for a trip to either Murano or Burano, nearby islands known for glass and lace production, respectively. At night, sit down for one last Italian dinner and feast on typical Venetian cuisine, such as risotto al nero di sepia (squid ink risotto), risi e bisi (rice and peas) and fritole (sweet fritters). 

Optional: Walking Tour and Gondola Ride
Venture out into Venice’s streets on a guided walking tour that sees you meander past some of the city’s most recognised sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Basilica, plus the Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Clock Tower, Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre. You will walk through lively local squares and the San Marco district. The tour is capped off with a ride in one of Venice’s emblematic gondolas. Additional cost applies.

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

Have breakfast at the hotel and then make your way to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) to begin the return journey to Australia.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

Day 14: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with a full service airline 
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 11 nights’ twin share accommodation in centrally located hotels
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • Guided tour of Imperial Rome and the Colosseum
  • Full-day guided excursion to Naples and Pompeii
  • Northern Lakes experience including Lake Como and Bellagio
  • Cinque Terre Rail Pass
  • Rail tickets as per the tour itinerary, including seat reservations
  • Valid for summer 2020 season travel
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

Highlights: 

  • Wander the streets of the Eternal City with a tour of Imperial Rome, and finish the day with a visit to the magnificent Colosseum
  • Travel from Rome on a day trip to Naples and take in its landmarks, and then head to the site of Pompeii for an archaeological journey through its ruins
  • Have a free day in Florence to marvel at the city’s Renaissance-era architecture 
  • Make for the coastline of Liguria and use La Spezia as a launchpad to explore the charming seaside towns of Cinque Terre
  • Catch a train to Milan, the design and style capital of Italy, and join a guided excursion to the Lake Como region that includes a scenic cruise on the lake
  • Arrive in Venice and get lost discovering the city’s web of canals and vibrant neighbourhoods
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person is 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 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • 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
  • Final payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. 
  • 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.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour. Accompanying guides are not provided except where mentioned in the tour itinerary. 

Single Supplement: $1,399 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

As a single traveller, indulge in the spacious amenities of your own hotel room. Travelling by yourself will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!   

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button. By selecting this option, international flights and all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. 

Accommodation: 

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Hotel name: xx or similar 

Rome: Patria or similar
Florence: Delle Nazioni or similar
La Spezia: CDH Hotel La Spezia or similar
Milan: Michelangelo Milan or similar
Venice: Hesperia or similar

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds
Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Triple Share: Not available

Child policy: Child price is the same as an adult. No minimum age applies.

Optional Tours: 

Guided Venice walking tour with a gondola ride – $90 per person

Optional tours are subject to availability, weather conditions and minimum numbers. 

Optional Tours requested within 65 days of travel cannot be accepted.
You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here. For more information see the itinerary.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Sightseeing: Please note that guided tours specified in the tour itinerary are based on seat-in-coach shared experiences with a small group of other travellers.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

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

Passports: All passengers must have a valid passport that is valid for at least six months after the holiday package return date. Passengers must consult with the appropriate consulates to ensure that they have any applicable visas for countries included in the holiday package prior to departure.

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

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

Daily departures between 1 February – 30 November 2020

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

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Emirates and their codeshare partners
  • Or Qatar Airways if this option is selected
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 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 acknowledgement 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

Tour Only:

  • Tour 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 tour 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
  • Return flights with a full service airline
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 11 nights’ twin share accommodation in centrally located hotels
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • Guided tour of Imperial Rome and the Colosseum and full-day guided excursion to Naples and Pompeii
  • Northern Lakes experience including Lake Como and Bellagio
  • Cinque Terre Rail Pass
  • Rail tickets as per the tour itinerary, including seat reservations
  • Valid for summer 2020 season travel
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

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