15 day Best of Italy tour with flights

Including return international flights, group airport transfers, deluxe hotel accommodation throughout, delicious breakfast daily plus 7 dinners, hand-picked Insider Experiences, luxury air-conditioned coach transportation and more.

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  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
  • 15 day Best of Italy tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Tick off iconic landmarks, visit ancient sites and indulge in mouth-watering cuisine with an unforgettable 15 day Best of Italy tour.

Get your fill of monument-hopping in Rome, where you take in the Eternal City’s most famous sights including Vatican City, the Colosseum and the Spanish Steps. Travel to the preserved ruins of Pompeii to see the effects of Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79AD. Jump onto a ferry to cross the Bay of Naples and then explore the gorgeous Isle of Capri.

Visit Assisi in Umbria, a town perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio, and the birthplace of St. Francis. Also see the lavish Basilica of St. Francis and the Lion Fountain, located in the central piazza. Feed your appetite for delectable Italian cuisine with the rich gastronomy in Emilia-Romagna, and then continue north to Verona – the home of the world’s most famous, and fictional, star-crossed lovers. Move to the watery labyrinth of Venice and discover the Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Basilica.

Fashion savants will love Milan, and fixes of spectacular scenery can be had at Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Take an iconic photo with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and then soak up the Tuscan sun as you roam the streets of Renaissance Florence and the beautiful hilltop town of San Gimignano, on this all-encompassing adventure of some of Italy’s best!

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff Rome

Today’s the day you depart for you incredible 15 day Best of Italy tour. Head to the airport and board your flight bound of Rome.

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

Day 2: Rome (D)

On arrival in Rome, be collected by your group airport transfer and taken to your hotel. Tonight you’ll meet your fellow travellers and enjoy a Welcome Reception which includes an evening orientation drive of this gorgeous capital city.

Day 3: Rome (B)

Get set for a day of culture and history as you set out for a tour of Rome. First stop is Vatican City where you’ll be guided by a Local Specialist for in-depth sightseeing tour of the Vatican Museums. Don’t forget to look up at the ceiling as you wander through the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s iconic artwork. Wander through St. Peter’s Basilica, before heading to visit the impressive Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Once a lively site that played host to thrilling chariot races, the monument is now one of the most famous sites of ancient Rome. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure. Perhaps make your way to the Spanish Steps, or toss a coin into the magnificent Trevi Fountain, the choice is yours!

Optional: Piazzas and Fountains of Rome. Discover hidden streets, piazzas and the iconic fountains of Rome with a Local Specialist. See the Pantheon, Baroque square and more on this relaxed tour. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Roman Evening with Dinner. Spend an evening indulging in local Italian cuisine and traditional music, before heading out for an evening drive around the city. Additional cost applies.

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

After breakfast this morning, the tour heads south to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Be guided by a Local Specialist around what remains of this city, devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. Frozen in time, Pompeii is a great insight into the way life was in ancient Italy all those years ago. Head to the clifftop village of Sorrento to check-in to your hotel, before enjoying dinner with your fellow travellers later tonight.  

Optional: Amalfi Coast and Positano. Embark on a drive along the sensational Amalfi Coast, making stops in gorgeous Positano. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Isle of Capri (B)

Catch a ferry this morning to cross the Bay of Naples on your way to the magnificent Isle of Capri. You’ll be guided by a Local Specialist around the iconic sights of stunning Capri Town, before spending the afternoon soaking up the magic of island by yourself. Be sure to visit one of the ancient Villas that are situated on the island, or head out on a tour of some of the gorgeous grottoes that line their way along the cliffs of Capri. Return to Sorrento later tonight.

Optional: Neopolitan Dinner and Dance. Indulge in an evening of Neopolitan cuisine at a local family-run restaurant. Be entertained as you see the famous Tarantella dance performed and you enjoy this truly incredible cultural experience. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Discover The Isle of Capri. Head out on the blue-waters of Capri to discover its spectacular grottoes and landscapes by boat. Afterwards, enjoy the local speciality, a delicious lemon Granita. If weather doesn’t permit a boat tour, a mini bus will be taken around the island to visit Anacapri and Villa San Michele. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Sorrento Farmhouse Dinner. Explore the lush Sorrento countryside on a scenic drive. Visit an 18th century Olive Oil mill, before enjoying a traditional pizza and local wine for dinner. Additional cost applies.

Day 6: Sorrento – Cassino – Assisi (B, D)

Head for Cassino today, where you’ll visit the Commonwealth War Cementery, the final resting place for many of the Italian soldiers who fought in World War II. It’s then on to the Benedictine Abbey, before journeying through Mount Subasio on your way to the town of Assisi. The birthplace of St. Francis, you’ll embark on a guided tour of this medieval city with one of our Local Specialist’s, visiting the famous Basilica of St. Francis. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the town however you please.

Day 7: Assisi – Verona – Venice (B)

Travel through the spectacular landscapes of the Emilia Romagna region, home to the creation of delicious delicacies including parmesan cheese, tortellini and mortadella. Arrive in Verona, the iconic home for Shakespeare’s two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Wander through the cobble-stoned streets, visiting Juliet’s famed balcony, before heading to the floating city of Venice where you’ll spend the next 2 nights.

Optional: Gondolas and the Grand Canal. Visit the sites of Venice including the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square and the palazzi, on a private water taxi through the Grand Canal. It’s then time to hop on-board an iconic gondola for a cruise through the narrow waterways. Additional cost applies.

Day 8: Venice (B)

A private launch ferries the group around Venice’s warren of twisting and turning canals. Watch talented artisans use centuries-old traditions to blow glass on the island of Giudecca, and then move to the realm of St. Mark to marvel at the sprawling square and the Basilica. A meander past the opulent Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs is also included in your discovery of the city. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure.

Optional: Venice’s Secrets and St. Mark’s Basilica. Enjoy a guided tour by a Local Specialist of all the hidden gems that are spread throughout this stunning city, before stopping by St. Mark’s Basilica. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Lagoon cruise to Burano with food and drinks. Head out via boat to discover the Venetian Lagoon. Enjoy a delicious meal on Burano, iconic for its quaint multi-coloured houses. Additional cost applies.

Day 9: Venice – Milan – Lake Maggiore (B, D)

Today see’s the tour cross the landscapes of Lombardy to arrive in Italy’s fashion capital of Milan. Depart on an orientation tour around the city, visiting the famous sites of La Scala Opera House, Gothic Duomo and Galleria. It’s then on to gorgeous Lake Maggiore, where you’ll enjoy dinner at your hotel later tonight.

Optional: Treasures of Milan. Embark on an in-depth tour of some of Milan’s famed locations, guided by a Local Specialist who will educate you on the city’s rich history. Additional cost applies.

Day 10: Lake Como (B, D)

The blue waters of Lake Como beckon. Enjoy free time immersing yourself in the upmarket lakefront lifestyle of this stunning area. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the quaint towns throughout the region, stopping to savour a scoop or two of gelato. Ride in the funicular for a sweeping view of the lake, before travelling this evening via private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for a Be My Guest dinner experience. 

Optional: Discover Lake Como. Adventure to some of the most beautiful spots along Lake Como, guided by a Local Specialist. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Discover the Borromean Islands. A private launch takes travellers to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Among the isles is Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella. The latter also includes a visit to the palace of the Borromean Princes (available during mid-March and end of October only). Additional cost applies. 

Day 11: Lake Maggiore – Pisa – Florence (B)

Move into Tuscan territory today. Pass through the forested Apennine Mountains and Genoa for a stop in Pisa. Have your pose at the ready to take a photograph with the city’s famous Leaning Tower, located in the paved Square of Miracles. It is then a short journey from Pisa to Florence, the birthplace and heart of the Renaissance. The evening is yours to begin your discovery of this magnificent city. 

Optional: Dinner, Wine and Music in the Tuscan Hills. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside, before indulging in a delicious meal at a local restaurant. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli. Experience the magic of the Chianti hills, driving past vineyards and fields. This evening’s destination is the former stone house of Niccolo Machiavelli; the location where he wrote his breakthrough work, ‘The Prince’. A welcome drink and tour through the villa and its wine cellar follows. Then feast on fine Tuscan cuisine, accompanied by music, drinks, and Chianti made from the villa’s vines. Additional cost applies.

Day 12: Florence (B)

Delve into a world of Medici legacy, world-shaping art movements and fascinating history in a guided tour of Florence. Gaze upwards to take in the elegant glory of the Duomo, make note of the statues scattered around the different Piazzi, look into the windows of the jewellers lining Ponte Vecchio, and soak in the amazing outlook of Florence’s skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo. Sweet tooths will want to sample the rich hot chocolate for which Florence is renowned. Also learn about two of the city’s most important industries – leather and gold – in demonstrations. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure. 

Optional: Michelangelo’s ‘David’ and Accademia. Visit the Academy of Fine Arts and immerse yourself in the brilliance of Michelangelo’s incredible art. See the iconic statue of David and learn about the life and history of his works. Additional cost applies.

Day 13: Florence – San Gimignano – Rome (B, D)

Depart Florence for San Gimignano, a gorgeous Tuscan town perched on a hill. Inside the town’s colourful walls are excellent examples of medieval architecture and history. Piazza del Duomo in the town centre is surrounded by thousand-year old towers, and the town’s encircling, 13th century walls offer multiple vantage points for taking in the countryscape. It is then onto Rome for this evening’s farewell dinner. 

Day 14: Rome – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Sadly, your incredible Italian adventure has come to an end. It’s time to head to the airport and board your flight home.

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 15: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline, plus group airport transfers
  • Option to extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 12 nights’ deluxe twin share hotel accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 7 dinners
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing and VIP entry
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach transportation with WiFi on-board
  • 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:

  • Experience guided by Local Specialists’ on city tours of Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice
  • See the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus and the impressive Colosseum
  • View the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, 
  • Take photos alongside the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, , the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, picturesque Lake Como and the medieval city of San Gimignano
 

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 $699 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 stric

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

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: 40-45 guests on average

Single Supplement: $999 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, enjoy the comforts of a private cabin and 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.

Rome: Una/Victirua or similar 
Sorrento: La Residenza/ Johannes similar 
Assisi: Canacolo or similar 
Venice: Biasutti/Viktoria Palace or similar 
Milan: Simplon/Grand Dino or similar 
Florence: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri or similar 
Rome: Sheraton Parco de’ Medici or similar 

Please note: all accommodation star ratings are based on local ratings 

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.

Airport Transfers: Trafalgar will be organising dedicated group airport transfers to and from your hotel at the following times:

Arrival Transfers in Rome

Departure Transfers (arriving at the airport)

 9:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm

7:00am, 9:30am

Please note that on some occasions there may not be any suitable flights that link up with the arrival transfers specified above. In such instances, you should make your own way to the hotel.

Optional Tours:

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome – from €33 per person 
Roman Evening with Dinner – from €61 per person
Amalfi Coast and Positano – from €44 per person
Neapolitan Dinner and Dance – from €61 per person
Discover The Isle Of Capri – from €42 per person
Sorrento Farmhouse Dinner – from €49 per person
Gondolas and the Grand Canal – from  €70 per person
Venice’s Secrets and St. Mark’s Basilica –  from €36 per person
Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks – from €72 per person
Treasures Of Milan – from  €45 per person
Discover The Borromean Islands – from €43 per person
Discover Lake Como – from €39 per person
Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills – from €65 per person
Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli – from €65 per person
Michelangelo’s ‘David’ & Accademia – from €47 per person

Please note that optional excursions prices are subject to currency fluctuation and can only be purchased while on-tour.

Gratuities: Travel Director and Driver –$174 per person. At the end of your trip you may wish to express appreciation to your Travel Director for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. For your convenience and ease there is an option to prepay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking. You can pre-purchase those gratuities by clicking here.

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

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 or 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

 

2020:

Selected Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday departures between

6 April 2019 – 22 October 

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 Etihad 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 international flights with a full-service airline, plus group airport transfers
  • Option to extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 12 nights’ deluxe twin share hotel accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 7 dinners
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing and VIP entry
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach transportation with WiFi on-board
  • 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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