15 day Best of Italy tour with Emirates flights

15 day Best of Italy tour with Trafalgar, including return international flights, airport transfers, breakfast daily, escorted tour guide throughout, dedicated, air-conditioned transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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

Highlights

 

Get ready to indulge in a whole lot of delicious food with an incredible 15 day Best of Italy tour.

Wander the beautiful capital of Rome and visit its incredible sights including Vatican City, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and more. Travel to the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii and learn about the devastation that was caused by the eruption of Vesuvius. Cross the Bay of Naples by ferry and arrive in the gorgeous Isle of Capri. Journey through the slopes of Mount Subasio to the mystical town of Assisi, the birthplace of St.Francis, and visit the incredible Basilica of St.Francis, the Lion Fountain in central piazza and more.

Fall in love with the incredible flavours of Emiglia Romagna, before continuing your journey to the home of Romeo and Juliet, Verona. Explore the many intricate canals of Venice and discover the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Basilica. Visit the fashion capital of Milan and watch the glistening blue waters of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Enjoy an iconic photo opportunity at the Leaning Tower in Pisa. Roam the beautiful streets of Florence and stroll through the charming Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano before you begin your journey back to Rome, and to Australia.

Your package includes return flights, accommodation, English speaking tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions for more. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Rome

Depart Australia today to begin your journey of Italy.

Day 2: Rome (D)

Ciao Roma! Upon arrival at Fiumicino Airport, take a group transfer to your hotel (please refer to the Fine Print section of this page for important transfer details). Explore this imperial city of emperors and senators, gods and goddesses, before joining your companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Our introduction to the Eternal City is an evening orientation drive to view some of the sights which await you.

Hotel: Una/Victoria

Day 3: Rome (B)

The Holy See takes centre stage today as we join a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour in the fascinating Vatican Museums. Witness first-hand the masterpieces of Bramante and Michelangelo in a Cultural Insight, admiring the smooth, step-less staircase created for Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel Experience and the marble masterpiece of Pietà, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica. We venture across the Tiber and into Ancient Rome to visit the famous Colosseum and see Circus Maximus, once the site of celebrated chariot races. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city streets of Rome on your terms. Indulge in an espresso in beautiful Piazza Navona, clamber up the Spanish Steps, or wander through the colourful food market of Campo de’ Fiori soaking up the enthusiasm of its lively vendors.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Piazzas and Fountains of Rome. Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome’s historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Roman Evening with Dinner. Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

Hotel: Una/Victoria

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

Today we pay tribute to the brave souls of the World War II Italian Campaign whose last resting place is the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino. We view the Benedictine Abbey, which featured as the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, before heading south to the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share details of the devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 as we wander through the ancient paved roads of a city that was frozen in time. Later, we arrive at our hotel in the clifftop village of Sorrento where we will dine tonight.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Amalfi Coast and Positano. Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park

Day 5: Isle of Capri (B)

We cross the Bay of Naples today by ferry to the glamorous Isle of Capri where we will visit some of its landmark sights. Wander past the chic boutiques and pavement cafés in Capri Town in the company of a Local Specialist before taking your time to soak up the sophistication of this lovely island on your own terms. Later, we return to the mainland and enjoy a Cultural Insight into the intricate art of inlaid woodwork for which Sorrento is famous.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Neapolitan Dinner and Dance. Join us for an evening of Neapolitan specialities at one of our favourite family-run restaurants. While you’re wined and dined, enjoy a cultural experience performed by local artists who’ll take centre stage and demonstrate the famous Tarantella dance.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Discover The Isle Of Capri. Experience Capri’s spectacular cliffs, famous turquoise waters and white grotto the best way: by boat. In Capri town, enjoy a lemon granita, a specialty of the island. Or if the weather doesn’t allow, we’ll take you on a tour of the island to Anacapri, and a visit to Villa San Michele.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): A scenic drive takes you through the Sorrentino countryside to an 18th century Olive Oil mill. You’ll enjoy a guided visit of the gardens, mill and wine cellar, followed by a simple meal of traditional pizza and wine. And there’ll also be the chance to see how mozzarella and pizza are made.

Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park

Day 6: Sorrento – Assisi (B,D)

Heading north to the slopes of Mount Subasio, we arrive in the mystical town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, under whose protection this medieval city is said to remain. We join our Local Specialist on a walking tour along the cobblestone streets towards the Basilica of St. Francis, which we will have a unique opportunity to visit before spending the rest of the day exploring the town on our own terms. See the remnants of Roman heritage at the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and the Lion Fountain in the central piazza. Shop on Corza Mazzini or admire the beautiful façade of San Rufino Cathedral before dining at your hotel this evening.

Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation

Day 7: Assisi – Verona – Venice (B)

Fall in love with the Renaissance architecture and delicious flavours of Emiglia Romagna – indulging every sense on this journey through its glorious region that yields the much-loved Italian ingredients of tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. The story of star-crossed lovers is celebrated during our stop in the exquisite city of Verona, where we will admire Juliet’s Balcony, and the Roman arena, before arriving in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Gondolas and the Grand Canal. Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice’s Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Later on, you’ll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria Authentic Accommodation

Day 8: Venice (B)

Wind your way through Venice by private launch along the city’s charming canals to soak up the unique sights and sounds of what was once one of the world’s greatest ports. We venture to the island of Giudecca where talented tradesmen share their centuries-old glassmaking traditions in a Cultural Insight, before meandering through the domain of St. Mark to view the impressive square and Basilica that still bear his name. Our journey through Venice takes us past the opulent Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, before an afternoon at leisure to wander across the ornate bridges that connect this island city. See the colourful fishermen’s houses on the Island of Burano or perhaps stumble across a cosy bacaro for some tasty Venetian treats.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Venice’s Secrets and St. Mark’s Basilica. Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice’s past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power. Alternatively, we’ll visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks. Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen’s island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses – a real photographer’s paradise

Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria Authentic Accommodation

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

Today we cross the lush green plains of Lombardy to sophisticated Milan, the global capital of design and fashion. An orientation tour takes us past the intricate Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria, before we dinner served tonight at our hotel.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Treasures Of Milan. Join our Local Specialist at the impressive Castello Sforza museum, where you’ll see the ‘Pieta of Rondanini’ by Michelangelo, among other great works. Your tour finishes with a visit to the world renowned ‘La Scala’ opera house and museum. When La Scala or the Castello is unavailable, you’ll visit the Museum of Milan.

Hotel: Simplon

Day 10: Lake Como (B,D)

The glistening blue waters of Lake Como welcome us today, with free time to enjoy the lakeside lifestyle and beautiful scenery that has enchanted visitors for millennia. Spend the day exploring the picturesque little towns, indulge in the delicious gelato of the area or take the funiculare for spectacular views of the late. This evening we venture by private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner experience.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Discover The Borromean Islands. We’ve organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you’ll see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the magnificent palace of the Borromean Princes (this optional is only operated between mid March and the end of October).

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Discover Lake Como. Enjoy views of elegant villas and gardens as you cruise with your Local Specialist along Lake Como, one of the most beautiful spots in the Italian Lake District.

Hotel: Simplon

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

The charm of Tuscany lures us across the forested Apennine Mountains, past Genoa to the famous city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we will enjoy an opportunity to view the Leaning Tower. Our next stop is Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, where you will have an evening at leisure to indulge in the extraordinary tastes of Tuscany.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills. Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli. A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards, brings us to a delightful hamlet overlooked by an imposing castle. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we’ll enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening.

Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri

Day 12: Florence (B)

Delve into the extravagant legacy of the Medici and the glory of a city whose exquisite art and architecture is explored in the company of a Local Specialist. The elegant Duomo dominates the skyline as we visit Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite statues and palazzi. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the beautiful skyline of Florence and the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio from Piazzale Michelangelo, perhaps stopping for a taste of the rich hot chocolate for which the city is so famous. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city’s historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Spend the rest of the afternoon wandering through the picture-perfect streets of this Renaissance capital, viewing its masterpieces or shopping for high-quality leather and gold.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Michelangelo’s ‘David’ & Accademia. Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri

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

This morning we visit the charming Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano, within whose colourful city walls are extraordinary examples of medieval architecture and history. Venture to the centre of town to view its Piazza del Duomo, surrounded by thousand-year-old towers and ramble along the town’s 13th century city walls. We head back to Rome this evening for a Farewell Dinner spent in the company of newfound friends and our Travel Director.

Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici

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

Our discovery of the best of Italy has sadly come to an end. Group transfers to the airport are available for your homeward flight. Pending flight departure times, you may wish to make your own way to the airport and spend a few more hours exploring the city (please refer to the Fine Print section of this page for important transfer details).

Day 15: Australia 

Arrive home today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and 7 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Return group airport transfers (conditions apply, see fine print)
  • VIP entry to many sights

Highlights: 

  • City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Venice and Milan
  • See the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus
  • View the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, the Colosseum in Rome, 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:

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 $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: Travel insurance, Airport transfers, Porterage, Tipping, 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 

To purchase your single supplement please click here 

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 40-45 guests on average

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

Arrival Transfers

Departure Transfers (arriving at airport)

9.30am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm

7am, 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. Pending flight arrangements with the advertised promotional airline, you may need to wait several hours at the airport prior to your departure flight. Alternatively, you are welcome to make your own way to the airport at a time of your choosing (additional expense).

Accommodation: 

Rome: Una/Victoria or similar
Sorrento: La Residenza/Johanna Park or similar
Assisi: Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation or similar
Venice: Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria Authentic Accommodation or similar
Lake Maggiore: Simplon or similar
Florence: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri or similar 
Rome: Sheraton Parco De Medici or similar

Optional Tours: 

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome – €33 per person 
Roman Evening with Dinner – €61 per person
Amalfi Coast and Positano – €43 per person
Neapolitan Dinner and Dance – €61 per person
Discover The Isle Of Capri – €42 per person
Sorrento Farmhouse Dinner – €49 per person
Gondolas and the Grand Canal – €70 per person
Venice’s Secrets and St. Mark’s Basilica – €36 per person
Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks – €71 per person
Treasures Of Milan – €45 per person
Discover The Borromean Islands – €42 per person
Discover Lake Como – €38 per person
Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills – €64 per person
Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli – €65 per person
Michelangelo’s ‘David’ & Accademia – €41 per person

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

Land Only: Not available

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 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.

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:

Selected Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat departures between

08 April 2019 – 24 October 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 

Flights:

  • 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 the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • 10% Early Bird discount included in price if booked before 17 January 2019
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and 7 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Operated by Trafalgar

 

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