15 day Best of Italy tour with Emirates flights

15 day Best of Italy tour with Trafalgar and including return international Emirates flights, airport transfers, daily breakfast, dedicated tour guide throughout, 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
 

Highlights

 

Tick off iconic landmarks, see the 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 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.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Rome

Get ready to experience la dolce vita as you depart for Italy.

Day 2: Rome (D)

Ciao Roma! Arrive at Rome’s Leonard da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and be taken to your hotel by group transfer (please refer to the Fine Print section of this tour for important transfer details). Take some time to explore the hotel surrounds before joining fellow travellers and your Travel Director for a welcome reception. Your formal introduction to Imperial Rome begins that evening with an orientation drive around the city. 

Hotel: Una/Victoria

Day 3: Rome (B)

The Holy See takes centre stage today as the tour joins up with a local guide for a sightseeing tour of the divine Vatican Museums. Gaze upon masterpieces from the likes of Bramante and Michelangelo, including the exquisite frescoed ceilings of the Sistine Chapel and the opulent adornment inside St. Peter’s Basilica. From the Vatican, venture across the Tiber into the heart of Ancient Rome. A visit to Circus Maximus and the looming Colosseum will have you imagining scenes of gladiators and chariot races. The afternoon is at your leisure. Sip on an espresso from a café at Piazza Navona, take a seat on the Spanish Steps, or wander through the colourful food market of Campo de’ Fiori. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Piazzas and Fountains of Rome. This trip is led by a local guide and travellers are taken through the city’s narrow streets and beautiful public squares. A stop at the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon are included. Additional cost applies.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Roman Evening with Dinner. Spend a relaxed evening in Rome, enjoying traditional Roman fare with drinks and music. There is a post-dinner drive that offers insight into how native Romans make the most of their incredible hometown. Additional cost applies. 

Hotel: Una/Victoria

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

From Rome there is a visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the final resting place for those involved in the Italian campaign of World War II. History buffs will also get kicks from seeing the Benedictine Abbey, the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. The day’s third stop is Pompeii. A local guide leads the group into the past of this preserved site, and travellers have the chance to wander the city’s frozen-in-time streets. Arrive at the hotel in Sorrento, along the Amalfi Coast, for dinner.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Amalfi Coast and Positano. A drive along the postcard-worthy Amalfi Coast. Included is a visit to the super photogenic town of Positano. Additional cost applies. 

Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park

Day 5: Isle of Capri (B)

Cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the glamourous Isle of Capri. The first activity is a tour of Capri Town by a local guide. Travellers are then free to explore this pretty isle at their leisure. The group returns to the mainland in the evening to learn about Sorrento’s inlaid woodwork art. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Neapolitan Dinner and Dance. An evening that immerses travellers in Neapolitan tradition at a local family-run restaurant. Once the wining and dining finishes, there is a performance by local artists to demonstrate the famous Tarantella dance.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Discover The Isle Of Capri. Experience the isle’s spectacular cliffs, stunning turquoise waters and White Grotto by boat. In Capri town, savour a lemon granita – one of the island’s specialties. If the weather isn’t ideal, an alternative excursion is a tour of Anacapri and a trip to Villa San Michele. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): A scenic drive through the Sorrentino countryside to an 18th century olive oil mill. There is a guided visit of the gardens, mill and wine cellar, followed by a simple meal of traditional pizza and wine. There is also a chance to see how mozzarella is made. 

Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park

Day 6: Sorrento – Assisi (B,D)

Move north away from the Amalfi Coast into Umbria. Arrive at Assisi, a town perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio. This small hamlet was the birthplace of St. Francis; legend has it that the town remains under his protection to this day. A local guide leads a walking tour along the cobblestone streets to Basilica St. Francis for a visit. The rest of the afternoon is leisure. Choose to see the remains of Rome’s influence in the area at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, or head to the central piazza to see the Lion Fountain. Keen shoppers can seek out the boutiques lining Corza Mazzini. This evening’s dinner is at the hotel.

Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation

Day 7: Assisi – Verona – Venice (B)

Continue moving north through Emilia-Romagna, a region known for its rich history and gastronomic clout. Some of the region’s most beloved fare includes tortellini, mortadella and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Make a pitstop in Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Admire Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman Arena. The tour then heads to Venice. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Gondolas and the Grand Canal. A scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice’s celebrated Grand Canal. Admire the resplendent palazzi and catch a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Afterwards, float along the canals on a graceful gondola; one of Venice’s most iconic methods of transportation.

Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria Authentic Accommodation

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 afternoon is at leisure. A trip is Burano is a popular choice for travellers, or you might hole up in a cosy bacaro to sample local Venetian treats. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Venice’s Secrets and St. Mark’s Basilica. Explore the hidden alleyways that most visitors to Venice don’t get to see, as a local guide takes the group beyond the usual tourist track. Along the way, learn about Venice’s past as a major shipping port and its current status as one of Italy’s most famous cities. Visit the incredible St. Mark’s Basilica and see some of the treasure trophies once looted by past generations of Venetians.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks. Discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat as you motor towards Burano, a fishermen’s island famous for its vibrant line-up of multi-coloured houses. A delicious meal with selection of drinks is enjoyed on-board

Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria Authentic Accommodation

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

Today, cross the verdant plains of Lombardy towards Italy’s fashion capital, Milan. An orientation tour introduces the city; the intricate Gothic Duomo, La Scala opera house, the Galleria. Dinner is served at the hotel.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Treasures Of Milan. Meet a local guide at the Castello Sforza Museum to see Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta of Rondanini’ and other great works. The tour finishes with a trip to La Scala opera house and museum. A visit to the Museum of Milan is the alternate activity if either the museum or La Scala are unavailable.

Hotel: Simplon

Day 10: Lake Como (B,D)

The blue waters of Lake Como beckon. There is free time to enjoy the upmarket lakefront lifestyle of this area. Spend the day exploring the quaint towns throughout the region, stopping to savour a scoop or two of gelato. Ride in the funicular for a sweeping view. Tonight, travel by private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for a Be My Guest dinner experience. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): 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). Available cost applies. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Discover Lake Como. Journey to the picturesque banks of Lake Como and enjoy views of elegant villas and gardens with a cruise on the lake. This is led by a local guide. Additional cost applies. 

Hotel: Simplon

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

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 Tour (additional cost applies): Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills. A scenic trip through the Tuscan countryside, with a meal of regional favourites at a local restaurant. The meal is accompanied by wines and live music.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies):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.  

Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri

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 leisure. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Michelangelo’s ‘David’ & Accademia. A visit to this world-class museum and its incredible collection, the most famous piece of which is Michelangelo’s ‘David’ statue. Additional cost applies.

Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri

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. 

Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici

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

Having ticked off Italy’s best highlights and landmarks, the tour comes to an end. Group transfers to the airport are available for the Australia-bound flight. Those with extra time before flight departure can spend an hour or two more in Rome. (Please refer to the Fine Print section of this tour for important transfer details.)

Day 15: Australia 

Arrive home today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Emirates flights, including 30kg checked baggage
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and 7 dinners
  • Full itinerary with optional extras and free time
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • All porterage and gratuities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Return group airport transfers (conditions apply, see fine print)

 

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 Emirates flights, 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
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast and 7 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • Expert travel director and driver
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Operated by Trafalgar

 

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