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Splendours of Italy

13 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

This CostSaver trip captures the beauty and history of Italy, taking in Rome, the Italian Lakes and more.

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      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Weave your way from Rome to the sun-kissed south and the Bay of Naples and Sorrento. Travel past the home of St. Francis of Assisi to romantic Venice, the beautiful Italian Lakes and golden hills of Tuscany before Florence.


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      Trip code: ITSI

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      17 Meals
      • 12 Buffet breakfasts

      • 5 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Assisi
          Orientation tour includes St. Francis' Basilica

        • Florence
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery

        • Italian Lakes
          Enjoy a free day with spectacular views

        • Lugano
          Visit this magnificent lakeside resort

        • Pisa
          View the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum

        • Siena
          Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race

        • Sorrento
          Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop

        • Venice
          Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

        • Verona
          View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 Buffet breakfasts

        • 5 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Splendours of Italy

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Rome. After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening why not take a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the amazing atmosphere.

      Hotel
      Ergife Palace

      2. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city, starting with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest and most inspiring churches ever built. Your trip continues across the Tiber River with views of the iconic Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Spend free time exploring the wonderful sights on your own. Perhaps take an Optional Experience offered by your Travel Director.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. Rome – Bay of Naples (2 Nights)

      This morning perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums. Then journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the Bay of Naples, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon why not take an Optional Experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Stabia

      4. Sorrento Excursion

      Your excursion to the nearby resort of Sorrento starts with a visit to an inlaid wood workshop, for which the area is renowned. Enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs and make sure you sample some of the delicious Limoncello produced from local lemons for which the region is famous.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      5. Bay of Naples – Assisi

      This morning consider an Optional Experience to see the excavations of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered for centuries beneath a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Later drive through the rolling hills of Umbria to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, birthplace of St. Francis. Enjoy an orientation tour which includes St. Francis Basilica, renowned for its fresco paintings.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Frate Sole

      6. Assisi – Venice (Oriago) (2 Nights)

      Enjoy a scenic drive across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical floating city of Venice. Dine at your hotel this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Il Burchiello

      7. Venice Orientation and Free Time

      Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. You are surrounded by magnificent sights and sounds as you cruise by private launch along the Giudecca canal to St. Mark's Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a delicious meal.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      8. Venice (Oriago) – Verona – Lugano – Italian Lakes (2 Nights)

      Journey west to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's most famous play, and stop to admire the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony. Continue across the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. Arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Starhotels Grand Milan

      9. Free Day or Milan and Lake Como Excursion

      Today you have a full day to enjoy the facilities at your hotel including the swimming pool. Alternatively consider an Optional Experience to Milan and Lake Como.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      10. Italian Lakes Region – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

      Cross the Apennine Mountains, travel along the Italian Riviera arriving in Pisa. Here we see the famous leaning tower in the Square of Miracles. Later arrive at your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight you may wish to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Tuscan hills.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Wall Art

      11. Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

      Florence is one of the liveliest and most creative cities in Europe and home to some of the world's greatest works of art and architecture. Your Local Specialist gives you an excellent account of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork and in your free time visit one of the many museums or simply relax and enjoy the ambience.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      12. Florence – Siena – Rome

      Admire the beautiful scenery as you drive through the Chianti region of Tuscany to Siena, a medieval city famous for its biannual Palio horse race. Marvel at its rich heritage during your orientation tour. This evening in Rome you might like to mark the end of an enjoyable holiday with a meal out.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Raganelli

      13. Depart Rome

      This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Assisi
          Orientation tour includes St. Francis' Basilica

        • Florence
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery

        • Italian Lakes
          Enjoy a free day with spectacular views

        • Lugano
          Visit this magnificent lakeside resort

        • Pisa
          View the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum

        • Siena
          Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race

        • Sorrento
          Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop

        • Venice
          Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

        • Verona
          View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 Buffet breakfasts

        • 5 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 245 Reviews

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        Definitely will travel again with Costsaver. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. The only thing, there were many optional excursions that made the trip most enjoyable but at the same time, I wonder if they could have been included in the basic. I'm not just talking about the extra costs but there were

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        Service rating : Would definitely recommend Costsaver to friends but be aware that extra money is needed for entrance to certain placesProduct : Saw all the wonders of North and South in 13 days

      • Trip:

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        Service rating : Very well organized and knowledgeable.Product : Saw so many wonderful places! Even though our tour guide pointed out that this particular tour was to give us all a taste of a variety of things & places to entice us back to Italy, I found at times we spent too much time getting

      • Trip:

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        Service rating : Extremely well organised in all areas. I felt safe and secure and connected to the whole group at all venues we visited.Product : I actually saw more than I imagined I would - every day brought another wonder to behold.

      • Trip:

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        Service rating : The tour guides are fantastic and make sure that you have the best time. They cater to your needs and make sure that you see everything you want plus more that you did not know you wanted. The trips are well organized and detailed so that you know what you will see and do so that

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