Splendours Of Italy
Discover the beauty and history of a selection of Italy's most famous sights from awe inspiring Roman architecture, breath-taking scenery, ancient cities and some of the most celebrated art in the world. Journeying through Europe and exploring new and exciting destinations to reach a country that astounds the senses and creates memories never to be forgotten. Your Italian adventure starts here!
Hotel, Metz * * *
Unamed hotel, Lake Garda * * *
Hotel Pacific, Rome * * *
Hotel Moon Valley, Sorrento * * *
Hotel Hermitage Poggio a Caiano, Florence * * *
Hotel Express, Aosta * * *
Hotel, Troyes * * *
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Following the Channel crossing we continue to our overnight bed and breakfast accommodation in Metz.
Travel through France to Lake Garda for two nights half-board accommodation.
Today we have arranged a privately chartered boat so you can sample the wondrous sights of Lake Garda. Our cruise will take us to Sirmione, perched on the southern most peninsular of the lake and dominated by its 13th Century castle.
Depart Lake Garda and make our way to Rome – Italy’s capital, the eternal city!
We take a walking guided tour of Rome to include the famous sights such as the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Vatican City and Trevi Fountain to name but a few. We will take the Rome Metro for part of the tour to reach the famous landmarks and sights.
After breakfast we carry on south to the beautiful 6th Century Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino. Later, our journey continues to the petrified city of Pompeii, where time stood still as Vesuvius’s ashes buried the Roman city for centuries. We continue along the Neapolitan peninsula to arrive at the Grand Hotel Moon Valley in Sorrento.
We visit the Island of Capri for a full tour of the island along with a visit to Anacapri. We then board a boat to visit the Blue Grotto a beautiful cave where the water sparkles as the sunlight streams through and creates a turquoise effect. We return to Sorrento in time for dinner.
Today’s excursion is taken by local coach for a spectacular scenic journey along the Amalfi Coast. Our first stop is the Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini where we travel in rowing boats into the vast caverns. We continue along the coastal road to the brightly painted town of Positano before arriving at Amalfi with its sunny piazza. There will be time to explore Amalfi before continuing to Ravello, nestled 365 metres above the Tyrrhenian Sea.
We head to the rolling hills of Tuscany dotted with ancient farmlands and lush vineyards before arriving in Florence and our hotel.
After breakfast we take the train into Florence, the heart of Italian art and culture to meet our guide who will take us on a walking tour of the city. We return back to the hotel by train.
We bid farewell to Florence and travel to Aosta for overnight stay and dinner.
We travel through Italy into France to the Troyes area in time for dinner and overnight bed and breakfast accommodation.
Continue to Calais and complete the journey home.
Executive coach travel
Door to door pick up
Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing
1 overnight bed and breakfast Metz area
2 overnights half board Lake Garda
2 overnights half board Rome
3 overnights half board Sorrento
2 overnights half board Florence
1 overnight half board Aosta
1 overnight bed and breakfast Troyes area
Private boat cruise Lake Garda
Guided walking tour of Rome and ride on Rome Metro
Entrance to Pompeii
Capri Excursion including guided tour plus boat and mini-bus transfers
Return train ride to Florence
Guided walking tour of Florence
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
Please note: While we have carefully planned our programme to be as relaxing and informative as possible the tour does require a certain level of physical ability in order to walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven ground. Electric scooters and/or wheelchairs would also not be suitable for this tour.