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  • Location
    Italy, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Experience the epitome of picture-postcard Italy's historic cities, exquisite resorts, rustic towns and idyllic fishing villages.

Insight Inclusive tours now include all evening meals and sightseeing experiences.

Tour Highlights
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  • Vatican City: Venture inside St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's Pietà, and the splendid dome.
  • Florence: Stand beside Michelangelo’s monumental statue, David, in the Accademia Gallery, while an art expert explains the exquisite technique and absorbing history behind the world's most famous sculpture.
  • Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing as you watch artisans create delicate works of art.
What's Included
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  • VIP door-to-door transfer service – taken directly from your door to departing airport.
  • Airport transfers at destination.
  • Quality accommodation as per itinerary.
  • Experiences & quality dining as per itinerary.
  • Coach with more legroom, air-conditioning, sound system, video & Wi-Fi.
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival into Rome 

Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. On arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport, your airport transfers leave for your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30

Day 2: Rome with private Vatican dinner

Dine in the Vatican's elegant Cortile del Giardino Quadrato, should weather permit, where you will enjoy incredible views of the cupola of St. Peter's during your private VIP Highlight Dinner.

Day 3: Florence and on to Monteriggioni

Take the autostrada north to Renaissance Florence. Accompanied by an art expert, venture inside the famous Accademia Gallery to admire Michelangelo’s original statue, David. From there, see the cathedral, campanile and the baptistery, adorned with the Gates of Paradise. 

Day 4: San Gimignano and Siena

In the morning, visit medieval Siena where narrow cobbled streets lined with palaces and patrician mansions, lead to Piazza del Campo, scene of the Palio horse race. Explore with your Local Expert and visit the beautiful, striped cathedral. Continue to hilltop San Gimignano, famous for its medieval towers that scrape the azure Tuscan sky.

Day 5: The Chianti Hills to Pisa, Lucca and Santa Margherita

Drive through the patchwork of vines, olives and cypresses that typify the Chianti hills. Head for Pisa and see the incredible Leaning Tower.

Day 6: Cinque Terre 

Head for the port of La Spezia for a highlight of your travels, the Cinque Terre - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Italy's most beautiful landscapes. With a Local Expert, appreciate the views as you approach one of the picturesque fishing villages by boat.

Day 7: Portofino and onto Lake Maggiore

In the morning, should weather permit, cruise along the rugged Ligurian coast to the elegant seaside village of Portofino, the epitome of la dolce vita. Enjoy leisure time to admire the coloured houses, browse the boutiques or simply stay a while in the cafe bars on the piazzetta.

Day 8: Verona and onto the Dolomites to Cortina D'Ampezzo

Journey to the town of fair Verona, legendary home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet.

Day 9: Experience the Dolomites

The whole day is free for you to explore the colourful peaks and sheer valleys of the Dolomites, one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the Alps.

Day 10: Venice

Descend through the mountains to the romantic city of Venice. A private launch ferries you past canals lined with ornate palaces to St Mark’s Square. 

Day 11: Venice at leisure

Visit an arts centre to watch one of the few remaining craftsmen blow Venetian glass. Then there is free time to enjoy the magical atmosphere of this incredible city at your own pace. 

Day 12: Farewell Venice

Bid farewell to Bella Italia and your new-found friends. Your departure transfer arrives Venice Airport at 08:00 & 09:30. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home.

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