9 Day Italy tour for $4099 pp includes flights

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $4099 per person twin share   escorted tourenglish speaking guides Beautiful Italy with stunning hotels.
Enjoy a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square in Venice, with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders. Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties and see Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
Stand before Michelangelo’s David in Florence- Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi and Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel.
Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum’.

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 30 APRIL 2019 

Departs MEL 26 JUL ’19
flying 
 Final Book By:30 APRIL 2019  Deposit: $1999pp
Final Balance: 90 days prior

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Prices correct as at 2019-04-09 20:32:53 Booking Terms and Conditions
Other Travel Dates and prices

Please note this tour operates in both directions, the itinerary on this eBrochure is for Rome to Venice. Please ask for the reverse itinerary if you are thinking of the dates on the right.

2019 Prices
Depart Date
Special Price – ARRIVE ROME Depart Date Special Price – ARRIVE VENICE
Fri, May 10 $ 4399* Tue, Jun 11 $ 4399*
Tue, May 14 $ 4399* Mon, Sep 02 $ 4399*
Tue, May 21 $ 4399* Tue, Sep 03 $ 4399*
Fri, Jul 26 $ 4099* Mon, Sep 09 $ 4399*
Fri, Aug 16 $ 4399* Mon, Sep 23 $ 4399*
Fri, Aug 23 $ 4299* Mon, Oct 07 $ 4299*
Fri, Sep 06 $ 4399* Tue, Oct 08 $ 4299*
Tue, Oct 15 $ 4399* Mon, Oct 14 $ 4299*
Tue, Oct 22 $ 4099* Tue, Oct 15 $ 4399*
Fri, Oct 25 $ 4399*

Very Important note, the Airline used for the highlighted deal may not be the same for all dates, Go West Travel offers best pricing at the time of booking and uses various airlines over the range of dates- and yes, I certainly can book you on your preferred airline or alliance and quote as you ask.

*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.

*WARNING, spots on these genuine sales and special tours sell out very fast. Please ask for available dates so I can hold space for you.

~ Ask about a supplement to fly your preferred airline or alliance.

Escorted Package Includes

Flights Melbourne-Rome, Venice-Melbourne or vice versa
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
7 nights First Class accommodations
2 nights Venice
2 nights Florence
3 nights Rome
Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges

Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Services of local guides in all major cities
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.
~to make it easier for you I include tips in the price so you dont have to worry about it.

† Transfers may be in a group coach, minivan or private vehicle

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday – Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

Departure Airline Flight # From To   Arrival Total Duration
26 Jul 2019 10:20AM China Southern Airlines 344

Melbourne

Guangzhou 26 Jul 2019 05:50PM 28h 05m
26 Jul 201 09:35PM  China Southern Airlines 645 Guangzhou Rome 27 Jul 2019 06:25AM

DAY 2, Saturday – Arrive in Rome
Arrive in Rome and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday – Tour Ancient Rome
The historic tour of ancient Rome begins at the legendary Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. Next, view the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s tenth year of leadership over the Eternal City. On to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000, where gladiator contests and public events were attended by the rich, the poor and by the Emperor himself. Discover the delights of Rome this afternoon on your own. Stop at a local café for lunch and just people-watch, or savor a cappuccino, indulge in a delectable gelato or try an authentic Italian pizza
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday – Vatican Museum and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
Today visit the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving to the Sistine Chapel, with its great frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to St. Peter’s Square, passing Bernini’s famous colonnade to view St. Peter’s Basilica,* built on the burial site of Saint Peter, with the most famous Michelangelo’s Pieta. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, join the optional walking tour of the Eternal City’s grand piazzas that begins at the Spanish Steps and continues to the legendary Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the baroque Piazza Navona. Tonight join a scenic drive through the city and dinner in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music
*Due to Religious events, the opening times of St. Peter Basilica are subject to change without notice. In these cases, you will visit the Vatican Library instead of the Basilica. Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday – Medieval Assisi City Tour en route to Florence
Depart Rome to the small medieval town of Assisi perched high on a hill in the Umbria region, with its Roman ruins, winding medieval streets and sacred shrines. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi – patron saint of Italy. Its main attraction is the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco, one of the artistic highlights of medieval Europe which contains the sacred relics of St. Francis and Giotto’s astonishing frescoes. The town of Assisi has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant art and architecture. Afterwards, continue to the lively Renaissance city of Florence, with its priceless art and architecture for overnight
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday – Tour of Florence
Today’s tour of Florence begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is housed; stand in awe of this glorious work of art. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery’s renowned “Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. Continue on a walk through the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio. Florence is indeed the center of the world’s finest art and architecture. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this spectacular Renaissance city, or participate in the optional guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery* that provides insight into the history of the structure and its collections. The tour highlights include exceptional examples of Florentine painting to help you better understand the works of the masters, including Giotto, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci.. Tonight, a delightful evening that begins with a ride through the Tuscan hills to a lovely restaurant where a sumptuous Tuscan dinner is served along with unlimited wine and entertainment
*(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, US $62): available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager. Tour Participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in line. Please note: The museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case, we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers.
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday – Tuscany & Pisa en route to Venice
Depart Florence, traveling through the stunning golden landscape of Tuscany, dotted with olive and fig trees, to Pisa where we view the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, one of the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. The monuments on the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli create a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Then, visit a traditional Tuscan farm in the countryside for wine tasting coupled with delectable local specialties before continuing to magical Venice for overnight
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday – Boat Ride to Murano, Tour of Venice
The discovery of Venice begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. While here enjoy a visit to one of the factories to witness the art of glass blowing. Afterwards, on to St. Mark’s Square where you begin the guided walking tour of this romantic city. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between theprisons. Continue, to the pink marble Doge’s Palace, official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently. Or participate in this afternoon’s optional Gondola Ride, offering a different perspective of this unique city built on water Tonight, join in for a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Optional: Gondola Ride (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday – Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airline Flight # From To   Arrival Total Duration
3 Aug 2019 10:20AM China Southern Airlines

Operated by Air France

7136

Venice

Paris 3 Aug 2019 07:50AM 30h 10m
3 Aug 2019 12:25PM  China Southern Airlines 348 Paris Guangzhou 4 Aug 2019 06:00AM
4 Aug 2019 09:00AM  China Southern Airlines 343 Guangzhou Melbourne 4 Aug 2019 08:30PM

 

Other information
Visa Info

Australians should check information on the Smarttraveller Website

Most Australians traveling on an Australian passport will not require a visa for this itinerary to visit Peru. Check for updated information on the Smartraveller Website.  If you’re visiting for tourism, normally permission to stay for up to six months is granted on arrival. It’s not possible to extend this period. In other circumstances, you’ll need a visa.

Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website.

Accomodation
ACCOMODATION  

Hotel Genova, Rome 

This first class hotel is located close to St. Mary Major’s Basilica and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Grand Hotel Adriatico, Florence 

This modern and elegant first class hotel is located in the historical centre of Florence near to the Duomo and to all the most important monuments of Florence.

Bellini Hotel, Venice 

This first class hotel is located at the foot of the Scalzi Bridge directly on the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice.

NH Venezia Rio Novo, Venice 

This first class hotel is situated in Venice’s Dorsoduro district.

 

Optional Tours
Prices are per person and can be booked individually if only one person wishes to go
OPTIONAL TOURS

Gondola Ride- Day #5 AUD$92.00
One of the experiences of any Italian holiday is a Venetian gondola ride. For centuries, the traditional flat bottom boat has been a major means of transportation in Venice though its primary role today is to take tourists on rides. Gondoliers may seem like “rough-and-ready” characters, however they are actually highly skilled operators constantly working on the perfect balance of this watercraft. The profession, handed down from generation to generation, is regulated by a guild which issues a limited number of licenses to highly trained gondoliers to navigate the narrow spaces of the Venetian Canals. Explore part of the Grand Canal as well as some other hidden minor waterways. The gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride. Your gondolier will indicate the seating arrangements to balance the boat and you may not be seated next to your travel companions. Though you may envision the gondolier singing to you, there will only be a musician aboard one of the boats in your fleet of several different gondolas.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 30 minutes.

Piazzas of Rome Day #9  AUD$72.00

I adore Rome

This half day walking tour takes you to explore the grand piazzas of the Eternal City. Stand in awe in front of the majestic Spanish Steps, the longest and widest decorative steps in Europe, and with your local guide stroll through the most characteristic “piazzas and vias ” of Rome. Stop to admire the breathtaking grandeur of the Trevi Fountain and take the opportunity to toss in one, two, or three coins, each of which is supposed to bring a unique kind of good fortune. View the monumental Pantheon, the best preserved of any Roman building and admire the baroque Piazza Navona, which follows the shape of the ancient Roman Domitian Stadium, with Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Egyptian Obelisk.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2-3 hours.

Full Day Capri Day #12 AUD$175.00
Enjoy a full day journey to the colorful Isle of Capri by boat. Visit the lovely Anacapri and explore the charming shops and chic boutiques as you stroll the island’s narrow streets. Continue to see “La Piazzetta,” the social heart of the island, on your way to the open-air Gardens of Augustus, from where you will appreciate breathtaking views of the famous Faraglioni rocks. Tour includes: local guide, round trip transportation to port, round trip transportation by fast boat, minibus or cable car transportation on the island.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

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