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Grand Tour of Italy

15 Days from £1,793.08

Start this incredible journey with a tour of the extraordinary floating city of Venice. Discover highlights including St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge before heading to Bologna. Travel through Tuscany's beautiful countryside to the spa town of Montecatini Terme, and from here discover the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Head to the Lazio region, and the ancient city of Rome to discover iconic landmarks such as Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, and the Spanish steps, with optional trips to the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel highly recommended. Your next destination is the scenic Sorrento Peninsula, where a guided tour of Pompeii, buried beneath hot ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted, brings this well-preserved ruined city to life. You'll also have the chance to admire the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and cruise to the island of Capri, before ending this epic tour on the island of Sicily for views of Mount Etna. ​

Departure from: Apr 2020 - Oct 2020

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 14 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 22 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners and welcome drink
  • ​Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio Guide​
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Included holiday highlights

  • Welcome dinner with buffet of local specialities
  • Tour the floating city of Venice
  • Evening in the charming town of Treviso
  • Visit the historical city of Bologna
  • View the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Italy's 'art city' Florence
  • Visit the fortress town of Orvieto
  • Rome and its historical sites​
  • Enter Montecassino Abbey
  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii
  • Typical lunch at the seaside town of Pizzo 
  • Visit Taormina for views of Mount Etna

 

We’re constantly reviewing our tours and for 2020, we have made the following changes to this itinerary: The Rome walking tour is included; a new typical lunch has been added in Calabria on the way to Sicily; Lucca has been added as an optional excursion and Castelli Romani villages has been removed.

Plus we have made the following changes to the hotels: Hotel Salus, Lido di Jesolo has been changed to Grand Park Bolognese, Preganziol; Hotel San Giorgio in Fiuggi has been changed to Park Hotel dei Massimi, Rome and Tirrenia hotel, Sorrento has been changed to Sporting Hotel, Vico Equense or Hotel Carlton, Sorrento.

Please also note that the 2020 tour includes 22 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners.

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 UK - Venice

After flying to Venice, we'll transfer you to your hotel in Preganziol. After time to settle in, we'll get together for buffet-style welcome dinner, which features food typical of the Veneto region.

Day 2 Venice

Today's the day you'll get to explore Venice, with famous highlights including St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. In the evening we'll transfer you to the beautiful town of Treviso.

Day 3 Bologna - Montecatini

This morning we'll head off into northern Italy and Tuscany's glorious countryside. Our journey takes us through Bologna, where we'll stretch our legs on a sightseeing tour.

Day 4 Pisa

From our base in Montecatini Terme, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is within reach. After your visit, the rest of the day is all yours or you may want to join an optional excursion to Lucca this afternoon.

Day 5 Florence

Today you'll visit the 'art city' of Florence for a tour. This afternoon there is an optional excursion to the Uffizi gallery with 'skip-the-line' admission.
This evening there will be an opportunity to attend the Montecatini Opera Festival.​

Day 6 Orvieto - Rome

We're heading south today, to the region of Lazio and Rome. The impressive fortress town of Orvieto is ours to explore on the way to our hotel in Rome. 

Day 7 Rome

​Let's set off and explore the magnificent sights of Rome on a guided tour. Highlights include the beautiful Spanish Steps and the ornate Trevi Fountain. This afternoon is yours to do as you please in Rome. 

Day 8 Rome - at Leisure

Today you have the chance to pre-book an exclusive skip-the-line, timed admission two-hour guided visit of the Vatican Museum and Sistine chapel.​

Day 9 Pompeii - Sorrento Peninsula

A full day of exploration begins with a visit to Montecassino Abbey before we arrive at the ruins of Pompeii for a guided walking tour. Later, we'll arrive in the scenic Sorrento ​Peninsula, where our hotel is centrally located.

 

Day 10 Sorrento Peninsula - at Leisure

Today you can relax at your hotel, or join an optional excursion. It's just a short boat journey across the Bay of Naples to Capri, so if you want to add this glamorous island to your sightseeing list, today's optional excursion is a must.​

Day 11 Sorrento Peninsula - at Leisure

Today you can relax at your hotel, or join an optional excursion and discover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast.​

Day 12 Pizzo Calabro - Sicily

We're leaving mainland Italy now, and heading to Sicily. On the way we'll stop at a seaside resort in Calabria for lunch. A short ferry ride takes us to Messina, with an onward drive to Taormina.

Day 13 Taormina

Taormina sits on a sheer cliff, perched above beautiful beaches and close to Mount Etna, so just imagine the views you'll see on today's tour. There's plenty of free time too, so spend the afternoon making your own discoveries.

Day 14 Giardini Naxos - at Leisure

You've seen Mount Etna from afar, so maybe now's the time to see Europe's highest volcano up close on our optional excursion. Once here, there's a further option to head off on a 16-seater Jeep adventure with an Alpine Guide for amazing views of this majestic mountain.
Back at your hotel tonight, we'll get together to enjoy a farewell drink in the bar.

Day 15 Catania - UK

Today you'll transfer to Sicily's Catania Airport for your return flight to the UK.​​

Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 2 :

Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese
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Day 3 - 5 :

Grand Hotel Tettuccio
Located in downtown Montecini Terme just a short distance from the spa centre. Hotels facilities include restaurant, dining room, music room and tea room. Bedrooms have private facilities.

Day 6 - 8 :

Park Hotel Dei Massimi
Park Hotel Dei Massimi is set in a quiet, residential area of Rome. It offers a free scheduled shuttle to the Vatican 3 times in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. The rooms come with air conditioning, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities. Some rooms have a private balcony. Sony Playstations are available on request. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.

Day 9 - 11 :

Hotel Sporting
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Day 12 - 14 :

Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa
The Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa is located in the heart the Giardini Naxos, close to some of Sicily’s most iconic sites. Just a few steps from the sea, the hotel is located on the east coast of the Ionian Sea. The hotel has an onsite restaurant serving regional and international cuisine, bar, freshwater outdoor pool and private beach. Bedrooms are furnished in modern style and equipped with amenities including; private facilities, TV, air conditioning, phone and wi-fi.


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Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Florence - The City of Art

FROM £54.00

Spend a full day exploring Italy’s ‘Art City’ Florence, whose museums, palaces and churches house some of the world’s greatest artistic treasures. A Local Guide will introduce you to many of its highlights such as the vast Gothic cathedral. Stroll through beautiful piazzas and across the Ponte Vecchio, or climb the hill to the Church of San Miniato al Monte for wonderful city views.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Best Seller

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Italy - Rome and its Historical Highlights

FROM £54.00

There’s no better way to see Rome than in the company of a Local Guide. Yours will introduce you to all the famous landmarks and maybe some less well known sights. You will see the exterior of the Colosseum and admire the wonderful Trevi Fountain then descend the Spanish Steps and head to the Piazza di Spagna where you’ll find fabulous designer shops and inviting cafes.

Full day – Moderate walking - Historical Interest

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Italy - Castelli Romani and Frascati

FROM £56.00

Take a scenic journey to the wine-producing villages of the Castelli Romani, which are scattered over the wooded slopes of the Alban Hills. You’ll see the great medieval villas and palaces built by the area’s richest and most powerful families and make a stop at the summer residence of the Pope, Castel Gandolfo, poised above Lake Albano among extensive gardens. You’ll also visit Frascati, where you’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample the area’s namesake white wine and purchase bottles to enjoy back at home.

Do not be misled by the name, which has nothing to do with Scottish castles perched on top of the misty Highlands, but more with the more tortuous Colli Albani (Alban Hills) which are studded with 13 towns referred to precisely as the Castelli Romani.

A favourite holiday resort or simply a retreat for the nobility and wealthy ever since the days of the Roman Empire, today’s Romans still head straight here during the sweltering summer heat.

An absolute “must” is a visit to Frascati, dominated by the imposing sixteenth century Villa Aldobrandini, whose splendid façade, with its Italian gardens, aristocratically stands out above the entire village.

However the Castelli are also renowned for the small towns nestling around its volcanic lakes such as Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer residence overlooking Lake Albano.

Moving further on, we come across even more fascinating ruins and breathtaking views. However the Castelli Romani zone is also well-known for its cuisine and locally-produced white wine. Where better though to relax and enjoy all this than in one of the local vineyards where you will enjoy a light lunch along with wine.

Three-quarter day – Minimal to Moderate Walking - Beautiful scenery/ Historic Interest

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Italy Prebookable Package - Florence - The City of Art / Rome and its Historical Highlights / Mount Etna - Europes Highest Volcano

FROM £148.00

You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package...

Florence - The City of Art / Rome and its Historical Highlights / Mount Etna - Europe's Highest Volcano

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Italy - Florence - The City of Art including the Uffizi Gallery Museum skip the line

FROM £97.00

"Spend a full day exploring Italy’s ‘Art City’ Florence, whose museums, palaces and churches house some of the world’s greatest artistic treasures. A Local Guide will introduce you to many of its highlights such as the vast Gothic cathedral. Stroll through beautiful piazzas and across the Ponte Vecchio, or climb the hill to the Church of San Miniato al Monte for wonderful city views.

We also include an exclusive skip-the-line timed admission visit at The Uffizi Gallery. It was constructed between 1560 and 1580 by Giorgio Vasari following the orders of the first Gran Duque of Tuscany.  Originally designed as offices for magistrates, judges and merchants of Florence, it is now a museum that contains one of the most famous and oldest art collections in the world. It has 50 rooms which house paintings ranging from the 13th to the 18th Century including the famous ‘Madonna di Ognissanti’ by Giotto, three works by Leonardo and one by Michelangelo.  

Note: The skip-the-line timed admission visit is subject to a minimum number of bookings. It is also subject to availability of timed admissions to fit in with your tour itinerary at the time of booking. Please book with us by 30 days prior to departure as the timed-admission at the Uffizi Gallery can get fully booked very quickly, any bookings after this time are subject to availability of timed admissions. "

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Italy - Montecatini Opera Festival

FROM £28.00

Through the passing of time music and culture have remained vital aspects of the town, confirming the strict link between past and present and making Montecatini an ideal place for art and emotions. We offer an optional excursion to the evening music festival which presents the great tradition of opera and the cultural heritage of this region. The Festival is well merged with the town itself and its inhabitants and it is recognized as one of the great musical festivals to take place in Italy. Your ticket price includes a guaranteed seat and refreshment.

2 to 3 hours - Minimal Walking - Cultural ambience

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Italy - Rome and its Historical Highlights including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel skip the line

FROM £113.00

"There’s no better way to see Rome than in the company of a Local Guide. Yours will introduce you to all the famous landmarks and maybe some less well known sights. You will see the exterior of the Colosseum and admire the wonderful Trevi Fountain then descend the Spanish Steps and head to the Piazza di Spagna where you’ll find fabulous designer shops and inviting cafes.

We also include an exclusive skip-the-line timed admission visit of 2 hours at the Vatican Musums and Sistine Chapel with a private guide. The art museums are located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City and display over 20,000 works collected by Popes throughout the centuries. This will be followed by a tour of the stunning Sistine Chapel. The Chapel was built between 1473 and 1481 by Giovanni dei Dolci for Pope Sixtus IV and is famous for its fresco paintings by the Renaissance painter Michelangelo.

Note: The skip-the-line timed admission visit is subject to a minimum number of bookings. It is also subject to availability of timed admissions to fit in with your tour itinerary at the time of booking. Please book with us by 30 days prior to departure as the timed-admission at the Vatican Museums can get fully booked very quickly, any bookings after this time are subject to availability of timed admissions.

Full day – Moderate walking - Historical Interest"

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Italy - Guided "Skip the line" entrance to Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel in Rome

FROM £60.00

To get more out your time in Rome why not choose to skip the line and join a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Starting with the Vatican Museum, your expert guide will show and teach you about the world-famous sculptures and paintings housed in the corridors before having the chance to admire the timeless beauty of the Raphael Rooms, Tapestries Gallery and other marvels of significance. Next we'll venture into the famous Sistine Chapel which is home to Michelangelo's iconic artworks including the elaborate ceiling. The tour ends at the St. Peters's Basilica which is known as the central pilgrimage in all of Christianity. Please note you must cover your knees, arms and back in order to enter.

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Italy - A night at the Montecatini Opera

FROM £28.00

Italy - A night at the Montecatini Opera

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Italy - Guided "Skip the Line" entry to the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence

FROM £46.00

You've seen the delights of Florence so why not now immerse yourself further and get skip the line entrance and a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery Museum. Constructed in the 1500's and originally designed as offices for the magistrates, your expert guide will take you round this now museum which contains one of the most famous and oldest art collections in the world. As you venture through the 50 rooms your guide will talk you through the history and significance of the paintings ranging from the 13th to the 18th Century including the famous 'Madonna di Ognissanti' and the works of Leonardo and Michelangelo. After admiring the beautiful artwork in the form of paintings, you will then move through the halls to see the galleries hosting anicent Roman and Greek sculptures and statues. For art lovers or anyone looking to get a deeper understanding of the history of this wonderful city this is something you do not want to miss.

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Italy - Prebookable Package - Guided Skip the Line entry to the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence / Guided Skip the line entrance to Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel in Rome / Sicily - Discover Mount Etna by Cable Car and Jeep

FROM £186.00

Italy - Prebookable Package - Guided Skip the Line entry to the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence / Guided Skip the line entrance to Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel in Rome / Sicily - Discover Mount Etna by Cable Car and Jeep

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Italy - Sorrento - Drive along the Amalfi Coast

FROM £48.00

This journey by road takes you on one of the most iconic drives in the world along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Widely considered to be Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline make sure you keep watch out of the window to see pastel-shaded villages cut into hillsides and panoramic views over turquoise waters and verdant mountains. Upon reaching your destination, the pretty town of Amalfi, there’s plenty of time to explore. Head to the Piazza del Duomo to see its impressive 9th century cathedral then maybe relax in a café or enjoy a spot of shopping.

Full day – Beautiful scenery - Minimal walking!

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Italy - Sorrento - The Beautiful Island of Capri

FROM £80.00

You’ll sail to the enchanting island of Capri, which has been the haunt of the international jet set for many decades. It’s also charmed a Roman emperor or two in its time, and you can still see the ruins of Tiberius’ magnificent Villa Jovis and admire the views from the cliffs over which he is said to have thrown his enemies! On our guided tour you’ll get to see the Faraglioni Rocks and visit the wonderful Gardens of Augustus, where you’ll find colourful terraces filled with flowers. You may also have time to take the chairlift (at extra cost) from Anacapri to the highest point of the island.

Full Day – Moderate Walking - Not to be missed

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Italy - Sicily - Discover Mount Etna by Cable Car

FROM £48.00

Don’t miss the opportunity to see at close hand Sicily’s most famous landmark and Europe’s tallest active volcano. Enjoy stunning views as you journey up Mount Etna in a cable car, where you’ll be surrounded by a unique lunar landscape. The mountain itself has pockmarked surfaces created by past lava flows and impressive craters. Feeling adventurous? Once you’ve reached the Piccolo Rifugio area (2500m), why not take a journey further up the volcano (in a jeep at extra cost) for an even more thrilling experience.

Please note: Even on a sunny day it can be cold and windy at the summit. You will need to wear shoes with a good grip and a warm jacket, however it is possible to hire these at Etna.

Half Day – Spectacular Views/Must See – Choice of strenuous walking at the higher level (9000ft a.s.l.) or moderate walking at the coach park level (6000ft a.s.l.)

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Italy - Sicily - Discover Mount Etna by Cable Car and Jeep

FROM £88.00

"Don’t miss the opportunity to see at close hand Sicily’s most famous landmark and Europe’s tallest active volcano. Enjoy stunning views as you journey up Mount Etna in a cable car, where you’ll be surrounded by a unique lunar landscape. The mountain itself has pockmarked surfaces created by past lava flows and impressive craters. Once you’ve reached the Piccolo Rifugio area (2500m), you'll head off on a jeep adventure with an Alpine guide for even more amazing views of this majestic mountain.

Please note: Even on a sunny day it can be cold and windy at the summit. You will need to wear shoes with a good grip and a warm jacket, however it is possible to hire these at Etna.

Half Day – Spectacular Views/Must See – Strenuous walking at the higher level (9000ft a.s.l.)
You will travel to a height of 2500m by cable car and up to 2920m by jeep. The duration of this is will be approximately 2 hours.
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Italy - Montecatini - The walled town of Lucca

FROM £35.00

"Lucca is always a popular excursion and during your time here today you will have ample time to discover this delightful walled town. You’ll discover perfectly preserved medieval and Renaissance architecture, charming piazzas and even a tree-topped tower as you stroll through its historic centre. Further must-see highlights include the Piazza Anfiteatro, built on the site of an original Roman amphitheatre, and the Duomo di San Martino, a beautiful marble cathedral which houses the Volto Santo – a large crucifix of the Holy Face carved into cedar wood. Lucca is also the birthplace of composer Puccini, and his former home is now a museum.

Half Day – Moderate walking"

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