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12 Day Tour of Italy - Simply Italy

Few places dazzle and overload your senses like Italy, where every region teases, tempts, and delivers something memorable. You’re booked to roam in Rome, Florence, Venice, and Vatican City, but to appreciate smaller pockets of pleasure, slow your roll or curb your flow by securing a relaxing gondola ride. Or lace-up your sneakers or trainers for an authentic walking tour, stopping along side streets to share goodwill with friendly locals.

Italy Sightseeing TourDay 1 - Arrive Rome
Make your own way to the hotel, then the day is free to explore at leisure. Maybe start your souvenir shopping or try an Italian gelato. Tonight, enjoy a "welcome drink" and dinner after meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers at 6pm. (D)

Day 2 - Rome to Sorrento
First, an opportunity to visit the ancient city of Pompeii, then on to cliffside Sorrento with marvellous views Of the Bay of Naples. (B,D)

Day 3 - Sorrento - Isle of Capri
Our complimentary cruise takes you to the Isle of Capri for a full day to enjoy its many attractions from the Blue Grotto to the hilltop town of Anacapri. (B)

Day 4 - Sorrento to Florence
Leaving behind the stunning Amalfi coast we head north through Lazio and Umbria before arriving in the Renaissance city of Florence. (B,D)

Day 5 - Florence Sightseeing
Your day includes a walking tour seeing the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Santa Croce and a chance to shop for leather, gold and silver. In your free time maybe visit one of the city’s many museums or galleries and this evening enjoy the colourful Florentine nightlife. (B)

Day 6 - Florence to Cinque Terre
Time for some last minute shopping in Florence this morning before we visit Pisa, home of the famous LeaningTower, then enter the unspoilt Cinque Terre Region. (B,D)

Day 7 - Cinque Terre to Milan
A day of enormous contrast as we lead from the tranquil western coast of Italy to the hussle and bustle of the fashion capital of Italy - Milan. (B,D)

Day 8 - Milan to Venice
With Milan behind us we head east to our afternoon stop in Verona, famed for the Shakespeare tale Romeo and Juliet. Later we head to our hotel close to the stunning city of Venice. (B)

Day 9 - Venice Sightseeing
A short boat ride takes us into the historical centre of Venice to see St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doges’ Palace. Ample time to wander the bustling streets, see the skill required to create local crafts such as Venetian glass and fine lace and visit one of the many amazing musuems. Why not treat yourself to a gondola ride and evening meal with your fellow travellers as a perfect end to your Venetian experience? (B)

Day 10 - Venice to Rome
Past medieval hillside villages and through the Appennine Mountains, we travel south to the fabled Seven Hills of Rome. Do as the Romans do and stroll past the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Later be delighted by your first glimpse of the Colosseum on our sightseeing tour. (B,D)

Day 11 - Rome Sightseeing
Ancient and modern Rome awaits your discovery. Why not start your day with a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel? In your free time explore the Forum of Imperial Rome, search for Gladiators at the Colosseum, snap up Italian fashions or just watch the world go by with a gelato (or two). (B)

Day 12 - Depart Rome
Time to swap addresses and email details and say "Arrivederci Roma" as our tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Whats Included?

11 nights in superior tourist class hotels * Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities * Continental breakfasts (B) and three course dinners (D) as per itinerary * Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges * Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver * Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats

Departures?
All year round. Please enquire for available dates

Prices?
From £819 - £865 GBP per person
Single Supplement - £255 GBP - BOOK NOW

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