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Easy Pace Italy -
Italy, Vatican City

Pricing: From R53 200 per person

Valid For Travel Dates: Selected Departures during March 2024

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On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised

Optional Experiences available at an additional cost

Not all departure dates are definite at time of loading, please enquire with one of our agents.

 

Highlights

– 9 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

– 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners

– Must-see sightseeing

DAY 1: WELCOME TO THE ETERNAL CITY OF ROME

Rome is one of the world’s most historic cities, filled with classic antiquities, medieval buildings, renaissance palaces and baroque churches. Transfers to your hotel depart Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Then this historic city is yours to discover. Later, join your Travel Director for a uniquely Roman Welcome Dinner. Get to know your travelling companions over a relaxed evening of dinner and wine, as you join your local host for a truly Italian, home-cooked meal.
Depart Leonardo da Vinci airport (FCO) at 09:30, 12:30, 15:30
Meet your Travel Director at 17:30
Room 007 Select
Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

 

DAY 2: ROME SIGHTSEEING AND DINNER IN THE VATICAN

In the morning enjoy the very best of the city’s highlights including visiting the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican with your Local Expert. Cross the Tiber river to enjoy ancient Rome. See the incredible Circus Maximus famous for its chariot races, and the iconic Colosseum. In the afternoon, enjoy special fast-tracked entry into the Vatican Museums with a Local Expert. Admire the Papal art collection, before entering the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo’s masterpiece on its ceiling. Then you’ll be privileged to an exclusive Highlight Dinner inside the Ethnological Museum.
Room 007 Select
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

 

DAY 3: ROME AT LEISURE

Spend another day enjoying Rome at your own pace. Stroll to the boutiques of the Via del Corso and Via Nazionale or visit the elegant designer stores near the Spanish Steps. Perhaps take an Optional Experience south to the ill-fated town of Pompeii, buried in 79 AD by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, to visit one the greatest archaeological sites in the world. With your Local Expert, stroll into a 2,000-year-old town revealing fascinating discoveries preserved in time. Later, take a panoramic tour of the Bay of Naples with the dormant Volcano as a backdrop. You have a few treats in store along the way and then return to Rome, passing the formidable Abbey of Montecassino, one of the greatest shrines of Christendom and the site of an epic battle in 1944. As night falls, why not sip a glass of prosecco at a sidewalk café in the Piazza Navona and enjoy life’s pageantry pass by?
Room 007 Select
Included Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 4: ON TO FLORENCE

Drive through Lazio and the rolling hills of Umbria, regarded as Italy’s green heart. Admire the Medieval hilltop towns perched like crown jewels overlooking the valley’s below. Journey to the Chianti Hills and the city of Florence. Explore Florence with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the Accademia Museum and see Michelangelo’s David. After continue on foot to admire the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, where Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise have been recreated in all their glory. Continue into the Piazza della Signoria, still the political heart of Florence and an open-air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces. Spend time gazing at statues such as Neptune and Hercules and Cacus along the front of the Palazzo Vecchio. Alternatively, take a stroll with your Travel Director to Piazza Santa Croce to enjoy a typical Italian treat in a local café, where you will be in the perfect spot to admire the basilica, indulge in people-watching the elegant Florentines.
Hotel Albani Firenze
Included Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 5: FLORENCE, BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE

Indulge yourself this morning in exploring Florentine luxury goods. Learn about the craft involved in the local leatherwork during a demonstration and be entranced by the intricate creations of the goldsmiths art. Admire the rolling green hills of Tuscany and the impressive medieval towers of San Gimignano on an Optional Experience this afternoon.
Hotel Albani Firenze
Included Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 6: PISA AND THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

After a leisurely morning in Florence, explore the nearby town of Pisa with a Local Expert. See the Leaning Tower, baptistery and the colonnaded bell tower, lurching out from behind the cathedral. Visit the organic farm Il Poggio and join a guided walk, exploring olive oil and wine production. After taking in beautiful views of the rolling Tuscan hills, enjoy tasting the farm’s fine wines and olive oil, in addition to an authentic Italian meal prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
Hotel Albani Firenze
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

 

DAY 7: ON TO VENICE

Today we travel through the Emilia-Romagna region, and stop to sample the flavors of the region and learn about Italian food culture over a delicious lunch with wine. Take the autostrada east to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Your luxurious hotel has elegant Venetian touches and views over an unforgettably romantic city.
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

 

DAY 8: VENICE AND THE MAGIC OF ‘LA SERENISSIMA’

Your private boat takes you past historic churches and 13th century palaces to St. Mark’s Square. The first sight is the pink marble of the Doge’s Palace, connected to the prisons by the Bridge of Sighs. It was from here that Casanova made his daring escape. Turn the corner, and the gilded facade of St. Mark’s Basilica comes into view.
Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during a visit to a traditional arts centre. See how beautiful handcrafted glass is made by expert glassblowers, safeguarding traditional skills.
This afternoon there is plenty of time to explore the museums, galleries and churches or browse through the shops on the Rialto Bridge. Perhaps cruise out to some of the other islands in the lagoon to experience the age-old lifestyle of Venetian fishermen and lace-makers.
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Included Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 9: VENICE AT LEISURE

Who could refuse another day to take in the unique atmosphere of this wonderful city? Lose yourself in the back lanes and quiet squares, where tourists seldom tread and the Venetians go about their daily lives. Maybe visit some of the 90 churches housing masterpieces of Venetian art or explore the modern artworks in the Guggenheim? Perhaps relax at a canal-side café sipping local wine or sample delicious lagoon-fresh fish? Later, board a traditional gondola for a serenade through the romantic canals. This evening, indulge in traditional Venetian dishes that are enriched with inspiration from seasonal produce.
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

 

DAY 10: ARRIVEDERCI VENICE

Your departure transfer arrives at Venice Marco Polo Airport.
Departure Transfer
Arrive at the airport at 08:00, 09:30
Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms And Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Standard terms and conditions apply, and can be viewed on our website. Excludes flights, transfers, visas, travel insurance and anything not mentioned. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Insight Vacations reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. All savings / discounts mentioned have already been included in the advertised price. Sure Mithas Travel reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time.