7 days Jewels of Italy December Holiday

7 days from only
R15 840
per person sharing
ID # 3730
Valid: 20 Dec 22 to 26 Dec 22
Duration: 7 Days
ENQUIRE TODAY ADDED BONUS
R1,760 pp savings incl.! 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 6 Breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • City orientation tours
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Included sightseeing: 
    ​Sightseeing with a Local Specialists in Rome & Florence
    Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower ​​of Pisa 
    Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island in Venice
    and much more! 

  • PLEASE NOTE:
    All guests aged 12+ must be fully vaccinated by the first day of their cruise/tour with an approved COVID-19 vaccine (two doses of Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra Zeneca, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson), with the final dose administered no less than two weeks prior to the start of their cruise/tour.

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. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.Excludes flights. Book and pay by 22 Aug 23. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

Covid-19 Requirements: Effective immediately, all guest booked to travel with Costsaver are required to be fully vaccinated to travel. The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. As part of this commitment, all guests traveling with Costsaver through at least December 31, 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid, depending on the travel destination. Please check your destination’s entry requirements, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues to ensure that you’re prepared for your journey. Children not eligible for vaccination and/or booster at the time of travel must provide a verifiable and negative Covid-19 test result, taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) until further notice. Please note that guests will also need to comply with specific requirements imposed by airlines and/or authorities in the destination visited, which may be more restrictive than above.This policy is subject to change at any time, without notice.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Buongiorno! Rome kicks off your epic Italian trilogy – one that will scratch beneath the surface of Italy’s iconic cities. After checking in to your hotel, spend the rest of the day relaxing or pound the pavements to discover why Rome so deserves its title, the 'Eternal City'. Later, you’ll meet up with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse into what lies ahead. There’s even time for a leisurely stroll to one of the city’s thronging piazzas to people-watch or to join an Optional Experience dinner in a Roman trattoria. Embrace life lived the Italian way – to the fullest.

 Hotel - Ergife Palace

DAY 2: Rome Sightseeing & Free time

Rome sightseeing and free time
With so much to see and do, you could explore Rome for an eternity without getting bored. Why not join Optional Experience to Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums? Get to grips with the city's main attractions, joining a Local Specialist at the Vatican City, the world's smallest country. Stand in St. Peter's Square, sharing your space with devoted pilgrims. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's greatest work, the sorrowful Pietà. Cross the Tiber next, to view the mighty Colosseum and the countless other ancient sites which featured prominently in the days of the powerful Roman Empire.

 Included Meals - Breakfast

DAY 3: Rome - Pisa - Florence (2 Nights)

Rome – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)
Set your sights firmly on Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and a city that has inspired poets, authors and artists for centuries. But first, a mesmerising journey through the rolling vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany awaits. Visit Pisa and its Square of Miracles, one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in the world. Yield to peer pressure and snap a few strategic photos featuring you and the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa, leaning precariously. You’ll have some time for souvenir shopping before continuing to Florence. This evening, there’s an opportunity to head into the Tuscan Hills for dinner on an unforgettable Optional Experience.

 Hotel - President

 Included Meals - Breakfast

DAY 4: Florence Sightseeing & Free time

Florence sightseeing and free time
There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy equal to that of Florence. Now’s your chance to experience it in all its glory with your Local Specialist at your side. Lace up your walking shoes and view the city’s most iconic sights on foot – the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Ponte Vecchio. You’ll visit Piazza della Signoria and witness a demonstration revealing the centuries-old Florentine trade of leatherwork, followed by some time to explore on your own. Later on, why not visit San Gimignano as part of an Optional Experience? If you’re in the mood for some shopping, consider buying some of the high-quality leather goods you’ve just witnessed or shop for 18-carat gold jewellery. This evening, you’ll enjoy dinner at your hotel.

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: Florence – Verona – Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights)

Journey across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held several centuries after it was built to entertain the citizens of this fair city. Juliet's Balcony is a further highlight, revealing the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Your journey continues to Venice, your home for the next two nights. Time on your own means an opportunity to explore one of the world’s most romantic cities, watching the busy traffic on its canals over a crisp glass of Aperol Spritz, or to embark on an optional gondola ride along Venice’s narrow waterways. Salute!

 Hotel - Antony

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: Venice Orientation & Free time

Venice orientation and free time
Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, in the heart of Venice. All the main attractions are within walking distance of the Piazza so you'll have easy access to view the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark, which you could visit as part of an Optional Experience. Spend your time wandering the calle of Venice then watch talented master craftsmen at work engaged in the same craft as their ancestors from centuries ago. Witness the beautiful glass creations, that are characteristic of Venice, being made during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Consider taking an optional cruise across the lagoon to the colourful island of Burano.

 Included Meals - Breakfast

DAY 7: Depart Venice (Mestre)

Depart Venice
Brief but jam-packed, this memorable encounter with Italy’s favourite cities has been brimming with culture, history and culinary delights. We hope you tossed a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome, but if you didn’t, you’ll have a heart full of fond memories that will stay with you forever. For now, it’s arrivederci, but not farewell forever as you say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends.