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Jewels of Italy

7 days from only
R22 430
per person sharing incl. taxes
ID # 2041
Valid: 08 Feb 20 to 16 Feb 20
Duration: 7 Days

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7-day Jewels of Italy guided holiday
  • 6 Breakfasts. 2 Three-course dinners
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • 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
  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Approximate airport taxes

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. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing vary pending departure date. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)

Welcome to Rome. After checking in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture.

HOTEL
Ergife Palace

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Delights of Rome with Dinner

Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

Adult Price: €50.00 
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 2: ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Enter the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards, enjoy free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

MEAL(S)
Breakfast
 
 

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Starting with a lovely drive and continuing on foot, you'll discover hidden backstreets, piazzas and fountains of the 'Eternal City' with a Local Specialist. Along the way, you'll marvel at the timeless Pantheon, the best-preserved Roman temple in the world. Many additional highlights are revealed on this relaxed tour that also offers free time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias!

Adult Price: €33.00 
(Price is subject to change)

Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

Adult Price: €81.00 
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 3: ROME – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)

This morning, leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through picturesque scenery in Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later, arrive at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

MEAL(S)
Breakfast
 
HOTEL
Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

Adult Price: €65.00 
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 4: FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Don't forget to try a gelato! Later enjoy dinner at your hotel.

MEAL(S)
Breakfast
Dinner
 
 

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Visit To San Gimignano

Join us for a drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ of Tuscany. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves, this is Italy’s best preserved medieval city and will give you a taste of day-to-day life in Italy during the Middle Ages.

Adult Price: €36.00 
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 5: FLORENCE – VERONA – VENICE (MESTRE) (2 NIGHTS)

Your journey continues north 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 regularly. Stop and view Juliet's balcony in a courtyard which has become a popular tourist site for the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice.

MEAL(S)
Breakfast
Dinner
 
HOTEL
Antony

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Gondolas and the Grand Canal

Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

Adult Price: €70.00 
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 6: VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to Burano, an island known for its brightly coloured houses, for a relaxing farewell dinner.

MEAL(S)
Breakfast
 
 

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power.

Adult Price: €36.00 
(Price is subject to change)

Lagoon cruise to Burano with Farewell Dinner

Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious farewell dinner with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

Adult Price: €72.00 
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 7: DEPART VENICE (MESTRE)

This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply.

MEAL(S)
Breakfast