Italy - you have our attention! These are the12-days we've been dreaming of since the day we booked. Our group of globe-roamers will meet up at 4pm at our Rome digs before hitting thes treets for our first dinner and a taste of the city. La perfezione!
Special access Romes ightseeing coach tour See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
After last night's sample of Rome, your appetite for all things Italian will be welland truly whet. And you'll be wildly thankful we're coming back for more of this city at the end of the trip.
"So so so so in love with Sorrento" are about the only words you'll muster up tonight as you sit seaside watching the sunset in this famous town of beauty.
Scenic drive along the coast See Mt. Vesuvius
There's nothing quite like the gorgeous island of Capri and today it's soon to be yours.You've seen the pictures, now it's time to get some of your own. The isle of Capri is famous the world over, with travellers drawn to its end less appeal and glamorous lifestyle. Take a walk around the island, or you could opt for a glamorous boat trip to see grottos glowing in blue, green and white, ocean caves & dramatic rock formations on a private wooden motorboat. Tonight, full of Italian love, you could opt for a feast overlooking the Bay of Naples, wherey ou'll indulgein local food and wine and toast thetrip.
Day trip by boat to theIsle of Capri
Seeyou, Sorrento! Thanks for making our Instagram feeds look like shoots for Italian Vogue!
Once a totally vibing hang-out of the Romans, Pompeii is now an archaeological siteshowing remains of what was destroyed by a mountain eruption in theyear ... wait for it...79AD. Thesaying "stepping back in time" is about to take on a whole new meaning.
The famous dome of the Duomo Cathedral sits above the city, making certain we know we have arrived in Florence. Tonight you can continue your Tuscan love affair with a strollalong River Arno & ponder the prettiness of Florence over another vino or two
Explore the city's markets complete with gelato in hand; marvelat artworks from thelikes of legends like Michelangelo;and be impressed by theskillfulart of leather at an included demonstration. These are the sorts of activities likely to fill your Florence agenda. Tonight, you have the chance to sign up for a traditional Tuscan evening with dinner full of Italian flavours. Top off your night with an optional Space Electronic Disco at one ofFlorence's hippest nightclubs. Inclusions Discover the Secrets of Michelangelo's Florence – see Ponte Vecchio, the Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour of Florence See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Leather craft demonstration
From one romantic city to the next, today we'reventuring on to Verona and Venice to find Shakespearean vibes and a city that floats.
In fair Verona, we'll be lapping up the city where thes tory of Romeo & Juliet was set. Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its urban structure and architecture, we'll absorb it over a stroll past the Roman Arena and find a spot to eat before our next destination. Inclusions
See the Roman Arena in Verona
Already in thes pirit of Italian history and romance, tonight we'll land in the nest of Venice, which rivals the beauty ofany other body of canals in the world, it's immensely charming thanks to drifting gondolas.You'll get the chance to explore this city tomorrow with a full free day on theagenda, but tonight, you have thec hance to head out onto the lamplit streets and get your bearings with an optiona levening walking tour
Today you're likely to burst out of bed and ready to explore the city. Find hidden lanes & story book bridges, & take our private boat ride through character filled canals. Cruise through the canals of Venice on an optional gondola ride, or opt in for a magical trip to Burano for a Venetian dinner this evening.
Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
Now that Venice has charmed us, it's time to strut our way to Milan for all things fashion & good taste.
En route, we'll stop at Sirmione to gaze upon vine-covered villas, Roman ruins and a fable like castle. For those keen to get panoramic with the Dolomite Mountain range & suss out lake life, an optional cruise is up for grabs.
Free Time Add-Ons
Here we are in the Capital of Cool. Spend your free afternoon faking fabulous at the glam shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You'll also need to put La Scala Opera House and Duomo Cathedral on your Milan must-do list. Tonight you have the chance to treat yourself to an extra special Italian meal with our optional EatWith experience, where you'll get to meet Milan locals and dine with them in their home.
See the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & La Scala Opera House in Milan
This morning we make an exit from Milan with coastal villages on the mind. Get your camera at the ready and on max charge; this will be a day of pretty.
Today is truly one for the bucket list, as we're in the glamorous Cinque Terre. Today you'll see this area the right way, by water and land. We'll head to Monterosso by boat, before train hopping your way back to our base, La Spezia.
Visit the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere
Cruise along the scenic coast (weather permitting, Summer only)
The end might be near, but we're in no great hurry to start winding down the adventure. As it's our last night on our trip, an optional dinner has been organised in a Roman restaurant complete with an opera singer, live music and pasta. We like to end things on a high note - no opera pun intended.
What better way to spend our last day in Rome than by swinging by the Pope's house? It would be rude not to. We'll head to Vatican City, a.k.a. the smallest country in the world, and take a locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, gawping at Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling, St Peter's Basilica & the art of the Vatican Museums.
Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica & the art of the Vatican Museums
See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City