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Grand Italian Experience

17 Days 1 Country 16 Cities

Experience the many faces of Italy, from the trulli houses of Alberobello to Santa Margherita on the Italian Riviera.

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      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 30 March, 06 July and 12 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      A leisurely 'viaggio' sees you traversing the length and breadth of Italy from the Italian Lakes in the north to the Amalfi Coast and 'trulli' limestone houses of Alberobello in the south. Travel to the Italian Riviera and explore the yachting lifestyle of Portofino, relax in Sorrento with a refreshing 'Limoncello' and see the sights in Venice, Florence and Rome.


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      Trip code: ITGAA

      16 Nights

      accommodation

      24 Meals
      • 16 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Alberobello, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi and Florence

        • Cruise to the Isle of Capri, by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and cruise to the exclusive resort of Portofino

        • Orientation of Siena, Venice and Alberobello

        • View the ancient sites of Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Roman Colosseum, the excavations at Pompeii and St. Francis Basilica in Assisi


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 16 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 8 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Rome – Alberobello (2 Nights)

      Alberobello, Italy

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      Alberobello Sightseeing

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      Alberobello – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Piazetta, Capri, Italy

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      Isle of Capri Excursion

      St Francis Basilica, Assissi, Italy

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      Sorrento – Pompeii – Assisi

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      Assisi – Verona – Venice (Murano) (2 Nights)

      Island of Burano, Italy

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      Venice Orientation

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      Venice (Murano) – Trento

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      Trento – Milan – Italian Lakes

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      Italian Lakes – Santa Margherita (2 Nights)

      Cinque Terre, Italy

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      Santa Margherita

      Florence, Italy

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      Santa Margherita – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

      Piazza Del Duomo, Florence, Italy

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      Florence Sightseeing

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      Florence – Siena – Rome – Vatican Experience

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Unwind after your journey. Later enjoy a Welcome Reception at a local restaurant with your companions and Travel Director. Then an orientation drive will give you a perfect introduction to some of the sights which await you.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      This morning your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's magnificent Pietà. St. Peter's is a place of pilgrimage and is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. See Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held and visit the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Roman Evening with Dinner

      Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rome – Alberobello (2 Nights) Day 3 - Rome – Alberobello (2 Nights)

      Drive eastwards through the spectacular Campania Mountains to the Puglia region near the Adriatic coast. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Sierra Silvana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Sierra Silvana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Tivoli And Gardens Of The Villa D’Este

      Visit the ancient Sabine town of Tivoli to enjoy the gardens and fountains of the Villa D’Este. You’ll get to see its grottos and pavilions, the Avenue of a Hundred Fountains, and the Dragon Fountain of the Organ.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Alberobello Sightseeing Day 4 - Alberobello Sightseeing

      See the UNESCO World Heritage listed conical limestone houses called 'trulli', during your guided tour with a Local Specialist in the town of Alberobello. Consider an Optional Experience to one of the geographical wonders that Puglia has to offer or relax at your hotel. This evening enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner in a traditional 'masseria' (farmhouse) in Alberobello.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      A Guided Visit to Ostuni

      With its stark, white-washed buildings, narrow cobbled streets and arched stairways, Ostuni is reminiscent of a North African Arab Medina. Set against three hills, 'The White Town' is a photographer's delight - and you'll get to explore it all on this optional trip.

      Adult Price: €26.00

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Alberobello – Sorrento (2 Nights) Day 5 - Alberobello – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      This morning travel to the gorgeous coastal town of Sorrento famous for its delicious limoncello drink. Your orientation includes views of Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia. You will then have free time to explore the town.

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Neapolitan Dinner and Dance

      Join us for an evening of Neapolitan specialities at one of our favourite family-run restaurants. While you’re wined and dined, enjoy a cultural experience performed by local artists who'll take centre stage and demonstrate the famous Tarantella dance.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Sorrento Farmhouse Dinner

      A scenic drive takes you through the Sorrentino countryside to an 18th century Olive Oil mill. You’ll enjoy a guided visit of the gardens, mill and wine cellar, followed by a simple meal of traditional pizza and wine. And there'll also be the chance to see how mozzarella and pizza are made.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      Amalfi Coast and Positano

      Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

      Adult Price: €43.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Isle of Capri Excursion Day 6 - Isle of Capri Excursion

      Gain a Cultural Insight at an inlaid-wood workshop, followed by a cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Your guided tour of Capri Town will show you the Piazzetta where the rich and famous sip their cappuccinos, and the many attractive streets around there. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Experience The Isle Of Capri

      Experience Capri's spectacular cliffs, famous turquoise waters and white grotto the best way: by boat. In Capri town, enjoy a lemon granita, a specialty of the island. Or if the weather doesn't allow, we'll take you on a tour of the island to Anacapri, and a visit to Villa San Michele.

      Adult Price: €41.00

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      Day 7

      Sorrento – Pompeii – Assisi Day 7 - Sorrento – Pompeii – Assisi

      Visit the excavations of the city of Pompeii, which lay buried for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your Local Specialist provides insight into this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue your journey through Umbria to arrive at Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Meet your Local Specialist for a walking tour of Assisi, including a visit to St. Francis' Basilica, featuring frescoes by Giotto. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Grand Dei Congressi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand Dei Congressi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Assisi – Verona – Venice (Murano) (2 Nights) Day 8 - Assisi – Verona – Venice (Murano) (2 Nights)

      This morning visit the fair city of Verona for views of Juliet's balcony and the Roman arena. Arrive later in the magical island city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

      Hotel

      La Gare

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      La Gare

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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

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      Day 9

      Venice Orientation Day 9 - Venice Orientation

      Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making this morning. View the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica during your cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Spend free time shopping, or perhaps enjoy a local meal on the Island of Burano.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet 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. Alternatively, we’ll visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas.

      Adult Price: €36.00

      Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

      Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal 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: €70.00

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      Venice (Murano) – Trento Day 10 - Venice (Murano) – Trento

      This morning, traverse the Veneto plains to Trento nestled in the Adige River valley surrounded by the Dolomites. The architecture of this city has a unique feel with both Italian Renaissance and Germanic influences. Enjoy free time to explore around Piazza Duomo before checking in to your hotel.

      Hotel

      Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Trento – Milan – Italian Lakes Day 11 - Trento – Milan – Italian Lakes

      Enjoy a scenic drive through northern Italy and the Lake District. Arrive in Milan and enjoy free time after an orientation. See the Duomo, the Galleria and the famous La Scala Opera House. Later arrive on the shores of Lake Maggiore where you have free time to explore the town of Baveno. Stroll along the lake front or enjoy a drink at an outdoor café.

      Hotel

      Simplon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Simplon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Bolzano and the Dolomite Mountains

      Come with us and follow the Adige Valley to Bolzano, capital of the southern part of the Tyrol. Here you'll take a cable car to the top of the Renon and ride on the century-old Tramvai, where you'll enjoy incredible panoramas from this famous mountain plateau.

      Adult Price: €62.00

      Treasures Of Milan

      Join our Local Specialist at the impressive Castello Sforza museum, where you’ll see the 'Pieta of Rondanini' by Michelangelo, among other great works. Your tour finishes with a visit to the world renowned 'La Scala' opera house and museum. When La Scala or the Castello is unavailable, you’ll visit the Museum of Milan.

      Adult Price: €45.00

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      Italian Lakes – Santa Margherita (2 Nights) Day 12 - Italian Lakes – Santa Margherita (2 Nights)

      Today travel to the Italian Riviera.Cruise to the port of Portofino (weather permitting) before returning to your hotel in Santa Margherita. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Lido Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Lido Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Discover The Borromean Islands

      We've organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you'll see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the magnificent palace of the Borromean Princes (this optional is only operated between mid March and the end of October).

      Adult Price: €41.00

      The Cinque Terre and Porto Venere

      We’ll visit the Bay of Poets and the beautiful Porto Venere, where we can admire the UNESCO-protected Cinque Terre. Still to this day, the villages retain their charm and reputation for producing some of Italy's most exclusive wines.

      Adult Price: €60.00

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      Santa Margherita Day 13 - Santa Margherita

      Relax or explore this famous Ligurian resort. Or, consider joining an Optional Experience to the beautiful Cinque Terre.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Santa Margherita – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Day 14 - Santa Margherita – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

      Travel south into Tuscany and stop to view the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then travel to the Renaissance city of Florence. When you arrive you might like to visit the Academy of Fine Arts and see Michelangelo's statue of David.

      Hotel

      Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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: €64.00

      Day 14

      Day 15

      Florence Sightseeing Day 15 - Florence Sightseeing

      Your walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the magnificent Duomo, Santa Croce Basilica, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery. You might like to shop for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold, or simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

      Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      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: €35.00

      Day 15

      Day 16

      Florence – Siena – Rome – Vatican Experience Day 16 - Florence – Siena – Rome – Vatican Experience

      Past the sprawling vineyards of Chianti you arrive at the medieval city of Siena. See the Piazza del Campo, scene of the bi-annual Palio horse races, and the Cathedral. This afternoon return to Rome. Gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where you will meet an official representative during your private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum. Founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, this museum has a remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. Enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities. This will be followed by a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist, including a visit to view Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 16

      Day 17

      Depart Rome Day 17 - Depart Rome

      After breakfast, say 'arrivederci' to Rome and your new found friends at the end of your Grand Italian Experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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        Meet Signor Luciano on his Alberobello farm where you can taste seasonal produce, including fresh almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil, as well as enjoy a local stone masonry demonstration

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        Enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum. Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and da Vinci at the Vatican Museums and witness the exquisite crafts of inlaid wood in Sorrento glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

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        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Rome, Alberobello, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence

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        • City tour in Rome, Alberobello, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi and Florence

        • Cruise to the Isle of Capri, by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and cruise to the exclusive resort of Portofino

        • Orientation of Siena, Venice and Alberobello

        • View the ancient sites of Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Roman Colosseum, the excavations at Pompeii and St. Francis Basilica in Assisi


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      Dining

        • 16 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 8 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : THE TRIP WAS VERY WELL ORGANISED BY PAMELA RUSSO WE WERE TAKEN TO ALL THE MOST INTERESTING PLACES PAMELA IS AN EXCELLENT TOUR DIRECTOR AND MADE US FEEL COMFORTABLE IN EACH OTHERS COMPANY MANY GOOD TIMES WITH THE REST OF THE GROUPProduct : EVERYTHING WE SAW WAS DIFFERENT EACH DAY

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        Service rating : Too many addons. Get a bill for $1000 for the addons mid-tour is not good. Addons should be left to special items (helicopter trips), not routine items like dinners or items which everyone is going to do. These items should be added to the original cost.Product : Most of the

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        Service rating : They gave us an enjoyable holiday where everything was taken care of and all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. Pamela Russo took very good care of us and was very entertaining. The Italian grand tour was very memorable and we made new friends. All in all we would go with

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        Service rating : The trip was very well organised, Pamela was very responsive to the needs individuals and the group, flexible and always kept everybody informed of what was happening or any changes that were made. The accommodation was very good throughout, the special experiences were good and

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        Service rating : The service provided by our travel director & all the local specialists was excellent.I would particularly like to praise our travel director, Pamela Russo, who was informative, patient, understanding & very helpful. She was also a gifted storyteller & a whole lot of fun. She was

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