Splendours of Italy

Splendours of Italy

Splendours of Italy

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Discover the beauty and history of a selection of Italy’s most famous sights from awe inspiring Roman architecture, breath-taking scenery, ancient cities and some of the most celebrated art in the world. Journeying through Europe and exploring new and exciting destinations to reach a country that astounds the senses and creates memories never to be forgotten. Your Italian adventure starts here!

 

Novotel Metz Hauconcourt Hotel, Metz

www.accor.com * * *

 

Landgastof Hotel Hirsch, Black Forest * **

www.hirsch-lossburg.de

 

One of the Chincherini hotels, Lake Garda

www.chincherinihotels.com

 

Hotel Pacific, Rome * * *

www.hotelpacificroma.com

 

Hotel Moon Valley, Sorrento * * *

www.hotelmoonvalley.com

 

Hotel Hermitage Poggio a Caiano, Florence * * *

www.hotelhermitageprato.it

 

Hotel Express, Aosta * * *

www.hotelexpressaosta.it

 

Hotel Ibis Porte d’Italie, Paris * * *

www.accor.com

Day 1

Following the Channel crossing we continue to our overnight half board accommodation in Metz.

Day 2

After breakfast we travel through France and the Alsace to the Capital of the region, Strasbourg. Early afternoon we travel through the Black Forest to arrive at the picture-postcard village of Tilburg famed for its Cuckoo clock and Black Forest carvings. We travel on to our hotel in Lossburg in time for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3

We depart early to Lake Constance and arrive in pretty Meersburg in time for morning coffee. Our journey takes us across the border into Austria and the 800 year old imperial city of Innsbruck famed for its Golden Roof and medieval houses. This afternoon we climb into the Alps crossing Europa Bridge and travelling along the Brenner Pass and onto the lakeside in Lake Garda and our hotel.

Day 4

Today we join our privately chartered boat tosample the wondrous sights of Lake Garda. Our cruise will take us to Sirmione, perched on the southern most peninsular of the lake and dominated by its 13th Century castle.

Day 5

Depart Lake Garda and make our way to Rome – Italy’s capital, the eternal city!

Day 6

We take a walking guided tour of Rome to include the famous sights such as the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Vatican City and Trevi Fountain to name but a few.

Day 7

After breakfast we carry on south to the beautiful 6th Century Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino. Our journey continues to the petrified city of Pompeii, where time stood still as Vesuvius’s ashes buried the Roman city for centuries. We continue along the Neapolitan peninsula to arrive at the Grand Hotel Moon Valley in Sorrento.

Day 8

We visit the Island of Capri today, home to many of the rich and famous including the late Gracie Fields. There will be a full tour of the island along with a visit to Anacapri. We then board a boat to visit the Blue Grotto a beautiful cave where the water sparkles as the sunlight streams through and creates a turquoise effect. We return to Sorrento in time for dinner.

Day 9

Today we take a local coach for a spectacular scenic journey which takes us along the Amalfi Coast with panoramic views. Our first stop is the Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini, we travel in rowing boats into the vast caverns. Later we carry along the testing coastal road to the brightly painted town of Positano before arriving at Amalfi with its sunny piazzas. Time to explore before continuing up to Ravello, sitting 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Day 10

We head into the charming rolling hills, ancient farmlands and lush vineyards of Tuscany today before arriving in magnificent Florence and our hotel.

Day 11

After breakfast we take the train into Florence, the heart of Italian art and culture to meet our guide who will take us on walking tour of the city.

Day 12

We bid farewell to Florence and travel to Aosta for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 13

After breakfast we travel through Italy into France and make our way to the capital city Paris in time for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 14

Free time to enjoy the sights of Paris. This evening we will eat at the famous Brasserie Chez Eugene, with free time to explore the bohemian city at night.

Day 15

Continue to Calais and complete the journey home.

Please Note:

While we have carefully planned our programme to be as relaxing and informative as possible the tour does require a certain level of physical ability in order to walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven ground. Electric scooters and or wheelchairs would also not be suitable for this tour.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Door to door pick up

  • Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing

  • 1 overnight half board Metz

  • 1 overnight half board Black Forest

  • 2 overnights half board Lake Garda

  • 2 overnights half board Rome

  • 3 overnights half board Sorrento

  • 2 overnights half board Florence

  • 1 overnight half board Aosta

  • 2 overnights bed & breakfast plus 1 dinner in Paris

  • Private boat cruise Lake Garda

  • Guided walking tour of Rome

  • Entrance to Pompeii

  • Capri Excursion including guided tour plus boat and mini-bus transfers

  • Return Train ride to Florence

  • Guided walking tour of Florence

  • Dinner at Chez Eugene in Montmatre, Paris

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

 

Departure Dates

26th Apr 15 days £1529

23rd Aug 15 days £1529

 

Single room supplement £277

 

For Door to Door terms & conditions please refer to page 92

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Carmarthen - Boars Head Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head)
Chepstow Bus Station Chepstow Bus Station
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Dover Docks (WHERE USED) Dover Docks (WHERE USED - Eastern Entrance)
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Edwards Llantwit Depot Edwards Depot, Llantwit Fardre
Edwards Pembroke Depot Edwards Pembroke Depot, Waterloo Ind Est, SA72 4RR
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6
Hereford-Rose Tinted Rags Rose Tinted Rags - Hereford Bus Station
(May be a Taxi)
Kilgetty Information Ctr Kilgetty Information Ctr (Community centre)
Bottom of James Park
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Lydney Bus Station Lydney Bus Station, Hams Road
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
Monmouth - Cinderhill St Monmouth - Cinderhill Street Bus stop
NORTHBOUND TOURS ONLY
Narberth - Town Moor Narberth Bus Stop - Town Moor Car Park
Opposite the Primary School
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Port Talbot Temporary Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
Ross on Wye Bus Station Ross on Wye Bus Station
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
St Clears, Car Park St Clears Car Park
Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16
Wellington Street Swansea Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay
Whitland North Road Whitland North Road Car Park

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