Duration
13 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Italy
This is a comprehensive, affordable tour of Italy, showcasing some of the world’s most beloved cities (including Rome, Florence and Venice), historic sites, small towns, and scenic wonders. You’ll start and end in Rome focusing on Tuscany and the Sorrento coast, but also visiting Venice, San Marino (one of the world’s smallest countries), and Assisi.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit Italy’s main cities such as Rome, Florence and Venise
  • Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Enjoy 19 meals and 13 nights‘ accommodation

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
19 meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 dinners
13 nights’ accommodation (rooms with private bath or shower)
Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach (Free Wi-Fi where available)
Hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges

TRAVEL DATES Departures in 2019: 
  • Apr: 14, 21, 28
  • May: 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Jun: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Jul: 07, 21
  • Aug: 04, 18
  • Sep: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
  • Oct: 06, 13, 20, 27

ITINERARY
  • Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy
  • Day 2 Rome – Siena – Tuscan Hills / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3 Tuscan Hills / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Tuscan Hills, Excursion to Florence / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Tuscan Hills – Verona – Venice Area/ Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Venice / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Venice Area – Ravennasan Marino/ Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 San Marino – Urbino – Gubbio – Assisi Area / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Assisi Area – Sorento Area / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 10 Sorrento Area, Excursion to Capri / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 Sorrento Area  / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 12 Sorrento Area – Pompeii – Naples – Rome / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 13 Rome / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 14 Rome/ Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Rome: Grand Hotel Fleming or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni
  • Tuscan Hills: Aquaviva Hotel & Spa at Casole d’Elsa
  • Venice Area: Poppi at Mira
  • San Marino: Titano
  • Assisi Area: City Hotel and Suites at Foligno
  • Sorento Area: Panorama Palace at Meta di Sorrento

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2019.
  • Advertised price based on a 27 Oct 2019 departure at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: flights, visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature.

VISA INFORMATION
  • Italy is a party to the Schengen Convention, along with a number of other European countries. This allows you to enter Italy without a visa in some circumstances.
  • In other circumstances, you’ll need a visa. Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Arrive in Rome, Italy

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy’s ancient capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
2

Rome - Siena - Tuscan Hills

This morning journey to Siena rightly considered the jewel of Tuscany. The Piazza del Campo is quite unique in shape and setting, and famous all over the world for the medieval-style Palio horse-racing event. Next, enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan countryside with its hillside towns and villages. Overnight in the heart of Tuscany.
 
MEALS: Breakfast
3

Tuscan Hills

Spend the day at leisure or take advantage of today’s optional excursion to San Gimignano, one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval towns. Admire its 14 towers and the countryside dotted with vineyards and olive trees
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
4

Tuscan Hills, Excursion to Florence

A full day is dedicated to Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty. The included walking tour with a local Guide will introduce you to the main highlights.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Tuscan Hills - Verona - Venice Area

Leave the Tuscan Hills and, on the way to the Venice area, stop to visit Verona, the romantic city of Shakespearian plays. You’ll have time for a stroll in the centre to see Juliet’s balcony or the Roman Arena.
MEALS: Breakfast
6

Venice

Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sites. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, gondolas, water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Enjoy the included orientation, which starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square, followed by time at leisure and a visit to a typical Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. In the afternoon, join one of the optional excursions.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Venice Area - Ravennasan Marino

Travel to Ravenna, a city that preserves the richest heritage of Byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD. After a stop here, continue to the tiny hilltop Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
8

San Marino - Urbino - Gubbio - Assisi Area

First to Urbino to see its magnificent Ducal Palace towering over the town. Continue on to the verdant Umbria region to visit medieval Gubbio, where the superb view of the rooftops of the town from the Consul’s Palace is a must. Continue on to Foligno.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
9

Assisi Area - Sorrento Area

Start the day in Assisi with a guided tour of the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous paintings by Giotto dating back to the 1300s. Continue south across the Apennines to the shores of the Mediterranean for three overnights in the picturesque Sorrento area. MEALS: Breakfast
10

Sorrento Area - Excursion to Capri

Today, cross the crystal-blue waters to Capri. This legendary island, surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views. Return to the Sorrento Area for an overnight.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
11

Sorrento Area

Spend the day to relax in the sun, explore on your own, or join an optional excursion to discover the unique beauty of the Amalfi coast.
MEALS: Breakfast
12
Leave the Sorrento area to discover one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the world: POMPEII. This village was caught by surprise by the Vesuvius volcanic eruption in 79 AD, and excavations have uncovered a snapshot of ordinary Roman life. Back to the present, you’ll enjoy an orientation drive of culture-rich Naples before arriving in Rome MEALS: Breakfast
13

Rome

Steeped in history, Rome is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built and Circus Maximus. Consider an optional visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.
MEALS: Breakfast
14

Rome

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
Italy is a wonderful country, unique in Europe by its rich history and culture. You will see incredible architectural sites in Rome and Florence, amazing views of the azure seas in Capri and the world-renowned historic city of Pompeii to name just a few. By its many different atmospheres, Italy seduces every type of traveller.
FLIGHT 
  • Between Sydney and Rome, flights are mainly operated by Emirates and Qantas.
  • Between Melbourne and Rome, China Southern, Emirates and Qantas are the main airlines.
  • Between Brisbane and Rome, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qantas.
NEED FLIGHTS? CALL US ON 1300 404 600 TRANSFER
  • Transfers to and from the airport are available on arrival and departure from Rome.
MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
Read more CLICK HERE
WEATHER
  • Most of Italy has a Mediterranean type of climate, which has cool, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.
  • Winter temperatures along and near the coasts of southern Italy seldom drop to freezing in winter. Summer temperatures there often reach 32 ° C or higher.
VISA
  • Italy is a party to the Schengen Convention, along with a number of other European countries. This allows you to enter Italy without a visa in some circumstances.
  • In other circumstances, you’ll need a visa. Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather coat.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly installment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
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