Classic Italy (2021|23) - 7 days

Classic Italy is the perfect introduction to Italy, covering the must-see cities of Rome, Florence and Venice plus visit select villages in the Tuscan countryside. Over the journey, immerse yourself in Italy’s iconic cultural treasures, indulge in the finest wines of Tuscany’s vineyards and explore the historical ruins of an ancient world. Incorporating access to famous sites, leisure time to satisfy your adventurous spirit, deluxe transport and quality 4-star hotels, the experience is one to be savoured.

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Highlights and Inclusions

  • Visit ‘must see’ Italian cities of Rome, Florence and Venice with select Tuscan towns.
  • 6 nights in exquisite 4 and 5-star hotels.
  • 6 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D).
  • Guided sightseeing in Rome, Siena, Florence and Venice.
  • Guided tour of the Accademia Gallery.
  • Lunch and wine tasting at a Tuscan winery.
  • Entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Accademia Gallery, Siena Cathedral, Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace.
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in historic Rome, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence and Venice.
  • Deluxe VIP transport and premium class trains.
  • Airport transfers on first and last day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
RomeVenice
6 June 202212 June 2022$4,690 AUD$2,400 AUD Tour Closed
4 July 202210 July 2022$4,690 AUD$2,400 AUD Tour Closed
19 September 202225 September 2022$4,690 AUD$2,400 AUD
1 May 20237 May 2023$4,890 AUD$2,500 AUD
5 June 202311 June 2023$4,890 AUD$2,500 AUD
3 July 20239 July 2023$4,890 AUD$2,500 AUD
18 September 202324 September 2023$4,890 AUD$2,500 AUD
Commences: Rome Conclude: Venice Prices (twin share): Prices (single): Availability:
Commences: 6 June 2022 Conclude: 12 June 2022 Prices (twin share): $4,690 AUD Prices (single): $2,400 AUD Availability: Tour Closed
Commences: 4 July 2022 Conclude: 10 July 2022 Prices (twin share): $4,690 AUD Prices (single): $2,400 AUD Availability: Tour Closed
Commences: 19 September 2022 Conclude: 25 September 2022 Prices (twin share): $4,690 AUD Prices (single): $2,400 AUD Availability:
Commences: 1 May 2023 Conclude: 7 May 2023 Prices (twin share): $4,890 AUD Prices (single): $2,500 AUD Availability:
Commences: 5 June 2023 Conclude: 11 June 2023 Prices (twin share): $4,890 AUD Prices (single): $2,500 AUD Availability:
Commences: 3 July 2023 Conclude: 9 July 2023 Prices (twin share): $4,890 AUD Prices (single): $2,500 AUD Availability:
Commences: 18 September 2023 Conclude: 24 September 2023 Prices (twin share): $4,890 AUD Prices (single): $2,500 AUD Availability:
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Day: 1 Rome

Bienvenuto! Welcome to historic Rome, Italy’s capital, the epicentre of the ancient world and the idyllic starting point for your Classic Italy tour. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel to freshen up to perhaps stroll to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. In the evening, enjoy a unique three-course welcome dinner in a Roman home to savour and learn about local food and traditions.

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Day: 2 Rome

B

Enjoy a private tour of ancient Rome including the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Our guide will meet you in the hotel and you shall explore Rome as a local using public transport.
The afternoon is at your leisure. Options include exploring St Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel, strolling the gorgeous canopies of the Villa Borghese gardens or shopping on Via Del Corso.

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Day: 3 Rome – Florence

B, L

Depart Rome and step aboard the fast train to Florence. On arrival, transfer to your hotel before enjoying lunch at a local trattoria. Afterward, embark on a wonderful walking tour of Florence with your local guide to discover the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, the Giotto’s Campanile, the Baptistery with the Gates of Paradise and the Accademia Gallery, that houses Michelangelo’s masterpiece – the Statue of David – as well as his ‘Unfinished Prisoners’.

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Day: 4 Florence – Siena – San Gimignano – Florence

B, L

Visit Siena for a guided morning tour of one of Italy’s most enchanting cities. While Florence saw its greatest flourishing during the Renaissance, Siena’s artistic glories began earlier and are Gothic inspired. The medieval centre bristles with majestic buildings, such as the Palazzo Pubblico, while its plethora of churches and small museums harbour a wealth of artwork. Afterward, continue to a San Gimignano winery for lunch and wine tasting followed by time to stroll the village of San Gimignano, famous for its medieval architecture, surviving 13th century towers, hilltop setting and encircling walls. Enjoy time to climb the towers and relax in its quaint Piazzas before continuing to Florence.

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Day: 5 Florence – Venice

B

Enjoy the morning at leisure to perhaps visit the Uffizi Gallery or indulge in Florence’s fantastic shopping including its reputable leather goods market and world-famous gelato boutiques. In the early afternoon, step aboard the fast train to Venice, an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Listed city, built on 118 islands with 150 canals and 400 bridges! Check into your wonderful hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore the winding canals.

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Day: 6 Venice

B

Enjoy a morning guided tour of Venice including the Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal, the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Basilica and entry into the Doge’s Palace to witness legendary paintings by Tintoretto, Veronese and Bosch.
The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. Enjoy an iconic gondola ride, browse the city’s artistic glass, leather goods, antiques and jewellery stores or take an excursion the islands of Murano and Burano to marvel at the work of master craftsmen.

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Day: 7 Florence - Venice

B

Guests not continuing with us will be transferred to the airport for your ongoing journey.

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