Absolute Italy: Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento

$11,200

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Description

What’s included: Private airport transfers & inter-city transfers; accommodation with breakfast; named tours & activities
Places visited: Milan (2 nights), Venice (2 nights), Florence (2 nights), Rome (4 nights), Sorrento (4 nights)
Departure dates and prices: Departure dates are flexible, and the price varies with hotel star and season.
Best for… Culture / History & Archaeology / Romance / Architecture / Coastal beauty

This ultimate multi-centre holiday to Italy is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to experience the iconic cities of Italy, as well as the pretty coastal town of Sorrento over 15 days. The touring holiday includes stops in Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento, and is the perfect choice for an unforgettable vacation in Italy from Australia. This multi-centre holiday to Italy, the itinerary of which is shown below, is set and includes the named tours, accommodation, private transfers and inter-city train tickets, but please note that it is exclusive of flights. The dates of departure are flexible and you can choose between 3, 4 or 5 star hotels, allowing you flexibility within this enjoyable multi-centre holiday to Italy.

Trip highlights

  • Guided tour of Milan, featuring La Scala Opera House, the Duomo and Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper
  • Romantic gondola tour of the Grand Canal in Venice
  • Guided tour of Venice’s iconic sights, including San Marco Basilica
  • VIP tour of Florence, including the Accademia art gallery to see Michelangelo’s “David
  • Special tour of Rome, featuring the Colosseum
  • Guided tour of Vatican City
  • An evening of food and wine tasting in Rome
  • Day tour of Naples
  • Fascinating day tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum

Pricing

Our prices are seasonal and based on your date of departure & preferred accommodation star rating. The low-season runs from November 1st until March 31st, and the high-season runs from April 1st until October 31st.

14 Nights

3 Star from $11,200 AUD pp (plus $3,360 for high-season)

4 Star from $13,440 AUD pp (plus $4,032 for high-season)

5 Star from $16,800 AUD pp (plus $5,040 for high-season)

If you would prefer to speak to an adviser or you would like to find out more about this Sicily multi-city holiday before booking, please call a member of our friendly team at 61 2 9056 7018 or click here to send us an enquiry for a personalised holiday quote based on this itinerary.

 


Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Milano!
Experience luxury from the moment you step foot in this historic country with a private transfer from the airport to your centrally located hotel in Milan. Once you’ve settled in it’s time to discover the bustling city on our half-day guided tour and learn about the illustrious history of the stunning Duomo. This tour will feature the iconic sights, including Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, where there are many designer shops, and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where you’ll have a chance to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” – an iconic and highly protected masterpiece that is only viewable by appointment.
What’s included: Private airport transfer to your hotel in Milan; accommodation in Milan; guided tour of Milan

Day 2: Leisure day

Day 3: Fall in love with Venice
This Italy package holiday continues on a journey of discovery in the city of Venice, which continually enchants and seduces its visitors. You’ll arrive in style aboard a private water taxi from the train station and in the afternoon you’ll be treated to a romantic gondola tour of the city canals – it’s an unforgettable way to begin your vacation in Venice.
What’s included: Private transfer to Milan station; first-class train ticket to Venice; private water taxi from the station to your hotel in Venice; accommodation in Venice; evening gondola tour

Day 4: Absolute Venice tour
Today you can experience the highlights of magical Venice with a specially appointed and accredited guide on this “absolute” tour, which allows you to discover the most famous sights of the historic centre, including St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace and the glorious San Marco Basilica. This Venice tour includes a one-hour visit to the Basilica, where you can admire its unique collection of Byzantine art, gold mosaics and exquisite marble floors. You will also be guided around Doge’s Palace and see the famous Bridge of Sighs.
What’s included: Half-day guided tour of Venice’s most famous sights (includes entry to San Marco Basilica and Doge’s Palace); accommodation in Venice

Day 5: Fair well Venice and hello Florence!
Spend some time in the morning bidding fair well to the magical city of Venice before hopping on a private water taxi to the train station, where you can recline on a first-class train to Florence.The rest of the late afternoon in Florence is yours to explore this historic city, known for its Renaissance art, intricate architecture and vibrant Italian culture.
What’s included: Private water taxi to Venice station; first-class train ticket to Florence; private transfer from the station to your hotel in Florence; accommodation in Florence

Day 6: Exclusive tour of Florence, featuring Michelangelo’s “David
Today you will enjoy a guided tour of Florence, including a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia, which is home to Michelangelo’s famous statue of “David“. Your guide will explain all the intricacies of this stunning statue and you will also be treated to a tour of the other treasures in this famous gallery, as well as a guided walk through Repubblica Square, giving you the opportunity to discover the famous attractions that have inspired artists to refer to Florence as the most beautiful city in the world!
What’s included: Half-day small group guided tour of Florence (includes entry to the Accademia); accommodation in Florence

Day 7: Arrive in the Eternal City of Rome
Today you can relax on a express train journey through the Italian countryside to the historic capital of Rome. After settling in at your centrally located hotel, you’ll enjoy the world’s most fascinating urban centre on a fascinating half-day guided tour of Ancient Rome, featuring iconic delights, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. What a wonderful way to start your glorious stay in the Eternal City!
What’s included: Private transfer to Florence station; first-class train ticket to Rome; private transfer from the station to your hotel in Rome; small group guided tour of Ancient Rome, with “skip the line” entry to the Colosseum; accommodation in Rome

Day 8: Discover the secrets of Vatican City
Today you’ll enjoy a four-hour guided tour of Vatican City led by an accredited tour guide and featuring the highlights of the Vatican, including the extensive museums and the stunning St Peter’s Basilica – perhaps the most impressive church in the world!
What’s included: Guided tour of the Vatican; accommodation in Rome

Day 9: An evening of food and wine tasting
Treat your taste buds to an evening tasting authentic Roman snacks and local wine at several local estates in and around Rome, guided by one of our expert tour guides.
What’s included: Food and wine tasting at several picturesque wineries in Rome; accommodation in Rome 

Day 10: Leisure time for sightseeing in Rome

Day 11: Travel from Rome to Sorrento
Bid “arrivederci” to Rome and enjoy a relaxing first-class train journey to the coastal resort of Sorrento, where you will spend four relaxing nights amidst sea-view landscapes, fragrant lemon groves and the enticing scent of authentic pizza served fresh from a wood-burning oven.
What’s included: Private transfer to Rome station; first-class train ticket to Naples; private transfer from Naples station to your hotel in Sorrento; accommodation in Sorrento

Day 12: Tour of Naples
Today you can enjoy a guided bus and walking tour of Naples, with panoramic views of this impressive city, covering the three major areas: “Monumental Naples”, featuring Piazza del Plebiscito, Gallery Umberto I, Palazzo Reale, San Carlo Theatre and Nuovo Castle; “Panoramic Naples”, with Via Caracciolo, Mergellina and Posillipo; and finally, “Historical Naples”, including the famous street of “Spaccanapoli” with the Gesù Nuovo and Santa Chiara churches. After exploring the delights of Naples, you will return to Sorrento, where you can unwind and relax.
What’s included: Full-day guided tour of Naples (includes part bus and part walking tour); accommodation in Sorrento

Day 13: Travel back in time with a tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Journey back 2000 years in time and discover the fascinating city of Pompeii, which was lost beneath a blanket of ash following an ancient volcanic eruption. Widely considered one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, here you will be treated to a fascinating guided tour with an expert guide, who will reveal the intriguing story of this lost city and its inhabitants. As a part of this special tour, you will also stop at the ancient site of Herculaneum, where you can discover archaeological treasures in the Mediterranean sunshine.
What’s included: Full-day guided tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum; accommodation in Sorrento

Day 14: Leisure day

Day 15: Ciao, Italia!
Today you leave this remarkable country and we will treat you to a private car transfer to Naples airport for your flight home.
What’s included: Private transfer from your hotel in Sorrento to Naples airport

Important information

Please note that this multi-centre holiday to Italy does not include flights. When purchasing your flights from your chosen airline, we recommend that you fly into Milan Malpensa Airport and fly out of Naples Capodichino Airport to take advantage of your private airport transfers.

The Vatican Museums in Rome and the San Marco Basilica in Venice are closed on Sundays and religious holidays, and the art galleries in Florence and Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan are closed on Mondays. In the case of unavailability, alternate itinerary options will be offered.