Discover Italy

Code: DILEL

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Activity types:

  • Comfort
  • Culture
  • Free WiFi
  • History
From £1,629.00 - 7 nights

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Holiday overview

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The richness of Italy’s culture and heritage is world-famous and on this holiday we’ll be uncovering the most iconic monuments the country has to offer, including Venice’s St Mark’s Square, Florence’s Duomo Cathedral, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Rome’s Colosseum.

Holiday highlights

  • Sail from Venice’s St Mark’s Square to Murano Island – famous for glass blowing
  • Immerse yourself in the amazing artwork and architecture of Florence and visit the Duomo
  • Explore historic Lucca and beautiful Pisa in the company of our local expert
  • Discover the enchanting city of Rome, with its amazing Roman Colosseum

Price Includes

  • Comfortable en-suite accommodation.
  • Bed and breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking Local Tour Manager.
  • Full day excursions with all essential transport and entrances fees.
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers.

Accommodation

Hotel Residenza Cannaregio - Venice

The Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio is a perfect interplay between tradition and the architectural elements common to the Venetian style, coupled with the most exclusive modernity and comfort. In fact, the secret we at the Residenza Cannaregio have to share with you is that Venice can be romantic, nostalgic and ancient, yet it can also be comfortable and modern.

The building is a former monastery whose cloister has been transformed into a lovely courtyard with a garden. The complete overhaul of the building has yielded a backdrop that features an interplay of classical elements that respect the Venetian tradition yet boast a modern, elegant style that is hard to find in the city of canals.

The Residenza Cannaregio still conserves one of the most deeply rooted traditions in the ancient palaces of Venice: the porta d'acqua. As its name indicates, the porta d'acqua is the doorway leading directly to the canal, which enables our guests to come and go from the residenza directly in taxi or gondola.

The Residenza Cannaregio is arranged around a gardened cloister which our guests inevitably fall in love with. During the warmer months of the year, breakfast is served in the garden.

The hotel offers 64 bedrooms.

All rooms are equipped with:

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Toiletries
  • Minibar
  • Phone
  • In-room Safe

The Hotel has a:

  • Casino
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Free WiFi
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Dining

  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service

 

Hotel Mercure Firenze Centro - Florence

Mercure Firenze Centro is centrally located in Florence, 350 yards from Santa Maria Novella Train Station

The hotel offers 85 bedrooms.

All rooms are equipped with:

  • Free WiFi
  • Safe
  • LCD TV with Sky channels
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Minibar

The Hotel has a:

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Cleaning services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
A sweet and savoury breakfast buffet is available daily.

APOLLO

Enjoy our gourmet snacks and relax at Bar Apollo with our selection of cocktails, aperitifs and carefully chosen wines. WIFI available at all times. Patio lounge bar during the summer.

Welcome Piram Hotel - Rome

The Welcome Piram Hotel is an elegant 4-star hotel in Rome Termini , ideal for an exclusive stay in the eternal city. Positioned in a strategic location to move among the capitoline beauties, the 4-star hotel in Rome Termini is the right choice for any vacation.

The hotel offers 107 bedrooms.

All rooms are equipped with:

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Video-game Console
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bidet

The Hotel has a:

  • Terrace
  • Snack Bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness Facilities
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Cleaning Services
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Room Service

Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at Regina Giovanna, a restaurant which specializes in regional cuisine, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

 

 
Evening

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before a leisurely meal, either independently or with your fellow guests.

Your leader will also be checking out for any local events.

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Itinerary

During your Discovery Tour you'll have the opportunity to visit many fascinating places. The following is our provisional programme, and your Tour Manager may adjust it at their discretion, taking into account factors such as weather, local opening times, or other events. This holiday includes active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet.

 Sometimes things happen beyond our control – the weather, traffic jams or changes at the places we visit. If we need to adjust your holiday programme, for whatever reason, your Tour Manager will help smooth the way.

Arrival Day

Upon arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the city centre by private taxi boat.

Explore Venice

Today, a local guide will take us through the endless mysterious passageways of Venice on a walking tour of the city. We will visit the iconic sights, including St Mark’s Square and the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal. Throughout the day we’ll be soaking up the fantastic Venetian culture and enjoying the awe-inspiring architecture that this historic hub has to offer.

Murano & Burano

We begin our day with sailing from St Mark’s Square to the island of Murano taking in the magnificent views of Venice and the Venetian Lagoon as we go. The island of Murano is renowned for its long tradition of glass-making and we’ll watch a glass making demonstration at one of the local factories before being let loose on Murano’s shops. Picturesque Burano is known for its brightly-coloured fishermen's houses and its casual eateries which serve seafood from the lagoon. The Museo del Merletto has exhibits on lace-making in the area, and shops sell a variety of lace products such as linens and clothes.

Venice to Florence

A private taxi boat will take you to the train station for today’s transfer to Florence, capital of Tuscany. Once we’re all checked into our hotel, we shall be heading out with our local guide who will introduce us to the many Renaissance masterpieces that the city has to offer. We will be stopping to explore the most iconic of Florence’s sights including Giotto’s Campanile and the Duomo – a superb terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi nearly 600 years ago.

Pisa & Lucca

Our adventures today take us to the world-famous city of Pisa, home of the Leaning Tower. We’ll head out on a walking tour of the city with our local guide, taking in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and the Campo Santo. In the afternoon, we travel to the charming city of Lucca on the Serchio river, where we’ll explore on foot with our local guide the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling the historic city centre and its cobblestone streets. We’ll learn more about Lucca Cathedral and its Campanile, as well as the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, once a Roman Theatre. Finally, we’ll return to Florence for the evening. 

Florence to Rome

Today we’ll transfer by train to Italy’s fantastic capital city before taking a private coach transfer to our hotel.

The Vatican & Ancient Rome

Italy’s capital city is known the world over for its rich culture and heritage. Today, we will discover the treasures of the Vatican Museum with the help of our local guide including Michelangelo’s immortal works on the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Later, we shall explore Ancient Rome in more depth, visiting the most fantastic of Rome’s attractions: the Colosseum. We’ll also stop to enjoy Palatine Hill and the Imperial Forums. Our final evening of our holiday will be spent at Rome.

Departure Day

On departure day you’ll be taken to Leonardo da Vinci Airport on a private coach transfer in good time for your flight home.

What to bring

Guests should bring suitable, comfortable footwear for rough, wet or uneven terrain

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
18 Apr 2020 DILEL - Italy Multi Centre Discovery Tour - Without Flights 7 £1,729.00 £1,629.00 Save £100 per person Book Now
18 Apr 2020 DILEL - Italy Multi Centre Discovery Tour
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 18 Apr 2020, 7:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 18 Apr 2020, 10:40 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Venice Tessera

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 25 Apr 2020, 12:55 p.m.
  • Arrive: 25 Apr 2020, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Rome Fiumicino
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,879.00 £1,779.00 Save £100 per person Book Now
18 Apr 2020 DILEL - Italy Multi Centre Discovery Tour
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 18 Apr 2020, 7 a.m.
  • Arrive: 18 Apr 2020, 10:30 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Venice Tessera

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 25 Apr 2020, 12:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 25 Apr 2020, 2:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Rome Fiumicino
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,939.00 £1,839.00 Save £100 per person Book Now
16 May 2020 DILEL - Italy Multi Centre Discovery Tour
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 16 May 2020, 7 a.m.
  • Arrive: 16 May 2020, 10:30 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Venice Tessera

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 23 May 2020, 12:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 23 May 2020, 2:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Rome Fiumicino
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,989.00 £1,989.00 Book Now
16 May 2020 DILEL - Italy Multi Centre Discovery Tour
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 16 May 2020, 7:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 16 May 2020, 10:40 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Venice Tessera

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 23 May 2020, 12:55 p.m.
  • Arrive: 23 May 2020, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Rome Fiumicino
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,929.00 £1,929.00 Book Now
16 May 2020 DILEL - Italy Multi Centre Discovery Tour - Without Flights 7 £1,789.00 £1,789.00 Book Now
19 Sep 2020 DILEL - Italy Multi Centre Discovery Tour
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 19 Sep 2020, 7:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Sep 2020, 10:40 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Venice Tessera

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 26 Sep 2020, 12:55 p.m.
  • Arrive: 26 Sep 2020, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Rome Fiumicino
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,889.00 £1,889.00 Book Now
19 Sep 2020 DILEL - Italy Multi Centre Discovery Tour
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 19 Sep 2020, 7 a.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Sep 2020, 10:30 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Venice Tessera

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 26 Sep 2020, 12:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 26 Sep 2020, 2:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Rome Fiumicino
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,949.00 £1,949.00 Book Now
19 Sep 2020 DILEL - Italy Multi Centre Discovery Tour - Without Flights 7 £1,739.00 £1,739.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: £74 per night
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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