Classic Cities of Italy

Classic Touring

8 Days from $2,399

Sep 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

​​Italy's cities are a showcase for all that is great about this fascinating country. On this fantastic journey you'll discover Venice's famous waterways, the artistic splendour of Florence, Rome's historic grandeur and much more. ​

Overview

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Overseas arrival transfers​
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​Venice tour including St.Mark's Square & the Grand Canal
  • Discover the beautiful city of Bologna
  • Explore historic Florence on a walking tour
  • Tour of medieval Siena
  • Rome's highlights, including the Colosseum & Vatican City

Optional excursions

  • ​Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower
  • Farewell dinner in a local restaurant​
  • Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence - Skip the line
  • Vatican Museum & Sistina Chapel in Rome - Skip the line​

​Pre-bookable excursions: Pisa & the farewell dinner optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package.

Itinerary

Make your own way to Venice, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Get to know your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.​​

Venice, an extraordinary city of canals, palaces and Renaissance architecture, is celebrated the world over. St Mark's Square is the focal point of the city and the place to discover the Basilica di San Marco and the soaring Campanile. The photogenic Rialto Bridge is the main crossing over the Grand Canal, while the magnificent Doge's Palace offers a fascinating insight into the city's history. Today you can explore all of these and more in the company of a Local Guide.
There will also be time for a stroll at your own pace. Venice has a wealth of inviting cafés, some traditional and some more cosmopolitan, so maybe soak up the Italian culture as you take a seat and relax in the company of your travelling companions.
Another fantastic option is the chance to enjoy a gondola ride through the network of canals – this is a great way to gain a different perspective of this fabulous city.

We are heading to Bologna today, a beautiful city of lavish squares and porticoed walkways. It is also known for its food, as ragù, or Bolognese sauce, originated here. We'll then continue via the lovely landscape of Tuscany's rolling hills to Montecatini Terme, where we stay for three nights.​

Florence, built beside the River Arno, is known as Italy's 'Art City'. It is home to works by great masters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and its compact historic centre can be easily explored on your included excursion today. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, climb the steps of the Duomo and admire glorious works of art among the Renaissance streets and piazzas. During your visit, be certain to visit Il Porcellino, the statue of a boar located in Mercato Nuovo – if you throw a coin into the grating at its feet and rub its shiny nose, legend has it you will return to this wonderful city one day.​

Today is free for you to spend at leisure, or perhaps you'll choose to join our excursion to Pisa. The city is home to one of Italy's most recognizable sights, the famous Leaning Tower. Residing in the Field of Miracles, this 180ft campanile took 176 years to build and began to lean shortly after construction. Thankfully the structure has recently been secured yet it still retains its famous lean.

On our way to Rome today we will make a stop at the medieval town of Siena, which is an enchanting place to explore. One of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe, its narrow streets lined with palaces and mansions lead to the spectacular Piazza del Campo, which is the setting each year for the colourful Palio horse race.​

Rome is bursting with history and world-famous landmarks. On our tour of the city we will call at many of its well-known locations, including the magnificent Colosseum, the largest Roman amphitheatre to have ever existed, St Peter's Square and the Vatican City – the world's smallest independent state. 
We'll also take in the Spanish Steps, which were designed in the 18th century and join the Piazza di Spagna with the church of Trinità dei Monti, and we'll see the famous Trevi Fountain. This Baroque artwork is considered to be the city's most beautiful fountain.
This evening we have arranged an optional farewell dinner in a nearby restaurant.​

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.​


 

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Pisa and its Leaning Tower

Italy - Pisa and its Leaning Tower

from $53

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Tuscany. It resides in the Field of Miracles, where you’ll find an amazing collection of marble religious buildings which are excellent examples of medieval architecture all grouped in one spot. Please note: there is an entrance charge to the Leaning Tower and other historic monuments within the Field of Miracles, these entrances vary year on year and are payable locally.

Half Day - Minimal Walking - Historical Interest

Italy - Farewell dinner in a local restaurant

Italy - Farewell dinner in a local restaurant

from $74

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Join your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant where you will enjoy a four course dinner.

Evening Excursion – minimal to moderate walking – Not to be missed

Italy Prebookable Package - Pisa and its Leaning Tower/ Farewell dinner in a local restaurant

Italy Prebookable Package - Pisa and its Leaning Tower/ Farewell dinner in a local restaurant

from $119

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You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package...

Prebookable Package - Pisa and its Leaning Tower/ Farewell dinner in a local restaurant

Italy - Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence - Skip the line - Classic Cities of Italy

Italy - Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence - Skip the line - Classic Cities of Italy

from $79

Italy - Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel in Rome - Skip the line - Classic Cities of Italy

Italy - Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel in Rome - Skip the line - Classic Cities of Italy

from $109

Accommodation

The 3-star Salus, Lido di Jesolo in Venice is located in a great position overlooking the lovely Jesolo beach. Take a dip in the pool or spend some time on the hotel’s private beach. The Salus is also within easy reach of unique Venice. <br><br> Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool (typically open May-Sept), restaurant, bar and private beach. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning and a small terrace.
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The 4-star Raganelli Hotel in Rome has a convenient location close to the Vatican City and the charming city centre. Inside, you’ll find that the hotel has been decorated with excellent attention to detail, resulting in a modern yet cosy atmosphere. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a bar, roof garden and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer and TV.

Salus Hotel - Lido di Jesolo

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Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Thursday 12 Sep 2019

8 Days

$2,499

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Make Your Own Way

Thursday 03 Oct 2019

8 Days

$2,399

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT