The Ultimate Italy

Leisurely Touring

13 Days from $5,549

May 2020 - Oct 2020 Departures

​If you want to see the best of Italy, this all-encompassing tour is for you! From ancient ruins and world-famous cities to spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping coastal towns, you’ll discover amazing treasures every day.

Overview

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 12 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels
  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners including welcome drinks
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival from Fiumicino T3 & Naples on departure, other transportation & porterage included.

Included excursions

  • ​Stay in centrally located hotels
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • Sightseeing around Pompeii
  • Farmhouse dinner experience in Sorrento
  • Visit to the Monte Cassino WWII cemetery
  • Discovery tour of Assisi with dinner
  • Wine tasting & lunch at the Cantina Celli winery
  • Scaligero Castle Basilica of St Francis, Assisi Venice
  • Venice ferry day pass
  • Tour of Verona hosted by a Local Guide
  • Cruise around Lake Garda
  • Walking tour of Florence
  • Trip to Siena

Optional excursions

  • Secrets of Rome guided walking tour
  • Visit to the enchanting island of Capri
  • Secrets & Mysteries of Venice walking tour
  • Boat trip to the Cinque Terre
  • ‘Skip-the-line’ entry to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Tuscan dinner at a farmhouse in Chia

Itinerary

Make your own way to Rome where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Have some time to settle in before beginning your Italian adventure.

Soak up the capital’s iconic monuments on a sightseeing tour. You’ll see the legendary Colosseum and Roman Forum before taking a guided ‘skip-the-line’ entrance to the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s intricate Sistine Chapel. This afternoon, you can choose to wander the city’s cobbled streets solo or join our optional Secrets of Rome walking tour, which includes the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.

​Leave Rome and head south towards the Sorrento Peninsula. Take a tour of Pompeii, the city smothered by hot ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, before continuing to your Sorrento hotel for leisure time.

​Stay in Sorrento or explore other pretty towns along the Amalfi Coast. Alternatively, join our excursion to idyllic Capri. We’ll journey to all four corners of the island, stopping off in Marina Grande, Anacapri and Capri town.

In the evening, we’ll reconvene for a foodie tour of the Garden of Vigliano, a local Sorrento farmhouse surrounded by fragrant citrus groves. The owners will give you an exclusive tour before we sit down to a delicious Italian feast.

Travel to Umbria, taking a break at the historic cemetery at Monte Cassino. The area is known for its ancient abbey that was partially destroyed in the infamous ‘Battle of Cassino’ during World War II. In the afternoon, explore Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis, on a tour. Highlights include the fascinating St Francis Cathedral, which is home to a collection of wonderful works of art.

We’ll continue north to Cantina Celli winery in the centre of the ancient Romagna winemaking region. Sample the vineyard’s fine wines and snack on locally made cheeses, breads and jams. Next up is heavenly Venice Lido and the Hotel Riviera, which has easy access to St Mark’s Square and sensational sandy beaches.

Explore the wonderful waterways of Venice at your own pace using your day ferry ticket. For some local insight, join our optional Secrets & Mysteries of Venice walking tour that begins at St Mark’s
Square and meanders past iconic landmarks and hidden treasures.

​Next, we’ll journey on to Verona, a city famed for its links to Shakespeare’s tragic Romeo and Juliet. A Local Guide will show us around the charming centre, pointing out the Arena, Piazza dei Signori and Piazza delle Erbe with its excellent market.

Soak up Lake Garda and its picturesque mountain scenery on a peaceful, private cruise. We’ll pass pretty Punta San Vigilio, and make a stop at Gardone, where you can stroll along the lakeside promenade or take a walk up the hill to the pretty Old Town. Your cruise then continues to Sirmone and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy lunch here if you wish. Afterwards, we’ll venture on through the Tuscan countryside to Florence and finish the day with a mouthwatering meal of regional treats.

Soak up beautiful Florence, the capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance, on a morning walking tour, which takes in highlights including the terracotta-tiled Duomo and enchanting Ponte Vecchio. In the afternoon, you can explore Florence at your own place or choose our optional ‘skip-theline’ entrance to the Uffizi Gallery, which famously houses works by Michelangelo and Raphael.

Enjoy a leisurely day in Florence or head to the Italian Riviera on our optional Cinque Terre tour. Made up of five charming villages, we’ll visit two by boat and train. There’s also the opportunity to indulge in a traditional Tuscan dinner at a Chianti farmhouse.

Return to Rome via spectacular Siena. The medieval city is renowned for its central square, Piazza del Campo, and historic Gothic palace, both of which you’ll explore on a guided tour. In Rome, check into your hotel in Fiumicino before a final farewell dinner.

​Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

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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 - Secrets and Mysteries of Venice guided walking tour

Italy - Secrets and Mysteries of Venice guided walking tour

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Beginning at Piazzetta San Marco we will set off on this walking tour to explore the secrets of Venice. We will pass iconic sites such as the Ducal Palace, the Bridge of Straws where Casanova used to meet his sweethearts, Sighs Bridge and the San Zaccaria Church which holds secrets of a nuns convent. After that, we will meander to Ponte dell Canonica and Leoncini little square where you'll find one of the oldest churches in Venice. Along the journey you will also see St Marks Basilica and the outdoor mosaics of the church along with learning about the mysteries of the two towers of San Marco Square. To end the tour we will wander through the narrow 'calli' to reach the Opera La Fenice and the Grand Canal which is also host to the famous Rialto Bridge.

Accommodation

Park Hotel Dei Massimi is set in a quiet, residential area of Rome. It offers a free scheduled shuttle to the Vatican 3 times in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. The rooms come with air conditioning, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities. Some rooms have a private balcony. Sony Playstations are available on request. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.
The hotel La Residenza is in a beautiful location set amongst trees and just a short stroll from the sea front. Although the hotel doesn''t have a pool directly on site, guests can take full advantage of the pool, sun loungers and beach at the nearby Parco dei Principi. Also located in the Parco dei Principi where the hotel is located is the Gio Ponti restaurant which has wonderful telescopic views over the sea. Rooms are spacious with fresh rattan and come equipped with air conditioning, a safe, minibar, telephone, TV and WIFI.
Strategically located right in the heart of Umbria, the Grand Hotel Assisi welcomes you to Assisi, one of Italy’s uniquely magical towns brimming with history, art and with a strong religious significance for believers across the globe. The Grand Hotel Assisi overlooks the magnificent Valle Umbra from its exceptional vantage point at the feet of Mount Subasio. From the hotel it is possible to see as far as the dome of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Santuario of Rivotortowhereas the roof garden commands views to the Rocca Maggiore, the bell tower of the Basilica of St Claire’s, the Basilica of St Francis’ and the Sacred Convent. Facilities include a relaxing breakfast room, a restaurant which serves a range of ancient flavours, indoor pool and a rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy a glass of quality Umbrian wine. All rooms are spacious and come equipped with air conditioning, hairdryer, minibar and marvelous views of the city, mountain or garden.
In a magnificent scenic location, the elegant 3-star superior Hotel Riviera in Lido di Venezia offers a view of the enchanting Venice Lagoon, just a ten minute ferry ride from St. Mark’s Square and just 700 meters from the Lido Beach for when you wish to relax. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, terrace, solarium and concierge service. Rooms are modern and tastefully furnished with quality upholsteries and delicate lighting to make a relaxing environment. All rooms are equipped with a tv, safe, air conditioning, wifi and a hairdryer.
Featuring free access to the on-site spa, wellness centre and seasonal outdoor pool, Hotel Saccardi & SPA is located 8.5 km from Verona city centre making it an ideal place to explore Verona and the Garda parks. The on site Salgari Restaurant serves a selection of the best seasonal dishes of the Verona area and Italian cuisine. Rooms are equipped with a safe, air conditioning, hairdryer, tv and wifi.
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is set on the banks of River Arno, 0.6 miles from Piazza Santa Croce. Rooms offer free WiFi, and there is an à-la-carte restaurant serving Tuscan dishes and special diet menus. Air conditioned and en suite, rooms include a satellite TV and minibar. The Mediterraneo FH Grand Hotel features a cocktail bar and a lounge where guests can relax
Hotel Isola Sacra Rome Airport is a large property with a garden and a summer outdoor pool, and free WiFi throughout. This hotel is located a 5-minute drive from Fiumicino centre and Leonardo Da Vinci Airport. Rooms at the Hotel Isola Sacra Rome Airport have wood furniture, air conditioning and an interactive LCD TV with internet access, plus satellite channels. The restaurant specialises in ancient Roman recipes based on fresh fish. Meals are served in the elegant dining room or on the patio during summer.

Park Hotel Dei Massimi

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Tuesday 12 May 2020

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$5,549

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Thursday 04 Jun 2020

13 Days

$5,749

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Tuesday 21 Jul 2020

13 Days

$5,899

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Tuesday 08 Sep 2020

13 Days

$6,249

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Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

13 Days

$6,099

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