Bella Italia Escape with Sorrento


  • 9 days

  • Italy

  • Steady pace

Tour : KIE

From

£1,103 pp

Tour only

Based on 14th Dec 2019

From

£1,352 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Luton

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Visit some of Italy’s most iconic, romantic, and stunning locations on your escorted tour of Italy: from legendary Venice to Florence, Rome, and Sorrento. With fewer crowds and lower pricing, you’ll enjoy your time in Italy even more. What better way to start your Escape than with a delicious welcome dinner in Venice? Your Venetian experience also includes a private boat ride, a guided walking tour; a visit to St. Mark’s Square, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, witness the age-old art of glassblowing by a local artisan. Travel to Pisa—home of the famous leaning tower—before continuing on to Florence, considered the “Cradle of the Renaissance”. Florence is an art-lovers dream, and your sightseeing highlights this and includes Michelangelo’s David in the Academy of Fine Arts. You’ll also travel to Assisi to visit the Basilica of St. Francis—named after the saint who sought the virtues of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and best known for his love of God’s creatures.

Spend two nights in Rome. Your Local Guide takes you to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where you will see Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment. You’ll visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica—with the artists’ marble-sculpted masterpiece, The Pietà. Drive to the Imperial Roman Forum area to see the Colosseum—ancient arena of the gladiators, and be treated to dinner in a local restaurant. Journey along the Highway of the Sun to Pompeii—the legendary city both destroyed and preserved by erupting Mt. Vesuvius. Get a sense of life during Rome’s ruling era with your expert Local Guide, then, continue to Sorrento for two nights. You’ll enjoy a full day of leisure in this charming bayside resort. Your Tour Director will share suggestions for spending free time in Sorrento. This is one holiday you’ll remember not for the crowds, but for the ease of discovering these beautiful cities and sites of Bella Italia and Sorrento!

Highlights

Venice Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower’s demonstration

Pisa Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

Florence Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

Assisi Visit the Basilica of St. Francis with a friar

Rome Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and basilica; dinner at a local restaurant

Pompeii Guided walking tour of the excavations

Sorrento Farewell dinner

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Venice Island, Italy

Day
1

Welcome to Venice! At 6 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Venice Island

Day
2

After a private boat ride, follow your local guide on a walking tour and visit St. Mark's Square with its byzantine Basilica, lavish Doges' Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, watch a skilled glassblower fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. You may wish to enjoy an optional gondola serenade.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Venice Island - Pisa - Florence

Day
3

A scenic drive across the Apennines brings you to Pisa. In the spectacular Square of Miracles, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to try out Tuscan specialties.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Florence - Assisi

Day
4

This morning, follow your local guide to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s celebrated statue of David. Also admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and the sculpture-studded Signoria Square. Continue to peaceful Assisi.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Assisi - Rome

Day
5

This morning, a friar will accompany you on a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Tonight, in the “Eternal City,” an optional dinner is available at one of Rome’s famous restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rome

Day
6

Guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, monumental St. Peter's Square, and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Drive to the area of the Imperial Roman Forum and see the Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a local guide is available to further explore famous sites.

This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento

Day
7

Take a scenic drive southwards along the Highway of the Sun. Arrive in fascinating Pompeii, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your local guide will walk you past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Continue further south past Naples and arrive in Sorrento.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sorrento

Day
8

Enjoy an entire day at leisure to explore the charming bayside resort of Sorrento. Your tour director will have suggestions on how to spend the day.

This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Sorrento

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,103 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£1,352 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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