Rome - Catania

from AU$3,552.00 AU$3,374.40

Travel to Florence with a walking tour on arrival. See Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Church of Santa Croce. There will be a photo stop at Michelangelo’s Square. Lunch in a local restaurant. (L)
Excursion to the Cinque Terre, one of the most amazing landscapes in the world. Visit Riomaggiore and Manarola. Continue to the fishing village of Monterosso, considered ‘the Pearl of the Cinque Terre’. Return to Florence. (B)
Depart for Venice. Guided tour upon arrival. Stroll the narrow streets and see St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, and the Rialto Bridge. (B)
Depart for Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet. See Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman Theatre. Continue to the beautiful hilltop town of San Gimignano and visit a wine estate to taste Chianti wine, accompanied with a light dinner. Proceed to Siena. (B)
Walking tour of the city of Siena. See the square known as Il Campo, where the famous Palio race is held. Return to Rome, arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner will be in a typical Roman restaurant. Overnight will be near the airport. (B,D)
Depart for the Sorrentine Peninsula. Visit a cameo factory before arriving in Pompeii for a guided tour of the archaeological excavations. Proceed to Sorrento. (B,D)
Depart by hydrofoil to the island of Capri. Take the funicular from Marina Grande to La Piazzetta with time at leisure.
Return to Sorrento where you will enjoy a tasting of Limoncello. (B,D)
Morning at leisure in Sorrento. In the afternoon, transfer to Naples to board the overnight ferry to Palermo. Overnight will be at sea. (B,D)
Disembark the ferry and enjoy your Sicilian breakfast in a typical bar. Continue on a panoramic tour of Palermo where you will see Norman Palace and the Cathedral. Travel to Monreale and visit the 12th century Moorish- Norman Cathedral. Proceed to Agrigento. (B,D)
Visit the splendid Doric buildings of the Valley of the Temples. Continue to a nearby farm for a tasting of some Sicilian products. Proceed to the beautiful town of Taormina. Time at leisure to explore or shop. Transfer to your hotel in Acireale or Giardini Naxos. (B,D)
Morning departure to Siracusa for a guided visit of the Greek Theatre, Roman Amphitheatre and the Ear of Dionysus. Afternoon at leisure. (B,D)
Morning excursion to Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. A farewell lunch is organised with typical local products. Continue to Catania airport with an estimated arrival time of 6:00pm. End of services. (B,L)

Includes

- Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
- 10 nights accommodation in 4❂ hotels
- 1 night in an outside cabin on overnight ferry
- Touring with English speaking guide
- Local Cinque Terre train ticket
- Meals as per itinerary
- Entrance fees

Not included

- International flights
- Drinks with meals
- Passport or visa fees
- Any other items of personal nature

Accommodation

4❂ hotels:
- Florence
- Venice
- Rome
- Sorrento
- Agrigento
- Acireale or Giardini Naxos

Things to note

- Tours on this page do not include any tourist taxes that may apply. These will need to be paid directly to the hotel.
- Sequence of the tours is subject to change.
- Tours can be a combination of different regular tours therefore, coach change may be required.
- The same people may not be travelling throughout your tour.
- Pre and post accommodation may be required.

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At a Glance

Cities Visited

Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Venice, Verona, San Gimignano, Siena, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Naples, Palermo, Monreal, Agrigento, Taormina, Acireale/Giardini Naxos, Siracusa, Mt Etna, Catania

Countries Visited

Italy

Duration

12 Days

Start City

Rome

End City

Catania

Type

Escorted Tour

Languages

English

Departure Day

Tuesday

Departures

May 15, 29, 2018
Jun 26, 2018
Jul 24, 2018
Aug 21, 2018
Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
Oct 2, 9, 2018

May 14, 28, 2019
Jun 25, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
Sep 03, 10, 17, 24, 2019
Oct 01, 08, 2019

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