January 6, 2018

Join me in Italy in 2018!

Join me, Megan Singleton, Blogger at Large, on this incredible 18-day hosted tour of Italy!

1-22 September

We start in Rome and finish in Milan and in between we will taste and see the best the country has to offer: fresh produce, fine wines, castles and canals, markets and ruins.

This tour – with a good amount of free time – is a trip of a lifetime!

Start your incredible tour of Italy with a stopover in Singapore to eat fabulous tasty cuisine and shop – but not too much because we have the next two weeks to do that!

Spend three nights in Rome where we will have a private walking tour of the highlights and hidden gems that other tourists don’t get to see. We will go inside the Colosseum and hear stories of the gladiators, followed by an underground tour to see 1st century Roman houses. We’ll tour the remarkable Vatican Museums, Sistene Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, then in the afternoon head out of Rome to visit local villages, picturesque lakes and have dinner as the sun sets.

We’ll have two nights in Orvieto visiting the spectacular village of Civita di Bagnoregio on the way, perched on a mountain and accessed by a foot bridge.

There will be free me to explore on your own, have dinner at your leisure, shop and drink in the history and culture – not to mention the food and wine!

We will then have two nights in Siena which is our pivot point for sightseeing in Assissi, Montepulicano, Bagno Vignoni and a walking tour of Siena to see the ancient duomo, Contrada Museum and the Palio Horse history.

Two nights in Florence gives us plenty of free time after first visiting Accademia Gallery to see David, then just enjoy the city at your own pace with a free day.

The Cinque Terre villages are a highlight for visitors to Italy, so we will spend three nights in Monterosso with its lovely beaches, restaurants and plenty of things to do. Three days here will be at your leisure exploring the famous brightly painted villages and relaxing.

Then three nights in Venice will ensure we get to see and do the best this extraordinary city has to o er. We’ll take an evening gondola ride, visit local markets, try Cicche (tapas plates) and also visit the islands of Murano and Burano.

We’ll have a private tour of a glassblowing workshop in Murano and enjoy discovering pictur- esque, brightly coloured Burano, famous for its lacework.

Our 18-day tour ends in Milan with a look around the city and a fabulous farewell dinner before we return to New Zealand the next day – or some may choose to stay on in Europe and continue their trip of a life time!*

Click here to read the full day-by-day itinerary and hotels >>

Cost is $12,995pp share twin and includes:

• Economy class airfares from Auckland via Singapore to Rome, returning to Auckland.

• Accommodation in beautiful 4/5 star hotels.

• All transfers, sightseeing tours and entrance fees as per the itinerary

• All breakfasts and some special evening meals

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required upon booking, with the balance due 1 June. As cancellation fees apply, travel insurance is mandatory. A single supplement of $3,200 applies for those wanting to room alone.

* Speak to us about adding on extra days or personal travel to this amazing Italy itinerary.


This tour has been thoughtfully designed by me and WEKA Travel.

Contact me now to book your place! Phone 021 777 770 • Email info@bloggeratlarge.com

About Megan Singleton


Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio every week and a few newspapers and mags from time to time. I set off on this travel writing journey 18 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!)I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for monthly newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!

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  1. Natasha on

    We have just come back from spending 5 weeks in Italy & doing a cruise. We absolutely loved it! So envious of your trip! Just loved Italy! 💕

    • Megan on

      Hi Lois, this would be an ideal tour for you! All the hard work of organising lovely hotels, flights, buses and trains plus entrance fees and times into to the best places has been done for you. Let’s see if someone is also keen on a roommate and I hope you can join us. – Megan

    • Megan on

      Hi Beverley
      The single supplement is $3,800 to have your own room. It may be possible to share if we have other wishing to do that though and save the money. I’m happy to jump on a phone call if you like. Just private message me your number, or email it on info@bloggeratlarge.com and I’ll ring you. – Megan

    • Megan on

      Hi Sandy, I will know the exact date next week when Alison is back from leave, but we are looking at 1st to 21st Sept and yes, we are going with SIA for price and also the fact they fly out of Milan so we don’t need to return to Rome. I’ll let you know when it is locked in in the next few days! -Megan

    • Megan on

      Hi Sandy, the actual dates are now locked in: September 1-22 and of course you can add on a few days if you’d like. We can sort that out for you too 🙂

  2. Carol Boebel on

    Oh, this could be such fun. Would it be possible to join you in Rome if we flew to meet you there?
    Also, I wonder about the amount of walking….

    • Megan on

      We can do a land-only package and the walking will be up to you as we have coaches for getting around, but places like the Vatican and Colosseum will be a bit of walking. You’ll manage fine! How fun to have you!! x

    • Megan on

      Hi Claire, I’ll need to get back to you on that. Alison is still on leave for another week. I also have another lady asking me the same thing, so once we get the rate it might be possible to room share – if you want that! I’ll be in touch soon. – Megan


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