Join me, Megan Singleton, Blogger at Large, on this incredible 18-day hosted tour of Italy!
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!*
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 30 May. As cancellation fees apply, travel insurance is mandatory. A single supplement of $3,800 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 Megan Singleton (bloggeratlarge.com), WEKA Travel and House of Travel Howick.
Contact Alison Kearney at House of Travel Howick to book your place! Phone 09 5354559 • Email email@example.com