Picturebook Italy

12 days from £799pp.


Venice

Visit: Venice, Italy

Siena

Visit: Siena, Italy

Colosseum

Visit: Colosseum, Italy

Florence

Visit: Florence, Italy

Borromean Islands

Visit: Borromean Islands, Italy

Verona

Visit: Verona, Italy

A grand tour of Italy’s majestic cities and sights visting Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore, Venice, Rome, Sorrento, Florence and Pisa.

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France or Belgium for an overnight stay.

Continue south to Lake Garda for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Sirmione

Lake Garda (Sirmione)

A full-day, included excursion along the shores of Lake Garda, visiting some of the picturesque villages on its shoreline including Sirmione, from where you can take an optional lake cruise.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Venice

Venice

Join our optional excursion to Venice, with its maze of ornate bridges, weaving canals and elegant Byzantine and Renaissance architecture.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Siena

Siena

We leave Lake Garda and call in at Siena, a picturesque, Tuscan medieval town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Piazza del Campo is one of the most famous squares in the world on account of its beauty and architectural integrity. It is also the place where the famous horse race, the Palio di Siena, is run. Continue to the Fiuggi or Tivoli area near Rome for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Sorrento

Sorrento

Join our optional excursion to the popular Neapolitan resort town of Sorrento where you will have free time to explore and relax. The town features beautiful architecture, many cafés, restaurants and lots of shops for you to explore.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Rome

Rome

Included visit to the ‘eternal city’. Our optional, guided sightseeing tour by coach and on foot will introduce the city’s wonderful sights, including the Colosseum (admission is extra), Piazza Venezia and the Trevi Fountain.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

Florence

We leave our hotel and en route to our overnight stay in the Montecatini Terme area, Tuscany, we visit the Renaissance city of Florence, which is rich in architectural splendour. To get the most from your visit, join our optional, guided sightseeing tour.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Pisa-

Pisa

Included visit to Pisa, famed for its Leaning Tower. Our optional, guided sighteeing tour is a good way to see the best of this city. We then travel to Lake Maggiore for a two-night stay

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Join our optional excursion to the southern shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore and the lakeside town of Baveno, from where we board a boat for the short cruise out to the picturesque Borromean Islands with their landscaped gardens and parks.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

To the outskirts of Paris for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 11 or 13 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 9 or 11 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

Included Excursions

  • Lake Garda - Charming lakeside villages
  • Siena - UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Rome - Wonderful ancient sights
  • Florence - Rich architectural splendours
  • Pisa - Famous leaning tower
  • Verona (14-day tour)

Optional Excursions

  • Lake Garda Cruise - Superb scenery
  • Venice - Floating city of canals and gondolas
  • Sorrento - Popular Neapolitan Riviera resort
  • Lake Maggiore & the Borromean Islands - Stunning beauty
  • Rome Guided Sightseeing - See the ancient sights
  • Florence Guided Sightseeing - See the highlights
  • Pisa Guided Sightseeing - Discover more than the Leaning Tower
  • Verona Walking Tour ( 14-day tour )

Notes

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

Continue south to Lake Garda for a five-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Sirmione

Lake Garda (Sirmione)

A full-day, included excursion along the shores of Lake Garda, visiting some of the picturesque villages on its shoreline including Sirmione, from where you can take an optional cruise on the lake.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Venice

Venice

Join our optional excursion to Venice with its maze of ornate bridges, weaving canals and elegant Byzantine and Renaissance architecture.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Verona

Verona

Join our included excursion to the beautiful and ancient city of Verona. To discover its charms, join our optional guided walking tour, seeing the 1st century arena and many of the fine palaces, churches and monuments which adorn alleyways and squares.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Spend your final day on Lake Garda, relaxing and enjoying some last minute sightseeing.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Siena

Siena

We leave Lake Garda and call in at Siena, a picturesque, Tuscan medieval town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Piazza del Campo is one of the most famous squares in the world on account of its beauty and architectural integrity. It is also the place where the famous horse race, the Palio di Siena, is run. Continue to Fiuggi or Tivoli area near Rome for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Sorrento

Sorrento

Join our optional excursion to the popular Neapolitan resort town of Sorrento where you will have free time to explore and relax. The town features beautiful architecture, many cafés, restaurants and lots of shops for you to explore.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Rome

Rome

Included visit to the ‘eternal city’. Our optional, guided sightseeing tour by coach and on foot will introduce the city’s wonderful sights, including the Colosseum (admission is extra), Piazza Venezia and the Trevi Fountain.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

Florence

We leave our hotel and en route to our overnight stay in the Montecatini Terme area, Tuscany, we visit the Renaissance city of Florence, which is rich in architectural splendour. To get the most from your visit, join our optional, guided sightseeing tour.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Pisa-

Pisa

Included visit to Pisa, famed for its Leaning Tower. Our optional, guided sighteeing tour is a good way to see the best of this city. We then travel to Lake Maggiore for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Join our optional excursion to the southern shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore and the lakeside town of Baveno, from where we board a boat for the short cruise out to the picturesque Borromean Islands with their landscaped gardens and parks.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

To the outskirts of Paris for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 11 or 13 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 9 or 11 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

Included Excursions

  • Lake Garda - Charming lakeside villages
  • Siena - UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Rome - Wonderful ancient sights
  • Florence - Rich architectural splendours
  • Pisa - Famous leaning tower
  • Verona (14-day tour)

Optional Excursions

  • Lake Garda Cruise - Superb scenery
  • Venice - Floating city of canals and gondolas
  • Sorrento - Popular Neapolitan Riviera resort
  • Lake Maggiore & the Borromean Islands - Stunning beauty
  • Rome Guided Sightseeing - See the ancient sights
  • Florence Guided Sightseeing - See the highlights
  • Pisa Guided Sightseeing - Discover more than the Leaning Tower
  • Verona Walking Tour ( 14-day tour )

Notes


Travel Insurance from £49.95 (12 days), £49.95 (14 days). Single Room Supplement from £199.00 (12 days), £239.00 (14 days).

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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Accommodation

12-day tour

You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Bristol in Riva del Garda, or similar, on Lake Garda; three nights at a 3-star hotel in Fiuggi or Tivoli area, south of Rome; overnight at a 3-star hotel in the Montecatini Terme area, Tuscany; then two nights at a 3-star hotel on Lake Maggiore such as the Hotel Campagna in Cannobio or the Hotel Ghiffa in Ghiffa.

14-day tour

You will stay for five nights at a 3-star hotel on Lake Garda; three nights at a 3-star hotel in the Fiuggi or Tivoli area, south of Rome; overnight at a 3-star hotel in the Montecatini area, Tuscany; then two nights at a 3-star hotel on Lake Maggiore.

Overnight stays in the northern France and the Paris area will be in city-style hotels.

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Bristol

Bristol

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Campagna

Campagna

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Green Park Madama Hotel

Green Park Madama Hotel

Bristol


The Hotel Bristol is located on the outskirts of Riva Del Garda, approximately one mile from the resort. All bedrooms are elegantly furnished, with en-suite facilities, hairdryer, telephone, satellite television and safe. Some rooms feature air-conditioning, and others have balcony. The restaurant, bar and television lounge are air-conditioned and from the panoramic terrace you can enjoy the stunning scenery. After a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, relax in the sauna or on one of the loungers in the garden with a cool drink and a tasty snack. The hotel has a lift.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Campagna


  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Green Park Madama Hotel


  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Campagna


  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Green Park Madama Hotel


  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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*Please note pickups are subject to availability.

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
    It could be either - This will be confirmed in your travel documents.

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