Picturebook Italy

  • 12 & 14 Day Tours
  • 16 to 20 Sights Visited
  • 3 Star Rating

Day 1

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

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

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

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Lake Garda

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

Lake Garda (Sirmione)

Lake Garda

Day 4 - 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

Venice

St. Mark’S Square

Doges’ Palace

Grand Canal

Day 5 - 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

Siena

Piazza Del Campo

Day 6 - 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 cafes, restaurants and lots of shops for you to explore.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Sorrento

Day 7 - 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

Rome

Day 8 - 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

Florence

Day 9 - 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

Pisa

Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Day 10 - Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands

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

Lake Maggiore

Borromean Islands

Baveno

Day 11

To the Paris outskirts for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

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

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

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

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Lake Garda

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

Lake Garda (Sirmione)

Lake Garda

Day 4 - 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

Venice

St. Mark’S Square

Doges’ Palace

Grand Canal

Day 5 - 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

Siena

Piazza Del Campo

Day 6 - 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

Sorrento

Day 7 - 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

Rome

Day 8 - 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

Florence

Day 9 - 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

Pisa

Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Day 10 - Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands

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

Lake Maggiore

Borromean Islands

Baveno

Day 11

To the outskirts of Paris for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

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

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

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

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Lake Garda

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

Lake Garda (Sirmione)

Lake Garda

Day 4 - 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

Venice

St. Mark’S Square

Doges’ Palace

Grand Canal

Day 5 - 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

Juliet's Balcony

Verona

Day 6 - Day at leisure

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

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Lake Garda

Day 7 - 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

Siena

Piazza Del Campo

Day 8 - 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

Sorrento

Day 9 - 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

Colosseum

Trevi Fountain

Piazza Venezia

Rome

Day 10 - 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

Florence

Day 11 - 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

Pisa

Day 12 - Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands

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

Lake Maggiore

Borromean Islands

Day 13

To the outskirts of Paris for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 14

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £199 (12 days), £239 (14 days); travel insurance from £49.95.



FAQ's about our tours

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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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.