Italian Riviera, Tuscany & Rome

12 days from £949pp.


Portofino

Visit: Portofino, Italy

Alassio

Visit: Alassio, Italy

Monaco

Visit: Monaco, Monaco

San Gimignano

Visit: San Gimignano, Italy

Assisi

Visit: Assisi, Italy

Florence

Visit: Florence, Italy

A two-centred tour with four nights on the spectacular Italian Riviera, followed by four nights in picturesque Tuscany.

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

    Continue to the Italian Riviera for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Laigueglia

    Laigueglia

    Enjoy today’s relaxing, optional excursion along the beautiful ‘Riviera of Flowers’. Explore the alleyways of the romantic village of Laigueglia located at the western end of the bay of Alassio. Alassio, our next stop, is one of the best-known resorts in Liguria, where the ‘budello’, the road that runs parallel to the sea and beaches, is a haven for shoppers.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Portofino

    Portofino

    Enjoy our optional excursion by boat to the picturesque resort of Portofino. Once a struggling artists’ refuge, the town has become one of Italy’s most fashionable resorts. The small harbour is often home to the glamorous yachts of the rich and famous, and its pedestrian-only streets are crammed with a galaxy of designer names and stylish restaurants.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Monaco

    Monaco

    Included visit to the exclusive state of Monaco with its striking Belle Epoque style casino and the famous Prince’s Palace.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Pisa-

    Pisa

    We leave the Riviera and, en route to the spa town of Chianciano, our next base for a four-night stay, we make a short stop in Pisa, seeing the Leaning Tower and the equally stunning black and white marble Duomo and Baptistry.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rome

    Rome

    Included visit to the ‘eternal city’ of Rome. Take in the breathtaking architecture of the ancient palaces and piazzas and why not join our optional, guided sightseeing tour on foot and by coach that will introduce you to the principal sights, including the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum (admission to the Colosseum is extra).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Siena

    Siena

    A full-day, optional excursion to two delightful Tuscan towns. Siena is one of the highlights of any visit to Tuscany. Explore the Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio di Siena horse race takes place, and see the famous Duomo. Next we visit the charming, hilltop town of San Gimignano, which has beautiful views over the rolling Tuscan countryside.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Assisi

    Assisi

    Included, full-day excursion to Umbria, the ‘Green Heart of Italy’. We head to Assisi, the native town of St. Francis. Visit the Basilica featuring frescoes by Giotto and why not join our optional, guided sightseeing tour.

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

    Florence

    We leave Chianciano and head to Florence, the artistic capital of Italy, with fashionable shops, museums, cafés and splendid architecture. Join our optional, guided tour to get the most from your visit. Continue to the Cremona area for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To northern France for an overnight stay

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

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

    Included Excursions

    • Monaco & Monte Carlo - Glamour and glitz
    • Pisa - See the Leaning Tower
    • Rome - See the Colosseum
    • Assisi - St. Francis and Italy’s Green Heart
    • Florence - Culture in abundance

    Optional Excursions

    • Riviera of Flowers - Picturesque scenery
    • Portofino - Charming resort and harbour
    • Rome Guided Sightseeing - See the best of the city
    • Siena & San Gimignano - Delightful Tuscan towns
    • Assisi Guided Sightseeing - See the sights of St. Francis’ town
    • Florence Guided Sightseeing - See the sights of this artistic capital

    Notes


    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

    On the Italian Riviera, you will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Bergamo in San Bartolomeo al Mare. The hotel has a swimming pool (open depending on season), bar and restaurant and is situated within walking distance of the beach and the heart of the resort.

    Please note due to demand we may use other hotels in neighbouring Diano Marina such as the 3-star Hotel Helios or Raffy.

    You will then stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Mizar, or similar, in the spa-town of Chianciano Terme. The hotel has a bar and restaurant.

    Overnight stays in northern France and northern Italy will be in city-style hotels.

    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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      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.
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