Jewels of Italy – Florence, Rome, Pisa & Lake Garda by Air

9 days from £995 pp.


Visit: Rome, Italy

About the Tour

Fly into Italy and enjoy this grand tour, as we travel from Siena to Venice by coach, exploring the country’s many gems. See the famous colosseum in Rome, visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the fabulous Florence, famed for its renaissance architecture. In Siena, visit the Piazza del Campo, and why not explore the stunning shores of Lake Garda, with the opportunity to also visit Assisi and the spectacular floating city of Venice. This is the perfect holiday package for those looking for the ultimate Italian experience. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Return flights to Milan Malpensa or Bergamo airport with one checked in suitcase
  • 7 evening meals
  • Airport transfers in Italy
  • Escorted in Italy by a Tour Manager
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Fly to Milan Bergamo or Malpensa where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Milan area.



    Included visit to Siena with its Piazza del Campo which is perhaps the most attractive in Italy, then to Chianciano Terme for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Optional excursion to Assisi, a small Umbrian town famed for its association with St. Francis, who was born here in 1182. See the famous Basilica San Francesco, where St Francis is buried, or some of Assisi's many other churches .

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Included visit to the 'eternal city' of Rome. See pretty Piazza Navona, with its three fountains: Fontana del Moro, Fontana di Nettuno, and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). The Fountain of the Four Rivers was designed by famous Italian Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and built in 1651 for Pope Innocent X. Join us for an optional, guided tour by coach and on foot - a fantastic way to see the spectacular sights and enjoy the ambience of one of Europe’s great cities.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    We travel north to the Montecatini Terme area in Tuscany for an overnight stay. En route we visit Florence, steeped in the culture of the Renaissance. Florence's famous Cathedral, known as the 'Duomo' dominates the local skyline. The Cathedral construction was started in the 13th century, and the cupola or dome, was a 15th century addition by Renaissance designer, Filippo Brunelleschi. The 'Ponte Vecchio' or Old Bridge, with its many shops is another famous symbol of the town, and in 2016 it miraculously survived the collapse of part of the River Arno riverbank. Why not discover the highlights of the city on our optional, guided tour?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Included excursion, first to Pisa, location of the famous gravity-defying Leaning Tower, which is also the bell tower of Pisa Cathedral. Later, we visit Lucca which, despite its imposing Renaissance walls, retains the layout founded by the former Roman colony in 180BC. Continue to Lake Garda for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Garda Tour

    Lake Garda Tour

    Enjoy our optional excursion to discover the spectacular beauty of Lake Garda as we travel along its shores, visiting picturesque shoreside villages including delightful Sirmione. Here you can enjoy a cruise on the lake.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Optional visit to the floating city of Venice, with its canals, bridges and beautiful buildings. See the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and the Doges’ Palace. 'Piazza San Marco', or St Mark's Square is Venice's most famous square, with ornate buildings on three of its sides, and on the fourth side, St Mark's Basilica. -The Basilica was built in the 9th century with the purpose of housing the body of St Mark, (one of the Apostles - whose body was stolen from Alexandria, Egypt by Venice merchants) and contains glittering mosaics, hundreds of columns, and an altar screen covered in gems. The Doge's Palace, located next to St Mark's Basilica, was formerly a seat of government and also a prison. The Doge's Palace contains ornate staircases, and many paintings by famous artists such as Tintoretto and Titian.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Transfer to Milan Bergamo or Malpensa for your return flight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Siena - Delightful Tuscan town
    • Rome - The ‘eternal city’
    • Florence - Beautiful Renaissance city
    • Lucca - Ancient Tuscan village
    • Pisa - Famous for its leaning tower

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Assisi
    • Lake Garda Tour & Cruise
    • Venice
    • Rome Guided Sightseeing
    • Florence Guided Sightseeing


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (9 days). Single Room Supplement from £169.00 (9 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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    You will stay for one night at a city-style hotel in the Milan area, then three nights in Chianciano Terme at the 3-star Hotel Mizar or similar.

    Your overnight stay in Montecatini Terme will be at a 3-star hotel, then in Lake Garda you will stay for three nights (2018) or four nights (2017) at the 3-star Hotel Adria and Resort in Toscolano Maderno, or similar.

    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.


    Travel Information

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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