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24 Days | A triple treat in Italy - take a deep dive into Sicily, Puglia and Tuscany

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Traverse from top to toe of Italy's 'boot'. Explore ancient ruins and incredible sights. Slurp tasty pasta and tuck into giant pizzas. Get lost in Venice and find yourself in the Tuscan countryside. This 24-day trip will take you to all of the best spots and teach you all of the most important parts of Italian culture - like how to roll pasta like the pros! Visit Mount Etna, as you drive up the northern flank of the volcano and embark on a walk through the spectacular Valle del Bove. Explore Rome’s iconic Colosseum by moonlight during an Exclusive Experience evening tour. Plus, SO much more on this triple-treat trip.

Trip overview

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Start
Palermo, Italy
Finish
Venice, Italy
Theme
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Destinations
Italy
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Style
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Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPCC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Take a step back in time and marvel at some of Italy’s most fascinating ancient monuments - explore Rome’s iconic Colosseum by moonlight and discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii with a local guide.
  • Get a taste for Italian specialties and visit a family-run winery to sample world-class drops in Tuscany, discover a local olive oil producer and taste their specialties on a farm that has been active since Roman times in Puglia and dig your hands into a traditional cooking class in Sicily.
  • Come face-to-face with Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna, as you drive up the northern flank of the volcano and embark on a walk through the spectacular Valle del Bove (Bull Valley).
  • Get the inside scoop on the best places to eat and explore with your locally-based leader joining you on orientation walks in some of Italy’s most captivating cities.
  • Stay in style with 3 Feature Stays, nestled in the heart of the rolling Tuscan hillside, in a once 13th-century Baronial Palace in Nardo and in a countryside estate built within a medieval watch tower in Baglio della Luna Foresteria.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in this region (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • During your trip you will visit numerous religious sites. You will need to bring clothes that cover the shoulders and knees. A light scarf is a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot. Your leader will be able to advise when such clothing is necessary.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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Inclusions

Meals

21 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (17 nights), Feature Stay (6 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Palermo -Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Palermo - Welcome Meeting
  • Palermo - Welcome Dinner
  • Palermo - Anti-Mafia Tour
  • Palermo - Sicilian Cooking Class
  • Erice - Town Visit
  • Erice - Genovesi Tasting
  • Mazara del Vallo - Kasbah Visit
  • Scala dei Turchi - Visit
  • Agrigento - Guided visit Valley of the Temples
  • Modica - Visit and Chocolate Tasting
  • Noto - Guided Walk
  • Siracusa - Ortigia Orientation Walk
  • Siracusa - Archaeological Park Guided Visit
  • Catania - Mount Etna Visit
  • Taormina - Guided Walk
  • Taormina - Greek Theatre Admission
  • Polignano a Mare - Welcome Dinner
  • Alberobello - Half Day Trip
  • Ostuni - Olive Oil Tasting
  • Lecce - Walking Tour
  • Nardo - Walking Tour
  • Matera - Ipogeo Underground Cistern
  • Matera - Guided Walking Tour
  • Pompeii - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Pompeii - Archaeological Site
  • Rome - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Rome - Orientation Walk
  • Rome - Afterhours Visit to the Colosseum
  • Siena - Orientation Walk
  • Monteriggioni - Orientation Walk
  • Chianti Region - Gourmet Dinner
  • San Gimignano - Agriturismo Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Florence - Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy Visit
  • Florence - Orientation Walk
  • Florence - Piazzale Michelangelo & Giardino delle Rose
  • Pisa - Pisa Visit & Orientation walk
  • Lucca - City Walls & Orientation Walk
  • Venice - Cicchetti Tasting
  • Venice - Orientation Walk
Add on activities
  • Vatican City - Vatican Museum - EUR22
  • Vatican City - St Peter's Dome Climb & Elevator - EUR10
  • Rome - Venezia Palace - EUR17
  • Rome - Galleria Borghese - EUR16
  • Rome - Pantheon - EUR5
  • Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo - EUR14
  • Rome - Christian Catacombs - EUR10
  • Rome - Keats-Shelley Memorial House - EUR6
  • Pisa - Leaning Tower of Pisa - EUR20
  • Florence - Museo dell'Opera di S.Maria del Fiore - EUR15
  • Florence - Pitti Palace (Boboli Gardens, Museo Argenti, Costume Gallery, Porcellain Museum) - EUR12
  • Florence - Bargello Museum - EUR14
  • Florence - Palazzo Vecchio - EUR12
  • Florence - Uffizi Gallery - EUR24
  • Florence - Medici Chapels - EUR15
  • Florence - Baptistry - EUR10
  • Florence - Duomo & Campanile - EUR15
  • Florence - Accademia - EUR17
  • Venice - Museum of St Mark's Basilica - EUR5
  • Venice - Gondola Ride - EUR80
  • Venice - St Mark's Campanile - EUR12
  • Venice - Glass Museum Murano - EUR11
  • Venice - Ca' Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth Century Art - EUR11
  • Venice - Scuola Grande di San Rocco - EUR14
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection - EUR17
  • Venice - Doge's Palace & Bridge of Sighs - EUR30
  • Ca’ D’Oro - Galería Franchetti - EUR15
  • Venice - St Mark's Basilica Treasury - EUR5
  • Venice - Accademia Gallery - EUR16

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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