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17 Days | Explore the magical heart of the Mediterranean and discover the treasures of Tuscany

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Make your way to the heart of the Mediterranean to discover the wonders of Sicily before embarking on an adventure from iconic Rome to Venice. This trip combines culture, cuisine and natural beauty to unveil the best of Italy. From exploring Rome’s iconic Colosseum by moonlight during an exclusive evening tour to driving up the flank of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, this trip goes the extra mile to deliver experiences that go beyond the guidebooks. So, get ready to tuck into delicious Italian eats, explore iconic sites and brush up on your ancient history during this 17-day premium adventure.

Trip overview

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Start
Palermo, Italy
Finish
Venice, Italy
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Italy
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Style
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Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPLC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore Rome’s iconic Colosseum by moonlight during an Exclusive Experience evening tour. Walk in the footsteps of gladiators without the jostling daytime crowds.
  • Get a taste for Italy’s incredible cuisine and viticulture during a trip to celebrated wine-growing region, San Gimignano, plus enjoy a traditional cooking class in Palermo, a genovesi tasting in Erice and mouth-watering cheese and chocolate tastings (yes, please) on your way to Siracusa
  • Stay in awe-inspiring accommodation nestled in the rolling vineyards of Tuscany and in the Sicilian countryside.
  • Take a step back in time as you explore the ancient ruins of the Valley of the Temples as well as the incredible Siracusa Archaeological Park with an expert guide.
  • Discover incredible landscapes across Sicily including 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).

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

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Inclusions

Meals

15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, train, flight

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (12 nights), Feature Stay (4 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
  • Rome - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Rome – Coffee Granita (Coffee semi-frozen dessert)
  • Rome – Guided walking tour
  • Rome – Nobleman’s home visit and lunch (Exclusive Experience)
  • Siena - Orientation Walk
  • Monteriggioni - Orientation Walk
  • Chianti Region - Gourmet Dinner
  • San Gimignano - Agriturismo Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Florence - Orientation Walk
  • Pisa - Pisa Visit & Orientation walk
  • Lucca - City Walls & Orientation Walk
  • Florence - Galleria dell ’Accademia admission
  • Florence – Highlights of Florence Guided walk
  • Venice - Orientation Walk including Fondaco Terrace Rooftop
  • Venice – Traghetto boat ride
  • Venice - Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant
Add on activities
  • Vatican City - Vatican Museum - EUR22
  • Vatican City - St Peter's Dome Climb & Elevator - EUR10
  • Rome - Venezia Palace - EUR16
  • Rome - Galleria Borghese - EUR16
  • Rome - Pantheon - EUR5
  • Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo - EUR14
  • Rome - Christian Catacombs - EUR10
  • Rome - Keats-Shelley Memorial House - EUR6
  • Rome – Colosseum - EUR18
  • 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) - EUR15
  • 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. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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