Itinerary - ROMANTIC ESCAPE - ITALY


A perfect tour of Italy for honeymooners. Don’t miss the chance to discover Italian highlights: starting from the romantic atmosphere of Venice, you will move to Florence where you will be stunned by the elegant buildings. Then, the breath-taking unforgettable views of Amalfi Coast and Capri…and finally, Rome, the Eternal City!   

 

  • Day 1: Venice

On arrival at the Venice airport, meet and assist by English speaking guide. Private water taxi from Venice airport to the hotel in Venice Island. In the afternoon enjoy a Gondola Ride (SIC), the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of Venice. Enjoy this unique exploration of the Venetian canals, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city.
Overnight at the hotel in Venice Island.

  • Day 2: Venice

 After breakfast at the hotel, morning is free at leisure. In the afternoon excursion by boat to lagoon islands Murano, Burano, Torcello, stop in Murano, the island of the glass, and visit an artistic glass factory. Then see the Burano, the typical fishing island with its light and coloured contrasts. Last stop is at Torcello, the most ancient inhabited island with its Byzantine cathedral rich of mosaics.
Overnight at the hotel in Venice Island.

  • Day 3: Florence

Breakfast at the hotel proceed for the private water taxi from the hotel in Venice to Venice train station. Departure by train to Florence. Arrival in Florence and own transfer to the hotel. Spend the afternoon free at leisure in Florence.

Overnight at the hotel in Florence. 

  • Day 4: Sorrento

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour to Pisa (SIC): Piazza dei Miracoli, with the celebrated Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other important monuments, the interior of the Cathedral, an unrivalled masterpiece of Romanesque art constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries. Own transfer to the train station. Afternoon departure by train to Naples. Upon arrival, transfer by private car to Sorrento.
Overnight at the hotel in Sorrento.


  • Day 5: Sorrento

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful cornices and charm of Europe with its unforgettable landscapes characterized by the color of water, steep rock walls, the many olive and citrus trees. Stop at Belvedere in Positano, and in Amalfi (Including: transport and tour guide).
Overnight at the hotel in Sorrento.


  • Day 6: Sorrento

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy full day excursion to Capri, Discover the "Island of Sirens", thus Capri is identified in Greek mythology. Ascent Anacapri, small town of white houses, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards (Including: boat transfer Sorrento-Capri and return, minibus in Capri, tour guide)
Overnight at the hotel in Sorrento.

  • Day 7: Rome

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by private car from Sorrento to Naples train station. Departure to Rome by train. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Rome.


  • Day 8: Rome

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning is free at leisure. Afternoon tour of Imperial Rome, visit of Piazza Venezia,  the square of the Capitol, the Roman Forum, the statue of Moses by Michelangelo located in the Church of St. Peter's in Chains. The tour will continue with the visit of the massive structure of the Colosseum (visit inside except 01/01, Holy Friday, 01/05, 25/12. (Including transport, guide, entrance fees to Coliseum and earphones) Tour lasts about 3 hours.
Overnight at the hotel in Rome.

  • Day 9

Breakfast at the hotel. Later free time at leisure according to flight timing. Transfer by private car from the hotel to the airport. . Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with ‘Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations’.

City

Hotel

Venice

Hotel Amadeus or similar. www.hotelamadeusvenice.it

Florence

Grand Hotel Adriatico or similar. www.hoteladriatico.it

Sorrento

Hotel Corallo or similar. www.hotelcorallosorrento.com

Rome

Best Western Hotel Universo or similar. www.hoteluniverso.com

Exclusions - ROMANTIC ESCAPE - ITALY


  • Cost of airfare (International & domestic) / ticket taxes and travel insurance
  • Visa Cost
  • Early check-in & late check-out (Standard Check-in time: 1500 hrs. & Check-out: 1100 hrs.)
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porter age, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

 

Optional tours:



From Venice

  • Enjoy the Gondola Ride (SIC), the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of Venice. On this unique exploration of the Venetian canals, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city. The tour lasts about 35 minutes.

 

  • Experience Make your own glass souvenir at a glass factory in Murano, Venice lagoon island!

Experience the creation of a necklace, bracelet, earrings and keychain, choosing from the many models available. After a short introduction about glass history in Venice, a glass master will assist to create a unique and original glass manufacture. Participants will have a large variety of glass beads made with different techniques such as beat, the underground, the crushed, the colorful, the floral, and many others who will be divided into distinct categories with numbers assigned according to the value of the individual item.

 

  • Experience enter inside the ClockTower in St Mark’s Square!

The tour reveals the workings of the clock, which dates from 1753 and was a remake of the original of 1499. Until 1998 the clock was wound manually by a temperatore who lived in the tower. Amid controversy the last incumbent was replaced by an electrical mechanism. The tour concludes on the roof of the tower with a fine view over piazza San Marco, the basilica and the palace.

 

  • Experience: Get a bird's-eye view of Venice

At almost 99m (325ft), the Campanile is the city’s tallest building, originally built between 888 and 912 (in July 1902 it collapsed, imploding in a neat pyramid of rubble. It was rebuilt exactly 'as it was, where it was', as the town council of the day promised). Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III rode a horse to the top of the original in 1451; these days visitors take the lift. The view is superb, taking in the Lido, the whole lagoon and (on a clear day) the Dolomites in the distance.

 

From Florence

  • Full day tour to Cinque Terre (S.I.C): it will be a full and unforgettable day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. Five (cinque) villages, suspended between sea and land, a place where you immerse yourselves in paradise. Arrival at La Spezia and by boat you will reach Portovenere; to enjoy a stroll along the narrow streets and the small alleyways before leaving for Monterosso overcome by its enchanting beaches and lush vegetation that surround the little village. Continue towards Vernazza, last stop, a seaside town surrounding a little natural port. Cinque Terre has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. (the tour includes: Coach from Florence, boat tour and tour escort)

 

  • Segway tour in Florence (2 hours) Experiencing Florence Segway, the sights, sounds and mouth-watering aromas of the city come to you, see the hidden treasures in the vivid Florence downtow.

 

  • Bike tour in Florence. A dynamic way of sightseeing the highlights of Flornce. With safe and comfortable city – bikes, under the experienced guidance of an entertaing, friendly and professional guide, you will ride throughout the historical city centre. It will be a funny way to admire the beautiful architecture of Florence and to know all the secrets about this wonderful town.

 

From Sorrento

  • 2 hours private sunset cruises leaving from Positano along the Amalfi Coast and cruising leisurely along the Mediterranean Sea. Sip Italian sparkling wine and view the coastline in a different light.

 

  • Pizza Class : Pizza class. Enjoy a Pizza cooking class: the class will start with the most important part: making the dough. Next up is a lesson in rolling out the pizza and creating pizzas completing with different delicious toppings. Then you will be tasting the pizza delights you have created.

 

From Rome

  • Morning tour of Monumental Rome (SIC). The most famous squares and fountains of the capital, including St. Peter's Basilica (visit inside), Navona Square, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon (meaning "Temple of all the Gods"). (including transport, guide and earphones) On Wednesday, due to the Papal Audience, the church of St. Peter will be visited only from outside). The tour ends in Piazza Navona.

 

  • Cooking class: On this course you can learn to cook a typical everyday Roman meal (3 course menu) under the expert guidance of a multilingual chef. The course will be followed by lunch with the dishes you have prepared, accompanied by wine and a fun and friendly atmosphere.

 

  • Gladiator school experience the thrill to be Dressed and Trained as a Gladiator! Upon arrival at the training headquarters, you will visit the Historical and Didactic Museum where you will see examples of Military and Common life features. After this you will be provided with a Tunic and a wooden Gladius (Sword) and your training begins! 2000 year old Attack and Defence Gladiator techniques will be dealt with. At the end you will be given an Honorary Roman Citizenship Certificate that in the future will remind you of the hilarious time you had! The Private Instructor will be exclusively dedicated to the single group that has booked, (duration: 2 hours).

 

  • Art Safari: Safari d’arte Family tour is an art treasure hunt taking place in the city streets, where people go and search for specific and interesting details represented on monuments. a new way of exploring the city and getting to know its history, the main historical characters and artworks, youth and family oriented

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Art Safari:have your own private tour with leader will be fully available to personally guide you in the game.

Holiday package starting from EUR 1930*

*Terms and Conditions Apply. Prices valid till December 2017.

Notes

  • All arrangements made by Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations are in the capacity of an agent only. Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
  • There is no refund for services not utilised.
  • Confirmations of all bookings are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.

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