24 September 2015 - Johannesburg to Venice
Check in with your tour manager in Johannesburg at Oliver Tambo airport around 19:00. After check in we depart Johannesburg to Venice for the start of our Italian adventure. (Dinner on board flight).
25 September 2015 - Venice
Ciao Bella, Welcome to Italy. We arrive in Venice in the afternoon, continue through customs and transfer to our hotel. A evening guided tour of Venice will show you the Grande Canal, Rialto Bridge and San Marco square. After the guided tour you will have some free time to wonder around the water canals of Venice. Why not take a Gondola ride? (Breakfast on board flight)
26 September 2015 - Venice
A free day in Venice. C the world recommends the glass blowing island of Murano, or head to Lido’s beach. (Breakfast)
27 September 2015 - Venice to Rome
We leave the beauty of Venice, and make our way to the ancient city of Rome and we “do as the Roman’s do”. A late afternoon guided tour of Rome shows you the Collosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps and much more. (Breakfast, Dinner).
28 September 2015 - Rome
A free day in Rome. C the world recommends the Vatican City. (Breakfast)
29 September 2015 - Rome to Pompeii to Naples
We continue South as we head to Pompeii. Where the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD covered the town of Pompeii and its surroundings with 4 to 6m of ash and pumice, destroying almost everything in its path. After walking these historic roads we head to the place where Pizza was invented, Naples! (Breakfast, Dinner)
30 September 2015 - Naples (Capri)
A day trip to the majestical island of Capri, where you can find the famous Grotto Azzurra (Blue Grotto), or take the chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro. Your ferry from Naples to Capri is included in your tour price! Alternatively, visit the towns of Positano and Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast, truly a site not too be missed. (Breakfast)
1 October 2015 - Naples to Siena
We leave the Italian coast line and enter Tuscany. Tonight we spend the night in Siena, a beautiful medieval town situated in the heart of Tuscany. See the famous Il Campo Piazza and the Duomo of Siena. (Breakfast, Dinner)
2 October 2015 - Siena to Florence (Tuscan Wine Tasting and Cooking class)
Certainly a day you will never forget. We start the day at the famous Tuscan hill top village of San Gimignano, not only famous for the 14 towers, but also offers spectacular views across Tuscany. We depart San Gimignano around lunch time and enjoy a wine tasting and cooking class on a estate only a few km’s outside of San Gimignano. After some lovely wine and a local Italian dish, we make our way to the Capital of Tuscany, Florence (Breakfast, Lunch).
3 October 2015 - Florence to La Spezia (Via Leaning Tower of Pisa)
We start the day with a city tour of Florence. See the famous cathedral of Duomo, Bridge of Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria (Copy of Michelangelo’s St David’s statue).We depart Florence and visit one of the most famous attractions of Europe, the leaning tower of Pisa. We end the day at La Spezia, which is the gateway to the Cinque Terre. (Breakfast)
4 October 2015 - La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
Yet another day that will never be forgotten. The Cinque Terre or “The Five Lands” is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. All five villages are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each town offers something special, and is easily accessible by trains from La Spezia. (Breakfast).
5 October 2015 - La Spezia to Lake Como to Milan
We depart La Spezia, say goodbye to Tuscany, and make our way to Lake Como in the North of Italy. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous as we walk the streets of Como, and take an optional funicular to Brunate for wonderful views into Switzerland and across Lake Como. Late afternoon we travel to Milan, regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world and is home to the headquarters of many of the most famous Italian fashion brands, such as Valentino, Gucci, Versace, Prada, Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. (Breakfast, Dinner)
6 October 2015 - Milan to Johannesburg
A free morning of shopping and leisure in Milan before we depart to the airport for a late evening flight back to South Africa. Spend your last Euro’s in one of the biggest most impressive fashion areas in the world! (Breakfast, Dinner on board flight)
7 October 2015 - Johannesburg
We arrive back in Johannesburg with a scheduled arrival time of 16:25 PM. Say goodbye to new friends made, take your memories with you, and start thinking about the reunion party!! (Breakfast on board flight)