12 MAY 2017 - JOHANNESBURG TO VENICE
Check in with your tour manager in Johannesburg at Oliver Tambo airport around 20:00 PM. After check in we depart Johannesburg to Venice for the start of our Italian adventure. (Dinner on board flight).
13 MAY 2017 - VENICE
Ciao Bella! Welcome to Italy! We arrive in Venice at 13:15, continue through customs and transfer to our hotel. An afternoon guided tour of Venice will show you the Grande Canal, Rialto Bridge and St Mark 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)
14 MAY 2017 - VENICE
A free day in Venice. C the World recommends the glass blowing island of Murano, or head to Lido’s beach. (Breakfast)
15 MAY 2017 - VENICE TO ROME
We leave the beauty of Venice, and make our way to the ancient city of Rome and "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).
16 MAY 2017 - ROME
A free day in Rome. C the World recommends the Vatican City? Alternatively visit the inside of the Colosseum or jump on a hop on/hop off bus through Rome! (Breakfast)
17 MAY 2017 - ROME TO SORRENTO (Optional Positano)
We continue South as we pass close by Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius before we reach the stunning town of Sorrento. Spend the afternoon wondering the streets, or jump on a local bus and visit the Amalfi coast town of Positano. (Breakfast, Dinner)
18 MAY 2017 - SORRENTO (Optional Isle of Capri)
A free day in Sorrento. C the World recommends the majestic island of Capri, where you can find the famous Grotto Azzurra (Blue Grotto), or take the chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro. Alternatively, visit the towns of Positano and Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast, truly a region not to be missed. (Breakfast)
19 MAY 2017 - SORRENTO TO SIENA
We leave the Italian coastline 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)
20 MAY 2017 - SIENA TO SAN GIMIGNANO TO FLORENCE
Certainly a day you will never forget. We start the day at the famous Tuscan hilltop village of San Gimignano, not only famous for the 14 towers, but also its spectacular views across Tuscany. We depart San Gimignano around lunch time and enjoy a wine tasting and cooking class on an estate only a few km outside of San Gimignano. After some lovely wine and a local Italian dish, we make our way to a hotel in the heart of Tuscany just outside Florence. (Breakfast, Lunch).
21 MAY 2017 - FLORENCE TO PISA TO CINQUE TERRE
We start the day with a city tour of Florence. See the famous cathedral of Florence, 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)
22 MAY 2017 - CINQUE TERRE
Yet another day that will never be forgotten. The Cinque Terre or “The Five Lands,” is made up 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).
23 MAY 2017 - CINQUE TERRE TO LAKE COMO TO MILAN
We continue North to the most famous lake in Italy, Lake Como. We rub shoulders with the rich and famous on the shores of Lake Como, before we continue to the shopping capital of the World, Milan. (Breakfast, Dinner)
24 MAY 2017 - MILAN
A full free day in Milan for some last minute shopping or sightseeing. Regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world, it is home to the headquarters of many of the most famous Italian fashion brands like Armani, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana and many more. The art lovers can make their way to the Last Supper. (Breakfast)
25 MAY 2017 - MILAN TO JOHANNESBURG
An early morning flight to Johannesburg via Amsterdam. We arrive back with a scheduled arrival time of 21:15. Take a lifetime of memories with you back home, and start thinking about the reunion party! (Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner on board flight)