From (AUD)$13,295
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Immerse yourself in 'la dolce vita' on this Italian small group tour. Discover the cultural impact of the Roman civilisation and the Renaissance in Venice, Rome and Florence. Search for truffles in the Langhe region, explore Lake Como and Milan, and tour the colourful coastlines of Amalfi and the Cinque Terre.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $255pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Bus, Ferry, Hydrofoil, Train & Water taxi
No Hidden Extras
Cruise Lake Como and admire the scenic views
Visit the famous ruins of Pompeii, buried for hundreds of years after the eruption of Mt Vesuvius
Travel along the stunning Amalfi Coast, enjoy the views over Positano and wander the streets of Amalfi
Experience romantic Venice

Special Experiences

Today we'll experience the 'Food Valley' heading to Emilia Romagna to taste cheese and to Modena to try the famous balsamic vinegar and prosciutto.
Visit a famous wine cellar in Franciacorta for a tasting, accompanied by some local cheeses and smallgoods.
We’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before venturing into the woods in search of the region’s famous truffles.
We spend a full day exploring Italy’s most photographed coastline, discovering some of the five colourful villages that make up the Cinque Terre. Clinging to steep terraces, the villages and ancient vineyards are linked by paths, trains and boats and cannot be accessed by car, making this a truly unique area.
This evening we’ll make our way to a local teatro for a performance of the ‘Sorrento Musical’.
We’ll travel along the famous Amalfi Coast and through the stunning town of Amalfi, making several photo stops along the way!

Itinerary Italian Discovery

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Italian Discovery

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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La Dolce Vita

  • Stop in the town of Emilia Romagna to taste its famous cheese and Lambrusco.
  • Taste some of the balsamic vinegar for which the Modena region is famous.
  • Visit a prosciutto manufacturer for a tasting in Parma.
  • Tour the city of Bologna, characterised by its red-brick palazzi, towers and lengthy porticos.
  • Visit the Gelato Museum - with a tasting so you can pick your favourite!
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Venice, the most alluring city in the world, showcasing St Mark’s Square, St Mark’s Basilica, Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Visit the fair city of Verona, made famous by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
  • Stop at a famous wine cellar in Franciacorta for a tasting, accompanied by local cheeses and smallgoods.
  • Visit stunning Lake Como in the idyllic Italian Lake District and take a scenic cruise by private boat to admire the palatial villas and hotels and enjoy some free time in Bellagio.
  • Discover the glamourous city of Milan on a sightseeing tour, including the Duomo, Sforzesco Castle and the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery.
  • Explore Turin on a city tour, taking in the Basilica of Superga, the Royal Palace and Renaissance Duomo.
  • Tour the town of Cherasco in Italy's Langhe Region.
  • Visit the majestic castle of Seralunda d'Alba.
  • Venture into the woods in search of the Langhe region's famous truffles followed by a visit to a local farm complete with tastings.
  • Explore the port city of Genoa, known for its twisting maze of narrow streets.
  • Spend a full day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cinque Terre. Here we will see some of the five colourful villages – Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and
  • Riomaggiore – the region’s brightly painted houses are some of the world’s most photographed.
  • Visit Pisa, home to one of Europe’s most iconic structures – the Leaning Tower.
  • In Florence see the Cathedral of Florence at the grand Piazza del Duomo, as well as Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s famed bronze ‘Gate of Paradise’.
  • Admire Michelangelo’s incomparable statue of David at a visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia.
  • Enjoy dinner with a local and learn about everyday life in Florence.
  • Tour the sights of medieval Siena, including Piazza del Campo, the Cathedral and Baptistery.
  • Enjoy free time to explore charming San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval walled town.
  • Explore the Umbrian town of Assisi, birthplace of St Francis, and tour the famous St Francis Basilica.
  • Visit the clifftop town of Orvieto, sitting 1,000 feet above a valley of vines and olive trees.
  • Discover the opulent Vatican City and visit the amazing museum, the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica.
  • Explore Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Capitol and the Colosseum.
  • Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the wonders of Rome.
  • Visit the famous ruins of Pompeii which lay buried for hundreds of years after the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in the year 79AD - it's one of the most significant examples of Roman civilisation.
  • Visit a local teatro for a performance of the "Sorrento Musical".
  • Explore the beautiful Isle of Capri and visit the cheerful village of Anacapri.
  • Enjoy a half day excursion along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Enjoy the views at a stop over Positano, and wander the streets of Amalfi.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Italy. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $255pp pre-paid 

Accommodation

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  • 21 nights in 3-4 star hotels

Meals

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  • 21 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Accommodation Italian Discovery

Accommodation

Hotel Porta San Mamolo

Italy flag Bologna

Located in the heart of Bologna, this charming hotel boasts stunning interior gardens and quaint, traditional rooms in keeping with the 'touch of romance and light-heartedness' synonymous with the city of Bologna itself.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge; safe deposit box

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Hotel Santa Marina

Italy flag Venice

Situated in the heart of romantic Venice, just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge and St Mark's Square, the Hotel Santa Marina is the perfect base for exploring the city. Built on the ruins of an ancient convent, the hotel features a beautiful rooftop terrace where you can enjoy breakfast or relax over a drink. Charming rooms are decorated with a mix of styles, combining classic and contemporary details.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box 

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Unahotels Mediterraneo

Italy flag Milan

Ideally located in the centre of Milan, this newly renovated and elegant hotel offers guests a taste of Italy's most fashionable city with a modern twist of Mediterranean charm and exceptional service.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar

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Hotel Le Botti

Italy flag Guarene

Please Note: Hotel Le Botti is a small hotel in a former 19th century farmhouse, therefore rooms are spread over different categories. There are only a limited number of twin rooms available, and passengers booking a twin may have to share a King size bed. Rooms will be allocated at random on arrival.

In Italy's beautiful Roero region, just a stone's throw from Langhe, Hotel Le Botti is housed in a 19th century former farmhouse with modern comforts. With just 22 comfortable guest rooms, the hotel offers an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Guests can relax and enjoy the jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool, and dine at the traditional Piemontese restaurant and wine bar.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; outdoor swimming pool

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CDH Hotel

Italy flag La Spezia

CDH Hotel La Spezia is in the shopping district, 10 minutes' walk from La Spezia Centrale Station for trains to the Cinque Terre. The air-conditioned rooms have a modern design with tiled floors and warm colour schemes. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; fridge/minibar

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Hotel Cellai

Italy flag Florence

This charming hotel is located in the heart of Florence's historic centre and is the perfect base for exploring the city on foot. The property's intimate atmosphere and attention to detail will make you instantly feel at home.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar

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Hotel Genova

Italy flag Rome

Boasting a peaceful, modern atmosphere, the Hotel Genova is an ideal base from which to discover Rome. The property is situated on the prestigious Via Cavour in the city's Esquilino district - an area with veritable crossroads of Rome's famous streets and piazzas.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box

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Art Hotel Gran Paradiso

Italy flag Sorrento

Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Gulf of Naples, this stunning property is known for its heavenly views from its various terraces. The hotel is also known for its in-house collection of modern art works that has been curated over the years by the hotelier himself.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Information Italian Discovery

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Italian Discovery

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
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twin share
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24 Sep 20
17 Oct 20
$13,295
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $255pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $310
Single Supplement
From $3,650
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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