Included Holiday Highlights

  • Welcome dinner with buffet of local specialities
  • Tour the floating city of Venice
  • Evening in the charming town of Treviso 
  • Visit the historical city of Bologna
  • Taste delicious ice-cream from a famous ice-cream parlour 
  • View the Leaning Tower of Pisa 
  • Italy's 'art city' Florence 
  • Visit the fortress town of Orvieto
  • Rome and its historical sites​ 
  • Enter Montecassino Abbey
  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii 
  • Typical lunch at the seaside town of Pizzo Calabro
  • Visit Taormina for views of Mount Etna​​​

Holiday Itinerary - Grand Tour of Italy

Day 1 - UK - Venice

Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Venice today, from where we transfer you to your hotel in Preganziol. After time to settle in, we'll get together for a buffet-style welcome dinner, which features food typical of the Veneto region. (D)

Day 2 - Venice

Today's the day you'll get to explore Venice, with famous highlights including St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. In the evening we'll transfer you to the beautiful town of Treviso for you to explore at leisure. (B)

Day 3 - Bologna - Montecatini

This morning we'll head off into northern Italy and Tuscany's glorious countryside. Our journey takes us through Bologna, where we'll stretch our legs on a sightseeing tour ending with a taste of delicious icre-cream at the famous Sorbetteria Castiglione. (B)

Day 4 - Pisa

From our base in Montecatini Terme, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is within reach. After your visit, the rest of the day is all yours or you may want to join an optional excursion to Lucca this afternoon. (B, D)

Day 5 - Florence

Today, you'll visit the 'art city' of Florence for a tour. This afternoon, there is an optional excursion to the Uffizi gallery with 'skip-the-line' admission and guide. This evening, there will be an opportunity to attend the Montecatini Opera Festival. (B)

Day 6 - Orvieto - Rome

We're heading south today, to the region of Lazio and Rome. The impressive fortress town of Orvieto is ours to explore on the way to our hotel in Rome. (B,D)

Day 7 - Rome

Let's set off and explore the magnificent sights of Rome on a guided tour. Highlights include the beautiful Spanish Steps and the ornate Trevi Fountain. This afternoon is yours to do as you please in Rome. (B)

Day 8 - Rome at Leisure

Today you have the chance to pre-book an exclusive skip-the-line, timed admission two-hour guided visit of the Vatican Museum and Sistine chapel. (B)

Day 9 - Pompeii - Sorrento Peninsula

A full day of exploration begins with a visit to Montecassino Abbey before we arrive at the ruins of Pompeii for a guided walking tour. Later, we'll arrive in the scenic Sorrento Peninsula, where our hotel is centrally located. (B)

Day 10 - Sorrento Peninsula - at Leisure

Today you can relax at your hotel, or join an optional excursion. It's just a short boat journey across the Bay of Naples to Capri, so if you want to add this glamorous island to your sightseeing list, today's optional excursion is a must. (B,D)

Day 11 - Sorrento Peninsula - at Leisure

Today you can relax at your hotel, or join an optional excursion and discover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast.​ (B,D)

Day 12 - Pizzo Calabro - Sicily

We're leaving mainland Italy now, and heading to Sicily. On the way we'll stop at a seaside resort in Calabria for lunch. A short ferry ride takes us to Messina, with an onward drive to Taormina. (B, L, D)

Day 13 - Taormina

Taormina sits on a sheer cliff, perched above beautiful beaches and close to Mount Etna, so just imagine the views you'll see on today's tour. There's plenty of free time too, so spend the afternoon making your own discoveries. (B,D)

Day 14 - Giardini Naxos - at Leisure

You've seen Mount Etna from afar, so maybe now's the time to see Europe's highest volcano close up on our optional excursion. Once here, there's a further option to head off on a 16-seater jeep adventure with an Alpine Guide for amazing views of this majestic mountain.
Back at your hotel tonight, we'll get together to enjoy a farewell drink in the bar. (B,D)

Day 15 - Catania - UK

Today you'll transfer to the Sicily's Catania Airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked). (B)

Pools are typically open from May - October, at the discretion of the hotel.

Dates and Prices 2022/2023

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Date
Airport Price from Date Airport Price from
9 May 2022 Heathrow £2224 29 May 2023 Gatwick £2399
13 June 2022 Heathrow £2324 5, 12 June 2023 Gatwick £2449
11 July 2022 Heathrow £2324 10 July 2023 Gatwick £2449
15 Aug 2022 Heathrow £2449 28 Aug 2023 Gatwick £2449
5, 12, 19 Sept 2022 Heathrow £2449 4, 11, 18 Sept 2023 Gatwick £2449
3 Oct 2022 Heathrow £2249 2 Oct 2023 Gatwick £2349
8 May 2023 Gatwick £2349 9 Oct 2023 Gatwick £2349

The holiday price m3 Oay be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Airport travel service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 plrice reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles.

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Grand Tour of Italy

Holidays by Air 15 Days

Prices from £2224

Start this incredible journey with a tour of the extraordinary floating city of Venice. Discover highlights including St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge before heading to Bologna. Travel through Tuscany's beautiful countryside to the spa town of Montecatini Terme, and from here discover the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Head to the Lazio region, and the ancient city of Rome to discover iconic landmarks such as Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, and the Spanish steps, with optional trips to the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel highly recommended. Your next destination is the scenic Sorrento Peninsula, where a guided tour of Pompeii, buried beneath hot ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted, brings this well-preserved ruined city to life. You'll also have the chance to admire the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and cruise to the island of Capri, before ending this epic tour on the island of Sicily for views of Mount Etna.

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What's Included

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Return flights from London
  • 14 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 23 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners and welcome drink
  • ​Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

More flight choices are available, see price panel for details. Supplements may apply

Optional Excursions

  • Sicily - discover Mount Etna by cable car  - from £48
  • Sorrento - drive along the Amalfi coast - from £48
  • Sorrento - the beautiful Island of Capri - from £80
  • Sicily - discover Mount Etna by cable car and jeep - from £88
  • Montecatini - the walled town of Lucca - from £35
  • A night a the Montecatini opera - from £28

Pre-bookable package - guided skip the line entry to the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence / guided skip the line entrance to Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel in Rome / Sicily discover Mount Etna by cable car and jeep - from £186

Accommodation as specified or similar

Day 1 - 2 Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese

Set in a historic 19th-century building in the middle of rich parkland, the Villa Pace Park Bolognese is just outside Treviso and a 20 minute drive from Venice. The hotel features a new renovated wing, which is connected to the main building by panoramic corridors overlooking the park. The spacious rooms feature parquet floors, classical or modern furnishings and a satellite TV.

Day 3 - 5 Grand Hotel Francia and Quirinale

Enjoy a homely stay at the 4-star Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, in Montecatini Terme. Built in 1908, in Liberty Style, the four-generation owners still live in the hotel and welcome guests with warmth and exceptional hospitality. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and poolside bar, wi-fi throughout. Rooms have tea and coffee facilities.

Day 6 - 8 Hotel The Guaridian or The Republic

Part of the AG Hotels, the Hotel The Guardian and The Republic are both modern 4 star contemporary hotels. The choice of furniture, innovative style and clean moder lines have been designed to provide each room with a new and fresh feeling. Both hotels are centrally located in Rome, 10min walk from Termini train station and nearest tube. Facilities include a bar and a restaurant.

Day 9 - 11 Hotel Sporting

Hotel Sporting is a 4 star hotel perched on a cliff in Vico Equense overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. It features a panoramic restaurant and a private beach equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas. Each air conditioned room comes with decorated tiled floors, simple light wood furniture, and a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. Free wifi is available in the lobby.

Day 12 - 14 Sant Alphio Garden Hotel and Spa

The Sant Alphio Garden Hotel and Spa is located in the heart the Giardini Naxos, close to some of Sicily’s most iconic sites. Just a few steps from the sea, the hotel is located on the east coast of the Ionian Sea. The hotel has an onsite restaurant serving regional and international cuisine, bar, freshwater outdoor pool and private beach. Bedrooms are furnished in modern style and equipped with amenities including; private facilities, TV, air conditioning, phone and wi-fi.

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