Italy

Italy2020-07-24T05:44:24+01:00
Typically Italian Wine Tasting2020-12-30T14:01:33+00:00

Typically Italian Wine Tasting

Experience in Portico di Romagna

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Return flights from UK to Bologna.
Transfer to and from Forli Train Station.
4 nights stay on full board.
Single room supplement £50.

This unique programme is an excellent opportunity to taste some of the most important Italian wines and learn more about one of the largest wine-producing regions of Italy.
In order to make the most of this unique experience we limit the group numbers to a maximum of 8.

FROM £1175 PER PERSON FOR 4 NIGHTS (5 DAYS) IN A DOUBLE ROOM

DAY 1
Arrival to Portico.
Welcome drink and programme introduction.
DAY 2
Breakfast.
First Sommelier lesson on Italian wines (5 wines tasted).
Lunch.
Truffle hunting with truffle hunter dogs.
Special dinner made with truffles.
DAY 3
Breakfast.
Second sommelier lesson on regional wines (5 wines tasted).
Lunch.
Visit to local wine producers.
Dinner.
DAY 4
Breakfast.
Third sommelier lesson on bio wines (5 wines tasted).
Lunch.
Visit to a local bio wine producer.
Dinner
DAY 5
Breakfast and departure.
(Programme subject to alterations.)

DEPARTURE DATES
Please call 01733 315522 for more information

Individual multicentre holidays2020-08-10T07:38:12+01:00

You can make your holiday like Italian make pizza, just add your favourite cities to create your ideal holiday just the way you like it.
Here are some of the most popular combinations; but with so many historic cities and hide away country villas on your doorstep, there are many other options available.

VENICE & FLORENCE

From £348 per person for 6 nights (7 days) bed & breakfast.

DAY 1
Fly from London Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo and check-in to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 2-3
Time to explore! From the Grand Canal to Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Church, there is so much to see in this unique city! Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 4
Catch the direct train from Venice to Florence, the journey takes just 2 hours, 10 minutes. Check-in to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 5-6
More exploring to do! Florence is a place to feast on world class art and delicious gourmet Tuscan cuisine. Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 7
Fly from Pisa to London Gatwick.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Return flights from Gatwick to Venice and back from Pisa including hand luggage.
6 nights’ accommodation in 2 central 3* hotels.
One-way standard class rail from Venice to Florence.

VENICE & VERONA

From £314 per person for 5 nights (6 days) bed & breakfast.

DAY 1
Fly from London Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo and check-in to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 2-3
Time to explore! Why not take an iconic Gondola ride or try some Wine tasting? Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 4
Catch the direct train from Venice to Verona, the journey takes just 1 hour, 10 minutes. Check-in to your 4* central hotel.
DAY 5
More exploring to do! Take a guided tour of the famous Arena, one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 6
Fly from Verona to London Gatwick.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Return flights from Gatwick to Venice and back from Verona including hand luggage.
5 nights’ accommodation in central 3/4* hotels.
One-way standard class rail from Venice to Verona.

VENICE, FLORENCE & ROME

From £554 per person for 9 nights (10 days) bed & breakfast.

DAY 1
Fly from London Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo and check-in to your 3* central hotel..
DAY 2-3
Time to explore! The wonderful islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello famous for their handicrafts are really worth a visit. Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 4
Catch the direct train from Venice to Florence, the journey takes just 2 hours, 10 minutes. Check-in to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 5-6
More exploring to do! Pay the famous ‘David’ a visit in the iconic Accademia Galley. Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 7
Catch the direct train from Florence to Rome, the journey takes just 1 hour, 35 minutes. Check-in to your 3* hotel.
DAY 8-9
Explore Rome! There is so much to see in the Eternal City where do we start? How about a tour of the Vatican & St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum or the Pantheon or maybe something
a bit different like a cookery class? Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 10
Fly from Rome to London Gatwick.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Return flights from Gatwick to Venice and back from Rome including 15kg per person checked luggage.
9 nights’ accommodation in 3 central 3* hotels.
One-way standard class rail from Venice to Florence and from Florence to Rome.

ROME & SORRENTO

From £844 per person for 10 nights (11 days) bed & breakfast.

DAY 1
Fly from London Gatwick to Rome Fiumicino and check-in to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 2-3
Time to explore! Try a tour of Underground Rome a new and fascinating dimension far from the hustle and bustle of the city on the surface. Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 4
Catch the direct train from Rome to Naples, the journey takes just 1 hour, 10 minutes. Then privately transfer from Naples to Sorrento. Check-in to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 5-10
More exploring to do! There is so much to see, from the Amalfi Coast towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello to the beautiful island of Capri. There is plenty to keep you busy. Make sure you don’t miss Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius too! Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 11
Privately transfer to Naples. Fly from Naples to London Gatwick.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Return flights from Gatwick to Rome and back from Naples including 23kg checked luggage.
10 nights’ accommodation in 2 central 3* hotels.
One-way standard class rail from Rome to Naples.
Private return transfers in Sorrento.

PUGLIA – BARI, BRINDISI & LECCE

From £537 per person for 7 nights (8 days) bed & breakfast.

DAY 1
Fly from London Gatwick to Bari and check-in to your 4* central hotel.
DAY 2
Time to explore! There are many things to see in Bari, don’t miss Bari Castle, The Basilica of San Nicola and Piazza Mercantile.
DAY 3
Catch the direct train from Bari to Brindisi, the journey takes just 55 minutes. Check-in to your 4* central hotel.
DAY 4
More exploring to do! Brindisi Archaeological Museum is very good for those who love ancient history and the port area is hugely interesting and a great place to simply walk and explore.
DAY 5
Catch the direct train from Brindisi to Lecce, the journey takes just 25 minutes. Check-in to your 4* central hotel.
DAY 6-7
Explore Lecce! There is so much to see and do. Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 8
Catch the direct train from Lecce to Bari, the journey takes just 1 hour, 25 minutes. Fly from Bari to London Gatwick.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Return flights from Gatwick to Bari including 15kg per person checked luggage.
7 nights’ accommodation in 3 central 4* hotels.
One-way standard class rail from Bari to Brindisi, from Brindisi to Lecce and from Lecce to Bari.

SICILY – PALERMO, CEFALU & CATANIA

From £468 per person for 7 nights (8 days) bed & breakfast.

DAY 1
Fly from London Gatwick to Palermo and check-in to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 2
Time to explore! Why not try a fascinating Street Food Tour? Palermo has so much to offer and is very underrated as a city break destination. Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 3
Catch the direct train from Palermo to Cefalu, the journey takes just 55 minutes. Check-in to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 4
More exploring to do! Cefalu is famous for its beautiful sandy beach, but there is much more to see! The imposing Norman cathedral is definitely worth checking out.
DAY 5
Catch the in-direct train (1 change) from Cefalu to Catania, the journey takes 3 hours, 40 minutes. Check-in to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 6-7
Explore Catania! Catania is one of the most fascinating cities in Sicily, its landscape dominated by Mount Etna, lots to see and do!
DAY 8
Fly from Catania to London Gatwick.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Return flights from Gatwick to Palermo, and back from Catania including 15kg per person checked luggage.
7 nights’ accommodation in 3 central 3* hotels.
One-way standard class rail from Palermo to Cefalu, from Cefalu to Catania.

LIGURIA – LA SPEZIA & THE CINQUE TERRE

From £326 per person for 5 nights (6 days) bed & breakfast.

DAY 1
Fly from London Gatwick to Pisa. Catch the direct train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale, the journey takes just 1 hour, 17 minutes. Checkin to your 3* central hotel.
DAY 2-5
Time to explore! Why not try one of our great excursions to explore the iconic Cinque Terre by either boat, rail or hiking, the choice is yours! Ask us about adding on excursions and experiences.
DAY 6
Catch the direct train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale, the journey takes just 1 hour, 17 minutes. Fly from Pisa to London Gatwick.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Return flights from Gatwick to Pisa, with hand luggage.
5 nights’ accommodation in a central 4* hotel.
Return standard class rail from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia Centrale.

Dolce Vita Week Feel the Real Italy2020-12-30T13:59:25+00:00

Dolce Vita Week Feel the Real Italy

Have a unique experience with our Dolce Vita Week programme. Choose one of the Dolce Vita activities – Cooking, Language, Painting or Ceramics – and enjoy it with your family or a group of friends.

DAY 1
Arrival to Portico.
Dinner.

DAY 2
Morning: Your chosen activity.
Afternoon: Guided tour in Portico Di Romagna with introduction to the village history.

DAY 3
Morning: Your chosen activity.
Afternoon: Visit to a local winery with wine tasting.

DAY 4
Morning: Your chosen activity.
Afternoon: Visit to the smallest volcano in Italy.

DAY 5
Morning: Your chosen activity.
Afternoon: Visit to Forli including art exhibition in San Domenico Museum. Visit to Faenza including tickets to the Museo Internazionale di Ceramica.

DAY6
Morning: Your chosen activity.
Afternoon: Truffle hunt with dogs in the surrounding forests.

DAY 7
Day in Ravenna and free time to explore at leisure (lunch not included).

DAY 8
Farewell breakfast. Return transfer to airport.
(Programme subject to alterations.)

7 NIGHT/8 DAY SANT’AGATA & SORRENTO COAST

From £952 per person for 7 nights (8 days) half board.

DAY 1
Fly from London Gatwick to Naples.
Private transfer to your 4* hotel in Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi.
DAY 2
EXCURSION – DUE GOLFI TRAIN TOUR (Approx. 3 hours).
Included: Tour on a small train, tasting of typical products.
DAY 3
Rest day – enjoy the day at your leisure.
DAY 4
EXCURSION – POMPEII & VESUVIUS (Approx. 8 hours).
Included: Air-conditioned coach transportation, authorised English- speaking guide. Not included: Entrance fee Pompeii ruins (€15 per person), Entrance fee Vesuvius crater (€10 per person), lunch.
DAY 5
EXCURSION – AMALFI COAST (Approx. 8 hours).
Included: Air-conditioned coach transportation, authorised English- speaking guide. Not included: Optional 45-minute boat trip, lunch.
DAY 6
EXCURSION – CAPRI & ANACAPRI BY BOAT (Approx. 7 hours).
Included: Landing tax, pick-up/drop-off from your hotel, shared boat transportation, panoramic sail around Capri Island, free time on Capri Island. Not included: Guide service, Blue grotto entrance fee, lunch.
DAY 7
Rest day – enjoy the day at your leisure.
DAY 8
Private transfer to Naples Airport. Fly from Naples to London Gatwick.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Return flights from London to Naples including 15kg per person checked luggage.
Many more UK departure airports available. Private return transfers.
7 nights’ accommodation in 4* hotel on half board basis in a standard room.
Excursions as listed above.

LAKE GARDA

LAKE COMO

LAKE MAGGIORE

LAKE ORTA

SICILY

ELBA

CALABRIA

TUSCAN COAST

TUSCANY

EMILIA ROMAGNA BEACHES

EMILIA ROMAGNA

VENETO

UMBRIA

LIGURIA

PUGLIA

VENETIAN RIVIERA

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