Calabria

Relax & Discover

8 Days from £1,199

May 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

​Head to rustic Calabria, where your base, a 4-star family-run hotel boasting its own farm, vineyard and private beach, will tempt you to stay put. However, on our included sightseeing you'll discover ancient castles, medieval towns and snow-capped peaks. 

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Your holiday at a glance

LEISURELY TOURING
HALF BOARD
ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
MAX GROUP SIZE 30

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host 
  • Return flights from Stansted with Ryanair 
  • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel 
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners 
  • All excursions included 
  • Specialist Local Guide 
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together 
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation P
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Complimentary WI-FI onboard your coach

Included excursions

  • ​Tour of Grand Hotel San Michele grounds & tasting of local produce 
  • Sila Mountains 
  • Tour of hilltop Altomonte
  • Visit Belvedere and murals of Diamante 
  • Visit medieval Cosenza 



 


 

Your itinerary

​You'll fly to Lamezia Terme today and transfer to your hotel in Cetraro. Set in an enviable location, overlooking the coastline. It's the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the gastronomic region of Calabria. This evening you can get to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink before dinner​.

​Your hotel is set within magnificent grounds, so why not join your Tour Manager on a stroll through the delightful gardens. We'll stop to take in the views out to sea and visit the organic farm which produces most of the delicious food that you will dine on during your stay. We'll pause to sample the produce and admire the hotel's crowning glory - the vineyards. 

This afternoon you can relax and enjoy the hotel's facilities. Perhaps take the lift down to the private beach and spend some time soaking up the sun as you gaze out across the turquoise waters​.

​Today's fabulous excursion takes us into the Sila Mountains, which cover a vast area in the heart of Calabria. We'll encounter snow-capped peaks, crystalclear streams and charming villages where time has seemingly stood still. You'll have some free time in the Sila National Park to take a woodland walk, or simply relax by a pretty lake taking in the spectacular scenery​. We'll head to a local restaurant for dinner this evening.

​Today we'll head inland to Altomonte, a charming hilltop town which boasts centuries of glorious architecture and art treasures. Step into the cool interiors an ancient churches, shade under the cloisters of a Dominican monastery and clamber up to the turrets of the Norman Tower as you explore this exquisite town. ​

The ancient streets of Belvedere are a short distance from our base in Cetraro and we'll head here after breakfast this morning. In the company of your Tour Manager you'll enjoy a walk up to Belvedere Castle, discovering archways and ornate Baroque balconies along the way. We'll also visit Diamante, where the streets are filled with murals by local artists. As we stroll along the promenade, look out to Cirella Island, once a pirate haunt, then enjoy some time to explore the town further with your travelling companions. Perhaps take the chance to browse around the bustling market, or relax and watch the world go by from an inviting pavement café. ​​

​Yet more history awaits in the town of Cosenza. Here you can lose yourself among narrow streets, steep stairways and delightful medieval squares. On today's tour we'll admire the Romanesque architecture of the 12th century cathedral and the Baroque exterior of the Teatro Rendano. 

​We have left today free for you to relax at leisure or explore further with your travelling companions. Perhaps take the hotel shuttle bus (payable locally) into the village of Cetraro and wander amongst the narrow cobblestone streets, churches, shops and cafés. Back at the hotel, you might be tempted to take a dip in the pool, sip a glass of wine on the pretty terrace or maybe play a round of golf on the hotel's 9-hole course​. This evening we'll gather for a farewell dinner and get-together as our holiday comes to a close.​​

​Today we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.​

Accommodation

The Grand Hotel San Michele is a wonderful 4-star family run hotel full of charming Mediterranean elegance. It is located close to the town of Cetraro nestled within the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian Sea, with views spanning as far as the Aeolian Islands.

As well as being situated within the cliffs offering wonderful views, the hotel is surrounded by over 40 hectares of organic farm - home to the local produce provided. The farm at the San Michele is made up of three vineyards, orchards and a vegetable garden. The unique organic farm provides the hotel with fantastic daily produce including fruit, vegetables, milk, cheese, eggs, olive oil and home-made jams. The vineyards produce red, white and rosé wines along with a selection of homemade liquors such as Grappa. The hotel pride themselves on serving seasonal and fresh produce, as well as displaying wonderful seasonal flowers within the hotel.

Not only are you able to enjoy the local organic produce, you can also walk on the farm and surrounding woods for the chance to spot some of the wildlife. As well as exploring the farm and woods, you can also enjoy a game of golf on the 9-hole golf course. If you prefer, you can relax on the private beach or sip a local glass of wine on the terrace. Hotel facilities also include a swimming pool, two restaurants and a piano bar. There are around 60 bedrooms, each with its own individual charm and private facilities, air-conditioning and TV.

Hotel Amenities:
  • 2 restaurants
  • Three large terraces
  • Swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Private beach
Room Amenities:
  • Private facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV

Grand Hotel San Michele, Cetaro

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Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

TOUR DURATION

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

8 days

Thursday 07 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£939

Available

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8 days

Thursday 16 July 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,039

Available

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8 days

Thursday 03 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,089

Available

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

London (Stansted)

Thursday 07 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,199

Available

Outbound
Ryanair

Thursday 07 May 2020

Departs

09:25 London (Stansted)

Arrives

13:25 Lamezia Terme (S Eufemia)

Operated by

Ryanair

Inbound
Ryanair - FR

Thursday 14 May 2020

Departs

13:50 Lamezia Terme (S Eufemia)

Arrives

16:00 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Ryanair

London (Stansted)

Thursday 16 July 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,299

Available

Outbound
Ryanair

Thursday 16 July 2020

Departs

09:25 London (Stansted)

Arrives

13:25 Lamezia Terme (S Eufemia)

Operated by

Ryanair

Inbound
Ryanair - FR

Thursday 23 July 2020

Departs

13:50 Lamezia Terme (S Eufemia)

Arrives

16:00 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Ryanair

London (Stansted)

Thursday 03 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,349

Available

Outbound
Ryanair

Thursday 03 September 2020

Departs

09:25 London (Stansted)

Arrives

13:25 Lamezia Terme (S Eufemia)

Operated by

Ryanair

Inbound
Ryanair - FR

Thursday 10 September 2020

Departs

13:50 Lamezia Terme (S Eufemia)

Arrives

16:00 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Ryanair

Local Knowledge

Springtime in Sila National Park brings a carpet of wildflowers, and autumn delivers a treasure trove of wild mushrooms.
I love this tour because the hotel and its owners and staff are the most caring helpful and hospitable people. It is pure nature and the meaning of the word 'guest' is epitomised.
Greta Taumberger - Tour Manager
 
Calabria
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0800 112 3329