Classic Cities of Italy

Classic Touring

8 Days from £1,999

Apr 2020 - Oct 2020 Departures

​Walk in the footsteps of ancient civilisations and marvel at masterpieces in one of the world's most enticing countries. Our Classic Cities of Italy tour captures the highlights of five enchanting destinations in one irresistible trip. You'll bask in the romance of canals and palaces in Venice, admire world-class art in Florence and see the ancient ruins of Rome. Discover Siena and Pisa amid picture-perfect Tuscan landscapes and explore hidden treasures with expert Local Guides. Our adventures blend with relaxing hotels, so it's always easy to pop out for gelato. ​

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Your holiday at a glance

ALL BREAKFASTS
CLASSIC TOURING

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • Return flights from Gatwick with Easyjet
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports 
  • 7 nights in central 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners, plus a welcome drink
  • Taste typical Tuscan food in a restaurant in Florence
  • Overseas transfers,transportation & porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • Sightseeing around Rome, including the Trevi Fountain
  • Tour of medieval Siena
  • Walking tour of Florence
  • Visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Venice tour including St Mark's Square & the Grand Canal
  • 24-hour Venice Waterbus travel pass 



 

Optional excursions

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel in Rome
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence​



 



 

Your itinerary

You'll fly from the UK today to start your exciting adventure in Rome. We'll meet you at the airport to transfer to our first hotel. Then, simply settle in, relax and meet your fellow travellers. 

Get ready for an awe-inspiring introduction to Rome and many of its world famous landmarks on our guided walking tour. Stroll up the photogenic Spanish Steps from the Piazza Spagna to the church of Trinta dei Monti. We'll visit the stunning Trevi Fountain so you can toss a coin into the magical waters and ensure your return visit to the Eternal City. 

Enjoy a day at leisure and follow your nose to exquisite cuisine. Don't miss out on trying traditional Roman dishes, like cheese-filled supplì, spaghetti alla carbonara and the sweet maritozzo pastry. Delve further into the history of Rome's iconic monuments or prepare to stuff your suitcase full of treasures from flea markets and antique stores, and the world's most luxurious brand names.

​Alternatively, you can choose to join us for an optional excursion to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We'll discover some of the world's most famous art collections, from Egyptian mummies to ancient busts and Michelangelo's draw-dropping ceiling frescoes. Other highlights include the Raphael Rooms, the Papal Throne and the majestic corridor hosting the Gallery of the Statues. 

Say goodbye to Rome (safe in the knowledge that you'll return one day), as we journey north through the rolling hills of Tuscany. Inspiring landscapes of cypress trees, olive groves and medieval castles lead us to our stop in the magical town of Siena. In essence, it's an open-air museum of Gothic-style architecture that thrills history buffs from across the globe.

​Explore narrow streets lined with palaces, delicious pastry shops and charming boutiques. Discover the splendid Piazza del Campo, which is the dramatic setting for the celebrated yearly Palio horse race, and soak up the ambience of panoramic views, ancient fountains and soaring spires. This evening we'll sit down to a mouthwatering dinner together at a local restaurant in Florence. 

Today we explore the architectural masterpieces and world-famous art in the Italian birthplace of the Renaissance - Florence. The charming cobbled streets of are perfect for our guided walking tour, taking in elegant palaces, chapels and museums bursting with works by great masters, such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

​Afterwards, you can choose to 'skip-the-line' on an optional, guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery to see art by Botticelli, Raphael and many more. Alternatively, enjoy free time to rub the shiny nose of the Il Porcellino statue for luck, stroll picturesque bridges crossing the Arno River or simply indulge in la dolce vita with the locals. 

Expect excitement in the air today as we continue our journey north to Venice, with a stop at one of Italy's most photographed sights. The Leaning Tower of Pisa once tilted at about a 10-degree angle, a quirk that appeared during its construction due to shifting soil. It's stable now, but still retains the famous lean that has spawned a thousand 'look at me holding up this huge building' tourist snaps.

​Following some time for such pictures, we'll travel on to our hotel in Venice. You'll love the location here, on the doorstep of award-winning beaches and Art Deco buildings of Venice Lido, home of the celebrated Venice Film Festival. Perhaps best of all, the ferry stop is right outside for a scenic, 10-minute ride to the famous St Mark's Square.

The extraordinary floating city of Venice captivates all your senses with its intriguing canals, elaborate palaces and flamboyant history. Our walking tour with a Local Guide offers an extra special experience.  Expert knowledge accompanies our explorations of the Rialto Bridge, the Doge's Palace, the Basilica di San Marco and the magnificent Grand Canal.

​Free time lets you explore at your own pace and a 24-hour Waterbus travel pass makes it easy. Drift through a wealth of fragrant cafes, treat yourself to a gondola ride and people-watch in the heart of bustling St Mark's Square. Or get delightfully lost in narrow, atmospheric lanes that bring surprising discoveries at every turn. We'll gather together this evening at the hotel for a farewell dinner while sharing memorable moments.

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

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Guided "Skip the line" entrance to Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel in Rome

Italy - Guided "Skip the line" entrance to Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel in Rome

from £60

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To get more out your time in Rome why not choose to skip the line and join a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Starting with the Vatican Museum, your expert guide will show and teach you about the world-famous sculptures and paintings housed in the corridors before having the chance to admire the timeless beauty of the Raphael Rooms, Tapestries Gallery and other marvels of significance. Next we'll venture into the famous Sistine Chapel which is home to Michelangelo's iconic artworks including the elaborate ceiling. The tour ends at the St. Peters's Basilica which is known as the central pilgrimage in all of Christianity. Please note you must cover your knees, arms and back in order to enter.

Italy - Guided "Skip the Line" entry to the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence

Italy - Guided "Skip the Line" entry to the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence

from £46

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You've seen the delights of Florence so why not now immerse yourself further and get skip the line entrance and a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery Museum. Constructed in the 1500's and originally designed as offices for the magistrates, your expert guide will take you round this now museum which contains one of the most famous and oldest art collections in the world. As you venture through the 50 rooms your guide will talk you through the history and significance of the paintings ranging from the 13th to the 18th Century including the famous 'Madonna di Ognissanti' and the works of Leonardo and Michelangelo. After admiring the beautiful artwork in the form of paintings, you will then move through the halls to see the galleries hosting anicent Roman and Greek sculptures and statues. For art lovers or anyone looking to get a deeper understanding of the history of this wonderful city this is something you do not want to miss.

Accommodation

The 4-star Raganelli Hotel in Rome has a convenient location close to the Vatican City and the charming city centre. Inside, you’ll find that the hotel has been decorated with excellent attention to detail, resulting in a modern yet cosy atmosphere.

Hotel facilities include a bar, roof garden and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer and TV.
"Surrounded by a relaxing 6000-m² garden from the late 1800s, Villa Gabriele d''Annunzio is a 10-minute drive from the historic centre of Florence. It features an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. This former ancient monastery has been renovated into an elegant hotel, offering a stylish entrance and lounge area. In the lovely breakfast room you will enjoy a generous buffet breakfast. A bar is also available"
"Hotel Riviera is housed in a historic palace and features a panoramic, strategic location in front of the lagoon and the waterbus stop, within quick reach of Venice’s historic centre. From the waterbus stop located just outside the hotel you can reach St. Mark’s Square, in Venice, in about 10 minutes. The waterbus stop offers regular service to Marco Polo Airport, Piazzale Roma Bus Terminal and Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station as well. Lido is more affordable and tranquil than Venice - and yet very close to it. The seaside resort has also attractions of its own, including the beach (the hotel can arrange sun beds and umbrellas on request) and the Venice Film Festival."

Hotel Raganelli, Rome

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

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8 days

Monday 20 April 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,839

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8 days

Monday 18 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,939

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8 days

Monday 01 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,939

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8 days

Monday 14 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,989

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8 days

Monday 05 October 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,889

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Manchester

Monday 20 April 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,128

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Monday 20 April 2020

Departs

07:15 Manchester

Arrives

11:10 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

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Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 27 April 2020

Departs

13:00 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

14:35 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Monday 20 April 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,999

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Monday 20 April 2020

Departs

09:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

12:50 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Monday 27 April 2020

Departs

16:15 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

17:30 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet

Manchester

Monday 18 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,268

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Monday 18 May 2020

Departs

07:15 Manchester

Arrives

11:10 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

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Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 25 May 2020

Departs

13:00 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

14:35 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Monday 18 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,099

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Monday 18 May 2020

Departs

09:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

12:50 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Monday 25 May 2020

Departs

18:45 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

20:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet

Manchester

Monday 01 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,288

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Monday 01 June 2020

Departs

07:15 Manchester

Arrives

11:10 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 08 June 2020

Departs

13:00 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

14:35 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Monday 01 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,099

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Monday 01 June 2020

Departs

09:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

12:50 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Monday 08 June 2020

Departs

16:15 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

17:30 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet

Manchester

Monday 14 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,318

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Outbound
Jet2

Monday 14 September 2020

Departs

07:15 Manchester

Arrives

11:10 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

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Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 21 September 2020

Departs

13:00 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

14:35 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Monday 14 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,149

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Monday 14 September 2020

Departs

09:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

12:50 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Monday 21 September 2020

Departs

16:15 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

17:30 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet

Manchester

Monday 05 October 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,198

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Monday 05 October 2020

Departs

07:15 Manchester

Arrives

11:10 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 12 October 2020

Departs

13:00 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

14:35 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Monday 05 October 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,049

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Monday 05 October 2020

Departs

09:10 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

12:50 Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Monday 12 October 2020

Departs

16:15 Venice (Marco Polo)

Arrives

17:30 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet

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