Christmas in Medieval Italy

From £1,499
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £1,499
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

Experience a Christmas filled with magic as you visit Italy's medieval cities. Explore churches covered with shimmering mosaics, and wander winding alleyways festooned with Christmas lights. A visit to Bologna, Italy's culinary capital, makes this a wonderful tour for foodies as well as history-lovers.

 

  • Festive
  • Short Break

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host and Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 9 meals: 4 breakfasts, Christmas Day lunch, 4 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & transportation
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • Audio guide​

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the Renaissance city of Ferrara & its wonderful castle
  • Christmas lunch in a traditional Italian trattoria in Bologna
  • Take a guided tour of Bologna, Italy's culinary capital
  • See the astonishing Christian mosaics of Ravenna

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Bologna

You'll fly to Bologna today and on arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in Ferrara. It is set in a fantastic location overlooking the rambling Este Castle and boasts facilities including a cosy restaurant, wine cellar, bar and bicycle hire.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Christmas Eve, Ferrara

Today we will explore the walled city of Ferrara, the centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. On a guided walking tour, we will see highlights including the moated castle, cathedral and the well-preserved city walls. Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Italy and we will find Ferrara festooned with twinkling lights.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Christmas Day, Bologna

Enjoy a Christmas Day with a difference as we visit Bologna, Italy's culinary capital. After exploring the city, we will sit down to Christmas Day lunch in a traditional restaurant. There is more to this city than food and we will also take a guided tour of palaces, piazzas and churches. Don't miss the Santa Lucia Christmas market where you can buy hand-carved nativity statues and festive foodie treats. 

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Boxing Day, Ravenna

Today we go to Ravenna which is home to some of the world's finest Early Christian mosaics. We will tour the Basilica of San Vitale and the Basilica of Sant'apollinare Nuovo, which are covered in the most beautiful examples of these gleaming gold artworks. Then we will have some free time to wander around the streets and squares and soak up the celebratory atmosphere.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Bologna - UK

Today you'll say ciao to Italy and transfer to Bologna for your flight back to the UK. ​

Meals included: B

Additional Information

​​Local Flavours

Christmas lunch in a traditional Italian trattoria in Bologna​


 

Accommodation

Hotel Mercure Ferrara

Your hotel is in a fantastic location in the heart of Ferrara overlooking the rambling Este Castle. Facilities include a cosy restaurant, wine cellar, bar and bicycle hire.

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