The tour departs the UK by coach but if you would like to do so, you can arrange your own flights to meet us at Lake Maggiore (close to Milan) at the start and leave the group in Lido di Jesolo (Venice) at the end. Contact us for more details.
From Lake Maggiore, we travel south through the beautiful, green, rolling hills of the Umbria region to the town of Montecatini Terme, where we spend three nights. This is an ideal location to explore the highlights of Tuscany.
En route, we visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is one of the most iconic sites in Italy. We will have time to capture some creative photos and also appreciate the other splendid buildings that rise from the emerald-green lawns of the Camp dei Miracoli.
Florence is home to many of Italy's Renaissance treasures, with its spectacular Duomo dominating the city's skyline. The absorbing art galleries contain many masterpieces, including those of Michelangelo.
The city of Siena, with its narrow streets and rose-coloured brick medieval buildings has many fine sights to view, particularly around the Piazza. We also visit the typical, unspoilt culture of San Gimignano. Known as the 'city of beautiful towers', it is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Tuscany.
We then head further south to spend three nights just outside Rome. We travel by train into the centre of this amazing city, steeped in history, which is the heart of the ancient Roman Empire and of modern-day Italy.
The capital city boasts a stunning array of sights to match its celebrated past and present. You will have two full days to explore the remarkable sights of Rome, including the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, and the Trevi Fountain.
We conclude our tour in Lido di Jesolo, where we spend three nights. This famous beach resort on the Italian Adriatic provides an excellent base from which to explore Venice. Our coach takes us on the short ride to the waterbus. There are excellent views as we cross the lagoon to visit this unique city, comprised of a myriad canals and an abundance of elegant palaces and fine buildings.
The evening meetings, with an inspiring Bible talk and time of singing, are always a highlight.
|The cost includes all taxes, return travel by luxury double deck coach from Folkestone to Italy (other coach pick-ups available at Sainsbury's in Otford or Borough Green train station: £16 return. Click here for more details). It also includes en-suite three-star hotel accommodation in rooms for two, breakfast and evening meals while at our hotels. Coach excursions to the places listed are included, as well as the waterbus into Venice, the train into Rome and the boat trip on Lake Maggiore. Please allow for any entrance fees (e.g. Lake Maggiore islands).
The deposit is £50 if booking more than two months in advance (plus single room supplement, if applicable).
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