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Italy Tour

14-day tour of Italy's highlights
Venice, Florence, Pisa and much more!
From the beautiful Italian lakes to majestic Rome

 
 
 
 
 
 

Amazing scenery and culture

Oak Hall's tour of Italy offers the chance to visit some of the most famous sights in the world! From the Italian Lakeland through Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice and much more.

In each city, there is an amazing variety of things to do. The Oak Hall team will give you information on the different things you might like to do and people generally then head off in smaller groups to see the things of interest to them.

The tour departs the UK by coach. If you prefer, you can arrange to meet us at the first hotel in Premeno near Lake Maggiore (Milan Malpensa is the closest airport)  and leave the group in Lido di Jesolo (Venice) at the end (Marco Polo airport is closest). 
 

Boat ride on Lake Maggiore

Following our journey to Italy, the country's lakeland region provides a superb start to our tour, an idyllic combination of lakes and mountains. Our hotel is located a short drive from Lake Maggiore, which is often bathed in brilliant sunshine and is the ideal place to relax for our first two nights in Italy. On our first full day, you can either choose to visit the attractive town of Stresa or take a boat ride to explore the beautiful Borromean islands (the cost of the boat ride is included, the entrance fee to the islands is payable locally).  



"We made some great friends, had excellent Bible teaching, great leaders and wonderful places to visit. It will stay in our memories for years to come. "
Clare, September 2023
 
 

The leaning tower of Pisa

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 and Siena

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.

 

Ancient city of Rome

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.

 
 
 

Venice - canals and gondolas

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. On our second day, you can either head back into Venice or relax on the beach. 

The evening meetings, with an inspiring Bible talk and time of singing, are always a highlight.

 

Itinerary

Day #1
Depart UK. Please note that the below itinerary is provisional.
Day #2
We arrive in the region of Lake Maggiore and spend two nights in the village of Premeno.
Day #3
A boat ride on the lake enables us to explore the beautiful scenery and islands for which the area is famous (entrance fees on the islands payable locally).
Day #4
We travel south to the Tuscany Region and stay in the attractive town of Montecatini Terme, close to Florence, which is our base for three nights while we explore the many sights in this area. We visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa en route.
Day #5
A free day in Montecatini Terme.
Day #6
Today we have a fascinating day spent exploring the Renaissance city of Florence.
Day #7
Today we will be travelling south to Italy’s capital city - Rome. We enter the region of Lazio, also known as the cradle of Roman civilisation. En route, we visit Siena, a town boasting rose-coloured medieval buildings, a maze of narrow streets, lively piazzas, quiet chapels and beautiful fountains. We also travel into the beautiful countryside to enjoy the typical unspoilt culture of San Gimignano. Our hotel is in the town of Monterotondo. We spend three nights here.
Day #8
We travel into Rome, where you have the chance to explore all the important sights that the city has to offer. The Oak Hall team will provide you with information on the city so that you can explore the areas of interest at your own pace.
Day #9
We journey back into Rome for an opportunity to experience more of this ancient city.
Day #10
We head north for the conclusion of our tour - Lido di Jesolo and Venice.
Day #11
We travel across the lagoon and right into the heart of Venice, to see some of the famous sights in the city (coach, tourist tax and boat included).
Day #12
Today we have a free day to relax on the beach, explore the local area or head back into Venice (transport and tax payable locally).
Day #13
We will have some free time to explore the area further before we start our return overnight journey in the afternoon that will take us through Italy, Switzerland and France.
Day #14
Arrive back in the UK

Dates/Prices

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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