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Italian Splendour

Solo Travellers 45 years & over
Sunday 13 May – Sunday 3 June 2018

Getting There

Arrive to:         Rome, Italy
Depart from:    Milan, Italy

A visa is not required for Australian and New Zealand passport holders. 

You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport.

The group nominated flights will be published soon. The final itinerary and airline will be confirmed prior to the airfare being issued (ticketed) and will be sent to you to check the reservation details in advance of issuing the ticket.

Other airlines can be requested but the included group airport transfers on arrival and departure may not apply and the tour only price will apply plus the cost of the alternative fare with another airline.


Arrival and departure transfers in Italy are included for passengers travelling on the group flight, booked with us as part of your package.

Arriving 1 day prior, Sunday 13 May 2018
Also, we include a transfer if you have opted to arrive one day prior to the tour commencement and have booked the ‘group nominated airfare’ and booked this with us as part of your package.

Passengers are met in the arrivals hall and transferred to the group hotel.

On arrival to Rome (Fiumicino International Airport)
If you have not arranged your flight with us, as part of your package but are travelling on the same flights as our group (such as using frequent flyer points), you can request to join the arrival transfer; a service fee applies.

On departure from Milan (Malpensa International Airport)
On the final day of the tour the group departs the group hotel in Milan for Milan Malpensa Airport to meet the group nominated flight departing Milan.

If you are not joining the group flight, you still have the option of joining the transfer to the airport for another onward flight (no fee applies) but you must advise us of this at the time of finalising your booking and in advance of 45 days prior to the tour departure.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS – TO ROME (By Your Own Arrangement)

By Train
The train station at Fiumicino International Airport Rome is located within short walking distance of the baggage claim area.

Follow the signs for the train station. There is a Leonardo da Vinci Express train. It departs every 30 minutes from the airport to Termini station. It’s takes half an hour.  Price is from Euro14.  For further information, click here.

When you arrive to Rome train station ‘Termini’ we recommend you opt for a taxi to your hotel. Have cash in Euro to pay your driver.

By Taxi
There is a flat rate to go from Fiumicino airport to the city centre of Euro48 (correct at time of publishing but subject to increase without notice).

For further information, click here.  The baggage is included, for a maximum of four passengers. 

For Fiumicino Airport Information, click here  

If you are not travelling on the group transfer on completion of the tour, you may like to consider the option of travelling by train to Milan Airport (Milan Malpensa Airport MXP).

The airport is located in the province of Varese, 50km north west of Milan, and there are two main terminals. The airport is connected to Milan by the Milano-Varese highway as well as by the "Malpensa Express" train and taking about 50 minutes. At the time of publishing this content the fare was Euro12 per ticket.

By Train ‘Malpensa Express’
Malpensa Airport - Milano Centrale
View the Malpensa Express website for ticket information and timetables.

Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.

Check In: 11am as a guide (can be as early as 10am)
Check Out: 2pm (as a guide but can be as late as 3pm)

Early Check In
If your flight arrives well in advance of the hotel check in time, then we recommend travellers consider booking an additional night at the hotel the evening prior to guarantee a morning check-in. Early check in without payment can be requested, and is at the discretion of the hotel, but cannot be guaranteed.

Late Check Out
If your flight departs after the hotel check out time we recommend that you make an enquiry with us about securing a late check out with payment.  Some hotels will require payment in full of the next night of stay while others may have a rate for a late check out such as a payment to extend check out until 6pm as an example.

Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed. 

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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