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Italian Splendour

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

HOLIDAY FACTS

Trip Month May-June 2018
Duration: 22 days
Status: Early bird offer
Destinations: From Rome, in the south to Lake Maggiore (near Milan), in the north
Trip Style: Small deluxe group tour
Accommodation: Quality hotels
Prices: Coming soon
Transport: Private coach,Air,Boat
Pace: 3
a moderate to fast pace, some free time but quite a busy schedule
Group Size: maximum 22
Trip Code: italy18-5

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The end of spring, just as summer commences, is a beautiful time of year to visit Italy. On this tour you will discover the best of one of the world's most picturesque countries from the south to the north.

Starting in the ancient city of Rome then continuing to the Amalfi Coast in the south, before the  tour makes its way north, through Umbria and Tuscany regions.  After Tuscany, the tour visits Venice before a relaxing stay at the beautiful Lake Maggiore in the north and coming to conclusion in Milan.

Touring highlights include a three night stay in  Rome, Sorrento, Florence and Lake Maggiore, plus a highlight excursion of the Cinque Terre (or five villages), Pompeii, the superb Vatican museums, along the way discovering scenic countryside regions of Italy.

This tour enjoys the benefit of small group touring with no more than 22 travellers in the group and is fully escorted from Italy. All in the company of fellow solo travellers! 

Inclusions

  • Economy class airfare ex Australia *
  • 19 nights (quality hotels)
  • Daily breakfast (19) 
  • A group welcome drink on day 1
  • 2 highlight lunches including a glass of wine
  • 8 highlight dinners including a glass of wine
  • A wine tasting event
  • A vinegar tasting in Modena
  • Headphones for guided sightseeing tours
  • English speaking, professional tour director
  • English speaking local guides as indicated by itinerary
  • Tours & excursions as per itinerary
  • Porterage (1 bag) where available
  • Pre paid tips for tour service personnel ~
  • Tourist taxes
  • Private, air conditioned coach with driver
  • Arrival transfer and departure transfer with group flight ^
  • Maximum group size 22 passengers

 

* airfares are ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are inclusive of fuel levy surcharges & taxes up to the value of $190 per person 

^ arrival and departure transfers only apply to nominated group flights, and only when you purchase your airfare with us as part of your holiday package.  See GETTING THERE page of website for details.

~ Pre paid tips include tips for the tour director, coach driver, local guides, wait staff for included lunches, dinners, wine & vinegar tastings, hotel porters, boat drivers on included boat tours.

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Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

Age-matched holidays

All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.

Testimonials

Moscow to Prague

May 2017

'Not only was my holiday great value for money, it was well organised and thoroughly enjoyable.  A lovely group of fellow travellers made it an experience I will treasure forever.'

Michelle, 53
NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'I have just returned from my Italian Splendour trip. It was a fantastic holiday. Seeing historical sites, going on walking tours through cities. The highlight dinners were amazing. Everything was organised extremely well. Most importantly were the friends I made. We were like one big family!'

Kerry, 61 years
Sydney, NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'I would definitely recommend Encounter Travel - I went on the Italian Splendour May 2017 tour (22 days).  I loved every minute of this adventure.  Our italian guide and driver enabled us to easily immerse into the fabulous culture and lifestyle of Italy.  Having a small group of 15 allowed us easy access to everything (less waiting times) and we soon became friends while exploring the magical cities of Italy.  I felt safe and totally pampered the entire time!  The hotels we stayed in and the restaurants we dined at were first class.  I left my heart in Italy.'

Tracey, 53 years
Gold Coast, QLD
Moscow to Prague

May 2017

'Russia to Prague an interesting and very informative tour, we saw so much. Beautiful Baltic countries.'

Sandra, 66
NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'What an amazing trip to Italy. If you had told me that 15 complete strangers could be thrown together in a foreign country and all hit it off so easily I would never have believed it. It was nice to have 2 or 3 nights in each stop and not be moving on each day. From the history of Rome, to the stunning Amalfi coast, picturesque Venice, lunch under the Tuscan sun, vinegar tasting in Modena and relaxing at Lake Maggiore......every day was pure joy. I had looked at this trip for a couple of years before taking the plunge and booking it. A trip to remember for years to come and I have also made some fantastic new life long friends.'

Leanne ,56 years
Melbourne
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'What a wonderful way to see Italy. I had a magical holiday with the most amazing people. Thank you.'

Cay, 65 years
Sydney, NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'Wonderful tour,  we visited many wonderful places, tour guide was excellent, as were the group, we had lots of laughs, and good times together, Good Hotels and food was excellent, would recommend this tour, and will definitely travel with Encounter again.'

Chris, 68 years
Sydney, NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'I loved travelling around Italy with like minded fun people. The country is a must see and the Encounter tour was well planned and organised in every respect. I can't wait to go on another similar tour!'

Terri, 53 years
Sydney, NSW
Southern Spain with Morocco

April 2017

'This trip wasn't just very big, it was huge. So very enjoyable, and I couldn't soak up enough of it!'

Gayle, 74 years
Brisbane, QLD
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April 2017

'I had a great time. Not only did I meet some lovely people but we were always on the go, discovering exotic new cities, customs and cultures. Excellent holiday as everything was very well organised.'

Laura, 69 years
Sydney, NSW
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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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