12-days floating around Italy - now there's an idea! Learn to make pizza, watch the intricate art of Italian leather, & enjoy Chianti & antipasto at a 16th century Tuscan winery. Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice and beyond.... It's amore!
|R19,308 p.p. Land only - Based on Twin Share|
Europe Summer Preview Offer of 2017 at 2016 Prices plus 10% Off (‘Pay Early’) discount is only valid on trips 7 days or more departing 26 March 2017 to 30 October 2017. Offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Europe Summer Preview Offer 2017 applies to new bookings only, made between 01 July 2016 to 27 September 2016. Itineraries and content are based on trips featured in the 2016-17 Europe Summer brochure, however, items such as, (but not limited to), departure dates, hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, destinations, transfers and transportation, are subject to change. Europe Preview 2017 is only available on selected itineraries; please see our website for full range. A non-refundable deposit of R1000 per person, per trip is required within 7 days of booking (per standard deposit terms). By paying your deposit, you are agreeing to accept the finalised version of your trip itinerary upon the release of the 2017-18 Europe Summer brochure. In return, Contiki will honour the Guaranteed Price, even if the final trip price increases. In the event that your finalised trip price is lower, Contiki will refund you the difference. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. Europe Summer Preview 2017 offer is combinable with brochure discounts but cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Discount applies to the land portion of the trip only. Offer not valid on special departure and interest groups, selected cruises, festivals and short breaks, and pre and post accommodation. Pay Early discounts are subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at any time. To qualify for the saving, final payment is due by 26th January 2017 or 45 days prior to departure from South Africa whichever comes first. Contiki is exclusively for 18-35 year olds.
Italy dips down out of Europe and into the Mediterranean like a lady's leg firmly planted in a sleek stiletto, so it's hardly surprising that Italians are known for their impeccable style and fashionable dress sense. They're also known for once having an empire that stretched across the globe, and for having the most spectacular churches, frescos, sculptures and Renaissance paintings in all of Europe.
The Italy of today is littered with the relics of more than 3,000 years of history, and an atmosphere that ranges from the Armani-wearing, scooter-driving, espresso-drinking buzz of its cities to the quiet, pastoral existence of its hillside olive farms and seaside fishing villages. Italy is also home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country on earth, with an incredible 47 sites of global historical significance dotted around the country.
From the depths of the canals in Venice, which floats on a series of islands in an Adriatic lagoon, and the bleached sands of San Remo on the Riviera, to the rocky crags of the Alps, Dolomites and Apennines, Italy has everything from beach holidays to luxury mountain ski resorts.
Italy's cities reveal awe-inspiring architecture from the curved arches of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence to the crumbling magnificence of the Colosseum in Rome. Home of da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Botticelli, its artworks are a visual delight to all visitors.
Nestled into the outskirts of Rome is the independent Vatican City, the seat of the Pope and home to the famous St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. The influence of the Holy Catholic Church on the people of Italy is still evident today in a series of holy festivals, carnivals, and parades involving young and old alike in almost every city, town and village.