About the tour: Jewels of Italy – Florence, Rome, Pisa & Lake Garda by Air

Fly into Italy and enjoy this grand tour, as we travel from Siena to Venice by coach, exploring the country’s many gems. See the famous colosseum in Rome, visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the fabulous Florence, famed for its renaissance architecture. In Siena, visit the Piazza del Campo, and why not explore the stunning shores of Lake Garda, with the opportunity to also visit Assisi and the spectacular floating city of Venice. This is the perfect holiday package for those looking for the ultimate Italian experience.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Escorted in Italy by a Tour Manager

9 days from $1930 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 020 171 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Tonight you will meet your group at the hotel and have a chance to get to know one another.

    Included visit to Siena with its Piazza del Campo which is perhaps the most attractive in Italy, then to Chianciano Terme for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Siena

    Optional excursion to Assisi, a small Umbrian town famed for its association with St. Francis, who was born here in 1182. See the famous Basilica San Francesco, where St Francis is buried, or some of Assisi's many other churches .

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Assisi
    $55 $58
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Included visit to the 'eternal city' of Rome. See pretty Piazza Navona, with its three fountains: Fontana del Moro, Fontana di Nettuno, and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). The Fountain of the Four Rivers was designed by famous Italian Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and built in 1651 for Pope Innocent X. Join us for an optional, guided tour by coach and on foot - a fantastic way to see the spectacular sights and enjoy the ambience of one of Europe’s great cities.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Rome

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Rome Guided Sightseeing Tour
    $65 $67
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We travel north to the Montecatini Terme area in Tuscany for an overnight stay. En route we visit Florence, steeped in the culture of the Renaissance. Florence's famous Cathedral, known as the 'Duomo' dominates the local skyline. The Cathedral construction was started in the 13th century, and the cupola or dome, was a 15th century addition by Renaissance designer, Filippo Brunelleschi. The 'Ponte Vecchio' or Old Bridge, with its many shops is another famous symbol of the town, and in 2016 it miraculously survived the collapse of part of the River Arno riverbank. Why not discover the highlights of the city on our optional, guided tour?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Florence

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Florence Guided Sightseeing Tour
    $60 $63
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Included excursion, first to Pisa, location of the famous gravity-defying Leaning Tower, which is also the bell tower of Pisa Cathedral. Later, we visit Lucca which, despite its imposing Renaissance walls, retains the layout founded by the former Roman colony in 180BC. Continue to Lake Garda for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Pisa
    • Lucca

    Enjoy our optional excursion to discover the spectacular beauty of Lake Garda as we travel along its shores, visiting picturesque shoreside villages including delightful Sirmione. Here you can enjoy a cruise on the lake.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Lake Garda Tour & Cruise
    $83 $88
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Optional visit to the floating city of Venice, with its canals, bridges and beautiful buildings. See the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and the Doges’ Palace. 'Piazza San Marco', or St. Mark's Square is Venice's most famous square, with ornate buildings on three of its sides, and on the fourth side, St Mark's Basilica. The Basilica was built in the 9th century with the purpose of housing the body of St. Mark, (one of the Apostles, whose body was stolen from Alexandria, Egypt by Venice merchants) and contains glittering mosaics, hundreds of columns, and an altar screen covered in gems. The Doge's Palace, located next to St. Mark's Basilica, was formerly a seat of government and also a prison. The Doge's Palace contains ornate staircases, and many paintings by famous artists such as Tintoretto and Titian.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Venice
    $105 $109
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Jewels of Italy – Florence, Rome, Pisa & Lake Garda by Air 9 days from $1,930pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 020 171

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for one night at a city-style hotel in the Milan area, then three nights in Chianciano Terme at the 3-star Hotel Mizar.

    Your overnight stay in Montecatini Terme are will be at a 3-star hotel, then in Lake Garda you will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Adria and Resort in Toscolano Maderno.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for $35pp (up to 6 days' duration), $55pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and $60pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for $18pp (up to 6 days duration), $35pp (7 & 8 days duration) and $42pp (9, 10 and days duration) $50pp (12 days and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately $1.80 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171 two weeks before you are due to travel. With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours, an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. If joining in the UK, you may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, McLachlan European Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats
    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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