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Tailor-made and Escorted Holidays

Explore Italy

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Contents Holiday Experience

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Italy

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Popular City Breaks

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Lakes of Italy

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Apulia and Matera

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Explore Campania

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The Islands of Naples Bay

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Discovering Rome

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Magical Sicily

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Tastes of Tuscany

18-19

Iceland

With the vast majority of Europe accessible within a three-hour flight from the UK, contrasts of cities, lakes, mountains and historical sites are closer than you may think. A weekend at a beer festival with friends, a romantic city break, a family jaunt in the mountains or a relaxation retreat, opportunities are endless. Whilst we have an understanding that everyone has a budget, it is common that some travellers sacrifice convenience for cost. Although cheaper when making a reservation, that three hour shared coach journey isn’t as appealing when you arrive. This is something that Fred.\ Holidays considers carefully when crafting holiday experiences. After all, value is more important than price. Within this brochure you will find a selection of tailor-made holidays all of which can be adapted to your preferred requirements. In addition to this we have featured a selection of Escorted Holidays which will give you that additional in depth holiday experience.

Financial Security For your peace of mind – In addition to being a part of one of the UK’s most established travel companies, Fred.\ Holidays is ABTA and ATOL bonded ensuring that you are financially protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

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Italy

Further south, destinations such as Florence, Rome, Pisa and Naples all delight in different ways, whether it be iconic sights, delicious food or striking vistas that will stay with you forever.

Desirable destinations can be found all over Italy’s ‘boot’, giving you so much choice when it comes to deciding where to go. Do you stay in the north and relax amongst the scenic lakes? Do you head to one of the major cities for a historic city break? Do you follow your stomach and venture into the gourmet surroundings of Tuscany or Puglia? Or do you cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to soak up the sun on the beaches of Sicily and Sardinia? One thing is for sure, this beautiful country is somewhere to which you can return time and time again. As well as the serene surroundings of Lake Garda and Lake Como in the north, this part of the country is also home to Alpine ski resorts, the chic city of Milan and the romantic setting of Venice.

As mentioned before, beach breaks are also a key reason to travel to Italy. Fantastic beaches can be found in Liguria, Abruzzo and Puglia, but perhaps the best examples are on the islands. A short ferry to Elba, Ischia, Sicily or Sardinia will take you to glorious white sands and also help you find some of the country’s hidden gems.

Venice

Milan Turin

You don’t have to go to the big cities to enjoy these things, though. The famous fishing villages of the Cinque Terre are known for providing an insight into slow-paced Italian life, whilst also offering picture-postcard scenery that tourists flock to see. Likewise, the towns and villages found along the Amalfi Coast are very easy on the eye and are also in touching distance of major sights like Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Verona Genoa

Bologna Pisa

San Marino

Florence Rome Sardinia

Naples Pompeii

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Popular City Breaks One of the best reasons to enjoy a city break is to experience a city’s culture, enjoy local cuisines, and to escape everyday life. Some of our most popular Italian city break destinations include:

Amalfi Coast

Rome

Featured on postcards and Pinterest boards all over the world, the Amalfi Coast is home to a collection of towns and villages that ooze charm and romance. From Positano to Ravello, colourful houses, quaint harbours and glorious beaches sit in front of a striking backdrop of lemon trees, vineyards and rugged peaks. Plus, if you can tear yourself away from the views, the food here is also a delight.

With the largest concentration of Roman monuments in the world, Rome is definitely a place for history buffs. That’s not the only reason to travel to this part of Italy, though, as there are also numerous art galleries to explore and romantic streets through which to wander.

Florence The capital of Tuscany is one of the most beautiful cities in the country and a delicious destination for true foodies. The locals have immense pride in the culinary history here, so whether you choose to dine in a traditional trattoria or from one of the modern food trucks, a mix of locally sourced ingredients and unmistakable passion will be felt in every bite.

Milan As a world leader in the fashion industry, Milan conjures up images of beautiful models strutting on catwalks and high-end designer shops offering the perfect excuse for some retail therapy. The 21st century blends effortlessly with the Renaissance, as Italy’s second-largest city has reshaped its skyline with the addition of some breathtaking modern architecture. There are even plans for it to become Europe’s Silicon Valley with the like of Google, Microsoft and Apple creating permanent homes for themselves.

Naples Positioned at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, you may begin to think that the best things to do in Naples involves travelling out of the city. However, whilst these are all great day trips, you can discover so much without going anywhere. Start at the archaeology museum, where you’ll find many artefacts uncovered from Pompeii and Herculaneum, before touring Castel dell’Ovo. Don’t forget to try an authentic Margherita pizza and to feel the buzz on the lively city streets. 6

Venice One of the most romantic cities in the world is also one of the most unique. Its canals, bridges and islands create a setting like no other and one which attracts visitors from all over the world to see for themselves. Whilst the water creates Venice’s magical image, it is the elaborate palaces and churches lining its banks that demand all of the attention.

Verona The most famous couple in the history of literature first crossed paths (and stars) in Verona and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with this enchanting city just as quickly. Art and architecture exist in abundance, as does the kind of food and wine that will dance on your tongue – all in touching distance of Lake Garda. In short, come for Romeo and Juliet but dig deeper and there are plenty of reasons to stay.

As tailor-made travel specialists we can create your perfect city break based around your preferred departure date, airport, destination and duration. Simply contact us today with your requirements and let us create your personalised city break.

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Lakes of Italy If you want to see the charming side of Italy whilst enjoying a relaxing break, the lakes in the north of the country are perfect. Lake Como and Lake Garda are arguably the most well-known spots, but there are many others that offer a secluded stay within breathtaking surroundings. As well as the charming towns and villages that can be found on each shore, the lakes can be a welcome break from the scorching temperatures elsewhere in Italy. Protected by the Alps and with breezes coming off the water, the climate here is a lot more comfortable.

Popular Locations Bellagio, Lake Como This stunning town has been eulogised by writers such as Shelley and Mark Twain. It features delicious delis, luxury hotels and the Romanesque church of San Giacomo.

Sirmione, Lake Garda Built on a peninsula that juts into the lake, it is home to the dramatic Rocca Scaligera, a castle complete with drawbridge and moat.

Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore This small patch of land off the shores of Stresa is dominated by a Baroque palace with magnificent gardens.

Sacro Monte di San Francesco, Lake Orta In the town of Orta, this religious route takes you to 21 chapels that feature frescoes relating to St. Francis of Assisi. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers spectacular views of the lake.

As tailor-made travel specialists we can create your perfect lake stay based around your preferred departure date, airport, destination and duration. Simply contact us today with your requirements and let us create your personalised lake stay. Contact your travel agent, call 0800 988 3369 or email sales@fredholidays.co.uk

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Apulia and Matera 7 night Escorted Holiday Departing - 2018 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June | 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th July | 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August | 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September | 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October | 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November Day 1

Depart UK – Central Apulia

Day 2

Trani, Monte Sant'Angelo, S. Giovanni Rotondo

Day 3

Day 4

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II of Swabia. After lunch we leave for Bari to visit the old town with the superb Basilica of St. Nicholas, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture in Puglia. Transfer to Valle d'Itria and to the hotel for dinner.

Day 5

"Grotte di Castellana", Ostuni, Alberobello

Day 6

Lecce, Otranto

Day 7

Locorotondo, Matera

Day 8

Central Apulia – Arrive UK

Arrival at your hotel in Bari/Barletta. Meet with your guide before dinner and enjoy a welcome cocktail and presentation of the tour. After breakfast at the hotel we leave for Trani to visit its most famous monument: the majestic Romanesque Cathedral on the beach, then S. Giovanni Rotondo, a destination for pilgrims from all over the world. After lunch tour the places so dear to Padre Pio, then on to Monte Sant'Angelo to visit the ancient shrine with the Cave of San Michele Arcangelo, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Foresta Umbra, Vieste

After breakfast, cross the Foresta Umbra, the largest hardwood forest in Italy as well as the heart of Gargano National Park, to Vieste, the most popular seaside resort of the Gargano promontory. Enjoy a guided tour of the old town set on a cliff. After lunch. Enjoy free time in Vieste before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Castel del Monte, Bari

After breakfast, leave Gargano and return to the plains in Puglia, where we will travel along the majestic Margherita di Savoia salt flats, which are the largest in Europe, Later enjoy a Tour of Castel del Monte, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, the most charming of all the many famous castles wanted by Emperor Frederick

After breakfast we start with a tour of the "Grotte di Castellana", the most popular cave complex in Italy. Travel to Alberobello, the fabulous “Capital of the Trulli”, to walk in the area included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. After lunch we tour the picturesque old town of Ostuni, the “White Town”, with its original Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. After breakfast we leave for Lecce, also known as the “Florence of the South”, the Baroque capital of Puglia. Visit and tour the old town with the magnificent basilica of Santa Croce and the spectacular Piazza Duomo and Piazza Sant'Oronzo. After lunch enjoy a tour of Otranto, the “Gateway to the East”; the Romanesque cathedral, with its huge mosaic, the tomb-chapel of the Holy Martyrs and the crypt. After breakfast we take a short tour of Locorotondo, included in the list of the most beautiful towns in Italy and awarded the Bandiera Arancione. After lunch enjoy a tour of Matera, with the famous “Sassi”, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list: thousands of homes, shops and churches carved into the rock. Transfer to Bisceglie/Bari or surroundings and to the hotel for dinner. After breakfast, depart the hotel at your leisure for your return flight to the UK.

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What's Included • Accommodation at 4* hotels • Full board, with fixed menus from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8 at the hotel or at nearby restaurants • Beverages included with meal: wine (1/4 litre) and mineral water (1/2 litre) per person per meal • Welcome cocktail reception • Coach transfers and guide/local guide from dinner on the day of your arrival to your departure day. • Return flights from the UK

From £899pp

Overseas airport to hotel return transfers – Available on request Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room departing 6th October 2018 from London Gatwick. Entrance fees & Local/tourist taxes if applicable are not included

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Explore Campania 7 night Escorted Holiday Departing 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June | 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th July | 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August | 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September | 6th, 13th, 21st, 28th October | 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th November Day 1

Depart UK – Naples or Surroundings

Day 2

Island of Capri

Day 3

The Excavations of Pompeii/Mount Vesuvius

Day 4

Naples

Day 5

Sorrento/Positano*/Amalfi

Upon arrival check in to your hotel. Later meet with your guide and enjoy a welcome cocktail and presentation of the tour. After breakfast depart for Capri, a wonderful little town, full of nature, history and entertainment. Visit Villa S. Michele and then stop for lunch. After lunch visit the Gardens of Augustus to admire the famous Faraglioni and Marina Piccola. Enjoy free time to explore before meeting at the jetty to go back to the hotel for dinner. After breakfast at the hotel, start your tour of Mount Vesuvius by coach travelling up 1000 metres (Optional Extra - visit the crater at an altitude of approximately 1280 metres - not included in the price). After lunch travel to Pompeii before returning to the hotel for dinner. After breakfast, explore Naples beginning with a tour of the historic centre: the Church of Santa Chiara with the Cloister, the Cathedral of San Gennaro, the workshops of San Gregorio Armeno and historical monuments. After lunch continue the tour by panoramic bus with a stop in Piazza Plebiscito to visit the Royal Palace, one of the four residences used by the Bourbons of Naples during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. We will then leave for Salerno (or surroundings) where we will reach the hotel for dinner. After breakfast at the hotel we leave for Sorrento to visit the town, then Positano, a real jewel anchored to the rock, where you will enjoy some free time. After we travel to Amalfi by motorboat, where we will have free time for lunch and to visit the town. After we travel back to Salerno, by motorboat, and to the hotel for dinner. Please note: motorboat transfers are available from 18/04 to 18/10. In case of adverse weather conditions and during other periods the motorboat is replaced by coach transfers.

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Day 6

Ruins of Paestum/Salerno

Day 7

Caserta Royal Palace

Day 8

Naples or Surroundings – Arrive UK

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for Paestum to visit the ruins and the museum. Lunch will be served at a farm, where we will also taste some delicious buffalo products. Next we will visit the cellar to see all grape processing phases. After we travel back to Salerno to take a walk along the main street and to the hotel for dinner. After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for Caserta to visit the majestic Royal Palace and the park. After lunch, we travel to Naples or surroundings and to the hotel for you to spend the afternoon at leisure. Dinner at the hotel. After breakfast, depart the hotel at your leisure for your return flight to the UK.

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What's Included • Accommodation at 4* hotels • Full board, with fixed menus from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8 at the hotel or at nearby restaurants • Beverages included with meal: wine (1/4 litre) and mineral water (1/2 litre) per person per meal • Welcome cocktail reception • Use of headphones for the entire duration of the tour • Sea boat transfer to Capri • Disembarkation tax in Capri • Buffalo products tasting • Coach transfers and guide/local guide from dinner on the day of your arrival to your departure day • Return flights from the UK

From £979pp

Overseas airport to hotel return transfers – Available on request Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room departing 13th October 2018 from London Stansted. Entrance fees & Local/tourist taxes if applicable are not included

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The Islands of Naples Bay 7 night Escorted Holiday

Departing - 2018

the Dead Christ built in 1713. Tour of “Il Postino” filming locations: the narrow streets of the island, Piazza dei Martiri, Casale Vascello and Marina Coricella. After some free time, continue with a tour of “La Graziella” and the Church of San Michele finishing with the islands most picturesque and spectacular places. Then back to Ischia and to the hotel for dinner.

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June | 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th July | 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August | 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September | 6th, 13th October Day 1

Upon arrival, transfer by vehicle and ferry to the hotel in Ischia with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2

Capri

Day 3

Ischia, Thermal Park

Day 4

Ischia, The Source of Nymphs of Nitrodi and thermal parks

Day 5

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Depart UK – Ischia

After breakfast at the hotel, we transfer to the Port of Ischia for a boat tour of Capri, with its nature, its history and its sophistication. Tour of Villa S. Michele. In the afternoon we will reach the Gardens of Augustus to admire the famous Faraglioni and Marina Piccola. After free time, we head back to the port and to the hotel for dinner.

Day 8

Ischia

After breakfast, transfer by vehicle and ferry to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

After breakfast, visit one of the famous Thermal Gardens in Ischia and spend a relaxing day surrounded by pristine nature. 15° to 45° thermal pools, a sauna, Kneipp programmes and massage jets will be available to offer you a rejuvenating experience. Later in the afternoon travel back to the hotel for dinner. After breakfast ,enjoy a morning at leisure. In the afternoon we will leave for “The Source of Nymphs of Nitrodi”, famous for its healing waters already in ancient times. Visit the thermal park where we have the chance to try a thermal mud facial mask (for free), then travel back to the hotel for dinner.

Ischia, Boat tour

What's Included • Accommodation at 4* hotels • Half board at the hotel, from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8 • Boat tour around Ischia island including light lunch • Transfers to and from the hotel/port during tours of Capri and Procida

After breakfast, enjoy a boat tour to admire Ischia from the sea and discover the most gorgeous bays and coves far from the bustle and the beaches. After a light lunch on board return to hotel late in the afternoon.

• Disembarkation fees in Capri

Day 6

Ischia

• Return flights from the UK

Day 7

Procida

From £999pp

Enjoy a day at your leisure. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port of Ischia to reach Procida. Enjoy a tour of Marina Grande and its Borgo. Take a taxi transfer and tour of the old town and the Congregazione dei Turchini to see the precious statue of

• Fees required to access the Thermal Gardens and the Source of Nymphs of Nitrodi • Return transfer and ferry crossing from Naples to Ischia

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room departing 6th October 2018 from London Stansted. Transfers from hotel to meeting points & Local/tourist taxes if applicable not included

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Discovering Rome

you will journey through the green Roman countryside. Halfway you will see the Abbey of Montecassino, famous for the great battle of World War II. Then you will reach the port of Mergellina and, walking along the promenade, will pass Santa Lucia, an old fishing district, where Castel del Ovo is located. You will leave the city travelling through the fertile valley of Vesuvius to reach Pompeii, where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, always accompanied by your guide, your archaeological tour of the old town will start (approximately 2 hours). Buried under a layer of ashes and affected by an unexpected eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii was brought back to life after almost 1,700 years, and after all these years you can still enjoy the magical and dark atmosphere of those terrible moments. At the end of tour you will start your trip back to Rome, but first you will visit a former factory of cameos and corals. The tour ends at the meeting point closest to the hotel. After the tour ends you will have free time to explore further returning to the hotel at your leisure.

5 night Tailor-made Holiday Daily departures available

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Day 1

Depart UK – Rome

Day 2

Rome

Arrival at your hotel in Rome with the remainder of the day at leisure. After breakfast, meet your local guide and start your tour with a pleasant walk through the historic centre. Enjoy sights such as Trevi Fountain, the Column of Marcus Aurelius, Palazzo Montecitorio, designed by Bernini, the Pantheon and Palazzo Madama. Later the tour will take you to St. Peter's Basilica where the guide will tell you everything about the Basilica from the outside. After the tour ends you will have free time to explore further returning to the hotel at your leisure.

Day 3

Imperial Rome and the Coliseum

Day 4

Rome/Naples/Pompeii/Rome

Day 5

Rome (the Vatican Museums)

Day 6

Rome – Arrive UK

Today, after breakfast walk to the meeting point and start your tour by bus to Piazza Venezia. Here you will continue on foot to the famous Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo, where you can admire wonderful views of the Roman Forum. Later travel to the Aventine hill and the glorious Circus Maximus. Admire the beautiful statue of Moses by Michelangelo, at the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and from there, in 5 minutes, you can reach the symbol of the eternal city: the majestic Coliseum. After the tour ends you will have free time to explore further returning to the hotel at your leisure. After breakfast, walk to the meeting point and start your tour by bus via the Austostrada del Sole, heading south,

After breakfast, walk to the meeting point and start your tour visiting Piazza della Repubblica, with the central Fountain of Naiades, and then Piazzale Flaminio where you will see Piazza Popolo, the old gate to the capital from the north, and the central Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramesses II. Then, through the Vatican walls, you will enter the Vatican Museums. A guide will take you to the beautiful helical staircase to admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, finally arriving at the Sistine Chapel, with the wonderful fresco of the Last Judgment, by Michelangelo. At the end of the tour, you may decide to stay within the museum a little longer or take the transfer back to the meeting point. After the tour ends you will have free time to explore further returning to the hotel at your leisure After breakfast, depart the hotel at your leisure for your return flight to the UK.

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What's Included • Accommodation at 4* hotels • Daily buffet breakfast • Tours detailed as per the holiday programme • Entrance fees: the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum and Pompeii • Lunch during the tour of Naples and Pompeii • Return flights from the UK

From £899pp

Overseas airport to hotel return transfers – Available on request Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room departing 17th October 2018 from London Stansted. Please note, days for excursions/tours can vary depending on the chosen start date of the holiday. Transfers from hotel to meeting points & Local/tourist taxes if applicable are not included.

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Magical Sicily

Day 4 Etna/Taormina

After breakfast, start today with a tour to Mount Etna by coach up to 1900 metres, with a possibility to extend the tour (additional cost EUR 65 per person with direct payment) by 4x4 bus and to visit the main craters with a local and qualified guide. Once the tour is over, we will leave for Taormina where we visit the Ancient Theatre with free time to explore.

7 night Escorted Holiday Departing - 2018 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June | 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th July | 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August | 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September | 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October | 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November Day 1

Depart UK – Western Sicily

Day 2

Erice/Marsala/Selinunte

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Siracusa/Noto

Day 6

Catania/Cefalù

Day 7

Palermo/Monreale

Day 8

Western Sicily – Arrive UK

Upon arrival check in to your hotel. Later meet with your guide and enjoy a welcome cocktail and presentation of the tour. After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Erice to visit the town and Marsala, where we will take a tasting tour at a winery. After enjoying a lunch stop you will visit the archaeological site of Selinunte, then on to Agrigento before arriving at the hotel for dinner. Please note if the roads to Erice are closed, we will visit Trapani.

Day 3

Day 5

Agrigento/Piazza Armerina

After breakfast at the hotel, we visit the Valley of the Temples and then Piazza Armerina. After stopping for lunch we take a tour of the Villa Romana del Casale and then leave for Eastern Sicily to reach the hotel for dinner.

After breakfast, we leave for Siracusa to visit the historic centre (Ortigia) with the Temple of Minerva and the Fountain of Arethusa, the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie and the Ear of Dionysius. Later stop for lunch and in the afternoon we visit Noto and take a nice walk in its old town, before returning to the hotel. Today we travel to Catania where we take a walk in its city centre with free time to explore along with a stop for a snack with a Sicilian rice ball or an ice cream, or granita with brioche (depending on the season). Next we leave for Cefalù. After which enjoy free ime to explore the town. Later we travel to the hotel for dinner. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Palermo city centre, the Cathedral and the Cloister of Monreale. After lunch enjoy free time in the city before returning to the hotel. After breakfast, depart the hotel at your leisure for your return flight to the UK.

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What's Included • Accommodation at 4* hotels • Full board, typical local menus, meals at the hotel or at restaurants from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8 • Beverages included with meal: wine (1/4 litre) and mineral water (1/2 litre) per person per meal • Welcome cocktail reception • Coach transfers and tour guide from Saturday evening to Friday lunchtime. • Guided tours of Selinunte, Valley of the Temples, Piazza Armerina, Taormina, Siracusa, Palermo and Monreale • Tour and tasting at a winery • Use of headphones for the entire duration of the tour. • Sicilian snack, according to the season, with a Sicilian rice ball, an ice cream or a granita with a brioche • Return flights from the UK • Ecotax in Siracusa, Noto, Taormina, Monreale and Palermo.

From £899pp

Overseas airport to hotel return transfers – Available on request Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room departing 13th October 2018 from London Luton. Entrance fees & Local/tourist taxes if applicable are not included.

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Tastes of Tuscany 5 night Tailor-made Holiday

Daily departures available Day 1

Depart UK – Florence

Day 2

Florence (walking tour)

Day 3

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Day 4

Florence/Pisa/Florence

Day 5

Florence (Pizza and gelato making)

Day 6

Florence – Arrive UK

Arrival at your hotel in Florence with the remainder of the day at leisure. After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide at the meeting point to start your walking tour. Your guide will explain about the events and secrets of Florence, with more than 2000 years of history, from its Roman origins to the 15th century, Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge), the Uffizi Gallery courtyard, the incredible architecture of Brunelleschi’s dome and the Baptistery. Discover the important role that Florence had in the history of architecture and art and at the end of the walk you can enjoy a typical Italian aperitif near the Cathedral.

Florence/San Gimignano/Siena/Chianti/Florence

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the meeting point where you will meet your guide and depart by coach for a tour of the beautiful region of Tuscany, with San Gimignano, in the Chianti region, and the medieval town of Siena. San Gimignano, a magnificent example of a Medieval town, included in the UNESCO a World Heritage Site list and famous all around the world for its picturesque towers, will be the first stop of this tour. You will have free time to visit every corner of the town, with its lovely squares, buildings and churches. Next visit the beautiful area of Classic Chianti. Next we stop at a winery to taste local wines along with a delicious Tuscan lunch with pasta, cold cuts, bruschetta, cheeses and typical sweets (vegetarian menu on request). In the afternoon the tour will continue in Siena. Here your guides will take you through the city to learn more about the architectural styles of the Cathedral and the Municipal Building of Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio race takes place. Tour of the magnificent fortress of Monteriggioni. Then back to the hotel in Florence.

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the meeting point where you will meet your guide. Today you visit Pisa, a historical university city famous in the world for its architectural beauties. An authorised guide of the city will take you to see the Leaning Tower and Camposanto Monumentale (from the outside) and to visit the Duomo (inside). At the end of the tour you will have free time before returning to the meeting point in Florence. Today you learn how to make two of the most delicious Italian dishes: pizza and ‘gelato’. Meet our chef, learn the techniques and bring home the recipes to impress your family and friends. The class takes place in a 15th Century building, in the heart of Florence. The palace is located in Via Tornabuoni, a fancy street, busy with fashion shops: you will love the location! The chef will start the class by introducing the history of these Italian wonderful creations. After that you will learn how to make the original Italian pizza step by step: you will be taught the tricks for a tender flexible yeast dough as well as for a tasteful, yet light, tomato sauce. Our chef will show you the right way to stretch the dough and you will have the chance to do it yourself. You will make your very own pizza: you will stretch it, sauce it and finally bake it. The result will surely be the best pizza you have ever tasted! After you have become familiar with pizza you will be taught the secrets to make Italian ‘gelato’: you will get to know the basic raw ingredients and how to select the best products. You will learn about the development and application of natural colours, the heating and freezing techniques and how they have different effects on ingredients. You will soon realize how easily you can make these delicious dishes on your own! At the end of the class you will also get a Graduation Certificate! After breakfast, depart the hotel at your leisure for your return flight to the UK.

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What's Included • Accommodation at 4* hotels • Daily buffet breakfast • Multilingual guides for all tours and excursions • Transfers to/from the meeting point for excursions outside of Florence • Lunch and tasting of typical products during the tour of San Gimignano/Siena and Chianti • Pizza and Gelato lesson with a famous local Chef including all ingredients for pizza and gelato making • Return flights from the UK

From £799pp

Overseas airport to hotel return transfers – Available on request Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room departing 11th October 2018 from London Luton. Please note, days for excursions/tours can vary depending on the chosen start date of the holiday. Transfers from hotel to meeting points & Local/tourist taxes if applicable are not included.

Contact your travel agent, call 0800 988 3369 or email sales@fredholidays.co.uk

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