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January – December 2020

Personalised luxury from the leading specialist holiday company

Italy

Cities, Lakes, Sorrento & Amalfi Coast, Capri & Ischia, Tuscany, Portofino & Liguria, Sicily, Aeolian Islands, Sardinia, River cruise, Friuli Venezia Giulia

price promise 100% financial protection private transfers scheduled, charter and low cost flights from your local airport


Tailor-made for you Welcome to Italy A taste of Italy Experience Italy Classic Concierge Two centre & multi centre holidays Discover Italy by car Discover Italy by train The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Celebrate your special day Your perfect family holiday Time to relax

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SORRENTO 30 AMALFI COAST

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CAPRI 56 ISCHIA

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NAPLES

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PARMA

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BOLOGNA

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TUSCANY

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TUSCANY COAST

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PUGLIA

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LIGURIA

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MILAN

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LAKE MAGGIORE & LAKE ORTA

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LAKE COMO

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LAKE GARDA

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VERONA

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DOLOMITES NEW

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FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA NEW

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SICILY

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AEOLIAN ISLANDS

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SARDINIA

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ROME

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FLORENCE

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SIENA

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VENICE

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Holiday information Booking conditions Flights

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Our price promise to you In the unlikely event that you find a more competitive price at the time of booking, we guarantee to match the price, and offer an additional £10 per adult saving. See page 225.

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Amalfi


We can book Fully inclusive holidays including hotel, private transfers and flights from your local airport Hotel plus private transfers and car hire Hotel plus private transfers Hotel plus car hire Hotel only Train travel throughout Italy, and from the UK

Reasons to book with us Expert team with detailed knowledge of our hotels and resorts We can book interconnecting, family-style, specially-adapted, and ultra-luxury rooms and suites Long standing relationships with hoteliers, airlines, car hire and transfer companies Regular health and safety checks at all hotels Representatives available for advice and assistance We do the research so you don’t have to spend hours online We’re 100% bonded and licensed so your money is safe Excellent value holidays Price Promise guaranteed


Tailor-made for you Our customers expect excellence, and from the moment that you contact us, you’ll know that we offer a professional and flexible service. We know and love our resorts and hotels, and if there’s any additional detail that you need, we’ll simply contact our overseas staff or hotel partners to ensure that you are booking exactly the holiday you’ve dreamed about.

We can easily book any flight from your local airport, and we normally include private airport transfers for your arrival and departure, although we can book a hire car if you prefer. All our hotels have superb choices of premier rooms, junior suites and suites – sometimes even presidential suites!

Masseria Montenapoleone, Puglia

Brunelleschi Hotel, Florence

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Lake Garda

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Personalised for you

At the airport

In resort

We tailor each holiday individually which

Via Lounge Pass, we can book airport

Our overseas staff are delighted to share the

means you can fly from your local airport for

lounges because, as you know, enjoying

love of their resorts and their considerable

whichever duration suits you best. Customers

complimentary refreshments in a

local knowledge. Classic customers do,

love giving feedback about their holidays

comfortable lounge is a great way to relax

however, tend to be well-seasoned travellers

and one of the most highly rated aspects, in

once airside. Additionally, we can book a

so our resort management are discreet and

addition to our specially chosen luxury

personalised VIP meet and greet service

unobtrusive. Because of the diverse nature

hotels, is our private airport transfers in resort

with Ace Handling for any outbound,

of our Italian programme, most of our

which are (normally) automatically included.

inbound or transit journey; a fantastic service

representation is carried out by telephone

to book especially if you’re travelling with

and we generally endeavour to contact you

small children.

at the beginning of your stay to ensure that

Award-winning service

you’re happy, and we’ll always delight in

Before you travel, our UK concierge team can recommend and assist with booking

Accessibility

giving advice about local sights,

restaurants, private excursions, concerts,

We have a specialist team experienced in

recommended restaurants, traditional

opera and theatre tickets and entry to

helping with specific holiday needs whether

customs, regional wines and culinary tips.

sporting events. Once you arrive on holiday,

due to restricted mobility or a hidden

You’ll also be given a 24-hour local contact

you can contact our representatives or use

disability. The team are available for advice

number for further assistance.

the superb hotel concierge services to help

and guidance and are happy to contact

you make the most of your time away.

our overseas managers and hoteliers with

Awards & ratings

regards to professional pool equipment,

Since 2005 we’ve been the lucky recipients

Our hotels

accessibility requirements and the overall

of most major travel industry accolades and

We’re renowned for promoting the best four

suitability of resorts and hotels. Do also let us

our reception area is filled with awards and

and five-star luxury hotels and our hotels

know if you need travel assistance at airports

framed certificates! But, more importantly,

have a good selection of room types and

or with resort transfers so that we can do our

from our holiday questionnaire feedback,

suites, so you can choose between

utmost to ensure your journey, as well as

we’re able to show percentage ratings

standard, lake and sea views,

your holiday, can run as seamlessly as

according to how highly our customers

interconnecting, family-style, specially

possible.

ranked their experience, and this is shown under each hotel description.

adapted; even ultra-luxury with butlers in attendance.

Private transfers We automatically include private transfers

Hotel recommendations

Dining & all inclusive

for the journey between the airport and your

Most of our hotels are high quality properties

Flexible dining encourages you to alternate

hotel and, although occasionally these are

offering a plethora of facilities and we have

between your hotel and local restaurants.

operated by public taxi or minibus, they are

highlighted recommendations for spa and

You can book and pay for as many, or as

always booked for your own private use.

golf, and where all inclusive is available. In

few, hotel evening meals as you wish; simply

We’ll also book private transfers between

addition, boutique style properties with 50

decide on specific nights when you arrive.

hotels or resorts if you’ve booked a two or

rooms or fewer are perfect for customers

Some hotels offer all inclusive packages

multi centre trip.

who expect high levels of service but want a slightly more intimate feel to their holiday.

which normally include all meals and drinks plus children’s clubs and non-motorised

Car hire

We’ve also identified families and adults only

sports although, as all inclusive options vary,

For some local sightseeing, you might like to

properties although in the latter we cannot

it’s wise to check with us beforehand as to

have a hire car delivered to your hotel for

confirm a total absence of children as,

what’s actually included.

part of your holiday, or you might prefer the

although the hotels don’t promote to

total independence of a fly drive trip where

families or offer child reductions, they might

Flexible flying

you pick up the car from the airport. Simply

have accepted a booking with youngsters

We book flights from any UK or Irish airport so

let us know your preference and we’ll

through another holiday company.

you have the option to choose the dates

organise your holiday accordingly.

How to book

and holiday duration to suit you. We’re happy to book scheduled, charter and low-

New hotels

Our website is informative and inspirational

cost airlines; even private jets for the utmost

Every year our customers are keen to find

but to gain the most from our personalised

privacy. And, where available, we can book

out what’s new. If we’re featuring a property

holiday service, and because such a high

cabin upgrades, priority boarding, pre-

for the first time, we’ve highlighted this

level of expertise isn’t available online, we

allocated, extra legroom and premium

beside its star rating. The term ‘new’ may

prefer to chat to you or your travel agent

seating, plus in-flight meals and additional

mean that the hotel is a newly opened

about your holiday requirements. Our

luggage.

hotel, or re-introduced, or featured by us for

website offers the facility to order a

the very first time.

brochure, request a holiday quotation and

Relax & travel

contact us via LiveChat, but we really want

A lovely way to start your holiday is to be

you to call our friendly reservations team so

driven to the airport by our award-winning

they can help you book the best holiday at

partners at Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur

the right price. And, so that it doesn’t cost

Services. Or, if you prefer to drive, we can

you anything to call, our freephone numbers

book airport hotels and car parks through

are manned until 8pm every evening.

our travel partners, FHR.

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Ischia

Classic value

Brochure details & prices

We visit each of our destinations to ensure

Great care is taken in producing our

that we only feature the highest quality

brochures although it is inevitable that

properties, and this gives us the opportunity

details may change after printing. Our ‘from’

to enjoy great personal relationships which in

prices on each hotel page are shown as a

turn allows us to negotiate the very best

guide and we will confirm the current price

offers. On each hotel page we detail Classic

when you book. Plus, as part of our

value which may include early booking

commitment to high quality service, we will,

offers, complimentary room or board

of course, advise you of any changes to

upgrades or special seasonal rates. We do

relevant details at this stage. Please note

continue to negotiate after the brochures

that all holidays and Classic value offers

are published so it’s worth giving us a call.

shown in this brochure are subject to

Plus, of course, there’s our price promise

availability and all holidays are 100%

which ensures that we’ll match competitors’

financially protected under ATOL 5837 and

prices although there is some small print

by ABTA W5429.

detail regarding this promise in our booking conditions.

Loyalty reward

Two & multi centres Many of us enjoy numerous short breaks and longer holidays each year and, because all our holidays are personalised, you can take as many holidays as you wish, for whichever duration suits. Additionally, you may like to combine the contrasting scenery between a bustling city and a coastal resort; simply ask our reservations team to help with your choice of two or multi centre trips. We can put together lots of different itineraries until you’re happy with the result, and the price!

Hotel only Before your holiday, you might be flying on a business trip or you might be meeting friends and family who live abroad. Whatever the reason, if any of your party wants to organise their own travel arrangements, we are happy to book the hotel accommodation only. Plus we can easily include private resort transfers if you let us know the arrival and departure times of your flights.

Holiday vouchers For honeymoons or weddings abroad, holiday vouchers make the perfect gift for friends and family; call our customer relations team for details.

Last minute bookings Owing to the individual character and popularity of many of our properties, all the best rooms and suites do tend to get booked well in advance although, if you are looking for a last minute short break or holiday, do give us a call to see what’s available.

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AITO We are proud to be members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators

To reward loyal customers, we offer a £40

www.aito.com which represents many of the

per booking discount when you book your

UK’s leading holiday companies and travel

next holiday. This amount doubles to £80 per

agents. It encourages exceptionally high

booking when you travel to the same Classic

standards of quality and service and, as

hotel within a year, if your hotel is

members, we agree to abide by AITO’s

participating in our hotel loyalty scheme.

Code of Conduct and adhere to its Quality

Simply let your travel agent or our

Charter.

reservations team have the details of your previous Classic holiday when you next

Travel & health advice

book.

Before you go, you should seek up to date

Classic Ambassadors

advice from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

We enjoy a very high satisfaction rating.

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice about

Around 98% of our customers state on their

travel to, and within, your chosen

questionnaires that they’ll travel with us

destination, noting the importance of

again and will recommend us to their friends

regularly checking for the latest information.

and family. This is important to us as we rely

Additionally, with regards to vaccinations

on loyal customers returning and referring us

and health advice, you should check

to their friends. We’d love you to be an

with your GP surgery or

Ambassador and, if you’ve already travelled

www.travelhealthpro.org.uk for specific

with us and, on your recommendation, your

recommendations.

friends or family book a Classic holiday, simply contact us with the relevant booking

Weddings & groups

details. As a thank you for being a Classic

Some of our destinations are perfect for

Ambassador, we’ll send both you and your

weddings. Additionally, owing to the

friends a complimentary bottle of

flexibility of flights with different airlines, we

champagne, either directly to you, or via

can easily organise your wedding party or

your travel agent.

groups for conferences or incentive travel.

When to travel

Simply contact our specialist team who will be delighted to assist with your plans.

Some of the resorts in this brochure feature hotels which provide year-round holidays

Honeymoons & hideaways

although during quieter holiday months, you

Many of our hotels are perfect for

may find that there are fewer facilities and

honeymoons, anniversaries and special

attractions available in some areas. Similarly,

birthday celebrations and we’re always

restaurant choices in hotels may be limited

delighted to help you choose. The Classic

during less busy times and amenities may be

value sections on each hotel page highlight

restricted by seasonal demand so, if specific

hotels particularly suited to honeymooners

hotel facilities or events or attractions are

with many offering complimentary room

important to you, please get us to check

upgrades, flowers and sparkling wine to

their availability before confirming your

newly-weds; they may ask for proof of the

holiday booking.

happy event so do carry a copy of your

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Tailor-made for you

Splendido Bay Luxury Spa Resort, Lake Garda

Sicily

Dolomites

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Welcome to Italy Owing to its fabulous climate, enviable gastronomy, fantastic wines, beautiful scenery, magnificent architecture and rich heritage, Italy has long been a favoured haunt for British travellers. In this Italy brochure, we feature a selection of top quality hotels specifically hand-picked for their location, sophistication and superb service. We are pleased to book flights from any UK airport and we normally include private airport transfers for your arrival; although we can book a hire car if you prefer. Our holidays are totally flexible; so whether you’re in need of a short weekend break or a longer holiday, whether you’d prefer to laze around the pool in the gardens of a beautiful hotel, or if you would rather book a city break, an activity or two centre holiday, or a holiday by rail, you simply need to let us know.

Leaning towers & Chiesa di San Bartolomeo, Bologna

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Lake Lugano

Lake Maggiore Lake Orta Milan

Sorrento & Amalfi Coast One of the most famous coastlines in the

Dolomites & South Tyrol Lake Como

PIEDMONT

Sorrento and winds along the Bay of Salerno.

LIGURIA

Genoa

Positano, clinging to the cliffside, is a

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA

Lake Garda Verona

Lake Iseo

Turin

world, the Amalfi Coast runs south from

Trentino

Venice Gulf of Venice

Parma Bologna

Portofino

romantic spot and ideal for honeymooners,

Rimini

Amalfi is a quaint fishing village with fantastic

Pisa

Ligur ian Sea

restaurants, and Ravello, high above Amalfi, proffers the most magnificent views.

Florence

ADRIATIC COAST

Siena TUSCANY

Naples, Capri & Ischia

Adr iatic Sea

Lively and chaotic, Naples is famous for its Duomo Cathedral plus a wealth of historic

Rome

monuments, and museums housing classical treasures. The exclusive islands of Capri and Ischia are busy by day especially in the height of summer, but it’s easy to escape by

Ischia

staying in one of our exclusive hotels in Capri or one of the wonderful spa hotels on Ischia.

Bari

Naples

Olbia

AMALFI COAST

SARDINIA

Tuscany & Tuscany Coast

Sorrento

PUGLIA

Capri

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and well-known Italian holiday destinations. The

Cagliari

Tyr rhenian Sea

cities and towns of Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Florence and Siena are famed

Mediter r anean Sea

for their art and architecture, and the

Ionian Sea

Aeolian Islands

delightful rolling countryside boasts olive

Palermo

groves and vineyards plus some of Europe’s

Taormina

loveliest medieval villages. In contrast to the

Str ait of Sicily

delightful rolling hills of the interior, the exclusive coastal resorts of Forte dei Marmi

SICILY

Catania

and Viareggio are perfect for a sophisticated beach holiday.

Liguria Also known as the Italian Riviera, the

Dolomites

Sicily & Aeolian Islands

beautiful winding stretch of coast from the

The province of Trentino in the far north boasts

The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily

French border to Tuscany is famed for its

stunning scenery with beautiful alpine lakes

is regarded by Italians as quite foreign. Its

gloriously mild climate, lush vegetation and

and waterfalls, enchanted valleys and

landscape comprises long, wide coastal

picturesque fishing villages. Portofino is one

historical towns and pretty hamlets; all set

plains edged by secluded coves with sandy

of Italy’s premier resorts, and the seaside

against the majestic, jagged awe-inspiring

and pebbled beaches, backed by

resort of San Remo, one of the first tourist

peaks of the UNESCO-protected Dolomites.

charming valleys and high mountains.

resorts to be established on the Italian Riviera has played host to numerous illustrious

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Located 40km north of the Sicilian coast the enchanting Aeolian archipelago comprises

Bordered by the Adriatic Sea and the

seven islands of volcanic origin offering

spectacular Dolomites the small and little-

The Lakes

stunning landscapes, unspoilt nature, black

visited Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy’s

volcanic beaches and sheer escapism.

Playgrounds of the rich and famous for

most north easterly corner offers long sandy

centuries, and home to poets, artists and

beaches and craggy cliffs along its coastline

composers, the Italian Lakes are areas of

together with a beautifully scenic interior.

Romantic city breaks

Sardinia

Italian cities are full of romance, music,

Sardinia has a peerless climate, turquoise

culture and fantastic architecture. Rome,

waters and white sandy beaches. Its capital,

Florence and Venice really need no

Cagliari is a lively mix of cafés, restaurants

introduction, Verona boasts its summer

and a delightful old quarter. The north boasts

opera and romantic links with Romeo

a jet setters’ paradise, Costa Smeralda, with

and Juliet, and Siena has delightful

its 50km of sandy beaches, and the south

squares heralding the Middle Ages. Lively

Puglia

offers gently shelving beaches, beautiful

Bologna is renowned for its gastronomy

In Italy’s southeast, Puglia boasts beautiful

clear turquoise waters, luxurious hotels and

as is Parma, whilst Milan is the fashion

beaches, undulating countryside with

ancient ruins.

capital of Italy. And for true romance,

personalities over the years.

outstanding beauty. Lake Como is the most breathtaking, Lake Maggiore boasts a snowcapped mountain backdrop to the enchanting Borromeo Islands, Lake Orta is a hidden gem and Lake Garda’s scenery is fjord-like in the north with gently sloping vineyard covered hills in the south.

vineyards, olives, almonds and pine forests,

travel overnight by Venice Simplon-

medieval towns, massive fortresses and

Orient-Express from London to either

churches, and fantastic food.

Venice or Verona.

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A taste of Italy ‘Italian’ cookery only exists outside Italy; within the country itself, food is simply ‘of the region’. If the way to our hearts is through our stomachs, then Italy is the most beloved of all nations. The essence of Italy is its food. And although just one country politically, there are at least twenty regional ‘Italies’ with traditional localised recipes and very distinct dietary differences. Despite such a huge variety, ask any Italian where the best food comes from, and the answer is always ‘home’. This is campanilismo, a pride which Italians feel for their own home town and, when it comes to the culinary pleasures throughout Italy, there is much of which to be proud.

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Olive oil used to dominate in the south of

poultry and even game is not unknown. And

Italy, whilst butter was traditionally preferred

when it comes to cheese, Italy produces no

in the north. But now, the northern region of

fewer than 450 types. Parmigiano Reggiano,

Liguria excels with its world-class olive oil,

outside Italy is grated over food, whilst in

taggiasca. Dried pasta, made from hard

Italy, it’s enjoyed ‘from the hand’ with fruit

wheat tends, generally, to be found in the

and wine. We’re so accustomed to well-

south, whereas fresh pasta, made with soft

known Italian cheese imports that it’s a

flour and eggs, is more popular in the north.

delight, when discovering the regions, to

Dried pasta is a dish in itself, but transformed

happen upon a locally made cheese that is

when served with the simplest of dressings;

simply too delicate to export.

butter, sage leaves and a bruised garlic

And, if you’ve any room at all for dessert,

clove, or simply garlic, olive oil and chilli flakes are the simplest of recipes with the boldest of flavours. With Italian pasta dishes, the sauce should always be served to one side and, strange though it seems to us, the Italians view Spaghetti Bolognese as a foreign import; their ragu sauce is normally served with tagliatelli, rarely served with spaghetti and, most certainly, never on it! And fresh pasta is wrapped around flavoursome fillings. By the way, pasta is never drained through a colander, but lifted with tongs as it needs to stay moist. And, perhaps most surprising to the first-time visitor, pasta isn’t a staple everywhere in the country and many parts of Italy prefer polenta or rice. There are as many types of Italian bread as there are Italian towns. From crisp breadsticks, grissini, in the north to the brittle and thin carta da musica, found throughout Sardinia. In Tuscany, the local salt-less bread, pane toscano, is served plain, or grilled with garlic and olive oil. It’s also added to rebollita, Tuscan bean and vegetable soup, which as the name suggests, is boiled twice. Rye flour is used to create the dense bauernbrot in the south Tyrol which is unbeatable when teamed with speck; a regional prosciutto-styled ham. Regional differences are very apparent in the salt, or air, cured meats. In the main, pork is the meat of choice, although beef,

there’s the famed trifle, tiramisu, a ‘pick me

Discover the chef within you

up’ whose origins are disputed by many

According to an old Italian saying, salad

regions. Tuscan’s bake their puddings; fruit

needs four people for its preparation; a

cakes, nut cakes and delicious chestnut

generous person to pour the oil, a wise

crepes. Sicily entices all who visit with

one to sprinkle the salt, a miser to add

marzipan and ricotta whilst further north on

the vinegar, and one with patience to

the mainland, there’s fresh fruit, apple cakes,

toss it, just before serving. Many of our

almond butter, bread pudding and, of

featured hotels offer cookery courses

course, unbeatable panettone.

and various foraging, shopping,

Although the many regions feature very

preparation and baking sessions and, if

diverse offerings, what they have in

you’d like to brush up on your skills,

common is a devotion to high quality

please ask our concierge service for

ingredients cooked at the peak of their

details on where you could enjoy a

ripeness. This allows the flavour to shine

hands-on experience. Or, if you’d prefer

through, and forgoes the need for excessive

to enjoy the end product, visit Florence

seasoning or spice. Because of their

during Taste (7-9 March 2020) for the

simplicity, dishes are easy to prepare, which

gathering of some 300 of Italy’s finest

might explain the worldwide popularity of

food producers.

‘Italian’ food. Pizza, once only found in Naples, has gone global. Pesto, a treat even in Italy before, has now travelled the world. And pasta is everywhere. But these exports are a pale imitation of genuine Italian cuisine. To sample regional Italian cooking at its best, there is no other way than to visit. ‘Eat Pizza in Naples, red mullet in Livorno, clams in Sorrento, scampi in Venice, risotto in the Po Valley, basil and pesto in Liguria, focaccia in Genoa and aranci in Sicily... quotes Anna del Conte, a doyenne of Italian food writing and curator of regional recipes.

In Vino Veritas As well as being home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions, Italy is the world’s largest wine maker by volume, representing a staggering third of global production. Grapes are grown in almost every region in a country with more than one million vineyards. Italy's twenty regions of cuisine complement their indigenous wines, and vice versa. The system of Italian wine classification rates the finest wines as those from Piedmont, Veneto and Tuscany whilst appellations, sought by wine lovers around the world, include Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino; colloquially known as the Killer B's. Other notable wines are Amarone della Valpolicella, Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, and Taurasi from Campania. Chianti and Soave are considered as the evergreen wines of the north and, from the south and centre, Primitivo, Verdicchio and Sagratino are gaining recognition amongst connoisseurs. Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy’s most north easterly region, is famed for its Pinot Grigio whilst nearby Lombardy produces the fine Franciacorta sparkling wines. Notable dessert wines like Passitos and Moscatos are produced in many different regions and enjoy a long history with their roots in antiquity.

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Experience Italy ITALIAN EXPERIENCES AND PRE-BOOKABLE TOURS We're delighted to introduce a series of Italian experiences, whether you're interested in cookery, wine, natural history or stunning views. The following are just a sample of what we can book, further options and prices are available on our website. Simply confirm when you book or contact our concierge team before you travel on 0800 294 9322.

Delights of Sorrento & Amalfi Coast tour

8 days/7 nights

Join us on an escorted tour of one of the most famous coastlines in the world, the Amalfi Coast, together with guided visits to Capri, Pompeii and Naples and a delightful lunch and wine tasting at a vineyard set in Burano the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Bologna Day 1 You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Sorrento to settle in for the week. Day 2 After breakfast in the hotel board the hydrofoil to the island of Capri for a tour of delightful Anacapri and lunch in Capri town. Then back to Sorrento to explore the town and a visit to an ancient Sorrentine lemon garden for a tour and a taste of Limoncello liquor. Day 3 Enjoy a leisurely day in charming Sorrento.

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Day 4 Spend a full day along the wonderful Amalfi Coast with a first stop in photogenic Positano, then on to beautiful Amalfi and lunch in a local restaurant. Head to the top of the mountains where Ravello will reward with breathtaking scenery. Overnight in Sorrento. Day 5 The day is yours to spend how you wish. Day 6 A magical day starting with a guided visit to Pompeii taking in the Forum, the thermal baths and Temple of Apollo amongst

others. After, head to Agriturismo Sorrentino for a tour of the winery, lunch and wine tasting. Finish the day with a walking tour of Naples historic centre and coffee and local pastry at the famous Caffe Gambrinus. Day 7 Spend the last day in Sorrento at your leisure. Day 8 Check-out and transfer to Naples airport for your return journey Tour price from ÂŁ882 per person. (based on four adults)

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Sorrento & Amalfi experiences

Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius

Amalfi coastline mini cruise

Visit the most famous volcano and buried

Learn to cook the Neopolitan way

Roman city in the world on a guided eight-

Learn to cook traditional Neapolitan cuisine

imaginations of visitors for centuries.

hour excursion. Travel along the picturesque

during a three hour lesson at Tirabuscio

A five hour trip from Amalfi by private

Amalfi coastline to Pompeii, the city

Restaurant just outside Sorrento. Enjoy a

motorboat takes in the Emerald Grotto

destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79AD;

welcome glass of Prosecco and a

before cruising along the beautiful coastline,

see the unearthed bodies, houses, temples,

bruschetta and then, guided by a local

past luxurious villas, natural arches, the Furore

and works of art preserved in the ash.

chef, learn how to create a delicious

Fjord and the attractive beach of La Praia

Continue to the volcano at 3,000ft and walk

Neopolitan meal. Prepare a typical starter,

and the island of Li Galli. Disembark at the

to the top for impressive views of the inside of

learn how to make perfect dough for a

picturesque town of Positano for a stroll and

the crater as well as a fantastic panorama of

gnocchi or pasta main course and finally

a guided tour of the Church of the Madonna

the Bay of Naples.

make a traditional Italian cake for dessert; at

Assunta.

From £54 per person.

the end sit down to enjoy your efforts.

From £48 per person.

Amalfi’s beguiling coastline has captured the

From £89 per person.

Sicily experiences

Forgotten Sicily

Explore Syracuse

In the Godfather’s footsteps

Travel back in time to a Sicily of a bygone

Spend a full day getting to know the

A must for film fans, this full day tour seeing

era along the beautiful rolling hills

UNESCO-listed coastal city of Syracuse;

Sicily’s most spectacular scenery takes in the

surrounding Taormina before arriving in the

known for its ancient ruins and beautiful mix

famous locations depicted in The Godfather;

historic Agrò Valley with its traditional villages

of Greek, Roman, medieval, Renaissance

it’s laid back, fun and takes in some

and towns with a glorious array of

and Baroque art the city is just waiting to be

breathtaking panoramas along with some

architectural influences; from fortified castles

explored. With the help of an expert guide

hair-raising bends. Stop at the hilltop town of

to Roman villas, medieval frescoes to

visit the archaeological area, Neapolis, the

Savoca and Bar Vitelli for a drink and visit the

Renaissance artworks, churches to ancient

limestone cave known as the Ear of Dionysius

town of Forza d’Agrò with its abundance of

theatres. Visit two of the quaint towns before

and Syracuse’s cultural island of Ortigia filled

older buildings that provided an authentic

an evening of traditional folk music and

with well-preserved Greek and Roman

backdrop to the film.

delightful Sicilian food and wine at a local

remains, medieval buildings and Baroque

restaurant.

churches.

From £41 per person.

From £80 per person.

From £54 per person.

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The Italian Lakes experiences

Lake Como boat tour

St Moritz & Bernina Express

Lake Garda tour

An experience that allows you to explore the

Making the most of Lake Como’s proximity

Get to know the villages, towns, communities

very best of Lake Como from the pristine

to Switzerland, this full day tour takes you

and scenery of Lake Garda on this full day

waters, enjoy incredible views and

past alluring lakes and graceful glaciers in

tour that travels around the perimeter of the

discovering lesser known secrets on this

the Swiss Alps. Cross the border by coach

world-famous lake, offering immense views

extraordinary half day cruise. Depart by

into Switzerland and the town of Poschiavo

along every stretch. Travel from the rugged

boat from Tremezzo on a voyage past many

to join the Bernina Express; a train that

north of the lake to the vineyard-filled

of Lake Como’s most famous villas and then

follows a route through such incredible

southern region and learn of fascinating

head across to the tiny, wooded island of

scenery, the route has been declared a

facts and secrets by an expert guide. Enjoy

Comacina with its handful of artist’s houses,

UNESCO World Heritage Site. From

time strolling the picturesque streets in

a restaurant and café, plus some fascinating

Diavolezza continue by coach to St Moritz

various towns along the route and hop on a

archaeological sites.

before returning to Lake Como.

boat for part of the journey.

From £64 per person.

From £77 per person.

From £50 per person.

Exclusive Vatican City visit

Venice Grand Canal tour

Florence by night

Experience a magical after-hours evening

A one-hour tour by private motor-launch

A magical look at Florence by night

visit to the Vatican City. The Vatican

along the most famous canal in Venice will

including an after-hours visit to the impressive

Museums are home to some of the world’s

bring fascinating new insights into the

Palazzo Vecchio. This guided night-time stroll

great masterpieces of art and on this three-

waterway and the palaces that line it. An

starts by crossing the medieval Ponte

hour walking tour explore the fascinating

expert guide will bring to life the fascinating

Vecchio bridge for a meander through the

Gallery of Maps, the Raphael Rooms with

history of some of these buildings such as

streets of the old town to see its historic

their stunning frescoes, the Vatican Library,

Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, home to the Peggy

buildings including the Duomo complex. To

one of the oldest libraries in the world, and

Guggenheim Collection, Ca’Foscari

finish the evening a guided tour of Palazzo

see the 16th century tapestries in the Gallery

constructed in 1453 and Ca’ d’Oro, the best

Vecchio, the Florentine town hall and former

of Tapestries as well as the magnificent

surviving palazzo of Venetian Gothic

court of the Medici where the imposing

Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s

architecture are some of the highlights.

Salone dei Cinquecento chamber is not to

remarkable work of art.

From £36 per person.

be missed.

Cities experiences

From £70 per person.

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Classic concierge Classic concierge

To enhance and add authenticity to your holiday experience why not add a few extra items in advance with the help of our comprehensive concierge service. You might want to discover the area on an ad hoc basis when you arrive, but if you would like us to recommend and book any specific experiences before you travel, we’d be happy to help. Just call our Italy concierge service on 0800 294 9322.

Opera al fresco

Driving a dream

Music festivals

Italy and opera go hand in hand. And in

Ferrari and Alfa Romeo are two marques

For three months from June there’s a

summer there’s no shortage of iconic venues

that tend to set the pulses racing of many a

comprehensive programme of classical

in which to immerse yourself in the poetic

car enthusiast. And where better to push

music, jazz, dance, art and photography

drama of al fresco opera. Verona’s Roman

exquisite throttle to expensive metal than

taking place in and around Ravello, the

Arena tends to steal the show, and during

along the highways and byways for which

main venue of which is the beautiful open-

the 2020 summer season, productions

these cars were designed. Our supercar

air stage at Villa Rufolo. Similar festivals are

include Aida, La Traviata and Nabucco; all

rental service is available throughout Italy,

held in Lucca during June and July, and at

between June and September.

with delivery place, date and time to suit

the Estate Musicale Chigiana, near Siena,

Other outdoor opera events include the

you and your driving ambitions. Enjoy one of

from early July to late August.

Puccini Festival in the Tuscan seaside town of Torre del Lago where you’ll delight in lakeside performances, close to the chapel

the drives of your life amongst the breathtaking scenery of Italy.

Airport lounges We can arrange airport lounge access in

where Puccini is buried, during July and

Italian cuisine

most Italian airports allowing you to continue

August. If a complete opera is too rich a mix,

Shop for the freshest produce in Venice’s

the holiday mood right up until it’s time to fly

then a varied selection of operatic highlights

vibrant Rialto Market. Prepare a tasty

home.

might be more to your taste; the Taormina

Venetian lunch. Learn the secrets of pastries

Opera Festival features operatic arias and

and desserts as Chefs Caterina Nason and

Further concierge services

duets, three times a week, from May to

Giovanna Arcangeli introduce you to some

From private excursions to personal

October. Whichever way you prefer to enjoy

of the finest Venetian dishes. Many of our

shoppers, for that special bottle of wine,

your opera, we can arrange tickets and

featured hotels offer cookery courses and

cake or floral bouquet for a birthday or

reserve your seats.

various foraging, shopping, preparation, and

anniversary treat, for restaurant reservations,

baking classes under the guidance of

or for a uniquely special marriage proposal

acclaimed culinary experts. If you’d like to

in a truly romantic Italian setting, the experts

brush up on your cooking skills, our

in our concierge team can arrange any of

concierge team will be delighted to provide

this for you prior to travel; just call

you with details. But, if you prefer partaking

0800 294 9322 so that they can help

to preparing, then visit Florence during Taste

tailor-make your perfect holiday.

Opera houses Milan’s Teatro Alla Scala is one of the most famous opera houses in the world, and the 2020 season includes Tosca and Romeo & Juliet. In Rome, the Teatro Costanzi dell'Opera has been an opera lover’s delight since the 19th century and, in 2020, will stage productions of La Traviata, Tosca, Anna Bolena, The Merry Widow and Don Giovanni. Whilst in Sorrento, we could

(7-9 March 2020), a gathering of some 300 of Italy’s finest food producers, or there’s the new Eataly World outside Bologna with its vineyard and vast agri-farm, restaurants, market stalls, and courses for all.

reserve your seats at the oldest opera house in Italy, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, well-

The costs of the above will be confirmed by our concierge team at the time you book. Many services and event tickets must be paid for in full and normally will be non-refundable. Some group experiences may be dependent upon minimum numbers and we will obviously advise you if this is the case.

renowned for its modern productions. In Venice, Teatro La Fenice is famous for operatic premieres, classical ballet and contemporary dance.

Opera at Verona's Roman Arena

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The best of both worlds

TWO & MULTI CENTRE HOLIDAYS

As Italy has so much to offer, make the most of your holiday by seeing more than just one area of the country. The difference between regions adds variety and excitement, and the contrast between sites and scenery, definitely makes it feel like a longer break. Our knowledgeable reservations team can help guide and inspire you whilst, to start, simply browse through the suggestions that we’ve highlighted here. Good airport links mean that you can arrive into one Italian airport and depart from another and, once in Italy, the travel between cities and resorts is carefree and easy to arrange; we can provide private car transfers within Italy or the freedom associated with a hire car or we can highly recommend train travel transfers on Italy’s impressive network of rail services.

Sorrento

Florence

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Itinerary suggestions to inspire . . . Capital & coast: Rome & Sorrento

Three of Europe’s greats: Venice, Florence & Rome

Rome and Sorrento contrast history and

Why not spend three days and three nights

culture with sun and relaxation; a winning

in each of these three great cities. There are

combination, especially for a honeymoon or

iconic attractions every step of the way; the

special anniversary celebration. Rome is a

waterways of Venice, the art of Florence, the

colourful and vibrant city whose food,

architecture of Rome. With our personalised

culture, scenery and ambiance make for an

service we can tailor-make an itinerary to

unrivalled must-see city destination. Sorrento

suit whatever you’d like to see most; starting

offers one of the most recognised and

by the Spanish Steps, finishing by the Grand

spectacular coastlines in the world,

Canal, and taking in the Piazza del Duomo,

sophisticated hotels, excellent cuisine,

Uffizi and Santa Croce en route.

Classic Italian road trip

delicious local wines and a chance to Why not turn your holiday into a multi centre

Enchantment & theatre: Lake Garda & Verona

trip, additionally staying for a night or two on

Enchanting towns and villages are dotted

one, or both, of these iconic islands.

around the shores of Lake Garda, one of

A Classic Italian road trip

Italy’s most photogenic, popular and vibrant

In September 2016, Classic Collection

lake resorts which retains the elegance and

Holidays’ commercial manager, Christian

magic that enticed many royals during the

Polidano, enjoyed one of our more complex

Liguria, fondly termed the Italian Riviera, is

19th and 20th centuries. Shakespeare’s star-

multi centre itineraries. Flying from the UK

famed for its delightful fishing villages, of

crossed lovers put nearby Verona firmly on

into Pisa and back to Gatwick from Bari in

which Portofino is the most celebrated,

the map and, today, it’s famed for culture,

Puglia, over the course of 12 days in a hired,

picturesque coastal towns and sandy

gastronomy and its world-famous outdoor

typically Italian, Fiat 500 convertible, he

beaches plus the indigenous basil, pine nuts

summer opera; the season runs June to

visited Florence, Viareggio, San Martino,

and olive oil, which combine to create its

September.

Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole, Siena,

escape to Ischia and Capri on a day trip.

Pesto & Palio: Liguria & Tuscany

most famous export, pesto. This languorous

Naples, Ravello and Praiano on the Amalfi coast, plus Savelletri di Fasano in Puglia. He

Tuscany so it’s easy to head inland to Pisa

Amalfi & islands: Ravello & Positano, Capri & Ischia

and San Gimignano or to Siena where, on

The Amalfi coast, home to some of the finest

more than 900 miles. His one difficulty? The

the 2 July and 16 August each year, the

views anywhere in the world, is also the

Italian authorities’ lack of generosity with

streets welcome the world famous, 700 year

perfect base from which to discover

regards to the provision of road signs. Classic

old Palio horse race, famously featured in

Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and the fascinating

Tip: book satellite navigation for your hire car

the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of

city of Naples. Follow this with some time on

and make sure you have a good map!

Solace.

the hedonistic, garden hide-away which is

coastline stretches from the French border to

stayed in nine different hotels and covered

Capri, or the relatively undiscovered and delightfully relaxing, chic island of Ischia; a favourite of the late English composer Sir William Walton.

Ischia

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Discover Italy by car Enjoy a fly drive holiday for the freedom to motor around at your own pace safe in the knowledge that your overnights are booked in our best hotels. You might like to drive around the beautiful Tuscan countryside with its rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, historic towns, charming villages and rural hamlets, or alternatively fly directly to Sicily to discover the coastal, historic and cultural

riches the island has to offer. We have detailed some ideas here but as we tailor-make every single holiday, we can create your own preferred itinerary within any of our featured regions. Please see our website for more detailed itineraries and additional fly drive ideas or simply give us a call on 0800 294 9322 to discuss your own ideas.

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Puglia coastline

San Gimignano, Tuscany

Tuscany

Sicily

Puglia

A delightful 10 or 11 day route is to head

Explore the largest island of the Med at your

Discover the delightfully rural surroundings,

from Pisa airport into Chianti country,

own pace by picking up your hire car at

beautiful beaches and historic towns of

enjoying the fabulous and much

Catania airport and heading first to stay at

southern Puglia for a week. Pick up your hire

photographed Tuscan countryside, and visit

Sicily’s most fashionable resort, Taormina,

car from Bari airport and head for the

Castelnuovo Berardenga for an overnight

followed by an overnight or two at Ortea

beautifully converted farmhouse Il

stay at Castello di Spaltenna before heading

Palace; perfect for discovering the many

Melograno in the Monopoli countryside for a

to Siena, one of Italy’s best preserved

archaeological delights of Syracuse and the

night before setting off for the Salentine

island of Ortigia. Then on to Ragusa Ibla for

capital Lecce and picturesque Otranto the

and Piazza del Campo. Next, enjoy the

some stunning baroque palaces and

next morning. Then on to Gallipoli for a

stunning skyline created by the medieval

churches and a couple of nights at Eremo

couple of nights at 17th century Relais Corte

towers of San Gimignano with some

Della Giubliana near Ragusa and then a visit

Palmieri in the old town. Do make sure you

overnights at Villasanpaolo if you’d like to

to Caltagirone, known for its pottery and

leave some time to relax on one of the

stay here awhile. Onwards to the Etruscan

ceramics. Next, a visit to Piazza Armerina to

beautiful beaches here, or drive along the

ruins of Volterre, followed by Florence; the

see the well-preserved mosaics of Villa

wonderful coastal road and discover some

most wonderful Renaissance city with its

Romana del Casale before heading to

of the wilder beaches such as Pescoluse,

plethora of museums, art galleries, palaces

Agrigento and the UNESCO site of the Valley

also known as the Maldives of Salento. Next

and churches, plus the choice of numerous

of the Temples. Head back towards Marina

you may want to explore the nearby

Classic hotels. And, after Florence, you might

di Ragusa and stay at stylish La Moresca

Manduria, the epicentre of the area’s

like to visit Lucca with its elegant 16th

Maison de Charme for the last night before

winegrowing activities and discover the city

century walls and striking facades; followed

making your way back to the airport for your

of Ostuni on the coast of Murgia whilst

by some relaxation in Viareggio on the

flight home.

staying at seafront Canne Bianche Lifestyle

Temple of Concord, Sicily medieval towns, with its impressive Duomo

Tuscan coast for a couple of nights before

& Hotel, before heading for the World

heading back to Pisa, leaving time of course

Heritage Site Alberobello with its trulli

to visit the famed leaning tower.

dwellings. Finally spend a couple of nights at the charming and peaceful rural retreat of Masseria Montenapoleone in Pezze di Greco exploring the surrounding seaside villages and the charming old borgos before your flight back from Bari.

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Discover Italy by train The majority of our customers are happy to fly from their own local airport in order to reach their destination as quickly as possible. With increasingly good rail links between the UK and Europe, however, we know that travel by train can be enjoyable, stress free and not always as time consuming as one would expect. The most privileged way to travel by railway to Italy is, of course,

on the world renowned Venice Simplon-Orient Express (see pages 22-23), but as Europe is crisscrossed by a frequent, often daily, impressive system of interconnecting high speed trains, there are quicker and less expensive railway options easily available and bookable by our expert Classic team on freephone 0800 294 9322.

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The perfect travel alternative

Eurostar

In addition to continuing to offer flights from all UK airports, we’re delighted to offer train

As Europe has an impressive network of

travel to Italy from the UK.We do appreciate

interconnecting train services, it’s feasible

that there’s more to travel than flying, and

to leave London St Pancras in the morning

we understand that some people prefer not

arriving in Milan in time for dinner! We can

to fly, and of course there are those of us

book overnights in one of our featured

who simply love to travel by train! European

Milan hotels and then from Milan, it’s just

trains are frequent, comfortable, punctual

two and a half hours to Venice, a couple

and reliable. When you travel by train, you

of hours to Florence and four hours to

can decide on the route and services you

Rome. These rail journeys by Eurostar to

want to use (high speed, overnight, local) as

Paris, TGV high speed train to Milan

well as the places you’d like to stop along

followed by local Frecciarossa and

the way. If you’ve lots of time to spare, you

Frecciabiance trains from Milan to Venice,

could even leave your bags in the luggage

Florence, Rome and Naples, boast easy

facilities in Paris and spend time exploring

check in, few queues, great scenery,

before joining your onward connection, and

surprisingly speedy and hassle-free travel,

you could include a delightful even more

environmental friendliness, and a relaxing

scenic journey taking in the St Gottard or the Brenner Pass.

The pleasure of train travel Travelling by rail can be surprisingly speedy and hassle-free and is many people’s favourite way to travel, with easy check-ins,

To Italy by train

de Lyon in Paris. Please note that as there

arrival!

are varying classes of seats and many

Venice, possibly the most romantic city in

different types of overnight sleeper

Europe, straddles more than 100 islands in

compartments, please contact us on 0800

the Venetian Lagoon. You might choose to

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travel to this architecturally significant city by Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for a

few queues, environmental friendliness and

Eurostar options

particularly special anniversary or

a relaxing arrival. Plus, you can take as

The quickest rail journey to Italy involves

celebration, or in less than 17 hours, you

much luggage as you please, move around

Eurostar to Paris on the first leg. From St

could take the Eurostar to Paris, board the

throughout your journey and enjoy snacks

Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford, the journey to

overnight sleeper train to arrive in Venice

and refreshments when you feel like a trip to

Paris takes between two and three hours

the next morning followed by a private

the buffet car and, of course, spend hours

and there are three seating options

water taxi transfer to your hotel.

watching the ever changing landscape

available: standard, standard premier with

Florence is a famously beautiful

from your seat.

comfier seating and a light meal, and

Renaissance city and in a journey time of

business premier which includes an at-seat

just over 16 hours, you can enjoy the

three course meal and drinks, or breakfast

Eurostar train to Paris, an overnight sleeper

on the morning services.

to Milan, followed by a two hour high

Overnight adventures The most perfect option though for lovers of train travel is to go by Eurostar from London

speed train journey to Florence and a

to Gare du Nord in Paris and then join an

private transfer to your hotel.

overnight sleeper train from Gare de Lyon to

Rome boasts an A-list of historic and

Milan, Verona and Venice, or alternatively try

cultural attractions, and in just 17 hours,

the Paris-Florence-Rome sleeper train service

you can Eurostar to Paris, overnight to

operated by Thello. These train journeys

Milan and then board the high speed

involve a short taxi ride, or a two stop Metro

Rome train followed by a private transfer

transfer between Gare du Nord and Gare

to your hotel from the station. The Amalfi Coast is one of the world’s most photographed and filmed coastlines and Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano and Ravello all provide great bases from which to explore this iconic coastline which includes the delightful islands of Ischia and Capri. The 17 hour train journey involves Eurostar to Paris followed by the overnight to Milan then a high speed train to Naples and a private transfer to your hotel.

Thello sleeper train

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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express The legendary Venice SimplonOrient-Express offers an overnight travel experience unlike any other. As you board you step back into a more gracious, elegant age where your personal cabin steward attends to your every comfort and will show you to your private cabin boasting gleaming wood marquetry, polished brass, soft towels and crisp linen. Your cabin provides a restful retreat offering panoramic

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views of ever changing landscapes as the train travel through the Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps. Dining on board is divine; start with an aperitif in Bar Car '3674', famous for its delicious cocktails, then on to one of the three restored dining cars where softly muted lighting enhances the relaxed mood, and fine linen, sparkling silverware and superb crystal set the scene for an experience to remember.

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London to Venice

Opera lovers

Normally, customers from the UK book the

As the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express stops in

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London

Verona shortly before its arrival in Venice you

to Venice and return to the UK by air, but we

can alight here to enjoy four days in this

can of course book this most luxurious of

historic city and the world-famous operas in

trains as a return journey, London-Venice-

the Arena di Verona. As a guide, a short

London. Or, you may prefer to start your

three-night break to Verona travelling

holiday with a flight to Venice and end your

overnight from London to Verona on the

holiday extravagantly by returning to the UK

train, staying in Due Torri Hotel (page 134) for

on the train. Whichever you prefer simply let

2 nights and returning by air to London costs

our reservations team organise your itinerary

from £3,185 per person in May, based on

for you. Please note that itinerary details are

two adults sharing a twin cabin on the train.

Itinerary London-Venice Depart London mid-morning on either a Thursday or Sunday aboard the Belmond British Pullman and arrive in Venice in the late afternoon the next day (either Friday or Monday). Trains are scheduled to depart from London Victoria station at 10am, and arrive at 6.25pm the following day at Santa Lucia station in Venice.

correct at time of brochure printing,

As you board the gleaming carriages of

however they may be subject to alteration.

the Belmond British Pullman train at London

For guests who begin their train journey in

Victoria station, simply sit back and enjoy a

London, you will board the art deco

silver service brunch and a Bellini cocktail

carriages of its sister train, Belmond British

as you make your way to the south coast.

Pullman, for a silver service brunch as the

On arrival at Folkestone your hostesses

train makes its way to Folkestone before

escort you onto the coach transfer shuttle

boarding a private coach for your channel

service through the Channel Tunnel to

crossing.

France.

When to travel The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express operates on the Continent every year between midMarch to mid-November; it is a delightful way to travel at any time during this season, and we’re happy to book either a return journey on the train for you, or the outbound or return journey combined with flights either from London to Venice, or Venice to London. We can tailor make your holiday to your own personal requirements, simply let us know the dates that you would like to travel and your choice of hotel/s. As a guide, a short fortnight break to Venice travelling overnight from London to Venice on the train, staying in Belmond Hotel Cipriani (page 222) for 3 nights and returning by air to London costs from £4,728 per person in May, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin on the train.

Once in France, at Calais Ville, the immaculate carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train awaits your arrival. After settling comfortably into your private cabin, you have time to relax and then dress for dinner. You can never be overdressed on the Venice Simplon-OrientExpress train. For dinner, men are asked to wear a suit and tie and women dress in smart attire, but many guests like to don black tie or evening dress for the occasion. You’ll no doubt wish to sample an aperitif or two before making your way to one of the three magnificent restaurant cars where you will be served a delicious fourcourse evening meal prepared by one of the many skilled French chefs. And when you are eventually ready to retire, you’ll be delighted to return to your cabin which will have been transformed into a cosy bedroom by your Cabin Steward. After a relaxing night, you’ll awake to the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps as a continental breakfast is served in your cabin. Spend the morning in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests over coffee before a leisurely three-course lunch which is served in another of the beautiful restaurant cars. While away the afternoon with a visit to the on board boutique to purchase souvenirs or simply relax in your cabin and admire the passing scenery as the train travels through the Italian Dolomites. Later, afternoon tea is served in your cabin and all too soon it is time to prepare to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Venice’s Santa Lucia station. Please note that itinerary details and timings are correct at time of brochure printing, however they may be subject to alteration.

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Celebrate your special day Whether it’s the beautiful landscape, the evocative ancient ruins, the fine wine and wonderful food; there is no denying that Italy boasts a romantic reputation that is second to none. We can help make all your dreams come true with an extravagant proposal, a wedding, or a renewal of your vows. Our dedicated weddings coordinator can help arrange your special day and will ensure that you, and

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your family and friends will return home with perfect memories of your special day. Our hotels are ideal for honeymooners and romantic treats, offering luxurious surroundings, romantic restaurants and attentive service as well as a superb choice of superior rooms and suites. Please see the Classic value sections on our hotel pages for details of various complimentary amenities available for honeymooners.

St Francis cloister, Sorrento

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Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

Tuscany

A wedding in Sorrento or on the Amalfi

The Tuscan countryside is as romantic and

Coast is guaranteed to be a truly special

breathtaking as it is exquisite and beautiful.

event as the breathtaking coastline offers

Picture perfect villages, fields stained red

unforgettable vistas of the sparkling

with vibrant poppies, olive groves, vineyards

Mediterranean. Civil weddings in Positano

and rolling countryside provide one of the

are held on a panoramic terrace from which

most romantic and exclusive backdrops for

stunning views of the coast can be enjoyed.

a wedding celebration. Civil weddings in

Ceremonies in Amalfi take place in the

Siena take place at the Palazzo Pubblico, an

simple yet elegant town hall. In Ravello vows

outstanding Gothic palazzo that has served

may be exchanged in the marbled

as Siena’s town hall since the early 14th

marriage room of the town hall. In Sorrento,

century. In San Gimignano we are able to

the beautiful medieval St Francis cloister

make arrangements for your vows to be

provides an extremely romantic and

exchanged in a majestic 13th century

intimate setting for your ceremony.

former Palace that stands in the picturesque Piazza del Popolo.

Capri The tiny island of Capri is a beautiful location

Sicily

for your wedding. Medieval lanes with

Taormina, one of Italy’s most fashionable

fragrant bougainvillea, craggy hillsides boast

resorts, clings to the terraces of a hillside

former convent. The atmosphere is elegant,

ruined empirical villas jostling with sugar

which rises steeply from the Ionian Sea and

informal and intimate. Ceremonies are also

cube houses, and the mountainous terrain

boasts spectacular views over two bays and

held in the beautifully formal interior of the

affords incredible vistas. Civil weddings are

Mount Etna. The town is a romantic

marriage hall located close to the Forum

celebrated in the town hall, a typically

compilation of ochre and pastel coloured

and Colosseum on the Capitoline Hill.

Mediterranean building with a delightful

churches, palaces, charming piazzas,

garden and interior courtyard with views

delightful fountains and panoramic vistas.

Florence

from the simple and elegant marriage hall

Civil weddings are held in the richly

Florence, on the banks of the River Arno in

over the piazzetta, Capri’s main square.

decorated Sal del Consiglio of Taormina’s

Tuscany, was immortalised as a city for lovers

Wedding Hall. Located in the Corso

Italian lakes

in E M Forster’s novel A Room with a View.

Umberto, Taormina’s main pedestrian

This beautiful Renaissance city is a magical

The Italian Lakes feature rugged peaks,

thoroughfare, this beautifully kept former

place in which to marry. Civil weddings in

gentle foothills and delightfully romantic

palace has a wonderfully photogenic

Florence are performed amidst the beautiful

lakeside villages. Playgrounds of the rich and

historical façade of pastel pink coloured

Renaissance décor of the Sala Rossa within

famous for centuries, and home to poets,

stone. A charming setting for your wedding

the majestic 13th century Palazzo Vecchio

artists and composers, the Italian Lakes are

in Sicily.

which nowadays serves as the city hall.

can be held in Malcesine, on the eastern

Rome

Venice

shores of Lake Garda in a magnificent 13th

The Eternal City of Rome has unarguably the

Venice has always attracted and inspired

century castle, Castello Scaligero, offering

richest history in the world, and to choose to

romantics, and for a truly romantic trip,

unrivalled views across the water. On the

marry in Rome is to share one of the most

travel overnight by Venice Simplon-Orient-

south west shores of Lake Garda exchange

enchanting and popular marriage locations

Express from London. Civil weddings are

vows in a beautiful 18th century villa situated

in Italy. Civil weddings may be held in the

performed in the very heart of the city at the

in the picturesque village of Gardone.

historical heart of the city close to the

Palazzo Cavalli, a 16th century palace

Roman ruins of the Baths of Caracalla in a

overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto

areas of outstanding beauty. Civil weddings

Bridge. There is a marriage hall for larger Lake Garda

weddings and a smaller room for more intimate affairs. Both are supremely elegant, beautifully furnished and offer stunning views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

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Your perfect family holiday Reminiscences of childhood treats are life affirming and there’s nothing quite like a family holiday to create the fondest of life-long memories. We know how important it is to get everything right, especially when travelling with young children, and you can rest assured that we’ve got the knowledge, the experience and the support in resort to promise you a fantastic time.

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As we are able to book flights from any airport we can tailor individual travel arrangements to suit every member of your family and we’re often asked to arrange extended family celebrations when grandparents want to treat the whole family to a memorable trip abroad. Simply let us know the various details you’d like to include and leave the rest to us.

Hotel Abi d'Oru, Sardinia

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Family friendly Many of our featured hotels offer interconnecting rooms, children’s pools, play areas and children’s clubs, and we particularly recommend the following hotels for families with young children.

Sorrento Hilton Sorrento Palace is situated a mere five minute walk from the centre of Sorrento and offers interconnecting rooms, children's pool and playground, plus a children's club from June to September for 3 to 12 year olds.

Sardinia Hotel Abi d’Oru in the north of Sardinia

Forte Village Sardinia

enjoys a wonderful beach setting and

For children

Children's clubs

Facilities for younger guests are highlighted

Some hotels run supervised children’s clubs

on the hotel pages and may include

ranging from crèches, mini and maxi clubs

separate pools, paddling pools or sections of

to activities for teenagers. Crèches and

the main pool specifically for children, mini

clubs are payable locally although some

clubs for youngsters of varying ages,

hotels offer them on a complimentary basis.

dedicated play areas, babysitting services,

Dates of clubs vary from year-round to high

early meal times and special child-friendly

season (summer, Christmas and Easter) only,

menus. Our featured hotels normally provide

and we can advise regarding prices, dates

high chairs, and cots (payable locally), and

of operation and if pre-booking is necessary.

many feature sports facilities designed to suit the whole family. Some hotels provide

Babysitting

kettles, fridges and sometimes even

Some hotels have a babysitting service

microwaves, and if any of these additional

which is bookable and payable locally.

facilities are important to you, simply contact

Babysitting services do vary and sitters may

our reservations team for details.

be a member of hotel staff not specifically qualified in child care. It is advisable to

Child prices

check locally about the services offered

Many hotels offer substantial reductions and

including whether the sitter remains in the

sometimes free stays to the first child

room, or makes use of a monitoring device.

(normally 2-11 years) when they share a

offers a children’s club for three to twelve year olds, a crèche (0-3 years), a pool and playground as well as an area with games for teenagers. Chia Laguna is close to one of the most unspoilt white sand dune beaches in the Mediterranean and boasts family cottage accommodation, a children’s pool, club and restaurant, plus a baby welcome kit. Set in front of the sandy beach La Licciola, Resort Valle dell’Erica Thalasso & Spa features a children’s pool, play area and restaurant area, as well as a baby club (charge) and mini club for four to nine year olds and a range of activities for ten to thirteen year olds. Sardinia is also home to the awardwinning Forte Village comprising a number of hotels with a wide range of accommodation options including family-style bungalows. An array of facilities for younger guests include the

Children enjoying reduced prices can only

Guaranteed interconnecting rooms

be accommodated where there is sufficient

Many of our hotels are able to offer

space and it may be that a child price can

Fisher Price nursery as well as U-Club for

interconnecting rooms and suites.

only be given in a superior or deluxe room or

teens. Additionally, Leisureland features

Interconnecting rooms may be requested for

suite because the standard room can only

a bowling alley, go-kart track and disco

your arrival at the hotel, although wherever

accommodate two guests. Where there is

and there are numerous dining venues

possible, we will guarantee these at the time

sufficient space in a room for four

to suit all ages and tastes.

of booking.

room with two full fare paying passengers.

Children’s Wonderland complete with three pools, Mario’s Village, Barbie and

occupants, a reduction may be available for a second child. Many child-friendly hotels

Single occupancy

offer reductions to older children and

Whether travelling alone or with friends and

children staying in separate rooms (i.e. not

family, some of our guests prefer not to share

sharing with an adult), and some hotels are

a bedroom or suite and wish to book a

willing to give discounts or even free stays to

single room or a twin room or suite for sole

children sharing a room with one adult

occupancy. Please call for prices.

(normally under these circumstances the adult will pay the equivalent of a sole use supplement).

Chia Laguna, Sardinia

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Time to relax

Relax, unwind and enjoy the luxury that one of our fantastic health and beauty clubs or spa centres can offer. You might like to indulge in a range of treatments, simply enjoy a massage or just take a soothing dip in a thalassotherapy pool, or why not experiment a little and discover rasul: a full body exfoliation treatment. The high quality hotels in this brochure offer a superb range of spa and beauty treatments and although

some hotels have been highlighted here, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Many of our featured hotels offer excellent health packages which can be booked either in resort or prebooked, and some offer complimentary spa circuits although these may be dependent upon a minimum holiday duration. For further details or to book a spa package, simply contact our reservations team.

Hotel Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa, Northern Sardinia

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Villa & Palazzo Aminta, Lake Maggiore

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Sorrento

Tuscany

Italian lakes

Boutique Spa La Serra at Grand Hotel

Originally exploited by the Romans and

In Bardolino, Lake Garda, contemporary

Excelsior Vittoria is located amongst the olive

Etruscans, Tuscany’s richness in thermal and

Aqualux Hotel Spa Suite & Terme features a

and orange trees of the hotel’s gardens. It

mineral waters, combined with the mildness

fabulous spa and wellness area with a vast

offers a wide range of sophisticated

of the climate and the beauty of the

array of massage and beauty therapies,

treatments. Skilled therapists perform

scenery, have ensured that it continues to

saunas, Jacuzzi, caldarium and, for the

aromatic massages with essential orange oil,

be a favourite destination for spa lovers.

ultimate in pampering, an exclusive private

stimulating exfoliations using eucalyptus and

Many of our featured Tuscan hotels boast

spa area and a ladies only section.

luxurious crystal facials with rosehip, honey

superb spa facilities including COMO

and jasmine. Treatment suites have Jacuzzi

Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa where a

baths and a private garden and a double

range of signature treatments featuring

suite allows couples to share in the

seasonal produce from the estate will be

pampering experience.

sure to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate. In Viareggio, on the coast of Tuscany, the well-

Ischia

being centre at Grand Hotel Principe di

Copious clay deposits and natural hot spring

Piemonte will be sure to regenerate both

waters enriched with volcanic minerals are

mind and body with its wide choice of

features of Ischia’s effective thermal spa

massages and holistic treatments.

treatments. Nestling in a pinewood in the fashionable Lido area of Ischia Porto, Il

Sardinia

Moresco Hotel & Thermal Spa features

At Hotel Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa in

traditional mud baths, modern massage,

Cala Capra Bay, Northern Sardinia,

shiatsu, and beauty treatments including a

L’Incantu Thalasso & Spa features 10

red wine therapy. Grand Hotel Excelsior

treatment rooms, an outdoor heated hydro-

Terme in Ischia Porto features a menu of

massage seawater pool, plus a wide choice

therapeutic treatments including mud baths,

of relaxation and beauty treatments. Forte

inhalations, massage and beauty treatments

Village Resort offers an oasis of tranquillity

and physiotherapy is available in the thermal

and relaxation at Aquaforte Spa with a

spa, where the wellness area also includes

thalassotherapy circuit featuring six pools of

sauna, Kneipp pool, Turkish bath and indoor

seawater with different salt concentrations,

thermal pool.

massages using ancient traditional Indian techniques and a range of holistic

Puglia

treatments and aromatherapy, a herbalist

Ayurvedic, Thai, shiatsu and indian head are

and health bar.

just some of the massage treatments featured at the Spa Talassoterapia at Masseria San Domenico in Puglia. Numerous

In Stresa on Lake Maggiore, there’s a spa inspired by designs of the Orient at Villa & Palazzo Aminta: shiatsu and four-handed massages with hot essential oils and special algae, mud and fruit extract treatments are specialities. The T Spa at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como is a state-of-the-art spa featuring an array of body treatments and a relaxation area boasting wonderful views over the lake.

Venice The Casanova beauty and wellness centre at the luxurious Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice offers indulgence and rejuvenation packages including skincare treatments and soothing massages. Using some of the world’s most exclusive skincare treatments by Sothys and Aromatherapy Associates signature treatments include a 24k gold leaf face mask, a gentle body scrub with rose and orange blossom oil mixed with gold powder and exfoliating body massage using coffee and incense. Please note Spa areas are tranquil areas often reserved for adults and we are happy to discuss particular details of packages, charges and your own personal requirements.

thalassotherapy cures and treatments are available using sea water drawn from a deep underground well lying some 400m below sea level.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

Spa pool at Forte Village, Sardinia

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Sorrento Marina

Sorrento One of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, the Amalfi Coast runs south from Sorrento and winds along the Bay of Salerno. Stunning views, a wonderful climate, sophisticated hotels, excellent cuisine and delicious local wines combine to make this one of Italy’s favourite holiday destinations.

A view of Capri from Mount Solaro

Set on a spectacular headland, Sorrento, the grande dame of Neopolitan resorts boasts wonderful views across the Bay of Naples to the islands of Capri and Ischia. Most popular pastimes include walking down shady paths by the cliff edge, stopping for refreshments at a terrace bar or café perched above the bay, or discovering the old town with a wealth of restaurants and bars and elegant boutiques. Life centres around Piazza Tasso and at dusk you can watch the town come alive from one of the many pavement cafés. Some of the hotels boast their own private bathing jetties and there is a small stretch of public beach near the harbour, Marina Piccola, reached by a lift or steps.

Vesuvius

Naples

Ischia

Bay o f N a ples

Pompeii Ravello Amalfi

SORRENTO Positano Capri

Bay o f S alern o

The sights

Cuisine

Drive from Sorrento through some of the world’s most spectacular coastal scenery including the cliff-side village of Positano, the small fishing town of Amalfi, and Ravello, famed for its gardens and links with Wagner; with the hills and villages above Sorrento also wonderful to visit in addition to those dotted along the coast. Alternatively, enjoy sunbathing, swimming and spectacular coastal scenery on a mini day-cruise to authentic Ischia with its therapeutic thermal springs or glitzy Capri boasting its own Blue Grotto. A visit to Rome can be squeezed into a day or head to exuberant Naples with its wealth of historic monuments and lively piazzas and markets. For an insight into the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum book a private guided tour, or enjoy travelling by eco truck up the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on the European mainland, before heading across to vineyards set on the slopes of the volcano for lunch and wine tasting.

Southern Italy’s gastronomy is inspired home cooking based on authenticity including fresh basil, plum tomatoes, fennel, artichoke, aubergine, garlic and fragrant lemons with leaves attached. Traditionally, pasta is served first, followed by meat or fish, and there’s nothing better than dining al fresco under a vine arbour or on a quay where fishing boats rock on the tide, or beside a wood-fired oven bringing forth a sizzling Pizza Margherita to be washed down with a local red. Elegant restaurants abound where Neapolitan and international dishes are served with a sophisticated flourish.

When to visit The climate of southern Italy is hot in summer although refreshing coastal breezes moderate temperatures; spring and autumn months are cooler and ideal for sightseeing. This region’s popularity means that areas can be lively especially in Sorrento, although most of our hotels are situated well away from the hustle and bustle.

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Sightseeing Pompeii

Rome A bustling city with fabulous shops and boutiques alongside beautifully preserved buildings and monuments; The Vatican, St Peter’s Square and the Colosseum, can just about be squeezed in to a one-day visit, or why not combine a stay in Sorrento with a few days in Rome.

Naples Spend a day in lively and chaotic Naples with its enthralling collection of lovingly restored and beautifully decaying monuments, world-class galleries and museums; it features more historical and monumental churches than any other city in the world.

Amalfi Coast

Bay of Naples and view of Mount Vesuvius

Drive from Sorrento through the most spectacular coastal scenery including the picturesque cliff-side village of Positano with its vintage charm, the small fishing town of Amalfi and delightful Praiano with refined Ravello celebrated for its ravishing gardens and stunning views.

Pompeii & Herculaneum

Sorrento marina

Piazza San Antonio

Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii lay buried until almost two thousand years later excavations unearthed bodies, houses, temples, and works of art preserved in the ash. It is also worth visiting the houses and baths in Herculaneum which was devastated during the same eruption. Both Pompeii and Herculaneum can easily be reached by train from Sorrento, or can be visited as part of a guided tour.

Mount Vesuvius Dominating the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius is the one active volcano on mainland Europe. A drive to the original crater at 3,000ft and a walk to the top gives impressive views of the inside of the crater as well as a fantastic view of the whole Bay of Naples. Herculaneum

Pompeii

CLASSIC CONCIERGE For further details of excursions and sightseeing possibilities, and to book prior to travel, please call our dedicated team on 0800 294 9322.

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Cruises Enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery during a mini cruise along the Amalfi coastline, or head to Ischia with its therapeutic thermal springs, or Capri boasting its own Blue Grotto.

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SORRENTO

HOTEL BELLEVUE SYRENE H H H H H

HOTEL LOYALTY

Sorrento Beautiful décor, romantic vistas The beautifully decorated Hotel Bellevue

cuisine and, in summer, dinner can be

Syrene enjoys a five star rating and is located

enjoyed al fresco on the La Pergola terrace;

in the centre of Sorrento with its many

perfect for admiring fantastic views across

museums, shops, cafés and bars. Originally

the Bay of Naples. A lift connects the hotel

built in 1750, it was converted into a hotel in

with a private bathing jetty where loungers,

the 1820’s. The wonderful décor with some

parasols and towels are available for guests.

frescoes and numerous antiques is

Our guest experience rating: 93%

immaculately maintained and the renovated and stylishly furnished rooms, many with gorgeous sea views, offer all the modern

PERFECT FOR SORRENTINE HOSPITALITY

amenities expected from a high quality

A wonderful gesture; complimentary free-flowing local Sorrentine wines and bubbling Prosecco, along with traditional snacks, served throughout the day

hotel. The restaurant, with its renowned wine cellar in a Roman grotto, serves typical Italian

Suite

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Private bathing jetty l Small wellness centre offering beauty treatments, massage, Turkish bath l Small pool located on the terrace l Breakfast served on the main terrace in summer, La Pergola restaurant offering al fresco lunch and evening dining, Winter Garden bar, wine cellar l Club lounge service with complimentary drinks and snacks from 10am to 8pm l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 50 bedrooms and suites

Offer one complimentary three-course evening meal per adult (excl. drinks, min 7 nights) Honeymooners complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Complimentary use of fitness room and private sunbathing platform by the sea with sunbeds and umbrellas (May-Sep) Complimentary club lounge service with drinks and snacks (10am-8pm) Dining flexible plan available see page 5 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

19 Mar-28 Dec 7 nights from £1698-£2615 Extra nights from £190 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic sea view room with shower room and small balcony (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Superior courtyard view (max 3) from £13-£20 Comfort sea view (max 2) from £13-£20 Superior front sea view (max 2) from £67-£96 Deluxe sea view (max 3) from £99-£264 Junior suite sea view (max 3) from £141-£229 Suite camelia sea view (max 3) from £319-£386 Half board from £93 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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SORRENTO

GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR VITTORIA H H H H H luxe

RECOMMENDED SPA

Sorrento Elegant and sophisticated Set in the heart of Sorrento amidst five acres

furniture and the restaurant has a

of private gardens, Grand Hotel Excelsior

magnificent frescoed ceiling. Each bedroom

Vittoria commands a stunning clifftop

is individual with antique furniture and some

position, with breathtaking views across to

have original bathrooms. The hotel boasts an

Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. Whilst the

enviable spa, La Serra, there is a large

driveway leads from the busy square, the

swimming pool in the grounds and from the

hotel is able to maintain its peaceful

main terrace a lift descends to the pier

atmosphere as it is set back in parkland. The

where hydrofoils leave for day trips to Naples

hotel and terraces are famous for their

and Capri. The seafront is 300m away,

breathtaking views and have played host to

accessed by the hotel lift and a walk along

PERFECT FOR POMPEII IN STYLE

many celebrities including Richard Wagner,

the promenade.

Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe and Sophia

Our guest experience rating: 95%

For the ultimate trip to see the ruins of Pompeii, arrive by private boat direct from the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria's own jetty

Loren. The public rooms feature antique

Deluxe room with terrace and sea view

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and safe l Outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool l Boutique Spa La Serra with a range of massage and beauty treatments, Jacuzzi l Gym, personal trainer available, basketball, five-a-side football l Reading room l Vittoria breakfast room with magnificent frescoed ceiling, Bosquet dining terrace (AprOct weather permitting), bar with sea view, pool bar and restaurant l Evening entertainment l Children’s playground l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 84 bedrooms and suites & 1 apartment

Dining half board bookable for entire stay, children’s meals paid locally Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

1 Apr-31 Dec 7 nights from £1793-£2679 Extra nights from £205 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic garden view room, bath with shower, some with balcony (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Superior partial sea view (max 2) from £56-£86 Deluxe sea view (max 3) from £118-£179 Junior suite garden view (max 3) from £192-£291 Junior suite superior side sea view (max 3) from £211-£355 Junior suite deluxe sea view (max 3) from £368-£547 Half board from £122, full board from £224 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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SORRENTO

GRAND HOTEL ROYAL

Located in a dramatic cliff-top setting in the

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND

heart of Sorrento with breathtaking views of

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elegant Grand Hotel Royal boasts a long

Sorrento

standing reputation for good food and

Twin or double front sea view Airy and spacious prestige rooms feature double or twin beds, bespoke and elegant furniture and Italian marble bathrooms, plus private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, the

friendly service and has recently been completely refurbished. The swimming pool is surrounded by lush gardens and there are fantastic panoramic views from the sun terrace. All the bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and feature modern facilities with furnishings in traditional Sorrentine wood and local tiled flooring. The piano bar provides an ideal venue for pre-dinner

Superior junior suite Elegantly furnished open plan junior suite with twin or double bed, comfortable sitting area and furnished private balcony overlooking Piazza Angeline Lauro and the surrounding green hills. Luxury suite partial sea view Spacious suites with twin or double beds and separate lounge area, plus private balcony and views over the central Piazza Angelina Lauro as well as partial views of the sea. Some suites additionally feature an outside Jacuzzi.

cocktails before sampling the authentic regional or international dishes prepared by the talented chefs. The hotel’s private beach is reached by lift and has deck chairs, loungers, umbrellas and beach towels available for guests. There is a fitness room and a new wellness centre where massage and treatments are available (charge). Our guest experience rating: 90%

“DRAMATIC SETTING WITH BREATHTAKING SEA VIEWS” Superior junior suite

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FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, internet access, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi l Seasonal private bathing jetty (mid May-mid Oct) and snack bar l La Villetta Wellness Centre with massage and treatments, fitness room l Table tennis l TV room, cards room, reading room, complimentary internet and WiFi throughout l Restaurant Le Relais, a la carte restaurant, Caprice lounge bar, La Terrasse restaurant and snack bar for lunchtime grills, salads and pizzas, weekly gala dinner l Occasional live music and dancing in summer l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 114 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Offer 10% discount at Parruchiano Restaurant in Sorrento town centre Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 5 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

Double room with front sea view

"The hotel’s private pier is the perfect place to

forget your daily routine and enjoy the delights of the Sorrentine sea" Andrew from Classic

1 Apr-31 Oct 7 nights from £1403-£2327 Extra nights from £142 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a twin/double room, bath with shower and balcony (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers.

UPGRADES per person per night Twin or double front sea view (max 2) from £105 Superior junior suite city view (max 3) from £167-£196 Luxury suite partial sea view (max 3) from £241-£318 Royal suite sea view (max 3) from £375-£453 Single from £91 Half board from £74 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

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SORRENTO

GRAND HOTEL AMBASCIATORI

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Sorrento One of Sorrento's best loved hotels Grand Hotel Ambasciatori is close to

treatments available and complimentary use

Sorrento’s lively main square and is a

of the fitness room. The glamorous restaurant

prestigious and very professionally run hotel

provides a good choice for dinner where

which entices guests back year after year to

gala meals and Sorrentine evenings with live

enjoy its informal and friendly atmosphere.

music are held weekly. The restaurant, the

Guest rooms are classically furnished with

gardens and terraces offer unique views of

ceramic tiled floors giving a welcome cool

the Bay of Naples. An internal elevator from

feeling during the hot summers. The spacious

the hotel leads down to the sea to a private

reception rooms with smart settees and

bathing jetty (open May to mid October)

scattered armchairs lead to the garden

where deck chairs, parasols and changing

PERFECT FOR LOUNGING

where the swimming pool is surrounded by a

cabins are available for guests.

large sun terrace. There is a wellness centre

Our guest experience rating: 90%

Be it on the garden terraces, by the pool, in a comfy garden chair book in hand, on the private sun deck or lunching under the pergola looking across the bay

with a range of massage and beauty

Junior suite with sea view

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, internet access, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Outdoor swimming pool with hydro-massage l Seasonal private bathing jetty (loungers, parasols) and snack bar l Wellness centre with range of massage and beauty treatments, fitness room l Restaurant Le Muse overlooking the Bay of Naples featuring local and international cuisine, a la carte restaurant, Afrodite piano bar l Pool bar serving snacks and barbecue grill at lunchtime l Jacuzzi, table tennis l TV room, cards room, reading room, complimentary internet and WiFi l Occasional live music and dancing in summer and weekly gala dinner l Piano bar once a week l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 99 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Offer 10% discount at Parruchiano Restaurant in Sorrento town centre Complimentary room upgrade to twin or double partial sea view 1-9 Apr & 16-31 Oct Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 5 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

1 Apr-31 Oct 7 nights from £1641-£2540 Extra nights from £176 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a twin or double garden view room, bath with shower, balcony or terrace (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

UPGRADES per person per night Twin or double partial sea view (max 3) from £30 Deluxe junior suite sea view (max 3) from £131-£160 Oasis suite sea view (max 3) from £234-£326 Twin or double garden view sole use from £143 Half board from £74 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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GRAND HOTEL LA FAVORITA H H H H H luxury Sorrento A warm Italian welcome and fabulous views Grand Hotel La Favorita with its charming

charm with modern amenities. Boasting

ambiance offers the warmest of Italian

magnificent views, there’s a fabulous rooftop

welcomes in a perfect location right in the

outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers

centre of Sorrento’s old town, just a few

and, below, the seafront and public beach is

minutes’ walk from the restaurants, cafes and

easily accessed by a lift. There’s a hotel bar

bars of Sorrento’s main square, Piazza Tasso.

in the beautifully tranquil, typically Italian

The hotel boasts high standards of

garden, and a poolside snack bar for lunch

accommodation and friendly, attentive

and refreshments. For evening dining there's

service. There are breathtaking panoramas

the hotel's a la carte restaurant, or located

of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius

250m away, the hotel owned Restaurant

and the elegant reception areas and

O'Parrucchiano, offering delightfully typical

comfortable guest bedrooms are furnished in

Neopolitan cuisine.

a neoclassical style, combining old world

Our guest experience rating: 95%

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Rooftop outdoor swimming pool l Gym l Garden bar, Bellavista a la carte restaurant on the rooftop terrace serving light meals, Favorita a la carte restaurant serving lunch and dinner l Music evenings MonSat l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 85 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Offer 10% discount at Parruchiano Restaurant in Sorrento town centre Honeymooners & anniversaries complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Dining half board bookable for entire stay, children’s meals paid locally Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

"Drinks on the rooftop terrace, for wonderful views of the whole of Sorrento from this beautiful, centrally located hotel" Andrew from Classic

Deluxe double room

27 Mar-31 Dec 7 nights from £1254-£1899 Extra nights from £126 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic room, bath with shower and balcony (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

UPGRADES per person per night Superior garden view (max 3) from £37 Deluxe garden or side sea view (max 3) from £59 Classic sole use from £86 Half board from £52 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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GRAND HOTEL DE LA VILLE

HHHH

Sorrento Splendid views and enviable cuisine A short stroll from the historic old town of

highlight of this hotel and provides a perfect

Sorrento and with splendid views over the

setting for sipping cocktails whilst enjoying

Bay of Naples, the traditional Grand Hotel de

the magnificent evening views towards

la Ville, envied for its delicious cuisine, is

Mount Vesuvius and across the Bay.

situated in a quiet residential area. It provides

An additional swimming pool is set in the

a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere with

delightful gardens.

attractively furnished bedrooms and offers a

Our guest experience rating: 92%

fine dining experience including many local Campania specialities in the elegant restaurant; lighter lunchtime meals can be

PERFECT FOR RELAXATION

enjoyed in the delightful gardens surrounded

A delightful courtyard with citrus trees and a wishing well provides a relaxing setting in which to enjoy an aperitivo

by lemon and orange trees. The rooftop terrace with its swimming pool is a particular

Double room with balcony and front sea view

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, internet access, minibar and safe l Two outdoor swimming pools with hydromassage l Table tennis l Altea restaurant offering specialities of Campania, Italian and international cuisine, a la carte restaurant, La Magnolia bar, Ibiscus bar and sun terrace, snack bar, weekly gala dinner l Occasional live music and dancing in summer l Complimentary internet and WiFi l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 120 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Offer 10% discount at Parruchiano Restaurant in Sorrento town centre Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining half board included Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

1 Apr-31 Oct 7 nights from £1009-£1629 Extra nights from £89 per person per night Prices per person based on half board in a twin or double room, bath with shower and balcony or terrace (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

UPGRADES per person per night Twin or double distant side sea view (max 3) from £27 Twin or double distant front sea view (max 3) from £39 Single from £44 Bed & breakfast reduction from -£12 Full board from £46 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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GRAND HOTEL CAPODIMONTE H H H H Sorrento Sensationally popular hotel, great personal service assured Grand Hotel Capodimonte enjoys a

high season (May through October), the

wonderful location just a short stroll downhill

hotel offers some evening entertainment and

to the old town of Sorrento with its superb

once per week a gala dinner. All guest

selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The

bedrooms are furnished to very comfortable

hotel is situated amongst beautiful gardens

standards and sea view or partial sea view

and offers a wonderful terraced area with

rooms are particularly recommended. The

fine panoramic views and five linked

nearest beach is 500m away and accessed

swimming pools. At lunchtime the hotel

via a lift. Grand Hotel Capodimonte is one of

serves poolside snacks and often offers

Sorrento’s most famed hotels, and we are

barbecue meals. In the evening and at

sure that once visited you will wish to join the

PERFECT FOR UNFORGETTABLE VIEWS

breakfast time guests will enjoy the good

many who return year after year.

standard of food available and those on half

Our guest experience rating: 86%

There are few hotels that enjoy such wonderfully unforgettable views and yet are so conveniently located close to all that town has to offer

board can swap dinner for lunch, plus during

Double room with balcony and sea view

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, internet access, minibar and safe l Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi l Jacuzzi and table tennis l TV room, reading room, internet and complimentary WiFi l Restaurant Le Ginestre (open low season), Restaurant Le Quercie (open high season) offering Italian and international cuisine, Bellevue a la carte restaurant, Bougainvilla snack bar, weekly gala dinner, pool bar l Occasional live music and dancing in summer l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 186 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Offer 10% discount at Parruchiano Restaurant in Sorrento town centre Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining half board included Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

1 Apr-31 Oct 7 nights from £1098-£1778 Extra nights from £104 per person per night Prices per person based on half board in a twin or double room, bath with shower and balcony or terrace (max 3 ), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

UPGRADES per person per night Twin or double partial sea view (max 3) from £37 Twin or double sea view (max 3) from £50 Single from £51 Bed & breakfast reduction from -£12 Full board from £47 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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HOTEL REGINA H H H H Sorrento Al fresco breakfasts with stunning sea views Enjoying splendid panoramic views and

light snack provided by the bar service. Each

quietly located in a residential area of the

morning an ample buffet breakfast can be

old town of Sorrento, modern four star Hotel

enjoyed al fresco on the terrace overlooking

Regina is merely a short stroll from the town

the sea and, although evening dining is not

centre with its many lively bars, cafés,

available at the hotel, there are many great

restaurants and shops. Elegant, bright guest

restaurants nearby. Central Piazza Tasso is

rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished

500m away and Sorrento’s beaches,

in a contemporary Italian style; deluxe rooms

accessible by lifts in the municipal gardens, a

are particularly recommended for their lovely

mere 200m.

views across the Gulf of Naples. Nestling in

Our guest experience rating: 83%

PERFECT FOR THE SORRENTINI LIFESTYLE

Tucked away on a characterful, quiet street but with fabulous views, especially at breakfast, you’ll feel part of Sorrento

lush gardens, the outdoor pool is surrounded by a sun terrace with loungers and umbrellas providing a perfect spot for relaxation or a

Double sea view room with balcony

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Outdoor swimming pool l Buffet breakfast room with terrace, lounge bar, light snacks available, 360° rooftop lounge bar l Reading room, garden l WiFi and internet business corner l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 36 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Honeymooners complimentary bottle of wine in room on arrival Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

21 Mar-31 Dec 7 nights from £926-£1176 Extra nights from £80 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in an economy double room with shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Standard (max 2) from £7-£13 Twin or double garden view (max 2) from £23-£30 Twin or double pool view (max 3) from £33-£39 Twin or double sea view (max 2) from £43-£49 Corner sea view (max 2) from £62-£69 Family garden view (max 4) from £75-£128 Single from £81 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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HOTEL PLAZA H H H H superior Sorrento Delightful and contemporary, ideal location Located just a few steps from Sorrento’s

restaurant whilst the sleek Plaza Café

Piazza Tasso, the contemporarily stylish Hotel

provides an attractive setting for snacks and

Plaza is centrally located with easy access to

lunches. Leonelli's beach club can be used

the seafront, port, railway station and

by guests at a discounted rate, although the

museums, and close to the charming craft

hotel’s own rooftop pool with large sun

shops and boutiques of the ancient Via San

terrace and panoramic views is ideal for

Cesareo. Built more than 40 years ago, the

soaking up the sun. Cocktails in the Skybar

hotel has been completely refurbished using

with stunning vistas of Sorrento’s famed

environmentally friendly materials and the

Valley of the Mills, Mount Vesuvius and the

stylishly modern guest rooms, some with

beautiful Bay of Naples, is the perfect way to

PERFECT FOR A POOL WITH A VIEW

private balconies (on request), offer high

end each day.

standards of accommodation. American-

Our guest experience rating: 88%

There is something very special about relaxing in an infinity pool - albeit small - looking out across the terracotta rooftops towards the sea

style buffet breakfasts are served in the

Comfort room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Outdoor rooftop swimming pool with large sun terrace l Restaurant Plaza offering buffet breakfasts, Plaza Café serving light lunches, Skybar with wonderful views and delicious cocktails l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 65 bedrooms

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Honeymooners & anniversaries complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 5 (excl. 24, 25 & 31 Dec) Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 (sharing room)

19 Mar-31 Dec 7 nights from £799-£1282 Extra nights from £62 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic room with bath or shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

UPGRADES per person per night Comfort (max 3) from £10-£15 Classic sole use from £46-£83 Half board from £31 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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HOTEL ANTICHE MURA H H H H superior Sorrento In the heart of Sorrento on the famous Piazza Tasso Located right in the heart of Sorrento, Hotel

junior suites. A hot buffet breakfast is served

Antiche Mura enjoys an enviable position in

each morning and there is a lush, citrus

the main square, Piazza Tasso, which is an

grove garden with sun terrace and outdoor

ideal choice for those who wish to explore

swimming pool and lovely views dominated

the town and its beautiful surroundings:

by the Valley of the Mills.

Capri, Pompeii, Ercolano, and all of the

Our guest experience rating: 95%

Amalfi Coast. Combining style and comfort in an elegant art nouveau style, this former Belle Epoque villa was completely renovated and refurbished in 2005 adding modern

PERFECT FOR STARTING THE DAY

comforts and amenities to the traditional,

Breakfast like a king, with prosecco, freshly prepared pastries, lemon cake to make Mary Berry proud, lovely frothy coffee and gorgeous hot chocolate

stylish décor. The hotel has 57 rooms including three suites with Jacuzzi and three

Comfort room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, internet access, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor swimming pool l Lounge, American bar, citrus grove snack bar and breakfast room serving American and English hot buffet breakfast l Complimentary WiFi l Parking garage (charge) l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 52 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Complimentary room upgrade to next category 13 Oct-31 Dec (subject to availability) Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability) Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

18 Mar-31 Dec 7 nights from £739-£1761 Extra nights from £54 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic room, bath with shower (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

UPGRADES per person per night Comfort (max 3) from £13-£37 Junior suite (max 4) from £68-£111 Suite (max 5) from £93-£135 Classic sole use from £44-£172 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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HILTON SORRENTO PALACE H H H H

HOTEL LOYALTY IDEAL FOR FAMILIES

Sorrento Family friendly close to the centre of Sorrento The beautifully renovated Hilton Sorrento

local cuisine. All rooms are decorated to a

Palace is situated on a hillside with

high standard; guests in executive rooms,

breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples,

junior suites and suites on the executive floor

a mere ten minute walk from the centre of

enjoy exclusive access to the rooftop pool

Sorrento with its many piazzas, delightful

and Settimo Lounge where a rich and varied

cafés and restaurants and a ten minute walk

buffet is always available.

from the beach. Set amidst olive and citrus

Our guest experience rating: 92%

trees, the hotel offers a high level of comfort and a good choice of facilities including terraced swimming pools. Guests may

"With such a sense of space, it’s the perfect hotel for the whole family to enjoy a short break to Sorrento and all that it has to offer"

unwind and relax sipping cocktails in the lounge bar before enjoying dinner in the restaurant with its seafood specialities and

Matt from Classic

Executive sea view room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, internet access, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor swimming pool (Apr-Oct) and children’s pool l Indoor swimming pool (Nov-Mar) l Fitness room l Tennis court, table tennis, mini soccer court l Sorrento restaurant, L'Agrumento a la carte restaurant (May-Sep), Japanese a la carte restaurant (May-Sep), bar, Sorrento lobby bar and La Pagoda snack bar serving homemade ice cream, pizzas, salads and cocktails l Children's club 4-12 years (15 Jun-15 Sep), playground l Evening entertainment l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 335 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining a la carte dining available Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

15 Mar-29 Dec 7 nights from £1102-£1580 Extra nights from £108 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a standard, rear of hotel view room, bath with shower, balcony or terrace (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Standard garden view (max 3) from £21 Standard sea view (max 3) from £36 Deluxe sea view (max 2) from £96-£102 Superior rear of hotel view (max 3) from £36 Superior sea view (max 3) from £67-£76 Executive sea view (max 2) from £129-£138 Standard rear of hotel view sole use from £85-£129 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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GRAND HOTEL RIVIERA H H H H luxury Sorrento Magnificent Mediterranean views In a dramatic cliff-top setting, Grand Hotel

sofas is great for relaxing. The hotel offers

Riviera enjoys the most magnificent views

exquisite dining experiences and an

over the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius

excellent wine list in its elegant restaurant

from its panoramic split-level terraces. Set in

although lighter lunches can be savoured at

a residential area neighbouring lemon and

the snack bar. An outdoor swimming pool

orange groves, the centre of Sorrento is a ten

boasts amazing views and, just below the

minute walk although there’s a small piazza

hotel and reached by a lift, the hotel’s

with restaurants and shops even closer.

private bathing platform features deck

Spacious and well appointed brightly

chairs, sunloungers, snorkelling equipment,

decorated guest rooms feature Vietri floor

changing rooms and showers, and, most

PERFECT FOR THE THREE MUSKETEERS

tiles and balcony. A chic American bar is

importantly, a bar.

perfect for an aperitif and the stylish lounge,

Our guest experience rating: 94%

Terrace views and fantastic sunsets are surpassed only by the fantastic staff including three variously-sized Luigis: piccolo, medio and grande

with its paintings and objets d’art and plush

Junior suite

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning (Jun-Sep), satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Outdoor swimming pool l Snorkelling l Breakfast room with terrace, a la carte restaurant, American bar with piano music twice a week (high season), snack bar, beach bar l Lounge l Private bathing platform accessed by lift l Parking (charge) l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 103 bedrooms and suites

Offer stays 4-30 Apr & 9-31 Oct save up to £14 per adult per night (min 7 nights) Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining half board included Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

4 Apr-31 Oct 7 nights from £1062-£1483 Extra nights from £94 per person per night Prices per person based on half board in a twin or double room, bath with shower and balcony or terrace (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Superior side sea view (max 3) from £36-£41 Twin or double sole use from £95-£139 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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HOTEL CORALLO H H H H Sant' Agnello, Sorrento Cliff-top setting and fabulous views Perched on a cliff-top in quiet Sant’ Agnello

recommended. Breakfast is served buffet

and 2km from Sorrento’s Piazza Tasso, historic

style each morning and in the evenings

Hotel Corallo dates back to the early 1900’s

guests can enjoy a quiet drink in the

and was once a favoured haunt amongst

American bar before a romantic candle lit

artists and intellectuals. The hotel’s location

dinner on the restaurant’s panoramic

ensures stunning views of the Bay of Naples,

terrace. The small outdoor infinity pool with

Vesuvius and the Sorrentine peninsula from its

Jacuzzi is ideal for relaxing days and there is

many, and spacious, panoramic terraces.

a shingle beach below the hotel for guests'

Extensively renovated in 2015 the bright and

use (charge), easily accessible by lift, or via a

elegant guest accommodation features

charming pathway.

lovely seaside touches, handcrafted local

Our guest experience rating: 80%

furnishings and stylish bathrooms; rooms with sea view and balcony are highly

"From reception desk to housekeeping, via the bar, restaurant and pool, the staff at Corallo understand that job satisfaction is customer satisfaction"

Andrew from Classic

Superior room with front sea view

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Small outdoor infinity pool, Jacuzzi l Restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, lounge, American bar l WiFi in common areas l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 53 bedrooms and suites

Offer stays 1 Apr-10 May & 11-31 Oct save up to £12 per adult per night (min 7 nights) Honeymooners complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival Complimentary shuttle service to Sorrento (1 Apr-31 Oct) Dining half board bookable for entire stay, children’s meals paid locally Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 12 (sharing room)

1 Apr-31 Oct 7 nights from £1112-£1608 Extra nights from £89 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic partial sea view room with shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

UPGRADES per person per night Deluxe sea view (max 2) from £19 Executive sea view (max 2) from £59-£63 Suite sea view (max 4) from £96-£142 Classic partial sea view sole use from £65-£98 Half board from £37 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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VILLA GARDEN HOTEL H H H H boutique

HOTEL LOYALTY BOUTIQUE STYLE

Sant' Agnello, Sorrento Stunning views and exceptional service This charming family-run establishment is

delightfully furnished in a classical style.

located in Sant’ Agnello, a quiet residential

Delicious buffets are served in the dining

area just 2km from Sorrento’s Piazza Tasso.

room and Restaurant Paravisiello serves

Perched on a rocky spur, Villa Garden Hotel

traditional dishes and offers spectacular

sits atop the Belvedere of Cape San

views of the bay of Naples and Mount

Francesco with its stunning views over the

Vesuvio. There’s a swimming pool in the

Bay of Naples. The hotel has 19 guest rooms

Mediterranean-style garden, and massages

and prides itself on its exceptional levels of

and a range of beauty treatments are

friendly, personal service. Formerly a private

available.

villa owned by the current owner’s great-

Our guest experience rating: 97%

PERFECT FOR GETTING TO KNOW YOU

It’s rare that you’ll have to give your room number more than twice in this beautiful boutique hotel, and former private villa, where service is everything

grandfather, it has been completely restored based on the original villa’s architectural style and character, and the guest rooms are

Deluxe room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Outdoor swimming pool l Small fitness room, massage and beauty treatments available l Restaurant Paravisiello l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 19 bedrooms and suites

Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

9 Mar-15 Nov 7 nights from £838-£1338 Extra nights from £68 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a patio room with bath or shower room, terrace (max 4), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Classic double side sea view (max 2) from £10-£20 Superior side sea view (max 2) from £30-£40 Deluxe front sea view (max 2) from £50-£59 Junior suite front sea view (max 4) from £69-£79 Patio sole use from £55-£95 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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SORRENTO PENINSULA

HOTEL LA VUE D'OR H H H H Sorrento Peninsula Excellent base to explore Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast As the name suggests, Hotel La Vue d’Or

the ideal place to relax and enjoy the

enjoys a wonderfully panoramic location

tremendous views. A buffet breakfast with a

overlooking the Bay of Naples with views out

wide choice of local specialities can be

towards the Isles of Capri and Ischia. Situated

enjoyed each morning, evening dining is

half way between Sorrento and Sant Agata,

waiter service and there is a pool bar serving

this four star hotel offers a warm welcome

snacks. This is a charming and simple

and a peaceful, homely atmosphere with

property offering very good value for money.

friendly service. Although simply furnished the

There is a daily shuttle service to the centre

rooms are comfortable and make an ideal

of Sorrento, or alternatively a public bus stop

base from which to explore the surrounding

80m away, as well as complimentary parking

PERFECT FOR FEELING LIKE FAMILY

Amalfi Coast and the nearby sights of

at the hotel.

Positano, Naples and Pompeii. The sun

Our guest experience rating: 84%

Beautifully off the beaten track, near olive and hazel groves, delightful service comes to the fore at this family run hotel

terraces surrounding the swimming pool are

Double room with balcony

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, free WiFi and safe l Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, 3 terraces overlooking the sea l TV room, cards room and reading room l Restaurant offering buffet breakfast and local and international specialities, bar, pool bar l Daily shuttle bus to the centre of Sorrento several times a day until 11.30pm l 80m from local bus stop l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 70 bedrooms

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Offer stay 7 nights or more and save up to £9 per adult per night Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Complimentary shuttle service to Sorrento Dining half board included Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

1 Apr-2 Nov 7 nights from £875-£1179 Extra nights from £61 per person per night Prices per person based on half board in a standard window room with bath or shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 90 minutes.

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UPGRADES per person per night Twin or double balcony (max 3) from £10 Twin or double balcony sea view (max 3) from £19 Standard window sole use from £43-£74 Bed & breakfast reduction from -£4 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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Amalfi

Amalfi Coast A twisting ribbon of asphalt climbs and falls spectacularly along the Amalfi Coast, in and out of gorges, along inlets and bays, and links together a string of pastel coloured towns, grafted onto the feet of precipitous mountain cliffs and captured in the sparkling reflection of an emerald sea.

Positano

Positano & Amalfi Of these coastal gems, Positano is perhaps the most picturesque and photogenic, its vertiginous streets and steep steps lined with wisteria-draped cubes of buildings, piled high upon one another in a Battenburg confectionary of peach, pink and yellow. Smart restaurants and fashionable boutiques abound; always popular with the visiting fashionista from Milan. In Positano, delightfully, it seems to be forever 1953, exuding a vintage holiday charm where sunbathers eat pizza on the beach, children pester parents for gelati and life passes by to soundtracks of Al Martino’s, Perry Como’s and Dean Martin’s greatest hits. Amalfi,

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Pompeii

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snuggled between mountains and sea, is one of the friendliest towns imaginable; always full of life, Piazza Del Duomo is where you watch the world go by, with a strong coffee or cold beer to hand. There’s culture and history in Amalfi, and the red and green striped fishing boats, bobbing before the peach coloured houses, are as pretty as they are purposeful.

Ravello & Praiano Read about Ravello and you’ll learn of its impeccable Bohemian credentials with Wagner, D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and Gore Vidal the enfants terribles who enjoyed its romantic, dramatic and otherworldly atmosphere plus, undoubtedly, the luxury of its grandiose villas. Ravello sits at the head of Valle del Dragone above Amalfi and, due to an intellectually invigorating past, it is a refined and polished gem of a place, celebrated for ravishing gardens and stupendous views. Less high-brow pursuits can be found at lively Tuesday street markets, where wine, mozzarella and olive oil, battle for affection against desirous designer labels. Originally famed for its silk production, the potential of Praiano was originally spotted by the Dukes of Amalfi who

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built their summer residences here. Nowadays, Praiano is a delightful fishing village, increasingly renowned for the arts; it remains a summer seaside resort, albeit more low-key than before with its charming whitewashed houses scattered along the fertile ridge of Monte Sant’Angelo.

Cuisine The signature of southern Italy’s cuisine is home cooking with simple ingredients at the peak of freshness; bunches of basil, perfect plum tomatoes, fennel, artichoke, aubergine and fragrant lemon are the gastronomic staples of this region. Pasta here is served as a first course, with fish or meat to follow. Eat al fresco in the shade of a vine or on a quay, or beside a wood-fired oven from which sizzling pizzas emerge.

When to visit Southern Italy is hot in the height of summer although refreshing coastal breezes tend to moderate. Spring and autumn are cooler; ideal for sightseeing. The popularity of the Amalfi Coast means that some areas are particularly lively, although most of our hotels are situated well away from the hustle and bustle of everyday traffic.

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The Path of the Gods The area is a top spot for hiking and well-marked trails provide a great means of getting away from the clamour of the coast. The Path of the Gods, between Praiano and Positano, is named after the Roman temples that once stood here and is the most popular 10km section.

Grotta dello Smeraldo West of Amalfi, this cave takes its name from the emerald colour of the water. Stalactites decorate the vaulted 24 metre-high ceiling and stalagmites grow to 10 metres. You can get there by road, but it’s much more fun to enjoy a round trip by boat from Amalfi.

Santa Maria & Sant’Andrea Delightful winged cherubs look down on couples exchanging vows in the church of Santa Maria whose majolica-tiled dome is perhaps Positano’s most famed sight; for your best chance to peek at a wedding, visit at the weekend. Additionally, Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea is the must see attraction of Amalfi.

Music in Villa Rufolo Gardens

Ravello

Scotsman, Scott Neville Read, created the beautiful cascading gardens of the Villa Rufolo in 1853. Between May and October these magnificent gardens offer exotic colours and luxurious blooms. The gardens are now one of the venues for the Musical Festival of Ravello which takes place from July to September. The setting is breathtaking, the stage perched high above the Mediterranean. Amongst all the performances of the festival, the most coveted is the Sunrise Concert. Our concierge service has more details.

Pompeii & Herculaneum

Mount Vesuvius

Amalfi

Two centre holidays The towns of the Amalfi Coast seem close together, however, given the narrow, winding and busy road, progress can be painstakingly slow. For maximum contrast, enjoy the breezy seaside ambiance of Positano before heading to lofty, cultured Ravello with its scenic location and top-drawer service.

Following the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii lay buried until the excavations unearthed bodies, houses, temples, and works of art. It is also worth visiting the houses and baths in Herculaneum which was devastated during the same eruption.

Mount Vesuvius

Pompeii

Dominating the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius is the one active volcano on mainland Europe. A drive to the original crater at 3,000ft and a walk to the top gives impressive views of the inside of the crater as well as a fantastic view of the whole Bay of Naples.

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HOTEL VILLA FRANCA H H H H H luxury

HOTEL LOYALTY BOUTIQUE STYLE

Positano Stunning views over Positano and the coast Originally a private villa, the delightful Hotel

relax and soak up the sun whilst admiring the

Villa Franca is set high above Positano with

beautiful views from the terrace. The hotel’s

stunning views over the picturesque town

restaurant offers lovingly prepared local and

and magnificent coastline and is a perfect

traditional cuisine. Please note this hotel does

retreat for those seeking peace and

not accept children under the age of 10

tranquillity. The style is typically

years.

Mediterranean with tiled floors, terracotta

Our guest experience rating: 89%

pots and white-washed walls; the charming bedrooms are decorated in light, neutral colours and are comfortably furnished.

PERFECT FOR THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

Accommodation may be provided in the

Special occasions deserve extraordinary settings. The glorious Villa Franca adds magic to any celebration and an unbeatable backdrop for photographs

nearby annex building. The rooftop pool enjoys an enviable position where guests can

Terrace suite

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and safe l Rooftop outdoor swimming pool l Small wellness centre offering massage, Turkish bath, beauty treatments and fitness room l Li Galli restaurant offering local cuisine, bar, pool bar l Shuttle bus to the centre of Positano l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 44 bedrooms

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Honeymooners complimentary seasonal fruit platter and sparkling wine in room on arrival Complimentary shuttle bus to Positano centre Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

1 Apr-1 Nov 7 nights from £1933-£3390 Extra nights from £240 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic partial town view room, bath with shower, balcony or terrace (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 100 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Superior town view (max 2) from £62-£166 Deluxe town and partial sea view (max 2) from £142-£301 Studio suite partial town view (max 2) from £307-£583 HVF suite sea view (max 2) from £197-£470 Classic partial town view sole use from £246-£418 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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COVO DEI SARACENI H H H H H Positano Rooftop swimming and stunning views Built into the rocky hillside and situated right

hotel is its rooftop swimming pool and sun

beside the beach, the delightful Covo Dei

terrace with stunning views over the beach

Saraceni enjoys magnificent views over

and along the coast. Due to the exquisite

Positano and the Mediterranean Sea. This

location of Covo Dei Saraceni, guests will be

charming family-owned hotel, offers a

required to walk to and from an arrival/

delightfully warm and friendly welcome. It

departure point via a number of steps.

began as a seafront restaurant and has

A nominal fee for luggage porterage is

maintained a good reputation for high

payable locally.

quality cuisine and exceptionally high

Our guest experience rating: 88%

standards of service. All bedrooms face the

"The location right on the water is unbeatable, the breakfast service amazing and the restaurant a gastronomic tour de force"

sea and are decorated in a simple, crisp and modern style; each boasts a small balcony with delightful views. The highlight of the

Ivan from Classic

Deluxe junior suite

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and safe l Rooftop outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool l Savino restaurant serving seafood, pasta dishes and traditional local cuisine, lobby bar, Covo bar serving ice cream, panini and other light snacks, rooftop pool bar l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 66 bedrooms and suites

Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 5 Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

1 Apr-4 Nov 7 nights from £1891-£2334 Extra nights from £209 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic beach & sea view room with shower room and balcony or terrace (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 100 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Junior suite balcony sea view (max 3) from £64-£154 Junior suite terrace sea view (max 2) from £106-£244 Deluxe junior suite sea view (max 2) from £222-£418 Superior junior suite sea view (max 2) from £318-£629 Incanto suite sea view (min/max 4) from £159-£376 Classic beach & sea view sole use from £180-£259 Half board from £74 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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HOTEL EDEN ROC HHHH

NEW for 2020

Positano Boutique style with glorious views Highly rated, family-run Hotel Eden Roc enjoys a privileged location in Positano with the town centre and beach area a few minutes away. A charming boutique style

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

hotel it offers friendly, attentive service and

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Rooftop outdoor swimming pool l Wellness centre with massage treatments, steam bath, gym l Restaurant Adamo & Eva, bar l Complimentary WiFi l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 25 bedrooms and suites

Dining half board bookable for entire stay Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

stunning views from most areas of the property. Individually designed guest rooms and suites furnished in elegant Italian style feel fresh and inviting and feature terrace

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and views of the sea. A buffet breakfast is provided daily and the acclaimed restaurant, Adamo & Eva tempts with traditional Mediterranean cuisine prepared

27 Feb-21 Nov 7 nights from £1563-£2831

with produce from the hotel’s own gardens.

Extra nights from £171 per person per night

The Sky Bar terrace is perfect for glorious

Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a superior sea view room, bath with shower, balcony or terrace (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers.

views and cocktails, the wine bar is a relaxed spot for an aperitivo and gentle music and the panoramic outdoor pool and sundeck is made for languid days in the sun.

Private transfer time approximately 100 minutes.

Guest experience rating available in 2020

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Suite

NH COLLECTION GRAND HOTEL CONVENTO DI AMALFI H H H H H Amalfi Dramatic location; breathtaking views Perched dramatically on a cliff at the top of Amalfi and overlooking the world-famous scenery of the coastline, NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi occupies what was originally a 12th century monastery which has been sympathetically refurbished.

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

The hotel features elegant guest rooms and

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor swimming pool l Fitness room, wellness centre with Turkish bath, massage and beauty treatments l Dei Cappuccini restaurant with traditional cuisine, pool bar, bar l Babysitting service available l Private chapel l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 53 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Honeymooners complimentary flowers and sparkling wine in room on arrival Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

suites with stylish and contemporary furnishings, and some, stunning sea views. A continental breakfast is served daily and for evening dining the Dei Cappuccini restaurant offers a menu of traditional dishes. The outdoor pool is surrounded by a sun

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terrace, and there’s a pool bar, a fitness 1 Apr-31 Dec 7 nights from £1483-£3353

room, a wellness centre and a private chapel. The hotel is close to the resort centre

Extra nights from £178 per person per night

and within walking distance of Amalfi’s 500m away and the seafront a 10 minute stroll.

Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a superior room, bath with shower (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers.

Our guest experience rating: 93%

Private transfer time approximately 100 minutes.

museums and the cathedral, with the beach

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PALAZZO AVINO H H H H H deluxe Ravello Beautiful and exclusive with spectacular views In the famed hilltop village of Ravello

modern and 18th century furniture. Rossellinis,

enjoying an extraordinarily delightful location

a Michelin star restaurant, is perfect for

perched high on the cliffs looking towards

romantic dining, and for lighter meals in a

the Mediterranean, the award winning and

less formal setting, Terrazza Belvedere is ideal.

truly stunning Palazzo Avino is one of the

The spa with heated indoor pool offers a

Amalfi Coast’s finest hotels boasting

peaceful sanctuary with amazing sea views,

impeccable service and unforgettable views

and there’s an open air fitness area located

from all around the hotel including the

in the beautiful gardens. The hotel’s own

delightful outdoor pool area, the various

beach club, with beach platform, small

terraces, and the rooftop sundeck with

swimming pool and restaurant, is 15 minutes’

PERFECT FOR COCKTAILS

infinity plunge pool. Classically elegant guest

complimentary shuttle service away in the

rooms and suites feature hand made Vietri

small town of Marmorata.

tiles, antique carpets and a combination of

Our guest experience rating: 93%

Don’t miss the Clubhouse down by the sea and the Lobster & Martini Bar where the Marilyn cocktail includes a rose spritzed with Chanel No.5

Belvedere suite

Junior suite

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, iPod docking station, internet access, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Heated outdoor swimming pool, rooftop sundeck with infinity plunge pool l Spa and beauty centre offering beauty treatments, hydro pool and Turkish steam bath l Open air fitness area l Michelin star restaurant Rossellinis, Terrazza Belvedere serving delicious snacks and light meals, Caffé dell'Arte for cocktails and snacks, Lobster & Martini bar l Beach club (MayOct) l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 43 bedrooms and suites

Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Complimentary shuttle service to beach club (May-Sep) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

Beach club pool

3 Apr-17 Oct 7 nights from £1717-£4143 Extra nights from £167 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a side mountain view room with bath or shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 100 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Superior side mountain view (max 3) from £46-£96 King balcony side mountain view (max 2) from £57-£152 Queen partial sea view (max 2) from £66-£239 Queen balcony partial sea view (max 2) from £85-£326 Deluxe sea view (max 3) from £107-£442 Deluxe balcony sea view (max 2) from £135-£675 Superior junior suite sea view (max 4) from £192-£878 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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BELMOND HOTEL CARUSO

Originally opened as The Pensione Belvedere

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND

in 1893, and beloved of, amongst others,

H H H H H deluxe

King Farouk, this small pensione later

Superior village or garden view Spacious with a timeless elegance superior double rooms enjoy spectacular views over the landscaped gardens or across the rooftops of Ravello.

Ravello

became the hotel of choice for any number

Virginia Woolf, the Bloomsbury Group and

of prominent personalities including John HOTEL LOYALTY BOUTIQUE STYLE

Huston, Margot Fonteyn, Gina Lollobrigida and Humphrey Bogart. Refurbished to the highest standards, Belmond Hotel Caruso is an exquisite and sumptuously appointed hotel enjoying an elevated position on the highest point of Ravello, perched on a cliff top overlooking the spectacular Mediterranean of the Amalfi Coast. Narrow alleys carved between stucco-fronted houses and a deluge of steps, guide you to the reception of the hotel with the luxurious interior and the park of oleanders and wisteria beyond. Restaurant Belvedere serves

Deluxe sea view Spacious twin or double bed deluxe rooms feature private balcony or terrace with gorgeous views of the sea. Superior junior suite sea view Open plan junior suite with sitting area and lovely views of the Bay of Salerno; some boast private balcony. Deluxe junior suite sea view Open plan with sitting area and stunning views of the bay, these elegant junior suites benefit from a furnished private balcony or terrace, with some also featuring a verdant private garden. Executive junior suite sea view Stylish open plan junior suites with sitting area and a furnished balcony or terrace, while some boast an enchanting private garden. Superior suite village view Exquisite and spacious suites with separate lounge combine elegant design details and sumptuous furnishings and benefit from enchanting views of the village.

a delicious breakfast and in the evening offers traditional Neopolitan cuisine and regional Italian dishes. For the ultimate in relaxation a wide variety of spa massage services are available at the wellness centre. Our guest experience rating: 98%

“EXQUISITE & SUMPTUOUS HOTEL OVERLOOKING THE AMALFI COAST� Deluxe junior suite with sea view

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FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV & DVD, WiFi, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor heated infinity swimming pool with stunning views of the Amalfi coast l Spa centre offering massage, beauty treatments and fitness room l Belvedere restaurant offering traditional Neapolitan cuisine and regional Italian dishes, poolside bar and snack bar, cocktail and piano bar featuring an 18th century frescoed ceiling l Complimentary shuttle bus to Amalfi and Positano l Caruso Collection boutique l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 50 bedrooms and suites

Complimentary use of fitness room, daily international newspapers, shuttle bus service to Amalfi and Positano, plus a boat tour along Amalfi coast Dining half board bookable for entire stay, children’s meals paid locally Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

PERFECT FOR INDULGENCE

As you relax in the pool, the concierge can bring you an iPod with your choice of music, a fresh fruit appetizer or an Evian vaporizer; pure indulgence Double room village view

9 Apr-1 Nov 7 nights from £2557-£4107 Extra nights from £237 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a double village view room with bath and shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers.

UPGRADES per person per night Superior village or garden view (max 2) from £23-£50 Deluxe sea view (max 2) from £170-£369 Superior junior suite sea view (max 2+1) from £204-£467 Deluxe junior suite sea view (max 3) from £304-£688 Executive junior suite sea view (max 3) from £370-£835 Superior suite village view (max 4) from £510-£884 Half board from £96, full board from £180 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

Private transfer time approximately 100 minutes.

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Capri Emperor Tiberius retired here, Maxim Gorky while exiled here invited Lenin to stay, Gracie Fields and Graham Greene lived here, and Jackie Onassis had her sandals made here; Capri's beguiling beauty and hedonism have charmed an eclectic collection of glitterati and intelligentsia over the years.

Capri rises up to a thousand feet out of the Bay of Naples, and its fabled charms take hold as soon as you climb from the dock. Should you wish to tap into a bit of Hollywood nostalgia, don your Sophia Loren sunglasses and, from the ferry, take a vintage open-top limousine to Capri town, enjoying the warm wind in your hair and the dramatic glimpses of the plunging landscape between flora, limestone and the deep blue sea. In town, boutiques and cafés cluster around the pretty domed church of Santo Stefano in the Piazza Umberto I, but it’s easy to escape to the peace and quiet of the shady, 14th century cloisters of Certose di San Giacomo. The island’s other town of note, Anacapri,

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Marina Piccola

dominates the western side of the island and, with its white villas, boutiques, bars and flowering bougainvillea, it is the most exclusive and unspoilt part of the island and, from its dominant position, offers breathtaking views over the Bay of Naples.

The sights Emperor Tiberius’ main Capri residence, Villa Jovis, now in ruins, was a sumptuous pleasure palace which pandered to his exotic tastes. And, if you have a good head for heights, take the stairway to Tiberius’ Leap; in days past, those out of favour did not return, but you can celebrate life with lunch at Le Grotelle. The colourful Giardini di Augusto gardens rise in a series of terraces to a lookout point with stunning views of Isole Faraglioni, three limestone stacks that rise out of the sea. Capri’s most celebrated attraction is Grotta Azzurra, an ancient sea cave illuminated by an eerie blue light. Take a rowing boat from Marina Grande and view the cave at midday. To reach Capri’s highest peak, the Seggiovia del Monte Solaro chairlift whisks you to the top in a beautiful, tranquil ride of just twelve minutes.

Cuisine Restaurant Da Tonino is welcoming, unpretentious and located in the countryside just beyond Capri town. The seasonal menu boasts fish and seafood dishes, rabbit, fresh pasta and risottos and there’s an extensive wine cellar. If you’d prefer to sit amongst lemon trees to dine, there is the delicious fish, seafood and fresh salads of Da Paolino Lemon Trees. La Capannina has a fascinating collection of photos of celebrities who have lunched there since the 1930’s.

When to visit As a holiday on its own, or a two centre trip with Sorrento, Naples or the Amalfi Coast, Capri is at its most welcoming between May and September; August is particularly hot and can be busy.

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VILLA MARINA CAPRI HOTEL & SPA H H H H H Marina Grande Delightful and relaxed Set in extensive gardens just above the Marina Grande and with fabulous views of the Bay of Naples, delightful boutique style Villa Marina Capri Hotel & Spa offers

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

impeccable service, stylish surroundings and

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Outdoor swimming pool l Stai Spa wellness centre, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, emotional showers l Outdoor gym l Restaurant Ziqu, bar l Complimentary WiFi l Complimentary shuttle service to/from Piazzetta centre l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 22 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Honeymooners complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 5 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

the ambiance and comfort of an early 20th century home. Individually designed guest rooms and suites are elegantly furnished with contemporary touches and feature private balcony or terrace. Exquisite Mediterranean dishes can be enjoyed at the hotel’s restaurant or in a romantic setting under the

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

arbour. There are plenty of hammocks and

18 Apr-18 Oct 7 nights from £2346-£4109

comfy sofas dotted in the gardens for

Extra nights from £301 per person per night

lounging and an outdoor pool and sun

Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a double classic garden view room with bath or shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers.

terrace with splendid views over the sea towards Mount Vesuvius. The island’s largest beach is nearby and the town’s famous Piazzetta a five minute drive away.

Private transfer time including ferry between Naples Harbour and Capri approximately 120 minutes.

Our guest experience rating: 92% Junior suite

CAPRI TIBERIO PALACE H H H H H NEW for 2020 Capri Town Eclectic boutique hideaway Originally dating back to 1920 the exclusive Capri Tiberio Palace is superbly located just a short stroll from the famous Piazzetta and offers attentive service, personal touches and magnificent views. The hotel’s eclectic design is a gorgeous blend of contemporary and retro with inviting guest rooms and suites individually decorated and furnished in a

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

colourful, quirky style. Delectable cuisine is on

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Spa Tiberio l Indoor/outdoor heated pool (under 12’s welcome 10am-2pm) l Gym, yoga area l Terrazza Tiberio restaurant serving Italian and Kosher cuisine, Jacky lounge bar l Garden l Complimentary WiFi l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 45 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Honeymooners complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Dining half board bookable for entire stay Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

offer in the restaurant where dinner can be enjoyed on the terrace with its splendid views of the sea. The ultra chic Jacky Bar boasts an ambiance likened to that of the Cotton Club of Cuba in the 60’s; it is the place to enjoy an after dinner drink, to mingle and chat, and for simply luxurious days, the serene spa with

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its indoor/outdoor pool, provides a high level

9 Apr-24 Oct 7 nights from £2140-£5353

of relaxation. A member of The Leading

Extra nights from £232 per person per night

Hotels of the World.

Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a superior courtyard view room, bath with shower, some with balcony or terrace (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Naples airport on Tuesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers.

Guest experience rating available in 2020

Private transfer time including ferry between Naples Harbour and Capri approximately 120 minutes. Superior room

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Venice A romantic city famed for its palaces, basilicas, grand squares, and gondolas which glide around its delightful waterways, Venice has a legendary history that is simply unparalleled. True romantics should travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (see pages 22-23), surely the most stylish way to travel.

Venice is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Comprised of 118 islands connected by bridges, the city is unlike any other with its incredible treasure trove of culture and art and this world famous city has an almost endless number of historical buildings, museums and galleries to enjoy and it comes as no surprise that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ancient canals wend their way between palaces and basilicas and grand squares are filled with atmosphere and light. Views from the Grand Canal via water-taxi or gondola are unmissable, and by foot, you can easily discover St Mark’s Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs, before whiling away a couple of hours

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over a cappuccino in St Mark’s Square; a hectic spot bustling with visitors. The Rialto area is Venice’s oldest district and features the greatest concentration of Byzantine palaces and is famed for its markets as well as the Rialto Bridge with its shops and elegant marble arch. This mesmerising and utterly romantic city ensures a truly breathtaking experience.

Along the Grand Canal The Grand Canal stretches 4km from the railway station, Stazione Ferrovia, to St Mark’s Basin with views so breathtaking that many visitors simply ride back and forth soaking up the atmosphere, although the inappropriately named, accelerato waterbus stops at every landing stage. The banks of the canal are lined with more than 200 ornate palaces and grand houses including the Natural History Museum, Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi where composer Richard Wagner died, Ca’ Pesaro housing modern and oriental art, Ca’ d’Oro or House of Gold; one of Venice’s most famous frontages housing the Fanchetti Gallery which boasts renaissance art, frescoes and minor works by Tintoretto. Spanning the Canal and dividing the city is the Rialto Bridge with its elegant

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marble arch, and close by are the handsome twin towers of the town hall. Palazzo Mocenigo was once home to the poet Byron, and the glorious 17th century Ca’ Rezzonico is now home to a museum boasting two paintings of the Grand Canal by Canaletto. The 18th century Palazzo Grassi is used for international art exhibitions, the Palazzi Barbaro was favoured by artists Monet and Whistler, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and finally, the last building to note is the listing Palazzo Dario, plagued by five centuries of intrigue.

Cuisine Naturally fish and seafood is high on the menu in Venice, with dishes such as baccala mantecato, cream of dried cod and seppie in tegame (cuttlefish), zuppa di pesce, fish soup and grancevole, delicious red Adriatic crab. Venice is also renowned for its rice dishes and risotto feature more frequently than pasta in the Veneto region with risi i bisi, rice and green peas, one of the specialities as well as risotto al radicchio rosso (risotto with red chicory). Famous wines of the region include Valpolicella and Soave, and for a refreshing aperitif try sparkling Prosecco.

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For art lovers, the Venetian art in Gallerie dell’Accademia is the third most visited attraction in the city, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection reputedly houses the most comprehensive modern art collection in Europe, and the breathtaking Scuola Grande di San Rocco is home to one of Italy’s most precious art collections.

Doge's Palace Originally a Byzantine fortress and the seat of the Republic for nine centuries the second most visited site in Venice is the Doge’s Palace. This elegant and imposing palazzo boasts Gothic architecture, resplendent state rooms, Casanova’s cell, the Bridge of Sighs and fine paintings.

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Venice Lido

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Separating the central part of the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, Venice Lido is a thin 12km strip of land featuring luxury hotels, leafy residential avenues, shops, restaurants and exclusive, sandy beaches.

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When to visit

St Mark's Square

Whatever the season Venice always enchants; winter mists and fogs make for a magical atmosphere, the warmth and clear light of spring and early summer bring crowds hoping to see Venice at its best and low season is from November to January.

St Mark’s Square is a hectic yet civilised spot and home to stunning works of architecture, including St Mark’s Basilica, an exquisite and sumptuous shrine begun in AD830 and influenced by the Hagia Sofia in Constantinople, and the piazza’s Campanile (bell tower) at 99m, boasts breathtaking views over the city.

Transfers During the Historical Regatta in September and during high tide the Grand Canal may be closed at times which may necessitate a short walk to/from your hotel on arrival and departure rather than water taxis setting down outside the hotel.

Visit one of the many islands of Venice including Giudecca, home to some of the city’s most exclusive hotels, enchanting Torcello, with its splendid Venetian-Byzantine church Santa Maria dell’ Assunta and Venice Lido boasting smart hotels and sandy beaches. Burano is renowned for its lace making and Murano, best known for its glass manufacturing, show off beautiful creations in the Glass Museum including works dating back to the 15th century.

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CLASSIC CONCIERGE For further details of excursions and sightseeing possibilities, and to book prior to travel, please call our dedicated team on 0800 294 9322.

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Festivals & celebrations Mid February to early March is the time of the famed Venice Carnival. On the 3rd Sunday in May, June and July there are the redentore fireworks and late summer welcomes the Historical Regatta and Venice Film Festival.

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Luxury all inclusive

Boutique River Cruising by Uniworld We are delighted to be able to offer a

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Culinary excellence

You can expect the very same high standards found in some of the world’s finest boutique hotels with bespoke handcrafted furniture, exclusively made fabrics and lavishly decorated staterooms.

From classical to contemporary dishes and healthy eating options to comfort cuisine, dining onboard is a joyful experience, with skilful chefs creating world-class cuisine made from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

Exceptional service

Unlimited all inclusive

Service is outstanding with professionally trained crew and staff that are genuinely passionate about going the extra mile to make your experience one to remember; and additionally for suite stays, in-suite butlers trained to Buckingham Palace standard are also on hand.

An unmatched level of all inclusive benefits include an unlimited choice of premium spirits, beers and ales from small, speciality brewers and the finest wines carefully selected by the ship’s sommelier and sourced from the best vineyards along the route. There’s an amazing choice of daily included, intimate excursions and exclusive experiences, designed to showcase the authentic culture, sights and activities of the places you’ll visit plus entertainment and enrichment such as local musicians, dance performances and lectures by historians are also featured. Exercise and wellness opportunities are available for those wishing to keep up with their daily fitness regime.

the River Po in partnership with award winning cruise operator Uniworld. Our flexible travel arrangements offer the possibility to add a stay at any of our featured hotels both before and after your cruise.

Uniworld Award-winning Uniworld draws on decades of expertise in the luxury cruise world and is acknowledged by the industry as the best river cruise company. They offer unsurpassed luxury, matchless service and exquisite, oneof-a-kind ships, akin to five-star boutique hotels, fascinating itineraries and an

Elegant staterooms

outstanding range of included onboard and

The lavishly appointed suites and staterooms provide the utmost in comfort. From beds handcrafted by Savoir ® of England, purveyor to Europe’s finest hotels, to high quality linens, choice of pillows, Italian marble lined bathrooms, toiletries from Asprey or Hermes, plush towels, cosy bathrobes and slippers, every element is designed for the ultimate in comfort.

onshore experiences, adventures and activities.

Flight, trains & transfers In addition to offering flights from UK regional airports, we can also arrange stylish travel to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You will be greeted on arrival at the airport or railway station and escorted to your ship for the start of your adventure.

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For your convenience, all gratuities both onboard and onshore are included. Complimentary ship-wide WiFi.

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VENICE I Boutique River Cruise

Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy 8 days/7 nights from Venice Venice, Padua, Bologna, Ferrara, Chioggia, Islands of Burano, Mazzorbo & Torcello, Venice SS La Venezia Join a luxurious eight-day cruise of history, art

Venezia will launch in 2020 featuring

and culinary delights aboard the 130-guest

elegantly appointed staterooms, a Serenity

SS La Venezia. The journey begins in Venice

River Spa and fitness centre, a lounge with

• 18 meals including Captain’s welcome

and then meanders along the River Po,

bar, two dining venues, Captain’s Lounge

and farewell receptions followed by

uncovering the hidden treasures of Venice

and library for relaxing moments and a sun

and Northern Italy before returning to

deck and sky lounge on the upper deck;

• 12 included excursions

Venice. There are six days of fully hosted

perfect for watching the passing scenery.

• 2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

programmes. Fresh from a redesign inspired by Venetian décor, the newly named SS La

• 7 nights cruising

gala dinners

• Luxurious all inclusive service, unlimited

excursions including Choice is Yours options, guided Do as the locals do and Let’s Go

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Why not travel to Italy in style on the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice, see pages 22-23.

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CRUISE ITINERARY Venice-Venice Day 1 Sunday - You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your ship to settle in. Day 2 Monday - Spend the morning exploring Venice with a local expert guide, before a scenic cruise around the Venetian Lagoon. In the evening a private after-hours visit to St Mark’s Basilica*. Day 3 Tuesday - Explore the town of Padua on a guided walk and visit to the local market, or join the local fishermen on board a bragozzo fishing boat, and go shellfish harvesting before a deliciously fresh lunch of steamed mussels. Day 4 Wednesday - A choice of a full day in culinary Bologna including pasta making workshop and lunch, or a morning’s discovery walk around the beautifully preserved and UNESCO-listed Ferrara, once a centre for arts and artists to rival Florence.

Day 5 Thursday - Enjoy a visit to the bustling and colourful indoor market in Chioggia before an evening cruise back to Venice. Day 6 Friday - Delightful three island cruise to Burano and a lace-making atelier, Mazzorbo for a special tasting of rare Dorona wine, and enchanting Torcello for a private visit to Santa Maria dell’ Assunta church. Day 7 Saturday - On return to Venice enjoy an insight into local life on a walking tour, or join an art historian for an exclusive highlights tour of the Accademia gallery. Day 8 Sunday - Disembark and transfer to the airport. If you have opted to extend your stay at one of our luxury city hotels a private transfer will be provided. * During religious functions or festivities, the visit to St Mark’s Basilica will be organised during regular opening hours. This itinerary may be subject to change during 2020, please call us to confirm details

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Exceptional Experiences Experience a private after-hours visit to St Mark’s Basilica, exclusive early morning visit to Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, Rialto Market shopping trip with the ship’s chef, lagoon island with rare wine tasting, art historian guided visit to Accademia gallery, glass factory visit.

29 Mar-1 Nov 7 nights from £2197-£2866 Prices per person based on an all inclusive cruise in a classic stateroom, flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport and include transfers. Call for details on alternative travel to Venice by Venice-Simplon Orient Express Stateroom options Suites, French balcony, deluxe and classic Transfer times Venice airport to Venice embarkation approximately 45 minutes Venice Santa Lucia railway station to Venice embarkation approximately 30 minutes

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HOTEL SANTA CHIARA H H H H superior Venice Classic hotel in central location Centrally located in the historic Santa Croce

A helpful team of staff is on hand to assist

area, right on Piazzale Roma and overlooking

with dinner reservations, museum and gallery

the Grand Canal, four star Hotel Santa

opening times and any other local

Chiara is an ideal base for exploring Venice’s

information guests may require.

many attractions. The hotel comprises two

Our guest experience rating: 96%

parts, with the historical part a former monastery dating back to the 16th century and now completely restored, and a new modern building with a white marble façade. The hotel offers deluxe guest rooms

PERFECT FOR ART LOVERS

with city, canal or Grand Canal view.

Containing some of the world’s greatest art treasures, the Accademia Gallery is a mere 20 minute walk away, as is the Peggy Guggenheim Collection with its more avant-garde collection

A continental buffet breakfast is served each morning and there is a bar for a quiet drink.

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Deluxe canal view room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and safe l Breakfast room, bar l Lounge l Parking service on request (charge) l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 40 bedrooms

Offer stays on selected dates save up to £26 per adult per night (restrictions apply) Complimentary boat trip to Locanda Vivaldi Hotel, plus a drink on the rooftop terrace (min 2 nights, subject to weather conditions) Family one child stays free with two adults on selected dates (sharing room)

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £566-£902 Extra nights from £74 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a deluxe city view room with bath or shower room (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Deluxe small Canal Rio Nuovo view (max 2) from £9-£27 Deluxe Grand Canal view (max 2) from £18-£53 Suite city view (max 3) from £9-£27 Superior suite (max 3) from £18-£62 Suite Grand Canal view (max 3) from £33-£89 Junior suite rooftop view (max 3) from £39-£94 Deluxe city view sole use from £39-£89 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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VENICE

HOTEL PALAZZO GIOVANELLI H H H H superior Venice A tranquil retreat with an illustrious past An historic residence in the Santa Croce

well-appointed elegant rooms and suites are

quarter overlooking the Grand Canal and

furnished in a contemporary style with Rubelli

next to the Church of San Stae, Hotel Palazzo

fabrics, Venetian style terrazzo or parquet

Giovanelli offers a tranquil retreat in this

floors, and gilded travertine or marble

bustling city. Conveniently located for the

bathrooms; all featuring views of the canal,

lively Rialto district with its bacari (traditional

inner garden or over the city. Breakfast is

Venetian inns), Venice Casino and St Mark’s

served buffet style and the bar is perfect for

Square, the building dates back to the 16th

cocktails and light refreshments. There’s a

century and over the years has been home

waterside door for water taxi arrivals and a

to illustrious guests including Doge Marco

vaporetto stop right outside.

PERFECT FOR EXPLORING

Foscarini, the King of Denmark, and Mozart’s

Our guest experience rating: 86%

Discover the other Venice behind the hotel, quiet residential streets lead to pretty piazzas with restaurants, cafes and gelateria

family. The interiors boast a harmonious blend of modern and traditional styles, and

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FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and safe l A la carte snack bar serving buffet breakfast, lounges l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 41 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Dining complimentary three-course evening meal in a local Venetian restaurant (excl. drinks, min 3 nights) Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 12 (sharing room)

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £612-£1113 Extra nights from £81 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a superior garden view room, bath with shower (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Superior partial canal view (max 2) from £18-£27 Deluxe garden view (max 3) from £32-£48 Deluxe partial Grand Canal view (max 3) from £49-£74 Junior suite garden view (max 3) from £67-£100 Junior suite partial Grand Canal view (max 3) from £84-£118 Suite Foscarini Grand Canal view (max 3+1) from £200-£231 Suite W.A. Mozart Grand Canal view (max 3+1) from £268-£339 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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Garden & canal view from hotel

PALAZZO VENART LUXURY HOTEL H H H H H

BOUTIQUE STYLE

Venice A splendid Venetian palace on the Grand Canal Overlooking the Grand Canal in the Santa

Michelin star Glam Restaurant under

Croce area and a twenty minute stroll from

acclaimed chef Enrico Bartolini presents

St Mark’s Square with a vaporetto stop a few

exquisite contemporary Venetian classics, the

steps away, the stunning Palazzo Venart

magnolia-filled courtyard is a delightful

Luxury Hotel is well placed for exploring the

setting for a la carte breakfast and the pretty

city. Palazzo Venart is a 15th century building

canal-side garden a wonderful oasis in which

carefully returned to its former glory after a

to relax.

very accurate restoration. Each of the 18

Our guest experience rating: 96%

uniquely and beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites reflect a moment in history

PERFECT FOR MICHELIN DINING

or culture of Venice; choose from a

Dine amidst the fragrant magnolia trees in the tranquil courtyard; choose from the seasonal a la carte menu or tantalising tasting menus complemented by an extensive wine list

sumptuous classic room to the most luxurious of suites with Grand Canal views. The

Luxury open plan suite

Deluxe suite

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l The Glam Michelin star restaurant, bar l Complimentary WiFi l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 18 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Offer stays on selected dates save up to £24 per adult per night (min 3 nights) Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 7 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £773-£1392 Extra nights from £135 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic room, bath or shower (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Prestige (max 2+1) from £59-£81 Deluxe suite (max 3) from £247-£262 Suite Grand Canal view (max 3) from £335-£355 Classic sole use from £150-£296 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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VENICE Grand Canal view from hotel

CA' SAGREDO HOTEL H H H H H luxe

HOTEL LOYALTY

Venice History and superb hospitality Enjoying a glorious waterfront setting, leaning

rooms and suites are of traditional Venetian

majestically on the banks of the Grand

style. Exquisite Venetian cuisine is served in

Canal between the Rialto Bridge and Ca’

elegant L’Alcova restaurant which boasts

d’Oro, opposite the Rialto Market and just a

fantastic views of the Grand Canal from its

few minutes from St Mark’s Square, the

panoramic terrace. There is a Vaporetti stop

magnificently luxurious Ca’ Sagredo Hotel,

next door, and a gondola station nearby.

dating back to the 15th century and once

Our guest experience rating: 96%

the residence of Venetian nobility, has been lovingly and meticulously returned to its former glory. Behind the pink façade, lavish

PERFECT FOR CULINARY DELIGHTS

interiors are beautifully adorned with antique

You can learn to shop like a true Venetian in the Rialto Market with the chef, discover the chef’s best-kept secrets at a cooking class or dine at the chef’s table; prices on request

furniture and a fine collection of precious paintings and individually decorated guest

Grand Canal suite

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite -£TV, internet access, minibar and safe l L’Alcova restaurant serving regional cuisine l Bar L’Incontro, music room l Tour of Rialto market & cooking class l 42 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Dining flexible plan available see page 5 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £729-£1250 Extra nights from £116 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic rooftop, city or courtyard view room, bath with shower (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Junior suite courtyard view (max 3) from £30-£50 Grand Canal view (max 2) from £112-£148 Suite courtyard view (max 3) from £118-£158 Grand Canal junior suite canal view (max 2+1) from £177-£256 Family triple courtyard view (max 2+1) from £42-£68 Half board from £83 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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BOUTIQUE STYLE

HOTEL NANI MOCENIGO PALACE H H H H superior NEW for 2020 Venice Palatial spaces and a hidden garden Formerly a 15th century Venetian palazzo, a university and a glass museum, the beautifully restored Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace has

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

been carefully transformed into a gorgeous

All rooms feature satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Buffet breakfast room, Vitraria Caffé lounge bar l Complimentary WiFi l Vitraria Gallery l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 30 bedrooms and suites

the little canal, San Trovaso, with Academia

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Dining 10% discount in Le Corone Restaurant at Hotel Ai Reali Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 10 (sharing room)

mere steps away, and the Grand Canal and

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

four star hotel offering friendly service, palatial spaces and a secret garden set around an original water well. The hotel is located in the prestigious Dorsoduro district, just in front of

Ca’ Rezzonico within a ten minute stroll. The comfortable guest rooms and suites are

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £599-£951

tastefully furnished in Venetian style. A varied

Extra nights from £ 81 per person per night

buffet breakfast is served daily and can be

relaxed setting for drinks, snacks and light

Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic street view room with shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) and include private transfers.

meals at lunchtime and in the evenings.

Private transfer time approximately 50 minutes.

enjoyed in the hotel’s hidden garden and the lounge bar, Vitraria Caffé, is an exclusive and

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Guest experience rating available in 2020

Classic room

BOUTIQUE STYLE

HOTEL AI CAVALIERI H H H H NEW for 2020 Venice Stunningly restored palazzo Overlooking the picturesque canals of Venice in the heart of the historic centre and a short walk from the Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square, Hotel Ai Cavalieri is set in a 16th century former palazzo which has been carefully restored retaining the beautiful original features thereby creating stunning interiors and luxurious accommodation. Elegant and comfortable guest rooms and suites feature Venetian style décor, rich colours, sparkling Murano glass chandeliers and restored antique furniture; some suites boast original 18th century painted or

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe (charge) l Some interconnecting rooms l Reali Wellness Spa at sister property (charge) l Breakfast room, bar l Complimentary WiFi l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 32 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Dining 10% discount in Le Corone Restaurant at Hotel Ai Reali Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 10 (sharing room)

decorated ceilings. Breakfast is served buffet

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style each morning and the hotel bar with its spacious terrace is a lovely spot for a drink.

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £599-£927

At an additional charge guests enjoy access

Extra nights from £81 per person per night

to the Reali Wellness Spa at sister property

Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic room, bath or shower (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) and include private transfers.

Hotel Ai Reali a ten minute stroll away, where a sauna, Turkish bath, sensory showers and Jacuzzi may provide a welcome relief after a

Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

day seeing the sights of Venice. Guest experience rating available in 2020

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HOTEL AI REALI H H H H superior

HOTEL LOYALTY BOUTIQUE STYLE

Venice Refined palazzo in historic Venice Set on the waterfront of a narrow canal and

canal complements fine international and

right in the heart of the historical centre,

Italian gourmet cuisine. In addition, there is a

Hotel Ai Reali has been skilfully refurbished

tranquil courtyard and a spa with hydro-

from a 17th century palazzo in to a

massage pool and steam room. Venice’s

sophisticated, refined residence; the elegant

exclusive shopping areas, Rialto Bridge

interiors feature intricate wood carvings,

vaporetto stop and St Mark’s Square are all

Murano chandeliers, beautiful wooden and

within a short walking distance.

marble flooring, and period style wallpaper.

Our guest experience rating: 93%

Guest rooms and suites are decorated and furnished in traditional 18th century Venetian

PERFECT FOR A ROMANTIC RETREAT

style alongside modern comforts. The cosy

A beautifully restored palazzo overlooking a narrow canal just a stone’s throw from the Rialto Bridge in the heart of Venice

bar is perfect for aperitifs before dining in Alle Corone, where the delightful views over the

Junior suite

Deluxe room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Reali Wellness & Spa with treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and hydro-massage pool l Alle Corone restaurant serving buffet breakfast and international and Italian cuisine, lounge, bar, courtyard l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 31 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Honeymooners complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Spa complimentary entry to the spa once per stay Dining complimentary three-course evening meal (excl. drinks, min 5 nights) Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 10 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £636-£965 Extra nights from £81 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a classic street view room with shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Superior street view (max 2) from £9-£39 Deluxe street view (max 3) from £27-£83 Junior suite canal view (max 4) from £56-£118 Luxury suite canal view (max 4) from £162-£329 Classic street view sole use from £52-£99 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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SPLENDID VENICE H H H H superior Venice Unique roof terrace for striking panoramic views In a canal-front location Splendid Venice is a

the gondolas glide past the large windows

mere five minute walk from San Marco

facing the canal, whilst the lounge bar is a

Square and with the vaporetto Rialto

lovely setting for afternoon tea or a classic

waterbus stop a short walk away, easy

Italian cocktail. The highlight of this property,

access around the city is ensured. Guest

and unique for a central Venice hotel, is the

rooms and suites are contemporary classic in

enticing roof terrace with stunning

style with Venetian details and feature

panoramic views over the city’s skyline;

comfortable furnishings and marble

perfect for romantic evenings.

bathrooms; some room types offer views over

Our guest experience rating: 92%

the canal. A full American buffet breakfast is

PERFECT FOR BELLINIS WITH VIEWS

served daily in the glassed over courtyard

The lounge bar with its grand arched windows over the canal is perfect for sipping Italian coffee or enjoying a classic Bellini in a romantic corner

and the Le Maschere restaurant offers an elegant dining experience whilst watching

Superior room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Rooftop terrace l Le Maschere restaurant, lounge bar, bar l Library l Complimentary WiFi l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 165 bedrooms and suites

Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Offer stays on selected dates save up to £20 per adult per night (min 2 nights) Complimentary room upgrade subject to availability (book 30 days prior to arrival) Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 12 (sharing room)

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £664-£1224 Extra nights from £88 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a superior room with shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

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UPGRADES per person per night Deluxe (max 3) from £24 Deluxe canal view (max 3) from £59 Suite (max 2) from £587-£617 Superior sole use from £59-£147 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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NH COLLECTION PALAZZO BAROCCI H H H H Venice Superb location and views over the Grand Canal Enjoying a quiet location on the Grand

are available from the smart café bar.

Canal and within easy walking distance of

Although there is no restaurant in the hotel,

the city sights, NH Collection Palazzo Barocci

staff are happy to assist with dinner

is set in a building dating back to 1890 and

reservations at one of the many eateries in

has been renovated in an elegant style

the area. The hotel’s pretty courtyard garden

combining contemporary design with

is a pleasant spot for lingering over breakfast

Venetian-style touches. Modern guest rooms

in summer, savouring a pre-dinner drink or

and junior suites are decorated in a soothing

simply enjoying a coffee in the afternoon.

white, cream and gold colour scheme; some

Our guest experience rating: 80%

junior suites boast canal views. A freshly

PERFECT FOR THE SIGHTS

prepared buffet breakfast with hot dishes

The hotel is superbly placed for seeing the sights and you can easily wander along to the Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Square and Academia from here, or catch a vaporetto from just outside

cooked to order is available each morning, and a selection of snacks and light bar meals

Superior room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Bar del Doge café bar l Complimentary WiFi l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 59 bedrooms and junior suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

Junior suite with terrace

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £758-£1532 Extra nights from £143 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a superior room with shower room, terrace (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Premium (max 2) from £18-£37 Family room (max 3) from £47 Junior suite (max 2) from £53-£86 Premium Grand Canal view (max 2) from £47-£55 Junior suite Grand Canal view (max 2) from £135-£202 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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PALAZZO STERN HOTEL H H H H superior

BOUTIQUE STYLE

Venice Stunning hotel with delightful views Palazzo Stern Hotel is located on the Grand

Grand Canal, and which also offers a bar

Canal opposite Palazzo Grassi and a few steps

service in the evenings. In addition, the hotel

from St Mark’s Square and Academia. This

has a private landing stage for boats and river

15th century Moorish Palazzo has been lovingly

taxis ensuring guests may effortlessly discover

restored to create a stunning designer hotel

the beautiful and romantic city of Venice.

and guest rooms in traditional Venetian style

Our guest experience rating: 86%

are simply lovely and boast delightful view of the Grand Canal, rooftops or a private garden. A Jacuzzi and rooftop terrace with spectacular views can be exclusively reserved,

PERFECT FOR A ROOFTOP APERITIFS

and breakfast can be enjoyed in the breakfast

Stay for two or more nights and enjoy a complimentary ride on board the hotel’s vintage boat to Locanda Vivaldi Hotel for an aperitif on the rooftop terrace (deluxe room and above)

room or, during summer, on the spacious garden terrace with a fantastic vista of the

Junior suite

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Breakfast room l Panoramic rooftop terrace and Jacuzzi (charge, can be reserved for exclusive use) l Breakfast room l Terrace overlooking the Grand Canal with bar service in the evening l Private landing for boats and river taxi l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 24 bedrooms and suites

Offer stays on selected dates save up to £31 per adult per night (min 2 nights) Honeymooners complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in room on arrival Complimentary boat trip to Locanda Vivaldi Hotel, plus a drink on the rooftop terrace (min 2 nights, subject to weather conditions) Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 5 (sharing room)

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £645-£985 Extra nights from £102 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a standard room with shower room (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

UPGRADES per person per night Superior Grand Canal view (max 2) from £36-£127 Deluxe Rio Malpaga, garden or rooftop view (max 3) from £12-£59 Suite Rio Malpaga & garden view (max 3) from £45-£80 Junior suite superior Grand Canal view (max 4) from £86-£215 Standard sole use from £21-£77 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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SINA CENTURION PALACE H H H H H Venice Magnificent Venetian palazzo Situated by the Grand Canal, close to the

Venetian-Gothic façade modern interiors

Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute and

blend beautifully with original Venetian décor

overlooking St Mark’s Basin, SINA Centurion

and each of the individually and superbly

Palace is a former convent of the historic

contemporary styled guest rooms and suites

Palazzo Genovese. The hotel provides a

feature the latest in modern amenities. The

luxurious base from which to discover Venice

lovely courtyard is the perfect setting for a

with Punta della Dogana, Gallerie

cocktail before dining in the elegant

dell'Accademia and the famous Peggy

restaurant where delicious regional and

Guggenheim Museum all within walking

international gourmet cuisine can be

distance, and with its own landing stage for

enjoyed together with fabulous canal views.

PERFECT FOR ULTRA MODERN DINING

water taxis, plus a vaporetto stop and

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

gondola crossing point right outside, it’s easy

Our guest experience rating: 82%

Contemporary Antinoo’s Lounge and Restaurant is ultra modern, deliciously divine with sunlight reflecting off the Grand Canal

to explore further afield. Behind its splendid

Superior room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Small gym l Antinoo’s Lounge & Restaurant with international and regional cuisine, bar l Outdoor dining area on the Grand Canal for breakfast and dinner l Private pier for water taxis, vaporetto stop l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 50 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Offer 20% discount at Antinoo's Lounge & Restaurant (excl. drinks) Honeymooners complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in room on arrival Complimentary room upgrade from deluxe courtyard to superior junior suite, or from superior junior suite to deluxe junior suite (subject to availability on arrival) Dining flexible plan available see page 5, children’s meals paid locally Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £693-£1081 Extra nights from £108 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a superior courtyard view room, bath with shower (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Deluxe courtyard view (max 3) from £19-£37 Superior junior suite canal or courtyard view (max 3) from £100-£215 Deluxe junior suite Grand Canal view (max 3) from £188-£326 Duplex suite Grand Canal view (max 3) from £323-£391 Superior courtyard view sole use from £83-£200 Half board from £77 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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BAGLIONI HOTEL LUNA H H H H H deluxe

HOTEL LOYALTY

Venice Stunning elegance just a few steps from St Mark’s Square Located on an intimate little canal with

are furnished with period furniture, sumptuous

lovely views of the Giardini Reali and just two

fabrics and silk wall coverings, and boast

minutes’ walk from St Mark’s Square, and 100

Venetian chandeliers and Italian marble

metres from the Grand Canal, the stunning

bathrooms. After an evening cocktail at

Baglioni Hotel Luna is the oldest hotel in

Caffe Baglioni the sophisticated Canova

Venice; the building dates back to the 12th

restaurant is the perfect dinner venue

century and was a former home to the

providing an opportunity to sample delicious

Knights Templar. The elegant interior is richly

Venetian dishes plus a variety of international

decorated and lavishly furnished, and the

cuisine.

beautiful Salone Marco Polo, where

Our guest experience rating: 93%

"Set close to St Mark’s, this hotel oozes opulence & sophistication. I loved the stunning frescos where we ate breakfast with a glass of bubbly"

breakfast is served, is housed in the former ballroom with its original 18th century frescoes by Tiepolo’s pupils. Superior rooms

Clare from Classic

Deluxe room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, safe and minibar l Canova restaurant l Caffe Baglioni for coffee and cocktails l Salone Marco Polo for breakfast l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 92 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 15 (sharing room) Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

Suite terrace

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £835-£1461 Extra nights from £172 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a superior street or courtyard view room with bath or shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Deluxe street or courtyard view (max 2) from £24-£56 Canal view room side canal view (max 2) from £59-£155 Junior suite street or courtyard view (max 2+1) from £71-£167 Junior suite lagoon view (max 3) from £270-£808 Two bed family junior suite street or courtyard view (min 4, max 4+1) from £65-£192 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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HOTEL DANIELI H H H H H luxury Venice Legendary hotel with stunning rooftop views Situated on the waterfront just a few steps

are stylish and comfortable, with decoration

from St Marks’ Square and other historical

reflecting the building’s heritage. Delicious

sites including the Basilica and the Bridge of

Mediterranean and local cuisine is served at

Sighs, Hotel Danieli was originally a 14th

Terrazza Danieli, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant

century palace, and has been masterfully

boasting stunning panoramic views of the

restored to encapsulate its former glory. Built

Grand Canal and the lagoon, whilst the

in a Venetian gothic style, the hotel is

Danieli Bistro offers a delectable fusion of

adorned with pink marble, stained glass,

simplicity and haute cuisine.

gold leaf, Murano glass chandeliers and

Our guest experience rating: 93%

antiques. The hotel offers the very best

PERFECT FOR ROOFTOP DINING

hospitality and service, and has been loved

With enviable views of the Serenissima, the rooftop restaurant celebrates Venice's historic role as a crossroads between east and west

by generations of discerning guests. The luxurious rooms and richly appointed suites

Deluxe double room with Lagoon view

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, safe and minibar l In-room spa treatments available on request l Terrazza Danieli rooftop restaurant, Danieli Bistro l Dandolo piano bar l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 204 bedrooms and suites

Offers please call us for offers and savings Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £1268-£1786 Extra nights from £286 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a premium deluxe city view room, bath with shower (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Luxury inner view (max 3) from £19-£80 Dandolo inner view (max 3) from £50-£197 Deluxe lagoon view (max 3) from £154-£381 Luxury lagoon view (max 3) from £185-£473 Executive suite inner view (max 3) from £111-£246 Dandolo suite inner view (max 3) from £111-£246 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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LOCANDA VIVALDI HOTEL H H H H superior Venice Small and intimate hotel in the heart of Venice The former home of the composer Antonio

serves delightful traditional Venetian cuisine

Vivaldi, the small and intimate Locanda

and the panoramic terrace boasts

Vivaldi Hotel, is ideally located in the heart of

magnificent sweeping views from the

Venice only a short walk away from Piazza

columns of Piazza San Marco, over the

San Marco and close to the church of La

islands of Giudecca and San Giorgio, as far

Pieta. Each of the well-appointed guest

as the Venice Lido. The hotel is easily

bedrooms and suites are beautifully

reached by public transport with a vaporetto

decorated in Venetian style with sumptuous

stop a few metres away, as well as private

fabrics, Murano glass, gilded detailing and

docking for water taxis.

elegant furnishings; depending on room

Our guest experience rating: 89%

PERFECT FOR ROOFTOP VIEWS

During warm summer evenings the elegant Prete Rosso restaurant set on the rooftop terrace is perfect for Venetian cuisine and stunning views over the St Mark’s Basin

category, rooms overlook either the internal courtyard, canal Rio dei Greci or the Basin of St Mark. In summer, Restaurant Prete Rosso

Superior room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and safe l Panoramic terrace restaurant Prete Rosso and bar service (seasonal), breakfast room serving a buffet breakfast l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 27 bedrooms and suites

Offer stays on selected dates save up to £33 per adult per night (min 2 nights) Honeymooners complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in room on arrival Complimentary boat trip to Palazzo Stern Hotel, plus a drink in the garden (min 2 nights, subject to weather conditions) Dining complimentary two-course evening meal at Prete Rosso rooftop restaurant 14 Apr-31 Oct (excl. drinks, min 7 nights) Family one child stays free when sharing with two adults upgrading to a suite, restrictions apply Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

Suite

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £629-£973 Extra nights from £94 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a twin or double room with shower room (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Superior San Marco basin view (max 3 or 2+2) from £30-£80 Classic suite (max 3) from £30-£80 Junior suite (max 3+1) from £53-£121 Superior junior suite San Marco basin view (max 3+1) from £83-£153 Two bed superior suite side canal view (max 4) from £100-£191 Twin or double sole use from £71-£133 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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METROPOLE HOTEL H H H H H Venice Sophisticated Oriental allure minutes from St Mark's Square Overlooking the magical lagoon in front of St

and suites are beautifully furnished with

Mark’s Square, Metropole Hotel is a family

original period pieces, some with private

run hotel offering a warm welcome, and

elegant terraces, and all offering the highest

from its own private mooring, guests may

levels of comfort and luxury. At the intimate

effortlessly discover the beautiful floating city

Michelin star Met Restaurant, chef Luca

of Venice. The hotel is adorned with

Veritti uses seasonal produce to create

antiquities from the family collection of more

delicate cuisine with flavours true to their

than 2,000 precious pieces, and is richly and

original essence. The luxuriant Citrus Garden,

sumptuously decorated. In the opulent

ideal for al fresco breakfast and dining,

Venetian lounge, with views over the lagoon,

dominates the outdoor with exotic palms

PERFECT FOR MICHELIN DINING

a choice of teas and infusions are served

and scented jasmine.

with delicious homemade cakes and

Our guest experience rating: 93%

Enjoy beautifully presented gourmet cuisine in the elegantly quirky setting of the Met Restaurant with its Fortuny fabrics, antiques and works of art

pastries. All of the individually styled rooms

Prestige room

Deluxe room

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, safe and minibar l In-room massage treatments l Michelin star Met restaurant l Venetian lounge serving afternoon tea l Oriental Bar l Complimentary WiFi l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 67 bedrooms and suites

Early booking offers please call us for early booking offers and savings Free night offers available for various durations, restrictions apply Offer stays on selected dates save up to £24 per adult per night (min 3 nights, Mon, Tue & Sun arrivals) Honeymooners & anniversary complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 5 (restrictions apply) Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

1 Jan-31 Dec 3 nights from £741-£1284

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

Deluxe lagoon view (max 2) from £39-£94 Prestige street or garden view (max 2) from £30-£130 Junior suite lagoon view (max 2) from £100-£216 Suite lagoon view (max 2) from £177-£309 Exclusive suite canal view (max 2) from £206-£463 3 course half board from £106, 4 course half board from £118 Tasting menu from £165

Extra nights from £133 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a deluxe street or garden view room with bath or shower room (max 3), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night

ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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VENICE

BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI H H H H H deluxe

RECOMMENDED SPA

Giudecca, Venice A world famous exclusive retreat in beautiful tranquil gardens The exclusive Belmond Hotel Cipriani is set

pool offers calm and relaxation, with a

amid beautiful gardens on the tip of

poolside bar serving drinks and light snacks.

Giudecca Island and boasts simply stunning

The Casanova beauty and wellness centre

views. It is only a five minute complimentary

offers indulgence packages including

boat ride to the hotel’s private pier in St

skincare treatments and soothing massages.

Mark’s Square, and away from the hustle

Bordering the lagoon, Cip's Club is the

and bustle of the city, in its tranquil setting, it

perfect setting for a romantic dinner, offering

offers the very best in luxurious

simple, fresh and perfectly prepared cuisine.

accommodation and attentive service. There

Executive chef Davide Bisetto creates

is a wide range of superbly furnished rooms

imaginative dishes inspired by Italian tradition

and suites which have panoramic views of

to be enjoyed at the Michelin star restaurant

the lagoon, the gardens or St Mark’s Square.

Oro, designed by architect Adam Tihany.

Nestling in the lush gardens the Olympic-size

Our guest experience rating: 97%

FEATURES

CLASSIC VALUE

All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, safe and minibar l Outdoor heated salt water swimming pool l Casanova beauty and wellness centre offering Sothys and Aromatherapy Associates skincare treatments and massage l Hair salon and beauty parlour l Tennis court and fitness room l Oro Michelin star restaurant, Cip’s Club, Gabbiano poolside restaurant l Children's club l Regular 24 hour complimentary water shuttle service from hotel to St Mark’s Square (approx 5 minutes) l Private boat available for excursions l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 96 bedrooms and suites

Complimentary water shuttle service to St Mark’s Square Dining half board bookable for entire stay, children’s meals paid locally Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room)

"Travelling on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express followed by 2 nights in a junior suite overlooking Cipriani’s outdoor pool fulfilled a romantic dream"

Vanda from Classic

Double room with Lagoon view

Classic Value is subject to availability and as confirmed at time of booking

20 Mar-8 Nov 3 nights from £1983-£2498 Extra nights from £537 per person per night Prices per person based on bed and breakfast in a double garden or vineyard view room with bath, balcony or patio (max 2), including flights from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo airport on Wednesdays (other departure days, flights & durations available) & include private transfers. Private transfer time approximately 45 minutes.

UPGRADES per person per night Double lagoon view (max 2) from £53-£64 Double balcony lagoon view (max 2) from £141-£172 Junior suite garden or vineyard view (max 3) from £335-£407 Junior suite garden & pool view (max 3) from £458-£558 Single from £60-£73 Half board from £91, full board from £175 ADDITIONAL UPGRADES AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US

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Holiday information MAKING A BOOKING If you book through a travel agent, they will check details and availability with us and if you accept these as satisfactory, a formal contract will exist between you and Classic Collection Holidays. If you make a booking directly with us, we will discuss and confirm the details of the holiday with you and, if you accept these as satisfactory, a formal contract will exist between you and Classic Collection Holidays and your credit card details will be taken at that time. In either event, you must pay the appropriate initial payment or, if within 8 weeks of departure, the full holiday price. Late bookings made within 8 weeks of departure require that the total balance is paid immediately. Normal cancellation charges apply to late bookings should you subsequently cancel. Recommendations can be made by our team although the final decision as to hotel and resort suitability is ultimately your choice and we cannot be held liable for our suggestions. To help maintain our high levels of service, calls may be recorded. Special requests At the time of booking please inform us of any special requests such as adjoining rooms, dietary requirements etc. We will inform the property management and/or carrier of your requirements but we cannot guarantee that these will be met. Where additional local costs are involved, payment should be made directly to the supplier. If you have a disability or suffer mobility difficulties, please complete our Mobility Questionnaire before we confirm your booking. You may wish to research the suitability of your chosen property with Tourism for All 0845 124 9971/73 www.tourismforall.org.uk

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL Passports, visas & travel advice Your passport, visa and immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with relevant Embassies and/ or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. For British Citizens, a full ten-year passport is required for travel and it is recommended that your passport is valid for six months from your return date to the UK. Children under 16 must hold their own five-year passport. Contact the UK Passport Agency 0870 521 0410 or www.gov.uk/browse/ abroad/passports for details. Please note that your name and initials on your flight tickets/documentation must match those on your passport. For up-to-date advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office about travel to, and within, your chosen destination, please visit www.gov. uk/foreign-travel-advice noting that, as advice can change, it is important to check regularly for the latest information. Travel documentation Your flight tickets including e-ticket information and holiday itinerary will normally be dispatched approx 10 days prior to departure although very late booking confirmations and e-ticket details may be forwarded by email only.

Vaccinations & health requirements In some countries it is wise, and sometimes obligatory, to have certain vaccinations. As regulations frequently change you should check with your GP’s surgery or www.travelhealthpro.org.uk for up to date information regarding health risks or vaccination requirements. UK airport charges To cover the cost of development or improvement works, some UK airports charge an airport improvement fee which is payable within the relevant check-in area. For example, at Norwich International Airport a development fee of £10 per adult (16 years+) is payable.

OUR BROCHURE & HOLIDAY DETAILS Brochure accuracy This brochure was printed on 1 November 2019. Details are valid for departures from 1 January to 31 December 2020 or until publication of any revised edition, or you are notified otherwise by your travel agent or our reservations staff. All the facts in this brochure are re-checked for accuracy by our staff and, where possible, our hoteliers, although of course it is always feasible, especially in low season, that facilities may be unavailable as hotels, especially those which are open all year round, will require maintenance (eg pools), redecoration and refurbishment. Service within hotels may change from time to time eg dining changes from traditional waiter service to buffet style. Such events are regrettably beyond our control although we will alert you to significant changes at time of booking, or if you have already booked, we will contact you as soon as is reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. Hotel details We are happy to advise hotel web addresses, but cannot accept responsibility for their accuracy. Room types and upgrades Single rooms normally carry a supplement which is for the convenience of having a room to yourself and location/facilities may be inferior to that of a twin room. In family rooms and twin or double rooms that take additional beds, do note that the extra bed/s could be of a folding or convertible sofa type and beds for children may not be full adult-sized singles. When additional beds are put in a room, floor space will be reduced and cupboard access may be limited. Junior suites normally have a sitting

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area, and suites have a sitting area or separate sitting room. Ocean or sea view rooms enjoy views of the ocean/sea although foliage, buildings etc may sometimes interupt a full view. Ocean facing or sea facing rooms will face the ocean/sea but will normally be on lower floors where the view of the ocean/sea may be obscured through gardens/trees etc. Side ocean view or side sea view rooms tend to offer a restricted view of the ocean or sea. Please note that the main additional feature of any room category attracting a supplement may often be its view and that this will not necessarily include additional internal room facilities or amenities. Room upgrade supplements are normally detailed on the hotel pages, but occasionally you may see the phrase on request which means that we will have to contact the hotel for up-to-date prices. Hotel facilities normally incur a charge eg sun loungers, tennis, squash, mini-golf, pool table, watersports, entry to disco/nightclub, use of fitness/leisure and spa facilities, children’s clubs, cots, safety deposit boxes and car parking. Air-conditioning Most hotels offer in-room air-conditioning although this may be controlled centrally and might only be available at certain times of the year or subject to the prevailing weather. Check in/out & duration of holiday On arrival at hotels, check in time is normally 4pm and check out 12 noon. Most hotels can provide luggage storage and changing room facilities if you arrive earlier or stay later, and you may be able to pay locally for a late check out from your room. The number of nights on your confirmation invoice refers to the number of nights reserved for you in your hotel. If you arrive very late at night or in the early hours of the morning, your accommodation is immediately available as it will have been reserved for the whole night and this will count as one of your holiday nights. Meal arrangements Full board normally consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner; half board is breakfast and dinner. Breakfasts are normally served buffet style. Full board or half board arrangements are generally served in the main dining room and are based on a standard table d’hote menu

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although this normally includes a choice of dishes. Many hotels offer buffet style meals and some a combination of waiter and buffet service. A full a la carte menu is available for an extra cost in most of our hotels and customers should note that when half or full board is offered as a la carte dining, exclusions such as lobster, prawns etc may be available for a local supplement. Most hotels offer the option of booking any number of nights on half or full board so that you can pay in the UK and decide which nights you wish to eat at the hotel when you arrive: simply ask our reservations staff for details. All inclusive arrangements vary widely between hotels and where this concept is offered, it is wise to check specific details at booking stage as many hotels only include local spirits and wines and may limit your choice of restaurant or dining room. As with meal arrangements (above), if a full a la carte menu or restaurant is not included within the all inclusive concept, it may be available for an additional cost and exclusions such as lobster, prawns etc may be available for a local supplement. Dress code Due to the sophisticated nature of many of our hotel restaurants, shorts and t-shirts are unacceptable for evening dining and slightly more formal attire is recommended. Formal dress is normally required for gala dinners and if you’d like to find out further details of dress codes at a particular hotel, simply contact our reservations team. Children & infants To take advantage of children’s prices, a child must normally be aged 2-11 years at the date of return and must share a room with two adults or full fare paying passengers, although some hotels offer special reductions for a second child sharing the room, or for older children, or for a child travelling with one adult, or where children share an interconnecting room. Children paying child prices can normally benefit from reduced half board supplements (when booking same board basis as adults) and will not normally be charged room supplements although if these are payable, relevant prices will be advised at time of booking. Normally children staying in their own room will be charged as full fare paying passengers including relevant room and half board supplements. Please note that infants and children’s dates of birth (on the date of return from holiday) must be advised. Infants (under two years of age at date of return) pay a charge to cover our administration costs and additional charges may be levied for certain flights, inter-island connections or business class cabins. Hotels will charge locally for food and cots. Please note that the regulations applied to the manufacture of cots in other countries are not as high as those in the UK and may not conform to British safety standards. Child seats Although we can request child seats for private transfers in resort, they cannot always be guaranteed and in such cases we suggest that you bring your own.

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Babysitting arrangements are available at many properties although the service will vary and the sitter may not remain in the room with the child. If you wish to use a babysitting service, you must arrange and pay for it locally with the sitter who is frequently a member of the hotel staff not qualified in child care. Health & safety All our properties are checked regularly for compliance in respect of local regulations. However, guests must exercise caution particularly with regard to fire safety, swimming pools, balconies, lifts etc, where compliance may not be equal to British standards. Resort development may be in progress and occasionally the work involved will result in building work being in evidence. We cannot forewarn of all developments, however, if the works taking place, either through noise or other inconvenience, is felt by us to affect your overall holiday enjoyment, we will supply all such information to you directly or via your travel agent. Many of our resorts are in popular holiday destinations which invariably have busy road networks so you may encounter some traffic disturbance especially during peak season. Representation Due to the specialist nature of our programme it is not always practical to visit our guests in their hotel especially during multi-centres, island hopping or fly drive holidays. All customers will be given emergency contact numbers and departure details will be confirmed on arrival in resort. Our resort representative or local agent will normally make contact within 24 hours of your arrival to ensure that everything is in order, although should you encounter any difficulties during your stay, please contact your hotel manager in the first instance, and if further assistance is required, simply contact our resort manager or local agent who will endeavour to resolve the problem.

100% FINANCIAL PROTECTION All the flight inclusive holidays within this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme under ATOL number 5837. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL certificate (for further information about financial protection please see our booking conditions and www.atol.org.uk). For holidays and travel arrangements which do not include travel by air, your financial protection is administered by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) under membership number W5429. In the unlikely event of our

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Care for our environment The paper used in this brochure is from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources. We contribute annually to The Travel Foundation to offset emissions from our staff flights. Visit www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk to see details of their work. Additionally we have recently formed an association with Travelife; a global sustainability organisation which works closely with hotels helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental impacts.

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES 1. Return flights between the UK and overseas airport or rail travel between the UK and overseas destinations (where applicable) 2. Luggage allowance as specified on your documentation 3. Private transfer or hire car between the overseas airport and your hotel (as detailed on our confirmation) 4. Accommodation and board basis as detailed on your confirmation 5. Services of our representative or local office/agent 6. Any additional items or pre-booked excursions as detailed on your confirmation Please note that refunds are not available for services provided but not utilised

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE EXCLUDES 1. Transport between your home and departure airport 2. Travel insurance 3. Meals and refreshments en route, except those included on aircraft 4. Optional excursions 5. Cost of passports and relevant visas 6. Cots and local infant charges 7. Excess baggage including golf clubs etc 8. Locally payable tourist taxes (where relevant) PLEASE NOTE Booking Conditions and Holiday details constantly change. Please see our website for up to date information

insolvency, the CAA and/or ABTA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. ABTA members help holidaymakers get the most from their travel arrangements, and assist them in the unlikely event that things do not go according to plan. Under ABTA’s Code of Conduct, we maintain a high standard of service to our customers. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct, and the arbitration scheme, contact ABTA tel 0207 637 2444 or www.abta.com

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Booking conditions OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU 1. Provision of your holiday We will arrange for the provision to you of the services which make up the inclusive holiday as confirmed to you. These services will be provided either directly by us or by independently contracted suppliers. When you, or your travel agent, ask for your holiday booking to be confirmed, we allocate your chosen holiday to you and give confirmation of the booking at that moment. It is then that a firm contract exists between you and Classic Collection Holidays Limited (Registered in England no. 1512421) on the basis of these booking conditions. This also acts as your acceptance of our booking conditions and your holiday is secured from that moment. If your holiday includes flight arrangements, you will be issued with an ATOL certificate immediately and, in any event, you will receive a holiday confirmation invoice verifying the details. All holidays and offers, including but not limited to Classic Value offers, advertised in the brochure are subject to availability and are as confirmed to you by telephone or on your Holiday Confirmation Invoice. 2. Your holiday price A. When you book All prices, supplements and offers shown in this brochure are based on costs at time of printing (1 November 2019) although we reserve the right to amend all prices, supplements and offers (up or down) when we receive notification of new costs. Hotels practice fluid pricing which means that costs may significantly increase during periods of high demand. Classic Value may not be available where we have exceeded our contractually pre-allocated rooms at certain hotels. Prices in this brochure include airline rates applicable at the time of printing and are subject to change. The government charges a levy to cover financial protection in the event of an airline failure and we automatically add this to your invoice total at the booking stage. Once you have confirmed your holiday booking, the price is protected subject to clause 2D of these booking conditions. Please note that not all hotel features detailed are complimentary, and some are subject to seasonal demand. B. VAT and Exchange rates Our VAT Registration number is 503 944 749 and all prices quoted in this brochure include VAT where relevant (at 20% at time of going to press). The brochure prices of holidays were calculated using exchange rates quoted in the Financial Times Guide to World Currencies on 1 October 2019 in relation to the following currencies: Euro 1.1259, US Dollar 1.227. Please note a) these rates are not comparable with note or tourist rates which are quoted in national newspapers b) hotel costs, transfers, resort representation, excursions, local taxes and part of the flight cost are typically paid in the currency of your holiday destination country. Aviation fuel is paid in US Dollars. All of these costs are affected by changes in the cost of buying foreign currency, as per exchange rates listed above. We reserve the right to increase our prices in accordance with these booking conditions. C. Price Promise If you can find the same flight inclusive holiday at a cheaper price at the time that you book, we undertake to match the price and will give an additional £10 per adult saving off any competitor’s price. In order to take advantage of our Price Promise, the component parts of the relevant holiday must be identical and we reserve the right to request confirmation in writing of the relevant competitor’s holiday price. Our Price Promise cannot be actioned retrospectively after a booking has been made, and it is only available on new bookings made during the validity of this brochure. Unfortunately we cannot always match prices where we believe our competitors have made a pricing error or where they are offering the holiday arrangements at a price below their operating costs. If a competitor’s price is greater than £150 per adult and/or £50 per child below our price, we

deem one of these two scenarios to be true and will not honour our Price Promise. D. Surcharges (after booking) Once you have booked, the price of your holiday travel arrangements may be varied due to changes in transportation costs such as fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline cost changes which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator or organiser, and also in respect of government action such as changes in VAT or any other government imposed changes. In the case of any small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, and any amendment charges, will be absorbed or retained. For larger variations, this 2% will still be absorbed for increases but not retained from refunds. In either case there will be an administration charge of £1 per person together with an amount to cover agent’s commission. In the unlikely event that this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 8% of the price of your holiday travel arrangements, you may cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. E. Tourist tax Some regions and cities impose a tourist tax. Amounts often vary between region and hotel star rating and often are payable by customers locally on departure from their hotel. Tourist taxes may be introduced or changed without prior notice and our reservations team are happy to advise current rates where applicable. 3. If your booking is changed It is unlikely that your booking will have to be changed, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance, therefore we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes are very minor, but where they are major, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. A major change is one that is made to a major part of your holiday arrangements before departure, such as a change of your departure airport (except between London airports), resort area or time of departure or return by more than twelve hours, or offering accommodation with a lower category rating. If we have to make a major change you have the choice of the following: A accepting the changed arrangements as notified to you, B purchasing another available holiday from us, or C cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Additionally, if we make a major change after you have paid the full balance of your holiday and you accept A, B or C you will be entitled to compensation on the scale shown below. Period before scheduled departure within which a major change is notified to you or your travel agent:

Compensation per adult

More than 56 days 43-56 days 29-42 days 15-28 days 0-14 days

Nil £20 £30 £40 £50

Important note Compensation payments do not apply to changes caused by reason of war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, or other circumstances that may amount to force majeure. 4. If your holiday is cancelled We reserve the right in any circumstance to cancel your holiday and, in this event, we will return to you all money you have paid us or will offer you an alternative holiday of comparable standard to purchase. In no case, except for those beyond our control, will your holiday be cancelled after the balance is paid and in such cases compensation will be paid per clause 3. 5. What happens to complaints Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which

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cannot be settled amicably may be referred to arbitration if the customer so wishes, under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. The ABTA scheme provides for a relatively simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer with regards to cost. Under the scheme, customers must pursue their claim within 12 months of the date of return from their holiday. (Outside this time limit, arbitration under the scheme may still be available if the Company agrees, although the ABTA scheme does not require such agreement). The scheme does not apply to claims for amounts greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking, neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. However, the scheme can deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a per person limit of £1,500 on the personal injury or illness element of the claim. Full details can be provided by us or www.abta.com 6. Our responsibility for your holiday We accept responsibility for ensuring that all component parts of the inclusive holiday, limited to items included on confirmation invoice, and subject to the paragraph entitled Air Passenger Rights below, are supplied to you as described in this brochure and to a reasonable standard. If any such part is not provided to your satisfaction due to the fault of our employees, agents, or suppliers, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your holiday (see Important note in paragraph 3 above). Our liability in this respect is limited to a maximum of three times the value of the holiday. We must ask you however, to be patient and understanding in the event of unforeseen alterations to your holiday made by our suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Air Passenger Rights Under EU law you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in paragraph 3. If your airline does not comply with these rules you can make a complaint via the Civil Aviation Authority www.CAA.co.uk 7. Excursions (whilst participating in arrangements made by us) Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of the holiday provided by us. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract is with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us and we are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision. 8. Personal Injury (whilst participating in arrangements made by us) We have taken all reasonable and proper steps to ensure that proper arrangements have been made for all the holidays which are advertised in this brochure and that the suppliers of the various services which will be provided to you as part of the inclusive holiday are efficient, safe and reputable businesses, and that they comply with the local and national laws and regulations of the country in which they provide those services. We have no direct control over the provision of services to customers by suppliers. However, subject to the Notes below, we will pay to our customers the equivalent of such damages as they would be entitled to receive under English law in an English Court for any personal injury to the customer, including illness or death, caused by the negligence, as understood in English Law, of the servants or agents of ourselves or of any of our suppliers

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contracted or sub-contracted by us to provide any part of the arrangements for your holiday as described in this brochure. With regard to any relevant international convention for example, the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail, and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage, we are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. Copies of these can be made available on request. 9. Personal Injury (unconnected with travel arrangements made by us) If you, or any member of your party, suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas arising out of an activity which does not form part of your holiday arrangements or an excursion arranged through us, we shall at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance. Where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of proceedings. Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs or benefits received, under any relevant insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our assistance to you or any member of your party to £5,000. Under your travel insurance cover, you must make an insurance claim under the legal expenses section in respect of any legal fees incurred abroad for that purpose. Notes in respect of paragraphs 8 & 9 We would request that you (a) notify us of any claim for personal injury within 2 months of your return from holiday; (b) assign to Classic Collection Holidays any rights against a supplier or any other person or party you may have relating to the claim; and (c) agree to co-operate fully with us should our insurers wish to enforce those rights. This assignment is necessary to enable us to try to recover from suppliers any compensation paid to customers and associated costs as a result of personal injury to customers caused by the negligence of those suppliers. It is not our wish to profit from such assignment, and in the unlikely event of our recovering more than such compensation and costs, any excess will be paid to the injured customers.

YOUR COMMITMENT TO CLASSIC COLLECTION HOLIDAYS 1. Your holiday contract As soon as your holiday booking is confirmed, a firm contract exists between you and Classic Collection Holidays on the basis of these booking conditions which are governed by English law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. Any disputes arising will be heard in the English Courts unless you prefer the courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland. 2. Payment for the holiday You pay a deposit of £150 per person (or an agreed sum to cover non-refundable flight seats and/or hotel or other costs*) when you book. This is your commitment until 8 weeks before departure when your final balance is due. You must pay the balance at least 8 weeks before departure. For bookings made within 8 weeks of departure, full payment is required at time of booking. If payment is not received as detailed, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled and your deposit/s forfeited. If you pay your travel agent for your holiday, they will hold that money as our agents from the time they receive it until they pay it to us. Deposits and balances paid directly to us can be made by bank transfer, cheque or card. *Please note holidays including Uniworld River Cruises require a minimum deposit of £300 per person and balances are due 120 days (17 weeks) prior to

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departure. For any alternative or additional deposit and/or payment and balance arrangements, we will notify you at the time of booking. 3. If you change your booking If you want to change any details of your booking (eg transfer to a different holiday, substitution of a passenger, departure date or airport), we will do our best to help as soon as we receive your request in writing. We charge an amendment fee of £25 per person named on the booking form for each detail of the booking to be changed and, in addition to the amendment fee, we will charge for any additional costs we incur in making the amendment/s. You should give us reasonable notice of changes and please note that it is highly likely that amendment costs will increase the closer the change is made to your departure date. If amendments to a booking are made, and the booking is subsequently cancelled, we reserve the right to charge the original cancellation charges that would have been payable prior to the amendment.

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Some arrangements (eg flights purchased from certain airlines and certain hotel bookings or other costs) may not be refundable or transferable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request may incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that particular part of the holiday arrangements. Where the price varies depending on the number of persons travelling and the numbers are amended, the price will be recharged on the basis of the new party size. Any increase in price per person payable as a result of a part cancellation is not a cancellation charge and will not normally be covered by your chosen insurance. A separate cancellation charge will be levied in respect of bookings cancelled in accordance with paragraph 4 below. A new confirmation invoice will be issued as appropriate on which the cancellation charges will be shown. 4. If you cancel your booking You or any member of your party may cancel your booking, or part of it, once it has been confirmed, but the instructions will only be valid if in writing and signed by the person who confirmed the booking. Your written instructions should go either to the travel agent you booked with, asking them to notify us immediately, or if you booked direct, to our address. To compensate us for the expense of processing your booking, payment of cancellation fees are on the scale shown. The amount payable depends on when we receive your written instructions. Holiday cancellation terms (standard) Period before scheduled departure within which written holiday instructions are received by us

Amount of cancellation (% of total price)

More than 56 days 43-56 days 29-42 days 15-28 days 8-14 days 7 days or fewer

Deposit/initial payment 30% or deposit if greater 50% or deposit if greater 70% or deposit if greater 90% or deposit if greater 100%

For non-standard cancellation terms, we will detail exceptions with your confirmation invoice. For example holidays including Uniworld river cruises: River cruise cancellation terms Period before departure within which written holiday instructions are received by us

Amount of cancellation charge (shown as a % of total price)

More than 119 days (17 wks) 90-119 days 60-89 days 30-59 days 29 days or fewer

Deposit/initial payment 20% or deposit if greater 35% or deposit if greater 50% or deposit if greater 100%

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5. If you have a complaint If you have a complaint about your holiday please refer the matter to the supplier immediately (airline, hotel, car hire company etc). If further assistance is required our agent/representative in resort should be contacted. Matters can most easily be resolved for you on the spot when the supplier can see and understand the exact nature of any problems you have. It is unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday, then complain afterwards. In the unlikely event that matters cannot be resolved to your satisfaction our agent/representative will ask you to record details on a holiday report form of which you will be given a copy, and you must then follow up your report by writing to our Customer Relations team within 28 days of returning from resort. 6. Holiday illness If you, or any member of your party, become unwell whilst on holiday you must consult a local doctor in order to receive appropriate treatment and to obtain a full medical report. You must also report your illness as soon as reasonably practicable to our local or telephone agent/representative, the contact details of whom can be found on your travel documents. Notes in respect of paragraphs 5 & 6 Failure to follow the procedures set out in paragraphs 5 and 6 above may reduce or extinguish any rights you have to claim compensation from us or any of our suppliers either in accordance with these booking conditions or otherwise. 7. Holiday participation We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a customer if their conduct is disruptive and affects the enjoyment of other holidaymakers, and we shall be under no liability for any extra costs incurred by such a person as a result of our doing so. Aircraft captains are legally entitled to deny boarding to any passenger presenting themselves at the aircraft who, at the captain’s absolute discretion, are unacceptably under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any passenger who is denied boarding on the outbound flight for that reason, shall be deemed to have given notice of cancellation of his/her booking at that moment, and cancellation charges will apply in accordance with paragraph 4. 8. Your accommodation The accommodation provided is only for the use of passengers shown on the confirmation invoice as confirmed by us; subletting, sharing or assignment is prohibited. 9. Your travel ticket conditions When you travel with an air or sea or rail carrier, their conditions of carriage apply, some of which limit liability. These conditions are often the subject of international agreements between countries, and copies of the conditions which apply are available for inspection at the travel agent where you book your holiday. 10. Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you and all members of your booking are adequately insured on holiday and that the insurance is suitable for your needs and the type of activities you will be undertaking as part of your holiday. You are responsible for indemnifying us in full in the event that we incur any losses or expenses arising out of your failure to take out adequate insurance cover. 11. Data Protection & GDPR Classic Collection Holidays is registered under the Data Protection Act 1988 and deals with all personal data in accordance therewith. It is, of course, necessary for us to pass personal data to airlines, hotels, transportation companies, insurers and other agents in order that we can arrange your holiday. By confirming a booking with us, you have consented to allow the passing on of such data as we determine necessary for that purpose. Under the Data Protection Act, you have the right to inspect relevant personal information held by us. On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and relevant information including our role as data controller, is detailed in the privacy policy statement on our website.

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Flights Choice of flights We know that our customers like to fly from a local airport that is convenient to them and because we tailor-make every holiday to suit you, we are able to book scheduled, charter or no frills flights from a wide range of UK airports. Please call our reservations team for further details regarding the services provided by different airlines. British Airways Many of our destinations are served by British Airways and we are proud of our Preferred Partner status with this airline. Euro Traveller customers in the main cabin enjoy the highest standards expected of British Airways and on board there’s the opportunity to purchase alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, plus a range of Marks and Spencer snacks. In-flight payments must be by credit or debit card (cash is not accepted) or you can use your Avios points. With regards to luggage, we automatically include one bag (maximum 23kg) per person in our prices.

Upgrades are available with a range of cabin options dependent upon the route and British Airways’ Club Europe benefits include generous legroom, increased seat pitch, meals and snacks relevant to the time of day and flight duration, complimentary drinks (wine, beer and spirits), dedicated check-in desks and automatic entry into an airport lounge. Club Europe customers also benefit from an increased luggage allowance and two bags (each weighing a maximum of 23kg) per person are included in our prices. Domestic flight connections via London So that our customers can take advantage of the flexibility and reliability of scheduled flights from London, we are pleased to offer domestic flights from all UK airports. No frills flights Often referred to as low cost airlines, these flights, which are often available from regional airports, do not provide complimentary drinks or meals although you may purchase refreshments on board.

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Charter flights Through a range of charter airline partners, we are delighted to offer a choice of direct flights from many UK airports. These flights may restrict your holiday duration to 7 or 14 nights, but we know that to fly direct to your holiday destination from your local airport is normally preferable. Private jets We enjoy partnerships with fully licensed airline companies specialising in the provision of private executive aircraft. For total flexibility, privacy and convenience, we can charter a private aircraft giving you the ability to create your own holiday timetable to any of our destinations. You can choose the aircraft type, the seating arrangements, the level of service, your departure airport and the flight timings that suit you best.

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Reservations

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Admin & concierge

Freephone 0800 008 7289 Freephone 0800 820 3112 or 01903 836621

Accounts

Freephone 0800 294 9326 or 01903 836654

Email

sales@classic-collection.co.uk

Fax 01903 214945 www.classic-collection.co.uk Classic Collection Holidays Saxon House Little High Street Worthing West Sussex BN11 1DH United Kingdom

January – December 2020

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Monday to Saturday 9am-8pm & Sunday 10am-8pm

To request copies of our brochures or to book your holiday visit your local travel agent or call our reservations team FREEPHONE 0800 008 7288 or 0800 820 3113

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