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Highlights of Italy

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Country
Italy
Travel Departs
Milan
Travel Ends
Rome
Travel Periods
10 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
Experience
Cultural, Rail
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Travelling by train is an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy your trip on a high-speed train sitting comfortably in your seat and sipping Italian coffee as you admire the beautiful highlights of Italy from your window. You will see mountains, hills, changing patterns of landscapes and small towns and villages!

Highlights

Stay in the beautiful villages of the Cinque Terre region.

Stay 2 nights in the coastal town of Sorrento overlooking the stunning bay of Naples.

Visit to the glamorous village of Bellagio and the breathtaking Villa Balbaniello, used as movie-set for James Bond: Casino Royale and Star Wars!

Admire the best-known statue in the world, the imposing David by Michelangelo, a sculpture of absolute beauty, icon of the renaissance model!

Experience the local food markets in Trastevere, one of the cores of the Roman nightlife, bustling and busy with pubs, restaurants and clubs for all ages!

Discover the old vineyards and olive groves which characterise the splendid Chianti territory - Greve, Panzano, Gaiole, Radda, Castellina e Castelnuovo Berardenga!

Enjoy a private Cinque Terre tour by local train and discover the stunning coastside villages!

Enjoy a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica, skipping all lines!

Explore the cultural highlights and gems of Italy during this intriguing, 20-day independent holiday from Milan to Rome.

Start your journey in Milan, recognised as one of the world’s four fashion capitals. It is also home to numerous cultural museums, art galleries, buildings and shopping districts. From Milan, travel to Lake Como, a popular retreat for aristocrats and celebrities and explore the cities and towns of Bellagio.

Fall in love with Italy's resplendent Mediterranean coastline, the Italian Riviera, as you journey through the Cinque Terre via Genoa and other irresistible seaside towns.

Travel to the beautiful city of Florence, the capital of Tuscany and birthplace of Renaissance. Enjoy a tour of the city including its main sights such as the Florence Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce.

Then, depart for Naples, the capital of the Campania, known for its culinary traditions and beautiful Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a short stay in the enchanting town of Sorrento, where you can do as much or as little as you want.

Continue to the Eternal City of Rome and visit its celebrated landmarks including the Colosseum, the Vaticans Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. 

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Included

4 nights in Milan at the Starhotels Ritz - 4* or similar
3 nights in Monterosso al Mare at Hotel Porto Roca - 4* or similar
4 nights in Florence at Hotel Calzaiuoli - 4* or similar
2 nights in Naples at Grand Hotel Santa Lucia - 4* or similar
2 nights in Sorrento at Hotel Imperial Tramontano - 4* or similar
4 Nights in Rome at Hotel Imperiale - 4* or similar
2 class Train Ticket Milan to Genova
2 class Train Ticket La Spezia to Florence
2 class Train Ticket Florence to Naples
2 class Train Ticket Naples to Rome
Arrival private transfer from Malpensa airport to the hotel in Milan
Private transfers to/from railway station as per Itinerary
Departure private transfer from Rome hotel to Fiumicino Airport
Daily Breakfast
One dinner at Imperial Hotel in Rome
2 dinners in Sorrento
Half-day private walking tour of Milan with English-speaking guide
Full-day private excursion to Lake Como with English-speaking driver
Cinque Terre excursion with English guide and Cinque Terre card
Skip-the-line tickets to Accademia Museum and private Florence walking tour
Private Chianti full day tour with wine tasting and lunch
Skip The Line small group of max 8 people: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour
Small group of max 12 people: Pizza-baking class and Rome food tour
Skip the Line- Small group of max 8 people: Vatican Museums Tour
Ferry tickets in Lake Como as per itinerary
Optional Extras
Private Wine Tour with box lunch - Cinque Terre

Private Wine Tour with box lunch - Cinque Terre

Monterosso
Meet your guide at the hall approximately at 10.00am for the beginning of a unique experience: wine trekking amongst the vineyards of one of the most spectacular slopes of the Cinque Terre area, with a 360° panorama of the surrounding hills and the sea. During the walk, the guide will lead you step by step to discover the territory and its grapes, olive trees, lemon groves and fantastic views. The wine trekking is also supported by a digital audio-guide app.

A picnic basket with gourmet sandwiches will be included, along with a bottle of Cinque Terre PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) Buranco wine, seasonal fruit, water, glasses and corkscrews.

Skip the line: Uffizi Museum with audioguide

Skip the line: Uffizi Museum with audioguide

Florence
At 11.15am meet at the Uffizi Gallery Museum. Visit one of the most famous art galleries in the world on your own with an audiogude. Admire numerous works of art by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and many others. Among the precious exhibition halls of the Gallery, the most renowned one contains the refined works by Botticelli, amongst which the absolute masterpieces: "Primavera" and "Birth of Venus". The latter painting, the icon of the Museum, represents the allegory of the birth of the goddess emerging from the sea foam and symbolises the ideal of beauty as an expression of purity and spiritual quality, typical of the Renaissance Neoplatonic aesthetics.

Includes:

  • Assistance at the Meeting Point
  • Audioguide in your own language
  • Museum Skip-the-line Entrance Ticket

Small group: Siena and San Gimignano UNESCO Jewels (max 8 people)

Small group: Siena and San Gimignano UNESCO Jewels (max 8 people)

Florence
The journey begins in a comfortable minivan that takes you to San Gimignano, the village built between the hills of Chianti and Val d'Orcia. It is easily recognisable in the distance for the high towers that dominate the landscape of vineyards, from which the famous wine “Vernaccia” is produced. The driver will leave you at the door that opens between the village’s thirteenth-century walls.You will enter the lively historic centre characterised by narrow streets, picturesque squares, tower houses, palaces, churches and ancient convents. 

Less than an hour away, a guided tour of Siena awaits you. The city, built on three hills, welcomes you with its ups and downs of streets, bordered by ancient palaces. During your walking tour you can admire the folkloric multicolored flags, the oldest Bank in the world and Piazza del Campo, the very heart of the city, with its wonderful “Fonte Gaia”. And it’s here that the famous horse race called "Palio" takes place every year. During your guided visit you will also gaze at the Baptistery of the 14th century and the amazing Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, one of the most beautiful in Italy.

Includes:

  • English Driver 6 hours
  • Local guide in Siena

Small Group: Pompei and Vesuvius with Wine tasting (max 8 people)

Small Group: Pompei and Vesuvius with Wine tasting (max 8 people)

Naples
A must-see for every traveller who visits Italy: Pompeii and the Volcano Vesuvius!
Pick up at the hotel at about 7.45 am and be taken to the meeting point where your guide and a small van are waiting for you. 

The Roman City of Pompeii disappeared under a thick layer of volcanic ash, blasted over the city as a consequence of a devastating volcanic eruption which killed its inhabitants making it disappear for about 1500 years, until it was rediscovered as one of the best preserved ancient locations in the world. This  unique archeological site provides a snapshot of Ancient Roman city life. After Pompeii, drive up Mt Vesuvius and stop in a local restaurant located in a panoramic place along the slopes. Enjoy your wine tasting with local food. 

Whereupon, our driver will lead you to 1000 metre altitude and once there you will walk to the real top of the volcano to see the crater. At the summit, you can enjoy the explanation made by a professional guide of the National Park, or just peek into the crater on your own. We’ll board our van and travel back to Naples.

Small Group: Capri Full Day (max 12 people)

Small Group: Capri Full Day (max 12 people)

Sorrento
A day entirely dedicated to visiting Capri, an island rich in natural, panoramic, historical beauties and
worldly activities. Pick up from your hotel or meeting point and transfer to the port of Sorrento. During the boat trip you will sail around the Sorrentine Coast passing through Marciano, Mitigliano and Bagni Regina Giovanna. Arriving in Capri, you will pass the lighthouse of Punta Carena, the imposing Faraglioni Rocks, The Green and White Grottoes and the Roman Villa of the Emperor Tiberio. Swim in the blue water of the Gulf or relax and sunbathe on board. Once landed in Capri you can spend your time as you wish: visiting Anacapri, stroll around the famous Piazzetta, do some shopping in Via Camerelle or visiting the Blue Grotto.

Includes:

  • Drinks on board
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Transfer from Sorrento center to the Port.
  • Embarking from the port of Piano di Sorrento or Massa Lubrense or Sorrento
  • Sail around the Sorrentine coast
  • Tour the island of Capri ( Not guided)
  • Free time of 3 hours to explore Capri without guide
  • Return at the port
  • Transfer at the hotel

Not Included:

  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Beach towels
  • Landing tax in Capri (€ 2.50 per person to be paid on spot)
     

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Intro
Highlights of Italy Map

A splendid journey from Milan to Rome visiting all the highlights of Italy like lake Como, Cinque Terre, Chianti and Amalfi Coast.

Highlights of Italy Map
Italy Journey
Day 1
Milan

Welcome to Milan! Meet our driver at Malpensa Airport and take a private transfer to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Milan at Starhotels Ritz.

Milan
Milan Cathedral at night
Day 2
Milan

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your private English-speaking guide at the lobby around 9.30am and begin your walking tour around this wonderful city.

You will be able to plan your itinerary together with your guide: the Duomo, the Sforza Castle, the Columns of San Lorenzo, the Scala Opera House are only a few of the many interesting places you can visit in Milan. By reaching the splendid Duomo Cathedral, you will witness a striking example of Gothic architecture and the largest church in Italy. Walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th-century glass-vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes, it used to be the connecting path between the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House, so that ladies could stay dry on their way to the theatre in case of rain. La Scala Theatre was founded in 1778 and is still in use: it has hosted some of the world’s greatest musicians and opera singers, including Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Giuseppe Verdi.

The afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight in Milan at the Starhotels Ritz.

Breakfast
Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele Milan
Day 3
Milan → Lake Come & Bellagio → Milan

After breakfast at the hotel, your driver will arrive to take you to your destination for the day: the amazing Lake Como, located only an hour's drive away.

It is the third largest lake in Europe and is surrounded by stunning alpine scenery and beautiful villages.The drive will continue along the panoramic lake road SS 340, until you'll reach the first stop: Villa Balbianello (entrance ticket not included). The property was formerly owned by the Italian explorer and philanthropist Guido Monzino, who donated the building and gardens to the FAI (National Trust of Italy). The Villa now hosts an extremely beautiful and rich museum of Monzino’s expeditions and also includes many art masterpieces of his collection. More recently, the property was used as movie-set for James Bond: Casino Royale and Star Wars: II Episode films.

You will then take a car-ferry ride towards Bellagio, one of the most famous and glamorous towns on the lake. You will have some free time for lunch in town. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants with a stunning panorama, and you can also shop at world-class stores and admire the town's centuries-old architecture.

In the late afternoon, your private driver will take you back to your hotel in Milan.

Overnight in Milan at the Starhotels Ritz.

Important: Please note that a moderate amount of walking (15 min) is involved to and from the car parking to Villa Balbianello.

Breakfast
Milan  → Lake Come & Bellagio → Milan
Lake Como
Day 4
Milan

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today is at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Milan at the Starhotels Ritz.

Breakfast
Milan
Milan Cathedral
Day 5
Milan → Monterosso al Mare

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and take a private transfer to Milan Railway Station. Board the train to Genoa Railway Station. Here, you'll be greeted by your driver and taken to your hotel in the village of Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre.

The rest of the day is at leisure to relax at the breathtaking swimming pool of the hotel overlooking the rugged coastline of Cinque Terre or if you feel energetic you can take a stroll down to the marvellous village of Monterosso.

Overnight stay in Monterosso al Mare at Hotel Porto Roca

Breakfast
Milan  → Monterosso al Mare
Genoa
Day 6
Monterosso al Mare

After breakfast, today is at leisure to explore what Monterosso al Mare has to offer.

Alternatively, check out our optional extras to fill your day with a pre-booked experience (own expense).

Overnight in Monterosso al Mare at Hotel Porto Roca.

Breakfast, Lunch
Monterosso al Mare
Cinque Terre
Day 7
Monterosso al Mare → Cinque Terre's villages → Monterosso al Mare

After breakfast, meet your guide at approximately 10.00am to begin a private Cinque Terre tour by local train: 

  • Monterosso al Mare, the largest and most visited of the villages
  • Vernazza, "the beauty queen" of the Cinque Terre
  • Corniglia, the smallest village, standing on a high cliff
  • Manarola, a village that seems to climb the steep cliff on which it stands, overlooking the sea and the surrounding vineyards (and where most Instagram photos are taken!)
  • Riomaggiore, an exquisite seaside town with views worthy of a postcard.

Return to your hotel by local train and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Monterosso al Mare at Hotel Porto Roca.

Monterosso al Mare → Cinque Terre's villages → Monterosso al Mare
Cinque Terre
Day 8
Monterosso al Mare → La Spezia → Florence

After breakfast, take your private transfer to La Spezia Railway Station.

Board your train to Florence. On arrival, you'll be greeted by a driver and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Florence at Hotel Calzaiuoli.

Breakfast
Monterosso al Mare → La Spezia → Florence
Florence
Day 9
Florence

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning meet your guide at the hotel and enjoy a private walking tour Florence (4 hours) with a  visit to the Accademia Museum.

In the Accademia Gallery you can admire the best-known statue in the world, the imposing David by Michelangelo, a sculpture of absolute beauty, icon of the Renaissance. Inside the Accademia Gallery you can admire other important works by this famous artist such as “I Prigioni”, “San Matteo” and “Pietà di Palestrina”.

The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Florence at Hotel Calzaiuoli.

Florence
Duomo Complex
Day 10
Florence → Chianti → Florence

Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a Chianti Classico tour, with wine tastings and lunch.

Pick up at the hotel and travel through the hilly expanses of the old vineyards and olive groves, which
characterise the splendid Chianti territory - Greve, Panzano, Gaiole, Radda, Castellina e Castelnuovo
BerardengaWe will have a wine tasting and lunch in one of the most famous vineyards of the area, you
will be guided through a tasting of different wines of the Chianti area and organic extra virgin olive oil.

Return to Florence and the evening is yours to explore the city on your own.

Overnight stay in Florence at Hotel Calzaiuoli.

Breakfast, Lunch
Florence → Chianti → Florence
Day 11
Florence

After breakfast, today is at leisure to explore what Florence has to offer.

Alternatively, check out our optional extras to fill your day with a pre-booked experience (own expense).

Overnight stay in Florence at Hotel Calzaiuoli.

Breakfast
Florence
Florence Cathedral painting
Day 12
Florence → Naples

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and take a private transfer to Florence Railway Station. Board the train to Naples Railway Station. Here, you'll be greteed by your driver for a private transfer to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Naples at the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia.

 

Breakfast
Florence →  Naples
Vesuvius from Naples
Day 13
Naples

After breakfast, today is at leisure to explore what Naples has to offer.

Alternatively, check out our optional extras to fill your day with a pre-booked experience (own expense).

Overnight stay in Naples at the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia.

Breakfast
Naples
Mergellina | Naples
Day 14
Naples → Sorrento

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and take a private transfer to Sorrento. 

The day is at leisure to explore the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento.

In the evening, enjoy a dinner at the splendid Imperial Tramontano overlooking the bay of Sorrento.

Overnight stay in Sorrento at Imperiale Tramontano Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Naples →  Sorrento
Sorrento Lemons
Day 15
Sorrento

After breakfast, the day is at leisure to explore the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento.

Alternatively, check out our optional extras to fill your day with a pre-booked experience (own expense).

In the evening, enjoy a dinner at the splendid Imperial Tramontano overlooking the bay of Sorrento.

Overnight stay in Sorrento at Imperiale Tramontano Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Sorrento
Piazza Tasso | Sorrento
Day 16
Sorrento → Naples→ Rome

After breakfast, take your private transfer to Naples Railway Station.

Board your train to Rome. On arrival, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Rome at Imperiale Hotel.

Sorrento → Naples→ Rome
Piazza Plebiscito | Naples
Day 17
Rome

Enjoy a breakfast and your hotel, then put on a pair of confortable shoes and then start your small group of the Colosseum and Trastevere.

Today a must-see for every traveller who visits Rome: the Colosseum, the symbol of Rome! Your guide will take to the archaeological area to join a super-agile small group of less than 8 people. Gain your special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, learn about the bloody past of the Amphitheater led by passionate and expert guides. This huge travertine and tuff structure could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, all hungering for pretty gory shows such as hunting games or gladiatorial fights. The tour includes also a guided walk in the Roman Forum, the cultural and political centre of Ancient Rome, as well as a stroll around the Palatine Hill, the area where the city of Rome was legendary founded by Romulus and where the emperors used to live for centuries.

At the end of the tour time at your leisure and lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, join a family friendly, hands-on class of no more than 12 people in Trastevere  at Lo Studio (Vicolo della Scalaccia 8). You’ll learn what ingredients are needed to make the perfect pizza dough, how to knead it and how to top it properly. And you’ll do it yourself, choosing your own ingredients: you’ll be free to experiment with various recipes and toppings. Bake the pizza in the oven and wait for it to turn into a thin-and-crispy-but-still-fluffy delicacy. While the pizza is in the oven, enjoy your well-earned rest! Relax and immerse yourself in the unique experience of an Italian pizza dinner. Start with a tasty bruschetta and make a toast to the good life: water, wine or a soft drink is included. Taste the pizza you prepared and find out whether you developed the skills of an authentic pizzaiolo.

After this unforgettable experience, you can take some time to stroll around on your own. Trastevere is one of the cores of the Roman nightlife, bustling and busy with pubs, restaurants and clubs for all ages. You can enjoy a walk before heading back to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Rome at Imperiale Hotel.

Breakfast
Rome
Spanish Steps
Day 18
Rome

After a rich breakfast, you will meet your driver who will take you to the meeting point with your local foodie guide.

You will enjoy a lovely walking tour through local food markets, grocery stores and gelato shops in the areas of Campo De’ Fiori, Trastevere, and the Jewish Ghetto. We know that walking makes one hungry, that’s why we thought you’d appreciate some pit-stops! You’ll enjoy a slice of freshly baked crispy “Pizza Bianca” (Rome’s own version of focaccia) cut in half horizontally and filled with thin slices of freshly cut mortadella: a traditional, more-Roman-than-the-Colosseum easy snack that locals love. And what about trying a Supplì”? This little ball of deep-fried tomato sauce risotto with a heart of melted mozzarella cheese is everyone’s favorite street food. Pasta will be on the list too, along with some dishes from the Roman Jewish tradition: “Carciofo alla Giudìa”, a deep-fried artichoke that looks like a tiny sunflower, as well as “Filetto di Baccalà”, a battered and deep-fried fleshy cod fillet. Save some space for dessert, because we won’t skip our portion of artisan “Gelato”!

At the end of this experience, meet your driver to head to the Vatican area, ready to join a super-agile group of less than 8 people. Meet your professional guide and take a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica, skipping all lines! Admire the Gallery of Tapestries, the Geographical Maps and the beautiful Raphael’s rooms before arriving at the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s masterpiece! After the Sistine Chapel you will be taken, through an exclusive access to St. Peter’s Basilica, skipping long lines. At the end of the tour, time at your leisure to discover hidden corners of Rome.

Overnight stay in Rome at Imperiale Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch
Rome
Walking through Rome: Castel St. Angel
Day 19
Rome

After breakfast, today is at leisure to explore what Rome has to offer.

Overnight stay in Rome at Imperiale Hotel.

Breakfast
Rome
Roman Forum
Day 20
Rome

Breakfast and check out of your hotel. Enjoy a private transfer to the airport. 

Breakfast
Rome
Vatican City

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Hotel options

Starhotels Ritz
Starhotels Ritz

Milan
Its chic, contemporary atmosphere and strategic position near the shopping district of Corso Buenos Aires and Porta Venezia make the Starhotels Ritz an ideal starting point to experience Milan's fascinating charm.

Hotel Porto Roca
Hotel Porto Roca

Monterosso al Mare
Nestled in an incomparable scenery, surrounded by the pristine nature of the Cinque Terre National Park and its luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation and featuring an infinity-seawater poolHotel Porto Roca is the perfect place to stay to explore Monterosso al Mare and the closeby villages of the area.

Hotel Calzaiuoli
Hotel Calzaiuoli

Florence
Right in the historic heart of Florence, Hotel Calzaiuoli is a stylish property conveniently located between the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio, just a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge). Its 54 rooms are characterized by elegant style and high-profile services, perfectly suitable to meet any requirement.

Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia

Naples
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia is an elegant Art Nouveau hotel, built in 1906 by the famous architect Giovan Battista Comencini. This wonderful accommodation offers majestic views over Mount Vesuvius, Castel dell'Ovo and the entire bay of Naples.

Hotel Imperial Tramontano
Hotel Imperial Tramontano

Sorrento
Overlooking the most beautiful part of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, the Imperial Hotel Tramontano, set in the centre of Sorrento, offers a classic, refined and elegant style dating back from the 16th century. Set in the midst of the hotel park, the freshwater pool offers terraces, solarium and towel service. The grounds also include a 16th century chapel and a lift that goes directly to a partner beach.

Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel

Rome
Ideally located in Via Veneto, the Hotel Imperial offers one of the most exclusive and convenient addresses in the city. This area’s finest shopping is just a step away. Cornerstone of the Roman culture such as the iconic Trevi’s Fountain and Spanish Steps are within easy walking distance, and getting to The Hotel Imperiale is hassle-free with the Rome’s effective public transports.

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  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group