2020 Bella Italia Tour

2020 Bella Italia Tour

Trip to Italy · Sun, Oct 11, 2020
Travel Expert Julia MacCormack

Spend 12 days exploring Italy's most famous cities, including Florence, Rome and Venice, visit Italy’s coastal gems, such as Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast, and experience some of Italy’s smaller and historically significant treasures, such as Pompeii, Montecassino and Assisi, on this tour hosted by Julia MacCormack.

2020 Bella Italia

October 11-22, 2020

Join us in October 2020 to experience the highlights of Italy on this tour, hosted by Julia MacCormack.

Our Itinerary

For 11 nights / 12 days on our Bella Italia tour, we will:

  • Enjoy guided tours from Italian experts in Florence, Rome, Venice and Pompeii
  • Take in the picturesque Tuscan hills and the stunning Ligurian coast
  • Marvel at Italy’s Renaissance art and Roman ruins
  • Taste delicious Italian cuisine, at our included meals and in your free time

Here is a summary of our itinerary:

  • October 11 - DAY 1 | Halifax • Venice
  • October 12 - DAY 2 | Venice (Mestre)
  • October 13 - DAY 3 | Venice (Mestre)
  • October 14 - DAY 4 | Mestre • Bologna • Montecatini
  • October 15 - DAY 5 | Montecatini • Cinque Terre • Montecatini
  • October 16 - DAY 6 | Montecatini • Florence • Montecatini
  • October 17 - DAY 7 | Montecatini • Assisi • Rome
  • October 18 - DAY 8 | Rome
  • October 19 - DAY 9 | Rome • Sorrento
  • October 20 - DAY 10 | Sorrento
  • October 21 - DAY 11 | Sorrento • Pompeii • Montecassino • Anagni
  • October 22 - DAY 12 | Anagni • Rome • Halifax

For day-by-day details of our itinerary click on the "Additional Details" tab above.

This tour is for you if you are...

...an active adult that likes to explore the places you visit

...like to see and do a lot on your vacation

...want to experience Italy in depth

...want to travel in a group with like-minded Canadian travelers

Your Tour Host: Julia MacCormack

This tour will be escorted by Julia MacCormack of Stewart Travel Group. Julia also works as a Tour Manager; she started her travel career in Europe in 2006 leading coach tours around the continent. One of the countries she spent the most time in and is most passionate about is Italy, and she is excited to share that experience and passion with you on this Italian adventure. You’ll be certain to have fun and be well taken care of with Julia as your host.


Contact any member of the Stewart Travel Group team.

We'd be pleased to assist you.


Paula Stewart

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Travis Stewart

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Cell: (902) 626-7515 Frances Gertsch & Kelvin Jones

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Jessica Chaisson

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Julia MacCormack

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NEW BRUNSWICK Krista Trecartin

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Terri Clarke

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Kelley Gowan

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Glen Earle

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Wendy Doran

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Cell: (506) 647-4962 NOVA SCOTIA Tara Turner

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Kevin & Michelle Hayward

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Pricing Information:
  • $3,990 Double Occupancy
  • $4,540 Single Occupancy

Prices include taxes and international flights from Halifax. Pricing will be confirmed when flight schedules are released (Dec. 2019) – current pricing is based on 2019 air fare.


  • Roundtrip airfare with Air Canada: Halifax to Venice (via Toronto / Montreal); Rome to Halifax (via Toronto / Montreal). Airfare from Charlottetown will be approximately $250 per person more.
  • Transportation in deluxe motorcoach
  • Accommodation in 3 star / 4 star hotels as listed below (or similar)
  • Venice (Mestere) – Mercure Venice Mestre (4*, 2 nights)
  • Montecatini – Ambasciatori (4*, 3 nights)
  • Rome – Cardinal St. Peters (4*, 2 nights)
  • Sorrento – Cesare Augusto (4*, 2 nights)
  • Anagni – Citta Dei Papi (3*, 1 night)
  • English speaking tour escort from the arrival in Venice to the departure from Rome 
  • 10 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 6 suppers
  • English speaking local guides: Venice (2 hours), Florence (2 hours), Rome (3 hours) and Pompeii (3 hours) 
  • Entrance fees: Cinque Terre train card and archeological site of Pompeii
  • Roundtrip transfer from hotel in Mestre to Tronchetto
  • Roundtrip transfers by boat from Tronchetto to Piazza San Marco
  • Baggage handling
  • Airport taxes and service fees of $700.00

Not Included:

  • Beverages
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Hotel city tax (approximately 3.5-6 € per passenger per night to be paid locally)
  • Gratuities
  • All that is not indicated in “Inclusions” above

Payment Terms:

  • Non-refundable deposit of $750 per person due upon booking. Deposit deadline February 14, 2020.
  • Non-refundable final payment due July 29, 2020

Insurance Information:

Travel protection that includes trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage loss / damage / delay, flight / travel accident, and emergency medical coverage is available and is highly recommended. 

Details about our Premium Protection Plan and other Travel Protection options are available from your Trusted Travel Advisor. 

If you would like to purchase your Travel Protection online, or are located outside of PEIplease visit the “Look & Book” page on our website and click “Travel Insurance” to purchase your travel protection.

By declining insurance, you will waive any liability against your Trusted Travel Advisor or Stewart Travel Group for any costs you incur as a result of your choice not to purchase Travel Insurance Coverage or your selection of the principal sums and / or sums insured of the insurance you purchase. 

Any exceptions will be noted upon request with Stewart Travel Group and its appointed Agents.
For other nationalities please contact your Travel Agent or appropriate Consulate for details.

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2020 Bella Italia

October 11-22, 2020

Join us in October 2020 to experience the highlights of Italy on this tour, hosted by Julia MacCormack.

Our Itinerary

Oct. 11 – DAY 1 | Halifax • Venice

Depart from Halifax for Venice. Beverages and meal will be served on board.

Oct. 12 – DAY 2 | Venice (Mestre)

Arrival at Venice airport and transfer to Mestre. Rest of the day is at leisure. Evening transfer from Mestre to Venice. Supper at a local restaurant. Transfer back to your hotel in Mestre for your overnight stay. Accommodation: Mercure Venice Mestre (4*) (D)

Oct. 13 – DAY 3 | Venice (Mestre)

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Piazza San Marco. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice for 2 hours, passing by San Marco’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, the Clock Tower, the Doge’s Palace (exterior) and a visit of a glass factory. Lunch and afternoon is at leisure. Possibility of optional excursions such as, a gondola ride or a visit of Murano Island ($). Return transfer to Mestre. Dinner on your own and accommodation in Mestre. Accommodation: Mercure Venice Mestre (4*) (B)

Oct. 14 - Day 4 | Mestre–Bologna–Montecatini–Pisa (Optional) 281 km

After breakfast, depart for Bologna. Visit Piazza Maggiore and enjoy the Renaissance architecture. Arrive in Montecatini midday and spend your afternoon at leisure, or join us on an Optional Excursion: Lunch and Wine Tasting at a vineyard in Tuscany, followed by a visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Return to Montecatini late afternoon. Dinner included this evening. Accommodation: Ambasciatori (4*) (B, D)

Oct. 15 - Day 5 | Montecatini – Cinque Terre – Montecatini 278 km

After breakfast, depart for Cinque Terre, an enchanting corner of the Ligurian Coast. These five small villages are linked together by picturesque walking trails or by train (train pass included). Enjoy them at your leisure, free time for lunch. Return to Montecatini. Dinner and accommodation in Montecatini. Accommodation: Ambasciatori (4*) (B,D)

Oct. 16 - Day 6 | Montecatini - Florence – Montecatini 111 km

After breakfast, depart for a full day in Florence. You will start the visit by a spectacular view of the city from the top of Piazzale Michelangelo. You will see some important sites and learn about the many Renaissance artists such as: Michelangelo, Dante, Giotto, Leonardo Da Vinci and Donatello. During the guided tour you will see; Piazza Della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Franciscan Church of Santa Croce, the Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Lunch included at a local restaurant. Afternoon is free to visit at your own pace. Free time in Florence for dinner. Evening return to Montecatini. Accommodation in Montecatini.

Accommodation: Ambasciatori (4*) (B, L)

Oct. 17 - Day 7 | Montecatini-AssisiRome 394 km

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Assisi for a visit, with your tour escort, of this religious town built in memory of St. Francis of Assisi. You will also visit the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Continue to Rome, Dinner included at a local restaurant. Accommodation in Rome. 

Accommodation: Cardinal St. Peters (4*) (B,D)

Oct. 18 - Day 8 | Rome

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy a guided tour of Rome including the visit of the Colosseum (exterior), the Arch of Constantine, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. The rest of your day to free for you to explore the External City. Lunch and Dinner are on your own. Accommodation in Rome.

Accommodation: Cardinal St. Peters (4*) (B, D) 

Oct. 19  Day 9 | Rome – Sorrento

After breakfast, take an optional guided tour of the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel, or relax at the hotel. Depart late morning, Lunch at leisure on route to Sorrento. Dinner and accommodation in Sorrento

Accommodation: Cesare Augusto (4*) (B, D)

Oct. 20 – DAY 10 | Sorrento

After breakfast, day is at leisure to visit at your own pace. Possibility of taking optional excursions: Amalfi Coast ($) or Capri and Anacapri ($). Dinner on your own and accommodation in Sorrento. Accommodation: Cesare Augusto (4*) (B)

Oct. 21 Day 11 | Sorrento – Pompeii – Montecassino – Anagni

After breakfast, depart for Pompeii. Guided visit of the archeological site. Continue to Montecassino, for a visit of the Abbey. Lunch at leisure. Arrive in Anagni for our last night and our farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Citta Dei Papi (3*) (B,D)

Oct. 22 – DAY 12 | Anagni • Rome (71 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Rome airport (Fiumicino) to board your return flight to Halifax. (B)

2020 Bella Italia Tour

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