ITALIAN JOURNEYS, John Hall’s meticulously planned tours, have a personal flavour and style different from those of the tourist industry. Resident in Italy for the last 38 years, his knowledge of Venice, Florence, Rome and the less known regions, of the countryside, of undiscovered trattorie, of hidden works of art, together with his appreciation of traditional regional cuisine and wines make for an insider’s programme. Variety, originality, enjoyment – Italian Journeys make those who come feel more like invited guests than part of a package – a truly epicurean experience.
‘It was a special pleasure to discover the luxurious and leisurely holidays run by John Hall’s ITALIAN JOURNEYS. They aim for a special market. The larger companies could learn a lot from them. To say that they are run as something of a hobby is not to belittle their professionalism.
The attention to detail has been meticulous.’
Variations on a Theme
March 12 -18 2017
Discover the Unknown with the Experts
£2875 per person in double room.
Single room supplement £660
Cost includes: 6 nights Hotel Bauer, Venice,
a de-luxe five star hotel. Transfer meeting the recommended BA flights from airport to hotel on arrival and departure, 6 lunches /dinners
BA Flight 0578
Depart Heathrow 08.50
Arrive Venice Marco Polo 11.55
(This is the only Heathrow - Venice BA flight)
BA Flight 0579
Depart Venice Marco Polo 12.50
Arrive Heathrow 14.00
(The cost of the flights is not included)
VENICE - THE BRENTA, VICENZA
April 8 -14 2018
Further details to come
It includes 3 nights in Venice, 3 nights in Vicenza: visits include the Venetian lagoon and Torcello, S. Marco by night, the Palladian Villas Malcontenta, la Rotonda and Barbaro at Maser, wine tasting in private villas in the countryside.
Details and costs will be added in July.
ROME - PALACES & VILLAS
A repeat of last October’s tour
October 12 -18 2017
A Private View - including Hadrian’s Villa &
the Villa d’Este at Tivoli
£2590 per person in double room.
Single room supplement £390
Cost includes: 6 nights Hotel Santa Chiara, near the Pantheon. The cost includes bed and breakfast, 2 dinners, 1 lunch, transfers from Rome Fiumicino airport to our hotel and vice versa for those arriving on the recommended BA flight
BA Flight 0560
Depart Heathrow 12.45,
Arrive Rome Fiumicino 16.10
BA Flight 0549
Depart Rome Fiumicino 11.45
Arrive Heathrow 13.25
(The cost of flights is not included)
Those who have booked to come on a tour will be told as soon as the minimum number to guarantee that the tour will run has been reached. At that stage, for obvious reasons, there are advantages in booking early. If by 8 weeks before the start of the tour there is not a quorum, the tour will be cancelled and deposits returned.