Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Exclusive Intimate Performances from José Carreras and Katherine Jenkins

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Indulge yourself on our specially curated Italian tour, created by us, exclusively for you. Fall in love with the idyllic surroundings of the Amalfi Coast, savour the crisp, refreshing flavours of Tuscan wine, and be spellbound by intimate performances in enchanting, hand-picked venues, on this remarkable, one-of-a-kind holiday.

From the majestic surroundings of a fairy tale castle, overlooking the tranquil Lake Bracciano, to a beautiful clifftop on the idyllic Amalfi Coast, we have hand-picked the most magical and intimate settings where you’ll get to experience these two talented singing sensations perform exclusively for you.

Explore the region’s heady mix of breathtaking scenery, ancient history and sumptuous cuisine across three fabulous destinations. Delve into the Renaissance charms of Florence before experiencing the treasures of Tuscany, including its glorious landscapes of rolling hillsides, lush vineyards and vast olive groves. Spend three nights in the Eternal City, awash with world-famous attractions such as the cavernous Colosseum and the Spanish Steps, overflowing with florals. Your final Italian stop is serene Sorrento, a town filled with history. Combined with luxury hotel stays, delicious dinners and fascinating tours, this exceptional holiday showcases some of the best Italy has to offer.

From the sumptuous flavours of Tuscany and a wine-tasting experience with Oz Clarke to admiring Rome’s world-class attractions, an enchanting classical concert with José Carreras in the stunning Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano to an exclusive and intimate concert with Katherine Jenkins in the majestic surroundings of the Amalfi Coast, these once-in-a-lifetime and exclusive experiences will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

“I’m looking forward to performing on the Amalfi coast — I don’t think I’ve seen anywhere more beautiful or romantic.” – Katherine Jenkins

Read the full interview here.


Price Includes

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay at the Grand Hotel Baglioni or similar with breakfast
  • Indulge in the Festival of Food with Wine Writer and Presenter Oz Clarke
  • 3 night four-star stay at the Le Méridien Visconti or similar with breakfast
  • Exclusive concert with José Carreras in the astounding surroundings of Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano
  • 3 night four-star hotel stay at the Hilton Sorrento Palace with breakfast
  • Immersive Tour of Pompeii
  • Time at leisure to explore Sorrento and Capri
  • Exclusive Intimate Katherine Jenkins Concert overlooking the stunning Amalfi Coast
  • All flights & transfers Included

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Escape into the romantic city of Florence during an enchanting hotel stay

Florence

Grand Hotel Baglioni

Located in the centre of the city, this beautiful hotel is housed in a magnificent 19th-century building and offers exceptional views of famous historic monuments including the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Each of the 192 rooms are equipped in an unmistakably Florentine style: wooden furniture, wrought iron finishes, hardwood floors and leaded glass windows. Features include the panoramic B-Roof restaurant and two American bars.

Upgrade your Florence hotel to a luxury stay at the five-star Sina Villa Medici or similar.

Accommodation – Grand Hotel Baglioni

Day 2

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Spend your day in fairy tale Florence doing as much or as little as you like

Florence

The Tuscan capital is an achingly romantic city of medieval architecture and art, with a magnificent city centre that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regarded by many as the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, it’s home to the superb Uffizi Gallery, home to works by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Other sights include the Duomo, a cathedral with a striking terracotta-tiled dome, the illustrious Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo which boasts panoramic views of the city.

Accommodation – Grand Hotel Baglioni

Meals included – Breakfast

Day 3

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Indulge in gastronomic delight in Tuscany with British Wine Writer, presenter and broadcaster, Oz Clarke

Tuscany

Take your tastebuds on a magnificent journey as your whisked into the romantic surroundings of Tenuta Torciano, founded in 1720, for a memorable wine-tasting experience with Oz Clarke. Currently celebrating their 301st year as premier wine makers, Tenuta Torciano is run by Pierluigi Giachi and specialises in international luxury wine. Immerse yourself in the spectacular Tuscan countryside where you’ll be able to experience the crisp open air, mouth-watering flavours and vivid colours that this desirable region is known for. Be welcomed by Oz into the glorious surroundings, indulge in a delectable, Tuscan-inspired, five-course meal made from the finest local ingredients and sample some of the winery’s finest wines including Chianti, Super Tuscan and Rosso di Montepulciano.

Accommodation – Grand Hotel Baglioni

Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Climb on board the Frecciarossa train for your journey to Rome where you’ll savour a three-night hotel stay

Rome

This afternoon, we will whisk you away on board the high-speed Frecciarossa train, to the historic city of Rome, for your stay at the chic Le Méridien Visconti Rome. Settle in to your surroundings as you prepare for the next stage of your magical Italian adventure.

Le Méridien Visconti Rome

Within walking distance of the charming Spanish Steps and the breathtaking Vatican, Le Méridien Visconti Rome lies beautifully in the heart of the city. The Seventies’ design accentuates the architecture of the exterior, creating a stylish continuity between the not-so-recent past and modern taste. Dine on traditional Italian fare in Longitude 12 Bistrot & Jardin and unwind on the Roof 7 Terrace bar, which boasts spellbinding views over the city.

Upgrade your Rome hotel to a luxury stay at the five-star Baglioni Hotel Regina or similar.

Accommodation – Le Méridien Visconti Rome

Meals included – Breakfast

Day 5

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Savour a day at leisure to explore the historic city of Rome

Rome

Rome

Rome is often described as being the world’s biggest open-air museum – home to St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain where a tossed coin promises your return to the Eternal City. Explore streets steeped in ancient history, where Byzantine mosaics grace church ceilings and cool catacombs slumber beneath your feet. Why not enjoy a private walking tour of its many historical landmarks and enjoy the food, the culture, the ambience, and the surrounding scenery? There is no doubt you’ll learn the meaning of la dolce vita when you visit Rome.

Accommodation – Le Méridien Visconti Rome

Meals included – Breakfast

Day 6

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Revel in a day at leisure before settling in for an exclusive concert with José Carreras at the stunning Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

Rome

Exclusive Castello Event

On your last evening in the city, you’ll experience an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment at the beautiful Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano. Enjoy a canape and drinks reception in the secret garden, overlooking Lake Bracciano before you meet your special guest for the evening, José Carreras. Here you’ll be serenaded into the night, lit by a carpet of a thousand twinkling stars. One of the most beautiful and imposing Renaissance mansions in Europe, this exclusive and luxury location offers the ideal setting for such a magical event. Accompanied by local musicians and flag bearers, be spellbound as José Carreras performs a selection of songs – it’s sure to be an event that will stay with you forever.

Accommodation – Le Méridien Visconti Rome

Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Bid farewell to Rome as you journey to Sorrento via the ancient city of Pompeii for a fascinating tour

Sorrento

Leaving Rome behind, today you’ll transfer to Sorrento for your hotel stay. En route, you’ll enjoy a fascinating and immersive tour of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city preserved under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Here you’ll savour a tour of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, Pompeii. Wander the cobbled streets of this ancient city with your guide and admire the surrounding ruins such as the Basilica, the Forum, and the thermal baths, every aspect has a story to tell.

Hilton Sorrento Palace

Boasting captivating views of the beautiful Bay of Naples, and the dramatic Amalfi Coast, the stunning Hilton Sorrento Palace lies just over a kilometre away from the vibrant heart of historic Sorrento. Perfectly placed to explore the nearby attractions, you’re just moments from the spectacular Sorrento Cathedral and the Piazza Tasso. This four-star resort’s fantastic amenities include two restaurants, one Japanese and one offering unique delicacies of traditional cuisine, an informal bar with incredible sea views, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Accommodation – Hilton Sorrento Palace

Meals included – Breakfast

Day 8

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Enjoy an Exclusive Drinks Reception and Intimate Katherine Jenkins Concert on the Amalfi Coast

Sorrento

Intimate and Exclusive Concert with Katherine Jenkins

Take your seats…as you are cordially invited to an unforgettable evening with Katherine Jenkins. This intimate performance, exclusive to Imagine guests, will take place in majestic surroundings. Nestled on the awe-inspiring Amalfi Coast, you will be serenaded by the simply sensational Katherine Jenkins, officially the world’s most successful classical Singer. Watch enraptured as Katherine, accompanied by a stunning string sextet, performs a hand-picked selection of songs for this very special evening, it’s a moving and emotional experience that will stay with you for years to come.

Accommodation – Hilton Sorrento Palace

Meals included – Breakfast

Day 9

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Revel in a day at leisure where you could explore Sorrento and embark on a beautiful boat trip to Capri

Capri

Enjoy a day at leisure to experience both stunning Sorrento and captivating Capri. With boat transfers included, escape to the island of Capri to explore its famed rugged landscape.

Sorrento

Sorrento is a town filled with history, culture and locals with an old culture of hospitality. This is an enchanting town on the gulf of Naples surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views. Churches and historical buildings also adorn the town. The Cathedral, the Church of Saint Antonio, the Cloister of San Francesco will all give you an insight into this beautiful town’s history and culture. Continue to explore at your leisure and discover more of the city’s best-loved attractions, including the sights of the Piazza Tasso and Sant’Agnello, as well as the hidden treasures.

Capri

The small but enchanting Island of Capri has a rich history in Greek mythology, the supposed Island of the sirens and a favoured place for roman emperors. Travel around the island, taking in the stunning views along the famous ‘Mamma Mia’ road, spend some time in Anacapri and browse the charming handicraft stores, and soak up the atmosphere in vibrant La Piazzetta. Do not miss the blue grotto which is a beautiful cave at the water’s edge and you will be amazed at the turquoise hues glimmering in the water and against the rocks.

Accommodation – Hilton Sorrento Palace

Meals included – Breakfast

Day 10

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Fly home, your Grand Tour of Italy Complete

Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back home, your grand tour of Italy complete.

Meals included – Breakfast

Accommodation

Located in the centre of the city, this beautiful hotel is housed in a magnificent 19th-century building and offers exceptional views of famous historic monuments including the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Each of the 192 rooms are equipped in an unmistakably Florentine style: wooden furniture, wrought iron finishes, hardwood floors and leaded glass windows. Features include the panoramic B-Roof restaurant and two American bars.

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Within walking distance to the Spanish Steps and the Vatican, Le Méridien Visconti is perfectly located in the heart of Rome. The stylish hotel offers light and spacious rooms and suites with a chic aesthetic and modern amenities, including King size beds, Wi-Fi and robes and slippers. There’s a fitness and Longitude 12 bar & Bistrot, which celebrates local, Italian flavours. Relax on the hotel’s rooftop terrace and soak up the breathtaking city views.

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

Surrounded by a fragrant citrus garden and affording panoramic views over the Bay of Naples and the dramatic Amalfi Coast, this chic hotel sits just over a kilometre from the heart of the Sorrento. Rooms are spacious and airy with sophisticated, minimalist décor of black and white, enhanced by touches of grey. Savour unique Japanese flavours, combined with stunning sea views from J Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Sorrento, experience the most enchanting sunset from La Terrazza Lounge Bar, and cool off after a day of exploring in one of the six outdoor pools.

Epic Italy: A One-of-a-Kind Holiday

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