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Australian Womens Travel : Women Only Travel
23 Days | May 9 t
o May 30  2025

                                      MAXIMUM 10 TRAVEL PARTICIPANTS                                                 

Join me for a tour that is women's only travel at its best!

Feel like you are travelling with a group of friends.
Italy, one of the best travel destinations on the planet and my goal is to bring it to life for you.
Great history, culture, art, food, wine, fashion, coffee, style, character filled villages, hill towns, beaches, mountains and lakes.


Phone: 0405 228560 Email:

Even if you have visited Italy before there is so much to see, do and experience. 

With our private air - conditioned van, local knowledgeable drivers and my own personal knowledge and experience, this tour will definitely take your personal travel experience to another level and I can take you to places that you would never find on your own! 



DAY 1: Friday – May 9


(* Depending on Flight schedules)


DAY 2: Saturday – May 10

Arrive in Rome the eternal city this morning and take your private transfer to our hotel, where you will be greeted by Mary Hamilton-Smith (or a representative from Australian Womens Travel).

Later in the afternoon we will taxi to the fascinating area of Trastevere where will wander the tiny streets and back alleys of this old and interesting area.

Included: Private transfer from the airport to hotel (on May 10, with group)/ Taxi to and from Trastevere (with group) / Walking tour / Orientation Trastevere / Accommodation.

Not included: Refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 3: Sunday – May 11

This morning after breakfast and a bit of time to regroup, we will head off to visit the market at Campo dei Fiori,

followed by the iconic sights like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Pantheon.

  • Explore small, cobbled streets, beautiful Piazzas and fantastic shops.

  • End the day in the magnificent Piazza Navona.


Included: Breakfast / Taxi to our day out (with group) / Full day orientation of iconic sites of Rome and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.

DAY 4: Monday – May 12


Today we will be exploring more of Rome by taking a four -hour Golf Cart Tour of Rome, with panoramic views of the Colosseum, Roman and Imperial Forums and much more! In  the afternoon we will visit the majestic Pantheon, which is very close to our hotel, followed by some free time to shop/explore/wander. 

Included: Breakfast/Four- hour Golf cart tour of Rome/Pre purchased entrance to the Pantheon/ Accommodation. 

Not included: Refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 5: Tuesday – May 13

Today we will visit the historic vacation homes of the Roman elite ,on a Rome to Tivoli day trip. Where we will visit 

two UNESCO-listed sites: Hadrian’s Villa ( Villa Adriana), and Villa d’Este.

  •  Villa Adriana-. The Emperor Hadrian, chose to build his residence outside the city, in a place rich in water, in order to build the famous Canopus, one of the most preserved sites left in the complex.

  • Villa D'Este- one of the most beautiful Renaissance villas and gardens  in Italy. This splendid palace, with its extraordinary gardens filled with hundreds of fountains, will leave you feeling captivated.

Included: Breakfast/Transfer to and from Tivoli to Rome / Admission fees to Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este/orientation of Tivoli/ Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.

DAY 6: Wednesday – May 14


Today we will travel with our private vans and drivers, to Sorrento in the south of Italy, stopping on route at Pompeii.

Visit Pompeii and explore insights into life here nearly 2,000 years ago. 

  • Discover how Roman citizens lived before Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79

  • View the excavated Roman ruins of theatres, villas, temples, and baths.

  • Spend the evening in beautiful Sorrento.


Included: Breakfast/ Full day travel with private driver and van/ Entrance tickets and orientation of Pompeii and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 7:  Thursday- May 15


Free Day:

  • Time to relax or explore.

  • Explore Sorrento's glamorous shops and cafes.

  • Soak up the charming atmosphere.

Included: Breakfast and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, items of a personal nature etc .


DAY 8: Friday – May 16

Today we travel though the countryside of Umbria, enjoying the vistas on the way to our destination. 

  • Orvieto is one of the most striking, memorable, and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy.

  • Delightful, perfectly preserved and virtually traffic-free world.

  • Explore this pristine hill town.

  • Visit the magnificent Duomo. 


Included: Breakfast / Transfer from Sorrento to Orvieto with private driver and van / Accommodation /Orientation Orvieto/Tickets to Orvieto Duomo. 

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.

DAY 9: Saturday – May 17


Today we will visit the Unesco heritage hillside town of Assisi. We travel through the beauty of Umbria to the UNESCO heritage site if the hillside town of Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis. 

  • Explore the hillside town of Assisi, perched on the steep slopes of Monte Subasio.

  •  Experience the beautifully fresco-ed Basilica of St Francis.

  • We will start up the top and wander though and (wonder at) this charming town and surrounding  hills.


Included: Breakfast / Transfer from Orvieto to Assisi return with private van and driver / Orientation Assisi / Visit to the Basilica of St. Francis / Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 10: Sunday – May 18

Today we travel to Tuscany and to the medieval town of Siena.

  • Explore the town filled with wonders to enjoy, small medieval streets, splendid palaces and piazzas.

  • Visit the famous Siena Cathedral.

  • Watch the sun go down with an aperitif in the extraordinary main Piazza Il Campo, home of the famous ‘Palio’ horse race.

  • Learn about Siena’s fascinating Contrade and revel in the colourful neighbourhoods.

  • Enjoy Italy’s finest Gothic architecture and understand how the paint colour ‘Burnt Siena’ gets its name.


Included: Breakfast / Transfer to Siena with private van and driver / Orientation Siena / Entrance ticket to Siena Cathedral and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.

DAY 11: Monday - May 19

Today we embrace the medieval charms of Tuscany's hill towns on a full-day exploration of the area from Siena.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Chianti Classico in Tuscany.

  • Visit a medieval monastery with its hidden garden.

  • Enjoy a farm lunch cooked just for us.

  • Visit non-touristy hill towns.


Included: Breakfast / Full day exploring Chianti Classico Tuscany with private van and driver / Farm lunch in Tuscany with wine and Accommodation.

Not included: Dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 12: Tuesday – May 20

This morning, we travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Florence.

​We will:

  • Explore the fascinating streets that Michelangelo walked.

  • Visit the spectacular Piazza della Signoria, centre of Florentine life.

  • Visit the National Museum of the Bargello filled with treasures.

  • Enjoy free time to continue exploring Florence on your own.

This evening, we will :

  • Attend a Pasta making course, followed by dinner and local wine. 


Included: Breakfast / Transfer Siena to Florence with private van and driver  / Orientation Florence / Entrance ticket Museum of the Bargello /  Pasta making class and dinner / Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, refreshments, & items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 13: Wednesday– May 21


Today we visit Florence’s best.

  • Immerse yourself in the best of Italian art at the Uffizi Gallery.

  • Visit the spectacular and memorable Michelangelo’s David.

  • See the medieval Ponte Vecchio.

  • Take in the unique Italian culture of Florence.

  • Visit the Florence market, dripping with leather goods.

  • Free time to wander and explore.


Included: Breakfast / pre-purchased tickets to the Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David / Visit to the Florence Leather Market and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 14: Thursday – May 22


Today we arrive at lovely Lucca, hidden behind imposing Renaissance walls, on the way stopping to view the Leaning tower of Pisa.

  • Visit the ‘Field of Miracles’ in Pisa and marvel at the Leaning Tower.

  • Explore the cobbled streets, handsome piazzas and shady promenades of Lucca.


Included: Breakfast / Transfer to Lucca (via Pisa) with private van and driver / Visit to the Field of Miracles to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 15: Friday – May 23


Start with a walk along the old city walls, from the panoramic walkway overlooking Lucca city.

  • Discover secret passages, hideaways and ramparts.

  • Free time to wander, shop and explore.

  • We will attend a Puccini recital at the church of San Giovanni this evening. 


Included: Breakfast / Orientation Lucca / Accommodation/Ticket to the Puccini recital at San Giovanni church

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 16: Saturday - May 24


Today we head to the beautiful Cinque Terre to begin your Mediterranean holiday. Once we arrive and get orientated you can choose to.

Explore the old town of Monterosso al Mare.

  • Wander along the seafront.

  • Rest and relax on our hotels private Bagno (Beach)(weather permitting), with the clear blue Mediterranean lapping gently on the shore.

  • Shop until you drop.

  • We will enjoy aperitifs at out hotels tables on the seafront and enjoy dinner at a beach side restaurant. 


Included: Free use of Hotels Beach 9wether permitting), /Breakfast / Transfer Lucca to Monterosso al Mare (Cinque Terre) with private van and driver and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, items of a personal nature etc


DAY 17: Sunday – May 25

The Cinque Terre consists of 5 small towns in one of the most uncontaminated areas in the Mediterranean Sea. 

​This morning starts with  a three hour private boat tour , to explore these beautiful towns by sea, with a 45 minute stop in Vernazza.

  • Maybe you might like to hike between towns, your choice?

  • Be awed by the villages suspended on sheer cliffs upon the beautiful sea.

  • Wander and explore the tiny lanes and alleyways of these gorgeous villages.

  • Enjoy a coffee or read a book on the seafront of a tiny village


Included: Breakfast / Free use of hotel beach- (weather permitting )  / 3 hour private boat tour( weather permitting) /  Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, items of a personal nature etc. and hiking or train pass.


DAY 18: Monday – May 26

Our stay in enchanting Varenna in Lake Como known as the 'diamond of the lake' is our home for two nights.

Enjoy the unbelievable peace, serenity and beauty of Lake Como.

  • Walk along the lakeside 'passerella', no wonder this has been the haunt of kings and celebrities since ancient times. 

  • Explore the lakeside, picture perfect village of Varenna, with its tiny alleyways and hidden spots to explore.


Included: Breakfast / Transfer from Monterosso al Mare to Varenna (Lake Como), with private van and driver) / Orientation Varenna and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 19: Tuesday – May 27


Today we visit the 'Pearl of the lake' Bellagio, keep a lookout for George!

Enjoy a ferry ride across the lake to and from Bellagio.

  • Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of Bellagio.

  • Great views, amazing shopping, fantastic alleyways and hidden corners.

  • Afternoon visit to Villa Monastero gardens on Lake Como, heavenly.

  • Treat yourself to coffee or a drink with perfect lake and mountain views.


Included: Breakfast / Return free ticket Varenna to Bellagio / Orientation Bellagio / Entrance ticket to Villa Monastero gardens and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.


DAY 20: Wednesday -May 28

Today we will travel though Italy to the town of Romeo and Juliet,Verona.

We will wander explore and enjoy the many streets, with their medieval buildings and towers, including Piazza Erbe and Piazza Bra.

  • 'Romeo, where for art thou Romeo’, lets visit Juliet's famous balcony.

  • Join the locals for the evening 'passiegata'.

  • Enjoy stunning shop displays of Italian labels on Verona's ' Golden Mile’, Via Mazzini.

  • Or go shopping, Verona has the most incredible fashion forward shops!


Included: Breakfast / Transfer from Varenna (Lake Como) to Verona with private van and driver / Orientation Verona / Visit Juliet's balcony and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc.

DAY 21: Thursday – May 29

This morning we will travel to Venice. Perhaps no other city in the world has inspired the many superlatives heaped upon it, by writers and travellers through the centuries.

  • Arrive in Venice and be taken by water taxi to our hotel. 

  • Visit St Marks Basilica and explore iconic St Mark’s Square.

  • Visit the Doges Palace, built in Venetian Gothic style in 1340.

  • Explore tiny alleyways and be in awe of all that Venetian glass.

  • Enjoy a Gondola ride through the back canals of Venice.

  • Enjoys dinner canal side.


Included: Breakfast / Transfer Verona to Venice with private van and driver / Pre- purchased tickets to the  Doges Palace and dungeons / Pre- purchased tickets to St Marks Basilica & Pala d'oro  / Orientation Venice / A 35-minute Gondola ride (with group) and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, items of a personal nature etc. 

DAY 22: Friday – May 30


This morning we get off the beaten track and explore the quiet back streets of Venice.

Enjoy getting away from the tourists, wandering over quiet bridges and canals.

  • Enjoy a private water taxi ride along the Grande Canal, ala Angelina Jolie style!

  • Explore the old Jewish Ghetto area of Venice filled with fascination.

  • Enjoy a free afternoon to explore, shop or just sit canal side and enjoys the joys of Venice. 

Included: Breakfast / Water taxi ride along the Grand Canal from St Mark’s Square to Ferrovia (with group) /Orientation old Jewish Ghetto and the quiet backstreets of Venice and Accommodation.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc

DAY 23: Saturday – May 31

This morning we depart Venice, our wonderful tour has ended.

*Depending on flight schedules you will arrive home in Australia the next day , or you may choose to extend your time OS and do some free travel ,or join another tour.


 Included : Transfer as a group to Venice Airport.

Not included:Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature etc. private transfer if not departing with group, accommodation or any expense incurred by airline schedules delaying your departure or any expenses incurred if you are required to travel anywhere else to catch a departing flight that connects to your home.



Travel insurance is mandatory to join this tour.

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TWIN SHARE :  23 DAYS $13,750 AUD (Airfares not included)

PRIVATE ROOM : 23 DAYS $14,850 AUD (Airfares not included) 



25% Deposit within 7 days of booking.

50% of remaining amount due 120 days from departure.

Final balance due 90 days before departure.
Pay by direct deposit.


  • Group transfer Rome  Airport to Rome Hotel

  • Return Rome-Tivoli

  • Rome to Pompeii

  • Pompeii to Sorrento

  • Sorento to Orvieto 

  • Orvieto to Assisi return

  • Orvieto to Siena 

  • Siena to Florence

  • Florence to Lucca via Pisa

  • Lucca to Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre

  • Cinque Terre to Varenna, Lake Como

  • Lake Como to Verona

  • Verona to Venice

  • Venice hotel to Venice airport


  • 4 Hour Golf Cart Tour- Rome 

  • Water Taxi transfer to hotel with luggage. 

  • Water Taxi along the Grand Canal - Venice

  • Gondola ride - Venice

  • Private boat tour of the five villages - Cinque Terre

  • Return ferry from Varenna to Bellagio- Lake Como

  • Return taxi Vatican City to hotel - Rome

  • Return taxi Trastevere to hotel- Rome

  • Taxi to Piazza del Popolo from hotel- Rome


  • ​4 Hour Golf Cart Tour - Rome

  • The Pantheon -Rome ( Pre purchased)

  • The Duomo- Florence

  • Uffizi Gallery - Florence ( Pre purchased)

  • Pasta making class with dinner

  • Museum of the Bargello- Florence

  • Michelangelo's David- Florence (Pre purchased)

  • Doges Palace- Venice ( Pre purchased)

  • Siena Cathedral 

  • Pompeii Archaeology Park

  • Villa d' Este  gardens- Tivoli

  • Villa Adriana- Tivoli

  • Day exploring Tuscany, Chianti Classico hill towns and lunch

  • Basilica of St Frances of Assisi

  • Puccini opera recital in the church of San Giovana- Lucca 

  • 3 hour private boat tour- Cinque Terre

  • Villa Monastero gardens - Varenna Lake Como

  • Many and varied other sights 

  • Daily Schedule and Sightseeing E Books

  • Audi Tour access of selected places.

 All private transfers on our tours are within an air-conditioned vehicle driven by knowledgeable driver.

All private transfers and taxis are included in my tours when in conjunction with the group usage


21 nights’ accommodation in handpicked, character filled hotels that are between 3-4 stars in exceptional locations.

 ROME - 4 Nights | SORRENTO - 2 Nights | ORVIETO- 2 Nights | SIENA- 2 Nights |FLORENCE- 2 Nights |


VERONA- 1 Night | VENICE-2 Nights



  • 20 Hotel breakfasts

  • 1 Tuscan Farm lunch with win

 <img src “Pizza, Italy” alt=” Delicious Pizza served in, Rome, Italy “/>


  • I  recommended ( where possible ), that you purchase the same flight as the rest of the tour, and I am happy to organise this for you. However, it is not necessary for this to be the case and you are more than welcome to organise your  own flights to make sure they coincide with the rest of the group,  or you may decide to use a completely different carrier or arrive and depart at a different date and then find your own way to meet up with the group in Rome  and depart from Venice . Should you choose this option please remember that you cannot be included in the Group transfers from the Airport in Rome to our hotel, or from the hotel in Venice to the airport. 

  • We can discuss your options when you book into one of my tours.

  • You must also remember that with Covid many flight schedules are not what they once where so you may have to fly out either to Rome on different dates or from Venice on a different date. You may also have to travel elsewhere to get your connecting flight back.

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