Escape to Italy – a selection of offers from ITAA members

28 July 2016

TRAINING DATE: 08/08/2019


Escape to Italy

This week we have rounded up a selection of the best offers available


Rome with Papal Mass, 5th December, 3 nights, from €250 pp

See all the top sights in the Eternal City with this fantastic offer from Included in this deal are tickets to An Audience with the Pope in the Vatican City where you can join in prayer with the Pope or simply sit back and observe this famous tradition. A Food Tasting Tour by bike will cover Rome’s best-known delicacies as well as the city’s top sights. An expert local English-speaking guide will introduce you to the Pizza Romana, a Gelato ice cream, espresso coffee and a delicious croissant on a three-hour bike tour which includes the use of cruiser bike, helmet and ponchos in case of rain!


Stay in the 3* Yes Hotel which is set on a quiet street just 200 m from Rome’s Termini Station and a short walk away from the Trevi Fountain. The fantastic location, right beside the Metro, will give you easy access to all the top sites including the Spanish Steps, the Coliseum and the Vatican City and the excellent hotel staff are on hand 24/7 to book tours, reserve tickets and recommend the best places to eat in this magnificent city.


Price includes: Return Flights, 3 nights B&B, Free Audience with the Pope (Mass Ticket subject to availability) and Rome Food Tasting by Bike Tour. Travel Insurance is extra.


For more information on this deal available from Portlaoise visit:



Family Holiday to Italy, 17th September, 7 Nights, from €499pp

Head to the 4* Bella Italia complex in Lake Garda this September for an unforgettable family holiday full of enticing activities. The resort, set on the south eastern tip of Lake Garda, is in a beautiful location with stunning views of the lake and mountain and facing on to a long beach. There is a fantastic swimming pool complex on the site with several pools, waterslides and a large sandy beach. The resort offers a variety of entertainment, sports and organised activities for the whole family, throughout the day and evening. These bungalows are a great alternative to a regular camping holiday with their comfortable living areas, fully equipped kitchens and great outdoor terraces.


The Bella Italia Bungalows are also the perfect base from which to explore some of Italy’s best attractions. Only a short stroll from the centre of Peschiera offering plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, the resort is also located close to the beautiful towns of Lazise, Desenzano and Sirmione. Gardaland, Italy’s most famous amusement park and Caneva World resort are also located nearby.


Price Includes: Flights (from Dublin), accommodation, transfers and 15kg Baggage. Prices based on 2 adults + 2 child sharing a standard self catering room.


For more information on this deal available from J Barter Travel visit:



Sicily Tour, 1st October, 7 nights, from € 1099

Uncover one of Italy’s best kept secrets on this escorted tour to the magical island of Sicily with its breathtaking coastline and charming hilltop villages. The island is Italy’s most historically cultured region, having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans.


Allow Riveria Travel to take you on a guided tour of Agrigento’s ancient Greek Valley of the Temples, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, the Piazza Armerina, a remarkably preserved Roman villa with stunning frescoes, and Monreale’s medieval cathedral which has the world’s finest medieval mosaics. You will also visit Sicily’s capital, Palermo, with its gorgeous medieval and baroque centre, and Taormina, one of Italy’s most beautiful and stylish hilltop villages. To top it all off you will venture up Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna. With its black lava sand, volcanic gravel and rocks, the volcano is a world apart from the classic beaches and hilltop Baroque towns dotted throughout the island.


Price includes: Return flights to Sicily, 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at quality four-star hotels, guided tour of Agrigento’s ancient Greek Valley of the Temples, Piazza Armerina and Monreale’s medieval cathedral, as well as day trips to Palermo, Taormina, Mount Etna and Siracusa.


For more information on this deal available from Riviera Travel visit: