The Italian Campaign November 2018 | Craig Travel

The Italian Campaign November 2018

The Italian Campaign
Tracing the Path of Liberation
November 2, 2018 to November 17, 2018
16 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging
3 Moderately Challenging

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The Second World War was already well underway when in 1943 the allied forces began the Italian Campaign. The Axis forces had amassed on the Eastern Front and were making significant advances. To alleviate pressure and divert Germany resources, the Canadians, Americans and British began their invasion of Sicily codenamed Operation Husky. More than 93,000 Canadians, along with their allies, pushed in from the south of Sicily, across the Strait of Messina, and up the Italian peninsula over a 20- month period. Difficult battles were faced along the way with terrain and weather varying drastically as the enemy was pushed back. Follow in the footsteps of those brave soldiers from their landing in Sicily on to the peninsula and up past the hard fought Monte Cassino, the battlefields of Salerno and Ortona, and the Gothic line in the north. This tour focuses on visiting these battlefields and the cemeteries for the fallen, with a healthy balance of visits to other attractions such as Temple Valley, Pompeii and the hill towns of Tuscany. Join us next fall as we follow the Italian Campaign and remember those that fought to end the Axis grip on Europe.  

CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging
3 Moderately Challenging

While this is a leisurely paced tour, members will do considerable walking over uneven surfaces and in hilly situations. Members should have no mobility issues to fully enjoy this journey. Accommodations will be in first class and comfortable European style hotels with atmosphere and character. 

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • See the battlefields of Sicily, Salerno, Monte Cassino, Ortona, and the Gothic Line
  • Operation Husky landing beaches at Gela and Pachino
  • Wine tasting at the base of Mount Etna
  • Visit Temple Valley at Agrigento
  • See the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii
  • See the Tuscany cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano
  • Entrance to the Accademia Gallery in Florence home to Michelangelo's David
  • Return economy group airfare
  • Accommodations in comfortable hotels as indicated or similar
  • 28 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 14 buffet breakfasts, L - 3 lunches, D - 11 dinners)
  • Services of your tour leader from Canada, our professional tour director in Italy plus local guides
  • Baggage handling of one suitcase per person on tour
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join Palermo / Leave Rome)
Ottawa / Montreal
St. John’s
Regina / Saskatoon
Edmonton / Calgary / Vancouver
Single Supplement

Pricing Details

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective July 2017 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Air add-ons from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and airline are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with  the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. Forpassengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $280 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75- 85 will range from $186 to $366 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.  

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Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018