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Italian Holiday Summer 2018 tour

Italian Holiday Summer 2018

Trafalgar Premier
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
7 days
From: $ 1,850 $ 264 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • City tour in Rome and Florence
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Venice
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum

Short Description

The perfect 'antipasti' of Italy's glamorous capitals, from the elegance of Florence to Rome's open-air museum. Enter The Vatican Museums before the crowds, journey through striking Tuscan landscapes and cruise along the canals of Venice, see its famous Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square. You'll also encounter the Renaissance highlights of Florence and Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City Rome
End City Rome

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Indulge all your senses in the imperial city of Rome, your introduction to a memorable encounter with Italy which will have you returning for more. Spend your afternoon relaxing after your journey, or explore the ancient city streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception. This evening, we whet our appetites with an orientation drive past Rome's most magnificent sights which we will have an opportunity to explore tomorrow. Welcome Reception

Day 2: Rome Sightseeing

Our encounter with Rome begins in the Holy See as we visit the Vatican Museums in the company of a Local Specialist to admire the masterpieces that have been collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Gaining priority early access, we admire the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and visit St. Peter's Basilica, the greatest church in Christendom, to see Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture into Ancient Rome to visit the imposing Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of tremendous chariot races which entertained hundreds and thousands of exhilarated spectators. Spend the afternoon exploring Rome on your terms, sitting on the Spanish Steps, or tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Rome – Venice (Mestre)

This morning, we venture through the picturesque valley of the Tiber north into the green and golden landscapes of Umbria. We pass the picturesque hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto, travelling through Tuscany's terraced olive groves and the Appenine Mountains before arriving in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4: Venice Orientation – Verona

Venice and all its centuries-old charm welcomes us today as we cruise by private launch to the city's most prominent sights, including views of the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. We gain a Cultural Insight into the intricate craft of glassblowing and soak up the pageantry and elegance of Venice before embarking for Verona, home of Shakespeare's ill-fated Romeo and Juliet, where we'll spend the night. Buffet Breakfast

Day 5: Verona – Pisa – Florence

Pisa's Square of Miracles is our first stop today where we will have the opportunity to view the extraordinary Leaning Tower and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Piazza del Duomo before arriving in Florence. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the famous de' Medici dynasty whose penchant for beautiful art and architecture created one of the cultural centres of the world. Tonight we enjoy an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner in the picturesque Chianti countryside. Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 6: Florence – Rome

We join a Local Specialist today to delve into the rich medieval and Renaissance history of Florence, visiting the imposing Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. Wandering through the narrow streets, we encounter the multi-coloured marble Duomo and famous Baptistery. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. We have an opportunity to view the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages and today lined with jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops, before travelling through Umbria to the valley of the Tiber River and back to Rome. Our journey together comes to an end in the Eternal City. Enjoy a memorable holiday with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 7: Depart Rome

After breakfast, it's time to say a fond arrivederci to Rome, Italy and your travel companions as you return home with wonderful memories of this magnificent destination. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. Buffet Breakfast

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Price Per Day: $ 264 per day
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Italian Holiday Summer 2018

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Wanted more time in Florence. Good coverage in Rome of the Vatican and the ruins. Verona could have been skipped inorder to have an overnight in Florence. Venice was packed with tourists.
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Great senery trip, bus ride , et.

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great sights in time allotted

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Hotels not all 4 star. One hotel dirty with wallpaper pealing off walls. Another had mould on bottom of shower curtain. Another had phones which would not dial to front desk. Not same room quality as a single traveller compared to couples even if we pay the same per person. Venice optional experience horrible. Fast track to St Mark's was good but 1hr walk after stopped people from going to St Mark's. Also Backstreet walk into trash filled streets and no new info provided by specialist that travel Director didn't already tell us. Coach was comfortable and clean. Good wifi
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It was a little fast paced, but so worth it due to all we saw, learned and experienced. The dinner in the villa was one of my favorites included in the trip.
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The advice of shopping was definitely "a plus".

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Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accomodations

  • Grand Tiberio

Additional Information

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Meals Included

  • 6 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
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