Italian Concerto 2017

Tour Type: At Leisure
Brochure Type: Europe At Leisure 2017

The tragic story of Pompeii takes centre stage on this journey from Rome, past the trendy Amalfi Coast and north to Venice via Florence. Take a walking tour past the ruins of the Amphitheatre, Temple of Apollo and Basilica, and hear how the 79AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri and Florence
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Amalfi Town and Venice
  • See the home of the d'Este family in Ferrara
  • View the ancient sites in Rome, the Benedictine Abbey in Cassino, the Duomo in Florence and the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome, the ruins of Pompeii and the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino
Dining Highlights
  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • 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)
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • 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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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
11 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (3 Nights): Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers later for a Welcome Reception. This evening, enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter's Basilica and the Tiber, a great introduction to this magical city.Welcome Reception
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing and At Leisure: This morning join your Local Specialist to visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelo's Pieta. Your sightseeing tour continues in ancient Rome. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own and see such sights in the ancient city as the Roman Forum and Trajan's Forum and Market. Walk up the Palatine Hill to the ruins of the Flavian Palace and see the House of Nero and the ruins of Trajan's baths. Perhaps also visit the imposing Castel Sant'Angelo built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3RomeRome At Leisure: The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d'Este. Visit museums, churches and gardens or simply experience 'la dolce vita' at a pavement cafe in one of the city's many piazzas. From the Vatican's arts and antiquities spanning centuries to the palaces down via Giulia, explore the city sights, your return visit to Rome secured by tossing a coin in the magnificent Trevi Fountain and making a wish.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4Amalfi CoastRome - Cassino - Pompeii - Amalfi Coast (Maiori) At Leisure (3 Nights): Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Cassino in the valley below 6th century the Abbey. In Pompeii - buried for centuries when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD - enjoy a fascinating visit of the excavations during your Small Group Sightseeing tour exploring such sites as the Amphitheatre, Forum and Temple of Apollo. Arrive later at your hotel on the iconic Mediterranean Amalfi Coast where you dine tonight.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
San Pietro
Day 5Amalfi CoastAmalfi Coast At Leisure: Your day is free to do as you please. Smell the scents of lemon and admire the coloured terrace houses and stunning sea views along this beautiful coast. Perhaps visit the splendid Villa Rufolo at Ravello or shop for souvenirs in the quaint cliffside towns of Positano and Atrani. After a day of sightseeing, spend the evening sipping limoncello while overlooking the glorious Bay of Salerno.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6Amalfi CoastAmalfi Town and Isle of Capri Excursion: This morning your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of medieval Amalfi, featuring the spectacular 11th century Romanesque Cathedral of Sant'Andrea, the campanile and convent of Cappuccini. Later sail to the magical Island of Capri. Ascend to Capri Town by funicular railway for a guided walking tour with a Local Specialist including views of Marina Piccola and the famous Piazzetta.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7FlorenceAmalfi Coast (Maiori) - Florence (2 Nights): Travel north through Umbria and into scenic Tuscany before arriving in Florence. Tonight why not dine at one of the city's many trattorias.Buffet Breakfast
Day 8FlorenceFlorence Sightseeing and At Leisure: Florence is a beautiful city with a wealth of Renaissance treasures to discover. Your Local Specialist shows you all the main sights including views of the marble Duomo and Baptistery. Visit Piazza della Signoria, the centre of Florentine political life since the 14th century with its amazing sculptures and prominent Palazzo Vecchio overlooking the square. Join your companions this evening for an authentic Be My Guest dinner in a castle on a wine and olive oil estate.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 9VeniceFlorence - Ferrara - Venice (2 Nights): Marvel at the breathtaking scenery on your journey across the Apennines via Bologna. In Ferrara see the family home of the notorious d'Este family. Arrive later in the sublime island city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where you stay for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10VeniceVenice Orientation and At Leisure: Savour the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 11Depart VeniceDepart Venice: Say 'arrivederci' to your companions as your memorable Italian holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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