Flavours of Italy 2017

Tour Type: Special Interest
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

Let Italy feed your senses - savour the aromas of oregano, garlic and parmesan, journeying from the frenetic avenues of Rome to romantic Venice. Sip a chilled Chianti and sample the buttery flavours of olive oil against the lush golden, green backdrop of Tuscany. You'll learn how to buy fresh local produce in Florence and prepare your own pasta for lunch.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Parma
  • View the ancient sites of Rome and the Colosseum, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Kissing Towers in Bologna, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge in Venice
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Chianti wine region, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and the famous food markets in Venice
Dining Highlights
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • 1 lunch
First class travel Highlights
  • Cook the Italian way with Chef Libero Discover the secrets of 'la cucina Italiana' with Chef Libero who will take you shopping at a local food market for the freshest ingredients and teach you to prepare traditional Italian pasta and a veritable buffet of other local favourites. 'Buon appetito'!
  • 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

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13073240

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (2 Nights): Welcome to Rome, the capital of Italy. Relax after your journey and meet your Travel Director and companions this evening for a Welcome Reception. Discover the beauty of this city during an evening orientation drive. Pause to enjoy the atmosphere at the buzzing Piazza Navona where you will indulge in a delicious gelato.Welcome Reception
Crowne Plaza St Peters
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing: View the impressive Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus where the chariot races were held during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelo's Pieta. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own or simply relax and watch the world go by.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3San GimignanoRome - Chianti Wine Region (Greve) - San Gimignano (3 Nights): This morning consider an Optional Experience inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to see the breathtaking ceiling. Later drive through Lazio and the provinces of Umbria and Tuscany. Visit a wine tasting and olive oil outlet and taste excellent Chiantis and extra virgin olive oils just outside the small town of Greve. Travel through picturesque scenery and stop in San Gimignano for a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage walled medieval town. Perhaps try a delicious gelato from the famous Gelateria Dondoli. A short drive brings you to your beautiful historic hotel near San Gimignano. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Relais La Cappuccina Authentic Accommodation
Day 4San GimignanoFlorence Sightseeing: Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's famous statue of David. Visit Piazza della Signoria and later view the coloured marble Duomo. Tonight enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner with wine in a family-owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 5San GimignanoTuscan Lifestyle Experience: Begin your day at a fruit and vegetable market in Florence, meet our Local Specialist and gain an insight into Italian cuisine from a professional chef. Here you will participate in purchases of the fresh produce for your cooking lesson. Take your fresh produce to the restaurant and spend time together preparing your delicious luncheon with a glass of wine. After enjoying a relaxing and memorable Regional Meal return to your hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night. Your evening is free to do as you please.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 6ParmaSan Gimignano - Pisa - Parma: This morning meet your Local Specialist in Pisa to view the amazing Leaning Tower and the majestic cathedral and baptistery set in the Square of Miracles. Travel to Parma where a memorable Regional Meal of local specialities awaits you.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Parma and Congressi
Day 7VeniceParma - Bologna - Venice (3 Nights): A short drive will bring you to Bologna. This city is renowned for its culinary tradition and cured meats such as prosciutto, mortadella and salami. It has also given its name to the well-known meat-based pasta sauce called ragu alla bolognese. Here you will enjoy a walking tour with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you further on local delicacies. Stop to take in views of the famous Kissing Towers. This afternoon cross the Veneto plains and arrive in Venice.Buffet Breakfast
Principe/Amadeus
Day 8VeniceVenice Canal Cruise and Sightseeing: 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. Spend time exploring the labyrinth of streets and canals on your own or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Burano for a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9VeniceSecret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market: A short walk along the canals leads you to the famous Rialto Bridge. Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour which will reveal a centuries-old food market and narrow 'calle' or streets. Discover how the locals shop for food and learn more about the regional cuisine here including the delicious seafood. Admire the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo's house. The rest of the day is free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 10Depart VeniceDepart Venice: This morning, say 'arrivederci' to your fellow travellers at the end of your wonderful Flavours of Italy holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
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