Italian Holiday 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

The perfect 'antipasti' of Italy's glamorous capitals, from the elegance of Florence to Rome's open-air museum. Explore the Vatican Museums without the crowds, journey through striking Tuscan landscapes and cruise along the canals of Venice, visiting its famous Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square. You'll also encounter the Renaissance highlights of Florence and Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • 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
Dining Highlights
  • 6 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)
  • 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
Duration
7 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (2 Nights): Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the ancient streets. This evening join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to see St. Peter's Basilica. This is the perfect introduction to the sights which await you.Welcome Reception
Cicerone
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing: Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums which display works from the immense collection built up by Popes through the centuries. Trafalgar has priority early access as an official partner of the Vatican Museums allowing entry before other Tour Operators and the general public. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and more peaceful. Later visit St. Peter's Basilica, the greatest church in Christendom, to see the famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. View the ancient sites of Rome and see the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own. People-watch on the Spanish steps with a 'gelato', stroll down the Via Condotti for some retail therapy, or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3VeniceRome - Venice: This morning follow the valley of the River Tiber north into Umbria and pass the picturesque hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto. Travel through Tuscan landscapes with terraced olive groves and over the Apennine Mountains. Cross the Veneto plains before arriving at your hotel for dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana
Day 4VeronaVenice Orientation - Verona: Savour the unique sights and sounds of Venice, with its 117 islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace, the former residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. Later travel to Verona, home of Shakespeare's ill-fated Romeo and Juliet, before checking into your hotel.Buffet Breakfast
Leopardi
Day 5FlorenceVerona - Pisa - Florence: Leave Verona this morning and travel to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Piazza del Duomo before arriving in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the famous Medici dynasty who ruled the city during its golden age. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Day 6RomeFlorence - Rome: In Florence the city's rich medieval and Renaissance history is brought to life by your Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery with its bronze doors. View the Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages and today lined with jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops. Later travel through Umbria, with its olive and cypress trees until you reach the valley of the Tiber River, which leads you back to Rome. Tonight celebrate the end of your holiday with your companions at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Sheraton Parco De Medici
Day 7Depart RomeDepart Rome: After breakfast say 'arrivederci' to Rome and your travelling companions as you return home with wonderful memories of Italy. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/13/2017$1,825.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
Disclaimer
Cruise Connection: This trip starts and ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.

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