Real Italy Winter 2017/18

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: AWS Europe Asia Central and North America 1718

Wander through the ruins and beautifully maintained monuments of yesteryear, exploring the captivating art, history and culture that has shaped Italy's centuries-old story - across vineyards and olive groves, quaint clifftop seaside villages and grand cities, like Sorrento, Venice and Rome.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Rome, Florence, Capri and Pompeii
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri
  • Orientation of Venice and Verona
  • See the canals of Venice and Mount Vesuvius
  • View St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Duomo in Florence and the Abbey of Monte Cassino
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum and Vatican Museums in Rome and the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino
Dining Highlights
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 6 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

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13427527

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
10 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (2 Nights): Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Unwind or take a stroll through ancient streets and soak up the ambience. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director, followed by an orientation drive to see some of Rome's famous sights.Welcome Reception
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing: Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and visit the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3VeniceRome - Venice (2 Nights): Admire the scenery as you drive north from Rome past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto into Tuscany. See the Chianti vineyards and the extensive olive groves before crossing through the Apennine Mountains and eventually reach the flat plains of the Veneto region and magical Venice. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria Authentic Accommodation
Day 4VeniceVenice Orientation: This morning watch the Venetian craftsmen during a Cultural Insight demonstration at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Venice − Queen of the Adriatic − was a maritime power and staging post for the Holy Crusades, and played a significant part in the Renaissance. The history and culture of this unique city is revealed as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Byzantine Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Doges' Palace. Your afternoon is free to discover the delights of Venice or perhaps consider dinner at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5FlorenceVenice - Verona - Florence (2 Nights): A leisurely drive brings you to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. See the impressive Roman arena, the third largest in Italy, and Juliet's balcony, close to Piazza della Erbe. To the south, through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany lies Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner of delicious local ingredients prepared by a local family.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Day 6FlorenceFlorence Sightseeing: This morning explore Piazza della Signoria and see the Ponte Vecchio during your walking tour with your Local Specialist. See the multi-coloured marble Cathedral with its impressive dome engineered by Brunelleschi and admire the inspiring gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery. Free time this afternoon allows you to discover what this fascinating city has to offer including the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo's statue of David. Florence is also renowned for luxury leather goods and 18 carat gold jewellery. You may also consider taking an Optional Experience to San Gimignano, whose tall medieval towers can be seen from miles around.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7SorrentoFlorence - Cassino - Sorrento (2 Nights): Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino which lies below the famous Montecassino Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Johanna Park
Day 8ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSIONIsle Of Capri Excursion: Accompanied by a Local Specialist, cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri, where Emperor Tiberius built a series of villas and governed the Roman Empire for the last ten years of his life. Spend some time sightseeing or consider an Optional Experience to Anacapri which features magnificent views. Later in Sorrento, visit an inlaid woodwork factory for a Cultural Insight into the production of this local craft. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 9RomeSorrento - Pompeii - Rome: Explore the excavations at Pompeii which was preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your Local Specialist gives a historical commentary of day-to-day life in the city on your Small Group Sightseeing tour. Your Italian odyssey ends in Rome where you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and companions.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Sheraton Parco De Medici
Day 10Depart RomeDepart Rome: Say 'arrivederci Roma' at the end of your memorable holiday in Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
12/23/2017$2,495.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
03/23/2018$2,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
04/06/2018$2,295.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
Vatican Museum visit will take place on Day 9 instead of Day 2 on departure 23 December 2017.

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