Best of Italy Winter 2017/18

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

Add a dash of 'issimo' to your love affair with Italy as you explore its captivating landscapes, culture, and the mouth-watering flavours that have inspired its residents to coin the phrase: "First we eat, then we do everything else..." Your Italian discovery made ever more delectable amidst the lemon scents of Sorrento, Renaissance romance in Florence and imposing Rome.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Venice and Milan
  • See the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus
  • View the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, the Colosseum in Rome, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, picturesque Lake Como and the medieval city of San Gimignano
Dining Highlights
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 7 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
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (2 Nights): Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Spend the rest of your day relaxing or take a leisurely stroll around the city. Join your companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an orientation drive to see some of the sights which await you - a great introduction to this beautiful city.Welcome Reception
Grand Tiberio
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 stepless 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 3SorrentoRome - Cassino - Pompeii - Sorrento (2 Nights): Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino and view the Benedictine Abbey. Your Local Specialist tells you all about the devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 during your walking tour of Pompeii. Arrive later at your hotel in Sorrento where you dine tonight.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Johanna Park
Day 4SorrentoIsle of Capri Excursion: Embark on an included excursion by ferry to the Isle of Capri. Visit Capri Town and other sights during your tour with a Local Specialist. Spend time exploring this lovely island on your own. Later witness the intricate art of inlaid woodwork, a Cultural Insight for which Sorrento is famous.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5AssisiSorrento - Assisi: Assisi is a mystical town perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio overlooking the peaceful Umbrian landscape. Under the protection of St. Francis this city is still enclosed by medieval ramparts. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour which includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Spend time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Dine at your hotel this evening.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation
Day 6VeniceAssisi - Verona - Venice (2 Nights): Today enjoy the glorious countryside and historic architecture of the Emilia Romagna region. This area is also renowned for its cuisine such as tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. Travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet's Balcony. Arrive later in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. Please note: On certain departures Verona will be visited on Day 8 instead of Day 6.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Principe/Amadeus
Day 7VeniceVenice Orientation: Savour the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this magical 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 free time seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano and enjoy a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast
Day 8Italian LakesVenice - Milan - Italian Lakes (2 Nights): Cross the plains of Lombardy to Milan, the global capital of design and fashion. View the Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria during your orientation. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Barchetta Excelsior
Day 9Italian LakesItalian Lakes Excursion: Enjoy an orientation of Lake Como including the Old Town and views of the cathedral. Later consider joining a lake cruise that takes in views of beautiful villas and gardens along the shoreline.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10FlorenceItalian Lakes - Pisa - Florence (2 Nights): Cross the Plains of Lombardy, the forested Apennine Mountains, and pass by Genoa to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Tonight you might like to sample some local Tuscan cuisine.Buffet Breakfast
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Day 11FlorenceFlorence Sightseeing: Your Local Specialist brings the city's rich history to life during your walking tour. View the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio and visit Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. Tonight experience typical Tuscan cuisine as you enjoy special Be My Guest dinner with a local family.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 12RomeFlorence - San Gimignano - Rome: This morning stop at the Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano which is famed for its medieval architecture and towers. The historic centre of the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then return to the capital city. This evening in Rome join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Occidental Aurelia by Barcelo
Day 13Depart 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
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
12/21/2017$2,775.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
12/23/2017$3,150.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/28/2017$2,995.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
01/06/2018$2,695.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
01/13/2018$2,695.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
02/03/2018$2,850.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
03/03/2018$2,695.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
03/10/2018$2,695.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
03/17/2018$2,695.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
03/24/2018$2,950.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
03/30/2018$2,950.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
04/03/2018$2,995.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
04/06/2018Quote
04/08/2018$2,995.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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