Italian Concerto

Start: Rome Finish: Venice

Visiting: Rome, Vatican City, Pompeii, Maiori, Capri, Florence, Venice


Duration: 10 Nights

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact Trafalgar with any specific dietary requirements

Tour code: ITCOA16

Tour operator: Trafalgar

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $3350 $2948

Tour Overview

Experience the Italian way of life on this Italy trip featuring all the main highlights and some surprises. Enjoy a sunset feast in the shadow of olive groves in a local family's home, unearth the secrets of Pompeii frozen in time and soak up sophistication on the Isle of Capri.

Highlights

  • iconExplore Rome, Pompeii, Capri and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • iconView the ancient sites in Rome, the Benedictine Abbey in Cassino, the Duomo in Florence and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • iconVisit a glassblowing factory in Venice, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome, the ruins of Pompeii and the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino
  • iconDiscover Amalfi Town and Venice
  • iconConnect with Locals The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan Be My Guest buffet, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting. (Day 8)
  • iconScenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • iconDive into Culture Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 10)

Places You'll See

Countries:

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Ciao Roma

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Cicerone

Meals: Welcome Reception

Embrace excess on this At Leisure jaunt through the highlights of Italy, which begins in Rome. Spend the day soaking up its vibrant atmosphere before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception. We enjoy a leisurely orientation through the city this evening, venturing into Ancient Rome before our journey through Italy begins.

icon Day 2: Discover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Location: Rome, Vatican City

Meals: Breakfast

Explore the Vatican City this morning with a Local Specialist who will reveal all the highlights of St. Peter's Basilica. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We continue to Ancient Rome next, to admire where exhilarating chariot races were once held, and visit to the imposing Colosseum. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore on your own. From Roman ruins to Renaissance palazzi - Rome has it all.

icon Day 3: Rome Your Way

Meals: Breakfast

Discover why the Italians say 'it is sweet doing nothing', spending your day watching Rome's beautiful people embrace life lived to its fullest in the exquisite city. Delve into its treasures spanning millennia - the museums, churches, gardens and architecture that remain as enduring symbols of a powerful city. Or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d'Este Gardens.

icon Day 4: Explore the Ruins of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast

Location: Pompeii, Maiori

Accommodation: San Pietro Maiori

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we pay homage to the thousands of brave souls whose final resting place is the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino. View the 6th-century Abbey that was destroyed during World War II, before venturing south to Pompeii, a city frozen in time. Join a Small Group Sightseeing tour through the excavations that yield the tragic story of a once vibrant city engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Wander down the stone avenues past such sights as the Forum and Temple of Apollo. We arrive later at our hotel on the iconic Mediterranean Amalfi Coast where we'll dine tonight.

icon Day 5: Scenic Amalfi Coast Your Way

Meals: Breakfast

Indulge in a full free day at leisure. Consider joining an Optional Experience along the Amalfi Coast to the beautiful seaside village of Positano, a true painter's paradise. You could also choose to soak up the extraordinary beauty of the village of Ravello which has long inspired musicians, writers and artists. Smell the fresh scents of lemons as you relax in this picture-perfect setting . After a day of sightseeing, spend a relaxing evening sipping limoncello and watching the Mediterranean sky light up in glorious pinks, yellows and blues.

icon Day 6: Experience the Isle of Capri

Location: Capri

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, we set sail to the glamorous island of Capri, ascending to Capri town by funicular for a guided walking tour with a Local Specialist who will share views of the piazzetta, the heart and soul of this beautiful town. Later, we return to the mainland and have some free time to stroll around the medieval town of Amalfi and see its 10th-century Romanesque Cathedral of Sant'Andrea and Campanile.

icon Day 7: Journey to Florence

Location: Florence

Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo

Meals: Breakfast

From the Amalfi Coast, we travel north through the rolling green and golden landscape of Umbria into scenic Tuscany before arriving in the Renaissance city of Florence. You'll have a free evening to amble along the Arno River, admire the famous city skyline at night from Piazzale Michelangelo, or indulge in the finest antipasti in town.

icon Day 8: Florence Your Way

Location: Florence

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Delve into the history of a city renowned for its art, architecture and cultural treasures. Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour, including views of the exquisite marble Duomo, Baptistery and Ponte Vecchio. Wander through the Piazza della Signoria, the centre of Florentine political life since the 14th century with its prominent Palazzo Vecchio. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Later, Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience at the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. The Pazzi and Medici feud is brought to light over dinner as you enjoy traditional Tuscan fare, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting.

icon Day 9: Venture to Venice

Location: Venice

Accommodation: Principe

Meals: Breakfast

After a leisurely start to the day, continue north, bound for Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic' and our home for the next two nights.

icon Day 10: Cruise the Canals of Venice

Location: Venice

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

We cruise by private launch to the city's most prominent sights, including views of the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Dive Into Culture witnessing first-hand the intricate craft of glassblowing. Soak up the pageantry and elegance of Venice before enjoying a Farewell Dinner with our Travel Director and newfound friends to toast to the delicious flavours of Italy.

icon Day 11: Journey Home

Meals: Breakfast

For now our leisurely encounter with an extraordinary destination has come to an end. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Return cruise to the Isle of Capri

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    10 breakfasts

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Trafalgar requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Dates & Availability

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Monday Sep 06, 2021

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10

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8

$3350.00

$2948.00

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Monday Sep 13, 2021

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10

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15

$3395.00

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Monday Sep 20, 2021

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10

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22

$3395.00

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Monday Oct 04, 2021

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10

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10

$3250.00

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Monday Oct 11, 2021

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10

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10

$3150.00