Italian Holiday

Start: Rome Finish: Rome

Visiting: Rome, Vatican City, Mestre, Venice, Verona, Florence


Duration: 6 Nights

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

Tour code: ITIHA16

Tour operator: Trafalgar

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2010 $1809

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Tour Overview

Visit the Vatican before the crowds, journey through Tuscan landscapes and cruise along the canals of Venice. You'll also encounter the Renaissance highlights of Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Highlights

  • iconDiscover Venice, Verona and Pisa
  • iconVisit St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • iconView the ancient sites of Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence
  • iconConnect with Locals Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. (Day 5)
  • iconExplore Rome and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • iconVIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • iconDive into Culture Gain early access to the Vatican Museums to marvel at the magnificent work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. (Day 2) Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 4)
  • iconScenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

icon Day 1: Ciao Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Cicerone

Meals: Welcome Reception

Indulge all your senses in the imperial city of Rome, your introduction to a memorable encounter with Italy which will have you returning for more. Spend your afternoon relaxing after your journey, or explore the ancient city streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception. This evening, we take an orientation drive past Rome's most magnificent sights which we will have an opportunity to explore tomorrow.

icon Day 2: Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Location: Rome, Vatican City

Meals: Breakfast

Our encounter with Rome begins in the Holy See as we Dive Into Culture and visit the Vatican Museums in the company of a Local Specialist to admire the masterpieces that have been collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Gaining priority early admission, we admire the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and visit St. Peter's Basilica, the greatest church in Christendom, to see Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture into Ancient Rome to visit the imposing Colosseum and view Circus Maximus, once the site of tremendous chariot races. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Rome. Admire the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return.

icon Day 3: Journey to the Floating City of Venice

Location: Mestre

Accommodation: Novotel Mestre Castellana

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, we venture north through the valley of the Tiber into the green and golden landscapes of Umbria. We pass the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto, travelling through Tuscany's terraced olive groves and the Apennine Mountains bound for Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic'.

icon Day 4: Onwards to Verona

Location: Venice, Verona

Accommodation: Leopardi

Meals: Breakfast

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 continuing to Verona, home of Shakespeare's ill-fated lovers Romeo and Juliet, where we'll spend the night.

icon Day 5: Admire Pisa and on to Florence

Location: Florence

Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Pisa's UNESCO-listed Square of Miracles is our first stop today where we will have the opportunity to view the Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the Medici dynasty, whose penchant for beautiful art and architecture created one of the cultural centres of the world. Tonight we Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.

icon Day 6: All Roads Lead to Rome

Location: Florence, Rome

Accommodation: Grand Tiberio

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

We join a Local Specialist today to delve into the rich medieval and Renaissance history of Florence. Our sightseeing tour will take us to the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. Wandering through the narrow streets, we encounter the multi-coloured marble Duomo and famous Baptistery. We'll learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Next, we'll view the almost 700-year-old Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages and today lined with jewellers. Our journey continues through Umbria to the valley of the Tiber River and back to Rome. Toast to a memorable holiday with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

icon Day 7: Farewell Rome

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, it's time to say a fond arrivederci to Rome, Italy and your travel companions as you return home with wonderful memories of this magnificent destination. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    6 breakfasts

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

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

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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.


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Friday Aug 06, 2021

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Friday Sep 17, 2021

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Friday Sep 24, 2021

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Friday Oct 01, 2021

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Friday Oct 15, 2021

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