Italian Holiday

Italian Holiday

Start: Rome Finish: Rome

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


Duration: 6 Nights

Tour code: SITIHN18

Tour operator: Trafalgar


From: $2450

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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

  • iconVIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • iconDiscover Venice, Verona and Pisa
  • iconExplore Rome and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • 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 in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence
  • iconScenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in 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.
  • iconDive into Culture Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries.
  • iconMAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.

Places You'll See

Cities & Attractions:

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 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: Venice

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: 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 and witness first-hand the intricate craft of glassblowing – your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience helps to preserve this precious Venetian tradition for generations to come. Beyond their talent and skill, you’ll admire the exquisite pieces Venice is famous for, perhaps choosing to take one home as a souvenir to remind you of this special visit. 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, Pisa

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: 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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    1 Be My Guest

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    1 Dinner

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    6 Breakfasts

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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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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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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Dates & Availability

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