Real Italy

Real Italy

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Real Italy

10 Days Starting and ending in Rome

Visiting: Rome, Vatican City, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Sorrento

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

WITMN19

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Tour Overview

From the canals of Venice to ancient Rome and a scenic cruise to the Isle of Capri, this is real Italy at its finest. Visit the Vatican with fast track access, discover the city of Pompeii and take in Renaissance Florence. Embrace the full Italian experience, rich with coastal views and Tuscan food and wine.

Highlights

  • 6 Dinner (D)

  • 9 Breakfast (B)

  • Venice: An introductory orientation of Venice reveals the famed canals and labrinthine streets of this eminent city.

  • Vatican: Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pietà.

  • Bologna: Join a Local Specialist on an exploration of Bologna. See the medieval squares and red-bricked facades of this historic city.

  • Florence: Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.

  • Capri: Join a Local Specialist on a walk through elegant Capri to gain insight into the island's local culture and historic landmarks.

  • Pompeii: Walk with a Local Specialist through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.

  • : Explore Rome, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Capri and Pompeii with a Local Specialist

  • Venice: Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.

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Day 1: Arrive Rome

Location: Rome

Meals Included: Dinner

Your launch pad to an epic Italian tour begins in the Eternal City of Rome. Tread in the footsteps of gods and goddesses, emperors and gladiators as you explore its ancient streets before joining your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner and orientation past some of the city's most iconic sights.

Day 2: Rome Sightseeing And Free Time

Location: Rome, Vatican City, Rome

Meals Included: Breakfast

Unlock local secrets on a tour of the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist. Ascend the spiral staircase designed by Donato Bramante and admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel before visiting St. Peter's Basilica to see his sorrowful Pietà. Later, in ancient Rome, explore the historic Circus Maximus. There's time to explore on your own or relax in one of the city's piazzas watching the world go by.

Day 3: Rome To Venice

Location: Rome, Venice

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Pass the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto as you cross the steep Appenine Mountains. Enjoy a refreshing lunch stop before arriving in Venice. Here in the Queen of the Adriatic, enjoy a three-course Regional Dinner of pasta followed by main course and decadent dessert.

Day 4: Venice Orientation And Free Time

Location: Venice

Meals Included: Breakfast

The culture of Venice springs to life as you watch the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing at a glassblowing workshop on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Take a private cruise to St. Mark's Square, sharing the city's waterways with ferries, gondolas and yachts. Be dazzled by the Byzantine Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doges' Palace before spending the rest of the afternoon on your own exploring the labyrinthine calli or enjoying a refreshing spritz.

Day 5: Journey To Bologna And Florence

Location: Venice, Bologna, Florence

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The northern Italian city of Bologna’s vibrant, red-tiled houses and the combination of medieval and Renaissance structures take center stage today as your Local Specialist calls out the key features. Tonight, opt for a one-of-a-kind experience in the picturesque Tuscan Hills to dine on delicious food and wine.

Day 6: Florence Sightseeing And Free Time

Location: Florence

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Birthplace of the Renaissance, world-class museums and Tuscan cuisine. Florence brings one remarkable sight after the next. Join a Local Specialist ticking off the must-sees of this epic city. See the multi-colored Duomo with its impressive dome engineered by Brunelleschi and the Baptistery’s gilded doors. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore a city that inspired artists, poets and painters to create masterpieces. Consider a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's statue of David, enjoy spectacular views from Piazza Michelangelo or marvel at the Medici legacy at the Palazzo Vecchio. This evening Connect With Locals over dinner at an exclusive Be My Guest experience.

Day 7: Journey To The Bay Of Naples And Sorrento

Location: Florence, Sorrento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the Campanian plains to the Bay of Naples which lies in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Your home for the next two nights - and introduction to the Amalfi Coast - is the clifftop town of Sorrento. Admire the pastel rainbow of colorful houses stacked upon one another. Perhaps take a stroll overlooking the warm Mediterranean waters before dinner at your hotel.

Day 8: Isle Of Capri Excursion And Free Time

Location: Sorrento

Meals Included: Breakfast

This chic island playground is packed with sights you'll discover with a Local Specialist. Even better, you’ll arrive by a scenic ferry ride across the Bay of Naples. Consider an Optional Experience to Anacapri’s Villa San Michele for beautiful views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This villa showcases the Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe’s life story and the creation of the villa in The Story of San Michele. View his collection of Roman artifacts and stroll through the stunning garden, recently honored as Italy’s most beautiful private park. Admire Barbarossa Mountain and postcard-worthy views over the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

Day 9: Discover Sorrento, Pompeii, Cassino And Rome

Location: Sorrento, Rome

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

There’s no better place to learn about Italy’s ancient history than in Pompeii. Explore the tragic immortalisation of this civilization preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted. Your Local Specialist reveals secrets on a walking tour as you learn about the day-to-day life of the city's former residents. Your Italian tour ends in Rome where you join your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a Farewell Dinner celebrating in true Italian style.

Day 10: Depart Rome

Location: Rome

Meals Included: Breakfast

It's time to bid Italy a fond arrivederci. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport.

What's Included

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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