Rome and Tuscan Highlights

Rome and Tuscan Highlights

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9 Days

Rome and Tuscan Highlights

9 Days Starting and ending in Rome

Visiting:

Rome

,

Vatican City

,

Montecatini Terme

,

Florence

,

Pisa

,

Vinci

,

Siena

,

San Gimignano

,

Tuscany

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

ITROA17

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Interests:

Recommended For:

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

An idyllic Italian retreat, bringing all your Tuscan dreams and Rome highlights to life. When you’re not spending time with sisters Sandra and Antonella on their agriturismo overlooking vineyards, you’ll get to delve into the life of Da Vinci and soak up the healing waters of Montecatini spa.

Highlights

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    Explore Rome, Vinci, Florence and Pisa with a Local Specialist

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    VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums

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    Discover Siena and San Gimignano

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    Visit St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Leonardiano Museum in Vinci

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    View the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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    Connect With Locals Enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest lunch at the Agriturismo Borgo Vigna Vecchia in the Tuscan hills.

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    Dive into Culture Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner.

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    Dive into Culture Visit the museum dedicated to the life of Leonardo da Vinci in his Tuscan birthplace.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Welcome to Rome

Location:

  Rome, Vatican City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Barceló Occidental Aurelia


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Ciao Roma! 'The Eternal City' opens its doors for an unforgettable At Leisure jaunt through Tuscany and two millennia of culture, history and fiery Italian verve. Spend the afternoon exploring the city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Embark on an orientation drive past Rome's iconic and unexpected highlights, including views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races which attracted thousands of enthusiastic spectators.

icon Day 2 : Journey to the Tuscan Hills

Location:

  Rome, Montecatini Terme


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Columbia


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Our journey through Rome begins in the centre of Christendom, where we join a Local Specialist on an included sightseeing tour to visit St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's much-admired Pietà. This afternoon, we enjoy a leisurely drive through the scenic Tuscan hills to the thermal spa resort of Montecatini, the largest and most famous spa town in Italy and your home for the next six nights.

icon Day 3 : Explore Renaissance Florence

Location:

  Florence


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Your Local Specialist will reveal the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. View the magnificent Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria. In your free time, consider visiting the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks and lined with goldsmiths and jewellers. This is a legacy of the 16th-century decree which mandated that only jewellers and goldsmiths be allowed to ply their trade on the bridge. Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold.

icon Day 4 : Montecatini Your Way

Location:

  Montecatini Terme


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Relax in the soothing waters of Montecatini Thermal Spa on your day at leisure or join an Optional Experience to Cinque Terre, whose quaint pastel-hued villages cling to the rugged Ligurian cliffs.

icon Day 5 : Discover Pisa and Vinci

Location:

  Pisa, Vinci


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Journey to Pisa where we join a Local Specialist to view the famous Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the ornate Baptistery, said to be the largest in Italy. We continue through Tuscany, arriving in Vinci where we’ll Dive Into Culture with a Local Specialist at Museo Leonardiano and gain a deeper understanding of the life of this talented master. Admire Leonardo da Vinci's machines and models, his sketches and handwritten notes, as well as interactive exhibits during your visit. Tonight, Connect With Locals at the Agriturismo Borgo Vigna Vecchia where you’ll enjoy dinner at an exclusive Be My Guest experience surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

icon Day 6 : Off to Siena and San Gimignano

Location:

  Siena, San Gimignano


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Saunter through the beautifully preserved medieval city of Siena to see the 13th-century marble Cathedral and the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo which hosts the biannual Palio horse race. We venture to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano, renowned for its towers. Enjoy some free time strolling through its narrow lanes and shopping for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery - the alluring aromas of pecorino and cured meats can be found around every turn.

icon Day 7 : Tuscan Lifestyle Experience

Location:

  Tuscany


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Feast your eyes on the vibrant colours and busy stalls heaving with fresh produce at a local food market where you will join a Local Specialist professional chef for a tasty introduction to Tuscan cuisine. Learn how to cook like only an Italian mamma can, selecting your fresh produce from the market and preparing lunch which you will enjoy with a delicious glass of local wine. The tastes of Tuscany still lingering after an unforgettable lunch, we return to our hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night.

icon Day 8 : Onwards to Rome and the Vatican City

Location:

  Rome, Vatican City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Barceló Aran Mantegna


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Departing Tuscany, we travel south to Rome. This evening, we Dive Into Culture and enjoy a Farewell Dinner, at the Vatican Museums, amidst the stunning Roman and Ancient Greek artistry. We’ll have access to the museum before dinner and join a Local Specialist later for a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums, including a visit to Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded.

icon Day 9 : Rome Journey Home

Location:

  Rome


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today we bid a fond farewell to newfound friends and an epic At Leisure experience, departing Rome. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    1 Dinner

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    1 Be My Guest

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    1 Lunch

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    8 Breakfasts

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are flights included in this tour?

No

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Rome and Tuscan Highlights

9 Days Starting and ending in Rome

Visiting:

Rome

,

Vatican City

,

Montecatini Terme

,

Florence

,

Pisa

,

Vinci

,

Siena

,

San Gimignano

,

Tuscany

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

ITROA17

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Interests:

Recommended For:

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