Italian Holiday

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Valid From 14 Apr '16 to 20 Oct '16
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Uncover Roman monuments, Venetian canals and Florentine artistry on this picture-perfect introduction to Italy.

The perfect ‘antipasti’ of Italy’s glamorous capitals, from the elegance of Florence to Rome’s open-air museum. Explore the Vatican Museums without the crowds, journey through striking Tuscan landscapes and cruise along the canals of Venice, visiting its famous Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Square. You’ll also encounter the Renaissance highlights of Florence and Leaning Tower of Pisa.

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like…bypassing the queues and listening to our expert recount secrets of the Vatican’s past and present, as they unfold the story of Michelangelo’s greatest work in the Sistine Chapel.

Valid on selected departures Apr – Oct 2017.

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Local Specialists
For included sightseeing in Rome and Florence.
Cultural Insights
Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop in Venice.
Be My Guest
Visit a 16th century convent located in picturesque vineyards near Lake Garda where you will be welcomed by the Fabiano family and have a delicious dinner of local specialities.
Hidden Treasures
Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rome and Florence
  • Orientation of Venice
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence

1. ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the ancient streets. This evening join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica. This is the perfect introduction to the sights which await you.

Meal(s) Welcome Reception
Hotel Cardinal Hotel St. Peter

2. ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Trafalgar has priority early access as an official partner of the Vatican Museums allowing entry before other Tour Operators and the general public. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and more peaceful. Later visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see the famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. View the ancient sites of Rome and see the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast
3. ROME – VENICE
This morning follow the valley of the River Tiber north into Umbria and pass the picturesque hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto. Travel through Tuscan landscapes with terraced olive groves and over the Apennine Mountains. Cross the Veneto plains before arriving at your hotel for dinner.

Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine Hotel Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

4. VENICE ORIENTATION – LAKE GARDA
Savour the sights and sounds of this sublime island city on your included canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional Venetian glassblowing industry at a local workshop with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Later travel to the Italian Lake District where you will enjoy a delicious Be My Guest dining experience with a local family.

Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining Hotel Poiano

5. LAKE GARDA – PISA – FLORENCE
Enjoy views of Lake Garda this morning as you travel to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Tonight you might like to sample some local Tuscan cuisine.

Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast
Hotel Grand Mediterraneo

6. FLORENCE – ROME
In Florence the city’s rich medieval and Renaissance history is brought to life by your Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery with its bronze doors. View the Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages. Later travel through Umbria’s shady valleys, with olive and cypress trees until you reach the valley of the Tiber River, which leads you back to Rome. In Rome tonight celebrate the end of your holiday with your companions at a Farewell Dinner.

Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner Hotel Sheraton Parco De Medici

7. DEPART ROME
After breakfast say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your travelling companions as you return home with wonderful memories of Italy. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast

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Price Includes
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • 6 hot breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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