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.
HotelCardinal Hotel St. Peter
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.
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.
Dinner with wine
HotelNovotel Venezia Mestre Castellana
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.
Be My Guest Dining
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.
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.
HotelSheraton Parco De Medici
After breakfast say ‘arrivederci' to Rome and your travelling companions as you return home with wonderful memories of Italy. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.