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Italian Holiday with Trafalgar

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7 days
06 Dec 24 to 12 Dec 24
Book by 31 Jul 24
Experience Italy at its finest by securing priority entrance to the Vatican, savoring exquisite meals amidst the picturesque Tuscan vineyards and olive orchards, and marveling at iconic landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. As an added bonus, delve into the hidden gems of Venetian glassblowing, uncovering the local craftsmanship secrets.

Includes

  • 7 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 6 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 6 Breakfasts, & 4 dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Optional Experiences at an additional cost during your free time
  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Rome and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Venice, Verona and Pisa
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the Vatican Museums and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • View 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
  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Optional Experiences available at an additional cost
  • Not all departure dates are definite at time of loading, please enquire with one of our agents

Highlights

  • 6 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 10 Meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

Itinerary

Day 1: Ciao Rome

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 Dinner. This evening, we take an orientation drive past Rome's most magnificent sights which we will have an opportunity to explore tomorrow. Arrival Transfer: Depart Leonardo da Vinci airport (FCO) at 09:30, 12:30, 15:30 Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Roma - St. Peter's Rome Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Our encounter with Rome begins in the Holy See as we Dive Into Culture with a visit to 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 admission, we admire the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then 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 view the Circus Maximus, once the site of thrilling 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. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Roma - St. Peter's Rome Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Journey to the Floating City of Venice

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 past Tuscany's terraced olive groves and across the Apennine Mountains bound for Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. Accommodation: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana Venice Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Onwards to Verona

Cruise by private launch into the heart of Venice this morning, where we will see the city's most celebrated sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Next we 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. Accommodation: Hotel Leopardi Verona Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Admire Pisa and on to Florence

Pisa's UNESCO-listed Square of Miracles is our first stop today, where we will have the opportunity to view the Leaning Tower before travelling on to Florence. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and home of 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. Accommodation: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Florence Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: All Roads Lead to Rome

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, the famous Baptistery and the almost 700-year-old Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering from the Middle Ages which is 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. Accommodation: Grand Hotel Tiberio Rome Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Farewell Rome

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. Departure Transfer: Arrive at Leonardo da Vinci airport (FCO) at 07:00, 09:30 Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and can be requested. Excludes flights, transfers, visas, travel insurance and anything not mentioned. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn/changed at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Trafalgar reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. All savings / discounts mentioned have already been included in the advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Other conditions may apply. Advertised price is based on 6 December 2024 departure. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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Valid on 6 Dec 2024
Stay
7 days
Dates
06 Dec 24 to 12 Dec 24
Book by
31 July 24
Experience ID
250
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