Trafalgar Tours | Great Italian Cities summer 2017

Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy's capitals - the pavement café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna's Kissing Towers and say 'ciao' to Marco Polo.


Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
    • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • Pricing

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      • Price
        (Twin)
    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,745 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $3,326 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $3,326 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,993 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,813 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,813 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,813 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,813 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,606 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $2,903 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $3,146 for this departure

    • Book by 15 Dec 2016 and receive early payment discount. Pay only $3,146 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Rome (3 Nights)

    Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It's the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone. An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter's Basilica - a great start to your Italian holiday.Welcome Reception

     

    Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure

    Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 3 - Rome At Leisure

    Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively consider joining an Optional Experience to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, near the Bay of Naples.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 4 - Rome – Assisi – Florence (3 Nights)

    Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes, with your Local Specialist. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 5 - Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure

    Learn about Florence's rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its gilded bronze doors. Enjoy scenic views of the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks. Afterwards, explore on your own or shop for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality-leather and 18-carat gold jewellery.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 6 - Florence – Excursion to Pisa

    Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian coast. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city's most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble cathedral with a Local Specialist. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. This evening travel to a Tuscan villa for a special Be My Guest dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

     

    Day 7 - Florence – Bologna – Venice (3 Nights)

    Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This sublime island city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. Later today you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it's the perfect introduction to this magical city. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

     

    Day 8 - Venice – Canal Cruise and Orientation

    Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. This afternoon you have free time to visit the Fine Arts Academy, relax at a café on St. Mark's Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Day 9 - Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll from your hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge to join your guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will reveal a centuries-old food market and narrow 'calle' or streets. Admire the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo's house. The rest of the day is free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

     

    Day 10 - Depart Venice

    Say 'arrivederci' to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

     

    Great Italian Cities summer 2017
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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