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Best of Italy 2014

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AssisiThe Trevi Fountain by night in Rome, ItalySorrentoLake Maggiore in Stresa, Italy
Assisi
The Trevi Fountain by night in Rome, Italy
Sorrento
Lake Maggiore in Stresa, Italy
  • Duration: 14 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Cities, lakes and coastlines converge. All points of the compass are covered on this extensive journey into the cuisine, history and landscapes of Italy. It's Insider moments like… the ripple of waves and reflection of the sky, as you speed by private boat towards Isola Madre, a secluded island where young princes used to play. As Signor Telli welcomes you he brings the history of the island to life, and the story behind its nickname 'La Piratera'. Then he introduces you to the family over traditional lakeside cuisine, and crisp chilled Gavi wine, as they explain how the childhood fantasies of a prince inspired their family restaurant, the setting for your delicious dinner.
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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • ROME

    • + Magnificent Rome With Free Time For Pizza Cameras at the ready for the magnificent sights awaiting us. With our Local Guide we will discover the many delights that Rome has to offer. These can only be truly appreciated by wandering slowly through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares which have developed over more than 2000 years, creating an amazing legacy for us today. The Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain are just two of the fine monuments en route. Later you will have free time to eat at the Trattoria of your choice in one of the piazzas.

    • + Roman Evening With Dinner A light hearted evening in Rome. We will relax and enjoy a typical Italian meal (drinks included), while live musicians entertain us. To complete our evening, we will drive along the Via Veneto, a location made famous by the film 'La Dolce Vita' and see how the Romans enjoy their city. A wonderful end to our day.

  • SORRENTO

    • + Positano And The Amalfi Drive Using private mini-buses, we drive along the famous Amalfi Coast in order to visit the exclusive artists' paradise of Positano, magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

    • + Traditional Neapolitan Evening Our beautiful drive takes us into the Sorrentino countryside to arrive at an 18th century Olive Oil mill where we enjoy a guided visit of the gardens, the mill and an ancient wine cellar. We will be served a simple meal including the famous pizza and wine. Throughout the evening, there will be a demonstration of how Mozzarella cheese and pizza are made.

    • + Isle Of Capri Island Tour Spectacular cliffs and the famous turquoise coloured waters are best experienced with a relaxing cruise around the island to view the beautiful white grotto and unique coastline. Our cruise ends in Capri town at the Augustus Gardens with picture postcard views. Enjoy a lemon granita, a speciality of the island. In case of unsuitable weather conditions the cruise will be replaced by a mini bus tour of the Island to Anacapri, the highest village and will include a visit to Villa San Michele.

    • + Dinner And Entertainment A variety of Neapolitan specialities will be served in this family-run restaurant, with wine, local live entertainment and a demonstration of the famous Tarantella dance.

  • VENICE

    • + Canals Of Venice An unforgettable introduction to this unique and magical city! We cruise along the Grand Canal by private water taxi, admiring the magnificent and elegant palazzos. We see the Rialto Bridge and then reach 'the most beautiful outdoor drawing room in the world', St Mark's Square. Later during your Gondola Ride, you will glide along the picturesque smaller canals while a duo of musicians entertains.

    • + Majestic Venice Explore hidden parts of the maze of streets which make up this unique city. Your Local Guide will give you fascinating insights into Venice's past and present, through the eyes of a local. A visit to the majestic basilica of St Mark reveals some of its treasures. Behind closed doors we will view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power, or alternatively we will visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas of this remarkable city on water.

    • + Lagoon Cruise With Lunch or Dinner Take some time off the beaten track! We are taken by private boat to the nearby islands in the lagoon of Venice. See the island of Murano where the glass blowers live. Lunch or dinner is taken at the picturesque Island of the fishermen, Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses and a photographer's paradise. Drinks are also included.

  • MILAN

    • + Treasures Of Milan With a local city guide we visit some of this bustling citys most famous sights. First we enter the impressive Castello Sforza - today one of the countrys most important museums, where we see the 'Pieta of Rondanini' by Michelangelo among other great works. Then we continue to the world renowned 'La Scala' opera house and museum. (N.B.: Should either La Scala or the Castello be unavailable, there will be a visit to the remarkable Museum of Milan.)

  • ITALIAN LAKES

    • + Lake Cruise And Mountain Trip We board our private launch for a leisurely cruise past elegant villas and gardens. Afterwards we will have the exclusive private use of a funicular carriage for a sensational trip up the side of the mountain to the most spectacular spot on the entire lake, the resort town of Brunate.

    • + Borromean Islands - Isola Bella Palace Tour A private launch takes us to the world-renowned islands of Lake Maggiore. We see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the palace of the Borromean Princes.

  • FLORENCE

    • + Dinner Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to a delightful regional restaurant set among the pines and cypress trees. Here a feast of gastronomic specialities awaits, accompanied by song and music.

    • + Michelangelos David A guided insight into the world of genius Michelangelo and his masterpiece "David". We enter the Academy of Fine Arts by a preferential reserved entrance and our visit focuses on Michelangelo and his groundbreaking and beautiful sculpture.

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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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