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Italian Dream 2014

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Colosseum in Rome, ItalyRialto BridgeVerona Arena in Verona, Italy
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Rialto Bridge
Verona Arena in Verona, Italy
  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: This dream tour displays the best of Rome, Florence and Venice, and offers free time to explore each breathtaking city on your own too. Get a close look at the Romans' legacy through the impressive Colosseum, the influence of the Renaissance through Florence’s art and Venice’s effortless beauty.
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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

    • + Evening Introduction To Rome A superb drive through Rome, seeing some of the most impressive sights that this city has to offer. Afterwards with our Local Guide we will stroll to beautiful Piazza Navona with its fountains, trattorias and outside cafes, followed by a visit to Piazza Venezia to see the Capitoline Hill and Mussolini's headquarters during WWII (Palazzo Venezia).

    • + Ancient And Christian Rome Explore Rome's past. Visit the Catacombs where the early Christians assembled to escape persecution and which were used as underground cemeteries. Then to the famous Basilica of St Paul outside the walls, where the Apostle is buried.

    • + Vatican Museums And The Sistine Chapel An extension to the included sightseeing tour which allows us to admire the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes. See the famous Tapestry Gallery and Gallery of Maps then finally wonder at the masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. Take your time - Michelangelo spent 11 years in the preparation of the vault and altar wall!

    • + 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.

    • + Roman Delights An easy evening getting to know Rome and some of its main sights by coach. Followed by a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities. Music and drinks included.

  • 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.

    • + 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.

  • FLORENCE

    • + Florentine Dinner With Entertainment Sample the flavours of medieval Florence, during an evening of good food and music at a distinctive historic venue. (Subject to availability.)

    • + 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.

    • + Visit To San Gimignano We drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, the medieval Manhattan of Tuscany. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves, this is Italys best preserved medieval city and will give you an excellent idea of daily life in Italy during the Middle Ages.

    • + 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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