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Real Italy (Winter 2013/2014)

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Isle of Capri in the province of Naples, ItalyFlorence, ItalyThe ruins of Pompeii near Naples, ItalyColosseum in Rome, ItalyVenice, ItalyVerona Arena in Verona, Italy
Isle of Capri in the province of Naples, Italy
Florence, Italy
The ruins of Pompeii near Naples, Italy
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Venice, Italy
Verona Arena in Verona, Italy
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2013-2014
  • Style: Italy Regionals
  • Description: Understand the Real Italy as you tour awe-inspiring Italian sights including the Colosseum, Vatican and St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Cruise through Venice's canals and admire panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence. Be enlightened as Local Guides discuss the excavations in Pompeii, the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino and the stunning Isle of Capri.


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 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.


    • + MICHELANGELO'S 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.

    • + 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 Italy's best preserved medieval city and will give you an excellent idea of daily life in Italy during the Middle Ages.

    • + 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.

    • + 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).


    • + 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.

    • + 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.


    • + UNDISCOVERED VENICE WITH GRAND CANAL CRUISE With our local guide, we will be shown this wonderful city, built on islands and surrounded by water, to see many of the hidden secrets of the Venetian empire and it's Byzantine history. We will see amazing 800 year old palaces, and areas in Venice such as Marco Polo's house, on this walking tour followed by a cruise on the famous 'Grand Canal' with private taxis, which takes us under the Rialto Bridge.

    • + VENICE OF THE DOGES AND GONDOLA RIDE With our local expert we start with a visit of the mysterious Doges Palace, the incredible home of past Venetian rulers. Our visit also includes walking over the Bridge of Sighs into the prison. Later, you will glide through the canals of Venice on a Gondola, serenaded by musicians. The most romantic way to experience this unique city.

    • + 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 multicoloured houses and a photographer's paradise. Drinks are also included.

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  • * 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. 
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