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Best of Italy (Winter 2013/2014)

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The Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, ItalyIsle of Capri in the province of Naples, ItalyThe Leaning Tower of Pisa, ItalyThe ruins of Pompeii near Naples, ItalyColosseum during Christmas in Rome, ItalyCeilings within Vatican City, ItalyLake Maggiore in Stresa, ItalyVenice, Italy
The Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy
Isle of Capri in the province of Naples, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
The ruins of Pompeii near Naples, Italy
Colosseum during Christmas in Rome, Italy
Ceilings within Vatican City, Italy
Lake Maggiore in Stresa, Italy
Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 13 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2013-2014
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  • Style: Italy Regionals
  • Description: Explore world-famous ancient sightseeing in Rome, the long-lost city of Pompeii and beautiful beaches on the Isle of Capri. Visit the ancient Romanesque Abbey of Pomposa, Juliet's balcony in Verona and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Cruise the canals of Venice and lose yourself in the endless attractions of Florence, Siena and Milan on this spectacular Italy tour!
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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.

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

    • + 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.

  • ITALIAN LAKES

    • + CRUISE LAKE COMO We drive along the shores of Lake Como. Here we board our private launch for a leisurely cruise past the most elegant villas and gardens of this region – arguably the most beautiful spot in the Italian Lake District.

  • 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.

    • + 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).

    • + 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.

  • SORRENTO

    • + 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.

    • + 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.

  • 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.

  • MILAN

    • + TREASURES OF MILAN With a local city guide we visit some of this bustling city's most famous sights. First we enter the impressive Castello Sforza - today one of the country's 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. (Should either La Scala or the Castello be unavailable, there will be a visit to the remarkable Museum of Milan.)

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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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