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Italian Holiday

7 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

Uncover Roman monuments, Venetian canals and Florentine artistry on this picture-perfect introduction to Italy.

"Once in a lifetime experience"

Jayandran, Singapore

About this trip

Roman monuments, Venetian canals and Florentine artistry complement the tranquil beauty of Lake Garda, your base for one night of this perfect introduction to Italy.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… bypassing the queues and listening to our expert recount secrets of the Vatican's past and present, as they unfold the story of Michelangelo's greatest work in the Sistine Chapel.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: ITIH

6 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 6 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Italian Holiday

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Apennine Mountains, Italy

Day 3

Rome – Venice

Day 4

Venice Orientation – Lake Garda

Florence, Italy

Day 5

Lake Garda – Pisa – Florence

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Day 6

Florence – Rome

Day 7

Depart Rome

Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the ancient streets. This evening join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to see St. Peter's Basilica. This is the perfect introduction to the sights which await you.

Hotel

Cardinal Hotel St. Peter

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Trafalgar has priority early access as an official partner of the Vatican Museums allowing entry before other Tour Operators and the general public. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and more peaceful. Later visit St. Peter's Basilica to see the famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. View the ancient sites of Rome and see the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Rome – Venice

This morning follow the valley of the River Tiber north into Umbria and pass the picturesque hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto. Travel through Tuscan landscapes with terraced olive groves and over the Apennine Mountains. Cross the Veneto plains before arriving at your hotel for dinner.

Hotel

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine
Apennine Mountains, Italy

Day 3

Day 4

Venice Orientation – Lake Garda

Savour the sights and sounds of this sublime island city on your included canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional Venetian glassblowing industry at a local workshop with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Later travel to the Italian Lake District where you will enjoy a delicious Be My Guest dining experience with a local family.

Hotel

Poiano

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 4

Day 5

Lake Garda – Pisa – Florence

Enjoy views of Lake Garda this morning as you travel to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Tonight you might like to sample some local Tuscan cuisine.

Hotel

Grand Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Florence, Italy

Day 5

Day 6

Florence – Rome

In Florence the city's rich medieval and Renaissance history is brought to life by your Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery with its bronze doors. View the Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages. Later travel through Umbria's shady valleys, with olive and cypress trees until you reach the valley of the Tiber River, which leads you back to Rome. In Rome tonight celebrate the end of your holiday with your companions at a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel

Sheraton Parco De Medici

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner
Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Day 6

Day 7

Depart Rome

After breakfast say ‘arrivederci' to Rome and your travelling companions as you return home with wonderful memories of Italy. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 7

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Rome and Florence.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop in Venice.

  • Be My Guest
    Visit a 16th century convent located in picturesque vineyards near Lake Garda where you will be welcomed by the Fabiano family and have a delicious dinner of local specialities.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Rome and Florence

    • Orientation of Venice

    • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum

    • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

    • View the ancient sites of Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence


What's Included

Dining

    • 6 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 69 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : This was our first Trafalgar Tour. The service received exceeded our expectations. Chris Daley our tour guide set the goals for the trip, thoroughly explained each day's agenda, along with providing exceptional dialog for sites, cities, excursions, restaurants. Group always felt

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Service was excellent - Chris made sure that every single traveler was taken care of. We had one elderly woman in our group and he went above and beyond to make sure she was comfortable and able to participate in the activities.Product : For our first time in Italy, this was

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Heidi was very helpful finding solutions made every negative into a positive. First hotel in Rome, not so clean. Giovanna was also a good director. But more reserved in personality.Product : Exhausting, too much walking and climbing. Trafalgar needs some alternative choices for

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    Service:

    Service rating : Fabulous! Everything was taken care by Trafalgar ahead of time, all I had to do was to ride along and enjoy everything I wished for.Product : Our experience was excellent, we enjoyed every minute, Thanks!

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    Service rating : Overall, it was goodProduct : Overall it was good a good trip except my wife had an accident in Florence, she suffered many cuts due to broken glass door in the bathroom. We have waited for over a year for any compensation, nothing happened. Believe or not, we even paid for first

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