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Real Italy

10 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

The atmospheric ruins of Pompeii, romance of Verona and island of Capri are revealed during this trip.

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    • Vatican Museum visit will take place on Day 9 instead of Day 2 on departure 23 December 2017.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 29 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Venice. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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      • Vatican Museum visit will take place on Day 9 instead of Day 2 on departure 23 December 2017.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 29 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Venice. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      Wander through the ruins and beautifully maintained monuments of yesteryear, exploring the captivating art, history and culture that has shaped Italy's centuries-old story - across vineyards and olive groves, quaint clifftop seaside villages and grand cities, like Sorrento, Venice and Rome.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WITMA

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Florence, Capri and Pompeii

        • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri

        • Orientation of Venice and Verona

        • See the canals of Venice and Mount Vesuvius

        • View St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Duomo in Florence and the Abbey of Monte Cassino

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum and Vatican Museums in Rome and the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Rome Sightseeing

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      Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Day 4

      Venice Orientation

      Florence, Italy

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      Venice – Verona – Florence (2 Nights)

      Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

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      Florence Sightseeing

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      Day 7

      Florence – Cassino – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Capri, Campania, Italy

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      Isle Of Capri Excursion

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      Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Unwind or take a stroll through ancient streets and soak up the ambience. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director, followed by an orientation drive to see some of Rome's famous sights.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing

      Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and visit the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Starting with a lovely drive and continuing on foot, you'll discover hidden backstreets, piazzas and fountains of the 'Eternal City' with a Local Specialist. Along the way, you'll marvel at the timeless Pantheon, the best-preserved Roman temple in the world. Many additional highlights are revealed on this relaxed tour that also offers free time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias!

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Delights of Rome with Dinner

      Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rome – Venice (2 Nights) Day 3 - Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

      Admire the scenery as you drive north from Rome past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto into Tuscany. See the Chianti vineyards and the extensive olive groves before crossing through the Apennine Mountains and eventually reach the flat plains of the Veneto region and magical Venice. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Gondolas and the Grand Canal

      Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

      Adult Price: €70.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Venice Orientation Day 4 - Venice Orientation

      This morning watch the Venetian craftsmen during a Cultural Insight demonstration at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Venice − Queen of the Adriatic − was a maritime power and staging post for the Holy Crusades, and played a significant part in the Renaissance. The history and culture of this unique city is revealed as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Byzantine Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Doges' Palace. Your afternoon is free to discover the delights of Venice or perhaps consider dinner at a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

      Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power. Alternatively, we’ll visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas.

      Adult Price: €36.00

      Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

      Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

      Adult Price: €70.00

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      Day 5

      Venice – Verona – Florence (2 Nights) Day 5 - Venice – Verona – Florence (2 Nights)

      A leisurely drive brings you to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. See the impressive Roman arena, the third largest in Italy, and Juliet's balcony, close to Piazza della Erbe. To the south, through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany lies Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner of delicious local ingredients prepared by a local family.

      Hotel

      Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Florence Sightseeing Day 6 - Florence Sightseeing

      This morning explore Piazza della Signoria and see the Ponte Vecchio during your walking tour with your Local Specialist. See the multi-coloured marble Cathedral with its impressive dome engineered by Brunelleschi and admire the inspiring gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery. Free time this afternoon allows you to discover what this fascinating city has to offer including the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo's statue of David. Florence is also renowned for luxury leather goods and 18 carat gold jewellery. You may also consider taking an Optional Experience to San Gimignano, whose tall medieval towers can be seen from miles around.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

      Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

      Adult Price: €64.00

      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

      Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Visit To San Gimignano

      Join us for a drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ of Tuscany. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, this is Italy’s best preserved medieval city and will give you a taste of day-to-day life in Italy during the Middle Ages.

      Adult Price: €35.00

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Florence – Cassino – Sorrento (2 Nights) Day 7 - Florence – Cassino – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino which lies below the famous Montecassino Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Johanna Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Johanna Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Amalfi Coast and Positano

      Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

      Adult Price: €43.00

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      Day 8

      Isle Of Capri Excursion Day 8 - Isle Of Capri Excursion

      Accompanied by a Local Specialist, cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri, where Emperor Tiberius built a series of villas and governed the Roman Empire for the last ten years of his life. Spend some time sightseeing or consider an Optional Experience to Anacapri which features magnificent views. Later in Sorrento, visit an inlaid woodwork factory for a Cultural Insight into the production of this local craft. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Discover The Isle Of Capri

      Experience Capri's spectacular cliffs, famous turquoise waters and white grotto the best way: by boat. In Capri town, enjoy a lemon granita, a specialty of the island. Or if the weather doesn't allow, we'll take you on a tour of the island to Anacapri, and a visit to Villa San Michele.

      Adult Price: €41.00

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome Day 9 - Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome

      Explore the excavations at Pompeii which was preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your Local Specialist gives a historical commentary of day-to-day life in the city on your Small Group Sightseeing tour. Your Italian odyssey ends in Rome where you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and companions.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Rome Day 10 - Depart Rome

      Say 'arrivederci Roma' at the end of your memorable holiday in Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodations
        Enjoy a stay at the romantic Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria which opened in 1907 on the exclusive Lido di Venezia

      • Be My Guest
        Eight generations and plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional dinner with the Landi family at their home near Siena, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves

      • Cultural Insights
        Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and da Vinci at the Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. Admire the exquisite craft of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence and the Isle of Capri

      • Small Group Sightseeing
        A guided visit with a Local Specialist to the excavations in Pompeii in a group size of no more than 25 guests

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Florence, Capri and Pompeii

        • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri

        • Orientation of Venice and Verona

        • See the canals of Venice and Mount Vesuvius

        • View St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Duomo in Florence and the Abbey of Monte Cassino

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum and Vatican Museums in Rome and the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


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