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Rome and Tuscan Highlights

9 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

Discover art, ancient customs and medieval cities on a leisurely journey through Tuscany, Rome and Florence.

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

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      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 21 July and 18 August 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • 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. 

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      About this trip

      Weave your way from Rome past golden olive groves and lush green vineyards to medieval bastions that have preserved Tuscany's unforgettable charm for centuries. Stay in the popular thermal spa resort of Montecatini, admire the exquisite marble cathedral in Siena and visit the scenic Tuscan towns of Vinci and Pisa to learn about the lives of celebrated Italian luminaries.


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      8 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      • 1 lunch

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Pisa and Florence

        • Views of the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Tuscan city of Siena, the medieval town of San Gimignano, the Leonardiano Museum in the town of Vinci, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 1 lunch


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      Travel Highlights

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        • In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

        • 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

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      Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (6 Nights)

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      Siena and San Gimignano Excursion

      Cinque Terre, Italy

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      Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre

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      Pisa and Vinci Excursion

      Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

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      Florence Excursion

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      Montecatini At Leisure

      St Francis Basilica, Assissi, Italy

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      Montecatini – Rome – Vatican Experience

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome Day 1 - Arrive Rome

      Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. This capital city stands on the Tiber River and enjoys a long and celebrated history. Relax after your journey and later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Then an orientation drive will give you a perfect introduction to the sights which await you.

      Hotel

      Villafranca

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Villafranca

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (6 Nights) Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (6 Nights)

      This morning your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's magnificent Pietà. St. Peter's is a place of pilgrimage and is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Your tour continues across the Tiber River with views of ancient Roman ruins including the enormous Colosseum. Later enjoy a scenic drive through the Tuscan Hills to the thermal spa resort of Montecatini, the largest and most famous spa town in Italy, your home for the next six nights.

      Hotel

      Columbia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Columbia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Siena and San Gimignano Excursion Day 3 - Siena and San Gimignano Excursion

      In the well-preserved medieval city of Siena see the Piazza del Campo, scene of the celebrated biannual Palio horse race and the stunning marble Cathedral which dominates the town. Later explore San Gimignano known as the 'medieval Manhattan', famed for its ring of towers which can be seen several kilometres from town. Shop for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Lunch Or 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.

      Adult Price: €62.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre Day 4 - Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre

      Enjoy a relaxing day or you might consider an Optional Experience to the famous Cinque Terre, with its quaint coastal pastel-coloured villages clinging to rugged cliffs.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Pisa and Vinci Excursion Day 5 - Pisa and Vinci Excursion

      This morning meet your Local Specialist in Pisa and view the famous Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble cathedral and the ornate baptistery. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious Regional Meal in the Tuscan countryside for lunch. Then travel to the scenic Tuscan town of Vinci where you'll enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of Leonardo da Vinci including a visit to the Museo Leonardiano showcasing his machines and models accompanied by specific references to his sketches and handwritten notes, as well as interactive exhibits.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      The Cinque Terre and Porto Venere

      We’ll visit the Bay of Poets and the beautiful Porto Venere, where we can admire the UNESCO protected Cinque Terre. Still to this day, the villages retain their charm and reputation for producing some of Italy's most exclusive wines.

      Adult Price: €58.00

      Day 5

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      Florence Excursion Day 6 - Florence Excursion

      Your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating account on the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. View the magnificent Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria. Perhaps in your free time visit the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks and lined with goldsmiths and jewellers, a legacy of the 16th century decree which mandated that only jewellers and goldsmiths be allowed to ply their trade on the bridge. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner experience with beautiful views over the Tuscan hills.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      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

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      Montecatini At Leisure Day 7 - Montecatini At Leisure

      Montecatini Terme is one of Italy's most popular thermal spa destinations and you have the entire day to do exactly as you please. Why not take the historic funicular railway from Montecatini Terme to the picturesque town of Montecatini Alto which has a small castle and large square with charming restaurants and outdoor cafes, not to mention magnificent views of the countryside for as far as the eye can see. Your Travel Director will be available for suggestions on how to spend your day.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      The Walled City Of Lucca

      Join us as we explore the beautiful city of Lucca, birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini. You’ll explore with a Local Specialist as the monumental architecture transports you back to thirteenth century Tuscany.

      Adult Price: €37.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Montecatini – Rome – Vatican Experience Day 8 - Montecatini – Rome – Vatican Experience

      Travel from Montecatini to Rome and have time at leisure on arrival. Explore the city's magnificent historic sites, indulge in its café culture or perhaps even indulge in a shopping experience to Via Condotti. This afternoon, gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where you will meet an official representative during your private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum. Founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, this museum has a remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. Enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities. Join a Local Specialist for a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums including a visit to Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Rome Day 9 - Depart Rome

      Say 'arrivederci Roma' at the end of a relaxing and memorable Italian holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

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        Join the Callistri family at their 'borgo' in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian meal, olive oil tasting and leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards

      • Cultural Insights
        Enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum. Visit the museum dedicated to the life of Leonard da Vinci in his Tuscan birthplace

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Rome, Pisa and Florence

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Pisa and Florence

        • Views of the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Tuscan city of Siena, the medieval town of San Gimignano, the Leonardiano Museum in the town of Vinci, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel


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      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
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        • 1 lunch


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      Travel Highlights

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        • In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

        • 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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        Our tour guide and driver were friendly and extremely helpful. They were also pleasant to be around. (I wish we could have spent more time getting to know them) We were never made to feel like we were inconveniencing them. Although we didn't require any special accommodations, a few in our group

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        Service rating : Wife broke her ankle the day the tour began. We needed to back to the States so she could have surgery. Tour director said he couldn't help us because we didn't book our airfare with Trafalgar. He only provided a couple of phone numbers after he took the group to dinner. He

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        Service rating : The trip was well organized and planned, the tour guide and driver were fabulous!Product : Great locations, food and itineraries.

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        Service rating : We enjoyed staying in one place and going on tours which we found were very interesting and some optional tours which we could take up or relax in Montecattini. Alfonso was an excellent travel director and Massimo was an excellent driver.Product : If you want a short holiday and

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