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Italian Holiday

7 Days 1 Country 4 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

The perfect 'antipasti' of Italy's glamorous capitals, from the elegance of Florence to Rome's open-air museum. Explore the Vatican Museums without the crowds, journey through striking Tuscan landscapes and cruise along the canals of Venice, visiting its famous Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square. You'll also encounter the Renaissance highlights of Florence and Leaning Tower of Pisa.


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

Apennine Mountains, Italy

Day 3

Rome – Venice

Day 4

Venice Orientation – Verona

Florence, Italy

Day 5

Verona – 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

Cicerone

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing

Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums which display works from the immense collection built up by Popes through the centuries. 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, the greatest church in Christendom, 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. People-watch on the Spanish steps with a 'gelato', stroll down the Via Condotti for some retail therapy, or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

Adult Price: €33.00

Roman Evening with Dinner

Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

Adult Price: €61.00

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

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 palazzos, 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

Apennine Mountains, Italy

Day 3

Day 4

Venice Orientation – Verona

Savour the unique sights and sounds of Venice, with its 117 islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace, the former residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. Later travel to Verona, home of Shakespeare's ill-fated Romeo and Juliet, before checking into your hotel.

Hotel

Leopardi

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

Day 4

Day 5

Verona – Pisa – Florence

Leave Verona this morning and travel to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Piazza del Duomo before arriving in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the famous Medici dynasty who ruled the city during its golden age. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

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 the 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

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 and today lined with jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops. Later travel through Umbria, with its olive and cypress trees until you reach the valley of the Tiber River, which leads you back to 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

Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 70 Reviews

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    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

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    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 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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The Trafalgar Difference

  • 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
    Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Rome and Florence

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Rome and Florence

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

    • Orientation of 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

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


What's Included

Dining

    • 6 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


What's Included

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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