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Real Italy

10 Days 1 Country 1 City

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

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

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About this trip

The atmospheric ruins of Pompeii, romance of Verona and the Isle of Capri are revealed in a subtle light, on an exploration that also takes in Italy's most famous cities.

It's Insider moments like… watching glowing colours twist and bend into delicate works of art at the hands of an expert Venetian glassblower, and listening as he shares the secrets of this ancient tradition.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: WITMA

9 Nights

accommodation

15 Meals
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Your Itinerary

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.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

2. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Hotel
Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria Authentic Accommodation

4. Venice Orientation and Free Time

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Hotel
Grand Mediterraneo

6. Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

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. This afternoon, you have the opportunity to take an Optional Experience to San Gimignano, whose tall medieval towers can be seen from miles around.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Hotel
Johanna Park

8. Isle Of Capri Excursion and Free Time

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
Hotel
Sheraton Parco De Medici

10. Depart Rome

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

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authenic Accommodation
    When we stay on the exclusive Lido di Venezia, we plump for Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria. Rich in romantic history, this Authentic Accommodation is a prestigious icon in Venice and has original period furnishings.

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

  • Local Specialists
    Small Group Sightseeing in Pompeii, experience the excavations with a group size of no more than 25 guests.

  • Cultural Insights
    Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit Giudecca Island where you will watch a glassblowing demonstration.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit an inlaid woodwork factory in Sorrento.

  • Be My Guest
    You are welcomed to Villa il Leccio, for the past 100 years the family have been farmers and producers of extra virgin olive oil – everything served is entirely produced on the estate and cooked by the family.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Rome, Florence, Capri and Pompeii

    • Orientation of Venice and Verona

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

    • 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

    • See the canals of Venice and Mount Vesuvius


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 6 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • 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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Love... Travel

"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 15 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : Excellent. Profressional. Trust that we would see every thing and that we were in good hands. Loved the tour!Product : Absolutely! A once in a life time trip and we have no regrets. Our tour guide was charming and friendly. She would always be sharing information about the

  • Trip:

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    Service rating : Very good to excellent.Product : Well planned. Some extra options were poor quality. One hotel was poor quality.

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    Service rating : the Sheridan in Rome was filthy, and the beds deplorable..and there was no wifi in our room, because it was a corner room!!!Too many of the places were see.....from a a distance: pay for extra tour if you want to SEE it the guide was knowlegdable: but had an anti catholic

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    My tour experience was amazing! It was our first trip overseas so we thought a guided tour would be the safest option. It was much more than we expected. We saw so many thing, including hidden, unexpected treasures. Our tour guide was outstanding, knowledgeable, friendly and keep us to

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    Service:

    Service rating : Trish OBRIEN was excellent.Product : It was wonderful.Trish was fantastic!

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    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice and New Year's Eve in Rome. The 30 December 2016 departure will celebrate New Year's Eve in Rome. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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