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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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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 22 November and 12 December 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
    • Vatican Museum visit will take place on Day 9 instead of Day 2 on departures 01 November and 21 December 2019.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 21 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Florence. The 27 December 2019 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Florence. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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).  
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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 22 November and 12 December 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
      • Vatican Museum visit will take place on Day 9 instead of Day 2 on departures 01 November and 21 December 2019.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 21 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Florence. The 27 December 2019 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Florence. 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • 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, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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. 

      About this trip

      Wander through ruins, beautifully maintained monuments, rolling vineyards and olive groves to explore the captivating art, history and culture that has shaped Italy's enchanting centuries-old story.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WITM

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 9 breakfasts

      • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

        • WALKING TOUR of Capri Town and Pompeii

        • CITY TOUR in Rome and Florence

        • 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 Montecassino

        • SEE the canals of Venice and Mount Vesuvius

        • SCENIC CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and to the Isle of Capri


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 breakfasts

        • 6 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • 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

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


      1. Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

      Our launch pad to an epic journey through Italy begins in the Eternal City of Rome. Tread in the footsteps of gods and goddesses, emperors and gladiators as you explore its ancient streets before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most iconic sights.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Grand Tiberio

      2. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      We join a Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the Vatican Museums. Here we'll 'Dive Into Culture', ascending the spiral staircase designed by Donato Bramante and admiring Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel before visiting St. Peter's Basilica to see his sorrowful Pietà. We continue to ancient Rome, once the capital of the world, imagining the thunderous applause of spectators as they cheered brave warriors in the Colosseum and Circus Maximus centuries ago. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or relax in one of the city's piazze watching the world go by.

      Meal(s)
      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: €50.00

      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

      3. Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

      Journey past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto and cross the steep Appenine Mountains before arriving in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic, where tonight we enjoy a Regional Dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Regional Dinner
      Hotel
      Principe/Amadeus

      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

      4. Venice Orientation and Free Time

      'Dive Into Culture' and witness the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, sharing the city's bustling waterways with ferries, gondolas and yachts. We'll see the Byzantine Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doges' Palace before spending the rest of the afternoon on our own getting lost in the labyrinthine calli or enjoying a relaxing spritz.

      Meal(s)
      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.

      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: €72.00

      5. Venice – Verona – Florence (2 Nights)

      Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers take centre stage today as we take a leisurely drive to Verona, the setting for Romeo and Juliet. We'll see the impressive Roman Arena, the third-largest in Italy, and Juliet's balcony. We continue south, through the rolling vineyard-clad landscapes of Tuscany, to Renaissance Florence where we'll 'Connect With Locals' indulging in a memorable Be My Guest dinner with the Landi family.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest
      Hotel
      Grand Mediterraneo

      Optional Experiences

      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

      Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit 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. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. If you decide to cancel this optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

      Adult Price: €47.00

      6. Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join your Local Specialist for a guided walking tour through Florence, past the multi-coloured Duomo with its impressive dome engineered by Brunelleschi and the Baptistery with its inspiring gilded doors. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore a city that inspired artists, poets and painters to create masterpieces. Consider a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's statue of David, enjoy spectacular views from Piazza Michelangelo or take an Optional Experience to medieval San Gimignano, famous for its hilltop towers.

      Meal(s)
      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: €65.00

      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

      7. Florence – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Travel through the fertile Campanian plains to the Bay of Naples which lies in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Our home for the next two nights is Sorrento and our introduction to the Amalfi Coast. This evening, a delicious dinner at our hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Johanna Park

      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: €44.00

      8. Isle Of Capri Excursion and Free Time

      Cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the chic island playground of Capri where you'll join a Local Specialist to see its sophisticated sights. Consider an Optional Experience to Anacapri for beautiful views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and insight into a slower, more peaceful way of life. This evening, we enjoy the flavours of fresh seafood during a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Regional Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Discover The Isle Of Capri

      Experience Capri's spectacular cliffs, famous turquoise waters and white grotto the best way - by boat with a first-class view of this unique coastline. After the cruise, we ascend to Capri town, where we'll enjoy a thirst-quenching lemon Granita, a specialty of the island. If the weather doesn't allow, we'll take you on a mini bus tour of the island to Anacapri, and a visit to Villa San Michele.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      9. Sorrento – Pompeii – Cassino – Rome

      We explore the tragic immortalisation of an ancient civilisation in Pompeii today, preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted. Here a Local Specialist will take us on a walking tour to gain insights into the day-to-day life of the city's former residents. Next, we visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino, which lies below the famous Montecassino Abbey, the site of a fierce campaign during World War II. Our Italian odyssey ends in Rome where we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a Farewell Dinner, celebrating joy in true Italian style.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner
      Hotel
      Sheraton Parco de' Medici

      10. Depart Rome

      It's time to bid Rome a fond arrivederci as we prepare to depart Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Eight generations and plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. (Day 5)

      • Dive into Culture
        Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo 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. (Day 2)
        Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 4)

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

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

        • WALKING TOUR of Capri Town and Pompeii

        • CITY TOUR in Rome and Florence

        • 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 Montecassino

        • SEE the canals of Venice and Mount Vesuvius

        • SCENIC CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and to the Isle of Capri


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 breakfasts

        • 6 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • 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

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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