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Italy's greatest cities are in the spotlight on an epic discovery of Venice, Florence and the Eternal City, Rome.

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      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
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      About this trip

      Explore Italy's café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture - all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice.


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      Trip code: IGIC

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

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

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

        • CITY TOUR in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Bologna and Venice

        • VISIT the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Villa Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

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

        • VIEW the Colosseum and the Forum in Rome, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice

        • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING guided walking tour of 'Secret Venice' to the Rialto food market, with a group size of no more than 25 guests


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

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


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      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

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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


      1. Arrive Rome (3 Nights)

      You're in for a bellissimo journey through the spectacular cities of Italy, which kicks off in the Eternal City of Rome. Join your travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Welcome Reception. Your introduction to la dolce vita begins with a short walk this evening to see the timeless Roman Colosseum and the ancient centre of Rome – the Forum.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Grand Palatino

      2. Rome and Castel Gandolfo Sightseeing

      We embark on a very special included 'Dive Into Culture' sightseeing tour with our Local Specialist at the Vatican this morning. Skip the queue and wander through its Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gardens, admiring the artistry of great masters and walking in the footsteps of popes who have found peace within its beautiful green landscapes for centuries. We'll enjoy a rare opportunity to board a train within the Vatican Walls bound for the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's Summer Residence. Here, we'll embark on a tour through its beautifully manicured green heart before enjoying an included lunch against the backdrop of this enchanting setting.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch

      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

      3. Rome At Leisure

      The narrow lanes and expansive piazze of Rome are yours to explore today. Ask your Travel Director for tips on what to see and do, or consider an Optional Experience delving into the fascinating history of Pompeii.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Discover Pompeii And Naples

      Join our expert on a tour of the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in AD 79. You'll witness the devastating destruction it had at the time, and have the opportunity to go back in time and get a glimpse of everyday Roman life, frozen for almost 2,000 years. Later, enjoy a panoramic tour of Naples, before returning to Rome, passing the abbey of Monte Cassino.

      Adult Price: €100.00

      4. Rome – Assisi – Florence (3 Nights)

      This morning meet with your Local Specialist to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Then we journey north to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi where your Local Specialist will take you to the Basilica of St. Francis, the final resting place of this famous saint where we will see Giotto's enchanting frescoes. Later we continue our journey through the scenic Tuscan countryside to Florence.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ambasciatori

      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

      Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

      A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards, brings us to a delightful hamlet. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we'll enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening!

      Adult Price: €65.00

      5. Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Enjoy a leisurely encounter with the artistic and architectural marvels of Florence during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the striking Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and palazzi. Amble through the charming cobblestone lanes to the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, before admiring the scenic view of the Ponte Vecchio straddling the Arno River. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Spend the rest of the afternoon sauntering through the historic centre of Florence, shopping for high-quality leather for which the city is famous, or admiring the artistic contribution of the Medici family at every turn. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to San Gimignano.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      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

      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 fields of sunflowers, 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: €36.00

      6. Florence – Excursion to Pisa

      After free time in Florence, cross the fertile Arno Valley to Pisa and join a Local Specialist to visit the Square of Miracles, home to the incredible Leaning Tower and beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. See the ornate Baptistery and the Camposanto, built on sacred soil brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades. Your unforgettable encounter with Tuscany continues this evening as you 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner, joining Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate that has featured in many famous films.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine

      7. Florence – Bologna – Venice (3 Nights)

      Travel north, through the Apennines, to the medieval city of Bologna, perhaps best known for the delicious spaghetti sauce that bears its name. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Then it's off to the romantic island city of Venice with its rich cultural and artistic heritage. Spend time at leisure gliding along its enchanting canals in a gondola or wander through the city's labyrinthine lanes, over bridges and into quiet campi.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      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

      8. Venice Canal Cruise, Orientation and Free Time

      'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the delicate Venetian art of glassblowing on Giudecca Island. Savour the iconic and unexpected highlights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square to admire the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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

      9. Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market

      Sites made famous in poetry, song and prose are explored today when we join a Local Specialists for a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour. During a leisurely stroll from our hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge, where all the flavours of Italy are brought to life at a centuries-old food market. Amble through the narrow calli of Venice and admire the beautiful architecture, walking over the Rialto Bridge before spending the rest of the day to visit the sights of your choice. Our love affair with Italy's great Italian cities comes to an end this evening as we enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

      Accompanied by a Local Specialist, you'll visit the magnificent Doge's Palace and its elegant courtyards, which were home to the rulers of the Venetian republic. Afterwards, we've booked an entrance into the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark the Evangelist, patron saint of Venice.

      Adult Price: €50.00

      10. Depart Venice

      For now it's time to say a fond arrivederci to Italy and newfound friends who have shared in the memorable sights, sounds and flavours. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Enjoy a local Tuscan Be My Guest dinner with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like 'Room with a View' and 'Tea with Mussolini' (Day 6)

      • 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 8)

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

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

        • CITY TOUR in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Bologna and Venice

        • VISIT the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Villa Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

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

        • VIEW the Colosseum and the Forum in Rome, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice

        • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING guided walking tour of 'Secret Venice' to the Rialto food market, with a group size of no more than 25 guests


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

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


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      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

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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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