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Italy Bellissimo

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Experience a kaleidoscope of colours, fragrances and tastes on this Country Explorer trip.

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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 30 March and 17 October 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • 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

      A journey taking you from the interior of Italy to the coast. Visit the sultry, sun-kissed island of Capri and stay in an old Franciscan convent in the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: ITBE

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

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

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

        • CITY TOUR in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence

        • ORIENTATION of Venice and Siena

        • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

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

        • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, the Faraglioni Rocks on the Isle of Capri, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Santa Croce Basilica, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 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)

        • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri

        • 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


       

      Italy Bellissimo

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Capri, Campania, Italy

      Day 3

      Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento – Isle of Capri (2 Nights)

      Piazetta, Capri, Italy

      Day 4

      Capri Orientation and Free Time

      Assissi, Italy

      Day 5

      Isle of Capri – Naples – Cassino – Perugia – Assisi

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      Assisi Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Venice Orientation and Free Time

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      Venice – Pisa – Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) (2 Nights)

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      Florence Excursion

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      Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) – Siena – Rome

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

      Take time to embrace the Italian passion for life on this grand adventure that starts and ends in the Eternal City of Rome. Spend the day exploring on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive past the iconic St. Peter's Basilica.

      Hotel

      Grand Tiberio

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Grand Tiberio

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Our captivating journey through Rome begins at the Vatican Museums where we join a Local Specialist to view Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and his sorrowful Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica. We visit the enduring symbols of Ancient Rome, paying tribute to the gladiators and soldiers who entertained thousands in the mighty Colosseum. See the Circus Maximus before spending the afternoon at leisure. Wander up Via Veneto on a shopping spree, soak up the coffee culture in one of Rome's lively piazze or discover the masterpieces of Rome in one of the city's many museums.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento – Isle of Capri (2 Nights) Day 3 - Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento – Isle of Capri (2 Nights)

      Venture south towards the ancient city of Pompeii which remains frozen in time since it was covered in ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius centuries ago. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share insights into the city's tragic history. Cruising across the Bay of Naples next, we arrive at the Isle of Capri, where we'll spend the next two nights in picture-perfect surrounds.

      Hotel

      Regina Cristina

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Regina Cristina

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Capri Orientation and Free Time Day 4 - Capri Orientation and Free Time

      Explore the glamour of Capri on a walking tour with a Local Specialist that will include views of the marina, where Ulysses was said to have been seduced by sirens. Venture to the heart of the island and the legendary Piazzetta, where the locals come to people-watch. Spend free time shopping at elegant boutiques or perhaps join an Optional Experience and explore the rugged coastline and hidden grottos by private motor launch. Tonight, we dine at our hotel.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Isle of Capri – Naples – Cassino – Perugia – Assisi Day 5 - Isle of Capri – Naples – Cassino – Perugia – Assisi

      We sail back across the Mediterranean to Naples and remember the brave soldiers who died during World War II at their final resting place in Cassino's Commonwealth War Cemetery. Venture north to the historic city of Perugia. Here we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and discover Italy's weaving tradition during a visit to Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, a TreadRight and JoinTrafalgar Heritage Initiative project. Explore one of the last remaining traditional wooden frame hand-weaving workshops in the country, before continuing to the ancient hilltop town of Assisi where we will stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' tonight.

      Hotel

      Cenacolo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Cenacolo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Assisi Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights) Day 6 - Assisi Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

      Stroll through the narrow lanes of Assisi with a Local Specialist and visit the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for Giotto's exquisite frescoes and 13th-century stained glass windows. Continue north past hilltop medieval villages and through picturesque farming plains towards Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. Enjoy a free evening watching the sun set over the Venetian Lagoon or consider joining an Optional Experience.

      Hotel

      Quattro Fontane

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Quattro Fontane

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Venice Orientation and Free Time Day 7 - Venice Orientation and Free Time

      The Winged Lion of Venice is your constant companion as your cruise by private launch to Giudecca Island. 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the delicate Venetian tradition of glassmaking that harks back to the 13th century before continuing to St. Mark's Square. See the Basilica, the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, named for the sound made by prisoners taking one last look at their beloved city from the bridge before meeting their fate. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore what was once the haunt of Casanova and Marco Polo.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Venice – Pisa – Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) (2 Nights) Day 8 - Venice – Pisa – Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) (2 Nights)

      This morning we travel to Pisa and to its Field of Miracles to view the famous Leaning Tower before arriving in the spa-resort of Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Minerva Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Minerva Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet 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: €64.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 9

      Florence Excursion Day 9 - Florence Excursion

      Explore one of the world's most cultural cities today - the former home of great masters and a testament to the ambitious legacy of the Medici family. Your Local Specialist shares all the sights, including views of the magnificent marble Duomo and Baptistery. We visit Piazza della Signoria, the heart of this flourishing city with its statues and stunning palazzi. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Later, enjoy some free time to stroll across the Arno over Ponte Vecchio and enjoy magnificent views of the city skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo. This evening, we Connect With Locals during a Be My Guest dinner at a farmhouse set amidst beautiful olive groves in the Tuscan countryside.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      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.

      Adult Price: €41.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 10

      Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) – Siena – Rome Day 10 - Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) – Siena – Rome

      We admire the medieval beauty of Siena today, walking to its shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, which is dominated by the rusty red Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia, the site of the Palio horse race. See the hilltop town's extraordinary architecture, shop for beautifully hand-painted ceramics or relax with a gelato at a pavement café. This evening, we celebrate a magnificent Italian adventure with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco de' Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco de' Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 11

      Depart Rome Day 11 - Depart Rome

      After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Italy and prepare to return home after a memorable Italian journey of discovery. Airport transfers are available to Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Join the Callistri family at their borgo in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian Be My Guest meal, olive oil tasting and leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards. (Day 9)

      • Stays with Stories
        Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli. (Day 5)

      • Dive into Culture
        Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 7)

      • Make a Difference
        Meet the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise in Perugia. Discover the history of Italian hand-weaving during a private demonstration, and see how your visit helps preserve this traditional art form. (Day 5)

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

        • CITY TOUR in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence

        • ORIENTATION of Venice and Siena

        • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

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

        • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, the Faraglioni Rocks on the Isle of Capri, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Santa Croce Basilica, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence


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      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
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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)

        • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri

        • 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

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