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Simply Italy

8 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

The country's iconic cities come into focus, on a journey into the traditions and culture of Italy.

"I saw and experienced things I never would have if I was by myself."

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    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 30 December 2018 departure will toast 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.
    • Venice Carnival: Departure 24 February 2019 will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice.
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    • 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. 

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      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 30 December 2018 departure will toast 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.
      • Venice Carnival: Departure 24 February 2019 will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      Sample Tuscan flavours in the exquisite Chianti countryside and ramble along blissfully quiet cobblestone lanes and grand city avenues to admire the beauty of Italy's iconic cities in quiet contemplation, far, far away from the summer crowds…


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WISI

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 Be My Guest lunch

      • 3 dinners with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome and Florence

        • Orientation of Venice, Pisa and Siena

        • See the ancient sites of Rome and the canals of Venice

        • View St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo in Florence and Piazza del Campo in Siena

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Be My Guest lunch

        • 3 dinners
          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 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


       

      Simply Italy

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

      Island of Burano, Italy

      Day 4

      Venice Orientation

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      Day 5

      Venice – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

      Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy

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      Florence Sightseeing

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      Florence – Siena – Rome

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

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

      Ah Roma! Once the capital of the world and today yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most magnificent sights, including St. Peter's Basilica.

      Hotel

      Grand Tiberio

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Grand Tiberio

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the Vatican Museums and Cultural Insight. Ascend the smooth and step-less Bramante spiral staircase, admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his sorrowful Pietà. We venture to the birthplace of western civilisation next and celebrate the enduring symbols that stand today as a testament of the might of an ancient power. See the impressive Colosseum, where brave warriors once battled for supremacy and Circus Maximus where chariots would thunder down the racetrack. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore more of the city or people-watch in one of the grand piazze sipping an Italian coffee or two.

      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)

      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: €49.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rome – Venice (2 Nights) Day 3 - Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

      We journey through scenic Umbria today to see the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto before travelling through Tuscany with its Chianti vineyards and terraced olive groves. Cross the lush Apennine Mountains en route to Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight, we dine at our hotel.

      Hotel

      Boscolo Bellini

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Boscolo Bellini

      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 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Venice Orientation Day 4 - Venice Orientation

      The exquisite ancient tradition of glassblowing takes centre stage this morning on a Cultural Insight to Giudecca Island where we'll visit a glassblowing workshop. Exploring the magical waterways of Venice, we take an orientation cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the ornate Doge's Palace and renowned Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound prisoners would make as they crossed the bridge to meet their executioner. Spend the rest of the day exploring the charming calle and canals of Venice, or join an Optional Experience boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious traditional meal.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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.

      Adult Price: €36.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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: €71.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Venice – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Day 5 - Venice – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

      The city of Pisa beckons this morning as we cross the Veneto plains and steep Appenine Mountains to see its incredible Leaning Tower, carved marble Cathedral and the Baptistery in the Square of Miracles. We continue through the vineyard-clad hills of Tuscany to Renaissance Florence for our two-night stay.

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      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)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Florence Sightseeing Day 6 - Florence Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist on a guided walking tour through the charming cobblestone streets and squares of Florence. See the multi-coloured Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria before venturing across the Arno River to Piazzale Michelangelo where you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of this glorious city. Spend the rest of your morning shopping for leather and gold, retire to a café for decadent hot chocolate, or consider visiting the Fine Arts Academy to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. The 12th century Castle of Trebbio welcomes us for an authentic Be My Guest Tuscan lunch, and olive oil and wine tasting.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      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.

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      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Florence – Siena – Rome Day 7 - Florence – Siena – Rome

      Our romance with Italy continues as we head south to the charming medieval city of Siena. See the impressive Piazza del Campo where the Palio di Siena horse race has been held for centuries, then consider indulging in a slice or two of the local Panforte before continuing to the Eternal City of Rome. Tonight we toast to our new-found gioia di vivere inspired by Italy. Join your Travel Director and amici for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Rome Day 8 - Depart Rome

      Arrivederci Roma! We bid a fond farewell to a memorable journey through Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan buffet, explore the castle dungeons, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting

      • Cultural Insights
        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. 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

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome and Florence

        • Orientation of Venice, Pisa and Siena

        • See the ancient sites of Rome and the canals of Venice

        • View St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo in Florence and Piazza del Campo in Siena

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Be My Guest lunch

        • 3 dinners
          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

        • 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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      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Enjoy

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      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.


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      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.


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      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.


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