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Grand Italian Experience

17 Days 1 Country 12 Cities

Experience the many faces of Italy, from the trulli houses of Alberobello to Santa Margherita on the Italian Riviera.

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      About this trip

      Journey from the Italian Lakes to the Amalfi Coast and trulli limestone houses of Alberobello, with all the highlights in Venice, Florence and Rome, and some Trafalgar surprises in between


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: ITGA

      16 Nights

      accommodation

      24 Meals
      • 16 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 8 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

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

        • ORIENTATION of Venice

        • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii 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, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 16 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 8 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)

        • 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


       

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Rome – Alberobello Region (2 Nights)

      Alberobello, Italy

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      Alberobello Region Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Alberobello Region – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Piazetta, Capri, Italy

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      Isle of Capri Excursion

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      Sorrento – Pompeii – Assisi

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      Assisi – Verona – Venice (Murano) (2 Nights)

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      Venice Orientation and Free Time

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      Venice (Murano) – Trento

      Lake Maggiore, Italy

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      Trento – Milan – Italian Lakes

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      Italian Lakes – Genoa – Viareggio (2 Nights)

      Cinque Terre, Italy

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      Viareggio Free Day

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      Viareggio – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

      Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

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      Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Florence – Rome – Vatican Experience

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

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

      Blaze a trail through la bella Italia - your epic journey begins in Rome, once the powerful capital of the world and yours to explore before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive introducing you to some of the city's iconic and unexpected highlights.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

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

      Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who for centuries have flocked to the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the holiest sites in Christendom, joining a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour. See Michelangelo's magnificent Pietà, hewn from the most "perfect" block of Carrara marble. Then, venture into Ancient Rome to see Circus Maximus, where the thundering noise of chariot races once filled the air, followed by a visit to the Colosseum. The afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. Sit on the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on Via Veneto or continue your encounter with Ancient Rome on Palatine Hill to see the Temple of Apollo and Flavian Palace, among other excavations.

      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)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rome – Alberobello Region (2 Nights) Day 3 - Rome – Alberobello Region (2 Nights)

      We journey east through the Campania Mountains and the orange and olive groves of Puglia near the Adriatic coast, our home for the next two nights. This evening, we enjoy a delicious local dinner at our hotel.

      Hotel

      Sierra Silvana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Sierra Silvana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Tivoli And Gardens Of The Villa D’Este

      Visit the ancient Sabine town of Tivoli to enjoy the gardens and fountains of the Villa D’Este. You’ll get to see its grottos and pavilions, the Avenue of a Hundred Fountains, and the Dragon Fountain of the Organ.

      Adult Price: €45.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 4

      Alberobello Region Sightseeing and Free Time Day 4 - Alberobello Region Sightseeing and Free Time

      The conical limestone houses of Alberobello take centre stage during our guided tour with a Local Specialist. Here, we'll see the UNESCO-listed collection of almost 1,500 trulli dating back to the 14th century. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on your own. Consider an Optional Experience or indulge in delectable local flavours at a local trattoria. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner at a traditional masseria.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      A Guided Visit to Ostuni

      With its stark, white-washed buildings, narrow cobbled streets and arched stairways, Ostuni is reminiscent of a North African Arab Medina. Set against three hills, 'The White Town' is a photographer's delight - and you'll get to explore it all on this optional trip.

      Adult Price: €28.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Alberobello Region – Sorrento (2 Nights) Day 5 - Alberobello Region – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      The fresh aroma of lemons is your constant companion in the stunning coastal town of Sorrento, your home for the next two nights. View the bustling Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia before spending the rest of the day on your own. Kick back and sip delicious Limoncello di Sorrento, enjoy lunch at the picture-perfect Marina Piccola or spend the afternoon soaking up la dolce vita. Tonight we dine at our hotel in Sorrento.

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      La Residenza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      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: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Isle of Capri Excursion Day 6 - Isle of Capri Excursion

      Cruise the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Enjoy a guided tour of Capri Town, watching the beautiful people sip their cappuccino in the glamorous Piazzetta.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Neapolitan Dinner and Dance

      Join us for an evening of Neapolitan specialities at one of our favourite family-run restaurants. While you’re wined and dined, enjoy a cultural experience performed by local artists who'll take centre stage and demonstrate the famous Tarantella dance.

      Adult Price: €61.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Discover The Isle Of Capri

      Experience Capri's spectacular cliffs, famous turquoise waters and white grotto the best way: by boat. In Capri town, enjoy a lemon granita, a specialty of the island. Or if the weather doesn't allow, we'll take you on a tour of the island to Anacapri, and a visit to Villa San Michele.

      Adult Price: €42.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Sorrento Farmhouse Dinner

      A scenic drive takes you through the Sorrentino countryside to an 18th century Olive Oil mill. You’ll enjoy a guided visit of the gardens, mill and wine cellar, followed by a simple meal of traditional pizza and wine. And there'll also be the chance to see how mozzarella and pizza are made.

      Adult Price: €49.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Sorrento – Pompeii – Assisi Day 7 - Sorrento – Pompeii – Assisi

      Explore the tragic history of the ancient lost city of Pompeii with a Local Specialist. Gain a deeper understanding of what life was like in this Roman settlement that lay buried for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted. Continue your journey through the rolling green and golden fields of Umbria, arriving at the mystical hilltop town of Assisi. Meet your Local Specialist for a visit of the stunning Basilica of St. Francis, featuring exquisite frescoes by Giotto. Tonight, we dine in our hotel.

      Hotel

      Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Assisi – Verona – Venice (Murano) (2 Nights) Day 8 - Assisi – Verona – Venice (Murano) (2 Nights)

      Celebrate the epic tale of Romeo and Juliet during this morning's visit to the fair city of Verona where you will view Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena built in the 1st century. We venture to the Adriatic coast this afternoon bound for Venice where we will spend two nights.

      Hotel

      LaGare MGallery

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      LaGare MGallery

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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)

      Gondolas & the Grand Canal

      On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by local musicians. Later, private water taxi's will take you along Venice's Grand Canal, where you’ll admire the magnificent palazzos and Rialto Bridge.

      Adult Price: €70.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Venice Orientation and Free Time Day 9 - Venice Orientation and Free Time

      'Dive Into culture' this morning and witness the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing that spans centuries. Glide by private launch along bustling waterways to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica before spending free time exploring the city. Stroll along the Grand Canal, nibble on delicious cicchetti at a cosy bacaro or cross the lagoon on an Optional Experience to the colourful Burano Island.

      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)

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      Venice (Murano) – Trento Day 10 - Venice (Murano) – Trento

      This morning, we traverse pastoral Veneto plains to the sophisticated town of Trento surrounded by the Dolomites. Once located within the Austrian Empire, the town exudes both classical Italian elegance and cultural influences from the north, which you can enjoy at one of its many beer halls or cafés. Consider sampling the delicious local apple strudel, then wander around the Piazza Duomo before checking in to your hotel for the night.

      Hotel

      Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Bolzano and the Dolomite Mountains

      Come with us and follow the Adige Valley to Bolzano, capital of the southern part of the Tyrol. Here you'll take a cable car to the top of the Renon and ride on the century-old Tramvai, where you'll enjoy incredible panoramas from this famous mountain plateau.

      Adult Price: €62.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Trento – Milan – Italian Lakes Day 11 - Trento – Milan – Italian Lakes

      Continue west through Italy's stunning Lakes District to the sophisticated powerhouse of Milan. You'll have some free time to explore on your own after an orientation of the city's iconic sights. See the exquisite Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria, one of the world's oldest shopping malls. We spend this afternoon on the quiet shores of Lake Maggiore, soaking up the pleasant lakeside atmosphere and exploring Baveno.

      Hotel

      Simplon/Grand Dino

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Simplon/Grand Dino

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Treasures Of Milan

      You will have the opportunity to visit some of the highlights of Milan, including the famous La Scala Opera House, which is still the World's most famous for performing artists and public alike. Afterwards, you’ll visit another of the city’s highlights with our Local Specialist who will bring to life Milan’s eventful history.

      Adult Price: €45.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Italian Lakes – Genoa – Viareggio (2 Nights) Day 12 - Italian Lakes – Genoa – Viareggio (2 Nights)

      Journey to Genoa where a Local Specialist will show us this city's majestic architecture. Continue to seaside resort of Viareggio where we will dine at our hotel.

      Hotel

      Mercure

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Mercure

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Discover The Borromean Islands

      We've organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you'll see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the magnificent palace of the Borromean Princes (this optional is only operated between mid March and the end of October).

      Adult Price: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 13

      Viareggio Free Day Day 13 - Viareggio Free Day

      Indulge in a full free day to soak up the laidback atmosphere. Stroll along the waterfront or consider joining an Optional Experience to Porto Venere and the Bay of Poets where you'll embark on an encounter with the cliffside villages of Cinque Terre.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      The Cinque Terre and Porto Venere

      We’ll visit the Bay of Poets and the beautiful Porto Venere, where we can admire the UNESCO-protected Cinque Terre. Still to this day, the villages retain their charm and reputation for producing some of Italy's most exclusive wines.

      Adult Price: €63.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Viareggio – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Day 14 - Viareggio – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

      Travelling south through the unforgettable scenery of Tuscany, we arrive in Pisa to view its famous Leaning Tower before continuing to the Renaissance city of Florence. This afternoon is yours at leisure to wander through the grand squares and labyrinthine lanes of Florence, whose connection with the Medici family saw this city become one of the world's most cultural centres. Consider a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see the Michelangelo's statue of David, amble along the Arno River or ascend the stone steps up to Piazzale Michelangelo for spectacular views of the city.

      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)

      Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

      A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards, brings us to a delightful hamlet overlooked by an imposing castle. 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
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Day 15 - Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist this morning to view the city's finest masterpieces - the magnificent Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower and the 13th-century Santa Croce Basilica, the final resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Then, spend the rest of our afternoon on your own. Walk across the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio or wander through the Renaissance Boboli Gardens, stopping for a slice or two of  schiacciata along the way.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • 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.

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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 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
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Florence – Rome – Vatican Experience Day 16 - Florence – Rome – Vatican Experience

      Journey through the sprawling vineyards of Chianti, past the hill-towns of Umbria before arriving in Rome. This evening we 'Dive Into Culture' at an exclusive Farewell dining experience in the Museo Gregoriano Profano, with its centuries of Roman and Ancient Greek sculptures and antiquities, or the magnificent surrounds of the Salone di Raffaello in the Pinacoteca. Gain access to the Museum before dinner, then continue your evening with a tour of the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist, after it closes to the public, including views of Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Depart Rome Day 17 - Depart Rome

      Our epic encounter with Italy has sadly come to an end. We say arrivederci  to Rome and our newfound friends at the end of our Grand Italian Experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-gb/tours/grand-italian-experience for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Meet Signor Luciano on his Alberobello farm where you can taste seasonal produce, including fresh almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil, as well as enjoy a local stone masonry demonstration at our Be My Guest dinner. (Day 4)

      • Stays with Stories
        Preserving the tradition of Murano glass art, LaGare Hotel retains its industrial architecture, embodying the spirit of the glass blowers who once plied their trade there. (Day 8)

      • Dive into Culture
        Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Murano Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 9)

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

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

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

        • ORIENTATION of Venice

        • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii 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, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 16 hot buffet breakfasts

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


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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


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      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

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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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      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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