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Real Italy

10 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

The atmospheric ruins of Pompeii, romance of Verona and island of Capri are revealed during this trip.

"The trip touched upon every aspect of Italy"

Kimberley - Trafalgar guest

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 23 November 2018 and 15 March 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing.
    • Vatican Museum visit will take place on Day 9 instead of Day 2 on departure 22 December 2018.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 22 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 28 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Venice. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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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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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 23 November 2018 and 15 March 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing.
      • Vatican Museum visit will take place on Day 9 instead of Day 2 on departure 22 December 2018.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 22 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 28 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Venice. 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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 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 the ruins and beautifully maintained monuments of yesteryear, exploring the captivating art, history and culture that has shaped Italy's centuries-old story - across vineyards and olive groves, quaint clifftop seaside villages and grand cities, like Sorrento, Venice and Rome.


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      Trip code: WITMA

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 6 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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        • City tour in Rome, Florence, Capri and Pompeii

        • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri

        • Orientation of Venice and Verona

        • See the canals of Venice and Mount Vesuvius

        • 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 Monte Cassino

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 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 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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      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Rome Sightseeing

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      Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Venice Orientation

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      Venice – Verona – Florence (2 Nights)

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      Florence Sightseeing

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      Florence – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Capri, Campania, Italy

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      Isle Of Capri Excursion

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      Sorrento – Pompeii – Cassino – Rome

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Day 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.

      Hotel

      Grand Tiberio

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Grand Tiberio

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing

      We join a Local Specialist this morning for a fascinating tour of the Vatican Museums and a Cultural Insight. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by Donato Bramanto and admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel before visiting St. Peter's Basilica to see his sorrowful Pietà. We continue to the Palatine Hill, 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 3

      Rome – Venice (2 Nights) Day 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 Meal.

      Hotel

      Le Boulevard

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Le Boulevard

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 4

      Venice Orientation Day 4 - Venice Orientation

      Witness the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing during a Cultural Insight 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, Bridge of Sighs and ornate Doges' Palace before spending the rest of the afternoon exploring the labyrinthine calle or enjoying a relaxing spritz in a quiet piazza.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 5

      Venice – Verona – Florence (2 Nights) Day 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. Departing Verona, we travel south, through the rolling vineyard-clad landscapes of Tuscany to Renaissance Florence where we'll spend the evening indulging in a memorable Be My Guest dinner with the Landi family set within a beautiful garden of oak trees.

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Florence Sightseeing Day 6 - Florence Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist for a guided walking tour through the charming cobblestone streets of Florence, past the multi-coloured Duomo with its impressive dome engineered by Brunelleschi and the Baptistery with its inspiring gilded bronze 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 7

      Florence – Sorrento (2 Nights) Day 7 - Florence – Sorrento (2 Nights)

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

      Hotel

      Johanna Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Johanna Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 8

      Isle Of Capri Excursion Day 8 - Isle Of Capri Excursion

      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 and rub shoulders with the beautiful people. 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, the flavours of fresh seafood are celebrated during a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Sorrento – Pompeii – Cassino – Rome Day 9 - Sorrento – Pompeii – Cassino – Rome

      The tragic immortalisation of an ancient civilisation is ours to explore at Pompeii today, preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. We join a Local Specialist for a walking tour to gain insights into the day-to-day life of the city's former residents. Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino, which lies below the famous Montecassino Abbey, the site of a fierce battle during World War II. Our Italian odyssey ends in Rome where we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a Farewell Dinner, celebrating excess in true Italian style.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Rome Day 10 - Depart Rome

      It's time to bid Rome a sad arrivederci as we prepare to depart 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
        Eight generations and plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional dinner with the Landi family at their home near Siena, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves

      • 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, Florence, Isle of Capri and Pompeii

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Florence, Capri and Pompeii

        • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri

        • Orientation of Venice and Verona

        • See the canals of Venice and Mount Vesuvius

        • 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 Monte Cassino

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet 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

        • 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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