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Rome and Tuscan Highlights

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Discover art, ancient customs and medieval cities on a leisurely journey through Tuscany and Rome.

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      About this trip

      Stay in the popular thermal spa resort of Montecatini, admire the exquisite marble Cathedral in Siena and embrace la dolce vita in true Tuscan style, learning to cook Italian pasta.


      Trip type: At Leisure i

      Trip code: ITRO

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 4 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, Pisa and Florence

        • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Tuscan city of Siena, San Gimignano, the Leonardiano Museum in Vinci and the Sistine Chapel

        • VIEW of the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 4 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


       

      Rome and Tuscan Highlights

      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Rome

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      Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (6 Nights)

      Florence, Italy

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      Florence Excursion

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      Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre

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      Pisa and Vinci Excursion

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      Siena and San Gimignano Excursion

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      Tuscan Lifestyle Experience

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      Montecatini – Rome – Vatican Experience

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      Depart Rome

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome Day 1 - Arrive Rome

      Ciao Roma! The Eternal City opens its doors for an unforgettable At Leisure jaunt through Tuscany and two millennia of culture, history and fiery Italian verve. Spend the afternoon exploring the city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Embark on an orientation drive past Rome's iconic and unexpected highlights, including views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races which attracted thousands of enthusiastic spectators.

      Hotel

      Villafranca

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Villafranca

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (6 Nights) Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (6 Nights)

      Our journey through Rome begins in the centre of Christendom, where we join a Local Specialist on an included sightseeing tour to visit St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's much-admired Pietà. Then it's on to Ancient Rome where we walk in the footsteps of emperors, senators, gladiators and slaves whose lives were intertwined with the mighty Colosseum and Circus Maximus. This afternoon, we enjoy a leisurely drive through the scenic Tuscan hills to the thermal spa resort of Montecatini, the largest and most famous spa town in Italy and your home for the next six nights.

      Hotel

      Columbia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Columbia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Florence Excursion Day 3 - Florence Excursion

      Your Local Specialist will reveal the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. View the magnificent Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria. In your free time, consider visiting the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks and lined with goldsmiths and jewellers. This is a legacy of the 16th-century decree which mandated that only jewellers and goldsmiths be allowed to ply their trade on the bridge. Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Tonight 'Connect With Locals' during a Be My Guest dinner enjoyed with beautiful views over the Tuscan hills.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Lunch Or Dinner Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

      Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to a delightful regional restaurant set among the pines and cypress trees. Here a feast of gastronomic specialities awaits, accompanied by song and music.

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

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre Day 4 - Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre

      Relax in the soothing waters of Montecatini Thermal Spa on your day at leisure or join an Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre, whose quaint pastel-hued villages cling to the rugged Ligurian cliffs.

      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: €60.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Pisa and Vinci Excursion Day 5 - Pisa and Vinci Excursion

      Travelling inland, we arrive in Pisa where we join a Local Specialist to view the famous Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the ornate Baptistery, said to be the largest in Italy. We continue through Tuscany, arriving in Vinci where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' at Museo Leonardiano and gain a deeper understanding of the life of this talented master. Admire Leonardo da Vinci's machines and models, his sketches and handwritten notes, as well as interactive exhibits during your visit.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

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      Siena and San Gimignano Excursion Day 6 - Siena and San Gimignano Excursion

      Saunter through the beautifully preserved medieval city of Siena to see the 13th-century marble Cathedral and the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo which hosts the biannual Palio horse race. We venture to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano, renowned for its towers. Enjoy some free time strolling through its narrow lanes and shopping for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery - the alluring aromas of pecorino and cured meats can be found around every turn.

      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. 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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      Day 6

      Day 7

      Tuscan Lifestyle Experience Day 7 - Tuscan Lifestyle Experience

      Feast your eyes on the vibrant colours and busy stalls heaving with fresh produce at a local Florence food market where you will join a Local Specialist professional chef for a tasty introduction to Italian cuisine. Learn how to cook like only an Italian mamma can, selecting your fresh produce from the market and preparing lunch which you will enjoy with a delicious glass of local wine. The tastes of Tuscany still lingering after an unforgettable Regional Meal, we return to our hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      The Walled City Of Lucca

      Join us as we explore the beautiful city of Lucca, birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini. You’ll explore with a Local Specialist as the monumental architecture transports you back to thirteenth century Tuscany.

      Adult Price: €37.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Montecatini – Rome – Vatican Experience Day 8 - Montecatini – Rome – Vatican Experience

      Departing Tuscany, we travel south to Rome. This evening, we 'Dive Into Culture' and enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner amidst the stunning Roman and Ancient Greek artistry showcased in Museo Gregoriano Profano or the magnificent surrounds of the Salone di Raffaello in the Pinacoteca. We'll have access to the Museum before dinner and join a Local Specialist later for a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums, including a visit to Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco de' Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco de' Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Rome Day 9 - Depart Rome

      Today we bid a sad farewell to newfound friends and an epic At Leisure experience, departing Rome today. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

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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 3)

      • Dive into Culture
        Visit the museum dedicated to the life of Leonardo da Vinci in his Tuscan birthplace. (Day 5)
        Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner. (Day 8)

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Rome, Pisa and Florence

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        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

        • CITY TOUR in Rome, Pisa and Florence

        • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Tuscan city of Siena, San Gimignano, the Leonardiano Museum in Vinci and the Sistine Chapel

        • VIEW of the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 4 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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