Sign up to our latest deals & offers

Close

Wonders of Italy

11 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Prepare yourself for Italy's effortless charm and grace, as you embark on a trip filled to the brim with Renaissance art and enamouring architecture. 

"Trafalgar far exceeded our expectation"

Michelle

Your Itinerary

Trafalgar Costsaver is rated

96

4.8 /5

Based on 218 independent user reviews

Back to calendar

11 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Wonders of Italy

Departure date

Return date

  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S

Your itinerary has changed

Please note, the itinerary, meals and highlights may have changed as a result of selecting a new date.

Please check these again before booking this date.

Upgrades available for this trip

Alternate Trips

X Days X Countries X Cities

Please select a date

Departure date

Rome, Italy

Return date

Rome, Italy

Book and Pay By:

i Flights available

Hurry almost full

Early payment discount

Was: PP

Save: PP

Code: XXXXX

    Extensions available for this trip

    Secure your trip with a deposit today

    Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

    Please read our Trip Notes before booking

    iNotes
    • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. to International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included.
    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 28 July and 18 August 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.
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
    • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

    This departure of Wonders of Italy is sold out. However, we have an alternative trip with a similar itinerary - take a look...

    X Days X Countries X Cities

    Please select a date

    Departure date

    Rome, Italy

    Return date

    Rome, Italy

    Book and Pay By:

    i Flights available

    Hurry almost full

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. to International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included.
      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 28 July and 18 August 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.
      • 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.
      • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Indulge in an enduring exploration of Italy's alluring art, architecture and history. See the imposing towers of San Gimignano and the seas of pastel shades that cling dramatically to Cinque Terre's cliffs.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: ITTR

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      • 4 dinners with local wine

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

      ITTR_WIN_MAP_WW_19
      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      $name
        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

        • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence and Assisi

        • ORIENTATION of Pisa, San Gimignano, Verona, and Venice

        • VISIT St Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum in Rome, the Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and Villa d'Este Gardens at Tivoli

        • CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

        • TRAVEL by boat and train to Cinque Terre accompanied by a Local Specialist

        • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Santa Croce Basilica and Duomo in Florence, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Kissing Towers of Bologna


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

        • 4 dinners
          with local wine


      $name

      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

      $name
        • 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


       

      Wonders of Italy

      Your Itinerary

      • 1 of 11
      • 2 of 11
      • 3 of 11
      • 4 of 11
      • 5 of 11
      • 6 of 11
      • 7 of 11
      • 8 of 11
      • 9 of 11
      • 10 of 11
      • 11 of 11
      $name

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

      $name

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      $name

      Day 3

      Rome – Lucca (2 Nights)

      $name

      Day 4

      Cinque Terre and Pisa Excursion

      Florence, Italy

      Day 5

      Lucca – San Gimignano – Florence (2 Nights)

      $name

      Day 6

      Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

      $name

      Day 7

      Florence – Verona – Venice (2 Nights)

      $name

      Day 8

      Venice Orientation and Free Time

      Assissi, Italy

      Day 9

      Venice – Bologna – Assisi

      $name

      Day 10

      Assisi Sightseeing – Villa d'Este Gardens – Rome

      $name

      Day 11

      Depart Rome

      Day 1

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

      Benvenuto a Roma! Open your heart to a whirlwind of fiery passion, antiquities and hearty flavours crafted by Italian mammas over centuries. Enjoy a leisurely first encounter with the Eternal City before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to see the bustling cityscape.

      Hotel

      Il Cantico

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Il Cantico

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

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

      'Dive Into Culture' on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist at the Vatican Museums. Admire the works of great masters - the Bramante staircase, magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and sorrowful Pietà inside St. Peter's Basilica. In Ancient Rome, we pay tribute to the brave gladiators who fought for supremacy at the Colosseum during our included visit. We'll see the Circus Maximus where chariots thundered to the applause of thousands before a free afternoon.

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

      We travel north to Lucca and enjoy time to wander through the medieval streets and admire the 14th-century San Martino Cathedral and Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, built on the site of an ancient Roman arena. Relax in Piazza San Michele or ascend one of the city's ancient towers for panoramic views in your free time.

      Hotel

      Grand Guinigi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grand Guinigi

      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 3

      Day 4

      Cinque Terre and Pisa Excursion Day 4 - Cinque Terre and Pisa Excursion

      A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues cling dramatically to the Ligurian cliffs in Cinque Terre UNESCO World Heritage Site, which we will have an opportunity to explore today on our included excursion. Join a Local Specialist and delve into the daily life of these picturesque fishing villages. Stop in Pisa and visit its square of Miracles to view the architectural feat that is the leaning tower and UNESCO-listed Piazza del Duomo.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Lucca – San Gimignano – Florence (2 Nights) Day 5 - Lucca – San Gimignano – Florence (2 Nights)

      The gentle Tuscan landscape gives way to our next destination, the hilltop town of San Gimignano, famed for its stunning medieval architecture and historic towers, which stand today as a testament to the wealth and power of aristocratic families who lived here centuries ago. We 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest lunch with wine in a beautiful family owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills, before arriving in Florence, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Grand Mediterraneo

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Day 6 - Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

      Discover Renaissance treasures, extraordinary art and exquisite architecture in one of the cultural capitals of the world. We join a Local Specialist who will bring the legacy of the influential Medici family to life. Walk along grand avenues and narrow lanes into expansive piazze, viewing the magnificent marble Duomo and replica of the David statue in Piazza della Signoria. View the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio and admire spectacular panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. You'll also learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Botticelli and Da Vinci at Uffizi Gallery, wander through the architectural wonder of Palazzo Pitti or shop for high-quality leather and gold.

      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. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. If you decide to cancel this optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

      Adult Price:
      (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)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Florence – Verona – Venice (2 Nights) Day 7 - Florence – Verona – Venice (2 Nights)

      Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers are remembered today during our jaunt to the romantic city of Verona where we will view Juliet's Balcony and the 1st-century Roman Arena, still used today to host spectacular operatic performances. We venture to Venice next, spending the rest of the afternoon exploring the city's labyrinthine calle on our own in search of hidden treasures. Wander along the Grand Canal, watch the sun set over St. Mark's Square or join an Optional Experience.

      Hotel

      Le Boulevard

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Le Boulevard

      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)

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Venice Orientation and Free Time Day 8 - Venice Orientation and Free Time

      On the island of Giudecca, we 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassblowing before seeing St. Mark's Basilica, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Cruise by private launch to visit the city's most iconic attractions before enjoying free time to explore the city on your terms. Wander through the labyrinthine alleys, over ornate bridges and into quiet piazze as you get lost in this enchanting city.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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)

      Secret Venice and the Doge's Palace

      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. We'll also visit the Doge's Palace and its elegant courtyards, which were home to the rulers of the Venetian republic.

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

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Venice – Bologna – Assisi Day 9 - Venice – Bologna – Assisi

      Travel through scenic countryside to the mystical town of Assisi, stopping en route in the city of Bologna to view its Kissing Towers that lean towards one other, seemingly poised to embrace. Continue to your hotel in Assisi where you'll dine this evening.

      Hotel

      Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Assisi Sightseeing – Villa d'Este Gardens – Rome Day 10 - Assisi Sightseeing – Villa d'Este Gardens – Rome

      Discover the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi in his home town on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Join a Local Specialist for a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, renowned for its beautiful frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. We continue to Tivoli for a guided visit with a Local Specialist of the UNESCO-listed terraced hillside Renaissance gardens of Villa d'Este. Wander past bubbling fountains, manicured hedges and ornate statues as you soak up the tranquil atmosphere of this historic hill town. This evening we enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with our fellow travellers and Travel Director before returning to Rome.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco de' Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Parco de' Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Depart Rome Day 11 - Depart Rome

      It's time to say a fond arrivederci to Italy and our newfound friends after a memorable journey. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 11

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-us/tours/wonders-of-italy?season=summer%202019&tripcode=ittr for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        The Lenzi family invites you to join them for a Be My Guest lunch and a Chianti and olive oil tasting on their Tuscan wine farm which is located on the ancient road between Siena and Florence. (Day 5)

      • Dive into Culture
        Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and 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. (Day 2)
        Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 8)

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Rome, the Cinque Terre, Florence, Assisi and Tivoli

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      $name
        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

        • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence and Assisi

        • ORIENTATION of Pisa, San Gimignano, Verona, and Venice

        • VISIT St Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum in Rome, the Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and Villa d'Este Gardens at Tivoli

        • CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

        • TRAVEL by boat and train to Cinque Terre accompanied by a Local Specialist

        • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Santa Croce Basilica and Duomo in Florence, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Kissing Towers of Bologna


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

        • 4 dinners
          with local wine


      $name

      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

      $name
        • 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


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

      $name

      Simply Authentic

      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.


      sunset heart

      Simply Authentic

      Love... Travel

      "Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


      $name

      Simply Authentic

      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.


      $name

      Simply Authentic

      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.


      $name

      Simply Authentic

      Unwind

      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.


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      Wonders of Italy

      What our customers say on social | #simplytrafalgar

      Current Settings:

      Analytics Active: True

      Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/Home/Data/Trips/W/Wonders of Italy/Summer 2019

      Page ID: {2472966B-1C27-4342-B57D-C05A26FBC929}

      Page Name: Summer 2019

      Page Display Name: Summer 2019

      Page Template Name: Operating Product

      Page Template ID: {EE27CEEF-7D22-45B3-8F2B-A556D3997A72}

      Parent ID: {10010C9E-B1E4-45FC-8232-FF3F68A62660}

      Parent Name: Wonders of Italy

      Parent Display Name: Wonders of Italy

      Parent Template Name: Catalogue Product

      Parent Template ID: {8302121E-1207-4BF0-95A2-6C0FCB0D684B}

      Feature Toggle SagittariusTourUrlMerger: True

      Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

      Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: True

      Altered Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

      Altered Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: False

      Sitecore Site Name: website

      Is Cost Saver: False