Italian Dream - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

8 days

from €914 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Had a fabulous holiday with Trafalgar"
Wendy , Jun 2014

This dream tour displays the best of Rome, Venice and Florence and offers free time to explore each breathtaking city on your own too. Get a close look at the Romans' legacy through the impressive Colosseum, Venice's effortless beauty and the influence of the Renaissance through Florence's art.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
ITAD

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Rome! Relax and unwind after check-in and meet with your Travel Director this afternoon. Tonight, perhaps take a stroll through the city and soak up the vibrant atmosphere!

    Hotel

    Pinewood

  • 2.

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an optional experience to visit inside the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. In ancient Rome view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. Afterwards you have free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.

    ROME – VENICE (MARGHERA) (2 NIGHTS)

    Follow the upper Tiber valley past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto in Umbria to Tuscany, a unique and fertile landscape with olive groves and vineyards stretching into the distance. Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and arrive later close to the magical city of Venice.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Mercure Venezia Marghera

  • 4.

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to its heart, St. Mark's Square. Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the magnificent Doge's Palace and the Byzantine basilica adorned with glass mosaics. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore this fascinating city in your free time or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to Burano Island for a seafood lunch.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

  • 5.

    VENICE (MARGHERA) – VERONA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)

    Drive west to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. View the vast Roman Arena during your walking orientation, where concerts are still held, and then see Juliet's balcony. Your journey continues through the gastronomic region of Emilia Romagna to Tuscany and your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Novotel Firenze Nord

  • 6.

    FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Florence enjoys a unique artistic heritage. Experience the delights during your sightseeing tour on foot with a knowledgeable Local Specialist. View the Baptistery, renowned for its carved bronze doors, the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, Giotto's impressive bell tower, and visit Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy a demonstration of leatherwork, with time afterwards to explore or to shop for high quality Italian goods and 18-carat gold jewellery.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

  • 7.

    FLORENCE – ASSISI – ROME

    Through the rolling countryside of Tuscany into Umbria, you arrive at the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. See the sights of St. Francis' birthplace, including the medieval ramparts. Later, on your final night in Rome, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Pinewood

  • 8.

    DEPART ROME

    Say ‘arrivederci' to Rome, your Travel Director and newfound friends as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Assisi

    Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis
  • Florence

    Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori and Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Rome

    Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and views of the Forum and Colosseum
  • Venice

    Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
  • Verona

    View the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony on an orientation walk

Dining

  • 7 buffet breakfasts
    3 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your trip
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Rome

  • Backstreets, Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

    Adult Price: €33.00 With our Local Specialist, you'll discover the many delights that Rome has to offer by wandering through the labyrinth of narrow backstreets and beautiful squares. Developed over many centuries, they've created an amazing legacy for us today. The Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain (under restoration) are just two of the fine monuments en route. Later, you'll have free time to eat at the restaurant of your choice in one of the piazzas.
  • Inside The Vatican And The Colosseum

    Adult Price: €78.00 Join us for an extension to your included sightseeing tour, which gives you a chance to see the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes. You’ll visit the Tapestry Gallery, Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo spent 11 years preparing the vault and altar wall, and we give you plenty of time to admire just how much painstaking work went into his creations. Your experience will be rounded off with a visit to Rome's iconic Colosseum.
  • The Delights Of Rome

    Adult Price: €47.00 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.
  • Experience Magnificent Rome

    Adult Price: €33.00 Join our Local Specialist and discover the many delights of Rome. You'll wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares which have developed over more than 2000 years, creating an amazing legacy. The Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain are just two of the fine monuments en route.
  • Arrivederci Roma

    Adult Price: €49.00 Rome comes alive this last evening of our trip as you savour her unforgettable sights! We then celebrate together with a Farewell Dinner including entertainment in one of our favourite places.

Venice

  • Discover The Magic Of Venice

    Adult Price: €69.00 Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzos, 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.
  • Majestic Venice

    Adult Price: €35.00 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. Alternatively, we’ll visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas.
  • Lagoon Discovery Cruise With Food And Drinks

    Adult Price: €69.00 Come with us on a private boat trip to the lagoon in Venice and you’ll see the island of Murano, where the renowned glassblowers live. You’ll enjoy lunch or dinner with drinks at the nearby ‘Island of the Fishermen’, Burano, which is famous for its multi-coloured houses and a photographer's paradise.

Florence

  • Pisa And The Arno Valley With Tuscan Dinner

    Adult Price: €89.00 Visit the historical city of Pisa with our Local Specialist who will give you an insight into its leaning tower, medieval squares and markets. You'll have free time to shop, followed by locally-loved food and music in an authentic Fattoria (working farm house) in the Tuscan countryside.
  • Visit To San Gimignano

    Adult Price: €35.00 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.
  • Visit Michelangelo's David

    Adult Price: €37.00 Enjoy an insight into the world of artistic genius Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. You'll get VIP entry to the Academy of Fine Arts, where you'll learn all about the artist's life and his world-famous sculpture.
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