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Rome and Tuscan Highlights

9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

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

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

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About this trip

With the heart of Tuscany as your base, ancient customs and medieval cities meet the Leaning Tower and picturesque olive groves, in a leisurely journey of culture and art.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… feeling the quiet hush of Museo Leonardiano, housed in the medieval castle guarding the old town of Vinci, as you hear about the life and works of Leonardo in the ancient town of his birth.


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).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

Rome and Tuscan Highlights

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Rome

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. This capital city stands on the Tiber River and enjoys a long and celebrated history. Relax after your journey and later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Then an orientation drive will show you the Tiber and St. Peter's Basilica - a perfect introduction to the sights which await you.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Best Western Villafranca

2. Rome Sightseeing – Montecatini (Tuscany) (6 Nights)

Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues with views of ancient Roman ruins including the enormous Colosseum. Later enjoy a spectacular scenic drive through the Tuscan Hills to the thermal spa resort of Montecatini, your home for the next six nights.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Hotel
Columbia

3. Siena and San Gimignano Excursion

In Siena see the Piazza del Campo, scene of the celebrated biannual Palio horse race and the stunning marble Cathedral which dominates the town. Later explore San Gimignano known as the ‘medieval Manhattan', famed for its ring of towers which can be seen several kilometres from town. Shop for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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

4. Montecatini At Leisure

Enjoy a relaxing day or you might consider an Optional Experience to the famous Cinque Terre. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner experience with beautiful views over the Tuscan hills.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

5. Vinci and Pisa Excursion

Start the day travelling to the scenic Tuscan town of Vinci where you'll enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of Leonardo da Vinci including a visit to the Museo Leonardiano containing some of his work. After enjoy a delicious Regional Meal in the Tuscan countryside for lunch. This afternoon meet your Local Specialist in Pisa see the famous Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble cathedral and the ornate baptistery.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

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: €58.00

6. Florence Excursion

Your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating account on the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. View the magnificent Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria. Perhaps visit the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks in your free time.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to 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.

Adult Price: €40.00

7. Montecatini At Leisure

Montecatini Terme is one of Italy's most popular thermal spa destinations and you have the entire day to do exactly as you please. Your Travel Director will be available for suggestions on how to spend your day.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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

8. Montecatini (Tuscan Hills) – Assisi – Rome

Set on the slopes of Mount Subasio, Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis. Visit the Basilica during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. In Rome tonight celebrate the end of your holiday with your companions at a Farewell Dinner.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
Hotel
Sheraton Parco De Medici

9. Depart Rome

Say ‘arrivederci Roma' at the end of a relaxing and memorable Italian holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence and Assisi.

  • Cultural Insights
    Stop in Vinci - the town near where Leonardo da Vinci was born and visit a museum dedicated to the master.

  • Be My Guest
    Visit an Agriturismo farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany for a delicious Italian meal. After a warm welcome by the family, walk through the olive groves and lemon trees and taste some of the locally produced wines and olive oils.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Rome, Florence and Assisi

    • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, the medieval town of San Gimignano, the Tuscan city of Siena, the Leonardiano Museum in the town of Vinci, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi

    • Views of the ancient sites of Rome, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 1 lunch.

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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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.


Taste

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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 28 Reviews

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    Service rating : Our guide Alissa was awesome. Service was top notch.Product : The sites we visited were great. The only problem I had was two of the winery's we visited and ate at were the same two I did on a different trip with Trafalgar 10 years ago. We would have liked to spent more time

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    Our tour director, Danilo, was wonderful! He made this trip, for my parent's 50th anniversary, even more special! He was kind, attentive, and knowledgable. I would reccommend this trip to friends and family.

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    Service:

    Service rating : The Travel Director, Alissa, was generally very good in meeting all the group's needs - well informed, lively, competent, and a very good communicator. Occasionally a more definite idea of the amount of walking (especially uphill) would have been appreciated.Product : Although

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    Service rating : Fantastic top class all the way thanks to Alfonso and the bus driver.We stopped at a few service stations for breaks which really was appreciated.The entire tour was well paced and organized.The welcoming dinner was a lovely way to meet some of our tour companions.The gifts at

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    Service rating : TOUR GUIDE ALISA WAS A GREAT HELP TO ME. EVERYONE ON THE TOUR WAS EXCEPTIONALLY HELPFUL. i AM AN 86 YR. OLD TRAVELING WITH MY GRANDSON AND i CANNOT EXPRESS ENOUGH HOW THE TOUR MADE MY VISIT TO ALL THE SITES PLEASURABLE.Product : THE RESTAURANTS WE WERE TAKEN TO WERE FIRST CLASS

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