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Real Italy

10 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

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

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

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10 Days, 1 Country, 6 Cities

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    • Vatican Museum visit will take place on Day 9 instead of Day 2 on departure 23 December 2017.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 29 December 2017 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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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.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: WITMA

9 Nights

accommodation

15 Meals
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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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)


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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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Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Unwind or take a stroll through ancient streets and soak up the ambience. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director, followed by an orientation drive to see some of Rome's famous sights.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Crowne Plaza St Peters

2. Rome Sightseeing

Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. 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 in ancient Rome. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and visit the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

3. Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

Admire the scenery as you drive north from Rome past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto into Tuscany. See the Chianti vineyards and the extensive olive groves before crossing through the Apennine Mountains and eventually reach the flat plains of the Veneto region and magical Venice. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Hotel
Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria Authentic Accommodation

4. Venice Orientation

This morning watch the Venetian craftsmen during a Cultural Insight demonstration at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Venice − Queen of the Adriatic − was a maritime power and staging post for the Holy Crusades, and played a significant part in the Renaissance. The history and culture of this unique city is revealed as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Byzantine Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Doges' Palace. Your afternoon is free to discover the delights of Venice or perhaps consider dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

5. Venice – Verona – Florence (2 Nights)

A leisurely drive brings you to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. See the impressive Roman arena, the third largest in Italy, and Juliet's balcony, close to Piazza della Erbe. To the south, through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany lies Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner of delicious local ingredients prepared by a local family.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Hotel
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

6. Florence Sightseeing

This morning explore Piazza della Signoria and see the Ponte Vecchio during your walking tour with your Local Specialist. See the multi-coloured marble Cathedral with its impressive dome engineered by Brunelleschi and admire the inspiring gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery. Free time this afternoon allows you to discover what this fascinating city has to offer including the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo's statue of David. Florence is also renowned for luxury leather goods and 18 carat gold jewellery. You may also consider taking an Optional Experience to San Gimignano, whose tall medieval towers can be seen from miles around.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

7. Florence – Cassino – Sorrento (2 Nights)

Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino which lies below the famous Montecassino Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Hotel
Johanna Park

8. Isle Of Capri Excursion

Accompanied by a Local Specialist, cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri, where Emperor Tiberius built a series of villas and governed the Roman Empire for the last ten years of his life. Spend some time sightseeing or consider an Optional Experience to Anacapri which features magnificent views. Later in Sorrento, visit an inlaid woodwork factory for a Cultural Insight into the production of this local craft. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in a local restaurant.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

9. Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome

Explore the excavations at Pompeii which was preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your Local Specialist gives a historical commentary of day-to-day life in the city on your Small Group Sightseeing tour. Your Italian odyssey ends in Rome where you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and companions.

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

10. Depart Rome

Say 'arrivederci Roma' at the end of your memorable holiday in Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/nz/tours/real-italy for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodations
    Enjoy a stay at the romantic Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria which opened in 1907 on the exclusive Lido di Venezia

  • 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 and da Vinci 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. Admire the exquisite craft of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence and the Isle of Capri

  • Small Group Sightseeing
    A guided visit with a Local Specialist to the excavations in Pompeii in a group size of no more than 25 guests

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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)


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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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Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : Our "Real Italy " tour was amazing , the sites and days were well planned and our tour guide Colleen was amazing !Product : The3trip was so well planned out we saw more in 10 days that you could in a month by yourself

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    Service rating : We had taken the Trafalgar tour to France in 2015. We were very impressed and happy with that tour! We didn't think it could possibly be any better BUT it was! WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED and HAPPY with the tour! Colleen did an extraordinary and excellent job and I hope you are paying

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    Service rating : Trafalgar delivered: beyond my expectations! Everything was better than perfect! From the booking process, to the awesome program/itinerary, to the value add-ons & exclusives, and the local providers: hoteliers, restaurants, tours & special guides and our cool driver/bus; and

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    Service rating : Exceeded my expectationsProduct : We saw so much in such a short period of time. The tour destinations were perfectly spaced with stops and destinations even special touches like tiramisu and panforte .!

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    Service rating : The trip was amazing. My Travel Director Federica was excellent. She made the trip for me amazing. How the trip was paced was great. Was able to visit all the places I had dreamed of.Product : Great trip and fabulous time

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