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Flavours of Italy

10 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

From Bolognese in Bologna to Chianti in Tuscany, see and taste the best of Italy on this foodie's trip.

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      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii 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).  
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      About this trip

      Let Italy feed your senses - savour the aromas of oregano, garlic and parmesan, journeying from the frenetic avenues of Rome to romantic Venice. Sip a chilled Chianti and sample the buttery flavours of olive oil against the lush golden, green backdrop of Tuscany. You'll learn how to buy fresh local produce in Florence and prepare your own pasta for lunch.


      Trip type: Special Interest

      Trip code: ITIE

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice

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

        • Orientation of Parma

        • View the ancient sites of Rome and the Colosseum, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Kissing Towers in Bologna, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge in Venice

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Chianti wine region, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and the famous food markets in Venice


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Cook the Italian way with Chef Libero
          Discover the secrets of 'la cucina Italiana' with Chef Libero who will take you shopping at a local food market for the freshest ingredients and teach you to prepare traditional Italian pasta and a veritable buffet of other local favourites. 'Buon appetito'!

        • 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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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Rome Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Rome – Chianti Wine Region (Greve) – San Gimignano (3 Nights)

      Piazza Del Duomo, Florence, Italy

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      Florence Sightseeing

      Florence, Italy

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      Tuscan Lifestyle Experience

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      San Gimignano – Pisa – Parma

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      Parma – Bologna – Venice (3 Nights)

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      Venice Canal Cruise and Sightseeing

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      Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market

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      Depart Venice

      Day 1

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

      Welcome to Rome, the capital of Italy. Relax after your journey and meet your Travel Director and companions this evening for a Welcome Reception. Discover the beauty of this city during an evening orientation drive. Pause to enjoy the atmosphere at the buzzing Piazza Navona where you will indulge in a delicious gelato.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing

      View the impressive Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus where the chariot races were held during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelo's Pietà. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own or simply relax and watch the world go by.

      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

      Roman Evening with Dinner

      Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

      We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

      Adult Price: €79.00

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      Day 3

      Rome – Chianti Wine Region (Greve) – San Gimignano (3 Nights) Day 3 - Rome – Chianti Wine Region (Greve) – San Gimignano (3 Nights)

      This morning consider an Optional Experience inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to see the breathtaking ceiling. Later drive through Lazio and the hill-country of Umbria and Tuscany. Visit a wine and olive oil outlet to taste excellent Chiantis and extra virgin olive oils just outside the small town of Greve. Travel through picturesque scenery and stop in San Gimignano for a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage walled medieval town. Perhaps try a delicious gelato from a famous Gelateria. A short drive brings you to your beautiful historic hotel near San Gimignano. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Relais La Cappuccina Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Relais La Cappuccina Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Florence Sightseeing Day 4 - Florence Sightseeing

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's famous statue of David. Visit Piazza della Signoria and later view the coloured marble Duomo. Tonight enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner with wine in a family-owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      The Uffizi Galleries

      Come with us on a tour of the Uffizi Galleries, one of the oldest and most famous art museums in Europe. You'll enjoy works by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael, among other masterpieces.

      Adult Price: €39.00

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      Day 5

      Tuscan Lifestyle Experience Day 5 - Tuscan Lifestyle Experience

      Begin your day at a fruit and vegetable market in Florence, meet our Local Specialist and gain an insight into Italian cuisine from a professional chef. Here you will participate in purchases of the fresh produce for your cooking lesson. Take your fresh produce to the restaurant and spend time together preparing your delicious luncheon with a glass of wine. After enjoying a relaxing and memorable Regional Meal return to your hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night. Your evening is free to do as you please.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      A Visit to Siena

      We drive to this quaint medieval city known as one of the jewels of Tuscany. Siena is renowned for her unique main square, il Campo - where the horse race Il Palio takes place twice a year- our Local Expert will bring to life its picturesque streets.

      Adult Price: €35.00

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      Day 6

      San Gimignano – Pisa – Parma Day 6 - San Gimignano – Pisa – Parma

      This morning meet your Local Specialist in Pisa to view the amazing Leaning Tower and the majestic cathedral and baptistery set in the Square of Miracles. Travel to Parma where a memorable Regional Meal of local specialities awaits you.

      Hotel

      Parma and Congressi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Parma and Congressi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 7

      Parma – Bologna – Venice (3 Nights) Day 7 - Parma – Bologna – Venice (3 Nights)

      A short drive will bring you to Bologna. This city is renowned for its culinary tradition and cured meats such as prosciutto, mortadella and salami. It has also given its name to the well-known meat-based pasta sauce called ragù alla bolognese. Here you will enjoy a walking tour with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you further on local delicacies. Stop to take in views of the famous Kissing Towers. This afternoon cross the Veneto plains and arrive in Venice.

      Hotel

      Principe/Amadeus

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Principe/Amadeus

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Venice Canal Cruise and Sightseeing Day 8 - Venice Canal Cruise and Sightseeing

      Savour the magical sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Spend time exploring the labyrinth of streets and canals on your own or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Burano for a delicious meal.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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

      Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

      Accompanied by a Local Specialist, you'll visit the magnificent Doge's Palace and its elegant courtyards, which were home to the rulers of the Venetian republic. Afterwards, we've booked an entrance into the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark the Evangelist, patron saint of Venice.

      Adult Price: €42.00

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      Day 9

      Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market Day 9 - Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market

      Enjoy a leisurely stroll from your hotel with a Local Specialist along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge on your guided walking tour, which will reveal a centuries-old food market and narrow 'calle' or streets. Admire the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo's house. The rest of the day is free to see the sights of your choice. Celebrate your trip with your fellow travellers this evening at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      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: €70.00

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      Day 10

      Depart Venice Day 10 - Depart Venice

      This morning, say 'arrivederci' to your fellow travellers at the end of your wonderful Flavours of Italy holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Built on the site of a Capuchin Monastery, Relais La Cappuccina in Tuscany's San Gimignano was built in an Art Nouveau-style by a local nobleman

      • Be My Guest
        The Lenzi family invites you to join them for dinner and a Chianti and olive oil tasting on their Tuscan wine farm which is located on the ancient road between Siena and Florence

      • Cultural Insights
        Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Pisa, Bologna and Venice

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice

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

        • Orientation of Parma

        • View the ancient sites of Rome and the Colosseum, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Kissing Towers in Bologna, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge in Venice

        • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Chianti wine region, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and the famous food markets in Venice


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      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Cook the Italian way with Chef Libero
          Discover the secrets of 'la cucina Italiana' with Chef Libero who will take you shopping at a local food market for the freshest ingredients and teach you to prepare traditional Italian pasta and a veritable buffet of other local favourites. 'Buon appetito'!

        • 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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        Service rating : Offered a wide range of places to see as well as getting to lmow the customs and people in the cities we visitedProduct : enjoyed the hands on evpetiencrs

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        Service rating : The travel "specialist" that was in charge of our group did an outstanding job. Always on time and immense knowledge of areas an places visited. Definitively I will recommend TRAFALGAR to friends.Product : Great price for all the amenities.

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        Service rating : The Travel Director and Local Specialists were very knowledgeable which made the trip well worth itProduct : The itinerary was very good although not enough free time in some cities. All the hotels were very good

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        This is my second Trafalgar tour. Our guide was knowledgeable about Italy, the food delicious, the great accomodations.

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