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Great Italian Cities with Oberammergau

13 Days 3 Countries 11 Cities

Italy's greatest cities are in the spotlight on an epic discovery of Venice, Florence and the Eternal City, Rome.

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13 Days, 3 Countries, 11 Cities

Great Italian Cities with Oberammergau

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Rome, Italy

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Munich, Germany

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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.
    • Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019.
    • Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay.
    • Since 1634 and now only every ten years, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau performs the Passion Play. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast is made up exclusively of the local villagers and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation and one Trafalgar highly recommends.
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  • 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

Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy's capitals - the pavement café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna's Kissing Towers and say 'ciao' to Marco Polo. Trafalgar has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: IGICF

12 Nights

accommodation

18 Meals
  • 12 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, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice

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

    • Orientation of Pisa and Innsbruck

    • See the ancient sites of Rome

    • Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau.

    • View Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the Golden Roof and the Wilten Basilica in Innsbruck

    • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum in Rome and St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 6 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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Travel Highlights

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    • 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

    • 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


Great Italian Cities with Oberammergau

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Day 1

Arrive Rome (3 Nights)

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Day 2

Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure

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Day 3

Rome At Leisure

Florence, Italy

Day 4

Rome – Assisi – Florence (3 Nights)

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Day 5

Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure

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Day 6

Florence – Excursion to Pisa

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Florence – Bologna – Venice (3 Nights)

Island of Burano, Italy

Day 8

Venice – Canal Cruise and Orientation

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Day 9

Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market

Innsbruck Golden Roof, Austria

Day 10

Venice – Innsbruck

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Innsbruck – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

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Day 12

Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

Munich, Germany

Day 13

Oberammergau – Depart Munich

Day 1

Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Rome (3 Nights)

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It's the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone. An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter's Basilica - a great start to your Italian holiday.

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure

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. Later visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Rome At Leisure Day 3 - Rome At Leisure

Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively consider joining an Optional Experience to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, near the Bay of Naples.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Rome – Assisi – Florence (3 Nights) Day 4 - Rome – Assisi – Florence (3 Nights)

Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes, with your Local Specialist. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 5 - Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure

Learn about Florence's rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its gilded bronze doors. Enjoy scenic views of the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks. Afterwards, explore on your own or shop for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality-leather and 18-carat gold jewellery.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Florence – Excursion to Pisa Day 6 - Florence – Excursion to Pisa

Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian coast. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city's most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble cathedral with a Local Specialist. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. This evening travel to a Tuscan villa for a special Be My Guest dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 6

Day 7

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

Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This sublime island city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. Later today, you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it's the perfect introduction to this magical city. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 7

Day 8

Venice – Canal Cruise and Orientation Day 8 - Venice – Canal Cruise and Orientation

Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. This afternoon you have free time to visit the Fine Arts Academy, relax at a café on St. Mark's Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

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 along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge to on your guided Small Group Sightseeing 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 at a dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 9

Day 10

Venice – Innsbruck Day 10 - Venice – Innsbruck

This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy as you cross the Brenner Pass into Austria. Stop in Innsbruck in the Austrian Tirol famous for its spectacular scenery. See the famous Golden Roof and enjoy free time to explore this interesting town before checking in to your hotel.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Innsbruck – Oberammergau (2 Nights) Day 11 - Innsbruck – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

After a leisurely start, enjoy free time in Innsbruck where you can explore the city and discover its ties to the Winter Olympic Games. Later travel to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be performed tomorrow. This evening dine at your hotel.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 11

Day 12

Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance) Day 12 - Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 12

Day 13

Oberammergau – Depart Munich Day 13 - Oberammergau – Depart Munich

It's farewell to your newfound friends at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available to Munich Airport. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 13

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/sa/tours/great-italian-cities-with-oberammergau for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Eight generations and plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional dinner with the Landi family at their home near Florence, 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

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

  • Small Group Sightseeing
    A guided walking tour of 'Secret Venice' to the Rialto food market with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice

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

    • Orientation of Pisa and Innsbruck

    • See the ancient sites of Rome

    • Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau.

    • View Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the Golden Roof and the Wilten Basilica in Innsbruck

    • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum in Rome and St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 6 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

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    • 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

    • 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 : The tour we took was a very full and comprehensive look at Italy. Our tour guide and the specialists at various locations were amazing. We never thought it was possible to see as much as we did and get as completed an explanation about everything. Lots of fun and unusual

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    Service rating : Loved the tour guide, Gordon. He went great lengths to be sure that everyone was happy!Product : The tour included Rome, Florence and Venice, 3 nights in each city. Perfect blend of site seeing and free time! Loved the agenda. Also appreciated how the trip was planned so that

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    Service rating : We had the best time discovering Italy thanks to Maritza and the well planned choices for sights to see, hotels, transfers, motor coach and super man driver, meals, and all the personal touches that make a guided tour.Product : The people made the trip very enjoyable. All of our

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    Service rating : I would definitely recommend Trafalgar and travel with them again. Everything was taken care of and the tour guides were excellent. We had an amazing experience thanks to Trafalgar.Product : We loved the places we visited and the tours we went on.

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    Service rating : We had a wonderful trip! The flight and travel arrangements were very good. Our tour guide and bus driver was excellent. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about her job. She had excellent communication skills and took good care of the group.Product : Our

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