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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"


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


13 Meals
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 1 lunch.

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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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.

Welcome Reception
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.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

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.

Buffet Breakfast

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.

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

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.

Buffet Breakfast

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.

Buffet Breakfast

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.

Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
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.

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


    • 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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The Trafalgar Experience

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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 25 Reviews

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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 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 : The service was excellent the tour guide was wonderful and my overall experience was phenomenalProduct : The tour was a wonderful experience I would do it again

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