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Simply Italy

8 Days 1 Country 5 Cities

The country's iconic cities come into focus, on a journey into the traditions and culture of Italy.

"I saw and experienced things I never would have if I was by myself."

Susan

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8 Days, 1 Country, 5 Cities

Simply Italy

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 19 November, 10 December 2017 and 11 March 2018 include 40-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome. The 22 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 27 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Florence. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
    • Venice Carnival: Departure 28 January 2018 will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice.
  • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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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

Sample Tuscan flavours in the exquisite Chianti countryside and ramble along blissfully quiet cobblestone lanes and grand city avenues to admire the beauty of Italy's iconic cities in quiet contemplation, far, far away from the summer crowds…


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: WISIA

7 Nights

accommodation

11 Meals
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 1 Be My Guest lunch

  • 3 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Rome and Florence

    • Orientation of Venice, Pisa and Siena

    • See the ancient sites of Rome and the canals of Venice

    • View St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo in Florence and Piazza del Campo in Siena

    • Visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 1 Be My Guest lunch

    • 3 dinners


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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 (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

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Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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Day 2

Rome Sightseeing

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Day 3

Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

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Day 4

Venice Orientation

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Day 5

Venice – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

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Day 6

Florence Sightseeing

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Day 7

Florence – Siena – Rome

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Depart Rome

Day 1

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

Welcome to Rome. After check-in, relax or start exploring this magical ancient city. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Afterwards, a drive to see the major landmarks including the views of the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica will be the perfect introduction to the Eternal City.

Hotel

Grand Tiberio

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Grand Tiberio

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing Day 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. Later, see the sites of ancient Rome as well as 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 – Venice (2 Nights) Day 3 - Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

Travel through scenic Umbria and see the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto before entering into Tuscany. Make your way past Chianti vineyards and terraced olive groves before crossing over the forested Apennine Mountains. Arrive later in Venice - one of the most unique cities in the world. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Boscolo Bellini

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

Boscolo Bellini

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 3

Day 4

Venice Orientation Day 4 - Venice Orientation

This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight during a demonstration of the ancient art of glassblowing at a workshop on Giudecca Island. A visit to the magical city of Venice would not be complete without an orientation cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark's Square, with views of the Doge's Palace and the renowned Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy free time to explore Venice's labyrinth of streets or join an Optional Experience boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Venice – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights) Day 5 - Venice – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

This morning cross the Veneto plains then travel over the steep Apennine Mountains to the city of Pisa. See the incredible Leaning Tower, the amazing carved marble Cathedral and the Baptistery in the Square of Miracles. Later, travel through the province of Tuscany to Renaissance Florence for your two night stay.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Florence Sightseeing Day 6 - Florence Sightseeing

Your Local Specialist shows you the multicoloured Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria during your guided walking tour. Enjoy a panoramic view over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo before free time to shop for high quality leather and gold. Alternatively consider visiting the Fine Arts Academy to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. Today enjoy an authentic Be My Guest Tuscan lunch experience made with locally sourced fresh produce.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 6

Day 7

Florence – Siena – Rome Day 7 - Florence – Siena – Rome

Drive through the Chianti vineyards to the medieval city of Siena. Here an orientation includes the Piazza del Campo, scene of the famous Palio Horse Races. There is time at leisure to shop for Tuscan specialities before returning to the Eternal City of Rome. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel

Sheraton Parco De Medici

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Sheraton Parco De Medici

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 7

Day 8

Depart Rome Day 8 - Depart Rome

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

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/sa/tours/simply-italy?p=1 for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan buffet, explore the castle dungeons, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting

  • 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 and Florence

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Rome and Florence

    • Orientation of Venice, Pisa and Siena

    • See the ancient sites of Rome and the canals of Venice

    • View St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo in Florence and Piazza del Campo in Siena

    • Visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 1 Be My Guest lunch

    • 3 dinners


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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 (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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


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Meet

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.


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Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 61 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : Very well organized. Our tour director and driver were excellent. We were taken care of at every place we went to. The hotels were great. I would definitely tour with Trafalgar again.Product : Very interesting places, enjoyed the optional excursions as well.

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    Service rating : good with communication.Product : Would have liked more time in Venice and Florence

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    Service rating : The Tour Director was extremely effective and efficient. All arrangements worked smoothly, bypassing long waiting lines avoided the loss of time. Sylvana the local guide in Rome was excellent. She used visual aids to prepare us for the Sistine Chapel which helped us digest an

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    Service rating : Tour Guide Giacomo was wonderful. Entire trip was great.Product : All sites very interesting. Very informative

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    Service rating : Giacomo, our guide was exceptional. He went above and beyond to make our trip enjoyable.Product : It was a great way to see the highlights of Italy.

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