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Simply Italy

8 Days 1 Country 7 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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About this trip

Away from the summer crowds, the country's iconic cities come into focus, on a journey into the traditions and culture of Italy.

It's Insider moments like… exploring Rome at your leisure, the scent of roasting chestnuts floating on the breeze. And getting to know the Baj Macario family over hearty Tuscan dishes, enjoyed in their castle home.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: WISIA

7 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • Be My Guest lunch.

  • 3 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 3

Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

Day 4

Venice Orientation and Free Time

Day 5

Venice – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

Day 6

Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 7

Florence – Siena – Rome

Day 8

Depart Rome

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

Day 1

Day 2

Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

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

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

Delights of Rome with Dinner

Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

Adult Price: €49.00

Day 2

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

Day 3

Day 4

Venice Orientation and Free Time

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 along the canals 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 cruise by water taxi along the grand canal.

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 palazzos, 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

Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll visit the majestic basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power. Alternatively, we’ll visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas.

Adult Price: €36.00

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:

Day 4

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 Mediterraneo

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of the local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

Adult Price: €64.00

Day 5

Day 6

Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

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

Optional Experiences

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

Adult Price: €40.00

Visit To San Gimignano

Join us for a drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ of Tuscany. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, this is Italy’s best preserved medieval city and will give you a taste of day-to-day life in Italy during the Middle Ages.

Adult Price: €35.00

Day 6

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

Day 7

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

Day 8

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Rome and Florence.

  • Cultural Insights
    Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.
    Visit Giudecca Island where you will watch a glassblowing demonstration.

  • Be My Guest
    Hosted by the Baj-Macarios family in the restored Castle of Trebbio. Enjoy a buffet of traditional Tuscan cuisine prepared by the family in the great hall of the castle.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Rome and Florence

    • Orientation of Venice, Pisa and Siena

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

    • 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

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


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • Be My Guest lunch.

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • 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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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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Love... Travel

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


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.


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.


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

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    Service rating : Excellent service. Tour guide was very knowledgable and provide us with excellent recommendationsProduct : Excellent itinerary, well planned

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    Service rating : Well organized.Product : The experienced staff and knowledgeable tour guides made our anniversary trip to Italy extremely special.

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    Service rating : The tour guide (Patrizia Tucco) and bus driver (Perluigi) were absolutely excellent. Nothing to fault at all. Our son Tom was turning 10 years old while we were away (but not during the tour), and Patrizia bought him a very thoughtful gift. I also received a gift as a return

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    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome. The 23 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. The 27 December 2016 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: Departures 12 February and 26 February 2017 will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice.
    • Easter: Departures 09 April and 16 April 2017 will be in Rome on Easter Sunday.
    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 20 November, 11 December 2016 and 29 January 2017 include 40-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
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