Italian Glory

13 Days 1 Country 12 Cities

All roads lead to Rome on this At Leisure trip, where you'll visit Milan, Como, Florence and the Amalfi Coast.

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About this trip

From north to south, trace the Renaissance cities, lush countryside and ancient heritage of Italy's historic centres of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. Enjoy a leisurely break on the Amalfi Coast, exploring its medieval cliff-side fishing villages, café culture on the seaside promenade of Amalfi and a cruise to the elegant Isle of Capri to see the famous Piazzetta.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: ITGL

12 Nights

accommodation

16 Meals
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Milan, Venice, Florence, Capri, Pompeii and Rome

    • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and to the Isle of Capri

    • See the Roman Arena in Verona and the Abbey at Cassino

    • View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, scenic Lake Como, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Duomo in Florence and the ancient sites of Rome

    • Visit the excavations at Pompeii, St. Peter's Basilica and the Roman Colosseum


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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)

    • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri

    • 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


Italian Glory

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Day 1

Arrive Milan – Como (2 Nights)

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, Italy

Day 2

Milan Excursion

Day 3

Como – Verona – Venice (3 Nights)

Island of Burano, Italy

Day 4

Venice Orientation and At Leisure

Day 5

Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market

Florence, Italy

Day 6

Venice – Florence (2 Nights)

Day 7

Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 8

Florence – Amalfi Coast (Maiori) (3 Nights)

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Day 9

Amalfi Coast At Leisure

Piazetta, Capri, Italy

Day 10

Amalfi Town and Isle of Capri Excursion

Day 11

Amalfi Coast (Maiori) – Pompeii – Rome (2 Nights)

Day 12

Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 13

Depart Rome

Day 1

Arrive Milan – Como (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Milan – Como (2 Nights)

Welcome to Milan - capital of the Lombardy region. Transfer to your hotel in Como. Unwind or take a leisurely stroll to see the exquisite villas and gardens. Meet your travel companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Barchetta Excelsior

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Barchetta Excelsior

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Milan Excursion Day 2 - Milan Excursion

Today head to fashionable Milan, your Local Specialist shows you the impressive sights. View the Gothic cathedral, La Scala and the Galleria.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Visit Lake Como And Bellagio

On this visit to the shores of Lake Como with your Local Specialist, you’ll witness many beautiful villages and villas that retain true Italian charm. From the lakeside, a private boat will take you to visit the gem of the lake, Bellagio. We've also left some time to stroll and to shop.

Adult Price: €39.00

Treasures Of Milan

Join our Local Specialist at the impressive Castello Sforza museum, where you’ll see the 'Pieta of Rondanini' by Michelangelo, among other great works. Your tour finishes with a visit to the world renowned 'La Scala' opera house and museum. When La Scala or the Castello is unavailable, you’ll visit the Museum of Milan.

Adult Price: €45.00

Day 2

Day 3

Como – Verona – Venice (3 Nights) Day 3 - Como – Verona – Venice (3 Nights)

See the Roman arena and Juliet's balcony in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's most famous play. There's time to relax or shop on the Via Mazzini. Arrive later in the Renaissance city of Venice, your home for the next three nights. Consider a gondola ride this evening - the perfect introduction to this romantic city.

Hotel

Best Western Biasutti

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Best Western Biasutti

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

Day 3

Day 4

Venice Orientation and At Leisure Day 4 - Venice Orientation and At Leisure

Savour the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this magical 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. The rest of the day is free to explore, or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Burano for some delicious local food.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

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:

Day 4

Day 5

Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market Day 5 - Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market

Cruise to Rialto Bridge where your Local Specialist brings the city to life during a walking tour. See how the locals shop for food and learn about some of the regional cuisine including the delicious seafood. Cross the Rialto Bridge and see the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo's house.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

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 are home to the rulers of the Venetian republic. After, you'll get to explore the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark the Evangelist, patron saint of Venice.

Adult Price: €42.00

Day 5

Day 6

Venice – Florence (2 Nights) Day 6 - Venice – Florence (2 Nights)

Travel over the picturesque Apennine Mountains to the Renaissance city of Florence, nestled on the banks of the River Arno. Perhaps tonight enjoy a typical Florentine dinner in the heart of Chianti Hills with you Travel Director.

Hotel

Starhotels Tuscany

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Starhotels Tuscany

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

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

Day 6

Day 7

Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 7 - Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure

Learn about Florence's artistic heritage during a walking tour with your Local Specialist. View the multi-coloured Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time shopping for high-quality leather and gold or consider an Optional Experience to the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo's 'David'. Tonight, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an authentic Be My Guest dinner at a family owned villa with stunning views over the rolling Chianti hills.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences

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 fields of sunflowers, 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 7

Day 8

Florence – Amalfi Coast (Maiori) (3 Nights) Day 8 - Florence – Amalfi Coast (Maiori) (3 Nights)

Drive south from Florence through the Arno Valley and past the Bay of Naples to your hotel in Maiori on the Amalfi coast. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

San Pietro

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Hotel

San Pietro

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

Explore Ravello

Join us on a trip to the balcony of the Amalfi coast. Ravello is perched high above the terraced groves with breathtaking views. Your Local Specialist will show you the gardens of the Villa Rufolo, which inspired Wagner, and you’ll have free time to visit the 11th century cathedral.

Adult Price: €40.00

Day 8

Day 9

Amalfi Coast At Leisure Day 9 - Amalfi Coast At Leisure

Spend the day relaxing on this magnificent coastline. Sip a cappuccino, browse in the shops or perhaps take a dip in the Mediterranean - the choice is yours.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Dinner On The Amalfi Coast

Come with us for a short drive to a restaurant we know and love on the Amalfi Coast. You'll get to try some locally-loved dishes and drinks, all served alongside Neapolitan hospitality and beautiful views.

Adult Price: €64.00

Amalfi Coast and Positano

Join us as we take in delightful villages and spectacular scenery along the incredible Amalfi Coast. You’ll visit the celebrated town of Positano, which is also a Unesco World Heritage site. There will be time to shop for local goods or enjoy a drink in a cafe overlooking the beach.

Adult Price: €46.00

Day 9

Day 10

Amalfi Town and Isle of Capri Excursion Day 10 - Amalfi Town and Isle of Capri Excursion

This morning visit the charming town of Amalfi to see the Romanesque church and other interesting sights. Later cruise to the Isle of Capri and continue to Capri Town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. Spend time exploring on your own. Perhaps visit the house of Dr. Axel Munthe or shop for souvenirs.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

The Highlights of Capri

Take in amazing views of the 'jet-set' island of Capri. You'll cruise around the island and visit the villa of Swedish author Axel Munthe, whose gardens are rated amongst the finest in Europe. The tour will finish at Anacapri at the top of the island. A light lunch will replace the cruise in the event of bad weather.

Adult Price: €58.00

Day 10

Day 11

Amalfi Coast (Maiori) – Pompeii – Rome (2 Nights) Day 11 - Amalfi Coast (Maiori) – Pompeii – Rome (2 Nights)

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, leaving Pompeii covered for centuries by a layer of volcanic ash. Immerse yourself in the history of this partially buried ancient town during a Small Group Sightseeing guided walking tour. Later, enjoy views of the Benedictine Abbey in Cassino on the way to Rome. Tonight, consider an evening excursion in the city.

Hotel

Grand Tiberio

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Grand Tiberio

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 11

Day 12

Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 12 - Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure

This morning join your Local Specialist to visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelo's Pieta. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Your sightseeing tour continues in ancient Rome. See Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and visit inside the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Ancient And Christian Rome

Join us on an exploration of Rome's past. On this trip you will visit the Catacombs, where the early Christians assembled to escape persecution and which were used as underground cemeteries. Continue on to the Pyramid of Cestius and the Baths of Caracalla.

Adult Price: €38.00

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

Inside The Vatican Museums And Sistine Chapel

Join us for an extension to your included sightseeing tour, which gives you a chance to see the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes. You’ll visit the Tapestry Gallery, Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo spent 4 years preparing the vault and altar wall, and we give you plenty of time to admire just how much painstaking work went into his creations.

Adult Price: €54.00

Day 12

Day 13

Depart Rome Day 13 - Depart Rome

Say 'arrivederci Roma' at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 13

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy local Tuscan cuisine with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like 'Room with a View' and 'Tea with Mussolini'

  • Cultural Insightss
    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 Milan, Venice, Florence, Capri, Pompeii and Rome

  • Small Group Sightseeing
    A guided visit with a Local Specialist to the excavations in Pompeii in a group size of no more than 25 guests

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Milan, Venice, Florence, Capri, Pompeii and Rome

    • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and to the Isle of Capri

    • See the Roman Arena in Verona and the Abbey at Cassino

    • View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, scenic Lake Como, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Duomo in Florence and the ancient sites of Rome

    • Visit the excavations at Pompeii, St. Peter's Basilica and the Roman Colosseum


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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)

    • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri

    • 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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  • Guest Service Rating from 37 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : The tour, tour director and itinerary were good, however some things that should have been included were charged as extras, i.e. if you are touring the Amalfi coast, how can the main attraction (Positano) be an extra?Some of the accommodation was extremely poor.Product : The tour

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    Service rating : the trip was even more thorough than we ever expected. We saw so much in just 13 days. Tour guides, particularly the Local Specialists, were especially knowledgeable, and our tour director took a personal interest in each of us. I would not however have called this a "Leisure

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    The tour visited beautiful locations; very good hotels except on the amalfi Coast ( verynoisy & bad beds), great be my guest diner wish we could have seen it during the day. Great boat ride in como.I would prefer to pay more & have more of the paid excursions included.Good number of days at

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    Service rating : Everything was great, well organized. Hotels could be better in Lido, Venice and Maiori, Amalfi.Product : Vatican and Sistine Chapel should not be optional experience. It should be included in the regular itinerary.

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    Service rating : Rebecca was our tour guide, and she was just outstanding . We were lucky to have her as our guide , and you are fortunate to have her as an employee !Product : Well offered excursions, very please with all of the ones you offered, as we purchased them all !

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