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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

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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.
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    • Double-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).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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    i Flights available

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      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call 866 513 1995

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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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.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-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).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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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…


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      Trip code: WISIA

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 Be My Guest lunch

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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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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      Rome Sightseeing

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      Rome – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Day 4

      Venice Orientation

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      Venice – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

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      Florence Sightseeing

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      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/usa/tours/simply-italy 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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      Love... Travel

      "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 63 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:

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

      • Trip:

        Service:

        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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