Contrasts of Italy Summer 2019

Contrasts of Italy Summer 2019


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Florence, Rome, Venice

Tour Itinerary

From the ancient capital of Rome to Venice, this journey connects two Italian masterpieces with a stop in Florence. A Trafalgar Highlight includes a private dinner in a Vatican courtyard.

Day 1 - Arrive Rome (3 Nights)
Benvenuti a Roma where we begin our exciting journey through some of Italy's most beautiful cities. Spend time recovering from your travels or take a walk down memory lane, tracing centuries of art, antiquities and culture before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive through its intoxicating cityscape.
Accommodation: Grand Palatino
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing – Vatican Experience
We visit the centre of Christianity this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to the imposing St. Peter's Basilica to see the Pietà, Michelangelo's masterpiece carved from the most "perfect" block of marble. Our next stop is in Ancient Rome where we'll visit the Colosseum. Here gladiators and slaves met their end in a blaze of glory. See the Circus Maximus before returning to the Holy See this afternoon. 'Dive Into Culture' and gain priority admission to the Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take us on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and observe the array of incredible artefacts at the Museo Gregoriano Profano, founded in the Lateran Apostolic Palace at the behest of Gregory XVI Cappellari in 1844. We will also enjoy exclusive al fresco dining against the spectacular backdrop of St. Peter's. Should there be adverse weather, a contingency is provided in a newly-created dining space within the Cortile della Pigna.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast,

Day 3 - Rome Free Day
Enjoy a full free day in Rome or consider spending the day in beautiful Tivoli. Join an Optional Experience to see the exquisite house and gardens of the 16th-century Villa d'Este - a marvellous example of Renaissance landscape architecture. As the sun sets over the seven hills of Rome, sit on the Spanish Steps and watch the beautiful people, or admire the Trevi Fountain, tossing a coin to secure your return to Rome.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 4 - Rome – High-Speed Train – Florence Sightseeing (3 Nights)
Sit back on the high-speed train and watch the Tuscan landscape go bound for Florence. Join a Local Specialist on a walking tour to gain insights into the city's Renaissance treasures. View the 674-year-old Ponte Vecchio, lined with goldsmiths and souvenir shops, and visit the Fine Arts Academy to see one of Michelangelo's masterpieces, the statue of David. Our love affair with Florence continues as we stroll to the Piazza della Signoria, featuring Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery.
Accommodation: Ambasciatori
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 - Florence – Excursion to Pisa
Cross the Arno River and see the enchanting skyline of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo before driving to Pisa through the Arno Valley. Meet your Local Specialist to explore the Square of Miracles and see the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, Baptistery and Camposanto, built on soil brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades. This evening, stroll along the Arno River in search of the perfect gelato, see the beautifully lit Duomo or visit a cosy enoteca for some wine tasting and live music.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 - Florence Free Day
Today is yours to discover the beauty and elegance of Florence - a city filled with exquisite galleries, lush gardens and opulent palaces. Consider a visit to the Boboli Gardens with its magnificent collection of sculptures and explore the galleries at the 15th-century Pitti Palace. Venture outside the city to see Tuscan villages and taste rich panforte and tortas, or shop for the latest fashions in Florence's sophisticated boutiques. This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience in Chianti for a delicious Tuscan dinner.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 - Florence – High-Speed Train – Venice (3 Nights)
All aboard the express train for Venice. We cross the spectacular Appenines and fertile Veneto plain before arriving in this island city. Get lost this afternoon, wandering its narrow lanes in search of a cosy bacaro, people-watch in St. Mark's Square, the gateway to Venice, or take an unforgettable gondola ride along the city's enchanting canals.
Accommodation: Bellini
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 8 - Venice Orientation and Free Time
This morning, we 'Dive Into Culture', witnessing first-hand the centuries-old craft of glassmaking on the island of Giudecca. Breathe in the salty sea air as you board a private launch and cruise to St. Mark's Square to see the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, the Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and Campanile, as well as the Doge's Palace. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city on your own terms. Find a quiet campo and pavement café or take a cruise to colourful Burano for a delicious meal.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 9 - Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market
The sights and sounds of modern Venice come to life today as we join our Local Specialist for an orientation walk and explore the vibrant Rialto Food Market, which has been feeding Venetians since the 11th century. We wander through the narrow calli - seeing the ornate façades of merchant houses that line the canals, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure for one last taste of Venice. Our adventure through Italy's charming cities is about to come to an end. We celebrate newfound friendships and an unforgettable experience at a Farewell Dinner.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast,

Day 10 - Depart Venice
Say arrivederci to Italy and your fellow travellers as your fascinating holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence and Venice
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence
  • CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • VIEW the ancient sites in Rome, the Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice

Dining Highlights

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with local wine

First class travel Highlights

  • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
  • 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 Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • High-speed train from Rome to Florence in standard class
  • High-speed train from Florence to Venice in standard class
  • VIP entry to many sights

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