Best of Italy Summer 2019

Best of Italy Summer 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Experience all the mesmerising highlights of Italy, including the delectable flavours that have inspired its passionate locals to coin the phrase: "First we eat, then we do everything else..."

Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Ciao Roma! Explore this imperial city of emperors and senators, gods and goddesses, before joining your companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Our introduction to the Eternal City is an evening orientation drive to view some of the sights which await tomorrow.
Accommodation: Una/Victoria
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
The Holy See takes centre stage today as we join a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour in the Vatican Museums. 'Dive Into Culture' and admire the Bramante staircase, created for Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, and Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. See the marble masterpiece of the Pietà, housed in St. Peter's Basilica before crossing the Tiber into Ancient Rome. Visit the famous Colosseum and see Circus Maximus, once the site of celebrated chariot races. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Rome. Indulge in an espresso in the Piazza Navona or clamber up the Spanish Steps.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)
We journey south to the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share details of the devastation caused by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius as we wander through the ancient paved roads of a city that was frozen in time. Later, we arrive at our hotel in the clifftop village of Sorrento where we'll dine tonight.
Accommodation: La Residenza/Johanna Park
Meals: Buffet Breakfast,

Day 4 - Isle of Capri Excursion
We cross the Bay of Naples today by ferry to the glamorous Isle of Capri to visit some of its landmark sights. Wander past the chic boutiques and pavement cafés in Capri Town in the company of a Local Specialist before taking your time to soak up the sophistication of this lovely island. Later, we return to the mainland.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 - Sorrento – Cassino – Assisi
Today we pay tribute to the brave souls of the World War II Italian Campaign whose final resting place is the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino. We view the Benedictine Abbey, which featured as the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, before heading north to the slopes of Mount Subasio, we arrive in the mystical town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, under whose protection this medieval city is said to remain. We join our Local Specialist on a walking tour to the Basilica of St. Francis, which we will have an opportunity to visit before some free time to explore this fascinating hilltop town. We'll stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - a fully renovated old Franciscan convent.
Accommodation: Cenacolo
Meals: Buffet Breakfast,

Day 6 - Assisi – Verona – Venice (2 Nights)
We journey through the glorious countryside of the Emilia Romagna region. This area is also renowned for its gastronomy and is credited with being the origin of tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. Travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet's Balcony. Arrive later in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic, where we enjoy a Regional Meal.
Note: On certain departures Verona will be visited on Day 8 instead of Day 6.
Accommodation: Biasutti/Viktoria Palace
Meals: Buffet Breakfast,

Day 7 - Venice Orientation and Free Time
Cruise your way through Venice by private launch to soak up the sights and sounds of what was once one of the world's greatest ports. 'Dive Into Culture' on Giudecca Island, where talented tradesmen share their centuries-old glassmaking traditions. Continue past the Bridge of Sighs and Doge's Palace to St. Mark’s Square to view the impressive square and Basilica. Consider an Optional Experience to see the colourful fishermen's houses on the Island of Burano or search for a cosy bacaro and indulge in some tasty Venetian treats.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 8 - Venice – Milan – Lake Maggiore (2 Nights)
Today we cross the lush green plains of Lombardy to sophisticated Milan, Italy's capital of design and fashion. An orientation tour takes us past the intricate Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the famous Galleria. Later arrive on Lake Maggiore where we enjoy dinner served tonight at our hotel.
Accommodation: Simplon/Grand Dino
Meals: Buffet Breakfast,

Day 9 - Lake Como Excursion
The glistening blue waters of Lake Como welcome us today. We'll enjoy some free time to explore the lakeside lifestyle and beautiful scenery which has enchanted visitors for centuries. Spend this morning exploring the little towns, indulge in the area's delicious gelato, take the funicular for spectacular views of the lake or consider a cruise on the lake. This evening we venture by private boat to a secluded island on Lake Maggiore where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast,

Day 10 - Lake Maggiore – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)
Tuscany lures us across the forested Apennine Mountains, past the marble quarries of Carrara to the famous city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we will enjoy an opportunity to view the Leaning Tower. Our next stop is Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance.
Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 11 - Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
Delve into the extravagant legacy of the Medici family, whose legacy of art and architecture are explored in the company of a Local Specialist. The elegant Duomo dominates the skyline as we visit Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite statues and palazzi. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Florence and 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio from Piazzale Michelangelo. Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 12 - Florence – San Gimignano – Rome
This morning we visit the charming Tuscan hill-town of San Gimignano, within whose city walls feature extraordinary examples of medieval architecture and history. Venture to the centre of town to view its Piazza del Duomo, surrounded by thousand-year-old towers and stroll along the town's 13th-century city walls. This evening in Rome we enjoy a Farewell Dinner spent in the company of newfound friends and our Travel Director.
Accommodation: Sheraton Parco de' Medici
Meals: Buffet Breakfast,

Day 13 - Depart Rome
Our discovery of the best of Italy has sadly come to an end. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
  • CITY TOUR in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence
  • ORIENTATION of Venice and Milan
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Lake Como, San Gimignano
  • CRUISE to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • VIEW the Abbey in Monte Cassino, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa the Duomo in Florence
  • SEE the ancient sites of Rome

Dining Highlights

  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

First class 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)
  • 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
  • AAn expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Questions & Answers

Question: does this trip, best of Italy, include tickets to the Sistine Chapel, and the coliseum,

Yes. Here are all the attractions that are included: St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Lake Como, San Gimignano

Question: does this trip, best of Italy, include tickets to the Sistine Chapel, and the coliseum,

Yes. These are the included attractions: St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Lake Como, San Gimignano

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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