Jewels of Italy Winter 2019 2020

Jewels of Italy Winter 2019 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Verona

Tour Itinerary

Explore Italy's sophisticated capitals of Venice, Florence and Rome. The beautiful cobblestone squares, centuries' old tradition and historic highlights like the mighty Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa and the spectacular Duomo are must-visits on your open-air museum tour of this fascinating destination.

Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Welcome to Rome. After checking in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture.
Accommodation: Ergife Palace

Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Enter the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards, enjoy free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Rome – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)
This morning, leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through picturesque scenery in Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later, arrive at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.
Accommodation: Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Don't forget to try a gelato! Later enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Florence – Verona – Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights)
Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly. Stop and view Juliet's balcony in a courtyard which has become a popular tourist site for the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice.
Accommodation: Antony
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 6 - Venice Orientation and Free Time
Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to Burano, an island known for its brightly coloured houses, for a relaxing farewell dinner.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Depart Venice (Mestre)
This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio
  • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower
  • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum
  • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
  • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony

Dining Highlights

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 2 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

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Questions & Answers

Question: Do we get to do a lot of walking on this tour?

Yes, you will have the opportunity to walk quite a bit if you want.

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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Ratings based off 30 reviews . Currently showing 14 reviews with comments only.
By Carolyn S on Sep 13, 2019

Our travel guide Sally was excellent! Coffee was not like USA, but we were in Italy. Food in hotels could have been better.

By Urszula Z on Aug 25, 2019

The trip itinerary was very detailed. From the booking to the end of my trip I was totally satisfied. It was my second trip, but I think I will book my future trips again. The trip director and all local guides were very knowledgeable and had great sense of humor, never boring. The optional excursions were excellent.

By Gary N on Jul 14, 2019

If you want to see the most of Rome, Pisa, Florence, Verona and Venice in a short period of time, than this trip is for you. We found that going to Rome first was an exciting experience but romantic and relaxing in the end for us in Venice. Also, our hotel was only 10 minutes from Venice airport which made it convenient for us at the end of our trip. Last, we recommend doing most of the optional excursions as they were very well organized, informative and most importantly allowed us to bypass the characteristically long lines associated with entering historical sites!

By Ofelia N on Jun 07, 2019

Novotel Hotel was disappointing.

By Toriana B on May 31, 2019

Our tour director Gianmarco was enthusiastic, informative and engaging. If I could pick him as my personal tour director to with me as I travel the world I would. The locations and sites were awe inspiring, but Gianmarco made this a very memorable experience. One I will cherish for a long time.

By Monica A on Oct 07, 2018

The hotels were not what I expected, the hotel in Venice or Verona is too old, and Outdated, and the included meals were not that good. Sightseeing in Rome was minimal. We had to purchase additional activities to be able to see what we wanted. We could have chosen another tour that included more activities and better hotels for the money we spent. The tour Director was great, very knowledgeable, and provided excellent customer service.

By Eric V on Jul 15, 2018

The trip was awesome and our guide, Lydia, treated us like her own family (that she likes) and was incredibly knowledgeable about Italy!

By Stanley P on Apr 08, 2018

The hotel was far out from main area. This was not mentioned in the brochure. Too many expensive optional side trips that should have been included.

By Perlita A on Mar 11, 2018

Excellent trip, excellent tour guide and excellent accommodation.

By Marie D on Nov 19, 2017

Not knowing what budget tour entailed, we were very pleased with the program. This was our first European tour and we were very pleased with the excursion options and most importantly the tour Director the local specialists and our driver - they are a group of professional individuals who loved their jobs. Their passion for what they do was very transparent. They made the tour fun and we got to know our fellow travelers Suggestions: I was not made aware that three of us would share the hotel room- would have liked to known that. Seat arrangement coming back from Venice and Frankfurt was not available until 24 hours before departure which was not a comfortable situation- I do not like to worry about seat arrangement - I spoke with the travel specialist before the departure and he indicated there was not much he can do and it was out of his hands.

By Marie C on Nov 05, 2017

I've always used Cosmos, this time I did Trafalgar and the only problem was their Cost Saver was the extra excursions were much more that Cosmos.

By Scott W on Sep 23, 2017

The first two hotels were not up to the claimed standard in the information. Both were hotels were outside the center all city areas, this was not clear on the provided information.

By Margaret H on Sep 11, 2017

We felt like more explanation of what was included should have been stated. As we are not wine drinkers, a little less emphasis on wine would have been nice and selections to those who don't drink. It would have been nice for everyone to introduce themselves at the meet and greet on the first day s0 we could get to know everyone and where they were from. Out of 42 tourist, we still didn't know everyone and did our best to introduce ourselves to everyone.

By Hali B on Nov 20, 2016

This was a trip of a lifetime. I had an amazing time. The tour guide made the experience all the better. He was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and VERY funny!! I met lifelong friends and have memories forever. I can\'t wait to book my next trip with Trafalgar! THANK YOU!


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