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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Journey from the Isle of Capri to the Italian Lakes and the Trulli limestone houses of Alberobello, with all the highlights in Venice, Florence and Rome, and some Trafalgar surprises in between.

Day 1 - Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Blaze a trail through la bella Italia - your epic journey begins in Rome, once the powerful capital of the world and yours to explore before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive introducing you to some of the city's iconic and unexpected highlights.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who for centuries have flocked to the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the holiest sites in Christendom, joining a 'Local Specialist' for an included sightseeing tour. See Michelangelo's magnificent Pietà, hewn from the most "perfect" block of Carrara marble. Then, venture into Ancient Rome to see Circus Maximus, where the thundering noise of chariot races once filled the air, followed by a visit to the Colosseum. The afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. Sit on the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on Via Veneto or continue your encounter with Ancient Rome on Palatine Hill to see the Temple of Apollo and Flavian Palace, among other excavations.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Rome – Alberobello Region (2 Nights)
We journey east through the Campania Mountains and the orange and olive groves of Puglia near the Adriatic coast, our home for the next two nights. This evening, we enjoy a delicious local dinner at our hotel.
Accommodation: Sierra Silvana
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 4 - Alberobello Sightseeing and Free Time
Enjoy a leisurely morning on your own. Consider an Optional Experience or indulge in delectable local flavours at a local trattoria. This afternoon, the conical limestone houses of Alberobello take centre stage during our guided tour with a 'Local Specialist'. Here, we'll see the UNESCO-listed collection of almost 1,500 trulli dating back to the 14th century. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner at a traditional masseria.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Alberobello Region – Sorrento (2 Nights)
The fresh aroma of lemons is your constant companion in the stunning coastal town of Sorrento, your home for the next two nights. View the bustling Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia before spending the rest of the day on your own. Kick back and sip delicious Limoncello di Sorrento, enjoy lunch in this picture-perfect town or spend the afternoon soaking up la dolce vita. Tonight we dine at our hotel in Sorrento.
Accommodation: La Residenza
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 6 - Isle of Capri Excursion
Cruise the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Enjoy a guided tour of Capri town, watching the beautiful people sip their cappuccino in the glamorous piazzetta.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Sorrento – Pompeii – Assisi
Explore the tragic history of the ancient lost city of Pompeii with a 'Local Specialist'. Gain a deeper understanding of what life was like in this Roman settlement that lay buried for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted. Continue your journey through the rolling green and golden fields of Umbria, arriving at the mystical hilltop town of Assisi. Meet your 'Local Specialist' for a visit of the stunning Basilica of St. Francis, featuring exquisite frescoes by Giotto. Tonight, we dine in our hotel.
Accommodation: Grand
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 8 - Assisi – Verona – Venice (Murano) (2 Nights)
Celebrate the epic tale of Romeo and Juliet during this morning's visit to the fair city of Verona where you will view Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena built in the 1st century. We venture to the Adriatic coast this afternoon bound for Venice where we will spend two nights.
Accommodation: Hyatt Centric Murano
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Venice Orientation and Free Time
'Dive Into culture' this morning and witness the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing that spans centuries. Glide by private launch along bustling waterways to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica before spending free time exploring the city. Stroll along the Grand Canal, nibble on delicious cicchetti at a cosy bacaro or cross the lagoon on an Optional Experience to the colourful Burano Island.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Venice (Murano) – Trento
This morning, we traverse pastoral Veneto plains to the sophisticated town of Trento surrounded by the Dolomites. Once located within the Austrian Empire, the town exudes both classical Italian elegance and cultural influences from the north, which you can enjoy at one of its many beer halls or cafés. Consider sampling the delicious local apple strudel, then wander around the Piazza Duomo before checking in to your hotel for the night.
Accommodation: Grand
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Trento – Milan – Italian Lakes
Continue west through Italy's stunning Lakes District to the sophisticated powerhouse of Milan. You'll have some free time to explore on your own after an orientation of the city's iconic sights. See the exquisite Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria, one of the world's oldest shopping malls. We spend this afternoon on the quiet shores of Lake Maggiore, soaking up the pleasant lakeside atmosphere and exploring Baveno.
Accommodation: Simplon
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 12 - Italian Lakes – Genoa – Viareggio (2 Nights)
Journey to Genoa where a 'Local Specialist' will show us this city's majestic architecture. Continue to the seaside resort of Viareggio where we will dine at our hotel.
Accommodation: Mercure
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 13 - Viareggio Free Day
Indulge in a full free day to soak up the laid-back atmosphere. Stroll along the waterfront or consider joining an Optional Experience to Porto Venere and the Bay of Poets where you'll embark on an encounter with the cliffside villages of Cinque Terre.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 - Viareggio – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)
Travelling south through the unforgettable scenery of Tuscany, we arrive in Pisa to view its famous Leaning Tower before continuing to the Renaissance city of Florence. This afternoon is yours at leisure to wander through the grand squares and labyrinthine lanes of Florence, whose connection with the Medici family saw this city become one of the world's most cultural centres. Consider a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see the Michelangelo's statue of David, amble along the Arno River or ascend the stone steps up to Piazzale Michelangelo for spectacular views of the city.
Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 - Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning to view the city's finest masterpieces - the magnificent Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower and the 13th-century Santa Croce Basilica, the final resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Then, spend the rest of our afternoon on your own. Walk across the Ponte Vecchio that has straddled over the Arno River for over 670 years, or wander through the Renaissance Boboli Gardens, stopping for a slice or two of schiacciata along the way.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 - Florence – Rome – Vatican Experience
Journey through the sprawling vineyards of Chianti, past the hill-towns of Umbria before arriving in Rome. This evening we 'Dive Into Culture' at an exclusive farewell dining experience in the Museo Gregoriano Profano, with its centuries of Roman and Ancient Greek sculptures and antiquities, or the magnificent surrounds of the Salone di Raffaello in the Pinacoteca. Gain access to the Museum before dinner, then continue your evening with a tour of the Vatican Museums with a 'Local Specialist', before the weekly evening opening, including views of Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
Accommodation: Marriott Park
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 17 - Depart Rome
Our epic encounter with Italy has sadly come to an end. We say arrivederci to Rome and our newfound friends at the end of our Grand Italian Experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
  • ORIENTATION of Venice and Milan
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi
  • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence
  • SCENIC CRUISE to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Dining Highlights

  • 16 breakfasts
  • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Questions & Answers

Question: Is this a small group tour? What is the maximum number of people

The maximum number of people on this tour is 45 people.

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.

Customer Reviews

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Accommodations
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Itinerary
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Professional Staff
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Repeat with Operator
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Value for Money
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Ratings based off 8 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

Tour was very interesting and intense. We visited Italy from south to north and from west to east. Had visited a lot of beautiful places, met a lot of knowledgeable tour guides. Tried local food and wine. Our tour director was excellent and very caring, so was our driver. Some days of tour were physically demanding: a lot of walking up and down hills and stairs, which was hard on some people in the group. Hotels, especially in Rome were located on outskirts of city which limited our experience to visit city on our own.

This was an incredible experience! We were so pleased and so appreciative of Trafalgar doing all the planning. We consider Trafalgar tours to offer real value for the price. We loved all the teaching, learning, and funny stories!

Our tour guide and driver where fantastic. Places we visited where amazing. Some of the hotels where below expectations. Some where vary runned down and had mold and mildew. Walls had peeling wall paper and dirty.


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