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Tour Itinerary

Unlock the best of Italy with priority access to the Vatican, dining amidst Tuscan vineyards and olive groves and admiring must-sees including Pisa’s Leaning Tower. You’ll even discover the local secrets of Venetian glassblowing.

Countries Visited


Cities Visited

Florence , Pisa , Rome , Venice , Verona

  1. Day 1
    Ciao Rome
    Indulge all your senses in the imperial city of Rome, your introduction to a memorable encounter with Italy which will have you returning for more. Spend your afternoon relaxing after your journey, or explore the ancient city streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Dinner. This evening, we take an orientation drive past Rome's most magnificent sights which we will have an opportunity to explore tomorrow.Accommodation: Cicerone, Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City Dive Into Culture
    Our encounter with Rome begins in the Holy See as we Dive Into Culture with a visit to the Vatican Museums in the company of a Local Specialist to admire the masterpieces that have been collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Gaining priority admission, we admire the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica, the greatest church in Christendom, to see Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture into Ancient Rome to view the Circus Maximus, once the site of thrilling chariot races. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Rome. Admire the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return.Accommodation: Cicerone, Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Journey to the Floating City of Venice
    This morning we venture north through the valley of the Tiber into the green and golden landscapes of Umbria. We pass the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto, traveling past Tuscany's terraced olive groves and across the Apennine Mountains bound for Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic'.Accommodation: Novotel Mestre Castellana
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Onwards to Verona Make Travel Matter
    Cruise by private launch into the heart of Venice this morning, where we will see the city's most celebrated sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Next we witness first-hand the intricate craft of glassblowing – your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience helps to preserve this precious Venetian tradition for generations to come. Beyond their talent and skill, you’ll admire the exquisite pieces Venice is famous for, perhaps choosing to take one home as a souvenir to remind you of this special visit. Soak up the pageantry and elegance of Venice before continuing to Verona, home of Shakespeare's ill-fated lovers Romeo and Juliet, where we'll spend the night.Accommodation: Leopardi
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    Admire Pisa and on to Florence Connect with Locals
    Pisa's UNESCO-listed Square of Miracles is our first stop today, where we will have the opportunity to view the Leaning Tower before traveling on to Florence. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and home of the Medici dynasty, whose penchant for beautiful art and architecture created one of the cultural centers of the world. Tonight we Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.Accommodation: Grand Mediterraneo
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    All Roads Lead to Rome
    We join a Local Specialist today to delve into the rich medieval and Renaissance history of Florence. Our sightseeing tour will take us to the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. Wandering through the narrow streets we encounter the multi-colored marble Duomo, the famous Baptistery and the almost 700-year-old Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering from the Middle Ages which is today lined with jewellers. Our journey continues through Umbria to the valley of the Tiber River and back to Rome. Toast to a memorable holiday with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.Accommodation: Grand Tiberio
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Farewell Rome
    After breakfast, it’s time to say a fond arrivederci to Rome, Italy and your travel companions as you return home with wonderful memories of this magnificent destination.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Dining Summary

  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 6 Breakfast (B)

Be My Guest

  • Florence: 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 Be My Guest buffet, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting.

Dive Into Culture

  • Rome: Gain early access to the Vatican Museums to marvel at the magnificent work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

Iconic Experience

  • Rome: During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city.
  • Rome: Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.
  • Rome: Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local. See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears witness to the limitless courage of the gladiators.
  • Tuscany: View the stunning landscape of Tuscany on your drive today.
  • Verona: During an exploration of Verona, see Juliet's balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.
  • Pisa: During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you the baptistery, cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Florence: Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.


  • Venice: Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Rome and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Venice, Verona and Pisa
  • : Visit St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the Vatican Museums and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • : View the ancient sites of Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence
  • : Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Do you have tours for Florence, Verona and Venice only? I am planning around August 5?2 adults 2 teens

For the most accurate availability, please give us a call and one of our travel consultants will be happy to assist you.

Question: Our last stop in Germany will be Munich on July 14. Booked the flight back home from Rome on July 29. With a flexible time we'd like to join a group tour in Italy. Any good ideas?

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Question: Are transfers to and from the airport included when you purchase air in the package?

Yes, transfers are included on brochure dates if you purchase an air-inclusive package; however you will still need to meet the transfer times. Your travel consultant will check with the operator to ensure the flights meet the transfer window.

Question: Why would I book though you and not through Trafalgar directly? Are your prices better and is it the same tour?

We offer unbeatable service with a proven track record of awards and reviews. We guarantee the best price, and yes, our prices are better than Trafalgar direct. You will receive the same exact tour as you would if you booked directly with Trafalgar.

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 42 reviews - currently showing 19 reviews with comments only

I was dissatisfied with the locals tour guides.

Italy was a great trip the staff did a great job keeping us on track and moving.

The Travel Director and driver were outstanding. The director made us all laugh, and kept the group on time. The whole experience was remarkable

I have traveled with Trafalger tours in the past and strongly recommend this company. The tour guide assigned to us was excellent, organized, unflappable, extremely helpful, knowledgeable about culture and history of Italy, and everything ran like clockwork. The tour guide everyone wishes that would have!

Everything went so smoothly & went above our expectations! All of the services booked through affordable tours were on time & professional! Trafalgar planned every detail & their excursions were well worth every penny! We're definitely interested in traveling with Trafgar again!

Trafalgar was great. So many details were taken care of so that I didn't have to think about them. Our tour guide was great and the entire experience was great I would definitely consider another Trafalgar tour.

This was an experience of a lifetime. It met and exceeded all our expectations. Everything was well organized. The tour guide was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the area and professional. Accommodations were nice and well located.

A couple of the hotels were not great, even by Italian standards. I realize this was not Affordable Tours' fault. I also wasn't aware upfront about the add on excursions which made the trip more costly than originally budgeted.

This trip was everything we expected and more! The tour operator (Trafalgar) was exceptional! Hotels were very good.

Trip was excellent, Some hotels were just ok however, I do realize this is Europe and somewhat different than US Hotels. The tour director was very informative and explained everything in detail!.

Due to short amount of days and the many cities to visit the tour was nonstop. Early wake up every morning.

Our Travel Director (Maite) was exceptionally AWESOME all throughout the tour up to our early, early departure from Rome. She's hard to be topped!!!

Excellent service & everything I was told was accurate.

When traveling in a foreign country going with a tour company is the only way to travel! It exceeded our expectations. We saw, did and learned so much more than if went on our own. Plus we met great people. Fun vacation! Can't wait to book the next one!!

It's was a great experience, but a lot faster pace than I expect, so put on comfortable shoes and get ready for a lot of walking. But, well worth it. Our tour guide Pino was fantastic and so were the specialty tour guides. Everyone was very knowledgeable, which is very impressive.

Excellent accommodations all the way around, professional and very knowledgeable staff.

The days were totally packed full. There was very little free time for independent exploration of points of interest, museums, shopping, etc. But on the plus side, we saw more than we ever could have on our own within the same time frame, and without any hassles. We were absolutely delighted by the Be Our Guest experience in Tuscany - what a treat! The optional excursions enabled us to gain access to sites before the crowds; however, I would gladly have paid for them as part of our package vs. feeling that we were "nickel and dimed" for each option.

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