Great Italian Cities Summer 2019

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Tour Type: At Leisure
Brochure Type: Europe At Leisure 2019

Explore Italy's cafe culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture - all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
  • CITY TOUR in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Bologna and Venice
  • VISIT the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Villa Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi
  • CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • VIEW Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING guided walking tour of 'Secret Venice' to the Rialto food market, with a group size of no more than 25 guests
Dining Highlights
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 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
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call 1 (800) 658-0869 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14237091

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
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Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2019
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (3 Nights): You're in for a bellissimo journey through the spectacular cities of Italy, which kicks off in the Eternal City of Rome. Join your travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Welcome Reception. Your introduction to la dolce vita begins with an orientation drive.Welcome Reception
Grand Palatino
Day 2RomeRome and Castel Gandolfo Sightseeing: We embark on a very special included 'Dive Into Culture' sightseeing tour with our Local Specialist at the Vatican this morning. Skip the queue and wander through its Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gardens, admiring the artistry of great masters and walking in the footsteps of popes who have found peace within its beautiful green landscapes for centuries. We'll enjoy a rare opportunity to board a train within the Vatican Walls bound for the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's Summer Residence. Here, we'll embark on a tour through its beautifully manicured green heart before enjoying an included lunch against the backdrop of this enchanting setting. Later, we return to Rome and embark on an included visit of St. Peter's Basilica with our Local Specialist. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3RomeRome At Leisure: The narrow lanes and expansive piazze of Rome are yours to explore today. Ask your Travel Director for tips on what to see and do, or consider an Optional Experience delving into the fascinating history of Pompeii.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4FlorenceRome - Assisi - Florence (3 Nights): Journey north to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi where your Local Specialist will take you to the Basilica of St. Francis, the final resting place of this famous saint where we will see Giotto's enchanting frescoes. Later we continue our journey through the scenic Tuscan countryside to Florence.Buffet Breakfast
Ambasciatori
Day 5FlorenceFlorence Sightseeing and At Leisure: Enjoy a leisurely encounter with the artistic and architectural marvels of Florence during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the striking Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and palazzi. Amble through the charming cobblestone lanes to the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, before admiring the scenic view of the Ponte Vecchio straddling the Arno River. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Spend the rest of the afternoon sauntering through the historic centre of Florence, shopping for high-quality leather for which the city is famous, or admiring the artistic contribution of the Medici at every turn.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6FlorenceFlorence - Excursion to Pisa: After free time in Florence, cross the fertile Arno Valley to Pisa and join a Local Specialist to visit the Square of Miracles, home to the incredible Leaning Tower and beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. See the ornate Baptistery and the Camposanto, built on sacred soil brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades. Your unforgettable encounter with Tuscany continues this evening as you 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner, joining Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate that has featured in many famous films.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day 7VeniceFlorence - Bologna - Venice (3 Nights): Travel north, through the Apennines, to the medieval city of Bologna, perhaps best known for the delicious spaghetti sauce that bears its name. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Then it's off to the romantic island city of Venice with its rich cultural and artistic heritage. Spend time at leisure gliding along its enchanting canals in a gondola or wander through the city's labyrinthine lanes, over bridges and into quiet campi before dining tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast
Principe/Amadeus
Day 8VeniceVenice Canal Cruise, Orientation and Free Time: 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the delicate Venetian art of glassblowing on Giudecca Island. Savour the iconic and unexpected highlights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square to admire the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9VeniceSecret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market: Sites made famous in poetry, song and prose are explored today during a leisurely stroll from our hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge where we will join a guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will bring all the flavours of Italy to life at a centuries-old food market. Amble through the narrow calle of Venice and admire the beautiful architecture, walking over the Rialto Bridge before spending the rest of the day to visit the sights of your choice. Our love affair with Italy's great Italian cities comes to an end this evening as we enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 10Depart VeniceDepart Venice: For now it's time to say a fond arrivederci to Italy and newfound friends who have shared in the memorable sights, sounds and flavours. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
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12/25/2019$2,750.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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01/24/2020$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/31/2020$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/07/2020$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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03/27/2020$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/03/2020$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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