Italian Discovery Preview 2018

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Preview 2018 USA

Landmarks of Italy - the Vatican, marble Duomo and Doge's Palace - are the highlights of this journey through the birthplace of culture. Admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling, the idyllic beauty of Lake Como and stop in Verona to see Shakespeare's Juliet balcony and the 2,000-year-old Roman arena. You'll also savour the tastes of Bologna and wander through St. Francis' hometown, Assisi.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna and Assisi
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Turin and Venice
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, beautiful Lake Maggiore, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica and the Kissing Towers in Bologna
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Roman Colosseum, the medieval city of Ferrara and St. Francis Basilica in Assisi
Dining Highlights
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
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 Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (2 Nights): Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or perhaps take a stroll through this historic city. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers later for a Welcome Reception. An evening orientation drive will take you to admire the view of the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica - a perfect start to your Italian Discovery.Welcome Reception
Cicerone
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing: Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Trafalgar has priority early access as an official partner of the Vatican Museums allowing entry before other Tour Operators and the general public. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and more peaceful. Visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pieta. Your tour continues with views of ancient Roman sites and see Circus Maximus where chariot races were held. Visit the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own or simply relax and watch the world go by.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3FlorenceRome - Florence: Drive north through picturesque scenery to the Renaissance city of Florence in Tuscany. Your Local Specialist reveals Florence's rich cultural heritage during your walking tour. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery renowned for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the ancient Ponte Vecchio, one of the most famous landmarks in Florence. Afterwards explore on your own or shop for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery. This evening enjoy a memorable Be My Guest dining experience in a castle on a wine and olive oil estate.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Day 4TurinFlorence - Pisa - Turin: A short journey brings you to Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower in Piazza del Duomo - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There's time for photos before you continue past the marble quarries of Carrara and the resorts of Portofino, Rapallo and Genoa. In Turin during your orientation drive, see the majestic Piazza Vittorio Veneto and the River Po, Italy's largest river.Buffet Breakfast
Concord
Day 5MilanTurin - Lake Como - Milan: From Turin via Lake Como you arrive in Milan. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the city's spectacular sights including the Galleria, the Gothic Duomo and the renowned La Scala opera house. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Starhotels Business Palace
Day 6VeniceMilan - Verona - Venice (2 Nights): Stop in Verona where Shakespeare based his most famous play, view Juliet's Balcony and the 2,000 year old Roman arena still in use today. Continue across the Veneto plains to the magical city of Venice.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Viktoria Palace
Day 7VeniceVenice Orientation: View the Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica on your cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Stop at Giudecca Island to visit a traditional glassblowing workshop for a Cultural Insight into this ancient art form. Spend free time afterwards as you wish. Relax in a cafe, shop for souvenirs or take an Optional Experience to one of the islands in the lagoon.Buffet Breakfast
Day 8BolognaVenice - Ferrara - Bologna: Visit Ferrara, a city of artistic importance during the Renaissance. Arrive in Bologna - famous for its university, architecture, fine sausages and hams. Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including Neptune's fountain, the Kissing Towers and Piazza Maggiore. Don't forget to sample the excellent local cuisine.Buffet Breakfast
AC by Marriott
Day 9RomeBologna - Assisi - Rome: Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Enjoy a walking tour of St. Francis' hometown with a Local Specialist. Visit the magnificent Basilica and see the tomb of St. Francis who founded the Franciscan Order in Assisi in 1208. Later travel south towards Rome passing the scenic hilltop town of Orte. Tonight join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Sheraton Parco De Medici
Day 10Depart RomeDepart Rome: Say 'arrivederci' to your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
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    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: Preview 2018 USALandmarks of Italy - the Vatican, marble Duomo and Doge's Palace - are the highlights of this journey through the birthplace of culture.

 
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