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Splendours of Italy

13 Days 2 Countries 9 Cities

This CostSaver trip captures the beauty and history of Italy, taking in Rome, the Italian Lakes and more.

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13 Days 2 Countries 9 Cities

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      About this trip

      Weave your way from Rome to the sun-kissed south and the Bay of Naples and Sorrento. Travel past the home of St. Francis of Assisi to romantic Venice, the beautiful Italian Lakes and golden hills of Tuscany before Florence.


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      Trip code: ITSI

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 12 buffet breakfasts

      • 6 three course dinners

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        • Assisi
          Orientation tour includes St. Francis' Basilica

        • Florence
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery

        • Italian Lakes
          Enjoy a free day with spectacular views

        • Lugano
          Visit this magnificent lakeside resort

        • Pisa
          View the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum

        • Siena
          Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race

        • Sorrento
          Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop

        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 buffet breakfasts

        • 6 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Splendours of Italy

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Rome. After check-in at your hotel, relax and unwind before meeting with your Travel Director in the afternoon. This evening why not take a stroll around this fascinating city and soak up the amazing atmosphere.

      Hotel
      Ergife Palace

      Optional Experiences

      Delights of Rome with Dinner

      Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      2. Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of the city, starting with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest and most inspiring churches ever built. Your trip continues across the Tiber River with views of the iconic Colosseum and the ancient sites of Rome. Spend free time exploring the wonderful sights on your own. Perhaps take an Optional Experience offered by your Travel Director.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

      We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.

      Adult Price: €79.00

      3. Rome – Bay of Naples (2 Nights)

      This morning perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums. Then journey south past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to the Bay of Naples, your home for the next two nights. This afternoon why not take an Optional Experience to Positano and the Amalfi Coast?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Stabia

      Optional Experiences

      Amalfi Coast and Positano

      Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.

      Adult Price: €43.00

      4. Sorrento Excursion

      Your excursion to the nearby resort of Sorrento starts with a visit to an inlaid wood workshop, for which the area is renowned. Later consider an Optional Experience to see the excavations of Pompeii, which lay undiscovered for centuries beneath a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Sorrento Countryside and Farmhouse Meal

      Enjoy a beautiful drive into the Sorrentino countryside, where you'll explore the gardens, mill and ancient wine cellar of an 18th-century olive oil mill. During a tour of its lemon, orange and olive groves, your hosts will show you how mozzarella and other cheeses of the region are made. And then you'll get to try cheeses, salamis and marinated vegetables, washed down with local wine and homemade bread.

      Adult Price: €44.00

      5. Bay of Naples – Assisi

      Drive through the rolling hills of Umbria to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, birthplace of St. Francis. Enjoy an orientation tour which includes St. Francis Basilica, renowned for its fresco paintings.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Frate Sole

      Optional Experiences

      Discover Pompeii

      Join our expert on a tour of the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in AD 79. You'll witness the devastating destruction it had at the time, as well as the opportunity to go back in time and get a glimpse of everyday Roman life, frozen for almost 2,000 years.

      Adult Price: €44.00

      6. Assisi – Venice (Oriago) (2 Nights)

      Enjoy a scenic drive across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical floating city of Venice. Dine at your hotel this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Il Burchiello

      Optional Experiences

      Gondolas and the Grand Canal

      Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

      Adult Price: €70.00

      7. Venice Orientation and Free Time

      You are surrounded by magnificent sights and sounds as you cruise by private launch along the Giudecca canal to St. Mark's Square. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Explore the city during your free time or maybe take a trip to Burano Island in the lagoon for a delicious meal.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

      Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power. Alternatively, we’ll visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas.

      Adult Price: €36.00

      Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

      Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

      Adult Price: €70.00

      8. Venice (Oriago) – Verona – Lugano – Italian Lakes (2 Nights)

      Journey west to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's most famous play, and stop to admire the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony. Continue across the Swiss border and visit the pretty lakeside resort of Lugano. Arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Capolago

      9. Italian Lakes Free Day

      Today you have a full day to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Italian Lakes region.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Milan and Lake Como

      We'll start with a visit to Lake Como where you'll enjoy views of the elegant villas and gardens as you cruise on the Lake, one of the most beautiful spots in Northern Italy. Later, you’ll visit Milan, the bustling fashion and financial capital of Italy. Highlights will include: views of the spectacular Duomo, the glass-roofed Galleria and the world-famous La Scala opera house.

      Adult Price: €52.00

      10. Italian Lakes – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)

      Cross the Apennine Mountains, travel along the Italian Riviera arriving in Pisa. Here we see the famous leaning tower in the Square of Miracles. Later arrive at your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight you may wish to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Tuscan hills.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Wall Art

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

      Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.

      Adult Price: €64.00

      11. Florence Sightseeing and Free Time

      Florence is one of the liveliest and most creative cities in Europe and home to some of the world's greatest works of art and architecture. Your Local Specialist gives you an excellent account of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork and in your free time visit one of the many museums or simply relax and enjoy the ambience.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

      Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We have fast track entry to the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Visit To San Gimignano

      Join us for a drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ of Tuscany. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves, this is Italy’s best preserved medieval city and will give you a taste of day-to-day life in Italy during the Middle Ages.

      Adult Price: €35.00

      12. Florence – Siena – Rome

      Admire the beautiful scenery as you drive through the Chianti region of Tuscany to Siena, a medieval city famous for its biannual Palio horse race. Marvel at its rich heritage during your orientation tour. This evening in Rome you might like to mark the end of an enjoyable holiday with a meal out.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Raganelli

      Optional Experiences

      Arrivederci Roma

      Rome comes alive this last evening of our trip as you savour her unforgettable sights! We then celebrate together with a Farewell Dinner including entertainment in one of our favourite places.

      Adult Price: €50.00

      13. Depart Rome

      This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you prepare to return home with wonderful memories. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Assisi
          Orientation tour includes St. Francis' Basilica

        • Florence
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral and Baptistery

        • Italian Lakes
          Enjoy a free day with spectacular views

        • Lugano
          Visit this magnificent lakeside resort

        • Pisa
          View the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower

        • Rome
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum

        • Siena
          Visit the Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio horse race

        • Sorrento
          Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop

        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 buffet breakfasts

        • 6 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : I would and have already recommended using Trafalgar to friends and family. It was my first time traveling with a tour group and it was an amazing experience. Jeff , our travel director, and Leo, our bus driver, made sure everyone was having an enjoyable time and were

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        Service rating : My wife and I really enjoyed our trip to Italy. CostSaver and Trafalgar performed an outstanding job in both planning and executing this wonderful trip. Our tour guide was both professional and knowledgeable and presented Italy with both the cultural and historical aspects.

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        Service rating : Our tour director Jeff was awesome, he always gave his best all the time.Product : Enjoyed all the locations we visited

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        Service rating : I thought it was very well planned and great guides. I have already recommended trafalgar and would definitely go on another trip.Product : I got to see everything I have always wanted to see in Italy! This was a great trip

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        Service rating : Tour is on time and many places are visited as per advertised, I would recommend this tour to others. The pace is just right. Your guide Jeff Allen is good and know a lot of things about the places visited.Product : Itinerary for 13 days is good enough, not too fast nor too slow.

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