Italian Dream

8 days

from $165 pppd

Trip available from May 2017 to Oct 2017.
"Had a fabulous holiday with Trafalgar"
Wendy , Jun 2014

This dream tour displays the best of Rome, Venice and Florence and offers free time to explore each breathtaking city on your own too. Get a close look at the Romans' legacy through the impressive Colosseum, Venice's effortless beauty and the influence of the Renaissance through Florence's art.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
ITAD

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Rome. Relax and unwind after check-in and meet with your Travel Director this afternoon. Tonight perhaps take a stroll through the city and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

    Hotel

    Pinewood/Ergife Palace

  • 2.

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit inside the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards you have free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.

    ROME – VENICE (MARGHERA) (2 NIGHTS)

    Follow the Upper Tiber Valley past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto in Umbria to Tuscany, a unique and fertile landscape with olive groves and vineyards stretching into the distance. Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and arrive later close to the magical city of Venice.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Mercure Marghera

  • 4.

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to its heart, St. Mark’s Square. Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the magnificent Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine basilica adorned with glass mosaics. Explore this fascinating city in your free time or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to Burano island for a delicious meal.”

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 5.

    VENICE (MARGHERA) – VERONA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)

    Drive west to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. View the vast Roman Arena during your walking orientation, where concerts are still held, and then see Juliet's Balcony. Your journey continues through the gastronomic region of Emilia Romagna to Tuscany and your hotel near the Renaissance city of Florence.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Novotel Firenze Nord

  • 6.

    FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Florence enjoys a unique artistic heritage. Experience the delights during your sightseeing tour on foot with a knowledgeable Local Specialist. View the Baptistery renowned for its carved bronze doors, the marble Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's impressive Bell Tower and visit Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy a demonstration of leatherwork, with time afterwards to explore or to shop for high-quality Italian goods and 18-carat gold jewellery.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

  • 7.

    FLORENCE – ASSISI – ROME

    Through the rolling countryside of Tuscany into Umbria. You arrive at the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. See the sights of St. Francis’ birthplace, including the medieval ramparts. Later on your final night in Rome, you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday with a special dinner.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Pinewood

  • 8.

    DEPART ROME

    Say 'arrivederci' to Rome, your Travel Director and newfound friends as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Assisi

    Orientation of this beautiful town dedicated to St. Francis
  • Florence

    Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's Bell Tower
  • Rome

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

    Cruise by private boat to St. Marks Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
  • Verona

    View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony on an orientation walk

Dining

  • 7 buffet breakfasts

  • 2 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • 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. Please refer to the price panel

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Rome

  • Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

    Adult Price: €79.00 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.
  • Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

    Adult Price: €33.00 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.
  • Delights of Rome with Dinner

    Adult Price: €49.00 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.
  • Arrivederci Roma

    Adult Price: €50.00 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.

Venice

  • Gondolas and the Grand Canal

    Adult Price: €70.00 Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzos, 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.
  • Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

    Adult Price: €36.00 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.
  • Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

    Adult Price: €70.00 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.

Florence

  • Visit to Pisa with Tuscan Dinner and Music

    Adult Price: €90.00 Join us on a visit to Pisa where you will see the remarkable Leaning Tower and will marvel at the monuments on the Square of Miracles. At a Tuscan farmhouse, we will enjoy a selection of local specialties and wines produced in the property. Live music will create an unforgettable atmosphere.
  • Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

    Adult Price: €40.00 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.
  • Visit To San Gimignano

    Adult Price: €35.00 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.
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