Experience the Romance of Legendary Destinations in Italy

With options to indulge in luxurious dining experiences that only Italians can offer.

Travel Date(s)Return Date(s)PriceSingle Supplement
17.OCT.201828.OCT.2018$3,175 per person$560

Learn more about the impressively beautiful sights of Italy!

Day 1 - Arrive in Rome (2 Nights)

st. peters

Take time to embrace the Italian passion for life on this grand adventure through Italy that starts and ends in the Eternal City of Rome. Spend the day exploring its ancient streets before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to see the iconic St. Peter's Basilica.

MEAL(S)
Welcome Reception   

HOTEL
Grand Tiberio

Day 2 - Rome Sightseeing

sistine chapel creation of adam

Our captivating journey through Rome begins at the Vatican Museums where we join a Local Specialist for an unforgettable sightseeing tour to gaze at Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and his sorrowful Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica. We visit the enduring symbols of Ancient Rome, celebrating the lives of gladiators and soldiers who entertained thousands in the mighty Colosseum and see Circus Maximus before spending an afternoon exploring the city on our own terms. Wander up Via Veneto on a shopping spree, soak up the coffee culture in one of Rome's generous piazze or discover the masterpieces of Rome in one of the city's many museums ­ the choice is yours.

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

Roman Evening with Dinner
Spend a light­hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

Adult Price: €61.00

Day 3 - Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento – Isle of Capri (2 Nights)

pompeii

Venture south towards the ancient city of Pompeii that remains frozen in time following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius centuries ago. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share insights into the city's tragic history. Our next stop is beautiful Sorrento, where we will enjoy a Cultural Insight into fine local craftsmanship at an inlaid wood demonstration. Cruising across the Bay of Naples, against the backdrop of Vesuvius in slumber, we arrive at the captivating Isle of Capri, where we'll spend the next two nights in picture­ perfect surrounds.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast

HOTEL
Regina Cristina

Optional Experiences

Sorrento Countryside and Farmhouse Meal

Enjoy a beautiful drive into the Sorrento 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

 

Day 4 - Capri Orientation

capri central square marina grande

Explore the glamour and rustic charm of Capri on a walking orientation with a Local Specialist that will include views of the Marina Piccola, where Ulysses was said to have been seduced by sirens. Venture to the heart of the island and the legendary Piazzetta, where the locals come to people­watch. Spend free time shopping at elegant boutiques or perhaps explore the rugged coast and hidden grottos of this pretty island by private motor launch. Tonight, we dine at our hotel.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

Optional Experiences

Best of Capri
Take in amazing views of the 'jet­set' island of Capri. You'll cruise around the island and visit the villa of Swedish author Axel Munthe, whose gardens are rated amongst the finest in Europe. The tour will finish at the elevated village of Anacapri. In the event of bad weather and the boats not running there will be a reduction in the optional cost.

Adult Price: €58.00

Day 5 - Isle of Capri – Naples – Cassino – Perugia – Assisi

capri

We sail back across the Mediterranean to the fiery southern capital of Naples and stop to celebrate the lives of brave soldiers at their final resting place in Cassino's Commonwealth War Cemetery, located in the valley below the town's 6th century Abbey. Venture northwards via Latium to the historic city of Perugia. The fascinating weaving tradition of Italy is explored during a TreadRight Cultural Insight and Join Trafalgar Heritage Initiative project Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, one of the last remaining traditional wooden frame hand­weaving workshops in the country. Later, we arrive in the ancient hilltop town of Assisi where we will dine in our hotel tonight.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

HOTEL
Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation

Day 6 - Assisi Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

basilica of st francis assisi

Rambling through the cobblestone streets of Assisi with our Local Specialist, we visit the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for Giotto's exquisite frescoes and 13th century stained glass windows, before traveling north past hilltop medieval villages and through picturesque farming plains towards Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Enjoy your evening at leisure watching the sun set over the Venetian Lagoon or perhaps join an Optional Experience to encounter the splendor of this romantic city.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast   

HOTEL
Biasutti

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

Day 7 - Venice Orientation

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The Winged Lion of Venice is your constant companion as your cruise by private launch to visit this enchanting island city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the delicate Venetian tradition of glassmaking that harks back to the 13th century before seeing the unforgettable sights of St. Mark's Square and Basilica, the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, named for the sound made by prisoners taking one last look at their beloved city from the bridge before meeting their fate. Get lost in Venice this afternoon, meandering through the narrow alleyways and hidden campi that were the haunt of Casanova and Marco Polo centuries ago.

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 multi­coloured houses ­ a real photographer's paradise.

Adult Price: €71.00

Day 8 - Venice – Pisa – Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) (2 Nights)

leaning tower of pisa in pisa

This morning we travel to Pisa and to its Field of Miracles to view the famous Leaning Tower before arriving in the spa­resort of Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, your home for the next two nights.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast   

HOTEL
Minerva Palace

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

Day 9 - Florence Excursion

bapistry campanile bell tower florence italy

Explore one of the world's most cultural cities today ­ home of great masters, the ambitious legacy of the Medici family and the cradle of the Renaissance. Your Local Specialist shares all the sights, including views of the magnificent marble Duomo and Baptistery. We visit Piazza della Signoria, the heart of this flourishing city with its statues and stunning palazzi. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city’s historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18­ carat gold. Enjoy some free time to meander across the Arno over Ponte Vecchio and enjoy magnificent views of the city skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo, or perhaps shop for high­quality leather goods in Florence's boutiques. This evening, we embark on an unforgettable Tuscan Be My Guest dining experience at a farmhouse set amidst beautiful olive groves in the countryside.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia
Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit 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: €41.00

Day 10 - Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) – Siena – Rome

ariel view of siena italyToday, we explore the medieval beauty of Siena, with its shell­shaped Piazza del Campo dominated by the rusty red Palazzo Publico and Torre del Mangia, the site of the biannual Palio horse race. Admire the hilltop town's extraordinary architecture, shop for beautifully hand­painted ceramics or relax with a gelato at a pavement café. This evening, we celebrate a magnificent Italian adventure with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

HOTEL
Sheraton Parco De Medici

Day 11 - Depart Rome

After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Italy and prepare to return home after a memorable Italian journey of discovery.

Airport transfers are available to Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast

*Prices and availability are subject to change based on seasonal considerations.

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