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Trafalgar Tours Arrow Europe & Britain Vacations 2017/18 Arrow Great Italian Cities Winter 2017/18
Great Italian Cities Winter 2017/18
Tour Type: At Leisure
Brochure Type: AWS Europe Asia Central and North America 1718

Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy's capitals - the pavement 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. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna's Kissing Towers and say 'ciao' to Marco Polo.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Pisa
  • See the ancient sites of Rome
  • View Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum in Rome and St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi
Dining Highlights
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 3 dinners
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 OperatorTrafalgar Tours
OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (3 Nights): Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It's the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone. An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter's Basilica - a great start to your Italian holiday.Welcome Reception
Grand Palatino
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing and At Leisure: Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3RomeRome At Leisure: Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively consider joining an Optional Experience to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, near the Bay of Naples.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4FlorenceRome - Assisi - Florence (3 Nights): Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis' Basilica and see Giotto's enchanting frescoes, with your Local Specialist. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.Buffet Breakfast
Ambasciatori
Day 5FlorenceFlorence Sightseeing and At Leisure: Learn about Florence's rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its gilded bronze doors. Enjoy scenic views of the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks. Afterwards, explore on your own or shop for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality-leather and 18-carat gold jewellery.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6FlorenceFlorence - Excursion to Pisa: Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian coast. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city's most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble cathedral with a Local Specialist. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. Enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch in a Tuscan Villa with a local family.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 7VeniceFlorence - Bologna - Venice (3 Nights): Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This sublime island city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. Later today, you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it's the perfect introduction to this magical city. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Boscolo Bellini
Day 8VeniceVenice - Canal Cruise and Orientation: Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. This afternoon you have free time to visit the Fine Arts Academy, relax at a café on St. Mark's Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9VeniceSecret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market: Enjoy a leisurely stroll from your hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge to join your guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will reveal a centuries-old food market and narrow 'calle' or streets. Admire the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo's house. The rest of the day is free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 10Depart VeniceDepart Venice: Say 'arrivederci' to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing
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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
November 24, 2017$2,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
December 01, 2017$2,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
December 08, 2017$2,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
December 23, 2017Quote
December 27, 2017$2,525.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
January 05, 2018$2,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
January 19, 2018$2,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
January 26, 2018$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
February 02, 2018$2,425.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
February 09, 2018$2,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
February 23, 2018$2,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
March 02, 2018$2,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
March 09, 2018$2,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
March 16, 2018$2,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
March 23, 2018$2,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
March 30, 2018$2,425.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 06, 2018Quote
Disclaimer
Easter: Departure 30 March 2018 will be in Rome on Easter Sunday.

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