Best of Italy (Oct-Apr)

13 Day Winter Tour from Rome to Rome with Trafalgar

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Winter Tour Starts In
Starts In
Rome
Winter Tour Ends In
Ends In
Rome
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
48
Max Group Size
48
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Winter
Trip Style
Winter
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Italy
Trip Operated By:
Trafalgar
Trafalgar
863 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
7 Reviews
Trip Code:
WTBO

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Rome
Ciao Roma! Explore this imperial city of emperors and senators, gods and goddesses, before joining your companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Our introduction to the Eternal City is an evening orientation drive to view some of the sights which await tomorrow. (WR) Stay Two Nights: Grand Tiberio
2 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
The Vatican City takes centre stage today as we join a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour in the Vatican Museums.'Dive Into Culture' and admire the Bramante staircase, created for Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, and Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. See the marble masterpiece of the Pietà, housed in St. Peter's Basilica before crossing the Tiber into Ancient Rome. Visit the famous Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus, once the site of celebrated chariot races. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Rome. Indulge in an espresso in the Piazza Navona or clamber up the Spanish Steps. (B)
3 Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento
We journey south to the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share details of the devastation caused by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius as we wander through the ancient paved roads of a city that was frozen in time. Later, we arrive at our hotel in the clifftop village of Sorrento where we'll dine tonight. (B/D) Stay Two Nights: Johanna Park
4 Isle of Capri Excursion
We cross the Bay of Naples today by ferry to the glamorous Isle of Capri to visit some of its landmark sights. Wander past the chic boutiques and pavement cafés in Capri Town in the company of a Local Specialist before taking your time to soak up the sophistication of this lovely island. Later, we return to the mainland. (B)
5 Sorrento – Assisi
View the Benedictine Abbey, which featured as the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, before heading north to the slopes of Mount Subasio, we arrive in the mystical town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, under whose protection this medieval city is said to remain. We join our Local Specialist on a walking tour to the Basilica of St. Francis, which we will have an opportunity to visit before some free time to explore this fascinating hilltop town. We'll stay at one of Trafalgar's'Stays With Stories' - a fully renovated old Franciscan convent. (B/D) Stay: Cenacolo
6 Assisi – Verona – Venice
We journey through the glorious countryside of the Emilia Romagna region. This area is also renowned for its gastronomy and is credited with being the birthplace of tortellini, mortadella and parmigiano cheese. Travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet's Balcony. Arrive later in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic, where we enjoy dinner at the hotel. (B/D) Stay Two Nights: Principe/Amadeus
7 Venice Orientation and Free Time
Cruise your way through Venice by private launch to soak up the sights and sounds of what was once one of the world's greatest ports.'Dive Into Culture' on Giudecca Island, where talented tradesmen share their centuries-old glassmaking traditions. Continue past the Bridge of Sighs and Doge's Palace to St. Mark's Square to view the impressive square and Basilica. Consider an Optional Experience to see the colourful fishermen's houses on the Island of Burano or search for a cosy bacaro and indulge in some tasty Venetian treats. (B)
8 Venice – Milan – Italian Lakes
Today we cross the lush green plains of Lombardy to sophisticated Milan, Italy's capital of design and fashion. An orientation tour takes us past the intricate Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the famous Galleria. Later arrive on Lake Maggiore where we enjoy dinner served tonight at our hotel (B/D) Stay Two Nights: Barchetta Excelsior
9 Lake Como Excursion
The glistening blue waters of Lake Como welcome us today. Explore charming Como old town, indulge in the delicious gelato of the area, take the funicular for spectacular views of the lake or perhaps consider a cruise on the lake. (B)
10 Italian Lakes – Pisa – Florence
Tuscany lures us across the forested Apennine Mountains, past the marble quarries of Carrara to the famous city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we will enjoy an opportunity to view the Leaning Tower. Our next stop is Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. (B) Stay Two Nights: Grand Mediterraneo
11 Florence Sightseeing
Delve into the extravagant legacy of the Medici family, whose legacy of art and architecture are explored in the company of a Local Specialist. The elegant Duomo dominates the skyline as we visit Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite statues and palazzi. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Florence and 674-year-old Ponte Vecchio from Piazzale Michelangelo. Then we learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Later,'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner at a castle set within a celebrated wine and olive oil estate. (B/BMG)
12 Florence – San Gimignano – Rome
This morning we stop at the Florence American Cemetery. Continuing south, we visit the charming Tuscan hill-town of San Gimignano, within whose city walls, one finds extraordinary examples of medieval architecture and history. Venture to the centre of town to view its Piazza del Duomo, surrounded by thousand-year-old towers and stroll along the town's 13th-century city walls. This evening in Rome we enjoy a Farewell Dinner spent in the company of newfound friends and our Travel Director. (B/FD) Stay: Crowne Plaza St Peter's
13 Depart Rome
Our discovery of the best of Italy has sadly come to an end. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (B)

Trafalgar Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
  • City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence
  • Orientation of Venice and Milan
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Lake Como, the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, and San Gimignano
  • View the Abbey in Monte Cassino, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa the Duomo in Florence
  • See the ancient sites of Rome
  • Scenic cruise to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
Trip Inclusions
  • 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
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (7)

13 Day Best of Italy (Oct-Apr) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Very interesting, lots of information and a fun group!”
- VIC, Australia Dec 2014 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

We loved that our tour director spontaneously took us over the boarder from Lake Como to Switzerland. Not a part of the tour but was a great experience. The tours were generally very interesting but some did feel a little rushed. Need more time in Florence, would love to have another full day on our own to explore.
Happy we arrived into Rome two days earlier to just walk around, the tour didn't give enough time in Rome. The accommodation was very good, except in...read more

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“Best trip so far”
- NSW, Australia Dec 2014

Best trip so far, whole family were entertained including children, local travel advisers were exceptional, especially Gianmarco. Some families in our tour have already travelled with Trafalgar 4 times. Will definitely travel Trafalgar again.

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“Very good but the group was too large”
- VIC, Australia Dec 2014

The tour itself was very good but the group was too large (50 People). The tour guide was excellent but some of the places were not great for winter time. We needed more time in Florence (at least another day) and would have loved one night in Verona, only 2 hours. No need to sleep in Assisi, few hours would have been sufficient as we got their too late and didn't see enough and left early the next morning. The hotel in Sorrento was too old and not great location. The dinner there was terribl...read more

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“Excellent tour”
- NSW, Australia Nov 2014

Excellent tour, the best Tour Director and Coach Driver. We would highly recommend it. We and most of our fellow travelers joined all or most of the optional tours. It was a large additional expense (approx $1,400) and we would prefer some or most to be added to the tour cost when booking.

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“Loved, loved, loved all of it”
- Australia Dec 2013

Loved, loved, loved all of it. Everyone we dealt with was so friendly and helpful - very unusual these days!! The assistance with the booking of our trip was more than excellent; given that my husband and I changed our mind about which trip a number of times. Nothing was too much trouble. Our tour was the best ever. Federica & Salvatore (tour guide and driver) were simply amazing. The people on our tour were such lovely, fun, friendly people. Can not believe our trip is already over but...read more

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