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Trafalgar Italy Bellissimo Summer 2017 (ITBE)

11 Days starts and ends in Rome Print
Tour Style: Country Explorer
Europe & Britain First Class 2017
Visits: Rome, St Peters Basilica, Vatican City, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Cassino War Cemetery, Pompeii, Capri, Marina Piccola Bay, Piazzetta, Naples, Perugia, Assisi, St Francis Basilica, Venice, St Marks Square, St Marks Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace, Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Montecatini Terme, Florence, Piazza del Duomo, Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, Pieve a Nievole, Siena, Piazza del Campo, Italy

The beauty and grace of Italy is a kaleidoscope of colours, fragrances and tastes, explored on a trip that ventures from the interior to the coast, and the sultry, sun-soaked island of Capri. Stay in an old Franciscan convent in the birthplace of St Francis, Assisi. The convent was originally built for pilgrims to this peaceful hillside town, but its stone walls now hold slick modern décor.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence
  • Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Venice and Siena
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, the Faraglioni Rocks on the Isle of Capri, the Byzantine St Mark's Basilica, Santa Croce Basilica, Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum in Rome, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii and St. Francis Basilica in Assisi

Dining Highlights

  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 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)
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • 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

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Welcome to Rome, capital of Italy. Relax after check-in, or take a leisurely stroll through the city's ancient streets. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an evening orientation drive to see St. Peter's Basilica - the perfect introduction to your holiday.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Rome Sightseeing
Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Later visit St. Peter's Basilica to see the famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by. Please note: On certain departures the Vatican Museums will be visited upon return to Rome.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 3 Rome – Cassino – Pompeii – SorrentoIsle of Capri (2 Nights)
Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Cassino in the valley below the 6th century Abbey. Then explore the excavations at Pompeii - buried for centuries beneath volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD - with commentary from your Local Specialist. In Sorrento enjoy a Cultural Insight into fine local craftsmanship at an inlaid wood demonstration. Cruise across the Bay of Naples to the beautiful Isle of Capri, your home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 4 Capri Orientation
Your walking orientation of Capri town includes views of the Marina Piccola with a Local Specialist. Admire the legendary Piazzetta, the centre of local life. Spend free time shopping at elegant boutiques or perhaps explore the coast of this pretty island by private motor launch. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Day: 5 Isle of Capri – Naples – Perugia – Assisi
Sail back across the Mediterranean to 'Bella Napoli'. Drive through Naples and north via Latium to Perugia, the capital of the Umbria region. Here experience a Cultural Insight involving Italian weaving history at TreadRight and Join Trafalgar Heritage Initiative project Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti. This is one of the few remaining traditional wooden frame hand-weaving workshops in Italy. Later arrive in Assisi and dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day: 6 Assisi Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)
This morning after breakfast your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour which includes a visit to the Basilica of St Francis, famous for its frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Travel through scenic countryside towards Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight you might want to join an Optional Experience to start discovering this unique place.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 7 Venice Orientation
Savour the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. This afternoon explore on your own, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon for a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 8 Venice – Pisa – Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) (2 Nights)
This morning travel to Pisa to view the famous Leaning Tower. Later arrive in the spa-resort of Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, your home for the next two nights.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 9 Florence Excursion
Your day excursion to the Renaissance city of Florence is incredible. Your Local Specialist shows you all the sights including views of the marble Duomo and magnificent Baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria, with its statues and stunning palazzi. Free time afterwards is an opportunity to explore museums and art galleries. Shop for high-quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery in Florentine boutiques. Join your companions later for an authentic Tuscan Be My Guest dining experience at a farmhouse set amid beautiful olive groves in the countryside.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 10 Montecatini (Tuscan Hills) – Siena – Rome
Discover Siena, a picturesque medieval town in the heart of Tuscany, famous for the biannual Palio horse race. Admire the architecture on Piazza del Campo as you sip a cool drink at a pavement café. Shop for unique local pottery before returning to Rome. Join your companions this evening and celebrate the end of your holiday with a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 11 Depart Rome
After breakfast say farewell to Italy and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable Italian journey of discovery. Airport transfers are available to Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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