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Trafalgar Flavours of Italy Summer 2017 (ITIE)

10 Days from Rome to Venice Print
Tour Style: Special Interest
Europe & Britain First Class 2017
Visits: Rome, Vatican City, St Peters Basilica, San Gimignano, Greve In Chianti, Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo, Parma, Pisa, Bologna, Venice, Bridge of Sighs, St Marks Basilica, Doges Palace, Realto Bridge, Marco Polos House, Italy

Let Italy feed your senses - savour the aromas of oregano, garlic and parmesan, journeying from the frenetic avenues of Rome to romantic Venice. Sip a chilled Chianti and sample the buttery flavours of olive oil against the lush golden, green backdrop of Tuscany. You'll learn how to buy fresh local produce in Florence and prepare your own pasta for lunch.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Parma
  • View the ancient sites of Rome and the Colosseum, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Kissing Towers in Bologna, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge in Venice
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Chianti wine region, the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and the famous food markets in Venice

Dining Highlights

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Cook the Italian way with Chef Libero
  • 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

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Welcome to Rome, the capital of Italy. Relax after your journey and meet your Travel Director and companions this evening for a Welcome Reception. Discover the beauty of this city during an evening orientation drive. Pause to enjoy the atmosphere at the buzzing Piazza Navona where you will indulge in a delicious gelato.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Rome Sightseeing
View the impressive Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus where the chariot races were held during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelo's Pietà. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own or simply relax and watch the world go by.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 3 Rome – Chianti Wine Region (Greve) – San Gimignano (3 Nights)
This morning consider an Optional Experience inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to see the breathtaking ceiling. Later drive through Lazio and the hill-country of Umbria and Tuscany. Visit a wine and olive oil outlet to taste excellent Chiantis and extra virgin olive oils just outside the small town of Greve. Travel through picturesque scenery and stop in San Gimignano for a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage walled medieval town. Perhaps try a delicious gelato from a famous Gelateria. A short drive brings you to your beautiful historic hotel near San Gimignano. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day: 4 Florence Sightseeing
Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's famous statue of David. Visit Piazza della Signoria and later view the coloured marble Duomo. Tonight enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner with wine in a family-owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 5 Tuscan Lifestyle Experience
Begin your day at a fruit and vegetable market in Florence, meet our Local Specialist and gain an insight into Italian cuisine from a professional chef. Here you will participate in purchases of the fresh produce for your cooking lesson. Take your fresh produce to the restaurant and spend time together preparing your delicious luncheon with a glass of wine. After enjoying a relaxing and memorable Regional Meal return to your hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night. Your evening is free to do as you please.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day: 6 San Gimignano – Pisa – Parma
This morning meet your Local Specialist in Pisa to view the amazing Leaning Tower and the majestic cathedral and baptistery set in the Square of Miracles. Travel to Parma where a memorable Regional Meal of local specialities awaits you.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day: 7 Parma – Bologna – Venice (3 Nights)
A short drive will bring you to Bologna. This city is renowned for its culinary tradition and cured meats such as prosciutto, mortadella and salami. It has also given its name to the well-known meat-based pasta sauce called ragù alla bolognese. Here you will enjoy a walking tour with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you further on local delicacies. Stop to take in views of the famous Kissing Towers. This afternoon cross the Veneto plains and arrive in Venice.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 8 Venice Canal Cruise and Sightseeing
Savour the magical 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. Spend time exploring the labyrinth of streets and canals on your own or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Burano for a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market
Enjoy a leisurely stroll from your hotel with a Local Specialist along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge on your guided 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 see the sights of your choice. Celebrate your trip with your fellow travellers this evening at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 10 Depart Venice
This morning, say 'arrivederci' to your fellow travellers at the end of your wonderful Flavours of Italy holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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