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Trafalgar Best of Italy and Sicily Preview 2018 (ITIS)

15 Days starts and ends in Rome Print
Tour Style: Country Explorer
Preview 2018 USA
Visits: Rome, St Peters Basilica, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Square of Miracles, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa Baptistry, Piazza del Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Venice, St Marks Square, Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace, Giudecca Island, Burano, Umbria, Assisi, Mount Subasio, St Francis Basilica, Pompeii, Naples, Palermo, Palermo Cathedral, Monreale, Norman Cathedral, Mondello, Agrigento, Valley of Temples, Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Savoca, Mt Etna, Messina, Calbria, Sorrento, Capri, Marina Piccola Bay, Monte Cassino, Cassino War Cemetery, Italy

A full odyssey of Italy and Sicily, from the meandering 'calli' of Venice to the Grecian remains of Agrigento. See the imperial monuments of Rome, the Romanesque architecture of Pisa and Venetian glassblowing on Giudecca Island. Travel through the heart of Italy to Pompeii, Naples and Sorrento before your Sicilian hop to Palermo, Taormina and the Valley of the Temples. Please note: All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rome, Florence, Pompeii, Palermo, Agrigento, Assisi and Capri
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and sail to the Isle of Capri
  • Orientation of Venice, Taormina and Sorrento
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Palermo Cathedral and the fortress town of Enna and Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Roman Colosseum, St. Francis Basilica, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, the Norman Cathedral at Monreale, the fishing village of Mondello, the Valley of the Temples, the Isle of Capri and the amazing Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Dining Highlights

  • 14 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 6 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Vatican Experience
  • 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
  • Overnight cruise from Naples to Palermo
  • Ferry across the Straits of Messina to mainland Italy
  • 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 Eternal City. Spend the day relaxing. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director this evening for a Welcome Reception. Then an orientation drive will give you a perfect introduction to the sights which await you.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Rome Sightseeing
This morning your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's magnificent Pietà. St. Peter's is a place of pilgrimage and is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. See Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held and visit the impressive Colosseum. 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 – Pisa – Florence
This morning, travel to the town of Pisa and visit the Square of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the incredible Leaning Tower and see the medieval Cathedral and Romanesque Baptistery. You will arrive later in the Renaissance city of Florence.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 4 Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)
Experience the incredible sights on your walking tour with a Local Specialist. View the magnificent Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Basilica and visit Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy some free time before driving to the floating city of Venice. This evening, why not appreciate this elegant city from the comfort of a gondola?Buffet Breakfast
Day: 5 Venice Orientation
Your cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square is spectacular. View the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight when you watch Venetian craftsmen at work creating masterpieces at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Spend free time shopping or relaxing. Consider a boat trip to the colourful island of Burano for a delicious meal.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 6 Venice – Assisi
Drive south from Venice to Umbria, the green heart of Italy. Later, in the spiritual city of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, visit St. Francis’ Basilica on your walking tour with a Local Specialist.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day: 7 Assisi – Cassino – Pompeii – Naples – At Sea
This morning, stop at Cassino to visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery and view the Benedictine Abbey. Arrive later at the ancient city of Pompeii which was buried beneath volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, and lay undiscovered for centuries. Your Local Specialist gives a fascinating account of the excavations during your walking tour. A short journey brings you to Naples for your overnight cruise to Palermo, Sicily's capital.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 8 At Sea – Palermo
Arrive this morning in the Sicilian capital, Palermo. Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the city which includes the Teatro Massimo of Palermo and Piazza Bellini. Travel to the town of Monreale and visit the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral. Admire views of the Conca d'Oro before continuing your journey to visit the beautiful fishing village of Mondello. Return to Palermo this afternoon.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 9 Palermo – Agrigento
In Agrigento, your Local Specialist takes you on a tour of the Valley of the Temples. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to five ancient Greek temples dating from the 6th century BC. These are some of the grandest Grecian remains outside Athens. Dine tonight at your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day: 10 Agrigento – Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (2 Nights)
Travel through the vineyards of the southern hills towards the seaside resort of Taormina, your home for the next two nights. On arrival enjoy free time to explore the sights.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 11 Taormina
Spend the day relaxing in this fun Sicilian resort. Perhaps swim and sunbathe or shop for handmade lace on the Corso. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Savoca, the village made famous by 'The Godfather', and Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, widely regarded as one of the most impressive in the world. This evening, join your companions for a special Be My Guest dinner in a vineyard close to Mount Etna.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 12 Taormina (Giardini Naxos) – Sorrento (2 Nights)
Cross the Straits of Messina to mainland Italy by ferry, driving north through rustic Calabria via Salerno to your hotel in Sorrento. Tonight, relax at your hotel and take in the scenery.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day: 13 Isle of Capri Excursion
Visit an inlaid-wood workshop for a Cultural Insight into a local speciality craft. Take a short cruise to the charming Isle of Capri, and enjoy a guided walking tour of Capri Town with a Local Specialist. Appreciate views across the sea and Marina Piccola. Spend free time afterwards exploring this charming island on your own. Later return to Sorrento - famous for the alcoholic digestive Limoncello. Visit Piazza Tasso, with its many cafés, and shop in boutiques on the Corso Italia.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 14 Sorrento – Rome – Vatican Experience
Admire the spectacular coastline as you drive north from Sorrento. This afternoon, gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take you on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and join an official representative of the Vatican Museums for a private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum, founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, with its remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. You'll also enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the museum in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 15 Depart Rome
Say 'arrivederci Roma' as you prepare for your journey home with wonderful memories of your holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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04/20/2018 $3,675.00
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07/06/2018 $3,675.00
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08/31/2018 $3,775.00
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