Holiday Itinerary Best of Italy

Day 1 - Welcome to 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.

Hotel - Cicerone/Una. Included Meals - Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Discover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

The Holy See 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 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.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 3 - Explore the Ruins of Pompeii and 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.

Hotel - Johanna Park/La Residenza. Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - A Day on the Isle of Capri

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.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 5 - Onwards to Assisi

See the Benedictine Abbey of Cassino, 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 monastery.

Hotel - Cenacolo. Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Discover Verona and 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 origin of tortellini, mortadella and parmesan 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'll enjoy a Regional Dinner.

Hotel - Biasutti/Viktoria Palace Lido. Included Meals - Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Day 7 - St. Mark's and More in Venice

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 and watch talented tradesmen share their centuries-old glassmaking traditions. Continue past the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace to St. Mark's Square where we will 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.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 8 - On to Milan and Scenic Lake Maggiore

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 at Lake Maggiore where we'll enjoy dinner served tonight at our hotel.

Hotel - Simplon/Grand Dino. Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Stroll around Lake Como

The glistening blue waters of Lake Como welcome us today. We'll enjoy some free time to explore the lakeside lifestyle and beautiful scenery which has enchanted visitors for centuries. Spend this morning exploring Como's historical quarter, indulge in the area's delicious gelato, take the funicular for spectacular views of the lake or consider a cruise on the lake. This evening we venture by private boat to a secluded island on Lake Maggiore where we'll Connect With Locals over dinner at a Be My Guest experience. Join Signor Telli for colourful stories of pirates and princes and a delicious local fare in this family run restaurant.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 10 - Admire Pisa and on to 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'.

Hotel - Grand Mediterraneo. Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 11 - Experience Art and Architecture in Florence

Your expert Local Guide brings the city’s rich history to life during your walking tour. See the Cathedral and Signoria Square and view Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time exploring or shop for high quality leather and gold.(Buffet Breakfast)

Day 12 - Treasures of San Gimignano and Return to Rome

This morning we stop at the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial. 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 medieval 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.

Hotel - Crowne Plaza St. Peter's. Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 13 - Farewell Rome

Our discovery of the best of Italy has come to an end. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Departure dates & prices 2021 Best of Italy - 7% discount on all dates

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Trafalgar Brochure Price in Black from £2246

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This tour starts in and ends in Rome

March 7, 14

£2646
£2461

August 1

£2745
£2553

March 21

£2835
£2637

August 3

£2684
£2497

March 26

£2911
£2708

August 8, 13

£2745
£2553

April 4

£2997
£2788

August 15

£2684
£2497

April 9

£3321
£3089

August 20

£2907
£2704

April 13

£2546
£2368

August 22

£2706
£2517

April 16, 18

£2786
£2591

August 29, 31

£2660
£2474

April 20

£2925
£2721

September 1, 3

£2786
£2591

April 23

£2786
£2591

September 5, 7, 8, 10

£2813
£2617

April 25

£3090
£2874

September 12, 14, 17

£2813
£2617

April 27, 30

£2786
£2591

September 19

£3125
£2907

May 2

£2724
£2534

September 21

£2813
£2617

May 4, 5

£2786
£2591

September 24

£3095
£2879

May 9

£2724
£2534

September 26, 28

£2813
£2617

May 11, 12, 14, 16

£2786
£2591

October 1, 3, 5

£2813
£2617

May 18

£3069
£2855

October 8, 10

£2745
£2553

May 19

£3095
£2879

October 12

£3020
£2809

May 21, 23, 25, 26, 28

£2786
£2591

October 15, 17

£2745
£2553

June 1, 4, 6, 9

£2786
£2591

October 19, 22

£2385
£2219

June 11

£3065
£2851

 October 24, 31

£2336
£2173

173June 13, 15

£2786
£2591

November 7, 14, 21, 28

£2246
£2089

June 18

£2724
£2534

December 5, 11

£2246
£2089

June 20, 23, 27, 29

£2786
£2591

December 16

£2295
£2135

July 4

£2684
£2497

December 20

£2408
£2240

uly 6, 11

£2745
£2553

December 23

£2565
£2386

July 16

£3020
£2809

December 27

£2516
£2340

July 18

£2684
£2497

December 30

£2385
£2219

July 23, 27

£2745
£2553

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single Supplement is available

Please note: Itineraries and prices are subject to change and are based on availability. Please refer to Trafalgar brochures for booking conditions, other restrictions and page references not included in this website. All holidays subject to Trafalgar Worldwide Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on this website

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Best of Italy

Touring Holidays 13 Days - 7% Discount

2021 discount prices from £2089

Discover the Best of Italy, from the ancient treasures of Rome to Renaissance Florence and everything in between. Imagine staying overnight in a renovated Franciscan monastery in Assisi and lapping up chic Capri, as well as a private guided visit to Pompeii to see a Roman city frozen in time.

This stunning escorted tour Best of Italy comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Trafalgar Tours  direct on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55 plus the tour code.

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Best of Italy

  • 13 days – 1 Country
  • From: £2089 (per person twin share)
  • Includes: 12 nights’ accommodation. 19 meals. 12 breakfasts, 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • All transport shown. VIP private door-to-door UK airport transfers included. *This service is excluded from UK-based trips

Sightseeing Highlights

  • VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • Discover Venice, Milan and San Gimignano
  • View 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
  • Scenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Explore Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, a glassblowing factory in Venice, Lake Como and the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
  • See the ancient sites of Rome and the Abbey in Monte Cassino

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Venice

Tuscany

Trip Highlights

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

Join Signor Telli for a Be My Guest dinner at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island. (Day 9)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the spiral staircase designed by architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. (Day 2)
Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 7)

STAYS WITH STORIES

Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan monastery in Santa Maria deli Angeli. (Day 5)

VIP Door to door UK transfers

We’ve taken care of every detail in our guided holidays, including how you’ll get to and from the airport.

We’ll pick you up from your home in a private car for a stress-free journey to the airport – so your holiday starts the moment you leave your front door. And when you arrive back in the UK, your driver will be waiting for you at the terminal to take you home.

  • We’ll arrange a convenient pick-up time
  • All cars are first-class saloon vehicles
  • Available for journeys within 150 miles of your departure airport

Of course, you can make your own transfer arrangements too. Just advise your travel agent at the time of booking and your invoice will be reduced by £100 per person.

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Scheduled Flights

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Ways to Save

Pay Early Savings. Save Up To £449pp

  • Book and pay in full by 25 February 2021 and you'll save up to 10%.

Please note: All of the above savings are in addition to the Travel 55 discount of 7% that comes when you book direct with Trafalgar using our code: TT55

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San Gimignano

Lake Garda


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