Simply Italy Winter 20162017

An 8-Day Trafalgar Tours tour starting from $1,795

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Tour Length: 8 Days
Countries Visited: Italy
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Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
Tour Code: TT-WISIA-1617
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Away from the summer crowds, the country's iconic cities come into focus, on a journey into the traditions and culture of Italy.It's Insider moments like… exploring Rome at your leisure, the scent of roasting chestnuts floating on the breeze. And getting to know the Baj Macario family over hearty Tuscan dishes, enjoyed in their castle home.

Dining Highlights
7 hot buffet breakfasts. Be My Guest lunch. 3 dinners.

First class travel Highlights
Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time Porterage and local charges included 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 Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Welcome to Rome. After check-in, relax or start exploring this magical ancient city. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Afterwards, a drive to see the major landmarks including the views of the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica will be the perfect introduction to the Eternal City.Welcome Reception

Day 2: Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later, see the sites of ancient Rome as well as visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by.Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Rome ' Venice (2 Nights)
Travel through scenic Umbria and see the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto before entering into Tuscany. Make your way past Chianti vineyards and terraced olive groves before crossing over the forested Apennine Mountains. Arrive later in Venice - one of the most unique cities in the world. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4: Venice Orientation and Free Time
This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight during a demonstration of the ancient art of glassblowing at a workshop on Giudecca Island. A visit to the magical city of Venice would not be complete without an orientation cruise by private motor launch along the canals to St. Mark's Square, with views of the Doge's Palace and the renowned Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy free time to explore Venice's labyrinth of streets or join an Optional Experience cruise by water taxi along the grand canal.Buffet Breakfast

Day 5: Venice ' Pisa ' Florence (2 Nights)
This morning cross the Veneto plains then travel over the steep Apennine Mountains to the city of Pisa. See the incredible Leaning Tower, the amazing carved marble Cathedral and the Baptistery in the Square of Miracles. Later, travel through the province of Tuscany to Renaissance Florence for your two night stay.Buffet Breakfast

Day 6: Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist shows you the multicoloured Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria during your guided walking tour. Enjoy a panoramic view over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo before free time to shop for high quality leather and gold. Alternatively consider visiting the Fine Arts Academy to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. Today enjoy an authentic Be My Guest Tuscan lunch experience made with locally sourced fresh produce.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 7: Florence ' Siena ' Rome
Drive through the Chianti vineyards to the medieval city of Siena. Here an orientation includes the Piazza del Campo, scene of the famous Palio Horse Races. There is time at leisure to shop for Tuscan specialities before returning to the Eternal City of Rome. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 8: Depart Rome
Say 'arrivederci Roma' at the end of your memorable holiday in Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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3/12/2017 - 3/19/2017
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3/26/2017 - 4/2/2017
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Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in Rome and Florence Orientation of Venice, Pisa and Siena Visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome View St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo in Florence and Piazza del Campo in Siena See the ancient sites of Rome and the canals of Venice



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