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Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

17 days, 16 nights

July 2024 to October 2025

US$ 5695.00 (1 adult - twin)


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Highlights


Dining Summary

  • 8 Dinner (D)
  • 16 Breakfast (B)

Be My Guest

  • Alberobello: Meet Signor Luciano on his Alberobello farm where you can taste seasonal produce, including fresh almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil, as well as enjoy a local stone masonry demonstration at our Be My Guest dinner.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Venice: Discover the ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing and play a part in preserving this traditional craft. This experience supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Rome, Alberobello, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi and Florence
  • : Discover Sorrento, Venice and Milan
  • : Visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • : View the ancient sites of Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence
  • : Scenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Trafalgar Difference

  • Assisi: Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan monastery with the original structure maintained, a masterful blend of ancient and modern comforts.
  • Venice: Preserving the tradition of Murano glass art, Hyatt Centric Murano Hotel retains its industrial architecture, embodying the spirit of the glass blowers who once plied their trade there.

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Itinerary


Day 1: Welcome to Rome

Blaze a trail through la bella Italia – your epic journey begins in Rome, once the powerful capital of the world and yours to explore before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a light supper and orientation drive introducing you to some of the city's iconic and unexpected highlights.


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Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Dinner
Rome

Day 2: Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who for centuries have flocked to Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the holiest sites in Christendom, joining a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour. See Michelangelo's magnificent Pietà, hewn from a perfect block of Carrara marble. Then, venture into Ancient Rome to see Circus Maximus, where the thundering noise of chariot races once filled the air. The afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. Stroll down the Spanish steps or sit in an outdoor cafe on the famous Via Veneto or continue your encounter with Ancient Rome on Palatine Hill to see the Temple of Apollo and Flavian Palace, among other excavations.


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Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Breakfast
Rome, Vatican, Rome

Day 3: Journey to the Alberobello Region

We travel east through the mountains of Campania to the orange and olive groves of Puglia on the Adriatic coast, our home for the next two nights. This evening, we enjoy a delicious local dinner at our hotel.


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Sierra Silvana
Breakfast, Dinner
Rome, Alberobello

Day 4: Admire Alberobello’s Iconic Architecture Connect with Locals

Enjoy a morning at leisure. Consider an optional experience or relax with a swim at your hotel. This afternoon, the conical limestone houses of Alberobello take center stage during our guided tour with a Local Specialist. Here, you’ll see the UNESCO-listed collection of almost 1,500 trulli dating back to the 14th century. This evening, enjoy a Be My Guest experience at a traditional masseria. Meet Signor Luciano for dinner on his Alberobello farm where you can taste seasonal produce, including fresh almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil.


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Sierra Silvana
Breakfast, Dinner
Alberobello

Day 5: Onwards to Sunny Sorrento

The fresh aroma of lemons is your constant companion in the stunning coastal town of Sorrento, your home for the next two nights. View the bustling Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia before spending the afternoon at leisure. Kick back and sip delicious Limoncello di Sorrento, enjoy lunch in this picture-perfect town or spend the afternoon soaking up la dolce vita. This evening we dine in a local restaurant.


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Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto
Breakfast, Dinner
Alberobello, Sorrento

Day 6: A Day on the Isle of Capri

Cruise the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Enjoy a guided tour of Capri town, watching the beautiful people sip cappuccino in the glamorous piazzetta.


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Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto
Breakfast
Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento

Day 7: Uncover Pompeii's Ruins and on to Assisi Stays With Stories

Explore the tragic history of the ancient lost city of Pompeii with a Local Specialist. Gain a deeper understanding of what life was like in this Roman settlement that lay buried for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted. Continue your journey through the rolling green and golden fields of Umbria, arriving at the mystical hilltop town of Assisi. Meet your Local Specialist for a visit of the stunning Basilica of St. Francis, featuring exquisite frescoes by Giotto. We'll stay at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories - a fully renovated old Franciscan monastery.


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Cenacolo
Breakfast, Dinner
Sorrento, Pompeii, Assisi

Day 8: Onwards to Venice Stays With Stories

We venture to the Adriatic coast bound for Venice. A city like no other in the world, you'll explore its canals and waterways during your time on the islands of the Venetian Lagoon, home to the artistic tradition of blown glass. Our home for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar’s Stays With Stories.


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Hyatt Centric Murano
Breakfast
Assisi, Venice

Day 9: Cruise the Canals of Venice Make Travel Matter

This morning start the day by observing the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing that spans centuries. Your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience helps to preserve the traditions that have been handed down through the generations and you’ll be inspired to buy a souvenir to remind you of the talent and skill shared enthusiastically by the master craftsmen. Next you’ll glide by private launch along busy waterways to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica before exploring the city on your terms. Stroll beside the Grand Canal, nibble on delicious cicchetti at a cozy bacaro or cross the lagoon for an Optional Experience to the colorful fishermen's Island of Burano.


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Hyatt Centric Murano
Breakfast
Venice

Day 10: Journey to Verona, explore Milan and on to the Italian Lakes

Celebrate the epic tale of Romeo and Juliet during this morning's visit to the fair city of Verona and view the Roman arena build in the 1st century and famously used for opera these days. Later, experience the fashion capital of Milan. Enjoy free time to explore on your own after an orientation of the city's iconic sights. See the exquisite Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria, one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Arrive on the quiet shores of Lake Maggiore, soaking up the pleasant lakeside atmosphere and exploring Baveno. An optional experience takes you to dinner in an iconic setting on Lake Maggiore.


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Simplon
Breakfast
Venice, Verona, Milan, Baveno

Day 11: Explore Lake Maggiore

Relax on the shores of Lake Maggiore or take an optional experience taking a scenic train ride through the Alps mountains. This afternoon, the Borromean Islands optional experience is a wonderful way to soak up the incredible beauty of the Italian Lakes.


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Simplon
Breakfast, Dinner
Baveno

Day 12: Onwards to La Spezia

Enjoy the sunrise reflected on the picturesque Lake Maggiore, or take a leisurely stroll before you leave your lakeside resort. Later, travel to the port city of La Spezia on the Ligurian Coast.


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Firenze & Continentale La Spezia
Breakfast
Baveno, La Spezia

Day 13: La Spezia Your Way

Indulge in a full free day to soak up the laid-back atmosphere. Stroll along the waterfront or consider joining an optional experience to Porto Venere and the Bay of Poets where you’ll embark on an encounter with the cliffside villages of the Cinque Terre. This evening, we dine locally.


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Firenze & Continentale La Spezia
Breakfast, Dinner
La Spezia, Cinque Terre, La Spezia

Day 14: Uncover Pisa and on to Florence

Traveling south through the unforgettable scenery of Tuscany, we arrive in Pisa to view its famous Leaning Tower before continuing to the Renaissance city of Florence. This afternoon is yours at leisure to wander through the grand squares and labyrinthine lanes of Florence, whose connection with the Medici family saw this city become one of the world's most cultural centers. Consider a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see the Michelangelo's statue of David, amble along the Arno River or ascend the stone steps up to Piazzale Michelangelo for spectacular views of the city.


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Grand Mediterraneo
Breakfast
La Spezia, Pisa, Florence

Day 15: Discover Renaissance Florence

Join a Local Specialist  this morning to view the city's finest masterpieces – the magnificent Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower and the 13th-century Santa Croce Basilica, the final resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Then, spend the rest of the afternoon as you wish. Walk across the Ponte Vecchio which has straddled the Arno River for almost 700 years, or wander through the Renaissance Boboli Gardens, stopping for a slice or two of  schiacciata along the way.


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Grand Mediterraneo
Breakfast
Florence

Day 16: All Roads Lead to Rome

Today we journey past the sprawling vineyards of Chianti and beneath the hill-towns of Umbria before arriving in Rome. Tour the extraordinary Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist, including views of Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. This evening, Roman flavors and ancient ruins take center stage as you dine at Ristorante Pancrazio, located just a stone’s throw away from where the Emperor Julius Caesar is said to have been assassinated. Toast your travels over a selection of signature Roman dishes handed down over four generations.


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Meals
Locations Visited

1
Shangri-La
Breakfast, Dinner
Florence, Vatican, Rome

Day 17: Journey Home

Our epic encounter with Italy has come to an end. We say arrivederci to Rome and our newfound friends at the end of our Grand Italian Experience.


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1
Breakfast
Rome

What's included


Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
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