Europe At Leisure 2018: Italian Glory Summer 2018

Tour Type: At Leisure
Brochure Type: Europe At Leisure 2018

From north to south, trace the Renaissance cities, lush countryside and ancient heritage of Italy's historic centres of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. Enjoy a leisurely break on the Amalfi Coast, exploring its medieval cliff-side fishing villages, cafe culture on the seaside promenade of Amalfi and the flavours of the local limoncello while watching the world go by.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Milan, Venice, Florence, Pompeii and Rome
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • See the Roman Arena in Verona and the Abbey at Cassino
  • View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, scenic Lake Como, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Duomo in Florence and the ancient sites of Rome
  • Visit the excavations at Pompeii, St. Peter's Basilica and the Roman Colosseum
Dining Highlights
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
First class travel Highlights
  • 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

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2018
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MilanArrive Milan - Como (2 Nights): Chic Milan is our launch pad to the Lake District where we spend the first night of our At Leisure jaunt through Italy. After arriving in Como, unwind and soak up the peaceful atmosphere - the hypnotic reflection of the surrounding peaks in the deep blue lake waters make this one of Italy's most picturesque settings. Enjoy a leisurely stroll admiring the exquisite lakeside villas and gardens before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Barchetta Excelsior
Day 2MilanMilan Excursion: The runways of Milan take centre stage today as we head to the fashion capital of Italy. Join a Local Specialist to see the iconic sights of this stylish city. View the exquisite Gothic architecture of the Duomo with its massive stained glass windows, the ornate La Scala and neo-classical Galleria with its imposing iron- and glass-domed roof, all of course in the company of the trendsetting Milanese. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3VeniceComo - Verona - Venice (2 Nights): The tragic story of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers is remembered during our visit to romantic Verona where we will have an opportunity to view Juliet's Balcony and the ancient Roman Arena, still in use today. Indulge in a leisurely cappuccino stop in the city's beautiful Piazza Bra, admiring the imposing bronze statue of King Victor Emanuel II. Or shop up a storm on trendy Via Mazzini before meandering to Venice, where we will spend the next two nights. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Quattro Fontane
Day 4VeniceVenice Orientation and At Leisure: Glide through the canals of Venice by private launch visiting some of the jewels in the crown of the Queen of the Adriatic. We travel to Giudecca Island to enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassmaking before admiring the profound beauty of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica on bustling St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs so named because of the sound prisoners would make at taking one last longing look at their beloved city before being imprisoned. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to the colourful fishing island of Burano for some tasty dinner.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5FlorenceVenice - Florence (2 Nights): From Venice, we cross the picturesque Apennine Mountains to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance and an exquisite cultural hub which we will have an opportunity to explore on our own terms this evening. Admire the art and architecture of this beautiful city and don't forget to rub the bronze snout of Il Porcellino to secure your return to Florence. Or perhaps join your Travel Director for a typical Florentine dinner in the heart of Chianti Hills.Buffet Breakfast
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 6FlorenceFlorence Sightseeing and At Leisure: This morning we join a Local Specialist on a leisurely walking tour to delve into the fascinating culture and history of Florence, venturing to the imposing Piazza del Duomo to view the multi-coloured marble Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite art and palazzi, and the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge which straddles the Arno River. Follow in the footsteps of Dante up the Scalinata del Monte alle Croci to Piazzale Michelangelo for spectacular views of the city. This afternoon, spend some time shopping for high-quality leather and gold, or consider an Optional Experience to the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo's 'David'. Join your fellow travellers for an authentic Be My Guest dinner at a family owned property with stunning views over the Tuscan vineyards.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 7MaioriFlorence - Amalfi Coast (Maiori) (3 Nights): Meandering south through the picturesque Arno Valley which for centuries has featured in paintings, we pass the Bay of Naples arriving in Maiori on the Amalfi Coast where we will spend the next three nights. This evening we dine tonight at our hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
San Pietro
Day 8Amalfi CoastAmalfi Coast At Leisure: Brave the intoxicating call of the sirens and spend the day relaxing on this magnificent coastline. Wander past fragrant lemon terraces, enjoy fresh seafood flavours straight from the fisherman's boat or take a dip in the welcoming, warm Mediterranean waters - the choice is yours.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9Amalfi CoastAmalfi Town and Isle of Capri Optional Experience: Our first stop today is the charming town of Amalfi, perched perfectly within the dramatic coastal landscape. We see the 11th century Sant'Andrea cathedral at the heart of the town with its beautifully striped Byzantine facade and soak up the laidback atmosphere. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Isle of Capri and wander through the famous Piazzetta in Capri Town.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10RomeAmalfi Coast (Maiori) - Pompeii - Rome (3 Nights): Discover the lost city of Pompeii buried under volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Join a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour through a centuries-old time capsule that reveals what was once a vibrant Roman city. En route to the Eternal City of Rome, we enjoy views of the 6th century Benedictine Abbey in Cassino. Temples, cathedrals and monuments to gods and goddesses dot the capital's seven hills. Spend the evening exploring its extraordinary heritage spanning centuries or consider an Optional Experience to see the exquisite art and architecture of what was once the capital of the world.Buffet Breakfast
Grand Tiberio
Day 11RomeRome Sightseeing and At Leisure: We spend the morning in the Vatican City with a Local Specialist, visiting the imposing St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's sorrowful Pieta. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with its exquisite frescoed ceilings crafted by Michelangelo. We cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to see Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races that entertained thousands, and visit the impressive Colosseum. This afternoon we have time to explore the city on our own terms. Perhaps toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome, soak up the coffee aromas on Piazza Navona or wander through the ruins of Palatine Hill. Buffet Breakfast
Day 12RomeRome At Leisure: A full day at leisure to enjoy the passionate embrace of the city and its zesty locals. Spend the day relaxing in the Piazza Navona soaking up la dolce vita, or consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, where you can visit Villa d'Este and its magnificent Renaissance gardens and exquisite fountains, as well as the extensive ruins of Hadrian's Villa. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your Travel Director before bidding arrivederci to Rome.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 13Depart RomeDepart Rome: Our unforgettable encounter with Italy comes to an end today. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
April 10, 2018$3,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 17, 2018$3,650.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 24, 2018$3,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 01, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - On RequestQuote
May 08, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 15, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 22, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 29, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
June 05, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
June 12, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
June 19, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
June 26, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
July 03, 2018$3,595.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
July 10, 2018$3,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 17, 2018$3,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 07, 2018$3,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 14, 2018$3,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 21, 2018$3,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 28, 2018$3,450.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 04, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 11, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 18, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 25, 2018$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
October 02, 2018$3,650.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
October 09, 2018$3,625.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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