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13 Days - 3 Countries
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13 Days, 3 Countries, 11 Cities 

Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy's capitals - the pavement café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna's Kissing Towers and say 'ciao' to Marco Polo. Trafalgar has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice
  • Cruise by private lunch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Orientation of Pisa and Innsbruck
  • See the ancient sites of Rome
  • Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau.
  • View Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the Golden Roof and the Wilten Basilica in Innsbruck
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum in Rome and St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi

DINING

  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
    (including Be My Guest)

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
  • 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

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

VIP entry to many sights
Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It's the perfect opportunity to get to
know everyone. An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter's Basilica - a great start to your Italian holiday.
MEALS Welcome Reception

DAY 2 - ROME SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE
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 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.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3 - ROME AT LEISURE
Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively consider joining an Optional Experience to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, near the Bay of
Naples.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4 - ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS)
Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes, with your Local Specialist. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5 - FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE
Learn about Florence's rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and
Baptistery, famous for its gilded bronze doors. Enjoy scenic views of the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks. Afterwards, explore on your own or shop for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high
quality-leather and 18-carat gold jewellery.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 6 - FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA
Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian coast. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city's most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble
cathedral with a Local Specialist. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. This evening travel to a Tuscan villa for a special Be My Guest dinner.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Be My Guest Dining

DAY 7 - FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS)
Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salami. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean
towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This sublime island city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. Later today, you might like to
take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it's the perfect introduction to this magical city. Dine tonight at your hotel.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Dinner with wine

DAY 8 - VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION
Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight
into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. This afternoon you have free time to visit the Fine Arts Academy, relax at a café on St. Mark's Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a
delicious meal.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 9 - SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE RIALTO FOOD MARKET
Enjoy a leisurely stroll from your hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge to on your guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will reveal a centuries-old food market and narrow 'calle' or streets.
Admire the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo's house. The rest of the day is free to see the sights of your choice. Celebrate your trip with your fellow travellers at a dinner in a local restaurant.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Regional Meal

DAY 10 - VENICE – INNSBRUCK
This morning say 'arrivederci' to Italy as you cross the Brenner Pass into Austria. Stop in Innsbruck in the Austrian Tirol famous for its spectacular scenery. See the famous Golden Roof and enjoy free time to explore this
interesting town before checking in to your hotel.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

DAY 11 - INNSBRUCK – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS)
After a leisurely start, enjoy free time in Innsbruck where you can explore the city and discover its ties to the Winter Olympic Games. Later travel to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be
performed tomorrow. This evening dine at your hotel.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Dinner

DAY 12 - OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE)
Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating
second half of this unique event as night falls.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast Dinner

DAY 13 - OBERAMMERGAU – DEPART MUNICH
It's farewell to your newfound friends at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available to Munich Airport. Conditions apply.
MEALS Buffet Breakfast

 

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13 Days - 3 Countries
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Travel Period:
8 May 2020 - 18 Sep 2020
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