Italian Holiday with Trafalgar

6 Nights from R26,010 pps



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Departure Date: 01/06/2022

This is a special offer exclusive to Travel Counsellors. It was R28,900 pps. Visit the Vatican before the crowds, journey through Tuscan landscapes and cruise along the canals of Venice. You'll also encounter the Renaissance highlights of Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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Visiting: Rome – Venice – Verona – Pisa – Florence - Rome


Day 1: Ciao Rome
Indulge all your senses in the imperial city of Rome, your introduction to a memorable encounter with Italy which will have you returning for more. Spend your afternoon relaxing after your journey, or explore the ancient city streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception. This evening, we take an orientation drive past Rome's most magnificent sights which we will have an opportunity to explore tomorrow.
Hotel - Cicerone. Included Meals - Welcome Reception

Day 2: Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City
Our encounter with Rome begins in the Holy See as we visit the Vatican Museums in the company of a Local Specialist to admire the masterpieces that have been collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Gaining priority early admission, we admire the magnificent, frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and visit St. Peter's Basilica, the greatest church in Christendom, to see Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture into Ancient Rome to visit the imposing Colosseum and view Circus Maximus, once the site of tremendous chariot races. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Rome. Admire the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return.

Included Meals - Breakfast
Optional Experience: Piazzas and Fountains of Rome
Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City. Adult Price: €33.00*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.
Optional Experience: Roman Evening with Dinner
Tonight, spend a lively evening with us in Rome. After a short drive, we'll arrive at a characteristic trattoria to relax and enjoy a typical Italian meal, soaking up The Eternal City's unique atmosphere all the while. Adult Price: €62.00* * The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Day 3: Journey to the Floating City of Venice
This morning, we venture north through the valley of the Tiber into the green and golden landscapes of Umbria. We pass the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto, travelling through Tuscany's terraced olive groves and the Apennine Mountains bound for Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. Hotel - Novotel Mestre Castellana. Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Experience: Gondolas and the Grand Canal
Join us for a breathtaking cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You'll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice's dreamy, narrow waterways. Adult Price: €76.00* * The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Day 4: Onwards to Verona
We cruise by private launch to the city's most prominent sights, including views of the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Dive Into Culture and witness first-hand the intricate craft of glassblowing – your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience helps to preserve this precious Venetian tradition for generations to come. Beyond their talent and skill, you’ll admire the exquisite pieces Venice is famous for, perhaps choosing to take one home as a souvenir to remind you of this special visit. Soak up the pageantry and elegance of Venice before continuing to Verona, home of Shakespeare's ill-fated lovers Romeo and Juliet, where we'll spend the night. Hotel - Leopardi. Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experience. Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica
Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power. Adult Price: €38.00*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Optional Experience: Discover Verona
During a leisurely walking tour our Local Specialist will bring the elegant streets and piazzas of Verona to life. Highlights include views of the mighty arena, the intricately carved tombs of the powerful Scaligeri family and the medieval marketplace.
Adult Price: €33.00* * The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Day 5: Admire Pisa and on to Florence
Pisa's UNESCO-listed Square of Miracles is our first stop today where we will have the opportunity to view the Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the Medici dynasty, whose penchant for beautiful art and architecture created one of the cultural centres of the world. Tonight, we Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.
Hotel - Grand Mediterraneo. Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest. TODAY'S INCLUDED HIGHLIGHT EXPERIENCE

Day 6: All Roads Lead to Rome
We join a Local Specialist today to delve into the rich medieval and Renaissance history of Florence. Our sightseeing tour will take us to the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. Wandering through the narrow streets, we encounter the multi-coloured marble Duomo and famous Baptistery. We’ll learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Next, we’ll view the almost 700-year-old Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages and today lined with jewellers. Our journey continues through Umbria to the valley of the Tiber River and back to Rome. Toast to a memorable holiday with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. Hotel - Grand Tiberio. Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner.
Optional Experience: Discover Palazzo Vecchio
Marvel at the legacy of the Medici as you visit Palazzo Vecchio, the symbol of Florence's political power for over seven centuries. With our Local Specialist we'll visit the wonderful "Hall of the Five Hundred", dedicated to the Medici dynasty. We'll also visit rooms decorated with masterpieces by famous artists of the Renaissance like Michelangelo and Donatello. Adult Price: €42.00* * The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Day 7: Farewell Rome
After breakfast, it’s time to say a fond arrivederci to Rome, Italy and your travel companions as you return home with wonderful memories of this magnificent destination. Find out more about your free airport transfer at transfers. Included Meals – Breakfast

What's Included

6 Nights accommodation, 10 Meals (1 Be My Guest, 1 Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner, 1 Welcome Reception, 6 Breakfasts) On-Trip Transport (All transport shown) all hotel tips, charges and local taxes All porterage and restaurant gratuities, An expert Travel Director and professional Driver, Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing, cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted, luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys), must-see sightseeing and surprise extras and Optional Experiences and free time.

6 Nights from R26,010 pps

The Small Print

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid for selected departures from May to September 2022 and must be booked before 31 May 2022. Offers are per person sharing. Single supplement rates available on request. Trip Itineraries are subject to change. 10% Exclusive Travel Counsellors Discount: book and deposit within 3 days of your booking, balance due 60 days prior to departure. Use promo code PPTRAVELCOUNS10. Discount can be combined with other brochure discounts where applicable, does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees and airport transfers. Packages are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge, high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Excludes: Flights, meal and drinks not specified, visas, travel insurance, spending money, optional extra excursions, and items of a personal nature. Extras - All prices are Rand Priced Guaranteed – the price you see is the price you pay. Free 3 day booking hold - Don’t miss out on securing the trip you want. Take advantage of the no obligation free 3 day booking hold, lock in space on your preferred trip and departure today. Flexible change options - To give you peace of mind and more time to make decisions about your future travel plans, you’re free to change your travel plans until 30 days before your trip. If for any reason you change your mind, you can choose new dates and/or a new destination without penalty on the land portion of your trip (airlines impose different change policies and penalties). Travel Vaccination Policy Update: All guest booked to travel with Trafalgar are required to be fully vaccinated to travel. This may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid, depending on the travel destination. Speak to your Travel Counsellor for more info. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.

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