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Italian Holiday 2019

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Italian Holiday 2019 - Trafalgar
Italian Holiday 2019 - Trafalgar
Raja "I had booked the Italian Holiday tour from Trafalgar through tourradar. The tour was well managed and the itinerary packed as much possible in 7 days covering Rome, Pisa, Florence, Venice and Verona. The tour director was knowledgeable and there were optional local guided tours available in each places.Booking through tourradar was extremely easy and the responses to questions were prompt. Looki..."
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Starts
Rome
Destinations
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Ends
Rome
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Highlights

Start and end in Rome! With the discovery tour Italian Holiday 2019, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 4 other destinations in Italy. Italian Holiday 2019 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

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  • JO
    Written on September 23, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The tour that we joined was the Italian Holiday trip, which is a fairly ambitious 1-week tour, in terms of sights to see. I enjoyed seeing the many sites, and our tour guide, Susan, was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and did an amazing job. However, my complaint with the trip revolves around the business model operated by Trafalgar, in which the customer books a 1-week trip, and is cornered into purchasing the 'optional excursions'. For example, on Day 3 of our tour, we boarded our bus at our hotel in Rome and drove 6 hours to Venice. The tour guide had informed us at the start of the trip that we had the option to take a gondola ride in Venice for an additional 70 euros per person. Most of the tour group decided to take the optional excursion, but my family decided against this, as it was quite an expensive item. The four of us were told that they could drop us off near the city and that we could see Venice on our own. There was never a plan for this entire day to tour anything... instead we were dropped off in Venice. We had much difficulty in getting to the city center, as the drop off point was far away. It ended up being extremely stressful on us. My question to Trafalgar is "how is this a tour? I could have just taken a bus from Rome to Venice on my own.". This pattern continued the next day. We were driven from Venice to Verona, where instead of being given a tour of the city - a natural thing to expect of a tour group, we were given the OPTION to pay for a tour of Verona. WTF. So again, this could have been accomplished by just a bus trip on our own. Another example: walking tour of Rome's fountains... 30 additional euros for a TOUR GUIDE to tell you about Rome's fountains while you walk from location to location. Umm? So really, this was probably 25% tour, and 75% just transit. In fact, I'm pretty sure we were directed to stores and locations that had arrangements with Trafalgar for shopping, etc. This tour is a business model that has been created to maximize revenues and profits - not your intake of information or enjoyment. Very disappointed.
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  • Italian Holiday 2019 reviewer 2
    Written on September 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susan was a wonderful guide who made sure everyone was happy. We learned so much history and saw so many amazing sites in 6 days!
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  • Italian Holiday 2019 reviewer 3
    Written on May 28, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a fantastic trip that was well planned out and put together. It was fast paced so be ready for constantly being on the go, but it was well thought out and the places we saw were incredible. I would say the only drawback was that the food wasn't the best for the first few dinners. Later in the trip, the food was awesome. Also, it's so fast paced that you'd better be ready to get up super early and constantly be moving from place to place. The bus was a bit slow for this fast paced tour but I'm grateful I saw the epic sites in Italy.
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  • RV
    Written on July 4, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Trip was as planned and the accommodations sew good and close to the places of visit.
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  • RV
    Written on May 14, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had booked the Italian Holiday tour from Trafalgar through tourradar. The tour was well managed and the itinerary packed as much possible in 7 days covering Rome, Pisa, Florence, Venice and Verona. The tour director was knowledgeable and there were optional local guided tours available in each places.Booking through tourradar was extremely easy and the responses to questions were prompt. Looking forward to another tour in the next few years.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
  2. Day 2: Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
  3. Day 3: Rome – Venice
  4. Day 4: Venice Orientation – Verona
  5. Day 5: Verona – Pisa – Florence
  6. Day 6: Florence Sightseeing – Rome
  7. Day 7: Depart Rome

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    • What are the inclusions of the tour price?

      The tour price includes the following:

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Rome
      Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica plus views the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites
      Pisa
      Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower
      Florence
      Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria
      Verona
      View the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony
      Venice
      Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
      Dining

      6 buffet breakfasts
      2 three course dinners

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    Location
    Start and end in Rome.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Trafalgar booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 December 2018 the full payment of $1,796 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1796 for Italian Holiday 2019, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,035 km.
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 394 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 133 km
    • Lake Garda (Italy)
    • 207 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Rome (Italy)

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