Contrasts of Italy

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Contrasts of Italy - Trafalgar
Contrasts of Italy - Trafalgar
5 reviews
+3 Destinations
Central Italy


  • Fall in love with Michelangelo's art at the Sistine Chapel
  • Glide on a gondola to St. Mark’s Square in Venice
  • Gaze at the masterpieces of Michelangelo’s Florence
  • Step back in time and discover the hidden gems of Rome
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Travel style
Train & Rail, Historical
Start in Rome and end in Venice! With the train & rail tour Contrasts of Italy, you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Rome to Venice and through Rome, Italy and 3 other destinations in Italy. Contrasts of Italy includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Rome (3 Nights)
  2. Day 2: Rome Sightseeing – Vatican Experience
  3. Day 3: Rome Free Day
  4. Day 4: Rome – High-Speed Train – Florence Sightseeing (3 Nights)
  5. Day 5: Florence – Excursion to Pisa
  6. Day 6: Florence Free Day
  7. Day 7: Florence – High-Speed Train – Venice (3 Nights)
  8. Day 8: Venice Orientation and Free Time
  9. Day 9: Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market
  10. Day 10: Depart Venice

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Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

5 Reviews

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  • MI
    Written on July 12, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was our first organized tour and we loved every minute of it. Christopher was absolutely fantastic and went well beyond to look after the whole group. Bravo Christopher and Trafalgar!

    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for putting through such great feedback as well as the lovely photo. We couldn’t be happier to learn that the Contrasts of Italy guided holiday proved to be as unique, memorable and thoroughly enjoyable as you had been looking forward to. Moreover, we are delighted to read that your Travel Director, Christopher, ensured you had an effortless and memorable travel experience, and we hope that you will join our highly skilled team again soon for another shared adventure.
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  • MZ
    Written on June 23, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Franco was excellent, he made the trip. Best guide I have had on all of my tours!!

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  • PB
    Written on November 27, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Guissepi Spada with Trafalgar was exception. On a 13 day trip to Italy he kept everyone involved. One day when our bus ran into hydraulic lift problems we had to stop for approximately 2 hours at a gas bar. Guisseppi stepped u to the unexpected challenge... Read more

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  • TD
    Written on May 1, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    We loved every moment of it! Easy traveling with Trafalgar! If you are thinking about going on any of their tours-JUST DO IT!!!

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  • Y
    Written on April 17, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Phenomenal way to see the 3 biggies - Rome, Florence. & Venice. Our guide Pino gave us the true insider experience. Loved going by train - made me feel like I was experiencing true Italian culture.

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    • Are airport transfers included?

      All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer.

    • What does the green arrow to the right of the departure date mean?

      The green arrow means that the tour is a guaranteed departure.

    • What does a twin room mean?

      Twin room is a room with two single beds.

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      The prices were very competitive and what I really liked was that it was in my local currency. When I booked the confirmation came back in good time. Since then I have received more correspondence regarding the trip, which is good to see and very informative.



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    Covering a total distance of approx 573 km.
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 232 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Pisa (Italy)
    • 69 km
    • Florence (Italy)
    • 203 km
    • Venice (Italy)

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