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Best of Italy

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66 reviews
Starts
Rome
Destinations
+14
Ends
Rome
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Highlights

  • Gaze at the frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Feast on tortellini, parmesan, and tasty local treats
  • Pass through fair Verona and admire Juliet's balcony
  • Wander the streets of Florence with a gelato in hand
  • Float beneath the Bridge of Sighs in watery Venice
  • Explore the frozen remains of tragic Pompeii
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Rome! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Italy, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 12 other destinations in Italy. Best of Italy includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • J
    Written on October 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was fantastic,the itinerary well planed included all the things and places I wanted to see and even more on the optional trips.The bus was in very good condition always very clean. The driver Maurizio was exceptional very careful negotiating those narrow lanes in traffic, made the journey quite stress free and relaxing over the highways and mountain routes. All the hotels were very good some a little more upscale than others. had no problems with the accommodations. The hotel staff were very pleasant and willing to assist you in anyway they could.All meals provided breakfast and dinners were quite good, Our tour guide Marina Prudenza made the trip very enjoyable Her excellent knowledge of the different places we visited, together with her expert planning and funny stories and great sense of humor kept us all very happy. She is an exceptional tour guide who makes sure she can assist you with any concerns you may have.
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  • Best of Italy reviewer 2
    Written on September 22, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    our driver and guide were great; no spectacular. They did everything possible to make the trip the best. I had a few small complaints though, the hotel rooms were nice and clean but except for one exception in Lake Maggiore too small. Also there should be coffee pots in the rooms. The only complaint I had about the itinerary was that there was no art museum in Florence. That was a big disappoint to me and my wife. One couple skipped a part of the included tour and took a cab back to the hotel, ate dinner on their own and then went to the art museum later when it was less crowded. If we had known this was an option we would have joined them. The three hour allotted free time was not enough to wait in line for tickets and then wait again to get in. Besides this little set back the trip was amazing and we had a great life time experience in Italy and would recommend it to anyone visiting Italy for the first time.
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  • LK
    Written on August 2, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Great tour, I had a great time and met some great people, saw some amazing sights!
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  • A
    Written on July 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip has inspired me to learn more about history our guide Kassie was amazing and knew everything about everything. She was also our fantastic leader and nothing seem to faze her. Would love to do another trip with Kassie as she puts more then 100 percent into her job. She cares about every detail and made things go so smoothly . this was the best trip out . And we have travelled a lot. Our whole bus team connected too and are our now bus family. Thanks Kassie and armidero our driver for getting us to places safely
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  • B
    Written on July 28, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our guide Kassie Jones was just perfect. She is professional, knowledgeable and extremely caring and great fun. We would recommend her highly in a heart beat.
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  • A
    Written on July 27, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Awesome tour and travel director
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  • R
    Written on July 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Kassie has provided an excellent support and keep us well informed throughout the whole trip. Thanks again Kassie, you been fantastic! Cheers, Rotha
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  • AF
    Written on July 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Overall, we had a great trip. The itinerary was very well laid out and all the main cities, spots and hidden gems were rightfully selected. The trip was a great combination of historical sights, cultural insights, architectural marvels, famous landmarks and breath taking locations. We had kids with us on the trip and they found the trip to be quite educational as well. Everyone on the family had a great time and we enjoyed the trip immensely! As great s the itinerary and the location were during the trip, it was our travel director that brought the experience to the next level. Our travel director, Barbara M., and our driver, Simone, did an outstanding job throughout the trip. They personalized the experiences for everyone involved. Even though we had a very large group, Barbara successfully catered to the need of every individual in our group. She worked tirelessly to make sure everyone is well taken care of at all times so they can enjoy the trip and get the most out of the experience. She paid attention to every detail and ensured highest degree of satisfaction one individual and one family at a time. We want to take this opportunity to thank and recognize Barbara and Simone for their outstanding service and exceptional hospitality. Thank you Barbara and Simone for being part of our extended family for the 13 days Best of Italy trip. You made the experience so much better. Thank you for being such knowledgeable and gracious hosts. Your hard work, dedication, commitment and high quality service is very much appreciated! And kudos on a job very well done. Regards, Amir Farid & Humaira Zaki
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  • A
    Written on June 12, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Kassie is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and very organized. She was also very sweet and funny. It was wonderful to have her as our guide during the Croatia and Bosnia CostSaver trip. If I could give Kassie 10 stars I would.
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  • A
    Written on April 26, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    5 of the 7 dinners were poor the worst dinner was in Venice it was the cheapest meal you can serve any one and not enough food for what we paid for our trip you could have at least did more for the meals and for the hotels 12 night and not one view out of a window Venice was nasty it smelled and they tried to cover it up with spray the view was a inside room with a opening of 5 feet hollow no air condition and it was hot you could not open the window for the bugs coming in another hotel they the beds were just a mattress on a steel frame you put us in all the cheap rooms of the hotel and cheap meals
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
    Start point Una Hotel Roma or Il Cantico
  2. Day 2: Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
  3. Day 3: Rome – Cassino – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)
  4. Day 4: Isle of Capri Excursion
  5. Day 5: Sorrento – Assisi
  6. Day 6: Assisi – Verona – Venice (2 Nights)
  7. Day 7: Venice Orientation and Free Time
  8. Day 8: Venice – Milan – Lake Maggiore (2 Nights)
  9. Day 9: Lake Como Excursion
  10. Day 10: Lake Maggiore – Pisa – Florence (2 Nights)
  11. Day 11: Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
  12. Day 12: Florence – San Gimignano – Rome
  13. Day 13: Depart Rome
    End point Sheraton Parco De Medici, Via Salvatore Rebecchini, 39, 00148 Roma RM, Italy

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
    1. Rome - Una/Il Cantico Authentic Accommodation

      Address: Via del Cottolengo 50, 00163 Rome, Italy

    2. Sorrento - La Residenza/Johanna Park

      Address: Via Nastro Verde 25, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

    3. Assisi - Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation

      Address: Viale Patrono d'Italia, 70, 06081 Santa Maria degli Angeli PG, Italy

    4. Venice - Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria Authentic Accommodation

      Address: Granviale Santa Maria Elisabetta, 28, 30126 Lido VE, Italy

    5. Lake Maggiore - Simplon

      Address: Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 52, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

    6. Florence - Grand Hotel Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri

      Address: Lungarno del Tempio, 44, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

    7. Rome - Sheraton Parco De Medici

      Address: Via Salvatore Rebecchini, 39, 00148 Roma RM, Italy

    *Please note exact accommodation and details are re-confirmed at time of booking and subject to change up to 6 weeks prior to departure

  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Are tips included in the package price?

      All hotel tips, charges and local taxes are included in the tour price, and there are no hidden extra costs! Optional excursions and some dinners and lunches are not included, giving you the freedom to dine where you wish.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast at Occidental Aurelia by Barcelo in Rome. Please be aware that the final hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at Grand Tiberio Hotel in Rome anytime during the day. Spend the rest of your day relaxing or take a leisurely stroll around the city. Please be aware that the meeting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

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    Start and end in Rome.
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    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 10 December 2018 the full payment of $3,533 is necessary.
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    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 $3533 for Best of Italy, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,810 km.
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 211 km
    • Pompei (Italy)
    • 17 km
    • Sorrento (Italy)
    • 15 km
    • Capri (Italy)
    • 15 km
    • Sorrento (Italy)
    • 308 km
    • Assisi (Italy)
    • 265 km
    • Venice (Italy)
    • 103 km
    • Verona (Italy)
    • 141 km
    • Milan (Italy)
    • 70 km
    • Lake Maggiore (Italy)
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