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Best of Italy (Summer, 13 Days) - Trafalgar
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Best of Italy (Summer, 13 Days)

Start and end in Rome
Tour Operator:
Trafalgar
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
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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

Itinerary

Start and end in Rome! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best of Italy (Summer, 13 Days), you have a 13 days tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 12 other destinations in Italy. Best of Italy (Summer, 13 Days) includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Rome
  2. Day 2: Discover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City
  3. Day 3: Explore the Ruins of Pompeii and Sorrento
  4. Day 4: A Day on the Isle of Capri
  5. Day 5: Onwards to Assisi
  6. Day 6: Discover Verona and Venice
  7. Day 7: St. Mark's and More in Venice
  8. Day 8: On to Milan and Scenic Lake Maggiore
  9. Day 9: Stroll around Lake Como
  10. Day 10: Admire Pisa and on to Florence
  11. Day 11: Experience Art and Architecture in Florence
  12. Day 12: Treasures of San Gimignano and Return to Rome
  13. Day 13: Farewell Rome
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    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
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  • GN
    · January 15th, 2020
    We had an excellent time. The tour allowed us to see a good range of sights. The activities were informative. The hotels were comfortable, and the tour guide and driver were exceptional.
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your recent guided holiday with Trafalgar. We work passionately to create the best possible experiences for our guests and so we are very happy to learn that you felt the Best of Italy itinerary... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • Best of Italy (Summer, 13 Days) reviewer 2
    · January 7th, 2020
    best vacation I have been on in years, the driver and guide were top notch, very informative and entertaining. got to see the highlights of Italy. would definitely recommend a guided tour !
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    At Trafalgar, we work passionately to create valuable journeys for our guests and so we are very happy to read that you felt the Best of Italy guided holiday truly lived up to its name. What’s more, we are delighted to learn that our Travel Director and... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • AM
    · December 2nd, 2019
    Generally it's good. I am a solo traveller. On some accommodation I was given a single bed. Which I found cramp and very tight. Quite uncomfortable. As a solo traveller, we are charge with extra for accommodation. So I think we deserved something... Show more
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us; we really appreciate hearing from our guests. As prices for hotel accommodation are based on two persons sharing a twin room, the single supplement applies to solo guests who have chosen to occupy a room... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • VP
    · November 28th, 2019
    Fantastic sites and great itinerary
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us about your time on the Best of Italy guided vacation. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed our carefully curated itinerary, as our guests' satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us here at... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • SB
    · November 20th, 2019
    Tour was wonderful. Sally was out standing our tour guide . Would certainly go again
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing feedback about your time on the Best of Italy guided holiday with Trafalgar. We always appreciate reading about our guests' time spent on the road with us and are delighted to learn that your Travel Director, Sally, ensured you had... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • PS
    · October 24th, 2019
    The skip the line tickets are worth it for quicker entry and are a valued benefit of the tour. Most included meals were good and included drinks. The convenience of the coach is great too.
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thanks for sharing your review with us here at Trafalgar. We couldn’t be happier to learn that the Best of Italy guided holiday proved to be as seamless, memorable and thoroughly enjoyable as you had been looking forward to. It was certainly our... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • J
    · October 22nd, 2019
    First of all Trafalgar should have known that on Wednesdays the Pope is in audience so disappointed the people on our tour that we did not get to see the Basilica. The tour guide told us that they only learned that that morning which is not true. It... Show more
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    We thank you for sharing your honest feedback here with us here at Trafalgar, and we sincerely regret to learn that your overall experience was anything short of exceptional, given that the complete satisfaction of our guests is of the utmost importance... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • Best of Italy (Summer, 13 Days) reviewer 8
    · October 11th, 2019
    We had an incredible trip. In 12 days we saw and experienced more than I could have imagined or hoped for. Victorio was perfect and given the opportunity we would love to travel with him again. He went out of his way to make every moment special. He... Show more
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for putting through such positive feedback regarding your recent guided holiday with Trafalgar. We are delighted to read that the Best of Italy trip surpassed your expectations, and that Victorio went above and beyond to ensure that you had a... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Best of Italy (Summer, 13 Days) reviewer 9
    · October 9th, 2019
    I enjoyed seeing Italy and it was as I expected. My needs were met. Patrizia was effecient and knowlegdable. The meals provided were as expected but I looked for more meals included in the cost. Also, the "additional excursions" should be dropped or... Show more
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to share your review with us here at Trafalgar, as this first-hand insight is very important to us. We recognise that you would have liked for some of the Optional Experiences to have been included in the itinerary; however,... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Best of Italy (Summer, 13 Days) reviewer 10
    · October 8th, 2019
    Very well organised tour. No time was wasted in queues at popular sites. Special entrance to Vatican through the spiral staircases was very impressive.
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We couldn’t be happier to learn that the Best of Italy guided holiday proved to be as memorable and thoroughly enjoyable as you had been looking forward to. With this in mind, we hope to have the pleasure of... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are included in the tour price, however, they are only available at certain times and are subject to change until your booking is confirmed. Arrival transfers are available at 9.30 am, 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm. Departure transfers are available at 7.00 am and 9.30 am.

      If you arrive or depart outside of these times we can arrange a transfer for you for an additional cost once you have a confirmed booking.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are as below and can be booked once you are on the tour:

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome. Adult Price: €33.00
      Delights of Rome with Dinner. Adult Price: €49.00
      Amalfi Coast and Positano. Adult Price: €43.00
      Neapolitan Dinner and Dance. Adult Price: €61.00
      Discover The Isle Of Capri. Adult Price: €41.00
      Sorrento Farmhouse Dinner. Adult Price: €49.00
      Gondolas and the Grand Canal. Adult Price: €70.00
      Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica. Adult Price: €36.00
      Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks. Adult Price: €70.00
      Treasures Of Milan. Adult Price: €45.00
      Discover The Borromean Islands. Adult Price: €42.00
      Discover Lake Como. Adult Price: €38.00
      Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills. Adult Price: €64.00
      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia. Adult Price: €41.00

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour accepts guests between 5 and 99 years old. Please be aware that small children under 5 years of age are not allowed on this tour as there are no activities included which are suitable for infants.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • I use a walker, will this be a problem? Is this predominantly a walking tour?

      This is predominantly a coach tour but it includes walking tours in each city as well. Trafalgar have advised that as long as you have a collapsible walker and you can get on and off the coach without assistance, you should be able to join the tour without a problem.

      However, if you feel you will need assistance when doing the walking tour we would recommend either choosing another tour or to not participate in the walking tour as the tour manager is unable to offer assistance as they need to be able to help every passenger equally throughout the tour.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. That being said, this is a list of hotels that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Grand Tiberio
      Johanna Park
      Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation
      Principe/Amadeus
      Barchetta Excelsior
      Grand Mediterraneo
      Occidental Aurelia by Barcelo

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
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    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, L.

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    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before July 12th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 12th, 2021, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Trafalgar. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Trafalgar will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Trafalgar" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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