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LorrieBurlingham "The 'Best of Italy' trip we took in April 2018 was wonderful and well planned out. The days started early, but we soon realized that this was necessary to be able to see all the great places & things that we got to to see every day on this trip. The time spent travelling from city to city on the bus was just fine, as there were rest stops fairly often. Our tour director, Patricia O'Brien was exce..."
Excellent
64 reviews
Starts
Rome
Destinations
+14
Ends
Rome
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Highlights

  • Cultural insights
  • Tour leaders who are local specialists
  • Taste authentic Italian cuisine
  • Visit the Isle of Capri
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 2018, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 12 other destinations in Italy. Best of Italy 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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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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  • L
    Written on April 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The 'Best of Italy' trip we took in April 2018 was wonderful and well planned out. The days started early, but we soon realized that this was necessary to be able to see all the great places & things that we got to to see every day on this trip. The time spent travelling from city to city on the bus was just fine, as there were rest stops fairly often. Our tour director, Patricia O'Brien was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of each area we were in and always had lots of interesting things & stories to tell us about each place we visited. She informed us that one of her degrees was in Art History, and that came through when visiting places like the Vatican museum. Our coach driver, Alessandro Lombardi was also excellent. He is a very careful conscientious driver, and was always very pleasant & helpful. He also kept the bus very clean. The only negative things I can think of about this trip were a few of the hotels we stayed at had hard beds & hard flat pillows. Meals at quite a few of the hotels were not great either. The best hotel we stayed at was the Grand Dino Hotel in Braveno. We loved the bed, nice pillows, large room and great view of the lake & mountains. We opted to go on most of the 'optional experiences' and didn't regret any of them. We loved: the Isle of Capri, Amalfi Coast, Piazzas & Fountains of Rome, Gondolas & touring up the Grand Canal; Dinner, wine & music in the Tuscan Hills; Lake Maggiore and the boat ride to the castle on Isola Bella & tour of the castle & gardens; and dinner & tour of the winery at Castello del Trebbio in the Tuscan Hills. Also visiting the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence & viewing Michelangelo's 'David' was a special treat. I was simply amazed at the architecture and beauty of St. Marks & St. Peter's Basilias and the Pantheon. We really enjoyed our visit to the small medieval village of San Gimignano. It was a lot of walking up hill but worth it to see the town and also sample the 'best gelato in the world' at Gelateria Dondoli! This is just a very brief review. We enjoyed every minute of this trip and look forward to travelling with Trafalgar again.
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  • SM
    Written on September 30, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    AAA booked our trip.Prior to purchase we had lengthy conversation with AAA agent about our requirements particulary for accommodation , food ( one of us had allergy) and quality of trip over all and offer any costs that required.For two we paid more that$10.000.00 for 9 days. we were charge for additional. There were no free meal.Optional was in deed mandetory because there were no alternative to choose. Daily tours could be revise to see more of Rome. We got teriible accommodation in Rome and Venice, almost dog food as a ( meal) in Rome first night and in Venice. One of us didn't have meal because he didn't get allegory free food. In Venice Hotel a two star hotel did not have outlet for our sleeping machine.We run a cord from bathroom to bed room, so wire hanging all over room.There were no Iron in the room and the office didn't have it.We carried our baggages to the Boat.We initially asked for one queen bed, we never got it.We photo our accommodation if TRAFALGAR want to see it. The probleme is THE COMPANY IS TOO BIG TO FAIL. Our comment will have NO EFFECT on the company. We named our Italy trip Scan PASTA trip.The cheapest food everywhere.We will inform AAA as well .The director of the tour was absolutely professional and knowledgeable.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
    Start point Una Hotel Roma or Il Cantico
  2. Day 2: Rome Sightseeing
  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
  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
  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
  • Additional Services

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Questions & Answers

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    • 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.

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      Website was very straight forward and easy to use, I was able to tick exactly where I wanted to go which I was unable to do with other websites. very reasonably priced trips.

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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 4 October 2018 the full payment of $3,353 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 $3353 for Best of Italy 2018, 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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