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Best of Italy 2020

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Best of Italy 2020 - Trafalgar
Best of Italy 2020 - Trafalgar
Excellent
80 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, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Operator
Trafalgar
Start and end in Rome! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Italy 2020, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 12 other destinations in Italy. Best of Italy 2020 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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 – 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

Travel guide

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What's included

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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

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

80 Reviews

Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Average
1%
Rather Poor
1%
Bad
0%
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  • Best of Italy 2020 reviewer 1
    Written on October 11, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 also... Read more

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  • Best of Italy 2020 reviewer 2
    Written on October 9, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    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... Read more

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  • Best of Italy 2020 reviewer 3
    Written on October 8, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very well organised tour. No time was wasted in queues at popular sites. Special entrance to Vatican through the spiral staircases was very impressive.

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    Written on September 30, 2019
    1.5 - Rather poor

    First the good: We saw a number of beautiful places in Italy. It's a truly beautiful country. Now the bad: The food portions were small, but I can't say i would have asked for more. If you like eating pasta mozzarella and tomatoes for 13 days straight,... Read more

    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to share your review of the Best of Italy guided holiday with Trafalgar. It's always helpful to know where we’re going right and where we could be making improvements. Here at Trafalgar, we create our dining experiences to reflect the rich and authentic flavours of each destination. Therefore, it disappoints us to learn that you felt the meals on this trip fell short of the high standards we are recognised for. Furthermore, we do regret to learn of the discomfort you experienced at the accommodations. Please rest assured that your comments have been forwarded to our Quality Control Department so that they can be investigated accordingly. With regards to your experience on the coach, we are sorry to read that the Wi-Fi in this region may not have been available on this occasion, as it can encounter slow connection speeds at times. Moreover, your feedback relating to the air conditioning is particularly troubling to us. This matter has been raised with our Transportation Department for their review and to establish what improvements might be made. Despite the above, we are pleased that you enjoyed discovering the wonderful destinations on our carefully crafted itinerary, and we hope that we will have the chance to restore your full faith in our guided holidays in the future.
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  • Best of Italy 2020 reviewer 5
    Written on September 27, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had the best time! I would loved to have had more authentic Italian food as opposed to touristy foods. Loved where we visited and what we saw but could have spent more time in some places and less in others. Overall fantastic tour! Patrizia was fabulous!

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  • Written on August 26, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Absolutely fantastic experience. Would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Best of Italy 2020 reviewer 7
    Written on August 10, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing trip. So well organized and our guide was the best. Highly recommend.

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  • Written on July 29, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    We were lucky to have such an amazing tour director- really the best of the 3 trips we had with Trafalgar! She cared for everyone's needs, was fun and very knowledgeable.

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  • Written on July 10, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour director did a great job, the bus driver did a great job on the narrow streets and all of the travel, and our travel companions were all very friendly. The places visited are the things you read about in history books and seeing them with your own... Read more

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  • Written on June 29, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Best of Italy tour was superb and Pamela was the perfect host. Her bubbly personality and knowledge of this country certainly made the tour a trip of a lifetime. Pamela and our driver Alfredo were very attentive and gave us all additional insights with... Read more

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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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    For any tour departing before 8 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 8 December 2019, 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 50 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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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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