Best of Italy Summer 2018

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Best of Italy Summer 2018 - Trafalgar
Best of Italy Summer 2018 - Trafalgar
K "My wife and I, in the last two weeks of Sept 16, completed a 'Best of Italy' tour with Trafalgar. We cannot speak highly enough of the way this tour was presented, the places visited, the enjoyment of seeing a vast array of differing Italian countryside, towns and cities and having an association with the local people. The tour was made more enjoyable by the tour director, Patricia O Brien. Patric..."
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  • Cultural insights
  • Tour leaders who are local specialists
  • Taste authentic Italian cuisine
  • Visit the Isle of Capri
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
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Coach / Bus
Start and end in Rome! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Italy Summer 2018, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Rome, Italy and 12 other destinations in Italy. Best of Italy Summer 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • JS
    Written on August 5, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our Tour Director, Chris, was top notch. Really knew his stuff and went the extra mile to make sure we all had the best possible experience. The coach was very nice and impeccably maintained by our fantastic driver Gianni. The hotels were all at the very least acceptable by my spoiled American standards, which as I understand it, is actually quite good in Italy. The included dinners were all quite good, and one of them (what Trafalgar calls the "be my guest dinner") was probably the best overall dining experience I had the entire trip. The optional dinners were all well worth the additional cost, each one having at least 4 distinct courses. The Burano excursion and meal were particularly noteworthy. Last, but far from least, all of our local tour guides were interesting and informative, and really gave each city more character than it would have otherwise have had coming in cold, as it were.
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  • V
    Written on July 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went on the "Jewels of Italy" tour in May 2017. Very enjoyable. We went from Rome to Pisa, Florence, Verona and then Venice. It was a fast paced tour but we saw a lot of Italy and you know what you are signing up for. If you like site seeing, this is a great bus tour. Good value for your money. Our tour guide, Guiseppe and bus driver, Maurizio were excellent. Very knowledgable and the optional tours were great. Our tour times were set up great as to avoid the huge crowds. There were 48 people on our tour, Guiseppe did a great job of keeping everyone occupied and happy.
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  • GH
    Written on June 17, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    My wife and I decided to take the tour of Italy, we had two of the three hotels changed from those listed. (which they reminded us many times) Our travel agent said we would travel by high speed train but was mistaken, we traveled by bus. We were disc urged from using the restroom because of lack of dumping sites and the hotel in Venice was changed to a hotel on the island of Lido and we had no ability to return to sight-see Venice at night. Not a satisfied customer.
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  • GA
    Written on May 29, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had the trip of a lifetime. Our tour guide made our trip so special and fun. The itinerary was awesome and all the excursions we went on were excellent as well.
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  • AB
    Written on May 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had a fabulous trip. Gionlucca was amazing. He was so knowledgable, funny and had the patience of Job. We left feeling we saw everthing Italy had to offer. We would highly recommend this trip.
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  • DR
    Written on May 17, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We found the tour to meet all of our expectations. We covered a lot of kilometers in a comfortable coach and had a good balance of planned agenda, optional excursions, and free time. Hotels and meals were good with a few hidden secrets that were delightful. Our tour director, Antonio, and driver, Pierluigi, were professional and took great care to make sure everyone's needs were met. We will certainly consider Trafalgar for any future tours we take in Europe.
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  • AM
    Written on May 17, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was fantastic !! I would highly recommend doing most of the optional tours. Great time of year to travel Italy at beginning of May. Well organized,
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  • Best of Italy Summer 2018 reviewer 8
    Written on January 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very well organized and tour director was very passionate about her country.
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  • H
    Written on January 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Tour director was the best. Hidden treasure and other information was relevant ans interesting
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  • KM
    Written on October 21, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My wife and I, in the last two weeks of Sept 16, completed a 'Best of Italy' tour with Trafalgar. We cannot speak highly enough of the way this tour was presented, the places visited, the enjoyment of seeing a vast array of differing Italian countryside, towns and cities and having an association with the local people. The tour was made more enjoyable by the tour director, Patricia O Brien. Patricia showed a passion for passing on knowledge of Italian culture, way of life and a vast history the country offers. Her extra effort to ensure everyone on tour was enjoying themselves in all aspects made her the best tour director we have encountered in five overseas tours
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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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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • March 1, 2017

      I use a walker because I need to rest my legs every block or so. Will this be a problem most of the time? Is this predominantly a walking tour?

      This is a coach tour but it includes walking tours as well. The tour operator said 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.

      It is also important that you do not need assistance when doing the walking tours. Usually, they provide the special requirements form that you fill in and they advise on this matter.

    • January 1, 2017

      Which hotels will be booked for each overnight?

      Day 1- Grand Tiberio
      Day 2- Grand Tiberio
      Day 3- Johanna Park
      Day 4- Johanna Park
      Day 5- Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation
      Day 6- Principe/Amadeus
      Day 7 - Principe/Amadeus
      Day 8- Barchetta Excelsior
      Day 9- Barchetta Excelsior
      Day 10- Grand Mediterraneo
      Day 11- Grand Mediterraneo
      Day 12- Executive Style/ Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

    • January 1, 2017

      Are airport to hotel transfers included?

      Yes, complimentary transfers will be included in this tour.

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      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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