Grand Italian Experience Trafalgar Tours

Grand Italian Experience

Immerse yourself in rich history, lovely architecture, local flavors and memorable adventures on this 17 Day, Grand Italian Experience tour. Visit Rome, Alberobello, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi, Verona, Venice, Trento, Milan, Italian Lakes, Viareggio, Pisa and Florence. This unique and in-depth vacation will tick off many of the boxes on your bucket list.

Breathtaking and wondrous experiences are abundant on this trip of a lifetime. Quaint and easily recognizable, the UNESCO-listed 14th century trulli in Alberobello will thrill visitors with their stone faces and conical roofs. Witness master craftesmen show off their stone masonry skills and on Murano Island see talented glassblowers at work. Enjoy VIP entry to the Vatican Museums. Take a scenic cruise to Isle of Capri and explore this lovely destination. In Florence, behold the iconic Duomo. Delve into the story of the Montagues and the Capulets in Verona culminating at Juliet's balcony. Stroll through Pompeii with a guide learning of the city's history and tragic end. Enjoy a delicious family hosted meal at their homestead with produce freshly grown including almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil. See the beautiful La Scala Opera House and The Cathedral in Milan. There are so many reasons visitors return to remarkable Italy time and again, discover them for yourself.


17 Daysfr. $3,973

  • ORIENTATION of Venice and Milan
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome
  • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
  • EXPLORE the excavations at Pompeii
  • SCENIC CRUISE to the Isle of Capri
  • VISIT the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi
  • PRIVATE LAUNCH to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • VIEW Juliet's Balcony in Verona
  • WITNESS the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Murano Island
  • CONNECT with a local farmer
  • TASTE fresh almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil
  • DEMONSTRATION of local stone masonry
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST in Rome
  • LOCAL GUIDE in Alberobello
  • GUIDED EXPLORATION in Pompeii
  • SPECIALIST GUIDED in Capri
  • TOUR GUIDE in Assisi and Florence
  • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome
  • SEE St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • WITNESS the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan
  • MARVEL at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Santa Croce Basilica
  • VIEW the Duomo in Florence
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
16 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
  • Crowne Plaza St. Peters in Rome, Italy (2 nights)
  • Sierra Silvana in Selva di Fasano, Italy (2 nights)
  • La Residenza in Sorrento, Italy (2 nights)
  • Grand Hotel in Assisi, Italy (1 night)
  • Hyatt Centric Murano Venice in Venice, Italy (2 nights)
  • Grand Hotel Trento in Trento, Italy (1 night)
  • Hotel Simplon in Lake Maggiore, Italy (1 night)
  • Mercure Viareggio in Viareggio, Italy (2 nights)
  • FH55 Grand Hotel Mediterraneo in Florence, Italy (2 nights)
  • Marriott Park in Rome, Italy (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE ROME Location Information Description

Rome/Italy, Italy

Blaze a trail through la bella Italia. Your epic journey begins in Rome, once the powerful capital of the world and yours to explore before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an orientation drive introducing you to some of the city's iconic and unexpected highlights.

Dinner

Crown Plaza St. Peter's

ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Vatican City, Italy

Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who for centuries have flocked to the Vatican City. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, one of the holiest sites in Christendom, joining a 'Local Specialist' for an included sightseeing tour. See Michelangelo's magnificent Pietà, hewn from the most "perfect" block of Carrara marble.

Location Information Description

Rome/Italy, Italy

Venture into Ancient Rome to see Circus Maximus, where the thundering noise of chariot races once filled the air, followed by a visit to the Colosseum. The afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. Sit on the Spanish Steps, shop up a storm on Via Veneto or continue your encounter with Ancient Rome on Palatine Hill to see the Temple of Apollo and Flavian Palace, among other excavations.

Breakfast

Crown Plaza St. Peter's

ROME - ALBEROBELLO REGION Location Information Description

Alberobello, Italy

Journey east through the Campania Mountains and the orange and olive groves of Puglia near the Adriatic coast, your home for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy a delicious local dinner at our hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Sierra Silvana

ALBEROBELLO SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Alberobello, Italy

Enjoy a leisurely morning on your own. Consider indulging in local flavors at a local trattoria. This afternoon, the conical limestone houses of Alberobello take centre stage during your guided tour with a 'Local Specialist'. Here, you'll see the UNESCO-listed collection of almost 1,500 trulli dating back to the 14th century.

This evening, 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner at a traditional masseria.

Breakfast, Dinner

Sierra Silvana

ALBEROBELLO REGION - SORRENTO Location Information Description

Sorrento/Italy, Italy

The fresh aroma of lemons is your constant companion in the stunning coastal town of Sorrento, your home for the next two nights.

View the bustling Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia before spending the rest of the day on your own. Kick back and sip delicious Limoncello di Sorrento, enjoy lunch in this picture-perfect town or spend the afternoon soaking up la dolce vita. Tonight you'll dine at your hotel in Sorrento.

Breakfast, Dinner

La Residenza

ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION Location Information Description

Capri, Italy

Cruise the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Enjoy a guided tour of Capri town, watching the beautiful people sip their cappuccino in the glamorous piazzetta.

Breakfast

La Residenza

SORRENTO - POMPEII - ASSISI Location Information Description

Pompei, Italy

Explore the tragic history of the ancient lost city of Pompeii with a 'Local Specialist'. Gain a deeper understanding of what life was like in this Roman settlement that lay buried for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Location Information Description

Assisi, Italy

Continue your journey through the rolling green and golden fields of Umbria, arriving at the mystical hilltop town of Assisi. Meet your 'Local Specialist' for a visit of the stunning Basilica of St. Francis, featuring exquisite frescoes by Giotto. Tonight, you'll dine in your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Grand Hotel Assisi

ASSISI - VERONA - VENICE (MURANO) Location Information Description

Verona, Italy

Celebrate the epic tale of Romeo and Juliet during this morning's visit to the fair city of Verona. View Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena built in the 1st century. Venture to the Adriatic coast this afternoon bound for Venice where we will spend two nights.

Breakfast

Hyatt Centric Murano

VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Venice/Italy, Italy

'Dive Into culture' this morning and witness the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing that spans centuries. Glide by private launch along bustling waterways to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica before spending free time exploring the city. Stroll along the Grand Canal, nibble on delicious cicchetti at a cozy bacaro or purchase an Optional Experience to cross the lagoon to the colorful Burano Island.

Breakfast

Hyatt Centric Murano

VENICE (MURANO) - TRENTO Location Information Description

Trento, Italy

This morning, traverse pastoral Veneto plains to the sophisticated town of Trento surrounded by the Dolomites. Once located within the Austrian Empire, the town exudes both classical Italian elegance and cultural influences from the north, which you can enjoy at one of its many beer halls or cafés. Consider sampling the delicious local apple strudel, then wander around the Piazza Duomo before checking in to your hotel for the night.

Breakfast

Grand Hotel Trento

TRENTO - MILAN - ITALIAN LAKES Location Information Description

Milan, Italy

Continue west through Italy's stunning Lakes District to the sophisticated powerhouse of Milan. You'll have some free time to explore on your own after an orientation of the city's iconic sights. See the exquisite Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria, one of the world's oldest shopping malls.

Location Information Description

Lake Maggiore, Italy

We spend this afternoon on the quiet shores of Lake Maggiore, soaking up the pleasant lakeside atmosphere and exploring Baveno.

Breakfast, Dinner

Simplon

ITALIAN LAKES - GENOA - VIAREGGIO Location Information Description

Genoa, Italy

Journey to Genoa where a 'Local Specialist' will show you this city's majestic architecture. Continue to the seaside resort of Viareggio where you will dine at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Mercure Viareggio

VIAREGGIO FREE DAY Location Information Description

Viareggio, Italy

Indulge in a full free day to soak up the laid-back atmosphere. Stroll along the waterfront or consider purchasing an Optional Experience to Porto Venere and the Bay of Poets where you'll embark on an encounter with the cliffside villages of Cinque Terre.

Breakfast

Mercure Viareggio

VIAREGGIO - PISA - FLORENCE Location Information Description

Pisa, Italy

Travelling south through the unforgettable scenery of Tuscany, arrive in Pisa to view its famous Leaning Tower before continuing to the Renaissance city of Florence.

Location Information Description

Florence/Italy, Italy

This afternoon is yours at leisure to wander through the grand squares and winding lanes of Florence, whose connection with the Medici family saw this city become one of the world's most cultural centers. Consider a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see the Michelangelo's statue of David, amble along the Arno River or ascend the stone steps up to Piazzale Michelangelo for spectacular views of the city.

Breakfast

Grand Mediterraneo

FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Florence/Italy, Italy

Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning to view the city's finest masterpieces - the magnificent Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower and the 13th-century Santa Croce Basilica, the final resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Later, learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold.

Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own. Walk across the Ponte Vecchio that has straddled the Arno River for almost 700 years, or wander through the Renaissance Boboli Gardens, stopping for a slice or two of  schiacciata along the way.

Breakfast

Grand Mediterraneo

FLORENCE - ROME - VATICAN EXPERIENCE Location Information Description

Rome/Italy, Italy

Journey through the sprawling vineyards of Chianti, past the hill-towns of Umbria before arriving in Rome. This evening 'Dive Into Culture' at an exclusive farewell dining experience in the Museo Gregoriano Profano, with its centuries of Roman and Ancient Greek sculptures and antiquities, or the magnificent surroundings of the Salone di Raffaello in the Pinacoteca.

Location Information Description

Vatican City, Italy

Gain access to the Museum before dinner, then continue your evening with a tour of the Vatican Museums with a 'Local Specialist', before the weekly evening opening, including views of Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Marriott Park

DEPART ROME Location Information Description

Rome/Italy, Italy

Your epic encounter with Italy has sadly come to an end. Say arrivederci  to Rome and your newfound friends at the end of this Grand Italian Experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
$4,695.00
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
$4,695.00
Thu, Oct 07, 2021
$4,625.00
Thu, Mar 24, 2022
$4,675.00
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
$4,675.00
Thu, Apr 14, 2022
$4,775.00
Thu, Apr 28, 2022
$4,795.00
Thu, May 12, 2022
$4,795.00
Thu, May 19, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, May 26, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Jun 02, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Jun 09, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Jul 21, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Aug 04, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Aug 11, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Sep 01, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Sep 08, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Sep 15, 2022
$4,875.00
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
$4,795.00
Thu, Sep 29, 2022
$4,795.00
Thu, Oct 06, 2022
$4,795.00
Thu, Oct 13, 2022
$4,795.00

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  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
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