Gladiators Gondolas and Gold Family Experience

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10 Days - 1 Country - 14 meals - from AU$3487.50pp*

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Rome's savagery, Venice's decadence and Florence's romance merge on this Family Experiences tour of Italy.

Gather the troops and experience life as a Roman gladiator, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain and devour the pizza you've just learnt to make before creating your own colourful Venetian Carnival mask.

 

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DAY 1

ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS)

Ciao Roma! Feast your eyes and your stomach on the Eternal City - the launch pad for an unforgettable adventure with la famiglia. Tread in the footsteps of the ancients before meeting with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-Off Party that will rock Rome.

HOTEL Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

MEALS

  • Kick-Off Party

DAY 2

ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Join a Local Specialist to delve into centuries of history and culture, including a guided tour of the Vatican Museums. Gaze up at the wonder of Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and explore the Catholic shrine of St. Peter's Basilica. Venture across the Tiber to the Colosseum imagining a time when brave warriors fought to the thunderous roar of thousands.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Ancient and Christian Rome
Join us on an exploration of Rome's past. On this trip you will visit the Catacombs, where the early Christians assembled to escape persecution and which were used as underground cemeteries. Continue on to the Pyramid of Cestius and the Baths of Caracalla.
Adult Price: €39.00
(Price is subject to change)

Piazzas and Fountains of Rome
Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Adult Price: €33.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 3

ROME – VISIT A GLADIATOR SCHOOL AND FREE TIME

Book your spot on the podium. It's time to become a gladiator for the day. You'll learn how to wield a gladiator's sword and gain insights into military techniques with an expert. This afternoon, you'll have some free time to explore the city with the family. Perhaps count the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Then it's time for a cheesy family affair as we 'Dive Into Culture' and learn how to make authentic Italian pizza, sharing a tasty slice or two of our culinary masterpiece with our loved ones.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Dinner

DAY 4

ROME – PISA – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS)

Set your watch to Italian time and embark on a scenic drive north through Tuscany's golden fields. Stop in Pisa to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Piazza del Duomo to snap a selfie in front of the famous Leaning Tower. Carry on to the Renaissance city of Florence, our home for the next three nights.

HOTEL Grand Mediterraneo

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
An Introduction To Florence
Enjoy a drive up to one of the highest points that overlooks the city of Florence. Afterwards, you'll join our Local Specialist at the River Arno to take a walk over the Ponte Vecchio, see the new market, admire Piazza della Republica, the Bargello Museum and Dante's House. Then we will finish off with a Carousel Ride for the younger participants (if available).
Adult Price: €34.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 5

FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

The exquisite sights of Florence are brought to life on a walking tour in the expert company of a Local Specialist. See the magnificent Gothic Duomo and famous Baptistery before marvelling at Michelangelo's statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Where better to 'Dive Into Culture' and indulge in a refreshing gelato than in the city where it was invented. Tonight we 'Connect With Locals' joining a local family for a Be My Guest dinner enjoying delicious specialities against the backdrop of picture-perfect olive groves and vineyards. Saluti!

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

DAY 6

FLORENCE FREE DAY

A full day at leisure to enjoy this remarkable Renaissance city. Florence is a living museum that you can explore on foot. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the 'Town of Towers' - San Gimignano.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills
Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.
Adult Price: €65.00
(Price is subject to change)

Visit To San Gimignano
Join us for a drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ of Tuscany. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves, this is Italy’s best preserved medieval city and will give you a taste of day-to-day life in Italy during the Middle Ages.
Adult Price: €36.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 7

FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS)

Stop and smell the rich aromas of Bolognese sauce, spending the morning with a Local Specialist to explore the medieval city of Bologna. Then it's just a hop, skip and a jump to the island city of Venice. Discover the Queen of the Adriatic from the comfort of one of its traditional gondolas on an Optional Experience.

HOTEL Novotel Mestre Castellana

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Gondolas and the Grand Canal
Join us for a scenic for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.
Adult Price: €70.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 8

VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION

'Dive Into Culture' and witness first-hand the exquisite tradition of Venetian glassblowing. Learn about the art of crafting Carnival masks, before cruising to bustling St. Mark's Square on a private launch. View the famous Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound condemned prisoners made at catching their last glimpse of beautiful Venice, the exquisite Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile. The evening is yours to explore - in search of the cosiest trattoria in town.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks
Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.
Adult Price: €72.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 9

SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE RIALTO FOOD MARKET

Navigating the bustling canals to the Rialto Bridge, we embrace the sights and sounds of Venice from the water before 'Diving Into Culture' to savour the flavours of Italy during a visit to an ancient food market. We delve into the hidden highlights of Venice during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, working up an appetite for our Farewell Lunch at a local restaurant.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Lunch

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
Accompanied by a Local Specialist, you'll visit the magnificent Doge's Palace and its elegant courtyards, which were home to the rulers of the Venetian republic. Afterwards, enjoy a visit to the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark the Evangelist, patron saint of Venice.
Adult Price: €50.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 10

DEPART VENICE

Our unforgettable journey together has come to an end. All that's left to say is a hearty arrivederci as you prepare to return home with fantastic shared memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

THE TRAFALGAR DIFFERENCE

  • FAMILY FUN
    Learn how to make pizza and share your masterpiece with the family. (Day 3) /
    Discover the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks and create your own. (Day 8)

  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
    Enjoy local Tuscan Be My Guest dinner with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like 'Room with a View' and 'Tea with Mussolini'. (Day 5)

  • DIVE INTO CULTURE
    Experience life as a gladiator with an included visit to a Gladiator School in Rome. (Day 3)
    Learn how to make authentic pizza in Rome and then savour the taste of your creation. (Day 3)
    Indulge in an Italian gelato at a local gelateria in Florence. (Day 5)
    Learn about the Venetian tradition of carnival masks and paint your own to take home and visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. (Day 8)

  • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
    For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice


WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • ON-TRIP TRANSPORT
    All transport shown
  • SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
    VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
    CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice
    VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum in Rome and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence
    CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square
    VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
    SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING guided walking tour of 'Secret Venice' to the Rialto food market, with a group size of no more than 25 guests
  • DINING
    9 HOT BUFFET BREAKFASTS
    1 LUNCH
    4 DINNERS (including Be My Guest) with local wine
  • TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS
    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
    Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
    Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    Hand-picked Trip Highlights
    Optional Experiences and free time
    All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    VIP entry to many sights
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS
    Specific transfer (all Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday)

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Dates & Pricing

10% Early Payment Discount applies - if you BOOK AND PAY BY 18 DECEMBER 2019

$3,487.50 per person

WAS: $3,875.00 per person
SAVE: $387.50 per person

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