Gladiators Gondolas and Gold

Tour Type: Family Experience
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2021

Buckle up for a travel adventure, all the highlights and some surprises on this most exciting of Italy family trips. Learn how to make pizza like a local, discover your inner artists as you make your own Carnival mask in Venice and dine with a count on his Tuscan estate.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Pisa
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum in Rome, the Academy of Fine Arts and a gelateria in Florence and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • 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
  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square
Dining Highlights
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Call 866-821-8167 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15149245

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeWelcome to Rome: 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 Kickoff Party that will rock Rome.
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Day 2RomeExplore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City: 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.
Day 3RomeVenture to a Gladiator School: 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 into the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Then it's time for a cheesy Family Fun affair as we Dive Into Culture and learn how to make authentic Italian pizza, sharing a tasty slice or two of our culinary masterpieces with our loved ones.
Day 4FlorenceEnjoy Pisa and on to Florence: 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.
Grand Mediterraneo
Day 5FlorenceDiscover Art and Architecture in Florence: 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 Count Miari Fulcis and his family for a Be My Guest experience, enjoying delicious specialities against the backdrop of picture-perfect olive groves and vineyards on their 15th-century estate in the Tuscan hills. Salute!
Day 6FlorenceFlorence Your Way: You have 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.
Day 7VeniceVenture to Bologna and Onwards to Venice: 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.
Novotel Mestre Castellana
Day 8VeniceCruise the Canals of Venice: Dive Into Culture and witness first-hand the exquisite tradition of Venetian glassblowing. Time for Family Fun as you 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 afternoon is yours to explore - go in search of the cosiest trattoria in town.
Day 9VeniceExperience Venice's Food Market: Navigating the bustling canals to the Rialto Bridge, we embrace the sights and sounds of Venice from the water before we Dive Into Culture and 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.
Day 10Journey HomeJourney Home: 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. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
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06/11/2021$2,975.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/18/2021$2,975.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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07/16/2021$2,925.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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08/06/2021$2,875.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/13/2021$2,875.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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