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Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $2,486 per person
Italy Rome Gladiator Family

Countries Visited

Italy ...more Italy

Locations Visited

Rome, Florence, Mestre, Bologna, Venice ...more Rome, Florence, Mestre, Bologna, Venice
  1. Day 1 Welcome 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.

    meals Kickoff
    hotel Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
  2. Day 2 Explore 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.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Venture 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.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  4. Day 4 Enjoy 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Mediterraneo
  5. Day 5 Discover 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!

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  6. Day 6 Florence 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.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Venture 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Novotel Mestre Castellana
  8. Day 8 Cruise 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.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Experience 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Lunch
  10. Day 10 Journey 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.

    meals Breakfast
Gladiators Gondolas and Gold
Price Includes

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

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

Dates & Prices

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Service
The GET team provide excellent customer service.
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This trip was a fantastic family vacation - we couldn't have asked for anything better. The Travel Director, Antonio, was first class and went above and beyond to ensure kids and parents alike had an unforgettable experience. Christina, our guide in Rome was top notch. We had an amazing group of travel companions and a lot of fun was had by all. I can't recommend this trip enough - we are already planning our next family experience!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so pleased to see that you and your family had such a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and we look forward to your next trip with us!
Monday, June 26, 2017
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Sunday, July 3, 2016
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Our Italy trip exceeded our expectations.
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Our tour manager, Dominic, was terrific.
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