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Grand Italian Experience

Operated by: Trafalgar

17 Days from $3,931 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Tours of Cinque Terre, Italy

Countries Visited

Italy, Vatican City ...more Italy, Vatican City

Locations Visited

Rome, Vatican, Alberobello, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi, Verona, Venice, Trento, Milan, Baveno, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence ...more Rome, Vatican, Alberobello, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi, Verona, Venice, Trento, Milan, Baveno, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Rome

    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 and orientation drive introducing you to some of the city's iconic and unexpected highlights.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
  2. Day 2 Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

    Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who for centuries have flocked to 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 a perfect block of Carrara marble. Then, 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
  3. Day 3 Journey to the Alberobello Region

    We travel east through the mountains of Campania to the orange and olive groves of Puglia on the Adriatic coast, our home for the next two nights. This evening, we enjoy a delicious local dinner at our hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Sierra Silvana
  4. Day 4 Admire Alberobello’s Iconic Architecture Connect with Locals

    Enjoy a morning at leisure. Consider an Optional Experience or relax with a swim at your hotel. This afternoon, the conical limestone houses of Alberobello take centre stage during our guided tour with a Local Specialist. Here, we’ll see the UNESCO-listed collection of almost 1,500 trulli dating back to the 14th century. This evening, we Connect With Locals with a Be My Guest experience at a traditional masseria. Meet Signor Luciano for dinner on his Alberobello farm where you can taste seasonal produce, including fresh almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Sierra Silvana
  5. Day 5 Onwards to Sunny Sorrento

    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 afternoon at leisure. 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 we dine at our hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Grand Parco del Sole
  6. Day 6 A Day on the Isle of Capri

    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 cappuccino in the glamorous piazzetta.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Parco del Sole
  7. Day 7 Uncover Pompeii's Ruins and on to Assisi Stays With Stories

    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. 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. We'll stay at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories - a fully renovated old Franciscan monastery.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Cenacolo
  8. Day 8 Onwards to Verona and Venice Stays With Stories

    Celebrate the epic tale of Romeo and Juliet during this morning's visit to the fair city of Verona where you will view Juliet's Balcony and the Roman arena built in the 1st century. We venture to the Adriatic coast this afternoon bound for Venice. Our home for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar’s Stays With Stories – Hyatt Centric hotel, preserving the tradition of Murano glass art.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hyatt Centric Murano
  9. Day 9 Cruise the Canals of Venice Make Travel Matter

    This morning start the day by observing the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing that spans centuries. Your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience helps to preserve the traditions that have been handed down through the generations and you’ll be inspired to buy a souvenir to remind you of the talent and skill shared enthusiastically by the master craftsmen. Next you’ll glide by private launch along busy waterways to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica before exploring the city on your terms. Stroll beside the Grand Canal, nibble on delicious cicchetti at a cosy bacaro or cross the lagoon for an Optional Experience to the colourful fishermen's Island of Burano.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hyatt Centric Murano
  10. Day 10 Journey to Northern Trento

    This morning we traverse the pastoral Veneto plains to the sophisticated town of Trento, surrounded by the Dolomites. Once part of the Austrian Empire, this 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 Piazza Duomo before checking in to your hotel for the night.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand
  11. Day 11 Explore Milan and on to the Italian Lakes

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

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Simplon
  12. Day 12 Onwards to La Spezia

    Enjoy a relaxed morning in the lakeside resort town of Stresa. Later, travel to the port city of La Spezia on the Ligurian Coast.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Poet
  13. Day 13 La Spezia Your Way

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

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel The Poet
  14. Day 14 Uncover Pisa and on to Florence

    Travelling south through the unforgettable scenery of Tuscany, we arrive in Pisa to view its famous Leaning Tower before continuing to the Renaissance city of Florence. This afternoon is yours at leisure to wander through the grand squares and labyrinthine lanes of Florence, whose connection with the Medici family saw this city become one of the world's most cultural centres. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Mediterraneo
  15. Day 15 Discover Renaissance Florence

    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. Then, spend the rest of the afternoon as you wish. Walk across the Ponte Vecchio which 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Mediterraneo
  16. Day 16 All Roads Lead to Rome Dive Into Culture

    Today we journey past the sprawling vineyards of Chianti and beneath the hill-towns of Umbria before arriving in Rome. This evening we Dive Into Culture on a tour of the extraordinary Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist, including views of Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Afterwards, we gain exclusive access to the Vatican's Anima Mundi Museum for an exclusive farewell dining experience surrounded by art from around the world as we toast to our adventure.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Shangri-La
  17. Day 17 Journey Home

    Our epic encounter with Italy has come to an end. We say arrivederci to Rome and our newfound friends at the end of our Grand Italian Experience. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Grand Italian Experience Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 17 Breakfast (B)
  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Be My Guest

  • Alberobello: Meet Signor Luciano on his Alberobello farm where you can taste seasonal produce, including fresh almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil, as well as enjoy a local stone masonry demonstration at our Be My Guest dinner.

Dive Into Culture

  • Rome: Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Venice: Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.

Must-see Highlights

  • : VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • : Explore Rome, Alberobello, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Venice and Milan
  • : Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • : View the ancient sites of Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence
  • : Scenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Trafalgar Difference

  • Assisi: Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan monastery in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli.
  • Venice: Preserving the tradition of Murano glass art, Hyatt Centric Murano Hotel retains its industrial architecture, embodying the spirit of the glass blowers who once plied their trade there.

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • : Optional Experiences and free time

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Rome

Available on Day 2

Piazzas and Fountains

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 center, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.
Adult Price: € 33

Roman Evening with Dinner

Tonight, spend a lively evening with us in Rome. After a short drive, we'll arrive at a characteristic trattoria to relax and enjoy a typical Italian meal, soaking up The Eternal City's unique atmosphere all the while.
Adult Price: € 62

Available on Day 3

Tivoli And Gardens Of The Villa D’Este

Visit the ancient Sabine town of Tivoli with our Local Specialist to enjoy the gardens and fountains of the Villa D’Este. We'll see its grottos and pavilions, the Avenue of a Hundred Fountains, and the Dragon Fountain of the Organ.
Adult Price: € 46

Alberobello

Available on Day 4

A Guided Visit to Ostuni

With its stark, white-washed buildings, narrow cobbled streets and arched stairways, Ostuni is reminiscent of a North African Arab Medina. Set against three hills, 'The White Town' is a photographer's delight - and we'll get to explore it all with our Local Specialist on this exceptional trip.
Adult Price: € 29

Sorrento

Available on Day 5

Amalfi Coast and Positano

Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.
Adult Price: € 56

Available on Day 6

Discover The Isle Of Capri

Experience the spectacular cliffs and famous turquoise waters of Capri during a relaxing cruise to the most beautiful part of the island, the southern side. View the beautiful grottoes and unique coastline before ascending to Capri town. This optional experience is weather dependent and may be replaced by a minibus tour of the Island with a visit to Anacapri and the Villa San Michele.
Adult Price: € 42

Dinner Neapolitan Style

Join us for an evening of Neapolitan specialties at one of our favorite family-run restaurants. Savor local dishes all served up with the famous Neapolitan hospitality and zest for life.
Adult Price: € 61

Sorrento Countryside and Farmhouse Meal

Join us at a traditional farm in the Sorrento countryside, where you'll visit the lemon groves, olive oil mill and see first-hand how mozzarella is made. Afterward, enjoy the authentic flavors of home-produced cold cuts, marinated vegetables, fresh olives and more - all washed down with the local wine. The atmosphere is informal, as the family welcomes you into their home.
Adult Price: € 53

Venice

Available on Day 8

Gondolas & the Grand Canal

Join us for a breathtaking cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You'll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catch 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: € 76

Available on Day 9

Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

This afternoon, discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You'll enjoy a delicious meal, with a selection of drinks, on the fisherman's island of Burano, famous for its multi-colored houses - a photographer's paradise.
Adult Price: € 72

Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

Explore the hidden maze of streets that make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you'll admire magnificent mosaics in one of the most ornate churches in the world.
Adult Price: € 38

Bolzano

Available on Day 10

Sudtirol and the Dolomite Mountains

Come with us as we follow the Adige Valley to Bolzano, capital of the southern part of the Tyrol, with our Local Specialist. You'll have time to shop in the arcaded streets, before taking a cable car to the top of the Renon. Boarding a century-old Alpine train, we'll enjoy incredible panoramas from this famous mountain plateau.
Adult Price: € 62

Milan

Available on Day 11

Treasures Of Milan

A fantastic opportunity to take in some of the highlights of elegant Milan. Amongst other sights, we'll visit La Scala, the world's most famous opera house, where Giuseppe Verdi, Maria Callas and others have left their mark. Our wonderful Local Specialist will bring the city’s eventful past to life.
Adult Price: € 45

Italian Lakes

Available on Day 12

Discover The Borromean Islands

We've organized a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here, with your Local Specialist, you'll see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the magnificent palace of the Borromean Princes.
Adult Price: € 49

La Spezia

Available on Day 12

Winery Visit and Sarzana

Near the ancient Via Aurelia, we'll visit a winery to learn about "vermentino" grapes, the pride of Liguria. We'll taste several wines paired with farm-grown treats and tour the 18th-century country farmhouse. We'll then continue exploring the area, as we drive up to Sarzana, a small village founded by the Romans with rich history and heritage.
Adult Price: € 49

Available on Day 13

The Cinque Terre and Porto Venere

Today, with our Local Specialist, we’ll visit the Bay of Poets and the beautiful Porto Venere, where we can admire the UNESCO-protected Cinque Terre. Still to this day, the villages retain their charm and reputation for producing some of Italy's most exclusive wines. In inclement weather, Porto Venere cannot be visited.
Adult Price: € 63

Florence

Available on Day 14

Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

This evening we'll take a scenic drive to experience a fun and relaxed evening at a friendly, typical restaurant in the countryside. The chef will delight our senses with regional dishes, made with freshly-bought ingredients from the local farmers' markets. Your delicious meal will be accompanied by excellent wines from the vineyards for which this area is so well known. In short, a Tuscan dream come true in an authentic setting.
Adult Price: € 65

Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

Through the Chianti hills, we'll drive past vineyards to a delightful hamlet. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince.' After a welcome drink and a visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we'll enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa's own vines.
Adult Price: € 68

Available on Day 15

Bargello Museum Visit

Join us today for a visit to the Bargello museum, housed in one of the oldest and most intriguing buildings of Florence. As you'll learn from your Local Specialist, there was rarely a dull moment in this former barracks and prison! Learn how the Bargello has witnessed crucial episodes of history including fires, sieges and political executions. This fascinating building is now home to the National Museum and boasts awe-inspiring works by Donatello, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo to name but a few.
Adult Price: € 42

Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We'll visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you'll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.
Adult Price: € 47

Discover Palazzo Vecchio

Marvel at the legacy of the Medici as you visit Palazzo Vecchio, the symbol of Florence's political power for over seven centuries. With our Local Specialist, we’ll visit the wonderful "Hall of the Five Hundred," dedicated to the Medici popes. We’ll also visit rooms decorated with masterpieces by famous artists of the Renaissance like Michelangelo and Donatello.
Adult Price: € 42

Visit To San Gimignano

Join us for a panoramic drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano with our Local Specialist. Magnificently preserved from the Middle Ages, this little town, known as the 'Medieval Manhattan,' is one of the most beautiful in Italy - a true gem.
Adult Price: € 36

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Donna Munch
Sunday, October 16, 2022
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They did an excellent job in preparing me for my trip to Italy. They were relatively easy to get a hold of and everything went smoothly. They also helped getting me a very good airline fare, better than what I would have found on my own. Everything went flawlessly and I would recommend them highly to others wishing to travel!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Wow! It sounds like your Grand Italian Experience tour was amazing. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed it and that we were helpful when it came to planning your vacation. We truly appreciate your business, recommendation and your feedback. Take care!
Monday, October 17, 2022
Vacation
The vacation was wonderfully planned and executed and all the details and coordination were thought out. The meals were good and the excursions interesting and enjoyable The staff members from Trafalgar were wonderful, eager to please and interested in showing us the best time ever.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, July 30, 2022
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Barbara is fantastic! I have been working with Barbara for years now, and she is the best. She is very knowledgeable, and listens to what I want, and has helped me book 5 amazing vacations recently. I highly recommend Grand European Travel because of customer service like the amazing service I have received from Barbara.
Response from Grand European Travel:
WOW! It sounds like you had an absolutely awesome trip to Italy. We are so glad we were able to help you plan it (and we agree that Babara is amazing!). We truly appreciate the fact that you keep returning to GET for your vacation planning. That means the world to us. Thank you for all of your kind words, and we look forward to serving you again when you are ready to take your next amazing adventure. Take care!
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The Grand Italian Experience was an amazing trio. I know there is much more to explore, but I feel I got to see a lot of Italy. From Rome to Positano to the Isle of Capri, Pompeii, Venice, Pisa, Milan, Lake Cuomo, Florence, Cinque Terre, the Dolomites, Vatican City, and so much more. We really covered a lot of sights. And our tour director, Anna, was amazing. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. And, she was the most fashionable tour director I have ever traveled with (and this was my 9th trip with Trafalgar). Anna made the trip so much fun! The bus driver, Max, can put a bus in places I can't put a car! And our well-being director, Frederica, was also fantastic! We had an amazing trip with an amazing team taking care of us.
Janice Mullen
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Service
It was good initially . However very little communication afterwards . When we had to rebook because our trip was cancelled no one even called us just an email . Very impersonal
Vacation
It was a very intense go go go type of vacation . We did see a lot but were alos on the bus for hours most days . Fast train ans bus combo would have been ideal.
Michael Nausin
Monday, May 2, 2022
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Great coomunication & insight about the trip, plus the ease of making all arrangements for the trip including airfare. Alyssa was spot on with information & was super easy to get a hold if there were any questions our follwups.
Vacation
Overall we enjoyed the tour, it was fast paced & very long days. If it wasn't for the Tour Director, Roberto Astaira, this trip would have gotten a 2-star rating. Did & experienced a lot of new things & places, would do it again ONLY if Roberto was the Tour Director!
Jo Ann Nemeth
Monday, October 7, 2019
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My travel companions made the reservations and then I followed up with a Specialist with my information. I also contacted your Specialist for some information regarding my trip. They were very helpful when contacted. We made arrangements nine months before travel, my only complaint was that I needed to know specifics time an dates for arrival (in Milan) to book a tour but by the time I received the info the tour was full. As a matter of fact, it was booked 6 months. If I had that info available I could have booked the tour and that was one of the main reasons I was interested in Milan and Italy. The painting of the Last Supper, which was a major disappointment. If and when I go back, I have to be more specific on what I want to see.
Vacation
This was my first experience traveling with Trafalgar. It was a little pricey but worth the added cost. Our Travel Director Danilo was exceptional. 5 plus stars for him.
Bruce Gensmer
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Service
We would certainly plan future trips with GET
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you for that next trip!
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Vacation
WE had a wonderful trip and everything was great. Haven't downloaded pictures as yet but will this weekend
Trusted Customer
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Service
We had to postpone our original trip. Our agent got everything rebooked for us quickly and with no fuss. Excellent service!
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a Grand Italian Experience on your trip! We are happy our Travel Specialist was able to get everything re-arranged for you so you could enjoy this great adventure. Thank you for your comments; we appreciate your feedback.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Vacation
Grand Italian Experience covers all the high points of italy from top to bottom and coast to coast. Our tour director was extremely knowledgeable about history and customs so we truly had an Italian experience.
Joseph Montanile
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Service
Excellent tour of Italy. All connections were first class, tour director, driver, local specialist made this an exceptional vacation. One glitch had the group changing hotels at the last minute. Trafalgar stepped up and made it right. Will definitely look to this tour group in the future.
Vacation
Excellent value to experience
Connie Sonnier
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Service
Our tour guide, Letizia, was excellent! Everything from the booking, hotels, meals, transportation & tours exceeded all our expectations. Would highly recommend Grand European & Trafalger to everyone.
Vacation
Every detail is taken care of so that all you have to do is enjoy the trip & we definitely did!
Linda Barbaro
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Service
I have already bought a trip for August/September
Vacation
The trip was great but they had way too many people on it (48)
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