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Italian Concerto

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $2,925 per person
MAY - OCT 2021
Gondola and cathedral from water, Venice, Italy

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Rome, Vatican City, Pompeii, Maiori, Capri, Florence, Venice ...more Rome, Vatican City, Pompeii, Maiori, Capri, Florence, Venice
  1. Day 1 Ciao Roma

    Embrace excess on this At Leisure jaunt through the highlights of Italy, which begins in Rome. Spend the day soaking up its vibrant atmosphere before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception. We enjoy a leisurely orientation through the city this evening, venturing into Ancient Rome before our journey through Italy begins.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Cicerone
  2. Day 2 Discover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

    Explore the Vatican City this morning with a Local Specialist who will reveal all the highlights of St. Peter's Basilica. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We continue to Ancient Rome next, to admire where exhilarating chariot races were once held, and visit to the imposing Colosseum. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore on your own. From Roman ruins to Renaissance palazzi - Rome has it all.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Rome Your Way

    Discover why the Italians say 'it is sweet doing nothing', spending your day watching Rome's beautiful people embrace life lived to its fullest in the exquisite city. Delve into its treasures spanning millennia - the museums, churches, gardens and architecture that remain as enduring symbols of a powerful city. Or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d'Este Gardens.

    meals Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Explore the Ruins of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast

    Today we pay homage to the thousands of brave souls whose final resting place is the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino. View the 6th-century Abbey that was destroyed during World War II, before venturing south to Pompeii, a city frozen in time. Join a Small Group Sightseeing tour through the excavations that yield the tragic story of a once vibrant city engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Wander down the stone avenues past such sights as the Forum and Temple of Apollo. We arrive later at our hotel on the iconic Mediterranean Amalfi Coast where we'll dine tonight.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel San Pietro Maiori
  5. Day 5 Scenic Amalfi Coast Your Way

    Indulge in a full free day at leisure. Consider joining an Optional Experience along the Amalfi Coast to the beautiful seaside village of Positano, a true painter's paradise. You could also choose to soak up the extraordinary beauty of the village of Ravello which has long inspired musicians, writers and artists. Smell the fresh scents of lemons as you relax in this picture-perfect setting . After a day of sightseeing, spend a relaxing evening sipping limoncello and watching the Mediterranean sky light up in glorious pinks, yellows and blues.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Experience the Isle of Capri

    This morning, we set sail to the glamorous island of Capri, ascending to Capri town by funicular for a guided walking tour with a Local Specialist who will share views of the piazzetta, the heart and soul of this beautiful town. Later, we return to the mainland and have some free time to stroll around the medieval town of Amalfi and see its 10th-century Romanesque Cathedral of Sant'Andrea and Campanile.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Journey to Florence

    From the Amalfi Coast, we travel north through the rolling green and golden landscape of Umbria into scenic Tuscany before arriving in the Renaissance city of Florence. You'll have a free evening to amble along the Arno River, admire the famous city skyline at night from Piazzale Michelangelo, or indulge in the finest antipasti in town.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Mediterraneo
  8. Day 8 Florence Your Way

    Delve into the history of a city renowned for its art, architecture and cultural treasures. Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour, including views of the exquisite marble Duomo, Baptistery and Ponte Vecchio. Wander through the Piazza della Signoria, the centre of Florentine political life since the 14th century with its prominent Palazzo Vecchio. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Later, Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience at the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. The Pazzi and Medici feud is brought to light over dinner as you enjoy traditional Tuscan fare, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  9. Day 9 Venture to Venice

    After a leisurely start to the day, continue north, bound for Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic' and our home for the next two nights.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Principe
  10. Day 10 Cruise the Canals of Venice

    We cruise by private launch to the city's most prominent sights, including views of the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Dive Into Culture witnessing first-hand the intricate craft of glassblowing. Soak up the pageantry and elegance of Venice before enjoying a Farewell Dinner with our Travel Director and newfound friends to toast to the delicious flavours of Italy.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  11. Day 11 Journey Home

    For now our leisurely encounter with an extraordinary destination has come to an end. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Italian Concerto
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 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)
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • 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

  • Explore Rome, Pompeii, Capri and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Amalfi Town and Venice
  • Visit a glassblowing factory in Venice, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome, the ruins of Pompeii and the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino
  • View the ancient sites in Rome, the Benedictine Abbey in Cassino, the Duomo in Florence and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • Scenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Connect with Locals The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan Be My Guest buffet, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting. (Day 8)
  • Dive into Culture Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 10)

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

Inside The Vatican Museums And Sistine Chapel

Join us for an extension to your included sightseeing tour, which gives you a chance to see the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes. With our Local Specialist, we'll visit the Tapestry Gallery, Gallery of Maps and the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo spent four years preparing the vault and altar wall, and we'll give you plenty of time to admire just how much painstaking work went into his creations. This optional involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: € 58

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

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

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

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast and Positano

Join us as we take in delightful villages and spectacular scenery along the incredible Amalfi Coast. You’ll visit the celebrated town of Positano, which is also a Unesco World Heritage site. There will be time to shop for local goods or enjoy a drink in a cafe overlooking the beach.
Adult Price: € 57

Explore Ravello

Join us on a trip to the balcony of the Amalfi coast. Ravello is perched high above the terraced groves with breathtaking views. Your Local Specialist will show you the gardens of the Villa Rufolo, which inspired Wagner, and you’ll have free time to visit the 11th-century cathedral.
Adult Price: € 40

Dinner On The Amalfi Coast

Come with us for a short drive to a restaurant we know and love on the Amalfi Coast. You'll get to try some locally-loved dishes and drinks, all served alongside Neapolitan hospitality and beautiful views.
Adult Price: € 64

Sorrento

Discover The Isle Of Capri

Experience Capri's spectacular cliffs, famous turquoise waters and white grotto the best way - by boat with a first-class view of this unique coastline. After the cruise, we ascend to Capri town, where there is time to take a stroll in this jet-set haven and enjoy a local treat. In case of inclement weather, we'll take you on a minibus tour of the island to Anacapri, and visit Villa San Michele.
Adult Price: € 42

Florence

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, family restaurant in the Tuscan countryside. After a welcome drink in the historic courtyard, the renowned local chef will delight your senses with regional dishes, made with traditional ingredients from the nearby produce markets. The excellent wines come from the Saraceni family vineyards and there's live music and song to complete the atmosphere. 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 to 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: € 65

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

Venice

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 fishermen'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: € 36

Gondolas and 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 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

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Andrew Esposito
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Service
While we had a good time, and enjoyed it overall, we were very disappointed in all of the "optional experiences" - not the experiences themselves, but the fact that they were add-ons that should have been included in the first place. Factor in those packages and build them into the price, even if it means the overall price would be slightly greater. And as to whether we would recommend GET, we now realize the trip was really a Trafalgar trip, and GET is merely a subcontractor, which means you make a profit on top of whatever the Trafalgar deal was. I would need convincing that a GET deal was less than Trafalgar's deal.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your feedback very much. All of trips are designed to have a balance of included sightseeing and free time or Optional Experiences. This is standard with most Tour Companies unless you pay a much higher overall price for your trip that includes these experiences. GET is not a subcontractor for Trafalgar. We are owned by the same company and our pricing is the same. Although by booking with us and being an AARP member, you did receive an additional discount that you would not have received if booking with Trafalgar directly. So happy that you enjoyed yourself on the trip overall.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Vacation
As noted, my overall consideration of the value of this purchase was marred by the excessive amount of add-ons, like selling someone a car without the tires. "Got a great deal on the car, but if I want to drive it, " you'll need to buy some tires." However, I must add that our tour director, Antonio Abbruzzese, was incredibly helpful, informative, accommodating, and was a major factor in creating a wonderful enjoyable trip.
Lisa Levy
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Service
Booking was easy and reps were always available and helpful when we had to book airfare.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for sharing your experience! We'll pass your comments on to our Travel Specialist, they'll be happy to hear they helped make your trip as hassle-free as possible. We'll pass on your comments concerning timing to the Operations team. Happy travels!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Vacation
Loved the itinerary. Did not like that our day in Florance was a Monday, when all the museums are closed. Would have preferred one less day on the Amalfi Coast to be able to visit the Florance museums.
Robert Sweeney Jr
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Service
Overall the experience was great, the only negative I would have is with the level of the tour described as "Leisurely". It was a fast paste tour that covered a lot of ground.
Vacation
When adding in all the optional tours available the tour got pricey.
Kenneth Bassett
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Service
good customer service.Total price of vacation was $1700 more than a couple we met had paid for the same tour.They booked directly through Trafalgar and were on the same round trip direct flight to and from JFK.
Vacation
Over paid,see above comments.
Sally Young
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Service
Our Travel Director, Patrizia Tocco was so friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed her stories! Our accommodations were varied and excellent. I would highly recommend Grand European Travel to anyone looking for a complete packet of activities and friendly people!
Vacation
I thought the prices were fair and full of value.
Gene Kogan
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Service
Great staff all around at GET & Trafalardar. Reservation & discussions process very easy & informative, plane tickets reservations done well too. Maurice the travel director exceeded all expectations of caring about every one's needs.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love it when we can exceed your expectations.  Thank you for taking the time to write.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Vacation
Hotels in Venice, Florence, Miori were great but in Rome needed some maintenance but it was clean.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Service
Top Notch !!!
Vacation
Excellent
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Service
All aspects of services provided was extremely high.
Vacation
Guides, drivers, and the tour was all top notch.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Service
Well planned, good variety of activities to choose from
Vacation
Same as above Sally Reynolds was a great tour guide! Always aware of any special needs.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Service
Excellant tour guides, very good pace
Vacation
Excellent
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