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7 Day Italy Tour to Rome, Venice and Florence

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7 Days
2 Countries

Italy, Vatican City

6 Cities

Rome, Vatican, Venice, Verona, Pisa, Florence

10 Meals

4 Dinners, 6 Breakfasts

Comfortable

Mainly 2–3-night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires 1-3 miles of walking per day that might involve some uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones and stairs.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar
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Unlock the best of Italy with priority access to the Vatican, dining amidst Tuscan vineyards and olive groves and admiring must-sees including Pisa’s Leaning Tower. You’ll even discover the local secrets of Venetian glassblowing.   

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Day 1

Ciao Rome

Indulge all your senses in the imperial city of Rome, your introduction to a memorable encounter with Italy which will have you returning for more. Spend your afternoon relaxing after your journey, or explore the ancient city streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Dinner. This evening, we take an orientation drive past Rome's most magnificent sights which we will have an opportunity to explore tomorrow.

Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
Accommodation iH Hotels Roma Cicerone Rome
Included Meals Dinner
Iconic Experience St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy
Rome Orientation

During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 2

Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Our encounter with Rome begins in the Holy See as we Dive Into Culture with a visit to the Vatican Museums in the company of a Local Specialist to admire the masterpieces that have been collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Gaining priority admission, we admire the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter's Basilica, the greatest church in Christendom, to see Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture into Ancient Rome to view the Circus Maximus, once the site of thrilling chariot races. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Rome. Admire the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return.

The Vatican in Rome, Italy
Accommodation iH Hotels Roma Cicerone Rome
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Gain early access to the Vatican Museums and admire the Sistine Chapel in Rome
Discover the work of Michaelangelo at the Vatican Museums

Gain early access to the Vatican Museums to marvel at the magnificent work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
Rome City Tour

Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Guided visit to the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Ancient Rome

Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local. See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears w...

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Piazza's and fountains walking tour in Rome, Italy
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'...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Evening with dinner in Rome, Italy
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 Itali...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Dinner in Rome, Italy
Roman Delights with Dinner

Tonight, relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine, soaking up Rome's unique atmosphere in a characteristic trattoria with drinks and music.

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 3

Journey to the Floating City of Venice

This morning we venture north through the valley of the Tiber into the green and golden landscapes of Umbria. We pass the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto, traveling past Tuscany's terraced olive groves and across the Apennine Mountains bound for Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic'.

View of fields in Tuscany, Italy
Accommodation Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana Venice
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience View of fields in Tuscany, Italy
Scenic Drive through Tuscany

View the stunning landscape of Tuscany on your drive today. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Cruise the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
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, catching a glimpse of th...

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Optional Experiences

Day 4

Onwards to Verona

Cruise by private launch into the heart of Venice this morning, where we will see the city's most celebrated sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Next we witness first-hand the intricate craft of glassblowing – your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience helps to preserve this precious Venetian tradition for generations to come. Beyond their talent and skill, you’ll admire the exquisite pieces Venice is famous for, perhaps choosing to take one home as a souvenir to remind you of this special visit. Soak up the pageantry and elegance of Venice before continuing to Verona, home of Shakespeare's ill-fated lovers Romeo and Juliet, where we'll spend the night.

Canal Grande and Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Accommodation Hotel Leopardi Verona
Included Meals Breakfast
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® See the ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing in Venice
Learn about the History and Ancient Skills on Venetian Glassblowing

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

Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Iconic Experience Visit Verno and enjoy a walking tour of the city
Verona Orientation

During an exploration of Verona, see Juliet's balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences See St. Marks Basilica on a walking tour in Venice, Italy
Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and p...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Juliet's Balcony in Verona, Italy
Discover Verona

During a leisurely walking tour our Local Specialist will bring the elegant streets and piazzas of Verona to life. Highlights include views of the ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 5

Admire Pisa and on to Florence

Pisa's UNESCO-listed Square of Miracles is our first stop today, where we will have the opportunity to view the Leaning Tower before traveling on to Florence. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and home of the Medici dynasty, whose penchant for beautiful art and architecture created one of the cultural centers of the world. Tonight we Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Accommodation Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Florence
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Visit the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio and enjoy a traditional Tuscan buffet with olive oil and wine tasting
Enjoy a Traditional Tuscan Buffet at the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio

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 M...

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Be My Guest

Iconic Experience Visit Pisa, Italy
See Pisa's Landmarks

During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you the baptistery, cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 6

All Roads Lead to Rome

We join a Local Specialist today to delve into the rich medieval and Renaissance history of Florence. Our sightseeing tour will take us to the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. Wandering through the narrow streets we encounter the multi-colored marble Duomo, the famous Baptistery and the almost 700-year-old Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering from the Middle Ages which is today lined with jewellers. Our journey continues through Umbria to the valley of the Tiber River and back to Rome. Toast to a memorable holiday with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

Brunelleschi Dome in Florence, Italy
Accommodation Grand Hotel Tiberio Rome
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Walking tour and drive in Florence, Italy
Florence City Tour

Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the p...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Michelangelo's David in Florence, Italy
*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, w...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy
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 ...

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Optional Experiences

Day 7

Farewell Rome

After breakfast, it’s time to say a fond arrivederci to Rome, Italy and your travel companions as you return home with wonderful memories of this magnificent destination.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Included Meals Breakfast

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Rome Orientation

During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover the work of Michaelangelo at the Vatican Museums

Gain early access to the Vatican Museums to marvel at the magnificent work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Rome City Tour

Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Ancient Rome

Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local. See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears w...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic Drive through Tuscany

View the stunning landscape of Tuscany on your drive today. 

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Learn about the History and Ancient Skills on Venetian Glassblowing

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

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Verona Orientation

During an exploration of Verona, see Juliet's balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.

Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Enjoy a Traditional Tuscan Buffet at the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio

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 M...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See Pisa's Landmarks

During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you the baptistery, cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Florence City Tour

Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the p...

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Included in Trip

About this trip

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)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Rome and Florence with a Local Specialist
Discover Venice, Verona and Pisa
Visit St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the Vatican Museums and a glassblowing factory in Venice
View the ancient sites of Rome, the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence
Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
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'...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 Itali...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Roman Delights with Dinner

Tonight, relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine, soaking up Rome's unique atmosphere in a characteristic trattoria with drinks and music.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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, catching a glimpse of th...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and p...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Discover Verona

During a leisurely walking tour our Local Specialist will bring the elegant streets and piazzas of Verona to life. Highlights include views of the ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
*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, w...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Language in Italy: Italian
  • Currency used in Italy: Euro
  • Capital of Italy: Rome
  • Time Zone(s) in Italy: Central European Summer Time, Central European Time Zone

As a US citizen, here are the passport, visa, and entry requirements for Italy:

Passport

  • Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps.
  • Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip.

Visa Requirement

  • A visa is not required to enter Italy.

Entry Requirements

Italy experiences a diverse range of climates due to its geographical location. Generally, the country has a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Coastal regions enjoy mild temperatures throughout the year, while inland areas can experience more significant temperature variations. Northern Italy tends to be cooler than the south, and the mountainous regions, such as the Alps and the Dolomites, have colder winters and offer opportunities for winter sports. It's always a good idea to check the specific weather conditions for the region you plan to visit, as they can vary.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Guests may bring one full-sized suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. Due to limited luggage space, we ask that your full-sized bag not exceed dimensions of 30” x 18” x 10” and cannot be over 50lbs. Space for “carry-on bags” on motorcoaches is much smaller than on aircraft, and bags with wheels, rigid frames, and telescoping handles cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Medium-sized backpacks, tote bags, small duffels, and messenger bags are all excellent options to use as your daily coach carry-on. Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find several Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These experiences aim to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide wonderful highlights for your travels.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Most Optional Experiences will be priced in euros. Your Travel Director will provide further information. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Hotel services
Tipping hotel staff for room service delivery is customary if the charge still needs to be added to the bill.

Local Specialists
It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of €1-2 (Euro) per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director
Gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver are not included in the trip cost. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents. For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

 

 

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Sandra Okamoto
Review date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Service
I had a great booking experience with GET. They were so easy to communicate with and were very accommodating if I needed to change something. They booked my ideal vacation to Italy and Spain and it was a wonderful trip! I would highly recommend them.
Vacation
The tour went to all the major places in Italy that I wanted to visit. Hotels were great and included breakfast which was a huge timesaver. Our tour guide was excellent!
Ellen Robinson
Review date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Service
My friend did the original booking, but we live in 2 different states, I could have been sent (CC) the same info she got as my email address was on file. I got different info a couple of times.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will certainly strive to do better in this area in the future and make sure all guests receive proper communications who have email addresses on file in the booking.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Vacation
Overall I enjoyed the trip. A little bit hectic. Some unexpected costs for additional tours was not to my liking.
Yolanda Cruz
Review date: Monday, August 26, 2019
Service
Easy to book but had to continually update reservation especially 2 weeks up to travel date.
Vacation
Very fast paced, travel coach had no working bathroom & water should have been provided even with a charge as scarce to secure. Barely time to dress/shower b4 dinner nightly. Not long enough tour time In Pisa, Venice nor Verona.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Service
most of the tour was good but the hotel for the last night was changed from what was listed and not for the better. a/c didn't work, had to bring our own luggage up to room - not the level of service we had paid for.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize for the last minute hotel change. The initial hotel was not able to accommodate the large group and other arrangements had to be made. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to our Quality Control team right away.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Vacation
too much time spent in coach travelling between places. paid for better hotels than we actually got in some cases.
Claudia Dijohn
Review date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Service
We would definitely go on another Grand European vacation. Our tour guide was knowleegeable and funny.
Vacation
We saw a lot in a short amount of time.
Jennifer Varsik
Review date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Service
The communication was nonexistent once the purchase was completed. I had no idea Traflagar was the actual company providing the tour until I got an email from the guide while flying to Italy. We had no information regarding transfers to and from the airport. I had no documents with specifics. My emails were not responded to either.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about the confusion regarding the operating company and transfer information. We do try to be very clear on our website, brochures and payment receipts that this trip is operated by Trafalgar. The airport transfer information is included in your documents packet as well as in the daily itinerary of the trip itself. We do apologize if this information was not communicated more clearly to you.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Vacation
The trip was great, except for the stress at the airport looking for our transportation. The events of the trip had nothing to do with GET so I cannot give the company credit for excellent guide or tour events.
Andrea Martin
Review date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Service
I was traveling with a friend and was not included in information until I called and specifically told them that my friend lives in Montana and I live in New York and I needed to be sent separate information. Not everyone is either a solo traveler or a couple and it would be nice for GET customer service reps to keep that in mind and for GET to be sure they're automatically sending info to each traveler. I also called to ask if they knew of any of the hotels on the trip providing laundry services. The customer service rep did what I could have done, which was to Google each hotel and read their website. What the customer service rep failed to do was check to see if overnight service was available as the only hotel we stayed at for two nights was the first hotel in Rome. In the end, I did the research myself and discovered that the answer was no, there was no hotel that could provide overnight laundry services. It would be nice to see GET able to provide a bit more information by thinking ahead to those minor details. I think that Trafalgar, who organized the trip, was not very good as a whole. The tour was too rushed with very minimal support from the tour director (who was clearly miserable and hated her job.) This was not a very happy tour experience for me and my friend and I can't imagine booking with GET or Trafalgar again in the future.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize that you felt excluded from receiving information about your booked trip. We do send booking information to all guests traveling provided we are given their contact information, email and address at the time the reservation is made. We do apologize that the trip fell short of your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share your comments and suggestions with Trafalgar's Operations team. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share your comments and suggestions with Trafalgar's Operations team. Thank you for brining these issues to our attention.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Vacation
I traveled on my own before and after joining the GET tour run by Trafalgar and I think that for the most part, I had better deals and a happier experience on my own. If you're going to do a tour, book hotels IN cities, rather than half an hour outside of them... or at the bare minimum, provide transport to those cities without making them "add on experiences." How disappointing to be outside of Venice and outside of Verona. Everyone I spoke to on the tour said they'd have happily paid more money to be in the cities, rather than paying what we did and having to find taxis or pay for the add on experiences to get to the cities.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share your comments and suggestions with Trafalgar's Operations team.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Trusted Customer
Review date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Service
GET’s service was good. I don’t think the rigors of the Active trip was accurately represented. Had no idea we had to get up at 5:30 am each day and go continuously until dinner. Also, tour director “hard sell” pushed the optional activities and there was nothing to do if you didn’t participate.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your honest feedback. You are correct that a trip categorized as Active means a very fast paced mix of 1 and 2 night stays in each city and early starts. We do offer more leisurely paced options as well as River Cruises which may be more to your liking. Thank you for taking the time to write.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Vacation
For the price, all optional activities should have been included.
Bobbie Scallorn
Review date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Service
The adverting brochures are misleading in they list all the different places and activities to be experienced but do not denote much of these activities are optional at additional cost. Otherwise the trip our travel adviser, Susan Williams and the entire experience was exceptional. Fast moving filled with all one would wish to do and see. I would have enjoyed another day in Florence and time for shopping.
Vacation
As I have already mentioned
Regina Pointer
Review date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Service
Luca & Enzo were the best. We were able to see so much in such a short amount of time. Their professionalism stood out.
Vacation
Fair price for service and accommodations. The rooms were comfortable and meals pleasant.
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