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highlights - Grand European Travel
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HIGHLIGHTS
ROME: With a local specialists
visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the
amazing Vatican Museums, the
Sistine Chapel and the Roman
Colosseum. Ascend the smooth
and step-less spiral staircase
designed by famous architect
Donato Bramante, in a part of the
Vatican not open to the public
ASSISI: Visit St. Francis’ Basilica
and see Giotto’s enchanting
frescoes with a local specialist
Visit the Vatican Museums with a local expert
FLORENCE: Guided sightseeing
includes the Santa Croce Basilica
and Duomo
Your Journey
PISA: See the famous Leaning
Tower
BE MY GUEST: Be welcomed by
the family of Count Fulcis in their
15th century villa, where the love
story ‘Room with a View’ was
filmed. Visit the mill where the
organic olive oil is produced
before enjoying a typical Tuscan
meal with them in their gardens
BOLOGNA: View the Kissing
Towers and hear their story from
a local specialist
GIUDECCA ISLAND: Enjoy an
insider look at Venetian Arts and
see glassblowing artisans and
other craftsmen in action
VENICE: Enjoy a walking tour
with a local specialist of ‘Secret
Venice’ and the Rialto food
market with a group size of no
more than 25 guests followed by
a cruise along the Grand Canal
DAY 1 USA – ROME
Board your overnight flight to
Rome (not included).
Bologna
DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal
City. On arrival at Rome Fiumicino
Airport transfers will operate at
9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm.
Guests arriving later should make
their own way to the hotel. Relax
after your journey or explore this
fascinating city on your own. Later,
meet your companions and Travel
Director for a Welcome Reception.
It’s the perfect opportunity to
get to know everyone! An
orientation drive will take you
to view St. Peter’s Basilica – a
great start to your Italian holiday!
Pisa
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(WR) GRAND PALATINO
DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING
& FREE TIME
Your included sightseeing tour
with a local specialist begins at
the Vatican Museums. Experience a
cultural insight in the Vatican when
you ascend the smooth and stepless spiral staircase designed by
famous architect Donato Bramante.
Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent
frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel
and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to
see his famous Pietà. Later see
the Forum, center of daily life in
ancient Rome as well as visiting
the impressive Colosseum, the
largest in the Roman Empire. See
the Circus Maximus where Ben Hurstyle chariot racing took place.
Spend free time discovering more
of the city or relax at a sidewalk
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Pompeii
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café and watch the world go by.
(BB) GRAND PALATINO
DAY 4 ROME AT LEISURE
Spend today as you please. Your
Travel Director will be able to help
you get the most from your day at
leisure. Alternatively, consider
joining an Optional Experience to
the renowned excavations at
Pompeii, in the Bay of Naples.
(BB) GRAND PALATINO
DAY 5 ROME – ASSISI –
FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS)
Drive north to the mystical town
of Assisi on the slopes of Mount
SIGHTSEEING STOP
Subasio. Your local specialist shows
you all the sights. Visit St. Francis’
Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting
frescoes. Arrive later in Florence,
birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB)
AMBASCIATORI
DAY 6 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING
& FREE TIME
Learn about Florence’s rich cultural
history during your sightseeing
tour with a local specialist. Visit
Piazza della Signoria with its
impressive sculptures and imposing
palazzi. View the multi-colored
marble Duomo and Baptistery,
famous for its bronze doors with
Included Meals: WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast DW Dinner with Wine BG Be My Guest Dining FD Farewell Dinner
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May 5, 12
May 19, 26
Jun 2, 9
Jun 16
Jun 23
Jun 30
See the famous Leaning Tower in Pisa
Jul 7
relief sculptures. Enjoy scenic
views of the Ponte Vecchio, one of
the city’s most famous landmarks.
Afterwards, explore on your own
or shop for souvenirs in Florence,
renowned for high quality leather
and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB)
AMBASCIATORI
DAY 7 PISA EXCURSION
Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a
former maritime city on the
Ligurian Sea. In the Square of
Miracles, home to some of the city’s
most famous sights, see the
incredible Leaning Tower and the
beautifully sculpted marble
Cathedral. See the Baptistery and
the cemetery, built on soil brought
from Calvary in the Holy Land.
This evening, travel to a Tuscan
wine and olive oil estate for a
special Be My Guest dinner.
(BB,BG) AMBASCIATORI
DAY 8 FLORENCE – BOLOGNA –
VENICE (3 NIGHTS)
Travel through the Apennines to
Bologna, home to one of the oldest
universities in Europe and famous
for sausages and salamis. Your
sightseeing tour with a local
specialist includes views of the
Kissing Towers, which lean towards
each other, seemingly poised to
embrace. Later, cross the Veneto
plains to Venice. This sublime
island city, constructed in a lagoon,
has an incredibly rich cultural and
artistic heritage. This evening, you
might like to take a gondola ride
along enchanting canals – it’s the
perfect introduction to this magical
city! Dine tonight at your hotel.
DAY 9 VENICE – CANAL CRUISE
& ORIENTATION
Savor the unique sights of Venice
as you cruise by private launch to
St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of
Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs
House, St. Mark’s Basilica and the
ornate Doge’s Palace. Enjoy a
cultural insight into the Venetian
tradition of glass making on
Giudecca Island. This afternoon you
have free time to visit the Fine Arts
Academy, relax at a café on St.
Mark’s Square or consider a boat
trip to the Island of Burano for a
delicious meal. (BB) BOSCOLO BELLINI
DAY 10 SECRET VENICE
WALKING TOUR RIALTO FOOD
MARKET
Enjoy a boat trip along the canals
to the Rialto Bridge to join your
small group sightseeing walking
tour with a local specialist who’ll
reveal a centuries-old food market
and narrow ‘calle’ or streets. See
the beautiful architecture,
including Marco Polo’s house. For
the rest of the day you are free to
visit the sights of your choice.
Celebrate this evening with your
fellow travelers at a Farewell
Dinner in a local restaurant.
LAND ONLY
PRICE AFTER
EARLY
BOOKING
DISCOUNT
$3,250 $2,925
$3,250 $2,925
$3,295 $2,966
$3,295 $2,966
$3,275
$3,275
$3,195
$3,125
$3,125
$2,948
$2,948
$2,876
$2,813
$2,813
BOOK BY SEP 4, 2015
DEPARTURE DATE
Jul 14, 21
Jul 28
Aug 4, 11
Aug 18
Aug 25
Sep 1, 8
PRICE AFTER
EARLY
BOOKING
DISCOUNT
LAND ONLY
$3,050 $2,745
$2,975 $2,678
$2,975 $2,678
$2,975 $2,678
$3,095 $2,786
$3,295 $2,966
$3,295 $2,966
Sep 15, 22
$3,250 $2,925
Sep 29
Oct 6, 13, 20 $3,250 $2,925
Code: GIC. Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin-bedded room. Single
Supplement: from $710. This itinerary is operated by Trafalgar.
Preview itineraries and content are based on selected vacations featured in our 2015 Collection
Brochure, however, items such as (but not limited to), hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, trip
destinations, transfers and transportation, are subject to change. The final composition of your
trip will be published in Grand European Travel’s 2016 Collection Brochure due out in September.
By paying your deposit, you are agreeing to accept the finalized version of your trip itinerary.
PRICE INCLUDES:
Professional Travel Director with
you throughout your journey
First Class Hotels twin bedded room
with private restroom
13 Meals 9 Hot Buffet Breakfasts.
4 Dinners (including Welcome
Reception, 1 Dinner with Wine, 1 Be My
Guest Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner)
Local Expert Rome, Assisi, Florence,
Bologna and Venice
Personal Audio Headsets
Airport Transfers arrival and
SAVE AN
AARP MEMBERS
ADDITIONAL $100 P/P
Luxury Motorcoach
Transportation with A/C, reclining
seats, panoramic windows and
emergency restroom
Complimentary WiFi available in
guestrooms and/or public areas of
most hotels and on-board the
motorcoach. See page 90-91 for details
Travel Documents including travel
wallet, travel planner, complimentary
keepsake photo and 5% Frequent
Traveler Discount upon return for a
future trip
departure transfers included as noted
in itinerary with the purchase of
combined air and land package
Beautiful Venice
(BB,FD) BOSCOLO BELLINI
DAY 11 VENICE – USA
Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your
newfound friends at the end of
your memorable Italian holiday!
Airport transfers will arrive at
Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am
and 9.30am (flight not included).
(BB)
(BB,DW) BOSCOLO BELLINI
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