Tour Type: Coach Tour
Tour Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)
From: Rome to Venice
Tour Code: IJWL
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Enjoy all the Jewels of Italy on this adventure of a lifetime. A Local Guide will take you on a tour from the Vatican City to glorious Ancient Rome to view the Forum and mighty Colosseum. Push the Leaning Tower of Pisa over in a photo to send home to the family, stand on Juliet's balcony in Verona and watch Venetian craftsmen at work at a glass-blowing workshop in Venice.
- 6 buffet breakfasts (BB)
- 2 three-course dinners (D)
- First Class, Moderate First Class and Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
- All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
- Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
- The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
- A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
- Rome airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Venice Marco Polo airport transfers on Day 7. Conditions apply.
- Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
- Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica plus views of the Forum and Colosseum.
- Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower.
- Florence Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the cathedral and Signoria Square.
- Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony.
- Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark’s Square. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island.
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| Arrive Rome (2 Nights)
Welcome to Rome! After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture!
| Rome Sightseeing and Free Time
Don’t miss the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s statue, the Pietà. In ancient Rome view the Forum and the mighty Colosseum. Afterwards, during free time, consider a trip to the catacombs and the medieval city walls or the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (BB)
| Rome - Pisa - Florence (2 Nights)
Today head north to Pisa. Explore the Square of Miracles, featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures! Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. Stay: Villa Stanley (BB/D)
| Florence Sightseeing and Free Time
There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Guide gives a superb commentary of the city’s history during your walking tour, which includes the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Piazza Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which Florence is renowned and don’t forget to try the ice cream. (BB)
| Florence - Verona - Venice (2 Nights)
Head east to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year, and walk to see Juliet’s balcony. Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the magical, romantic city of Venice. Stay: Antony Hotel (BB/D)
| Venice Orientation and Free Time
Your day starts with a cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a trip out across the lagoon to the Island of Burano for a relaxing seafood lunch. (BB)
| Depart Venice
This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)
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Tour Operator: CostSaver Trafalgar Tours
Traveling 'The CostSaver Way' allows you to travel with the greatest flexibility at unbeatable value. Each tour is designed to include plenty of free time to experience each magical destination, but with the peace of mind of being accompanied by Trafalgar's professional Tour Directors. The unbeatable price of Trafalgar's CostSaver does not mean you have to forego the unsurpassed quality for which Trafalgar is renowned. We have sourced the best superior tourist class hotels, you will see all the must-see sights and have the chance to enjoy delicious cuisine.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Both provide exceptional value for money, with the same professional service of a Tour Director and Driver and comfortable coaches. First Class tours include First Class Hotels, buffet breakfast daily and more sightseeing inclusions. Cost Saver hotels are guaranteed Superior Tourist class or better and continental style breakfast daily.
Travel documents, including any air tickets, tour itinerary, hotel lists, and helpful hints and other information are sent approximately 20 days prior to your tour departure. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your holiday starts.
Travel with like-minded English speaking people from such countries as
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, America and Canada, all with one common
goal; to experience the grandeur of Europe and leave with memories and
friendships that will last a lifetime.
There will be a maximum of 49 people on your coach, however the coach carries an average of just 40 guests.
CostSaver's fleet of modern coaches are purpose built for safety and
comfort. Each one is air-conditioned, feature large panoramic windows
and include an onboard washroom for your convenience. You'll never
travel for more than a few hours at a time with frequent stops to break
your journey and take in all the majesty of Europe along the way.
Not only are you chauffeur driven from door-to-door of your
accommodation, you are also taken right to the entrance of all the
must-see sights as well as into the centre of town, not left in the car
park or in line to battle the crowds. By travelling with Trafalgar, you are
treated as a VIP as our coaches have access to all areas of Europe and
sourced the best first class or superior tourist class
hotels including trusted and renowned brands
such as Hilton, Novotel and Mercure, together with
private family-owned Swiss chalets and Austrian
gasthofs all selected for their excellent standards
of comfort, service and value for money.
Our Quality Control Team constantly monitor all of our hotels,
ensuring our rigorous standards are maintained. Plus, for added peace
of mind, Trafalgar names every hotel on each itinerary so you will know
exactly where you're staying every night. We include porterage, hotel tips
and gratuities in the price – additional expenses if you were travelling on
Your Tour Director and Driver will handle everything for you – check
you in, gather your room keys, allocate your rooms and ensure your
luggage is delivered – all complete by the time you return from another
fulfilling day. However the service doesn't stop there! On the day of
your departure your Tour Director and Driver will bring the coach right
to the very doorstep, load your luggage and check you out, leaving you
with plenty of time for a leisurely and satisfying buffet breakfast before continuing on your journey. Gone are the worries of lugging heavy bags
on public transport, up staircases or over long distances – leave it in the
capable hands of your CostSaver staff.
Our Tour Directors and Drivers are the best in the business. They are
selected for their knowledge, character and passion. No matter how big or small
the request - whether you would like to know where to find a specific artwork in
the Louvre, need help translating a foreign language or simply where to sample
the tastiest Dutch cheese in Holland – they will always be there for you. You also get to enjoy sightseeing led by local guides in many destinations throughout
your tour. These individuals are proud of their heritage and teeming with the
knowledge only a local would know. They will uncover the sights and reveal
tales of their city, presenting you with a truly authentic and in-depth experience,
ensuring you don't miss a thing.
The prices listed cover all accommodations, all applicable sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary, motorcoach, cruise or rail transportation, services of a professional Trafalgar Tour Director, all meals as shown in the itinerary and luggage handling.
Trafalgar has pre-paid certain tips and gratuities for you such as all baggage handling at hotels and ports. Tips to restaurant staff for meals are also included in the price of your tour. Tips are customarily given to your Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides at your discretion. The recommended amounts are: Tour Directors $4 per day, Drivers $2.50 per day and Local Guides $1 per day. The option to prepay these tips prior to departure is possible. Please ask your consultant to include this in your quote.
Choose from a range of fantastic Optional Experiences to further enhance
your holiday. Your Tour Director will offer you a number of unique activities that
are not only affordable but are also designed to specifically complement your
holiday. Enjoy such activities as an evening of traditional Irish entertainment and
dinner, the chance to dress up for an elegant Mozart Concert in Vienna or a
romantic gondola ride through the canals of Venice. Our expertly designed itineraries will give you all the benefits of group travel with the flexibility of travelling on your own. Your Tour Director will not only bring Europe to life before your eyes, but will also offer you a greater choice of activities
and suggestions on how to spend your free time.
Those looking for the advantages of escorted touring with the freedom
of independent travel, CostSaver is the perfect choice!
Many of our holidays are ideally designed for single or solo travellers. Every detail is taken care of, from start to finish, so all you need to do is enjoy your holiday in the company of like-minded travellers from around the world. Meals, activities and sightseeing are all shared with your new friends, so you will never be alone - unless you choose to do some exploring or relaxing by yourself. Accommodation can be booked as a private single room or like many of our clients, you may wish to share a twin room by taking advantage of our 'Room Mate Matching Service'. You will share a room with someone from your tour (same gender), so you can avoid paying a single room supplement, in addition to making a new friend.
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Airport Transfer Information
Airport Transfers in Europe
All Trafalgar passengers receive complimentary arrival and
departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their
guided holiday at specified times.
Any passengers whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, passengers arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing they also purchase the additional pre and post holiday hotel night(s) from Trafalgar.
Heathrow Transfers in London
Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London
hotel. Trafalgar has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's
Heathrow to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel: AU $38 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in time to
meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport.
Gatwick Transfers in London
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Trafalgar's Transfer Terms & Conditions
- Global Journeys provides detailed flight information to Trafalgar no fewer
than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be
- For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Trafalgar
on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date.
- Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
- In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar's control, the transfers will
be deemed to be cancelled.
- All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available
for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service.
- In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or
demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled