ANAHEIM, March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From the Tuscan countryside, to the ancient ruins of Rome, to the floating city of Venice and coastlines of Sicily, there's no better way to explore the astonishing sights of Italy than on an award-winning guided vacation with Trafalgar. For an immersive trip filled with unique Insider Experiences, Trafalgar offers a collection of 22 perfectly-planned vacations to Italy. Be the private guests of a local family as they host an authentic meal at their villa in Chianti or walk in the footsteps of Michelangelo to explore a part of the Vatican not open to the public. This is the final week to get early-bird savings of up to $648 per couple* on select Europe trips when booked and paid by March 31, 2014.
Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world and a truly classic vacation hot-spot. Take in "la dolce vita" while experiencing famous sights like the Roman Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Juliet's Balcony and St. Mark's Square. Marvel at the architecture and art work of Rome, Florence, and Pisa and savor the flavors of Southern and Northern Italian cuisine. Whether exploring Italy for the first time or returning back for an in-depth cultural experience, Trafalgar takes travelers beyond the expected. On 12-day Italy Bellissimo, meet a Local Expert for a historical exploration through the excavation sites of Pompeii or enjoy a memorable home-cooked dinner with a local family hosted in the Great Hall of their castle estate on 12-day Italian Concerto.
Each Trafalgar guided vacation includes centrally-located hotels, an expert Travel Director, VIP access to must-see sights, many local meals, luxury coach transportation with free Wi-Fi and more.
Trafalgar's top Italy vacations include:
- 14-day Best of Italy - Trafalgar's #1 best-selling vacation; Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii with a local historian, see the traditional art of glass-blowing at a workshop in Venice, take a private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for a special Be My Guest dinner.
- 11-day Gladiators, Gondolas & Gold - Trafalgar's Family Experiences vacation; Spend a morning at Gladiator School, learn how to make authentic Italian pizza, meet a local family for a home-cooked meal at a Tuscan villa and vineyard.
- 11-day Great Italian Cities - Visit Rome, Florence, Pisa, Bologna and Venice; ascend the step-less Bramante staircase in an area of the Vatican not open to the public; take a private boat to see an artisan glassblowing workshop.
- 11-day Southern Italy & Sicily - Be the private guests of a local Sicilian family as they host a meal and wine tasting with an expert sommelier, see the art of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento, explore the Valley of the Temples with a local historian.
To book: contact your Travel Agent, call our experts at 866-544-4434 or visit www.trafalgar.com.
Trafalgar is the world's leading guided vacation company, offering over 230 exceptional quality and value itineraries in Europe, Britain, Eastern Mediterranean, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Central and South America, USA and Canada. With 67 years of experience and unrivaled local expertise, Trafalgar's perfectly-planned, hassle-free itineraries each feature a unique collection of exclusive Insider Experiences, taking travelers beyond the expected. Visit www.trafalgar.com for more.
Trafalgar is a part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit: www.treadright.org
2007 to 2012: Winner, Best Tour Operator category, Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards
2010 to 2013: Winner, Best Tour Operator, Europe, TravelAge West WAVE Awards
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*Save up to 7.5% with Early Payment Discounts (land-only) booked and paid in full by 3/31/14; savings vary by itinerary, not valid on all vacations/departure dates. Sample savings based on discount for Grand Italian Experience departing 9/24/14. Not valid with other promotional offers; may be combined with most brochure discounts. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20
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