Archaeology & History Tours & Cruises



Great Italian Cities with Trafalgar

Michaelangelo's David, Florence.

Michaelangelo’s David.

Take a ten day winter break to explore some of Italy’s more enchanting cities, with bases in Rome, Florence and Venice. A varied programme ranges from the Vatican Museums and a walk up the spiral staircase in that part of the museum not freely accessible, to watching Venetian glassblowers using techniques handed down through many generations. This tour is the perfect introduction to the major periods of Italian history, from iconic Roman archaeological sites, Byzantine mosaics in early churches and Renaissance frescoes.

Seven of Italy’s greatest cities in ten days, including Venice, Florence & Rome

  • October 2017 to March 2018
  • 10 days from €1876
  • Small group sightseeing with local experts
  • Time to explore at leisure
  • Winter Rome Explorer with Trafalgar

    The Flavian amphitheatre, or Colosseum, in Rome.

    The Colosseum.

    This is that eight day tour that allows you to explore the many facets of the ‘Eternal City.’ Guided walking tours with local specialists will introduce you to the archaeology and art, culture and cuisine of this captivating city and surrounding region. The relaxed itinerary enables you to see parts of Rome for yourself, and even the option to take a day trip to Pompeii. On your last night you will get to experience a traditional Italian dinner with a local family at their iconic Rome address.

    Eight days in Rome exploring Roman ruins and learning how to cook pasta

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  • 8 days from €1705 pp
  • Expert guides for sites and museums
  • Optional day trip to Pompeii

    Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples with Riviera Travel

    The reconstructed Treasury of Athens at Delphi.

    Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast.

    The Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Italy. The wealthy have been building luxurious villas since the time of the Romans, with a number of emperors escaping gritty Rome for Sorrento or Capri. Besides the beauty of the coast, people come to explore some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Included on the tour are guided tours of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the spectacular archaeology museum in Naples.

    Eight days on the Amalfi Coast, including Pompeii, Herculaneum & Capri

  • April to October 2018
  • 8 days from £799 pp
  • 3/4 Star hotels, B&B basis
  • Includes flights & transfers
  • Site & Museum entry fees included
  • Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome with Gray Line I love Rome

    The dome of Florence Cathedral.

    Florence Cathedral.

    Over five days, four nights, this tour allows you to experience nine of Italy’s most enchanting cities, the art and culture and of course their cuisine. The tour begins in Rome and takes in Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Padova, Venice and Montepulciano. Many sights well known sights are on the itinerary, including a stop at the Basilica of St. Francis to see paintings by Giotto. When in Florence there is the option for an afternoon trip to Pisa and the leaning tower.

    With an expert guide, explore nine of the best Italian cities in five days

  • Travel in a deluxe coach
  • 4* hotels
  • Guided tours, with leisure time
  • Cancel at least 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Rome: Ancient & Baroque with Riviera Travel

    The Piazza Navona in Rome with Riviera Travel.

    Piazza Navonna.

    Staying in a centrally located hotel, local expert guides will take you on a journey exploring the archaeological sites in Rome as well as the highlights of the Baroque period. You will visit the Colosseum and the Forum, as well as the picturesque Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. A timed visit to Villa Borghese, one of the masterpieces of the Baroque period that today houses some extraordinary archaeological collections and one of the world’s most spectacular fine art collections.

    Five days exploring Rome’s ancient sites and Baroque attractions

  • April to November 2018
  • 5 days from £549 pp
  • 4 Star central hotel, B&B basis
  • Includes flights & transfers
  • Site & Museum entry fees included
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