The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of product launches as travel operators reveal their new 2017 offerings. There are introductions of new countries, updated agent education tools and there's this: a brand new inclusion that gives Trafalgar travellers unprecedented access to the Vatican.
Specifically, the new inclusion includes a private guided tour and exclusive dinner in the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum. Imagine your main course being served with a side of three centuries of art, history and antiquities. Trust me, you're never going to have dinner in a more fashionably appointed 'dining room'.
Anita Emilio, Vice President of Sales at Trafalgar says: "In the past with Trafalgar you would bypass the lines and you’d be able to enter early. This year you’re able to go in at night and be shown around by a museum curator and then have dinner in the Vatican. This is really, really special."
You already know that Trafalgar guests who travel on a Rome itinerary enjoy perks and privileges because I wrote about it here. In case you missed it, here is a typical Vatican experience: queue up at admission, rent an audio guide, walk about, and snap some pictures while trying to avoid bumping into other tourists. The Trafalgar experience: quick entry before opening hours, allowing you to enjoy the Vatican's Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public and other operators. Lucky Trafalgar guests will also get a peek at the original, double-helix Bramante Staircase. (It's not typically open to the public.)
Suffice it to say, Trafalgar is winning the Vatican guided travel experience.
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Here are the itinerary details:
Fast facts: 8 days, 7 nights, 11 meals
Trip type: At Leisure (a longer stay at a leisurely pace)
Other itinerary highlights: Go to market with a chef and learn to make traditional Italian pasta, and a Be My Guest dining experience with a local family living in an apartment that once belonged to an acclaimed Italian film director.
Price: From $2,385 per person (look for early booking discounts!)
Find complete Rome Explorer itinerary details here