Italian Escape 7 days (from Rome to Venice)
Tour Highlights:
ROME Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum
ASSISI Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
FLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square. [LF] lunch on Santa Croce Square
PISA Marvel at the Leaning Tower
VENICE Private boat ride, guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Accommodations:
ROME Cicerone, Best Western Hotel Universo or similar
FLORENCE Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Hotel Cellai, Roma or similar 
VENICE Bellini, Carlton on the Grand Canal or similar 
Itinerary:
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 2 ROME
A fascinating day awaits. Your guided sightseeing includes inside visits of the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment. Visit monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Also, visit the magnificent COLOSSEUM next to the Roman Forum and the Arch of Constantine, and hear about the gladiators who fought here. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites.
DAY 3 ROME–ASSISI–FLORENCE
Enjoy a morning break in the majestic medieval hilltop town of Assisi. Visit the massive 13thcentury BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Enter Tuscany and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.”.
DAY 4 FLORENCE
During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, home to Michelangelo’s celebrated statue of David, admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Enjoy lunch next to Santa Croce Square with time to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce.
DAY 5 FLORENCE–PISA–VENICE ISLAND
This morning, drive to Pisa. In the spectacular Square of Miracles, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower. Drive through the wooded Apennine Hills, known as the backbone of Italy, to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe.
DAY 6 VENICE ISLAND
Take a PRIVATE BOAT to join your Local Guide for a walking tour. Highlights are ST. MARK’S SQUARE, a favorite location for many movies, the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of Venice. Wander through the narrow streets, and discover Rialto Bridge. You may wish to take an optional gondola serenade. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Venice’s restaurants to celebrate the success of your Italian Escape.
DAY 7 VENICE ISLAND
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
 
Package Includes
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation 
  • Daily buffet breakfast; 1 lunch; 2 three-course dinners with drinks: welcome dinner in Rome and a farewell dinner in Venice at local restaurants
  • Sightseeing as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Transportation by Motor coach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motor coach and in most hotel lobbies
  • Tour Director
 
USD 1,099*
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Fixed Departure Dates: November 2019 until March 2020.

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