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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Experience the passion of Italy with a Globus Escape…without the crowds or high-season prices. You’ve heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, and remarkable architecture—now it’s your turn to experience it all! On this Italy escorted tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historical sights of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel with its Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling paintings. Also visit the Colosseum, the ancient amphitheater used for deadly gladiator contests. Take a step back in time as you get up close to ancient buildings and ruins to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.Enjoy a walk through the Old Town of Assisi, and visit the Basilica of St. Francis, before arriving in Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy. Here, enjoy a light lunch and a guided walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo’s famous David statue. Spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Pisa, marvel at the spectacular Square of Miracles with its world-famous Leaning Tower. In romantic Venice, a private boat ride awaits. Visit the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover their hidden treasures. Or relax at an outdoor café in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.Throughout this Italy escorted tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, you’ll get right to the front at all the famous attractions. This gives you more time to experience the sights and more time to taste Italy’s sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous Italian guided vacation at a price that’s as enticing as a glass of wine and tiramisù!

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Assisi , Florence , Pisa , Rome , Venice

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
    Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    ROME
    Roman Holiday ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free time late afternoon. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDARY LIVES Stand in awe and wonder amid one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements in the Sistine Chapel. Hear how in 1508, a young Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the chapel’s ceiling – a request not welcomed by the 33-year-old sculptor. Michelangelo’s 4-year project was indeed one of physical pain and psychological distress, while painting from scaffolds high above the sanctuary floor. Nevertheless, he created what is considered the most famous ceiling in the world, depicting the Creation of Adam in striking fresco style.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    ROME–ASSISI–FLORENCE
    Medieval Marvels ASSISI Visit the Basilica of St. Francis.
    Scenic drive en route to Florence. (B) 230 mi/ 370 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi with a visit to the Basilica named after the deacon, friar, and mystic, who became one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity. Revered for his love of the Eucharist and the Earth, Francis found communion with God through nature here in this Italian village where he lived and died. Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Italian master Giotto that adorn the Basilica where the saint is buried.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    FLORENCE
    Fine Art in Firenze FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and Signoria Square. [LF] Light lunch next to Santa Croce Square. Free time. (B,L)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent art. Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, Florence is famous for Michelangelo’s Marble Masterpiece, David, standing ready for battle in the Academy of Fine Arts. Outside, the Piazza del Duomo and Signoria Square offer spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 5
    FLORENCE–PISA–VENICE ISLAND
    The Tilted Tower PISA Take photos of the Leaning Tower en route to Venice. (B) 280 mi / 450 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ART & ARCHITECTURE See architecture gone askew from the viewpoint of the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. Take the ultimate selfie in front of the Leaning Tower with a tilt of the head or other popular poses to commemorate your visit to the site of medieval art in this beautiful piazza.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    VENICE ISLAND
    Italian Beauties VENICE Take a private private Boat Ride on the canals. Guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Glassblower demonstration and free time. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOT Locals simply call Piazza San Marco “la piazza.” As paired with the smaller Piazzetta, it forms the social, religious, and political hub of Venice, which Napoleon called “the drawing room of Europe.” St. Mark’s Basilica dominates the square, offering visitors a spectacular view of the great arches, marble embellishments, and the Romanesque carvings of its façade. Also gracing the square is Doge’s Palace – a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. The enclosed Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace with the prison, is named for the prisoners sighs at seeing their last view of the Rio di Palazzo on their walk to the prison.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    VENICE ISLAND
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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Accommodations

All Escape by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.

Rome: Starhotels Metropole
This elegant 236 room modern boutique style hotel is perfectly placed. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property and there is also a fitness room. Tempting international dishes and Roman specialties can be savored in the intimate restaurant and for a refreshing break there is a stylish bar offering all day drinks, cakes, and light bites.
Address:
Via Principe Amedeo 3
Roma , Italy
Florence: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center. The Duomo and Palazzo Pitti are nearby.
Address:
Lungarno Del Tempio, 44
Florence , Italy
Florence: Hotel Royal Firenze
Set in an elegant 18th-century building, Villa Royal features a beautiful garden with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, situated in a green neighbourhood, less than 1 km from the Gothic cathedral of Florence. This splendid Florentine villa was built in 1700 and was a noble family residence up until 1956 when it was converted into a hotel. Each of the 40 air-conditioned guest rooms feature high ceilings, minibar, safety deposit box and are all tastefully decorated with period furnishings.
Address:
Via Delle Ruote, 50-54
Florence , Italy
Venice Island: Carlton on the Grand Canal
A plush traditional Venetian style hotel set in a majestic four story building with refined interiors such as Murano glass wall lamps and gilt-edged furniture. Perfectly placed on the Grand Canal, with a vaporetto stop right outside and close to the main train station, this property offers great transportation access with the Rialto Bridge close by. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property which has an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, and a lovely rooftop terrace where drinks are served with views of the spired city skyline as a backdrop. 145 air-conditioned classically styled guestrooms offer coffee/tea-making facilities.
Address:
Santa Croce, 578
Venezia , Italy

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Questions & Answers

Question: Is there a way to book airfare with the package?

Airfare can, indeed, be added with your package. Simply call us with your nearest airport and tour date and we can quote you an air schedule and cost.

Question: Is there Free shuttle service from the Airport to the hotel>

If you book your Globus vacation air-inclusive, the transfer to and from the airport to your start and end hotel is included (on published departure and return dates). Land-only vacation clients who make their own air arrangements may purchase our airport transfer service.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.9
Professional Staff
4.9
Repeat with Operator
4.7
Value for Money
4.6

Ratings based off 14 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

Great company. Makes traveling so enjoyable.

I have a wonderful time in this trip. Thanks to the tour director and staff (driver and tour guides) who make this trip fun and memorable.

Great Tour, Great off season price. Great weather and less crowded. We saw a lot in one week! Thank you

The tour package offered by Globus was very well put together and everything was very much to my satisfaction.

Our Italian Escape 2018 trip exceeded our expectations. Silvio, our local travel guide was personable, highly knowledgeable and extremely helpful in ensuring that all of the group's needs were met. Sandro, our driver was very professional and courteous and our vehicle very well maintained. Our accommodations were to our expectations and in great locations which allowed us to go for walks during the evenings. Our travel guides at all sightseeing locations were also highly knowledgeable and passionate about their subject matter. We highly recommend the optional tours and meals offered as they are all well worth it. We were able to visit every site we were interested in and then some. Just a warning to those that may have mobility issues, there is a lot of walking, stairs (some difficult) and uneven surfaces. If you want a worry free trip where everything is taken care of down to the last detail, this is it...a true vacation. Upon arrival, we were met at the airport in Rome by a guide and transported to our hotel where we were met by our travel guide who remained with us throughout the week. On our last day, we were picked up by water taxi at our hotel in Venice and taken to the airport where we were met by another guide who ensured we received our boarding passes and checked in our luggage. Looking forward to our next trip!!!

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