Bella Italia Escape

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Italy

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

On this Escape to beautiful Italy, experience three iconic cities: Venice, Florence, and Rome away from the high-season hordes. Take a boat ride through Venice's narrow canals, push up against the Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore the Vatican Museums in Rome and see Michelangelo's famous works in Florence with plenty of free time to make each destination your own.

At a glance


  • Venice Discover the atmospheric canals of Venice on a private boat ride, then follow your local guide on foot to discover the city's top sights, which include St Mark’s Square, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glassblowing workshop and see a demonstration of this incredible skill. 
  • Pisa Stand in the Square of Miracles and marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower.
  • Florence Stand at the feet of Michelangelo’s David on a guided walking tour, which also takes you to Signoria Square, the marble cathedral and Giotto's Bell Tower.
  • Assisi Visit the UNESCO-listed Basilica of Saint Francis with a friar, and see where the patron saint was born and died.
  • Rome Explore the Vatican Museums and the iconic Sistine Chapel, and visit St Peter’s Square and basilica on a walking tour with a local guide. Later, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

Overview

On this Escape to beautiful Italy, experience three iconic cities: Venice, Florence, and Rome away from the high-season hordes. Take a boat ride through Venice's narrow canals, push up against the Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore the Vatican Museums in Rome and see Michelangelo's famous works in Florence with plenty of free time to make each destination your own.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Venice Island, Italy

Day
1

On arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Venice! At 6 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Venice Island

Day
2

After a private boat ride, follow your local guide on a walking tour and visit St. Mark's Square with its byzantine Basilica, lavish Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge Of Sighs. Also, watch a skilled Glassblower fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. You may wish to enjoy an optional gondola serenade.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Venice Island - Pisa - Florence

Day
3

A scenic drive across the Apennines brings you to Pisa. In the spectacular Square of Miracles, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to try out Tuscan specialties.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Florence - Assisi

Day
4

This morning, follow your local guide to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s celebrated statue of David. Also admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and the sculpture-studded Signoria Square. Continue to peaceful Assisi.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Assisi - Rome

Day
5

This morning, a friar will accompany you on a visit to the 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. Tonight, in the “Eternal City,” an optional dinner is available at one of Rome’s famous restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rome

Day
6

Guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, monumental St. Peter's Square, and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Drive to the area of the Imperial Roman Forum and see the Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a local guide is available to further explore famous sites. This evening, a farewell dinner will be prepared at a local restaurant to celebrate your Bella Italia Escape.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rome - UK

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Venice Island Carlton on the Grand Canal 

Florence Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

Assisi Cenacolo

Rome Cicerone or Best Western Universo

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