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Bella Italia Escape

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • 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 of Italy’s most iconic cities Venice, Florence, and Rome—without the crowds of the high season, or the high prices associated with busy travel months. What better way to start your escorted vacation to Italy than with a delicious welcome dinner in Venice? Your Venetian experience also includes a private boat ride, a guided walking tour; a visit to St. Mark’s Square, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, watch the age-old art of glassblowing by a local artisan. Travel to Pisa—home of the famous leaning tower—before continuing on to Florence, considered the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Florence is an art-lovers dream and your sightseeing highlights such masterpieces as Michelangelo’s David in the Academy of Fine Arts. You’ll also travel to Assisi to visit the Basilica of St. Francis—named after the saint who sought the virtues of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and best known for his love of God’s creatures.

Spend two nights in Rome. Your Local Guide takes you to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where you will see Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment. And of course, you’ll visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica—with the artists’ marble-sculpted masterpiece, The Pietà. Drive to the Imperial Roman Forum area to see the Colosseum—ancient arena of the gladiators, and be treated to a farewell dinner in a local Rome restaurant. Your Bella Italia holiday offers historical sites, beautiful art, impressive architecture, delectable treats and many unforgettable moments on this guided tour of Italy.

At a glance

Venice Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower’s demonstration

Pisa Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

Florence Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

Assisi Visit the Basilica of St. Francis with a friar

Rome Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and basilica; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

What's included

  • 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.

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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 private home pick-up service.

Overview

On this Escape to beautiful Italy, experience three of Italy’s most iconic cities Venice, Florence, and Rome—without the crowds of the high season, or the high prices associated with busy travel months. What better way to start your escorted vacation to Italy than with a delicious welcome dinner in Venice? Your Venetian experience also includes a private boat ride, a guided walking tour; a visit to St. Mark’s Square, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, watch the age-old art of glassblowing by a local artisan. Travel to Pisa—home of the famous leaning tower—before continuing on to Florence, considered the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Florence is an art-lovers dream and your sightseeing highlights such masterpieces as Michelangelo’s David in the Academy of Fine Arts. You’ll also travel to Assisi to visit the Basilica of St. Francis—named after the saint who sought the virtues of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and best known for his love of God’s creatures.

Spend two nights in Rome. Your Local Guide takes you to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where you will see Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment. And of course, you’ll visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica—with the artists’ marble-sculpted masterpiece, The Pietà. Drive to the Imperial Roman Forum area to see the Colosseum—ancient arena of the gladiators, and be treated to a farewell dinner in a local Rome restaurant. Your Bella Italia holiday offers historical sites, beautiful art, impressive architecture, delectable treats and many unforgettable moments on this guided tour of Italy.

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
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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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