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Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
CASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens.
ROME Guided visit of the Vatican Museums features the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and walk in St. Peter’s Square.
50 mi / 80 km
ROME This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing Includes visit to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Catacombs of Domitilla, the Holy Stairs, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica.
CASCIA Orientation walk. Visit Major and Minor Basilica and attend M Mass.
ASSISI Inside visits of St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Portiuncola.
168 mi / 270 km
ASSISI This morning, attend M Mass followed by a guided walking tour. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, St. Clare’s Church, Carceri Hermitage and St. Damian Monastery. Free time this afternoon.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Assisi with an excursion to Spello. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.
SIENA Walking tour with a Local Guide includes visits to St. Catherine Sanctuary and house, and the Basilica of St. Dominic. Drive to Florence.
FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at hotel.
127 mi / 205 km
FLORENCE Visit the Academy of Fine Arts. Guided walking tour includes Cathedral Square. Attend M Mass at the Duomo. Free time this afternoon.
Scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains and arrive in the Po area.
PADUA Guided sightseeing includes visit to the Basilica of St. Anthony.
155 mi / 250 km
VENICE. Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes visit to Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark’s Basilica. Free time this afternoon. Return to Padua for a farewell dinner this evening at your hotel.
62 mi / 100 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Venice.)
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers located a short walk to St. Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.
Enjoying a central hilltop position, overlooking the lush Umbrian valley, this charming 77-room hotel blends perfectly with medieval Assisi. Dating back to 1899, it takes its name from the Italian painter and architect Giotto di Bondone, who painted several large frescoes at the nearby Basilica of St. Francis. Fine dining can be enjoyed in the restaurant which also has an outdoor terrace offering gorgeous views, a wine cellar and a cosy café & bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout and the Luxe spa features a Turkish bath and sauna.
Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center. The Duomo and Palazzo Pitti are nearby.
A modern 80-room property of minimalistic design, ideally located only steps away from the city's historic centre. Facilities include a gym, a restaurant serving tradisional local cuisine and there is also a bar/lounge.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.