Italian Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £987

Price based on
London Gatwick
3rd Feb 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 7 days

  • 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.

Relish in the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy without the hordes. Wander round the Vatican Museums and marvel at Michaelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Spend time exploring Assisi and see where St Francis worshipped, and shop for leather goods in Florence. You'll enjoy plenty of time in each destination to taste the local specialities, whether bistecca alla Fiorentina or pizza bianca.

At a glance


  • Rome Have your camera at the ready as you discover the 'Eternal City's' historical sights, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Square and Basilica.
  • Assisi Stroll through the old town and visit the Basilica of St Francis.
  • Florence Enjoy a guided walking tour that includes Michelangelo's famous David, Signora Square and lunch on Santa Croce Square. Spend time shopping for local Florentine goods.
  • Pisa Snap the Leaning Tower from the famous Square of Miracles.
  • Venice Relax on a private boat ride, then explore the atmospheric city on a guided walking tour that includes St Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Watch a master glassblower at work, and enjoy a farewell dinner with your companions.

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
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
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.

Overview

Relish in the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy without the hordes. Wander round the Vatican Museums and marvel at Michaelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Spend time exploring Assisi and see where St Francis was born, and shop for leather goods in Florence. You'll enjoy plenty of time in each destination to taste the local specialities, whether bistecca alla Fiorentina or pizza bianca.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

UK - Rome, Italy

Day
1

Fly to Rome where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Rome

Day
2

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, see 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rome - Assisi - Florence

Day
3

Enjoy a morning break in the majestic medieval hilltop town of Assisi. Visit the massive 13th-century 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.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Florence

Day
4

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 jewellrey, sold by the ounce.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Florence - Pisa - Venice Island

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Venice Island

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venice Island - UK

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

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


Rome Cicerone  or Best Western Universo 

Florence Grand Hotel Mediterraneo 

Venice Island Carlton on the Grand Canal

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