Italian Escape


  • 7 days

  • Italy

  • Steady pace

Tour : KIA

From

£887 pp

Tour only

Based on 26th Jan 2020

From

£1,125 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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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.

Highlights

ROME Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica

ASSISI Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

FLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square, lunch on Santa Croce Square

PISA Marvel at the Leaning Tower

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

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Arrive in Rome, Italy

Day
1

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling 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 to 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. Visit 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 ST. FRANCIS BASILICA, 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 a light lunch next to Santa Croce Square with time to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, 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, pose for a popular photo “leaning” against the amazing Leaning Tower. Drive through the wooded Apennine Hills, known as the backbone of Italy to Venice, a 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. 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 to celebrate your Italian Escape.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venice Island

Day
7

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

From

£887 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£1,125 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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