Italy's Great Cities


  • 9 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

Tour : LJ

Up to 10% off on 2020

New

From

£1,575 pp

Tour only

Based on 7th Mar 2020

From

£1,726 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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What do you want from your Italy tour—amazing architecture, sumptuous food, delicious wine, breathtaking art, historical treasures, and scenic beauty? Whatever it is, this Italy vacation offers it to you! You’ve seen photos of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square—now’s your chance to stand in this square, where people gather to hear the Pope. You’ve heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome—now’s your opportunity to visit the Colosseum, where the contests took place. You know the most popular saint in Italy, St. Francis—now you get to visit his basilica, built over his tomb. You’ve seen photos of Michelangelo’s famous David—now you can to see it yourself. You’ve heard of the famous Venetian glass—now watch a skilled glassblower fashion it in an age-old, traditional manner. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa—now’s your chance to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it. And you may have heard about the world-famous Palio in Siena—now you will visit the Piazza del Campo where it is held. And a unique guided visit to the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo has been included as well.

But that’s not all… on this Italy tour, panoramic rides between cities will show you some of the country’s most beautiful scenery: the flat Po area, the wooded Apennine mountain range, and Tuscany’s Chianti wine country, with its vine- and olive-clad hills. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a true local perspective, such as a dinner and overnight at a historic 17th-century hotel in San Martino in Campo, welcome and farewell dinners at local restaurants in Rome, and a taste of panforte and ricciarelli (local specialties) in Siena. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this tour through Italy’s great cities. It’s the vacation of a lifetime!

Highlights

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

SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO Overnight stay and dinner

ASSISI Visit St. Francis’ Basilica

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

PISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

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

SIENA Walking tour, visit Piazza del Campo; taste traditional panforte and ricciarelli

CASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens

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Tour itinerary

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

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 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 one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

ROME–SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO

Day
2

Start with a guided visit to the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. Continue to the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman Legions marched in triumph, and walk through the ruins of important government buildings from Roman times. Leave the ‟Eternal Cityˮ and enter Umbria, for LF dinner and overnight in San Martino in Campo. Explore the botanical park and gardens of your hotel which dates back to the 17th century.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO–ASSISI–VENICE ISLAND.

Day
3

Arrive in peaceful Assisi and visit ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humanity, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Next is Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VENICE ISLAND

Day
4

Take a PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide for a walking tour featuring visits to ST. MARK’S SQUARE and its Byzantine BASILICA, and lavish DOGES’ PALACE with the famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Afterward, enjoy Venice at your own pace or join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VENICE ISLAND–PISA–FLORENCE

Day
5

Drive through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa and marvel at the Leaning Tower on your way to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to try out local specialties on an optional dinner outing to a fine Tuscan restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

FLORENCE.

Day
6

Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterward, time to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

FLORENCE–SIENA–ROME.

Day
7

Enter the impressive walls that surround the city of Siena for an orientation walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO. See the square where the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medievalstyle horse race, is held and LF taste traditional panforte and ricciarelli (local specialties). Return to the “Eternal City.”
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO

Day
8

.Look forward to a unique experience: enjoy a guided visit of the impressive PAPAL PALACE in Castel Gandolfo, former summer residence of the popes and, since 2016, a museum that is open to the public. Also visit the magnificent BARBERINI GARDENS, where ruins of the residence of Roman Emperor Domitian are still visible. Then, return to Rome, and visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment. Visit monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà with a Local Guide. This evening, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant is the proper way to say arrivederci Roma.
Today’s Distance: 50 mi / 80 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ROME.

Day
9

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,575 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
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Headset

Tour with flights

From

£1,726 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
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Headset
  • All airport taxes

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