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Italy’s Great Cities Escorted Tour Round Trip from Rome

Discover the beauty and culture of Italy's most breathtaking cities on this remarkable escorted tour round trip from Rome! Explore the charming town of Assisi, immerse yourself in the enchanting sights and sounds of Venice, marvel at the iconic leaning tower of Pisa, relish the artistic legacy of Florence, and bask in the medieval charm of Siena. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure through Italy's great cities!

Italy’s Great Cities Escorted Tour Round Trip from Rome

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DEPARTURE DATE: September 14, 2024
Countries Visited: Italy

OVERVIEW

All roads may lead to Rome, but we know the scenic avenues to reach all the enchanting cities on your Italy bucket list. That serene passageway in Assisi, that chic leather boutique in Florence, that off-the-beaten-path bridge in Venice—we know the way! We’ve mapped out the iconic experiences of Italy, leading you through the historic streets and piazzas of the “Eternal City,” the vine and olive-clad hills of Tuscany, and the romantic canals of the “Floating City” so you can experience the art, architecture, vino, and espresso you’ve long imagined. On this dreamy tour of Italy’s great cities, stroll through the medieval-walled city of Siena, ponder the curious tilt at the Tower of Pisa, and happily lean into the delicious plates of pasta, pizza, and pastries along the way.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
September 14, 2024from $4,659 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 8 night escorted coach tour round trip from Rome
  • 8 breakfast, 3 dinner
  • Friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word)
  • Seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. (where available)
  • Taxes

Tour Highlights:

ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi with a visit to the Basilica named after the deacon, friar, and mystic, who became one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity. Revered for his love of the Eucharist and the Earth, Francis found communion with God through nature here in this Italian village where he lived and died. Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Italian master Giotto that adorn the Basilica where the saint is buried.

HISTORIC SPOT Locals simply call Piazza San Marco “la piazza.” As paired with the smaller Piazzetta, it forms the social, religious, and political hub of Venice, which Napoleon called “the drawing room of Europe.” St. Mark’s Basilica dominates the square, offering visitors a spectacular view of the great arches, marble embellishments, and the Romanesque carvings of its façade. Also gracing the square is Doge’s Palace – a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. The enclosed Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace with the prison, is named for the prisoners breathing in their last view of the Rio di Palazzo on their walk to the prison’s interrogation rooms.

ART & ARCHITECTURE See architecture gone askew from the viewpoint of the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. Take the ultimate selfie in front of the Leaning Tower with a tilt of the head or other popular poses to commemorate your visit to the site of medieval art in this beautiful piazza.

ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent art. Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, Florence is famous for Michelangelo’s Marble Masterpiece, David, standing ready for battle in the Academy of Fine Arts. Outside, the Piazza del Duomo and Signoria Square offer spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.

ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Enjoy an extraordinary, guided visit to explore the Papal Palace and beautiful Barberini Gardens. Stroll the spectacular grounds of the grand papal retreat of Castel Gandolfo, where Holy Fathers and world dignitaries walked and talked about faith and the world at large.

Enhanced Free Time

Explore or relax as you please, or choose exciting options ($). Your Tour Director can suggest the perfect way to design your day!

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Sep 14ROME, ITALY
2Sun Sep 15ROME–ASSISI
3Mon Sep 16ASSISI–VENICE ISLAND
4Tue Sep 17VENICE ISLAND
5Wed Sep 18VENICE ISLAND–PISA–FLORENCE
6Thu Sep 19FLORENCE
7Fri Sep 20FLORENCE–SIENA–ROME
8Sat Sep 21ROME
9Sun Sep 22ROME

DAY 1 – ROME

Welcome to Rome!
At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Includes: Dinner

DAY 2 – ROME–ASSISI

Roman Holiday

ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Fontana di Trevi, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona.

Take a scenic drive en route to Assisi.

ASSISI Enjoy Globus Local Favorite wine tasting at a local Cantina.

Includes: Breakfast & Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE

LOCAL TASTES For two generations, the same family has cared for hectares of fertile ground: an expanse of vines and olives, figs and fruit trees stretching through the valley to the foot of Assisi. Take in the scent of the excellent wine in this timeless cellar and experience a wine tasting in in this blissful vineyard in the Umbrian countryside.

DAY 3 – ASSISI–VENICE ISLAND

Medieval Marvels

ASSISI See the Basilica of St. Francis before a scenic drive en route to Venice.

Includes: Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi with a visit to the Basilica named after the deacon, friar, and mystic, who became one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity. Revered for his love of the Eucharist and the Earth, Francis found communion with God through nature here in this Italian village where he lived and died. Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Italian master Giotto that adorn the Basilica where the saint is buried.

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening at one of the city’s most celebrated local restaurants.

DAY 4 – VENICE ISLAND

Benvenuti a Venezia

VENICE ISLAND Take a private boat ride on the canals, followed by a guided walking tour to see St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Includes: Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

HISTORIC SPOT Locals simply call Piazza San Marco “la piazza.” As paired with the smaller Piazzetta, it forms the social, religious, and political hub of Venice, which Napoleon called “the drawing room of Europe.” St. Mark’s Basilica dominates the square, offering visitors a spectacular view of the great arches, marble embellishments, and the Romanesque carvings of its façade. Also gracing the square is Doge’s Palace – a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. The enclosed Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace with the prison, is named for the prisoners breathing in their last view of the Rio di Palazzo on their walk to the prison’s interrogation rooms.

DAY 5 – VENICE ISLAND–PISA–FLORENCE

The Tilted Tower

PISA See the Leaning Tower en route to Florence.

Includes: Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

ART & ARCHITECTURE See architecture gone askew from the viewpoint of the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. Take the ultimate selfie in front of the Leaning Tower with a tilt of the head or other popular poses to commemorate your visit to the site of medieval art in this beautiful piazza.

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

DAY 6 – FLORENCE

Fine Art in Firenze

FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and Signoria Square. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Includes: Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent art. Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, Florence is famous for Michelangelo’s Marble Masterpiece, David, standing ready for battle in the Academy of Fine Arts. Outside, the Piazza del Duomo and Signoria Square offer spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.

DAY 7 – FLORENCE–SIENA–ROME

Siena with Sugar on Top

SIENA Your orientation walk includes Piazza del Campo. Taste the traditional sweets of Globus Local Favorite panforte and ricciarelli before returning to Rome.

Includes: Breakfast

LOCAL FAVORITE

LOCAL TASTES A mouth-watering mix of almonds, egg white, honey, sugar, and the pleasing aroma of almond paste are baked into each bite of ricciarelli. Doused with sugar, these oval shaped biscuits are sold by the dozens throughout Siena. Why not make it a baker’s dozen of delight with a slice of panforte? This chewy flourless cake is rich with candied fruit and almonds with a hint of spices. What was once a medieval delicacy prepared for monks and nuns in The Lands of Siena, panforte (strong bread) is now a sweet staple served in virtually every pastry shop you’re lucky enough to pass.

DAY 8 – ROME

EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO

Arrivederci, Roma

CASTEL GANDOLFO Take a guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens.
ROME Join a guided visit of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Includes: Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Enjoy an extraordinary, guided visit to explore the Papal Palace and beautiful Barberini Gardens. Stroll the spectacular grounds of the grand papal retreat of Castel Gandolfo, where Holy Fathers and world dignitaries walked and talked about faith and the world at large.

DAY 9 – ROME

Safe travels until we meet again!

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Includes: Breakfast

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