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Globus: The Best of Italy

Globus

12 – Day | Round Trip Rome

Escorted by Randi and Rob Dixon

April 27th to May 8th, 2021

$3099pp* | $250pp* deposit

Includes Complimentary First Night in Rome…a $300 Value!

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Daily Itinerary:

  • 4/27/21 – Day 1  ROME
  • 4/28/21 – Day 2  ROME
  • 4/29/21 – Day 3  ROME
  • 4/30/21 – Day 4  ORVIETO / TUSCANY
  • 5/01/21 – Day 5  FLORENCE
  • 5/02/21 – Day 6  PISA
  • 5/03/21 – Day 7  VENICE
  • 5/04/21 – Day 8  ASSISI
  • 5/05/21 – Day 9  POMPEII / NAPLES
  • 5/06/21 – Day 10  CAPRI
  • 5/07/21 – Day 11  SORRENTO
  • 5/08/21 – Day 12  ROME

Globus Rome Italy

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! BEST WESTERN PLUS UNIVERSO OR STARHOTELS MICHELANGELO

DAY 2

ROME, ITALY

5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Dinner BEST WESTERN PLUS UNIVERSO OR STARHOTELS MICHELANGELO

DAY 3

ROME, ITALY

Guided sightseeing of the ‟Eternal Cityˮ starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum and visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome’s famous sites. Breakfast BEST WESTERN PLUS UNIVERSO OR STARHOTELS MICHELANGELO

DAY 4

ROME–ORVIETO–TUSCANY

Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo and to visit the gothic CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Enter Tuscany, Italy’s most famous and popular region, and drive through the Chianti wine area to the spa resort of Montecatini. Breakfast CROCE DI MALTA OR GRAND HOTEL PLAZA & LOCANDA MAGGIORE
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km.

DAY 5

TUSCANY. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE

Look forward to a full day in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” 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, shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce, and enjoy a traditional gelato. For art lovers, an optional excursion to the Uffizi Gallery is available. Breakfast, Dinner CROCE DI MALTA OR GRAND HOTEL PLAZA & LOCANDA MAGGIORE
Today’s Distance: 81 mi / 130 km.

DAY 6

TUSCANY–PISA–VENICE ISLAND

Drive towards the Mediterranean coast following the valley of the Arno to Pisa. Take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and at least 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Next is Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the world. This evening you may wish to join a optional gondola serenade. Breakfast CARLTON ON THE GRAND CANAL
Today’s Distance: 249 mi / 400 km.

DAY 7

VENICE ISLAND

Board your PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide for a walking tour. Visit Byzantine ST. MARK’S BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Time to wander through narrow streets and explore the various shops, or to join a relaxing optional excursion to the island of Burano. Breakfast CARLTON ON THE GRAND CANAL

DAY 8

VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI

Sit back for a scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide accompanies you on a visit to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA built above the Saint’s grave— the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Hear about monastic life and admire the priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church. Breakfast, Dinner CENACOLO
Today’s Distance: 267 mi / 430 km.

DAY 9

ASSISI–POMPEII–NAPLES–CAPRI

South along the Highway of the Sun to fascinating POMPEII. Join your Local Guide for a highlight visit of this Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. See a patrician home, public baths, and shops that give a striking picture of what day-to-day life was like in Rome at its apex of power. In Naples, cross the blue bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri for your two-night stay, and ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village. Breakfast, Dinner LA PALMA OR LA RESIDENZA OR WEBER AMBASSADOR
Today’s Distance: 292 mi / 470 km.

DAY 10

CAPRI

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes an OPEN-TAXI RIDE to Anacapri to visit famous VILLA SAN MICHELE. Later, enjoy a BOAT CRUISE (weather permitting) around the island. Balance of the day is at leisure, to immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of this beautiful island, or to just relax. Breakfast LA PALMA OR LA RESIDENZA OR WEBER AMBASSADOR

DAY 11

CAPRI–SORRENTO–ROME

Speed across the glittering bay to the charming resort of Sorrento. Enjoy time to stroll around and check out the local shops before returning to Rome. This evening, farewell dinner at a local restaurant has been prepared to say arrivederci Italia. Breakfast, Dinner Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km. NH VILLA CARPEGNA

DAY 12

ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast

The Best of Italy Escorted by Randi & Rob Dixon

Randi and Rob Dixon
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A RESERVATION
Call Randi at (800) 576 2378 x102 or email rfagin@bestcruises.com


All prices are per person. All deposits are non-refundable. Airfare (not included) available on request. Insurance (not included) available on request. Meals subject to change. Other restrictions apply.