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Italian Escape

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.

Enjoy a walk through the Old Town of Assisi, and visit the Basilica of St. Francis, before arriving in Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy. Here, enjoy a light lunch and a guided walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo’s famous David statue. Spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Pisa, marvel at the spectacular Square of Miracles with its world-famous Leaning Tower. In romantic Venice, a private boat ride awaits. Visit the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover their hidden treasures. Or relax at an outdoor café in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.

Throughout this Italy escorted tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, you’ll get right to the front at all the famous attractions. This gives you more time to experience the sights and more time to taste Italy’s sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous Italian guided vacation at a price that’s as enticing as a glass of wine and tiramisù!

Highlights of Italian Escape

Price Details US

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Travelers Notes

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Transportation

Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice.

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January & March 2020 Travel

UNESCO Sites

Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)|Historic Centre of Florence|Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City|Piazza del Duomo Pisa|Venice and its Lagoon

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 2 three-course dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2

ROME ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free time late afternoon. (B)

Day 3

ROME–ASSISI–FLORENCE ASSISI Visit the Basilica of St. Francis.
Scenic drive en route to Florence (B) 230 mi/ 370 km

Day 4

FLORENCE 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. [LF] Light lunch next to Santa Croce Square. Free time. (B,L)

Day 5

FLORENCE–PISA–VENICE ISLAND PISA Take photos of the Leaning Tower en route to Venice. (B) 280 mi / 450 km

Day 6

VENICE ISLAND VENICE Private Boat Ride. Guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Glassblower demonstration and free time. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Venice with a Gondola ride. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus

Day 7

VENICE ISLAND Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2021-12-04 2021-12-05 2021-12-11 $1429 $0 $1429 KIA11205 Not Available
2 2021-12-11 2021-12-12 2021-12-18 $1429 $0 $1429 KIA11212 Please Call
3 2022-01-22 2022-01-23 2022-01-29 $1319 $0 $1319 KIA20123 Available
4 2022-01-29 2022-01-30 2022-02-05 $1319 $0 $1319 KIA20130 Available
5 2022-02-05 2022-02-06 2022-02-12 $1319 $0 $1319 KIA20206 Available
6 2022-02-12 2022-02-13 2022-02-19 $1429 $0 $1429 KIA20213 Not Available
7 2022-02-19 2022-02-20 2022-02-26 $1429 $0 $1429 KIA20220 Not Available
8 2022-02-26 2022-02-27 2022-03-05 $1429 $0 $1429 KIA20227 Available
9 2022-03-05 2022-03-06 2022-03-12 $1429 $0 $1429 KIA20306A Not Available
10 2022-03-05 2022-03-06 2022-03-12 $1429 $0 $1429 KIA20306 Not Available
11 2022-03-12 2022-03-13 2022-03-19 $1479 $0 $1479 KIA20313 Available
12 2022-03-19 2022-03-20 2022-03-26 $1479 $0 $1479 KIA20320 Not Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Cicerone A 250 room centrally located hotel in the Prati area within pleasant walking distance along the River Tiber to historic Castel Sant'Angelo. The hotel has an elegant restaurant, cozy sitting rooms, and an American bar. Rome Via Cicerone, 55/C First-Class
2 Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center. The Duomo and Palazzo Pitti are nearby. Florence Lungarno Del Tempio, 44 First-Class
3 Carlton on the Grand Canal A plush traditional Venetian style hotel set in a majestic four story building with refined interiors such as Murano glass wall lamps and gilt-edged furniture. Perfectly placed on the Grand Canal, with a vaporetto stop right outside and close to the main train station, this property offers great transportation access with the Rialto Bridge close by. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property which has an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, and a lovely rooftop terrace where drinks are served with views of the spired city skyline as a backdrop. 145 air-conditioned classically styled guestrooms offer coffee/tea-making facilities. Venezia Santa Croce, 578 First-Class
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