A Taste of Italy

7 Day Tour from Rome to Venice                                                                                          Globus

Vacation overview

You’ve heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, extraordinary statues, and remarkable architecture—and now it is your turn to experience it. On this Italy tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous citieVenices: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historical sights of Rome, including the Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests; the Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire; and the Sistine Chapel, world-famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings. You’ll see ancient buildings and ruins, and you’ll be able to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.

Visit Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy. Enjoy an escorted walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo’s famous David, and spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Venice, you’ll see the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover hidden treasures in their back alleys. Or relax at an outdoor café in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.

Throughout this Italy tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, you’ll skip the lines at the famous sights. 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 vacation!

Itinerary

 
Day 1   Arrive in Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

 

Day 2   Rome

Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

Day 3   Rome–Florence

A guided visit to the magnificent COLOSSEUM brings the days of the gladiators alive. Also, admire the Arch of Constantine, and enter the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. Then, drive through Umbria along the Highway of the Sun north into Tuscany and its hill-clad vineyards, which produce the famous Chianti wine, to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.”

 

Day 4   Florence

During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David, admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Time to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. This afternoon is your chance to join an optional excursion to the picturesque town of San Gimignano. Tonight (a local favorite) a special dinner with Tuscan specialties and wine awaits you at Finisterrae restaurant.

 

Day 5   Florence–Venice Island

A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Hills brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE, a favorite location for many movies, and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner, and receive an exclusive gift, just for you!

 

Day 6   Venice Island

Immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of Venice. Wander through the narrow streets, discover Rialto Bridge, and top it all off by enjoying (a local favorite) a farewell drink at famous CAFFÉ FLORIAN while musicians entertain you. Later, why not join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano, followed by a delicious meal of local specialties?

 

Day 7   Venice Island

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Vacation Highlights

ROME
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; [LF] a special dinner at Finisterrae restaurant

VENICE
Private boat ride, guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration with exclusive gift; [LF] farewell drink at Caffé Florian

Headsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special dinner in Florence; farewell drink in Venice

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into a historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take an interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

CITY: Rome

Roman Drive and Dinner Enjoy an unforgettable drive through some of the “Eternal City’s” more exclusive streets. Marvel at the impressive piazzas, fountains, ancient buildings in all their majesty, and much more. This tour will include a 4-course dinner, with wine and soft drinks, at a popular Roman restaurant.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person
Roman Highlights To make the most out of your stay join the Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city’s authentic jewels. With our optional walking tour, you will have the chance to see the famous Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and other sites and squares of Rome made famous in the movie Angels and Demons. A lifetime experience!

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person

CITY: Florence

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery With your Local Guide, visit one of the earliest museums in modern Europe with the world’s finest collection of Italian and Florentine art. Gain fascinating insight into paintings by the great Masters Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person
Tuscan Dinner Tuscany is known for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich traditions, long history and culture but Tuscany still has more to offer with its great food and wine. Tonight drive out to the rolling Chianti Hills and enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal, including coffee and drinks, in a picturesque country setting. This wonderful dinner with regional dishes is prepared using the finest local ingredients – Realize your dreams and live the Tuscan life for an evening!

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person
Tuscan Hills and San Gimignano Journey through the celebrated Tuscan countryside to discover the charming village of San Gimignano, known for its famous towers, white Vernaccia wine, saffron, and olive oil. Legend has it that in the 12th century, rival families of San Gimignano began a tower-building competition to display their power and wealth and 72 towers were built. Today, the 14 towers that remain have earned the town its modern designation as “Medieval Manhattan.”

Approximate value: €34 EUR per person
CITY: Venice

A Venetian Night Out Taste four mouth-watering courses of local specialties and wine or soft drinks at a fine Venetian restaurant. After dinner, time to explore and absorb the unique, romantic atmosphere of Venice by night.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person
Gondola Serenade Enjoy, a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces, and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districts sister. Note: the gondola is to be shared with other guests (maximum 6 participants on each gondola). There will be one musician on the board of one of the gondola boats in your fleet.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person
Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano Appreciate the peaceful vistas of the Lagoon while you glide past the islands of Santa Elena, San Michele, and the famous Lido. On picturesque Burano island, renowned for its lace making and colorful houses, savor a mouth-watering meal, with drinks included. Afterward, there’s time to shop and stroll.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

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