Globus - 8 Night Deluxe Tour Package8-Nights Bella Italia Escape With Sorrento

Tours offered from November 3rd, 2018 - February 9th, 2019

Starting from only $1,269.00 (USD)

Tour Overview

Visit some of Italy?s most iconic, romantic, and stunning locations on your escorted tour of Italy: from legendary Venice to Florence, Rome, and Sorrento. With fewer crowds and lower pricing, you?ll enjoy your time in Italy even more. What better way to start your Escape than with a delicious welcome dinner in Venice? Your Venetian experience also includes a private boat ride, a guided walking tour; a visit to St. Mark?s Square, its byzantine Basilica, the Doges? Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also witness the age-old art of glassblowing by a local artisan. Travel to Pisa-home of the famous leaning tower-before continuing on to Florence, considered the "Cradle of the Renaissance". Florence is an art-lovers dream, and your sightseeing highlights this and includes Michelangelo?s David in the Academy of Fine Arts. You?ll also travel to Assisi to visit the Basilica of St. Francis-named after the saint who sought the virtues of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and best known for his love of God?s creatures. Spend two nights in Rome. Your Local Guide takes you to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where you will see Michelangelo?s The Last Judgment. You?ll visit St. Peter?s Square and Basilica-with the artists? marble-sculpted masterpiece, The Piet. Drive to the Imperial Roman Forum area to see the Colosseum-ancient arena of the gladiators, and be treated to dinner in a local restaurant. Journey along the Highway of the Sun to Pompeii-the legendary city both destroyed and preserved by erupting Mt. Vesuvius. Get a sense of life during Rome?s ruling era with your expert Local Guide, then, continue to Sorrento for two nights. You?ll enjoy a full day of leisure in this charming bayside resort. Your Tour Director will share suggestions for spending free time in Sorrento. This is one vacation you?ll remember not for the crowds, but for the ease of discovering these beautiful cities and sites of Bella Italia and Sorrento!Included Features:VENICE Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark?s Square, Doges? Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower?s demonstrationPISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning TowerFLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo?s David and Signoria SquareASSISI [LF] Visit the Basilica of St. Francis with a friarROME Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter?s Square and basilica; dinner at a local restaurantPOMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavationsSORRENTO Farewell dinner

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Bella Italia Escape With Sorrento

Day 1 ARRIVE ON VENICE ISLAND, ITALY. Welcome to Venice! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2 VENICE ISLAND. After a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE, follow your Local Guide on a walking tour and visit ST. MARK?S SQUARE with its byzantine Basilica, lavish DOGES? PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. You may wish to enjoy an optional gondola serenade. (B)

Day 3 VENICE ISLAND?PISA?FLORENCE. A scenic drive across the Apennines brings you to Pisa. In the spectacular Square of Miracles, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Arrive in Florence, ?Cradle of the Renaissance.? Tonight is your chance to try out Tuscan specialties. (B)

Day 4 FLORENCE?ASSISI. This morning, follow your Local Guide to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo?s celebrated statue of David. Also admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto?s Bell Tower, the Baptistry?s heavy bronze ?Gates of Paradise,? and the sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Continue to peaceful Assisi. (B,D)

Day 5 ASSISI?ROME. This morning, a friar will accompany you on a [LF] visit to the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God?s creatures. Tonight, in the ?Eternal City,? an optional dinner is available at one of Rome?s famous restaurants. (B)

Day 6 ROME. Guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo?s The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER?S SQUARE, and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo?s Piet. Drive to the area of the Imperial Roman Forum and see the Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 7 ROME?POMPEII?SORRENTO. Take a scenic drive southwards along the Highway of the Sun. Arrive in fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Local Guide will walk you past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Continue further south past Naples and arrive in Sorrento. (B)

Day 8 SORRENTO. Enjoy an entire day at leisure to explore the charming bayside resort of Sorrento. Your Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend the day. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 9 SORRENTO. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Naples.) (B)

Tour Dates & Pricing

  • Saturday November 3rd, 2018 - Sunday November 11th, 2018
    from $1,269.00
  • Saturday November 10th, 2018 - Saturday December 15th, 2018
    from $1,469.00
  • Saturday January 26th, 2019 - Saturday February 2nd, 2019
    from $1,269.00
  • Saturday February 9th, 2019 - Saturday March 23rd, 2019
    from $1,469.00