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 painting and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST.PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s pieta. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous site like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.
DAY 3 ROME-FLORENCE.
A guided visit to the magnificent COLOSSEUM bring the day 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 vineyard, 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 stop 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 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 object 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 farewell drink at famous CAFFE 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.