Bella Italia Escape (KID)

7 days from Venice to Rome

 2020 Tour Details »2019 Tour Details

On this escape to beautiful Italy, experience three of Italy’s most iconic cities Venice, Florence, and Rome—without the crowds of the high-season, or the high prices associated with busy travel months. What better way to start your escorted vacation to Italy than with a welcome dinner with your travel companions 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 watch the age-old tradition of glassblowing by a local artisan. Travel to Pisa—home of the famous Leaning Tower—before continuing on to Florence, considered to be the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Florence is an art-lovers dream and your sightseeing highlights such masterpieces as Michelangelo’s David statue 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. And of course you’ll visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica—with the artist’s marble-sculpted masterpiece, La Pietà. Drive to the Imperial Roman Forum area to visit the Colosseum—ancient arena of the gladiators, and be treated to a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Your Bella Italia vacation offers historical sites, beautiful art, impressive architecture, delectable treats and many unforgettable memories.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

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 demonstration

PISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

FLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

ASSISI [LF] Visit the Basilica of St. Francis with a friar

ROME Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and basilica; the Colosseum; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine including a welcome dinner in Venice and a farewell dinner in Rome at local restaurants

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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.
Dinner Dinner

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 Pietà. Drive to the area of the Imperial Roman Forum and visit the COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites. This evening, a farewell dinner will be prepared at a local restaurant to celebrate your Bella Italia Escape.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

ROME. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

ASSISI

CENACOLO

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

FLORENCE

GRAND HOTEL MEDITERRANEO

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ROME

CICERONE

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VENICE

CARLTON ON THE GRAND CANAL

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

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