Bella Italia Escape with Sorrento (KIE)

9 Day Tour from Venice to Sorrento

2019 Tour Details

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 Pietà. 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!
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 Destinations & 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
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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; dinner at a local restaurant
POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations
SORRENTO
Farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

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

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Archeological Site of Pompeii
  • 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

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; 4 three-course dinners with wine including a welcome dinner in Venice at a local restaurant and a farewell dinner in Sorrento

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 5 ASSISI–ROME

This morning, a friar will accompany you on a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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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 see the Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites. This evening, a enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

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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.

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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.

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Day 9 SORRENTO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Naples.)

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 Accommodations

Venice
Florence
Assisi
Rome
Sorrento

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These 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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

 Know Before You Go

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