Italy's Great Cities (LJ)

9 days from Rome to Rome

2021 Tour Details

All roads may lead to Rome, but we know the scenic avenues to reach all the enchanting cities on your Italy bucket list. That serene passageway in Assisi, that chic leather boutique in Florence, that off-the-beaten-path bridge in Venice—we know the way! We’ve mapped out the iconic experiences of Italy, leading you through the historic streets and piazzas of the “Eternal City,” the vine and olive-clad hills of Tuscany, and the romantic canals of the “Floating City” so you can experience the art, architecture, vino, and espresso you’ve long imagined. On this dreamy tour of Italy’s great cities, you’ll wake up to lush gardens in San Martino in Campo, stroll through the medieval-walled city of Siena, ponder the curious tilt at the Tower of Pisa, and happily lean into the delicious plates of pasta, pizza, and pastries along the way.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Save $300 per couple on select 2021 air-inclusive Europe vacations on American Airlines/British Airways/Iberia/Finnair*
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Italy's Great Cities map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
  • Historic Centre of Siena
  • Piazza del Duomo Pisa
  • Venice and its Lagoon

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 ROME–SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO

ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Fontana di Trevi, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Scenic drive en route to San Martino in Campo.
SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Overnight stay and dinner in 17th-century hotel. Free time before dinner.
124 mi / 200 km

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Day 3 SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO–ASSISI–VENICE ISLAND

ASSISI See the Basilica of St. Francis. Scenic drive en route to Venice.
280 mi / 450 km

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Day 4 VENICE ISLAND

VENICE ISLAND Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 5 VENICE ISLAND–PISA–FLORENCE

PISA See the Leaning Tower en route to Florence.
280 mi / 450 km

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Day 6 FLORENCE

FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and Signoria Square. Free time this afternoon and evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Florence with an excursion to San Gimignano followed by an authentic Tuscan countryside dinner. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 7 FLORENCE–SIENA–ROME

SIENA Orientation walk includes Piazza del Campo. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste traditional panforte and ricciarelli (local specialties) before returning to Rome.
199 mi / 320 km

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Day 8 ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO

CASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens.
ROME Guided visit of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
50 mi / 80 km

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Day 9 ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

AIDA SLABIC

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Italy has always been my passion. Every day, there is something new to discover and experience. Amazing cities of art, spectacular countryside, lake and mountain scenery, great cooking classes to learn about its worldwide famous cuisine, wine tastings, and much more. You can never have enough of it! What's my favorite place in Italy? Hard to tell! You're sure to experience something special that you'll take home in your heart. Once in Italy...let Globus and me help you enjoy the very best of it!

Tour Director - AIDA SLABIC

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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)


Venice
Florence
Rome

Venice

Venetian Dinner

Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening at one of the city's most celebrated local restaurants.

Price Range: $$

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Experience the floating city from the water as you cruise along the lagoon to charming Burano Island for a delicious meal and time to explore.

Price Range: $$

Gondola

Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Price Range: $$

Florence

Florentine Dinner

Florentine Dinner

Bask in the spirit of Tuscany at this incredible dinner featuring the region's most celebrated Italian dishes and tantalizing wines.

Price Range: $$

San Gimignano with Authentic Countryside Dinner

San Gimignano with Authentic Countryside Dinner

Escape into the peaceful Tuscan countryside on this superb day trip to medieval walled San Gimignano, followed by a traditional Tuscan dinner with wine in a picturesque setting.

Price Range: $$

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Come face-to-face with the world's greatest masterpieces when you skip the long lines and head right into the Uffizi Gallery on this extraordinary guided tour!

Price Range: $$

Rome

Evening Drive and Roman Dinner

Evening Drive and Roman Dinner

Discover the Eternal City's unforgettable sights, followed by a delicious four-course dinner with wine at a popular restaurant.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,641*
18 guests in a party: $412*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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