$2,100 + Airfare

Itinerary

Day 1

Travel Day

Daily Activity Key:

  • Light: 1-2 miles of mostly level walking 
  • Moderate: 3-4 miles walking with some hills/stairs
  • Strenuous: 4+ miles walking with hills, stairs, and uneven terrain

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP to reschedule.

Walking: light.

Day 2

Welcome to Rome

We will begin with an orientation meeting at our hotel in Rome.  Following that meeting, become familiar with our neighborhood and its surroundings. After dinner, take an optional walk to the Trevi Fountain, the heart of iconic Rome.

Walking: light

Day 3

Ancient Rome

Today we will explore the center of Ancient Rome.  We start with visits to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Piazza del Campidoglio, before capping our day at the 2000-year- old Pantheon.

Walking: strenuous (watch out for unpaved streets of the Ancient Rome and the Roman Forum).

Day 4

Vatican City

In the morning, we will visit major sites of Christian Rome and then move on the Vatican City, including the Vatican Museum.

Walking: strenuous (especially around the Vatican City and in the Vatican Museum).

Day 5

Renaissance Florence

After breakfast, and an optional audience with the pope, we will take train to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, we will become familiar with our neighborhood and its surroundings.  We will cap off the day with an Renaissance-themed walk through Florence.

Walking: moderate

Day 6

Historic Florence

After breakfast, we will explore the Farmer’s Market followed by a walk through the historic center of Florence. Our stops include Brunelleschi’s magnificent cathedral dome, Ghiberti’s Baptistery doors, the Baptistery, and the Accademia Gallery where we will have time to appreciate Michelangelo’s masterpieces, including David.

Walking: moderate.

Day 7

Free Day

Today is a free day; go back to the Farmer’s Market or take an optional trip to Pisa, explore the Tuscan countryside, or shop at the Christmas Market.

Walking: You choose!

Day 8

Travel Day

Today is a travel day.  Know your flight itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

NOTE: consider adding Christmas Markets tour prior to authentic Italy trip (click here for details)

Explore authentic Italy!

Rome, the Eternal City, is ready for you!  Experience the past glory of the Roman Empire inside the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.  Walk in the footsteps of apostles Peter and Paul as you visit one of the earliest centers of Christianity and explore the Vatican City.  Feast your eyes on the Renaissance masterpieces, first in Rome and then in Florence. Finally, when in Florence, get your Christmas shopping done where markets are full of  Italian-made goods at a fraction of the cost and enjoy local Christmas markets. Learning the secrets of gelato, making your own Italian coffee, and perhaps even attending an audience with the pope may be among the many adventures of this authentic Italy itinerary. These destinations also allow for easy, customizable day trips to destinations such as Florence, Pisa, Siena, Arezzo, Lucca, or Bologna (extra cost applies).

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$2,100.00 + Airfare

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired. Click here to let us know.
  • Some tour members arrange to fly into Rome (FCO) and out of Florence (FLR)
  • Booking round-trip to one city will require a connecting flight, train trip, or additional overnight stay in Italy.

Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available. 

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your Rome and Florence adventures! 

What's Included

  • A small, friendly group of 10-15 people
  • Full-time services of a guide and local experts who will make the fascinating history, art and culture of Italy come alive for you
  • Tour Highlights – Rome walking tour, Florence Renaissance walk, Vatican City walking tour, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. John the Lateran Church, Santa Maria Maggiore Church, Vatican Museum, Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Christmas markets in Rome, “Holy Staircase,” papal audience, Palazzo Vechio, Florence, Dante’s home, Accademia and Michelangelo’s David, the Baptistery, the Duomo, lectures on the Renaissance and the Roman Empire, the Emmanuel monument, much more.
  • All nights accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • All group transportation between Rome and Florence.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each prior trip you have taken.
  • Fine print: You are responsible for cost of your drinks, and free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

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$2,100 + Airfare / 8 Days, 6 Nights

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