Overview

CHRISTMAS IN ROME & NEW YEAR'S EVE VENICE

Tour Code - XR
10 days Rome to Venice Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice
All inclusive prices starting at: $2419

Arrive in Rome and enjoy guided sightseeing with included visits to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Taste the Christmas atmosphere in Vatican City. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant on Christmas Eve and spend Christmas Day in Rome. Then, drive to Assisi, where a guided walking tour includes the Basilicas of St. Clare and St. Francis. Continue to Florence, where your Local Guide will show you Michelangelo’s David and more. Via Romeo and Juliet’s Verona, arrive in Venice for your 3-night stay. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica, lavish Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, and, on the last evening, celebrate New Year’s Eve at a local restaurant. A unique way to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Meals Breakfast - 9 Lunch - 0 Dinner - 3 Standard Features ROME: Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica; Christmas Eve dinner at a local restaurant ASSISI: Guided walking tour, visit St. Clare's Church and St. Francis' Basilica FLORENCE: Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David, the cathedral, and Signoria Square VERONA: Walking tour including Juliet's Balcony and the Arena VENICE: Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square and basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblowers' demonstration; New Year's Eve dinner at a local restaurant MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B); 3 dinners (D), including a Christmas Eve dinner with wine in Rome and a New Year's Eve dinner with wine in Venice Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable

Itinerary
CHRISTMAS IN ROME & NEW YEAR'S EVE VENICE

Day by Day
Day Description ROME, ITALY. After arrival check in to your hotel. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink at your hotel. ROME. Start with a guided visit of the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL, world famous for Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement. Next, visit ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA. Then, cross the Tiber and visit the COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM. Tonight is Christmas Eve-enjoy a special Christmas dinner with wine at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (B,D) CHRISTMAS IN ROME. A whole day to further explore Rome or to go to Mass. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for how to spend your day. (B)

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ROME-ASSISI. In peaceful Assisi, walk with your Local Guide from ST. CLARE'S CHURCH via pretty Piazza del Commune down to ST. FRANCIS' BASILICA. Hear about monastic life and admire the priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church. (B,D) ASSISI-FLORENCE. A leisurely departure today for Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." Enjoy time to explore the museums and the many shops. (B) FLORENCE. Follow your Local Guide to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo's celebrated David and the magnificent CATHEDRAL. Admire Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's "Gate of Paradise," and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Tonight, why not join an optional dinner outing to a fine Tuscan restaurant and try out the Chianti wines? (B) FLORENCE-VERONA-VENICE. Stop in Romeo and Juliet's Verona to see Juliet's Balcony and the Arena, the Roman amphitheater. Arrive in style by PRIVATE BOAT in Venice, powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers. (B) VENICE. Highlights of your guided walking tour are ST. MARK'S SQUARE and its BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Later, you may wish to join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano, followed by dinner. (B) AT LEISURE. NEW YEAR'S EVE IN VENICE. A whole day at leisure to further explore Venice. Tonight, celebrate New Year's Eve with your traveling companions and enjoy an included farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (B,D) VENICE. Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

CHRISTMAS IN ROME & NEW YEAR'S EVE VENICE

Dates/Prices
NB: All prices listed are per person
DECEMBER 2010 Start Date 23 Dec 2010 ACCOMMODATION PRICES Pre & Post Tour PRE POST City Start Date End Date Single Price Twin Price Triple Price End Date 1 Jan 2011 Availability Open Twin Share $2419 AU Single $2849 AU

Rome Venice

1 Dec 2010 1 Dec 2010

1 Jan 2011 5 Jan 2011

$186 AU $332 AU

$135 AU $239 AU

$113 AU $208 AU

OPTIONAL CHARGES Type OPTIONAL Name Gratuity Price $95AU

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Optional Tours
CHRISTMAS IN ROME & NEW YEAR'S EVE VENICE

Optional Tours
To help plan your leisure time, as well as your pre-tour budgeting, here is a list of optional excursions that may be offered on this tour. Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, group interests, and general feasibility for your tour. Please note prices may be based on the previous year and are subject to change. Full terms and conditions are contained in the important travel documents. Sorry no optional tours currently available.

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