Christmas In Rome via Florence & Venice

Italy's Finest sights: Rome, Florence, Pisa, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri are not only a must see but are also best seen during this unique time frame. The Vatican dressed at its best with its huge Christmas tree and and magnificent Nativity is beautifully integrated in an eternal Rome that offeres a serene setting to celebrate Chrsitams like nowhere in Europe. The visits ofFlorence & Venice and the opportunity to even explore extraordinary Pompeii, Capri and of course the integration of a Midnight experience make up for colorful additions to a Christmas getaway you will cherish for a lifetime!

 Featuring:
Florence
 
Pompeii
 
Pisa
 
Rome
 
The Vatican
 
Assisi
 
Capri
 
Sorrento
ITINERARY SUMMARY
 
Day1
Evening departure.



Evening departure from selected pickup points.
Day2
Pisa - Florence - Rome

AM arrival to Pisa, famous for the Piazza dei Miracoli, (Place of Miracles). Entire religious complex of Cathedral, Baptistery, Bell Tower (also known as the leaning tower) and Graveyard was listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1987 and is considered one of the most important examples of medieval architecture.


This afternoon we continue to Florence where a city walking tour will reveal it's most famous attractions such as the 14th century Palazzo Vecchio a fortress-shaped town hall, located on the Piazza della Signoria square. The piazza is focal point of the origin and of the history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political hub of the city. There will also be the world's largest renaissance art collection of the Uffizzi, the Ponte Vecchio and more. Florence is famous for it Italian Leather and Gold and there will opportunities to satisfy your temptations before continuing to Rome.
Time on your own leisure to discover the city at your own pace before continuing to Rome & Check-in.
Day3
Excursion Pompeii- Sorrento - Capri - Midnight Mass

Free time at your own leisure or else join us on a most memorable full day tour to Pompeii Excavations, one of the world's most amazing archaeological sites, Capri- Scenic Island in Naples Bay and charming Sorrento spectacular town of the Peninsula. Upon return to Rome we attend midnight Mass at St Peter's Square. (subject to finalized time frame announcement).



Day4
The Vatican - Rome - Midnight Mass

Time on your own leisure or join us on an optional tour by a licensed local guide of the Vatican Museums & The Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica highlighting the papal apartments of the medieval Apostolic Palace decorated with frescoes during the Renaissance, the Sistine Chapel, the exhibition rooms of the Vatican Apostolic Library and the museums themselves. The tour will end at Bernini's St Peter's Square lying in front of the Basilica.


In the afternoon, we embark on a city tour of ancient Rome emphasizing The Roman Forum, The Collosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus and much more. This evening you we suggest a memorable dinner and an illumination tour through Rome’s city center.
There will be an opportunity for a Christmas Eve Dinner before attending Midnight Mass.
Day5
MassChristmas Day Blessing - Rome Sightseeing tour - Homeward Journey

Enjoy the morning exploring Rome, with an opportunity to join Pope Francis for Urbi et Orbi Christmas Day Blessing at Bernini’s St Peter's Square lying in front of the Basilica.


In the afternoon, we embark on our city tour of ancient Rome emphasizing The Roman Forum, The Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus and much more.
Join us on a Christmas Day Dinner (optional) and a stroll through Rome's most popular piazzas now ornated with beautiful nativities and illuminated fountains dotting the winding streets of the historical city center before returning to Germany.
Day6
Venice - Home

Morning arrival to Venice, board the water bus to Spectacular Piazza San Marco for an orientation tour of city center. Half a day visit of Venice - during the magical time of the year it provides a fantastic opportunity to walk down alleyways alongside canals, observe and feel transported back to a golden age. Arrangements can be made for a serenaded and charming gondola ride that provides a very special view of the city and make up for a perfect coronation to our Christmas Getaway (not included). Morning to midday hours return to Germany.


The homeward journey is leading us through Switzerland and we will arrive at points of origin late night-early morning!
MAIN HIGHLIGHTS
Florence Orientation Tour
A walking tour which aims to give you an understanding of the ancient city with its magnificent Cathedral, the Duomo, and the neighboring Baptistery most stunning piazzas, and inspiring churches. Piazza della Signoria, the city’s political center, both ancient and modern, and a place from where we spread out for Museum visits, shopping, time on your own leisure.
Pisa
The Piazza dei Miracoli or Field of Miracles contains the city's most famous sights, the world famous Leaning Tower, the splendid Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Cemetery with lots of interesting art. A stop here allows you to admire the composition, the harmony of styles and colors found in a combination of works of architecture and sculpture.
The Vatican Museums & St Peter’s Basilica
Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the museums are brimming with treasures and history. Your guide will lead you through the 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles, and point out highlights of the museums such as Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pieta, in St Peter's Basilica and admire magnificent St Peter's Square, as you discover Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion. € 40
Pompeii
A town that "disappeared" nearly two thousand years ago under the ashes of the - and still impressive - Mount Vesuvius. Nothing really prepares the visitor for Pompeii: the size, the location and the sad stillness of what was once a thriving town until that August day in the year 79. You have to experience its sophistication (under floor heating, plumbing and decorated buildings) to realize how advanced the Roman civilization was.
Peruzzi Leather Factory
Italian leather purses,handbags, jackets and accessories made in Florence: Peruzzi is a master in fine leather clothing and accessories. The company started in 1948 in Florence and just like 50 years ago you will still find in our products the same quality, workmanship, exacting care of details and strict manufacturing specifications.
Santa Maria del Fiore
Santa Maria del Fiore (also known simply as the Duomo) is the cathedral of Florence known for its distinctive Renaissance dome. Its name ("Saint Mary of the Flower") refers to the lily, the symbol of Florence. The impressive Gothic cathedral complex includes the Duomo, the famous baptistery and a campanile.
Michaelangelo's David
Michelangelo has depicted David before the battle. Davis is tense, but not so much in a physical as in a mental sense. The slingshot he carries over his shoulder is almost invisible, emphasizing that David's victory was one of cleverness, not sheer force.Firenze was surrounded by enemies that much stronger and more numerous than the city was. When the statue of David was placed on the square in front of the city hall (where you can now find a copy), the people of Firenze immediately identified with him, as a cunning victor over superior enemies
Rome City Tour
This tour highlights most of the best known sites of Ancient Rome, including the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hill,..... You’ll be led by a expert tour guide that will give you all the information with their passion for the heritage and history of the Eternal City.
Capri Island
The Island of Capri is one of the most picturesque and visited locations in Italy. Rustic villas, lemon groves and charming parks make Capri one of Italy's most beautiful destinations. In the latter half of the 19th century, it became a popular resort for European artists, writers and other celebrities and remains until today a popular tourist destination both Italians and foreigners.
Sorrento
The words of the song "Come back to Sorrento" together with "O sole mio" are probably the most familiar in the world. Amidst the color and noise of all the small towns fringing the Bay of Naples.
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Note: Unless included is an optional excursion package, listed highlights may be require entrance fees to access that can be paid for locally and may be subject to availability and holiday closures.

PICKUPS & TIMES
(Christmas)

Locations

Ramstein, Shell Station (Autohof), off A6, Landstuhl exit #13 (parking fee €5/day) 6:00 PM
Kaiserslautern West Park & Ride, gps: Mitfahrerparkplatz Kaiserslautern West A 6 / B 270, Kaiserslautern-West, 67663 Kaiserslautern 6:30 PM
Katterbach Kaserne, Main Gate, Airfield, Airfield GPS Neukirchen Strasse, 91522 Katterbach - follow sign towards Airfield 5:30 PM
Baumholder, Main Gate, 55774 Aulenbacher Strasse 5:00 PM
Baumholder, Wagon Wheel Theater 5:00 PM
Grafenwoehr Front Gate, Neue Amberger Strasse 109, 92655 Grafenwoehr (Mc Donald Parking lot) 3:30 PM
Vilseck, Bavarian Motor Cars GmbH, Gut 3, 92249 Vilseck 4:00 PM
Stuttgart Panzer Kaserne, Main Gate, Panzer Kaserne, Main Gate Main Gate, Panzerstrasse/Herdweg, 71032 Boeblingen 6:30 PM
Spangdahlem Main Gate AB, Visitor Center 4:00 PM
Wiesbaden, Corner Washingtonstrasse/John-F-Kennedy Strasse, Wiesbaden 65189 6:00 PM
Landtuhl Regional Medical Center, Dr. Hitzelberger Strasse (Gate 3) 66849 Landstuhl 5:30 PM
Vogelweh, Mc Donalds, GPS Im Haderwald 15, Kaiserslatuern 6:30 PM
Bad Rappenau, BEST WESTERN Hotel Bad Rappenau, Buchackering 42 · 74906 Bad Rappenau 7:15 PM

Note: Some Pickup locations may be subject to minmum participation requirements. Notifications of any changes issued latest 72 hours before departure.

DEPARTURES & PRICES
Time Frame Adults | Child | Infants
Saturday, December 21, 2019 Thru
Thursday, December 26, 2019 Christmas
6 Days
€399
€299
€120
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 Barceló Aran Mantegna
Rome
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 Sheraton Padova
Padova
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