Christmas Spirit in Rome
A tour to live the Christmas Spirit! It is a magnificent time to pay a visit to Italy during the Holiday season. The medieval cities are illuminated in in festive lights, the Vatican is opening up to the world for the Midnight Mass and Papal Blessing on Christmas Morning. There is equally no limit in the travel experience you will have by visiting Italy's highlights Pisa, Florence, Rome and Venice. The trip features among others a visit of the Vatican Museum and an Excursion to Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento. It will be travel experience to be remembered for a lifetime.
Rome
 
The Vatican
 
Pisa
 
Capri
 
Florence
 
Sorrento
 
Pompeii
PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
Tour Bus with all the Bells & Whistles featuring Day 1 thru Day 6
 Pisana Palace
Rome
Day: 2
Overnights(3)

Local Guide Service

Day:2
Florence
(Half Day)
Day:3
Rome
(Half Day)
Day:3
The Vatican
(Half Day)
Day:5
Pompeii
(Half Day)

See Highlights to view associated Local guide Services. (*) Services may be substituted by our experienced Tour guide without notice.
Listed inclusions are subject to optional excursion listing. Please refer to itinerary and highlight listing for details and pricing where applicable.

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Day 1
Departure


Evening departure from selected pickup points.
Day 2
Pisa & Florence
Morning arrival to Pisa, famous for the Piazza dei Miracoli, (Place of Miracles). The 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.
We continue to Florence where a city walking tour will reveal it's most famous attractions such as the Accademia home of Michelangelo's David, the Duomo, 14th century Palazzo Vecchio located on the Piazza della Signoria square, the Uffizzi, the Ponte Vecchio and more. During your leisure time you may opt to visit these attractions or us the opportunity to shop for Florence's famous leather and gold artifacts.
We are continuing to Rome. 3
Day 3
Rome - Vatican Museums - 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.
Optional visit of the Vatican Museum during the morning and guided city tour of ancient Rome in the afternoon. A local guide will lead us to the Roman Forum, The Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus and much more.
A Christmas Dinner will be followed by an illumination walk through Rome's most popular Piazzas now ornamented with beautiful nativities and illuminated fountains dotting the winding streets of the historical city center. This evening we join pilgrims from around the globe for the Midnight Mass at St Peter's Square.
Day 4
Christmas Day Blessing - Sorrento
We return to the Vatican for the Christmas Mass and to receive the Papal Blessing on St Peters Square before traveling south to Sorrento for our next overnight stay.

Sorrento, on a rocky cliff overlooking the magnificent Bay of Naples, is shining its brightest of the year as tiny bulbs brighten every shopfront, and big, bold illuminated stars are strung against the narrow sky. Wherever you wander in Sorrento, you can’t help but be dazzled by exuberant lights along the way.
Day 5
Pompeii
Free time at your own leisure or else join us on a most memorable full day tour to Pompeii one of the world's most amazing archaeological sites and Capri - scenic - Island in the Bay of Naples.

Evening homeward journey.
Day 6
Venice
We arrive in Lucerne in time for breakfast in a stunning Alpine setting surrounding Vierwaldstattersee. Spend the morning exploring one Switzerland's most popular destinations, boasting some of the most legendary sites such us the Kapellen Brucke and the iconic Lion Monument. Enjoy a Cheese Fondue at famous Statkeller, and shop for the largest chocolate and Swiss Delicacies in Europe.
The onward journey will get us to our points of origin afternoon hours!

Florence Orientation Tour
A walking tour aiming to give you an understanding of the ancient city with its magnificent Cathedral, the Duomo, the adjacent Baptisterys' most stunning piazzas, and inspiring churches. The stroll leads us to the Piazza della Signoria, the city's political center, both ancient and modern, and a place from where we spread out for museum visits, shopping, and your own leisure time.
Midnight Mass at St Peter's
The famous Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve services at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is an event not to miss. Whether inside St. Peter's Basilica or staying in St. Peter's Square or next to the life-size nativity scene watching the mass on large video screens. The warm energy and joy of fellow pilgrims in the square, adds to the magical experience.
Pisa
Although Pisa is known worldwide for its famous Leaning Tower, the magnificent Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Cemetery with heaps of exciting art., it also contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces, and various bridges across the Arno.
Pompeii
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near modern Naples in Italy. It was destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 meters (13 to 20 feet) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Despite being covered in such a large amount of lava, we can still preserve and learn from the remains.
Rome
Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is home to some of the world's most historical monuments, art, and architecture. Here you will encounter ancient monuments, medieval and Renaissance buildings and fountains, and great museums. It is the capital of modern Italy and features many fine restaurants and cafes, nightlife, lively streets, and squares. Rome offers attractions for any taste and allows one to enjoy its life by just strolling through the streets.
Venice
Venice is one of the most exciting and lovely places in the world. Walking through narrow stone paths across the 400 bridges that span the 114 canals will revile modern life an old-world charisma. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as six hundred years ago and has its romantic charm despite its changes over 600 hundred years.
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 a popular tourist destination for both Italians and foreigners.
Full Day Excursion Pompeii, Capri, Sorrento
A guided tour to the most popular places in Italy is a trip you wouldn't want to miss out on. Starting with an archaeological excavation in Pompeii, then to the coastal village of Sorrento, from which we embark for Capri. There you will have your own time to savor a leisurely walk through the Gardens of Augustus and enjoy an exclusive day in Capri. € 86
Gondola Ride
Float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies, as your gondolier sweeps you down the Grand Canal. A relaxing and romantic gondola ride reveals all the charm, excitement, and passion of Venice and the Venetians'. € 36
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 an expert tour guide that will give you all the information with their passion for the heritage and history of the Eternal City.
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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.

December Wednesday 22, 2021 thru December Monday 27, 2021 (Christmas)
Locations
Ramstein, Shell Station (Autohof), off A6, Landstuhl exit #13 (parking fee €5/day)
6:00 PM
In dem Wat L363, 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
Kaiserslautern West Park & Ride, gps: Mitfahrerparkplatz Kaiserslautern West A 6 / B 270, Kaiserslautern-West, 67663 Kaiserslautern
6:30 PM
across from Mc Donald
Katterbach Kaserne, Main Gate, Airfield, Airfield GPS Neukirchen Strasse, 91522 Katterbach - follow sign towards Airfield
5:30 PM
GPS Neukirchen Strasse, 91522 Katterbach - follow sign towards Airfield
Baumholder, Main Gate, 55774 Aulenbacher Strasse
5:00 PM
Smith Barracks, Outside Main Gate, 55774 Aulenbacher Strasse
Baumholder, Wagon Wheel Theater
5:00 PM
Building 8125, Smith Barracks 55774 Baumholder, Germany, 55774 Baumholder Seattle Street (Artillery Gate - Smith Street)
Grafenwoehr Front Gate, Neue Amberger Strasse 109, 92655 Grafenwoehr (Mc Donald Parking lot)
3:30 PM
Mc Donald parkinglot near front Gate, Neue Amberger Strasse 109, 92655 Grafenwoehr (Mc Donald Parking lot)
Vilseck, Bavarian Motor Cars GmbH, Gut 3, 92249 Vilseck
4:00 PM
Bavarian Motor Cars GmbH, Gut 3, 92249 Vilseck
Stuttgart Panzer Kaserne, Main Gate, Panzer Kaserne, Main Gate Main Gate, Panzerstrasse/Herdweg, 71032 Boeblingen
6:30 PM
Main Gate, Panzerstrasse/Herdweg, 71032 Boeblingen
Spangdahlem Main Gate AB, Visitor Center
4:00 PM
Hill Strasse (Traffic Circle L46 K99)
Wiesbaden, Corner Washingtonstrasse/John-F-Kennedy Strasse, Wiesbaden 65189
6:00 PM
Corner Washingtonstrasse/John-F-Kennedy Strasse, Wiesbaden 65189
Landtuhl Regional Medical Center, Dr. Hitzelberger Strasse (Gate 3) 66849 Landstuhl
5:30 PM
On Base MTD Bldg 3752
Vogelweh, Mc Donalds, GPS Im Haderwald 15, Kaiserslatuern
6:30 PM
Im haderwald 15, Kaiserslautern
Bad Rappenau, BEST WESTERN Hotel Bad Rappenau, Buchackering 42 · 74906 Bad Rappenau
7:15 PM
BEST WESTERN Hotel Bad Rappenau, Buchackering 42 · 74906 Bad Rappenau

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

Time Frame Adults | Child | Infants
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Thru Monday, December 27, 2021 Christmas
6 Days*
€529
€399
€120
Thursday, December 22, 2022 Thru Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Christmas Day
6 Days*
€549
€429
€120
(*)Total Travel Days. All departures are evenings (generally) post-work hours. Reservations submitted within 24hr of departures need to be reconfirmed to avoid overbooking.

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