2 Nights Rome & 2 Nights Venice
5 days with Monograms Rating:
Day 1 ROME, ITALY.
Benvenuto—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you make the most of your time in the “Eternal City.”
Day 2 ROME.
Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, includes inside visits of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Enter monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb, and cross the Tiber River to visit the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum. (Please note the Vatican Museums are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays, therefore if your included sightseeing falls on those days, your alternate sightseeing will include Trevi Fountain, a true masterpiece and icon of Rome, Palazzo Chigi, the heart of Italian political life, an inside visit of the Pantheon, and world-renowned Piazza Navona. Your tour concludes with a visit of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.)
Day 3 ROME–VENICE.
Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Venice.
Day 4 VENICE.
Morning guided sightseeing, with headset, features St. Mark's Square and Basilica with its exceptional gold mosaics. Visit Doge's Palace and the poignant Bridge of Sighs. Watch skilled glassblowers fashion their delicate objects in the age-old manner, and learn why glass-making was so important in Venetian history. Entrances to Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums are included; ask your Local Host for details.
Day 5 VENICE.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
All This Included
All roads lead to Rome. Or wait…on this Italy trip they lead to Venice as well, so you can enjoy two of Italy’s captivating cities. You won’t travel between the cities on a road, though. We’ve arranged for you to travel via high-speed train from Rome to Venice. We’ve also arranged three nights hotel reservations in each city, guided sightseeing, buffet breakfast daily, transfers to/from your hotels, to/from the train stations, and the services of a Local Host® in each city, a “friend” who will help answer questions, offer suggestions and help you get the most out of your Italy vacation.
Your first Local Host will meet you upon your arrival at your Rome hotel, present you with materials on the city, answer any questions, and help you get started on your vacation immediately. This friend-in-the-city will also help you personalize your trip. The next day, enjoy included buffet breakfast before we pick you up for exclusive Monograms sightseeing with a local expert. History comes alive as you hear the insider stories and visit the sights you’ve heard so much about—the mighty Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests; the Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire; Sistine Chapel, where you will view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment; and St. Peter’s Church and Basilica, the very church where the Pope often presides. In Venice, your sightseeing with a local expert includes the sights you cannot leave Venice without seeing—St Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. In both cities, your inside visits include VIP access, so you get to skip the lines! Why spend your Italy vacation waiting in line with all the other tourists when you can spend your time gazing at the famous works of art and imagining what it was like to live in the Roman Empire?
In both cities, you’ll also have time to explore on your own. Perhaps take a tour of Rome’s catacombs; walk through Villa Borghese; or visit Harry’s Bar in Venice, a favorite hangout of Hemingway’s. Maybe enjoy a Vivaldi concert in Venice or a ghost walking tour in Venice & Rome. In both cities, you’ll have many opportunities to make your Italy trip memorable! Your Local Hosts can give you suggestions and also arrange activities for you. Also, be sure to ask them for the best picture spots!
But that’s not all…in Venice, your package also includes a glassblower’s presentation and entrances to Marciana Library and the Correr and Archeological Museums. That doesn’t even include the time you’ve saved by skipping the lines—not to mention the hassles and headaches! So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and take the vacation of a lifetime with Monograms!
Rome: Best Western Hotel Universo
Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal or Hotel Abbazia
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