VENICE & ROME (3 NIGHTS VENICE + 3 NIGHTS ROME) - 2018
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From $2294 AUD
According to Fran Lebowitz, “If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is — Venice is better.” Although she did not mention Rome, Rome is the same—even better than you imagine. And no one brings you Venice & Rome like Monograms! So stop imagining and join us on this 7-day vacation. We've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, connection between the cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, Venice & Rome have so much to offer—historical monuments, ancient ruins, amazing cuisine, world-class shopping, and educational and fun walking experiences—that we know it can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve also arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host®, a one-of-a-kind feature to make sure you have a "friend in the city" who will answer your questions, offer you suggestions, and be there to help make sure your vacation runs smoothly.
And did we mention your package includes first-class transportation between the cities via high-speed train? We've even included transfers to/from the train stations. Plus, for someone unfamiliar with the train system, it can seem intimidating, so your Local Host will be there with you to help make sure you get on the correct train! Between the transportation and transfers we’ve included, the sightseeing and guides we’ve arranged, and the hotels we’ve booked, this vacation will be better than you imagined—just like Venice!
Travel in the reverse direction (DIV)
- LOCAL HOST SERVICE
and Destination Guides with city maps.
- SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.
Travel by high-speed train (First class) between Venice-Rome; transfers to/from train stations.
- ALSO INCLUDED
Personal headset for included city sightseeing; entrances to the Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums in Venice.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
Buffet breakfast daily (B).
Day by Day
Benvenuto-welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you make the most of your time in the city of canals and bridges.
Morning guided sightseeing with headset includes ST. MARK'S SQUARE and BASILICA with its exceptional gold mosaics. Visit DOGES' PALACE and the evocative BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects in the age-old manner and learn why glassmaking was so important in Venetian history. ENTRANCES to Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums are included; ask your Local Host for details. (B)
Your Local Host has many suggestions for your day at leisure, perhaps a visit to Palazzo Mocenigo for a history of Venetian fashion and perfume. (B)
Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (First class) to Rome. (B)
Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see its amazing treasures. In the SISTINE CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new Popes, view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, see monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle's tomb and home to Michelangelo's masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, The Pieta. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located. (B)
NOTE: (On Sundays, Mondays & Wednesdays, included guided sightseeing will take place on Day 6.)
Today, you might want to visit the ancient open-air Marcellus Theatre or people-watch while sipping on locally-produced Frascati wine. Your Local Host can help you plan your day. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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