Historic Rome and Italian Highlights Tour with Rome Temple with Patrick Degn

Dates July 24-August 1, 2020
Destination Rome, Italy; Vatican City, Italy; Naples, Italy; Florence, Italy United States
Duration 9 days 8 nights
Price From 1,669

Religious Focus:

Sightseeing:

Activity Level:

While the itinerary of this tour is only mid level activity, Rome is a "walking city" with ancient cobblestone streets and areas that are always under construction.  You must be able to walk at a standard pace on these conditions to enjoy this tour.


We invite you to discover the history and delights of the Rome, The Eternal City and surrounding regions on our 8 day escorted tour with CES and Education Week popular teacher, Patrick Degn.  This tour includes the highlights of Rome, Florence, and Naples (Pompeii) and includes  optional attendance at the newly *dedicated Rome Temple for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

You’ll spend all 7 nights in Rome, enjoying the “unpack once” feature while seeing all the major sites we can pack into your tour.  We’ll visit the Roman Colosseum, the Vatican, and Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain as well as other special religious sites with the highlight of course attending the beautiful new Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Included in this tour are 2 special day tours outside Rome.  We’ll travel north to the Florence, considered the “Cradle of the Renaissance” is an art-lovers dream and your sightseeing highlights such masterpieces as Michelangelo’s David in the Academy of Fine Arts.  We also will travel south to the historical and picturesque area of Naples with the stunning and historic UNESCO-listed volcanic ruins of Pompeii.  A combination of guided walking tours and free time provide a balanced sightseeing experience.

To Book This Tour, click on the link BOOK NOW below or call the office with questions.  Tour ID#9220G25

Day 1 and 2: Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, 2020

Departure from US  - Arrival in Rome

On Friday, we depart our US home cities for an overnight flight to Rome.  We will be greeted at the airport by our local tour director who will introduce us to Rome as we make our way to our hotel.   Along the way we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city seeing many of the historic sites we will be visiting during our visit.  After check in you will have some free time to relax from your journeys.  Tonight we will gather together for a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Sunday. July 26, 2020

LDS Church service with free afternoon

This morning after breakfast we will travel by coach to attend a local Sacrament meeting. 

Optional Tour: For those who would like, your LDS Tour Director will be offering an optional walking tour to several religious sites in Old Rome that relate to the time of the apostles Peter and Paul (Cost 30 Euros approximately for entrance fees).

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Monday, July 27, 2020

Vatican Tour and Free Afternoon

This morning we will tour the Vatican, the world's smallest, yet wealthiest, independent state. Our guide will start with an overview of the history of the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and we will see the Hall of Tapestries and the Maps Gallery.  The highlight of the tour will be the Sistine Chapel where the ceiling is covered with Michelangelo's famous paintings of the 'Creation' and 'Last Judgment.'  Then we explore St. Peter's Square, with Bernini's 284 columns, before entering St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in Christendom. We will see many treasures including the golden mosaics of the apse, Bernini's bronze baldachin, and the famed 'Pieta' by Michelangelo.  This afternoon we are free to enjoy the city of Rome. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Full day excursion to Pompeii and Naples

Today we will take a day trip from Rome to Naples and Pompeii, and discover these sights as we listen to a tale of the ancient volcanic eruption before touring of Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed archaeological site to see the ruins and monuments that lay buried for centuries.  After some free time for lunch, we will travel around Naples by coach to see Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito, and Naples Royal Palace.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

LDS  Rome Temple  and Afternoon Walking tour of the Old City

This morning we will travel outside the "old city" of Rome to attend the long awaited experience of attending the open house of the LDS Rome Temple.  This afternoon will be open to enjoy the city on our own. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Full day excursion to Florence

Today we head north to take a break from the bustle of Rome and visit the famous cities of Tuscany on a full-day tour to Florence. In Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, we will admire artistic masterpieces like Michelangelo’s ‘David’ at the Accademia Gallery and walk beneath Brunelleschi’s famous dome.  It’s a beautiful day as we travel through the picturesque Tuscan countryside to make our way back to our hotel in Rome.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8: Friday, July 31, 2020

Ancient Rome Walking Tour

Today seeing some of the highlights of this historic city afternoon is ours to explore the city at our leisure.  The options are endless for you to maybe revisit one of the many sites that inspired us during our touring or possibility spend the day shopping or trying the many gelato & pizza restaurants the city has to offer.  Tonight we gather together for our farewell dinner at the hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Flights Home

Bidding a fond farewell to Italy, we will travel by coach to the Rome Airport and then board our flights back to the USA.

Meals : Breakfast

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • LDS Tour Director on for the whole trip along with local guides for in depth location detail and history
  • Advance timed entry tickets to attractions included = less time waiting in lines
  • We include all tipping for hotels and restaurants where meals provided

Included:

  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation
  • High speed train to Florence
  • Local Licensed guides & Historians with you experienced LDS Tour Directors
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations in Rome in a deluxe hotels with porterage
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Meals as outlined 
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations and museums
  • Transportation to  attend  the LDS Temple
  • Audio system headsets throughout tour
  • Document package

Not Included:

  • International Airfare to Rome round trip
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary during free time
  • Tour gratuities for bus driver and special LDS Host/Guides 
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance (plans start at $35)
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Optional Pricing:

  • Single $2069.00 for private room - Ask about ** Ask about our Single/Share Program
  • Triple rate some a double, Subject to availability 
  • Cash discount available of $50 per person - applies to final payment 

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 pp deposit will be due at time of booking
  • Final Payments are due April 29, 2020