September 2-10, 2020
Your host and guide is MIKE ROSS, travel professional since 1982.
This is a small group tour.
Includes superior class hotels with private bath, breakfast and dinner daily, airport transfers in Europe and Mike Ross Travel tour documents. Featuring St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, the ancient Roman Forum, the glories of Renaissance Florence including Michelangelo’s DAVID, the charm of the canals in Venice, St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Ducal Palace and the famous Rialto Bridge. Participants should enjoy walking as many sights are available only to pedestrians.
SEPTEMBER 2. Board your jet for the flight to ITALY!
SEPTEMBER 3. Arrival in Italy and transfer to the hotel in Florence. Later we will take a History & Art Walk through the city to experience the grandeur of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Overnight Florence.
SEPTEMBER 4. Today we stroll to the nearby Accademia to see Michelangelo’s world famous colossal DAVID as well as the sculptor’s “PRISONERS”. Later, you might want to explore the leather stalls of the Old Market or visit a museum of your choice. Overnight Florence.
SEPTEMBER 5. A bullet train speeds us this morning to the canal city of VENICE. We’ll take a “vaporetto” water bus to our hotel! This afternoon we will visit ST MARKS CATHEDRAL and take a walk to the 500 year old RIALTO BRIDGE to gaze out at the remarkable GRAND CANAL. Overnight Venice.
SEPTEMBER 6. We begin the day with a visit to the DOGES PALACE, residence of the rulers of the Venetian Empire. This afternoon you may choose to enjoy a gondola ride along the canals or take the ferry to Murano, with its world class glass-blowers. Overnight Venice.
SEPTEMBER 7. Early today another bullet train takes us south to ROME. After check in we will visit the “Snow in August Legend” Church, Santa Maria Maggiore, the 4th century Baths of Diocletian and the Piazza della Repubblica. Overnight Rome.
SEPTEMBER 8. This morning we will visit the 2500 year old Ancient ROMAN FORUM, the Palatine Hill where the senators and Caesars lived and the incredible COLOSSEUM! Overnight Rome.
SEPTEMBER 9. Today we visit the VATICAN CITY, ST PETERS BASILICA and the SISTINE CHAPEL of Michelangelo. The ceiling, perhaps the greatest single art treasure in the world, has enchanted visitors for nearly 500 years. Later we go inside St Peters Basilica to see the PIETA and gaze at the largest church in the world. Overnight Rome.
SEPTEMBER 10. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the USA.
LAND PRICE per person sharing a room FROM $3799; with early deposit $3549, for MIKE ROSS TRAVEL returning travelers $3349. Single supplement is $549. Airfare and taxes extra.
Payments: $1500 per person deposit with REGISTRATION FORM on the website. Make check payable and send to ETCS, Inc, 922 Oak Grove Road, Jackson MI 49203. Balance due 90 days prior to departure. See TERMS & CONDITIONS on the website. Call Mike at 517-782-6847, send an email to email@example.com or visit my site on the web at www.mikerosstravel.com.