ROME &
FLORENCE
University of Memphis
Take a moment away from your busy day to imagine. See yourself on the Ponte Vecchio bridge at sunset, or standing in front of a Botticelli, or walking the Boboli Gardens, filling your soul with the smell of jasmine. Feel the spray of the Trevi Fountain on a hot day, throw in a coin, make a wish. Imagine yourself at the Colosseum side by side with the ghosts of gladiators or in a cafe toasting the end of the day with a rich ruby red wine. Close your eyes and taste warm crusty breads, velvety cheeses and ripe olives. Such are the glories of Rome and Florence. Add to that the Tuscan countryside, vineyards and lofty cypresses marching up undulating hills to medieval hilltop villages. All told it has the makings of an unforgettable trip.

$1,899
INCLUDES AIRFARE

*Per person, Double & Triple Occupancy. Plus $275 government taxes, security charges, and airline
fuel charge. Single Occupancy subject to availability add $500. Land only is available upon request.



March 8-16, 2007


Other departure cities and dates
are available upon request


AIRFARE FROM:
Memphis, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis


Daily Schedule and
Optional Excursions Available

DAY 1: Depart U.S.A.
DAY 2: Arrive Rome
DAY 3: Rome and Vatican City
DAY 4: Pompeii
DAY 5: Day at leisure
DAY 6: Included tranfer to Florence via Orvieto
DAY 7: Florence
DAY 8: Pisa and Luca
DAY 9: Return home from Bologna

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All local transportation and sightseeing is arranged by Global Destinations Management, Ltd. and operated by Reisebüro Eurotours Ges.m.d.H. Reisebüro Eurotours Ges.mb.H. may use other suppliers or providers to render the services.


INCLUDED FEATURES
  • Round-trip transatlantic air transportation to Rome returning from Bologna via Northwest Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines or similar
  • Four nights in Rome and three nights in Florence in first class accommodations.
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Round-trip transfers between Rome and Bologna airports and hotels via deluxe motor coach
  • Scenic transfer between Rome and Florence 
  • Luggage handling and related tipping
  • Local government and hotel taxes
  • Services of a professional travel director throughout
  • Complete pre-flight information

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Included scenic transfer
between Rome and Florence
via Orvieto


Enjoy a leisurely drive through the Italian countryside with a stop in Orvieto. The views are spectacular
from this culturally rich city that
looks down from its cliff-edged balcony over a vineyard spotted
plain. Explore quaint streets lined
with colorful ceramic products and wrought ironware.

Create the trip that's perfect for you.
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
Excursions featured, plus additional excursions, will be available to pre-book
at 45 days prior to departure, at an additional charge. Scheduling is subject to change.

ROME
Rome and Vatican City
An unforgettable day amidst the treasures of Rome. Tour of the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi fountain. A panoramic drive to Castel Sant' Angelo, the Court of Justice and the picturesque Tiber with its graceful bridges. Vatican City; the glory of the Sistine Chapel and masterpieces by Botticelli, Signorelli and Michelangelo. The awesome size and beauty of the largest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica.

Pompeii
The intrigue of an ancient ruined city. In 79 A.D. volcanic ashes covered Pompeii burying all signs of life. Centuries later the well preserved poignant ruins were unearthed; frescoed villas, temples, shops and street walls with still visible graffiti. A Roman city in the time of the Empire flash frozen as they went about their daily lives. Breathtaking.

FLORENCE
Highlights of Florence
A walking tour in the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance." The magnificent Cathedral, its huge dome and elegant Campanile piercing the sky, the marble encrusted Baptistery, famous for its vast bronze doors by Ghiberti. The statue of David by Michelangelo in the Academy of Fine Arts. Medieval Piazza Santa Croce. Piazza della Signoria, the impressive city square flanked by the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzi Vecchio.

Pisa and Lucca
Two proud old Italian cities wreathed in past glories. Pisa, splendid architecture, fascinating history. The Field of Miracles, home to the buildings that recall Pisa's past grandeur including the famous Leaning Tower. Lucca, rich in art and history. Massive red brick walls enclose the city, making it one of the best preserved Renaissance defenses in Europe, and the remains of an amphitheater can be seen as you walk the ancient walls.