"Best of Italy" with Rome LDS Temple Tour!

Three fun 2022 tour dates to choose from:

Your Rome Temple "Best of Italy" tour price INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at First Class Hotels in great locations
  • 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners - 18 meals total!
  • Deluxe Motor coach, restroom & DVD equipped!
  • Rome LDS Temple Session and Visitor Center
  • Full program of Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, Stresa and Milan sightseeing!
  • Sacrament Meeting with local Italian Saints in Milan.
  • Fully escorted from Salt Lake City by Brian Judd Tours
  • Educators and charming Local Italian Guides throughout
  • Limited to one bus only,  Book Today!

"See all the Famous Places - at a Great time of year to go!

Complete Land Package Pricing

All for only $3145.00 per person double occupancy. 
+ International Airfare (approx. $1450.00)

$4520.00 single occupancy (limited),  $3035.00 triple occupancy  (limited)

* Pay by check prices.     Credit cards + 3%

Group airfare from Salt Lake City 
available at approx. $1450 per person

 

Itinerary


Day One –  SALT LAKE CITY * ROME


The fun begins today with your flight from Salt Lake to Rome. Relax on your overnight transatlantic flight! (Meals in flight)

Day Two –  ROME

Ciao Italy! Welcome to Rome, the “Eternal City”. After arrival, enjoy a highlights tour of Classical Rome with a local guide featuring: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and the mythic Pantheon - built over 2000 years ago to honor Caesar Augustus. Join your fellow tour members for a welcome dinner tonight at our hotel.  (D)

Day Three –  ROME * ROME LDS TEMPLE * VATICAN

This morning is the highlight of the tour . . . a Temple Session in the new Rome LDS Temple! You’ll also spend time at the Visitors Center and see the precision copies of the statues of the Twelve Apostles, originally crafted in Rome in the early 1800’s by Danish sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen. We’ll then visit the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel to see the ceiling paintings of Michelangelo, the ‘Creation’ and ‘Last Judgment’.    (B)

Day Four –  ROME * COLOSSEUM

We continue our inclusive tour of Ancient Rome today with a visit to Palatine Hill where Rome began and see the famous landmarks of the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. Learn all about its rich history and infamous events. We'll then journey South to the scenic resort town of Sorrento for our two night stay on the Amalfi Coast, overlooking the bay with views of Mt. Vesuvius.   (B,L)

Day Five –  POMPEII * SORRENTO                                                                                                

This morning visit Pompeii, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.  Soak in 2,000 years of history during your discovery of the excavated ruins that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Then time for sightseeing, exploring, shopping and dining on the fun streets of Sorrento - home of necklaces, inlaid wood boxes, Limoncello and Neapolitan Pizza!  (B,L)

Day Six –  TUSCANY * PERUGIA * ASSISI  

Tuscany unfolds with its panorama of hill-clad vineyards and olive groves this morning as we journey North to the province of Perugia and the hilltop town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. We'll visit the massive 2-level Basilica and stroll through the walled city, dominated by two medieval castles and the Piazza del Comune, one of the many picturesque squares of Italy with its many shops and outdoor cafes. Enjoy a group dinner tonight at our Assisi Valley hotel set in the beautiful Umbrian countryside.  (B,D)

Day Seven –  UMBRIA * SAN GIMIGNANO * FLORENCE

Drive through scenic Umbria to San Gimignano, Italy's most picturesque medieval hilltop town with its squares, alleys and 14 tower houses.  A special stop is made at a Tuscan Vineyard and agriturismo farm to enjoy lunch. Then on to Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance” and city of the Medicis, awaits and offers Italy’s best art and architecture. Our guided tour of Florence highlights the Piazza del Duomo and the famous Bronze Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery of St. John.  Check into our first class hotel for a two-night stay. (B,L)

Day Eight –  FLORENCE

Our Florence highlight and one of Italy’s most famous sights, is the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. You’ll also view the magnificent Piazza della Signora with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Enjoy spectacular views of the City of Florence from Palazzo Michelangelo overlook.    (B)

Day Nine –  PISA * PADOVA * VENICE

Leaving Florence this morning we travel to Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo and the famous Leaning Tower - 180 feet high and 12 feet out of perpendicular! You'll have free time for some fun photos, lunch and shopping before crossing the Apennine Mountains to Venice, where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Enjoy a two-night stay at the Marriott in Padova. (B,D)

Day Ten –  VENICE

We take a boat cruise on the Grand Canal ending at St. Mark’s Square for a walking tour to view the Basilica and Clock Tower. See Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge and the legendary Bridge of Sighs. Colorful gondoliers and Italian ice-cream will tempt you at every turn. We’ll also watch skilled artisans at a glass-blowing factory.   (B)

Day Eleven –  VERONA * STRESA

We depart Venice for Verona this morning to stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy a lunch break here. Later we’ll arrive in the resort town of Stresa in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District, your home for the next two nights. Relax at the charming Stresa Lake Hotel, admire the beautiful views, or take an optional cruise on Lake Maggiore.   (B)

Day Twelve –   STRESA * LAKE MAGGIORE

This morning enjoy Sacrament Meeting with the Italian Saints. After your wonderful tour of Italy, Stresa is a great place to relax and enjoy! You can take an optional cruise on Lake Maggiore, or take a tour of the charming village of Oira near the Swiss border, stroll the streets of nearby Baveno or just spend your time on the beautiful Stresa Lake front with its fun shops, charming streets and delightful cafes. Stresa is truly an Italian Gem. (B,D)

Day Thirteen –  MILAN * SALT LAKE CITY

Transfer to the Milan Malpensa Airport for your flight to Salt Lake City with wonderful memories of the Rome LDS Temple and your “Best of Italy Tour” with Brian Judd Tours.   (B)

(B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)  

Note: Sept. 25th tour departure operates in reverse order.


About this tour

We are excited about this well planned, well organized itinerary taking you to all the famous sites and landmark attractions of Italy. You will appreciate the top quality service, first class hotels, 19 delicious meals, outstanding value and complete sightseeing. The famous Italian cities and landmarks are just some of the highlights of this wonderful tour.  Join us!

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Tour Includes:

  • Rome
  • Roman Forum
  • Circus Maximus
  • Colosseum
  • LDS Rome Temple Session
  • LDS Visitor Center with  the statues of the Twelve Apostles
  • The Vatican
  • Sistine Chapel to see the ceiling paintings of Michelangelo, the "Creation" and "Last Judgment"
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Catacombs of San Callisto
  • Pantheon
  • Palatine Hill
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pompeii
  • Sorrento
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Tuscan Vineyard
  • Assisi
  • Perugia
  • the Piazza IV Novembre
  • Florence
  • Siena
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Piazza della Signora
  • Accademia to see Michalangelo's David
  • San Gimignano
  • Palazzo Michaelangelo
  • Pissa
  • Piazza Dei Miracoli
  • the Duomo
  • Leaning Tower of Pissa
  • Luccia
  • Apennine Mountains
  • Venice
  • Grand Canal
  • St. Mark's Square
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Glass-blowing craft workshop
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Stressa
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Milan
  • Opera House
  • and More!