The Rome LDS Temple and
13-Day "Best of Italy" Tour!

2020 Tour dates and itinerary

2020 Dates

* May 20 - June 1, 2020 - Filling Fast -  Book now!

* September 16 - 28, 2020 - Book now!

 

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!

Pricing

All for only $2985.00 per person double occupancy. 
+ International Airfare (approx. $1400.00)

$4360.00 single (limited),  $2875.00 triple  (limited)

* Pay by check prices.     Credit cards + 3.2%

Itinerary

Day One – Wednesday       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 – Thursday         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 – Friday           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 – Saturday          ROME

We continue our inclusive tour of Ancient Rome today with a visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto - the burial and gathering place of the early persecuted Christians, We’ll also visit Palatine Hill where Rome began and see the famous landmarks of the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum.        (B,L)

Day Five – Sunday            POMPEII * SORRENTO                                                                                                 

Journey South to 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. Tonight stay in the scenic resort town of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast.     (B,L)

 

Day Six – Monday                 TUSCANY * ASSISI   * SIENA

Tuscany unfolds with its panorama of hill-clad vineyards and olive groves this morning as we journey North to Umbria and the hilltop town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. Visit the Basilica and then we’re off to medieval Siena, the historic capital of the Province. We’ll visit the Gothic city of Siena, with its many shops and outdoor cafés. Behold one of the grandest squares of Italy – the Piazza del Campo and the medieval castle.              (B,D)

 

Day Seven – Tuesday        SIENA * SAN GIMIGNANO * FLORENCE

Drive through Tuscany 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.   (B,L)

 

Day Eight – Wednesday      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 – Thursday           PISA * LUCCA * 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! We’ll also stop in the charming little town of Lucca before crossing the Apennine Mountains to Venice, where 117 islands are connected by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. We’ll stay two nights here in Padova.           (B,D)

 

Day Ten – Friday                   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 – Saturday         VENICE * 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 Lido Palace Hotel, admire the beautiful views, or take an optional cruise on Lake Maggiore.        (B)

 

Day Twelve – Sunday         MILAN * STRESA

This morning enjoy Sacrament Meeting with the Italian Saints in Milan. After lunch we view the Opera House House La Scala and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and visit the Duomo – this magnificent Gothic Cathedral is the third largest church in Europe. Later indulge in some time at the “Quadrilatero della  Moda”, Milan’s high-fashion district for excellent shopping and charming cafés.   (B,D)

 

Day Thirteen – Monday         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)  

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!

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!

 

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