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9-days/8-nights!  * February 4-12, 2019 – #1 Rome Itinerary!

You’ll See: * Rome * Pompeii * Florence * Pisa * San Gimignano * Catacombs, * The Pantheon * St. Peter’s Bascillica * The Roman Forum * Circus Maximus,* Sistine Chapel * The Vatican * Trevi Fountain * Constantine Arch * and more! * Plus: * Rome Temple and Visitors Center, including the Twelve Apostles Statues.

Nine great days! Featuring something for everyone! 

See all the important Rome History Sites, 11 meals, the new Rome LDS Temple, Visitors Center and the lazer precision copies in Carrara marble of the statues of the Twelve Apostles originally crafted in Rome in the early 1800’s by Danish/Icelandic sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen and more.

Your "ROME OPEN HOUSE" Tour Price Includes:

* Lodging at First Class Hotels throughout                                           

* 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners - 12 meals total!                                          

* Deluxe Motorcoach, restroom & DVD equipped!

* Rome Temple Open House          

* All the important Rome Heritage Sights

* Full program of Rome, Florence, Pisa and Pompeii sightseeing!

* Time to see the Rome Temple Visitors Center and Complex

* Sacrament Meeting with the Local Italian Saints in Florence                              

* Brian Judd Tours LDS Educators and Local Italian Guides

* Experienced Tour Directors who take very good care of you!

* Limited to one bus only, Book Today!

* Option to purchase our group Delta Airfare - $1268.00 per person,

   Airfare can be arranged from other cities. 

Pay by Check Pricing

*$2095.00 per person, double occupancy.
International Airfare ($1268.00 group price!)

      Triple rooms (limited) $1995.00. One person room (limited) $2590.00


 Monday, February 4:  SALT LAKE/ROME         

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

 Tuesday, February 5:  ROME       

 Ciao Italy! Welcome to Rome, the “Eternal City”. After arrival, enjoy a locally guided highlights tour of Classical Rome featuring the famous landmarks of the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum where gladiators once fought, our Roman Guide recounts its rich history and infamous events. Join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner tonight featuring regional delicacies.    (B,D)


 This morning is the highlight of the tour . . . our Open House visit to the new Rome LDS Temple! You’ll also spend time at the Visitors Center and see the lazer precision copies in Carrara marble of the statues of the Twelve Apostles, originally crafted in Rome in the early 1800’s by Danish/Icelandic sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen. After a lunch break we’ll visit the Vatican, the world’s smallest and wealthiest independent city state, including the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Bascillica and the Sistine Chapel to see the great ceiling paintings of Michelangelo, the ‘Creation’ and the ‘Last Judgment’. See the Hall of Tapestries and the Maps Gallery.    (B)


Thursday, February 7:   ROME / THE CATACOMBS

 We continue our inclusive tour of Rome today with our visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto – the burial and gathering place of the early persecuted Christians, the mythic Pantheon (a great influence in Thomas Jefferson’s personal architectural style), built over 2000 years ago to honor Ceasar Augustus. We’ll also visit Palatine Hill where Rome began, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.  (B,L)


Friday, February 8:  POMPEII

Journey South toward the brilliant Bay of Naples where charming villages are built into hillsides above a sparkling blue sea 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 of Pompeii. A local guide provides an in-depth view of this remarkably persevered archaeological site as you walk past patrician homes, public baths and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Return to Rome.    (B,L)

Saturday, February 9:     ROME / SAN GIMIGNANO / FLORENCE

Tuscany unfolds with its panorama of hill-clad vineyards and olive groves this morning as we journey North to Florence. Drive through Umbria along the Highway of the Sun to San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its squares, alleyways and 14 tower houses. You’ll have time to walk through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Florence, the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance” and city of the Medicis, awaits and offers Italy’s best art and architecture. Tonight, enjoy regional Italian cuisine at a local restaurant.   (B,D)


Sunday, February 10: FLORENCE

This morning enjoy Sacrament Meeting with the Italian Saints in Florence. A locally guided tour today highlights the Piazza del Duomo, with its Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the famous Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery of St. John. You’ll also view the magnificent Piazza della Signora with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Our Florence highlight and one of Italy’s most famous sights, is the Accademia to see Michalangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. You’ll also have time for shopping at Ponte Vecchio Markets.   (B)

Monday, February 11:     FLORENCE / PISA / ROME

Enjoy spectacular views from Palazzo Michaelangelo as we leave town to visit the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa to discover the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo (Cathedral) and the famous Leaning Tower. It’s 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular! A special stop is made at a Tuscan Vineyard and farm to enjoy lunch and sample local grape juice. Continue on to the “Eternal City” – Rome, via the Carrara Marble Quarry, for overnight.   (B,L)

Tuesday, February 12:     ROME / SALT LAKE CITY                                                    

 Transfer to the Rome Fiumicino Airport for your flight to Salt Lake City with wonderful memories of your Rome Temple Open House Tour with Brian Judd Tours.  WELCOME HOME!

(B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)

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