Rome & Italian Highlights Tour and LDS Temple Open House with Michael Phillips

Dates January 25-February 2, 2019
Destination Rome, Italy; Vatican City, Italy; Naples, Italy Florence, Italy United States
Duration 9 days 8 nights
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Join director Michael Phillips and discover the delights of the Eternal City and surrounding regions on this 7-night Rome, Florence, and Southern Italy with the attendance of the Open House of the Rome Temple.

You’ll spend all 7 nights in Rome, enjoying the unpack once feature while seeing all the major sites we can pack into your tour.  We’ll visit the Roman Colosseum, the Vatican, Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain as well as other special religious sites with the highlight of course attending the Open House of the long-awaited LDS Temple. 

Also, this tour has 2 special day tours outside Rome.  We’ll travel north to the Florence, considered the “Cradle of the Renaissance” is an art-lovers dream and your sightseeing highlights such masterpieces as Michelangelo’s David in the Academy of Fine Arts.  We will travel south to the historical city of Naples, the stunning Amalfi Coast and UNESCO-listed volcanic ruins of Pompeii. A combination of guided walking tours and free time provide a balanced sightseeing experience.

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Sarah Wangsgard, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6473
Email Sarah

Day 1 and 2: Fri-Sat. Jan 25 & 26, 2019

Arrival in Rome. Welcome dinner.

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Sun. January 27, 2019

LDS Church service with afternoon Ancient Rome tour.

This morning after breakfast we will travel by coach to attend a local Sacrament meeting.  Afterwards we'll return to the hotel to change our clothes before spending the afternoon seeing some of the highlights of this historic city.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Mon. January 28, 2019

Visit to LDS Temple with free afternoon (or one day during that week depending of ticket availability)

This morning we travel outside the "old city" of Rome to attend the long awaited experience of attending the open house of the LDS Rome Temple.  This afternoon with be open to enjoy the city on your own.  

Day 5: Tues. January 29, 2019

Vatican tour and free afternoon.

This morning tour the Vatican, the world's smallest, yet wealthiest independent state. Your guide will start with an overview of the history of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. See the Hall of Tapestries and the Maps Gallery.  The highlight of the tour will be the Sistine Chapel, where the ceiling is covered with Michelangelo's famous paintings of the 'Creation' and 'Last Judgment.'  Then we explore St. Peter's Square, with Bernini's 284 columns, before entering St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in Christendom. See the many treasures including the golden mosaics of the apse, Bernini's bronze baldachin and the famed 'Pieta' by Michelangelo.  This afternoon you are free to enjoy the city of Rome.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Weds. January 30, 2019

Full day excursion to Pompeii and Naples.

Today we'll take a day trip from Rome to Naples and Pompeii, and discover their sights as you listen to tale of the ancient volcanic eruption before touring of Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed archaeological site to see the ruins monuments that lay buried for centuries.  After a lunch stop we'll travel around Naples by coach to see Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and Naples Royal Palace.  

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Thurs. January 31, 2019

Full day excursion to Florence

Today we head north to take a break from the bustle of Rome and visit the famous cities of Tuscany on a full-day tour to Florence. In Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, admire artistic masterpieces like Michelangelo’s ‘David’ at the Accademia Gallery and walk beneath Brunelleschi’s famous dome.  Travel through the picturesque Tuscan countryside and we make our way back to our hotel in Rome.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8: Fri. February 1, 2019

Free day in Rome. Farewell dinner.

Today is yours to explore the city at your leisure.  You may wish to revisit one of the many sites that inspired you or possibility spend the day shopping or trying the many gelato & pizza restaurants the city has to offer.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Sat. February 2, 2019

Flights Home

Bidding a fond farewell to Italy, we will travel by coach to the Rome Airport and then board our flights back to the USA.

Meals : Breakfast

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • LDS Tour Director on for the whole trip along with local guides for in depth location detail and history
  • Advance timed entry tickets to attractions included = less time waiting in lines
  • We include all tipping for hotels and restaurants where meals provided


  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Local Licensed guides & Historians with you experienced LDS Tour Directors
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations in Rome in a deluxe hotels
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Meals as outlined (Breakfast daily & farewell dinner)
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations and museums
  • Transportation to  attend the Open House at the LDS Temple (Tickets pending)
  • Audio system headsets throughout tour
  • Document package

Not Included:

  • International Airfare to Rome ** Only $1199 on Delta from Salt Lake City
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary during free time
  • Tour gratuities for bus driver and special LDS Host/Guides 
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance (plans start at $35)
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Optional Pricing:

  • Single Supplement/Private room
  • ** Ask about our Single/Share Program **

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 pp deposit will be due at time of booking after dates are announced
  • Final Payments are due 26 Oct 2018