Fall LDS Rome Temple Highlights Tour with Patrick Degn

Dates Oct 12-20, 2019
Destination Rome, Italy; Vatican City, Italy; Naples, Italy Florence, Italy United States
Duration 9 days 8 nights
Price From 1,659
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Join director Patrick Degn, popular CES and BYU Education Week speaker to discover the history and delights of the Eternal City and surrounding regions on this 8 day Rome, Florence, and Southern Italy tour that includes the attendance at the newly *dedicated LDS 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, and Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain as well as other special religious sites with the highlight of course attending 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:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email Carol

Tour # 929J12

*Temple dedication date is March 2019 if all goes according to plan

Day 1 and 2: Sat & Sun. Oct 12-13, 2019

Departure from US  - Arrival in Rome

We depart our US home cities for an overnight flight to Rome.  We will be greeted at the airport by our local tour director who will introduce us to Rome as we make our way to our hotel.   Along the way we will enjoy a panorama tour of the city seeing many of the historic sites we’ll be seeing during our visit.  After check in we will have some free time to relax from our journeys.  Tonight we will gather together for a welcome dinner and fireside with a local church leader at the hotel.

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Ancient Rome tour

This morning after breakfast we will travel to the heart of ancient Rome and spend the day seeing some of the highlights of the city including the Colosseum, the Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and many of the beautiful piazza that bring history alive with every step. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Vatican tour and free afternoon

This morning we will tour the Vatican, the world's smallest, yet wealthiest, independent state. Our guide will start with an overview of the history of the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and we will 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. We will see many treasures including the golden mosaics of the apse, Bernini's bronze baldachin, and the famed 'Pieta' by Michelangelo.  This afternoon we are free to enjoy the city of Rome.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Full day excursion to Pompeii and Naples

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

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

LDS  Rome Temple - Free Afternoon

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

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Friday, Oct 18, 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, we will admire artistic masterpieces like Michelangelo’s ‘David’ at the Accademia Gallery and walk beneath Brunelleschi’s famous dome.  It’s a beautiful day as we travel through the picturesque Tuscan countryside to make our way back to our hotel in Rome.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8: Saturday, Oct 19, 2019

Free day in Rome. Farewell dinner.

Today is ours to explore the city at our leisure.  The options are endless for you to maybe revisit one of the many sites that inspired us during our touring or possibility spend the day shopping or trying the many gelato & pizza restaurants the city has to offer.  Tonight we gather together for our farewell dinner at the hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Sunday, Oct 20, 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

Included:

  • 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 LDS Temple
  • Audio system headsets throughout tour
  • Document package
  • Digital Travel App

Not Included:

  • International Airfare to/from Rome 
  • 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 $2,160.00 for private room - Ask about ** Ask about our Single/Share Program
  • Triple rate some a double, $1,659.00 - Subject to availability 
  • Cash discount available of $50 per person - applies to final payment 

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 pp deposit will be due at time of booking after dates are announced
  • Final Payments are due 20 July 2019