Embark on an unforgettable journey with Rev. Leta Behrens - Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, through Italy's rich history and breathtaking landscapes with our Venice, Florence, and Rome Tours! Immerse yourself in the artistry of Florence, traverse the charming canals of Venice, and wander through the ancient wonders of Rome. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines cultural exploration with the allure of these iconic Italian cities.


  • The trip departs on October 14, 2025, and returns on October 24, 2025


  • $4,890.00 per person based on double occupancy - (Space is limited! Small Group)

  • Single room supplement - $890

  • Land-only  (If you book your flights)

  • $300 per person with registration to secure space (Space is limited, Small Group Tour)
  • Balance due on or before June 15, 2025


  • Registering online? Click the "BOOK NOW" button and fill out the online form; you can pay by check or with a credit card (a 4% platform fee applies)

  • Registering by mail? Please download and complete the registration form (both the personal information page and the terms and conditions page signed at the bottom) with a copy of your passport and a deposit of $300.00 per person made payable to Elias Tours and mailed to 4941 Chalden Ln NE, Marietta, GA 30066


  •  If you are arranging your flight,  We recommend arranging to fly into Venice (VCE) and out of Rome (FCO) — choose "multicity" on flight-booking websites or the Airline App. 

October 14 - 24, 2025 Available on request Italy

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Denver, CO - Other cities are available
  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily 
  • Elias Tours expert local guides
  • Entrance fee to all sites
  • All ground transportation in a private tour bus

What is NOT included in the tour


  • Lunch 
  • Gratuities for Local Guide and Driver
  • Visa
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: For questions, quotes, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Travelex Insurance or call (800) 228-9792 and use the code 26-0057 for Elias Tours.
What makes this tour special

**Venice:** - Glide along the enchanting canals in a traditional gondola. - Explore St. Mark's Square and marvel at the intricate architecture of St. Mark's Basilica. - Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Doge's Palace. Indulge in authentic Venetian cuisine at a local osteria along the narrow alleys. - Visit the Rialto Market, where locals shop for fresh produce and seafood. - Attend a traditional Venetian mask-making workshop to immerse yourself in local craftsmanship.

**Florence:** - Admire the iconic Florence Cathedral, known for its stunning dome designed by Brunelleschi. - Wander through the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci. - Discover the charm of Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge lined with shops. Savor Tuscan flavors with a food tour through the San Lorenzo Market. - Take a leisurely stroll through Oltrarno, Florence's artsy district, and explore artisan workshops. - Attend a local wine tasting to experience the renowned wines of the region.

**Rome:** - Visit the Colosseum, an ancient amphitheater that once hosted gladiator contests. - Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, steeped in Roman history. - Stroll through Vatican City, including St. Peter's Basilica and the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Wander through Trastevere, a charming neighborhood loved by locals, known for its cozy cafes and vibrant atmosphere. - Join a cooking class to learn the secrets of Roman cuisine from local chefs. - Attend a local market, such as Mercato di Testaccio, to engage with daily life and taste authentic Roman street food with a cooking class for dinner. 



DAY 1, Oct 14:    Departure from USA

Depart today on board your overnight flight to Italy, arriving the following day.  enjoy dinner and personalized entertainment.

DAY 2, Oct 15:    Arrive in Venice

Our exciting adventure begins as you arrive in Venice. Transfer to your hotel for check-in, relaxation, and dinner. Overnight in Venice.

Day 3, Oct 16:    Historic Venice

Enjoy your morning walking tour of Venice Island, beginning with a visit to the Basilica San Marco. Highlights include the Palace of the Doges, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Rialto Bridge. The afternoon is at leisure to explore this captivating city on your own. Overnight in Venice.

Day 4, Oct 17:    Venice - Pisa - Florence

Today's drive takes you through the serene Tuscan countryside to Pisa for a visit to the famous leaning tower and accompanying Baptistry with its astonishing acoustics. Continue to Florence, the cradle of Renaissance Art and the former stronghold of the famous Medici family. From Botticelli to da Vinci, the city is unsurpassed in art treasures and the story of its history. Proceed to your hotel for an overnight in Florence.

Day 5, Oct 18:    Florence

This morning’s sightseeing tour takes you to the Piazza della Signoria where you marvel at the Neptune Fountain, Loggia dei Lanzi, and the Santa Croce Church. Dare to climb the 414 steps of Giotto's Bell Tower? Instead, you may take in the beauty of the golden “Gates of Paradise” of St. John’s Baptistry. The highlight of the day is a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's David, a true masterpiece. Your afternoon is free to wander and shop. Overnight in Florence.

Day 6, Oct 19:    Florence - Assisi

This morning’s drive along the Chianti Hills, passing by Trasimeno Lake, leads you to the green region of Umbria to reach Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. See the Basilica of St. Francis, medieval frescoes by Giotto on the life of St. Francis, and visit the Basilicas of St. Clare and Santa Maria degli Angeli. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.

DAY 7, Oct 20:    Assisi - Rome - The Colosseum

Today we depart Assisi and drive approx. 3 hours to reach Rome. The ancient Romans referred to Rome as Caput Mundi – the head of the world. As the center of the Roman Republic and then the Empire, Rome witnessed 1,000 years of one of the greatest civilizations in the world. Evidence of the glory of ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance can be seen throughout the historical center. This afternoon we will follow our local guide and explore the famous Colosseum – the largest ancient amphitheater in the world and the site of countless gladiator games. Continue to the  Roman Forum, the administrative capital of the Empire and the site of some of the most famous speeches in history by the likes of Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony, and Cicero. Check-in at the hotel, dinner, and overnight 

DAY 8, Oct 21:    Rome - The Vatican Museum 

Your sightseeing tour this morning takes you to Vatican City including visits to the Vatican Museum & Gallery and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's restored frescoes. End your morning tour at the Basilica of St. Peter. After a break for lunch, we bus to the Ancient Appian Way. On foot, we can proceed along a segment of this Roman Road, where Paul encountered Roman Christians who heard he was coming (as recorded in Acts 28:11-16). On the way back to Rome, we visit the Catacombs (the Christian cemetery) developed in the mid-third century AD. We again board our bus and continue the program with a visit to the Tre Fontane Abbey, where Paul was beheaded by order of Emperor Nero. We will see the cell where Paul was held the night before his execution, and we will be able to walk down the road that the apostle would have taken from the cell to the site of his beheading. Continue to the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls where the body of the apostle was buried after he was beheaded. This is the man responsible for carrying the Catholic faith to the Gentiles, who wrote much of the New Testament, the man famous for having poured out his life for Christ! Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 9, Oct 22:    Rome
Today, visit the "centro storico"  We start at Navona Square, then proceed to the Pantheon and to the Trevi Fountain. Afternoon, continue your exploration of Rome on your own. Time for personal devotion, sampling the famous Roman cuisine, shopping, and walking the famous Spanish Steps. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

DAY 10, Oct 23:    Rome

Morning at leisure to visit other museums, such as the Galleria Borghese, Palazzo Massimo, or Palazzo Colonna. This afternoon, go to the Trastevere neighborhood, which is across the Tiber River from Rome's historic center and is one of Rome's oldest residential areas with narrow, cobbled streets, medieval-era dwellings, as well as shops and cafes. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

DAY 11, Oct 25:    Depart Rome for USA

Bid farewell to Rome as you board your return flight to the USA, arriving the same day.


NOTE: The schedule is subject to change due to various factors and the tour guide’s discretion.

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