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Italy’s Best

From $3499 $698 taxes

Italy is home to a wealth of “magnificents,” and this vacation features them all. Rome with its famed archaeological sites; Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance;” enchanting Lake Maggiore; the unique floating city of Venice; Perugia, capital of Umbria; and the lively resort of Sorrento. You’ll also experience Pisa’s amazing Leaning Tower; the charming landscapes of Cinque Terre; Genoa, childhood home of Christopher Columbus; Milan, capital of fashion; Italian-speaking Lugano in Switzerland; Romeo & Juliet’s romantic Verona; Ravenna with its precious Byzantine mosaics; Assisi’s frescoed St. Francis Basilica; Pompeii’s remarkable archaeological site; and the jet-set Isle of Capri. Enjoy it all amid the warmth of the Italian people and the beauty of the panoramic landscapes.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip airfare from select cities to Rome
  • 13 nights in Superior Tourist Class accommodation below or similar
    ROME Green Park Hotel Pamphili
    MONTECATINI Grand Hotel du Park et Regina or Settenrionale Esplanade
    GENOA Starhotels President
    LAKE MAGGIORE Simplon at Baveno
    VENICE AREA Poppi at Mira or Holiday Inn at Marghera
    PERUGIA La Meridiana
    SORRENTO Grand Hotel Vesuvio or Ascot or Central Park at Massalubrense
    ROME Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni
  • Professional Tour Director while touring
  • 14 day guided vacation coach tour with individual headsets throughout the tour
    Inside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
    Sightseeing: Visits to Pisa, Milan, Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Verona, Venice, Ravenna, Assisi, Sorrento, Capri
    Scenic Highlights: Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Italian Lake District, Bay of Naples, Capri
    Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Genoa, Pompeii; professional Tour Director while touring
  • Meals: 13 Buffet breakfast daily; 4 dinners
  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport

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Double Occupancy or Single Share*
Vancouver $3499+ $698 tax
Single Room Supplement add $936
*Kelowna, Victoria add from $400 more per person
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Tour Director & Driver)
add $165 per person
Repeat Globus family of brands* $130 discount

GFOB-10reasons-agent120x240*Kelowna & Victoria return flight will require an overnight hotel in Vancouver at passengers own cost.

*Single Share Program Available: Cosmos accept reservations on a “guaranteed share” basis. They charge the basic price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded rooms. For mutual comfort, they adopt a no-smoking rule in shared rooms. If no other traveler has booked on “guaranteed share” basis, they’ll absorb the single room supplement, and that traveler will be accommodated in a single room at no extra charge.

Repeat Globus brands passenger
*Anyone who has traveled with the Globus family of brands within the past five years is eligible. Whether you traveled with Globus, Cosmos, Monograms, or Avalon Waterways, you can start taking advantage of great perks as soon as you enroll. Click here to enroll.

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Itinerary

Sept 24: Rome, Italy
Welcome to Rome! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Sept 25: Rome
The ”Eternal City”—a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter’s Square, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM. (B)

Sept 26:  Rome–Pisa–Montecatini
This morning, vistas of undulating hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa and visit the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and see the amazing Leaning Tower. Arrive in Montecatini for two overnights. (B)

Sept 27: Montecatini. Excursion to Florence
Today, enjoy an included excursion to Florence. Your Local Guide will show you most of the cities highlights on the walking tour. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the “Gate of Paradise.” (B,D)

Sept 28: Montecatini–La Spezia–Cinque Terre–Genoa
Travel towards La Spezia, a province in Italy’s Liguria region. Ride the TRAIN to Levanto and stop to see one of the five spectacular Cinque Terre villages. Here, the beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired poet Lord Byron. Back on the coach, head towards Genoa, birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus, for an overnight. (B)

Sept 29: Genoa–Milan–Lake Maggiore
Today’s included guided sightseeing tour is an excellent introduction to Genoa. A maze of squares and alleys, the city grew around the port, a natural inlet, and boasts the largest medieval historical center in Europe. Some of the highlights include the remains of the city’s 17th-century fortifications; the Lanterna (lighthouse), a symbol of Genoa; San Lorenzo Cathedral; Christopher Columbus’ childhood home; the Palace of the Doges, ancient seat of Genoese government; and one of Europe’s biggest aquariums. Next, head north into the plains of Lombardy, crossing the Po River into a stark change of scenery. Stop in Milan to marvel at its magnificent Duomo, then continue to Baveno in the Lake Maggiore area. (B)

Sept 30: Lake Maggiore. Excursion to Lugano
Time to relax and get to know the area. Lake Maggiore is one of Italy’s largest lakes and is located on the very edge of Alpine Switzerland. In fact, on clear days you can see the peaks of the Swiss Alps. Take advantage of the included excursion to visit Lugano and its lake in Switzerland. (B)

Oct 1: Lake Maggiore–Verona–Venice Area
Travel across the Po River plains and stop in the romantic city of Verona to see Romeo and Juliet´s balcony, and enjoy some time at leisure before reaching the Venice area. (B)

Oct 2: Venice
Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Oct 3: Venice Area–Ravenna–Assisi–Perugia
An interesting drive southwards right across the Po Delta to Ravenna. In the afternoon, journey to Assisi, enclosed by ramparts and little changed since the Middle Ages. This is the town of the deeply mystical and poetic St. Francis—see the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS, with its famous frescoes by Giotto. Overnight in beautiful nearby Perugia, capital of Umbria. (B,D)

Oct 4: Perugia–Pompeii–Sorrento
Drive south on the autostrada to Pompeii. Time stopped for the rich, aristocratic town of POMPEII with the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. On the included visit you can see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. Next, Sorrento, set on a plateau above the waters of the Bay of Naples. Wander the winding streets lined with shops and stalls, and sit with a glass of wine, absorbing the easygoing life of this charming resort. (B)

Oct 5: Sorrento. Boat Trip to Capri
This legendary island is surrounded by rocky coastline where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves. The town with its pretty piazza, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and smart restaurants is a mecca for the jet set. An optional island tour is available. (B,D)

Oct 6: Sorrento–Rome
This morning, time at leisure or enjoy an optional excursion to Positano before a comfortable drive northwards for an afternoon arrival in Rome. (B)

Oct 7: Rome
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 

 



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