A Taste Of Italy 2017

A Taste Of Italy 2017


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Florence, Rome, San Gimignano, Venice

Tour Itinerary

You've heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, extraordinary statues, and remarkable architecture—and now it is your turn to experience it. On this Italy tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historical sights of Rome, including the Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests; St. Peter's basilica; and the Sistine Chapel, world-famous for Michelangelo's ceiling paintings. You'll see ancient buildings and ruins, and you'll be able to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago. Visit San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its tower houses, and enjoy a Chianti wine tasting, followed by lunch. In Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy, enjoy an escorted walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo's famous David, and spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Venice, you'll see the must-see sights, such as St. Mark's Square and Basilica. You'll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover hidden treasures in their back alleys. Or relax at an outdoor café in St. Mark's Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot. Throughout this Italy tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, you'll skip the lines at the famous sights. This gives you more time to experience the sights and more time to taste Italy's sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions. Just imagine the memories you'll create on this fabulous Italian vacation!

Day 1: Arrive in Rome, Italy.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2: Rome
. Globus' unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all. (B)

Day 3: Rome-San Gimignano-Florence
. This morning, drive through Umbria along the Highway of the Sun north into Tuscany and its hill-clad vineyards. On your way to San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its tower houses, enjoy lunch at a local farm, followed by [LF] a Chianti WINE TASTING. Then, time to walk through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next is Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." (B,L)

Day 4: Florence
. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo's celebrated David, admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Time to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. (B)

Day 5: Florence-Venice Island.
A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Hills brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK'S SQUARE, a favorite location for many movies, and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner, and receive an exclusive gift, just for you! (B)

Day 6: Venice Island.
Immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of Venice. Wander through the narrow streets, discover Rialto Bridge, and top it all off by enjoying [LF] a farewell drink at famous CAFFÈ FLORIAN while musicians entertain you. Later, why not join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano, followed by a delicious meal of local specialties? (B)

Day 7: Venice Island.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
ROME
A special welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

SAN GIMIGNANO
[LF] Wine tasting and lunch; orientation

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square

VENICE
Private boat ride, guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration with exclusive gift; [LF] farewell drink at Caffé Florian

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with wine tasting in San Gimignano; 1 special three-course welcome dinner with wine in Rome; farewell drink in Venice


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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Accommodations

Rome: Dei Borgia
Hotel dei Borgia is located in the center of Rome, just at 10 minutes walking from the main cultural places.
Address:
Via Palermo 20
Roma , Italy
Florence: Ambasciatori
Modern hotel built in 1930 with well-appointed, tastefully decorated rooms, near the Metro, the Duomo, LaScala and shopping.
Address:
Via L. Alamanni, 3
Firenze , Italy
Venice: Palazzo Selvadego
The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal enjoys an unparalleled location in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal and next to Ca' Giustinian, the historical headquarters of the Venice Biennale. The hotel is also close to the true heart of the city, St. Mark's Square, and enjoys wonderful views of the Basilica della Salute and the Island of San Giorgio.
Address:
San Marco 1224/b - 1235
Venezia , Italy

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$323

Triple room reduction per person:
$73

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $157-$235, in twin $91-$162, in triple $83-$137

Extra nights per person in Venice:
in single room $208-$213, in twin $174-$187, in triple $155-$159

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By Delvin P on Apr 27, 2015

The tour operator, Globus, was excellent. The coach was clean and comfortable, and the driver was very good, especially considering traffic conditions in Italy. Special kudos to our tour director who was on top of every situation and handled them with a high degree of professionalism. We have been on a number of bus tours, and she has been, without question, the best tour director we have had. For example, my wife has a food allergy that, after we notified her of it, she made arrangements at every meal for a special meal to be served.

By Edward H on Apr 13, 2015

Our trip was marvelous. The guides were knowledgeable and courteous, hotel rooms were very nice, included meals were mostly good (first night in Rome an exception). We flew from Paris to Rome, Venice to Nice, and Nice back to Paris on EZJet, and found them to be no frills but comfortable, timely, and very affordable. Would recommend EZJet highly.

By Patricia F on Mar 31, 2014

Just returned from the Globus Taste of Italy Tour and it was wonderful. Exceeded our expectations! We were very happy with Globus. The buses were clean and spacious and driven safely and courteously.The accommodations exceeded our expectations. The tours were well planned and enjoyable. The local guides were knowledgeable and very pleasant and our Globus representative did everything she could to ensure our trip was comfortable and pleasurable.

By Luz G on May 13, 2013

The overall trip was incredible. It exceeded my expectations. I liked the hotels and their locations. Professional director and tour guides. Accurate scheduling. The extra tours were the best since we were taken to very good restaurants with very good food and wines and also good entertainment. 

By Lois B on Mar 25, 2013

The hotels on this trip far exceeded my expectations. They were immaculate and central to many attractions. We stopped booking the extra side trips after getting back so late that there was little time to freshen up and go to dinner. That was too rushed. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the local guides were outstanding in their knowledge of history. The motorcoach should have an actual bathroom. We should not be told that it is an inconvenience to set up whatever it is they had. It's embarrasing. All in all, however, this was an excellent tour and I would recommend it to my friends.


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